Details for Swan Point Marina

Swan Point Marina

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Average rating 3.7 stars from 91 reviews

Address 123 Page St, PO Box 10
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Phone910-327-1081 (Fax: 910-327-2777)

After hours contact

Posted on front door.

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

MC and Visa.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


On the ICW about a mile south from where the New River Inlet meets the ICW and between markers 2 and 4.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: 5 feet at MLW with a long floating dock. Good for catamarans and trawlers. Work yard and engine service are available on site. Deep draft vessels can use the seawall T-head.

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

Additional info: 400 feet of floating dock and approximately 130 feet of stationary dock dedicated to transit customers.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: 400 feet of transient dock space.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2014-11-05)

Other price info: Includes the electric and water.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - Live a board rates are $0.75 per foot, per month. Includes water and electric.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out











Yes - Washers and dryers.


Yes - Courtesy vehicle to grocery store. Limited food items in the ships store. Small selection of wine.


Yes - The ship’s store carries marine supplies and parts.


Yes - Free ride to Riverside restaurant.


No - None on site.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Contract boat repair is available. Engine service is available for outboards and diesels.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 40-ton lift.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - It was reported 5/3/13 that Swan Point Marina does have a courtesy vehicle.

Other services


Reviews for Swan Point Marina
Boat Graveyard, 2017-06-16
Captain: , Falmouth, Maine (176)

This marina has poor communications and service. Avoid it.
I have rarely had such poor service. Could not raise anyone on VHF or the cell phone. Finally just docked on the outside face wall and made ourselves secure from the wake of the ICW boats going past.
Finally at about 5 pm I got a call asking when we would arrive and told the manage that were had been there for 2 hours. It seems he had been busy working on his own engine and was not paying attention.
Many of the boats in the dirty yard seem to be waiting for demolition.
THere is a rusted and bent sign at the entrance indicating that the yard is "Under new management." I seems that they leave it up permanently.

Laid Back and Funky, 2017-05-29
Captain: , Nashville, TN (60)

Only real complaint is that power is NOT free as advertises. We were charged $20 for 50 amp service for one night. We received 5 packages here, and while we got them all, it took some double checking to get the last one, as the UPS guy had put it in the owner's car while he was out in the yard. Men's bathhouse a little scary and no toilet paper at all in the ladies restroom, but it is has an odd flavor that we liked. Very pricey for what you get. Free ride to local restaurant.

Rustic for sure, 2017-05-09
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (6077)

The mother/daughter team is gone along with their hot baked bread delivered to your boat in the mornings. It's now managed by the owner, I guess. He had a lot to do so we had to come to the dock without help, tricky on the outside dock with wind and tide.

However, the marina is situated just right for us, halfway between Cedar Creek and Carolina Beach. We have a dog so we couldn't use the Marine anchorage nearby so it was Swan Point Marina. We were on the outside face dock, inside was too shallow for our 5 ft keel since we wanted to leave at low tide.

The outside face dock is very rocky, few people slow down and they pass only 100 ft away, big wakes, especially on weekends.

Adequate Marina, 2017-05-04
Captain: , Chattanooga (70)

This marina is in pretty bad shape - docks are in definite need of repair but did provide good holding which is what we needed as the wind had picked up. I did not use the restrooms after checking them out. Staffing was minimal but very helpful. We were charged $10 for 30 AMP power - listed as free. Wifi did not work.

Convenient, nice people, 2017-04-28
Captain: , Port Aransas, TX (1293)

Easy in/out for overnight. Face dock is fixed with big pilings so needed to use fender boards. Unusable wifi. Quirky place in rough shape. Didn't use facilities. Bought GREAT fresh shrimp from Mitchells Seafood 3 mi away.

Down home eastern NC, 2017-04-25
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (380)

April 2017: Evelyn & Tina are no longer running the's just not the same.

If you're good with that, stop by and be happy. If you're not OK with that, keep going......

Adequate with good protection, 2017-04-24
Captain: , Hickory, NC (61)

Facilities are adequate. Bathrooms minimally clean and in need of updating and repair. Staffing is minimal but very helpful. Ownership changes are afoot and maybe some money will be spent on more staff hours, upgrades and repairs. Reasonable protection from waterway traffic wakes inside marina harbor. Would use again.

Only the Dockmaster makes it worth it, 2017-04-24
Captain: , Boca Raton, FL (1421)

This dock is very weathered. Our dogs had a problem walking down it because of the space between the boards. It was a night of heavy winds and rain. One piling was bent over and i wasn't sure it would hold. This is a floating dock but the pilings are on the outside so you tie up as if a fixed dock. Lots of Sail Boats with slapping lines. The Dockmaster is experienced and good. He is there to help as he can. This is truely a boat yard with a marina attached. We are on board so didn't experience the local fare. In and Out to the ICW was easy.

Great stop, 2017-04-22
Captain: , Westport CT (484)

Stopped here on 4/20 after fueling up next door at New River (cheapest diesel of trip so far!). Very helpful owner met us and tied up at floating dock, great power. Not fancy but functional...inside basin there is no current.
Real home run is local restaurant Riverside...the owner or his son drives over and picks you up! Food was great (the place was packed)...took pie back to the boat (they drive you home). Will stop again...made the next days trip north to Oriental very easy.

