Details for Reedville Marina

Reedville Marina

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 37 reviews

Address 902 Main St, PO Box 369
Reedville, VA 22539

Phone804-453-6789 (Fax: 804-453-7447)

After hours contact

Facility type

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


BoatUS discounts

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager





Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Cash or credit cards are accepted during business hours at the Crazy Crab.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Restaurant opens early April. The Crazy Crab has waterfront dinning and dockside tie-up.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 14
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 220
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-03-28)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

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: BoatUS discounts, $0.10 per gallon.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: BoatUS discount, $0.10 per gallon.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out





Yes - Not good - dirty, dark and broken.


Yes - Like showers, not well kept, dark and dirty.





Yes - Crazy Crab is at the marina. Also Tommy's is a short walk into town as well as Chitterchats ice cream parlor.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Good Verizon cellular service reported 2015.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


The Reedville Fishermen's Museum is a short walk up the street. It is worth the walk and has a small gift shop (only one in town).

Reviews for Reedville Marina
no toilet paper!, 2017-06-11
Captain: , Hull, MA (580)

Elan, Capt. Steve and Lynne
We would give it no stars, if We could! Restaurant food was fine. Fueled our boat ourselves. NO services. Wouldn't use the restrooms or showers.

Won't come back, 2017-06-05
Captain: , Deltaville VA (31)

Great location for walking into town and enjoying dinner at the Crazy Crab. But as a "marina" it seems like they aren't even trying. As notied below, the posted phone numbers are backwards. We did reach someone on Thursday at the marina number noted below, and at first the guy said it wasn't the marina, then said he could take a reservation, but didn't even ask for my name or the boat's name. No one was in the office all day on Friday, and the washroom facilities were hopeless - dirty and the toilets either didn't work or didn't have toilet paper. Definitely not worth $1.50/ft plus electric! Better to anchor out, or stay at another marina, and dinghy over to Main Street to visit the town and dine at the restaurants.

Nov 3-4 Stay, 2016-11-09
Captain: , Colonial Beach, VA (650)

Not fancy but friendly with clean facilities. The owner Charlie met us and helped us tie up. Will come back.

Off season contact & basic info, 2016-04-11
Captain: , Alexandria Bay, NY (63)

The numbers shown are reversed the phone should be 804-453-3047 (restaurant), fax 804-453-7447, marina phone 804-436-3081

Phoned to see if open. said still early in season but to go ahead and tie up to dock. someone would be down to see us sometime. Depending on what you are looking for, this is certainly an off the beaten path location. a couple of restaurants that are only open Thurs - Sun. and that's about it. but if you're looking for quiet this is the place. Easy entry. deep water 12-15'+ well protected. solid long wooden dock with good power.

Great Stop!, 2015-07-27
Captain: , Annapolis (160)

We were pleasantly surprised by Reedville Marina and the Crazy Crab.
Dinner was very good. Locals love the Crazy Crab. Staff was very accomadating allowing me to fuel up after 5 and pump out. Enjoyed our stay.

Decided not to stay..., 2015-07-25
Captain: , Arizona (216)

We arrived and tied up to the dock outside the restaurant. It was closed until dinner time. No one was around. We tried to walk into town, but, there wasn't one. A couple of restaurants that were closed and the museum. We went down the creek to Fairport, which was cheaper and had more ammenities.

Interesting town, not a very friendly marina, 2015-06-19
Captain: , Lyman (10)

Contacted marina by phone after several tries. We were told to pull into whereever we wanted. No help is given with lines, dock was filthy with bird poop. Took four trips to the office to try and check in. Not a very welcoming marina even though the town is worth a visit.

Nice stop for a night or 2, 2015-05-27
Captain: , Stafford, VA (1079)

This is an interesting place to stop, with the busy fishing industry located here and a nice museum up the street. We stayed on the bulkhead for 2 nights. There is limited power on the bulkhead but there was enough for the 2 boats (including us) that were tied up. It can be quite rocky during the day as the creek is not a no wake zone, but it's very calm and quiet at night. Charles Beane (owns both the marina and the attached restaurant) was very gracious and helpful. You don't call when you arrive though and must tie up yourself as there are no dockhands. We enjoyed our stay here, especially taking our dinghy around exploring all the creek branches.

