Details for Somers Cove Marina
Name

Somers Cove Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.2 stars from 92 reviews

Address 715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD 21817

Phone410-968-0925/800-967-3474

After hours contact

443-614-7113 Security cell phone

Facility type

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

VHF channel

16/09

Web sitewww.somerscovemarina.com

Email contact

Dockmaster@somerscovemarina.com;mtaylor@somerscovemarina.com

Owner, manager

Somers Cove Marina Commission (State of Maryland)

Harbormaster

Mary Taylor

Dockmaster

Mary Taylor

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and AmEx.

Payment discounts

Discount Thursdays $0.10 off of fuel.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info: Annual and transient slips available!

Approach

At marker R10 or G11 continue 45 degrees toward the water tower. To the port side will be 2 story City Pavilion and Condos with blue roof. To the starboard side will be H. Glenwood Evans and Son Seafood building. Conitinue through the channel. Marina office and fuel dock will be to the port side of the marina. Hail office on VHF 16 for further instructions.

Tide

2

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info

No current in the harbor.

Depths

Approach: 8.5
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info: Some inner bulkheads have under 6' of water at low tide.

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

Additional info: New floating dock (G) is concrete, 2015.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 125
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 100
Total: 515
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-11-18)

Other price info: Transient Discount: Stay 2 days and the third day is free. Exclusive of holidays and special events.

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings coming! Stay tuned! Anchorage for about 5 or 6 boats. Dinghy dock at marina.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $5 for 30 amp.
$10 for 2/30 or 50 amp.
$20 for 100 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Available at each slip.

Dinghy access

Yes - $10 for 24 hour access for people aboard an anchored vessel. Includes use of facilities, laundry, showers, heads, trash bins, security (pool excluded).

Liveaboard info

Yes - Allowed from April through November.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: BoatUS discount

Gas price$3.15/gal (2016-11-18)

Other price info: Mid-grade, non-ethanol gasoline. All taxes included in the price. $0.10 per gallon off on Thursdays.

Diesel price$2.34/gal (2016-11-18)

Other price info: Diesel price does include the 6% tax. No tax for commercial boats. Thursday discount of $0.10 per gallon.

Propane

Yes - Not on site. Local vendor.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dog walk areas and dog bag dispensers available.

Disability access

Yes - ADA

Launch service

Yes - Available in local area.

Pump out

Yes - Fixed pump out at the fuel dock. Portable pump out available too.

Free pump out with slip rental.

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes - 3 free oil and anti-freeze disposal stations. No recycling.

Showers

Yes - Both secured and unsecured available.

Heads

Yes - Good. 7 sets of heads.

Laundry

Yes - 3 laundry rooms located around the marina. August 2015, $1 for wash and $1 for dry.

Grocery

No - Grocery store closed some time ago. It is over a mile to the new Food Lion at the other end of town.

Hardware

Yes - 1 block from marina.

Restaurants

Yes - 2015: Many have closed and the downtown area is struggling. There are about 4 very good restaurants within an easy walk including a fine dining facility.

Bars

Yes - Not on Site, within walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - 2 within walking distance.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Local mechanics available.

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

Yes - 24 storage shed for rent on annual basis.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Locally. 2 fish cleaning stations.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Charter and Head Fishing Vessels on premises.

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi available from the marina although the signal is weak and slow when many people are accessing it.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - 3 boat ramps.

Transportation

Yes - Commuter Bus pick up at marina gate. Transportation to Salisbury, Pocomoke, Ocean City, MD

Contact Shore Transit for details: http://www.shoretransit.org or 443-260-2300

There are stops outside the mairina main gate to the right or at the city dock at the end of W. Main st.

Other services

Swimming Pool, Picnic Tables, Barbecues, Tent and Pavilions, Golf Packages, Meeting Area/Banquet Room, 2 Stainless Steel Fish Cleaning Stations, Minutes form Crisfield Airport and Janes Island State Park, Concierge Services for Groups, events and holiday festivities.

Attractions

Boats to both Smith and Tangier Islands.

Reviews for Somers Cove Marina
Average overall, 2016-10-31
Captain: , Annapolis MD (50)

Nice floating transient docks. Fixed fuel/pump out dock. Bath/shower facilities were very nice. Dock staff pulled my bow in causing the pulpit to hit the dock and the stern to swing out. Ugh. Crisfield was a bit sleepy in October - not much open.



The best along the Eastern Shore, 2016-10-27
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (282)

I can only confirm what others have said. Great facilities and docks. All the staff are top drawer. We were held up by gale force winds and extended our stay. The third day free came in handy for us and was much appreciated. Harbor is protected but there are tons of reasons to stop at Chrisfiled other than getting out ot the wind. We will return.



A True Gem!!, 2016-10-25
Captain: , Baltimore, Maryland (20)

If it were possible to give 10 stars they'd get it from us!!! We are headed south and have been delayed here for over a week due to engine problems and this staff has done everything in their power to see to it, not only that our needs have been met, but that we have had an enjoyable time here in Crisfield.

The facilities are top notch with new floating concrete piers, immaculate bath house, fresh/free coffee in the morning, loaner bicycles (free for the first 2 hours), a Boater's lounge, and laundry. Tom, the Marina manager, has been not only a wonderful host but has become a friend.

And this review would not be complete without including the amazing little town of Crisfield. Although somewhat economically depressed, it is beautiful, peaceful, and I have not met kinder, more hospitable people anywhere. We have been treated with such kindness and generosity by everyone, including a lift to the grocery store and personal car tour of the town from none other than the mayor himself.

There's plenty of eateries in walking distance, grocery and hardware store about 1.5 miles away. We walked to church on Sunday.

When cruising Maryland's eastern shore be sure not to pass up this little gem.



