Details for St Michaels Marina, LLC

St Michaels Marina, LLC

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Average rating 4.6 stars from 134 reviews

Address 305 Mulberry Street, PO Box 398
St Michaels, MD 21663

Phone410-745-2400 toll free: 800-678-8980

After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Michael T. Morgan




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

MC, Visa, Amex, Discover

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


As you enter the harbor between Markers #2 and #3, proceed straight ahead on a course of 230° Magnetic. It will be the 2nd marina facility on the port (left) side, immediately in front of the Town Dock and Crab House Restaurants. The Fuel Dock area is directly in front of the 'St. Michaels Crab House and Bar' rooftop sign. Marked channel, 25 feet.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 220
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 54
Total: 54
Transient price: $2.60/ft (2015-08-04)

Other price info: Dockage:
Sunday - Thursday: $2.60 per foot ($90.00 minimum).
Fridays, Saturdays, Holidays, Event Weekends and the week of 4th of July: $3.65 per foot ($126.00 minimum).

Premium Dockage: Slips 1, 2, 19, 20, 21 and Lay-A-Longs.
Sunday-Thursday: $3.00 per foot ($105.00 minimum).
Fridays, Saturdays, Holidays, Event Weekends and the week of 4th of July: $4.00 per foot ($140.00 minimum).

Diamond Dockage: T Heads Only:
Sunday-Thursday: $3.50 per foot ($175.00 minimum).
Fridays, Saturdays, Holidays, Event Weekends and the week of 4th of July: $4.50 per foot ($225.00 minimum).


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $12.
50 amp is $24.
100 amp is $65.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - To the left of the restaurant.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Call 410-745-2400 for the latest pricing. Full transport loads arrive 3 times a week.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Most boats can be fueled in their slips and always with an attendant. Full transport loads arrive 3 times a week.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Provides 'Dog Litter Bag Stations.'

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - In slip pumpout available for several of the slips on the back side of the fuel dock. Pump out is $24 for over 39 feet and $12 for under 39 feet, 2016.


Yes - Ice machine.


Yes - Trash dumpsters. Recycling and trash is located behind the Crab and Steak House.








Yes - 1/4 mile away.


Yes - Ship's Store.


Yes - 3 restaurants on the premises; many more within a few blocks walk in town.

Foxy's Harbor Grille
125 Mulberry St.
St Michaels, MD 21663


Yes - At the local restaurants as well as several within walking distance in town.

Eastern Shore Brewing
605 S Talbot St
St Michaels, MD 21663
Local microbrewery.

Hotels or motels

Yes - St. Michaels has 9 different historic B and B's located within a few minutes walk of the marina.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Nearby

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Nearby

Storage facilities

Yes - Wet

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - A variety of charter boats are available. Various day or hourly charters are available on the Sail Selina II. Take an Eastern Shore Crabbing Cruise aboard the Dockside Express, or go in style with a champagne cruise aboard the Eleanor, a 71' 1939 Trumpy Motor Yacht.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi included in the slip fee. Good signal and performance, 2012.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Bike rentals.

Other services



St. Michaels has a nice mix of history, gift shops, restaurants, lodging, and small town charm with plenty to do. St. Mary's Square Museum (between Mulberry Street and East Chestnut Street ) offers a St. Michaels Walking Tour brochure that guides you through the town's historic streets, lined with homes and shops built in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is the town's main attraction with an indoor/outdoor collection of several historic buildings including the Hooper Straight Lighthouse and a cannery warehouse plus a collection of 85 vessels. Tour the Miles River aboard the Patriot, a 65-foot tour ship, or go aboard an authentic Chesapeake Bay skipjack on the H.M. Krentz or the Rebecca T. Ruark. Additionally, the flat country roads surrounding St. Michaels have wide shoulders and are popular with bicyclists of all ages. Bicycle the 36-mile loop from St. Michaels to Oxford (across the Tred Avon River on the Oxford Ferry), to Easton, and back to St. Michaels.

Reviews for St Michaels Marina, LLC
Friendly and helpful - will return!, 2017-09-13
Captain: , Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD (395)

We arrived on the Tuesday after Labor Day to stay for 2 nights due to an impending rain storm. When we checked in, the marina staff was on top of everything, helping us get settled in the slip, checking us in, explaining the layout of the marina, and a little about the town. Be sure you find the marina restroom/shower during business hours - it's tricky to locate - that way, if you get lost, they can direct you. We ran into the marina owner on more than one occasion during our stay and he was extrememly accomodating and helpful to us. The on-premise restaurant - Lighthouse - was on-point and the bar-tenders were friendly. The food we had (appetizers) was delicious. We made use of the pool before the rain arrived, but as it is September, the water was chilly so we just laid by the pool and caught some sun. The marina is convenient to walk into town, and you can be anywhere in downtown within 10 minutes from your slip.

Previous Review regarding hourly dockage on Sunday 8/13/2017, 2017-08-23
Captain: , St. Michaels (10)

Thanks for your review Captain VJL. Most, if not all Sundays, we can and always accomodate hourlys after 1:00 pm... however the Sunday you are reffering to (August 13, 2017) we had two different Yacht Clubs arriving, over 33 boats in all, and we could not honor any hourlys that date, even if you were to take fuel. We have always offered free dockage on Sundays if you take fuel but only when we have availabilty. Unfortunately, we simply did not have any open slips that day. It was also Waterman's Appreciation day and we had to turn away several of our regulars as we simply did not have the slips. I'm very sorry. We'll do better next time. Thanks.


Fun but extremely pricey!, 2017-08-23
Captain: , Kent Island, MD (40)

We are fairly local to St. Michaels and love doing day trips there as well as spending weekends on the boat. Over the past few years we have noticed that the prices just keep heading north. $3.75 p/f is, in our opinion, more than we are willing to pay for a weekend away on the Chesapeake. There are many other locations on the bay for far less $$$ that offer the same amenities. I feel as though they are gouging the public. But who am I to judge, they seem to fill up almost every weekend in the summer.
We went to have lunch on a Sunday afternoon, after all the weekenders left the marina, and because I did not want to get fuel they told me that they had no room for us for a couple of hrs. We have always been able to pay $10 p/hr and have lunch. All of a sudden no room? I find that arrogant and simply not being friendly to the establishments nearby who depend on boaters to come in and patronize their businesses. Perhaps they do not want middle america's business making it unaffortable for the average boater.

One of the best for service, 2017-08-14
Captain: , Stevensville, MD (30)

From the time we hailed the marina to the time we threw our lines off and left, the staff was exceptional. Contacted the marina on VHF and asked if we could come in early- no problem, the assigned slip had been vacated. Directions to our slip where short and concise. Three dock hands expertly assisted us getting in- My wife loves it when she just has to hand them the lines and not get of the boat. The facilities are great, the location in my eyes the best in St. Michael's. We tied up directly in fron of Foxy's bar and the initial thought was it might be loud and a distraction at bedtime, by 10 PM the bar noise could barely be heard in the cockpit, and no noise below. We did visit during the week with a reservation and I understand it is hard to get a slip on weekends. Plan ahead.

One of the best on the Bay, 2017-07-14
Captain: , Deltaville, VA (124)

Another great stay at this fine facility. Mike manages the facility and staff very well. Marina was sold out both times we were here over the last two weeks, but the staff treated us like we were their only customer. Anne and Matt were exceptional, and all of the dock hands knew their stuff. Brook and Collin, also.

A must visit, 2017-06-19
Captain: , Charleston, SC (250)

Went to St Michaels to stay three nights and stayed five. Great facility and best dock attendants . All very capable and extremely polite. On Friday, forty boats came into the marina. Needless to say it was full. Even with that crowd. It was good. Fuel can be pumped at most slips without having to go to fuel dock. Plenty of water in slips and power never dipped even when full. Highly recommend!!

Great location, lots of fun, 2017-06-06
Captain: , Boca Raton, FL (1522)

We stayed there in May and had a great time. location is prefect for the town. The dock help was good but had a problem with the tieup that caused a short in our electrical system that took out our Keurig and printer. A little more time and less rush with each boat would probably help. I understand that others were coming in but would appreciate the time. We had a big storm come through and all boats weathered it well because of the way everything is tied up. We'll be back and recommend it to everyone.