Off Season details, 2015-05-20
Captain: , Haiku, HI (251)

We called to make a reservation and arrived at 1pm, left at 630am the next morning. Never saw anyone. Attached crab restaurant was closed. Town was closed. One place indicated it would open May 20. Very cool town, worth seeing in season but I'd suggest trying the marina to the west shown as (2) on the chart. This marina is over the top in cost - $1.50/ft plus $11 for 30a power. Money had to be stuffed in a suggestion box by the restaurant. We went out in the morning but got turned back by 35kt conditions and went to Fairport Marina for the next night. That was better because folks showed up to operate the restaurant.

Beautiful Homes of the Fish Boat Captains, 2014-12-07
Captain: , Onancock, VA (172)

I had dinner at the Crazy Crab and overnighted at the dock in front. The food was excellent. A stroll up the hill towards town leads to the Maratime Museaum that is not to be missed. The museaum has a restored dredge boat and skipjack among others, an original home to tour as it was when the town was founded, exhibits on the fishing industry, and a model train layout that has been years in the making. It's a relaxing place to spend a day or two.

It is worth exploring, 2014-10-23
Captain: , Sarasota, FL (60)

We stayed here during our Chesapeake tour. This is an interesting town with a rich fishing history and an active maritime museum. The two restaurants have limited hours but the food and service at both is better than average. A south east breeze will bring a Wheatley Ontario fishing town aroma that can be challanging to some.

Basic Marina, 2014-10-02
Captain: , Frog Mortar Creek, MD (180)

Stayed at this "marina" due to a medical issue. Traveled from Mill Creek where we stayed overnight to get access to a drug store. There were none. Personnel at Carzy Crab restaurant came to rescue with some desired OTC meds. This is a very basic marina, fuel/pumpout dock and some slips with which are attached to a modest small restaurant. Food and drink was good. Bath facilities consisted of two rest rooms with showers, concrete floor and walls to provide privacy but not tall enough to provide sound privacy. Historic town has a very noteworthy mariner museum - walking distance. Town known for its menhaden industry. At one time one of the riches towns in the country. This industry still exist and you can witness it if you are downwind of the adjacent processing plant and near the boats who bring in their early moring catch and throw some fish overboard. The seagulls love it.

Close by the ice cream store!, 2014-06-11
Captain: , Beach Haven NJ (150)

Docks right at restaurant. Good food, home made ice cream nearby, interesting town - huge houses, menhaden boats everywhere. Tie up to face dock.

Closed early, 2014-05-26
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (354)

We were hoping to go to the restaraunt and get some diesel. I called the listed number. It is actually for the restaraunt, not the marina. The answering machine gave a number for the marina that is out of service. Everything was closed when we arrived at 4:30. The restaraunt is open Tue-Sun for dinner and Fri-Sun lunch and dinner. Overall, a big disappointment and waste of fuel.

Budget concious, 2014-03-09
Captain: , ANNAPOLIS, MD (50)

I've stopped here a few times on the off season when the restaurant was closed. There is an honor system box on the door to leave some money. The marina is mostly a long bulkhead with a few slips and dingy dock. I was once tied up next to a 90' power yacht here. The showers are very basic, and have been open when the Crazy Crab was not. By the way, "crazy Crab" imisnomer. It is just a modest retaurant which doesn't even hav a bar, though you can get a drink at your table.
Good anchorage across from the marina.

Charming Marina - no smell for us, 2013-12-16
Captain: , Crockett (610)

Nice stay at a small little marina, the staff are friendly at the dock and restaurant. Had a good time talking with other boaters over a few beers and the Reedville Museum is worth a visit, amazing place for such a small town.

I've heard the fish plant can get quite an odor, wasn't an issue the night we were here.

Never Again!, 2013-08-28
Captain: , Pennsville, NJ (195)

The restuarant is this marina's only good quality. The docks are splintered and warped. The pilings are loose. The slips are ten thousand feet long. The owner assigned me a slip belonging to a resident who subsequently came back and evicted me. The fish plant stunk to high heaven and the "tour ferry" buzzed us and I thought the entire marina was going to wash away!

