by totsysjh on Jul 25, 2022
Excellent service with a personal touch. Rented a slip overnight and stayed in nearby Kingston. Uber's are hard to depend on lately. Marina owner gave us a ride into town and honestly couldn't have been nicer. The marina is on the Round Out Creek about 3/4 of a mile off the Hudson. Good choice to stop for loopers on the way north.
by pnmcmahon on Jul 17, 2022
This is our 5th year coming up on our boat for a stay. These guys are great and you have access to the areas sights and scenes- My boys love it. It is a wonderful time to unplug with the family - priceless.
by justpassinthru on Jul 11, 2022
Very nice folks. Facility has everything you'd expect. Even the wifi works! The only minor issue is the overall decay of the place. Not bad though !
by dlstrom on Jul 10, 2022
Nice marina and great staff. Wish they had a car available as the town is across the channel away, but to far to walk by land. The Uber ride was 20 dollars one way and about a 10 minute ride.
by don.w on Jul 06, 2022
We made reservations 2 weeks prior. Received confirmation and given slip assignment. Instructions said to hail on 9 (dock hand said they don’t monitor 9 as it says in Dockwa) when arriving couldn’t get them on the phone or the radio. Left message, no call back. Finally after getting in touch, he told us that he didn’t have a slip, for us (at 3:00). Does not live up to their description. Lot of deferred maintenance.
by clmarks on Jun 30, 2022
Friendly and helpful dock staff.
by mfreeman on Jun 18, 2022
Thanks for a good stay.
by longtimeboater on Jun 18, 2022
Nice people, staff and people who have boats there permanently. However, the facilities were very average and you are on the opposite side of the river to be able to visit the town.
by kdlou on Jun 18, 2022
by glennt on Jun 17, 2022
Great staff (Brandon and Neil). In the middle of nowhere. Facilities could use some attention and repair. Would stop there again.
by andyhoare on Jun 16, 2022
Nice Marina. Great staff.
by dchambless on Jun 14, 2022
Nice and quiet marina
by gman on Jun 12, 2022
Always a great place to dock, eat, swim and relax!
by rosey0165 on Jun 11, 2022
Great marina and staff. When we were unable to get an Uber or taxi to town to see maritime museum they gave us a ride! We were able to Uber back no problem. Restaurant on site had reasonable delicious food. Nice pool and showers.
by northstar2022 on Jun 10, 2022
Andrew and the team are terrific, so helpful! They even took us to the store to re-provision. Post office within walking distance.
by ptsheridan1011 on Jun 09, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Camp like environment and very clean. Well maintained floating docks.
by madrick on Jun 08, 2022
Friendly people and good facilities.
by wallysea on Jun 05, 2022
It would have been a 5 if we did not have to look at a Trump flag all during our stay !
by jimaka on May 26, 2022
Friendly helpful staff, isolated, restaurant good closes after lunch…more of a boat yards……
by ageagle on Oct 08, 2021
staff always helpful. facility very clean, docks well maintained
by schaeff31 on Oct 04, 2021
Staff and members are very helpful and friendly and accommodating.
by lachdave on Sep 13, 2021
Excellent dock assistance. Bathrooms need attention . Lack of outside lighting.
by wdsneddon on Aug 26, 2021
Wonderful place! Tom is so nice and helpful! He obviously cares about his guests! Very accommodating with a great slip, explaining the layout and amenities, plus local knowledge of the surrounding area! I can't say enough good things about the whole atmosphere of that place, which he helps create. Rondout is a charming place to stop, with lots of character. Plenty of things to do too, if you have time to stay awhile? Pleasant!
by knotshore on Aug 02, 2021
Had a great time here. Pool is clean and staff is very friendly
Towers cafe has delicious food
by callingone on Jul 11, 2021
Dockmaster answered hail as we arrived and met us at slip for tie up. Friendly helpful liveaboards. Lovely pool. good area for dogs. $10 taxi ride to town. Maritime museum wonderful! Wonderful meal at Savona's Trattoria! Historic district of town a short walk up hill and very worthwhile.
by tashebastien on Jun 18, 2021
Excellent service and services. Friendly and welcoming.
by gmorris5081 on Jun 15, 2021
Most accommodating and friendly stop on Great Loop yet! Andrew was awesome. Gave us his keys to his personal truck and delivered farm fresh eggs to our boat first thing. Calm, serene and beautiful spot.
by fosterkane on Jun 11, 2021
This marina has a great vibe with helpful, friendly, accommodating staff. Neal and Tom helped us getting situated. Well located for visiting historic sites and The Culinary Institute. Loved our stay!
by rhseye2020 on Jun 06, 2021
Beautiful spot… dock help was exceptional, knowledgeable, polite and friendly. The food concession “ margaritas “ …also very friendly,tasty and fun… huge portions! It was however really hard to find an Uber or Cab to pick us up at the marina.
by rc2463 on May 30, 2021
Great spot. Not walkable/bikeable to port area of Kingston but easy cab ride.
by jzaro1 on Oct 12, 2020
We recently spent 2 nights with Nick and his crew.. from the moment we were met at the dock to the time we left, all our needs were quickly taken care of. Thanks again and looking forward to our return next Year!
