Details for Kingston City Marina

Kingston City Marina

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 45 reviews

Address Foot of Broadway
Kingston, NY


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


When traveling North or South on the Hudson River turn West at the Kingston/Rondout Creek Lighthouse. Kingston City Marina is located on the North bank of the Rondout Creek between the first two bridge spans, approximately 1/2 mile from the Hudson River.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Barely floating wooden docks, limited T/Alongside for 1 or 2 boats. Very short finger piers not really suited for boats over 32 feet.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 150
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 60
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2015-08-18)

Other price info: Hourly: $5.00 for the first 2 hours; $10.00 up to four 4 hours. After 4 hours daily rate applies.
Weekly dockage: $8.00 per foot per week.
Monthly Dockage: $16.50 per foot per month.
Seasonal Dockage: $56.00 per foot.

Note that very large boats (70 feet+) have reported being charged more than $2 per foot.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp: $5.00 per day, $25.00 per week, $150 per season.
50 amp: $8.00 per day, $40.00 per week.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - $7.00 per day; $35.00 per week; $125.00 per month. Includes amenities.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Grass area next to the restroom building is marked no pets. Otherwise lots of places to walk your dog.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out





Yes - Trash barrels along the waterfront.


Yes - $1 for 5 minutes.






Yes - Not nearby. Large plaza with grocery 1/2 hour away by city bus. Stops at the marina and the plaza.


Yes - True Value in same Plaza as grocery above.


Yes - A number of restaurants are within a few blocks. Savonas, an Italian restaurant, is very close to the marina.


Yes - Many

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

No - Rondout Yacht Basin has a boat ramp nearby.


Yes - On the City of Kingston bus route.

Other services


Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Reviews for Kingston City Marina
Perfectly fine marina in GREAT location, 2016-07-06
Captain: , Bristol, RI (50)

I boat is >35 feet, so we were assigned space at the "big boat dock". This is a floating aluminum dock - so other reviewer's comments about splinters don't apply.It's in fine shape, and water/50A electric worked fine. We totally agree with everything about this maraina's great access to a really nice town that others have written. The Mariner Museum is very interestinga & well-worth the admission. Old Savannah restaurant is waterfront, does dock 'n dine, and serves terrific food (including southern items like jambalaya). We will come back here.

Great Stopover, 2015-09-27
Captain: , Farmingdale NY (80)

We stayed overnight on 9/18/15 and were really happy with it.
The Bad: The docks have seen better days, water pressure is poor, wifi is weak, no convenience stores around to get small items, and I had to make several phone calls while approaching in order to get information about docking.
The good: Location is excellent. Step off of the dock and there are several great choices of restaurants in a beautiful little town. Docking is super easy in well protected slips. I learned that all you need to do is pull in to a slip that does not have a reserved sign on it, and although the dockmaster may not be on the property when you pull in, you just settle up with him when he gets there. That eliminates the need to try to contact him via VHF or telephone for a slip assignment before arrival.
The water pressure wasn't a big deal for us because we used our fresh water tank and just refilled it before we left the next morning. Although the docks have seen better days, you'll be fine if you watch your step, particularly at night.
Overalll, this is a great stopover for anyone cruising the Hudson.
We'll be back next year.

Adequate dockage, great town!, 2015-09-26
Captain: , Midway Marina, Port Clinton, OH (729)

Docks are tight and full of bird crap, but adequate. Restrooms are clean. Best part is the wonderful historic Kingston right on the waterfront. Many restaurants to choose from. Several unique shops. A lovely little town. I wish I'd had more time to spend here and explore. Plan at least one full day to experience Kingston properly.

Docks barely adequate, 2015-08-29
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6425)

We only docked here for good access to town and church. Very short finger piers made tying up a challenge, our boat was twice as long as the pier and no pilings to hold your bow in place with tidal current. Docks had small cleats, some not securely in place.

Good location needs some updating, 2015-08-02
Captain: , Massapequa, NY (30)

The location is closed to about 8 restaurants and the heard of Kingston. The marina itslef needs some updating. The docks are in very poor condition with electric connection scarce and water ever harder to find. Do Not Walk Barefoot, it will only take a few steps before you have a splinter in your foot or step on a protruding nail. The docks are floating but the fingers are very short (approximately 12'). The dock is behind a locked gate with a passcode but the gate is frequently left open. They have a single private bathroom with a shower but its not much better than a port-a-john.

Kingston City Marina, 2015-07-13
Captain: , Pasadena, MD (1496)

In 2009, I rated this facilltiy at 5 stars, and at 3 stars in 2012. It has continued a slow downward slide since then. This is a city-owned facility with a sub-contracted business operation. At $2.00 per foot, it is overpriced as a facility but excellent for its location.

