Details for Pecan Grove Marina

Pecan Grove Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 6 reviews

Address PO Box 249 685 Oriental Rd
Oriental, NC 28571


After hours contact


Facility type

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

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Don Charland

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Year-round preferred, semi-annual, or quarterly.


Intracoastal Waterway, mile marker 182, located just across from the harbor of Oriental.





Tide & current additional info

Tides are effected by winds, SW blows out and NE blows into the marina.


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel or transient dockage.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 220
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No transients allowed.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out













Yes - Very close proximity to town.


Yes - Very close proximity to Oriental, NC.


Yes - Very close proximity to Oriental NC.


Yes - Very close proximity to Oriental NC.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Within walking distance.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi.

Boat ramp availability




Other services


Reviews for Pecan Grove Marina
A great long term hurricane hole., 2015-08-31
Captain: , Newport (40)

I have been in Pecan Grove for about 6 months now and thought I would post a current review. We have had a great experience in the marina. The Dockmaster is always available by phone if he's not in the office. It seems to be a one man show so he is out tending to things around the marina often. The facilities are well kept. Our slip is near the main dockhouse which has a nice lounge area, washer/dryer and showers. They have recently started making repairs to the wooden docks where some of the boards were showing signs of wear. It seems they do spend money on upkeep. They have pump out facilities that the dockmaster will help with. They also have pools on the grounds, but I haven't actually used them. They provide 30/50/100 amp service, wifi, and ice for purchase.

This is a great hurricane hole. The "S" turn entry channel can be cumbersome your first time or at night, but it makes the water smooth with almost no rocking in the slips. The dockmaster and many of the local boat owners will also keep an eye on your boat should a storm approach. The dockmaster has adjusted my lines a couple of times.

They don't have transient docks, which is a little disappointing that you don't meet new people. But, it keeps the residents more close knit which is a great thing.

Overall this is a nice, very protected marina in Oriental, along the ICW.

Protected and Quiet. Some Caveats., 2014-12-09
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (432)

Slips, Docks, Clubhouse, and heads all in good shape. Old dockmaster was helpful, newer one I didn't get much time with, but seemed a bit curt. Depths have been dicey in the channel, but they dredged this winter 2014, so that issue should be resolved. We saw 5-7 foot typically in the channel. Depths in the marina basin are 6 to 11 feet normally.

This is a good hurricane hole and they sign-up slip holders to contribute for line adjustments and vigilance during hurricanes. The dockmaster has adjusted my lines during thunderstorms while I was away and looks out for the boats. The boating community in PGM is very friendly.

Here's the caution: The owners are a family business and are as friendly as can be, especially before your money is in their hands. They're still friendly, but a little more aloof when you have paid them up front. They want long term commitments, so if you want month-to-month forget it. If you try to adjust your time down, work with them, forget it. Now, if you plan to be there a long time, without any flexibility, you're good.

I thought I was probably being too picky/sensitive with this opinion. Until I heard the same from four other captains.

Caveats aside, it's a nice, clean, protected place to be.

Kind of an odd place...., 2014-11-19
Captain: , CapnPMF (100)

The channel is about the strangest I've ever seen--reminds me of a gerrymandered Congressional District or a lower intestine and sooner or later you will have a problem with another boat coming in or out when you are ding the same. Once you are inside, the place is huge and there is a very long fairway..very long. The slips do not seem to be sized or spaced properly and many of them, even the smaller ones, have pilings in the middle that seem to serve no purpose. Some slips are pretty hard to get in our out. But it's new and docks are nice and facilities are really nice, but it has a long way to go because it is pretty bare and desolate at this point with many empty slips. I just think it was designed in a rather odd way not conducive to easy maneuvering--not to mention the convoluted channel. When I was bringing a boat into an assigned slip, it was clear that it was way too small and it was tough to make the turn--and the boat really did not fit. The marina should never have assigned it to that slip.

Nice Quiet Place, 2013-06-20
Captain: , Between Boats, USA (623)

After three months of being at Pecan Grove, I feel like I can post an opinion. As the title suggests, it's a nice quiet place to moor your boat. It's a hurricane hole with fixed docks and half-length piers. The facilities are top-notch. New and well maintained bath and shower buildings, a pool (although they advertise two... only one is currently open), ample parking (however, it's gravel, so your car gets quite dirty), and a nice dark sky at night. My wife says it's the closest thing to being at anchor. The town is just about a 1-mile walk or a short bike ride over a steep bridge. I can't say enough about the location and the marinas "firmware".

The staff is relatively attentive. They answer email and are sometimes contacted by phone, but there is NOT an onsite full-time dock crew. If you are used to being able to call up on channel 16 and get help docking, you'll need to get used to docking on your own, regardless of the conditions. You can call ahead and get help, though this is a bit hit-or-miss. They have a pumpout dock and is, once again, done by phone reservation. There are dinghy lifts installed.

Ice is always there with an honor system box. There are lots of dinghy racks too. Dock boxes are offered, but as I found out, are ONLY provided to long-term lease signers. Wi-fi is there, but barely. The dockhouse has free wi-fi, but it is very poor strength and hit or miss speed. There is a pay service with strong signal, but we have not tried it.

A few bullet points to note:
-They do not accept transients
-There is no fuel dock.
-The marina is only about half full.
-No month-to-month rentals. 6-months is about the minimum, but the longer you sign, the cheaper it gets.
-Navigation entry channel is tricky and can be as shallow as 4' at low (wind) tides. It is well marked though.
-They appear to be making regular upgrades to the facilities and genuinely seem to want to invest in the place.
-The other tenants are quite nice. Many of whom own their slips.
-Cell signal from AT&T and Verizon is extremely weak
-They use REAL toilet paper in the heads!!! Not that industrial stadium roll stuff. YAY!

It is much closer to the more desirable destinations on the lower Neuse and is a solid, well planned marina. It has a few things they could improve. The location, both on the river in general, but also close-but-not-too-close to Oriental makes up for a lot of that. All-in-all, we like it and will probably be back next summer.

Best protected marina in Oriental, 2011-03-02
Captain: , Oriental, NC (265)

I have worked the docks here during hurricanes and was amazed at the shelter provided. I have owned 2 slips here in the past and rent here now. Great place to keep your boat.

Pecan Grove Marina, 2009-09-14
Captain: , Oriental, NC (130)

This is a great marina. It is one of the newest ones in the Oriental area. It still has some slips available. There are some home building lots surrounding it for sale too.

This is a great hurricane hole. It offers the best hurricane protection in the area.
The marina is just across the bridge from the town of Oriental.
We just bought a slip there last year, and are enjoying it very much.

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