Dowry Creek Marina


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110 Spinnaker Run Road
Belhaven, NC 27810
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Check-out before 11:00 AM
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56 Reviews

by gettinlost on Oct 19, 2021
Nice over night Stop, very friendly.

by captzeke on Sep 29, 2021
Staff was responsive to messages on Dockwa and very helpful upon arrival. Would highly recommend this marina for a night or two respite.

by motdug on Sep 25, 2021
Everything was perfect!

by kaplancrew6 on Aug 12, 2021
Experienced dockhands, beautiful pool, well stocked ship store, nice bathroom facilities. Our kids loved the small pirate ship docked in the marina! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, will definitely stay again.

by adelie on Aug 07, 2021
We pulled in for fuel but stayed the night. We cannot say enough good things about the crew and the marina at Dowry Creek. The wind was fierce and they made sure to have 3 people at the fuel dock to help us in. They also were very careful to not let us have any fuel from the bottom of the tank. And then after we decided to just stay there, our stern bilge pump couldn’t keep up with the breaking waves on the swim platform. The whole crew came to the rescue and worked out a way to get the boat turned around and pumped out. They even came back down to double check on us after dinner! The whole family was great and we really appreciated the TLC we received.

by wineknot on Aug 02, 2021
Absolutely fantastic Marina with the best staff. Docks and structures in amazing shape and the attentiveness of the owners and staff to the boat's well being (as well as the crew) was superb. The facilities are super clean and there is simply no way to adequately describe how much we enjoyed this gem of a marina.

by rwm993 on Jul 04, 2021
Nice stopping point. Friendly service and nice facility. New(ish) docks and buildings and plenty of depth approaching. Way above average for marinas along the ICW.

by ladyitchenor on Jun 25, 2021
Great location and super great staff. A must stop!!! We will be back. Can not wait to frequent the upcoming bar and restaurant!!!

by williamfennecken on Jun 14, 2021
Loved this marina!! Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. Easy and well-marked approached into the marina. The staff skillfully guided us into our slip on a very windy day, and made fueling and then pump out (in the slip) easy. The Marina store was WELL stocked with everything from boating supplies to toiletries, grocery items including some chicken, fish and meat selections. They also have a good selection of beer and wine. The bathrooms were beautiful and clean. This marina is in a quiet neighborhood, and it was relaxing to sit on the porch and enjoy the natural setting. Very nice pool with the best pool music. Would have liked to stay for an extended time, but our timeline was tight. The marina is in the process of adding a restaurant. This marina will definitely be on our stop-over if we travel the intracoastal again.

by jpb44sr on May 22, 2021
If there was a 6th star, Dowrey Creek would get 6 stars. Connie and Jeff are 2 of their stars. They go over and above to make you comfortable and they could not be more helpful. Can't wait for the restaurant to open, we will definitely be regulars. Thank you Connie, Jeff, and Dowrey Creek Marina. See ya soon Carrie and Bo

by sailp31 on May 21, 2021
Very nice facility with very helpful and professional staff, especially Jeff. Will be back again.

by gertz36 on May 19, 2021
Been here a few times and always a great place to stay. Looking forward to when the new restaurant opens!!

by bjhammar on May 14, 2021
Very nice. Would definitely stay again

by rghymanlaw on May 14, 2021
Great marina, friendly and helpful team there with free laundry and great bath facilities. Second time was just as great as the first!

by speranza on May 06, 2021
Absolutely fabulous service. Very friendly staff and a very clean well run establishment. Highly recommend.

by lorib272 on Apr 25, 2021
Always a nice stay. Store has items for provisioning. Loved the free laundry. Helpful and friendly staff.

by jehines3 on Mar 23, 2021
Absolutely wonderful people own this gem. It was blowing about 20 and the folks there were kind to give us a nice wide end slip. We stoped over night on the way through on a delivery and wish we had more time. By far the cleanest marina restrooms I’ve ever seen. They obviously care about their marina property and enjoy being part of the boating community. Highly recommend.

by meehansmarina on Mar 03, 2021
Easy in and out. Helpful and friendly staff. Staying again for our return trip.