St Michaels Marina, 2017-06-05
Captain: , Southport, NC (30)

Very nice stay this past weekend. Owner went out of his way to make certain we were happy. I took on fuel and he thanks me more than once for the puchurse. They also did the fueling for me which I really appreciated.

Great place to escape, 2017-05-31
Captain: , Timonium (90)

St. Michael's is a wonderful place to visit - great food and happening bars throughout town without being congested. Marina is well located and dog friendly. Staff is extremely helpful. I would give it 5 stars if only the cable worked.

Great Overnight Stay, 2017-05-19
Captain: , Georgetown, SC (100)

I highly recommend the marina. We had an easy tie up and the staff were courteous and friendly. The marina is right in the middle of everything and the town is very walkable and interesting. I only had one day but could have easily stayed more. Lots of restaurants and shops in easy walking distance.

Heart of St Michaels, 2017-05-05
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Fl (960)

Very friendly folks and nice location for all that the lovely town of St Michaels has to offer. Pool, laundry, showers, and 3 fine restaurants all on premises. Fuel prices good. Staff very helpful. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum a short walk, as well as the vibrant dowtown.Lovely stop that you should not miss.
April 2017
Still a great marina and friendly helpful staff. Only a few blocks to walk or bike to the lovely downtown area that has shops, great choices for dining, well stocked grocery Acme Market, wine and distillery tours, Bed and breakfast options. Bikes available or a street safe cart for rent. Always will return here

Fourth Visit, 2016-10-24
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (216)

A bit disappointed checking in this trip. I know St. Michaels is not a financial bargain but that's not why we come here. I was, however, displeased when I get the bill for an overnight stay and found I was being charged $3.00/ft instead of the customary $2.60. The amount was trivial but the reason is offputting. It seems I was placed in a "premium" slip without my being told or warned when booking the reservation (made a week in advance.) While it's mentioned in "Dockage" here in Active Captain, I wasn't given a choice. I wasn't going to demand moving to a regular slip like I had in the past and make my wife handle lines again. The part that really gets me is they claim in-slip fueling and pump-out but the hoses don't reach those slips - so what makes them "Premium?" It certainly couldn't be that you're another 30 feet away from the noise of the bars...
This was in mid-October on a Monday night stay - not a holiday.
Then, after moving around the dock to the fuel dock in the morning for a pump-out, The dockhand decided to graciously only charge $10 instead of $20 because the process only lasted 5 minutes (after I gave up when the pump worked poorly.) Even BMC only charges $10. BTW, the pumpout at Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin works fine and it's $5.

I have adjusted my rating to 5 stars due to the owner's almost immediate response to my concerns. He truely has his heart in the operation going above and beyond to maintain return business.

St.Michaels Marina, 2016-10-24
Captain: , Ardmore, Pa (10)

I was a long term slip holder at St Michael%u2019s Marina and I have never been so impressed with the service anywhere. Ann runs the Marina with absolute precision. The dockhands could not be nicer they are sharp, knowledgeable and were always available at a moment%u2019s notice.
Michael Morgan, a consummate professional, has developed a marina with an outstanding service paradigm and wonderful convenience in a gorgeous setting.

Wm. Watson Straub

Bathed in Diesel Fumes, 2016-09-27
Captain: , Portsmouth, RI (10)

This is a nice, tidy, friendly Marina. It is too bad that they apparently do not have any rules concerning the use of generators in the marina. We were docked on a face dock directly behind a 141 foot motor yacht named Sun Chaser. They put on the dock about ten feet off our bow and proceeded to fire up their huge generator. With the wind direction, we were bathed in their exhaust fumes all night long. I asked them to at least turn off the generator during the night so we would not have to smell their exhaust -- they flatly refused. I did attempt to hail the marina staff for assistance on the VHF, but they had gone home for the night (no criticism from me on that). My experience is that most Marinas have rules governing the use of generators. St. Michaels apparently does not.

Well worth the trip, 2016-09-19
Captain: , Seaford, VA (1049)

Update 9/12/2016 Still a great place to spend a few days. A bit overpriced, but we still enjoyed our stay.
Took advantage of the pool right behind the boat. Walked and biked into town. Don't miss breakfast at the Carpenter Street Saloon.

9/2014 Very nice and well run marina. Dockmaster Mike was very accomidating, and made us feel welcomed. Calm and protected from any bad weather from the South, West or North. Fixed docks with long finger piers, all in good shape. Staff was friendly and helpful. Pool was great on a hot September day. Plenty of bikes to rent (or bring your own) and explore the the town.

Maritime museum was great. The breakfast at the Capenter Street Saloon will keep you going all day long. The shoppers will have a field day up and down Talbot Street, the main road.

We will try to make this an annual stop.

A great destination and marina services to match., 2016-09-06
Captain: , Oriental, N.C. (352)

We were looking for dockage to tie-up for the duration of "Hermine". We did not have reservations, but Chris found a place for us after another cancellation for the weekend. The marina staff were very professional in helping us tie-up and really made us feel welcome. The shower facilities were very clean and well maintained. The Town of St.Michael's is the big attraction, but the marina and its restaurants and facilities are appealing in their own right. When we bought fuel, a staff member stood by to be of assistance and regularly relayed the quantity pumped to help us manage our boat's trim. When we left, a staff member was on the spot to release our last line. Not required, but much appreciated. St.Michael's Marina earned it's stars during our stay.

Great Marina, 2016-08-09
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL, USA (590)

We stayed here for 2 days to get our dinghy engine fixed. The staff got us a great mechanic "Dink" who towed the dinghy to his shop and returned it the next day at a fair price. All the shops and museum are a short walk and the Crab & Steak is The place to eat

Great Experience, 2016-08-07
Captain: , Herrington Harbour North (10)

We visited St Michaels Marina with family on a busy Sunday at about noon. The dock master was very accommodating when we radio'd for a slip, and the dock hands extremely helpful in assisting my family and I get docked.
The location is perfect for visiting St Michaels - it provides walking distance access for boaters to the downtown area. We also had an excellent lunch at the St Michaels Crab and Steak House right there on the docks.
Thanks again to the staff at St Michaels Marina for providing facilities, services and staff that exceed expectations.

Excellent Marina Facility, 2016-08-07
Captain: , Baltimore (60)

Anchored just W of the Bay Museum I rowed to Foxy's Grill on a calm, sunny day. While eating, dark clouds and a stiff NE breeze piped-up and I decided to get back to Haven. Trying to row around the point proved futile so I was happy to see Ray in the harbormaster's skiff offering a tow. Ray was alerted by my anchored neighbor that my trawler had dragged anchor and was stern-to on the rock breakwater. Staying with me while I started the engines he pulled me off and shadowed me to St Michael's Marina. He called ahead to their office where Colin appeared, pointing to an available slip, helping me with my lines. The professionalism of the marina staff, concern for their guests and their obvious desire to be the best makes me highly recommend Saint Michael's Marina to all who want to safely and comfortably visit the town of St Michaels.

Short but great stay, 2016-07-25
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (10)

We came up from the Hyatt in Cambridge to stay one night here. Cambridge is nice but too much walking to get anywhere (it was about 100 degrees!). St. Michaels Marina is perfect; clean, great dock hands, great fuel prices and very close to town. I've already booked a weekend in August!

great experience in a beautiful marina, 2016-07-17
Captain: , ORIENTAL (70)

we really lucked out enjoying a night at St. Michael's marina. Mike and his staff did a great job. The marina is spotless, perfectly located, and will be one of our stops in the future. We even bought the T-shirts!

Above and Beyond, 2016-07-07
Captain: , Manchester, MA (10)

St. Michael's Marina is the best on the Chesapeake! For an overnight dockage, look no farther. Reasonable rates and excellent service. Dockmaster Mike and Dock Chris were beyond helpful at port and with supplies. Mike even lent us his truck to drive to the West Marine in Easton! We'll be back for sure, it's a great marina.