A Nice Easy Stop..., 2013-07-25
Captain: , Galesville, MD (1341)

...for and fuel. We decided to tie up during extreme heat for electricity for A/C. Enjoyed the Crazy Crab and Chitterchats ice cream. Marina staff is laid back and easy to work with. Diesel fuel was less than $4/gal. Marina rest rooms/showers are very basic/adequate as others have noted. Would go back to explore the town more.

Reedville Marina, 2013-07-22
Captain: , Annapolis (3379)

We have stayed here 5 times. The electric is solid in winter and summer we have never encountered low voltage. Restaurant is fun, but not haute cuisine. But it is a short walk to Chitterchats Ice Cream and a bit more of a walk to the museum. the museum is fascinating and worth a visit or two. In 2010 a new scrubber system was installed at the fish plant and the concerns about odor are now reduced! The air is much cleaner than ever before.

Reedville Mirina & Crazy Crab, 2013-06-26
Captain: , Bath, NC (203)

Over the Memeorial Day weekend, we stopped here to wait out weather before we headed to Tangier. This is not a fancy marina but a great value for the money. The town is charming. The ice cream parlor Chiterchats is great. We had appatizers from Crazy Crab...the deliver the order to the boat! A very pleasant expirience.

The restroom facilities are campground like...painted cinder blocks and concrete but they're clean and they function.

Reedville Marina, 2013-06-23
Captain: , annapolis (391)

Owner and son helped tie us along wall on breezy day. Sanitary facilities not up to marina standards but charming town, excellent museum, 2 good restaurants and excellent ice cream shop are compensations. All within walking distance in a friendly, scenic town featuring well-kept homes, excellent garden displays, and interesting architecture. Look for church with cut glass windows with Star of David pattern in the glass.

Reedville Was Closed!, 2012-10-25
Captain: , Annapolis (1465)

Everything in Reedville is closed Mon-Thurs in late Oct. Fishermen's Museum, however, was open and well worth it. Don't miss the model train setup there.

Crazy Crab, 2012-10-15
Captain: , Edenton, NC (91)

We stopped in via water for lunch at the Crazy Crab. The steamed mussels in a buttery garlic sauce and fried oysters on a Caesar salad was excellent. We had about 7 feet of water along the long dock.

Small town marina, 2012-07-24
Captain: , YORKTOWN, VA (383)

If your looking for a nice marina pool or some boat repairsr, this isn't the place. But if you want to visit a small bay village with beauttiful old very well maintained houses and an attarctive marine museum, this is it. The marina can handle only a few boats on a well maintained dock. They are very laid back and I suspect some people stay overnight without paying. There are two excellent restaurants and an ice cream shop nearby. The Crazy Crab on the dock is very popular to both towns people and boaters for their excellent sea food. The Marine Museum is within easy walking distance. Reedville's reputation for bad oders in years past from the Mahaden Factory are pretty much cleared up. However, I would probably avoid this stop only on the rare ocasion that the wind is out of the direct south. SW and SE are okay.

A place not to be, 2012-07-06
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (216)

This place is awful. First, I heard scrubbers were installed on the fish plant, forget it. The smell is terrible. We could not get out of the boat it was so bad. Second, there is "no" service at the marina. They do not respond on the VHF and no help at the dock. And lastly the slips are too small with only an 8' finger. This is a place to avoid.

GREAT MUSEUM, 2012-05-28
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1643)

We got there on Memorial Day Monday. Almost everything was shut down including the marina. We were told to take any slip we wanted there would be no one there. We tied up alongside the fuel dock and there was room for 3 boats but only electric for 2. Our friends had to move to one of the slips and 3 out of 4 circuits didn't work. The docks are shabby and the slips have very short finger piers making boarding very difficult. The 2 bathroom/showers were not clean. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the museum. It was worth the stop.

Watch out for southerly winds, 2012-05-11
Captain: , Seaford, VA (1049)

We just had to visit Reedville with all of its maritime and fishing history. They claim the main street was once the richest street in the country during the height of the manhadden fishing industry.
We got a good "wiff" of that industry on the ride up Cockrell Creek. Luckily the winds from the north held the smell at bay so we had no problems once we passed by the fish factories.