by dguistwite on Nov 12, 2020
Spent 8 great days here. We were waiting out some real bad weather. The staff was ever so accommodating. The facilities are top notch. Everything is modern clean and well maintained. Docks are new, fixed, and wooden. Good protection from winds. Excellent operation. Well run.

by jlongval on Nov 09, 2020
Extremely friendly staff, great store and even a courtesy loaner car to reprovision. Outstanding overall experience.

by dwarren on Oct 27, 2020
Great marina. We will return in the future.

by tpsheys on Oct 27, 2020
Great stop on the ICW. Friendly and competent dock hands and top-rate facilities. We highly recommend Dowry Creek Marina!

by satorimiami on Oct 25, 2020
Great dockhands and Docks!!!

by wifordkn on Oct 24, 2020
Clean facilities. Everything you could want in a marina, they had. Restaurant being built.

by mmcma7psp on Oct 12, 2020
We really enjoy this marina and their staff. It has been going through major upgrades and add ones the past couple years. We are looking forward to trying the new Marina restaurant when we return in the spring.

by rjnilsen on Oct 10, 2020
Great place - very helpful staff!

by donpjr on Sep 03, 2020
short overnight stop. Guys were standing by to help with docking and getting the boat situated. We didn't stay long on this trip but good to see they are working on building a new restaurant, and the facilities are better every time we come.

by rohrley on Sep 02, 2020
Very nice stay! Excellent facility and friendly, helpful staff. New docks with an easy approach. Just north of Belhaven. Good stop over for either direction - north or south bound.

by susanbmsp on Aug 18, 2020
Attentive, professional staff. Clean rest rooms/showers. Nice swimming pool.

by jwilham on Aug 13, 2020
This has to be the friendliest marina we’ve been to so far! Stayed there for a month to wait out COVID-19 for awhile. Family owned and operated, the staff is fantastic! Great pool and spacious boaters lounge. We weathered the hurricane there and received so much help in getting our boat prepared. Will definitely be on our plan when heading back south!!

by micheleg on Aug 12, 2020
Just spent a month at Dowry Creek Marina and I highly recommend anyone going through the ICW North or South to plan a stop. It had a very nice clubhouse and the pool was an added plus. It is a friendly family run hands on operation- they are very attentive to everyone’s needs and work hard to make your stay there a pleasant one. Will definitely stop again!

by msvb74 on Aug 03, 2020
We stayed one night on our trip up the ICW. The marina staff are very helpful. The slips have 45’ finger piers and look new. The head/shower rooms are private and very clean. It’s easy to get diesel and gas. Didn’t try the pool but it looked inviting. Great place right off the ICW.

by bozberg on Jul 30, 2020
Friendly marina with a very casual vibe. Have to deduct a star due to exposure of transient slips. Big southerly wind gave us a lot of uncomfortable chop. Should be okay if winds are light or from a different direction.

by momwithamap on Jun 30, 2020
Hands down, Dowry Creek Marina is one of the best stops on the East Coast! The location, just minutes off the ICW, is an ideal spot between Elizabeth City and New Bern/Beaufort. The owners and staff at the marina are extremely welcoming and really make you feel at home. Amenities include an awesome pool, a well stocked store, a free laundry room with 3 washer/dryer sets, a lounge with books, puzzles and games, fuel, pump outs (even available at your slip), 3 private and very clean bathrooms/showers, and a courtesy car. The town of Belhaven isn’t large, but there is a good grocery store and several restaurants. The staff went out of their way to take care of everyone. Afternoon storms popped up on 2 of the days we were there. Both days the staff made their way around the marina checking on boats and helping people secure their lines. We travel with our two kids and they both remarked that they would like to stay at Dowry Creek Marina forever. The marina is extremely family-friendly and it felt like a true vacation staying there. We will absolutely be back and will probably choose to keep our boat there full time after we complete the Great Loop.

by premier2424 on Jun 18, 2020
Awesome Marina! We truly enjoyed being here! The dock hands were great! Had a great a talk with the owner and we truly enjoyed our stay! We most definitely be back!!!

