Thunderbolt Marina


Dock
$2.25/ft

Mooring
Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
3124 River Dr
Thunderbolt, GA 31404
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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166 Reviews

by James W. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2024
Clean and comfortable with easy access.
Marina Response:
So glad our facility met with your standards and please know, we are grateful for the 5 stars. It is an easy access, which is a massive bonus and one that is worth considering when planning an itinerary. Nice too, that it's a relatively quiet river with stunning sunrise views! Come back again!

by Melinda M. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2024
Excellent marina. Everyone is very nice and the facilities are clean. We love both seating areas.
Marina Response:
Hello Melinda and thank you for your rating. We enclosed part of our patio some years ago because we know that bugs can be an issue in certain temps and at certain times of the year. However, the view and the breezes afforded our visiting customers from the gazebo over the river, make for a really enjoyable morning coffee moment, or perhaps even a sunset cocktail!! So happy your enjoyed your visit.

by Jeff L. - Verified user on May 28, 2024
Great marina with great staff. Very accommodating and helpful. First class operation.
Marina Response:
First class and 5 stars! THANK YOU. It makes us happy to know that we are meeting and even exceeding the expectations of many. We appreciate the praise and hope that you will be back.

by Liz L. - Verified user on May 11, 2024
Excellent! Facilities are clean and the docks are in great shape. The marina staff was exceptionally friendly and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. Loved having access to the courtesy car to do provisioning. We will be back!
Marina Response:
Delighted that your stay was so enjoyable and thank you for the high rating. We are very grateful. We take great effort to ensure the facility is well kept and attended to, and always value feedback - so that we can make improvements where necessary. Our marina staff ARE truly a friendly bunch and enjoy their work amongst the boating community. It makes a big difference, we think. The courtesy car is definitely a huge bonus for people in need of a quick trip the grocery or pharmacy...and so much more convenient than Uber or taxis. Happy you enjoyed it all.

by Robert S. - Verified user on May 06, 2024
Really great dock hands and an easy place to dock we used the laundry it was a great experience. we have been twice and would definitely come back again !!
Marina Response:
What a lovely compliment! Many thanks for the 5 stars and the high praise of the facility with its amenities. All of us who have been or are currently boaters, understand the need for a good working laundry and a nice hot shower. The extras provided are all bonuses - apart from good service from dockhands, which should be standard anywhere. Glad you enjoyed your stay and plan to come back!

by Arthur J. - Verified user on May 04, 2024
Greg the dockmaster was so pleasant and helpful. Went the extra mile to make sure we were accommodated to our liking. Will be back A rarity in today’s world. Thunderbolt Marina deserves 10 stars.
Marina Response:
Ten stars Arthur? That's so generous. Great to learn that we have met or perhaps exceeded your expectations! Many thanks indeed for the high rating. Greg is incredibly helpful and very knowledgeable. He's extremely well liked by all our marina customers. Do please consider us as your transient "home" on your way either north or south. Always appreciate repeat customers!

by Robert r. - Verified user on May 03, 2024
Place is always impressive. Yachts being serviced yet dock help is always available. Not my first stay and I will be back
Marina Response:
Delighted to learn that you are a repeat customer Robert - and happier still to know that you will come again after this most recent experience. Appreciate the 5 stars!

by Linda P. - Verified user on Apr 27, 2024
This is a very well kept marina, and most importantly its dockhand is knowledgeable, experienced, and capable of assisting in adverse conditions.
Marina Response:
A high accolade indeed Linda - thank you! You are right, the MOST important asset at any marina, is staff who know what they are doing, can tie off lines, make knots, adjust fenders, understand the current and the issues that are often posed by an incapacitated vessel. We are happy that you kindly pointed that out to any other potential customers, and equally happy of course, that you found the marina to be in good shape.

by William M. - Verified user on Apr 27, 2024
Great dockmaster Greg. Very helpful. Easy in and out with full facilities.
Marina Response:
Greg gets some great reviews! And yes, we agree - he IS very helpful and very likeable. It pleases us to know that you were "5 star happy" with your experience here!

