Details for Gratitude Marina

Gratitude Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.0 stars from 8 reviews

Address 5924 Lawton Ave
Rock Hall, MD 21661-1337


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Manager: Dave "Mac" McAleer



Kyle Ulrick

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

They accept all credit cards except American Express.

Payment discounts

As of 2014 there's the Fuel Dock Rewards Club. There is not extra discount on the price, but for every gallon you spend a $1 go towards service work performed at Gratitude Marina.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Slips are seasonal but the service yard is open year round.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 55
Beam max: 19

Other info: They have serval deep draft slips that can hold a 6.5 foot draft.


Transient: 15
Total: 85
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2015-04-20)

Other price info: $2.25/foot on holidays and weekends. $45 minimum.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings available.

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

Additional info: 30 amp for transients.

Pricing info: $8.50 for single 30 amp. $16.50 for dual 30 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No - TV available in the guest lounge.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

No - No moorings so no real need for a dinghy dock; however, there is a small beach area inside the marina where a dinghy can pull up.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Unbranded

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Mid grade

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - $5




Yes - The dumpster is located in front of the grey building.


Yes - Air conditioned. Heated in the colder months.




Yes - They do offer laundry for annual slip holders.


Yes - They do not have a grocery store on site, but offfer bikes free of charge. The grocery store is about 2 miles away. There is also a trolley during the summer months that for a small fee will take you any where you need to go.


Yes - They have a small ships store, also with in two miles there is an Ace and West Marine.


Yes - They do not have a restaurant on site, but less than a 1/4 of a mile is Osprey Point Restaurant with some of the best wine tasting and food around.



Hotels or motels

Yes - The Osprey Point Annex offers 6 beautiful water view rooms. Call Osprey Point at 410-639-2663 to make a reservation.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Full service boatyard.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 35 ton travel lift.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi throughout the docks and slip holders lounge.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Bikes available.

Other services


Reviews for Gratitude Marina
Fuel up Here!, 2013-09-16
Captain: , Deltaville, VA (335)

Gratitude Marina is almost a mandatory stop for us. Their fuel dock has very easy access both in and out. Their staff is both professional and friendly. The marina is located right on your way in or out of the very popular Swan Creek anchorage.

Positive experience with Gratitude Service facility, 2013-08-26
Captain: , Jordan Creek, NC (20)

In contrast to the negative experience I had with service part of Haven Harbor (am NOT referring to the marina), I had very positive experience at Gratitude. I was anchored in nearby Swan Creek with a broken windlass. Spoke with the yard manager, Bill Helwegge, about my problem..needed a professional to reinstall the windlass motor (it had been repaired by a shop in Annapolis). Mr. Helwege wanted the boat brought to his docks but I had a 66lb Bruce and all chain rode on the bottom that had to be raised by brute strength. I am singlehandling and a woman and could not do this. He came out, hauled the anchor, helped me into a slip, service tech installed windlass and Mr. Helwege moved me out of the slip (it was very tight docking area). I was only billed for the hour labor to actually install the charge for Mr. Helwege's time. Now that is great service! I would recommend Gratitude to anyone!

Nice small, quite marina., 2013-06-21
Captain: , Gull Bay, Lake George, NY (274)

We have been here 3 times now, 2013, 2012, and 2010. This year we chartered with Chesapeak Dolphen Charters which is based out of the marina. Very quite place. Clean restrooms/showers, free Wi-Fi, docks all in good shape. 6 feet depth all around. Deeper closer to channel. Not super well protected from the South wind. A long walk to town and any shopping, but the marina does have bikes. The marina is located directly off Swan creek channel, so you can get wakes from boats or from a strong South blow. Fuel and pump-out dock east to get to. Will come back again for sure.

Stopped for gas, 2013-05-29
Captain: , Sue Creek-Harrington Creek (334)

Took about 20 minutes for someone to come out after hail for gas. Poor guy was doing 50 things at once. Very friendly, though. The fuel dock can be a very, very bumpy place to gas up.

Not a good experience with complex service work on power boat, 2012-09-14
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (250)

Osprey Point Marina (owned by the same owner as Gratitude) is fabulous -- One of the greatest marina's on the Chesapeake, hands-down! However, we had a sub-par experience here at Gratitude with work done on our power boat. Probably because there aren't enough qualified technicians to cover spikes in work. I've heard many recommend Haven Harbor, nearby, for maintenance.

New Management, 2012-08-15
Captain: , Rock Hall, Md. (50)

2012 has brought a newq management team to the facility and they go out of their way to satisfy their customers. As a slipholder at their sister marina (Osprey Point) I use their services for most of my boating needs and have been more than satisfied. I recommend them highly

change of mangement has improved service, 2011-10-05
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (130)

In the past they were very unresponsive at the fuel dock and the prices were at least $1 gal. over prevailing rates. They now have a new manager and we have noticed that they are more responsive to radio calls and the prices are more in line

Great Marina, 2011-05-16
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (179)

Facilities have been upgraded in the last few years. The showers are clean and well-kept. Staff are tops. The only drawback is that boats are not sheltered and it can be rough during storms and high winds. Upside: the fantastic sunsets from your cockpit.

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