Dowry Creek Marina

Belhaven, North Carolina - NC, United States

Marinalife logo 10% dockage discount
for Marinalife Cruising Club Members
Marinalife Cruising Club logo

Join the Marinalife Cruising Club to receive dockage discounts on this and hundreds of other Snag-A-Slip marina partners.

Join Now

Visit Dowry Creek Marina for Family Fun and Relaxation!

Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven, North Carolina is located just off the main channel of the ICW. This family-owned and operated marina is nestled in the calm waters of Upper Dowry Creek. This peaceful and unique area provides a comfortable and quiet stop for short term or long term docking needs. With nearly 50 transient slips, and just over 70 slips available, Dowry Creek Marina will be your new favorite getaway. Amenities include private air-conditioned shower and restroom facilities, free laundry, gas and charcoal grills, a pet walk-area, and true high-speed wi-fi internet throughout the docks and facilities. The marina offers complementary vehicles to use for local dining and shopping. Dowry Creek Marina has just what you need to enjoy a one night stop or a long term stay. Book your boat slip today on Snag-A-Slip!

Read More

Amenities

  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Ship Store
  • Grills
  • Laundry
  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rental
  • Bikes
  • Tennis

Location

35.5331 / -76.5367

Dowry Creek Marina

Belhaven, North Carolina - NC, United States

+ more

10

$1.80/ft

List Your Slip!

Snag-A-Slip mirrors the marina’s individual cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please Contact Us, and we will be happy to help you!

Waterway Guide Review

Bill & on October 24th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Susie Bell Power 47 ft 5.0 ft

Great Marina. Access is very easy, pier is in excellent condition. The facilities and marina grounds are very nice. Nice dock wagons provided. Free Laundry with newer washer/dryer. Marina store has a little of everything. Great place if you additional hands for docking and good fuel prices. The staff goes above and beyond to help. Most of transient slips that we could see are close to the facilities. One of the best parts besides the nice people is the courtesy cars they provide. Beautiful 10 min ride to town. Town has really cute boutique shop for women's clothing, couple great gift shops and couple places to eat . We loved our stay and will be back to visit!

Waterway Guide Review

Keith and Donna on October 20th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Thistle Dee Power 42 ft 4.0 ft

Dowry Creek is the best marina in NC along the AICW. Family owned and operated with the friendliest people that make you feel at home and welcome. The location is right off the waterway at mm132 and very convenient. The view and the large salt water pool are the best as well as free laundry and the cleanest bathrooms we have found so far. Prices are competitive and fuel is also. If I had to live in one marina Dowry Creek would be the one. Love them!

Waterway Guide Review

Gary on October 9th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Lady Barbara Power 76 ft 5.0 ft

Very happy here, great staff, arrived in a 25 knot wind and they tied us and handled all very well. Dock rate was $1.62 per foot and 100 amp was $20.00. Water was 12' on face dock at low tide. Must stop North and South.

Waterway Guide Review

Robert on October 3rd, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Morning Starr Power 34 ft 3.5 ft

Stayed September 21, 22, 23, 2021. Was only going to stay one night but weather kicked up and we were there for three. Excellent dock hands. We came in in high winds and they were first rate at getting us tied in the slip and secure for the wind. They checked every boat in the marina numerous times because of winds and kept a lookout for any problems. Nice ships store, free laundry, towels in the clean and nice shower and a nice boaters lounge. Nice loner car too. Excellent all around.

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

Robert on September 22nd, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Morning Starr Power 34 ft 4.0 ft

Docked in high winds. Excellent dock hands were standing by at slip and did an outstanding job of getting us tied up safe and secure. Clean facilities and a well stocked store. Winds will keep us here a few nights and we're fine with that. Will relax by the nice pool and enjoy this marina.

