Details for Old Point Comfort Marina

Old Point Comfort Marina

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Average rating 3.4 stars from 17 reviews

Address 100 McNair Dr. Bldg 207 PO Box 3071
Hampton, VA 23663

Phone757-788-4308; Fax: 757-788-4354

After hours contact


Facility type

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


VHF channel

16,68 If there is no answer call on the telephone.


Email contact

Owner, manager

Terry Bureau/Manager , Will Schmidt/Asst. Manager



Dean Reesey

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

MC, Visa, AmX, and Discover.

Payment discounts

BoatUS discounts.
$2.00 off boat ramp.
$1.00 off pump-out.
$0.50 off transient rate.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Open 7 days a week April 1 - October 1, 8:00 am till 5:00 pm.
Open Tuesday thru Saturday October 2 - March 31; 8:00 am till 4:00 pm.


OPCM is just off the the main shipping lanes at the James River and proximate to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Shipping lanes are quite deep. Stay to the northern edge of the shipping channel by Fort Monroe, staying just inside the channel. There are submerged pilings and shoaling close to shore. Large ships pose hazards to boaters as they move deceptively fast. Use caution around them. Enter the Phoebus channel at G1 and proceed north. The marina is to your right by marker G3. There are two entrances in the breakwater pilings. Enter to the right one for the marina office which can be found near pier A.





Tide & current additional info

Swift currents are present in most slips when tides are moving, can sometimes get up to 5 knots.


Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: 24

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: 20

Other info: 16 feet maximum beam for T-Heads.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 352
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2015-05-21)

Other price info: Annual Rate - $6.50 per ft
Seasonal Rate - $7.50 per ft
Monthly Rate - $8.50 per ft
Price includes electric, water, and WiFi.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: $2.00 (2014-02-19)

Other price info: Boat US discount rate: $1.50 per foot.
Marina Life discount rate: $1.50 per foot.

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)


Dinghy access

Yes - Close to the large white building on the south side of the marina.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: 87 octane 10% ethanol.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Available nearby.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets must be on a leash.

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out

Yes - $5.00. $4.00 with Boat US membership.




Yes - Two trash dumpsters in the marina parking area.








Yes - 1 mile away.


Yes - Ship's Store with bait, tackle, beverages, beer, and limited marine supplies. Catalog orders available with 1 to 2 day delivery on marine supplies not carried in the store.

West Marine is in nearby Hampton, by Interstate 64 and Mercury Blvd.


Yes - The restaurant has reopened as the Deadrise, serving seafood lunch and dinner, free slips for boats up to 50 feet during meal and also dinghy dock for boaters in anchorage. Call the marina office for dockage before 5:00 pm or The Deadrise after 5:00pm (757-788-7190) (


Yes - Above marina office there is a full bar at The Deadrise Seafood Restaurant.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

Yes - Repairs done up to 28 feet. List of outside contrators available. No onsite mechanic.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Available for vessels 28 feet and under. Sailboats must remove mast.

Storage facilities

Yes - Wet

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - There's an internet access line at the marina office. WiFi throughout the marina, included with docking rate.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - $5 for boats and Jet Skis (annual - $65.00).
$2 for kayaks (annual - $45.00).


Yes - Taxi, Bus.

Other services

Bike rental is $8.00 per hour or $25.00 per day.


Ft. Monroe has a beach, museum and several other attractions.

Reviews for Old Point Comfort Marina
CLean Marina, 2016-10-13
Captain: , Norfolk (48)

If you like a clean marina with spotless private showers, this is the place to go. Dock are in great shape, secure and a GOOD staff. All of them like what they are doing!

Great marina, great people., 2016-09-08
Captain: , Virginia Beach, Va (57)

Will and his staff were wonderful. I had parked my sailboat for several years at this marina and I highly recommend. Piers have locked gates at the street. Bathhouse has hot water, showers and toilets. Wifi is spotty away from the marina office, so ask for a slip near the A pier if Wifi is important to you. Slips have water except in winter, and power is all year long, which is not metered. My only reservation is that a proposal is floating around Hampton to make the area north of the marina, a public beach. Overall, it is a great marina for the services it offers, and I would return again.

Good Place From Which to Tour Fort Monroe, 2014-09-25
Captain: , Hampton, VA (314)

This marina has floating docks and some shelter from a surrounding wooden brake wall. It is located on old Fort Monroe, which is a nice place to visit. There is a lot of history in this fort and frequently some public activities. Other services are a bit of a walk. As previously reviewed, the fuel dock can be challenging.

Great Marina in wonderful location, 2014-09-22
Captain: , Norfolk (20)

We stayed there for 4 nights in early Sept. Ops Manager Will & the entire staff was great. Facility is older, but perfect for our needs.