There when you need them, 2016-07-06
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (41)

Of the marinas in St. Michaels, and this is - by far - the best of all of them. First, it's location is pefect, a short walk in to town from the marina (it's much more of a hike from the other two in the same area). The whole marina is in great shape, and the people are frienly and helpful.

The fuel dock hands, and the people running the marina, will really come through for you when you need them. We were just in St. Michaels for a trip, and our Genset quit. They not only found us a spot - at another marina - but loaned us the equipment we needed to salvage the weekend.

Above and beyond. Keep up the good work, guys!

Wonderful Experience, 2016-06-21
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (124)

Wonderful experience. I beleive the name of the dock hand that helped us was Chris, but I'm not certain. He was a young guy with reddish hair. Very helpful. It was Father's Day weekend and of course they were very busy. I needed fuel and the dock hand asked if we could wait until later on in the day since they were very busy. Since we were spending the night, that was no issue. After we finished dinner we went back to the boat. That same such hand was there and come up to me to tell me that he was ready to fuel us, if it was OK with us. He stated that he woudl take care of everything if I was OK with that. I was. so he came on board the boat and took care of filling and toping of the tanks, and putting the fuel fill caps back in place. What great service. Then to top it all off, about an hour later I was walking my dog and the owner of the marina yelled over to me thanking me for fueling up. What a nice gesture. I will certainly tell everyone of my experience at this marina.

Great Hospitality, 2016-06-04
Captain: , Chesapeake City Anchorage Marina (10)

Wow! Great experience. First time to St Michaels by boat. Nice friendly staff. Mike, Ann Roy and Will were super. Our wives made particular mention about the nice showers. We'll be back.w! Great experience.

You don't always get what you pay for..., 2016-05-28
Captain: , Hobe Sound, Florida (480)

This is a nice marna very well-located in the wonderful St. Michael's harbor with three touristy restaurants on the premises, BUT, there is no value here. If their self-promotion were accurate, and their prices were not so exhorbitant they could be a five, but c'mon, for $3.65 a foot, you'd expect deluxe bath and shower faciities nearby instead of in the basement of one of the restaurants, fuel hoses re-reeled instead of being left stretched out on the docks for hour after hour, and those docks would be floating. $3.95 for a gallon of drinkling water, a minimum of $10 for a pump out, and by the way, their fuel prices are not the least one can find. They need some real competition - and to give their marketing manager a raise. Won't ever be our first choice again.

Love St. Michaels Marina, 2016-05-24
Captain: , Oriental, NC (20)

We recently stayed at St. Michaels Marina and worked with Michael the owner along with Chris and Will who work at the Mariana. We received excellant service which was friendly and very accommodating. We're planning on going back next spring. We enjoyed our stay so much we extended it a couple of days inspite of the weather.

very well run Marina in a fabulous town, 2016-05-07
Captain: , Chattanooga (220)

As you can see from 4 stars, this is a great Marina with a very helpful staff. I highly recommend it. Two small complaints. One, the Marina bath/showers are so well hidden you can't find them. It needs better marking. Two, we were put in a slip that was sideways to a 15 knot NE wind when there were empty slips where we could have been bow into the wind and chop. I think this was more ignorance about boat living than it was intentional. We had a rolly night as a result.
The French Bistro in town was the best meal of our entire voyage. Highly recommend that, too. St. Michaels is a must see on the Chesapeake.

Great place to dock & Stay, 2016-04-25
Captain: , Pasadena, Md (10)

Had a great time the dock hands know exactly what to do. fuel prices were also very good !

Helpful Folks, 2016-03-18
Captain: , Tracys Landing, MD (422)

Stopped there last fall to pump out for first time in our new (to us) boat. Both recepticles were frozen solid. They helped as much as they could, without breaking anything, but no joy. I commend them for their helpfulness and not charging us, since we already had a good fuel load on board. Would stop there for fuel in the future, but would make sure we're near empty to meet their purchase requirement.

As far as their pumpout charges...instead of per length of the boat, why not charge based on the number of pumpout points? That would be a better gauge of the effort required by their folks.

First Class Marina, 2015-10-20
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (451)

This is an outstanding Marina! The dock hands, and Michael the dock master, are very friendly, helpful, and informative. One does not have to buy $75 worth of fuel to take on free water and offload trash; one just has to make $75 in total purchases to get all the water you need and to get rid of all your trash, which they will take away from your boat. That is very reasonable and easy to do, because they sell ice, fuel additives, and other boat necessities in a very well stocked ship's store. Their fuel dock is first rate with its own docking lines and protected pilings. I have fueled here many times and the service is always fantastic. It is a very easy marina to enter and exit, right in the heart of St. Michaels, which is a wonderful town, especially for its shops and restaurants. The Marina itself is a "happening place" with a pool that has lounges and tables with umbrellas around it. We always make it a point to fuel here, even when the boat is not too thirsty. The docks are always clean and in perfect condition. You will not find a better overall value anywhere! I say this after over thirty years of cruising the entire US East Coast.

Beautiful, But Forewarned, 2015-10-09
Captain: , Stratham, NH (30)

I agree with the many earlier comments -- St. Michael's is beautiful with lovely shops and museum. My comment relates to St. Michael's Marina. While I did not stay there, I did speak with a friendly attendant at their fuel dock -- the only one in the harbor. You must buy a minimum of $75 worth of fuel or pay an additional $25 to fill your water tanks or drop off trash. Further, if you need a pump out, that will cost up to $20 additional. Mind you I'm not complaining -- they're free to charge whatever they feel their products are worth, but you might want to know beforehand just how much cash you'll need in your pocket:-)

Amazing Marina - Top Notch Service, 2015-10-08
Captain: , Baltimore (10)

I have been coming to St Michaels Marina for decades and have always been welcomed with smiling and helpful folks and first class accomodations. We stay here several times every year and recently have hosted one of our customer cruises here. The ownership takes great pride in a clean, accomodating, luxury experience.

Hats off to the entire crew here!

Good marina. Great Place to Visit, 2015-09-26
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (20)

A friend insisted we must work St. Michael's in our trip, so we did. The marina was clean and in good condition. We did not eat at the restaurant so can't comment on it. However, we did thoroughly enjoy the island even though we only had one day.

We loved the Maritime Museum. Hooper Strait Lighthouse is very nice. Had a great time exploring St. Michael's.

Great Marina - Great Location, 2015-09-24
Captain: , Hull, MA (720)

Stayed here for 2 nights on our way south. These are the highlights:
1. Great Staff - Fixed Docks are in excellent shape and tidal change is less than 2 feet.-easy on and off
2. Clean restrooms and modern shower facilities
3. Restaurants on site but we preferred eating downtown- Try AVA's restaurant- great pizza and italian
4. easy access- well marked channel
5. rental bikes and electric rental car available
6. Very close to downtown--5 min walk
7. Downtown has variety of shops,restaurants and a suoermarket

We had a great stay and will definietly return. Very upscale marina and upscale town. Take the time an visit the Maritime Museum--very enjoyable>
The only minor issue we had is when the wind blows out of the north it comes right into the harbor so you are going to hear water slapping on the hull.

Mike at St. Mike's, 2015-09-23
Captain: , Galesville, MD (10)

Mike works tirelessly to meet the needs of visiting captains. He solves problems when they occur. The Marina has what we all want when we decide to tie up. Solid Internet, Good TV Cable, Nice facilities, great view, wonderful historic town. The best place at the best Chesapeake destination.

As Good As It Gets!, 2015-09-20
Captain: , jupiter,fl (140)

Our original plan was to stay for two nights but decided to extend our stay for an additional three. We just didn't want to leave! The staff can't do enough, and couldn't be nicer - from helpful and experienced dockhands to an in-slip, fueling. The quaint town is also an easy walk from the marina with many wonderful restaurants and interesting stores. If you're anywhere near the Chesapeake, definitely stay at St. Michael's marina. Wonderful place!

Great Spot to Tie up in St. Michaels, 2015-09-16
Captain: , Worton Creek, MD (10)

This is our favorite stop every summer. Michael and his crew take good care of you from the time of your arrival until you cast off the last dock line as you leave. The facilities are always kept in good order and it is a short walk to our favorite restaurant, Ava's.