Great Facility, 2016-10-17
Captain: , Cambridge, MD (170)

We visited Somers Coved marina on 9/26/16 thru 9/29/16 in conjuction with the MTOA northern rendezvous. We have stayed at this marina many times over the years and always remarked how nice the staff is to fellow boaters. This marina has lots to offer as mentioned in other reviews. If you are ever in the area, make Somers Cove Marina your first choice. You won't be disappointed.



so nice we moved here, 2016-10-17
Captain: , norfolk va (10)

excellant and hard working staff, very clean showers and bathrooms, floating docks, large marina, beautiful pool with great shaded area and many lounge chairs, several eateries within walking distance of marina, authentic watermens' town, bicyles for rent at marina, and if you are lucky you might be able to go crabbing with Tom(marina manager who is doing an outstanding job)



Good time in Crisfield, 2016-10-15
Captain: , Nashville, Tn (50)

We went to Crisfield for the Labor Day Crab Festival and Chesapeake Cowboy Boat Docking competition and had a wonderful time. Tropical storm Hermine came thru over the weekend but they managed to get most of the festivities in after storm passed. The staff at the Marina were all very professional and made sure we were included in all activities. Tom the executive director took us out in his boat for an afternoon of crabbing, brought our catch back and steamed them for our dinner. Downtown is short walk from Marina and has several good restaurants. Highly recommend this stop.



Great place to spend a rainy week, 2016-10-07
Captain: , Annapolis, Maryland (88)

We have been to Somers Cove a couple of time and have always found the facilities clean, well maintained and the staff friendly and helpful. However, this past week we came there for our MTOA Rendezvous and the entire town went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful time. Although it rained for most of our visit, we still had a great time because of efforts of the staff at Somers Cove. They never sleep (literally there is someone there 24hrs a day) and they all did all that they could to provide for us.



GREAT FACILITY 9/16 update 10 STARS, 2016-10-01
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1533)

The whole marina is very nice, but the floating docks are the best. The only thing lacking is slipside pumpout. They could also use some more strategically place trash cans. The mariona is in a park like setting, gated with night security. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Everything, including the heads and showers was very clean. Several restaurants and a museum nearby. The town, however, seems to be struggling to survive. We were there the week before Memorial Day so there wasn't much going on. I don't know what happens in the summer, but the staff seemed anxious to promote business. The main reason we stopped here on the way north was the AGLCA discount rate of $0.50 per foot. It was well worth the stop.
We spent a week here during the MTOA rendezvous. The weather was bad but the marina and staff are outstanding. The staff stes a standard of service, friendliness, and caring that should be the gold standard for every marina. They trip over themselves making your stay here as enjoyable as possible. Even the Mayor gets in on the act. If I could give it 10 stars I would.



One of the Best Marinas...Ever!, 2016-09-12
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach, FL (100)

We heard this marina was the place to be for Labor Day weekend for the Crab Derby...and they were right! Even though hurricane Hermine wiped out some of the festivities, we couldn't be any more impressed with this Marina and their people! From the dock hands to their executive director Tom, this place is as friendly and well run as any Marina we've been to, and we started this journey in Port Aransas, Texas.
After being here for just a day, we were asked by one of the staff if we'd like to go out crabbing with him...of course we said "yes!" Not only did we get to go, but we helped deploy the trot line, and we got to "run" the line 4 times bringing in a bushel of beautiful blue crabs. Then when we got back to the Marina, our new best friend steamed our freshly caught crabs for us, spread them out on the picnic table and we had the best crab dinner ever!!!
I can't recommend this place any more highly!!!



Friendly staff, nice facility, 2016-08-30
Captain: , Annapolis (2892)

The town of Crisfield was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. It is coming back. The marina is in excelent shape with a new concret floating pier for transients. Rental bikes makes it easy to get to the new Food Lion about a mile away.



Very Nice marina, 2016-08-25
Captain: , Forked River, NJ (114)

We pulled into Somers Cove after a long terrible day of very rough water. There had been a strong north blow for several days and we were dealing with 4-6 very steep waves right on the bow. Needless to say, we did not make it as far north as we wanted to and ended up at Somers Cove. We came in after the marina was "closed" for the day, but the nighttime security staff performed double duty as dock hands. They were very courtious and helpful and made our stay a pleasant one. It was mid May when we stopped here. Nothing was really open, but it appears as though there are outdoor bar areas, resturants, probably entertainment, etc. I will certainly come back here more in season to experience all that this marina has to offer.



Came for one night stayed three. Aboard JAZ, 2016-08-01
Captain: , Honolulu, HI (71)

We visited Sommers Cove and found a very protected harbor with beautiful floating docks. Great swimming pool and sailors lounge. The staff was exceptional and even came to our boat to wake us up at night as a super storm with possible tornados was approaching fast. We spent a couple hours in the lounge as the storm ripped through. Incredible lightning show.

Tom (marina manager?) even offered to take us tout line crabbing which turned out to be one of the most fun experiences on this 7 month cruise so far. Then he steamed them on the dock for everyone to enjoy. What a truly "local" experience. We also took the guided walking tour from the museum and were able to visit the crabbing plants and view in person how they are received, bred into softshells, and packaged. This was very interesting.

If your sailing up the eastern shore, make this a must stop for a very pleasant and enjoyable visit. Dont forget to take a day ferry out to tangiers. Much easier than taking our trimaran out.




Great State Owned Marina, 2016-06-15
Captain: , North Charleston, SC (622)

This is a great marina and an example of how a marina should be run. The staff was very helpful and very friendly and the marina is kept in top shape. People were maintaining things, mowing grass, etc. all the time. There's a nice pool, nice showers, laundry facilities and a nice, sturdy floating dock for transients.

There is security and the place is gated at night. We were given fresh vegetables and Smith Island Cake.

A visit to the museum ($3) will teach you the history of Crisfield and its seafood heritage.

This is our second visit and we will return when we are in the area.



