Details for Riverfront Marina

Riverfront Marina

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 35 reviews

Address 40 Front St.
Newburgh, NY 12550


After hours contact

John DiDio, Harbormaster

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Jamie Bickford

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

America's Great Loop Cruiser Association: $0.50 off per foot
Marina Life: $0.50 off per foot

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 9
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Plastic docks starting to show their age use lots of fenders. Charge you $25 to tie up for dinner, bring receipt to resturants and they might give you 10% of dinning bill.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 20
Total: 114
Transient price: $3.00/ft (2014-06-04)

Other price info: $0.50 discount for Loopers.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

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













No - 10 minute cab ride.





Yes - 8 restaurants right outside marina.

Hotels or motels

No - 10-15 minute cab ride.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Striper fishing charters and sightseeing cruises available.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi available.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Municipal boat ramp next door.


Yes - Courtesy car, local airport and hotel shuttle service available. Limo service and car rentals.

Other services


West Point 15 miles away.

Reviews for Riverfront Marina
Captain: , Baltimore (389)

The marina is a gated marina with a free pumpout. You dock at the based of a collection of 10 resturants. Floating docks with 30a and 50a power.

One Thursday, Friday and Saturday the resturant at the foot of the marina has live music and then a DJ until 1am. Inside my boat, a decibel meter is recording 98db (louder than standing next to a motorcycle at 15 feet).

great choices for dining and happy hours, 2015-07-24
Captain: , Jacksonville (100)

helpful dockhands met us on arrival. beauriful setting, but older docks with some VERY serious wakes from ferries and barge traffic. nice enclave with bars and restaurants by the river but might be a little dangerous a few blocks in from the shore., so no supplies unless you take a cab.

Difficult Situation..., 2015-06-24
Captain: , Lake Erie (148)

We were looking for a safe haven from an approaching storm with 50 to 60 MPH winds. The inside floating docks look to be in excellent condition. However, they offered us the outside of their facedock in the river which was very rough. We were concerned we couldn't fend off well enough to prevent damage to our gelcoat in the rough river water as well as the strong approaching wind so opted not to stop. They sent us to Gull Point Marina next door which didn't work out either.

Face dock exposed, 2015-06-24
Captain: , Falmouth, Maine (86)

THe transient dockage os on the face dock and can be a bit rough when the ferry comes and goes. Good restaurants but no stores near by.

Nice stop on the Hudson, 2014-08-21
Captain: , Calgary (281)

Well maintained busy marina. Restaurants. Power, water, Pump out on dock. Great clean washrooms. Very helpful staff. Very noisy

Nice stop, lots of wakes, 2014-07-31
Captain: , Islamorada, Florida (262)

Our last stop here was less than ideal, but still nice overall. The dock girls were a bit overloaded that day, so we had to use the VHF to ask where they wanted us. That ended up being directly in front of some locals that were none to pleased that we were now blocking their view. Wakes can be heavy here, and that Sunday was no exception. Get out those fenders! Ribhouse service was sloooow, but food was good.

OK stop but noisy, 2014-06-16
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1897)

The transient dockage is mainly on the south side by the Ribhouse and hence the noise can be loud till late.
A drunk took some people out on his boat and came back at 3am crashing into the dock.
The rolling calms down at night but the amount of log jams is crazy. Our hull was scratched by a 25' tree with rootball that was caught between our hull and the dock for a few minutes before I got it removed.
The bathrooms leave a lot to be desired for a marina that charges $3 per ft.
No cable TV or water at the slip.
Will pass on staying there next time.

A Good Place to Stop, 2014-06-09
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (983)

The ladies were great at guiding us in, handling the lines, and having the paperwork in order promptly. As efficient as I've experienced. It was a Saturday, so traffic was heavy and the resultant wake had us rolling quite a bit, but it died down after dark. Newburgh certainly rocks on a Saturday night. The loud, but most enjoyable music from next door stopped at 0230.

Easy deep water Marina, 2014-06-04
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

Came in to visit with friends. suprised at cost but please that they offer A Looper Dicount of .50 cent making dockage $2.50 a foot. Many restaraunts at end of the dock which is convenient but noisy if a crowd.

Great stop, 2014-06-03
Captain: , Pensacola, Fl (70)

We came in when it was very windy.. The young lady that helped us in was great. We ate at Billy Joes Ribworks and it was good. The bathrooms were clean and very nice. The view was spectacular.

Marina Staff! Restaurant Servers!, 2014-05-14
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (30)

Our stop in Newburgh started with a wonderful hand from the dock girls! A local fisherman had justed docked at the maina with the state record striped bass weighing in at around 60lbs! Our lunch at Billy Joes Ribworks was great! Stayed along the riverfront and enjoyed amazing service and authetic Italian food from Joey at Cena 2000 for dinner!!! Great stop and beautiful views of the hills!