Great Place Great People, 2016-11-24
Captain: , Bono, OH (70)

Jim talked us in and he was great at helping us tie up. He had great local knowledge. Tina Turner was great she drove us to a great local restaurant called "Riverview Cafe". We enjoyed the specials on the board I had the flounder and my wife had the ribeye with clams Riverview. We also bought to take home homemade cream pie. I would advise if you want a great place to stop over stay here. Great place and great people.

Must have fender boards, 2016-10-31
Captain: , Branford, CT (1003)

If you draw more than 5', you will likely be on the outside of the face dock. The pilings are outside the dock. Local boats don't even think about slowing down. If you get here at the end of the day, it's not too bad. Things calm down at dusk. Otherwise you will get rocked all afternoon.We even got waked by boats coming into this marina. If your draft will allow you to go inside, all is quiet.

Evelyn is one of the friendliest folks you will ever meet, and her coffee cake is great!

Very friendly place, 2016-06-22
Captain: , Sunset Beach, NC (1146)

This stands out as one of the most relaxed and friendly places I've been to. Not fancy, but adequate. Be ready for docking against pilings even if on the floating dock. We used a fender board which worked fine. The marina next door has very cheap diesel fuel and a well stocked general store. We'll come back if the opportunity presents.

Update -- the owner brought us some warm out of the oven Cinnamon bread late in the afternoon. What an original and creative item of SWAG, which beats the donuts at Thunderbolt and even the pepper jelly etc SWAG bag from Osprey. These people will give you the shirt off their backs.

Friendly marina with pickup for Riverview Cafe, 2016-06-04
Captain: , Annapolis MD (10)

This marina has great, friendly service. Everlyn met us as we pulled in and was a great help. She highly recommended the Riverview Cafe for dinner and with 10 minutes notice, the son of the owner came by to pick us up. The food was great with a southern influence, the waitress was attentive and friendly and the owner's son drove us back to the marina. A great find!

Evelyn's smile, 2016-04-22
Captain: , Rowayton, CT (199)

And her hot cinnamon bread really made this Marina stand out. A definite "Go"!

Great place to stop, 2016-04-21
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (559)

This has got to be one of the friendliest marinas we've found. Evelyn brought fresh baked cinnamon bread the first night and a basket of strawberries on the second night. Just great customner service. The marina is a little rustic, but everything works as it should. Evelyn even picked up some items for us in town. When my wife broke her foot, we used the courtesy car and went to the local emergency clinic. The service there was just as fast and efficient as the marina. We'll definitely stop here again.

Still a favorite stop., 2016-04-20
Captain: , Norfolk (100)

This is a gem of a stop. Tina and Eva could not be nicer or more helpful. Tina gave us a ride back and forth to a local restaurant. Eva picked up parts and orange juice in town for us. Tina makes coffeecake and brings it to your boat. Nice touch. Good wifi.

Beware of the Cleats, 2016-01-20
Captain: , Colorado (411)

This marina is rustic for sure, pretty much a boatyard with some old floating and fixed docks. No ammenities to speak of. Laundry is a collection of rusy pay washers I wouldn't trust. Bathhouse is cinderblock and concrete and what you might expect to find in a boatyard. Wind was high when we arrived and I wanted to use one of the cleats to pivot my boat into the dock. The attempt ripped the cleat out of the dock. The cleat was mounted to a single board and the board was only held in with a few rusty nails. Cleats should be lag bolted to structure, not just the deck boards...definitely wouldn't trust them...tied additional lines to the pilings. The whole marina remided me of the old TV show Sanford & Son. Transient rate is very high for what little you get, will definitely not return.

Ok, but the anchorage would have been better for us..., 2015-12-06
Captain: , Philadelphia, PA (141)

We stopped here on recommendation of others before us. The staff is really friendly, but their really isn't any ammenity and the facitlites are in a poor state of repair (make sure the laundy driers were repaired before you use them. It took us seven hours to do two loads due to faulty driers). Seemed really expensive for what it was. No provisioning here as it's pretty remote. There's a courtesy car, but it was in the shop when we stayed. The t-dock was really rough as it's right on the ICW and although narrow, powerboats didn't seem to slow down at all despite the close marinas.

A Boaters Marina, 2015-11-12
Captain: , Deltaville, VA (602)

Many will disagree with my rating of 4 stars but this marina has true boaters character. It is rustic at best. Yes, it needs a lot of upgrades, but the owners are the most friendly, fun people I have met on the AICW. Hang out on the dock with the locals and have a beer. You will hear some great stories. Forget that the restrooms and docks need to be refurbished, they are still servicable.
The owner of Riverside Restaurant will pick you up and you will eat fresh seafood caught by his boat. A great meal (of course everything was fried). I'll stop again!

Rustic but nice, 2015-10-20
Captain: , Cape May, NJ (130)

This is a nice little stopover. Family owned trying to slowly improve. Good wifi, electric good, water good. Showers a little questionable, didn't use. Laundry available. A little noisy with Camp Lejeune nearby, helicopters overhead, a couple of loud booms. Quieted down by 8pm. The marina owner brought fresh cinnamon bread to each boat, still warm, very good. Very good stay overall.

