Details for Riverwalk Landing Piers

Riverwalk Landing Piers

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 56 reviews

Address 425 Water Street PO Box 219
Yorktown, VA 23690

Phone757-890-3370; Fax: 757-890-3371

After hours contact

Facility type

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


Riverwalk Landing is located on the York River in Historic Yorktown, VA.

VHF channel

Call Riverwalk Landing via marine radio Ch. 16 before entering boat basin for slip assignment.


Email contact

Owner, manager

York County



James Scruggs

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Open April 1st - October 31st.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, weekdays and special events 10 am - 9 pm Saturday and Sunday.






Tide & current additional info

Current can really rip thru here. Ask the dockmaster. Docking is very easy.


Approach: 87
Transient dockage: 45
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Very deep.

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

Additional info: The east end of the floating docks tend to rock quite a bit during easterly storms.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 400
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: New floating docks that will accommodate boats from 20' to 400'.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 40
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-07-01)

Other price info: There are two concrete piers. The length of the boats determine how many vessels can moor at each pier. The larger pier will accommodate larger exhibit vessels/cruise ship and larger recreation boats.

$5.00 per boat for less than 4 hours.
$1.75 per foot for 4 hours to 24 hours.


Transient: 8
Total: 8
Transient price: $0.00 (2016-08-17)

Other price info: The mooring balls are currently closed until further notice. June 2016. It is reported that the mooring balls will be free once they are opened, after cargo netting is installed over them.

There are eight (8) mooring balls located just east of the two piers as part of the Riverwalk Landing docking options. The overnight fee for use of a mooring ball is $25 per night (NOT per foot). Contact the dockmaster to reserve a mooring ball. Use with caution if the wind direction contains a 'N'. The moorings will be subject to wakes of passing traffic but are a reasonable dinghy ride.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp - $5.00 / 24 hrs.
50 amp - $8.00 / 24 hrs.
100 amp - $20.00 / 24 hrs.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - There is a free beach landing, just west of the adjacent fishing pier for dinghy or PWC use. Can usually find a spot to tie up on the finger piers as well, but may be charged $5.00 on the weekends for up to four hours.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Poop bags available along the riverfront walk.

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out

Yes - No charge for overnight boaters, $5 for short-term transients.


Yes - The Ben and Jerry ice cream shop sells ice for $4 and is very close to the docks.




Yes - Transient boater heads/showers very clean, secure and seperate from the beachgoers facilities.






Yes - Very limited, Food Lion and Walmart Superstore in Cab range (~$20).


Yes - West Marine Express across the Bridge in Glouchester, about a $15 cab ride. Better to dinghy across the river to the marina which has a large chandlery.


Yes - Yorktown Pub, Beach Deli, The River Room, (inside the Duke of York), Carrott Tree and Water Street Grill are all reasonably priced and delicious. The Riverwalk Restaurant is also available but is more expensive although the patio ambiance is nice.


Yes - Yorktown Pub, Beach Deli, and Water Street Grill are all nice, good food, reasonable price.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Duke of York Hotel is at the foot of the piers.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Yes - Two operators run out of Yorktown during the season.

Sail Yorktown offers day sails and private charters aboard either the 65 foot Serenity schooner or the 105 foot schooner Alliance.

Fishing and sight seeing charters are available from Captain Alan Alexander.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available at the pier. Also available at Ben and Jerry's and the Pub.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Free trolley around Yorktown.

Other services


It's Yorktown, the last battle for US freedom was fought just up the road. They have trolleys that go to it. Victory Center is a living museum on the south side of town, Battlefield Center north of town. Also a small museum and a waterman's museum. There is a store call The Patriot which rents Segways, bikes, kayaks, and paddles boards.

Reviews for Riverwalk Landing Piers
Aqua Bob Cat, 2017-08-03
Captain: , Charleston SC (450)

Great place if you love history, the staff is great and helpful. They wont accept tips but they can always pick up money on the ground. Listen to them when docking, they knw the current and it sure does rip through there. Great place to walk around and see a critical part of history as the British surrendered to the new Americas.