Waterway Guide Review

Len on September 15th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Flying Cloud Sail 41 ft 5.0 ft

I stopped her near two years ago on my powerboat during a trip from Corpus Christi TX to Cape Charles Virginia. Loved everything about the experience. Told myself that if I decided to stop cruising for awhile, I would want to stay here.
Recently I brought my sailboat around the same previous trip and berthed both boats here.
This is now home and we love everything about this place.
Anyone passing by here should stop and experience the hospitality of Dowry Creek Marina

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

August 7th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Tioga Mar Power 48 ft 4.5 ft

Can't say enough good things about Dowry Creek and the crew (family) running it. We stopped for fuel and then stayed the night. When we had a minor emergency on the boat, they brought all hands and helped until we were safe and secure. The place is attractive, clean, and easy to get to. We will definitely be back!!

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

Jon on July 26th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Joy Sail Catamaran 40 ft 4 ft

Great facilities and an amazing staff. Will stay again if we're passing through.

Waterway Guide Review

Scott on July 10th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Berschert Power 55 ft 5.0 ft

Pulled into Dowry Creek a couple of days ago on our way down the ICW. Wonderful family run place. It's been rebuilt over the last 3 years since the new owner took over. Friendly dock staff. Nicole, the owners daughter, was a pleasure to talk with. There's a heated salt water pool we took advantage of. Clean showers, laundry, room, etc. Small but well stocked store. Efficient fueling, water, and pump out.
Big thumbs up !

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

Jacqueline on July 6th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Neptune’s Daughter Sail 36 ft 5.5 ft

Friendly, family- run marina. Excellent customer service! Courtesy car! Docks in good condition. Pool full of kids because they allow families nearby to use the pool. Nice facilities. Highly recommend!

Waterway Guide Review

June 25th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Hydrophilic Power 39 ft 3.7 ft

Nice stop. Dockhands(Nicole and Jeff) friendly and competent. Fair price for diesel. Good dock rate ($1.62/ft with Boat US or AGLCA. Beautiful spot protected unless strong SE wind. New sturdy fixed docks with full length piers. Nice relaxing pool. Fully stocked with groceries ships store, courtesy car, grills, 3 restroom/showers with fresh towels. Boaters lounge and three free washers/ dryers. Family-owned and run marina. Everyone very pleasant and accomodating.

Waterway Guide Review

Karen on May 24th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
See Level Power 49 ft 3.0 ft

Great little family run marina. Pulled in for the night on a hot day and they had a pool and ice cream in their store! They’ve obviously put a lot of work in and the improvements showed - nice clean baths/showers, laundry, boaters lounge with games snd wide screen tv ( air conditioned). Restaurant being added on premises - they are hoping for a fall opening. Great area for dog walks through the residential neighborhood. Will stop by again on our way south.

Waterway Guide Review

Gary on May 17th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Lady Barbara Power 76 ft 5.0 ft

Stayed here four nights to get some repairs by outside party. Staff at Marina is great, Marina Facility is Great, Clubhouse is Great. Easy in & out.

Waterway Guide Review

Roger on April 24th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Betty Gail Power 42 ft 3.6 ft

We spent six nights here to rest and wait for a weather window. We liked everything about this place. Excellent customer service by all staff members, free laundry, fresh towels in showers, very peaceful setting, courtesy car, and a well stocked ship store/market. The rates are very reasonable as was the price of diesel.

Waterway Guide Review

Heath on April 19th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Philyria Sail 35 ft 6.0 ft

Definitely a great stop. Stayed a couple days to enjoy the pool.

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

Rob on April 16th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Liberty Call Powerboat 46 ft 5 ft
Waterway Guide Review

Rob on April 16th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Liberty Call Power 46 ft 4.0 ft

Great marina. Friendly helpful dockhands. Good stop for fuel. Strong WiFi. Ships store is well stocked and the pool looks really nice. Nice area to walk a dog. A very quiet marina. Offered us a courtesy car as soon as we arrived.

