Details for Fairport Marina

Fairport Marina

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 23 reviews

Address 252 Polly Cove Rd, Box 1115
Reedville, VA 22539-4311


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Roy Hedley, wife, children, and dogs.


Roy Hedley


Roy Hedley

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Follow the navigation aids. There are quite a few fishing nets north and south of the entrance. They look like a fence out in the water - stay away. The channel is well marked and deep but don't cut corners.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 25
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2015-07-25)

Other price info: $90 per month.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Docks in bad repair. Use docks at your own risk signs on the piers.

Pricing info: $5.00 for 30 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: ValvTect

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dogs are running loose on the grounds.

Disability access

Yes - Restaurant has.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Sometimes, when it's working.


Yes - At the restaurant.


Yes - Dumpster by the restaurant is available for use by the boaters.


Yes - Not very clean.


Yes - OK in a pinch.






Yes - Not on site, but there is a boatyard next door and a hardware and rod and reel store (also sell boat supplies) a couple miles down the road.


Yes - 'The Cull Ring' is a full service restaurant with a bar and outdoor area.


Yes - A full service bar with beer to go.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

No - Not on site but Jennings Boatyard is right next door and it is a full service boatyard with haul out service.

Haul out capabilities

No - Not on site but next door is Jennings Boatyard with haul out cranes.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

No - There is a rod and reel store a couple miles down the road, Jett's Hardware and Marine.

Chartering capabilities

No - But up the creek near the point of Reedville is Buzzard's Point Marina with charter services.

Internet access

No - None on site. Jennings Boatyard next door has WiFi.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Sometimes, loaner vehicle and you replace gas. It's not all that convenient, but Enterprise from Lively will pick you up and drop you off.

Other services


Great view of fish processing plant.

Reviews for Fairport Marina
This is not a Marina!, 2016-05-13
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (95)

This is a shabby bar and restaurant with a few docks attached. No bath house or laundry, no wifi, no VHF, no help on the docks. Power sockets were burned and suspect. High noise and smell. We got out at first light.

Not year round, 2016-03-23
Captain: , Sanibel (195)

We went to the dock on 3-21-16 after 2 nights anchorage where Skipper Bob recommends just past Reedville Marina. Great anchorage. Could not get anyone on the phone from Fairport Marina. Went in anyway. Docks covered in green alge very slippery, very dirty.Owners not only did not answer the phone but did not come down to docks. Walked to Jennins boat yard and was told the owners live on the hill in front of the marina. Had to knock on their door to pay. No restrooms, no showers NOT OPEN. This is not a year round facility, power on the docks has reverse polarity. They need an electrician. Power not free $5.00 charge. Skip this one in the off season.

Fair Port Marina, 2015-07-29
Captain: , Charloette Harbor FL. (10)

Have stayed there a few times. Easy in and out people are very help ful offered to take me to store for anything I needed. The owner Roy is a great guy.

Some frills., 2015-07-25
Captain: , Arizona (216)

For $1/foot plus electricity, this was a good place. The restaurant was good, but there was not internet and irratic cell service. The docks were clean, the people were nice, the setting was gorgeous. Make sure you are not downwind of the fish mill.

Mid-May visit, 2015-05-20
Captain: , Haiku, HI (251)

Rustic but a good spot in N winds. $1/ft and no charge for power; about half of the outlets are working. As of 15 May there was no one around except 11-3pm when the restaurant is open. It is a very nice restaurant for lunch and in the season it is probably quite the dinner spot. No floating docks, but some of the piles have fender strips on them.

OK if desparate, 2014-06-02
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (350)

This is a no frills place, across the creek from the fishery. Lucky for us, the night we stayed there was no fish odor.

BASIC & IN NEED OF TLC, 2013-09-28
Captain: , Bristol, RI (366)

Spent one night on the main dock at $1.00 per foot. The outter half of the main dock is covered with seagull poop. There is no one to assist and many of the electrical outlets are inop. OK as a last resort.

Great Food, great price, 2013-07-13
Captain: , Hurricane, WV (252)

Stopped by for dinner and really glad we did. The owners have recently taken over the restaurant and I was very impressed. Menu is very simple but the food was very well prepared and service was good. A crab casserole was the special this day and it was delicious!
I will be back.

Good stop!, 2013-03-22
Captain: , Chesapeake, VA (253)

What it lacks in amenities, it makes up for with good people and great food. Leadbelly's was replaced the old restauraning late 2011. We were crusing up in the winter and got caught in a storm before making it in. The Chicken Pot Pie was awesome and was just the ticket. The staff is friendly and full of local knowledge they will share if asked. Yes, the piers are old. The power connections are hot but not mounted so well. The bathrooms are small but clean, the showers are hot.

THEY CLOSE IN THE WINTER from December thru April. You can get dockage, fuel is available if you catch someone to turn on the pump. Beyond that, though, it's closed, what you see is what you get.

Any port in a storm, 2012-11-18
Captain: , Oxford, Md (130)

Docks are old and in need of repair. Not a true marina, People at restraunt were plesant, food just OK. Dock fees were cheap. Bathrooms useable.