Riverwalk-Yorktown, 2017-07-12
Captain: , Fishing Bay VA (20)

Great overnight stay. Friendly helpful dock staff-would not accept tips. The beaches and promenade were very crowded on a hot Sunday..The restaurants at the head of the pier were excellent. Watch the current as it can make docking a challenge. Only negative from my standpoint was the traffic on the bridge is noisy. Otherwise a great stay and would repeat.

Great docks except in high winds, 2017-05-22
Captain: , Charleston, SC (250)

Excellent docks, good power, good wifi. Winds built to 20mph out of the east causing waves to break over dock . We were on the inside which helped but we rolled a lot. The Dockmaster(Sue) is very knowledgeable and willing to help to make stay enjoyable.

Yorktown is a great stop and good marina, 2017-05-05
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Fl (960)

Our first stop in Yorktown area. Marina run by the county. Nice docks and friendly and helpful staff.Fuel and pumpout easy. Daytime bath open and close, also used by beach folks. After hours the coded bath is further away and not as convenient. Docked at base of Coleman bridge on the Riverwalk. Free trolley takes you to all museums, battleground, and good dining steps away. Lovely town and historical message well given.

To me, a Harbor of Refuge, 2017-04-06
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (400)

Completely agree with the previous 5-star rating reviews. After an earlier in the day engine problem, we arrived well after sunset on a very dark night. Called ahead, Sue on duty and offered to stay past their 18:00 closing. After confirming our expected arrival not until after 20:00, Sue sent text message with photo and pier diagram attached and said to come on in. As the York River channel is very deep (generally 40-80 feet) we motored upriver with little fear of crab pot buoys (which there are currently thousands of them on the Bay in many locations up to 25-feet deep). South shore of York River is well lighted from an industrial facility, Coast Guard training base, York River Landing, and Coleman Memorial Bridge. After confirming that the only other vessel at the dock was the schooner Alliance, tied up on the outboard-river side, we motored straight up to and in the opening to where Sue suggested we tie up; we were the only ones there that early in their season. We were all settled by 21:00. Next day, Danial came in at 07:00 to register us in and gave us the access codes to the gate and transient shower facility. Dockmaster James Scruggs is an excellent fellow, with outstanding local knowledge and a ready to help in anyway attitude. Pier facilities are in excellent condition and seem new; everything is very clean. Sue again on hand to help us cast off. We will definitely go back for a 2-day stay as there is lots to see and do in that area. The L-shaped pier closest to the Coleman Bridge is currently closed. Word of caution, unless you have local and extensive knowledge of channels and creeks in this area, I would never attempt a nighttime, after dark transit to any other marina or anchorage in this area. Operational risk would be just way too high. Only other option would be to remain underway overnight in water depths over 30-feet, away from crab pots and fishing nets.
-- Catalina 445

Riverwalk Landing, 2016-11-18
Captain: , Beaufort NC (99)

Very nice facility with excellent access to Yorktown. Secured after hours. Great shower room facilities. Easy access to the harbor although current can be a little stiff... The only negative is the occasional swell that comes in under the substantial floaters from some of the ships transiting the river - keep you fenders out! Very nice and helpful dockmaster.

Wonderful and Historic, 2016-11-13
Captain: , Phoenix, AZ (379)

Very friendly staff, very nice docks and an interesting area. The staff go out of their way to be helpful (and didn't even wince at my inexpert docking skills!) and the docks are very heavy concrete floating docks in excellent shape. The Historic Yorktown area (which you are in the middle of) has several very nice restaurants (we tried 'em all!) a Ben & Jerry's and a hotel, plus a LOT of historical things to examine - plan at least a couple of days using the free trolley/bus. The only negatives: no grocery store or laundry facility, and no public transportation other than the free trolley.

A must stop, 2016-10-23
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (282)

Stopped here 9/30/16: The marina is well built with a fantastic dock master and staff. Great stop to visit and tour Yorktown history. Great place to get the bikes off the boat and ride the trials around the battlefileds. Best water pressure anywhere if you need to wash your boat!