Excellent marina, 2016-06-01
Captain: , Long Island, NY (204)

Stayed here for several weeks, due to an unexpected medical problem with crew member. I couldn't have been treated better. Terrific staff, caring, went out of their way to help. Very nice faciility, clean and updated showers, nice pool, BBQ grills, covered picnic tables, boaters lounge, plenty of inexpensive washers and dryers. Short walk to restaurants, small museum on premises. Ferry to Tangier and Smith Island available. Provisioning about one mile, Food Lion. Dollar General a bit closer. Large facility, gated, security. Competitive fuel prices. Transient dock is dock G, floating cement docks, new and close to office/lounge. Many other docks, fixed, wood, in decent shape. Wifi currently weak, but in process of being upgraded. Small quibble, no loaner car but easy enough to get around without it. Small private rental car facility nearby. Well worth the stop.



Great Marina!, 2016-04-13
Captain: , Galesville, MD (80)

Al/Liz S. S/V Outward
Galesville, MD

Arrived at Somers Cove Marina with 25 knot winds, gusting to 30 and were met with a great dockhand that managed to get us tied up quickly. Very friendly staff anxious to help us and make our extra day (due to bad weather) a good one by providing us with lunch! The manager walked out to our slip with crab cakes! This is our second time here and will be back again.




Solid floating concrete docks and more, 2015-10-12
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6484)

Fast response to both phone and to Vhf on the way in. Help with lines when docking. Very solid concrete docks with pilings and good cleats. Clean restrooms/showers. Nice pool, altghough we did not use. Large marina with lots of room for dog walking. Restaurants in town are walking distance, museum close by.



Somers Cove Marina, 2015-09-20
Captain: , ColonialBeach, VA (330)

Good Marina but Chrisfield seemed a bit run down.



Town is down but the marina is OK, 2015-09-10
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (352)

Update to my previous review. Just went for 2 days over the holiday weekend. Was very dissapointed that the marina staff would not let us walk through the boat docking area to visit our friend on another dock withour paying $35!! When you fork out over $200 to tie up to a dock for two days, you would think there would be a bit more flexibility. this was two hours before the contest was to start and we were not even going to stay to see the event!

We spent 2 days here and enjoyed the facilites. The transient docks are the best I have ever used. Floating concreate. Go figure! Not as sheltered as one would have thought but not bad. It was a sad walk through the town as 3 out of 4 store fronts are closed. Hope it makes a come back as there is so much potential in this little town.



Better than nice marina, 2015-09-09
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (20)

Was there for the annual boat docking contest. What a wild thing to watch. Some captains were quite good, some captains not so much. Pilings were laid over. Sterns of boats plowing into dock at 5 knots. All-in-all very interesting. Fireworks were nice. Had a decent amusement fiar with rides, etc, which we did not get to. Took a tour boat over to Smith Island (had been to Tangier Is several times). Pretty interesting, but a pretty wiggle waggle and shallow approach. I was glad to not be in my motor yacht. Took our bikes and saw the island. Not much. The '50s came and never left (except for cable TV).



Great Facility, 2015-09-01
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (50)

Marina is top notch..with best pool we've seen on the Bay and other good facilities as notes in other reviews. Three good restaurants is walking distance.

Town is aware of transportation issue for provisioning..town is also working on internet issues.



A Gem of a Marina, 2015-08-16
Captain: , Road Harbour - BVI (651)


This is a great facility.

I grade this marina based on the marina amenities (the town needs a little help). The pool is large, clean and has a covered cabana. The bath houses are new inside and very clean. Laundry is new. There are new floating concrete docks. Fuel is a good price. They are pet friendly. The staff is very helpful and super friendly.

The wi-fi is hit and miss but they are working on it.

The town of Crisfield doesn't offer much. There are a couple of really good restaurants within an easy walk: Watermans and Waters Edge Cafe. Both are excellent.

There is a Family Dollar within a quarter of a mile that sells some provisions. Food Lion is about a mile away. There is a local taxi that will pick you up for about $5.

Shore Transit stops outside the marina and has bus service to Pocomoke and Salisbury. Both have a Wal-Mart super centers. The fare is $3 each way and the bus runs about every 2 hours.

Enterprise car rental in Pocomoke will pick up from the marina.




Really great staff and nice docks, 2015-08-05
Captain: , Galena, MD (80)

We have not been here for about 10 years. They have added floating docks for transient boats. The staff is great and they are here 7 to 7. The restrooms and showers are all tile and very clean. Pool is nice. Sad to see the town has gone downhill. We did eat at a local restaurant and it was good and had crabs delivered and ate at the covered pavillion.



Better than ever, 2015-07-25
Captain: , baltimore md (644)

We came in July 12 2015 and signed up for a weeks stay. Part of our "mission"was to attend the 39th annual Clam Bake. We did and it was fun and we were full. We stopped at the fuel dock on the way in and dock hand Jessica did a superb job taking care of us. The new G pier is floating and where most transits are berthed. Good power,water. G pier is just past the fuel pier. We were thrilled with the entire staff. All amenities are top notch. W/D, pool, marina store with ice cream! Food Lion is about a 10 min. bike ride away and they even have nice loaner bikes. The whole experience was great. BTW no more boat US fuel discount only .10 cents off on Thursdays.



A 5-star if in a larger town, 2015-07-14
Captain: , Moyock, NC (984)

The facilities are extensive, wonderful and very nice. Everything you could want is here. Within walking distance are resturants, marine services and knowledge, and the marina staff is great.The community is small but seems to plan on-going activities - check their schedule of events, like tomorrow's Seafood Festival all-you-can-eat.



Nice clean marina, 2015-07-12
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (107)

We were at the floating dock, which seemed fairly new. Bath house was very clean. Easy walk into town. Friendly employees. Grounds were very well kept.



Nice quite spot, 2015-07-11
Captain: , Sarasota, Ft. Lauderdale (643)

Nice spot. Quite with good staff. Nice pool. Good places to walk dogs. You can catch a ferry over to Tangiers from near by.