A bit of Americana, 2012-10-22
Captain: , Rochester, NY (493)

We were trying to get to Jennings Boatyard and docked here (next door) by accident.

This is a real bit of Americana. You don't need the fleet of huge fishing boats that greet you at the entrance to the harbor to tell you it's a fishing village - you get the drift as soon as you come in the habor! The delightful little restaurant at the end of the pier has t-shirts alluding to this: "Take her to Reedville and ..."

Just a quick note - Reedville is one of the first stops on the cruise south from Patuxent River / PAX NAS. If you are counting on refueling here, you might want to call ahead. We got their last five gallons of gasoline, and on calling around, found that *none* of the other marinas had any fuel either - it was the end of the fishing season, afterall!

Sure it's rustic, but the folks are super friendly - we *will* come back to this wonderful place and stay a while!

Adequate stop, 2012-07-15
Captain: , Va Beach, VA (151)

Spent a night there before our run to Va Beach the next day.
Not a true marina by any means, but good power and water on a fixed dock.
We didn't eat there, but we're told by others that did that the restaurant there has excellent food, and it was busy with locals.
There is nothing within walking distance, but we had friends that took us down town. The old captain's mansions are worth the effort to see them.
If you just want to eat and sleep in Reedville, this is a reasonable alternative to more expensive docking downtown.

Kept my boat here for 3 years, 2012-06-09
Captain: , Powhatan, Va (40)

Great people to work with, very easy-going. 30 Amp power, water, small restrooms, fixed docks, good place to eat. It is safe and we had no issues in 3 years. Only drawback is rough water during easterly winds. Other than that, a good place to gas up, or stay awhile. Reedville is nice. Need a car to get to stores, etc.

Great stop for food and fuel, 2012-04-14
Captain: , Marathon, FL (30)

Excepted a check when had no more cash on hand for fuel and food. Food was very good, reasonable prices...sandwhiches came with homemade potato chips, good southern sweet tea. Owner of restaurant even drove me to the store to get a few supplies. All very friendly people. Overall a very good stop.

Hard Times, 2011-08-11
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (745)

We have friends living on their restored buy boat next door at Jennings. Otherwise we would probably not stay here. The piers are in good shape and the power is good. The restaurant was closed when we were here and the place is for sale. That said, it is a good place to stop if you have friends nearby and it is safe. When the menhaden plant across the creek is cooking the odor can be a bit strong

Don't be fooled by looks, 2011-07-25
Captain: , Rock Hall Md. (138)

A nice place to stop rather than Deltaville. A deep channel leads up to the docks, follow the markers don't cheat the conners. Had to call on the cell to confirn our arrival. Nice people to talk with. The bath and head are old but work. The ice machine was down but the owner(?) provided us with ice form the bar. The beer at the bar was cold as promised and the pizza was much better than expected. Outstanding view of the fish oil plant

Great oysters, 2010-01-19
Captain: , fairport VA (74)

I keep my boat here. This place is not fancy. But is quiet and clean. The owners are easy tto get along with and very helpful. Part of the dock is used by the owner and other comercial crabers and fishermen. I find the fuel used alot and has been very clean. The owner lives next to the dock and keeps an eye on things and will call you if any problems. it has a seprite bath house, The food is much better than you would expect from a out of the way place. Lots of locals all very friendly. Nothing within walking distance.

A Homey Place Away from Home, 2009-10-04
Captain: , Saint Petersburg, FL (181)

This review is a bit late, but we have good notes. Fairport is a nice quiet marina before Reedville. New owners we're told and they are working on upgrading. For example the shore electric panel kept blowing breakers. So, we had to jump of the boat and reset it. Restaurant is good and decent prices. The beer is real cold! The folks running this place are very friendly and try to accomodate their guests. We would definitely come back.

Rustic, but it works, 2009-08-22
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (184)

This is a quaint, rustic little marina. Very quiet and well protected. No cell phone coverage and had trouble raising them on the VHF when we were arriving but a couple of guys appeared and helped us. On-site restaurant is so-so. That said, we'd definitely come back.

friendly / colorful place, 2008-09-25
Captain: , Miami, fl (3544)

may 08 - rustic but very friendly folks... we got there late, after dark following a rough run up the bay, restaurant was closing but they fixed us some great sandwiches adn good drinks. easy approach, even at night, plenty deep.

friendly folks, 2008-08-13
Captain: , Cranes Creek, VA (40)

Used a slip for a month and a half, inexpensive. Very accomodating people. Nothing fancy but has recent docks.

Restaurant is a real locals hang out reasonable $

Get to know more than you ever wanted to about the fish oil business !

A much needed rest, 2008-04-28
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (134)

Very nice people. Easy in and out with an end tie, deep draft. New 50 amp, old 30 amp. No noise. Great rest spot. Not a resort marina.

Fairport Marina, 2007-03-15
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3048)

New docks, secure, owners live at the head of the dock. This is a good place to leave the boat for longer time. Problem is local transport is minimal. Good restaurant and bar

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