A Real Gem!, 2016-06-03
Captain: , Goose Creek (70)

We spent three days in late may here. the facilities are incredibly well built and maintained. Yes, it's true the showers are a bit of a walk, but there are public restrooms just a short walk away.
The York River is about 50 feet deep here, so the tide runs very strong. If you are not used to handling your boat in tide, it may be best to waif for slack tide to come in. Theres also quite a lot of fetch, so the inside finger piers are recommended. Small boats may not be comfortable here, but our 2-ton trawler was quite happy.
As for Yorktown - if you like history, beaches, communiity activities, shopping and dining, you've found your spot. There's a free trolley, Thursdays are shag nights on the Marina Lawn with live bands and BBQ through the spring. Great fun!
No Groceries, hardware or loaner cars though, so come prepared.

Great Location and Great People, 2015-10-28
Captain: , Virginia Beach (290)

We came for the Blues Festival and really enjoyed it. The current was a challenge as expected. We would not have gotten docked successfully without the Dockmaster's (Sue's) assistance. Her staff was also very helpful, Rob in particular. Very nice area to walk around.

Great time in Yorktown, 2015-09-26
Captain: , Chesapeake, VA (20)

We had a wonderful weekend at the Riverwalk Landing. We were greeted by Sue, the Dockmaster. She is one of the best we have encountered. We have gone down the ICW and back and I will say she knows her stuff as an ex Coastie. On top of that, she won't take tips! That weekend Yorktown hosted a swing band on Friday night and a Farmers Market on Saturday. We found plenty to do and the local residents were very friendly. It was our first time to Yorktown and we really enjoyed it. Loved the little sand beaches too. We were on our sailboat but our friends were on powerboats. Due to a stiff wind that had our boat bucking around we had to move to the other side of the floating dock to avoid damage to our boat and Sue was right there for us. We will definitely be back and next time be sure to check the events happening in Yorktown.

Dont moor here, 2015-09-12
Captain: , Baltimore (80)

Mooring Balls are 4 foot diameter steel balls with T on top to tie to. Tying was easy but was up at 4 am fending off the ball after it did damage to my gel coat. These things a huge and heavy so when they hit you sides they will do damage and may very well sink a boat

Exposed to the river, 2015-09-04
Captain: , Honolulu (712)

Modern facility right at the base of historic Yorktown, no breakwater so very rough night due to wind and storms, long walk to showers.

Do NOT enter the South East dockage area, 2015-08-24
Captain: , Oxford, MD (235)

With a current running at 1.5 knots, there is no room to manouver a heavy sailboat with a single screw and no bow thruster. Just don't go in there. The moorings are terrible with a cross instead of a ring and no pennents. I give this a one star. And very rough especially with an east or southeast wind. I do NOT recommend this place.

Do NOT enter the South East dockage area, 2015-08-24
Captain: , Oxford, MD (235)

With a current running at 1.5 knots, there is no room to manouver a heavy sailboat with a single screw and no bow thruster. Just don't go in there. The moorings are terrible with a cross instead of a ring and no pennents. I give this a one star. And very rough especially with an east or southeast wind. I do NOT recommend this place.

Excellent place to pause for a few days!!, 2015-08-12
Captain: , Rock Creek (61)

We love this stop. Riverwalk is on a flating pier in the river. This is the only downside to this location. If it is windy, it can be a bit bumpy particularly with winds coming from the bay. Otherwise, this is a wonderful stop. Secure gates protect the anchorage while the dock masters are away. Speaking of the dockmasters, they are the best!! Second to none on the bay! Awesome! Knowledgable! Intereted in you! Helpful! Professional!

Bathroom facilities are a bit of a hike but they are clean, spacious and reserved for boating guests.

Bicycles and segways are for rent nearby. I suggest brining food and drink with you as there is none avaialble for purchase within walking distance. The local resturants are varied and good.

The history or Yorktown and its battle fileds is the reason to stay here. Rent bicycles and you will love the tour of the battlefiled.

