Details for Albemarle Plantation Marina

Albemarle Plantation Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 18 reviews

Address 1 Marina Way
Hertford, NC 27944


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Albemarle Plantation is a planned developoment retirement community. Albemarle Plantation Marina welcomes transients.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



James Darnell

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: The Dockmaster's Office is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays, and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekends. Memorial Day to Labor Day. Winter hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.






Tide & current additional info

Wind driven.


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 50
Total: 166
Transient price: $1.60/ft (2017-08-21)

Other price info: The small boat pier can handle boats up to 25 feet and is $5 per day transient rate for less than monthly. Water and electric are included. Larger boats are $1.60 per foot plus the power fee.
Albemarle loop discounts see


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $6.50 per day.
50 amp is $10.50 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included

Dinghy access

Yes - Located close to shore where the docks split off to individual piers.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Non-ethanol

Gas price$3.10/gal (2017-08-21)

Other price info: Non-ethanol

Diesel price$2.20/gal (2017-08-21)

Other price info: $0.10 per gallon diesel discount off 200+ gallons.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out










Yes - Complementary





Yes - On site with in walking distance.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Yes - Golf carts are available for rent

Other services

Pool, golf course, clay tennis courts, all within walking distance.


Reviews for Albemarle Plantation Marina
If you like to hike....., 2017-08-20
Captain: , Pearl Harbor, HI (682)

Spent on night here as part of the Albemarle Sound Loop. Beautiful marina and grounds. I gave it only 3 stars because everything is widely spaced. The showers /bathroom/laundry are a hike and a half. The pool is at least 3/4 mile away. They will rent you a golf cart for $25/day.

Great staff , relaxing stay, 2016-11-01
Captain: , Wanakena, NY (749)

Richard the dock master patiently assisted us docking. He's a real asset, toured us around and filled us in on local information. With a 15.6 beam we had a very roomy slip with either a port or starboard finger for exiting. Had 4.5-4.7 foot depths at the first set of markers entering the marina. The second set was 7 feet or deeper. Winds on the Sound were 12k but once in the channel winds decreased substantially. Had an outstanding lunch at the Grille with extremely fair prices, great service and a view of the golf course overlooking the Sound. I highly recommend going in for a meal. Since there is no town you are limited to the activities offered by the resort, which include tennis and use of the pool. We did not inquire about golf. We did not make use of these facilities but have to say iwe truly loved the peaceful and calming atmosphere. Thanks AP marina for making us feel so welcomed in your community.

Wonderful stop, 2016-10-23
Captain: , Washington, NC (460)

We stopped here on a Friday for our two free days. Richard and another young gentleman were on the dock ready to help us tie up. We settled in, and Richard came by to take us on a short tour of the Plantation and the amenities. Had dinner at the Grille Room and it was delicious. Quick service and great food. Saturday we had a small northerly, but the docks are sturdy and we were fine. The golf cart path is an excellent walk. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. For pure rest and relaxation, we recommend this spot!

Great Loop Stop, 2016-09-25
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (986)

Professional and very nice staff. The Grill and pool were very nice. Rented golf carts and toured the gated community. Thank you AP for the complimentary dockage. We really hope the Albemarle Loop is a success story for the marinas who have been such great supporters. Can't wait to come back.

Very pretty spot, 2016-07-25
Captain: , Sanford, Fl. (887)

This is our 4th stop on the Albermarle Loop. According to the dock master about 1 ft of water has been blown out of the sound. We draw 4 ft 6in and bumped several times on the way in between marker 1 and 5. (The local crabbers here really don't care where they put their pots. There were at least a half dozen right in the very narrow channel.) After that it got deeper until about 200 yards from the docks when it went back to about 4.5 ft. We stirred up a lot of mud docking right behind the fuel T-head. The dock master, Richard, is very accomodating and helpful. He took us on a golf cart tour of the Plantation, Yacht Club, restaurant and some of the houses. They did not charge us golf cart rental. It is a really beautiful area, beautiful golf course and homes. The restaurant is owned by the home owners, so be sure that it will be serving dinner to non owners before you go.

Nice stop on the Albemarle Loop, 2015-11-05
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (282)

This is a very boating friendly stop over. Everyone we met were very engaging with us and maked us feel at home at the Plantation. We had a port engine issue going in and limped in on one engine. Dockmaster suggested we contact Daneker Marine in Hertfort, NC. These guys were great. They came out right away to the marina to check out our engine, ordered a part, and we were back on the loop with only a day delay. My conclusion is this whole area is full of some very nice people and worth a visit from all boaters looking to explore the Albemarle Loop.

