Reviews: Kilkenny Marina

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  • Review for Kilkenny Marina

    Reviewed by: IslandFinz on May 13, 2021
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 5

    This place is wonderful, and a perfect place to just chill for a day and ride out a storm at night. We loved the peaceful rustic charm of this place and the people are the best. We will not miss this stop in our future travels.

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  • Review for Kilkenny Marina

    Reviewed by: Ross Wiltse on Apr 23, 2021
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 4

    If you need to get out of the wind and waves from the sounds, Kilkenny is a great stop. We were welcomed upon arrival. One of the owners gave us a history of the area. This is a working marina, fishing and crabbing boats mostly. It is protected from west and southwest winds. Easy in and out up the creek to where the marina is located. Depth was not an issue.

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  • Review for Kilkenny Marina

    Reviewed by: J. Bowley , Bare Necessity , on Dec 20, 2020
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 31'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 4

    Marina was small and the dock seemed to be extremely old but the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. If going for a quick stop for gas or other supplies I would highly recommend. I wouldn't recommend staying the night. Even in mid December the flies were terrible.

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  • Review for Kilkenny Marina

    Reviewed by: Alan V. Cecil on Jun 25, 2020
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    A very subjective "5 star rating! Both of the other reviews are "spot on!" If you're looking for a "Pier 66 Ft. Lauderdale place"... you're daft..in this hidden hamlet in the lowlands of the Georgia AICW.
    We discovered Kilkenny Marina on our way to Florida in January of 2020 using Waterway Guide. Last fueling place before Brunswick, GA.

    Brothers Robert and Danny run this simple marina, bait shop and limited general store.

    A historic plantation home is next door and an upscale restaurant.
    We are here again by design on June 25, 2020. This place is the heartland of traditional American values and country ingenuity; IE: the home built "cleatless" piers!

    Please,please get off your vessel and stroll down the lzne behind the store to see the grandest display of ancient live oaks draped with mystical Spanish moss leading to the colonial Plantation house.

    The infamous "Sherman's March to the Sea" ended nearby.

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  • Review for Kilkenny Marina

    Reviewed by: Nicole on Mar 5, 2019
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 38'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    Lovely stop that we almost didn’t make on our way south on the ICW. We were planning on anchoring in our 38’ trawler but we lost the impeller on our gen set so decided to stay the night and fix it on the dock - so glad we did. What an absolutely gorgeous location. The restaurant was not open on Monday but we didn’t care, we are very self contained and we grilled on the top deck and thoroughly enjoyed the views of the marshes. The dockmaster (owner, maybe?) was right there to greet us and we were one of only a couple boats on the long face dock. Easy on/off, current was mild. Plenty of water in Kilkenny creek and dockside. Facilities are basic but the cost was very fair. About $60 for the night including 50amp hookup. The docks were in fine condition when we were here. And a nice addition was the fact that about 50 big white egrets roost in the tree directly next to the dock. If you are a bird lover it was quite a neat site to watch them all fly in right over us at dusk. We will most likely stop here again on the way back to thunderbolt.

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  • Review for Kilkenny Marina

    Reviewed by: Robert Sherer , Fleetwing, on Jul 1, 2018
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 3

    The marina is pretty basic. They have one, long facedock for transients. It's a convenient staging area for Hell Gate when going north. If you don't hit the tides right, you can stop over here and get in sync. The area is actually quite scenic. It used to be a plantation and there are the biggest live oak trees I've ever seen, dozens.

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