Visit us at the NY Boat Show!

We are excited to be teaming up with Cruisers Yachts at the New York Boat Show this year! Stop by Booth #E2 to hear more about the 2013 line up. The following models will be on display:
Cruisers Yachts Cantius 45 Cruisers Yachts 430 Sports Coupe
At Donovan’s Shady Harbor we are hard at work planning for a spectacular 2013 Season. We have many improvements planned… Stop by to see what’s in store!
Hope to see you there!
Want to Join us at the Boat Show?
We are pulling together a bus trip down to the show on Saturday, January 5th. The cost is $50 including a ticket to the show and roundtrip transportation to NYC and back. If interested please email Derek at We need a minimum of 25 people to book the bus.


August 5 Star Reviews from Active Captain

Check out our latest Active Captain reviews  from fellow boaters!

7th Annual Canal Splash Starts Tomorrow

Canals Splash! Logo

Celebrate the history, culture, recreational appeal, and beauty of the New York State Canal System and Erie Canalway Trail during Canal Splash from August 10th-12th! Check out the list of events here.

Canal Splash! is a coordinated series of locally organized events and activities, including nature and history walks, museum and gallery exhibits, rowing regattas, kayak and canoe outings, musical performances, boat tours and more.

If you are taking the Hudson North or South be sure to stop by and see us! Check out the only Palms on the Hudson, our fully stocked convenience store, and grab a bite at Yanni’s Cucina!

Convenience Store and Newspaper Delivery Updates

The grocery store is filling in quickly at Shady Harbor.  We are excited to be adding Oscar’s and Garofalo’s Meats to our freezer section! We also have Freihofer’s and dairy always in stock- including your favorite ice cream! Be sure to place your order by Saturday night in the ship’s store for the JP Delivery of the Sunday Times Union, New York Times, Gazette, or the New York Post! JP Delivery

“Palm Sunday” at Shady Harbor Marina

Palm Trees at Shady Harbor Marina on the Hudson River15 beautiful Palm Trees were shipped from Florida last week and are now all around the grounds at Shady Harbor Marina!

Thanks to Paul Hait for his tribute to “Palm Sunday” and to all of those who joined the festivities.

Check out Shady Harbor Palm Sunday Poem and visit our photo gallery for some interesting photos of Palms on the Hudson… who would have thought they would see this in Upstate NY?







Check out our Facebook Challenge

We are working hard to gain 500 new fans on Facebook by August 1st. Our challenge includes some cool prizes and should be a lot of fun! Check out the details!

New and Improved Travel Lift

Our new travel lift is working to it’s top potential, we have already launched our largest and heaviest boats.  Please contact Brian or Derek at the Marina at 518-756-8001 to arrange an appointment if you would like to get your boat in the water or schedule some maintenance work.

Nautical Miles from Albany to Points South

Curious how far it is from Albany to Norrie Point, Peekskill or the Nyack Dock. Check out our handy Nautical Miles Chart

Nautical Mile Chart from Albany to Points South

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