Details for Hoffman's Marina
Name

Hoffman's Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.9 stars from 67 reviews

Address 602 Green Ave
Brielle, NJ 08730-2018

Phone732-528-6160

After hours contact

732-528-6200

Pro-Op message

Hoffman's Marina is offering ActiveCaptain members 10% off the transient fee and $0.05 off per gallon for fuel until April 15th.

Hoffman's is temporarily under construction with a new fuel dock and new high speed pumps but we are open at our new acquisition location (the former Brielle Marine Basin) right next door.

Over 400 foot of dockage now available.

Facility type

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

Notes

The marina has new owners as of 12/31/10 that have been slip holders at the marina for over 20 years.

VHF channel

65

Web sitewww.hoffmansmarina.com

Email contact

tara@hoffmansmarina.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster

Michael

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

From Manasquan inlet they are the first marina before the Railroad bridge with the red pilings. Stay centered in the channel and once you reach the marina there is more than enough water in front.

Tide

6

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 20
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Fuel dock on T-Head.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Transients welcome with slips up to 100 feet.

Slips

Transient: 6
Total: 60
Transient price: $3.00/ft (2012-05-31)

Other price info: 10% ActiveCaptain discount still in effect for slips.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: $20 per day for 50 amp and $15 per day for 30 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

No

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: ActiveCaptain $0.05 discount still in effect.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: On leash.

Disability access

Yes

Launch service



Pump out

Yes - New pump system for the 2012 season.

Ice

Yes - Block and cube.

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes - New, 2012.

Heads

Yes - Newly renovated.

Laundry

No

Grocery

Yes - Very close.

Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - Many restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Bars

Yes - Right next door.

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes - Hoffmans Marina provides full service to all of its customers at its newest ediiton to the marina group, Hoffman's Marina West (Formerly Brielle Marine Basin) which is located directly west of the marina. There are 2 Travel lifts ( 35T and 70T) for all your haulout needs. Also two forklifts available for smaller vessels.

They are an authorized Caterpillar Parts and Service Center and have a fully stocked marine store for all your boating needs.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - They can handle boats up to 90 feet at the sister location, Hoffman's Marina West (Formerly Brielle Marine Basin). There are two Traval lifts (70T and 35T) as well as two fork lifts for smaller vessels.

Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage is availble at the sister location Hoffman's Marina West (Formerly Brielle Marine Basin). Whether it be for a day, a week or longer they can accomadate you.

Fishing supplies

Yes - There's a fully stcoked Tackle Shop on site at the sister location Hoffman's Marina West (Formerly Brielle Marine Basin).

Chartering capabilities

Yes

Internet access

Yes - Provides free WiFi. Signal strength is reported to be poor at the outer T-head transient slip.

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation

Yes - They will provide you with rental car information, taxis, and in some cases their staff will even offer to drive you nearby stores for whatever you need.

Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Hoffman's Marina
Great Staff, 2016-11-13
Captain: , Manchester NH. (285)

Due to some logistical issues we decided to try Hoffmans for a crew members pickup. We called late in the day to arrange a slip. Our arrival was after closing and two employees stayed late to help us to our slip. While docking my bow thruster failed and they quickly had us go to the fuel dock for the night. The staff was very professional and made sure we were all set. The morning staff was also helpfull and did not try to rush us off. The other reviews on current, tides, marina, etc are on the mark.
Good people. we will be back.




Very pleased, 2016-10-21
Captain: , Guilford, CT (10)

Very capable and friendly staff.
Excellent restaurant on site.



Make this your stop., 2016-09-24
Captain: , Naples, FL (170)

Very conveniently located. There is a lot (a lot) of current here but if you can make it to the fuel dock (and you can) they will get you into a slip without any fuss, stress or problems. Top notch service. The bathroom and shower borders on luxurious. Hoffman's has a marine store very nearby. We walked 1 mile to get to a very well stocked grocery store. Lots of restaurants nearby.

I would definitely come back here.



Good folks and facilities, 2016-07-18
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

This is a good stop with nice amenities. 3 stars is for fixed piers and wake protection. We will definitely stay again. Ask for a face dock and if you can get one, then the rating goes to 4 stars. Pricy as most NJ marinas are.



