Reviews: Downtown Marina of Houma

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  • Review for Downtown Marina of Houma

    Reviewed by: Paul Castaldi on Jun 12, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 45'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 2

    Would only stop there if I had no other alternative. The facilities are limited. When I tried to call the harbormaster to reserve a space he accused me of being a crank caller and hung up. I could not get him to answer the phone after this. I got to the marina and tied up to an available space. About an hour later the harbor master showed up - he pounded on the cabin of the boat until I came out, demanded $40 for the night. We gave him $40 and never saw him again. The people of Houma are very nice and proud of their town but it really didn’t have much to offer. We were relieved to leave the next day.

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  • Review for Downtown Marina of Houma

    Reviewed by: 42BertConvert on Jun 19, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 4

    Nice little spot to stop and tie up. As others have said not really a marina, more of a dock with water/electric. Walked up to Pit Stop restaurant; it's 24/7 and the food was pretty good. There is a fair amount of ICW traffic, but no problems. The park is a huge bonus if you have kids with you (swings, playscapes, etc). Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it doesn't have restrooms/showers. Overall I'd say it's a nice spot to stay the night and I would stay here again.

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  • Review for Downtown Marina of Houma

    Reviewed by: Ted Parish , Nellie Crockett, on May 18, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 67'
    Draft: 5.5'

    Rating: 5

    Pleasant surprise, stayed twice. This is a park with a bulkhead. At 5.5 was careful but had no problems. Canal bar walking distance is fun. A couple of seafood restaurants walking and Uber distance. Particularly crawfish menu. Hospital next door if needed. Verify on the fuel issue. The company.may be defunct recently.

    • WG Editor Comment:

      message to reviewer re crawfish menu.

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  • Review for Downtown Marina of Houma

    Reviewed by: Jim Vincent , Fleur-de-Sea, on Apr 19, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 4

    This was a nice, easy stop, all previous comments are accurate. No fuel but if you need it, just 3.5 NM East, or in other words .5 miles east of Prospect bridge is Gauberts fuel & oil (gas & diesel) on the south bank. 985-876-1102, You can't miss it, large storage tank with their name on it, they're 24/7. If you're not Cajun, it's pronounced "go-bears"

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  • Review for Downtown Marina of Houma

    Reviewed by: Terry “Captain Crusty” Godbold , Magic, on Mar 10, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 35'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 4

    We stayed here for 4 days waiting for a weather window and taking a break. This marina has water and electric but no showers or laundry. If you draw more than 4.5 feet I would not go very far up the bayou as it gets real shallow. Watched a boat have a hard time. All in all, not too bad, park like environment and walking distance to restaurants, stores, and the rent car company will come and pick you up.

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  • Review for Downtown Marina of Houma

    Reviewed by: John Matlock on Oct 31, 2016
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 32'
    Draft: 0.0'

    Rating: 4

    Great little city owned Marina. Ray, the harbor master, is a good man and will come out on a Sunday to help. Cost is reasonable.

    I wish there were restrooms but it's ok.

    You are right off the intracostal and barge traffic will move you around some. Tie off well

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  • Review for Downtown Marina of Houma

    Reviewed by: Smackdaddy on Aug 17, 2016
    Boat Type: Sail
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 3

    This is not really a marina in the true sense of the word. It's really more of an overnight tie-up along the dock. It's also very shallow, so larger boats can only tie up at the end of the dock which puts you in direct line of the wakes from the ICW. However, it's really a beautiful spot and you have a lot of amenities within walking distance of a few blocks. Ray was great in terms of communication, and water and power was available. So not a bad spot.

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