Details for Kilkenny Marina
Name

Kilkenny Marina
Position

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Average rating 2.7 stars from 49 reviews

Address 3083 Kilkenny Rd
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Phone912-727-2215

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes



VHF channel

16,68

Web sitewww.kilkennymarina.com

Email contact

kilkennymarina@yahoo.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach

Red on right going in. One and a half miles from the ICW.

Tide

8

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 13
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Limited power, floating docks, lots of tide. Docks rock side to side when you walk on them.

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2013-05-14)

Other price info:

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $6 for 50 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes

Liveaboard info



Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas price$3.00/gal (2009-07-29)

Other price info: $0.01 discount over 500 gallons.

Diesel price$4.35/gal (2013-01-06)

Other price info: Includes tax. Credit card charge of 3%. $0.01 discount over 500 gallons.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Good place to walk and run dogs.

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out



Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers



Heads



Laundry



Grocery

Yes - Very limited Ships Store with some foodstuffs and ice cream.

Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - Marker 107 is right next door. Many locals. It's very nice - a little up-scale, and the food is quite good. The menu is nicer steaks and seafood, but they also have some excellent burgers and BBQ for $10 or less, and the portions are generous. The coleslaw is homemade and a bit different - the whole place is very nice. Marker 107 also has a nice bar and TV.

Not open Monday or Tuesday.

Bars

Yes - Marker 107.

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities

Yes - They use a small lift for launching trailer boats.

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Verizon air card works slowly. There is an open WiFi signal if you have an amp, April 2011.

Boat ramp availability



Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Kilkenny Marina
Ok for a night, 2014-04-03
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (304)

We stayed one night and it is somewhat primitive. When we arrived we had marginal help getting on the dock. Nothing there although there is a restaurant but it is closed on Monday and Tuesday.



A visit to the set of Deliverance, 2014-01-11
Captain: , St. James, NC (253)

Stopped here 1-9-2014. To describe this as rustic is being very generous. Docks are a collection of short floats that all move separately. Our electric hook up had a ground wire fault so be careful. Despite all this we would go back again. It is a totally different experience from the usual. People are friendly.



Adequate for a Night, 2013-11-23
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (220)

We stopped at Kilkenny Marina on our way south. Kilkenny is a fish camp, with not a lot of amenities, but is certainly adequate for a one night stop. Dockside electric, but not water. Single bathroom/shower.

The dockmaster and locals are very friendly. There is a store on sight with moderate provisions, and fuel is available but we thought the fuel was expensive so didn't buy. The docks are all face docks, easy on/off, with plenty of water. There also is a restaurant next door, which we've heard from other boaters, is really good, but we did not eat there.

Paul & Sandy Tyndall
Going Yahweh
Ocean Alexander 44



Not Necessarily OK in a pinch, 2013-11-13
Captain: , Portsmouth, Va (133)

We have stayed here and stopped here before for fuel. It's a just OK place. Called them on 11/12/13 for a slip and was told they were not putting any boats on their docks due to predicted high northerly winds (40 mph gusts). Obviously they were protecting their property, but cruisers should be aware they may not be a haven in a blow. We opted to back track to Isle of Hope and were glad we did. Nothing negative about Kilkenny, just info for consumption.



OK in a pinch, 2013-07-14
Captain: , Phoenix (350)

We were going to anchor out but found the anchorage not a good as others said.(See review) Decided to bite the bullet and tie up at the dock. $1.50 a foot + 6.00 for 50 amp. Danny was were helpful docking in heavy current outbound. Docks are not will maintained but will do in a pinch. We have dogs and two grandchildren with us at the time.



Great little stopoff for the night, 2013-06-18
Captain: , Nashville (244)

We just stayed there last night, and it was a great stopover after leaving just north of St. Simon's. Stopped here because we needed fuel and to let the dog run around for a big. After fueling up, our start button was not engaging the starter (which it sometimes does) so we decided to stay for the night, especially since we saw a little bit of weather coming in. They were extremely nice and welcoming. It's not a fancy place, but it's got laundry, showers, beer, ice, and a few other essentials. Just a little over a mile up Kilkenny Creek and easy to get to off the ICW. Nice place for pets. They cater mainly to the local fishermen, but we found the place a perfect stopover.



Not what I expected!, 2013-05-27
Captain: , Ft Lauderdale FL (32)

Staff were very helpful. The ammenities not a five star but felt at ease. Good security night and if the rolling docks dont bother you and nice nights rest. Watching the small boats get put in and out entertaining by itself!



