March 30, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic increases its grip on the state of Maryland, our primary goal remains the safety and health of our customers, staff, friends, and families. Today Governor Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for all Maryland residents. This changes our status and we want to make you aware of the impacts here at Tidewater Marina.
Our Offices, Store, Hi and Dri, Service Department, and Fuel Dock will remain closed until further notice. The gates will be kept closed 24/7. The gate code will still allow access to customers. However, the bathrooms will be kept closed and locked.
Our security guards will be on site as usual, and we will be checking on the property on a regular basis. However, our staff will be off until we’re given the okay to re-open. The best way to communicate with us during the closure is through email, and we will also have limited access to voicemail. We have frozen our Launch Schedule at this time, and we will make all adjustments once we return to work.
We appreciate your understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation. Let’s all hope this ends as soon as possible, and we can get back out on the water where we belong. Your patience and your continued support are greatly appreciated by all of our family here at Tidewater. Be safe, and we hope to see you soon!
Garrett Pensell and Jeff Andrews
It’s been over 60 years since Tidewater Marina started operations. We’ve grown from a modest thirty slips to become one of the major full service boating facilities on the Chesapeake Bay.
In addition to deep water slips we offer moorings, hoist spaces, trailer parking, and over 120 spaces for boats in our Hi & Dri. Our configuration with full land breakwaters creates well-protected basins that eliminate current and waves within the marina- making for much easier maneuvering and a calmer time while docked. We’re fully staffed year round. So there is always someone watching out for your boat.
Our complete approach makes it easier for you to enjoy boating. In addition to space rentals, you’ll find a discount marine store, service, repairs and fuel dock, as well as a waterfront event venue. Added onsite services from HP Marine Service, Caribbean Refinishing and Baysail Sailing School & Charters expand our offerings even more. Properly insured contractors are permitted to work within the marina.
The real difference at Tidewater, however, is in the staff. Most are long term employees with an interest in boats that goes back to their childhood. All are dedicated professionals and active boaters that work year round on their area of expertise to make Tidewater a top notch marina.
Our location at the head of the Chesapeake Bay is convenient from Baltimore, Philadelphia and central Pennsylvania. Access from I-95 and US40 makes your travel time from these locations about an hour. Travel by water from Havre de Grace puts most of the ports of the Chesapeake Bay within an easy day trip.
With over 158 slips, 120 Hi & Dri stalls, Hoist & Trailer spaces, and Moorings, you're sure to find an option that works for you. Onshore our bathrooms are well maintained and offer privacy that is hard to find in other marinas. Free high-speed wi-fi coverage is available throughout the marina.
Picnic areas at the ends of the docks include grills and tables so you can enjoy a meal at the water’s edge. The South Lawn, with its panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay, hosts many larger functions throughout the year. Give us a call to schedule your event.
Just visiting for a day or two? We have transient slips available for you to visit the town. Our staff will greet you and assist with docking, and give you all the information you’ll need to enjoy your visit to Havre de Grace. We can even lend you our Free Courtesy Shuttle if you’re in need of a car during your stay. All this at a rate that makes our transient stays one of the best values on the Chesapeake Bay. Call 410-939-0951 for a reservation or book online using.
Need a map of our slips? Get it here.
When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of maintenance or neglect.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Clean Marina Initiative offers marina and boatyard operators, and recreational boaters the opportunity to participate in efforts to protect Maryland's natural resources. The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative recognizes marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs that meet legal requirements and voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices. We take our impact on the environment very seriously. We provide extensive training to all of our employees in order to reduce our footprint on the Chesapeake Bay. We also offer numerous ways for our customers to help with our efforts. These include:
There’s no need to wait for mail order to arrive. Our Store has all the gear- and boating expertise- you need to fully enjoy every boating season. You’ll find boat parts, engine parts and accessories all in one waterfront location. Our inventory rivals most of the national chains. Our low price guarantee assures you get a great value on every item we sell. And it’s still true- We Match Any Catalog Price!
We not only have the items you’re looking for; we back it up with aggressive pricing. Our everyday prices match or beat the chain stores, and we go even further with our iron-clad “Guaranteed Lowest Price” Policy.
For those occasions we don’t have what you want, our purpose built OrderNet system can find nearly any product in a matter of days at very competitive prices. We can even handle your order via phone and ship any non-hazardous item directly to your home.
What our loyal customers like the most is the quality of our staff. Full-time, year-round experienced boaters are waiting to help with advice and a friendly smile. From knowing the most popular products to walking you through your major project, you’ll appreciate the perspective we have to offer.
To assist you in researching products of interest, we list below many of the manufacturers websites that will provide you with good information.
Planning an event- meeting, rehearsal dinner, reunion? We have a waterfront venue that can handle just about anything. A unique blend of indoor, covered, and outdoor space, the Regatta Room can handle any size event- from 12 people to 200 people. Use any caterer, or do it yourself. Special discount rates available for marina customers.
Located on the waterfront in Tidewater Marina, the Regatta Room is the perfect location for your next event. Panoramic views of the Chesapeacke provide a scenic back drop for anything your are planning.
Rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, birthday parties, reunions - any event will benefit from this unique venue.