What Others Are Saying
"I just wanted to give you notice that I will not be renewing my annual lease for the slip going forward. I have sold my boat and purchased another that will be kept in dry storage going forward. You and the Wharf Marina team have been great to me and my family and we have truly enjoyed our 2 years at the Wharf.
Eric A. Schouest
We wanted you to know how much we appreciated your leadership and management during our time at the Wharf and to personally thank you and your staff for a pleasant and worry-free stay. When we came to the Wharf our intention was to stay 6 months and then move to Gulfport and then ultimately to our home dock in New Orleans. We ended up staying at the Wharf for 5.5 years. We both have fond memories of fun experiences and we thoroughly enjoyed our interactions with you and your staff. So we left the Wharf but will truly miss you. We hope to come back one day and it could be sooner than later. In the meantime, please don't forget us. We wish you all fair winds and following seas and we hope to see you again soon.
Dan and Pat - S/V TomKat
"Most awesome marina in the world !! My husband and I stopped here on our way through the inter coastal in late January. The fee to dock for the weekend was very reasonable! Everything there is amazing! Where do I start? Well, their staff is amazing!!! The facilities such as the bathrooms, shower, laundry, and they even have a lounge for the boaters!!! It was just beautiful and CLEAN !!! The staff when above and beyond to make us feel welcome and one of them even gave my husband a ride back to the marina after dropping off a rental car!!!!! Thank you!!!! Also there is a mall, restaurants, movie theater, pee wee golf, and pool. The grounds are also just lovely. Whether coming by boat or by car it is a fantastic place to stop for the day or longer!"
PlayaTravelers - Milan, Illinois
"The Miranda Lambert concert was amazing and we had a great time. As I said this was our first visit to "The Wharf" but I'm sure it won't be our last. We will be sure to drop by and see you when we are back over that way. Love it there!!! Wishing you many blessings and a wonderful weekend!
"I just wanted to drop you ladies a note to say thank you for everything during our stay this summer. We had an incredible time and can't wait to be back next year. All of the folks (staff) of The Wharf were awesome!!! Thanks again hope to see you guys soon.
I wanted to thank you for you time and help. I called 22 different places from Fort Meyers to you along our way home and no one really knew what I was talking about or didn't even call back. I own a trucking company and know that customer service is everything and also that there isn't much free time to do something that doesn't even directly affect your company. So that's why I wanted to e-mail you back and tell you thank you and that we found someone off your list and he was very helpful and set up to do our winterization of our boat. Thank you very much.
"We did the happy dance when we arrived at this marina and saw all the things available to us...boutique shopping, movie theater, many good restaurants, all just a short walk from our slip. It is a great place to bike, and we especially enjoyed Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail which provided many paths, one of which was the path that led to the spectacular Gulf beach in the Gulf State Park.
Everyone at the marina was helpful and friendly. This is a wonderful marina, and such a great beginning to our Intracoastal Waterway journey.
Active Captain Reviews:
Captain: Jim Gillette, Ludington (50)
"Been here a week, great place and excellent staff! Fun shopping and restaurants right here. Very close to a beautiful bike path that goes right to the beach. (By bike the beach is only about 3 miles) West Marine about 1 mile away. Easy 3 mile dinghy ride to LuLus or Tacky Jacks. Bathrooms are very clean. The ONLY drawback is no courtesy car for groceries, but everything else is right here.
Active Captain Reviews: Date: 2014-11-05 Captain: Pura Vida, Grand Haven MI (10)
"We stayed at their free day use dock, while our friends obtained a slip for the night. Staff are very friendly and prompt to assist. Bimini Bob's restaurant is in short walking distance and worth a stop in, especially during happy hour.
Active Captain Reviews: Date: 2014-10-13 Captain: Ben Harris - sv Monomoy+
Pensacola, FL (1057)
"The marina is first class and has many offerings including a 10 screen movie, water park, condo's, shops and a good number of places to eat. Free day use docks. They treat transit boaters as family, fantastic place to stay a night, or a year. This location only gets better as it goes.
Active Captain Reviews:
Captain: Roy H+, New Iberia, LA (357)
"Stayed 4 days for the boat races late August. Heads/showers excellent. Friendly, helpful staff. Leonard who honchos operations a very competent, helpful, and marine knowledgeable fellow. He runs a good crew, as well. Only shortfall are the narrow berths and the short finger piers. You will tie up stern first.
Active Captain Reviews:
VikingDC43, New Orleans (20)
I had the pleasure of staying at your marina last Sunday night. When we arrived at the fuel dock to pump out our holding tank Leonard was right there helping us tie up in some brisk wind. He helped me figure out a problem I was having with my holding tank and then helped us tie up in our slip over night. He was pleasant, always smiling, and seemed genuinely glad we were there. You don't always get that type of service today and I just wanted to recognize Leonard for his "PCE" skills. I work for a large southeastern bank, BB&T;, and we use the term "PCE" which stands for "Perfect Client Experience".
Please pass this along to Leonard and rest assured if our travels take us back to Orange Beach, we will stay at The Wharf!
Randy Hondros - 32 Grand Banks - "Loon"
"Terri, Harley and I had a great stay at the Wharf marina and you have a great backup staff if in case you were not aware. They were very helpful in getting us on track for the shrimp fest transportation. We will be back soon we hope. Thanks for being wonderful to us !!!! Again...Thanks!
Jerry & Terri Henley
"The Wharf Marina in Orange Beach is now under new management and from what I hear the customer service is off the charts. They will be launching a new website specifically for the marina within the next 30 days. Although a lot has changed, the good news is Beverly Morgan was retained and continues to run the dockmasters office. Beverly understands boating and was extremely helpful during our long-term stay at the marina. She can be reached at 251-224-1900. I look forward to staying there in 2011.
Bob Kennedy - MV Blaze
"Chris, you are off to a great start. Coastal Marina Management, Beverly and her team have hit the ground running. I get the impression that customer service is important to you all. It was great to have you at the slip helping me get in in the wind last week, thanks. I also was pleasantly surprised to get a newspaper one morning last week."
Erick Gaither - Blue Crab