Details for Slaughter Creek Marina

Slaughter Creek Marina

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 25 reviews

Address 638 Taylors Island Rd
Taylors Island, MD 21669


After hours contact

Cell: 410-463-3748 Home: 410-228-0044

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager


Robert Bromwell


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Pay attention to the hazard markers on the approach. Move to the middle between R8 and G9. Stay in the middle of the channel for 6+ feet of watrer at low tide.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 50
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-05-16)

Other price info: Slaughter Creek Marina has daily, monthly and yearly deepwater slips available. Transient rate is $45 minimum.


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

Yes - Dinghies can access the entire length of A dock on the north side.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 89 marine gas, non-ethanol. Cash discount.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Cash discount.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out













Yes - Wide variety of marine supplies, toiletries, snack food, ice, and beer.


Yes - Wide variety of marine supplies, toiletries, snack food, ice, and beer.


Yes - Slaughter Creek Marina's floating bar and grill. Open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

Palm Beach Willie's
638 Taylors Island Rd.
Taylors Island, MD 21669



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - 25 ton travelift.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Yes - Boat rentals.

Internet access

Yes - Cell service. WiFi available with good signal strength.

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Pool, bath house, bike rentals, facilities for motor homes.


Taylor Island National Wildlife Refuge is within bike distance.

Reviews for Slaughter Creek Marina
Good folk, eats and worth braving the shoaling, 2017-01-30
Captain: , Southold NY (40)

We needed a safe harbor for a big blow. Called the Marina who kindly talked us through the latest shoals -- numbered markers can't keep up with the sand. Best crab cakes ever and fine microbrews, too! Their loaner car chugged us to nearby Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. Local waterman supplied crabs from his catch. What a find!

Out of the way and laid back, 2016-08-29
Captain: , New Buffalo, Michigan (780)

Docks are wooden, not floating, older but very secure. Bathrooms older, but clean, nice hot water. Robert is friendly and helpful. Nice pool and restaurant. New owners and more renovations are planned. We were there for the Watermens Rodeo. Great experience and show.

Good hide-away with No-E gas, 2014-09-28
Captain: , Pinnacle, NC, USA (1422)

Robert was having phone service problems, cellular signal in marginal range. Great help tieing-up. Very considerate in putting us far enough away from the Sat night party at the restarunt.

Great overnight stop, 2014-09-08
Captain: , Oxford (20)

We stayed one night here. Robert the dockmaster is very friendly, and gave great advice on how to negotiate the tricky inlet to the marina. The Palm Beach Willies restaurant has great local seafood, and a very casual pleasant outdoor screened eating area. The bathrooms and showers are a little old, but serviceable. They have a pool, but we did not use it. A great sheltered marina that made a great overnight stop.

A great stop, 2014-08-27
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (186)

Slip holders are very nice here and so is the staff. There is a car to use to get supplies or get to dinner if the on-site restaurant is closed (Wednedays). 24/7 fuel and pump-out. The pool is nice, the piers in very good shape as is power and water. 25-ton lift on-sight. I did see 4.5 feet at one point on the way in at low tide, but mainly there was at least 8 feet (we only draw 2' with our power-cat). There are quite a few large sailboats here so cruising sailors can contact the dockmaster to find out about deeper water near the channel or just come in on high tide.

eastern shore charm at its best, 2014-06-16
Captain: , cruising (671)

We stayed for 3 days in June 2014. We were part of a MTOA outing so got the 3rd night free. Enjoyed the restaurant and had fresh stuffed rock fish. Nice pool, borrowed the marina car to have a crab sandwich "in town". Enjoyed a dingy ride up the creek and kayaking. Rustic but hospitality makes up for it.

Peace & quiet, 2014-01-09
Captain: , Chester, MD (225)

A decent , homey place. Very scenic piece of the Bay. If you want peace & quiet, its recommended. Not much in the way of activities, amenities, services.

Great Home Town Marina, 2013-10-14
Captain: , Kings Creek Marina (766)

We were blown in here by the storm on the Chesapeake. An oasis in the wilderness, and it could not be more welcoming. It offered a courteous staff, maturing marina, and a restaurant worth driving to just for the stuffed oysters. They were truly delicious, as was the fresh rockfish served to my first mate. The perfect stop going either north or south. We will be back.

Nice quiet location., 2013-09-22
Captain: , Richardson, TX (552)

We came here after spending 10 days in Washington, DC so it was a perfect laid back stopover. It is definitely a little skinny getting in, we draw 4 and half ft. but had no real problems at low tide just took it slow and I don't think we saw much less than 6 ft. As previous reviews have said, stay to the green. Keep 3 & 5 in a straight line bow to stern and pass by 7 as close as you safely can. The marina has decent, fixed docks, bathrooms were spotless as was the pool although we didn't use it. Robert was very personable and we were made to feel at home. We did eat at the restaurant, it was decent though not top notch. We had fun eating at the bar though. There's nothing else out there so if you need groceries it's 20 miles to Wal Mart and you can use the courtesy car.

Very nice, 2013-07-09
Captain: , Woodbridge (278)

If you're looking for a get away from everything marina on the eastern shore no need to look any further. Group of two boats pulled in last minute and stayed for a Sunday night. Clean facilities, friendly staff, quiet and quaint. Restaurant and bar (Palm Beach Willies) attached to the marina, food was good and staff was great. Part of the restaurant is outdoors and screened in; one of our boats had a pair of dogs and they were welcome in the patio area and the staff went as far as bringing a big bowl of cold water for them. Bar and restaurant is only open Thurs-Sunday. There is a pool on site but did not verify its operation. Will certainly be returning here for a weekend in the future.

