About Us

A Note From the Owners

“We have been boaters all our married lives, and we have traveled the intracoastal from New York to Florida and inland waterways through the years. We were no strangers to Shady Harbor prior to taking over having docked as transients, and staying many times over the past twenty years. Being boaters, we understand the importance of being treated right wherever our boat takes us.

The way we see it, a positive attitude, and a strong desire to create a fun environment are most important. We hope to see you regularly as we continually improve upon our facilities. As always we welcome your comments and suggestions.”

About the Marina

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Located at Latitude 42° 27′, Longitude -73° 47′, between Buoys 185 and 187 on the Hudson River, Shady Harbor is easily accessible for boats of any size. Donovan’s Shady Harbor Marina is a proud sponsor of the Great Loop Association, and an Active Captain’s First Choice Marina. We are conveniently located just South of Albany on the Hudson River with easy approach deep water slips.

With a deep water approach and talented staff we are a great place to call home. A full service marina awaits you with competitively priced gas and diesel fuel, a ship’s store, fully stocked parts and accessories and certified mechanics on site. Stock up on everything you need at our brand new convenience store. Enjoy the gift shop and browse apparel, jewelry, and more.

For all of our overnight docking guests, we offer water hookup, electricity, and free pump-out service. There is always a dock master on hand to guide you in and aid in your slip placement. We monitor channel 16 on your VHF radio. Just call ahead as you approach our marina.

Stay a day, a week, or a month at this family and pet friendly facility and enjoy a full-service marina complete with a convenience store, ships store, gift shop, bathhouse, laundry room, swimming pool, restaurant and more. Enjoy free wireless and cable TV.

Check out our full list of amenities and our latest reviews from fellow boaters.


Donovan’s Shady Harbor Marina has dock space available for 120 boats, with minimum 10′ depth at all docks. There are no barrier walls or obstructions to create potential hazards. We reserve dock space for day-use and restaurant patrons at all times and ensure that there will always be a dock available for our guests. We also welcome kayaks to tie up.

Convenience Store

Shady Harbor Marina has recently added a full convenience store with beer, ice, groceries and personal items. Stock up on everything you need before heading out for the day, or a longer cruise.

Ship’s Store

Our ship’s store is not only stocked with all of your boating needs such as lines, anchors, fenders, electronics, and coast guard equipment, but also with a variety of retail merchandise that makes for a unique shopping experience. We carry apparel, jewelry and a variety of items that would make a great gift, or a treat for yourself including wine stoppers, gardener’s hand cleaning kit, nautical decor and more. We also have many items to keep kids entertained.

Boathouse Grille

The Boathouse Grille is located on premise, and can be approached by water or land. Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere in the indoor dining room, or a beautiful view of the river from the deck covered by an awning. The Boathouse Grille serves casual fare and gourmet pizza and is open for lunch and dinner from May-October.

Boat Maintenance and Repair

Shady Harbor Marina is a full-service boat repair shop. The Shady Harbor staff is capable of doing anything from an oil change to a complete overhaul and everything in between.

Store Hours: 9am - 6pm Sunday -Thursday and 9am - 7pm Friday and Saturday