Details for Desmond Marine

Desmond Marine

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 10 reviews

Address 207 Water street
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone810-982-3990, Fuel dock: 810-982-1660

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

Rodney Forbes: 810-841-3288



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

MC and Visa.

Payment discounts

They offer discounts to people who purchase 700-800 gallons of fuel at a time.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


On the Port side above the railroad bridge just after the entrance to the Black River.





Tide & current additional info

Depth varies with lake level and wind conditions.


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2017-09-18)

Other price info: Wall-side tie.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Mobile. Ethonal free gas available.

Gas price$3.43/gal (2017-09-18)

Other price info: 89 octane gasoline. They also have ethanol free gas available.

Diesel price$2.90/gal (2017-09-18)

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













Yes - Easy walk, very complete
Gillroys Hardware
326 Huron Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060





Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes -
Great Lakes Marine Outfitters
250 Huron Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Marine Travel Lift.

Storage facilities

Yes - Winter and summer storage.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi 802.11b/g high speed Internet access available onsite.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Desmond Marine
Desmond Marine Fuel Dock, 2016-07-09
Captain: , Transient - Plymouth, Mi (811)

Fuel Dock persoonnel very knowledgeable, very helpful & very friendly. Yound lady helped with fill up, pump out and water as did her male helper.

Easy gas stop, 2015-09-25
Captain: , Catawba Island Ohio (530)

Easy in and out gas stop just off St Clair river. 5 cent per gallon discount for GLCC members. Free pump-outs with fill-ups, or at least we've always got one. Todays prices Diesel 2.91, 10% ethanol 3.40, E-free 4.23. 9-25-15

Well worth it, 2013-08-21
Captain: , traverse city (120)

Docked at River St Marina which is run by Desmonds'. Very knowledgeable and competent staff, first rate facility

the fuel dock #, 2013-07-04
Captain: , Pittsburgh (564)

The fuel dock line is 810-982-1660

Easy Access, Great Service, 2013-06-25
Captain: , La Salle, MI (122)

Short distance from the main river with no bridges to contend with. Transients can tie up on the very long gas dock. We plugged into a 30A station that didn't have power and did not notice until after hours. Turns out there was power 10 feet away. When they found out they waived that nights charge which I thought was classy. We stayed another night because of high winds and had power. Decent facilities although only one shower. Good dockside people and the town has great restaurants, a great hardware store and a boat chandlery within easy walking distance. Fuel prices very reasonable.

Great stop., 2012-09-19
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1896)

Heading north; fuel price for diesel 3.999 (.05 boat US or Great Lakes Cruising Club) terrific people. Needed 2 x 50 electric and one lead was backwards, they called an electrician to affix repair. Handy to good restaurants and shops. Easy in & out.
Gary Miller Lady Barbara Erie, Pa.

Stayed here again 9-17 & 9-18-12, comments remain the same, diesel was 4.26.

Excellent!! But Canadians Get Hassled By Border Officials, 2012-03-17
Captain: , Point Edward (30)

I've bought gas from these people for 20 years. Always good fuel quality, always good service. There is some continuity of management and knowledge here that boaters can benefit from.

On busy days expect to find many Customs/Immigration/INS/Homeland Security officers walking these docks. I watched them desend on many Canadian registered vessels before they were even completely tied up.

Suffice it to say that in this general region we're fully staffed should prohibition ever be re-enacted. And since there aren't many real threats, Canadian registered vessels get targeted, presumably out of boredom.

Easy fueling, 2011-07-31
Captain: , Jeffersonville, IN (594)

Quick to locate when passing through with easy access in and out. Sales staff could use some "sales" training but otherwise a good location.

Quict fuel stop, 2011-07-10
Captain: , Herrington Harbour, MD (680)

July 9th, 2011
Best fuel pricing on Lake Huron, $4.01 less 5%BoatUS discount.
Well run and plenty of good help.
Miss Joanie

Desmond marine, 2010-04-17
Captain: , Sarnia (141)

Popular fuel stop (Diesel and gas) for locals and for those crusing up and down Lake Huron. Competitve prices, quick and easy access, note current flowing towards St. Clair river.

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