Dog River Marina’s Core Values

Great leaders serve others.  Quality is determined by what our customers get.
Our passion has a purpose.  Strength comes with our sincerity.
Teamwork multiplies our success.  Everyone is a business relationship manager.
Build trust with honest, accurate and thorough communications.  Expertise is the root of our innovation.
We give undivided attention.  Yachtsmen just want to have fun.

What our customers are saying about us…

We treasure all of your comments and strive to exceed your expectations.  These comments come from various sources – from personal notes to reviews on www.activecaptain.com.

Thank you to all of our customers.  Sonny

J Hess Crews Control 48′ Chris Craft – I have had work done on my boat at Dog River Marina on three separate occasions and I find them to be top notch, professional, courteous, efficient, knowledgeable, fairly priced, and innovative.  I would “row” my boat to Dog River before I would let anybody else work on it!

Martha Alexander, Aunt Aggie, Green Turtle Bay Marina, Kentucky – A little over a year ago we started our boating experience in Mobile with assistance from the Dog River team:  Middleton Marine and especially Ray the mechanic were super kind and helpful to us.  They made repairs and improvements to Aunt Aggie and showed us how to check her systems.  One night the packing around the propeller shaft was leaking causing the aft bilge pump to run continuously. Ray had given me his cell phone number in case of emergency. I called him, and he came to the marina at 10:00 pm and fixed the pump. I have been a fan ever since.

We are very near the crossing of our wake on Patriyachtik and are now at Dog River Marina. We needed some repairs done and after the mechanic began, he informed us of some additional items that needed to be addressed. These were items that threatened the safety of our boat. We were treated better than expected and the work was done in a very timely manner and beat our estimate expectations. Mark and Denise, you know how particular I am concerning repairs to my boat and I would recommend this yard for any work needed.

I am been a customer of Dog river Marina since 2011. I most recently was there in July of this year. These guys are the most professional, helpfulr and honest people I have met owning a marina. They were punctual, very neat, and got the job done in a timely fashion and were good to there estimate. They have sent parts to me from Mobile to Jupiter, Florida trying to find the correct sender unit for a oil pressure gauge, and haven’t billed me yet. Incredible service and care. Sonny, Mike at Middleton Marine and Ray the mechanic are the best. I traveled from New Buffalo, Mi. on the Loop to have this Marina work on my boat because I trust them. Tom Kataras, Greek’s Folly, Ocean Alexander currently tied to the ground in Indiantown Marina, Fl

Jim & Pam Shipp, aboard Silver Boots- My mother who is 89 has been a customer of Dog River Marina since the sixties and my wife and I have been customers since 2005.  We have been pleased with their work and pricing. Sony, Rudy and Brice are favorites of ours.

Good morning Sonny & Linda!  Who knew Christmas came in August?  Thank you Linda for seamlessly facilitating Sonny’s magnanimity for my Mama Dog care package arrived late last night. As soon as I saw the box I knew what it was & was beside myself. I immediately ran over to my grandfather’s house & presented him with replacements for his favorite pilfered T-Shirts. You made two people extremely happy. He was thrilled & kept asking me how I did it. I am thrilled that I was able to make such a wonderful man so elated! Your largess was unnecessary, unexpected, but very much appreciated! May you both always have fair winds & a following sea!   Thank you very much! – John E. Ligums, Houston, Texas

“YOU NEVER KNOW” “Please thank Mr. Sonny and crew for getting us in and out. We were able to win best boat,Tag and release in the Grand Isle tarpon and 2nd overall with several divisions by my Guest in the Fourchoen oilman’s rodeo. We couldn1t have done it without their help.  Though they aren’t big time rodeo’s, they are bragging rights for Louisiana and a big influence on our business”. – From: Mr. Smokey Scanlan & son Jason

 always a great stop 2015-01-04

Captain: Chuck Miller+, Corpus Christi, Tx (1508)

We have stopped here many times and have not been disappointed  Ricky the Dockmaster answered the VHF promptly and assisted us upon arrival. Didn’t need work but we have had work done here before and totally satisfied  Since the shop was closed Ricky loaned us a battery tester from the shop. Nice courtesy car. We will return.

 Great place to stop or have work done 2014-12-16

Captain: Dive1+, Discovery Bay (131)

We had our boat transported from California to Dog River. Linda and Rudy made the trip and scheduling easy. Once in the marina, Glen and his team really went our of their way to service Penny Pinchin.With the normal amount of hiccups, these people made me appreciate the amount of effort to help us start our Great Loop adventure. We really recommend this marina!Please visit the Mobile Yacht club across the street. They also made us feel warmly welcome.

 Great spot 2014-12-02

Captain: AsTheCrowFlies, Belleville, Ontario (250)

Stayed for the month of November very reasonable – had a few repairs and they were extremely quick and professional – stayed at the end of the transient dock which felt like being out on anchor – washrooms are clean, staff friendly and courteous. Took a side trip to Ocean Springs near Biloxi for a fantastic breakfast at http://bayviewgourmet.com/ nice little town.

 Another great stay at Dog River 2014-11-26

Captain: Mary Sue+, Snead Island, FL (30)

We only stayed a few days this time, but the facility, service, and people were all five star again. Of special interest to other cruisers was the outward desire to help by all the staff at Dog River Marina.

 Still the best 2014-11-21

Captain: WilliamJ+, Mobile, AL. (151)

We spent a solid month here getting a list of items repaired/added and at least once each day the owner, Sonny would take time to ask how things were progressing for us.  We had occasion to deal with each of the three departments, Middleton Marine for the mechanicals was first class all the way, the department that dealt with getting a new mattress was great, and finally the department dealing with everything else did a first rate job installing an inverter and making several other repairs, some minor and some not so minor.  Sonny is very much on top of everything at the complex.  Tom Elliot oversees Middleton Marine and has a top rated mechanic by the name of Ray that took care of us.  Bryson and his assistant Robert are invaluable to the operation of this facility and both worked tirelessly.

 Great stop and fuel prices 2014-11-15

Captain: Bad Andy+, Little River, SC (346)

You really can’t find any better folks at a marina.  Sonny and staff made us feel like they really appreciated us stopping there and got a free night with the fill-up.  Doesn’t get much better than that.

 Right at home 2014-11-10

Captain: Cord, Stuart (80)

Stopped for fuel, stayed several nights getting various issues handled.  Sonny and his team made us feel right at home.

Too many first class individuals to mention, except one,,, Diesel kept me entertained , be sure to meet him.

 Friendly marina 2014-11-05

Captain: Richard Molony, Tarpon Springs (983)

Radio answered immediately, free pump out, electricity included, free night with fuel and AGLCA, excellent fuel price, courtesy car, friendly staff and help with the lines.  Loved it.  We came in at dead low water (neaps) after three days of northerly and had only 4’9″ in some spots.

 Have stayed at Dog River TWICE and will again…. 2014-10-23

Captain: Paula+, Lake Erie (57)

Ocean Breeze has been well taken care of at Dog River from the moment of arrival to departure.  Fuel prices can’t be beat, the fuel dock staff helps with tie up and any problems encountered on the docks.  Birds happen and we are in their environment!  It is a saltwater marina and the likes of what most will see as they cross the GIWW.  The fixed wood docks and pilings are in good repair and sturdy.  We had OB’s alternators rebuilt at DRM and can’t say enough good things about their maintenance department.  They are professional, very thorough and careful, expedite their repairs for Loopers to minimize delays and extremely fair on the cost of their services and repairs.  I would never hesitate to stay at Dog River Marina.