by bkramer on Dec 03, 2021
Not sure where these reviews come from? Wish there was a zero. There are zero amenities at Danfords!! Spa is never open or can't get an appointment due to no employees, hotel is run down in every aspect, outdoor food service area has bird feces everywhere, no dockmaster, dockhands that can't tie a spring line, WIFI does not work, cable does not work, old unsafe docks with nails popping everywhere, breaker wall is non existent with no sea protection, no food service at dock, no pool, no picnic area, no barbeque area, no vehicle parking, no ship store, no mechanical services, no shuttle to local beaches, no trash pickup, electrical spotty and blows breakers, no security at hotel or docks, dock gate does not lock in the evening leaving people to roam the docks while your sleeping. Most of the items I listed are said to be included on Danfords website or Dockwa. Others listed can be found at any real marina. Best part is.........OVERPRICED. This is at best a one day stop over. Danfords nor the town of Port Jefferson is a vacation destination.
by credfield on Oct 19, 2021
Not a good stay:
On arrival there. We’re two very inexperience dockhands. They didn’t understand spring lines or how to
Properly tie off a cleat. The winds were high so it was more difficult than a normal day. I had to jump off the boat and with the help of a Yacht Controller I redid all the lines and showed them the proper methods.
I asked when the marina opened in the am. I was told 8am.
No one was there. The office was closed. We left on our own ( with help of my Yacht controller).
Not what you’d expect from a marina that charges a love average $/ft rates.
In fact while writing this I convinced myself I deserve a discount.
by taraepstein on Oct 01, 2021
Nice protective marina with super nice staff. Will definitely return.
by joshmh on Sep 29, 2021
Really nice staff. Olivia was very helpful and attentive to our needs. Marina offers excellent protection. Docks could use a little work.
by phaethon on Sep 09, 2021
Marina was good, with staff available, though somewhat distracted. Docks and buildings need a bit of attention.
by cchalsen on Aug 19, 2021
The staff and facilities were great! They even helped us a lot with a medical incident. So nice!
by tombruno on Aug 04, 2021
Always a great stop. The staff is very helpful and the town is alive. Great staff
by hockeyhouse on Aug 02, 2021
Deck hands were very helpful and very polite
by eabrams65 on Jul 24, 2021
What a great stop! Olivia and Kyle and the rest of the staff were friendly and helpful! See you next Summer!
by josephafickjr on Jul 20, 2021
Not quite up to what they charge.
by drraskin on Jul 17, 2021
Always a pleasant stay
by muselerwj on Jul 13, 2021
Good staff, excellent protection, and the showers and heads are great. However there is no pumpout and the town pumpout boat only works weekend - definitely a negative.
The docks still all have sharp edges and should have a rubber bumper along the surfaces.
by speedyturtle on Jun 29, 2021
Dock was fine. Dockhands were quick and knowledgeable and very service friendly. It was a bit tight for a 57 foot boat. Very disappointed with hotel. Spa was a joke and tiny with no services really, basically a few massage rooms. The hotel is a bit run down and not worthy of the big prices for docking. Save the dough and pick a mooring, nothing special about location.
by rhk123 on Jun 14, 2021
Fun place to visit but owners don’t put an adequate amount of money in to bring it up to its potential. Docks need repair, electrical service is lacking, water lines leak, and docks need more lighting at night. The bright spot is the staff which is great.
by 5142 on Jun 06, 2021
Spent just one night at the marina. Dock crew was very helpful in getting us tied up in our slip. The town is an easy walk from the marina. Unfortunately, there were a number of misses. The floating docks are old and need replacement. Don't walk on them with bare feet as I squired many a splinter before I realized this. Also, there are no services at the marina. If you want to use a restroom or a shower, you have to walk to the hotel where there is a small bathroom near the dining room for boat owners to use. Loud partying on a nearby boat didn't end until 1:30 am. Knowing what to expect , I will probably revisit just because of their ideal location and great crew.
