Green Turtle Bay Resort

$1.45/ft/night • $8.50/ft/week • Electric Included

Not Offered

Day Trip
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263 Green Turtle Bay Drive
Grand Rivers, KY 42045-0102
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 10

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32 Reviews

by mlinker on Nov 06, 2021
Friendly staff, pet friendly. Good restaurants. Would come back again!

by tervosmith on Oct 27, 2021
Excellent resort with outstanding service.

by melaniec on Oct 25, 2021
Great staff and very good facilities.

by valthom on Oct 24, 2021
Our stay here was exactly what we were told to expect - excellent! Robin was very accommodating even when we had to change the date of reservation and then add another night. The courtesy vehicle was a lifesaver! Would definitely recommend to anyone.

by sailtosteam on Oct 20, 2021
Green Turtle Bay is always a great place to stay. They did go above and beyond to satisfy any of my concerns. Their repair facility seems to have problems with mechanics coming to work or getting qualified mechanics. I do not think this issue is unique to GTB, but I have seen it at many, many marinas. They do the best they can.

by legasea on Oct 14, 2021
I have never visited a place where everyone actively encouraged me to join in a conversation, have a meal, or become a towny and watch the parade. Other than the parade, there is no real reason to leave the camous. This marina is a perfect home away from home for children to adults. We can’t wait to visit again in the future.

by dundeewiggin on Oct 13, 2021
Liked the looper discount. Pet access is good. Would stay here again.

by mrking_82 on Oct 11, 2021
Absolutely beautiful roomy marina! Professional helpful and friendly staff. I hope the new owners coming soon handle the place the same way.

by usrjiho on Oct 08, 2021
One of the best. Not only a top tier marina, but great service work too.

by lsigismo on Oct 06, 2021
Very nice. Dock hands were very pleasant and helpful Good places to eat and a nice little town to visit

by courtneyblanchard on Sep 19, 2021
Very enjoyable and the marina office lead Shane was absolutely great to work with and Tommy was very nice too! They went way out of their way to give advice and help us find different boat parts!

by stevelyn on Aug 24, 2021
Great service at the gas dock; golf carts to take you to their restaurants, or into Grand Rivers for restaurants; nice pool available for boaters. Without a doubt, the best resort on Lake Barkley/Kentucky Lake.

by shaffers on Jul 27, 2021
Our stay at Green Turtle Bay was great!! Shane and Trenton took good care of us while we were there. All of the amenities were first class! We plan to go back next year and stay for a month. We love it there!! Joyce and Larry Ranger Tug C.A.L.M.

by jkellams on Jul 05, 2021
Thumbs up 👍..........

by legacy565 on Nov 17, 2020
Stopped for one night. Liked it so much stayed for 3. Great service from super friendly staff.

by dchaps1960 on Nov 13, 2020
Wow we love it here

by akajd1 on Sep 02, 2020
Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Dock staffers were knowledgeable, courteous and efficient. Facilities were clean and well cared for. Our 4 bedroom condo was perfect for our group. Great layout and very well supplied. We cooked most all meals and had all we needed in dishes, pans, etc. We’ve all agreed we will return.

by justqnaround on Nov 13, 2019
Enjoyed our stay and the experienced dock hands. Well stocked ships store with great end of season discounts.

by kissedsomefrogs on Nov 10, 2019
We loved Green Turtle Bay! First I must compliment the service department. We needed to have a prop straightened due to a log hit on the Mississippi. We called ahead and they put us on the schedule. When we arrived, we were pulled quickly, they put us back in the water so that we could stay on our boat, loaned us a van to take the props to the prop shop, and when we got them back next day, put them back on. The price was very reasonable. Great communication from Gayla and David. The facility, even in the off season was great. We enjoyed the two restaurants and took advantage of the Spa facilities for haircuts. The shower rooms were clean and convenient to the docks. We will definately be back!

by thejourney on Oct 05, 2019
Friendly staff, great facilities (pools, bar, restaurant, golf carts, and more). Only reason for not a 5 star is the restroom facilities are a long walk. Would definitely stay here again.

by cruisingonislandtime on Oct 04, 2019
Nice marina and resort. Lots of amenities- two pools, courtesy cars, golf carts for rent, free shuttle to town (5 minutes) , fuel, pump out, two restaurants on property, very nice shower suites. Decided to stay longer.

by huberdon on Sep 13, 2019
Friendly staff. Shuttles to Thirsty Turtle restaurant for delicious fried fish. Laundry facilities with 3 washers and dryers. Pool was refreshing on a hot day.

by currentaffair on Aug 13, 2019
Love GTB, all the staff is so friendly and accommodating. Robin and Destiny were awesome helping us with fuel, pump out, fresh water, and getting tied up for the evening. We enjoyed use of the courtesy van as well. Can’t say enough about GTB!

