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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87 Reviews

by Ann W. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2024
This was our second stay there. Staff was great and the facilities are clean. Highly recommend the stay

by David H. - Verified user on May 24, 2024
Great place to stay for a while,, The harbor master is great the marina is lucky to have Shane he does a great job. I have stayed a lot of marinas and the personnel is the key to repeat business... as i will return..

by Michael G. - Verified user on Apr 28, 2024
Quiet marina to stay. Restaurants had not opened up for the season.

by Dawn S. - Verified user on Nov 21, 2023
Very nice Marina. Great accommodations! One warning…. We fueled up. Quoted price of $4.45 but was not told that does NOT include tax. Fuel price always includes tax. Be aware. Gentlemen at fuel dock were very helpful and friendly. Lady at the marina store not so much….

by Tom L. - Verified user on Nov 14, 2023
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! Update: November 2023 - Another great stop at Green Turtle Bay. Again, cudos to the service department for great service. Stellar facility, love the shuttle to town. The only disappointment is that the Tippsy Turtle was closed during the peak of Looper Season.

by Michael H. - Verified user on Nov 11, 2023
Great place. Very accommodating and flexible. Courtesy golf cart to from town, for Tips

by Jodi C. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
Great stay. Shower/restroom suites clean. Washer/dryers worked great. All staff was very helpful and accommodating. Well stocked ship store. Had an important letter sent. I had to sign for it when it arrived. That tells me that are very careful with packages and mail that come in for boaters. Would definitely stay here again.

by Kurt K. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Great stop on the Loop to provision, relax, get a little pampered. Was here in 2019 and again 2023. Staff is friendly and helpful.

by Larry C. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Excellent stop. Enjoyed the the dinner very much Great amenities

by Alain R. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Excellent Marina. Beautiful place.

by Michael M. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2023
Great people great service. We will stay longer next time around. Patti’s is a great restaurant in r town also

by Gary Z. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
Lots of amenities in a great location. Staff was always available to assist.

by Kris R. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2023
Great marina!! We loved everything from the people, the facilities (showers, laundry), to the docks, easy to access, the courtesy car, beautiful property, Patti’s restaurant, shuttle car availability, restaurant & pubs on property!! What a terrific stay!!

by phil m. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2023
Restaurant, ship store, courtesy car and cost of dockage were great. Dock condition was rickety. BUT We had our 2 60 hp outboards serviced at their Boatworks: oil/filter/impeller/lower unit lube. Hauled out 7 hrs, watched them work shy of 2.5 hrs. Billed us for 5 hr labor and had the huevos to tell is that they only billed for half of the labor they usually would. Same service at Harbor Vue Marina near Little Current Canada was half the time hauled at half the cost…. Caveat Emptor.

by Richard H. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2023
Looper group always welcome to this convenient and service oriented marina.

by Jona C. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Clean, friendly and peaceful. Great place!

by Shelley R. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2023
Wonderful folks. Our only issue was we were far from the transient dock and the rest of the loopers. Pier 5 was a very, very long walk to take the pup.

by Pam or Jeff P. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
GTB has everything you need.

by Jim A. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
Marina was nice and facilities are clean. Has a courtesy van which was very helpful. Patties restaurant has a free shuttle to pick you up. If you stay here you have to go eat there.

by Jay P. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Always love staying here. Nice people and easy access to town.

by Dale K. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2023
The staff was very friendly and helpful.

by Daniel B. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
Slip was nice and close to the condo, staff were very helpful, everything was well-maintained.

by Gary S. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2023
Full service marina with friendly locals.

by James L. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Awesome place ! Nice docks, great amenities!

by Matthew M. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
We'll start with the good. The rented dock space was very close to sidewalk access. Did get a discount for being a BoatUS member. The bad: We called the resort to reserve two golf carts (group of 7 people). Upon arrival they said only one was written down and there were none available. We clown car'd 7 people on a golf cart the entire weekend. We went to Between the Lakes bar/grill to eat. When we came out our cart was gone and another was left there. We had to hunt for our cart. After waiting an hour at the rental office, the swapper brought us our cart. There should be unique keys for each cart. If the other person damaged our cart, I'm sure they wouldve been looking at us for money. All in all, good stay. But they do need to tweak a few things.
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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

Stay longer! Enjoy discounted rates when you stay weekly or monthly (discount is included in price).

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 Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 08/25/2023 at 1:03PM

  • Regular Gas: $3.85

  • Diesel: $3.79


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



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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.