by Doris W. - Verified user on Apr 22, 2024
Excellent marina and very friendly staff Love Thunderbolt Marina!
Marina Response:
I believe this was not your first visit! Happy to have you back. Do so very much appreciate that you find our staff to be friendly. We get great feedback about them all...and the marina too! I know on your stop here, donuts were a promise but Krispy Kreme closed down locally and we therefore no longer have the service available to us. Please don't let that put you off coming back again and again!!

by Marilyn H. - Verified user on Apr 16, 2024
Staff was friendly & helpful especially when we needed a car for the vet.
Marina Response:
Goodness - do hope your pet was tended to kindly by the vet (can you recommend?) and that whatever you took your baby in for, was treated fully. So happy to know that the courtesy car has valuable uses beyond the grocery store or the chandlery.

by Tim H. - Verified user on Apr 15, 2024
Helpful dockhands; clean facility, wonderful big boats to gawk and admire; easy Uber to riverfront Savannah
Marina Response:
Yes Tim, we have an enviable view! The boats on one side and the verdant marshes on the other with an ever changing play of light. The added bonus is we are just far enough away from Savannah to still be nestled in a quiet area, but close enough to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. Thank you for the 5 stars.

by Jose N. - Verified user on Apr 12, 2024
Greg the dock master is very supportive. The complimentary car is great for buying groceries.
Marina Response:
Jose - we have found the courtesy car to be a true asset and are somewhat surprised that more marinas do not offer this amenity. Greg is doing a great job and is well liked by our marina customers. Come back and see him again!

by John P. - Verified user on Apr 12, 2024
Nice place to stay. Marina staff is very helpful and friendly, curtesy car, laundry for $1.50 washer/dryer. An Uber ride into Downtown Savannah. Kroger, Target and Home Depot about 1.5 miles.
Marina Response:
Very grateful for the 5 stars, John P! Happy that you found our amenities to be of value and benefit!

by Derrick H. - Verified user on Apr 10, 2024
Great marina with floating docks. Friendly & knowledgeable yard team and clean bathrooms
Marina Response:
Clean bathrooms! Such an accolade - thank you! And sadly, such a rarity. Very happy to learn you enjoyed your experience here and that you found our team both friendly and knowledgeable. Floating docks are an enormous asset and not necessarily a given up/down the coastline. They make life on the water much easier for all.

by Andrea C. - Verified user on Apr 07, 2024
Had a great experience at Thunderbolt The marina’s laundry and showers were clean and in good condition. We had a need for a window repair which the dock manager helped coordinate. The service was excellent.
Marina Response:
Many thanks Andrea for the glowing report. We are always happy to learn that our customers find our staff friendly, our bathrooms and laundry clean, and that we are able to assist with service tasks where/when necessary. Keep us in mind for a repeat stop if you head back this way!

by John B. - Verified user on Apr 06, 2024
Great crew, very helpful. Will be back
Marina Response:
And we look forward to having you back John! Much appreciate your 5 star rating and hope that those who value your opinion/recommendations, will make a reservation to stop in at some point too! Best wishes!

by Billy C. - Verified user on Apr 02, 2024
It was a great marine. We needed work completed on our 50 STEELAWAY boat. Would use them again.
Marina Response:
So many people assume we are simply a "big boat" yard, but we make every effort to accommodate all requests for all service work, providing schedules are mutually agreeable and resources available! It's good to know that we were able to help you with your needs and get you safely on your way! Enjoy the summer season and remember, we're here to help, if we can but hopefully next time, you'll only require a dock space! Best to you.

by Steve C. - Verified user on Apr 02, 2024
The marina staff was very accommodating to our needs.
Marina Response:
Glad you had a good experience Steve. Perhaps you'll stop in again if you're passing (and recommend us to your friends!!). Appreciate the great rating!!

