Details for Urbanna Town Marina at Uptons Point

Urbanna Town Marina at Uptons Point

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Average rating 4.6 stars from 37 reviews

Address 210 Oyster Rd. PO Box 179
Urbanna, VA 23175

Phone804-758-5440 / 804-758-2613, Town Office

After hours contact

Facility type

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


Clean Marina certified.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Town of Urbanna



Joyce Eanes, Carol Williams, Chic Silver

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

No AE.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Water is turned off after the November Oyster Festival and turned back on sometime around Easter.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: A boater reported that the first several slips are not deep. Four sailboats in a group were aground in those slips unless they were docked bow first.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 90
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: There is one slip #10/11 that is 29 feet wide. There is another slip that is 90 feet long.


Transient: 15
Total: 32
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2015-09-14)

Other price info: Monthly slip rate is approximately $300. Includes internet, electric, and water. $2,400 per year (water is off November-April). Marina now charges 2.5% + $1.00 for use of a credit card.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: No additional charge for electricity.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Gas is avaiable on Urbanna Creek.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Please pick up after your pets.

Disability access

Yes - There are two slips with handicap access (docks the length of the slip). There are handicap boarding steps next to the boat ramp.

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Cubes


Yes - They also have recycling bins.


Yes - Very clean.


Yes - Very clean, good upkeep.


Yes - 2 washers and 2 dryers in the reading room.


Yes - Very well stocked local market about 1/2 mile walk from the marina.


Yes - Local auto and marine supply store in town.


Yes - Nearby in town. Some of the restaurants have bars.
Virginia Street Cafe, 804-758-3798, is 3 blocks from the marina. 201 Virginia St.

Grounded Coffee, 804-758-1002
51 Cross Street

Something Different 804-758-8000, 213 Virginia Street

Bay Catch Seafood Bar & Grill 804-758-2213, 240 Virginia Street

Colonial Pizza, 804-758-4079, 50 Watling St, Urbanna, VA 23175

Marshalls Drug Store Soda Fountain 804-758-5344, 50 Cross Street



Hotels or motels

Yes - The Chesapeake Inn has 13 rooms with free high-speed internet, free parking., and suites.

Atherston Hall B&B 804-758-2809, 250 Prince George St

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Recently upgraded WiFi now covers the marina very well.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Boat ramp at the town marina. This ramp has limited trailer parking.


Yes - Free use of bicycles to ride into town. There are also golf carts for rent. Airport delivery service available. $0.50 trolley picks up near the marina every 1/2 hour on Friday & Saturday. The trolley is seasonal and does not run after Labor Day.

Other services

Visitor's Center and Museum, town stores (restaurants, drug store, soda fountain, gift shops, and clothing stores) are a 1/4 to 1/2 mile walk from the marina. Boaters' swap library. Town pool at Taber Park.


Reviews for Urbanna Town Marina at Uptons Point
great little town, 2017-07-05
Captain: , Seaford, VA (1049)

Second time here, a little quieter than the Oyster Festival weekend last November. Restrooms and laundry improved but still the same fixed docks with short finger piers every other slip. Depending on your boat's design, it can make boarding and disembarkation very tricky. Otherwise nice place, may have to go in bow first in the first few slips due to shallow water near the dock.
In addition to the normal trash drop off bins, they do supply recycling bins too. Conscientious cruisers who like to recycle now have a place to drop off those items as well.

DANGER RED 2, 2017-07-03
Captain: , YORKTOWN, VA (383)

Great stop. But channel has shifted. Stay away from red 2. Only 3ft 8inches on the channel side of red 2 20 ft from marker

An excellent stop-over in Urbanna., 2017-05-24
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (666)

OK so the docks are not floating. The location is ideal with no road noise, just Osprey.
The city is trying hard to improve the marina. The restroom and shower facilities are new, spacious, and clean. The washers and dryers are new.
Joan and Carol the Dockmasters and friendly and accomodating. Example: we were hoping to get some oysters. The local fish market was closed. Carol called 3 waterman friends trying to find oysters for us.

