Details for Island Cove Marina and Resort

Island Cove Marina and Resort

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Average rating 4.6 stars from 19 reviews

Address 6701 Hwy 58, PO Box 489
Harrison, TN 37341


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Terry Kelly



David Gooch

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Fuel pump (gas only) at auomatic pump open 24 hrs, 7 days a week - credit card only.

Payment discounts


Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Red markers @ MP477.5 follow red and green markers into Harrison Bay. Dead ahead you will see the Chattanooga Yacht Club but you will continue to port through the channel. You will see the boat sheds dead ahead. Freedom, Hatteras docks are the first ones you'll see. The mail marina is around the bend on the starboard side. Enter in second channel, look for a stop light in the point.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info: STAY IN THE CHANNEL!

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: 22

Other info:


Transient: 5
Total: 600
Transient price: $0.56/ft (2013-07-20)

Other price info: Call as there are no set number of transient slips but they try to accommodate. They also offer tow vehicle & trailer parking.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Anchorage anywhere in the embayment, except channel. No fixed moorings.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included in the transient slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - May be available depending on where they put you.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - Slips over 50 feet have phone.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Hose bib at every slip.

Dinghy access

Yes - Fuel Dock, no charge.

Liveaboard info

Yes - About a dozen permanent cruisers. Including Dock/Harbor Master, David Gooch.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: BoatUS discount of $0.10 per gallon. 24 hour fuel dock.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Need to go to Chickamauga Marina or Shady Grove Marina.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Significant tornado damage 3/2/12; expect no services for some time.

Floating pump out boat 2 days a week at $5 per pumpout and free pump out at fuel dock.


Yes - For sale at the parts counter and fuel dock. Also beer, soft drinks, and snacks.




Yes - Very clean restrooms.




Yes - Coin Operated Laundry.




Yes - Marine parts and service available. Fairly decent selection.


Yes - New Mexican restaurant, Amigos, opening in January 2012.

Papa John's and Domino's deliver. Subway and BBQ about a mile away.


Yes - There's a bar in the restaurant.

Hotels or motels

Yes - 12 Room Inn. 2 Rental Cabins.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Full service.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 40 Ton Travelift. They can also handle large houseboats to about 85'. Large fork lift for run-abouts.

Storage facilities

Yes - Dry stack storage to 24 feet.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi, signal strenth low.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There's a fee if you're not staying at the marina.


Other services

Swimming pool for a fee.


Reviews for Island Cove Marina and Resort
Great Marina, 2017-09-13
Captain: , Johns Creek Georgia (180)

I kept my boat there for a year. The property itself is well maintained with all the amenities you need. The marina is on Harrison Bay, not directly on the river, like most of the other marinas. The ICM people really make the experience wonderful. Adam the dockmaster, is very helpful along with Ronnie in the service department. They really care about you, your boat and your family's time on the water. Easily the best choice in the Chattanooga area.

friendly place great location, 2016-11-10
Captain: , Anna Maria Island (573)

We spent a week here, rented a car to enjoy hiking trails, lookout mountain, rock city, ruby falls along with other tourist stuff. The marina is filled with friendly folks and a great on site Resturant
M/V KA-DEE-ANNA we stayed 11/2016

Great Marina , 2016-10-18
Captain: , gallatin tenn. (30)

Great place to stop for repair or overnight. Had hoses replaced on engines while there and they did a good fast job. Very clean restrooms and showers. 56cents a foot with Boat US

great we'll run marina. , 2016-05-06
Captain: , Whitesboro tx. (90)

great we'll run marina. .56 a foot !! transient. close to stores, and wonderful downtown Chattanooga is 17 minutes by car, hour and a half by boat. highly recommended.

Friendly Service, 2015-02-11
Captain: , Fort Worth, TX (450)

Stayed several nights at the motel on-site while surveying a boat to potentially purchase. Staff was friendly. Room had no frills but was spotless and priced fairly. Docks were gated and locked along with a night security guard. Boatyard staff are knowledgable. Mexican restaurant on site had par food. Easy access into marina from river channel.

Nice secure marina, 2014-10-06
Captain: , Atlanta (770)

We left our boat her from 8/30/14 - 10/7/14 to take care of some family business. Nice basic marina with locking gates to slips, nicely furnished ship's store. Amigos, the Mex restaurant on-site, is actually quite good. No loaner car or diesel, which is odd considering how many slips there are. Had some minor maintenance done, which was good. Staff friendly and helpful, especially Jeremy (dockmaster) and Ronnie (service).