Extremely Accomodating, 2015-09-06
Captain: , Annapolis (10)

Mike, Anne and Chris make it their duty to be helpful and cheerful. The Service is the best we have encountered on the Chesapeake Bay. Great stop over and we will be back Rex

Great Marina, 2015-09-01
Captain: , Rock Hall MD (10)

One of the BEST marina's around. We visit here a couple of times a year and have never been disappointed. Heading back again in a couple of weeks. The staff is great and very accommodating, fuel and pump out while in your slip is also a plus.
Dave and Sue "Absolut Coop"

Love this place!, 2015-08-26
Captain: , texas (10)

This is one of the best places to stop on our monthly cruise on the Chesapeake. The staff is very professional and friendly! The restaurants in and around the marina are fantastic. Downtown St Michaels is just an easy 5 min walk and so many very good restaurants. Shops, winery, brewery, and maritime museum. If you%u2019ve never been here make the stop you will love it!

Gas Dock review, 2015-08-25
Captain: , Sarasota FL (10)

Gas dock hands all on duty, helpful and polite. They are ready as you pull up, you don't have to wait for them to show up and help tie you off. Gas price match against any other options in the area. Saved me 54 cents a gallon vs my home port of Baltimore.

Excellent Visit!, 2015-08-22
Captain: , Annapolis (12)

I just refueled at the Saint Michaels Marina and had another excellent experience. I was met at the pier by a cheerful gentleman who helped get us tied up and fueled. Mike Morgan, the owner, was manning the office and the interaction with Mike was pleasant and professional.
We went into town for lunch, did a little shopping and when we came back to the Marina Mike was ready to help in any way we asked.
The location is ideal, the staff is professional and enjoyable to work with and Mike is tops.
The St. Michaels Marina has been and still is my Marina of choice in the Cheseapeak Bay.
Howard DeCastro
Wind 'n Sea
Hunter 45' CC

Great marina, 2015-08-19
Captain: , Havre de Grace, Md (10)

The marina was a great choice. Everything they advertised was true, very clean, everyone was very helpful, close to town, the marina store was small but well stocked. I plan to return next month. can't say enough about this marina

A piece of heaven, 2015-08-19
Captain: , Sassafras River (37)

Been visiting this marina for years. Has always been a great destination and it just keeps getting better. Great location, great town, and the staff always goes out of the way to please.

Love this Marina, 2015-08-17
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (10)

Lori and I cruise to St. Michaels approximately 6 times per season. St. Michaels Marina is our "go to" location...Michael runs a top notch Marina...his staff is fantastic and they bring Transient Marina's to another level!!! Mitch and Lori "GRATITUDE"

August Bay Trip, 2015-08-16
Captain: , Woodbridge, VA (60)

Awesome dock master and dock hands. Great location for access to town and resturants. Slip-side pump-out and fueling very convenient. Beware $20 charge for pump-out! Well-kept, clean facility with free wifi. Small pool, bikes, and electric carts available. Marina is crowded on weekends.

Stupid expensive!, 2015-08-16
Captain: , Road Harbour - BVI (789)

If you have money to burn, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, read on.

During our visit, the marina was about 50% full. I have to wonder if the high prices are keeping boaters away. We did not feel the value proposition was justifiable for the price charged.

The marina offers rental bicycles and Gem cars. Note: the cars are so expensive, if you plan to use it for more than a couple of hours, call Enterprise. They will deliver a car to use for a full day for less than the Gem car.

Upon arrival, you are handed a "passport". It has 3 pages of rules. Rule #1 requires you to enter the marina SLOWLY (bolded and in red). Duh! Rule #5 prevents you from grilling on your boat.

Pump out is $20!!!!!! Seriously. On top of the already expensive slip rates.

There are a couple of lesser expensive options. First, anchor in San Domingo Creek and take you dinghy to the free city dock and walk to two blocks to town. It is the same distance to Talbot Street from the free dock as it is the marina. Second, we found that Higgins Yacht Yard also take transient vessels. We thought it was a boat yard but it is also a marina. It is also very conveniently located to town and for about half the price per foot. We moved here on our second night and used our savings to enjoy a couple of nice meals in town. We also grilled on the boat without hassle.

The most wonderful time!, 2015-08-12
Captain: , Onancock, Va (60)

We love going to this marina and town. Ann, Mike and all the staff are awesome..... feels like home.... can't wait to go back.... and the fuel was cheap......

Great Service, 2015-08-11
Captain: , Georgetown Maryland (20)

Our daughters college room mate became ill in the early morning hours. We called the office and they gave us a vehicle to take her to the emergency room. Did not flinch.. Just said here take it and good luck. When we got back everyone of the staff was genuinely concerned how we made out.

Fantastic Visit, 2015-08-11
Captain: , Ferry Point Marina, Cambridge, MD (10)

St Michael's Marina provided us a memorable 3 day visit. The service was outstanding as were the facilities and proximity to town. We will definitly make a return visit!

Great weekend!, 2015-08-10
Captain: , Bodkin Creek (10)

We enjoyed the friendly staff, clean accommodations and convenience to everything St. Michaels has to offer.

A must to visit Marina, 2015-08-08
Captain: , Pasadena, MD (10)

If you never been at St. Michaels Marina or have been here a while back, trust me, it is time for you to visit the Marina as well as the town. Marina staff is very friendly and helpful. Five star service is rendered with smile, quickly and efficiently.

St. Michaels Marina, 2015-08-06
Captain: , Solomons, MD (464)

Chris met us at the slip, obviously knows what he is doing, quickly tied up and hooked up to power. Everything you need is on site. Great town to visit. Higly recommend, will be back.

Outstanding Hospitality, 2015-08-05
Captain: , Burke, Va. (30)

We had planned to stay only two days but I became ill and was laid up in the Easton hospital for 3 days. Even tho the slip was reserved for an incoming club, my wife was told not worry, that she could stay right there. The Owner lent her his truck to come and go into the hospital. They were great hosts and took great care of my wife whenever they could. Words of appreciation aren't enough!!

All that, and more, 2015-08-02
Captain: , Virginia Beach (10)

We stayed at St. Michaels Marina for four days in July. This was our first cruise up the Bay and we were eager to see if it was as wonderful as we have been hearing it was. Upon arrival we were greeted by two professional dock hands to help guide us to our slip and were quick to get on the boat with us, help us get tied up, fueled up, and pumped out. This was the standard procedure for all vessels. I was thankful for the help, as it was just my wife and I on the boat. On the windy days the dockhands were also on adjacent vessels while boats were docking to help protect other owners boats. Like everyone else having invested a lot of time and money on my boat, I appreciated this very, very much. This is a small, beautiful, charming marina that focuses personally on their customers. While there we met several people that were cruising the bay. One couple had been coming to St. Michaels Marina for ten days every year for the last twenty years. Mr. Morgan and his whole staff were always available for anything we needed. There are several great restaurants close by and the town is truly within walking distance. The pool at the Marina and shopping in town satisfied the prerequisites of cruising for my wife. St. Michaels is the must go to destination on the Chesapeake Bay and St. Michaels Marina is the place to stay.

One of my favorite places to visit on the Bay, 2015-07-29
Captain: , Chesapeake Yacht Club (70)

I get the same treatment at this marina that I have gotten at 5 star (land based) resorts. Chris the dockhand knew my name when I arrived and even remembered my previous boat. Ann had my paperwork pre-filled and ready when I checked-in. And on my most recent trip I had made a mistake - I booked 2 nights, but could only stay 1. Mike said "no worries" and changed the booking without penalty.
Service this good and from every person involved in the operation of the marina is rare and appreciated.

Liked it much better on the second visit, 2015-07-27
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (354)

First time here several years ago, we came away with a bit of dissapointment. This year however, we had a slip away from the pool and found it much more enjoyable. The staff are very helpful and the marina is well maintained. The pool is tiny but clean and is at least an alternative to the nettles!

Our favorite destination, 2015-07-25
Captain: , Annapolis (10)

We make it to St Michaels Marina 2-3 times per season. Like the staff a great deal - very helpful and they have made the effort to get to know us. Short walk to town. Lot's to do, buy and eat.

