Details for Bunky's Charter Boats Inc.

Bunky's Charter Boats Inc.

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 10 reviews

Address 14448 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688


After hours contact

Facility type

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


Trawler/cruisers can get water when they take on 40 gallons of fuel or more. Brian, the owner, said to call him on his cell at 443-532-4147 if you have any problems.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Brian VanDevander, Kathy Conner, Elisa, Kevin Corrigan, Chuck Schultz




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa and MasterCard.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Fuel sales, slips available year round- winter hours vary, call for fuel 410-326-3241. Fishing season April thru December.


Enter from the mouth of Patuxent River. Head for Solomon's Harbor. After entering Solomn's Harbor steer to the port and take the creek to the head. A church will be ahead, a sign will say "Bunkys Fuel". It will be on your port as you approach. Call ahead if help is needed. 410-326-3241.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: New seawall, all new electric and water lines, small board walk, brand new slips and poles installed 2009.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: 18

Other info: No length restrictions, maximum beam for slip is 18 feet. If bigger the fuel pier may be utilized if needed and available. However there are electric restrictions unlike the slips.


Transient: 4
Total: 10
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2017-09-18)

Other price info: Transit slips, monthly, yearly available.

Boats staying one night or more, are offered bicycles for grocery store (one mile away) and West Marine store (1/2 mile away). Call in advance.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: One 20 amp, one 30 amp, and 50 amp at the power station.

Pricing info: 30 amp is $5.00 per day.
Two 30 amp or one 50 amp is $12 per day. Montly and yearly pricing is different.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - City water, potable.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - Call in advance 443-532-4147 and ask for Brian.


Fuel brand: Gas is 89 octane.
Diesel - recreational vessels add 6% sales tax.

Gas price$3.39/gal (2017-09-18)

Other price info:

Diesel price$2.47/gal (2017-09-18)

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

No - There is a free city pump out three docks to the south.


Yes - 20lb bag, 8lb bag, and block ice.






Yes - April thru November there is a port-a-jon available.




Yes - Water, drinks, snacks, and beer sold at the location. Transportation to stores available for slip renters, please call ahead.


Yes - Within 2.5 miles. Car ride for slip renters available. West Marine is 1/2 a mile away.


Yes - Solomons Snacks open on the location, serving lunch and dinner carry-out. Seasonal. Hand dipped ice cream!



Hotels or motels

Yes - Within 1.5 miles.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle, and crabbing supplies.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Private fishing charters for Rockfish, Bluefish, Mackerel, and bottom fishing available. Fishing is seasonal. Jet ski and boat rentals.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Boats staying one night or more, are offered a free car ride to the nearest rocery store (one mile away) and West Marine store (1/2 mile away). Call in advance.

Other services

Offers post mail drop for trawlers or boaters that are traveling. Storage lockers for slip renters on location.


Full service fishing center for all local fishing/crabbing needs. Headboat open to the public, private charters available. All on location.

Reviews for Bunky's Charter Boats Inc.
great stop - V2.0, 2017-06-03
Captain: , Marthasville (643)

Just a couple of updates to prior review.

Regular slips all have power pedestals close at the end of each slip. The "long" power run for the prior review was based on tying up at the fuel dock.

Speaking of which because this is a small family run operation, if when you get fuel, make sure YOU make sure you're getting the fuel you want.

I have a gas boat and mentioned it 3 different times to the very courteous and well intentioned dock hand and had the fuel nozzle in the tank when I asked for the third time to confirm this was gas not diesel when he finally got what I was asking and surprisingly said, "oh most bigger boats are always diesel".

Great place to stay!

great stop, 2017-05-10
Captain: , Boca Raton, FL (1522)

So, lets be real about this place. These are the nicest people i've ever met. No frills, family owned. Call them on the phone. They dont run around with a radio.This is the home of a large charter fishing fleet. There really is only 1 dock to handle 40+foot. One dock can handle about 30'. Fuel price was the best at $2.02 because we spent the night $1.00ft. When asked if we needed to use the water they brought a hose to the spicket. They couldn't help enough.Electric was a long ways away. No amenities, showers, restrooms, wifi. I didnt need any of that. What i did have was the whole waterfront and restaurants at my door step. They are working on a new kitchen so will be interesting to see what they do. They get 5 stars for what they do and are.

Bunky's Fuel, 2014-08-18
Captain: , Annapolis (532)

Depth is 10' at high tide. Fuel price is 8/17/2014 $3.99. They open on weekends until 8:30 pm (8pm on week nights). This was great as no other fuel was available after 7:00 pm.

Don't buy there, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Urbanna,va (49)

after fuilling tanks withe fure ( 72 gal) they refused to let us fill our tanks with water. no amount of polite discussion would change there mind.

Great Diesel Fuel Price, 2012-06-24
Captain: , Yeocomico River (336)

We fueled up here also due to recommendations here on AC. Todays price was $3.089 without the 6% sales tax. By far the lowest I have seen for a while. Good place to walk the dog across the street while here fueling.

Best Fuel Price on the Bay, 2011-10-06
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (745)

We stopped here for fuel based upon reports in Active Captain and MTOA. What terrific advice! The folks here are quite friendly and accomodating. BTW The fuel price IS the lowest we have seen on the bay.

Good place for fuel - open early, 2011-08-17
Captain: , Atlanta (100)

We were at zanheiser's and need fuel in the morning. Bunky's was open at 5am on a Saturday. They had Coffee and ice too! Easy in/out.

Place to go for fuel / fishing gear / fishing charters, 2011-07-21
Captain: , Hollywood, Maryland (40)

By far the cheapest diesel fuel prices in Solomons and Kevin in the store knew everything about fishng gear, what fish were running and also had fresh crab or oysters (depending upon the season). Best place in the area to charter a fishing boat for rockfish or bluefish!

Knowledgeable Fisherman, 2010-08-26
Captain: , Solomons (36)

The people here know what you need to fish in the area.

Great Owner and Cruiser freindly, 2010-08-26
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

Brian, the Owner, was great. Came out to help and told us Cruisers can fill up on water when we purchase fuel. Best prices around. We will be back

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