Clean and Serviceable, 2013-05-29
Captain: , St James (10)

Talk to the dock master before entering Slaughter Creek. Stay to green markers between G5 & G7. Saw 6.5 feet near low tide. Marina docks are well maintained. Rest rooms were not fancy but clean. This is a remote location with great views. On-site restaurant is only open Thur. - Sat. Cafe is across bridge in town is an easy walk. Dock master, Robert, offered marina car for going to dinner. This would be a great location for a group of boats who want to get away for a weekend.

Nice, out of the way place, 2012-09-05
Captain: , Annapolis (795)

Stayed here September 2012. Entering Slaughter Creek is a little tricky - we found 5' MLW. Stay close the green marks through the entrance. The marina itself is super friendly. Beautiful location, and the docks are well maintained and strudy. The bar/restaurant on site had really good food - had Rockfish Imperial and it was superb. Overall, the place is bit rustic and utlitarian, but the staff and the locals are friendly and very accomodating. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Out there on the Eastern shore of Maryland, 2012-08-04
Captain: , baltimore md (644)

We stopped here 7/28-29/12. Robert was very accomodating, meeting us at B dock T-head to tie us up. Robert even declined a tip, said spend it at the restaurant and we did! We enjoyed the pool and ship store. I bought some valvtec diesel additive and it was about $8.00 less than WM. Our stop was over a weekend, so there was plenty of local socialization. This has to be Taylors Island meeting place. Not much happening on the other side of the bridge. We enjoyed the people and the place!

Surprise find, 2012-07-04
Captain: , Pasadena,Maryland (510)

Very accommodating to large group. Resturant did a great job considering the large group. Good stopover on the long run from Solomons north. Not much of a town, but can ride bikes. Blackwater Refuge nearby-tours are possible.

A great stop with a unique character, 2012-06-26
Captain: , Annapolis, Maryland (88)

We were there with a very large group from 6/21 to 6/24 and had a wonderful time. Slaughter Creek Marina feels like a quaint Eastern Shore working marina with the amenities (pool, restaurant) of a resort marina. The restaurant is unique built on a floating building. The soft shelled crab sandwich was to die for.

Laid Back, 2012-06-23
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1090)

Great little spot. Great owner (Robert), clean bath house with AC, good little ships store and excellent staff.

Good restaurant on site. Pool, fuel dock, and pump out.

Best marina on slaughter creek, 2011-09-01
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (195)

Well...the only marina on slaughter creek! The staff was great, helpful, and courteous.

Wow! A great stopover on the way to Solomons!, 2011-08-03
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (71)

What a pleasant surprise! The restaurant is every bit as good as others have said. Loved the karaoke in the afternoon. Laid back, friendly, true Eastern Shore.

We shall return!

Disappointed, 2011-07-07
Captain: , Wicomico Creek, MD (494)

Tricky entrance try to get in at high tide. Marina OK , owner very friendly, but no cleats for tying up (you have to use pilings even on the dock). Pool was pleasant and for bike riders a nice loop around Taylors Island. The restaurant everyone raved about was a disappointment. In spite of a great setting no real signature dishes, I have had better crab dishes in Solomons and Crisfield. Service was slow and the admiral's special request somehow got lost between the table and kitchen.

The Little Marina That Could, 2011-06-29
Captain: , Frog Mortar Creek, Middle R., Chesapeake (420)

Since we found this place several years ago, we've made it a stop on our wanderings. Robert, the owner and operator, has made consistant improvements. Great pool.
The on-site restaruant Palm Beach Willie's, open Wed-Sun in season, has a nice bar, good food, inside, screened and outdoors dining.
The store is well equiped for a small marina hosting a better than average collection of small parts: fasteners, nuts, bolts, etc., plus lots of other stuff.
Crabbers land their catches on-site so you may be able to score a couple dozen jimmies.
About a mile away is the Island Grill restaurant and bar, a decent alternative with local food and customers.
PS- Call the marina from the L. Choptank to ask for instructions to navigate the changing channel.

Great restaunat, 2011-05-04
Captain: , Herrington Harbor North (24)

If nothing else, Palm Beach Willies is worth the trip. Great food, beautiful setting, and pleasant atmosphere. The only downside is that Slaughter Creek shoals a lot and several places in the "channel" are less than 5 feet at low tide. Still it is worth the trip.

Great service!, 2010-12-02
Captain: , Indianapolis (56)

Very friendly. Helped with everything I needed. The food at the restaurant is to die for ... we wanted to shanghai the chef and take him with us.

Doggie's delight, 2010-08-09
Captain: , Albemarle Plantation, NC (389)

This is one of the most pleasant marinas you'll find. Great dock service; outstanding selection parts at ships store (previously owned a hardware store in Cambridge); unusually good restaurant/bar; quiet protected setting.

Most unusual -- very canine friendly facility. Restaurant opened April 2010, named after family pet -- Palm Beach Willie.

Relaxing and Good Food, 2010-07-01
Captain: , annapolis (102)

Not yachty just a nice place with friendly people. The pool is great. Quiet with good views and reasonable prices. A good detour on the way to Solomons.

NAME CHANGE & RATING, 2009-03-04
Captain: , Lewes, DE (70)

The name of the marina is now "Slaughter Creek Marina." There are plenty of transient slips as well as seasonal. Prices are relatively low. Gas & diesel are available. There is a travel lift and boat yard, but no on-site mechanics. You can do your own work. There is a pool and an excellent restaurant. The ship's store has quite a few items and can get anything in a day or two. The phone numbers are 410-397-3454 or cell 410-463-3748. Dockmaster/owner's name is Robert. Lots of great natural scenery and good fishing on the Little Choptank.

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