Excellent Rendezvous Venue, 2015-07-22
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (10)

The 2015 Bluewater Yacht Sales Summer Cruise at Saint Michaels Marina was an overwhelming success for participants and sponsors, largely due to the exceptional professionalism of the entire marina staff. Every one of the 30-plus boats in the group commented on how smoothly everything went from booking to departure, and they were especially pleased with how willing the dock crew was to do anything needed to make their stay enjoyable - all the way down to cleaning their glasses at the pool! The event was such a hit that we have already booked 2016's Summer Cruise back at Saint Michaels Marina, and it can't get here soon enough!

Like Hot and Cold, 2015-07-20
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (986)

My many trips here have always been superior for friendliness and service. This trip we had 5 boats for a 3 night stay spending big bucks. Very unprofessional attitude towards folks not familiar with the harbor. No excuse for yelling at professional boat captains following dockage instructions from the staff, in my opinion. Some one needs to counsel Ms Ann. Dockhands were obviously embarrassed by her display.
St Michaels is a great destination with wonderful restaurants and shopping.

Greatest Marina, 2015-07-15
Captain: , Severna Park (20)

St. Michael's Marina is by far the best marina bar none! From the great staff to accomodations and good pricing, it's no wonder they are listed in the top 25 of Power and Motor Yacht Magazine! You will love the area of St. Michael's! The marina has bikes and electric Gem cars for rent to explore. Don't miss this stop!

Expensive and only fixed piers, 2015-07-08
Captain: , Portsmouth Virginia (208)

Yes the staff was very polite when we got there, yes St. Michaels is a great tourist town, Yes the crab restaurant 100 feet from our boat was great but..... We had to pay $3.92 a foot for our 2 night weekend stay at the end of June for our 37 foot sailboat, that was $290.10 for the two nights. WOW, if your into small expensive marinas with nice staff in a nice tourist town this place is great. I would rather visit someplace less traveled and more reasonable like Rock Hall or Onancock. $20 pump out is just obnoxious! Did I mention we only had 5.8 foot of water in our slip at low tide and they only had a fixed piers.

Expensive pump out, 2015-06-16
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (44)

Staff is polite but a punp out cost $20. and 2.60 a foot is a little expensive.

Dream Marina in a Charming Town, 2015-05-11
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1011)

This marina is owned and managed by people who care a lot about customer service and their facilities.
Efficient and friendly staff, and there is always something interesting happening at or near the docks.

St. Michaels has several new shops, and good restaurants abound. A new gourmet market with top notch wine and food selection has opened a short walk from the waterfront. Don't miss the Saturday farmers market.

Quality customer care, 2015-04-01
Captain: , Chester (160)

I wish the marina I rent a slip in (Castle Harbor Marina) would take lessons from St Michaels Marina. SMM knows how to do it right and make it look easy. Clean facilities. Friendly helpful staff. They give 100% here to their customers. Wish I could move my live a board yacht here. I would leave CHM in a quick minute.

Overnight Stay, 2014-09-20
Captain: , Gunpowder River (10)

We came in late and Captain Roy was there to meet us and direct us to our slip. He helped us get settled and made us feel welcome. We asked about restaurants and other attractions and he could not have been more helpful. We had our dog and he assured us that St. Michaels was a dog friendly place (it is!) and he showed us where we could walk her. Had dinner at St. Michaels Crab and Steak right next to the boat and the grilled tuna was outstanding. Our stay could not have been better. Bathrooms very clean and all the staff was extremely helpful. Will definitely visit again!

Land of Plesant Living, 2014-09-15
Captain: , Bear Cr,MD (145)

Stayed the begining of August and had a wonderful time. Friendly staff, great town to spent time in. Resturants, bars are within stumbling distance!! the Maritime Muse is a must see; gives a different perspective of what life was like in my last life. The tall ship Pride of Baltimore was docked there too, which just added to the experience.

Excellent overnight stay, 2014-07-23
Captain: , Annapolis MD (70)

We stayed over on a Saturday night to enjoy the town of St. Michaels. The marina staff could not have been friendlier and the dock hands were ready and waiting to help with tie up. We had a spot beside Foxy's which allowed for some good music and great people watching. Easy walk into the town. Great dinner at Bistro St Michaels. Will stay here again.

July 2, visit, 2014-07-04
Captain: , Horsham, PA (110)

Excellent marina, great staff, clean facilities. Close to the main part of St. Michaels

Great stop, 2014-05-22
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach, FL (361)

We intended to stay two nights but stayed another night because of weather. We were treated extremely well and our extended stay was welcomed.
Nice facilities in a great location for all that St. Michaels has to offer.
The maritime museum was great.

Mixed message, 2014-01-07
Captain: , Galesville, Md (126)

Stayed here in the fall of 2012, wonderful spot for a visit even though pricey. I came back during another trip this last fall while taking my grandson for an overnighter (gunk hole) to just pick up ice and they seemed extremely agitated I only wanted to purchase ice. I guess the message is, great spot to pull in if you want to spend a few hundred bucks, otherwise don't visit, that is the message they seemed to convey to us. It is a very clean marina and I did enjoy the first visit very much.

Recommended, 2013-11-05
Captain: , Deale, MD (347)

Good service, close to everything, clean bathrooms. Best in St. Michaels Harbor.

Very pleased, 2013-10-07
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (20)

We were very pleased with our stay here. The staff was very friendly and helpful%u2014answering our questions, calling a restaurant for us, and helping with lines on our arrival and when we left. The facility itself is immaculate. The docks looked to be brand new and the slips were easy in and out. Everything was in working order. We had never been in such beautiful bathrooms at a marina. The women%u2019s bathroom was equipped with all the personal products one could need or want including a hair dryer. You would need to bring your own shampoo and towel. (There may have been shampoo but since I did have my own, I really didn%u2019t look.) The two shower areas are huge with places to hang clothes or towel and a seat to hold your shower bag. The shower was wonderful and set so that it didn%u2019t get everything else wet. The pool was clean and ready for use. The two restaurants on site were fine for a meal off the boat.The %u201Cpumpout%u201D worked and we purchased diesel at a fair price and stayed the night. All this said, I was shocked to see the price of a %u201Cpumpout%u201D. Thinking about, I forgave them. Since it is the only marina in the area with diesel and %u201Cpumpout%u201D and with the great number of boats that are coming in, particularly in season, I began to understand why they had put such a steep charge on it. (You would think about whether you really needed it or if you could wait another day or two.) They do have a long dock but if everyone wants to pump out, there is no room for large boats that want to buy $500.00 worth of diesel. Too often sailboats need to pump out often and yet, only need fuel once a year. The distance St. Michaels is from treatment facilities and their cost may also be an issue. St. Michaels need to have a pumpout boat that goes to the anchorages as they do in Annapolis in order to protect our rivers and bays. So despite this issue I would give this marina five stars!

St Michaels Marina, 2013-09-09
Captain: , League City, TX (173)

Great place. Easy to get into and out of. Everyone is incredibly helpful. The historic district is just outside the marina and downtown is an easy walk from the marina. The Crab & Steak House is steps from the fuel dock and once again, everyone is great

Good marina, reasonable prices, pool/facilities, discounts on local attractions, 2013-08-26
Captain: , New castle, DE (553)

Nice place, secured from most winds (except N-NW) with reasonable size docks. Restaurants and bars just steps outside the dock (plus: atmosphere, minus: noise till late night). Wireless is available but not that reliable (slow speed).

Great Gem on the Eastern Shore, 2013-08-19
Captain: , Philadelphia (90)

Staff is superb at boat handling, and always accomodating. Restaurant on premises is wonderful with a late night bar around the corner. Just a great place to stay with easy town access.