Quiet and Convenient, 2015-07-18
Captain: , Arizona (216)

We spent one night here. The price was good. There is a free shuttle that takes you to the Visitor's Center and Yorktown Battlefield. Restaurants a short walk away. Beautiful setting.

interesting stop, 2015-06-18
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (3163)

The previous reviews are correct. On many Thursdays in the summer they have bands playing on the riverwalk, whch makes it special to visit on those nights. They play from 6:30 to 9:30. It is nice to be there for the event. If you arrive for 5:30 ish you can stay for $5 to enjoy the event. The washroom showers are ok but not overly clean and are a decent walk from the slips.

Great day stop, 2015-06-13
Captain: , Florida Keys (734)

To explore Yorktown, and its rich history! There is a free trolley service that runs about every twenty minutes in season.

We went in for four hours, caught the trolley to loop through half the town and get our bearings. We walked from Main St. (historic) past the Vitoory Monument, and up the foot trail to the NPS visitor center.

The interpretive ranger there conducted a great tour, and we all feel more connected to our history and the historical significance of many of the areas we cruise.

Our favorite destination, 2015-05-23
Captain: , Seaford, VA (975)

5/2015: Update-- Riverwalk Landing piers are under York County management and finally have wi-if. It is a tricky marina (due to wind and current exposure). Be prepared with fenders and lines ready, and wait for slack tidal current if possible.

Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing docks are number one on our list. Dockmaster Sue always tries to please, and someone is always ready to help out with your lines if you need it. Dock can be a little difficult to approach depending on current and winds at the time. Can also be a very rough with a strong NE or NW wind. But despite its exposure to the weather, it's still a GREAT place.

Private shower and rest room facilities for boaters. Free pumpout for transients paying the overnight fee. ($1.75 per foot + elec).

Much local Yorktown Revolutionary War history. Nice sandy beachs, restaurants, Segway tours, etc. Saling charters aboard the Schooner Alliance (and sometimes the Serenity too).

Loved our spot right in the heart of the town, 2015-05-04
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2870)

We arrived early and had the whole day to enjoy the attractions the town has to offer. Sue, the dockmaster, was fabulous, emailing us a map of the dock and where to tie up when we arrived before opening hours. The showers were very clean and functional, if a bit of a walk. I understand it can get rough here under certain weather conditions, but it was absoultely beautiful here for us.

Great Location!, 2014-10-26
Captain: , Brooklin, ME (381)

Don't be too intimidated by reviews about rough conditions. We spent 3 nights on the moorings (heavy duty tackle - we attached our snap hooks to the shackle on top of the ball). Winds were NW 15-20 much of the time, and we were perfectly comfortable. The dinghy ride to the docks was easy - and the dock basin iwas protected and settled. Sure, this spot might be rough in a real nor'easter, but otherwise it's great. And the history! Walk to both the victory center and the battlefield, not to mention the old town. The pub is good for a beverage afterwards, and Sue the dock master is wonderful.

New Information about Touring Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg, 2014-10-18
Captain: , Baltimore (63)

There is NO BUS SERVICE from Yorktown to Jamestown or Williamsbuirg as previously written. Cancelled due to budgetary constraints. If you go to Yorktown, there is NO way to get to Jamestown or Williamsburg, except by car.

Access to history and a superior welcome, 2014-09-22
Captain: , Annapolis (41)

Staff was on the radio to welcome us before we had a chance to hail them. Easy approach, smooth tie up assistence, friendly information and local advice for two nights. Loved being so close to the historical visitors center and battlefield. Easy walk and there is a free trolly if you prefer. Riverwalk shops and good restaurants were a few steps from the boat. Only issue may be provisions so don't expect to lay in supplies. Darn near perfect.

3 Night Stay, 2014-06-18
Captain: , Herrington Harbour South (328)

Stayed here for three nights. Dock staff some of the best we've ever had. Bathrooms pretty nice but a decent hike. The only ice available at Ben & Jerry's ($3.50/10 lb. bag). Free trolley takes you around Yorktown. The shuttle to Williamsburg & Jamestown has been shut down. We had already purchased tickets to Busch Gardens and spent $80 (round trip) on cab fare. Current can be very strong but we didn't have any problems with a little planning. My wife LOVED the Coast Guard practicing docking every day.