Great food, but noisy on the weekends, 2014-05-12
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

Dockmaster Jamie runs a great place. The rest of her crew was on the ball and got us tied up in a flash. They have pumpouts along the dock, no need to move around. We had a friend drive and visit, we were able to get a parking pass for the marina lot.

Super location, lots of places to eat within a 5 minute walk. Post office and Deli is ~15 min walk.

Bonus is a short taxi ride to Orange County Choppers (home of American Chopper fame) and to the Motorcyclepedia. If you are into cycles, that is the place to go with over 400 bikes from 1889 to now.

Only downside was the music / DJ from the BBQ place next to the dock. Try to get a slip farther away or dock with your sleeping area away.

the best food and a great staff, 2013-07-10
Captain: , South Portland, Maine (847)

staying here was a treat as far as food. Many choices, but ours was the ribs at Billy Joe's Ribworks, just off the dock--amazing for barbecue. We were there just one night but the other restaurants on the Front Street stip looks inviting and tasty too. We arrived on a Thursday and Thursday through Sunday a band plays at the head of the transient dock until 3. This was an issue for our guest staying in the V-berth but Pat and I were in the master stateroom with the AC on and were not bothered by the music, the loud music. We will return on the off music nights. I need to mentio the eye candy dock hands, they were not only a treat to behold but extreamly competent withthe tie up proceedure. Others have mentioned the river flotsom, but we saw none of this and the traffic from the river did not bother our 11 ton boat either.

Great Restaurants!, 2013-01-16
Captain: , Edgewater (321)

We found docking here to be a bit of a problem since the dock hand seemed very inexperienced, but it worked out. There are a lot of great restaurants just feet from the dock. However, once you are done eating there is not much else do to within walking distance.

Will not return, 2012-08-21
Captain: , holland, mi (132)

This is a rock-n-roll marina...Even during the night .Thought it may lay down but it did not Nice selection of restaurants.but VERY loud.
Gated marina for a good reason.

Marina needs better management!, 2012-07-10
Captain: , Saugatuck, MI (144)

We spent two nights at this marina. Although the location provides a good opportunity to rent a car and visit West Point, the marina has some definite flaws. The river traffic and the resultant wave action can be quite hard on dockage. The boats will "rock & roll" far more than we might otherwise have anticipated. More importantly, if you have a larger boat (as we do - 60') you will need to tie up along the outside of the perimeter docks of the marina. The coupling joints of the floating docks have protruding metal pieces. You can use every fender you own for protection, but if passing boats create large waves your boat will sway to the point that the fenders on the tied down side will come completely out of the water! Our boat weighs nearly 80,000 pounds, and it bobbed like a cork at times!
Our boat also sustained hull damage because of the protruding metal joints. Another issue with this marina is the unbelievable amount of floating debris that drifts into and around this marina. My wife had to lift out of the water, between our boat and the dock, a large piece of timber with nails in it! The only time we saw marina staff attempt to keep the marina free from this potentially damaging debris was after we pulled it out of the water for them to come by & pick up! There are also several restaurants immediately adjacent to this marina. The restaurant immediately south of the marina appeared to be a popular evening spot for locals. Unfortunately, the "band" played on the restaurant deck until nearly 3AM on July 3rd! I can only surmise the concept of "quiet hours" has not reached the banks of the Hudson River in this location. The spot may be good for a side trip, but I cannot recommend this marina.

nice docks and good eats, 2012-06-29
Captain: , West shore Marlboro NY (825)

the docks are exposed to the river and all the traffic that goes with it. so make sure you have lines and fenders ready. several nice cafes and eateries within a very short walk of the dock
im glad they are trying to improve the waterfront
and yes you dont want to wander uphill

nice location., 2012-06-27
Captain: , Marlboro Yacht Club, Marlboro NY (515)

marine is a nice place to stop and have dinner. Docks are new and wide. deep water brings fast movings tides, commercial traffic rocks this place often. The teenager running the place needs alot more experience and is not very knowledgable.

River Front Marina is Awsome place to have boat., 2012-06-17
Captain: , Newburgh (10)

For the past 3 and Half year I kept my Boat at River Front Marina In Newburgh.
I Never, Ever had problem With the marina. The Dock Master and Staff At the marina are very Nice and very friendly. I like about the Marina is that the Docks are Not wooden and You do not have to worry who is walking out on the docks at night because the marina gated You need a key to get out on the docks and get out of the marina. The bathrooms at the marina are very clean.

I have no Issue with The Bands playing from Billy Joe's Rib works at 10:00 PM . I like hanging out at River Front Marina on my Boat and listen to the music. I would 100% Recommend this place to many people.

