Thunderbolt Marina


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Day Trip
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3124 River Dr
Thunderbolt, GA 31404
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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143 Reviews

by Ron S. - Verified user on Mar 04, 2024
Great, clean, easy to get to, marina. Nice laundry and showers. Doug and Mike are super nice!

by Earl S. - Verified user on Feb 27, 2024
Friendly and helpful staff. Easy access. Although it is right on ICW it is a no wake zone. Groceries nearby by loaner car. Short Uber to Savannah historic district. Will come back.

by Fred G. - Verified user on Feb 15, 2024
Friendly and helpful dock master. Courtesy car for a run to Publix. Quiet and secure.

by JoAnn T. - Verified user on Feb 13, 2024
Reasonable rates, beautiful grounds and facilities and knowledge staff make Thunderbolt Marine our top choice when visiting Savannah.

by Kevin S. - Verified user on Feb 11, 2024
Being a delivery captain I stay there numerous times a year always have A+ service. Now I’m on my personal boat and again received the best service. Never disappoints!

by Jo-Anne W. - Verified user on Jan 26, 2024
Hospitality and professional service are the best words to describe this marina. Communication during booking and arrival was prompt and courteous. Dockmaster Greg gave clear instructions on approach and tied our lines according to the current. The facility has nice landscaping, and a parkette along the dock to walk the dog or is it to enjoy the view. The marina has a small shop, laundry, and private showers. There are a couple of restaurants nearby with good food at reasonable prices (Tubbys). If you need something else, there is a loaner car available. The morning after our arrival, the dockmaster checked in to see if everything was OK and if we were in need of anything. When we were casting off, he was there again help with the lines. Truly five-star service. Overall, we found Thunderbolt Marina to have a particularly friendly vibe and wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.
Marina Response:
Jo-Anne W. - Wow! Thanks for all the wonderful comments. We work hard to deliver a great customer experience and are pleased to read your review. Greg is a real asset and runs a very tight operation, so he will surely be pleased to read this. Thank you, and we are standing by to welcome you back on your next return to Savannah. Save Travels!

by Pinky P. - Verified user on Jan 22, 2024
Greg and team are fantastic at supporting transients, and the facilities are great at Thunderbolt Marina. Laundry and showers were clean and in working order. Floating docks are in good shape, and the power/water is reliable at the slips. It's walking distance to a chandlery (River Supply) and restaurants and a short rideshare to downtown Savannah.
Marina Response:
Pink P. - We appreciate your really nice review and 5-star rating. You identified several different areas in your comments, and it appears we are doing a good job of maintaining our facility so that our customers find it clean and inviting. Thanks for stopping by, and we certainly hope to welcome you back when you call upon Savannah again.

by Trish K. - Verified user on Jan 22, 2024
Awesome staff and good facilities. Will definitely stay again.
Marina Response:
Trish K. - Thanks for taking a moment to write an excellent review of our Marina. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the visit and may become another one of our repeat customers. Let us know when you'll be in Savannah, as we are looking forward to your return. Smooth seas and safe travels!

by Harvey K. - Verified user on Jan 15, 2024
Great spot. Competent staff. Highly recommended.
Marina Response:
Harvey K. - We appreciate the great review and comments regarding our facility and staff. We are fortunate to have some truly great employees who understand how to deliver a terrific experience for our guests. Thank you for letting us know we are doing good work for our Thunderbolt Marina customers. Save travels, Captain!

by John V. - Verified user on Jan 05, 2024
Great facilities and friendly staff
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 Doug E. - Verified user on Jan 02, 2024
They have a great staff and a curtesy car for usage which was great, came in handy!! Walking to Tubby, always a good watering hole!!
Marina Response:
Doug E. - Thank you for stopping by, and we really appreciate your taking the time to write this review. It was our pleasure to serve you, and yes, we also agree that Tubby's is a very convenient watering hole. It really works out nicely if you're a guest in Thunderbolt Marina. Looking forward to your return and safe travels, Sir!

by Deanna L. - Verified user on Dec 30, 2023
Excellent experience
Marina Response:
Deanna L. - Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay at Thunderbolt Marina. We also appreciate your continued support by allowing us to work on your vessel currently in our dry dock area. Whenever you need our assistance, please reach out, as we value you and Mark as customers.

by Elizabeth B. - Verified user on Dec 13, 2023
We stayed thru Sunday. Awesome marina. Helpful and kind.
Marina Response:
Elizabeth B. - Thank you for writing to let us know you had an enjoyable stay. We always strive to exceed customer expectations and appreciate you letting our boating community know we are here to serve all mariners. If we can assist in the future, please let us know how we might help you. Safe travels, Captain!.

