by Jackie M. on Feb 11, 2024
One of the best marinas we have ever been to! Everyone was super friendly and helpful. We came in with some wind and the staff were ready to help us in, tie off and hook us up to shore power. John and Steve are very nice and welcoming. We were supposed to stay one night but with how comfortable we felt there, we stayed 3 nights instead. We can’t recommend Dowry Creek Marina enough.
by Dave B. - Verified user on Dec 26, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay over Christmas at Dowry Marina. Everyone is super friendly and makes you feel part of the marina family. Someone is always available to answer questions and help. The amenities included were just what we were looking for including restaurant on site, single restrooms with showers and towels to use, free laundry and supplies, courtesy car for provisioning, and pump out at dock. Very quiet. Highly recommend stopping here.
by Ken K. - Verified user on Dec 08, 2023
Everyone was very nice and helpful. We greatly appreciate their courtesy car and that they provide towels in the showers. Free laundry and nice restaurant are big pluses as well. There is nothing nearby but the courtesy car makes things in town accessible. We had nearby diesel mechanic Frank Smith of Sea Power (252 402 5800, not affiliated with the marina) come to check our Yanmar that seemed to be burning oil. He was very helpful.
Only drawback would be if a big storm was blowing from the south as there is not much protection from that direction.
by Brian M. - Verified user on Dec 01, 2023
Great Marina Very friendly family owned place.
by Frankie l. - Verified user on Nov 26, 2023
We enjoyed our stay at Dowry Creek. We had a great Thanksgiving meal at the restaurant.
by David T. - Verified user on Nov 24, 2023
This marina is now on my must stay list. Quiet, excellent bath/shower facilities and the people are great. The new restaurant is worth a stop.
by Jay W. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2023
Always a great stop... friendly faces... family owned marina... a rare thing any more.
11/2023 update. The new restaurant is a wonderful and welcome addition!
by Kristen D. - Verified user on Nov 19, 2023
What a great marina! Easy to get in, owners are great - super friendly. They have a nice store that’s got a little bit of everything. Yummy restaurant with live music. There’s a pool that over looks the water. Will definite be back!!!
by Norman L. - Verified user on Nov 18, 2023
Friendly, helpful people and excellent facilities
by Michael K. - Verified user on Nov 18, 2023
Quick overnight. They fueled us up and we very helpful
by Rio D. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
Great staff and great new restaurant!
by Walter M. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
We stayed two nights 11/14 and 11/15. It was wonderful. Marina and fixed docks in excellent condition, lots of help on arrival. They have some slips that will allow in slip refueling, but you will need to ask. Bathrooms clean and spacious,…and they provide towels!
Enjoyed lunch and dinner at the restaurant on-site “Salty Crab”. We will be back
by Kathleen O. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
When I called someone answered right away and confirmed our reservation. We were met by 2 very friendly men who helped bring our boat in and staid with us until we were all set up. The restaurant was friendly and the food was good. All around a good experience
by Dana H. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
We always enjoy our return to Dowry Creek! From their great dock hands, in-slip fueling, ship store, access to car for provisioning, free laundry plus clean individual showers with complimentary towels, it is always a treat. Plus the price per foot is hard to beat. Always worth the stop!
by Robert L. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Excellent marina! Modern docks and facilities. Clean and large bathrooms and showers. Bath towls supplied by marina! Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff. Courtesy car with Food Lion and Walgreens nearby. Nice restaurant onsite with free live entertainment. Wish we had time to stay longer.
by Scott B. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2023
Great stay. I had to leave my boat for 14 days and they took great care of it and me. Staff and owners were friendly and accommodating. They gave me a ride to airport for a reasonable fee as there are no Ubers around. They have a courtesy car for provisioning. Most boats can fuel in slip. They also have an onsite bar and restaurant that was good. If you’re headed up or down the ICW and looking for a stop, try here!
by Nick I. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
This is a very convenient stop along the ICW. The marina crew is exceptional, friendly and very helpful. They also have some of the lowest prices on fuel. This is our second year in a row stopping at Dowrey Creek. Will be back.
by william f. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
Great dock hands and office staff. Really cater to your needs.
by Albert M. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2023
Free laundry, use of courtesy car, casual restaurant. Staff were helpful.
by Tracy S. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023
Great place to stay and relax. The dock crew was so helpful docking and heading out. Clean bathrooms, courtesy car and great pool!
by Debi R. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Very friendly and accommodating
Working hard to recover from the last two storms
Restaurant was good
We would go back
by Estelle C. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
Very hospitable people. Answered the radio and the phone. Directions to dock clear, extremely helpful at docking in a tight space. Brilliant setup for transient boaters - able to fuel and pump out in your slip. New restaurant very pleasant and will only get better. Did laundry (2 big washers and dryers) while we enjoyed supper. The best selection of beer on tap with many local brews. Jeff and his family clearly designed their Marina operations with the boater in mind. Our only suggestion is to increase lighting on the docks. Our best Marina experience on the ICW so far. Will definitely stop in on way back N.
by Robert Z. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Dowry Creek is a gem. It’s not the biggest nor flashiest marina you will ever go to but it is by far is the homiest and quaintest places you will visit. This is a family run business and they as well as the staff working there are friendly and warm focused on customer experiences. They are right off the ICW and not in the town but they do have loaner cars as well as a pool. You will not be disappointed if you go there!
Update-this was our 2nd stay (October 2023)- comments from prior visit still hold true, but we can add that the restaurant is now open. Food & drink was good. Dowry also has some of the friendliest and service oriented staff around. They know how to make you feel welcomed. You will not be disappointed.
by John B. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Always a pleasure to stay here! Free Laundry with new washers is a great plus!
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by Delmer C. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Always nice people at Dowry Creek and there restaurant / bar just opened this weekend