The Docks at Downtown Hampton

Hampton, Virginia - VA, United States

ICW Cruisers Find Convenience and Fun at The Docks at Downtown Hampton

The Docks at Downtown Hampton, formerly known as Hampton Public Piers, is a transient marina located within walking distance of Downtown Hampton’s historic district, restaurants, and local attractions.  Boaters cruising up and down the inter-coastal waterway (ICW) will find The Docks at Downtown Hampton to be a convenient stop for food, provisions, laundry, and fun!

Boaters will enjoy Downtown Hampton's concrete floating docks and the ability to accommodate large boats, including catamarans. The marina also has several boater amenities, including shower facilities, onsite laundry, free public wifi on the docks, complimentary bicycles, marina office with internet access and telephones, a book exchange program, discounts on car rentals from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and pool, spa, and fitness room privileges at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. Restaurants, bars, and clubs are within walking distance to the docks, as are many of the local attractions in Downtown Hampton.

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  • Bathhouse
  • Bikes
  • Bars/Clubs Nearby
  • Grocery
  • Health Club
  • Hotel/Lodging Nearby
  • Laundry
  • Lounge On-Site
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Provisions
  • Pump-Out
  • Rental Cars
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Post Office Within 1 Mile


37.024196 / -76.341484

The Docks at Downtown Hampton

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, unless otherwise specified.

Check In/ Check Out Policy: This marina accepts check-ins until noon of the following day. Check out is anytime before noon.

Please note that The Docks at Downtown Hampton summer hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday through Saturday

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Luann on December 1st, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
DreamFever Powerboat 52 ft 7 ft

Everything was close by.

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Harry on October 22nd, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Bessie Powerboat 34 ft 4 ft

Danny the harbor master and Hannah, his assistant provided wonderful service to us during our two night visit (October 2020). Danny brought a full cart load of parts down to the slip that we had shipped to Hampton Public Piers and provided excellent assistance in helping us enter the assigned slip. We look forward to our next visit in 2021.

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Jackie on October 21st, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Ajax Sailboat 47 ft 6 ft
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Rachel on October 10th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Scappare Sailboat 42 ft 5 ft
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Anonymous on July 6th, 2020:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Sailboat 32 ft 5 ft

The floating docks are short which makes getting on and off the boat a bit difficult when bow in. Otherwise a pleasant stay.

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Carol on June 28th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Duchess Sailboat 45 ft 5 ft

Wonderful location, helpful staff, and nice facilities. Strongly recommend -

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Steve on October 28th, 2019:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Powerboat 45 ft 5 ft
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Bob423 on October 12th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Fleetwing Sail 42 ft 5.0 ft

The attraction of this marina is the location close to downtown Hampton with many fine restaurants. The Virginia Air and Space Museum is not to be missed. It also has an iMax.

They have one washer and one dryer at $2 per load. The fingers are only 1/2 length and you will need help getting in since you’re coming in at right angles to the river current.

If you stay often, then consider the option to join their cruising club which lowers the price to 1$/ft with every fourth day free.

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Sharon on August 14th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
NorthStar Power 45 ft 5.0 ft

Hampton public pier...Dock staff is excellent! Laundry facilities are decent and access to pool is nice. However pool needs some umbrellas and some renovation. Love the dog park but needs to have water available. Love the floating dock. Great boaters garden!! Great location!!!!

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Danielle on May 11th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Perfect Fit Power 47 ft 4.0 ft

We had a great experience mooring up here and visiting the Downtown Hampton area. A lot going on between the restaurants located right on the pier, the music, and all of the local art stores and the historic Queen St.

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Mark on April 24th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Terri-Fic Lady Power 24 ft 3.0 ft

Nothing fancy but clean, accessible, and right in front of Bull Island Brewing Co. Great beer and good food. This is where our boating adventure started.

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Mark on November 14th, 2017:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Idle Time Power 26 ft 3.0 ft

Reasonable rate, free bikes, historic attractions, nice selection of restaurants and Tom was an excellent Harbor Master.

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Mike on October 6th, 2017:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Power 45 ft 15.0 ft

Great marina with floating docks and helpful staff. A short walk to many nice bars and restaurants. Well marked fairway after you pass the bridge tunnel. Would definitely stay again.

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Howard on October 6th, 2017:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Sea Bee Power 45 ft 5.0 ft

If you want a luxury marina with a swimming pool, this is not the place for you. However, if you are a self-sufficient cruiser, and want a sturdy floating dock within walking distance of the entire downtown, you ought to stay here. The wi-fi is the best we have encountefred so far. There is an Enterprise car rental less than half a block away. The electricity is good. If you stop in Hampton, I recommend the Venture restaurant downtown. It has a diverse menu, the most expensive entree was $18 (sauteed scallops--delicious), and delicious creme broulee.

Another attraction not to miss is the Mariners Museum in Newport News. This means that you have to rent a car for the day, but the museum only charfges a $1 admission fee, so it's worth it. This museum specializes in the revolutionary war, and is the best maritime museum we have seen on this entire trip.

Another not-to-miss attraction is the museum at Hampton University, immediately across the river from the marina. You can walk to this museum, or take the free loaner bikes from the marina. This is free, exceptionally well done, and a pleasant place to visit.

We will definitely be coming back here.