Nice Marina in a Struggling Town, 2015-07-03
Captain: , Richmond (223)

The inlet to the Marina is not obvious, but once inside it is easy to navigate and well protected. Relatively expensive in my opinion, but a very clean and updated facility with all major amenities on site and the nicest floating docks we've ever encountered. Marina is fenced in and has evening security because the neighborhood behind is sketchy. Like a lot of towns on the Eastern Shore, it's struggling to survive, and a lot of restaurants and shops are still shuttered in the wake of Sandy. That said, natives are fiercely loyal, and we had a nice afternoon biking around town and picking crabs at the Chesapeake Crab House and Tiki Bar. Not sure we'll visit again soon because it's not easy to get to, but hear the tiime to come is during one of the several festivals when the town feels less empty and deserted. But then again, this was a mid week visit, and it may be completely different during the weekend.



EXCELLENT MARINA, 2015-07-01
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (343)

Visited for the first time last week. Great pool, heads are clean, docks are in good shape, service from the staff was excellent. Add to the list of marinas we would visit again.



Nice place to stop over, 2015-06-28
Captain: , Punta Gorda (30)

We purchase a sailboat and brought it here to get acquainted. We did a lot of minor work on it and had to order parts. The staff was very willing to let us know when they came in. The fellow boaters on L dock were very friendly and helpful. The town is struggling. Parts are scarce. Defender got most orders within two Days.




Loved Somers Cove, 2014-09-19
Captain: , Regent Point Marina (82)

Arrived 9/14/2014 and stayed one night. Great floating docks and clean bathrooms. We had no complaints about the staff- couldn't have been nicer. Had to choose between five restaurants that night (Sunday). Highly recommend the new Brew Pub- the picked crab meat was excellent. The only negative was that the museum was not open.



Mixed Review - Gas and Dinghy Only, 2014-09-15
Captain: , Block Island, RI (954)

We anchored out in Crisfield, but paid to use the facilities. It was great to get access to showers and laundry, and the place was clean and friendly. We would definitely come back should we find ourselves in Crisfield again.

We also came in on our last day for a pumpout and diesel. There were two young women working the gas dock who were worse than useless. They just came out and watched as we docked, making us believe they might actually take our lines, which they did not. Then, we basically had to take care of the diesel and pumpout on our own. When the pumpout was not working properly, they had no idea how to fix it. Fortunately, we ended up figuring out what was going on and getting it to operate. I still regret giving them a tip...tipping is too ingrained in my mind.



Great place and people, 2014-08-29
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Considering the cost, this is really a great place. June at $0.50/ft with really nice floating concrete piers. The town, while is hurting, has some really good places to eat, and taking the ferry over to Smith Isle versus your own boat is worth it. Makes for a nice day. Navigation into the inlet into the basin can be a little unnerving the first time, but it really is quite easy once you've done it.



I still like Crisfield, 2014-08-09
Captain: , Solomons, MD (464)

Two weeks after my last review, back to Crisfield to pick up my boat after some repairs and needed to move it to Somers Cove. Mary went out of her way to find a slip late in the day after normal business hours. Told us no problem take care of the paperwork in the morning. Worth a visit if you like a quiet setting and easy access no wait dining at local restaurants.

Have been here several times over the years and I still like it. It has seen some hard economic times and major storm damage, but it keeps fighting. Several restaurants and Tiki Bars (live entertainment on the weekends) within walking distance. Has every thing I want without the crowds and expense of Annapolis or Solomons Island.



Our 35 day stay (Spindrift from Boston), 2014-07-14
Captain: , Boston, Ma (60)

My wife and I planned to stay two weeks to visit Smith & Tangier by Ferry. When we were set to go the boat would not start. Everyone in the Marina tried to make our extended stay pleasant. Mary and her staff were VERY accomodating. Bunky Daisey took us under his wing and showed us Crisfield, Md and all the interesting sites and their history. Make this your stop when cruising southward in the Chesapeake. The facilities are VERY clean and modern, the floating dock is very well constructed. Night time security.There is a swimming pool for use by the transient boaters. Three different laundry facilities. The office will provide discount coupons to local restaurants. Food Lion and ATM machines 1 mile, bicycles for rent, Post Office around the corner. What more can you ask for in a marina!



A Nice Stop, 2014-06-28
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1777)

Stayed at this marina for a week because we were ahead of schedule to get to Annapolis by July 1st. I agree with everything said about the place. Nice. Nice. Nice. But, as also noted, the town is struggling a tad. Over the last two seasons we have visited every eastern shore destination except Oxford. Summation...
GREAT BOATING EXPERIENCE
Marvelous marinas with great people at them
Towns are lacking in many things, but they are trying to be accomadating and deserve patronage. My tip to boaters wanting to get the full spirit of these places is to time your trip to all of the events that occur in these towns.

If anyone from the marina reads this, my only tip would be to provide some kind of transportation to the Food Lion for provisioning.

Great people, nice marina, great rates.



Beautiful Marina, 2014-05-28
Captain: , Deltaville, VA (35)

Somers Cove Marina and the surrounding town docks were delightfully surprising. The folks at the marina were very friendly, the marina's facilities were clean. The transient dock is a brand new floating dock and close to showers and Marina office. Gas/pump out dock had 3 fuel/pump out stations w/ room on both sides. Everything was within walking distance. Only complaint and there is not much we can do about it is the Gnats that start coming out at sunset when there is no breeze. they were a bit annoying. This marinia is a gem in the Chesapeake. Don't wait to visit. Lots of events coming up this season to give you a reason to visit.

...Rivah Music and friends



Agreed - A Great Marina, 2014-05-27
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (983)

It's hard to comment since everything was perfect. Straight in approach to a transient slip. Everything was very new and the low daily rate was applied. Sea Mark Marine (Mark and Todd) did my oil change at short notice which was hugely appreciated. Staff friendly and helpful. The meal at the Waterman's Inn was excellent by any standards. We liked Crisfield, though the nearby grocery store has closed.



Good stop on the eastern shore, 2014-05-26
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Fl (880)

Nice floating docks and friendly helpful staff. Gated marina and very secure. Nice BBQ picnic area. ok to bike to grocery and downtown to restaurants and shops. Must take the Tangier Island and Smith Island ferries to see these gems.