M/Y The Keep

Captain: , Richmond, VA (181)

We went into the fuel dock at the Marina this morning. Positive comment - fuel price for diesel was good (3.85/gallon). Negative comment - this dock is dangerous. We have a 45 foot, full keel ketch. Once we got in, we could not get off the dock. Between the current and the wind (10-15 from the SW), we were pinned. We ended up bending two stanchions, gouging the hull all up and down the starboard side, and we lost our dinghy outboard when it was ripped off the stern rail and dropped in the water. This was despite one person on board and two people on the dock pushing the boat off. There are pilings about twenty feet off the face of the dock, and there are submerged pilings between the dock and the land. The dock has exposed nuts, bolts and timbers. It might work for a smaller vessel, but we won't be back.

Big, big disappointment, 2014-07-25
Captain: , St. Petersburg, Fl (70)

We called Old Point Comfort marina after giving up on a trip up the bay in 15 to 20 knot winds. They said they had a place for us. When we got there we had to call them on the phone again as apparently they don't monitor channel 16. We got our slip assignment and entered inside the wave blocker. Imagine our surprise when we saw nothing but 5 ft finger piers! We couldn't back in because our gate would be about 5 feet in to the water. We couldn't pull in because we'd have to climb over the bow pulpit. I tried in vain to reach them on 16. No one to help us tie up. There had been, at least two people in the office when I called. Once I got turned around, I tried calling them on the phone, but I got voice mail, twice. There were other, better places they could have put me, but they were, apparently unwilling to help. My recommendation is to go up the Hampton River and stop at any of the several marinas there. Old Point Comfort was a real bummer!

Somewhat Run Down, 2014-06-25
Captain: , Hampton, VA (20)

As other reviewers mentioned, this marina has a narrow approach and the slips are narrow as well. The marina is not well sheltered and overnights on the boat can be rocky in a blow. Docks are serviceable but in need of some attention. Access to the slips is secured by a combination gate. There is no restaurant at the marina. The ship's store is very basic and the shower/restroom facilities were shabby. The overall character is not improved by locals (not boaters) who congregate outside the marina office to loiter, smoke and drink.

Old Point Comfort Marina, 2014-05-19
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (241)

Touring historic old Fort Monroe makes this an interesting stop. The marina itself shows a little deferred maintenance. Floating docks with single 16' wide slips with 20' finger piers - couldn't make my side gate bow in or stern in. Security on docks is good with clean restrooms/showers across the street. The staff & slip holders all very friendly and helpful. Very little in the way of supplies or shopping. In all, a very pleasurable stop

Bare bones marina., 2012-11-15
Captain: , Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (354)

Good place to stop to see Fort Monroe.
Swift current getting into opening, check tides.
Rundown since military left.

Awesome Marina, 2012-05-09
Captain: , FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA (138)

We came in expecting it to be military but it is now open to public. Great time exploring old Fort. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We will certainly stop again.

Old Point Comfort marina, 2012-05-06
Captain: , Merrimack, NH (73)

Not ready for prime time. I was told that the Army still owns the Marina and the State is trying to buy it. Current can be fast, the entrance Through the wave blocker is narrow as are the slips.
The fort is worth a visit but either anchor out side the marina and dingy in or choose another Marina.

No liveaboards, 2012-04-20
Captain: , Salt Ponds, Va (535)

Might be a good marina but I could not get a slip since I wanted to live aboard for a month. Only at the 1.50/ft per day transit rate.

Open to All, 2012-02-14
Captain: , Norfolk Virginia (469)

Fort Monroe is no longer a military installation and is open to all. You can moor in the marina, anchor just off the marina and motor in to the marina office (dinghy dock) to walk a piece of history.

Old Point Comfort Marina, 2010-10-31
Captain: , Wickford, RI (1637)

Although this marina is for various US government employees (see their website for details), if you know someone there (or qualify), this is a very nice place to stop. We knew someone there, they got us a sponsor, and we were in. There is a wood breakwater that runs parallel to the tunnel exit that is not apparent on the sharts, so it is well protected from waves.
A visit to the fort and the museum are a must.
We heard that this government facility is being turned over to the state of VA next year, so perhaps it will become a public marina.
Just outside the breakwater is a relatively nice anchorage that probably should be used when the wind is not kicking up waves that go under the tunnel bridge. Not sure how the marina would handle dinghy docking requests from those in the anchorage.

Great Value., 2010-08-06
Captain: , Charleston SC (805)

Pleasant surroundings, much of historic interest. Little isolated without access to car or bike. Very basic provisions on base. Friendly, good facilities, great value for $

Great place to hangout, 2010-06-18
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

Jun 10-Fort Monroe has FREE concerts on Thursday and Live music at the pool/party on Fridays. You can bike everywhere (need a helmet on base). Water and Elect included. Tour the Fort.

Good stop, 2007-08-25
Captain: , Oriental, NC (233)

Stopped there several times in 2006. It is part of the Army base so you must be retired/active military or government service. The entrances and exits to the marina can be tricky, narrow and requiring sharp turns. If they don't put you on a T-head a lot of the slips could be difficult to get into. It is isolated so you may want a rental car to see the area. The area off the marina, between the bridge, is also a good anchorage.

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