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 8179913139 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 andymac on Jul 05, 2019
Very friendly staff and the other boaters we met. Lots of kids for your to play with. Pool was clean and very welcome in 90+ weather. The only problem we had, and out of the marinas control, the power went out about 7pm. It was back on around 3am.
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 schaeff31 on Sep 06, 2018
Great party and great weekend!
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.