A really great place!, 2013-08-13
Captain: , Londontowne, MD (470)

And we observed the sun glasses incident fro our own slip just further out the dock -- exactly as described! This is not an inexpensive marina, but the service is way above board... and the really great dock hands are especially helpful in heavy weather when wind and current conspire to make docking in St. Michaels an exciting experience. Due to some physical challenges some of our visitors were faced with, we were focused on taking advantage of the three on-site restaurants... and that worked exactly as we'd hoped. We enjoyed a good outdoor lunch at Foxy's Grille (as always), aa very pleasant evning meal at Town Dock Restaurant, and a fun carry-out from Eric's Steak and Crab House (also as always). The pool is small, but we didn't hear anybody hoping to swim laps, and in fact it seemed to promote broader discussion amongst owners and crew from several boats -- so the additional social interaction was fun. Pump-out prices are higher than at State-subsidized marinas, but the service makes up for that. Diesel prices were well in keeping with the local range, and better than many; we didn't take on fuel -- while in our slip! -- simply because we didn't have need for any kind of meaningful amount at the time. This is our July-August go-to marina in St. Michaels!

Clean and Friendly Marina, 2013-08-07
Captain: , Round Bay (10)

Stopped by for Fuel, Supplies, Water and Pumpout in June. The restrooms were cool and very clean. It looked like they were brand new. An older gentleman greeted us at the dock and helped us tie up like he was a man in his 30s. And he helped us with some information on going into town. Friendly and clean.

Very Good Experience, 2013-08-06
Captain: , Midland, Texas (60)

We enjoyed St. Michaels Marina. The staff were very helpful. Wish there would have been a few more showers and some place to sit near the shower, but they were clean. They gave us a card that gets you free drinks at several nearby restaurants and a discount at the maritime museum. Overall, a very good experience.

Beautiful!, 2013-07-30
Captain: , Trenton, NJ (83)

Well kept, all the right amenities, great food and drink, and a wonderful, friendly staff. I have nothing but praise.

Seems worth a look, 2013-07-19
Captain: , Worton Creek, MD (290)

Bought fuel here. Staff very helpful and friendly. Nicely stocked marine store. Great location.

Excellent Experience, 2013-07-01
Captain: , Grand Island, NE (240)

St. Michaels Marina is indeed an exceptional facility - as others have indicated Prices reflect the location. First Class service and attention to your needs. Well worth the visit.

Outstanding Marina, 2013-06-10
Captain: , Tolchester (10)

Mike and his crew provide consistently excellent service. The facility is first class in every catagory.
It is a pleasure to stay there and to watch a fine tuned professional crew in action.
Jack and Claudia Chernow.

A Great Town and a great Marina, 2013-06-07
Captain: , Key Largo (152)

Great location and great service make a visit to St. Michaels even more special. Marina has upgraded their showers and rest rooms to first class. Very compeitive fuel pricing. Available rental bikes, coupon books, jogging maps, spa and fitness partners and much more. Town has some lovely shops and very friendly people. The Maritime Museum is one of the best in the U.S. some very good restaurants and Eric's Crab and Steak at the Marina is a spectacular restaurant/pup .. Overall one of the best marina experiences for cruisiers on the East Coast.

Maybe the Best, 2013-05-19
Captain: , Wickford, RI (560)

Agree with everything as stated by the prior review. The entire facility was spotless, all the services advertised were available, stafff was very helpful and pleasant, and it's a very easy walk into town. We'll be e back.

Our favorite place on the bay!, 2013-05-17
Captain: , selby bay (10)

St. Michaels is one of the most wonderful destinations on the Chesapeake Bay. Great location, shopping and restaurants. Fortunately, the St. Michaels Marina (formerly Town Dock), happens to be one of our all-time favorite marinas, anywhere. This is the best marina location in town. It is the closest to downtown, sits on a commanding view of the river, and has two top-notch waterfront restaurants on location. Foxy's outdoor bar is one of the most popular spots in the entire town. Most importantly, the bathrooms and pool are very clean and always maintained. This is one of the only showers I will use at a marina, which are normally horrible.

There is almost no other marina on the bay with this level of amenities, location and service. We have been coming here for over 15 years and have always been treated like family. Many destination marinas are indifferent to your needs, as they think they are doing you a favor. The staff at St. Michaels Marina actually appreciates your business. They know your name and accommodate your needs. The owner, Mike Morgan, bends over backwards to ensure a pleasant stay, and has instilled this same level of service with his whole team. Their stellar staff has been with them for many years. Anne, one of the managers, is great and makes sure customers are always satisfied. Nate, the senior dock manager, is probably the best dock professional on the entire bay.

We like that they rent bikes on location and have a great little ship's store, which has an amazing variety in such a little space. This marina gets our top rank in all categories.

Helen Niederman

Great service, 2013-03-13
Captain: , St. Thomas, USVI (624)

Stopped here for fuel in mid December 2012 and met the owner who came to the marina at a time we set in advance since it was winter and there were no boats in the marina at the time, thus the fuel dock was not staffed. He was extremely helpful and went out of his way to assist us. They have a high-quality brochure that you would not want to throw away with valuable information about the marina and the local area. Based on his hospitality, great service and the amenities that they offer, we would definitely come back and stay at this marina.

More for powerboaters, 2012-11-07
Captain: , Selby Bay, MD (93)

Great marina on the town side of St. Mikes. I have had some snotty comments from powerboaters about sailors, some very aggressive, but the marina is excellent.

I rate the marina as 4-star, but some of the weekend visitors as 2-star. If you like to hang on the hook do that on that weekend and visit the marina on weekdays.

Pricey But Worth It, 2012-11-03
Captain: , Somers Point (460)

This place costs a little more than the standard marina but it is exceptional value. Staff jumps all over itself in trying to help you. We got fuel in our slip but this is not available for every slip. Well maintained and very well situated to walk St. Michaels. We will return!!

Nice but expensive!, 2012-10-06
Captain: , Sitka (39)

We enjoyed the marina and the staff but was $215 a night 9/19-21/12.
To compare Tides Inn was $162 a night and was our next stop. Solomans Yachting Center was $109.50 that same week in September.
That works out to $3.31 a foot for a 65' boat in September at St. Michaels Marina and $1.68 a foot at Solomans Yachting Center about half of St. Michaels Marina's cost.

Great Marins, 2012-09-25
Captain: , Mystic, CT (211)

Able to get slip withour reservation mid week. Close to town and grocery store to resupply.

Paradise found: NOW READ THIS!, 2012-08-17
Captain: , Baltimore Marine Center, Baltimore, MD (10)

Quiet, peaceful, and friendly, the St. Michaels Marina is "...away from the madding crowd..." This marina, off the Miles River, is easy to get to from almost anywhere on the Chesapeake Bay. When St. Michaels Marina comes in to view as you approach and enter the beautiful surrounding harbor, you get a sense of being in the paradise you were looking for to relax, have great time and recharge you batteries. The slips, piers, electric, water and cable hook-ups are first rate. "St. Michaels Crab & Steak House", "Town Dock Restaurant", and "Foxy's" out door bar and grill, are within steps of your floating charriot. Docking at St. Michaels Marina is very easy because, the experienced, friendly dock staff knows when you enter the harbor, and you are greeted at your slip as you arrive. A staff member, or two, are always at hand to actively help you tie up and hook in to the electric and water. Because of the "hands on" leadership of one of the friendliestand, most accomodting guys you'll ever meet, owner-operator, Mike Morgan, your stay in his marina is sure to be a destination you'll want to revisit over and over again. We do, and we LOVE IT! The bath rooms and showers are always clean. The same holds true for the pool, which is a central gathering place to meet the nicest boaters just like you. After tying up and checking in at the marina office, you will find it is well stocked with marine supplies. St. Michaels itself is a pleasant two block walk to clothing stores and other shops, bakeries, restaurants, bars, coffee houses, ice cream parlors, groceries, etc. Everything you need or want is convenient. The "Chesapeake Maritime Museum-NOT TO BE MISSED-is a short picturesque ten minute walk. In the evenings, enjoy relaxing on your boat with a drink, or whatever, and meet and chat with other boaters and folks walking by. Darkness greets you with a friendly calm. A good nights rest is assured in this protected harbor, as wavlets rock you to sleep. I'm sitting at the helm of our 410 SeaRay SunDancer as I write this, already thinking ahead to the next time we cross that barrier from hectic to peaceful here at St. Michaels Marina. This historic Eastern Shore town is sure to be a "10" on your "Hit Parade" of get aways, as it is on ours.

