Details for Leeward Municipal Marina

Leeward Municipal Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 10 reviews

Address 7499 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607


After hours contact

Facility type

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


Due to staffing issues the Hours of Operation have been altered temporarily as follows:
Monday though Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm
Friday, 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7 am to 7 pm

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

City of Newport News



Tracy Phillips

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Accepts Mastercard and Visa.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: 7 am - 7 pm Monday - Sunday (May - October)
7 am - 5 pm Monday - Sunday (November - April)


Approach on the south side and parellel to the James River Bridge. Depth will drop to about 8 feet at the red and green markers outside the marina at mean low water. Inbound stay to the right side of the channel between the markers and the breakwater. Just outside the breakwater there is some shoaling and depth will drop to 5 to 6 feet. Tight turn to starboard once inside the breakwater. Turn back to port once the inner breakwater is cleared and straight to the fuel dock and transient slips. Larger boat dockage is to the starboard or south side of the marina.





Tide & current additional info

Winds are usually from the west. High rise buildings break the east and north east winds.


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 5

Other depth info: The transient dock is usually closest to the fuel dock all the way inboard.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 43
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 200
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2017-09-25)

Other price info: Includes water.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $3.00 for 30 amp.
$6.00 for 50 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboards welcome.


Fuel brand:

Gas price$2.91/gal (2017-09-25)

Other price info: $0.10 off on per gallon as a slip holder.

Diesel price$2.22/gal (2017-09-25)

Other price info: 5% sales tax applies. $0.10 off on per gallon as a slip holder.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - $5.00 per tank, free with slip rentals.


Yes - 10lb is $2.50 and 16lb $4.00. 2016


Yes - There are trash cans near the docks and a dumpster on site. There is also a recycling center


Yes - There are two showers in each restroom.




Yes - Free


Yes - There is a Walmart and a Food Lion nearby.


Yes - Walmart is about a mile away. However, it is on the otherside of the rail yard.


Yes - The Crab Shack restaurant is within walking distance.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Menhaden, Squid, and Shrimp are available for sale.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access


Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Leeward Municipal Marina
Clean facility, 2017-08-09
Captain: , Hampton, Va (10)

This marina is one of the cleanest and well kept facilities in the Hampton roads area. I always make a point of fueling here despite my location due to the always courteous and professional staff and competitve pricing.

No frills, but safe, clean, and dependable., 2017-01-15
Captain: , Newport News (34)

Leeward is a clean, safe, well managed place to tie up. There are no services to speak of; no travel lift or way to haul a boat, no storage on the hard, no parts department, etc. That said, Dock Master Tracy and her staff are very pleasant, professional, and vigilant. The heads and showers are spotless, and the grounds are very pleasant. Shore power is available at most or all the slips. The marina has floating piers for all the slips and is well protected. The slip fees are very affordable as well. I live several hours away from the marina, and my boat broke loose in a storm. The staff on duty caught the boat, replaced the broken lines, and tied her up safely, then called me right away. A great value any way you look at it.

Great Service, 2015-10-31
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Florida (10)

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They honor Visa & Mastercard

nice place, 2014-11-29
Captain: , Hampton (80)

clean well run marina with professional help.

Superb service and and quick access to places, 2014-08-05
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (154)

Special thanks to Ken,the Harbor Master, and the marina staff for sa great time in Newport News this past weekend. While the rains dampened the docks, our dinner party in the Marina went without a hitch...and getting underway and back on our trip was too smooth. Great TV reception, clean heads, easy area access, and across the streer from a super restraunt. Thanks. We'll be back!

Good place to leave a boat, 2014-06-21
Captain: , Kelso, Wa. (884)

I agree with Cap'n Mitch. Great place to leave a boat. Great service and well looked after marina.Prices are reasonable and docks are well maintained and secure. Ken is a generous man.

Diesel price was $3.69 plus 6% tax

Good place to leave a boat, 2013-09-19
Captain: , Mullica Hill, NJ (688)

We pulled in there Sept. 12 to leave the boat for six weeks. We did not expect too much and were very surprised. Experienced help docking and they actually listened to us. Docks are in great condition. Restrooms and showers are modern and clean. Laundry is free. Ken (the dockmaster) walks the dock every morning to check on the boats. The marina is gated with combination locks for entry at night. A fair restaurant is within walking distance. There is nothing else nearby. When I asked about a bus to the airport, Ken offered to drive me there. Really friendly and helpful people.

Nice Marina, 2011-08-17
Captain: , Atlanta (100)

Nice basic marina. Not much in the way of facilities. Floating docks in mostlt good shape (finger piers a little ratty). Great rates.

Good place to stay, 2011-07-29
Captain: , Port of Cincinnati (30)

Leeward is a well priced Marina and liveaboard friendly (for a fee). They do have free laundry, and water, electricity Is a flat fee, and theyhavea fuel dock with pumpout facility.
It's a nice and clean marina with good floating docks and and easy to maneuver around In. The city is not bad. It's not scary unless you're used to the suburbs. Decent restaurant at the crab shack within walking distance and not much else... On busline to anywhere in city.

The charts say 6-9 feet but I saw 5 on the depthsounder coming in at low tide. James river is a nice little place to daysail and doesn't have all the crabtraps you see in the bay. Accesable to all of hampton roads. Good fishing as well.

Leeward marina, 2011-05-25
Captain: , Richmond VA (281)

Leeward marina is a city run marina that we stayed at for a few months when we first borough our boat to the Chesapeake Bay. The marina was in good condition and reasonably priced. While Leeward did have power and water it did not offer many of the other services larger marina%u2019s offer, laundry, internet, pool, or TV of any kind. Since it is a city run marina, it did charge tax if your stay was less than 3 months. Leeward has some drawbacks, first is its location. This part of Newport New is somewhat rundown and a bit scary at night; I would not walk outside the marina if I didn%u2019t need to. Unless your are going to boat up the James river (my home river) you would have to go through the gauntlet of fishing vessels that love to fish in the shipping channel near the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge ( I never enjoyed this part of the water the entire time I was at Leeward. Over all this is a high 2 star or low 3 star marina. Leeward provides all the basics you need for a safe harbor, just be careful with the tight entrance to the marina.

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