Details for Islander Marina and Lodge

Islander Marina and Lodge

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 10 reviews

Address 500 Theresa Street
Clayton, NY 13624


After hours contact

Al McMurtrie - Dock Master

Facility type

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


VHF channel

Channel 68


Email contact;

Owner, manager

Paul Hinkley, General Manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

MC, Visa, Discover, and AE.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Seasonal, May 1 to Nov 1


SE from main shipping channel. Just past town dock, look for fuel dock just past green covered slips.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: 7

Other depth info: Depths drop in the fall.

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

Additional info: Some covered slips for up to '27

Size restrictionsLOA max: 45
Beam max: 15

Other info:


Transient: 6
Total: 40
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2015-08-21)

Other price info:


Transient: 4
Total: 4
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Mobil
April 2010: Fuel tanks are temporarily closed due to construction.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets must be leashed

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out


Yes - Block and cubes.


Yes - Dumpster for boaters only.


Yes - 4 total, 2 women, 2 men, very nice, handicapped accessible.


Yes - Very nice, handicapped accessible, complimentary grooming supplies.


Yes - Coin operated washers and dryers.


Yes - Very nice Big M grocery, 1 mile.


Yes - NAPA and Ace Hardware, limited marine store at marina.


Yes - Harbor Inn, 200 yds away, many other very good eating establishments in the village within walking distance.


Hotels or motels

Yes - Plans are underway for the Islander to expand its 6 rooms in the lodge to a full scale hotel in the classic 1000 Islands style. Stay tuned.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Three good marine mechanics on site, also affiliated with Wooden Boat Specialties

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travel lift, fork lift, dry stacking, and nearby ramp.

Storage facilities

Yes - Winter storage, winterizing, shrink wrapping, some covered storage.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi available in clubhouse.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Right next to the Mary St. town ramp and dock. Full time dock master will help launch and retrieve.


Other services


The world famous Antique Boat Museum is adjacent to the marina and hosts a very fine Antique Boat Show every year, and a antique race regatta every other year.
Antique Boat Museum
750 Mary St
Clayton, NY 13624

Reviews for Islander Marina and Lodge
Nice Place, 2015-07-30
Captain: , Oneida, NY (264)

I stayed at the long cement pier that runs parallel to the town dock. dockage is two bucks a foot. All of the docks, power and water stands, heads, showers laundry facilities and lounge were all in very good shape. the location is convenient to downtown. The staff, regular boaters and transients were all very pleasant. The mechanics on hand were able to diagnose and replace a faulty fuel pump for me in a day. They were busy, but still squeezed me in and got me on my way. I'll come back here.

In case you didn't see the other reviews -- DO NOT MISS THE MUSEUM!, 2015-06-28
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

What a terrific little town and a boat museum the likes of which we've never seen. I spent 4 hours in the museum and could have spent more. Magnificent boats of all sizes that have been meticulously maintained. And the town itself is charming. Nice stores, restaurants and easy access to groceries and hardware. We could not have been more pleased. And the marina is terrific with beautiful restrooms, laundry and lounge area. The only reason we didn't give 5 stars is the price of $2 per foot is a bit steep. But in the end -- we had a wonderful 2 nights here and loved the stop.

No fuel available, 2015-06-17
Captain: , Houston, Texas (970)

The fuel dock temporarily closed in 2010 is still closed in 2015. They no longer have a fuel dock. The Fuel category needs to be updated to NONE.

A Great Place to Stay, 2013-08-01
Captain: , Prescott, Ontario (141)

We have stayed at many a marina but this one is at the top of our list from the covered slips to the impeccable washrooms the experience has always been great.

From reading other reviews I have learned two things:
%u2022 There is a shuttle service to the grocery store
%u2022 It is now owned by French Creek Marina which is one of the largest Volvo Penta parts dealers in N.A.

Captain: , kingston (10)

My wife and I have been going to this place since it opened, we find it the nicest marina we have ever been at. The only down side is since we found it my wife will only go there. Just stayed there with the new owners Jennefier was great and very friendly. The islander is always the best part of boating in the summer and the peolple of Clayton are always nice to visitors I am sure we will be going there for many years to come.

Nice People, 2011-06-14
Captain: , Kingston, ON (455)

In 2011 Islander Marina was purchased by French Bay Marina. Jennifer, the manager of French Bay Marina is absolutely awesome. They are constantly working at upgrading the marina facilities. The restrooms are among the cleanest that I've seen anywhere.
The town has numerous restaurants, the Antique Boat Museum, and a great coffee shop.
The local Big M grocery store offers a shuttle service to and from the marina.
Some boating supplies are available at French Creek Marina which is nearby.

Not Sure About Marina, 2011-06-13
Captain: , Annapolis (208)

Called today to make reservations. The number 315-686-1100 is out of service. Apparantly, Islander Marina went into foreclosure in Dec 2010 and was purchased by French Creek, who is now operating the marina. When I mentioned we needed 50 amp power, they indicated they did not have 50 amp, despite what every reference indicates. Will update when we get there.

Nice new docks. Friendly staff, 2008-07-19
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

We're on the brand new cement docks that were just installed about a month ago. Very nice. The staff has been great and how can you beat $1/ft with power when the town docks, which are right next door, are $1/ft with no power and $1.25/ft with power? Very clean bathrooms.

Great place, 2007-10-21
Captain: , Morristown NY (17)

Getting pretty full but transient slips available, walking distance to Boat Museum and restaurants. Easy to get a ride to the good supermarket.

Beautiful lodge, showers etc.

Very friendly staff.

1000 Islands Hospitality, 2007-02-16
Captain: , Belhaven, NC (363)

Betty, Al and the friendly helpful staff and Islander Marina and Lodge with make your visit to Clayton and the Antique Boat Museum a special memory.

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