Great Staff, Remodeled Facility, First Class Operation, 2014-05-21
Captain: , Little River, SC (476)

5/14/14 - Mary and her staff are the best. Ask, and you shall receive. Really great, underused facility in a fascinating, welcoming, community. Next to best part - dockage rate through June 2014 is only $0.50/ft. Adjacent history museum's staff and volunteers (esp. Tim Howard) are equally welcoming and eager to share their knowledge of the area.



Somers Cove Marina, 2014-05-13
Captain: , Sandwich (692)

Huge protected marina. Office and dock staff personable and friendly. Very clean updated bath/shower/laundry facilities. Bicycles with baskets available for renting. Pool just getting opened. The small town of Crisfield impacted by recession. Has limited restaurants and shops. Post Office, Food Lion walking distance. Pleasant stay.



Really Great Marina, 2013-10-15
Captain: , Kings Creek Marina (746)

Rest and relax here. All the comforts of home. Pool, showers, laundry, and, best of all, really pleasant people to talk to. Former MTOA Rendezvous location, and hoping to be again. It has everything to offer.



Great Marina, 2013-10-03
Captain: , Washington DC (80)

There's not much to complain about here. Very friendly marina staff. Awesome transient rates. We stayed her for a night in mid-September and paid 75-cents/foot.

We stayed on G dock, which is the newer floating dock. Very nice!
Town was a bit disappointing, but there are plenty of restaurants in walking distance.



Great marina .75 per ft till April 2014, 2013-10-01
Captain: , Ruskin Florida (702)

We came here for a night and spent four. They had a nice 'Dock Days' with plenty of awesome marine history. Got to board a 'Buy Boat' and a Skip Jack. Folks at the marina are really nice. Enterprise Rental from Pokomoke delivers cars to marina.. awesome stay. Took the ferry to Smith Island.. good day.



Excellent Marina, 2013-09-21
Captain: , Port Everglades (525)

Excellent facilities, especially the new "G" dock floating concrete pier with 50 ft fingers. Dockage price after Labour Day at $0.75/ft. Very competitive fuel prices currently $3.78 with Boat US.
Nearby Watermans Restaurant deserves Zagat 25 +.
Fresh crab available from several vendors.
Food Lion 1 mile.



Great Marina, 2013-09-11
Captain: , Onancock, Va (60)

Thanks to the state of Maryland this is a well run and maintained marina. Staff are friendly and helpful. Best restaurant is Waterman's. Good amenities, fuel, pump out. nice stay. Richard aboard the AWOL III



Have the place to ourself!, 2013-09-05
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (290)

Great staff and great facilities. We have the place almost to ourselves. They have a 75 cent per foot rate through October. What a bargain. We took advantage of the opportunity to take the boat over to Tangier Island, VA for the day and thoroughly enjoyed it!



Labor Day Destination, 2013-09-03
Captain: , Stafford, VA (305)

As others have said, the town is in decline. But the marina remains great and we go every year on Labor Day weekend for the "Hard Crab Derby," specifically to attend the watermen's boat docking contest.
We would give the marina 5 stars but for a decision by someone (probably the local chamber of commerce) this year to fire the long-time MC for the docking contest, known to all as "Flea."



Good marina - sad town, 2013-08-21
Captain: , jackson, TN (884)

The marina remains well run, clean well mmaintained and with a friendly staff.
Since our visit 4 years ago the town has changed dramatically. Many of the restaurants and shops have closed and there is little left to do ashore. It is sad to see this once vibrant town turnng into a gost town.



Yacht Club Trip To Somers Cove, 2013-07-28
Captain: , Colonial Beach, VA (640)

7 yacht club boats stopped at Somers Cove July 23,24, 25. Great people who gave us good service. The third night they gave us the slip fee free, only paying for electric. Enjoyed the facilites including the new floating J dock. We'll be back.



Great Marina, 2013-07-12
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach (251)

We agree with Captain Lavita Cruising's review. We took advatange of the clean laundry facilities and restrooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. We were sorry to see the decline of businesses in the town since our last visit here a few years ago.



Great Marina!, 2013-07-01
Captain: , Crisfield, MD (20)

Wide fairways, clean bath houses, friendly staff, great pool, walkable to restaurants, stores, boat service, museums. One of the best on the bay.



Great marina in a Declining Town, 2013-06-24
Captain: , Houston TX (348)

The new floating transient pier is a great dock. Well-built concrete docks with pilings between the slips allow 4 corner tie up. The bathrooms were always clean and well stocked. The laundry has new machines and is inexpensive at $1.00 wash / $1.00 dry. During the month of June they were having a special, $0.50 / ft / day, plus electricity. The staff was very helpful both with our tie up and during our stay. There is a Food Lion about a mile away and the marina has loaner bikes you can use. Unfortunately, other than visiting Smith and Tangier islands, there is not much to do in Crisfield. Between the economy, declining fishing and hurricane Sandy, the town has taken a big hit. A lot of the stores and restaurants are closed.



You Could Walk to Everything, Except There's Nothing There, 2013-06-21
Captain: , Jersey City, NJ (190)

Crisfield is a depressed town tring to reinvent itself. The marina is fine; clean facilties, very nice staff. The old fixed docks are bit raggedy, but the new floaters are great. Nice pool when the temp isn't 60 and blowing 25+. It is worth a stop, if only to take the ferry across to Tangier for the day.



What a marina should be, 2013-06-07
Captain: , Callao, Virginia (34)

Stayed here for several nights. Two people came out to show us where to dock and helped us with lines. They handed us a bunch of literature on the town. The new floating concrete docks are fantastic. The fuel and pump out dock is huge with very easy access. The restrooms and showers were always clean and stocked. We'll be back when we just need a nice, clean place to tie up for a day or two.



invited to a party!, 2012-12-19
Captain: , New Bern, NC (40)

I came into the marina with severe steering problems. The staff were super friendly and helped me in all ways possible. The dockhand worked very hard to get me to the fueling dock and then to the T-head. He deserves kudos! The office workers were kind, friendly and helpful in finding me a welder and helping me feel at home (as I was the only boater in the dock!). They even invited me to their staff holiday party! The seafood was stupendous! So I must give this marina all thumbs up!