Waterway Guide Review

Steven J on April 1st, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Rocinante Sail 27 ft 4.0 ft

Stayed until after closing to get us in from a storm. Great facility, showers laundry, diesel and pool.

Waterway Guide Review

Snowbird on March 25th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Leeway Power 40 ft 4.0 ft

Can't say enough...dock assistance, high speed fueling, well maintained and friendly. All feels good! Staying a week before we end our winter escapade!

Waterway Guide Review

Nate on November 16th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Fasttrak Power 63 ft 6.0 ft

Excellent Stay, wonderful people, nice docks, multiple Dockhands, trash best price on fuel etc. Great marina store.

Waterway Guide Review

T on November 14th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Gingersnap Sail 36 ft 4.5 ft

Pulled in to Dowry Creek Marina for shelter from a tropical storm with lots of wind and rain. Lots of other boats were pulling in at the same time. Despite the stress of bad weather and lots of boats needing to dock, the marina staff was polite and helpful and went the extra mile for us. The private bathrooms were always clean. The laundry is free and the machines work well. My only complaints were that the wifi wasn't very good (I had to just use my own hotspot) and we couldn't hook up our hose right by our slip, which made it rather a stretch to fill our water tanks. Despite those small things, this marina is a friendly place and we would definitely come back.

Waterway Guide Review

J on November 14th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Andiamo Sail 42 ft 5.5 ft

Unbeatable service! We arrived after dark as weather was deteriorating. We were greeted by two staff to help us dock. Restrooms and showers clean. We needed to return home for a few days. Jeff drove us to Greenville to pick up our rental car. Arrived to find there was no car available, despite our confirmed reservation. He then drove another hour and a half to Raleigh where we were able to get a rental car. Incredible service! And, with a smile. Would definitely stay here again.

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

Anonymous on October 31st, 2020:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Sail Catamaran 38 ft 4 ft

Awesome stay thanks to the great team working there. Really looked after us while we sheltered from the leftovers of a hurricane there. Facilities were also excellent. Well stocked shop, good time allowance in the courtesy car, clean showers, FREE laundry and on site propane refills. What more could you want?

Waterway Guide Review

Steve on August 25th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Jus Dreaming Sail 37 ft 4.0 ft

We stopped here for one night and decided to spend a month. Very glad we did. Perfect environment for relaxing and meeting new friends. If you're not in a hurry spend some time here. Next trip North we may spend two months of our summer at this marina. Loved it

Waterway Guide Review

Capt Chris on August 25th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Suz Inn Power 47 ft 4.0 ft

Wow! What a great experience. Great family run business with new docks, electric, fuel, and pump out. They don’t really have closing hours because they live on site. This is great for anyone traveling during the long days when you want/need to make some miles and don’t want to stop at 5. Their ship store is like a mini grocery store with a great selection of fresh foods, beer, wine, and of course some boating supplies. They have broken ground for a new restaurant and bar. I can’t wait til it’s done and hope to visit again sometime soon.

Waterway Guide Review

Sarah on June 30th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Light & Salty Power 43 ft 4.0 ft

Hands down, Dowry Creek Marina is one of the best stops on the East Coast! The location, just minutes off the ICW, is an ideal spot between Elizabeth City and New Bern/Beaufort. The owners and staff at the marina are extremely welcoming and really make you feel at home. Amenities include an awesome pool, a well stocked store, a free laundry room with 3 washer/dryer sets, a lounge with books, puzzles and games, fuel, pump outs (even available at your slip), 3 private and very clean bathrooms/showers, and a courtesy car. The town of Belhaven isn’t large, but there is a good grocery store and several restaurants. The staff went out of their way to take care of everyone. Afternoon storms popped up on 2 of the days we were there. Both days the staff made their way around the marina checking on boats and helping people secure their lines. We travel with our two kids and they both remarked that they would like to stay at Dowry Creek Marina forever. The marina is extremely family-friendly and it felt like a true vacation staying there. We will absolutely be back and will probably choose to keep our boat there full time after we complete the Great Loop.