Friendly, but exposed and noisy, 2012-05-21
Captain: , Ithaca (22)

When we stopped for a night, we found the staff helpful and friendly. We didn't need electric or pump out for our sailboat, but we were told that it was available and working. As other note, the slips are explosed to the river. A passing barge sent the the docks and boats bouncing like crazy.

The marina is a in the middle of a waterfront strip of rbars and restaurants. On a recent Sunday night, the music was loud and several of the marina regulars were playing music and drinking in the slips around us. "It's a little Las Vegas," a marina employee explained, which was not what we wanted to hear since all we wanted was a good night's sleep. Fortunately, the party seemed to end around 10 pm. However, we were told it's even busier and noisier on Friday and Saturday nights.

Unimpressed with Riverfront Marina in Newburgh, 2011-09-22
Captain: , jackson, TN (884)

We bounced pretty good on the south face dock and were told we could not move to the inside because one cleat was missing and tansients were not allowed there. We asked for a map of the town and none were available. The teenager running the office said its not safe to go up the hill into town and we should stay on the waterfront. Fortunately there are 8 good restaurants on the waterfront. The heads were modern, but less than clean. There is no shopping in the waterfront area. At $2.50/ ' this place is overpriced and we will certainly not stop again. Hank Evans M/V Queen Ann's Reven

Electrical Issues!, 2011-06-09
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (220)

We pulled into Riverfront Marina in Newburgh, NY, expecting a great place. The location is excellent, with at least four good restaurants that are right on the water with entertainment even during the week. It seems to be a vibrant area. I was able to get a great haircut and color at the Waterside Spa.

However, we pulled up to their dock and were told that the electric was being repaired and it would be an hour's wait. No problem, we turned on our generator, as it was hot weather. A couple of hours later we were told we could hook up our 50 amp cord with a splitter for two 30 amp cords. The power initially went on, but cut off within a few minutes. It was reset and cut off again. Then their electrician, who told us he likes to "help out" the marina (should have been a clue) came over and proceeded to switch the power on and off at will. It never did work, so we ended up running our generator for the two days we were there.

Inside the boat we discovered our receiver, which connects to all of our entertainment equipment, was apparently fried from the brownouts we had experienced. We reported it to the dockmaster, but the best the owners would do for us was to refund our dockage fee. The next day we went to Poughkeepsie and bought a new receiver at a Best Buys. We figured we were still about $100 short of our expenses for the marina's mistake.

We left that marina and went to Catskills Marina, only to find that apparently our splitter (a 30 to 50 amp Y-adapter) no longer worked, and it had been working throughout our trip for over two months. That is at least a $370 expense. So beware of the Riverside Marina if you have a big boat with 50 amp electrical needs!

Mythical pumpouts of the Hudson, 2011-05-11
Captain: , Macedon, NY (70)

This was one of a number of marinas that we contacted along the Hudson that inaccurately advertised pumpout service ("At no charge" for transients in this case, according to their website). Arrive, tie up, and you get a different story. "We haven't hooked it up yet," was the now familiar refrain (in this case, followed by, "And it isn't free for transients, anyway," their own website notwithstanding). How can a marina be open for business, have slips full of boats, yet not yet have hooked up their pumpout system? On the Hudson River? Riverfront did refer us to Shadows, upriver, their sister marina. We called Shadows, confirmed their operational pumpout by phone, then the next day, negotiated tricky currents to land on their dock and discover that, no they actually haven't yet hooked up their pumpout system. Suggestion for the NYS DEC: Require that every marina on the Hudson have a posted marine sanitation policy for boats with onboard heads. And if the marina advertises pumpout service, fine them every time it is not operational, unless they are taking specific steps to accurately refer boaters to an alternative facility, when those boaters check in.

I don't normally bad-mouth marinas. It's got to be a tough business, and may are run by competent, hard-working people. But the attitudes we encountered at several downriver marinas were frankly "wink, wink, nudge, nudge; we know it goes overboard." They do a big disservice to the reputations of every other marine business and every boater who is committed to environmental stewardship.

Nice Stop - 42' trawler, 2011-05-09
Captain: , Cleveland (30)

They were just getting going when we stopped in late April 2011. Very friendly and helped with lines as we arrived. Lowered price without asking as water was not on yet. Told us prior to paying that music can be loud on Friday nights - not a problem as temps were down and local rib joint had band inside. Lots of restaurant options right there. Would happily stop here again.

Nice but very rolly, 2010-09-22
Captain: , Morehead City (160)

This marina sits right on the Hudson (as most of them do) and so has no protection from current and wakes from other boats. Dan, the dockmaster, was very nice and helpful and there are about 8 or so restaurants right at the marina. We didn't go into town. A nice stop but be prepared to rock and roll!

