This was the third time we had stopped at Hoffman’s while transiting the NJ coast. As always, the staff was very helpful and skilled in safely mooring our boat in adverse wind and current conditions. The facilities are excellent with especially nice heads and showers and a complimentary laundry.
Be advised that it’s best to arrive and depart at slack water. The tidal currents are extreme and there are strong eddies around the ends of the piers closest to the railroad bridge.
One uncomfortable aspect of our stay was not the fault of the marina. We tied up on a Sunday afternoon and the flood of boats making large wakes while fighting the ebb currents to get through the railroad bridge left the water in such turmoil that our boat rocked excessively in its slip. The only time it was calm was when the bridge was closed, stopping the boat traffic. By nightfall and the end of boat traffic, the slip became comfortable.
Staff was very professional and marina is in great condition
Clean, nice restaurant
Very helpful staff. Clean, two great restaurants within walking distance.
For the most part very nice experience. One thing I dont understand is that you have to go to the gas dock to get your slip assignment. Make NO sense, have to dock twice !! Also I requested a slip near the pool, I was no where near the pool. Dock help Mike & Sal were excellent. The third dock boy, with his long hair, hat on backwards and no shoes would not be working for me. Sorry guys. My son who is 12 could do a better job.
Friendly and helpful dock hands. Always tricky docking with the current, but lots of help to get you safely into the slip. Great pool, lots of good restaurants near by. Great laundry facilities. Will look forward to another stay.
We had to duck in here going from Atlantic to NYC as things just got too rough. They accommodated us by phone without a reservation. The help docking and tying up was great! Sal, the dockmaster is a real gentleman and very nice guy. Our bow-thruster broke a shear pin, just as we were docking. The mechanic on site fixed it in less than an hour. These folks could not be more helpful or friendly. Highly recommended. There are two restaurants on site, Waypoint 622, where we had dinner was very nice, great wine selection and food. Can't say enough good things about Hoffmans.
Outstanding dock hands. A bit hard to get hold of on the radio - do not seem to have a working channel. Very convenient to Manasquan Inlet and to local restaurants.
Fabulous staff, helpful and easy to work with. The fuel dock attendant Stan was very accommodating and all staff was very friendly. We look forward to our return visit.
all the reviews I found that mentioned the customer service are %100 dead on. we stayed over memorial day weekend. we entered Manasquan inlet after a rather rough rode down the jersey coast from Haverstraw NY , and as soon as I throttled down to idle I lost my stbd eng.We were on the phone with Mike the dockmaster to get out slip , and we were directed to the fuel dock. these guys jumped right in and started to trouble shoot the issue. I then had to shift to our slip on one engine , but one of the guys rode with us to assist as these slips are tricky. be prepared for ripping currents both in and outbound , and for most who are used to floating docks, it will be a lesson in line handling and piling tie up. we were on the east side separated by railroad tracks to where the restaurant and pool were , but it was a short walk over. there were facilities on our side which were spotless and new. we were provided with info packet on arrival and they answered all questions, and the pt pleasant boardwalk area was a $11 uber ride. The marina staff are truly knowledgable and helpful. When we left we felt like we gained some new friends.
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Hoffman’s Marina is conveniently located just 1/4 mile from the Manasquan Inlet, offering quick and easy access to the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway. Hoffman Marina’s fuel dock is equipped with high speed fuel pumps and offers pump out services. We have fresh high-quality bait, IGFA certified scales, plenty of ice and transient slips for vessels up to 130’. Waypoint 622, our restaurant and patio bar, serves a variety of fresh, new American cuisine and offers picturesque views of the Manasquan River.