Rustic, but very nice, 2015-10-18
Captain: , Little River, SC (741)

Not a large marina, but solid, floating docks and great, cozy atmosphere. Tina is the greatest! Very friendly and helpful. They greeted us dockside and had our lines secured before I could disembark. Nearby restaurant will come pick you up or, if they are busy, Tina will take you to the restaurant. Ship's store and snack bar next door. No complaints whatsover with the facility.

New oldfashioned goodness., 2015-10-11
Captain: , Annapolis (40)

Swan Point Marina is getting a makeover a little at a time. Tina & Evelyn are worth the stop. We were delivered the finest local strawberries I have ever had last May. If The Hammoch is filled or if you need a little comport and a plugin stop in to this "diamond in the rough" Reasonable run to Southport or Beaufort / Oriental.

Greatest marina ever, 2015-08-29
Captain: , Palm Bay (20)

Tina and John are great! Love Tina's cinnamon bread, spinach dip and crab dip. Ice delivered to your boat in the pouring rain. Crazy! John the mechanic, I can't say enough about his knowledge of boats and mechanics. Curtesy car unlimited use was great to go to Food Lion or any other store. Food in area restaurants was good also. If you are going to breakdown you want to be here.. Love it and them!

Very welcoming..., 2015-08-15
Captain: , Honolulu (712)

Stayed 7/29/15. $1.50 per foot. The ladies who run this marina are delightful, they really enjoy what they are doing and are apparently successful. The facility is a little worn around the edges, but you can tell an effort is being made! Cheap fuel next door is easy to access.

Great people trying to return a tired Marina to it's former glory., 2015-08-12
Captain: , Edgewater, MD (75)

Tina & Evelyn - A mother and Daughter team. This marina is one of three Marinas that we stood out at during our Edgewater -> Myrtle Beach - get married -> Edgewater - Hunnymoon trip. These two will do anything in thier power to make your stay a nice one. The first time around heading down to Myrtle Beach, the Port engine would not start. They sent over thier Diesel techs at no charge. Thanks again for that guys! They got us back up and working within a few hours. Then on the way up I asked them to look at our generator as it had stopped working and their Diesel Tech's got us up and running in 4 hours. They did charge us for that but I'm more than ok with that.
As others have stated, they do not have Gas or Ice, but right next door is a very nice Marina with very low Diesel prices, nice small store and Lot's of cheap Ice. We will definatly stop by again if we're down that way.

Hospitality & Service Beats Facilities anyday!, 2015-07-26
Captain: , Little River SC (586)

Tina & Evelyn are the most hospital marina owners I have ever visited. We had a fuel leak and I called ahead and when we got there they had a mechanic waiting at the dock. These two ladies will do anything in the world to make your stay comfortable. Yes this place is rustic but the service prevails. They took us to a restaurant, let us use a vehicle and Tina took my wife to get her nails done. Also, the Cinnamon Bread delivered to the boat one evening was fabulous. If you are in the area and need to stop or get some repairs done this is the place.

Mom and Daughter making it happen, 2015-07-09
Captain: , Grand Haven, MI (674)

Met on a windy day by Evelyn we were helped to get tied up and settled. Docks are care worn but usable. Evelyn checked us in and gave us the update on the area for dinning and stores. Mostly offered to bring us to stores and or restaurants. We were later invited to join others from the marina for burgers and drinks. Tina, the daughter, arrived later and also welcomed us.
Showers and Bathrooms were clean but older, and one stall was under repair. No fuel their but the least expensive in the Carolinas was next door.
Good to see a Mom and Daughter making it go.
P. S. Tina brought us fresh blueberry bread one afternoon.

Tired and Worn, 2015-06-02
Captain: , Daytona (410)

May 17,' 2015

Despite Tina's efforts and good attitude, the place is tired. Docks are worn and rickety. Trash was overflowing the dumpster and some of the bathroom stalls "locked by landlord". Appeared to us that they are struggling to pay their bills.

Entering is tricky, fast current and thin water. Not protected from significant wakes created by the commercial vessels that transit this area frequently.

No fuel and no pump out. Only stop if you have no other option.

Not just a marina, 2015-05-04
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

So here is the deal. You stayed in Southport, met with Robert the Harbor Host and attended the best ever weather/navigation briefing by Hank, stuffed your body full of shrimp and crab at the Provisioning Company. You were up at 7, heading north, pushing off into a ripping tide that moved you up the Cape Fear river in a speed that started to peel bottom paint off. A perfect 70 degree day with the bright blue sky that California people used to have before cars, but North Carolina is nice enough to not go "neener neener neener" (Ok so they do say "neener ya all")

You perfectly time 3 bridges so you don't have to wait, do the triple loop around markers 99 A, B and C (thanks Hank!) and then 52 nm / 60 sm later you are going, "This is too much fun, got to get off the ICW for few hours and catchy my breath".