Waterway Guide Review

Scott on June 27th, 2020:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Sail 32 ft 4.3 ft

Great place to stop. Pool, Grills, new docks, well stocked store, ... it has it all. Really it does. Pump out within/along the slips (No need to move to pump out). You can sit on the protected docks and still watch boats going along the ICW. Enough to do and still quiet.

Waterway Guide Review

Kristen on June 8th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Makai Sail 38 ft 5.5 ft

Terrific stop right off the ICW and amenities that echoes all previous reviews still. Friendly family run marina that makes it a worthwhile stop. Sturdy new docks, a well stocked little store for some easy staple provisions including beer and wine, free laundry, pool, clean bathrooms, welcoming and large captains lounge with lots of fun entertainment options and well lit docks at night. Quiet and peaceful location. Also provides propane refill and transportation options to the town. Will absolutely make this a stop in the future.

Waterway Guide Review

Tim on May 30th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Whodogi Sail 40 ft 5.2 ft

Very nice couple manage this marina. Ships store well stocked with essential provisions including fresh crab. Courtesy car available for short drive to grocery store. Nice pool. Very good fuel and dock rate's and they offer Towboat US discount on dockage. Easy in and out at fuel dock. And they have a nice swimming pool.

Waterway Guide Review

Brandon on May 23rd, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
S/V Sea Weasel Sail 41 ft 4.0 ft

Third time here and I'll stop here again. Great staff, very helpful and friendly. Docks are in excellent condition. Boaters lounge, laundry, pool, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Waterway Guide Review

Happy on April 26th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Bull Ship Power 44 ft 4.0 ft

Have been dying to leave a 5 star review all the way from Florida! We are 3 marinas away from home and this is the first marina with internet and high speed at that! Free laundry which is very clean, friendly “staff” which are the owners and their son and an offer to get groceries because she was going for provisions anyway! They have replaced all their docks after a hurricane took them out.We are blown away by the helpful friendly atmosphere here. This is not our first time here and things have only gotten better. Wish other marinas would take a lesson from these guys. By the way they remembered us from 2 years ago!!!
Can’t wait to come back next year!

Waterway Guide Review

Bayard and Gladys on April 12th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Wake Up Call Power 37 ft 4.0 ft

First time we have stayed here. Connie and Steve couldn’t have been more accommodating. We were here for several days waiting out a storm. Facilities are clean, ship shore is well stocked and they have a courtesy car. Will definitely come back again.

Waterway Guide Review

Len on March 11th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Short Dog II Power 44 ft 3.0 ft

This place is still being remodeled. It’s nearly finished and they are doing an incredible job. Friendly, helpful, courtesy car and much more. This is a must visit marina

Waterway Guide Review

Rob on November 8th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Kailua Sail 35 ft 5.0 ft

Excellent family-owned marina! Great staff. Docks are newly refurbished. Clean restrooms. Free laundry! Nice location just before the Alligator River Pungo River Canal heading North. Easy access off the ICW. Good depth.

Waterway Guide Review

Ron on October 27th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Sea Dragoness Sail 38 ft 4.8 ft

Great marina with excellent service. Came in expecting short docks between posts from old photos, but were surprised to see full 40’ docks.

Waterway Guide Review

Thom on October 26th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Spartan Sail 40 ft 5.4 ft

Great place. Excellent docks. Super quiet. Nice people.

Waterway Guide Review

Mark on October 24th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Sea-Ger Power 39 ft 4.0 ft

I’d like to add another 5 Star rating. Great place with very friendly and helpful folks with very reasonable prices. I’ll definitely stop here again.

