Details for Alred Marina

Alred Marina

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 13 reviews

Address 351 Marina Road
Guntersville, AL 35976-8658


After hours contact

Facility type

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


AGLCA discounts available

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Russ Cranford, Christi Carroll (Bookkeeper), Steve Dekker (Parts )



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Wright Express accepted. American Express not accepted

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Tennessee River mile 357.4. Channel is well marked. On the RDB about 1 mile off the channel. Just down river of the Hwy bridge.





Tide & current additional info

No current.


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Covered and uncovered slips.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.25/ft (2016-07-29)

Other price info: Minimum $40 per night. 100 gallon fuel purchase gets 1 night free.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Transient dock has 50/250 power.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Valvtect. 24 hour fueling capability.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Valvtect marine gasoline. 3% discount for paying cash.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Valvtect, marine fuel. 3% discount for cash.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Ramped for scooters or wheelchairs. Almost flat grade from the floating docks to the shore.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Mobile comes to you. There is a pump out at the fuel dock.












Yes - New Publix in town about 3 miles. 5 miles to Super WalMart. Transient courtesy vehicle is available.


Yes - Ships store with parts and accessories on site next to the marina office and pool.


Yes - In Guntersville about 1.5 miles. Alred willl provide vehicle and Customer Reward Card for discounts at chosen restaurants.


Yes - Plenty to choose from in Guntersville.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Marine Service of Guntersville Inc. on site. 30 ton Travellift and 50 ton railways.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 30 ton travellift; 50 ton marine railway.

Storage facilities

Yes - Storage lot for trailers/boats and jet ski's.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Ships store on site.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Good WiFi signal at the transient dock. Also good Verizon signal. 2016

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Courtesy vehicle available.

Other services

Family entertainment area with pool, pavilion, and splash pad.


Lake Guntersville State Park ( 5 miles), Guntersville Airport (Across 431 from Marina), Gunters Landing Golf Course (1 mile), NASA (35 miles), Main Channell Brewery (5 miles)

Reviews for Alred Marina
nice place, 2016-08-21
Captain: , Alabama (172)

good docking, reasonable rates, swimming pool, laundry,store. Nice downtown just opened an Enterprise rental car.

Wonderful stop!, 2015-11-11
Captain: , Ocala FL (351)

They answer the VHF radio, provided me with detailed information on how to approach them, which dock I'd be at, how it was marked (very clearly marked too unlike many marinas), advised of floating weed beds, met us at the dock and pulled us forward for greater proction from forecast winds, had a courtesy vehicle, provided discount coupon to several restaurants, simply put, they couldn't have been nicer! Even stayed open late for our arrival!!

It was OK for a quick stop-over, 2015-07-24
Captain: , Currently Living on Tennessee River (180)

The people were nice enough and OK for a few days

Fantastic marina!, 2014-11-07
Captain: , Atlanta (10)

We stopped in here after this marina was recommended to us by a looper couple. We were having a problem with our windlass. Russ the owner and his mechanic met us as we arrived and did everything in their power to diagnose our problem. In the end it was a motor problem. We purchased diesel fuel and spent the night. Russ gave us the keys to his loaner car and recommended a wonderful restaurant in Guntersville. We HIGHLY recommend this marina!

Excellent Facility, 2014-09-22
Captain: , Louisville, KY (291)

Had an unplanned overnight here because Guntersville lock was bringing up a tow that had to be cut. Delay was going to be 3 1/2 hours which would have made it after dark before I could get through.

I couldn't have landed in a better spot. Betty took good care of me and offered the use of their courtesy truck so I could go into town for some dinner. Fuel dock is self-serve credit card. Transient slips are lay along.

Great Marina, 2014-05-28
Captain: , Port Huron, MI (30)

Great place to layover. Maintenance, fuel, shelter, provisions. Russ is the manager and is very attentive almost 24/7 for minor maintenance issues. On a cold February night my wife and I arrived late at night and experienced a minor...but critical....electrical problem. Russ and his Dad responded and got us fixed and the heat on. We were here for five months and are leaving on the Great Loop......we will be back!

Excellant facility, 2013-10-02
Captain: , Cleveland, OH (344)

Great stop. Nice people and good loaner vehicle. Much better than Guntersville Marina.

Good docks, remote location, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Mesa AZ (1609)

Courtesy van given freely for trip to Guntersville. No marina staff at docks but easy entry. Higer fuel price than Guntersville Marina. No restaurants.

New transient docks., 2012-03-28
Captain: , Rogersville, AL (151)

We spent last weekend at Alred's and were the first transients on the new dock. Very nice with plenty of power. 100 gallons of fuel gets you 2 nights free.

Very Helpful, 2012-03-14
Captain: , Maryland Heights, MO (314)

Stayed one night in spring 2011 before the tornado damage. Excellent shower and laundry facilities; staff was extremely helpful.

Good marina and service yard, 2011-03-21
Captain: , Georgia (125)

Nice docks and peaceful setting. Nice car (GMC Yukon) for transients and a quick drive into Guntersville. "Top of the River" restaurant on far edge of downown Guntersville has a nice water view and pretty good food. Foodland Grocery store at the traffic light near it.
Service yard painted entire topsides of our trawler and did a good job.

Great Marina , 2008-11-08
Captain: , baltimore (2)

We found the personnel very helpful and knowledgeable in repairing our vessel. They have great facilities and while there we used their courtesy car to reprovision and eat out. The marina is pleasant and sheltered.

Full Service Marina , 2007-12-19
Captain: , Snellville, GA (162)

Very NICE marina with first class service dept.

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