Reviews: Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

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  • Review for Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

    Reviewed by: Rob on Jul 22, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    Stopped here for 2 nights in mid-June. Very nice folks. Got fuel, pump out and some time at the nice but small pool. Dinner was reasonable at the restaurant. They have a courtesy car you can use, which is great for a trip for food etc.

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  • Review for Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

    Reviewed by: Ken on Jun 28, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 33'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 2

    Had my boat there last year. Some of the docks are in bad shape as the decking is warped. Sometime over winter layup had over 80 gallons of fuel stolen.
    Restaurant was pricey and the food was good, but not great. Brain seems to cater more to larger boats.

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  • Review for Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

    Reviewed by: Eddy Johnsen on Jun 21, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    The only thing this marina doesn't have is city noise and city lights (And that would be a good thing!). We absolutely cannot think of anything negative to say about their docks, restrooms, laundry room, ship's store, maintenance facility, swimming pool, marina staff or restaurant.
    If you're looking for a peaceful setting with all of the aforementioned sterling amenities, then look no further.

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  • Review for Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

    Reviewed by: Kim on Aug 10, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 39'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    This is just a nice marina - well kept, friendly. Good fuel price for Valvtect in this neighborhood. Nice laundry, showers, pool in quiet setting. Well trained dock attendants etc. Restaurant was tasty. They just have it together. No one piece is the best I have seen but few if any places check all the boxes as well.

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  • Review for Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

    Reviewed by: Tom Friers on Jun 23, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 3.5'

    Rating: 5

    We just completed a 13 day stay at Shady Harbor and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were treated like family. The owner, Brian drove me to Albany airport to pick up a rental car and was on the dock the morning we departed to help us and to say goodbye - wow! The marina and local yacht club hosted a pig roast/clam bake which was attended by crews from 20 transient looper boats. The restaurant, under head chef Brian, is fabulous and the Wifi is the best I have ever seen at a marina. I also had some minor maintenance done on my boat and they were timely, efficient, and reasonably priced. The location, the facilities and the people combine to make this a favorite.

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  • Review for Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

    Reviewed by: Kittredge,Deborah, Winds of Change, on May 27, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 30'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 5

    Stopped here to put our boat up for 6 weeks while we ran home in the middle of doing the Great Loop. Nick, the manager, and his staff are knowledgeable, professional and friendly. This is a full service marina, fuel, service department, wonderful restaurant on site with a beautiful view of the river, and a ships store complete with dairy meats and cheeses along with the usual snacks. Bathrooms are clean. Saw them being cleaned each day we were here. Could use a few extra hooks for clothing in the stalls. We feel very comfortable leaving our boat here knowing she will be well taken care of.

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