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Marina with gas dock on James River near Chickahominy?

Old 08-13-2019, 09:00 AM
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Default Marina with gas dock on James River near Chickahominy?

Anyone reccomend a marina to get gas on Chickahominy river or close to it on the James River? Heading toward Hampton Roads.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:25 AM
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Governor's Land or a little further is James City County Marina next to Jamestown.

GL might be private. I can't remember. Might want to call ahead.

River's Rest Marina is on the Chick but out of the way if you're on the James.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:34 AM
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Also kingsmill resort has a marina that has a gas dock. Two rivers/governors land is private I believe.

rivers rest is a ways up the chick. So convenient if you are up there but not if you are in the James. There is also a James city county marina that I have heard has fuel. But think there might be height restrictions to get in there
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:02 AM
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I would be starting out around route 5
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Daretofish View Post
I would be starting out around route 5
What kind of boat? To get to JCC Marina there is a low bridge.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:17 AM
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Greys creek has nice new docks and fuel. Creek is on the right before you get to ferry. A little shallow on low tide at the mouth but plenty of water after that.
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I know the areas well. So you're leaving the RT 5 campground/ramp and heading to Hampton Roads? It's only about 35 miles from there to the RT 17 bridge (45 miles to I64, and 60 miles to Lynnhaven Inlet). What's the range of your boat, why wouldn't you fill up on land before launching?

As stated, Gas is behind Jamestown Island with a 10-12 ft bridge to clear, I think gas a mile in Greys creek across from there, gas at Kingsmill near Williamsburg, gas just inside deep creek at Newport News and i think gas across from there in the Pagan river. Gas also at the base of the RT17 bridge in Newport News......and then they get even more plentiful as you head further east.
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Originally Posted by seaduckdlx View Post
Greys creek has nice new docks and fuel. Creek is on the right before you get to ferry. A little shallow on low tide at the mouth but plenty of water after that.
4ft at low tide no matter where you run. I've zig-zagged all around there looking for a deeper entrance and there isn't any. Then yes, deeper inside.
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Thanks for the replies, its my Maycraft 1800 skiff, its been up there 1st for some engine work then the trailer failed. Been waiting on a new one for over two weeks and getting inpatient. Thought about bringing it home by water but they say it will be ready Friday. I didn't take it thete with a full tank so would have needed gas fairly quickly for the ride home.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:40 AM
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As others have stated, JCC marina, known to us locals as the yacht basin, has fuel. On an 18’ skiff I wouldn’t worry much about height on the stick bridge in Powhatan creek. If you have a vhf antenna on a t top I would lower it before I went under during high tide just in case. Same can be said for the hole in the wall (the bridge getting into the creek from the river). Also If you choose to use JCC marina, there is a very very shallow shoal just inside the hole in the wall so do not cut straight across. You will find yourself run aground very quickly!
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