Top notch marina and restaurant, 2014-05-09
Captain: , Knoxville, Tennessee (230)

Stayed here one night on our way to Chicago. Staff extremely courteous and helpful. Came and existed us in docking, gave us gate code and key to the very clean restrooms. The on-site restaurant, Amigo's, served the Mexican food I've ever had!! A definite do-over stop!

great stop, 2013-09-17
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, FL (603)

We have stopped at Island Cove probably four times on our way up or down the river. We have never been disappointed by the facility. There is no courtesy car, tho. Be prepared that there are lots of hills with in the marina. The covered slips are great. Well equipped ships store.

Marina, Motel, Restaurnt/Bar & Service. Service. Service, 2013-07-24
Captain: , Pinnacle, NC, USA (1422)

We used all of the above: Rooster assited with our trailer launch, Gooch the dockmaster met us at our designated covered berth and trailer + tow vehicle parking area. Landluber friends checked themselves into the motel, and we made full use of Amigos (tex-mex) restaurant. It was Saturday and the place was jumping.
That evening we looked up Active Captain's info on Chicamauga Lock's operating schedule, only to discover that our planned departure day would be closed for maintenance from 8AM to 5PM FOR THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK.
After calling the lock to confirm, we made our apologies to our friends and left on Sunday. We found no record on any USACE site announcing this schedule closure.

Great stop with good prices and food, 2012-09-23
Captain: , jackson, TN (884)

Recovering from March tornado, most docks have been repaired. Friendly staff. Major repairs. Amigos Rest. has good mexican food. Well stocked ships store. Clean heads and showers. Pool (fee applies). dockmaster Gooch takes good care of visitors.

Island Cove Marina Oct 2011 Visit, 2011-10-13
Captain: , Roswell, GA (467)

Very helpful and nice folks. Would have givien 5 stars, however, the
Restaurant closed a few weeks ago, bummer! Papa John's & Domino's deliver. Subway and BBQ about a mile away.

Great marina, 2011-02-16
Captain: , Georgia (125)

Our trawler's home port is Island Cove- great marina with great folks. Service department is excellent and does high quality work. Very nice marina.

Island Cover visit October 2009, 2010-03-16
Captain: , Wallhamn, Sweden (88)

This is an excellent marina, one of the best on the river. Facility is in excellent condition and staff was friendly and helpful. We tied up at end of one of the docks and were well protected from the river. Entered from upstream direction, keep your eyes open to stay in the channel, it's a wide bay and easy to stray. Great restaurant on site, and it's a nice walk in the area for some exercise. I didn't have any work done there but the repair yard is big, busy and well equipped.

Island Cove Marina, 2008-07-10
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (822)

Very good marina. Only problem is wave action at the dock. Very bad on weekends.

Quality Service Dept, 2008-05-06
Captain: , Tonganoxie Kansas (3)

I have had service done at several marinas, and have usually been disappointed with the quality of work. Island Cove has been the exception. Their service personnel is knowlegable, (especially Gary), and their work has been first rate. Not cheap, but good quality. I had a complete mechanical rebuild done, engines, v-drives, transmissions. Stringers and engine beds replaced. All very well done. I would reccommend Island Cove.

Island Cove, 2007-10-04
Captain: , St. Michaels, MD (61)

Came the first time in 2004 while doing the Loop and returned in 2005 and have been here since. Great people, well maintained facility, car rental close by, Restraunt on the property is currrently open. 10/4/07

Great place, 2007-09-22
Captain: , North GA Mountains (649)

Very friendly place. Stopped in a couple times. Well stocked ship store. Very helpful full service marina.

First Class in Everyway, 2007-02-22
Captain: , Snellville, GA (162)

Top Flight Marina and Repair yard. Great people and services.

Island Cove Marina, 2007-02-02
Captain: , Chattanooga Tennessee (82)

Large, full service facility with unlimited service, 35 ton travel lift and a well stocked ships store. Limited transient slips, but usually will make room. Gas only! Nice restaurant, but changes hands often, so call first. Two tricky channels coming in from the Tenn. river, so stay between the markers, especially in the winter.

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