A mixed bag, 2012-10-06
Captain: , Kent Narrows, MD (200)

Somers Cove has new floating docks and older fixed docks. When we came in, they put us on an old tee head with a strong wind blowing against exposed pilings, which caused us considerable problems. Most of the older docks are vacant and covered with seagull guana, with most of the boats on the newer floating docks. The facilities were quite adequate and clean, but the key locks weren't functioning and anyone could just walk in. I don't know why we were put on the old tee head but was not going to move against the strong winds once we got fender boards out. The town does not have much to offer. There is shopping within walking distance. We also had a good local experience at the Blue Crab Pub just up the street from the marina.



Walk To Everything, 2012-10-01
Captain: , Magothy River (319)

So often you cruise to a marina that has nothing close by. Here, the entire town is just outside the marina gate. Facilities were clean and the pool refreshing.



A world away for reality, 2012-09-30
Captain: , Solomons Island Md (397)

This marina is maintained by the state. The facility is excellent and well maintained. I have made several visits in the last few year and they continue to upgrade it. If this was privat it would go under. The 500+ slip facility had about 100 boats in slips. Crisfield is hanging on with very few resturaunts open. It would be nice to see the economy change and Crisfield come back. This palce is very quiet and peaceful.



Great Facility & Friendly Staff, 2012-09-29
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (745)

It's been about 5 years since we were here last. The piers are in great condition with some new floating piers. The facility is quite clean. The restrooms next to the office are not locked at night but, those away from the office have been locked day & night. We saw no problems with the locals from town. The place is locked at night which provides more security than many marinas were we have stayed. The rates are reasonable and it's a great facility. We had dinner last night at Capt. Tylers Crabhouse. It was probably the worst meal we have ever had. Our bill for the two of us with one Coors Light apiece and the mixed seafood platter was $58. The crab cake was mostly filler with little crab meat. The shrmp were over cooked. The scallops were marginal and the flounder was merely OK. The stewed tomatoes were too sweet and cooked with cinnamon. The green beans were mush. The facility itself was like eating in a warehouse under construction. We ate outside at picnic tables next to the water. The inside restaurant was like a gym. Totaly zero class. We are not picky people but, this was terrible. We will always return to Somers Cove but, never again to Capt. Tylers. We stayed here again this year. The marina is still as good as it was last year. But, the town near the marina is just about dead. We had a good breakfast at "Don's". But I'm surprised they could pass a health department inspection. A great well protected spot but, don't expect much from the town.



Pleasant surprise, 2012-09-24
Captain: , Marco Island, FL (1135)

The marina has a great new floating "G" dock. Good water, wide open turing basin and very protected. There's a pool and nice facilities. Sadly, the town closes down early September and restaurants are only open on the weekends. We got here on a Monday night and only the pizzaria is open.



A Good Value, 2012-09-22
Captain: , Arnold, MD (263)

Somers Cove Marina, with its reasonable transient rates, is a good value. There are nice, new, and spacious floating docks for most transients. However, these are limited. So, if things get busy, you might be put on one of the older fixed docks. The marina is in a very protected cove - - no rocking. The bathrooms are just OK in terms of modernity, but they are clean. Unfortunately, the water is soft and poor for rinsing. I would avoid putting it in my tank. There is a nice pool and complimentary coffee in the morning. There is no restaurant on the premises, but there are several very close by. We have had consistently good service and food at the Watermen%u2019s Inn about two blocks away on the main drag.



Labor Day 2012, 2012-09-05
Captain: , Goose Bay (30)

Nice place. Had a group of 10 boats all docked on "M" which was really far from, everything. No wifi on this dock. Staff was ready, eager and willing to help with the mooring of our boat and were very helpful in answering questions.
Gated marina with security fences seperated the section 8 housing from our boats and sadly there was a lot of police activity on the other side both nights (Friday and Sat). Gas prices were $4.55 for 89 octane non-ethonal due to Issac, pump out free.
Probably won't be going back anytime soon, nice town but nothing to do except when there is a fair or in this case a Crab Derby.



a must stop, 2012-09-04
Captain: , N Fort Myers, Florida (516)

We stayed here 5 nights, and this is a truly 1st rate marina. The staff is more than helpful and all the facilities are great. It has a pool, two sets of bathrooms, laundary ($1 wash, $1 dry, fuel, free pumpout, WIFI and lots of nearby restaurants. Suzzanne, in the office is really on the ball, and extremely helpful.



Great marina, 2012-08-07
Captain: , Montreal, PQ, Canada (560)

This marina is as good as it gets. Very modern floating docks with very clean showers/ bathrooms. Very nice and large pool. Grounds are well maintained. Affordable.

Option is to anchor in very well protected Somers Cove, anywhere southwest of Coast Guard station.

Downside: town is sadly deep in recession, with lots of shops closed. Still, you can find all that you'll need, but grocery is about 2 miles walk.



Somers Cove, 2012-08-01
Captain: , Lottsburg, Va (264)

We were here for 3 days in late july 2012, it had been 20 years since we had been in Crisfield and the place has changed a bit. The marina is a nice facility, the floating docks are 1st rate. the staff is friendly and generally helpful, but we were not informed that the nicer (cleaner) ladies bathrooms were NOT the ones behind the office. The men's facility in the main building had been remodeled recently and was quite nice, my wife wouldn't go into the adjacent ladies' room a 2nd time. The baths over at the "yacht club" building, which were open to the public were fine. The entire property is surrounded by an attractive metal fence and the gates are said to be secured at night; they weren't on Friday night. The housing development across the street evidenced the need for the security. The town itself seems to be dying; there are several new condo projects that got caught in the real estate crash and appear to be only partially occupied. There are a couple of pretty good resturants within walking distance of the marina and several others that have closed. Access to the marina was quite easy but don't make the mistake of turning at the 1st "marina" sign you see; it leads to a set of docks at one of the empty condos and needs to be dredged. There is a museum right next to the marina that was worth visiting but be advised they keep irregular hours. but for the bathrooms it would have rated 4 star but the town brings it down.