Convenient, Peaceful Fish Camp, 2013-05-17
Captain: , Rockland, ME (636)

The 2-star rating is about the facilities, not the experience. Accomodating cruisers seems to be an afterthought, with bait, fuel and launching outboards the main thing. Maybe calling it a marina gives cruisers expectations that won't be met.
The docks are rough and primitive, there is no wifi or cruiser's conveniences. The bath rooms are behind the main building; women's hasn't had much use and was reasonably clean, men's had lots of dead bugs, dried leaves and dirt, no hand soap or paper towels, and a moldy shower.
They charge $1.50/ft., as much as many marinas with full features. There isn't much competiton nearby.
What they do have are terriffic views across miles of open marsh, deep quiet at night and a relaxed attitude. Lots of fuel and bait, too.
The approach up Kilkenny Creek is easy and deep if you stay a bit right of centerline going in. We saw about 8' MLW at the creek mouth, with the rest 10' or better.
If your passage breaks conveniently at this point and you don't want to anchor out, you might enjoy Kilkenny Marina.



Happy to be here after a long day, 2013-05-15
Captain: , Silverthorne, CO (172)

Very basic facilities. Long face dock that rolls as you walk on it. Four other transient boats came in the day we were there. It is a convenient distance from St. Simons. Quiet, rural, peaceful. No wi-fi, lousy Verizon signal. Good day for a beer and a book. We paid $1.50/ft plus electric and tax. Previous reviews said $1.75.



just Ole' Time South. Is the War over?, 2013-04-06
Captain: , Kilkenny, Ga. (21)

Our dock is just north of Kilkenny Marina on Kilkenny Creek. Usually our grand old Hinckley Pilot 35 is at the dock
But presently she's at North Point Marina, Rock Hall, Md. (A great marina by the way.)
We certainly enjoy all the transients passing by.
Just read all the amusing comments about our Kilkenny Marina and mostly all true.
FYI: the owner passed last year and he did run it for over 50 years. His 2 sons are continuing on and we are all pleased. Good people.
Marker 107 rest. is operated and owned by another neighbor's 2 daughters and is excellent.
We certainly enjoy our "bend in the river" with it's million dollar view. You'll come, here!
Will give you a wave as you pass on your journey north or south.




Any port in a storm, 2013-04-04
Captain: , St. Augustine (10)

Ga. backwoods experience. Fuel expensive- dock in very poor repair. Power voltage drops with even a light load. Good (expensive Savannah type resturant next door. Lots of current.



Right in the middle between Savannah and St. Simon, 2012-12-06
Captain: , Herrington Harbour, MD (610)

Very small and secluded. We enjoyed the friendly people and hunters. Dock was basic, but worked well. Kilkenny has fuel and is a good stop between places so one does not have top run 8 hours.
We will stop again. Said they did not have internet, but we got a good site and used it. Three cheers!!
Ian/ Miss Joanie



A Fish Camp not a Marina, 2012-11-10
Captain: , Baltimore (21)

This is a run down fish camp with toilets one step above a privy. Showers are rundown and full of mildew..Home made, narrow, wobly wooden docks make getting to your boat a challenge. No dock cleats, tie to 2 by 6 planks screwed to dock edge. Price is too high for such a run down primative overpriced location. No discounts, no breaks on rate even though a discount is warrented for this fish camp trying to be a marina. Would anchor in the creek before I visit it again. Dockmaster, Robert, is a curmudgeon with a dower disposition. NOT RECOMENDED



I gave it a three, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Key Largo (5084)

I had no problem with the power, . Real Georgia county. Heck they even got a semi trained squirel and frozen ice cream. I would stay again, rates were cheap.
Resturant opeing soon? Walk around and look at the maginficent trees, wow. Nothing else here shopping wise
We had no Wifi, no Air card, and no Att phones here. Remote been here 5 times, it hasn't changed a lick.



A lovely location, adequate small marina, 2012-06-05
Captain: , Marthas Vineyard (406)

This place was fine -- it is what it is, a simple mall fisherman's marina with transient spaces -- far from a resort marina. The slocation is beautiful. The restaurant next door looks interesting but it was closed when we were there. We took a walk around the rural area to stretch our legs. We had good power there, and had internet as well, but I'm not sure it was marina's internet. Anyway, worked. I thought the price was kind of high -- knew the price going in but you don't really know what the marina is like until you get there. I don't expect that many people spend more than one night there, its kind of a one-stop along the way.



Nothing fancy, but a good spot, 2012-06-03
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (380)

small marina, calm quiet spot. Didn't have much current and was protected from wind. Floating docks roll a bit, but are new. Power is good, staff is friendly and helpful. A touch of the old ways in these modern times.



Shakey docks, 2012-05-13
Captain: , Grand Haven (220)

The docks do a lot of rocking and rolling with 2x4's to tie up your boat.Dock hands were helpful.
The resturant next door is open four nights only.(Wednesday thru Saturday)



Good Enough, 2012-05-04
Captain: , Doziers Regatta Point Marina (512)

Perhaps not the best placed to anchor/moor/wait off the ICW, but if you come frim the "outside" and are looking for a place to spend the night, this filles the bill.