Crabbies is a nice waterfront restaurant, great little ice cream shop with home made ice cream. I also enjoyed the Fishermans Museum and looking at the remaining mansions that were reminiscent of the more prosperous times. Beautifully lit up old smoke stack at night..... wish I could post a picture.

Definitely worth the trip, but take a shower on the boat, not the onshore facility.

better than Christfield, 2011-11-13
Captain: , millsboro DE (300)

stayed at this facility for two fun filled nights the owner was very accomidating and the location is as good as it gets for Reedville. The facilities are ok and access off the bay is no problem. I will stay here again.

Still some aroma, 2011-07-23
Captain: , Hampton, VA (116)

Returned for first time in several years. Crazy Crab is still very good, and the staff friendly. Marina hours linked to the restaurant, so no one to help if you arrive before 4PM, but the alongside tie is easy enough. Beware of the still strong smell from the menhaden plant if the wind is from the south.......if it is better now, it must have been awful before.

Captain: , Regent Point, VA (13)

Very accomodating, tie up at the restaurant or immediately adjacent. Food and service better than average. Pricing fair. Bathrooms outside the restaurant for boaters very poor. Inside restaurant good. Slip free while dining, pay for over night.

Nice folks and a good restaurant, 2010-07-24
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (1306)

We don't care about the showers, we use ours on the boat.
1.50 per ft.
Easy side tie and not far off the bay makes it an easy stop. Deep water.
Prime rib topped with crab was excellent.
A little fishy smell but not bad. We will come bacy again.

Great Restaurant, 2010-07-16
Captain: , St Louis (671)

The docks were good and the Crazy Crab restaurant has the best crab cakes we have ever eaten!! I was worried about the smell from the fish processing plant but they have installed new scrubbers which have made a significant improvement, only smell we noticed was directly next to the plant and nothing in-town. They only have folks at the dock when the restaurant is open - generally after 5:00PM on week days (except closed on Mondays) and after noon on weekends. Pump-out worked, $5, operated by token purchased in restaurant. The toilets and showers were as described by others, usable but %u2026.
Town is very quaint and the museum is well worth a visit. Also the ice cream shop a block up on the left is a place you can do serious damage to your waist line. We plan to stop on the way south in the fall.

nasty head, 2010-01-19
Captain: , fairport VA (74)

Nice dock, nice resteraunt. If you are there out of the season the whole town is shut down, Nothing open durring the week. Walked 2 miles on way to a store that was the dirtyest place. The dock owner was friendly and the pumpout worked. But because of the shape of the showers was the worst I have ever seen. truly third world.

Good one time stop, 2009-09-09
Captain: , Charleston, SC (364)

Dock was small but adequate for two or three crusing size boats. Bath rooms were small all concrete affairs but reasonable clean. Food at resturant was good not great. Town was small and had some interesting history. Altough we were not down wind, the smell was bad enough that the Admiral will not return.

Mostly good, 2007-10-22
Captain: , Alexandria VA (59)

The good part :
The town folk are super friendly and the village is the very model of quaint. The Crazy Crab restaurant at the marina has good food and an informal atmosphere with a nice deck on the water. Transient slips are nice although they front on busy channels with a fair amount of wake to deal with. A short walk up Main Street you'll find Tommy's Restaurant which is very nice, more upscale and a cool little ice cream parlor in between. The town has beautiful old homes from it's fishing heyday and it's still an authentic fishing village with modern and traditional work boats coming and going all the time.
Be sure to check out the Reedville Fishermen's Museum with exhibits, boatbuilding and restored boats of all types, a 5-10 minute walk up Main Street from the marina.

The big disappointment in an otherwise good experience is the marina bath/shower. It is in disrepair and is NOT very clean or inviting perhaps because it's heavily used by the employees at the adjacent fish processing plant/docks. If this were greatly improved I'd give the Reedville experience a 4 or 5 star rating.

Reedville, town and marina, 2007-10-21
Captain: , Great Island, Maine (323)

The people at the marina were very helpful. The dockage is marginal, but there is fuel and a restaurant. The town is wonderful to walk. Excellent mariine museum with a model train set up that is not to be missed.

Something fishy, 2007-02-14
Captain: , Tampa (246)

If the wind is out of the south east you won't be able to breath because of the ordor from the Pogie processing plant

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