Reviews: Southport Marina

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  • Review for Southport Marina

    Reviewed by: Pete Stott , Salsa, on Nov 16, 2019
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 44'
    Draft: 3.5'

    Rating: 5

    Great marina. Short walk to the very nice community, shops and restaurants. Be sure to attend Hank Pomeranz's helpful weather/cruising briefing held nightly. Also, if you need service, Zimmerman Marine is very responsive...ask for Steve.

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  • Review for Southport Marina

    Reviewed by: Robert Sherer , Fleetwing, on Jun 30, 2018
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 5

    The marina is first rate but the real attraction for the cruising crowd are the nightly briefings by Hank Pomeranz on the condition of the shallows and weather on the ICW during the migration season. His briefings are not to be missed.

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  • Review for Southport Marina

    Reviewed by: Terry “Captain Crusty” Godbold on Apr 28, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 4

    Although this marina is very proud of their fuel prices and slip fees, the dock hands were very helpful. Brought the Magic in with the wind "blowing!!" With a single screw and no bow thruster, we easily brought her in with assistance from hands. Good facilities with good hot shower. Be aware, this is a tourist center and prices indicate that. Ferry to Bald Head is $25 a person with nothing but a good beach to see. Town is just a short walk. Although expensive, we would stop here again.

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  • Review for Southport Marina

    Reviewed by: Jean Coleman , Makin Memories, on Apr 27, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 41'
    Draft: 3.5'

    Rating: 5

    Not only is this marina well appointed and close to town, the staff is amazingly helpful. Not to be missed is a FREE seminar each night on what to expect in navigating the Cape Fear River and the ICW up to Norfolk. Hank gives full weather forecasts and areas to beware of for your trip. These seminars are every night for two weeks in the spring and again in the fall.

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  • Review for Southport Marina

    Reviewed by: John Rockwell on Apr 24, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 4

    Yes this place costs more (but not outrageous). But the location can't be beat if you want to see Southport, or just eat out.

    If you arrive when the dock crew is there, you are in luck as the guys are the best and very skilled. They try to leave the south facing open till the last as it is easiest to get into unassisted if the dock crew have gone home. This spot can be a little rocky as it is open to the ICW and the south breeze, so use use a few extra bumpers for a peaceful night.

    The laundry was clean and working. Wifi at the end of the dock was weak, but OK up by the laundry (if you want to stream a movie while the cloths cycle through the wash.)

    Wifi strength was only complaint.

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  • Review for Southport Marina

    Reviewed by: Eddy Johnsen , Spiritus, on Apr 20, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    The ONLY negative about this marina is that at times it can be exposed to wind-generated wave action. Otherwise, the entire staff is very professional and willing to accommodate. Facilities such as the showers, laundry room, ship store, fuel dock, picnic and gathering areas are extremely well looked after. The downtown area is a convenient walk to the North Carolina Maritime Museum, cafes, stores, and numerous restaurants. A great location to have friends or family come to spend some time with you while you're cruising.

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