Great little town, 2017-05-22
Captain: , Charleston, SC (250)

Marina is easy to approach - great help from Joyce- excellent power and wifi. The Drug Store lunch counter has to be visited. Breakfast was great and the locals made us feel right at home.

Capt Carl Bay Breezin, 2017-05-11
Captain: , urbanna va (51)

Dianne no longer there.Joyce is temporary.She has done great job of sprucing up.

Great stop!, 2016-10-14
Captain: , Deltaville, VA (10)

Easy entry, very friendly and helpfull staff. Nice bicycles avaiable for a ride into town.

Decent Marina for what it is, 2016-09-01
Captain: , North Charleston, SC (752)

OK, the facility is nice and nearly new. The heads are clean and functional. The docks are a bit difficult and fixed, not floating. The person who helped us dock had probably never tied up a boat before but we were able to fix things after he left.

The town is easily walkable and interesting. It can be covered in a few hours.

The credit card surcharge is insulting. I realize they have to pay a fee, but it's a cost of doing business just like having water available or lights in the restroom. The shops in town don't charge a credit card fee, they just consider accepting credit cards a cost of doing business.

It's seems unreasonable to expect cruisers to pack enough cash to pay for twenty or thirty marinas along the way. I hope they will reconsider this extra charge.

Quiet town within walking distance, 2015-07-11
Captain: , Norfolk VA (110)

Nice marina. Agree with the credit card service charge. Most restrants are closed Monday-Tuesday so check the internet to see what's open before you arrive. Nice facilities and the roll up the sidewalks at 9pm.

GREAT MARINA BUT..., 2014-10-27
Captain: , Hampton, VA (581)

The town of Urbanna has a gem in the rough in this marina. Great staff, good docks and really close to town. Unfortunately, at $1.75/ft, this city marina is the most expensive in the harbor and to add insult to injury, recently started charging 2.5% +$1.00 if you use a credit card! It appears the town leadership has gotten greedy but failed to realize that by increasing their rates, they are loosing business. We were literally the only transient boat there during a beautiful fall weather week when you would expect far more visiting boats. I truly love Urbanna and hope the town sees the error in their ways.

Urbanna Town Marina, 2014-09-10
Captain: , Heathsville VA (80)

Kevin at the Urbanna Town Marina is wonderful! We cruised over on Saturday for lunch in Urbanna and had a terrible time getting the boat to the dock: the wind was pushing us offshore. Kevin and another couple of volunteers worked hard to get us safely in and tied up. All was done with enormous good humor. When we got off the boat, Kevin asked that we follow him to the office so that he could give us a town map and explain where the local restaurants were located (just a stroll up the hill from the dock). There was no charge for tying up at the dock for lunch, which was another unexpected plus! A lovely facility (with pump off capacity) in a charming town. Kevin was a jewel, as were the passers-by!

New doks and grocery store in easy walking distance!, 2014-03-28
Captain: , Annapolis (3379)

Good docks including new floating docks and good power. The heads were nicely freshly painted; clean with plenty of hot water. Washers and dryers were great. All in all the facilities were fine. Very convenient to town. Great oyster basket at the Urbanna Oyster House.
There is history , shopping, eating and exploring to do in Urbanna. Your first visit will not be your last. Great place to spend a weekend. This marina has very good facilities, very friendly staff and is a short walk from town. Wendy, the Marina manager is a wonderful host. She cares about her guests.

This one is worth the trip, 2014-01-13
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (354)

Great spot and the staff are some of the best. We will definately be going back. Make sure you briing plenty of fenders however. Fixed docks that can be quite high off the sides. The town is well worth a visit and the back creek is a nice dingy ride.

Another great spot, 2013-10-18
Captain: , Charlestown (946)

We are starting our fall cruise from here to Savannah. We were able to launch our boat from the ramp, a Ranger Tug. Town is within walking distance for shops, restaurants, groceries and just about anything you may need. The dock staff are friendly and helpful and the visitors in the marina are very friendly. The facilities are clean. Showers, laundry and bikes are available. The docks are fixed as are most in this area. The slips along side of the ramp on the south side will offer you the most protection if the wind is blowing.
If you enjoy ribs, smoked meats, homemade ice cream and all homemade cooking then try "Something Different". The Dockside restaurant at Dozier's has excellent food.