Excellent staff, exposure to tidal current great, 2014-06-09
Captain: , St Paul, MN (180)

The staff could not have been more cooperative or helpful and the location is wonderful for access to restaurants and Yorktown Battlefield National Historical Park.
However, geography has dealt this marina a most difficult hand. It is located just downstream of a "pinch point" in the York River causing the river to flow quite fast through the confined channel and the nearby marina. Since it is tidal, the flow reverses.
Use of the facility could be made safer and more convenient if a current guage or indicator was available and visible and/or the staff could report current flows. There seems to be no correlation between the tide table and current flow.

Don't Be scared just dock, 2014-05-12
Captain: , Hampton, VA (30)

We docked at this marina just as a storm was hitting and we had two dock hands out there to help us. We docked with no issues and even though they got drenched they never lost their smiles. As a matter of fact they were as friendly and helpful as any marina I have ever visited. The location cannot be beat since you are right downtown and in the middle of all the action. When we departed the winds and the currents were ripping but we were able to easily disembark in a 30 foot sailboat. Again the staff was right there to assist us and I have to admit they were always Johnny/Sue on the spot. I highly recommend this marina, my only small issue is the marina bath house is a few buildings away but it is nice and clean. That is the only reason I did not give 5 stars. Otherwise do yourself a favor and stop in, it is an awesome marina with good restaurants only a stone throw away.

Nice Stopover, 2013-10-21
Captain: , Charlestown (946)

Convenient to the town. There is a free trolley that will take you to the various sights in town and also a bus that will take you to Jamestown or Williamsburg that can be gotten at the Victory Center. I rate this a three because the bathrooms/showers were a bit of a walk from the majority of slips and they did leave a bit to be desired. Groceries and supplies are not within walking distance either. The slips were nice and concrete floating docks secured by a gate after 9:00PM. The Riverwalk restaurant was good. The battlefield museum was very interesting, but you cannot do the drive around the battlefield unless you are in a car. All in all a nice stopover while cruising south.

Very Nice. No probs., 2013-09-03
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1850)

Visiting Yorktown is a highlight of our Bay tour this summer. Great staff. Susan rocks. The docks are massive floating concrete things. The east and west piers form an inside basin. Yes, there is a stong current other than at slack tides but as we stayed there four nights we observed that wind driven currents on the surface were more of an issue than the current itself under calm conditions. But be prepared to get swung around on your lines as you come in. When docking swing your boat around so that your bow is heading out first. Backing around to maneuver to get out could be a problem. One oddity with the docks is while there are cleats most of your tying up will be on a sturdy wooden rail at the edge of the dock. Our 3/4 inch lines barely fit under them. 5/8 inch and less lines shouldn't have a problem. Docking on the outside would be a very rolly affair. Even on the inside there were mystery wakes. Depth at docks is fourty in 40. The docks are open to public during daylight hours. Lots of passersby, all curious but harmless.
The little waterfront of Yorktown is charming, pretty new, and well appointed. Four or five restaurants, all good. Public beach for swimming. A few curio shops. There is a wine store with wine and snacks, sodas. I did not see any beer for sale. There is no provisioning anywhere nearby that I could determine.
But the reason to visit Yorktown is the history. There is a free trolly that takes you to the battlefield. Pay the $7 and take the guided tour. Also take a walk to Redoubt 10 and 9 for a much better visual perspective of the battlefield. Yorktown is very pleasant.
Only bummer was that in four days we never got to see the huge double swing bridge open. Drat.

No Go - Occasional standing Waves in Marina., 2013-08-14
Captain: , Virginia Beach (133)

July 11, 2013 brief stay....The staff is really excellent and the facility is fantastic and new as described in previous reviews. We had to leave as our Hunter 33 sailboat was being smashed against the floating concrete docks. We were side tied with several large fenders. One of our fenders was crushed. We escaped with only a few "Yorktown Racing Stripes" from the black rub rail on the docks. There was not much wind, but the NE breeze and ebb current apparently conspire at CERTAIN times to make this very nice facility not an overnight stop for us. We went across the river to Sarah Creek and anchored.

wakes and wind, 2013-07-06
Captain: , new bern, NC (110)

Great marina execpt for not being a NO WAKE zone. If you are put on the west end of docks the wakes, wind, and current are very uncomfortable. Would not stay at west end of marina. Staff is great.