by nicksea on Nov 17, 2018
Staff and facilities are top notch. The on site restaurant is great food with great staff in a great environment. The Owner of the resort stayed after hours and guided us in by flashlight since it was dark. Not sure he had that on his plan for a Saturday evening!

by _jsb3q4zxyw7jgpfnyzu on Nov 12, 2018
Great facilities and helpful staff

by firstforty on Oct 28, 2018
Friendly people, great docks, beautiful surroundings.

by srcampbell on Oct 22, 2018
The marina was fine, but the boat works employees could not have been more rude. I had set up an appointment to have my mast stepped on Friday. When I got there they told me it wouldn't happen till Tuesday. After explaining that I was a looper the man I was talking to told me how much he hated loopers, explained that we are all broke and he let me know that we are all terrible at boat maintenance. I would not come back here.

by scubabob on Aug 21, 2018
We first came here 5 years ago when we did the Great Loop. The place and people are just as good and friendly as we remember

by rls339 on Sep 24, 2017
Everything one could ask for motoring down the river system. Once past the Kentucky Dam lock it was like we had entered a New World and Green Turtle Resort was the entry point.

by cloudnine on Aug 28, 2017
This Place is Great!!!

by jcone on Aug 23, 2017
The staff were very nice and the location of the marina was ideal.

by hgalanos on Jul 03, 2017
Awesome, great service, great facilities. Lots of fun things to do on the property. Clean and well-maintained.
Member Discounts

Dockwa and BoatUS have teamed up to bring you discounts for all BoatUS marinas. If you are a BoatUS member, go to your Dockwa account and add your BoatUS member information to get the following discounts at this marina.

  1. $.075 off/gallon of fuel

About Green Turtle Bay Resort

Green Turtle Bay Marina has earned a "Must Stop!" designation by the AGLCA "Great Loopers" and is known to cruisers from the Great Lakes to the Florida waters. Green Turtle Bay has been awarded the industry coveted Five Anchor designation from Quimby's Cruising Guide.

Our full service marina features over 450 slips for most any boat style or size from 28' to 120' uncovered slips both power and sail and from 22' to 120' covered slips for cruisers and houseboats. The Marina's transient dock offers slips convenient to all amenities. We dispense ethanol-free gasoline and marine diesel, both of which are treated with Valvtect Marine additives.

Booking Info

Attention: Guests renting a condo and a slip, please leave a "Special Request" on your Dockwa reservation to indicate such and we will apply our condo rental discount on your slip. Call us at (270) 362-1043 with any questions.

Dockage: Includes pools, fitness & CYC


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 07/02/2022 2:42PM

  • Regular Gas: $3.85

  • Diesel: $3.79


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dry Storage
  • Fitness Center
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Travel Lift
  • Wireless Internet



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A boater’s guide to Green Turtle Bay Resort

Voted one of the “Best Stops” on the Great Loop, Green Turtle Bay offers everything a boater needs from a full service boat yard to a member-only fitness center to 3 award winning restaurants. If you plan on traveling through the Barkely and Kentucky Lakes region, you need to make sure you spend at least a few nights at this marina.

Approach and dockage

Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina is about 1.5 miles from the Barkley Lock and Dam located at mile marker 31.7 on Lake Barkley (Cumberland River). If coming from the Barkley Lock and Dam, the channel entrance is past the federal moorings on your starboard side and marked with secondary channel markers. Do not try to cut across. Follow the “Red Right Returning” rules through the quarter mile channel to the marina.

When you approach the marina you will see an uncovered dock in front of you that is mostly filled with sailboats. The fuel dock is a bit farther in and to the left of and perpendicular to the sailboat dock. It is located in front of the marina office with a blue roof. Most of the transient slips are on the west side (opposite side from the marina entrance) of the fuel dock.

Hail the marina staff on VHF Channel 10 or 16, or call at 270-362-1043. Friendly dock hands will be there and happy to assist with fuel/pump-out or directing and helping you tie up to your slip 7 days a week. General marina hours are 8 AM - 4:30 PM in the fall/winter or 8 AM - 6 PM (8AM - 8 PM on the weekends) in the summer.

Green Turtle Bay Marina amenities


Centrally located by the fuel docks, these facilities are open 24/7. Several single bathrooms each with their own shower. Clean and accessible.


Located in the room next to the showers/bathrooms. Three washing machines and three dryers with a table to fold clean clothes. Coin operated.

Courtesy Car

A courtesy car is available for transient guests, which is great to take the short drive to explore Grand Rivers or provision at Village Market and Cafe. Green Harbor also offers a shuttle from 10 AM - 10 PM seasonally to take you anywhere within its resort grounds and Grand Rivers.