Perfect stopover from Atlantic City to New York, 2016-07-17
Captain: , Charlottesville (265)

Inlet crazy on the weekend with all the high-speed boat traffic. Current is strong but totally manageable because the docks run parallel to it. Lots of wakes and noise during the day, but no real problem with wakes or the adjacent RR bridge (which sounds a siren when it closes) later at night. A single shower but very nice and they don%u2019t get many transients so crowding doesn%u2019t seem to be an issue. WiFi required Island Time to connect, but then was great. Fixed docks are very high (the inside docks have lower finger piers that make access much easier, but the face docks did not); I%u2019m 6%u20191%u201D and even I had to sit on the dock in order to get down to my high-decked sailboat at low tide.



Nice marina, bad wakes and current, 2016-06-11
Captain: , Au Gres, MI (42)

The marina is in very good condition and has some construction going on. The staff was great. However, the current was very bad and the wakes from passing boats would keep me from returning. Too bad local Law Enforcement does not work on the wake problem. The Atlantic the day we left was calmer than the marina.



All good but getting off boat tricky, 2016-05-26
Captain: , Wilmington,NC (290)

The three marinas are really one with A & B docks being Hoffman's east and C-E being Hoffman's west. I stayed at a T head on E dock.The marina was clean, the one shower very nice. It was too cold for the pool but it looked good. Current strong but good help from dock hands and being on a T head, not a problem. Went to one of the on-site restaurants (Waypoint 622) and it was good. Train nearby so if you are a light sleeper, might try another marina. Didn't bother me. One major issue was getting on and off the boat. The docks are fixed and much higher than waterline. Even at high tide, was about a 7 foot difference. Also the T head has a double piling keeping the baot at least 3 feet from the dock. Was able to do it but one mistep or slip would have been catastrophic. Not sure if the other docks have this same poor design.






In for emergency repair, 2016-05-23
Captain: , Nyack, NY (40)

Amazing place! Larry is a very hands on owner with amazing attention to detail. The facility is perfect. Cleanest head and nicest shower I have ever seen in a marina. The Restaurant (Waypoint) had great food - so much so that I went back with my wife on the way driving to the shore. Everyone was super nice and polite from the wait staff to the ships store personell. I think other marinas should come here to see how it is suppoed to be done!



A necessary stop between AC and NYC, 2016-05-12
Captain: , Erie, PA (67)

Stopped overnight to split the Atlantic City to NYC run. Stayed at the end of T dock on the other side of narrow train bridge. Decent current, but it's parallel to the dock, so really not a problem. Might have heard trains had it been warm enough to have doors open, but even then, they're commuter trains, pretty quiet, I don't think it would have bothered us. Marina restaurant is a little swanky, spend, but plenty tasty. Groceries/beverages were a pretty good walk away. Would stop again to split this trip...



One terrible place., 2015-11-23
Captain: , Apponaug R.I. (818)

Stopped for fuel and an overnight. The dockhands were/are incompetent at the fuel dock. I had the boat parrellel to the dock with lines attached. A dockhand came aboard and took my bowline and pulled it as tight as possiable. This caused the boat to now be angled in at the bow. Passing boat wakes are a huge problem here. With my bow angled in a passing boats huge wake Lifted my bow over the top of a piling. When the boat came down it seriously damaged my cap and rub rails. A manager arrived just then and hollered at the dockhand on my bow to ease the line. As I was on a schedule to get to New England, the yard made some temporary repairs. It was agreed to make permanant repairs on my return South. On my return Southbound the owner said "NO that is all we are going to do"! My insurance paid for the repairs. The repairs were done in MD. The constant wakes and the train bridge they can not help but that alone is bad. Managements attitude and incompetent dockhands make this place terriable.



Dangerous Current, 2015-08-27
Captain: , Lakeland (997)

When we came in with our 42' Catamaran, the current was horrendous. I would only come in at slack water. I was given the option of going through a narrow railroad bridge to a side-tie on a T-head or take the slip next to the fuel dock. I chose the lesser of 2 evils and chose the slip. It was just impossible with the current. Fortunately I ended up crossways on 2 pilings until the current diminished. The dock hand was very young and inexperienced and didn't seem to understand the significance of the current. Having said that, the young dockhand was very courteous and helpful otherwise. A senior staff member at the marina came over and helped us get in the slip after about 45 minutes. Once we were secure in the slip, we had a very nice stay. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance. The marina restaurant, where we ate, was a little disappointing. We left early the next morning, at slack water, and had not problems.



Treat you like a long time friend, 2015-08-25
Captain: , Morgan (10)

Stayed here for a nice weekend, and the facilities and staff were top notch. The Dockmaster, Mike, was very helpful and made sure i was treated like a friend or family. There was some instances of boaters ignoring the no wake zone that is around the marina, but thats not their fault. I will certainly be back.



