Details for Pier 7 Marina

Pier 7 Marina

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 20 reviews

Address 48 South River Rd South
Edgewater, MD 21037-1210


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel

09 and 72


Email contact

Owner, manager

Laura Hershfeld


Jenifer Sherlock


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa and Mastercard.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Just east of the MD Route 2 bridge on the south side of the river. All slips are approachable from both the north and east. Outboard slips have 8+ clear depth year round.





Tide & current additional info

Max current noted over one year period app 2 kts on full moon ebb tide.


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Shoal to less than 7 ft on the north central entrance to Wharehouse Creek southeast of Pier 7 boat ramps.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: 17

Other info: Majority of slips approximately 17 feet wide.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 200
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2014-04-28)

Other price info: Monthly and yearly prices available. Some lift slips available and year round land storage. Hurricane haul out and blocking available.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: A/C power and water at all slips, Internet wireless G available.

Pricing info: Not priced separately from slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - App 100' sand beach between slips suitable for dinks and kayaks.

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 - 8 lb bag is $3.00, 20 lb bag is $5.00, and 20 lb block is $6.00.




Yes - Updated in 2012.




No - Laundromat is about 3 miles from the marina off Mayo Road, 410-956-4546.


Yes - Brand new Giant grocery store within 2 miles, also CVS.


Yes - Hardware store ATW is within 5 miles south and Home Depot north. Bowens Farm Supply store also carries many different items. West Marine is also about 3 miles away.


Yes - Restaurant and Tiki Bar open year round. Just a few steps from the marina.

In the same center as the grocery store is Panera Bread, Chipotle and Hong Kong Express. Ledo Pizza right around the corner. Adams Rib and Edgewater Restaurant within 5 miles.



Hotels or motels

No - Nothing local within walking distance.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Can arrange for haul out and blocking. No travel-lift or cranes.

Storage facilities

Yes - Land storage available year round.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Wireless G available.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - 2 ramps.


Other services


Reviews for Pier 7 Marina
unfriendly, 2016-12-02
Captain: , Maine (10)

They charged for a month after a few days at a dock.
They refuse to respond to email or phone calls.

a hidden gem, 2016-08-23
Captain: , Lighthouse Point, Fl (320)

SAFE RETURNS 65ft Fairline Squadron

This Marina is a diamond in the making. They are redoing the docks. Very very nice landscaping. The staff is first rate, from making my reservations to tying us up. After typing us up the young man asked me if I needed anything else....and I said 2 cases of water would be great. Within 2 hours I had the water on my deck. How nice is that. I notice during the day that different staff peeps where walking the property make int spotless!!! There is a restaurant on site and the food was terrific. Oh they also have 3 fully furnished 2,000 square ft apartments for rent. That way if you come by boat and you need to put up as many as 10 people you can rent an apartment. I understand they are going to put a pool in. West marine was about 3 miles. Annapolis is a quick Uber ride away. When we come back next summer I think this will be 5 stars and a boutique Marina !!!

Happy We are Here! , 2016-07-05
Captain: , Newport Beach (60)

We recently purchased a catamaran from the broker who owns the marina. We had never sailed on the Chesapeake so we had our boat delivered from Florida to here. We were pleasantly surprised by the facilities. The marina is secure, the bathrooms were new and the docks are being rebuilt. I believe the first new dock will be ready in a few weeks. So far, the staff has been great as well. We wish there were more amenities- like a pool, but the marina is really convenient, close to plenty of shopping and had a great spot for our Lagoon 52 which requires a wide berth. We will update our review at the end of the summer to see how the whole experience went but so far we are happy.

It's as shady as it looks..., 2015-11-02
Captain: , Philadelphia, PA (141)

We visited here as a transient to pull out transmission and have it repaired. Talked to Jennifer (manager?) on the phone and though she didn't seem to know much about the marina or docking situation, she was nice enough and the rate seemed decent for the area.

When we actually got there, the marina looks about as neglected as it could be without being reclaimed by the South River. There is no protection from the north to east, and it's a pretty high traffic area. Although well within a 6MPH zone, the traffic, fetch, and scarily loose pilings make any breeze over 5kts a little hair raising. As they are eager to point out on the phone, the office and bathhouse are new and they are both very nice. Beside the gate system, these are the only things that seem to have been even remotely important to anyone in the last thirty years.

As with some marinas, customer service was great getting in - except for a contract you have to sign that rivals a mortgage disclosure; I did more paperwork here than when I bought my boat! And, there's a reason. What they say to get you in, and what is written in the contract if you're not careful, are two wholly unrelated things.