Waterway Guide Review

David on October 23rd, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Anna Sara Sail 27 ft 3.7 ft

Ok, left initial review in August. Thought we were leaving but got delayed by engine trouble resulting in having to spend Hurricane Dorian with these folks. Talk about customer service. Helped anchor the boat out in a safe location. Helped us find a place to stay with one of their resident customers (Thanks Danny & Cheryl) and really went above an beyond getting us comfortable. Marina ended up assisting about 12 boats with anchoring and all the boats survived the recorded 100 mph winds. The owners Steve, Connie, and their kids Zach, Theresa, and Nichole as well as their dock master Jeff are an amazing combination...yeah, we are fans. Take care guys and thanks for everything! David and Luz Fery.

Waterway Guide Review

Paul on October 16th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Ursa Major Power 54 ft 6.0 ft

We were very pleased at the welcome and help we got staying here. The fuel pricing is very competitive and the docks are in good condition. The family running the marina are really working on improvements and you can see there efforts in the attention to details. Would get 5* but the WiFi was weak and the AT&T signal not there ( not the marinas issue admittedly). Will stop again to see the ongoing upgrades.

Waterway Guide Review

David on August 21st, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Anna Sara Sail 27 ft 3.7 ft

Excellent service. met at the dock. Easy check in. Bathrooms clean, free laundry, pool, ships store, milk, bread, eggs, beer...what else is needed. Very comfortable marina!

Waterway Guide Review

Dave on May 8th, 2019:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Power 53 ft 5.0 ft

Spent a night at Dowry Creek on our way back North. We stop in Fall and Spring. Marina is nearing completion of renovations with new docks and power. Staff is outstanding, very professional, friendly and helpful. They have a car you can borrow to run to grocery store or restaurants. We enjoy the peace and solitude of Dowry Creek Marina. The approach is very easy.

Waterway Guide Review

Mark on May 6th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Tides Inn Sail 38 ft 5.0 ft

Great service. Good diesel prices. Nice couple owners. Said restaurant and bar are coming.

Waterway Guide Review

Tortuga on December 20th, 2018:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Sail 44 ft 6.0 ft

Very friendly, family run resort marina! Well marked channel. Mike, Jeff, Connie & Steve, all very helpful!!! Docks undergoing major upgrades after fall hurricane damage. They plan to have pump-out & diesel available to slips. Free laundry & courtesy car! Very cozy & Chrsitmas decorated club house with wing-back chairs, TV & piano! During warmer weather, solar-warmed, water-front pool & deck!

Waterway Guide Review

Regina on December 9th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Island Pursuit Sail 40 ft 5.0 ft

Hunkered down in Dowry Creek Marina to wait out the winter storm before proceeding to Oriental. This is great marina with easy access, with very attentive and accommodating staff. Good WiFi signal. No ATT signal here and Verizon has only 1 to 2 bars.
Laundry is free! Courtesy car available if you need to make a run to town. They have little store on premises with your basic bread, butter, eggs, beer and snacks ...
Should you desire to step off the boat and catch up with the latest news or watch a movie there is a club house set up like a family room.

Waterway Guide Review

Phil on September 6th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Seascape Power 40 ft 3.7 ft

There are good marinas, great marinas and perfect marinas. Dowry's is a perfect marina. Good approach markers, great staff and a wonderful family-run operation. Like a mini-resort, great swimming pool, lounge, free laundry, super clean restrooms and showers and a Mercedes loaner car with AC and power windows that actually work! Second time there, will return again sometime.

Waterway Guide Review

Janet on August 24th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
New Freedom Power 37 ft 13.0 ft

Easy clear approach. Very clean facility, attentive owners. Docks are in good repair. Nicole was on the dock waiting for us when we arrived. She was very helpful with the lines, etc. Nice pool, courtesy car to get groceries if the on site store does not have what you need. This is a worthwhile stop with easy access for fuel, pump out and overnight. Protected and quiet. It would be a lot of fun for a group of boaters or flotilla as there is a lovely great room with all the comforts for “gathering”. Another reviewer reported WIFI problems, but we had good signal and speed. I will absolutely give them my business again next spring. Thank you Zeltner family!