Reviews: Historic Gardner's Basin

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  • Review for Historic Gardner's Basin

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles on Jun 8, 2019
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 2

    First off I want to commend the staff for doing a tough job admirably and with great courtesy. However, the marina at the aquarium is in very poor shape. We had a trio of boats and for one of the boats we had to rewire a power pedestal to be able to get the 30amp to work. The restrooms were public restrooms that you would find in a park setting, without any locks or cleanliness. The Wi-Fi was only existent if you went up on the porch of the aquarium to use it. The location parking area is a hang out and they congregate in the lot to play music, drink and fish. Security was a primary concern for all of us and although the gates have locks, you could simply reach your arm around the guard area and have access to the marina proper. Lastly, there is no pump out, and the day of our departure had to wait until our dockside water depth was at least 4 1/2 feet. On the plus side there are two great inexpensive restaurants, bicycling distance to the boardwalk and even with all this a decent experience.

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  • Review for Historic Gardner's Basin

    Reviewed by: Eddy Johnsen , Spiritus, on Jun 7, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 3

    Best value for the Atlantic City area! Within walking distance to the boardwalk, bus stop, and many restaurants. Be sure to eat at the adjacent Gilchrist's for breakfast; fantastic pancakes! Their floating docks also provide a great view. Public restrooms available for use during the day but no shower or laundry facilities. Bonus: no charge for visiting The Aquarium, which is well worth seeing!

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  • Review for Historic Gardner's Basin

    Reviewed by: John Rockwell on May 4, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    I had to wait for the tide to rise to get through the NJ ICW. I was able to wait here for free, get a nice lunch and take a nap. If you go into the basin to turn around, watch your depth on the south side.

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