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 !
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again in the future.