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Delaware's Clean Marinas


Boaters using the Delaware City Marina have fueling instructions spelled out for themDelaware City Marina
Certified: November 2008

P.O. Box 278
302 Canal Street
Delaware City, DE 19706
Phone:  (302) 834-4172
Fax:  (302) 834-5187

Located on Delaware City Branch Canal, adjacent to the Delaware River and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, Delaware City Marina is the 12th marina in the state to receive the environmental designation. To meet Clean Marina certification requirements, Delaware City Marina updated their operations and maintenance plan to require boating patrons to follow strict marina guidelines regarding vessel maintenance and fish cleaning.

Marina services include docking, fueling assistance, repair services for gas and diesel engines and a sewage pumpout facility. With 100 permanent wet slips, painting and power washing services, and a 35-ton open-end travel lift for vessel haul-out, Delaware City Marina’s full line of services exceed Clean Marina high standards.

Carlyle Windley, right, Nanticoke Marine Park manager, receives Clean Marina certificate from DNREC Deputy Secretary David Small

Nanticoke River Marine Park
Certified: October 2008

26 N. Market Street
Blades, DE 19973
Phone: 302-628-8600

Nanticoke River Marine Park became the 11th marina in the state – and the first marina on the Nanticoke River in Delaware – to be certified a Clean Marina. To meet the requirements, the marina voluntarily implemented environmentally-sound operating and maintenance procedures that include fueling, pumpout and maintenance services. With the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadron, the marina will provide boater education programs and free safety inspections to vessel owners.



Rehoboth Bay MarinaRehoboth Bay Marina met a number of environmental standards to receive Delaware Clean Marina certification
Certified: September 2008

1115 Highway One
Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 302-226-2012 

The Rehoboth Bay Marina is located in Dewey Beach on the bay. The marina offers fueling, pumpout service, restroom accommodations, and a bait and tackle store to all tenants. It employs a full-time Dockmaster and qualified staff to oversee operations and assist boat slip holders with all their boating needs. The marina staff has received training on marine spill response and mitigation meant to aid in the preservation of Delaware water resources. Each slip at the marina includes 24-hour access to restroom facilities and dockside water and electric utilities. This marina meets a host of grueling standards set by the Clean Marina Program aimed towards protecting Delaware's coastal waters and inland bays. Behind the sign at Pier Point Marina is a well-maintained travel lift and a staff educated in clean marina standards

Pier Point Marina
Certified: September 2008

115 Rodney Avenue
Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 302-227-2808

Pier Point Marina is a commercial marina that offers fueling, maintenance, and repair activities for various sizes of marine vessels. The marina’s well-maintained travel lift allows slip holders the option to remove their marine vessels from the water for a range of maintenance and repair activities.

The Pier Point Marina staff are noted for their ability to perform environmentally-sound maintenance operations onsite. All wastes are identified, labeled, and disposed of according to Clean Marina Standards in order to preserve the quality of the nearby Rehoboth Bay.

Pier Point Marina also is reducing its impact on the environment by using "best management practices" such as the recycling of used oil and shrink wrap, and an all-encompassing fuel and oil spill response procedure.


Creek’s End Marina
Certified: September 2008Dockmaster Steven Clark (right) of Creek's End Marina received the Clean Marina flag from DNREC Deputy Secretary David Small

206 Wood Duck Drive
Millsboro, DE 19968

Phone: 302-947-9107

Creek's End is a community marina located on the waters of Guinea Creek and the Rehoboth Bay. The Creek’s End Homeowners Association, which is responsible for maintaining the marina, educates its boaters in best management practices to preserve inland waterways and also provides its tenants with the resources to do so. The marina is equipped with a top-of-the line spill response kit that enables speedy mitigation of any dangerous marine spill that might occur. The marina staff has received state-sponsored training in responding to hazardous marine spills. In addition, the facility’s Operations and Maintenance Plan details in-depth procedures and responses to a multitude of incidents that could occur at the marina. 

Indian River Marina
Certified: September 2004

39415 Inlet Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 302-227-3071

Indian River Marina was the first marina in the state to be certified by the Delaware Clean Marina Program. The massive volume and activity at the marina made its environmental designation especially significant. Delaware Clean Marina LogoThe marina offers both wet and dry storage, maintenance, fueling, and pumpout services. Through the marina’s Operations and Maintenance Plan, they initiated a new fish waste policy, and outlined emergency procedures. Indian River Marina installed a state-of-the-art boat maintenance area, complete with a drainage system that separates oil and water for proper disposal. The staff also went to great lengths to preserve the natural vegetation around the marina, so that nature can help filter any pollutants before they reach our inland bays.