Ok if you must, 2015-08-13
Captain: , Texas (130)

it was nice and clean staff friendly... but constant horn to raise the bridge for passing train. Fixed docks and extreme tide did not allow for tight lines, Very busy extreme current. Rock n roll from wakes/loud/bar/restaurant. ok I guess



good place to put in between sandy hook and barnegat, 2015-07-15
Captain: , Jacksonville (100)

stayed at Hoffmans east for one night. Facitilities are mostly over at Hoffmans west so we didn't get to check them out. About a mile and a half bike ride to Acme Grocery. Nice, newer docks, helpful and friendly dock staff. Huge spotlight on the fuel dock shined in our faces all night. Not a great deal at 2.25 per foot but no other choices between Sandy hook and Barnegat.



Friendly Place, 2015-07-09
Captain: , Falmouth, MA (20)

We just recently went here in our 45ft sport fish for the first time. Dock master Mike was awsome and extreamly helpfull. Facilities were very clean and nice. On sight resturant and bar was great. The owner was on scene everyday and very helpfull. We will go back for sure. Just need to pick your day and how the inlet is, but extreamly straight forward. Watch the current!!!



Great staff; poor location, 2015-07-08
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (780)

Stayed here in July 2014. Not the most relaxing spot. The current rips, tides are significant, fishing boats go by at full speed leaving huge wakes, the bridge siren wails all day tho less at night. Charming. On the plus side, the staff is professional and know what they're doing and it's hard to beat the location for heading north to NYC the next day. A few decent restaurants in the area.



great...but, 2015-06-15
Captain: , Oyster bay NY (10)

Great facility,nice people.good deck hands but if your at the end of the T on C dock as I was dont plan on getting any sleep. Between the 2 am trains and the 3am fishing boats going out you will not get much. If I could have gotten some sleep they woulld have gotten 5 stars.



Helpful employees, 2015-06-07
Captain: , Hammonton NJ (10)

We were recently caught in terrible conditions, fog, heavy rain,squall, and had reservations at Hoffman's. Even though they closed for the day they gave us the number of the Dock Master who came to our assistance and helped us to find safe footing after hours. Also, dined at Waypoint 622, the pork chop is a must.



Hoffman's Marina May 2015, 2015-06-04
Captain: , Hutchinson Island, Fl (75)

The inlet is a sporting event at most anytime, and the current really runs, but the stqff was expert and experienced. Our 46 Hunter got the end of the Tee at Hoffman's West. Bridge sirens in our ear, but after ten pm or so the keeper knew to keep it quiet. The am brought out the day fishing boats and the wakes were variable. Lot's of current but we spun on our heels and joined the parade out. Never saw the facility.



Manasquan convenient marina, 2015-05-17
Captain: , Marblehead (147)

We stopped at Hoffman's on the way South in September, 2014, and because of our favorable experience we came back to them for another night on our return trip North. The inlet is not too difficult to handle even with the swells, and the marina is close to the inlet. the railroad bridge is not a trouble. The marina personnel was very accommodating even when we arrived after their closing time, both last year and this time. "Mike" came in after hours to direct us to our slip, and gave us expert help in docking. They gave us both Boat Us and Active Captain doscount. The facilities are first class. This is a well managed marina. Although we are a 36' sailing sloop and the marina had many expensive sportfisherman boats in the slips we felt comfortable.



Awful Night - Helpful Staff, 2015-05-15
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (532)

Stayed one night May 2015. Inlet was straightforward and well marked. Facility is nice, well maintained. Fixed Marina docks are tall. We were tied outside. Ripping currents and huge tide swing. Be prepared for Commuter trains and drawbridge sirens. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable getting tied up. Fender boards a must. Although the entire approach to the marina and through the drawbridge is No Wake, hardly any passing boat traffic honored it. No law enforcement seen. The rudest community of boaters we have ever encountered! Staff was apologetic. Said that is the norm. Sadly for the marina we could not recommend this as a crusing stop. Would not go in there again.



Very helpful in a pinch, 2015-05-11
Captain: , Barrington RI (127)

Just want to chime in for a thanks to the staff. Wrapped something on my prop about 6mi off shore. SeaTow advised to head here. Friday afternoon. Seatow diver couldn't remove stuff wrapped in my prop/shaft. After asking Mike if I could jump in his travel lift he made it happen on short notice although they were clearly busy. Staff was friendlly and helpful. 15 minutes in the lift and I had the debris cut out and I was on my way. They charged me a very reasonable haul-out fee and didn't take advantage of the situation. Wish I was there under better circumstances but appreciated the prompt, fiendly and fair treatment.