Swan Point Marina is the place for you. Small, family run marina by Tina and her mom. Floating docks that hold 8 boats, good power, a little exciting to get into when the tide current is going, but hey, you are a Looper you can do this. Great dock help, cheap rates ($1.50 per foot, no electric up charge) and the cheapest fuel in NC is right next door.

Sold? But wait there is more! The Riverwalk Restaurant will send the manager over to pick you up. Great food, decent wine/beer selection, home made pies. We loved the free hush puppies, our steaks, blacked fish and two giant pork chops. Baked potatoes the size of a Westerbeake Oil filter. And they will cart your "in a food coma" body back to the marina. Get the pie to go. Don't want to leave the boat? There is a great build it yourself pasta and pizza place that delivers.

Laundry? Got it covered. Local boaters to meet and swap tales with? Done. Great Sunset? Why of course, rain or shine the sun sets here every day!

Tina, the manager, just brought us a quart of strawberry's.

The perfect jump point to Beaufort, catch the bridge, watch the Marines do live fire across the ICW.

You loved the friendly family marina's in Canada, NY, down the Middle Rivers, in Florida and up the coast, this place ranks in the top 10.

Hard place to rate - stayed night of 4/22/15, 2015-05-02
Captain: , Atlanta (770)

As said before, the place is old. Also, tried to go for walk to get some exercise, but too many free-range dogs made Admiral nervous.

That said, there are some VERY positive aspects to the place. First, Tina has/is doing all she can to keep things as clean as possible, and her friendliness and helpfulness cannot be beat (she even brought us fresh strawberries from her garden). Docks, while old, are floating. Also, when going north, this is last stop for a couple of hours (more if you don't time the Camp LeJeune swing bridge properly or if the marines have the ICW closed for live-fire exercises). We had already been traveling from Wrightsville Beach for 5 hours, so we were glad to be done for the day.

Bottom line is that she is doing all she can with an old facility.

friendly help, 2015-04-16
Captain: , Chattanooga tn (281)

Tina and Evelyn go out of there way but docks are worn and bathrooms minimal. Stopped due to prop damage. They subcontract work but prices considered fair and went out of their way to get us back in the water and on the go

SKINNY WATER, 2015-04-14
Captain: , Wicomico Creek, MD (494)

Docks needs major work and the approach at low tide is not for deep draft boats. Great staff with a positive attitude and loaner car. But that cannot overcome worn out faciilities. Bathroom and laundry do not meet minimum standards.

very hospitable, 2015-04-04
Captain: , Southport, NC (916)

Customer service here even in preparation for your arrival is top notch.

Friendly greeting, 2015-03-14
Captain: , Ottawa (313)

This marina is rustic and is just the ticket off the waterway. Tina was so friendly and her smile after a long day being hung up by live fire excerecises for and hour and half made us feel welcome. They gave us the scoop and we took up the local restarurent pick up and delivery service to have fantastic fresh seafood. Quiet nights sleep.

2nd time here, 2015-03-11
Captain: , Haddam, CT (270)

This Marina is not the Ritz, but it is very convenient. Loaner car to get supplies, If they don't have it they will get it for you. Tina and her mom are real people. This is a great relaxing stop for me on my way north as it was on the way down.

Friendly, Courteous, Do Anything Staff, 2015-01-14
Captain: , Annapolis (50)

This is a great Marina with great Staff. We had a grounding at 61A and while waiting for the Towboat, I was on the phone finding a marina that could haul us out and/or get us the help we needed. Tina and her Mom were great and helpful. Unfortunetly though, we were too large for their lift and needed to be towed to Anchors Aweigh. If you need a haul out and your boat is more than 45,000lbs, this is not the place for you. Had we known that there was a chance of not getting hauled here, we would have had the Tow Captain take us further down, saving us another $1K. If you are looking to overnight, this is great place to do it.

good people ,easy docking, local liveabords a real treat, 2014-11-18
Captain: , Montreal Qc., Canada (100)

We had reservations at next marina, but telephone call as we were arriving was not too encouraging as no one was available to guide us in, and set us up, and we were told this.
Made a last min decision based on Active Captain comments on these two marinas and called Swan Point. Was answered by a professional sounding woman who said no problem for a 50' power boat and 30 0r 50 amp is available, customer service stood out and we committed. We tied up with ease as Tina's Mom guided and helped us in. The docks are older but solid and we enjoyed the laid back, anything we can do for you attitude.
It was calm and was so nice to watch the parade of boats going south we stayed an extra night, power to our 50 amps was excellent and the resident liveabords welcomed us and offered us to join in on a fresh fish dock frying evening they were having. Just nice folks and we will stop by on our way home in the spring. We also got the homemade cinamon treatment and were made to feel welcome.
Thank you and see you in the spring !

Great Family Run Marina, 2014-11-09
Captain: , Cleveland, OHio (421)

Stopped here to visit friends in next town. Tina and her mother got ujs safely tied to the dock. Note, you need to dock heading into the strong current.

We were made to feel right at home. Tina's son, Colton, talked fisihing with us. After we returned to the dock at 8 pm, Tina was waiting for us with a loaf of cinammon bread, still warm out of the oven.

Marina is old, but they have plans to bring it to 5 star condition, and just received their permits to start construction.

