by ezimmer5 on Oct 05, 2021
We arrived in Early October 2021, and anchored in Grays Inn Creek. Took our dingy in looking for a place to go ashore. There was a gentleman whose boat was in Grays Inn Creek marina who said we could dock there. Another couple arrived shortly after stating the same thing. As we spent some time, the gentleman offered some help with our dingy engine and the couple stated we could use the facilities as their guests and offered up the code to the facilities. We were very impressed with how nice everyone was and accepted the offer. The next day, one of the owners Valerie came out and said we were not welcome at the dingy dock, did I mention their were no signs stating that sailors not staying at the Marina were not welcome at the dingy dock?! We told her upfront what we had been told by marina members, she said ok. Later that day when we dingy’d in she again in a harsher tone said we were not welcome and said we had not been truthful with her…..which we had. She went on to state sailors always come in and take advantage of their marina, bringing their dogs in to walk, etc and we all are not welcome ( guess they don’t like dogs either!!). I am a Naval Academy Graduate, a war veteran and have sailed around the world with my wife and have never been treated so poorly by a Marina. The people in Grays Creek are great, the businesses in Rock Hall are amazing and we loved Chester River Seafood . The Grays Inn Creek Marina is NOT a Marina for sailors…..steer clear, use the municipal pier, it is just as good as the marinas and you will not have to put up with their hassle!! This is my first negative Facebook review in 10 years….
You are correct, boaters who choose to anchor out and not rent a slip for the evening are not permitted to use our facilities. This is standard practice for marinas for insurance liability reasons among others. We had availability and our transient rates are the lowest on the bay. We run a small private marina that we attend to and clean ourselves. We take great pride in keeping the facility and grounds spotless and well stocked for our slip holders and transient slip renters. You tied up to our dock, used two bathrooms , two showers, did your laundry and then left a negative review after being politely asked to use the county pier right next door. What you are doing is the equivalent of staying in a tent across the street from a hotel and expecting the hotel to let you use all of their facilities. Hotels do not have signs that say keep out if you are staying in a tent-it goes without saying.
by jforbe on Aug 30, 2021
Second stay. Yay!
Bill was very helpful. Wish they had some cleats out on our beloved T dock. Watching the bald eagles and the ospreys wrastle in mid air was wild.
by tharms44 on Sep 26, 2020
Peaceful docking on quiet creek...Marina staff were super attentive.... 5 stars!!!
by happysailor on Aug 09, 2020
Nice owners, new docks, spotless bathrooms/showers, nice picnic area and fire pit. Val helped us tie up and Bill checked in on us later and again in the morning. Initial WiFi issue was quickly fixed. Bikes to go into Rock Hall would be nice. We were here with our sailing club and thoroughly enjoyed it.
by moondog69 on Jul 01, 2020
Nice little marina tucked away. Wonderful owners - very accommodating and the really great thing - very responsive! Used Dockwa to secure reservation and heard back almost immediately! Great place for transients who want some peace & quiet with beautiful scenery and really nice amenities. Quick Uber or Lyft ride into rock hall.