Check Tide Before Arrival, 2014-11-14
Captain: , Ludington MI (70)

Excellent professional staff.... Sal was very helpful. Don't forget to ask for Active Capt dock discount... $2.50. Strong current, watch people and dogs closely. Dock height and short stub piers can be challenging. Excellent facilities, not much room for dog run. Found an empty parking lot across street for exercise area. Big leash free dog park nearby.... not sure how to get there...
Fuel price good for area... will get better as you go South.



Wedding Party, 2014-10-21
Captain: , Island Heights, New Jersey (20)

There is a wedding venue directly in back of the marina. I was elected to take all the groomsmen to the wedding by boat. We docked at Hoffmans overnight. Sal was very helpful and cooperative and helped us get in to a transient slip and he got us out the next day. This is a clean and safe marina with a nice staff. Briele is a real nice town with nice restaurants, and access to the ocean and from the ocean is as good as it gets. Grat place.



3rd Time Here, 2014-10-12
Captain: , Meredith, NH (638)

The dock hands are very helpful & the facility is well maintained. Have enjoyed each visit & intend to keep coming. Current & tide are tough but manageable.



wonderful marina, 2014-09-29
Captain: , Clayton, NY (645)

This is our first time south. We normally cruise in the Great Lakes so we are used to some current, but the current at this marina was very powerful on arrival. Sal, the dock master was extremely helpful guiding us into our slip. They have a nice welcome booklet listing local amenities, but we did not take advantage of any of them. We did use their bathrooms and they are gorgeous.



Top Notch Marina & Staff, 2014-09-06
Captain: , Stuart FL (508)

A motor vessel of any kind would be right at home here and its crew might well give Hoffman's 5 stars! Larry and staff are professional and attentive; facilities first-class and complete (other than a laundry room; still in the works this date 09/14). A small sailboat like ours--27'--tied off at the tee-head does take a bit of a beating from passing traffic. Fender-boards would help but it would still be rolly all day. It does settle down pretty much at night. The bridge / train / whistle / siren-thing will be too much for some but didn't bother us. Brielle's an easy walk up the street; breakfast at Eloise's is well worth it - delicious! And a number of dinner options are likewise right around the corner. Hoffman's has THE best restrooms - showers of any yacht club / marina we've seen from Virginia to Maine. There's a nice pool, too. And everybody at Hoffman's is friendly and helpful. We'd give it 5-stars but for boats speeding by creating a wake 'til nighttime and Larry can't do much about that.



The staff make this marina a good stop, 2014-09-05
Captain: , Solomons, Md (32)

Stopped here twice this summer, looking for a good stopover point headed to/from NYC. As NJ harbors go, Manasquan was actually pretty tame except for the substantial current in the channel and at the marina. Try to arrive at slack current. Hoffman staff highly skilled at securing boats against the current, and you ignore their advice at your peril. Follow their guidance, and they'll get you securely into a slip at a marina with great facilities.



Great Staff, 2014-07-24
Captain: , Cincinnati, OH (290)

We had to be brought in by Sea Tow. Three members of the staff stayed well after hours on a Sunday to help get us docked. Likewise when we left four staff members were present to help manage lines and provide good advice in leaving a tricky spot.

Our problem was promptly addressed and fixed the next day. However, we opted to stay a few extra days to allow Arthur to pass by.

Several decent restaurants within walking distance, but provisioning or any other errands requires a car/taxi.

Restrooms/showers are amount the best we have experienced. No laundry as of 7/1/14, but machines are supposed to be added.

With regard to the train. We were on a t-head approximately 50' from the tracks and 150' from the bridge. We didn't find it particularly annoying. It is a NJ Transit train and only had 5-6 cars; so basically here and gone w/in a minute. The alarm from the bridge is little more than a token signal. We took the train into NYC for the day.......a decent positive to the location.

If going in for fuel or to stay, we would recommend planning ahead for a slack. It is a strong current, and at low tide maneuvering room can be tight.

We would stay here again.



A First Choice but probably your Only Choice, 2014-06-19
Captain: , Houston, Texas (970)

Early June 2014
We were here waiting out bad weather.

You will deal with 4' tides and 2kn currents flowing THROUGH the marina. If you are on the outside against the pilings, only fender boards will save your boat. You will also get rocked, rolled, and beat up by the boats (mostly fishing jerks) coming through the railroad bridge throwing a big wake. We even got waked badly by a State Police boat.