Helpful Staff, 2012-07-31
Captain: , West Basin, Patuxent River, MD (20)

We stayed in Somors Cove in June. Our bilge pump went out late Saturday afternoon. One of the employees drove us to a shop to get a new one as there was no way for us to get there before closing time. The dockhands are competent and helpful in every way. Groceriews are just a few minutes walk and the small town atmosphere is charming. The marina itself is lovely and well maintained. We loved it and will make it a destination in the near future. We felt welcome and our business was appreciated.



New looking docks, 2012-07-17
Captain: , Rock Hall Md. (138)

We were there for 3 days in July of 2012. Pay for two nights and get the third for free. The people at the marina were friendly and helpful. One even offered her car to use to go for supplies. During our stay we had the typical Bay thunderstorm. There were no problems with the docks with winds in the 50+ range. Town is not very active, Monday is the worst. Many of the few shops and resturants are closed on Monday. There is a pizza shop right outside the marina that is open seven days a week. The food was not bad.



Back Again, 2012-05-31
Captain: , Yorktown, Virginia (30)

Have made several trips to this marina over the years. Floating dock is great, however we were ther with only a handfull of transients on 5/28 & 5/29, Unfortunately most of the restaurants in town were closed for the day(s) or out of business. Dinner at Capt Tyler's was excellent and reasonably priced. Staff at the marina was very helpful even though they are in the midst of renovating their dockmaster office space.



Nice stop, good dock, 2012-05-15
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (1476)

We were here in early May for just one night before the season started so had the place to ourselves with the exception of just two other transients. Stayed on the new floating concrete dock - beautiful dock. There are two laundry and shower building, each with two washers and dryers. We ate dinner next door at Capt Tylers Crabhouse, picked through six large crab for dinner - yum!



Early Fall visit to Somers Cove, 2012-04-22
Captain: , Seaford, VA (783)

Arrived mid September. Marina mostly empty of transients, with a few live aboards. Very nice, wide floating docks. Showers/bath house (not the ones next to the pool) were nice and were locked. Big pool with shaded cover.
Enjoyed the adjoining museum about the Chesapeake. The annual Crab Derby in early September must have been quite an event....... too crowded for our tastes so I'm glad we came later.



Average marina, 2011-12-30
Captain: , San Francisco CA (1301)

Spent a night here and enjoyed walking around and having dinner in Crisfield, but the marina itself is pretty average. Probably would not return.



Good but not all as advertised, 2011-06-16
Captain: , Delegal Marina (121)

Good and friendly dock staff. Reasonably maintained docks. Bathrooms advertised as secured but NONE of them were. All open to the public, and security was essentially non existent during the day. We ran into folks "from the neighborhood" while walking our dog in the marina confines. Good restaurants nearby. Grocery store closed awhile ago, and the nearest is the Food Lion some distance away. Bikes available at no cost. Stay two nights get one night free. Taxi service available. Good for dogs with lots of space to run. Good for large groups. Large tide swing can cause a problem getting on and off the boat, especially as in our case when high winds during our stay made it necessary to dock bow in. Stay two nights get a third night free. Marina pretty empty when we were there. Nice pool.



a ghost town, 2011-06-01
Captain: , millsboro DE (300)

I have stayed in this marina on at least 3 occasions it is truly a prison like atmosphere it is surrounded by a 8 foot chain link fence with codes to get in and out of. The facility is pretty much surround by section 8 housing and feels unsafe. The last time I stayed (Easter of 2011) While walking my dog at 10 PM I was surprised to see a gang of 6 youths riding around the marina in a golf cart and a john deere cart.Frankly it was quite disconserting to say the least.When I was docking the attendant tried to have me dock in a slip that did not have sufficient depth for my boat. On my next trip south or North I will bypass Chrisfield and stay across the Bay in the solomons.




Gas doesn't include tax, 2011-05-29
Captain: , Palmetto Fl (545)

Great marina with some new floating docks with 40' piers. 2 dock hands waiting to catch our lines. The gas price does not include 6% tax!!! The weekend rates are $1.75 per foot but if you stay 2 days the 3rd. is free. Great for the dogs. Lots of security, that always makes me wonder. Nice Tiki bar within walking distance.



Helpful and accomodating staff, 2011-05-10
Captain: , Mullica Hill, NJ (688)

When we docked we found that the dock we were assigned was going to be difficult to get off the boat. They checked all of their slips and found us a dock that would work better. There were two staff at both docks to help us tie up. Showers and heads were cl;ean and the grounds were well kept. Great place for the dog to run. Only one block to the local crab shack for Hardshellls.



Upgrades and Friendly Staff, 2011-04-19
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4015)

We were the first to moor to the new floating dock, which was a big plus as the huge spring storm blew through, with 3+ foot tides putting some fixed docks underwater. Great staff, best fuel prices, good restaurants (Watermans, Cove, and Mexican downtown). Only 2 washers/dryers, which could be a problem at peak season. The Fresh Pride has closed and Food Lion is almost 2 miles away.



Somers Cove Marina, 2010-09-24
Captain: , On the water (1501)

We didn't actually stay at the marnia but is was wonderful buying Non-ethanol gas for the dinghy and finding a 10# ice for $1.65! Nice new fuel dock and other docks being rebuilt!



Nothing to do in town, 2010-07-24
Captain: , Mesa AZ (1609)

We got the only floating dock which was nice. Pool wonderful and lots of shade.

Water in marina was filthy (staff stayed in office but should have cleaned the basin). Town is not set up for boat tourism since Musem opens late & closes early. Chamber is not close by. Note to town: open your museum for boaters.

Purchased picked crab at processing plant!



State run marina, lots of help and good service, 2010-07-09
Captain: , Red Wing, MN (384)

Thgird night free, small town that is hanging on to the traditions of surviving off of the Chesapeake. Great little museum nest to marina and wonderful walking tour to learn of the history of Crisfield. The whole area is built on old oyster shells from the oyster houses.



