Details for Aquia Bay Marina
Name

Aquia Bay Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.0 stars from 4 reviews

Address 432 Aquia Creek Rd
Stafford, VA 22554-5537

Phone540-720-7437

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes



VHF channel

16/68

Web sitewww.aquiabaymarina.com

Email contact

aquiabay1@aol.com;aquiamarine@aol.com

Owner, manager

George Paxson

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

2

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 4.5
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 135
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2015-11-02)

Other price info: Season slip fee for 12 month contract or balance is $7.25 per foot plus electric. Electric $10.00. per day
Overnight transient slips and contract slips available.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Include

Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes - Include

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

No - Liveaboards not allowed by the county ordinance.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Fuel is available 24/7 with a credit card at the self-serve fuel dock.. No additional taxes.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Mid grade 89 octane, Valvtech. Fuel is available 24/7. Credit card reader is at the fuel dock. System is up and running. If you need assistance for fueling or pump out during normal marina hours come to the office.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: 40 Cetane, Valvetech. System on Fuel is available 24/7. Credit card reader is at the fuel dock. System is up and running. If you need assistance for fueling or pump out during normal marina hours come to the office.

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes - Available 24/7 via Credit Card. Pump out service free with fuel purchase.

Ice

Yes

Trash



Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry



Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants



Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes - Full-service boat repair and maintenance facility with travel lift. Aquia Bay Marine Works Division provides complete marine service/repair on premises. Canvas repair is available. Call for info, 540-720-6196. Robert Taylor is the service manager and is very helpful.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 35 Ton Travel Lift.

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access



Boat ramp availability

Yes - Ramp is not public.

Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Aquia Bay Marina
Very relaxed and friendly, 2016-03-31
Captain: , King George (107)

We have slipped there for two years. The staff is wonderful and the service is great.

We have had routine repairs and maintenance performed with no issues.

The marina is clean and well cared for.



Aqiua Marina, 2014-08-18
Captain: , Annapolis (442)

8/17/2014 Gas price is $3.99 Depth is 2.7' at mid-tide Nice faciltiy and very friendly people.



Nice, quiet place, 2013-08-25
Captain: , Stafford, VA (305)

The marine industry in Stafford County has been hurting due to onerous personal property taxes on boats. This tax has finally been eliminated, so expect to see a pickup in business, which we hope will be acccompanied by improvements in facilities. George, the marina manager, is dedicated and you can tell he'll be making improvements as finances permit. Don, the resident mechanic, is first-rate.



Mixed Bag, but ok I guess, 2012-06-10
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1777)

Aquia Bay Marina is kind of a strange story and it really depends on your preferences and tastes, and your needs at the time of you staying there whether you would like this marina or not. First, Aquia Creek itself was not a problem. Don't cheat the markers. We entered on a high tide and left on a rising tide (1-2 foot swing) without incident. Sounded at least 4 feet of water under our 3.5 foot keel coming in and out. There was 10 feet of water all around the marina. Pump out and fuel are on an adequately long finger dock coming out from shore with what appears to be good maneuvering room to get in and out. There is a floating south dock which fellow boaters at the time said were somewhat unsteady. The center and north docks are fixed wood and I would describe them as old and flawed but servicable. The slips seemed to be narrow, but I could be wrong on that detail. We stayed at a T on the north dock. 30 amp power only, but the dockage was aok. Aquia creek is very very busy on weekends as there are several other marinas catering to smaller craft further up past the railroad bridge but there is a very strickly enforced no wake zone at the marina. We were there over the Memorial Day weekend and the creek was hyper busy.
Heres where this review gets weird. The facilites on shore are first rate. The bathrooms, showers, laundry and lounge are, I think, terrific. Very clean, modern and well maintained. The grounds of the marina are trim and tidy. There is a full service boat yard there too. But the marina is extremely isolated from shopping or shore services unless you have a friend in the area. (We did.) Our transient price was $1.50 per foot which oddly seemed too much and ok at the same time. The marina definitely has some very good points and bad points. You have to be your own judge. We would, however stay there again if the opportunity arose.
George, the dockmaster, works very hard and seems to do everything there, including cut the grass. So getting him on the radio may be challenging. Have your phone ready. He does return phone calls.
Addl: We did stay there again on our way out of the Potomac and all AOK. There were higher than normal tides so getting in and out were no chore at all.

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