Reviews: Oriental Marina & Inn

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  • Review for Oriental Marina & Inn

    Reviewed by: Wes Newman on Mar 1, 2019
    Boat Type: Sail
    LOA: 27'
    Draft: 3.5'

    Rating: 4

    Just about the best location in charming Oriental, right in the middle of town within feet of restaurants, coffee bar and provisions. Staff is friendly; VHF instructions and docking assistance were excellent. Depth varies considerably and unpredictably with wind tides on the Neuse River; my slip neighbor's Pacific Seacraft 37 with just under 5' draft was rubbing on the bottom. Usually this clears up when the wind shifts. There is a motel, restaurant and tiki bar on the marina property. It got a little loud with a live band on Halloween night but that's not the norm. Oriental is a friendly, laid back community that loves sailors and this marina is right in the heart of things.

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