Sandy Beach Marina
Certified: October 2005

110 Pebble Drive
Dagsboro, DE 19939
Phone: 302- 934-9644  

Sandy Beach Marina, operating on the South bank of the Indian River in Dagsboro was the first private marina to be certified as a Delaware Clean Marina. Marina staff made use of the Clean Marina staff's expertise to assist them in reaching certified status.This involved site visits, and applying recommendations issued by Clean Marina program scientists. The adjustments to the marina's operations and maintenance plan and best management practices (BMPs) applied at Sandy Beach Marina show that good environmental and business practice can go hand in hand.

Steamboat Landing LLCSteamboat Landing is a Delaware Clean Marina and a green marina judging by its floral logo
RV Park and Marina
Certified October 2005

P.O. Box 300
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-645-6500
Fax: 302-645-2639

Steamboat Landing Marina is a family-owned and operated facility located one mile east on Steamboat Landing Road off Route 1 (Coastal Highway). Steamboat Landing was the first commercial marina in the state to be certified a Delaware Clean Marina. Management staff had to update their operations and maintenance plan and implement a Spill Prevention and Control Countermeasure plan to achieve their certification.  They exceeded Clean Marina standards by cultivating vegetative buffers to act as natural pollution filters and making it mandatory for all fueling operations to be supervised by trained staff.  It is these best management practices, in addition to the pool, general store, and tackle shop that make Steamboat Landing a great vacation experience.

Indian Riverview Marina Inc.
Certified: October 2006

30138 Whites Neck Road
Dagsboro, DE 19939
Phone: 302-537-4377

Besides the breathtaking views of the Indian River Bay and Collins Creek, Indian Riverview Marina has much more to offer. The Marina management applied for and received a Pollution Prevention (P2) mini-grant for almost $1,000. These funds were used to implement a boater education program and to help purchase emergency spill containment equipment. Indian Riverview Marina shows a commitment to protecting the environment by providing recycling opportunities for boaters, as well as implementing many other best management practices (BMPs) recognized by the Delaware Clean Marina Program.Robert Baldwin, right, director of Division of Soil & Water Conservation, welcomed Pilottown to Delaware's Clean Marina program

Pilottown Marina
Certified: November 2006

P.O. Box 101
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-645-5355

This scenic marina, located in the heart of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, is a vital addition to the roster of Delaware Clean Marinas. It is important to recognize environmental stewardship that takes place amidst a bustling recreational and commercial setting. Pilottown Marina received $18,750 in cost-share funds through the Clean Marina Program to purchase a new sewage pumpout system. The marina’s operations and maintenance plan was also updated to require boater patrons to adhere to strict marina guidelines regarding the maintenance of vessels in the marina basin. The marina is also equipped with spill response equipment if any oil/gas spill occurs.

Lewes Canalfront Park Marina
Certified: September 2007

P.O. Box 227
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-644-1869 

Amidst the construction and landscape changes taking place at the marina in 2007, the staff managed to achieve Clean Marina Status as well. With the aid of a grant awarded by DNREC’s non-point source program, Lewes Canalfront was able to purchase a new permanent pumpout system to service their vessels sewage needs. This is the second marina located on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal to have achieved Clean Marina status. Lewes Canalfront's operations and maintenance plan was updated to include proper emergency procedures for spills, fires, and weather.  The plan also includes guidelines restricting hazardous boat and landscaping maintenance. Lewes Canalfront Park is doing its part to preserve the precious environment on the canal.Bay Colony is the latest certified Delaware Clean Marina

Bay Colony Community Yacht Club
Certified: May 2008

29964 Colony Drive
Dagsboro, DE 19939
Phone: 302-541-8414

This recently renovated marina, located on the Indian River Bay and Vines Creek, has done a lot to achieve its environmental stewardship designation. The marina now has a full-time dockmaster on the premises who is available to handle all emergencies and concerns. A new building with 24-hour restroom access was built with offices and storage attached. The storage facility is home to an array of spill response equipment should an accident occur. Best management practices (BMPs) such as limiting maintenance activities and cultivating vegetative buffers were addressed in Bay Colony's updated Operations and Maintenance Plan. These changes not only add to the beauty of the marina but make the facility environmentally sound as well.

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