Staff is very good at getting you along side the fuel dock and to your dock spot.

Heads and showers are clean and nice. No laundry. Crappy WIFI (and we were within 150' of their antenna)

Nothing but restaurants and bars within reasonable walking distance.

Price was the best in the area with the special discount. But it seems to be gone now. Any where else this would be a buck a foot place.

If I had it to do over, I would stay on the south side of the Point Pleasant Canal.



An oasis on the sea, 2014-06-13
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (110)

After a Water World ride down the Masaquan canal we happily found safe habor here. We were promply secured to the dock. The facilities are new and tidy including a pool with a lifegauard. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. While there is a railroad bridge in the middle of the place, we were not particulary bothered by the train activity. In the morning the sea was flat. We were untied and on our way.



The Tide Sure Rips, 2014-06-05
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (983)

Getting in the slip at slack water was fine, and at 0630 the next morning, while waiting for slack, the marina owner politely offered to come aboard and show us how it's done with a couple of knots plus of ebb holding you in. I was most grateful and impressed. The wifi here was the best marina service we have had. Fast and strong. Loved the trains. Getting on and off with the tidal range needs some management, especially with a large dog. Good serviceable facilities they continue to upgrade.



Great Dock Staff, 2014-06-05
Captain: , Little River, SC (476)

Tide and current is always against you docking here, but the competent staff gets you in and sets you off when you leave. Serious high fixed outside docks, especially at low tide. Everyone on staff is there for you.



great deckhands, 2014-05-16
Captain: , City Island New York (210)

water was rough and the guys on the dock were experts docking with the fast moving current. lots of great spots to eat nearbby



Nice stop over, 2014-05-07
Captain: , Port Jeff (54)

Nice staff. Great location with good restaurants right there. Only spot that can handle a big sailboat here - train bridge too hard to navigate. Lots of current if you don't time it right



If you are in and out a good place to go, 2014-05-07
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

We got there on a pretty windy day, Larry and Mike were able to get us into the T-head. They are fixed docks and they are pretty high for my 45', at low tide. The T's in the West marina have ladders they can set up.

With the weather (winds from the west) the current just rips through there, so make sure you have springs tied in both directions.

New docks, verey nice people. Discount for BoatUS on the slip and fuel. A 5 min walk to Hoffman's West that has a good parts store, the guy that runs it is boat savy and was a real help.

10 minute walk to two good places to eat. A 1.5 mile walk to downtown Manasquan to the Acme and a great Burrito place.

Last item is the railroad bridge and the siren that goes off to warn of a raise and lower cycle. During the day its a 2 second burst, but after sunset the operator just makes it barely growl. We didn't notice it.

We would stay there again.



Can't trust them, 2014-04-25
Captain: , US East Coast (1026)

Called in advance to check on fuel availability. They said no worries, fuel dock is open until 8pm. I went out of my way only to find that no one is there and the fuel dock is closed at 6:30pm (when I pulled in).



Great Dock Hand, Expensive, 2013-12-16
Captain: , Crockett (610)

We stopped here on our way north just for one night. The dock hand was very helpful getting us in our slip right before a thunderstorm and helping us out with a strong current. The facilities are well maintained and clean.

The town seemed worthwhile of exploration, but we got in late and left early.



Hoffman's East, 2013-11-23
Captain: , Bronte Outer Harbour Marina (70)

Incredible marina.....fabulous washrooms....extremely helpful staff...would definitely go back!



I'm from 'Jersey.. what exit?, 2013-11-10
Captain: , Narragansett RI (234)

Stayed 2 nights waiting for weather. Good assistance docking, strong current as expected. Was on back of fuel dock so lots of noise from refuelling fihermen at end of day. Bring curtains for privacy and to block the floodlights on the dock at night. More expensiv than our 5 star favorite Liberty Landing in Jersey City, which is saying a lot. Paying for a plug in is so yesterday. Good wifi. Showers/heads clean and neat. Bring a bowl if you want to shave: No stoppers in sinks and motion-acivaed water (one temperature) was frustrating. Glad to see them open post-Sandy. It's a basic NJ Fishermans Marina with a little attempt to provide for cruisers. They are really trying but are not competative with facilities or price compared to true cruising marinas. In this stretch of coast there are not a lot of choices though. I will come back but just because I need a stop here. Not a cruisers destination but an acceptable stop when needed.



