Details for Stingaree Marina

Stingaree Marina

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 22 reviews

Address 1297 N Stingaree Dr
Crystal Beach, TX 77650


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Shoaling to less than 2 feet as of February 1st, 2017.

Shoaling at the point, approach to the south side, in the middle.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: The pilings are on the outside so docking involves getting your fenders horizontal on the pilings.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Good area to walk your pet. Please pick up after them.

Disability access

Yes - Lift to upstairs resturant.

Launch service


Pump out

















Yes - Stingaree Restaurant on site, very good. Great seafood upstairs. Down and Under is the burgers and pizza restaurant on the ground floor.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait available on site. Some fishing tackle inside the bait store.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Stingaree Marina
Awesome plate to eat but no depth to bring the boat, 2017-06-22
Captain: , Beaumont, TX (310)

I love this place and enjoy stopping in by car to enjoy the place at least once or twice per year. We keep a boat in the Kemah area and this would be a great day cruise or even overnight stop if they had the water depth. I gave it 3 starts only b/c of the available water access (or lack there of). For the food/entertainment its definitley 5 stars in my opinion.

Not Accessable Any More, 2017-02-03
Captain: , Kemah Texas (389)

The entrance to the mirina is now less than 2 ft. Boats can no longer get in/out. No other place to tie up or anchor. Give this a pass.

Tricky docking, 2016-07-05
Captain: , Kemah, TX (159)

We had to pull into Stingaree as the dog was desperate to get off the boat. We were able to dock alongside the restaurant despite the owner telling us it was real shallow.

Yes - Stingarees!, 2015-09-28
Captain: , Saint Petersburg, Fl (227)

This is a fantastic stop and the sail there is great. We called ahead that morning and held us a spot (sailboat 5') thin water around but certainly doable. The pay off is eating the great seafood, get the boil!!

good stop along intracoastal bolivar, 2015-05-04
Captain: , Kitty Hawk, NC (290)

side tied along front for $20/night. dock hand from bait shop came out. stayed one night. headed eastbound, approach was straight foreword. 7-8' entrance depth. hard U-turn to port and tied off to heavy pilings along our starboard side. put plenty of fenders out, when barges come by there is a suck and a push. very comfortable nights rest. no problems with 5' keel. ice sold $3/solid 10lb. bag or $4/5gal bucket ice machine. no fuel when we were present. flounder off in the flats.

Nice place to stop, 2015-05-04
Captain: , Dallas (30)

We stopped after this place was suggested to use by Russell from R&S yacht services after he fixed us up.. Thumbs up the food and the service was great

Great stop, owner charged $15 for the night tie up.No electric or water was available. was a nearby gas fuel dock. good place for dog walking. restaurant have fantastic food., 2014-12-30
Captain: , Port Aransas, Texas (222)

Approach is tricky. Eastbound 34ft sailboat drawing 4'6", we ran aground when we attempted to make a straight run for the slip from the ICW. It was soft bottom, we were going slow so was able to reverse out and back into deep water. We found that you must stay in ICW till almost parallel to the restaurant(Marina) and the "no wake" buoy which is floating near the stern of sailboat tied up at restaurant. The far side of the Fisher canoe stern pilothouse Sailboat is the transient slip. after running up almost parallel to the Marina, we then make the turn into the Marina, hugging "no wake" buoy and the stern of the Fisher sailing vessel (kept to your port side). We shared a finger pier with the Fisher Sailboat. Pier is narrow but very nice, stout pilings to tie to(4) all to port. Lots of ICW and nearby boat ramp traffic but very little wake or noise. We have three vertical fenders along port midship and one very large round fender at our bow. **we had 5'6-6 feet of water the whole way in (came in at low tide with a north wind).** contacted Marina restaurant to arrange for this slip,no one ever answered the dock phone.

Nice Place to Over Night, 2014-04-04
Captain: , Jamaica Beach, TX (180)

The marina is shallow - 4 feet maybe 4 1/2 at high tide but the restaurant serves great food and cold drinks and beer. If you are in a deep keeled sailboat - go slow and tie up next to the oners sailboat at the entrance to the marina.

Close to Galveston Bay, 2014-03-28
Captain: , Kettering, Ohio (250)

I like it. The dock is a side tie with wood pilings. A bit shallow I saw less than four in the turn around basin six at the dock. Staff very helpful and the restuarant had great shrimp. If you come straight into the dock, you could avoid the shallow basin.