Great location but rock an roll, 2013-06-21
Captain: , Newport (131)

Great location and friendly helpful staff. Strong current but still easy to get in. Big problem with south or east wind against an ebbing tide creating rough water inside the marina. Be prepared for movement!

Great Location, 2013-05-12
Captain: , Port Royal, SC (231)

Did a one night transient stay and sorry we couldn't stay longer. Great location with plenty to see and do. Stayed inside the facing dock that is floating but an abating dock so very nice inside. Facilities are public rest rooms with no laundry or WiFi, but terrific Dockmaster and again - great location.

For History Buffs., 2012-10-23
Captain: , La Pointe WI (201)

Sailing the extra 10 or so miles west into the York River to the Riverwalk Landing Piers was totally worth the trip. The dockmaster, Paul Gapcynski, was very helpful getting us docked inside one of the two new piers. Cost was $1.75 a foot per night. The town plans many events & festivals. We arrived to participate in Yorktown Day to commemorate the 231st anniversary of America's momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown which took place on Oct. 19, 1781. We saw a patriotic parade, attended a brunswick stew luncheon, toured the Battlefield & enjoyed the town.

Watch the weather, and go there., 2012-10-06
Captain: , Kent Narrows, MD (200)

We spent two nights at Riverwalk with strong northerlies. We were in the "second basin" so to speak and somewhat sheltered from the waves. Although we rocked a bit, it was a graeat place to be, the floating docks were good, the heads clean and the dockmaster friendly and accommodating. Being close to everything is also a plus with a free shuttle to the Victory Center and other significant sites to see. Watch the weather, because this could be a problem spot in a storm.

Nice Facility, 2012-09-19
Captain: , Stafford, VA (148)

To be fair this is a nice facility and convenent to free trolley stops, museums and places to eat. We ate at the Beach Deli and had a wonderful seafood pizza. The staff was very friendly and nice and always willing to help with anything they could. The downfall for us was we had heavy current and wind the entire time. Planned on staying three nights but ended up staying a fourth because of high winds. Journey seemed to rock and roll all the time day and night. It did not prevent us from sleeping, just unusual to us. It rocked so much the first night our boarding ladder was knocked off and was never to be seen again. Staff did warn us of the current since they would not be there to help us leave the dock, we got lucky and left on a slack tide.

Great Beach and Marina!, 2012-09-06
Captain: , Chesapeake, VA (80)

Visited for a few hours on 9/1/12. First visit. Did not see a sign to identify the place, cell phone number, or VHF channel. Dock personnel quickly pointed where to dock. Very easy docking, wide, deep, no noticable current (at that time), and light wind. $5 for 4 hours is a good deal. Only 5 or 6 boats in entire marina, though a few where over 40 feet. Good, clean restrooms. Large, clean beach. Beaches with tons of sand are rare for this area. Also very crowded, but it was Labor Day weekend with a great weather forecast. Yorktown Pub was very good and reasonably priced. Great burgers and a few local beers on tap. This is a great spot, but crowded since it is the only beach around and open to the public. I'm sure the crowd dies down after Labor Day. Would love to go again.

Great Dock for Visiting Historic Sites, 2012-07-08
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (323)

Being here on the 4th of July was perfect: the morning parade was 50 yards away, and the fireworks seemed to be right on top of us. On the other hand, the restrooms and showers seemed miles away in the sweltering heat, and the lack of laundry and grocery facilities anywhere around was a disappointment.

The dockmasters couldn't have been more helpful. We stayed our first night on a mooring ball, despite having been warned that we might have to move should the ball be inside the safety zone of the fireworks; that night we learned from Paul that we would, indeed, have to move the next day (the 4th). He and Mike ended up charging us just the price of a mooring ball to dock in a slip at the landing, and we had no complaints - praise instead. We stayed an extra night at the slip (for the regular price) in order to take advantage of the historical sites. The Yorktown Battlefield and the site of the Jamestown settlement are well worth seeing, and free shuttles take you to both places plus Williamsburg.

