Cape Charles Yacht Center

Cape Charles, Virginia - VA, United States

Cape Charles Yacht Center is a Must Stop When Cruising the Bay or the ICW

Cape Charles Yacht Center is a fantastic facility that offers you an alternative pit-stop along the lower Chesapeake Bay, especially when cruising up and down the ICW. If you are looking for a stop before or after Coinjock, this is the option for you! Located in Cape Charles, Virginia, the marina is surrounded by a quaint and peaceful historic town, including a main street with restaurants and bars. The marina offers showering/bathing facilities, a Ships Store and Wi-Fi. Even better, the marina offers up a courtesy car and golf carts that may be used at your leisure to get around town, or head to the grocery store. Bulk fuel is available upon your request. Just give us at least 24-hours notice in advance and the marina will have it delivered to your vessel by truck.

Not only does Cape Charles Yacht Center have a great location on the water, but it is situated in the heart of town just a golf cart ride away to restaurants, bars and a nearby resort with a pool and gym. The resort allows marina guests access to all of its amenities for an additional $15 a day - perfect for fitting in a good workout and then catching some sunshine. The community fishing pier is a quick walk across the marina property, which is conveniently nestled right next to the beautiful town beach. An 18-hole golf course is about two miles away, as well as a fully stocked grocery store. So make sure you stock up your galley before heading down the coast. Book your slip today on Snag-A-Slip!

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  • Bathhouse
  • Bars/Clubs Nearby
  • Diesel
  • Parking
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Floating Docks
  • Travel Lift
  • Dry Storage
  • Drop-In/Haul Out Services
  • Fuel
  • Boat Service
  • Town Nearby
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Restrooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Hotel/Lodging Nearby
  • Laundry
  • Pump-Out


37.263985 / -76.014965

Cape Charles Yacht Center

Cape Charles, Virginia - VA, United States


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CANCELLATION POLICY: This marina has a 48 hour cancellation policy for transient guests on regular days, and a 7 day cancellation policy for all holidays and special events. Please contact Snag-A-Slip or the marina at least 48 hours or 7 days prior to your stay to receive a full refund. There will be no exceptions for cancellations inside of these cancellation periods due to weather or boat issues. Cancellations made less than the required advance period are eligible for a credit towards a future stay at this marina, at the discretion of the dockmaster on site.

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Rose on November 2nd, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
CONTRABAND Powerboat 94 ft 7 ft
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Anne on September 22nd, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Know @ Work Powerboat 48 ft 4 ft
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KD on August 16th, 2021:

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

Nice marina, great staff, great location if you want to go into town -- but not a great value for the high price. Bathrooms were acceptable but not exceptional, very nice floating docks, no other amenities. Cape Charles is a resort town, with great beaches and the usual kitschy downtown. Restaurant at the marina is excellent and highly recommend dinner there.

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Ed on June 30th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
ADONIA Power 60 ft 5.0 ft

There are three different facilities here. Cape Charles Yacht Center dock, Cape Charles Town Harbour and the boatyard. All of these are now under the management of the team managed by JB Tuner and Nicole Jacques. They are also known for their work at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME. So, they are dedicated to extraordinary customer service and quality work. I just spent 2 months in the yard and at the dock enjoying springtime on the Chesapeake Bay. The staff and crew are exceedingly accommodating, focused on getting the job done on time and on budget and making sure you are comfortable. This is a hidden gem. Cape Charles remains an up and coming destination on Chesapeake Bay because of the team here. Five stars.

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John on August 22nd, 2020:

Vessel Name Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Ashling 47 ft 4.0 ft

We came here to haul out a catamaran and get some bottom work done. While the haul out facility is narrow, the crew is experienced at fitting wide-beam boats in using pool noodles and life preservers as hand-held fenders. Our beam is 24' 3" and they could have handled up to 25' 0" I think. The travel lift is a BFM 75 II, so it's got limited length capability. They succeeded (barely) in lifting my double-masted cat that requires the front strap to be about 30 feet from the travel lift's cross beam.

On the work side, they have a very limited number of skilled personnel, and having let George go, that is more limited. JB Turner has a goal to expand capability, so I hope he'll succeed. For some keel work, they were recommending vinylester and 24 hour cure between layers so they could sand the work flatter between layers. This will prevent molecular bonding between layers and vinylester lacks the strength of epoxy. An experienced subcontractor they hired will be doing epoxy with proper layup layers promoting molecular bonding.

The folks are all friendly and helpful here, and you can work on your own boat as long as it does not include grinding or painting.

Cape Charles is operating during COVID, with changes. Monday and Tuesday is pretty closed down for restaurants. Prices are tourist-level. Haircuts require appointments. All that aside, it’s a nice small town.

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Gwyn on May 8th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Monomoy Power 42 ft 4.5 ft

Great Marina! Pristine docks and awesome restaurant doing take out. Quick walk to downtown. Dt is really great and stores are starting to open up. We will definitely come back for a longer visit!

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Bree on March 2nd, 2020:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Power 37 ft 3.0 ft

Close enough to downtown area. So much to do and see in Cape Charles. This facility does great service work as well. Also close to a golf course if you're there to visit for a few days!

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Tim on June 17th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Acadia Power 48 ft 5.5 ft

Vary nice marina. I echo what previous reviewer said. Couple additional comments:
1. Just like the town marina across the channel, this place can get a bit rocky when seas/wind pick up from the SW-NW.
2. Yes, there is access to the resort pool but currently there is a $12/pp fee. Told that will go away in the near future.
3. New restaurant will open very soon (mid-Jun 19).
I look forward to future improvements!

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Rob on October 6th, 2017:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
S/V Engram Sail 43 ft 6.0 ft

There is a incredible investment being made in this marina. While it is currently only in the beginning stages, what they have done has been done well. Floating docks are wide and well built. There is currently only a single bathroom/shower, and no pool. However, the marina provides access to a golf cart and van. Cape Charles beach is easily accessible by dinghy or by the cart. I would definitely go back and would recommend this over the town docks.

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