Tina said she would be at the dock at 7 am tomorrow to help us off

Can not ask for better service.

the warm fresh cinnamon bread was the best surprise, 2014-11-08
Captain: , South Portland, Maine (847)

Tina is amazing with her competent line handling. Ask on the radio where the current runs at the dock. This is a small facility but has a wonderful feel to it. A full service marina is next door and has a good store for marine supplies. We really love dthis place for the persoal attention and will be back for sure in the spring.

Tired but Friendly, 2014-11-05
Captain: , Stuart FL (758)

Tina tonight rapped on the hull and delivered a fresh baked loaf of cinnamon bread. That's a first. She and her mom clearly are trying. But the place is run-down and needs a lot of work. The rate--$1.50 a foot--seems steep considering the overall condition. But if you just want / need a place to tie up, "any port in a storm."

Customer service # 1, 2014-09-30
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale (1164)

Owners live on site, which says a lot. They go way out of their way to make your stay enjoyable, including transport to grocery or restaurant. This is a big change from years past. Docks in need of upgrading, but power is solid. If a friendly, customer service oriented marina/yard is your priority, this is the place. New River Marina, next door, has exceptional fuel prices.

it's all about customer service!, 2014-09-04
Captain: , Virginia Beach, VA (174)

Lin Earley m/v Hardship in May 2014 North bound - We had a shaft slip out of port coupling, called Evelyn and Tina they were waiting to help us dock after calling her "mechanic on call" for advice on weather to call for a tow or limp in under our own. Their mechanic was on the boat at 8 AM next morning, did a temporary fix to get us to a yard with larger travel lift. During the 2 nights we were there, we were presented with fresh strawberries, homemade bread and frequent updates on status of mechanic arrival etc. sure the docks are a bit rough but do not let those comments deter your visit and experience how a marina should be run.

Location makes the difference, 2014-06-04
Captain: , Buffalo (1154)

We tried to stay here several years ago, but were told that they did not take transients. Now with new owners, transients are most welcome. Evelyn and her daughter Tina are anxious to please, and since Evelyn lives on the property is available even in the evenings.

But the marina is in bad need of upgrading, and dredging. At low tide, we had just under 5 feet at the transient dock.

Protected dockage and friendly folks, 2014-04-20
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Fl (960)

We spent 3 nights here due to weather. The marina owners could not be nicer! Bought and delivered groceries to us. "Just call any time and we will help get what you need" is the policy here; it is about 3 miles to town.
For a north or south wind, very protected. We had NE winds 30+ for 3 days, a good test. The marina is rustic and in need of some repairs. Laundry adequate. Not close to any services, but The Riverview Cafe will pick you up and there is pizza deilivery. Cafe very good food and homemade pies witih a river view. See Trip Advisor review!

Great service, 2014-04-12
Captain: , Eastport (41)

May be rustic, but you can't find better service anywhere. This mom and daughter team are terrific.

Very Rustic...but pleasant..., 2014-04-12
Captain: , Phoenix (580)

We stopped here because of stormy weather. Evelyn was great in helping us out and made sure we were welcome. The loaner car was helpful and allowed us to use it for a long lunch and shopping in town. Be careful arriving or leaving at low tide....can be a little shallow at the dock...4-5 feet but ok. Live abords at the dock are very nice and helpfull.

Great Staff, 2014-04-09
Captain: , Jacksonville, North Carolina (51)

Evelyn goes out of her way to help!!

Do Not Miss the Swan Point Marina Experience, 2014-02-11
Captain: , Hilton Head (20)

I have to start by saying the manager makes Swan Point what it is. Evelyn is surely the sweetest lady you will find on the east coast. I spent seven months restoring a sailboat there and in that time learned to greatly appreciate what a fine person she is.. It is a great place to get repair work done with both facility and services necessary to accomplish most any job. Not to be overlooked is the entertainment value of the local color. Fine helpful people from all walks of life.

Swan Point Marina....You can check out any time you please... but you'll never want to leave. lol

Mother / Daughter run., 2013-12-29
Captain: , Vance,Texas (70)

This marina is in the sticks but it is full service with lift and yard. They have a nice little ship store. Great service. Some of the fixed docks are a little tough with the tide height.

Wonderful people, 2013-12-03
Captain: , Hamilton (110)

Evelyn and Tina are without doubt the most welcoming folks we met so far on our cruise. We had trouble after running aground and they took us in and did whatever they could to help. Turned out their equipment was not able to lift us but not for lack of trying. The facilities are "homey" but the warm reception and helping efforts make up for all that......thanks for all your efforts

Great Staff, 2013-11-28
Captain: , Bronte Outer Harbour Marina (70)

The staff at Swan Point are friendly and helpful...would definately stop there again, despite the fact the washroom/showers are a bit tired.

Pass it by, except for the Riverview Restaurant, 2013-11-18
Captain: , Pensacola, Florida (50)

They are very polite, but the marina is pretty rough. Put our 40' boat on the end of the dock, no water service, internet doesn't work, and we were pounded all night by Queen Mary sized boats passing close by. Restrooms are very clean, in a scout camp sort of way, but no locks on ladies room. Courtesy car and short trip to Riverview restaurant; fabulous seafood; almost makes up for everything else. Almost.