by dsmason21 on May 27, 2021
Great spot for gas. Easy docking and great service. First time I docked the new boat. Sam helped me in with smile and a great attitude. Will be back.
by captben on Sep 16, 2020
Very nice marina with an excellent staff of dock hands. The location is ideal in terms of storm protection and immediate walking distance to the charming town of Port Jefferson. There is also a fine restaurant at the marina. There is also a fuel dock.
by samrichey on Sep 05, 2020
Nice marina. Helpful staff
by leochomen on Aug 23, 2020
Great facilities awesome location. Dock hands right there for assistance. Warning tight turn with unmarked rock near dock2. Use caution. Should be marked
by tblewis on Aug 08, 2020
We had a good experience at Danfords. Solid floating docks which kept us secure during Tropical storm Isaias. Located right in town with all kinds of restaurants and shops. Dock staff was very competent and professional. Good nearby parks for dog happiness.
by missshell on Aug 05, 2020
Tropical storm Isaias blew over while we were here, dock master checked before, during and after to make sure everything was fine.
Watched them secure blowing covers etc. on unattended boats. Great crew they have
by dvdpwilliams on Jul 29, 2020
I thought it was very noisy. Live music at the on-site restaurant was the typical blaring noise that sounds even worse when you are 300' away and the ferry dock is adjacent so the sound and exhaust of large diesel engines is nearly constant. There is no pool. We had to drive home about 8 nails that were popping up from the dock around our slip.
Having said all that, it seems to be a popular place. The village is very nice as is the large harbor. The staff was very helpful and friendly.
by bvellant on Jul 20, 2020
Well Dockwa never confirmed, so I had to call and confirm myself, not sure why I need Dockwa. Marina Sent my 6’ draft through 4.5’ at low tide To get to slip, no warning. No electric, got to review my bill to be sure I wasn’t charged .
by carlodsi1 on Jul 19, 2020
Great place. Marina, food and grounds! Incredible
by cconosce on Jul 03, 2020
The Marina is a beautiful marina. The docks are in excellent shape. The dock assistants are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. The checkin process was efficient. Security on the docks is excellent. But there are several unfortunate issues. The marina advertises wireless internet on Dockwa and their website. There is no signal on the dock except at the extreme end of the docks at the hotel. Unfortunately the hotel has the wireless internet not the marina. Also both places advertise cable television. That does not exist either. By the looks of the cable connections it’s been quite a while. I asked and I was told no we don’t have cable and they are not sure why they say that they do. And as far as the wireless they said it’s unfortunate but they have no options. A repeater maybe? A node on the docks maybe. I would come back again for an overnight but with different expectations.
by azimut on Jun 21, 2020
Great facility. Attentive staff.
by hdevries919 on Jun 16, 2020
We were unfortunately placed next to a boat that hosted a party on the dock 40+ people in Covid environment which went on until midnight. High intoxicated, rowdy crowd ignored by marina staff. The following night a second party got completely out of hand with a fistfight, someone falling off a boat, and a middle aged woman passing out on the dock after a vulgar domestic argument. All of this was while the dock staff were in their building 30 feet away, who ignored it. Never again.
by glennbig on Jun 11, 2020
Beautiful port and really helpful and friendly staff.
by eagle_25 on Nov 22, 2019
I was a late season transit south and was picking ports based on the weather (duh). Kyle fit me in when the marina was basically empty and took care of me like it was high season. A truly positive experience- I’ll be back!
by heroncap on Oct 13, 2019
Brand new docks- super clean. Very helpful dock staff. Lively restaurant right on premises. Pretty historic town to walk around.
by normnott on Sep 02, 2019
Nice but very busy/hectic place. (Restaurants, ferry, spa, etc.) Also pretty expensive.
by mjsalvatore9 on Sep 02, 2019
Danfords is always a great weekend. Easy docking, excellent service, and right in town.
by reelcharmer on Aug 21, 2019
Excellent stay. The deckhands were great and knew their stuff. Marina shower/bathrooms were new and clean. There was live music all night at Danford's Wave Restaurant. Can't wait to go back.
by kr4us1 on Aug 20, 2019
Great marina and staff. Very Friendly staff and helpful..