Nice but not sterling -- but VERY convenient, 2012-08-01
Captain: , Middle River, MD (73)

Stayed midweek and got in without reservation particularly since bad weather forecast encouraged us not to anchor outside the harbor but that option would have been ok too.

The best thing about it was the convenience to town, the museum, and lots of restaurants. In comparison to other good Chesapeake marinas the showers were just OK and $10 for a pump out a little much but we enjoyed our stay.

Staff were friendly and helpful. We would go again.

Tom Brantigan
Toccata in Sea, Catalina 387

Top Notch Marina, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (50)

St Michaels Marina is THE place we go when headed to St Mikes. We have stayed at all of the other marinas in the immediate area but SMM has the best location and amenities. There's a pool (albeit small but always well kept), 2 restaurants within a stones throw and excellent service. Not only that, if you ask for a slip relatively close to the fuel dock, you can fill up without moving your boat. You will pay more to stay here but for good reason. In fact, I hesitate to give it such a good review because the more people that visit could keep me from getting a slip in the future! Regardless, we will always try for SMM before the other marinas.

Still the Best After All These Years, 2012-07-17
Captain: , Frog Mortar Creek, Maryland (20)

We have been visiting the village of St. Michaels for well over 30 years and we don't tie up anyplace in the harbor except St. Michaels Marina except under extreme conditions. Over that many years there have been a few times that we have showed up late at St. Michaels, without a reservation, to find St. Michaels Marina totally full and even a few boats rafted out. On those few occasions we have tied up at some of the other marinas in town. It has been those experiences plus many many truely wonderful stays with Mike and his friendly staff that makes us regulars at St. Michaels Marina. The dock hands know what they are doing. The facilities are always clean and attractive. You know they appreciate your business and you are always treated with respect. The staff knows the area very well and are very willing to help a visitor find his way. It is about a three block walk from the Marina property to the main street (Talbot St.) of town. This is absolutely the best marina in St. Michaels, and probably the whole Chesapeke.
When we do finally have to leave, we are always planning when we can come back to visit again; you will be too.

Popular for good reason, 2012-07-15
Captain: , Kent Island, MD (181)

St Michaels Marina is a clean, friendly and well run marina. My experiences with the staff are exceptional. The dock hands know their business and assist without attempting to do too much. All know St. Michaels and the surrounding area well and go out of their way to help wherever they can. This experience is consistent from year to year.

Several places to eat on premises and a short walk to town.

The marina is pet friendly and Muskrat park, located directly behind the marina to the right, is a good place to walk the dog.

St Michaels Marina, 2012-07-13
Captain: , Wall, NJ (420)

Very good and cooperative facility. I came in without steering and the staff was right there to assist in any way needed. A bit pricy, but it was a holiday weekend and that should be concidered. Will deffinitly return at a future date.

Highly overrated, 2012-07-10
Captain: , Montreal, PQ, Canada (560)

Although the town of St-Michaels is an exquisite little tourist town, both marinas here are extremely expensive. They are ok, nothing wrong with them, but give me a break... 3 to 4$/foot? Facilities are minimal. Better to anchor out of the harbour and dinghy in to town.

Friendly efficient service, in the middle of all the action, 2012-07-09
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (20)

We visited St Michaels Marina on June 23, 2012. It was very busy as we came in but the staff was good at getting us situated in the slip and hooking up electric. We enjoyed the pool. The bathrooms were clean and air conditioned. The location is great for watching the action in the harbor. Only negative is the price. It is rather high, but, also, very busy when we got there. We were glad we made a reservation,.

Just getting gas, 2012-06-24
Captain: , Somers Point, NJ (230)

We pulled in just to get gas and had a fantastic experience. The manager asked where we were staying - we were across the harbor - he gave us a ton of information about the city, dicsount books for merchants and told us we should have stayed with them. Next time we will. Diesel was 3.69 and .10 off if you paid in cash. Not bad

Mike is a Prince, 2012-05-16
Captain: , East Greenwich Yacht Club, RI (249)

We pulled into the fuel dock to top off our tanks as I didn't trust the fuel gauge and it had been too long ago to remember. So I appoligized to Mike for what might be a small fuel buy.

My wife Joan mentioned that we had seen wasps flying around the sail cover and we needed to walk into town to buy some wasp spray. Mike came to the rescue with two cans of wasp spray.

We sprayed under the sail cover and into the folds of sail. Killed a few wasps and found a small nest. Problem solved.

We ended up staying the night and loved the facility.


FYI Short term city dock, 2012-05-05
Captain: , Chelsea, NY12512 (561)

Very friendly and helpful dockmaster. He shared all kinds of info about St Michaels: restaurants, provisions, things to do. Most importantly about the city dock that he oversees. We tied up there for most of the day then dropped the hook nearby. Sign at dock said 2 hour limit, but because we were there just before the summer season and it wasn't busy he let us stay there longer.

A great place, 2012-05-03
Captain: , wye river, md (30)

St. Michaels Marina is the first place we go to in the spring and the last in the fall. Mike and his staff (Anne, Roy, and Chris) do everything they can to make our stay as easy and relaxing as possible. The marina has everything you need. They have a pool, free cable TV, relievable wifi to your boat, clean showers, fuel, pump out, ice and well stocked supplies. There are 3 good restaurants close by. Shopping, more restaurants and a grocery store are all within walking distance. The town of St. Michaels is uniquely quaint. I highly recommend St. Michaels Marina it%u2019s a great place.

One of my favorite back yards!, 2012-03-20
Captain: , Mears Point Marina Kent Narrows (10)

I have been comiing to this marina extensivly in the past 4 years and will do so again this summer '12. The staff totaly know what they are doing, and they each have great personalities! Never once have i had to teach them to tie a knot or have I been nervous in adverse conditions with their help.

All should be advised that through the years of coming here I now am a friend of the owner, which is more, I am not writting this review under durress. There is no chainsaw on the buzzing around the water line of my boat right now!

After you finish docking make sure you go see Lesley and Dian at the St. Michaels Crab and Steak house. Great cocktails and an even better place to hang out in the evening. Locals and tourists mix having a blast.

Fueled right in the slip, 2012-02-09
Captain: , Baltimore (529)

We make it a point to visit St. Michaels each fall to enjoy the town. St. Michaels Marina is a top shelf marina with excellent staff and facilities. The office attitude is not always too friendly and their prices are very expensive for the area.
We needed to take on 500 gallons of fuel and they dragged the hose right to the slip. They generally have very competative prices on fuel and will discount on volume and cash. The price does seem to not always match what was said on the phone but is stil very good pricing.

Abova and beyond duty, 2012-01-08
Captain: , Montreal (20)

I was at St-Michael Marina during hurricane Irene and they went over and above duty to help me and the other boats withstand the hurricane..One of the best marina on the East coast

Luc from MV JULIE C ( Montral Canada)

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

I've stayed here twice on my cruises to the Chesapeake. A bit expensive, but this is a top flight marina with two restaurants, a pool, and morning newspaper delivery. Right in the center of St. Michaels, this is a busy party spot for folks from Annapolis and other nearby locales. If you want tranquilty, anchor out. But you should spend a night or two here if you can.

Great place to dock, 2011-11-09
Captain: , No real home port. Cruising. (320)

Very clean, floating docks with very friendly and helpful staff. Bathrooms are a bit of a walk. Walking to small town, restaurants and visiting the maritime museum is easy and enjoyable. We would go again. We did not but looks like there are several good anchorages around as well.

Be prepared to pay, 2011-10-13
Captain: , Middle River, MD (354)

I stopped at the fuel dock to top off my 20 gallon water tank. I estimated I needed about 7 or 8 gallons. I figured I'd top off my diesel to make it worth their trouble to let me have the water so got 3 or 4 gallons of fuel. After I fueled up and was going for the water hose, I was told there was a $15 charge for the water. I did not take on any water. I felt this was a very unfair and arogant policy. I will never give them my business again. The remainder of my trip took me 4 days and I still had plenty of water. I'm sure their policy is fair for the boats coming in with 100 gallon tanks. They could easily have made an exception in my case. Instead, the manager commented on how insignificant my fuel purchase was.