Swan Point Marina, 2013-10-29
Captain: , Manalapan, N (107)

We stayed her twice and would definitelly come back again. What makes this marina so good are the people. The new owners, who took over a year ago, are a mother (Evelyn) and daughter (Tina) team and they are about the friendliest and most helpful people you'll ever meet. They are trying to upgrade the facility. The marina dockhands are skilled and the atmosphere is about as salty as it gets. Granted the docks are not in great shape but they are servicable.

Great Service and Resonable Rates, 2013-10-24
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (21)

Evyln and Tina, a mother daughter team, are some of the most helpful, nicest people we have ever met. From the initial phone call we made to secure our reservation they showned nothing but above and beyond service, a difficult thing to find. They secured not one but two child seats for the courtesy vehicle so we could take our two child children on a reprovisioning run and so we could stop by the library as we waited out a few days of bad weather. There is a ships store onsite and a yard if you need work done. From the marina it is a quick dink ride to the New River Inlet beaches for some shelling.

We will go out of our way to ensure we stop here in the future. I can't say enough about the service.

Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1633)

When we called Tina was very eager to please and clearly wanted our business. When we pulled in she was there to help and guide us as well as tie us up. Apparently she is the only staff on hand as she had a friend with no experience there to help. The docks are old and patched up. The office and store were clean and attractive. We did not use the rest rooms. It looks like she is trying to run the place on a tight budget and is struggling to make it. I give her a A for effort, and wish her success.

3 Star on Facility/5 Star on effort and Attitude, 2013-10-10
Captain: , Austin, Texas (1774)

The docks are a bit worn, but Tina the co-owner was there at the dock to handle our lines on a very windy day. She then proceeded to make sure that any and everything we might need would be taken care of. Clearly she is going beyond the normal to make your stay as nice as possible. Tina even showed early the next day to help us with our lines, again in windy conditions.
The bathrooms are clean, and they have a mechanic on site.

I showed 5 ft. coming in, and at the dock. They have a T-Head in deeper water although it would be more exposed to wakes and wind. For the price, this was a nice stay, where the people make the difference.

Excellent service, 2013-10-08
Captain: , Annapolis (11)

Not the smartest looking marina, let's just say it has a lot of character. I've never been in a marina that tries harder to make your stay the best it can be. We asked about shops and they said "What do you need?". The mother was going to the shops so she offered to get what we wanted and to deliver it to the boat! When they shut up the office at night they came around to each boat to see if there was anything we needed before they left and to assure us that the marina phone number would still reach them and not to worry they were only 10 minutes away. Used showers, laundry, toilet and wifi all were good especially the wifi (after the pain of using it in Beaufort Docks). We have 5 foot draft and got in just before low tide. It read less than 5' but must be silt as we didn't have a problem.

Good stop going north, 2013-08-01
Captain: , Englewood, Fl (351)

Stopped here on July 31, 2013. Ended up staying two night due to weather. As stated in previous post, it's not a country club but they are nice people and provide the same service you would expect at the high end places with a down to earth touch. As previously posted, I recommend going in bow first, then turning so you can go bow out going out. Stay to the starboard coming in. Sailboat coming in in front of us went aground with a 5ft draft because he was to far to the port.

going back in time, 2013-07-14
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (654)

Tina was very helpful and I hope she and mom make a go of it but the marina needs lots of work and there just doesn't seem to be the cliential to hepl support the marina. Very hard to get into and depart.

Nice marina, nice people, 2013-06-23
Captain: , New Bern (318)

I enjoyed my stay here. Not a country club. Plenty of depth for my 4.5 draft. Sleepy little hamlet on the ICW.

3 Stars, but a strong three stars, 2013-06-12
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1850)

The most previous reviews have said it all. It certainly is rustic but the folks here are very helpful and nice. Not bad at all. We have a 45' boat and I am not sure I would bring anything bigger than that in here, bu a 50' Californian came in for a haul out and survey so it can be done. If there is a north or south wind the current is very strong. Calm winds and the current appears to be minimal. You do need to come in bow first and then try to walk your boat around to be able to leave bow first. Dittos on the wifi. We watch netflix easily while we were here. Evelyn and Tina are first rate. The dockhands work their butts off. The liveaboards are very friendly and helpful.
Would we stay here again? Probably if the anchorage at Hammock is not too good of an idea due to conditions.
Electrical is very stable.

Great People, good location, 2013-05-29
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (50)

We had our outboard die near the marina and limped in. The staff was fantastic and helped us greatly. We ended up leaving the boat there for 3 weeks. They coordinated the repair, washed the boat and kept it safe while we were gone. They have occasional happy hours when there are a few transients at the dock. The dock is great for catamaras and wide boats as its one straight floating dock. The water is a bit shallow (5' MLW) but for catamarans and trawlers its fantastic. There is also a great work yard and a fantastic engine guy. If you come thru in the Spring, you can sign up for Flounder Gigging, and/or local fishing with a commercial captain.

