Details for Vinings Landing Marine Center
Name

Vinings Landing Marine Center
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.6 stars from 11 reviews

Address 8166 Shore Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518

Phone757-587-8000

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes

Previously Taylor's Landing Marina, purchased by Vinings Marine Group and renamed.

VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.viningslanding.com

Email contact

vlmcstore@gmail.com;info@viningslanding.com

Owner, manager

Brian Baker

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info



Payment discounts

BoatUS, Sea Tow, MarinaLife.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

2.5

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info

Current gets strong around the bridge and more moderate within the marina.

Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 70
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 220
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-09-26)

Other price info: $2 per foot per day.
$6 per foot per week.
$12 per foot per month.

25% discount to all members of BoatUS, Sea Tow or MarinaLife. You must show a valid membership card for discount to apply.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Electricity is charged at 12ยข/kWh and is billed monthly.

Transient Electricity Fees
Daily:
30 amp is $9 per day.
50 amp is $15 per day.

Weekly:
30 amp is $30 per week.
50 amp is $42 per week.

Monthly:
30 amp is $60 per month.
50 amp is $84 per month.

Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboard fee is an additional $125/mo. + $75/mo. per additional person onboard - availability limited, 32' minimum.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: ValvTect
As of 10/29/16 diesel was not yet available after flooding earlier this Please delete this note when diesel has been restored.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: ValvTect Marine Fuel

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: ValvTect Marine Fuel

Propane

No - Available at Little Creek Marina.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets must be leashed. There are several pet waste disposal stations with disposal bags.

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - 2 coin-operated washers and 2 coin-operated dryers

Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - On-site at the marina are Surfrider and The Captain's Galley, which are local favorites. The Surfrider features a full menu and bar. The Captain's Galley serves beer, wine, and a deli-style menu, in addition to a brunch buffet on weekends. There are several restaurants of varying cuisine within walking distance.

Bars

Yes - The Captain's Galley is an on site restaurant and bar, open year round. There are also several bars within walking distance.

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes - There are several vendors on-site (Dolphin Marine, Trident Electronics) as well as several adjacent marinas with full-service shops and haul out.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - $2.00 per foot for members (roundtrip).
$3.50 per foot for non-members (roundtrip).

Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle are available.

Chartering capabilities

Yes

Internet access

Yes - Wireless internet is available at $31.95/month through NanoDocks WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

No - Nearest public boat ramp is Willoughby Boat Ramp at 13th View and Bayville St.

Transportation



Other services

Power wash, acid wash, and trailer load services are available.

Attractions



Reviews for Vinings Landing Marine Center
No longer my Go-To Place entering or leaving the Chesapeake, 2016-05-02
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1211)

My visit here in May 2016 deeply saddened me. The docks are in awful shape. Many of the fingers are so warped as to be a hazard to walk on. Many of the power pylons are loose and it took some work to find one that we could get power from.

The Surf Rider restaurant is closed. Reportedly the foundations of the building are collapsing so presumably the marine businesses that once had offices there are gone as well.

Staff size seems down although the remaining people are very nice. They seem a little at a loss about how to run a marina. Our first slip assignment was to a slip with no finger at all. We got a new assignment but the office wasn't exactly sure where it was and we had to go find it ourselves.

The old transient slips behind Surf Rider are apparently no longer used. We were buried at the end of A dock a very long walk from anything, including showers and laundry.

The entire neighborhood seems to be sliding downhill but Vinings Landing Marina is leading the way.

The Captain's Galley remains a high point, open 7a - 8a every day in season. Good food, homemade everything.

Norfolk International Airport is only minutes away so the marina is a great place to pick up or drop off crew.



Vininges Landing, 2016-01-16
Captain: , viningslandingmariia (10)

I do keep my boat there.On C dock,some of the 30 amp shorepower do not work.I do like the dry storage in and out. My boat is kept out of the sun. Service at times is not good. The slips are decaying. Not enough cleats. Out rages gas and desiel prices. Captains Galley has great food at resonable prices. Surfrider restraunt has closed.



Convenient and a good stop for kids!, 2015-06-24
Captain: , Barrington, NH (283)

Vining's Landing was a great choice for our family of 4 because of the nice people, good pool and nice restaurant (Surf Rider) with great food right at the end of the dock! While their transient slips are a tricky and tight fit both because of the current and there narrowness, two deck hands were able to help us with our lines after a second approach. The laundry is air conditioned and overlooks the pool so you can easily have fun while rotating the wash. They did a great job with some pretty big stains too. The showers are in great condition and they even have an herb garden adjacent to the pool for boaters to spice up their meals! While we spoke to one liveaboard who said it wasn't what it used to be, we found it to be just what we needed and then some!



Nice stopover, 2015-05-24
Captain: , New York (251)

Stayed here on next to last day of my trip up north. The only place near by with diesel and a well protected marina.
Very helpful at both fuel dock and overnight berth.
The best part were the friendly liveaboards. What a bunch of characters! All helpful and full of stories.
I would definitely come back



Good, safe location, 2015-04-30
Captain: , Brigantine (10)

Tucked away in a safe harbor with clean facilities. However, WiFi doesn?t work on the docks? Office crew?s comment was ?oh, it?s spotty out there?. Really?



Great stop when entering/exiting the Chesapeake, 2013-08-09
Captain: , Montreal, PQ, Canada (560)

Excellent facitilies and freindly staff. Clean showers. Nice pool too. Shopping and groceries fairly close, a bit of a walk. Only draw back was the fact the the larger boat docks are in the back of the adjacent restaurant, next to the bridge at the end of the creek... makes you feel second rate.



Great place to stop., 2013-05-18
Captain: , Columbia, Missouri (415)

Coming or going from the Chesapeake this a great place to stop. I have been in here twice and the service is great. Marina is in great condition and was allowed an overnight at the fuel dock on a quick in and out. Restaurant has some great food. Especially after a few days at sea.



Living Aboard at Vinings Landing, 2013-02-27
Captain: , Arapahoe, NC (24)

Hve been living aboard at Vinings Landing now for 3 1/2 years - All-in-all it's been a great experience. They care for their liveaboards, during the winters they avoid cutting off the water and only do so during consecutive days of below zero temperatures. This year they have actively de-iced the docks and undertaken snow clearance.



Good stop at the bottom of the bay, 2012-06-19
Captain: , Windy (170)

This is a well placed stop at the bottom of the bay. Its location is its most compelling attribute. The neighborhood is a bit rough but there are restauarants at least one supermarket and a mini west marine within a walkable half mile (down a highway). The marina has a little kitcen where the staff threw together a meal for a bunch of us heading offshore. The joint task force amphibious fleet out of Little Creek is something to see . . . you won't miss them. All in all, a good resource when needed.



Boat slip, 2012-02-08
Captain: , SeaScape Marina (310)

Convenient parking. Fuel reasonably priced. Good restaurants close by. Slips competitively priced for the area.



Taylor's Landing, 2007-02-01
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (9)

This is where I relocated my boat after the horrible experiences at Little Creek Marina. The difference could not be wider! At Taylor's you get the advantage of modern facilities AND good service by caring people! Complete facilities, dry and wet storage, plenty of transient space at reasonable rates, full pump out and fuel service at reasonable prices. Very good restaurant on premises and on main bus line so easy to get to other places. This area of Norfolk is being revitalized and soon there will be plenty of eateries and other facilities close by. There is a West Marine within walking distance. Great facility.

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