Great docks and restaurants, 2010-09-06
Captain: , Elizabeth City, NC (241)

A little rough on the outside do to water ferry service. Get on the radio and ask the captain to adjust his wake patern if it gets too rough. Be sure to thank him when it works. Restaurants and bars are river front along the marina.

River Front Marina, 2010-08-23
Captain: , Homer, NY (71)

Our family stayed at this marina 07/03/2010. We trailered our 22' starcraft islander to Newburgh and put in at the public launch within walking distance. The dockmaster , John ,was very helpful, as were the dock boys and girl who were there to help us get in and out of the slip. the boat rows seem smaller to us than we are used to.Being fairly new to distance traveling, we were glad to have assistance from the dock hands when entering our slip. The marina is gated and requires key access in and out. The shower facilities were clean, modern, and maintained. They were installing washer and dryers during our stay. The waterfront was filled with great restaurants with inside and outside seating. Being a friday night, this was the place to be in Newburgh. Our slip was the closest to shore so it felt like we were right there for the nightlife. Pump outs available, although our boat is porta potty. Rate is 2.50/ft with electric. We thought this was reasonable.. The marina is calm and protected. We enjoyed eating at Torches and The Big Easy. Reviews posted there also. We were not given the" its not safe up the hill speech" but my guess is that I would pay attention to it. This is a kid friendly atmosphere. Although one quirky rule posted as NYS law,that kids under 12 have to wear life jackets while walking to and from the boat on the dock. Being a USPS boating instructor I was stunned and ashamed that i was unaware of this law. However i can find no law on the books , NYS or otherwise. This may be a policy of the marina being posted as law. Make sure to check out Bannermans Castle. Lots of PWC action in the river. We are going back next year and look forward to another enjoyable stay!

Marina has new owners, 2010-07-11
Captain: , Westbrook, CT (296)

About last fall, a group bought this marina and all the buildings adjacent to the north that house about 8 restaurants. We have never been disapointed in the variety and quality of foods available. This is our first return in a few years and were happy to find all the restaurants still going strong, even through the recession. A very popular spot. The entire marina is gated with key required. The restroom had new tile on walls and floors and were clean with showers. Most slips are perpendicular to river current and not accessable when high river current. We prefer the face dock which is fine unless the wind is whistling from the north or south pushing up uncomfortable waves. The face dock is parallel to river current. The only power on face dock is if someone is out of their slip across the dock. We go to Newburgh for the food.

now called River front marina, 2010-07-05
Captain: , Stockton Ca. (142)

2.50 / foot / night. good docks, 4 nice restaurants and adequate bathrooms. Staff very helpful, drove me to mall so I could replace the battery charger for my cell phone. no nearby shopping but a good place to stop for a night

Good for short stay, 2010-03-19
Captain: , Newport Yacht Club (95)

Stayed for one night in late October as part of our scenic fall cruise. Good choice of restaurants overlooking the marina and river.
Staff was very friendly, facilities was just ok. Nice local wine shop down the street.
Was also told not to wander up the hill as its not very safe. If you're just passing by and need a place for one night with a good meal, this is a nice quiet marina.

If you must, 2009-09-22
Captain: , Memphis TN (977)

Side tie on dock is not back, just watch the current. Nice little restaurants at dock, but nothing else. Expensive sept-09 $3.00 per foot, no tv, no wife, restrooms ok, but not great.

Front Street Marina, 2009-08-10
Captain: , Clear Lake, TX (694)

$3/Ft. Nice floating docks and friendly people. Locked gate both in & out - need a key to get out. Restrooms were OK but nothing special-- No T-Paper one night. Restaurants/Bars on site. NO SHOPPING except for a wine store. Asked about walking to shops and told it was not safe to go off site. This would be OK for 1 night if you want a nice dock and eat in a restaurant. 30 & 50 amp. Pump out available but wasn't working properly.

Front St Marikna, 2008-07-19
Captain: , Grindstone Island, NY (32)

Way too expensive for what you get. Staff friendly but
not knowledgable. Restaurants in area nothing much.

Noisy and Expensive, 2008-06-30
Captain: , Newtown, CT (245)

Spent a Saturday night in June here. The loud bar scene closed at 4AM and we heard every laugh and shout. At $3/ft, it wasn't the best night. The restrooms were ok and the staff friendly. Security is an issue. There are not a lot of other options in Newburgh.

Hudson Roll, 2007-07-10
Captain: , Kiawah Island, SC (152)

The floating docks are in good shape at this marina and there is room for a large boat to dock either on a side dock or on the face. You will get the usual Hudson River roll from the wakes of passing boats and also when the Beacon/Newburgh ferry is running. It runs during the mornings and afternoons for commuters or those wanting to visit Beacon. There are several good restaurants right at the dock with a variety of cuisines. The dockhand warned us away from going into town because it isn't safe. The staff were helpful even though they seemed green.

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