Yorktown is a lovely little historical village, and the beaches are well-cared for and quite nice. Great stop.

Great spot!, 2012-07-02
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (200)

Love it! Easy access. Tons of water. Helpful staff. Watch out for the current....

Fantastic Experience., 2012-06-25
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (552)

Yorktown really satisfied all our basic cruising objectives - Safe anchorage (on a mooring ball) an interesting and historic town to visit, and a great host. When we dinghied (?) into the marina, the marina manager (Mike) met us at the dock and then took us in his personal car to the closest drug store and grocery. Just does not get any better.

Great docks, great historic location, 2012-06-18
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7374)

Lots of help docking into heavy current. Solid new docks with hefty cleats. Good power, water. Right next to swimming beach, several restaurants, museums. Ben & Jerry's across the street. Trolley stop right at front will take you to Yorktown Visitors Center, also Yorktown Battleground. Very clean restrooms/showers, just wish they were closer to docks. Music most Thursdays during summer in the park in front of the marina. See comments in transportation section.

Nice marina, but very stiff current must be respected, 2012-06-11
Captain: , Gloucester, Va (222)

We have a sailboat which has a smaller engine, so docking here can be interesting. The current can spin you around or pin you to a dock if your not careful. The dock master & hands are very helpful to get you in & out. The floating docks are nice, but are lined with black rubber, so have your fenders out or you'll get some "Yorktown racing stripes" on your hull! Yorktown is a great destination though, with quaint Colonial styled shops, & numerous restaraunts to fit every budget. The Duke of Gloucester Hotel is nice & has a great view. They are also numerous bed & breakfasts nearby. There's a mariner museum & even a Ben & Jerry's, & a great beach to swim & cool off in summer. The schooner Alliance & many big ships regularly dock here so there's always intersting scenary. We enjoy Yorktown as a great regular destination; visit & you won't be disappointed!

Had a Great time, Great Friendly Staff, 2012-05-14
Captain: , Fishing Bay VA (335)

Yorktown was a surprise for us. We had a great time with all that is offered. First the marina staff was very friendly, clean and locked at night it was an easy relaxing weekend. I did not use the facilities though I understand the shower facilities are a good walk away. There is a great beach right at the marina the kids enjoyed with a lot of sand and well protected. On a note, because Yorktown is also an auto destination it can be very crowded on the weekends. Great little river front of shops with restaurants and pubs, ice cream shops etc. Very nice. Then you add in the historical significance of the site, with walking trails and a trolley system to get you to all there is to see and do, plus shuttle service to Williamsburg there is more to do here than can be done in a weekend. A strong current does run through here, pay attention and be ready to work with the dock staff to get tied up. 4 stars, for 5, closer boating showers, more power pedestals, cable TV, and add a few more cleats to the dock for more tie up options.

Nice facility, good location, 2012-05-07
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (386)

Assistant Dockmaster Sue was outstanding in directions, assistance with lines, pumpout, local knowledge. She even came back several hours later to inform us of severe weather headed our way. Convenient to Yorktown's historic district and the redeveloped waterfront area is quite lovely. This is not a good place to stay if the wind is in any direction except the south. Beware of winds that come directly upriver. You may be more comfortable anchoring at the foot of the historic marker on the hill (you can't miss it).

Great place to visit, 2011-07-06
Captain: , Kingston, Ontario (1970)

Yorktown has a lot of history, all nicely condensed in one spot.
Marina staff very helpful and super polite.
Great place to visit for a few days.

Great dock master and location, 2011-06-25
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Ditto on the currents. Wakes can be bad by passing boats, but traffic is very light, so it is only occasional. This is the place to see Yorktown and can get fre bus to W'burn and Jamestown. Taxi back is only $30 or so since bus service stops at 3:00 from there.