by knakagawa on Jun 11, 2020
Wonderful marina right off the ICW. Family run marina with lots of great amenities and friendly staff. Sturdy new fixed docks, free laundry, clean bathrooms, large captains lounge and a great stocked little store for provisions including beer, wine, and local crabmeat. They also have propane refill and transportation options into nearby Belhaven. We would certainly recommend and come back to stay again in the future.

by imagineeagle on May 26, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dowry Creek and will definitely make it our new stopping off point when heading back and forth from Washington. Great folks, friendly staff, very accommodating and they know how to tie up a boat! We will see you in the fall for sure!

by cindy352 on May 22, 2020
Dowry Creek Marina is one of our favorite places to stay. Great facilities, wonderful staff, beautiful and relaxing setting. Free laundry, ultra nice clubhouse, courtesy car. Traditions such as giving a bouquet of fresh flowers to every boat on Mother’s Day make this a stand-out marina.

by bdenison51 on Mar 22, 2020
We have been coming to Dowery Creek for 10 years. This was our first stay in a while and there was great improvements to the facility. New dock boards and power pedestals. Staff was very helpful and friendly. This visit was during the corona virus lockdown so we did not get off the boat.

by ja3365 on Dec 11, 2019
We always stop at Dowry Creek!

by floatinghome on Dec 09, 2019
We came in with some strong cross winds and the two dock hands were very helpful, and patient! We loved the free laundry and nice grounds to walk our dog. As everyone has stated in previous reviews, the staff are excellent and we will stay here again.

by lsc0818 on Oct 22, 2019
Fabulous marina! Attentive and friendly people doing a great job on the docks and also with amenities. Nicest Captains Lounge, lovely pool, courtesy car. Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer. We’ll be back.

by caddellinc on Oct 21, 2019
As always we were treated very well by all the help and owners. YOREL (75' Fleming) will stop at Dowry Creek Marina going north and south every year. See physical improvements each visit. Thank you! John Caddell, owner

by szenzen on Sep 14, 2019
This was our nicest marina from westernNY back to South Carolina. The owners and employees were absolutely outstanding. All amenities including a sat water pool that was crystal clear despite significant rains the day before and post hurricane! The approach was easily navigated and fuel and pump out available. Club house was pristine! Thank you so much for our stay and no doubt we will be making another stop during our future travels!

by mjones823 on Jul 23, 2019
So great! that we decided to spend a month here. The staff here are wonderful, helpful and so friendly. Great pool, courtesy cars, laundry. Facilities are clean and well maintained. They are adding a restaurant to this marina which will be an added bonus!

by nitro on Jul 14, 2019
Great stop, very helpful dockhands. Pool a plus. Nothing nearby, but offered courtesy car or ride to town.

by fchannell on Jun 06, 2019
We stay here often during transits between New England and Florida, on our 42 ft workboat. It is a bit off the beaten path (as is Belhaven); but this marina is really nice. Free Laundry facilities, great showers, nice clubhouse, and super friendly people. We've been staying here off and on for about three years, and this marina has really stepped up it;'s game under the new management. New dock surfaces, extended finger piers, expanded laundry, expanded foods selection in the office store. It is one of the quietest and most peaceful marinas we've enjoyed, and we stay at about 40 different marinas a year. At night it's dark, for a marina, which is really nice; its a very natural area. All in all, it is definitely a go-to for us. My only negative is with connectivity. It is the only place we stay that we just cannot manage to get a cell signal (Verizon, AT&T, Cricket), which if course has nothing to do with the marina. Their wifi tends to be a bit problematic as well; but we HAVE seen improvement on it.

by skipvail on May 16, 2019
Lots of progress since Hurricane Florence last year. "A" dock is completely rebuilt with LONG and very sturdy finger piers, new pedestals and new fuel dock pumps. Steve and Connie are working very hard to make Dowry Creek the best place for a quick fuel up or a restful weekend. Where else do you get free Strawberry Shortcake and ice cream just for staying one night! Well worth the visit.

by captlee on Mar 07, 2019
This is one of the “sweeties” places on the waterways. Family owned and cared for well! Attentive, thoughtful and helpful. We look forward to many more stays at Dowry Creek Marina, Thank you all.