Jennifer stated that while we didn't know exactly how long we'd be staying, if the daily rate ($1.50/ft+$10/elec. per day) exceeded the monthly rate ($5XX.00 for us), then we'd just be charged for the month. We ended up staying 9-days (notifying her immediately of any extension) based on this information. My contract has no specific charges written in it based on this "flexibility".

Days after leaving, I now find almost $300 in additional charges on my card. Thinking this a mistake, I called to clear it up wherein Jennifer suddenly has a different recollection of what she initially said, and that it was my problem. Even bringing up the contract as proof (no daily amount or length of stay written) got nowhere, as suddenly there copy has these amounts and dates, yet the copy that I signed and was looking at has none. The tone of the conversation was aggressive and dismissive - the kind of thing you'd expect from a trailer park super, not an Annapolis area marina "manager".

There's a lot of other marinas in the area comparably priced and with safer berthing. I'd look literally anywhere else.

no customer service, 2015-09-26
Captain: , Bridgeport, CT (210)

When I called to check on a transient slip for 2 nights, I was informed that the corporate, not family run, Marina requires a completed 7 page contract and a credit card to prepay for stay. We are on a sailboat without a printer/scanner like most cruisers. The next morning, I called the Marina and spoke with Jennifer, the manager and explained that I couldn't complete the contract and she informed me she could send an electronic version that could filled out on line. Sounds good. I told her we would be ther in about 3 hours and she mad sure I was aware that I could not come onto a slip unless the contract was completed. Spent 15 minutes completing the contract and submitted it with payment.
While the Marina is under construction, they can only be reached by phone, no radio. I was told to call when I was a mile out, and I would be given instructions to dock.
As we got closer, we called and was told which slip to come into, I asked if there will be a dockhand to assist and was informed that we would have no assistance to dock
The slip,is a short finger dock with 4 corner pilings that you need to lasso with your dock lines. This required a 6 foot jump from boat to dock to do our best to get in safely.
I spoke with Jennifer by phone after docking and she said because she didn't receive the contract she felt no need to have a dock hand available. I asked if I could speak with her boss regarding this situation and she informed me I could email corporate but she would get the email with no change in outcome. I asked again why she did not mention the lack of assistance when I talked to her in the morning, and again she repeated that no contract had been received so she did not feel it necessary to let me know.
After cruising for a year along the east coast and the Bahamas, I have never run into such a poorly run business and rude staff members

What a Difference!, 2015-07-01
Captain: , Annapolis (10)

Pier 7 is apparently under new management... what a difference a year makes. I always like the convenience of Pier 7 - with it's protected location and convenience to restaurants, groceries, supplies - and about a 10 minute drive to downtown Annapolis. This year there's new security gates, improved docks - and a really helpful staff on-hand. And the bathrooms & showers are pristine. Looks like more improvements are underway - can't wait to see what's coming next.

Good value location...and improving, 2014-11-19
Captain: , CapnPMF (100)

I've brought friends in here for short periods to do some repairs and prepare for cruising a couple of times and there are many improvements underway. It's real easy to access and park and is reasonably secure and protected. Yes the docks need upgrading but staff has been helpful and slip prices seem pretty fair. You can easily get to Annapolis by car, even some limited bus service. Many grocery stores and other shops nearby. Not a luxury resort but good value.

A plesant surprise...Not as previously reviewed, 2014-10-02
Captain: , Green Cove Springs (71)

Arrived to rendezvous with a friend who was there for the upcomming Annapolis boat show. The staff, Chase and Brian, are "bend over backwards" helpful. The new ownership group is making improvements, but the restrooms and showers need no improving....they are splendid. Will definately stop on the way north.

avoid this Marina, 2014-09-12
Captain: , Boston (10)

We signed a monthly contract with this marina in May. We ended up staying until the end of August. No new contract was signed. After we left, they charged our credit card for an extra month claiming we did not give 30 days notice despite having told the staff several times that we would be leaving the end of August.

Although the bathrooms were relatively new, they were frequently out of toilet paper and paper towels. It did not appear that the showers were cleaned the entire time we were there.

The staff was very friendly. The management leaves much to be desired.

Stay away, 2014-09-08
Captain: , Annapolis, Md. (10)

After considering keeping my boat here next season I am writing to advise others to seek somewhere else. To begin, the docks are in desperate need of repair. The new ownership has apparently started to clean up the place however I found the management very shadowy and didn't even recieve a call back about my slip inquiry. Also thier daily docking fees are higher than places closer to Annapolis and I've heard all their rates will soon be increased. From my experience it seems there are teenagers running the place and the bathrooms were disgusting. Their website promises security gates and new docks but I would definitely not feel safe keeping my boat there after seeing the management of this place.

