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    MM 136.5 Pungo Creek anchorage

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 21, 2004

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    As if it wasn't confusing enough with the Alligator Pungo canal leading to the Pungo River where the channel markers switch sides and the red side becomes the green side, and Belhaven, the principle city on the Pungo River actually being on Pantego Creek, there is ALSO a Pungo Creek off the Pungo RIver.

    I hear this is the anchorage that one uses if one doesn't wish to access the businesses in the town of Belhaven.

    Equipment: Anchor in 7-8 feet of water. LOTS of crab pots.

    Sparsely developed shore with good depths reported within 200 yards of the shore on the most protected section. However it isn't particularly good protection in a heavy blow because it is so large.

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    MM 135.9 Better Anchorage

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 24, 2009

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    Up by the hospital is another anchorage in the Belhaven harbor. . From here you can dinghy to Belhaven's visitor dinghy dock and walk to Food Lion, Dollar store, pharmacy and propane fill. Note that propane tanks are heavy. Photo 2 shows a chart

    Equipment: Sign says:

    "Welcome to Belhaven, NC Visitor's Dinghy Dock"

    "You may tie up your dingy boat or other private vessel between the hours of 800 am and 1000 pm. We ask that you limit your stay to 4 hours and that you use the trash recepticles... Thank you"

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    GONE - Robb's Marina

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 24, 2009

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    Robb's Marina has now been leveled to the ground.

    The actual name of the marina was Marlen C. Robb & Son Boatyard & Marina

    Robb's Marina was hated by many people partly because of the owner and/or former employee. We've stayed there 3 times because it is cheap, and have never had a problem with them. However, I understand they've now gone out of business.

    Before they did that, they raised the prices so they aren't so cheap anymore - to $1.25/ft (it used to be 75 cents/ft) and $4.00 for 30 amp.

    They had good cheap washing machines (75 cents a load and there was also a full laundromat 2 blocks away), nice showers, and would allow the use of the fax line to download email provided you had an 800 # as there are NO local ISPs.

    The fuel was also pretty reasonable. All the docks were face docks (no slips), and the dock girl draged the hoses down to you where you are at the dock. You didn't have to go to a separate fuel dock.

    Equipment: They also had a small marine store and it was easy to walk out into town to go to restauratns. There was a yard associated with the marina, where people often have to stop and have repairs because of dead heads etc in the Alligator Pungo Canal.

    They had free use of the golf carts to go to the grocery store although you couldn't use them after dark or the police would confiscate them. They also let the passengers of the American Eagle cruise ship use them when the AE docks for fuel. It takes the American Eagle quite a long time to fuel up. They gave them a discount on the fuel.

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    MM 131.7 Dowry Creek Marina

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 17, 2004

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    On the way back north in 2001 we stopped at Dowry Creek Marina north of Belhaven, and it was $1/ft with electric included. They have a nice lounge with satellite TV. The only problem with that is that the weather channel doesn't have any local weather. There is a pool, and a pay phone, and they let me do e-mail in the office Another couple and ourselves took the courtesy car into Belhaven for dinner at the Helmsman. Apparently we cut inside the markers on the way in, but it was high tide so we didn't run aground. The marina was 51.9 miles from Oriental and it took us a little over 8 hours.

    In 2003 on the way down from the Alligator River, we stopped here. We stayed for a second day because of fog in the morning, and predicted thunderstorms.

    Equipment: From their website:
    Hours: 7am - dark in season; 9am - dark out of season
    On ICW at mile marker 132
    Monitoring VHF channel 16
    Ship's store with general supplies including: clothing, snacks, beverages, marine supplies, charts & maps
    Block & crushed ice
    Fully equipped laundromat; two washers, dryers, AC, heated
    Spotless private showers and bathrooms; AC, heated
    Dockage Rate: $.75 per foot
    Dockside depth: 8 feet
    Fuel dock: Diesel, gas, competitive prices, discounts
    Electricity: 30amp, 50amp, 100amp
    Sewage Pumpout
    Phone/Cable: At main building
    Wet Storage
    Water hookups
    Repair: Independent contractors, diver on call
    Golf/ Tennis: Double tennis court on site.
    Swimming pool with clubhouse
    Party trays, pig pickin's, crab cooks, oyster roasts, kegs of beer, etc. available for pre-planned parties
    Popular destination for yacht clubs
    Proximity to Town: Six miles
    Shopping: Nearby, courtesy car
    Local attractions: Belhaven, museum
    Restaurants: Nearby
    Airport: Pitt-Greenville Airport
    Special features: On site security, owner operated

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    MM135.7 River Forest Marina

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 21, 2004
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    We have never stayed here because it is more expensive, farther away from the center of town, and more exposed to wind and waves than the marinas farther inside the breakwater. Also dockside depths are between 5.5 and 10 feet. The low end is a bit shallower than we like.

    Equipment: There is a shipyard and an inn and restaurant also here. Free golf carts are available and there is a pool, hot tub and tennis courts. Neither the hot tub nor the tennis courts tempt me, and it's usually too cold to swim in a pool. I wasn't that impressed with the restaurant when we ate there.

    On the chart, Riverforest is #4, and the #3 with the diesel symbol is the old Robb's Marina location.

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    MM 140.0 Slade Creek

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 21, 2004
    Chart of Slade Creek

    If you want to go past Belhaven to make it a bit shorter trip to Oriental (or if you can't quite make it to Belhaven going north), you can anchor in Slade Creek. Enter at N35 deg 27.0 and W076 deg 33.78 and follow the creek bank. Anchor in the first mile in 8-9 feet of water.

    Equipment: The entrance to this creek is tricky and some folks don't find but 3-4 feet.

    On the other side of the river WNW of daymark #4 on Jordan Creek is the River Rat Yacht Club. This is a very friendly place, but it is tricky to get in if you have a vessel with any kind of a deep draft. We could only get in at high tide. The club docks are reportedly available only to members of other clubs. We know someone at this club and she offered us dock space, but we were afraid of the shallow depths and did not take her up on it. You can also anchor just past the club docks.

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    MM 135.7 Anchor In the Harbor

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 21, 2004
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    Boats also anchor in Pantego Creek near the south shore in about 7-8 feet of water. Be careful to avoid the shoal in the middle. The anchorage is not very protected and you will rock and roll. Plus it is a long dinghy trip ashore.

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    MM 135.7 Belhaven Waterway Marina

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 24, 2009
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    I have been told that this marina is for sale in 2009

    Belhaven Waterway Marina is $1.00/ft and $3.00 for 30 amp electric. You will be greeted by Les and Brenda Porter. Les and Brenda bought a 1928 35-foot wooden motor launch about 16 years ago and fixed it up as a live-aboard. The boat is beautiful and they called it Loafalong. They took it cruising themselves for three years before they worked at a marina in Charleston, which they managed for a couple of years before they bought this marina in Belhaven. Their intention with this marina was to provide for cruisers all the things they had wanted when they were cruising,

    They have free bikes and will drive you to the grocery store. The gate is locked at 2100 at night. The women's bathroom is up in the office trailer - the men's bathroom is on ground level. They are all very nicely decorated and have wonderful showers.

    They also have a wi-fi network which I can access out on the hot tub deck.

    There is nothing open on Sunday night. The Helmsman closes at 2, and River Forest does not always have dinner on Sunday. Belhaven is essentially dead on Sunday, at least at the end of April.

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