Would come again!
by desparato on Aug 20, 2019
The only problem we had with the marina was the placement of our boat. The water was extremely shallow. Our Dept sounder read: -1’ Otherwise the marina was excellent.
The restaurant in the hotel, however, was horrible! Food was not good and two of our guests got some kind of food poisoning. The restaurant was the main reason for this poor review.
by aplsk9 on Aug 19, 2019
wifi did not work all weekend, needed for business. fitness center was flooded, could not work out. Shower rack was broken so unable to use marine shower. Don't get me wrong I love this marina and amenities but if I had my choice this stay would be comped for all that wasn't working this weekend.
by mightymac on Aug 11, 2019
stay was great, great slip, right in town, friendly dock staff, will be back
by herbkaiser on Aug 04, 2019
Accommodated us after we changed the date and they had a large charity event taking up all of the slips.
by goofeyone on Jul 29, 2019
Docks & electric were upgraded since last visit. New Dockmaster/staff are awesome! We will return!
by harbour1 on Jul 21, 2019
Great destination and staff was professional
by chopras on Jul 15, 2019
good restaurant food. Great atmosphere. Wish there was a pool and wish the dock area was locked 24hr/day to keep general people traffic off and away from our boats. currently only locked overnight.
by amazinggrace_o322 on Jun 25, 2019
Great stay overnight at Danford's Marina. New Marina facilities is a major improvement for transients. Staff are always helpful and you are a short walk to the heart of Port Jeff's activities!
by brendav on Jun 24, 2019
Very expensive for very few amenities, showers needed to be cleaned, no hot water
by scottmagoon on Nov 02, 2018
Great location and nice, helpful dock hands. We’ll be back!
by rdaquila on Sep 03, 2018
I never respond to these but this time I really have to...the marina staff went totally out of their way to make sure all our needs were met. They brought out tables and chairs for our groups buffet breakfast and repeatedly asked if there was anything they could assist with. They were over-and-above with great, friendly, service.
by jeffgarcia on Aug 30, 2018
Great staff. Excellent and clean facilities
by asmits on Aug 24, 2018
The dock staff were great, as always. However, the “new” showers developed for the marinas guests were a disappointment. The shower stalls were tiny, the areas were poorly designed, and there was no complimentary soap/shampoo.
by doublejd on Jul 17, 2018
Excellent facility, friendly staff, the best dockhand we have ever encountered
by jbsahrbeck on Sep 06, 2017
Positives: well protected marina, walking distance to downtown
Negatives: semi-welcoming dock hands, located directly next to the ferry with hourly departures, slightly industrial setting
by jra on Aug 28, 2017
a boater spilled some gas and it was problematic for awhile
by fabw67suzudjvzs7amke on Aug 14, 2017
The food was so bad cold over cook Rather eat at McDonald's at the wave No bath room for shower. Had you use a room to shower The only thing that was good is the dock hands were Great Will not be back
by aquatt on Aug 13, 2017
The dock hands where very helpful and friendly
by ttaussig on Jul 30, 2017
Beautiful harbor and marina right in center of town. Both nights outdoor live music guitar playing for cocktails
by galdy21 on Oct 13, 2010
Danfords is a very well operated and maintained marina. I have a 33ft express cruiser and I found the slips to be of ample size and there is plenty of maneuvering room in the fairway. The staff is very courteous and helpful. The hotel is beautiful but we noticed that boaters are treated as second class people, they cater to their other guests. The showers for the boaters can only be accessed by walking out to main street. Port Jefferson isn't really a boater friendly place. There's no place near by to buy groceries, liquor, or marine supplies/hardware. Nice for an over-nighter but not for an extended stay.