There is a chronic problem with duck poop on the docks; particularly the more remote docks. There are security gates, but they are routinely left open when they should be locked. Posted signs say business hours are 08h00 to 20h00, but the staff is frequently not available. The staff is helpful and accommodating.

There is a new, modern shower facility, but it is already deteriorating. The city-owned facility is part of the TR Gallo Memnorial Park, which is small but very nice, and well maintained by sity workers. There is car parking available within easy walking distance.

The major advantage of the facility is that it's on the shore where the Roudout District restaurants, stores and Maritime Museum are located. It's a long car ride or a dinghy ride to the Roudout District from other facilities on the Rondout. The Strand and lower Broadway boast numerous good restaurants. There is a good wine store two blocks up Lower Broadway, and a large, well-stocked, stall-format antique mall. There are numerous signs posted around the park that state dogs are not permitted, but this is neither honored nor enforced. Although there has been some decline, I continue to use and recommed the facility.

Docks deplorable, electric scary, water not working, 2015-06-28
Captain: , Iuka, MS (1120)

We stopped in mid-May. The dock master is friendly and helpful, but the facilities are over-priced and in poor repair. Am giving it 2 stars due to the close location to town, good water depth, and protected location up the creek.

Not a nice place to stop, 2015-06-27
Captain: , Vaudreuil-sur-le-lac (145)

The docks where full of duck and geese poop. The toilet facilities are aweful, no services provides and we paid the full price. Do not stop here!

Still a Great Stop..., 2015-06-24
Captain: , Lake Erie (148)

We stopped here in 2011 and again yesterday afternoon (6/23/2015). We were on the aluminum facedock again (our preference). The little town of Kingston has a lot to offer near the docks: 6 restaurants (2 Italian, 1 Mexican, 1 Southern American and 1 Irish Pub). All have excellent food for moderate prices. Also, there are two salons and one barber shop within 2 blocks of the dock (we do need haircuts once in a while). There's a Maritime Museum we have not yet visited. We had good 50 Amp power and water easily accessible to the boat.

Good Location, 2015-05-17
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1876)

Aluminum floating docks. 9' water at low tide, 100 amp available and good voltage, staff cordial and location right downtown. Easy in and out and somewhat protected as it a mile up Rondout Creek. Paid $3.00 per foot plus $21.60 for electric, thought this to be quite high for what it is. Price would encourage me not to return. Facility livable, staff good, location great.

Good location but...., 2015-05-10
Captain: , Seattle Wa (200)

We were early in their season and they weren't ready for transients. The three star rating is a gift based on location and their current activity upgrading their docks which they said would be ready by early June. We ended up in an OK spot side-tied to the town wall dock. We were told there was "no 30 amp but there was water". It turned out to be the other way around. The dock was noisy and kind of a mess due to lots of bread being thrown to the ducks etc. Quaint spot with a small but nice waterfront downtown area. Good internet.

good stop over, 2014-11-01
Captain: , newport beach (128)

location is not bad, marina itself dont have many businesses close by, but localy most things can be found easly, big shopping center with big chain warhouses 15 min away, car rental company can pick up and drop off. noise level is ok depending on the bridge above but generaly its a quiet place, no wake. visited oct 2014

Not worth a stop, 2013-07-31
Captain: , Freeport, ME (608)

The docks looked in terrible shape, so we went elsewhere. We then went over by dink to do a little exploring/shopping, and maybe eat out. We tied the dink to a float, then found the float was only lashed to the gangway, not really attached. For a dink, no problem. We were then informed that while we could tie the dink there, it would be $5 for two hours, same as big boat rates. I guess the town doesn't want visitors by dinghy: we left and went back to Rondout Yacht Basin.

Old, old, old, 2013-07-18
Captain: , Sarasota (1427)

Kind of nasty. The place is falling apart. All the dock boards are warped or crooked. Power poles (not pedestals) were leaning over. Finger piers are really short. We had two cleats to tie to. No real facilities. The "office" is a kiosk and you stand outside to check-in. WiFi didn't work. You can't get any TV stations. Plus, they have the temerity to charge $2/ft for a ramshackle marina. There's more, but you get the idea. We'll stay somewhere else next time. It's too bad Sandy didn't wash the place away - they could have started from scratch.

Pretty noisy, 2012-10-11
Captain: , Rochester, NY (493)

If you like being right down town, this is probably a fine place. For this old skipper it was pretty noisy.

Noy that good any longer, 2012-09-17
Captain: , Mystic (909)

The private operation believes they are better than when the town operated it...not true. As stated previously I have nothing more to add. Nice area, however.....

not city dock anymore, 2012-09-03
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1459)

This facility is now privately owned/operated and very poorely I might add. Docks very rickety and wobley, really too short for our 27 but they would not let us tie to the long floater. Would not come back here again or reccommend to others.