Beautiful Albemarle resort, 2015-11-02
Captain: , Moyock, NC (1054)

The emenities are very nice. Because it is a resort laid out with a lot of space, a golf cart was furnished to make getting around very easy. There is a washer and dryer at no cost at the marina Dockside restaurant. Golfing is the big activity here. In the off season (fall through spring) the marina offers an attractive reduce monthly rate. This year 2015 they, and four other marinas around the Albemarle offered 48 hours of free dockage to attract boaters to the Albemarle Loop. Follow the bouys into the marina; they were placed differently than indicated on the navigation charts.

Y'all come, 2015-09-14
Captain: , Albemarle Plantation, NC (389)

My wife and I are residents at the Albemarle Plantation (AP). We've lived here for 2 years, and we love it. You won't find a more friendly and welcoming boating and golf community anywhere. Pets will make new friends here, too!

If you're transiting the ICW and you're tired of the same-old-same-old, or you just want to do something different this year, come on over.

The Plantation maintains the private channel into our marina at the mouth of the Yeopim Creek with 6' depth. Plenty of water to port inbound, but starboard it shoals up very quickly. You may find crab traps along either side of the channel. (We constantly fuss with the crabbers, but we love those crabs!)

Working with other marinas on the Sound, our community initiated the Albemarle Loop program this summer. Find more information here -- You can deduce from the earlier comments, we've had a wonderful summer with "Loopers" dropping by. We're very proud of our Clean Marina designation. The Osprey Yacht Club (OYC) Ambassador program is volunteers helping Loopers find out all there is to offer here. Our community amenities are available to visiting boats, and we'll make every effort to accommodate your needs -- starting with the 48 hours free dockage, an Albemarle Sound tradition. You're welcome in our Clubhouse where you can expect a great meal, friendly service and a serene setting. Golf fees for our Dan Maples designed championship course are quite reasonable. Bring your best weapons, because this course will test your mettle.

Our pool, tennis courts, playground, and other amenties are yours for the asking. Go crabbing -- just a string, some chicken necks, and a net are all you'll need -- or fish off our docks. Complementary golf carts to get around. See great views of our community here -- (One Looper family stopped by this summer, then came back and made this their home.)

OYC also has a very active kayaking group, and we'll be glad to talk your ear off about kayaking up primitive creeks and rivulets.

Rivers and creeks nearby offer protected anchorages and unique Carolina low country scenery. Cypress knees and Spanish Moss signal that you are definitely in the South.

Nearby boating destinations include Edenton, Columbia and Hertford, all very walkable and friendly towns of unique North Carolina charater. Edenton is easily reachable by sailboat in 4 hours with favorable winds, and well worth the trip. Columbia is about 10 miles due south then up the Scuppernong, where you'll find new town docks, but very limited room for larger boats. If no room there, you can anchor in the harbor and it's a short dinghy ride over. The Old Salt Oyster Bar will make you feel like you're downtown. Hertford has new town docks, but there's a 33' vertical clearance bridge about a mile out. Larger boats can anchor there and dinghy over. It's worth it to visit Woodwards Pharmacy for ice cream, or visit the Perquimans Arts League (, or the museum to Catfish Hunter, who was born here and played baseball at Perquimans High School. Look for the famous Hertford turtles sunning themselves as you approach the "S" bridge. Town docks are just inside.

On occasion, the Sound may choose to remind you who's boss: An east-west fetch of 20kt winds conspires with the relatively shallow (average 20' depth) waters to give rise to 4' chop that will shiver your timbers. But the Sound is a unique freshwater resource that we cherish for its personality and beauty.

C'mon over! You'll be glad you did.

Definitely need a golf cart or bikes, 2015-08-04
Captain: , Burlington (180)

What's Next?? Burlington,Ontario
Although the docks are tired, Richard, the dockmaster couldn't have been friendly and the facilities are top notch, but the clubhouse, restaurant, golf and pool are quite a distance away, so if no cart is available, which often seems to be the case, you'll definitely want to have bikes on board.

