Details for Pirate's Den Marina
Name

Pirate's Den Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.8 stars from 8 reviews

Address 12364 Neale Sound Dr, PO Box 279
Cobb Island, MD 20625

Phone301-259-2879

After hours contact

301-259-2879 or blackbeard@piratesdenmarina.com

Facility type

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

VHF channel

16/68

Web sitewww.piratesdenmarina.com

Email contact

blackbeard@piratesdenmarina.com

Owner, manager

Maryland Marine Properties

Harbormaster

Dennis

Dockmaster

Dennis

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Terms of contract

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info: Seasonal is 4/1-11/25/10 with full time staff. Open miscellaneous Saturdays during the winter months. Drydock and transient available.

Approach



Tide

2

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 14
Transient dockage: 17
Fuel dock: 17

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: 3 docks labeled A,B,C A dock is fuel and pumpout

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: 15

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 12
Total: 100
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2011-07-13)

Other price info: Year round slip is $1500.00 plus $7.50 per month for power for limited KWH.
Non powered slips are $1250.00 per year.
Drydock 100.00 per month.

Moorings

Transient: 1
Total: 1
Transient price: $12.00 (0000-00-00)

Other price info: 12.00 per day US

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: 10.00 per day for 30 amp, and 15.00 per day for 50 amp

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - No charge.

Dinghy access

Yes - No charge.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Live aboard options can be discussed on an individual basis with mgmt.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Shell

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: No longer carries diesel.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: No longer carries diesel.

Propane

Yes - Walking distance.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets must be on leash and owners are responsible for any mess.

Disability access



Launch service

Yes

Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes - Facility has been renovated with clean restrooms and showers. They're not air-conditioned though.

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes

Grocery

Yes - Nearby

Hardware

Yes - In walking distance.

Restaurants

Yes - Restaurant/tiki bar at the marina (301-259-0333). Also other restaurants close by. The restaurant and bar are currently closed (June, 2011).

Bars

Yes

Hotels or motels

No

Repair capabilities

Yes - On site and also local. Minor repairs, or thru JLK Marine 301-259-4066.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Haulout services up to 14 tons. Bottom packages available. Also there is a ramp also close by.

Storage facilities

Yes - Drydock

Fishing supplies

Yes - In walking distance.

Chartering capabilities

No

Internet access

Yes - Wireless access point.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - close by.

Transportation

Yes - Free bicycles to use on island.

Other services



Attractions

Quiet crab/fishing community, close to Potomac River and Washington, DC.

Reviews for Pirate's Den Marina
Pirate's Den, 2015-09-20
Captain: , ColonialBeach, VA (330)

The Restaurant is hit and miss. A friend keeps his boat here and he likes the place.



Great stop without all of the 4 and 5-star amenities, 2015-07-01
Captain: , Moyock, NC (984)

No it's not new and the docks are older wood fixed. However, the people are very nice and the food at the restaurant is good. The T-dock for a side-tie is best for 40'. There are sail boats in the slips with shorter finger piers. A fellow boater helped us with the lines and checked with us as for our needs as we walked along the dock. There is a grocery within 2-3 blocks. The marina's not staffed with dock helpers, but it's facilities are clean and without a lot of foot traffic. The cost was affordable, especially for a nice protected location.



A Disappointment, Barely 2-stars, 2013-10-19
Captain: , Coles Point, VA (778)

From the Connecticut/Rhode Island border to Manhattan, and from Lake Champlain to Washington, D.C. this is the poorest marina I have docked my boat at. I had visited Pirate's Den about 3 years ago when it was owned by the previous owner. Then I found it bustling, energetic, and friendly. I spent August through the end of September/first part of October there and was really disappointed in how it had changed in the intervening years. First, my hat's off to Dennis, the dockmaster, because it appears he gets very little support from the new owner and is doing as well as he can under the circumstances. Now the marina is quiet--ghost-like almost, with little of the bustle and holiday spirit I previously found. The docks are deteriorating and the bathrooms/showers were poorly cared for and dirty. The restaurant seems to be the new owner's focus, as clearly the marina has gone lacking. On more than one weekend it was difficult to get fuel and a pump-out due to the lack of personnel present. I actually had to go to a neighboring marina to accomplish both. My final weekend there was the first time in two months I was able to do that. The yard is full of neglected and derelict boats which were on the hard all summer. The loop roadway around the building to the docks is in disrepair. It is quite clear why boaters are not around--there is no joy in this marina. I was distinctly disappointed as it fell far short of the expectations they themselves had set for me just three short years before. I do hope they decide to make changes for their own sake, and for those who still keep their boats here, as I despise seeing a marina fail boaters--instead I wish them success.



Pirates Den, 2013-08-15
Captain: , Annapolis (442)

8/11/2013. Got in just after 2100. Everything closed. No pizza. All restaurants around were closed. Not much help from restaurant for locating anything or information.



Closed during the winter, 2012-03-18
Captain: , Galesville, MD (160)

Visited in early March 2012. Wanted Gasoline, but the marina was closed until 3/31/2012. Facility looked clean, but we could not validate due to closure.



They have fuel, 2012-02-08
Captain: , SeaScape Marina (310)

No help at the dock. Not sure if they are open till you walk up the hill and see. Had fuel though.



Good Gas prices, but hard to get into, 2011-07-12
Captain: , Washington, DC (350)

Navigation a challenge, be careful to follow markers, most deep parts are like 7-10 feet.



Okay place, 2011-07-09
Captain: , Stafford, VA (1063)

The marina is serviceable, but they don't have a lot of transient slips that fit 40'+ boats. It's good for a 1 night stay when transitiing up or down the Potomac River.

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