Free public dock adjacent, 2012-08-20
Captain: , Lindenhurst, NY (316)

Immediately west of the Kingston City Marina floating docks is much smaller free public floating dock with no town fresh water. It is unsupervised so if you use it as a dinghy dock in Kingston lock your dinghy to one of the ends. Leave the middle available to be used by the many folks who launch their canoes and rowing boats.

great place to dock and dine, 2012-06-29
Captain: , West shore Marlboro NY (825)

have been here many times karen is a great dock mistress the entire staff is always helpful, great showers and facilities nice place to overnight

enjoyable place to stay, 2012-06-27
Captain: , Marlboro Yacht Club, Marlboro NY (515)

we travel here a few times a year and stay, it has parking available, its quiet and there are a bunch of nice restaurants within walking distance. its protected inside the creek. Staff are knowledgable and helpful.

Nice stopover, 2012-06-17
Captain: , Savannah (128)

Spent 2 nights here. Right next to the downtown square which is not very big, but very nice. Some execellent restaurants. The marine museum was also very interesting. Appears to be a struggling area but, they are very committed to having a top notch facility. One of our boats had an electrical problem which required a change of slip. Turned out to be a boat problem, not a dock problem. Dock staff was very enthueastic and helpful. Showers adequate. We will come back for the food.

Lots of Places to Eat, 2012-05-28
Captain: , punta gorda, fl (1328)

We stayed here 5/27/12. We were at the floating face dock and it was just fine. The slips are really short but there were a lot of large boats docked in them. Lots of restaurants nearby. Entrance channel is easy and deep. Docks are well protected.

Friendly people, several restaurants in the local area, 2011-10-09
Captain: , Montreal (30)

Friendly folks. Docks are a little short for bigger boats. Only 20' fingers.
We rented a car and visited FDR's childhood home. Some of the slips are located below a major highway bridge. Several restaurants in the area.

Great Stopover, 2011-09-09
Captain: , Pompano Beach (10)

Try Avanti Spa two blocks up the hill. Terrific ambiance. Ask for Jessica for massage... strong hands. Amy for facials. Mani-Pedi by Jenette. Tell Alicia that Capt. John sent you.

A stop into History, 2011-08-22
Captain: , Herrington Harbour, MD (680)

August 2011
This on the street marina, run by the Town was surprizingly great.
5'6'' water at dock, right in town. Old boat show going on, lots of good restaurants nearby. No grocery stores, no where to buy any food at all. Very calm. A very imformative musuem on the town's maritime history. Internet only woked at the dock office.
We were very glad to .have it though

Close to downtown, 2011-08-18
Captain: , Central Illinois (497)

Friendly staff, close to downtown. For large boats, caution, finger piers only come out 20 feet.

GREAT STOP, 2011-08-06
Captain: , Channel Islands, California (1149)

We stopped here for a night and were impressed with the service and nice folks we met here. The town is wonderful if not depressed by a crappy economy. THe folks at the marina, however, were super nice and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Great Spot to Tie The Dink, 2011-07-11
Captain: , Kingston, ON (455)

$5.00 to tie up the dink for three hours. Or, you can go to the Museum and pay $15.00 to tie the dink up for three hours.

Fireworks!, 2011-06-28
Captain: , Haverstraw (10)

Friendly, helpful staff make your stay enjoyable. We stayed for the weekend and watched one of the best fireworks shows lauched right above us from the Rt 9W bridge. We'll be back next year!

-Knot Flyin

Nice stop very convenient to downtown Kingston, 2011-06-20
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

We rented a car locally and visited FDR's childhood home and one of the Vanderbilt mansions several years ago. Both are run by the National Park Service. Some of the slips are located below a major highway bridge. Traffic noise wasn't bad at all; it quiets down in the evening. Several restaurants located in the area.

Kingston City Marina, 2011-06-13
Captain: , Wilsonville, AL (300)

Great location. Walk to restaurants and shops. Only one large shower which cost $1 for 5 minutes. Friendly dock masters. Floating docks. No grocery store within walking distance.

People watching place, 2011-05-30
Captain: , Mesa AZ (1609)

Docks run along side the riverwalk, so many people stroll by (especially weekends). Many restaurants available. Historic neighborhoods to visit. Docks have security number pad. Great transient stop for 2 days.

Anchor outside the bridge and dinghy in, 2011-05-16
Captain: , Jersey City (506)

Insufficient mast clearance. Anchored in creek. Good holding. V quiet. Dinghy to dock for access to restaurants and town.

Excellent inexpensive stop, 2011-03-16
Captain: , Machias, ME (85)

Great placement, many nice restaurants withing walking distance (most up hill). The best French restaurant in New York, le canard enchain, is in kingston, but it's a taxi ride away from the marina.