I have changed my rating from a 1 to a 3 based on the prompt email I received from Capt. Kilroy, the fact that the marina has so many other great reviews, and the fact that I did find it very neat and clean in appearance. However, I do feel their policy of charging $15 for less than 10 gallons of water only hurts their business.

Excellent destination, 2011-10-11
Captain: , Lindenhurst, NY (316)

I came here in October during the week without a reservation and got a great slip. That following weekend was fully booked, so be sure to call in advance for a reservation.

The marina itself is a great destination, but the short walk to St Michael's town and the maritime museum make this location a "must do" if you are in the area.

Beautiful people, 2011-10-05
Captain: , Toms River, NJ (21)

Great marina-- great people & service--lots of good dining--dockmaster & his crew were top notch.

Excellent visit, 2011-09-22
Captain: , Chester Springs, PA (189)

Agree with all of the other high rated reviews regarding this Marina and the facilities. As a bonus for you Cigar Afficiantos, the Marina stocks a nice selection of fine cigars and high-end lighters. Try the S.T. Dupont lighter, you won't be dissapointed.

Great Place to Stop. Deisel $3.75, 2011-09-19
Captain: , City Island New York (600)

$2.60/ft + $20 electric ( $3.60/ft on w/e) but worth the price to be right in town, and what a town! A delightful place to visit with good stores, supermarket etc. just a short walk away. Lots of restaurants too. The Maritime Museum is worth a visit too.

Our slip # 5 had some motion most of the time, but not too bad. Subterranean heads/showers clean but not attractive.

Everyone very friendly and helpful. An excellent stopover

Very attentive, 2011-09-14
Captain: , Sarasota (411)

Only spent one night but everything was perfect. Service level is excellent and the internet is fast. Good location for seeing the town. You can walk everywhere.

One of the best, 2011-08-14
Captain: , Longboat Key, FL (1089)

I don't many 5 Star ratings but St. Michaels Marina deserves every one of them. We have been coming here for 20 years and it seems to just get better and better. While some of the slips can be a little "tight" to get into, they have ample (and capable) dockhands to assit. The location allows you to walk (5 min) into one of the best little towns on the eastern shore -- restaurants, bars, grocery, shops. And if you need something for your boat, St. Michaels Marina has one the smallest but best stocked marine supply stores right on the premises.

Passion For What They Do, 2011-07-23
Captain: , Daniel Island, SC (330)

The best businesses have one thing in common: a passion for what they do and those they serve. SMM sets the tone with their VHF welcome and follows through with skilled dockhands and an owner who is constantly delivering. We've been here twice this summer and plan to be back two more times. St. Michael's is a quaint town with a full service grocery store less than a 10 min walk from your slip. It's a "must-stop" town and marina.

Nice but crowded marina with view only of restaurants, 2011-06-26
Captain: , Delegal Marina (121)

Staff was very helpful and courteous. Restaurants were literally at our bow. Very crowded even on a Sunday night in June. Showers were average, but not as clean as I would have liked. Easy access to town of St. Michaels, which is charming, with good shopping and food stores. Good for pets (near a park). Gas, diesel, ice, drinks, etc on site. Fun to walk around and see mega yachts in this and neighboring marinas. Lots of interesting historical boats and skipjacks still sailing in the area. Races on Sundays.

Key Location and Professional Staff, 2011-06-09
Captain: , Kings Point, New York (80)

Even though we booked our trip early, we were only able to grab one night during the 2011 Memorial Day weekend. St Michaels is a lovely little town and St. Michaels Marina is well located very near the main drag. The staff was accommodating and professional. Our only complaint was that we were charged a premium for T-Head docking without having requested it and the docking was right in front of the fuel dock and pumpout station. Not exactly a premium situation. Then, they allowed the boat in front of us on the T-Head to have their friends raft up. That essentially killed our view, the only good thing about our location.

All said, we would return. We would just be very specific about getting a slip assignment.

We had a very fine dinner at Talbot's. Also a nice find.

Awesome Marina, 2011-05-23
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (350)

The staff is very friendly and helpful. It has a small pool, and there are restaurants all over the place. This is not a quiet marina though, some restuarants are literally at your doorstep. Within walking distance to all the shops and restuarants in town. Shower facilities very nice.

Really Nice, 2011-03-04
Captain: , baltimore (168)

I stayed here on my boat in the very last slip closest to the town. It was great! The people were great and the bath house was great. I had fun sitting by the pool at the marina and I really enjoyed looking at all the massive yachts that were spending the weekend in St.Michaels. The town is great too. This place is top notch and they charge a premium for a slip, but you get what you pay for, and that is a really nice (high-end) operation!

Great place, 2011-02-07
Captain: , Sasafras River, Cheasapeake Bay (206)

We stopped in for one night and stayed for three. The pool is small but adequate. Short walk to town and museums. Fine restaurant.

Great little town, 2011-01-26
Captain: , Newark, DE (259)

The marina and facilities are pretty nice but the pool is small! Lots of restaurants nearby, including two right within the marina.

Best Marina on the Bay, 2011-01-23
Captain: , Woodbridge VA (80)

St.Michaels Marina is the premiere destination on the Bay with a great variety of world class restaurants and shops within short walking distance. Marina is an A plus plus experience. Staff is very helpful and will do whatever is necessary to make your visit most enjoyable. You will find a newspaper on your swim platform every morning.

You can fuel up in many of the slips and deep discounts are available for cash or checks. Marina is spotless and restaurants and bars on premise are great choices. Dockmaster goes out of his way to make you feel welcomed and is genuinely interested in you having a good experience.

Book early as slips go quickly during most summer weekends.

Clearly our most favorite stop on the Bay.

Excellent facility & friendly staff, 2010-11-02
Captain: , Rockland, ME (90)

The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Facilities were in excellent condition. 5 minute walk to town.

St. Michael's Marina, 2010-08-05
Captain: , Dallas, TX (726)

stayed next door and moved over for fuel. Great discount for cash.

We liked it a lot, 2010-07-24
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (1306)

beautiful place and very boaty. Marina is small but in the riight location. It is pricey, especially on the weekend.
Next time we may try one of the other marinas because it really doesn't matter, everthing is very close.

One of the Best, 2010-07-21
Captain: , Atlantic Coast (341)

Location, location, location - right in the midst of things. Some of the most helpful staff I have found - they try extremely hard to please. Definitely make reservations during the season. Worth the price to me.

Great Expectations, 2009-07-29
Captain: , Holland, MI (116)

Great little town, great restraunts & shops, only issue is cost. The marina's charges are extremely high for what you get at over $3 per foot plus power etc.

A Fun Place, 2009-07-18
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (134)

Easy in. Great people. Walk to everything. A wonderfull weekend stop. Make reservations.

Great Spot, 2009-06-05
Captain: , Collierville TN (977)

We stayed here two days and really enjoyed it. Marina is right down town, beautiful spot across from the Maritine Museum. Dockmaster was helpful and it was easy navigation into the slip with a 49 ft boat.

Very nice, 2009-05-19
Captain: , Stafford, VA (1079)

This marina is a bit pricey, but St. Michaels is a nice destination and the marina is only a short walk from town. Also, there are 3 very good restaurants onsite. Reservations needed well in advance for weekends (and it's more expensive). I would try to go during the week.

Upscale with great spa, 2008-01-11
Captain: , Phila, PA (293)

The spa here is wonderful. My wife and I get a massage every visit - which is at least once per year. Slips, rooms, food and services very pricy. Long walk to town, but free shuttle and free bicycles. Pool is small but has a nice view of the harbor. St. Michaels is pretty quite Sun - Wed and gets fairly lively on weekends. Put on your must visit list.

Flim Flam, 2007-07-18
Captain: , Ft. Myers (406)

We reserved a slip with a quoted price of $2.40 per ft for a week night. Got there and they said we owed $2.90 per ft because it was a premium slip. This was after I tied up, hooked up and settled in. I said that I didn't ask for a premium slip. They said we could move and pointed to a slip over by the dumpster. That aside, St. Michaels is a neat little town.

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