Surprising, Great!, 2013-08-28
Captain: , Pennsville, NJ (195)

Perfect marina! Well run and clean. Laundry facilities and library. Town has trolly for $0.25 to tour the town and for transportation. Easy walk to town for groceries and whatnot. Nose in docking due to shallow slips. Great job!!

Just Like the Ragu Commercial: Its in It!, 2013-08-11
Captain: , Urbanna VA (31)

Probably the best deal in the region. $1.75 per foot (including tax), wi-fi, 90 TV channels, bikes, pump-out, laundry & the cleanest bathrooms of anywhere we have been. 5 cool restaurants & a weekend trolly to put-put & tours for 25 cents. The is also a swimming pool & playground up town at the park. Wow.

Barefoot'n at Urbanna Town Marina., 2013-08-01
Captain: , Customs House Marina, Hampton, Virginia (90)

We stayed at the Urbanna Town Marina July 26-29 2013. The marina is clean and modern with great friendly people. The town of Urbanna has several great places to eat. Or favorite is Something Different with ribs and BBQ to die for. Urbanna creek is a great place for a kayak or dinghy ride. We'll be back!!

Great Spot to Stretch your Legs!, 2013-07-12
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (112)

The Urbanna Town Marina is very clean and Hospitable, the people who run it are very helpful and good natured!

We loved the chance to walk into town to browse the shops and get some great seafood.... MoJo's cafe!

They have lots of interesting stores and even one that sells marine parts and just call the number on the sign and he comes and opens up for you!

Love the trolleys and small town atmosphere. Defiately worth coming back to!

Good place for a visit!!, 2012-09-25
Captain: , Herrington Harbor North (31)

This is the way marina's are supposed to be. Good facilities, excellent service and reasonable prices.

Fantastic place to stay!, 2012-08-18
Captain: , Fort Pierce, Florida (369)

We were referred to this marina by friends who have stayed here in the past. Their review was great, but what we found was fantastic. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rates cannot be beat for extended stays and the town has that small town flavor that is so great to experience. We will definitely come back. Thanks Dianne!

Urbanna Town Marina, 2012-06-22
Captain: , annapolis (391)

Well-run, modern, clean and short walk to town. Dockmasters are helpful and take pride in their town. Nearby restaurant "All Fired Up" is a carnivore's delight. Weekend trolley-bus tour of town and surrounding area. Good way to see town. NAV NOTE: On entering Urbanna Creek, give R"2" a wide berth; shoaling here occurs frequently. Just favor Green side here.

May 23/23 2012, 2012-05-28
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

Have been here before and love coming back. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Mojo's Cafe is great!. Also had good Italian food at Angelo's Colonial Pizza. Nice town to walk, run or bike around. Very easy in and out off the Rappahannock River. Nice clean rest room/shower.

Good Experience, 2012-05-21
Captain: , Davis Creek (21)

Clean facilities and friendly dockmaster

Not great, but you will enjoy the town and the marina, 2012-05-01
Captain: , Regent Point Marina (82)

Marina: Nice; on the small side; Dianne was very friendly and helpful; restrooms and showers extremely clean but only "one seaters"; only 4 ft depth at slips so had to go in bow first. Be sure to get one of the two slips next to the central pier since the finger piers for the other slips are very short.
Town: Very quaint and enjoyable; good restaurants; do not miss the breakfasts at Virginia Street Cafe- hearty for a very reasonable price.

Oyster Fest!, 2011-11-09
Captain: , Fishing Bay VA (335)

Just stayed here for the Oyster Fest and was my first trip to Urbanna by boat. Great docks, clean, good power, cable TV, and water, free trash, clean bathrooms and easy access to the great little city of Urbanna. Watch your depth coming in from the very first red marker and give it a wide birth, after than plenty of water all around. Great shelter from the waves and freindly dockmaster make it all worth it!

