Details for Maryland Marina

Maryland Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 15 reviews

Address 3501 Red Rose Farm Road
Middle River, MD 21220


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Ship's Store. The marina does not have fuel but it is available at marinas on the creek and on Middle River there are several marinas with fuel.

VHF channel

Call on land line


Email contact;

Owner, manager

Wayne Miskiewicz



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: With short finger piers.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info: Most slips rated at 20 amps

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - On the west side of the marina property there are two sand landings into the park. From there it is a short walk to the restaurant, office, and store.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: The have a dog walk area.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - It's a little known fact, but the pumpout here is free , open 24/7, and not limited to slip holders.


Yes - At main office.


Yes - Trash bins on site.


Yes - Showers, heads, and laundry available for slip holders.






Yes - WalMart about 1 mile.


Yes - On site marine store.


Yes - Sunset Cove Restaurant


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Spars and rigging, fiberglass repair, electrical and plumbing, props and hafts. They do engine service like oil/filter change, winterize, etc.; but, not complex repair. There are gas and diesel repairs in the area. Ask at the marina office.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travel lift and fork lift for smaller vessels. Special short-haul rates in the summer for painting and repairs.

Storage facilities

Yes - They have winter storage, as available, for non-slip holders; but, slip-holders come first.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Most cellular is good: Verizon ++, ATT ++. WiFi at the docks is reported to be good.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Maryland Marina
Good protection, but great restaurant, 2016-08-24
Captain: , Tracys Landing, MD (266)

Stayed here as a transient, but also have a buddy who has a yearly slip here. The marina is not bad and never felt any wake from the passing boats in Frog Mortar Creek. The restaurant can get loud at night when they have live bands, so don't come here if looking for peace and quite. However, their beer is always cold and the food is fantastic - so be sure to join them. The marina docks are fixed concrete.

Very helpful staff, clean bathrooms, decent marina, very good adjacent restaurant, 2015-07-28
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (201)

I spent three days there as a transient. Very nice restaurant (Sunset Cove) on property (although separate ownership). Docks are old, fixed, concrete - but adequate. A little sparse on water hook-ups, but I was able to find one within the reach of my hose. Bathhouse is a bit of a walk from the south side (marina is split into two sides with the restaurant in the middle). Price was very reasonable and staff was very helpful.

I would stay there again.

Happy Customer of 15 years, 2015-03-18
Captain: , Frog Mortar Creek, Middle R., Chesapeake (420)

This family owned marina has been here about 75 years, same considerate and service-minded family. Sure, i'd rather have floating docks; but, the other amenities and comradery make this place hard to leave. We've been here 15 years and many others longer. The owners are most responsive to customers comments and requests.
Transients are welcome or there is good anchoring across the creek - a good anchorage on weekends. For shopping, here is a hint: take you boat or dink up the creek to Chespeake Yachting Center (mostly power but with good fuel prices,) the Walmart shopping center is behind the marina. They have good fuel prices.
The Sunset Cove Restaurant, on premises, has inside dining and a sand beach as well. Food has been very good.
Sign me, not leaving yet.

My home marina, 2013-02-12
Captain: , Middle River, MD (212)

I've been here several years and I don't really see a strong need to move. It is a comfortable, well maintained, and generally quite friendly place to keep a boat. The bath house is pleasant and well kept with several shower stalls. There is a nice park like area with a pavilion (sometimes rented out) and a nice play area for children. The boat store is pretty well stocked with most things you might need, including a sailing hardware selection that sure seems bigger than their big name competitor. I do most of my own maintenance so I can't speak to the value or quality of the work they do; but I haven't heard any complaints.

Others have complained about the difficulty in docking, and for certain it can be a challenge. The concrete docks are pretty well bumpered, though, and I haven't had any boat scars as a result. The preferred docking method is to back into the slip. To do it the other way would make getting on and off the boat a challenge. With my sub 30 foot boat I find it easiest to just get the stern of the boat between the appropriate pilings and use the guide lines to pull the boat into position. It's not always pretty; but so far it has always worked. Be aware that the fairway by the restaurant gets pretty shallow near the restaurants dock. If you have any draft to speak of and it isn't near high tide it might be better to hug the slip side of the fairway.

I'm not sure what their attitude is towards transient boaters as they really seem setup towards being a "home base" marina. As a result, having a couple mile walk to Wal-Mart for groceries, or much further for a traditional grocery store, doesn't seem like a big problem for most people. If you are popping in for supplies, though (and assuming you can arrange a transient slip), you may find yourself frustrated.

Besides the very busy Sunset Cove restaurant/bar onsite (with live music Fri/Sat/Sun on the outside tiki bar area), there are a couple other places a mile or so down the road, and a pretty useful strip mall area near the Wal-Mart two or three miles away with fast food, a hardware store, Autozone, and a self serve health club that you can pay for by the day.

