Explore the Hudson & Beyond

Donovan’s Shady Harbor Marina is the first full-service marina past Catskill and just 12 miles South of Albany. We are a great place for boaters of all kinds including sailboaters and kayakers to reprovision with our new convenience store stocked with dairy items, groceries and beer. Without the Catskill Marina and Troy Docks in commission, we are the last place to step your mast before heading North through the Albany and Troy Locks.

Be sure to stop in before continuing your trip, the Donovan’s have traveled the waterways extensively on their own boat and can offer some sound advice. We are also proud to be Commander Level Sponsors of the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association.


After entering the lock you can explore the Erie Canal all the way to Buffalo on Lake Erie, take the Oswego Canal to Lake Ontario or head North through the Champlain Canal and over to the St. Lawrence Seaway.


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