Great spot., 2011-08-09
Captain: , Schooner Bay, Onancock, Va. (10)

The town marina is a great spot to overnight or stay a while and explore this historical town. The town has put a lot of effort into building a new "all included" dockage with all the amenities including trolley transport to anywhere around town, Free use of bicycles, clean showers and toilets, laundry room etc. The dockmasters are very helpful and knowledgable. The harbor is also protected by a stone breakwater at it's mouth that makes this a great spot to get out of the blow.

Urbanna is a cool town, 2011-05-17
Captain: , Smith Mountain Lake, VA (266)

Sailed into Urbanna in early May 2011 and stayed at this marina. It is well kept with clean facilities and an easy walk to town. The town is fun to explore with lots of history, shops and restaurants.

channel shoaling, 2011-04-22
Captain: , Kilmarnock, VA (32)

Was notified today (4/23/11) that you should give the Urbanna Creek entrance marker #2 a wide berth and favor #3. A vessel ran aground today near #2.

Urbanna Town Marina, 2011-03-11
Captain: , Deltaville Va (120)

Nice clean facilities

A Very Friendly Place, 2010-10-07
Captain: , New Rochelle, NY (1000)

It is worth the short ride up the Rappahannock River. Very friendly staff, Dianne and Walter. Now they have a goose that hangs out there and acts like a dog. His name is 'Aflac'. There are restaurants and shopping nearby.

Nice place to stop., 2010-10-05
Captain: , Hampton, VA (40)

Very helpful marina staff. Urbanna is a friendly town with several good restaurants. The crab cakes at Cafe Mojo were excellent!

Homey and quiet, 2010-07-21
Captain: , Solomons MD (20)

Stayed in early June before the summer rush. Spotless restrooms & showers with a friendly staff. Town is making a play to become more touristy. Restaurants include "down home" and more elegant food. Did not try the pool, but it would be nice to have one closer to the marina.

Very Nice Marina, 2010-07-08
Captain: , Solomons, MD (464)

Still Town owned and operated. Very friendly and helpful staff. Stayed here over a busy July 4th weekend and the shower facilities stayed very clean and well supplied the entire time. Large air conditioned shower rooms. Nice library. Very close to nice restaurants. Only pool facility is at the town community park, moderate walk and $3.00 per visit.

Almost perfect, 2009-11-08
Captain: , Charleston, SC (364)

I agree with everything said by other reviewers- friendly, competent staff, charming town. However, IMOP the docks do not merit five stars. Other than two slips along either side of a center pier, the piers for the fixed docks are approximately 20 feet long. The dock master recommends bow in because of depth which makes for a difficult on and off for larger boats. Also the tie poles are only aproximately 40 feet out. Neither are a deal breakers but less than five star.

Long term, 2009-10-07
Captain: , Montreal, QC, Canada (20)

Best place to be

Great Small Town and Marina, 2009-10-03
Captain: , Saint Petersburg, FL (181)

If you are looking for that small, accomodating, friendly place to dock with easy access to a great small friendly town--this is it! Urbanna is well worth the 15 miles up the Rappahannok River and offers everything we boaters need. Restaurants, Grocery, Marine Supplies, Fuel. We found a bit of the past at Marshals Drug at their one of the last remaining drug store soda fountains; and, we got a bit of avant garde at the "Taste" Shop. Unfortunately, we'll miss the oyster festival in November but is very highly recommended should you be in the neighborhood then. The marina staff, especially Diane, is great! they are very friendly and will go out of their way to help you.

Great little town, 2009-08-22
Captain: , Marathon, FL (1264)

Charming stores, pretty streets, everything within easy walking distance. Or take the trolley and get a tour of the town for 25 cents. Don't miss the gourmet store - Taste. Lots of samples and cool owners. And there's an old-fashioned drug store with a real soda fountain.

Urbanna Town Marina, 2009-08-19
Captain: , Crisfield MD (74)

Our yacht club (Somers Cove Yacht Club, Crisfield MD ) spent 5 nights here in MId July. Very nice & clean accommodations. Friendly staff

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