This marina works hard and it shows., 2013-10-23
Captain: , Vancouver (510)

These folks are great. If they do leave (are absent) for an hour or so I believe they monitor their VHF and phones. Mike was very helpful and gave me plenty of advice for the area despite the fact that I did not stay at their dock for the night due to unavailability for my 50ft ketch. I was treated like a repeating customer but this was my first visit to Hoffmans - it won't be my last. Mike was good enough to let me know the best spot to anchor as I was waiting several days for my crew to arrive. Anchor east of the red marker (east of the marina). Don't go closer than two hunderd feet of the beach at low tide (north side) South side of channel shoals.
There are some waves from passing boats but hey-IF YOU WANT A SOLID SOFA THEN STAY HOME !



Sailing Vessel 36ft, 2013-09-22
Captain: , Comox, BC Canada (101)

The marina and everyone that worked here was great. The facility and internet where top notch and the cleanest/nicest washroom's we have seen. The dock boy's where standing bye to accept us as we have not tied to fixed pilon's prior and gave us some good tip's for the future. Lot's of depth for the keel.
Thank you great job.
Alan



These guys are working hard to build a Great Marina, 2013-09-08
Captain: , Austin, Texas (1774)

The original Hoffman's was on the east side (ocean side) of the railroad bridge. Now they have bought a competitor's marina for their west yard. We stayed on a T-head because of our beam, but the dockhands were there to help us tie up in a strong current. The staff was prompt and friendly, and the owner was there to make sure we were getting served well. The bathrooms were spotless. There is a nice restaurant right at the west dock.

Here is what really impressed me. In the casual conversation during check in the owner heard that we wanted to leave early the next morning before they opened. Who showed up at 6:30 the next morning, but the owner. Well worth the stop.



NO HELP!!!, 2013-07-01
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (10)

Arrived at 5pm on Sun. to our expected reserved slip and found instead a full marina. Repeated calls on VHF ch. 16.13.9.and 68--no response as were calls by cell phone. A passing boater said they were there but no response. We decided to tie to the gas dock and at the same time finally got an answer by cell to the dock master who was driving home. He told us to tie to the gas dock for the night. We did as told and in the process were accosted by the gas dock master who refused to help tie up while he called for instructions. We got 3 different stories why our slip was not available but they didnt hold water. The bottom line was they gave it away. Later (after 5) another boat came in and were told they were on their own as all help was leaving. I should also point out that on the gas dock we had spot lights glaring in while local fishermen (security issue) were allowed on the dock (one urinated off the dock on the side of the boat). While all apologies the next day we think the place is not transient friendly and the owners should take note. Most unhelpful place we have been to in the LOOP or even to the Bahamas and there no. 1 rating is not supported by the deserved.



Rock and roll all night, 2013-06-10
Captain: , Bluffton, South Carolina (327)

Not the KISS version of the song! While the marina staff are very capable and helpful, this is the rockinest marina we have ever stayed in. Fixed docks with a significant tide change and finger piers that are very narrow and move with the motion of the ocean. Train bridge alarms and traffic are more tolerable that I thought having read other reviews. Some nice restaurants within walking distance. Many good points, but the boat traffic action will not bring us back.



One of the most helpful stops we have had, 2013-05-28
Captain: , Point Pleasnt New Jersey (75)

Could not ask for better. Clean docks and the cleanest bathrooms i have ever seen not to mention the recent update to the marina.
They will meet yu no matter what time of day or night and get you in the slip safely aand secure you.
they will take you to the supermarket and to drop and pick up a rent a car. can't say enough about the marina.



Hoffman's in Manasquan, 2012-10-04
Captain: , Pelican Marina, Elizabeth City, NC (131)

At $90. for a 30' boat, we expected more. This was the most expensive on our run down the coast. Great help docking, limited number of showers (1 for each gender), extra charge for power. It is not the fault of the marina, but the railroad bridge is noisy and the huge number of commercial and private fishing boats really kept us rocking.



Stay here if you have to go into a safe place in bad weather, 2012-09-30
Captain: , Bear DE (694)

Stayed here for 2 days due to bad weather on the Atlantic. This Marine is overpriced in a not so good location. Staff is very helpful and you have a Marine store there as well (Hoffman's). It was hard for my wife to get of the boat at low tide. We expected more for this price!



Better than expected!, 2012-08-26
Captain: , Charleston, SC (422)

Yes, more boat traffice than we have seen...gives you an idea of how much these folks enjoy boating/fishing. Yes, there is a railroad bridge, yes there is a current but not much Larry can do about either. However, Larry and his staff made you forget about both because of there excellent service. Twin engines, no problem...concerns if you have a single, Larry will take your worries away. Don't let a few ruin the experience by trying to scare you about the sea entrance and currents. I have a single engine and our approach was easy. Enjoy Hoffman's!!!