by mguerreiro on Nov 25, 2018
I stayed with them on 11/6/2018. It was a great experience. I arrived after dark, and the whole family came down to the dock to help me moor. The facilities are nice and clean, with free washing machines and a very nice clubhouse. (It looks like it should be someone's private house.) They also have a nice, big pool. But unfortunately it was too cold for me to test the waters. Everyone was very nice and they are big animal lovers with a cute dog and a shy 10 year old gray parrot in their office/shop. I will definitely return.

by delphinia on Nov 02, 2018
Such a nice marina. The staff is the friendliest I’ve ever seen. They have a great ships store with lots of provisions and a loaner car if you need to go find more. Easy in and out on the ICW with a well marked channel. We have definitely made this one our favorite stops and they are dog friendly!

by kikodylan on Oct 15, 2018
If you are looking for a marina any where in the area, this is the place to go I just stopped for fuel, a pump out, and ice. The family who owns and runs the marina were so nice, and so accommodating, I decided to leave my boat there for the winter. I had planned on going further north. Additionally, it is an exquisitely beautiful area. Dowry Creek has earned my highest recommendation.

by jihojhan on May 07, 2018
Great place to rest and wonderful folks !
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We greatly appreciate it and hope to have you back here the next time your travels bring you through our area!

by laurelillie on Apr 26, 2017
We stayed here 2/6/17 on our way south and really loved this marina. Wonderful people and wonderful atmosphere. We enjoyed the use of the courtesy car since we needed quite a few things for the boat. The cocktail was fun and it was nice to meet other boaters. Great bathrooms and free laundry. Thank you Mary & Nick for a wonderful stay.
Marina Response:
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Come back soon.

by gratitude4849 on Oct 18, 2014
I noticed the other reviews are 4 or 5 years old. Horrible experience here in 2014. They are disorganized, and don't keep track of reservations. Horrific customer service. There are so many very nice marinas in the area, don't give your business to a marina that doesn't do everything it can to keep their customers happy. I've never had such a poor experience at any marina and never written a poor review of any marina.
Marina Response:
Hey, we are under new ownership and would love for you to give us another try!

by charus on Apr 01, 2010
Dowry Creek is one of the nicest marinas between Beaufort & Norfolk. Well sheltered, pool, club house w/TV & new for 2010 is FREE WIFI! Gas & diesel are also available. Owner Mary lives onsite & provides a loaner car for visits into Belhaven for groceries, parts, etc. Her & her wonderful staff are knowledgeable, courteous & friendly. The small ships store has a few things for the boater. The only real problem is that there is no TV, except in the Club House. Cell phone service is spotty at best, due to the remote location. Otherwise, a clean, well-run facility well worth your visit.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again in the future.
Status: Open

We are open, and are 100% operational. We know, for many of you, your Boat is your Home, and being on the water is a way of life. We encourage you to follow government recommendations for health and safety. Call or Radio in when you are close. We will be here. If you are looking for a place to leave your vessel long term, we can assist in getting you to nearby rental car facilities. Valvtect Certified Diesel and Non Ethanol gas we also have a propane refill station on site. Please contact us with any questions. 252-943-2728.

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  1. $.10 Off per ft for Transient Slips

About Dowry Creek Marina

Open 7am to Sunset daily, call ahead for after hours arrival and we will have someone at the pier to guide you in. Discover peaceful Dowry Creek Marina (just 3 miles north of Belhaven, NC) at ICW mile 132, your first stop after the 20 mile Alligator River - Pungo River Canal. Bear 350 degrees at Pungo River green day marker 15 and cruise through our well-marked channel. We offer protected, deepwater slips on beautiful Upper Dowry Creek. Enjoy fabulous views from the porch of our ships's store, cool off in our swimming pool; fuel up or re-fill your LP tanks. Relax and meet your fellow cruisers at a nightly get-together in the clubhouse. Dowry Creek Marina offers you much more than the typical marina you encounter on the Intracoastal. Dowry Creek Marina strives to make you feel at home with their amenities, including a sparkling clean saltwater pool, a fully-furnished clubhouse, double tennis court, and picnic area. The marina is a popular destination for yacht clubs.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Captains Lounge
  • Groceries
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dog Park



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