Details for Washington Marina

Washington Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.0 stars from 7 reviews

Address 1300 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024-2420


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager




Susan Hoffman

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Washington Marina is almost directly under a freeway overpass, which can be tough in high winds. In all other conditions it presents few problems.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Slipholders have nice, protected slips with floating docks. Transients have a T/alongside situation. The outside edge presents easier access, but fronts the fish market. The inside fronts the marina buiildings, but represents a closed space with less room the maneuver.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.50/ft (2017-05-17)

Other price info: $2.50 per foot per day. Boats larger than 40 feet are $3.50 - $4.50 per foot per day. 48 hour cancellation policy. Holidays require 7 days cancellation notice. Holidays are premium rates.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Hoses dockside.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Fuel is available just outside Washington Channel at James Creek Marina.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out






Yes - They have been reported to be in poor condition.




Yes - Small chandlery is part of the marina, offering basics and more. But don't expect too much, their web site advertises 30,000 items.


Yes - Washington DC's outdoor fish market is right next to the marina, a short walk away, and sells common lunch fare. Other, larger restaurants are within a quarter mile.


Yes - Several large bars, restaurants and clubs are within a quarter mile.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Walking distance to 2 Metro stops (L'Enfant Plaza and Southwest Waterfront).

Other services


Reviews for Washington Marina
Good Serivce and Great Parts Department, 2013-09-06
Captain: , Fairfax, VA (80)

Have had engine service here and parts prucurement. Would come back . Damien in service great as in Craig in parts.

FISH MARKET so close, and new facilities, 2011-07-12
Captain: , Washington, DC (350)

If you are worried about fresh smell of seafood and steamed crabs, this may not be for you, but it was great for me.

Marine Supplies, 2011-07-06
Captain: , Yeocomico River (336)

We have not stay here, but needed some supplies 2 stroke pre-mix oil for the tender and this was the only place we could find on the water that had it. Neither of the two marinas that sell fuel in the area had oil available. They were well stocked for small boat supplies and outboard motors.

Bad Mojo, 2009-07-17
Captain: , Looking for a Home (180)

I wish there was something less than a single star, like a black hole. Perhaps the most unhelpful and self-absorbed shop I"ve ever been to.

Nice, But Noisy, 2007-11-30
Captain: , annapolis (183)

I kept my boat on a transient dock here for a season. The marina fronts Washington Channel, with easy access to the Potomac, and so it makes for a nice home base. It has all the basics, including a small hardware store.

But the marina is directly under a freeway overpass, and it is extremely noisy at night. It is also next to the Washington DC fish market -- good for lunch, and bad for the smell of the surrounding area. The marina is close to the National Mall, and you could walk. There are also some restaurants and clubs nearby. But the area is a bit scrubby -- what you might expect under a freeway.

However, the marina personnel are very nice and accommodating and they usually have space.

Washington Marina, 2007-03-15
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3103)

Stayed here for a month in Apri 2005. Gangplank Marina had no spots. Transient dock is under the interstate but we stayed at northernmost dock. Noise was a bit of a problem but we got used to it and it is relatively quiet at night. Biggest noise is the helicopters to the White House and that affects all the marinas.

Great security, new floating docks, free secure parking. Don't miss the cherry blossoms in early April

New and Loud, 2007-01-19
Captain: , Woodbridge, VA (137)

This is a good looking new marina, but I've never stayed as their prices have always been higher than the others, but more importantly one of the main automobile and train bridges go over the marina, so sleeping might be a challenge for some.

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