by Evan P. - Verified user on Apr 02, 2024
Great marina! Great staff! Short Uber drive to Savannah.
Marina Response:
It's nice that we are not so far from Savannah, that you can't easily enjoy a day downtown - but still far enough away to enjoy the tranquility of our little Thunderbolt village on the ICW! Best of both worlds. It delights us to know that you enjoyed our facility enough to give us 5 stars. Our marina crew are a credit to us and will no doubt be grateful for your compliment! Thank you!

by John V. - Verified user on Mar 31, 2024
Great facilities and friendly staff Toby’s restaurant just down the street is very good.
Marina Response:
John V. - Thank you for the 5-Star review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hospitality. Naturally, we welcome your return if your travels bring you back to Savannah.

by David F. - Verified user on Mar 28, 2024
Great place to stop, Greg really took care of us. It was our second stop here and we will be back.
Marina Response:
So happy that you came by again, and hope that you will continue to make TMI a stopping point en route north and south each year! Greg is an asset to us and clearly to our clients. Thank you for the compliment!

by Donald P. - Verified user on Mar 25, 2024
Inflation has eliminated complimentary donuts but T-bolt continues to be a great Marina. The expertise and dedication of the staff, yard workers and everyone else is unmatched.
Marina Response:
We are so very grateful for your generous compliments. We're happy that your recent return visit did not disappoint professionally, but the complimentary donuts previously delivered to each vessel at the marina, are unfortunately no longer an option available to our customers because the local store closed. As a result, we are no longer able to get them hot out of the fryer. We all miss them!

by Annie D. - Verified user on Mar 22, 2024
Excellent, very satisfied with everything.
Marina Response:
It's great to know that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you SO much for sharing your experience and the 5 star rating.

by Debra D. - Verified user on Mar 05, 2024
Great friendly staff. No wakes in the middle of the night. Clean facilities and reasonable fuel prices.
Marina Response:
We're proud of our Marina team and the work they do. Thank you for the compliment! Our waterway is thankfully, not overly busy at night, apart from a commercial barge now and then - which is great for all those somewhat exposed on the outside docks sitting right on the ICW. We hope you'll consider visiting again!
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  1. $.10 Off per Gallon of Fuel
  2. $.15 Off per ft for Transient Slips

About Thunderbolt Marina

Thunderbolt Marina is conveniently located just outside Savannah on the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt, Georgia, at Intracoastal Waterway Marker #35 (ICW Mile #583) N 32° 01.467' W 081° 02.783'. There are no height restrictions when approaching from Wassaw Sound.

We monitor VHF Ch. 16, and Ch. 11 is our working channel. If you need docking assistance, please call us at 912-210-0363 before you arrive. All bookings or reservation inquiries must be made through one of our booking app partners, Dockwa or Snag-a-Slip. You will receive the fastest response from our Dockmaster using one of these reservation apps. Please contact us directly to discuss reservation requests exceeding 5 days. There is a 30-foot-per-day minimum charge for transient dockage. Optional shore power hook-up is not included in the advertised daily rate.

Note that the current in the Wilmington River can be very swift at times. You are advised to make approaches with your bow into the current with fendering and all dock lines, inclusive of aft and fwd running spring lines, ready for the dock attendant on duty. Please comply with all marina staff docking instructions while approaching our facility, as we are very interested in you having an uneventful and stress-free docking experience.

Thunderbolt Marina is just a short distance from Historic Downtown Savannah and provides a tranquil setting with easy access to our repair facilities with haul-out capabilities via Travelift and Syncrolift. Beyond the 3,500 lineal feet of available floating dock space, the marina offers several amenities listed below, assuring a comfortable stay.


Services

  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 04/24/2024 at 2:03PM

  • Regular Gas: $5.10

  • Diesel: $4.55


Amenities

  • Service & Maintenance
  • Ship Store
  • Dry Stack
  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Floating Docks
  • Oil Recycling
  • Travel Lift
  • Captains Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles

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