Reviews: Port Charles Harbor

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  • Review for Port Charles Harbor

    Reviewed by: Duane & Sonja Finch on Oct 5, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 39'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    This marina and service center has the capability and staff to make any repairs or updates to your boat. Six days ago we were in the Mel Price lock when we struck a submerged log, HARD. Our starboard engine stalled, and we were taking on a bit of water. We called the Alton Marina as we had just been there and fueled up for the next leg of our journey south. They were unable to help us themselves but did refer us to the Port Charles Harbor Marina. We called, they immediately sent a towboat to come the 18 miles downstream, then tow us back upstream, against the strong Mississippi current. The marina staff were there waiting for us with their lift ready to take us out of the water when we arrived, (This was 4:30 in the afternoon, on a Sunday)! They made sure we were secure, inspected the damage and allowed us to stay on our boat while they made all the necessary repairs. We had a few days to kill so we went about various chores and cleaning up our boat. The marina staff were very helpful with this too, as they offered their wisdom, extension cords, ladders, etc. We borrowed the marina's courtesy car twice to go into St. Charles for supplies. We highly recommend making use of this marina, you'll understand why once you have.

    We wish it were possible to choose more than five stars..

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  • Review for Port Charles Harbor

    Reviewed by: Greg Youngberg , Blurred Lines , on Nov 7, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 38'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    October 29th, 2018: Great alternative to Alton marina due to fast flood currents sucking water out of Alton marina. Four Loopers pulled into Port Charles Harbor marina at the same time and marina staff directed us to our slips and coordinated taking turns at their fuel dock for fueling and pumpouts. Only one vessel at a time could be at fuel dock because their dredge barge was on other side. Diesel fuel price was $3.46 same price as Hoppies. Watch entry and exit for debris coming fast with current and give a little throttle to get in/out safely as you make the turn into/out of marina entrance

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