Waterside Marina

$2/ft - $3/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
$9-$18 per 4-hour Period
333 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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317 Reviews

by Henry H. - Verified user on May 21, 2024
Great stop, location is excellent, staff very helpful, facilities are top notch, showers a ways from the slips depending on where they put you...

by Kevin W. on May 20, 2024
A full 5 star review because of their stellar customer service. Knowledgeable, friendly and constantly looking to help. We'd return without hesitation.

by Cheryl O. on May 17, 2024
The staff at Waterside is awesome! They were accommodating, courteous, and they even delivered our packages! Highly recommend!

by John P. - Verified user on May 17, 2024
Always a favorite stop. Great location, helpful staff.

by David P. - Verified user on May 13, 2024
Top notch service from all of the Dockhands from the time we arrived to the moment we left. I highly recommend this as a stop!

by Paul W. on May 13, 2024
The marina staff were outstanding. We were there for the AGLCA event and they were filled to capacity. Nonetheless, the staff were extremely helpful, always available and bent over backwards to accommodate us.

by Lisa B. - Verified user on May 04, 2024
Dockhands great! Great location to get around Norfolk.
Marina Response:
Thank you Captain! We look forward to seeing you next time

by Lisa O. - Verified user on May 04, 2024
Great place right dowtown. Very helpful crew.
Marina Response:
Thank you very much!

by Bob C. - Verified user on May 03, 2024
Great marina staff and docks, but a little bit tight. Marina location is great! Showers/restrooms are a bit far but clean and plenty of hot water. The Waterside building is showing g its age a bit (I remember when it was brand new 40ish years ago!) But the downtown area of Norfolk is nice with lots to do and the restaurants and shops that are there are good!
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review!

by Jack F. - Verified user on May 03, 2024
Staff were fantastic.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again on the return journey

by John Y. on May 02, 2024
Perfect spot for recharging after or before getting into the ICW. This marina is in the heart of waterfront Norfolk. Numerous festivals and celebrations occur within a pitching wedge of this marina. The activities stop well before any sailors’ bed time so expect some music and people noise during the daylight hours. The crew that greets you are knowledgeable and very helpful in getting you to and tied up in your slip. Appreciate the great help this past weekend. The Marina is located within a few blocks of the rejuvenated downtown Norfolk area and numerous watering holes and restaurants are within walking distances from your vessels. This was our fourth time here and they have never dissapppinted our expectations. Thanks! Final Approach
Marina Response:
It was a pleasure hosting you again Captain! I am so glad to hear you got to enjoy our beautiful city. As always, we look forward to your next visit. Until then, all the best to you and safe travels

by Daniel K. - Verified user on May 01, 2024
There is lots to do nearby
Marina Response:
We are glad you had a good time! Hopefully we will see you again soon

by David P. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2024
Good location and docks are newish There was a festival at Waterside all day and into evening with SUPER LOUD club music all weekend. Definitely completely spoiled any chance enjoy the great weather and all the other loopers in town. The docks are NOT secured with a gate so anyone can just walk right up to your slip at any time day or night. The bathroom/shower is quite a hike. I would not go back unless they confirm that no similar event with long days of loud Music was planned.
Marina Response:
Good evening - thanks for staying with us this weekend. We agree that the music was way too loud and have shared your complaint with our neighbors at the Waterside District. While we do have a lively waterfront the DJ for the Wings Competions was over the top. Hope to see you another time.

by Noel M. - Verified user on Apr 23, 2024
Staff is so helpful. They are so courteous and accommodating. The area is beautiful and fun.
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us!

by Angie L. - Verified user on Apr 22, 2024
Excellent communication after reservation through Dockwa. Danny did a fantastic job helping us get settled in the slip. Loved the close proximity to town. Enjoyed our weekend!
Marina Response:
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Safe travels

by Amylynn D. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2024
Friendly, helpful staff. We'll maintained docks & bathrooms. Good location. The only downfall was the distance to the bathroom/shower. Would recommend this marina to others.

by Lisa F. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2024
What a great place to stay !!! It is downtown Norfolk !! Great docks and even better is the assistance from James the manager ! He was so helpful so friendly so welcoming ! We will be back for sure ! Thanks so much !
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us and for the kind words! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Norfolk. Safe travels, we look forward to seeing you again soon. -James

by Daniel W. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2024
Norfolk is awesome. Crew at marina does anything they can to be helpful. Nice facilities.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review Captain! We are always happy to help

by Christina D. - Verified user on Apr 14, 2024
Excellent spot for us to wait out a storm. Very friendly and helpful staff. They even gave us a credit when we left early last minute. Great customer service, we will be back! Excellent location too, close to everything :)
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review, Captain! We look forward to seeing you next time

by Elena V. - Verified user on Apr 11, 2024
We stayed here, 2nd time and it was a beautiful location, clean and comfortable facilities and very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Captain! It was good to see you again

by Richard B. - Verified user on Apr 10, 2024
Laundry Very nice welcome and service
Marina Response:
Thank you!

by Malissa M. - Verified user on Mar 24, 2024
We arrived to get out of the weather heading in and booked three nights. The weather changed and we left a day early and got a refund! Thank you for your hospitality.
Marina Response:
We are always happy to help! Thank you for staying with us

by Mark D. - Verified user on Mar 22, 2024
Clean, safe, and helpful. Dockmaster James went above and beyond to help us. A bit blowy at arrival, James offered us a power cord extension so we could bow-in and avoid the need to 180 within the inner harbor. James pumped us out within our slip (which normally must occur on the outside). Unsolicited, he called the night's restaurant to check on uncertainty about dress code. He brought us a water hose to recover from our salt bath. James approved us for late departure which allowed us to execute a non-hurried and memorable walking tour of the area prior to departure. Thank you, James. This most certainly is your place to stay at ICW mile marker 0.....
Marina Response:
It was great seeing you guys again! Thank you for staying with us. -James

by Dan f. - Verified user on Feb 19, 2024
Bathroom was quite a walk from dock and for a high end place it was 1 hole and 2 lowes showers with poor pressure. On the other hand the dock attendant was good and helpful

by Michael W. - Verified user on Jan 27, 2024
Great facilities and location was perfect. James, the dock master was extremely helpful.
Marina Response:
Thank you Captain! It was great meeting you guys. Safe travels
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About Waterside Marina

The Waterside Marina is conveniently located in Downtown Norfolk. New Floating Docks and Power installed in 2020. Amenities include: showers, floating docks, 20 foot depth, ice, complimentary grocery shuttle service, winter storage and free wireless internet. Walking distance to Norfolk's shopping, restaurants, arts, entertainment and attractions.


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Dry Stack
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Floating Docks
  • Land Storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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