by shy.surf.2325 on Oct 11, 2020
Great stay. Andrew and Nick run a great establishment
by thcht63p5tyudh3lsmvc on Oct 07, 2020
One quick night . Diesel fueled up! Friendly and accommodating staff.
by seatea on Oct 04, 2020
Great team running the marina. Very helpful and friendly. The should consider offering a water taxi to and from downtown Kingston.
by larryk on Sep 11, 2020
Staff was great beautiful setting on a tranquil river. Short Dinghy to dInner and quaint town. I will be back
by yo on Sep 07, 2020
Friendly people and quite
by rcavin123 on Aug 31, 2020
Great marina, with safe and accessible slips. Easy access to nice downtown. Convenient to NYC.
by amityguy on Aug 27, 2020
I love this place. I have been coming here since 2003 and it is still so friendly, helpful and nice. everything is clean and well maintained.
by awwbaker on Aug 17, 2020
Great crew! Nice place...,friendly boaters.
by andymac on Jul 06, 2020
Very friendly staff and the other boaters we met. Lots of kids for yours to play with. Pool was clean and very welcome in 90+ weather.
We will be back
by endeavortug on Jul 05, 2020
Restrooms were dirty and inadequate for the number of boaters. Dock staff gave poor instructions to transient boaters. Docks were old and dirty. Would not recommend.
by driftless on Jul 05, 2020
Donovans is a great place to stop. The staff if very nice and helpful. The regulars are welcoming and the place is clean and nice. We like it as starting point for upstate trips since we trailer our little Albin trawler and they have a great ramp and good parking. And best of all, they have a very nice restaurant on site, Boathouse Grill, with a great patio overlooking the Hudson and nicely prepared food. Don’t miss out on the sweet and hot calamari with the fancy sweet drop fruits.
by rhk123 on Aug 18, 2019
Fuel, pump out, pool, bbq’s, ships store, and a friendly knowledgeable staff. What more could a boater want. Nick and Andrew run a great marina.
by krubin on Jul 21, 2019
We had a great time. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The pool was fun. The showers were clean.
by clarkeg on Jul 17, 2019
Just a great place with great people. They are probably the most service oriented marina I’ve ever been to. Nick and Andrew, the owners are truly dedicated.
by denpooch on Jun 16, 2019
The owners and staff are great. Everyone is both friendly and helpful. In fact we were booked at another marina for the return trip and canceled that reservation to come back to this Marina. This stop is highly recommended.
by lynnp on Oct 01, 2018
These people were WONDERFUL. We arrived after a long day of travel on the rough Hudson in incredibly strong, gusty winds in a 36' boat. They helped us wrestle her safely to the dock and managed other arriving boats similarly well. Nash, on the dock, pointed out to us that our dinghy, mounted on the on the stern of the boat, was not supported properly (a support had broken enroute in the rough waters) and immediately helped us get it fixed. The owner, Nick, took my husband to the local Home Depot to get a part needed for the repair and wouldn't accept payment for the ride. Others who keep their boats regularly at the marina stopped by to offer needed muscle or guidance or encouragement. What a wonderful experience! I highly recommend this marina to transients or to anyone else!
by djrobertson on Sep 28, 2018
The location of this marina is great for visiting in the Kingston area. We rented a car and spent two delightful days visiting the FDR Home and Museum as well as Eleanor Roosevelt’s home at Valkill. The highlight of our trip was having lunch on both days at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park.
Rondout Yacht Basin itself is beginning to show its age. The heads and showers were clean but out of date. The piers are in decent shape. Perhaps all the rain we had while here took some shine off the facility. The marina’s web site boasts a dockside cafe but it’s only a small snack stand with an awning covered eating area. To be fair, it was closed the whole time we were there so I can’t comment on the quality or extent of the menu.
The most frustrating part of this stay was contacting the marina upon arrival. The DockWa listing and my reservation confirmation both said to contact them on VHF Channel 9. I tried several times but got no response. When I called by phone all I got was an answering machine - but no response to the message I left. When I asked the person who finally met the boat after my second phone call, I was told that they don’t monitor Channel 9, but only Channel 16. I had tried that twice with no response as well. It’s very frustrating to bring a boat into a new port and new marina and not be able to contact anyone ashore until you’re already in sight of the fuel dock.
by admirals on Sep 03, 2018
Great Marina with excellent Staff, and facilities. The pool is great!
by pencilplus on Oct 10, 2017
Nice location, just a short dingy ride to downtown Kingston. Very accommodating crew except they do not carry radios at the dock so it 's extremely hard to communicate especially if multiple boats arrive at once.
by debells2 on Aug 19, 2017
Love the staff .. great breakfast. We Will come again.
by raptisma on Aug 03, 2017
Had a great time! Docking was perfect and clean. All facilities were well maintained. Pool was very enjoyable, again great shape and clean. Staff couldn't be nicer and more accommodating. Always a smile and willing to please. Loved everything. Will definitely return.
by dhutton1 on Jun 24, 2017
Owner met us on the dock. Docks are floating and look to be fairly new. Diesel fuel is a lot lower than advertised on Marinas.com. It was $2.30 with Boat US discount. A nice swimming pool, an area for horse shoes, volleyball, etc. a small bar & grill right on the dock. Dock hands were very helpful and friendly. Only thing is no store within walking distance and I didn't see any laundry facilities.