GOING DOWNHILL, 2014-08-10
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (343)

Lots of changes - some for the good, but everyday management of the marina is going downhill.
Marina was sold this spring. New owner has made siginficant improvements to the grounds - paving, landscape, etc. Howerver, during the trasition to new ownership, the past marina manager, Josh, left. Not sure if it was a mutual agreement with the new owner or whar, but in his place the hired 3 teens. Without any adult supervision, the trash is not emptied with any regularity, the heads are not resupllied regularly, and overall customer service has degraded.
Not sure where this is all heading, but the trend is not good.

Nice place for a cat, 2013-06-04
Captain: , Warwick, RI USA (100)

We bought our boat in April from Sailaway Catamarans, headquartered here, and kept it at Pier 7 for a month before bringing it up to Rhode Island. The marina staff are friendly, the monthly dockage reasonable and the bathrooms were quite nice.

A Hidden Gem, 2012-10-02
Captain: , Eau Gallie, FL (349)

Can't say enough about how at home I felt. This is the third season I've been at Pier 7, and this is by far the best. The upgrades are all first class, bathrooms, security gates, restaurant, and best of all, Aprel, who manages the office.
Don't want to say too much as there might not be room at the Inn for my next trip north.
Restaurants, groceries, hardware and West Marine are all close by.
Back again for Sept 2012, and its still a wonderful location. It'll be perfect when they install the laundry facility.

rusty water!, 2012-06-27
Captain: , Red Lion, DE (712)

2012-6-23 Stayed here four nights, this our 2nd time. We are friends of Tommy Smith who operates Sail-away Catamarans Brokerage from this marina. I mention this because Tommy gratiously gave up his T-head dock for our Cat. The T-head was about 55' long but had a piling at each end, 20' out. This required me to maneuver our 25' wide catamaran (45' long) between the two pilings to reach the dock with only 10' of spare room. However, I did enjoy the challenge. The marina is a little rough around the edges: no power pedistals, outlets mounted on the dock pilings - we had to use our two 50 amp power cords to reach the outlet; no dock lights at night. There are security gates on the docks.
We have a slow drip where our water hose connects to the boat. By the 1st morning we had a streak of bright orange rust running down our transom steps and the coffee I brewed had a very strong metalic taste. Found out that it was well water in this area.
No cable TV and we could only get three channels on our mast-head antenna - none a major network.
Doubt that we will stay here again, mainly because of the water.

A friendly Stopover near Annapolis, 2011-11-01
Captain: , Northport (10)

Five stars to April and the rest of the staff at Pier 7. My month here turned out to be an excellent choice. It's not expensive, very and clean and run by friendly people.

Great Value , 2011-10-14
Captain: , Kingston, ON (455)

We stayed here for a month in the fall of 2011. The staff were very friendly and extremely accommodating. The shower facilities are new and clean.
We found the Annapolis Transit system to be quite convenient. There is a stop at the top of the hill. The Westfield Mall is a 15 minute ride and the same bus will get you right downtown in 25 mins.

A large Giant Supermarket and a Starbucks are about 10-15 minutes away by foot.

We eaten at Coconut Joe's (the onsite restaurant) several times. The food and atmosphere can best be described as fun and casual.

Plans are in the works to install laundry facilities next to the showers. I've been told these should be up and running within the next month or so.

We paid less than 50% of what the Annapolis Marinas were charging.

Update August '11, 2011-08-18
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (326)

New Giant Foods, Chipotle, Panera and other shopping in walking distance. Good eats up the hill at Coconut Joe's. Docks are now secure with electronic gates and new heads are fantastic. Spending our 3d summer here and love it.

Restaurant is Good - finally - Coconut Joe's, 2011-07-07
Captain: , Chesapeake Bay MD (495)

Tried the restaurant again giving up for about ten years - never had a good meal there.

It is now above average - a beachy menu and good service on lower outside deck. They have easy boat docking and easy walk up to restaurant with two outside deck/bars and indoor bar/dining room. A playground for younger kids.

Stop and have a drink and do not be afraid to try the food.

Need to sneak a pet onto yard next to deck.

Good but needs some work, 2011-01-31
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (822)

Old marina good restaurant.

Only used one of two launch ramps, 2007-04-02
Captain: , Edgewater, MD (2)

It was easy to back down the ramp but was a bit on the narrow side. A more significant problem on recovery was that the ramp slanted to my starboard side making it a bit difficult to center the boat on the roller trailer. This appeared to be the older of their two ramps. The other ramp might not have a slant. The fee for using the launch ramps is $20/day

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