Great overnight stop, 2014-01-12
Captain: , Deer Lodge, MT (329)

We called ahead so the owner met us and helped us tie up on the finger pier next to his boat. We have a 40 foot sailboat with 5 1/2' draft. The Texans were playing football so we were treated to absolutely wonderful sliders with amazingly cold beer downstairs. For dinner, we dined upstairs and had a wonderful meal. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed our short stay there.

Great Restaurant, 2013-12-05
Captain: , Boyd, Texas (390)

Really good food, a welcome break from the norh wind. Room for 2 or 3 boats along the dock.

Only for very shallow draft, 2013-03-13
Captain: , Houston, TX (553)

We had called in advance to receive local knowledge and book a place. When we arrived at 16:00, we could not even get close to the dock with our 5' 7" draft, so were left with a choice of going back to Galveston or on to Port Arthur - in the dark. Neither option was good. Check in advance and then forget about it if you draw more than 3 feet.

good seafood, 2012-09-26
Captain: , port aransas (21)

Hard to go wrong with their menu

Small boats mostly, 2012-08-29
Captain: , Houston, TX (1409)

Nice restaurant with room for a couple of 40' boats, otherwise mostly for small fishing boats. Restaurant is great, signature "stingaritas", good live music at times.

Second time here., 2012-04-10
Captain: , Port OConnor, Tx (628)

Resturant now open with some of the best Cajun seafood you will find. Bar down stairs. Had live music 4/7/2012. We'll be back on our return trip.

Great Stopover, 2012-03-02
Captain: , Kemah Texas (90)

This is a great place to stop. Not much room if you are in a 40ft+ boat - call ahead. The phone number listed is correct and we recieved a reply immediately. Large boats or boats with 5'+ drafts will need to use the pilings by the restaurant - have I mentioned the restaurant. Great food, great service, great fun. They dont advertise shower, laundry, etc but what they do have is fantastic. Would highly recommend to anyone for an overnight or a fantastic meal.

Stingray Restaurant, 2011-12-08
Captain: , Surfside, Tx (10)

A lot of folks have some reviews on dock side of this place, thought I'd comment on the land side. After Ike, the restaurant is in good shape now, all remodeled. During the offseason, it has locals, during summer, it's mostly tourists. Good seafood at reasonable prices. Relaxed atmosphere, sits right on the intracoastal, where there is a LOT of local barge traffic and heavy drafts pushing water. Not sure about the docks, which are for smaller bait boats and seafood sales mostly. But all in all, for the price in the Galveston Bay complex, a very good restaurant and a good spot for a beer. My rating is for the food.

Facilities on the mend and friendly staff, 2011-09-22
Captain: , Crestview, FL (170)

The facilities are on the mend. The bait shop is open, restaurant is open both upstairs and downstairs. We draft 5 feet, and were able to get to the seawall dock. Power and water available at a bargain price. Gas is also available but no diesel fuel. Tug boats/barges are constantly going by on the ICW, and you are not far away from them, so make sure your bumpers are well placed as we had to reposition ours frequently. Restrooms are basic with no showers. Great pizza at the downstairs restaurant, I don%u2019t know about the food upstairs, we didn%u2019t have time to try it, but they have plenty of business, so it must be great.

Shangra La it is not, 2011-02-17
Captain: , New Buffalo, Michigan (780)

Called ahead twice but no one answered. That should have told us something. Restaurant is a wreck. Shallow entrance 2 ft. Tied next to restaurant to pilings. It is somewhere where there is no where else to go. Tows going by suck water out of the little marina (?) so you go up and down. Check tides when you enter. Some shrimp and oyster boats asked for info not much help.

friendly place, 2010-11-16
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (174)

called ahead to check depth and was given very detailed info. ended up rafting to thier shrimp boat for the night. the folk here did everything they could to make us feel welcome. Had a great Pizza and a quiet night.

Stingaree Marina, 2009-10-10
Captain: , Patterson, La (1441)

For trawlers, actually a dock, maina is for small boats.
Not much room to tie up and it is shallow. A good stop as before heading to Galveston.

One transient, 2009-06-17
Captain: , Kentucky (190)

This is the second time we've stopped here (before and after IKE) they've lost the bait/fish/office/store, but still have the restaurant open. The one spot is very shallow can't draft more than 5 feet. Friendly folks, quiet spot just off the ICW to watch the barges go by.

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