Nice Marina, 2011-05-10
Captain: , Austin, Texas (1774)

We stopped in Yorktown for the historical tour and there is no better place to stay over than this marina. It is right in the center of Yorktown where you can walk to the visitor centers and all along their beautiful waterfront. Some nice restaurants are right there on the waterfront as well. The bathrooms were spotless but a long walk down the riverfront. The Dockmaster greeted us and made sure we were secure, as well as giving us advice on where to start our tour.
There is a current from the York River and in unsettled conditions, Sarah creek would be better. But we had nice weather, so this was a very worthwhile stop. This marina may not be in your book, but you should check it out.

What a great little town!, 2011-04-13
Captain: , Kings Creek Marina (766)

We tied up at Riverwalk Landing, and were treated like old friends the instant we stepped onto the pier. The Dockmaster went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed, and explained all the tourist attractions in Yorktown. He suggested we take the free visitors tram around town first, and then go back to those places where we wanted to see more. Great shopping and restaurants. Water was a little rough when naval ships went roaring by, but it was altogether a great transient dock.

Riverwalk Landing Piers, 2011-03-11
Captain: , Deltaville Va (120)

Pretty place, however can be a very rough place to tie up, lots of wave action

Yorktown on the River, 2010-09-26
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (745)

Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown is a great day stop if the wind and weather are calm. There is a pretty nasty current between Yorktown and Gloucester Point. When the wind is blowing the inside slips can be either very good or very bad. You want to be on the side of the pier which protects you from the wind. Oherwise you will rock and roll and get beat up in the pier from all the wave action. While the current can be strong, if the wind is calm inside the piers will be much calmer. Great restaurants and boutique shopping along with a great beach. If the weather is calm do not miss Yorktown.

Interesting stop, 2010-07-12
Captain: , Patuxent River, MD (391)

Dockmaster was there solo on a busy Sunday which made contacting him for a slip assignment difficult. Pumpout and Ice machine were broken while we were there. Strong current and a LOT of jellyfish and grass. Check your strainers! Nice little beach and the Riverwalk area shops make this a good one day stop.

The Best ( in good weather ), 2009-09-09
Captain: , Charleston, SC (364)

Friendly and helpful dockhands. Free trolley around Yorktown and free shuttle to Jamestown and Williamsburg. Excellent resturants within walking distance. Nice sand beach at marina. Free concerts on certain nights in summer- we listened to the Air Force concert band from our Flying Bridge. Docks are in great shape but lack protection from strong winds. Current at dock can be strong but not a real problem.

Restful spot, 2009-05-25
Captain: , Sarasota, FL - Newport, RI (435)

We enjoyed being so close to beautiful Yorktown and be able to easily tour the battleground and museums. Someone has done a great job turning Yorktown into a low-key attraction. The marina is small but easy face docks and no problem in South winds we had.

A great stop, 2008-01-21
Captain: , Hayes, Virginia (85)

This isn't a greatest protected place to spend the night as any weather is going to hit pretty hard here. During the day as a place to stop over there is a lot of history, things to do, and several styles of dining available.

The beach here has quite good swimming as far as the lower Chesapeake goes. The current and very deep water in the main channel reduces the jelyy fish to almost none while the sheltered sections of beach protect the shore and keep it safe. This makes it one of the best swimming spots around.

You can dock for the day by hailing "Riverwalk Landing" on Ch 16. There is assitance available to get you tied up. These are all heavy duty steel / concrete floating docks with exceptionally deep water. Wind can be a bit strong with an east or northly fetch being the most difficult times. This unprotected asspect can make this a poor choice to spend the night in any serious weather The view and area is quite scenic. Sarah Creek across the river by contrast is exceptionally well protected in any weather and the closest and best anchorage as wll as having York River Yacht Haven marina..

Riverwalk Landing, 2007-10-21
Captain: , Great Island, Maine (323)

We were there in 10/06 and found the facilities to be excellent, the staff extremely courteous and helpful, and overnight facilities all to ourselves. On our return trip the wind was blowing briskly down the river and the staff recommended we overnight in Sarah's creek because of the weather. So in good weather a great place to see Yorktown from.

Riverwalk Landing, 2007-02-11
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (486)

Current in here makes docking a challenge. Worth a trip for a day visit to Yorktown (restaurants, gift shops, tours, free trolley.) No overnight facilities at this time.

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