Marina staff and facilities are great (location is only drawback), 2012-08-01
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2709)

This is a tough review to write because the marina and its staff have a lot to offer, but there are some unavoidable issues. The docks are all new and great, although non-floating docks can make access difficult depending upon your boat. I don't think there are floating docks in this area, so that it not a blemish, just an observation.

The staff was very helpful and friendly, which is important to us.
The overall ambience of the marina will keep improving as they complete the new bathrooms/showers. If they are as nice as their East marina, they will be great!

This not not a knock against the marina itself, but you cannot escape the fact that there is a commuter railroad and bridge within 50 yards of the marina with frequently running trains and the bridge siren. Also, there are many boats running past the marina (including many large day fishing boats) and you will have frequent wakes. Weekends are much, much worse, of course.

We stayed here going both directions along the NJ coast because we don't want to put in 14+ hours underway to use the few alternative inlets. It is not inexpensive, but the ActiveCaptain discount is certainly appreciated.



Marina Facilities, 2012-06-22
Captain: , Manasquan (10)

As the managers of Hoffman's Marina we take all reviews personally and work hard to accomdate our guests. We staff our docks with minimum of 2 dockhands at any given time which many of our transients appreciate since most marinas barely have anyone on the dock. Our services have been rated by many websites as exceptional as well as the cleanliness of our facilities. We offer discounts at local restaurants through the marina and 24 hour service. We work hard to provide our customers with the best value. We understand you can't please everyone no matter how hard we try. We will continue to work hard to improve and make sure all of our guests enjoy their stay.



Too much for too little...go elsewhere!, 2012-06-21
Captain: , Gore Bay (80)

At $3.00/ft you expect better. I guess this is a popular area and they can get away with it. I came in took $600.00 of diesel, $149 for dockage (1 night-43 ft trawler) and now they want to charge $20 for electric! I am a business guy and understand having to make a profit but this is pure and simple greed and simply taking advantage of transients. There is no value here.

The dockage area at "West" is constant wakes and sirens from the RR bridge. If you can avoid the area probably a good idea.



Very customer service oriented, 2012-06-15
Captain: , Palm Harbor Marina, FL (32)

The staff here is wonderful. Very helpful and they even arranged for boaters to help take us out for groceries.The swift current can be a problem, but is quite common in river inlets. The marina is very clean and well maintained. This marina is one of few choices of you have a deep draft boat. Bear in mind that there are resturantsand bars can be open to two am and it is a sportfish marina which translates into very excited people starting out at 5 am or earlier.



Helpful and knowledgable Staff, 2012-05-31
Captain: , Winthrop, MA (896)

I am here for 6 days while traveling back home. Family commitment. Nice to have the Active Captain Discount but it would help even more if they had weekly rates. The $15 per night 30 amp electric bill is outrageous. I do not spend $25/ Month for my apartment back home. The staff is wonderful. I cannot say enough about them. They are very knowledgable and know how to bring you in safely. East Side appears finished while West Side is still under construction. Although the docks are mostly finished. Width of slips is very narrow. It would be nice to have another foot of width, especially for the women.



New facilities; helpful staff, 2012-05-16
Captain: , Lottsburg VA (127)

GREAT place to escape rough seas on north NJ coastline. Dock staff were attentive and helpful with docking in strong current (3+kn). Facilities were new and attractive.
One negative is location next to bascular RR bridge - many opening sirenes going off into the evening.



Courteous and helpful staff here, 2012-05-13
Captain: , prospect, ky (405)

Stayed here one night to wait out a blow. The marina staff could not have beeen more helpful and courtious. Several nice restaraunts within walking distance, and the supermarket, hardware stores, drugstores all about a $5.00 cabfare away. Discount for Active Captain members.



Good service at fuel dock, 2012-05-05
Captain: , Bristol, RI (386)

Attendand was courteous, helpful, & knowledgeable. The dock had lines available and the pilings had bumpers mounted to protect our top sides. Easy in & out on the face dock.



Excellent Marina, 2011-11-20
Captain: , Maine (73)

We have a 40ft LOA with a BEAM of 25ft. I must say we have had difficulty in NJ finding a marina that has dock space for us. Hoffman's was recommended to us by another marina.
First day in Larry took us to a propane refilling station in his POV.
Everyone raves about the bathrooms and showers, they are great but what makes this marina #1 for us was that we felt they really wanted us to stay. Thank you Hoffman's and thank you Larry.



