Dandy Haven Marina

Hampton, Virginia - VA, United States

A wonderful family owned and operated marina!

Located just a half-mile from the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia, is Dandy Haven Marina. This family-owned and operated marina sits on 12 acres and is a full-service harbor and boat repair facility. The highly trained staff of Master and Certified technicians make it the perfect place to stay if you are in need of any services. Dandy Haven Marina is dedicated to improving the marine industry and supports the Virginia Marine Trade Association in efforts to serve the Virginia boating community. The marina is a part of the Virginia Clean Marina Program where marinas adopt measures to prevent and reduce pollution that comes from boatyards and recreational boats. Additionally, the marina was rewarded for being one of Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s Best of the Bay in 2018. Dandy Haven Marina is a great stop if you’re looking for excellent service in the Virginia area.

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  • Restrooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
  • Pump-Out
  • Ship Store
  • Boat Service
  • Floating Docks
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Drop-In/Haul Out Services
  • Charters On-Site
  • Oil Recycling
  • Courtesy Car


37.0937 / -76.2973

Dandy Haven Marina

Hampton, Virginia - VA, United States


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Cancellation Policy: Snag-A-Slip mirrors the marina’s cancellation policy. This marina does not have a formal cancellation policy, but we advise that customers aim to give at least 24 hours notice prior to cancellation for a full refund.

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

Eric on June 11th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Just Passin' Thru Powerboat 36 ft 4 ft
Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

Eric on June 9th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Just Passin' Thru Powerboat 36 ft 4 ft

If you dont need any of the resort extras, this is a great stop. It's a working boatyard, not a resort. They only have room for a few transients, but these are nice folks and the price is way more than fair. The channel getting in here can be intimidating, but if you draw 5ft or less, stay in the middle of the narrow channel and you'll be fine. We came in at nearly low tide and saw nothing less than 6.5 ft.

Verified Snag-A-Slip Stay

David on November 22nd, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Rogue Powerboat 49 ft 4 ft
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Leigh on November 9th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Ptarmigan Sail 38 ft 6.0 ft

Very accommodating, friendly staff. We found this wonderful place after requiring an emergency haul out, and Dandy Haven was the closest facility that could haul us on short notice. Both the marina and the arranged mechanic offered honest, fair, no nonsense pricing. Navigation into this tucked away place was tight, but had no problems at low tide with a 6 foot draft paying close attention. They helped arrange immediate repairs and provided a courtesy car. I can’t speak highly enough of this great little spot. They made us feel right at home. It is a quiet, safe yard and well protected during inclement weather. If we are ever in the area again and need repairs Dandy Haven will be my first choice.

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Eric on October 20th, 2020:

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

Easy to contact, responsive to questions, friendly, helpful, good service, clean restrooms & showers, good washdown, expert setting blocks on the hard, perfect DIY yard. Pete the dock dog is pretty cool too!

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Richard W on September 29th, 2020:

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

$10 dock fee overnight with clean bathroom and electricity. Owner was surprised we made it in. The channel in S-curves so make sure you stay in the markers.

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Dave on May 22nd, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Pluto Power 54 ft 4.0 ft

Very nice small working boatyard. Ducked in to get out of the weather for a couple of days. Main dock fit our 54' boat. 5' at dock. Pump out but no fuel. Some slips available as well. Owners are Leslie and Andy Gurkin (757-851-1573). Loaner car available. Electric included in rate. Head was very clean, showers available. Some parts and supplies are available in the shop. Primarily they work on outboards.

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Frenchman in on May 16th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
The Hunter Sail 27 ft 4.0 ft

A truly amazing place. The owner was very nice, giving useful advices to get in, and welcoming us at the dock. Facilities were nice and super clean, walking around takes you to beautiful landscapes. We will be back, one of the best place we have been to !

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