Details for West Basin Marina, MWR
Name

West Basin Marina, MWR
Position

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 12 reviews

Address 46970 Bauhof Road
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1537

Phone301-342-3573

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes

Oct 2011: New floating docks are in place with 50 amp power, and Pier A has been rebuilt with new power stantions.

VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.cnic.navy.mil/Patuxent/FleetAndFamilyReadiness/ThingsToDo/Recreation/Marinas/index.htm

Email contact

francisco.pace@navy.mil

Owner, manager

U.S. Navy MWR

Harbormaster

Sue St. Onge

Dockmaster

Scott

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

1

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info

None to weak current.

Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: New floating docks along the seawall and fixed docks A - D.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Finger piers on the fixed docks are relatively short. Finger piers on floating E dock are approximately 40 feet long.

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $40 per day total no matter size of boat.
$8.00 per foot per month.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Only 50 amp service is available on the new docks.

Pricing info: No charge.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

Yes

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: As of 8/13/16 the fuel pumps are inoperative. Staff indicated they should be repaired sometime in September 2016.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: New diesel tank to beinstalled after Labor Day, 2015.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: On leash.

Disability access

Yes

Launch service



Pump out

Yes - Free, located on the B-dock T.


Ice

No

Trash

Yes - Dumpster located near the boat ramp.

Showers

Yes - Private rooms (men 1 room, women 2 rooms) with shower, sink, and toilet, air conditioned.

Heads

Yes - New bathouse in 2006, small but clean.

Laundry

Yes - Washer/Dryer in bathhouse. $1.00 for each.

Grocery

Yes - Navy Exchange and Commisary ~ 1 mile away on base.

Hardware

No

Restaurants

Yes - The community center has a dining facility and a bar. It is located at the top of hill. Lunch serve Mon - Fri, but dinners are only occasional.

Bars



Hotels or motels

Yes - Navy Lodge approximately 1 mile on base.

Repair capabilities

No

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Hydraulic trailer.

Storage facilities

Yes

Fishing supplies

No - None on site.

Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Cellular signal strength is good. 3G ATT, Verizon, and Sprint are good.
WiFi (gowifi) is very strong and free, but you must register online.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - New two lane ramp completed and open as of April 2011.

Transportation

No - There is no taxi service on the base. It is reported that the marina staff willingly offers to take boaters to the Commissary and PX.

Other services



Attractions



Reviews for West Basin Marina, MWR
Large MWR Marina, 2016-08-07
Captain: , Beverly, MA (1140)

Lots of slips, and huge basin to turn around in. Shower and Heads are combined into cubicals 2 each per sex. WI FI signal is strong. Some of the slips can be narrow. The pilings have huge nuts exposed and could dammage the side of your boat if not careful. Finger piers are about 10 ft. Long way on foot to anything on base.



Best Marina Around, 2015-07-09
Captain: , Key West (10)

We have travelled the Bay for 20 years plus, this Marina has the best facility and cleanliness around. The Staff are AWESOME , this Base rocks ! Last Year they had COLOR BURST, AMAZING, This Year they had Memorial Day event with Band, they are the BEST As always Go Navy Beat Army !



Very Basic, Good for an Overnight Stop, 2015-06-02
Captain: , Suffolk, VA (151)

Needed a stopover on our way down the bay and didn't want the hassle (and cost) of the Solomon's Island marina. Came into Wst Basin after closing and left before opening (it was a Sunday) so never saw anyone. Was given slip assignment over phone along with gate codes, etc. While they have some floating docks, seems transients are put on the older woooden piers (which are mostly empty). Was quite a walk to the restrooms/showers and an even longer walk to the floating docks and office. No services of any kind. Be sure to ask for a description of where your assigned sliip is! The numbers are not visible form the fairway (they are on the power pylons)...we had to move after we pulled in when we finally found our number! If you need it pump-out is very accessible on a T head! Navigation in and outt very easy with plenty of depth. One interesting thing is that there is no security...no one checked our IDs, no one asked who we were.



Great place to stay, 2015-05-22
Captain: , Apponaug R.I. (778)

Sue and Cory could not have been more helpful. I had to move my boat over to A dock. Sue came aboard to help me dock the boat. Clean rest rooms, Wi-fi, super friendly.



Really nice and quiet...except for the jets!, 2014-10-19
Captain: , Rock Hall,Md (60)

We stayed here for a night, and we're very comfortable. Sue and Cory were so helpful and welcoming and the price was great. Cory gave me a ride up to the Commissary and waited for me. Bathrooms are good. It is adjacent to the NAS and they were flying some of the time, but discontinued between evening and morning and, we actually kinda enjoyed watching them.

Would definitely return there.




Very Nice Facility if YOU are Military! (Active or Retired), 2014-06-30
Captain: , Kemah, TX (612)

Excellent facility! The downside is you are two miles away by dinghy from ANY shopping, restaurants, or repairs. The facility has fuel, pumpouts, and water, but you have to move your boat to one side to get pumped out, and another site for fuel. My wife was able to obtain transportation from the marina office easily to go to base facilities. The staff is friendly and very helpful.



Quick refuge off the Bay, 2014-06-27
Captain: , Northport MI (405)

Great marina for those with Military ID cards. Well maintained, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff (offered ride to PX/Commissary). Is aways from town of Solomons Island but can't beat the price!



Terrific stay, easy, 2013-09-16
Captain: , Portsmouth, VA (430)

Called ahead, spoke with Sue; assigned slip with floating dock, arrived, paid small fee for our 42' boat, all one needs located at the dock, ie power, water, space. Overnight storms, nonetheless, a good stay. Will return.



NICE MILITARY FACILITY, 2012-04-26
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (343)

They have done a nice job of upgrading the marina. Well protected. Can't beat the price



Very Protected Marina - DoD Restricted, 2011-07-07
Captain: , Annapolis (602)

Kept a boat here for many year - weathered hurricane Isabel with no problems - have used T-Heads as transit docks many times from 2005-2011 - new docks built very well - bike to NEX/Commissary - Helmets Required - generally lots of space. Put out fenders if mooring on T-Heads - large bolts protrude through dock timbers.
Call PAX NavySecurity on VHF13 before entering if escalated security at mil bases.



We loved it....can't beat the price, 2010-08-03
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

We stayed on "D" dock and loved it. Small fixed finger docks, but it beats the price in the Solomons and it is only a 10 min dinghy ride away. People were great and very helpful. We will be back. One of the few military benifits left. New floating docks going in as of
Aug '10



Good Marina for Active Duty / retired miltary & Civil Service, 2008-01-23
Captain: , Patuxent River, MD (387)

Three years here and services slowly but steadly improving. Major rework planned for early 2008 will limit available slips until complete. Gas and diesel on site. New pumpout 2007. No food or ice. Boatramp and new (2006) bathhouse.

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