Details for Vinings Landing Marine Center

Vinings Landing Marine Center

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Average rating 3.6 stars from 11 reviews

Address 8166 Shore Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518


After hours contact

Facility type

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


Previously Taylor's Landing Marina, purchased by Vinings Marine Group and renamed. The marina is now in receivership and is managed by Coastal Properties Management.

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

Brian Baker



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

BoatUS, Sea Tow, MarinaLife.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info

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


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:


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.


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
30 amp is $9 per day.
50 amp is $15 per day.

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

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.


Fuel brand: As of July 2017 the fuel dock is still closed with no anticipated date to reopen.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: ValvTect Marine Fuel

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: ValvTect Marine Fuel


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


Yes - Food Lion is a few blocks away. From the marina, turn left on Shore Drive. The shopping center has a Food Lion and CVS which is located at the corner of Shore Drive and E Little Creek Road.



Yes - On-site at the marina is The Captain's Galley, which is a local favorite. 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.


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


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


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.


Other services

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


Reviews for Vinings Landing Marine Center
No longer my Go-To Place entering or leaving the Chesapeake, 2017-07-26
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1342)

UPDATE 7/26/17

Vinings Landing Marina is in receivership. Coastal Properties Management is taking over mangement for the mortgage holder. While it is certainly early days both on-site staff and the management company seem enthusiastic. The marina is worth watching, with caution.

Cobb's Marina next door continues to be my prefered stop heading offshore or coming back to the US.

Previous Review:

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: , Rockland, ME (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 (262)

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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