Good Overnight Stop, 2013-05-06
Captain: , Atlantic Beach, NC (31)

I stayed overnight on 5/3/13 when the Onslow Beach bridge closed unexpectedly for repairs. I called Evelyn the owner and she gave me specific instructions for entering her marina. Like others have said, there is sometimes current running past the narrow entrance but I found it easy to navigate with a little burst of power. The wind was blowing northeast at 20kts so it had to be a quick docking. Evelyn and her daughter Tina along with two others were there to take the lines and secure me to the dock with no problems. Floating docks are older but very functional. Refurbished restrooms and showers were clean. The courtesy car made it very easy to get provisions at nearby Sneads Ferry, NC. While the marina in general is older than most, it was the attitude of Evelyn and Tina that made the difference. They are absolutely committed to pleasing the transient boater. As someone commented, this may never be a 5 Star marina, but the friendly helpful attitude of the owners will get my business again.
Randy Hondros
Atlantic Beach, NC
32' Grand Banks - "Loon"

New Face Dock, 2013-05-04
Captain: , Hartfield (281)

The new owners have finished replacing the face dock. Electric is available for each space.
Good small ship's store. Super nice competent helpful people. It is a rustic but very clean excellent stop south of Swansboro. Wifi is the best we've had in a long while.

Great stop ..BUT, 2013-04-30
Captain: , Friday Harbor, WA (490)

Although the people are really nice the place is a DUMP. It is great to break up the long leg to or from Beaufort, but it is funky at best.

Angel Evelyn, 2013-04-28
Captain: , Charleston, SC (140)

Our plotter and back up IPad both decided to give out just before we saw Swan Point. We called the number listed on Active Captain and got voice mail. We decided to go to Mile Hammock anchorage when our cell phone rang. The owner said she had room. We ended up staying three nights and it was a pleasant visit. Evelyn contacted someone who walked me thru getting the plotter back and running. Needed a new chip and West in Wilmington had it. The owner gave us her car and we made repairs. Eclectic group willing to help at a drop of the hat. Would visit again if in the area. New ownership working hard for transient business.

good place to break up a long day, 2013-04-24
Captain: , solomons md (190)

We stopped at Swan Point Marina to break up a long day.
This is a place that is trying very hard. The staff were incredably helpfull. There is limited space for larger boats. Be carefull if you are traveling with dogs. The spacing of the pier decking is wide enough that a dog could get a foot caught and possibly break a leg. We were carefull not to walk the dogs in the dark. The floating dock had outboard pilings securing the dock and the first piling was lsecured with a metal hoop. A boat fender was tied to it, but docking in gusty winds presented a problem. The dockmaster attached a piece of carpet to the hoop after I expresed concernes about undocking in the wind. This can be a good stop in the right conditions.

Funky and Friendly, 2013-04-23
Captain: , Boothbay Harbor, Maine (310)

There is a new team here and they could not be nicer. The marina is a nice midway stop between Southport and Beaufort. There is space at the T dock facing the ICW and inside on the flaoting docks. The entrance is a bit tricky (stay close to the T dock when entering by the bent poles in the water). Ask for guidance as you approach the marina.

Swan Point Marina, 2013-03-10
Captain: , Jacksonville, NC (154)

This is the closest haulout site to New River residents others are north at Swansboro and south at Masonboro inlet. The owners are very polite and allow owners to do their own work on the hill, contractors also being available. No fuel but it is available 300' south at New River Marina.

Good overnight, 2013-01-18
Captain: , Wilson NY (66)

Very friendly, little rough, but referb'd toilet and showers and laundry. Courtesy car and map to where services are. Tricky entrance right off the ICW because of ICW current at narrow entrance to basin. Quiet when Marines arn't training.

HUGE Turnaround Story!, 2012-12-12
Captain: , Sneads Ferry, NC (351)

Forget what you've heard about the old Swan Point. The new management could not be nicer and they do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. This will never be the Four Seasons, but they're keeping it clean and helping cruisers solve problems with a smile and local knowledge. If they haven't got what you want, they'll help you get it. Fair pricing and a friendly attitude gets my recommendation.

Pricey for what you get, 2012-12-11
Captain: , St. John, VI (90)

We came in just ahead of a storm & these fine folks greeted us at the dock with a family of 4 ready to lend a hand with lines. Floating docks in a bit of disrepair & we felt it was pricey for what we got BUT the owner of the local restaurant picked us up & drove us to dinner (YUM!) & back to the marina, refused a tip for his services.

Give 'em a Chance, 2012-12-05
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (260)

New owners in June of 2012, have done a decent job of cleaning up the showers, laundry and marina office. The docks are still in need of some attention, but the staff is very earnest and helpful. They are new to the marina business, but still want to please.

Decent Ships Store, and minimal grocery items, but they do have a free courtesy car, and a local restuarant will come and get you.

Their transient and monthly rates are very reasonable. Much cheaper than Morehead City or Beaufort.

Good stopping point, 2012-11-22
Captain: , holland, mi (132)

Stayed there 11/16. The crew was clear with directions on the radio and waiting at the dock. Although not fancy, they certainly worked hard. The next morning because of heavy wind, they had many crew to help us off and get turned around. Although somewhat remote, would stop there again.

