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Cancellations While Cruising: The East Coast's Most Accommodating Marinas

Post by Becky at Dockwa - Published on 9/21/17 10:06 AM

Boaters who make the trek south can face some unique challenges – challenges which can usually be overcome with the help of experience, due diligence, technology, and the boating community. That said, if weather or mechanical issues (for starters) cause a change of course, an understanding marina makes a huge difference to a cruiser’s peace of mind. In this post we highlight Northeast, Chesapeake, ICW and Florida marinas who know cruisers can't always stick to a strict schedule, and are happy to accommodate you regardless. (Skip to the list.)

Below we've listed all the marinas on the east coast – and there are a ton – who abide by the same cancellation policy – a policy which allows boaters to book slips or moorings risk-free during the hectic migration south. 

The policy: 

In the event of any cancellation, 100% refund will be provided, so long as boater notifies marina of cancellation. No-shows may be subject to loss of one night's deposit, subject to the discretion of the marina.

It's as simple as that: Be a good customer and let the marina know if you think you're not going to make it, so that the business can fill the spot and help other boaters in need of dockage. 

Fun fact: Dockwa itself doesn't have a cancellation policy – each of your reservations' cancellation policies is always that of the marina.

You can view any marina's cancellation policy at any time by visiting its marina profile in the Dockwa app or on dockwa.com. 

Jump to: Maine  |  Massachusetts  |  Rhode Island  |  Connecticut  |  New York  |  New Jersey  |  MarylandVirginia  | North Carolina  |  South Carolina  | Georgia  |  Florida   |  Bahamas

Maryland Marinas

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Marina Page View harbor details on Marinas.com
Middle River Landing Marina Essex
Georgetown Yacht Basin Georgetown
Bay Bridge Marina Stevensville
Pleasure Cove Marina Pasadena
Campbell's Town Creek Boatyard Oxford
Watergate Pointe Marina Annapolis
Campbell's Bachelor Point Yacht Company Oxford
Pier 7 Resort Marina Edgewater 
National Harbor Marina Oxon Hill
Hartge Yacht Harbor Galesville
Mears Marina Annapolis Annapolis
Port Annapolis Marina Annapolis
Chesapeake Harbour Marina Annapolis 
Ft Washington Marina  Ft Washington
Rod 'N' Reel Marina  Chesapeake Beach
Worton Creek Marina Chestertown
Piney Narrows Yacht Haven Chester 
Liberty Marina Edgewater
Magothy Marina Severna Park
Sailing Associates Inc (pictured above) Georgetown
Campbell's Boatyard at Jack's Point Oxford
Mears Great Oak Landing Marina Chestertown 
Annapolis Maryland Capital Yacht Club Annapolis
Bowleys Marina Middle River
Dennis Point Marina Drayden
Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Chesapeake Beach
Mears Point Marina Grasonville
Sunset Marina Ocean City

Okay folks: trying to link to more than a hundred snowbird-friendly marinas just seems silly. We'll keep working on it, but we do have other things to focus on this week (click here for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria marina status updates).

Luckily, it's easy to view all Maryland marinas on DockwaYou can also explore the Maryland region on Marinas.com. While you're at it, download the free iOS and Android app here. 

Washington, D.C. 

Special shout-out to Wharf Gangplank Marina, holding down the fort! Keep on keepin' on. 

View DC harbor on Marinas.com.

South Carolina Marinas

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Marina Page View harbor details on Marinas.com
Myrtle Beach Yacht Club Little River
Port Royal Landing Marina Port Royal
Bohicket Marina Johns Island
Windmill Harbour Marina Hilton Head 
Dataw Island Marina Dataw Island

Explore South Carolina marinas on Dockwa and Marinas.com.


Georgia Marinas

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Marina Page View harbor details on Marinas.com
Delegal Creek Marina (pictured above) Savannah
Port of Kingston Marina Kingston
Jekyll Island Marina Jekyll Island
Brunswick Landing Marina Brunswick
Isle Of Hope Marina Savannah
Thunderbolt Marine Savannah

View Georgia marinas on Dockwa and Marinas.com.

Bahamas Marinas

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Marina Page View harbor details on Marinas.com
Old Bahama Bay Marina  West End
Great Harbour Cay Marina Great Harbour Cay
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina South Bimini
Port Lucaya Marina Freeport
Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort Freeport Lucaya
Green Turtle Club Marina (pictured above) North Abaco
Man-O-War Marina Abaco
Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina Freeport 
Bluff House Marina Abaco 
Davis Harbour Marina Eleuthera
Grand Bahama Yacht Club Freeport

Last but not least: Check out the marinas of the Bahamas on Dockwa and Marinas.com!


Thanks again to all the marinas who keep things flexible for boaters, so that captains aren't putting themselves at risk trying to keep on schedule or losing funds due to inclement weather. Thanks to the boaters who keep in good contact with marinas so they can best manage your arrival or delay. 

Happy Snowbirding! 


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