Nice Marina, quiet town, 2010-07-06
Captain: , Patuxent River, MD (387)

Very helpful and friendly staff go out of their way for you. Nice pool with a covered area so you don't have to roast in the sun if you don't want to. Decent fuel prices but slow pumps. Well protected harbor and quiet at night. Older fixed docks but in good repair.

The town is very quiet on a monday, even after (or maybe because of) a holiday weekend. A few gift shops, a few places to eat...and thats about it. Missed the museum as it closed at 4pm on Monday. Maybe next time - we'll be back.



Great Place, 2010-05-09
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (495)

My family and I have been here many times over the last 20 yhears and have always enjoyed the experience. Short walk to great crabs and friendly people. I recommend it highly for a weekend or as a transient. It is a state facility that is very well kept. Stayed here again on May 5 2010. Very acccomodating but we could not buy a Crab in the Crab Capitol. Must have been pre-season.



Nice facility, problematic area..., 2009-09-21
Captain: , Castine, ME (59084)

All things being equal, I would have given this facility a higher rating. The management and personnel are really nice. The facilities and service are exceptional - laundry, grills, pavillions, etc. The docks are starting to show a little age but they are fine.

The problem with this marina is the area. There is little-to-nothing to do and the marina is placed right next to a large set of Maryland "projects". We walked all around including to and from the grocery store a couple of times (small but adequate) and it was completely safe. I doubt I would feel comfortable doing it at night.

There is security at the marina with a gate that closes at night. The gate is completely open during the rest of the day, however.

We were at the marina for a full week in Sept, 2009 (MTOA rendezvous). This is an exceptional facility for a rendezvous because of the facilities and the large number of boats it can accomodate. The marina provided an excellent weekly rate for dockage. Their fuel price with Boat US discount is one of the best around too.

If there were more to do in Crisfield and if it felt a little safer, this would be a five star facility.



Somers Cove, 2009-09-21
Captain: , New Kent Virginia (371)

The Admiral and I have visited Somers Cove Marina several times over the last few years. We rode out a tropical storm on a 24 foot vessel very comfortably. The harbor is well protected.

Our last visit was while attending the MTOA rendezvous in a 44' trawler. The staff is extremely helpful and attendant to your needs. The facility is kept clean and in good repair. Pet friendly with lots of greenspace.

During the course of the Rendezvous we had four vessels maneuvering within the fairways and harbor proper conducting at the helm steerage training, with little concerns (by the instructors) of collision. Fuel dock stays busy with commercial traffic beginning at 0600 till about 1000 hours, but the captains were all courteous and considerate of those of us tied to the piers near the fuel dock.

The entire facility is fenced, with security gates closed in the evening. Restaurants and other facilities (bar(s), hardware, grocery) were all within walking distance. Precautions should be taken at night when outside of the facility.



Somers Cove Marina Crisfield MD, 2009-09-17
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4176)

Used to be a state run marina, now run by a commission. Very reasonable rates, centrally located within walking distance of many things. Some docks are new and some are old as of Sep 2009 when we were here. Has WiFi and a pool. Has air conditioned shower/bathrooms. Staff is very congenial.
We stayed here for a week during an MTOA rendezvous and found ALL of the people in Crisfield to be extremely friendly, personable and hospitable. They care about their town and want to see visitors come back. I come from a resort town and understand how important it is for locals to properly welcome and greet their visitors, and the people of Crisfield do too.
We would definitely include a stop at Crisfield if we were passing by on a cruise.



Great Expectations, 2009-07-22
Captain: , Holland, MI (116)

Good marina, has everything you need including bikes and swiming pool. Very friendly staff and secure marina. The issue is the town itself, not much, a dying town. We never had any problem, the town folk are friendly etc. We stayed 3 days and should have left after 2.



Crab Capitol of the World, 2009-06-02
Captain: , Middle R, MD-Warminster, PA (54)

If you enjoy eating crabs you must visit on 3rd Wednesday of July for the annual festival. It is an EVENT!!! Marina is ample size for the crowd and staff is super friendly.



Friendly, 2009-05-19
Captain: , Stafford, VA (1063)

The entire staff is very friendly. The best time to visit is Labor Day weekend for the annual Crab Derby & Festival. Activities include concerts, fireworks, a carnival, parades, crab races, & a watermen's boat docking contest.



If you like crabs....Crisfield is ground "O", 2009-01-25
Captain: , Chesapeake Bay, MD (311)

Stayed here last year, clean and well run. Nice pool and short stroll to town. This is a Crab town and you will dine on some of the best anywhere. Nothing else really in town.



clean & neat, 2008-08-13
Captain: , Cranes Creek, VA (40)

Very helpful staff. Definately looks like a state facility.





Wow!, 2008-04-02
Captain: , Belhaven, NC (88)

I agree with Capt Allen.
Beautiful place. We came in November.
Treated VERY well.
Thank you to the girls who docked us, etc.



Somers Cove Marina, 2007-10-11
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (1021)

This marina has to be one of the best kept secrets on the Chesapeake. It is owned and run by the state and has LOTS of slips. We came in early October and it was virtually empty, except for a few snowbirds. The "season", apparently, comes to a dead stop on Labor Day. Nice heads, showers, and laundry. Easy walk to restaurants, hardware, groceries, etc. The pool is closed out of season, but it looks nice. Good security (locked gates). Small, but excellent, museum. Daily walking tours from museum (only in season).



Somers Cove Marina, 2007-10-11
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (1021)

This marina has to be one of the best kept secrets on the Chesapeake. It is owned and run by the state and has LOTS of slips. We came in early October and it was virtually empty, except for a few snowbirds. The "season", apparently, comes to a dead stop on Labor Day. Nice heads, showers, and laundry. Easy walk to restaurants, hardware, groceries, etc. The pool is closed out of season, but it looks nice. Good security (locked gates). Small, but excellent, museum. Daily walking tours from museum (only in season).

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