New Owners, 2012-07-19
Captain: , Little River, SC (1987)

When we stayed here on 7/14 there were new owners who had just taken over the marina a week ago. Theyreally tried to be helpful but I wound uo tying up by myself. The owners have been busy refurbishing the marina. The restrooms/showeres were freshly repainte yet a little rustic. Docks are old ond you need to fender off the pilings. Owners are extremely friendly and would do anything to try to help you. Give them a few months and this will be a good place to stay.

Regular Stop, 2011-05-25
Captain: , Ophelia, VA (849)

We make this a regular stop on our trip south in the fall and north in the spring. Staff is always friendly. They have a great ships store if you need something. Their store also has snack foods and a limited selection of wine. It is a pleasant stop along this stretch of the ICW.

Riverside Restaurant will pick you up and return you to the dock. They have a good selection of seafood - though mostly fried.

all the basics, 2011-04-26
Captain: , Westport,Ma (710)

I agree with the other posts. friendly helpful etc. no thrills but has the basics. The boat traveling just ahead of us went agound a few miles before the marina they had him out of the water and up the lift before we checked in. great boat hardware store, more than you would expect. Theres a resturant in town that will pick you up for dinner. Riverview cafe it was good seafood mostly.

Helpful FOlks, 2011-04-06
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (695)

People here are fiendly and prices are fair. Not the cleanest or neatest place but a good work a day location.

Above and beyond the call of duty., 2011-04-01
Captain: , New Orleans, LA (671)

We broke a shifter cable a half hour before arriving (one engine stuck in reverse, but we didn't realize the problem) and they stayed late to help us with a very difficult docking. They went out of their way to find the needed parts and worked very hard to get the new cable installed. Check out "Dr. Root Beer's Hall of Foam" in town.

A work in progress, 2011-02-15
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (531)

We have stayed here a number of times. Tie up is on either side of a single face dock. The entrance is narrow and it is tight manuvering once you get inside. The dock is abit beatup but both the electric and water worked fine. The bathroom facilities leave a bit to be disired. Depending on where you are tied up, wakes from boats, especially barges, passing on the ICW can jounce you around a bit.

The above said, the owners are great people and seem to be really trying. Diesel prices have been pretty good and you can refuel at your slip. The ships store is great, as well as parts and gear you can get ice cream. They have a travel lift if you arrive with a crab pot around your prop.

Overall, this is a basic marina with nice people. We will stay again on our next trip through.

on its way back, 2011-02-08
Captain: , millsboro DE (300)

spent a night at this marina owner and wife are great and are working hard to make this a recreational as well as a commercial facility the per ft cost are too high for this facility as $1.75 is prettysteep for what is available.

Excellent Stop for Fuel, 2010-12-02
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (70)

Stopped for diesel fuel. The person who helped us was excellent, both in customer service and knowledge of the ICW further along. Was able to get fuel filters I needed. Ask if there is something you need, much of the stock is in a parts room in the back. Get the guy from Hawaii to help you, he is great.

Needs some work, 2010-11-03
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1090)

Docks and facilities are in need of upgrades. Great marine store and staff!!

Ok, but just a yard, 2010-10-21
Captain: , Between Boats, USA (623)

While the people are great, fuel cheap, and the store is good. The place is just a low-end working boat yard. The bathrooms where pretty broken and gross. And our 4' draft hull sat on the mucky bottom at the transient dock. There were signs of work being done to fix it up, but there is a long way to go. We had a nice night there and will likely stop there again, but with lower expectations.

Nice experience, 2010-09-01
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (297)

Friendly staff and helpful locals. Store has lots of things and with fuel and bath facilities this is a must stop on the ICW.

Good basic marina, 2009-10-05
Captain: , Worton (445)

Stayed here twice to sit out storms, Paul and his staff/family are very welcoming. The store has a great selection of basic needs.

Very friendly and willing to help!, 2009-07-24
Captain: , Swansboro, NC (10)

We have just recently found this marina and were quite impressed with Paul and the family! They were extra helpful with emergency repairs! We have made this our marina of choice on this leg of the ICW!

Overnighter to ride high tide through New River, 2009-04-27
Captain: , Collierville TN (977)

Mucky bottom at entrance, 5 feet at mid tide. Single floating transiant pier. Low fuel cost.

Funky, in a real good way, 2008-11-15
Captain: , Belhaven, NC (363)

Paul and his family are working hard to make their marina a mandatory stop for cruisers between Beaufort and Southport. They offer the basics: help docking, a courtesy car, reasonable rates, free coffee, improved showers and laundry, a fully stocked marine store, and very low prices on diesel.

nice stop, 2008-06-25
Captain: , Carolina Beach, NC (391)

Very friendly and helpful staff. Small and improving under new owners. Has free wifi and loaner car.

Swan Point Marina Review, 2007-10-18
Captain: , Lake Norman, NC (4)

Stayed there twice on an ICW trip and the owners were fantastic. It is not plush or extravagent but very small and plesant. They even offer a car for you to use to get into town. Under new management since July 2007 so expect renovation work.

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