Tight to manoeuver getting in and out but a great place to laze around on a sunday. Public bathrooms, key lock shower, just a very basic marina. Gas dock just down the inlet.

Great Stop!, 2010-09-22
Captain: , Red Wing, MN (384)

Really convienient for a stop in Kingston. Bus stop about a block away. Staff will bend over backwards to make sure things are ok for your stay. Highly recommended for a stay when transiting the Hudson.

Very well protected from weather, 2010-09-06
Captain: , Elizabeth City, NC (241)

Right downtown with restaurants and bars (some shopping). Staff will take you to the grocery store. Be prepared. The tourist are waiting for a boat to come in. You are going to be checked out. The creek offers a anchorage about 200 yards below the dam. It is about a mile and a half up the creek.

Kingston the almost capital of New York, 2010-07-11
Captain: , Westbrook, CT (296)

This marina used to be the Kingston Municipal Marina and purchased last year to become a privately owned marina using the city docks and slips. The very knowledgeable and skilled "Chelsey" continues to run the marina. The marina docks and slips are gated with combo after hours. A new keyed access addition to the public rest rooms is available with large shower (need 4 quarters for 5 minutes) and full washroom facilities. Good restaurants and deli and ice cream on the waterfront.

Handy stopover point!, 2010-06-30
Captain: , Palm Coast (792)

This marina doesn't offer much to cause one to linger as it's not exactly located in downtown Kingston. But you do have a choice of several eating establishments. It's also a good place to have a hair day as there are at least five hair salons/barbershops within walking distance.

The facility is well maintained and has all your basic needs. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Kingston City Marina, 2010-06-29
Captain: , Austin, Tx (1257)

We stayed over the 4th of July. What a hoot!! Sometimes we were inside the radius of the fireworks - I had the hose ready just in case..

The city bus makes a stop right across the street on the half hour. The bus stops at the big uptown plaza on the hour. Good big grocery (the only eaisly accessable beer store we found) , True Value Hardware, Advance Auto, etc stores in plaza. There is a good marine store about 3 miles up 9W.

The dock hand positioned and tied our boat like she had been on boats before.

The excavation across the creek has finished.

A very pleasent stop

HELPFUL STAFF, 2010-06-18
Captain: , Wicomico Creek, MD (494)

Pulled in here when I identified a water issue from an earlier fuel stop. Docks are right in town with several excellent restaurants within walking distance. The piers are short and noisy but more than adequate. Staff was helpful in identifying the water problem source and corrective action. If you need parts you will have to order in (one day service). Outside of the harbor area, not much going on. Fuel and pump out not available at this site.

Noisy but nice, 2009-10-18
Captain: , Port Ontario, Lake Ontario (410)

They put us on a floating aluminun dock where each section made a loud noise as it took up the play in the connectors as you cross it. With the town kids running up and down this made for a lot of noise for a while. Any parents looking for kids to raise?
Although the marina is gated the kids/parents didn't care.
You are right downtown in front of a park with people sitting in the park just feet away. It felt like we were in a parade.
There is not much for provisions here but it is fun to walk through the shops downtown.
As we were on the longer loating dock access was very easy. The finger docks are shorter maybe 30' so be ready if they put on one of these.
There is a area to walk the dogs to the West of the Marinas main gate.
Although it has some drawbacks I would stay here again.

Good Stay, 2009-09-22
Captain: , Memphis TN (977)

Not fancy, but great location. we spent four days, rented a car and toured West Point, Vanderbilt and Roosevelt Estates.
Good restaurants. Nice town.

Kingston City Dock, 2009-09-03
Captain: , Patterson, La (1441)

Great stop. Floating dock and right in town. Caveat: the finger peirs are very short so careful as you come in, have the spring lines ready. Restaurants and deli etc adjacent. Tourist Comm off as well.
Grocery stores are a ways off. Waterford is where the big store is located. Trolly on friday , saturday and sunday. No laundry. Not a provisioning stop


A rock quarry has opened immed across the creek from the marina. Serious noise all day and it is after 7 pm and they are still at it.

Notwithstanding, still a grood stop.

Kingson City Marina, 2009-08-07
Captain: , Clear Lake, TX (694)

Low floating docks, close to restaurants, town & museums. Some noise from bridge overhead. Friendly & helpful staff . Park next to wall where town people congregate at night to feed ducks in water. 30 Amp & 50 Amp.

Great location, 2009-05-29
Captain: , Silverthorne, CO (373)

Great location in Rondout Waterfront section of Kingston near restaurants and shops. Now called Kingston City Marina and privately run. Cost $2.00/ft as of 5/29/09. New 200 ft face dock with 50 amp (first one we tried didn't work). Locked gate overnight. Trying to be more professional.

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