Loud, tough slips, nice staff, 2013-01-16
Captain: , Browns Cove, MD (402)

I'm a local and visit this marina often to go to the restaurant. It was called Wild Duck Cafe but is under new ownership and now called Sunset Cove. The marina is still Maryland Marina. I have visited friends who have slips here and also had to have some repairs done recently that took 2 weeks so I had a temporary slip for that. The concrete docks are dangerous to fiberglass and gel coat! Be sure to tie up carefully for wind and tide. The restaurant is very popular and often has boats tied 3 deep to its floating pier. It is a fun place and food is pretty good. You just need to know its pretty noisy and yes there is a small airport nearby. Also, it is about 20 minutes inside the weekend no wake zone.

Slip for 2011 Season (updated), 2012-08-09
Captain: , New London, PA (302)

2012, now in 2nd season and still like it here. The marina is family owned and operated and they go out of their way to be helpful.

I recently moved my boat to this facility for the 2011 sailing season. To date the staff has been very helpful. In addition it is a very nice marina with full ammenities.

Try it, you'll like it. By the way, the restaurant has good food and service as well.

Love the planes, 2012-06-17
Captain: , North Fort Myers, FL. (268)

Had a slip here and enjoyed the stay. You are next to the airport but it was not as noisey as you would thing. It was mostly small planes and the airguard. I enjoyed the show. The owner was friendly and helpful and the marina was kept in good condition.

Great ships store, wonderful folks to deal with, 2012-04-13
Captain: , Bowleys Quarters, MD (160)

I've no experience with their marina or slips per se, but they've always been a great parts or gear source when I've needed something, and priced right as well. I can't recall them not having something I needed. Very friendly and cordial family run operation and always willing to offer assistance or opinion when requested.

Nice Marina - slips are a challenge., 2011-11-26
Captain: , Portsmouth RI (275)

Separate sailboat and motor boat areas. Great lawns and facilities.
Concrete docks with NO protection. Non floating.
We were given an outside slip. The slips have a tiny 6' platform and posts. With a crosswind and little experience it was tough getting in especially as there were no lines on the posts. No help was available, it was off season but it would not have helped anyway.
Watching the regulars, it appears that lots of practice is needed to back in.

Cleats on the dock took some finding. They are under the dock!

Good ships store. Long walk down the docks to bathrooms and office.
Rather pricy, no lounge or courtesy car.

The boatyard has a good reputation, a friend is rebuilding his boat there and the boat storage area is convenient for working on the boat.
Long motor to get to open water. Follow the charted channel going in,

The chart mentions a height limitation due to the airport nearby. The marina said there was a number to call but there has been no answer for 3 years. Saw many tall masted vessels.

Very friendly

Been there 4 seasons, 2011-10-13
Captain: , Maryland Marina, Md. (10)

Great family run working Marina. The Wild Duck Cafe has live music on weekends during the summer and can get loud but they cease at 11pm.

Great Staff, 2011-06-22
Captain: , Deale, MD (70)

I purchased a sailboat and used the Maryland Marina for the short haul survey. They recommended a very thorough surveyor (Gary Kerr %u2013 / 410-382-9571) and were incredibly accommodating when the boat was on the hard %u2013 even coming back from their lunch break to reposition it.

Excellent marina, 2010-10-28
Captain: , Middle River. MD (10)

Family operated for 60 yrs. Very friendly and helpful. Rates are competitive. Full service yard. Allows owners to work on their boats.

Great sailboat marina, 2010-02-21
Captain: , Frog Mortar Creek, Middle River MD (63)

Maryland Marina is a great place to keep your sailboat. The marina is well kept, and managed by a family that has been doing this all their lives. The location while not close to the bay is close to the river, which is wide enough to sail in. They have a very well equiped marina and ships store. Also mentioned is the Wild Duck Cafe which of this writing is back up and running. The marina does lack access to food and basic supplies. Walmart is about 2 miles up the road and is walkable if you have time. Marina services are a bit pricy.

Large marina with some useful facilities, 2009-07-23
Captain: , Baltimore (346)

Maryland Marina is one of the largest in Middle River (about 400 slips?). It is a bit far from the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay but well-protected. It has also some facilties that the smaller marinas in Middle River do not offer, notably, they do step and unstep masts up to about 50' height.

Nice place to keep vessel, 2009-05-19
Captain: , Brant Beach, NJ (50)

Maryland Marina is a nice place to keep your boat. I was there for nearly five years. The marina has a nice park-like setting and most boat owners are friendly. The marina has areas for sail and power, which I liked (being a sailboater). Slips are generally easy to access. It has a restaurant/bar on site, but that may have closed. Good to have that close, but could be noisy at night. Location is not in the best part of town, but aside from an outboard that was taken off my stored sailboat over the winter, I didn't see any other problems. It's a bit of a motor to the bay, though - 15 mins to the river, then another 30 to the bay at least.

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