Details for Columbia Island Marina

Columbia Island Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.0 stars from 5 reviews

Address George Washington Parkway
Arlington, VA 22202


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, and checks accepted.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 4
Total: 380
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2017-02-01)

Other price info: $25.00 minimum.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Pedastals for annual slipholders. 115v 15A provided for every 5 seasonal slipholders for temporary use.

Pricing info: $5.00/day for 30 amp service and $7.00/day for 50 amp service.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: No discounts. 2 stroke oil and 4 stroke oil sold in marina ship store.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Restroom and shower area are handicapped accessible.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Available at fuel dock. Free for slipholders, $5 fee for the public.


Yes - Available at the Cafe.


Yes - Including recycling.


Yes - For slipholders.


Yes - For slipholders.





Yes - Columbia Island Cafe on site. Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches.


Yes - Beer available in the Cafe.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Limited to basic cleaning, no sanding, painting, etc. allowed in the marina.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability

Yes - $5 ramp fee.


Other services


Reviews for Columbia Island Marina
Great Facilities-Rude Employees, 2015-06-27
Captain: , Colombia Island Marina (20)

As the previous review stated, this marina has taken a turn for the worse. I have been here for 6 years and for the most part have enjoyed every part of the marina, the family atmosphere, the facilities are nice and clean, etc. But over the past year, myself and several other members have seen a decline in all aspects of customer service and simple kindness, especially the cafe/restaurant. Rude, obnoxious and unpleasant is becoming common when order food/drinks and boat supplies.
I will update my review if changes are made in the near future.

They've become officious lately., 2015-04-17
Captain: , Washington, DC (44)

I've dealt with Columbia Island Marina in varied forms for the last 10 years. I've purchased 2 boats from their docks in that time, and visited for varied reasons with friends and on my own boats. Some of my earliest dates with my wife, 20 years ago, were there. I have a soft spot for the place.

For some reason, of late (Spring 2015), they've become unpleasant to deal with. Their staff has gone from warm and friendly, to difficult and officious. Almost annoyed by your appearance at their office. 3 men sitting in an office, hoping that they don't have to actually help anyone out. No spirit of boating community. Feels as if there's a change of leadership, though I have no idea if that's the case, and it's brought everyone down. Very dissappointing. I'll update this review if things improve again at some point in the future.

Otherwise, yes, as others have said... watch your height coming in at high tide especially. Preferably go through the bridge w/ no oncoming traffic. Definitely avoid entering if you see a boat coming if conditions aren't very calm.

Nice Fuel Dock, watch the shallow water to the South, 2013-07-10
Captain: , Washington D.C. (252)

Great fuel dock, getting under the bridge with a large boat can be tricky on the weekends with boat traffic. Stay close to the docks as water can shoal quickly to the south. Great helpful staff.

Loved Keeping Boat Here Through Seasons of 2000-2005, 2011-07-12
Captain: , Washington, DC (350)

Kathy was the Harbor Master, and they have a killer happy hour and outside deck, the showers were a bit dated, but new tile has gone up since then. The food is good too, but not gourmet. Ha.

nice marina, 2009-03-19
Captain: , silver spring Md. (20)

nice marina $5 launch fee trailers must be removed from vehicle to park. parking is provided by the park service ,and very strict. that is the only reason for the low rating

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