Spa & Health Center

With your dockage fee, transients are given complimentary access to the fitness center on site, equipped with an indoor pool, equipment room, weights/group fitness room, sauna and showers. After a workout, indulge with a spa treatment at the Jade and Earth Spa.

Ship’s Store

Green Turtle Bay has a large ship store on site, only a short walk from the fuel dock. They have a great stock of basic boat parts and if they don’t have it, can place an order for you to arrive in just a couple of days.

Boat Repair and Haul Out

Boat Works Marine Service is onsite and offers a range of services for gas and diesel engines as well as electrical and hydraulic boat systems. They have 25 ton, 60 ton or 70 ton lifts and are able to do mast stepping and rigging as well. They even will take your discarded oil nearby if an oil change is part of your boat chores during your stay.

Green Turtle Bay Beach

A half-mile stroll from the docks will take you to the resort’s private beach area equipped with soft sand and lounge chairs. If looking to get away from the boat while still able to enjoy water views, it’s worth a visit.

Condo Rentals

If you have friends looking to visit or just need some time off the boat, Green Turtle Bay has two, three, and four bedroom condo units for rent. They are fully furnished and equipped with full kitchens, linens/towels, laundry, and gas grills.

Green Turtle Bay Marina restaurants

Commonwealth Yacht Club (CYC)

CYC is a members only club, however transient guests are granted access with their dockage. This is the most upscale dining option offered at the resort. Come for the views and variety of menu items such as CYC crab cakes, fish and chips, and NY steak.

Dockers on the Bay

If looking for a hearty breakfast on the water, Dockers on the Bay is your spot. Grab a cup of fresh brewed coffee (or a Bloody Mary) and one of their several breakfast meals while watching the sun rise over the lake. Come back for lunch for one of their various sandwich selections.

Thirsty Turtle

For a casual dinner option, stop by the Thirsty Turtle for good food, cold beer, and fun for the whole family. Come by golf cart, car, foot, or boat, and play a game of cornhole or checkers while you enjoy beautiful lake views and live music (on the weekends April-October).

Proximity to attractions by land

Patti’s 1880s Settlement

In a town of only 350 people, Patti’s serves 350,000 people and $1 million worth of pork chops a year, so you know it has to be good. What started in 1977 as Hamburger Patti’s Ice Cream Parlor has evolved into a little town of log cabins housing an outstanding restaurant, mini-golf course, ice-cream shop, gift shops, lodge, and more. They’re known for their 2 inch pork chops (the 1-inch filled us up fine) and be sure not to miss out on their flower pot bread (yes it’s bread baked in a flower pot!) or one of their delicious homemade desserts. Make sure to call to get a reservation, they can book up quickly. As a bonus they’ll even pick you up and drop you off from the marina. If you can, buffer in some time to explore all they have to offer on site.

Kentucky Dam

In case you haven’t gotten enough lock action on the water, borrow the courtesy car and head to Kentucky Lock and Dam to see it up close. While the visitors center has been closed until further notice due to COVID-19, you can still get some up close views of the river and dam.

Land Between the Lakes (LBL)

While we prefer to get here by boat, you can also access miles of hiking trails and campsites by car in the Land Between the Lakes. The 11-mile Canal Loop Trail is only an 8 minute drive from Green Turtle Bay and the Hillman Ferry Campground featuring 4.5 miles of trails is about a 15 minute drive.

Proximity to attractions by water

Land Between the Lakes Anchorages

There are countless coves to explore along Barkley and Kentucky Lakes. Using Green Turtle Bay as a launching point or home base, you can’t go wrong choosing one of the several beautiful, serene coves to spend an afternoon or night. Once you drop the hook, it’s easy to dinghy to shore and hop on one of LBL’s hiking trails. Or pack some camping gear and set up camp at one of LBL’s campsites. Some of our favorite coves include:

The Rock Quarry (Mile Marker 34 on Kentucky Lake)

A popular Kentucky Lake swimming spot, this cove used to be a rock quarry and one of the deepest parts of Kentucky Lake (100+ feet). Painted rocks line the cove, and cruising through is like being at an outdoor art gallery. It’s a narrow entrance, so if you have a large boat, we recommend dropping the hook at nearby Pisgah Bay and taking a dinghy over to explore. After viewing the rocks, beach the dinghy and walk along the shore to discover the quarry’s old remnants. Or dinghy to the small dock on the Northside of Pigsah Bay to access some of LBL’s campsites and hiking trails.

Dry Fork Bay (Mile Marker 60 on Kentucky Lake)

You can tuck into three well protected coves around this anchorage, allowing several boats the ability to choose a spot that still feels like their own. Watch the sunset over the lake and count the stars on a clear night. Dinghy to the campground on the south end to hop on the Pickett Loop trail.