Improved floating docks, 2012-04-30
Captain: , Solomons, MD (111)

Others have written about the poor quality of the floats but we found them totally adequate and they looked new. We ended up here when our windlass failed and we couldn't anchor in Big Tom Creek as planned. We were the only overnight boat there. We enjoyed dinner at the Marker 107 restaurant next door which was very busy on a Friday evening.



Easy to get to, 2012-04-22
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1274)

Reasonable rates, floating docks, power works which is important when you take 100 amp. East access, 1.5 off ICW and plenty of water all the way. late hours for transients. Good utilitarian stop.



Good power for a/c on a hot day, 2012-04-04
Captain: , Branford, CT (618)

Funky old docks, but if the weather or bugs are bad, come in here and plug in. Old electric plugs but 30 and 50 available with surprisingly good voltage. We were charged 1.50/ft, not 1.75.



Late in the day stop, 2012-02-23
Captain: , Manasquan, NJ (40)

freindly staff, plenty of water, resturante was a pleasant surprise.



Rustic - but happy to find it!, 2012-01-02
Captain: , CHARLESTON (150)

Bad weather and fading light forced us to look for a marina since we couldn't make St Simons. Had to back track and come in with a spotllight - Marina is very rustic, but quaint and has basic needs. Owner very helpful and friendly - southern hospitality! Would definitely stay again - this is not the Ritz but was great for us!



Funky, But We Like It, 2012-01-01
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (326)

This is our third time here. Fuel prices are low, there is no shopping, but fuel and oil prices are low. In season there is a very good (reportedly) restaurant, and the docks can be walked on if you are careful. It is way out in the boondocks, the folks are friendly, and it is an excellent spot to start the trip down to Brunswick.




Very rustic, 2011-12-29
Captain: , Red Lion, DE (712)

12-29-2011 This is our second stay here and we will come back again as long as the docks hold together, being the only convenient marina between Isle of Hope and St. Simons. It is quiet and we have experienced little or no wake. The electric hookups are ancient and exposed to the weather and rusty but they work.



People were great - facility not so great, 2011-12-23
Captain: , Duck, NC (60)

Basically serves fishermen -- need to invest in the facilities as the bathhouse was very dirty and barely adequate to shower. Owners were great, however, even offered me a ride to the grocery which is 12 miles. Very large tides - 9 ft -- dock is undergoing repairs and is much needed. Not much choice between Savannah & Brunswick, so were glad to tie up. Egrets were beautiful roosting in nearby tree.



Only in an emergency, 2011-11-27
Captain: , Flagler Beach, Florida 32136 (295)

6/30/11. Looking for an overnight dockage. went off the ICW a mile or so for this marina. When I got there. I turned around and anchored out for the night. Nothing there for a cruiser, other than fuel in an emergency.



Good place in a storm, 2011-11-22
Captain: , Stuart FL (795)

4 Nov 2011
A very rural and only convenient marina between Brunswick and Beauford SC Dock floating but very rickety. Plenty of depth for our 4' 8" draft at docks and in the creek. Seems a bit pricy for what you get but since nothing else around there should be no complaints. A resturant within walking distance but only open at end of the week. Beautiful live oaks adorn the property and great place for dog walking. At night the egrets roost in a live Oak near the dock and beautifully decorates these trees. When weather bad we use this marina rather than anchoring out and will continue to do so.



Good ICW stop, 2011-10-30
Captain: , Marco Island, FL (939)

The marina is just off the ICW so it makes it a convenient stop and that's about it. The dock is rickety but it is floating and the power works just fine. There really isn't anything here. I don't know if the restaurant is any good since it's closed on Sunday. You may want to plan to eat onboard.



Kilkenny Marina, 2011-06-27
Captain: , Rockport, TX (290)

Assistance docking and electric but not much more - restaruant closed on Sun and nothing close by - very rural and rustic. Watch current coming into docks.



Nice stop - good restaurant, 2011-04-16
Captain: , Murrells Inlet, SC (66)

Lay out plenty of fenders for the old docks and be careful walking as they move around a lot. Short walk to the good restaurant and million dollar view of the creek and marsh. The two brothers have been at the marina over 50 years. A little bit of the old south.



Rustic and friendly, 2011-04-13
Captain: , Mullica Hill, NJ (613)

We stayed here two nights as the area is very dog friendly and the dog could pretty much run free if we wanted to let her. The docks are floating and wobbly but more than adequate. The restrooms were also shabby. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday. It was crowded on Saturday Night. The food was excellent. There are some nice wooded walks and a great view from the old plantation house down a lane lined with Live Oaks.