by Steeve B. on Dec 13, 2023
This marina is top notch. Greg & Jeremy, amongst others, are all over the place to create a wonderful atmosphere from the docking to the departure. We felt at home during the weeks we spent there. Marina facilities are super clean, including laundry room and showers, courtesy car is just the cherry on the cake. If you’re on ICW it’s a no brainer to stop here, if you’re sailing on open ocean, the time to reach the marina from the inlet is a very small price to pay to enjoy the Thunderbolt atmosphere, the wonderful facility and its amazing staff. Draft never an issue even at low tide.
Marina Response:
Steve B. - Working with you and S/V Beehive on repairs in our marina's shipyard and dockside was a sincere pleasure. We enjoy building business relationships with customers like yourself. Your family was an absolute pleasure to have at our facility, and anytime you need our assistance, do not hesitate to call upon us. Thank you for the stellar review, and we are looking forward to your return in 2024. Safe travels, S/V Beehive!

by Chris G. - Verified user on Dec 13, 2023
Clean facilities, friendly & helpful staff, nice location, courtesy car available. Good stop on ICW to visit Savannah (by Uber)
Marina Response:
Chris G. - Thank you for visiting and writing an excellent review for Thunderbolt Marina. We are continually improving our operations, focusing on our customers, and are pleased to hear everything was to your liking. If we can be of service again, please do let us know. Safe travels, Sir!

by MYLES P. - Verified user on Dec 12, 2023
Best place to stay when visiting Savana.
Marina Response:
Myles P. - Thank you for the 5-star review and affirming that we are one of the top marinas in the United States. If you have not experienced Thunderbolt Marina and Savannah, we encourage you to do so. We are the best option for transient vessels who need a safe harbor for a few days. When you're in the area again, please stop by!

by Martin M. - Verified user on Dec 11, 2023
The dock was great and very helpful.
Marina Response:
Martin M. - It's great to hear that your stay here was to your satisfaction. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again when your travels might bring you this way. Until then, have a safe journey, Captain!

by Andy S. - Verified user on Dec 04, 2023
Super nice….great stay.
Marina Response:
Andy S. - Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to write an excellent review. We are pleased to hear that everything met your standards. Please let us know if we can be of service in the future. Safe travels!

by Alison B. - Verified user on Dec 02, 2023
Very friendly and helpful
Marina Response:
Alison B. - Thank you for submitting your outstanding review for Thunderbolt Marina. It's good to know our staff are providing excellent customer service. Thank you for visiting and spreading the word. Safe travels!

by Anonymous - Verified user on Nov 30, 2023
We had a wonderful stay, services offered were fantastic!
Marina Response:
Anonymous - We appreciate you submitting the 5-star review about your stay at Thunderbolt Marina. Although we can't identify you personally, we thank you anyway and view this as a testament to our staff, who are dedicated to serving all our customers with gratitude. Thank you, and we look forward to your return visit.

by Mike M. - Verified user on Nov 24, 2023
Difficult to reach to get a slip assignment. Tried multiple times on VHF and land line. Once there great place very accommodating crew.
Marina Response:
Mike M. - apologies for the difficulty in reaching us, but we have been quite busy these past few weeks. In any event, I am glad we could assist you with getting you settled into Thunderbolt Marina. It sounds like, overall, it was a good experience, and our staff served you well. We look forward to seeing you again during the Spring migration North. Save travels, Sir!

by Nancy P. - Verified user on Nov 24, 2023
Very nice stay. Peaceful place. Extremely well maintained marina.
Marina Response:
Nancy P. - we appreciate your business and are glad you had an opportunity to experience Thunderbolt Marina. If we can assist going forward, we would love to have you back at our facility. We think it's a great spot and are glad you concur. Have a safe trip, and we look forward to seeing you again.

by Thomas M. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2023
Friendly, knowledgeable guys, marina facilities were great, 10 out of 10 We’ll stop again on our way back.
Marina Response:
Thomas M - thank you for stopping by Thunderbolt Marina. It's nice to hear we executed well and exceeded expectations. We would gladly welcome you again when you return in the Spring! Thanks for taking the time to write the 5-star review.

by Christina D. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2023
We absolutely loved Thunderbolt Marina! Jeremy was just great and so accommodating. The docks are in impeccable condition and the grounds are very clean. When they say “pet friendly”, they mean it! It’s almost park low to take your dog for a stroll. We will definitely stop again either coming home north or going south!

by Tommy H. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2023
Loved it. Great people and facilities. Close to anything you need. Greg is just a hands on awesome guy. Always helped us out in a busy time.
Marina Response:
Tommy H. - Thank you for the great review of our personnel and facilities. We enjoyed having Titan drop in and experience why Thunderbolt Marina is the ideal spot to take a short break when transiting the ICW. Looking forward to your return Sir!
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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.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 02/27/2024 at 11:43AM

  • Regular Gas: $4.60

  • Diesel: $4.55


  • 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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