Wonderful Find!, 2015-07-29
Captain: , Virginia Beach, VA (85)

We heard about the "Albemarle Loop" from a fellow boater & the Plantation was our first stop. As others have mentioned, this marina has it all: wonderful restaurant at the Clubhouse, tennis courts, beautiful pool, golf course, free laundry, clean showers, good slips, fuel & pumpout. They still loan golf carts on an "as available" basis. Additionally, they have an "Ambassador" program where the residents take turns greeting you at your slip and making sure you are aware of all that their marina has to offer. Our Ambassadors greeted us with a folder of information and an invite to the Clubhouse for drinks. We also were invited to a TGIF party on the Clubhouse patio the next evening. We loved meeting so many of the local residents and felt like a part of the Albemarle Plantation family! This Marina was key in setting up the Albemarle Loop program and are excited with the response they are getting. If you are in the area, don't pass up the opportunity to experience the hospitality of this wonderful marina.

Beautiful natural setting, 2015-06-09
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (165)

This was a great stop off the Albermarle. 2 free nights if you are doing the "Albermarle Loop" which includes stops at several other locations on the Sound. The marina has over 160 slips, it is very large. Fixed wooden dock in good condition. Small 6 inch wind influenced tide. Helpful to have bikes like we did to get around. We rode through the beautiful neighborhood and along thr golf cart path (only after 6pm). Had a great lunch at the Club House overlooking the 18th green with the Albermarle Sound in the back ground!

Free 48-hrs Albemarle Loop, 2015-05-06
Captain: , St Louis (1085)

We stopped here because they advertised 48-hr free dock if you are doing the Albemarle Loop. They did not disappoint. Free laundry, public bathrooms & showers available. Free water, power & pump out at the dock. The Dockside Cafe is open Sun & Mon. Clubhouse restaurant is open the rest of the week for casual or fine dining. They left a golf cart at the end of the pier for our use. Very friendly residents. Highly recommend.

Biased - My Brother Lives Here, 2013-01-23
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (322)

Stopped for the family Thanksigiving in 2012 and stayed 3 weeks. Very economical for a month's stay. If on a sailboat request a berth on the end of A dock. 7' depths here. 5' depths on C dock.
First class facility, but definitely under-utilized. Since the snack shop at the Yacht Club closed the closest restaurant is a good hike and is closed on Mondays.
if you don't live here or know someone that does you will need a rental car to drive to Edenton or Elizabeth City. Not much to do in Hertford.
When entering Yeopim River follow the channel markers and don't try to religously follow your chart plotter as my track shows:

Great stop just a little off the ICW, 2012-05-24
Captain: , Seaford, VA (975)

Update 5/23/2012 No longer loan out golf carts. The small restaurant/snack bar near the docks is closed now. Dockmaster very nice, but not much in the way of services available. Very nice pool and club house is open to boaters, but it is quite a hike. Great place to ride bikes or take a long quiet walk. Piers were mostly deserted while we were there.

Our two boat fleet stopped by last April (2011) on the return from Edenton just to see what was here. Very nice place. Dockmaster loaned us a golf cart so we could explore after we had breakfast in the restaurant. Wish we could have stayed longer, but after a fill up and a (free) pump out, we had to move on. We are headed back next week and will stay this time. Looking forward to the same friendly service as last year. If only I could play golf...

Great Marina, 2010-10-28
Captain: , Annapolis (1465)

Very wide docks; finger piers 21' long. They will loan you a golf cart for your stay.

Water 5 ft or less on approach and 5 ft in slips.

Well protected from North winds; south winds blow right up the creek with accompanying rollers.

Albemarle Plantation Marina, 2009-10-12
Captain: , Redart VA (135)

Visited 9/09. A little run-down but marina (maybe the whole place) under new management. Heads and showers are a good ten-minute walk. We were lent a golf cart which was nice.

One of few locations on the Albemarle to obtain diesel.

Courtesy, 2008-10-28
Captain: , New Bern (12)

We stayed at Albemarle on a cold rainy windy day - the dock master was very courterous in loaning us a golf cart to tour the development and get to the club - we will return when up that way

Best deal on the Albemarle Sound, 2008-01-21
Captain: , Hertford,NC (180)

Have a catamaran berthed here. Price is exceptional for the facilities. Een have a golf course available if your so minded. Only wish they had a way to lift boats. Not a "working" marina. Fuel, pump out and berthing, showers, and small store. No repairs.

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