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TURNER MARINE is a third generation family owned and operated marina for almost 60 years. We are located at the mouth of Dog River and Mobile Bay. Once under the 72' Dog River Bridge, we are the FIRST basin on your starboard side. Turner Marine has been located on this 12 acres since 1974. We are a full service yard with 125 plus wet slips and dry storage. We are experienced in repair and maintenance of all types of sailboats and power boats. We have a 25 Ton and a 50 Ton travelift with an inside clearance of 22' for hauling out larger vessels. We are proud to say that for the past 5 years we have been the America's Great Loop Cruisers Association Members choice for mast shipments, storing and stepping.
We are also very proud of our brokerage department and the team of brokers we have. Turner Marine has 4 brokers that spread across the Gulf Coast that are experienced in all your boat selling or buying needs. We are licensed in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana. We invite you to look at all our listings.
In a protected basin in Dog River off Mobile Bay, Turner Marine provides boaters with access to basic amenities and fun spots to grab a drink or bite to eat by foot or dinghy. Whether you finished cruising the inland waterways on the Great Loop or just looking for a spot to dock the boat in Mobile Bay, look no further than Turner Marine for an affordable full service marina.
Turner Marine is located right off of Mobile Bay in Dog River. If you’re headed south down the shipping channel on Mobile Bay toward the Gulf, you’ll see the first Dog River channel markers on your starboard side between the main green channel markers 65 and 63. Follow the channel markers through the Dog River Bridge. Once you cross under the Dog River Bridge, you’ll see the Turner Marine sign on your starboard side. Turn right at the sign and you’ll enter the Turner Marine Basin.
Transient slips are located throughout the marina so be sure to check where your slip is with the dockmaster. Some boats tie up to the long dock along the southeast side of the basin while the other slips are finger piers which require most boats to go stern in first. Be sure to consider the tide changes when tying up your boat. Turner doesn’t have fuel or pump-out, but several of the other marinas close by do, which are easy to stop in either before or after your stay.
Bathrooms/Showers Open 24/7 with a keycode, they have one men’s and one women’s bathroom, each with a shower. In the women’s bathroom, the shower and bathroom are together, so if the shower is occupied, so is the bathroom. They are located underneath the marina office and not too far from your slip, depending on where your slip is located.
Ship Store The marina office has a small ship store with some boating supplies. There is a West Marine, however, a short walk across the street that is fairly well-stocked with a wider selection.
Laundry They have 2 washers and 2 dryers, all coin operated and located underneath the marina store.
Grill There is a propane grill available for boaters to use near the marina office, however, at time of writing, you have to bring your own propane.
Boat Yard They have a full service boat yard with a 25 and 50 ton lift. Turner Marine also is a popular spot for loopers with sailboats to ship and have their masts reinstalled after their cruise down the inland rivers.
Mobile Yacht Club (0.2 miles) Access is permitted for transient guests of Turner Marina, which is great because you don’t want to miss out on some of the best views of Mobile Bay. Grab a drink at the bar and sit on the deck overlooking the bay--or if you’re able to get the keycode from a member, walk the pier for sunset. Be sure to take in some of the club’s history, which dates back to 1847, told through the photos along the wall or a friendly conversation with a member at the bar. If you're hungry, stay for dinner or come for lunch.
West Marine (0.1 miles) If you landed at Turner Marine after a long cruise down the Tenn-Tom, then being within walking distance to a West Marine is definitely an attraction. Decently stocked and if they don’t have it in store, they can order it for you.
Mobile (11+ miles) The city of Mobile has a ton of attractions to offer, you just need a car to get to most of them. Take in some military history touring the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park to visit and learn about historic military aircraft and equipment including the submarine, USS Drum. Or learn about Mobile’s history over the past 300 years at the History Museum of Mobile. If looking for something to do outside, check out the Mobile Botanical Gardens or explore the wildlife and drop a fishing line at Meaher State Park, located on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. If you happen to be here in January and February, be sure to check out Mobile’s Mardi Gras scene, as Mobile hosts the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the states, so you can be sure it’s going to be a good time.
For seafood, head to Felix’s Fish Camp or the Original Oyster House for some fresh food and beautiful water views. If looking for a different view, head to Dauphin’s Casual Fine-Dining, located on the 34th floor for some panoramic views of Mobile Bay while enjoying French-Creole inspired menu. Or if wanting something eclectic, check out any of these unique Mobile spots.
New Orleans (140 miles) This isn’t very close, but if you are travelling the Great Loop and have the time, Dog River is a popular place for loopers to leave their boat for a few days, rent a car, and head to New Orleans, as many don’t travel there by boat. Several rental car facilities are within a 10 mile drive from Turner Marine.
Dauphin Island (30 miles) Depending on how fast your boat cruises, spend a day or night at Dauphin Island off the Gulf Coast, 30 miles south of Turner Marine. Anchor in one of the island’s protected bays or tie up at the marina. Just be sure to watch your depth. The public beach is about a 2 mile walk and a few restaurants are only a 15 minute walk from the marina.
Rivershack (0.1 miles) This is also accessible by land, but way easier to drop the dinghy and cruise the tenth of a mile across Dog River for some food and a drink. Tie up at their dock and head inside to order at the window. Great fried seafood and most nights have live music or karaoke to enjoy.
The Mariner Restaurant (0.2 miles) Also a short dinghy ride away (and also accessible by car), head to the Mariner Restaurant for some tasty seafood--the crab claws are a favorite, and views of the several marinas along Dog River.