It's a place to stop along the way, only marina in area, 2011-04-05
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (4306)

We pulled in here due to an approaching storm and found it very protected. The docks are "rustic" but functional. There is electric on the docks (30 and 50 amp) and there a good place to walk your dog. The restaurant is supposed to be good but it was cllosed during our stay (closed Monday and Tuesday). I found an open WiFi signal, very high speed with an amp.



Off the beaten track, 2011-02-20
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (491)

A good place to stop for fuel. The owner is a great guy but it is downhill from their. The focks do float but look like that could change any minute. The docks have both water and power connections but depending on where you end up, you may need a long hose or cable.

There is a bit of a current, but it is parallel to the docks. If it is crowded, not likely, it could be a problem getting to the dock.

The bathrooms are Ok but close with the office. We wanted to try the restaurant but it was closed. The bugs were fierce and prevented us from doing any exploring. If you like rustic, this is your kind of place.



only if you are desperate for fuel, 2011-01-24
Captain: , Oriental, NC (126)

and expect to pay desperation prices including a surcharge for anything but cash.



Lovely spot, old but serviceable, isolated, 2011-01-10
Captain: , Wilson, NY (432)

Easy to get in and out, which is good, because after calling for a reservation when we got close we couldn't reach anyone by VHF or phone. Docks are parallel to shore and tie off is parallel, so you can do port or starboard tie, your choice. Plenty of water. Floating wood docks.
Bathrooms were very old and not too clean. Didn't even try the shower as they are not heated, and it was cold when we were there (1/3/11).



Rustic place with nice people, 2010-12-28
Captain: , Detroit, MI (160)

We stopped into this marina during a pretty bad storm and it was a safe harbor but very rustic. The wooden docks are old and I was afraid of getting splinters the size of tooth picks. The showers are in a building around the back in the corner and are clean but need to be updated. The restrooms are in the office, so are closed when the office is closed. The owner is a nice guy. There is a restaurant next door but it is open only W-S. Probably wouldn't visit again unless it was absolutely necessary.



not much here but better than nothing, 2010-12-09
Captain: , Wilmington Deleware (330)

Good stop for fuel, marina is VERY old, the docks wobble when the wind blows, or someone walks on them. The restaurant next door (Marker 107) is pretty good, has a bar and is really clean. There is nothing else here, nothing! $1.75 a foot + $6.00 for 50 amp.



Very rustic, but worth the stop to eat at Marker 107, 2010-11-06
Captain: , Lansdale, PA (300)

The floating dock looks very primitive, but it works. The marina is rustic, however, it's in a convenient location and everyone is friendly. It's walking distance to Marker 107, a fantastic restaurant - reasonably priced with great local shrimp.



I Agree with the Others, 2010-10-15
Captain: , Carolina Beach, NC (2398)

A good place to rest up.



good quick gas stop, 2010-10-15
Captain: , Chesapeake Bay MD (368)

We needed a gas stop and this was very quick on/off ICW with plenty of water depth.
Restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for dinner - may want call if you need restaurant service.



KilkennyMarina, 2010-05-22
Captain: , Green Cove Springs,Fl (34)

I stay here 04/10 and the resturant is open and one of the bettter ones I have ate at while traveling. It was very good and I would go back. I like the place, marina is nothing fancy.



Isolated, rural Georgia, 2010-03-11
Captain: , Buffalo (1022)

It's hard to decide how to rate this marina. The docks are ramshackle, there is a pretty good current, and there is no shopping. But the dockmaster is friendly and helpful, the fuel is a couple of cents cheaper than Thunderbolt, and it is a long way from any other marina. It's a good place for an overnight stop, but then there is nothing else for nearly thirty miles.



Great Expectations 2/09, 2009-03-24
Captain: , Holland, MI (116)

Good for a nights tie up; safe, friendly and inexpensive but not much else. Good place to spend the night to catch the morning tide to get through the skinny water north of here



Kilkenny Marina, 2009-02-19
Captain: , Whitehall, Mi (1731)

OK marina with a reasonable price.
Cell coverage it poor.



Cheap fuel and that was it, 2008-11-09
Captain: , fairland (2653)

If you want ambiance, anchor somewhere. No more than a fishing dock with diesel. The restaurant is closed and you sure wouldn;t want to walk to the next one (12 miles), I didn't see the shower and that is probably good.



It's Georgia, 2007-11-26
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (11)

Docks minimal. Staff friendly sometimes and not others, but we all have bad days. It is worth the experience once. Also has a nice restaurant in short walk that no one tells you about.



It's a dock to tie up to, 2007-07-10
Captain: , Lighthouse Point, FL (79)

Docks are rickety and unstable. Didn't dare use the water. I too was concerned about the power. Didn't have any problems though. This is definitely a fishing dock. Nearest town is 12 miles.



Rustic, 2007-02-14
Captain: , Tampa (246)

Although well located facilities are sparse, Narrow unstable floating docks no cleats just boards sticking up, questionable power.

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