Comfortable stay, 2011-11-03
Captain: , Newport, R.I. (644)

Great service and Marina. Nice area to walk around and services near by. Nice place to rest after 6-9' waves/swells abeam most of day!



Great facility, 2011-11-03
Captain: , florida (230)

We were there late in the season and stayed for a week waiting for a weather window. We found the staff to be very helpful and professional. The restrooms were very, very clean and the shower the best I've ever seen anywhere. The only downside for us was that the docks are fixed which made it difficult to get our dogs on and off the boat at times, a minor inconvenience. Hoffmans is expanding and bought the marina just above the railroad bridge so they will be able to offer services as well, including hauling out. A great place to stop.



One of the best New Owners as of 2011, 2011-10-01
Captain: , Millburn (39)

Hoffman's currently operates from 6 am to 8 pm 7 days a week . Dockage is NOT 3.40 per foot as previously indicated. It was after 9 pm when the previous writers sail boat decided to come in as we were leaving the dock. Not only did we help him tie up but the owner took him to get some provisions at the local store. As always we try to accomodate all our transient guests and my cell phone number is proudly posted on the dockhouse glass and is always on in case of any issues including the wifi.
We are proud of what we have accomplished in the short amount of time we have been operating and have once again become the number one marina on the river. Having already had over 300 transient guests this year grace our lovely marina we thank you all for your reviews and support.
Please keep the reviews coming as they only make us better and aware of what we need to improve.
Larry






great location; nice facility, 2011-10-01
Captain: , Lindenhurst, NY (316)

Arrived late and found staff still working and helpful - very nice. Owner drove me to pick up groceries in town and drove me back to the marina - very nice.
I was on the fuel dock with the need to leave very early, still charged about $3.40 per foot - not cheap. WiFi was available but it didn't work for me and by the time I could try it the staff was gone for the night.



Difficult current but plenty of help, 2011-09-05
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (215)

The swift current can be a problem for some but is common in river inlets. There is good help and cooperation from the staff so don't let it scare you off. Clean and well maintained, it is one of the few options for a deep draft vessel in the area. Just keep in mind that there is a railroad bridge that sounds a siren every time it opens and closes, resturant and bars can be open to two am and it is a sportfish marina which means enthusiastic people starting out at 5 am. Compare it to a gunkhole in the Bahamas and you will be very upset but compare it to the New River in Ft. Lauderdale and it will all seem normal. Besides if you are tired enough you don't hear any of that.



Very helpful owner and staff, nice stayover, 2011-08-16
Captain: , Stuart, FL (167)

Wonderful marina...new owner makes you feel right at home and was on hand to make sure the dock staff does a good job. Really couldn't have been more accomodating. Preparing to make some improvements to docks. Diesel $3.959/gal. Stiff current.



Current is extreme, 2011-06-21
Captain: , Bay City, MI (609)

Even with Dockmaster on boat, current threw us into another boat with $10K damage. Nice people, nice fixed docks, but dangerous current next to railway bridge.



Hoffmans Marina is excellent, 2011-06-20
Captain: , Murfreesboro, TN (360)

We arrived at Hoffmans durnig the swift changing tide and Larry the owner had 4 people standing by to help us get fuel and into a slip. They were all excellent and after that he took us into town to buy groceries. There is a park across the street to walk the dog. There is a restaurant next door. Hoffmans has the red piers at the fuel dock and is past the RR bridge if you are coming from the ICW.



Nice alternative to Brielle now, 2011-05-01
Captain: , Macedon, NY (70)

We tried to make arrangements to stay at Brielle Yacht Club Marina on the last Saturday of April, but couldn't raise anyone by phone, radio, or even by pulling up to the fuel dock. Hoffman's, on the other hand, had three knowledgeable, friendly dock hands ready to take our lines and help secure us, with 5 minutes notice. The assistance landing was useful, because the current is strong and the finger docks, while new, are very short and VERY narrow. Not a place for the less-than-agile. But we were soon secure. The bathrooms are newly remodeled, and it's a quite reasonable walk or bike ride to lots of services. The transient rate was $3.00/foot, $2.40 with Boat US. Once nice thing about this marina for the northbound boater is that you'll be on the ocean side of the infamous railroad bridge for your next day's departure, saving some potential complications with current, the frequent (if brief) bridge closures, and the armada of charter fishing boats that leave every morning.

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