Just minutes from the C&D Canal and Chesapeake City, servicing MD, DE, PA and VA.




Marina Setting - Small and shipshape, The Cove Marina sits at a wide point on the East side of the recently dredged Elk river; the distant views of the lightly-developed far-shore create a sense of away.  The primary dock has a generous T-head with wide slips and a few picnic tables that enjoy expansive river views and memorable sunsets, like the one above.  Onshore, the small Ship Store and Dockside Business Center, tan and green in color, located starboard of the main dock, provides visitors and residents many of the amenities found at larger marinas.  The friendly staff will make you feel at home while staying at The Cove Marina.



Location and Contacts

Address:  11 Mainsail Drive, Elkton, MD 21921

Tel:  (410) 620-5505    VHF:  Monitor 16

Fax: (410) 620-3227    Web:  TheCoveMarina.com

Email:  Staff@TheCoveMarina.com

Nearest Town: Elkton (5 mi.)

Tourist Info: (410) 398-5076



Marina Operations

Owners/Managers:  Randy, Lisa Stewart and family

Harbormasters:  Daniel Stewart and Kurt Gunther

In-Season:  April 15 thru October 15, 9am-6pm, Thurs-Monday

After Hours Arrival: Call ahead

Reservations: Yes  Credit Card: Visa/MC

Pets: Welcome  Handicap Access: Yes, Heads


Navigational Information

Lat: 39o 33.550’  Long: 075o 50.767’ Tide: 3 ft. Current: 2 kt.

Chart: 12273 Depths (MLW): Entry 5 ft. Max Slip Moor: 4 ft.

Access: Exit C&D Canal, turn port heading up the Elk River at Welches Point.


Marina Services and Boat Supplies

Services: On-site security, dock carts, business center Communications: Wireless Internet, Mail & package holding, FedEx, UPS, Express Mail available.  Supplies:  Small ship store, ice, drinks;  Under 1 mile:  Propane (Mobil) 3-5 miles: (Martin Marine Supply 410-885-2455); (Sarge’s Bait Tackle 410-620-9183)


Boatyard Services

On-Site: Travelift, Launching ramp, Engine mechanic (gas) Electrical repairs, Hull repairs, Canvas work, Bottom cleaning, Brightwork, Air conditioning, Refrigeration, Compound, Wash and Wax, Interior cleaning, Propeller repairs, Yard Rates: $65/hr., Haul, Power wash and Block $14.00/ft., Haul & 4hr sling time $8.00/ft.  Power wash only $4.50/ft. Bottom paint $8.50/ft., Storage In-Water $1.00/ft. per day.



On Call:  Taxi: Elkton Cab 410-398-1551, Enterprise Rental Car 410-398-0030, Airport: Philadelphia 47miles; Cecil County 6miles



Marina Facilities

Slips: 90 Total, Transients slips available Boat Launches:  2

Dock Type: Wood, Short fingers, Fixed, Floating, T-Heads

Max LOA: 42 ft.  Max Beam: 13 ft. Max Draft at dock: 4 ft.

Rate (per ft.): Day: $1.00 Week: $ .75 Month: N/A

Power: 30 amp Fixed Dock  Water:  Fixed Dock

Heads: 4 toilets, 4 showers (with dressing rooms)

Laundry: 1 washer and 1 dryer (free) Pump-out: Yes (free)

Cable TV: No Dockside Phone: Yes  Pay Phone: No


Restaurants and General Services

On Call: Dominos Pizza 410-392-3000  Under 3 mi.  Walsh’s Dockside 410-392-6859, Fair Hill Inn 410-398-4187, Bakers Restaurant 410-398-2435, Elkton Inn 410-398-0530  Bank/ATM, Post Office, Brantwood Convenience Store Gas and Deli 410-398-9783, Brantwood Discount Liquor 410-392-4295, Dettwellers Produce Stand 3+ mi., Supermarkets: Acme, 410-398-4925, Food Lion, 410-620-3664, Sun Cleaners, 410-398-7214 Bridge St. Laundry, 410-398-2115, Rite Aid Pharmacy, 410-398-9595, WalMart, 410-398-1070, K-Mart, 410-398-8000


Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance 3+ mi., North Bay Medical 410-398-8300 6 mi., Clifford Chiropractic 410-620-4322, Benner Veterinarian 410-885-3700  Hospital: Union Hospital 410-398-4000



Marina Notes – Service oriented, accommodating owners live on site and take a personal approach to management.  While there are taxis available, if they’re are going your direction, you may be able to hitch a ride.  The T-head can take up to a 50 footer, and its catamaran-friendly slips off the T-head are very wide.  An additional floating dock without power or water and an additional stationary dock provide overflow space for transients, if the need arises.  The fixed dock has half-length finger piers with two steps down.  There are plans for considerable improvements in 2007 and 2008, which include extending the floating dock and adding 50 slips; remodeling the ship/convenience store to include food and essentials; adding an enclosed gazebo in the BBQ area, and building two apartments above the office.  The simple, perfectly fine bathhouses each have two toilets, two sinks and two fiberglass shower stalls and are handicap accessible.


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