We now have large 4 gallon buckets of frozen bunker chum available for $25. It is always best to call in advance and we suggest allowing time for thawing. We use the chum by drilling large holes in the the bucket and hanging it overboard. Other prever to shovel it out after thawing.
Commercial boat and yacht owners sometimes have a need for short-term vessel dockage or storage. Money Island Marina can be a perfect solution. We are located on the protected Nantuxent Cove midway between Cape May at the entrance to the Delaware Bay about 28 miles to the south and the C&D Canal about 28 miles to the north. This positioning along the intercoastal waterway puts is within easy reach of the ports of southern New Jersey resort communities, Wilmington and Philadelphia. Our rural location means that dockage prices are a small fraction of the cost of locations closer to urban centers.
The water in Nantuxent Creek is surprisingly deep; more than the 16 foot range of our depth-measuring sticks at low tide. At one time in the past the Nantuxent Creek was am important commercial port for agricultural and fisheries product that handled the largest vessels of that age. Our commercial docks can handle vessels up to 100 feet now. With advance preparation we might be able to accommodate an even larger vessel.
We are interested in arrangements with yacht brokers, finance companies, estate attorneys and others who may have a need for short-term boat storage.
Our docks offer electric, water and a full-time on-site manager. Dry dock and ramping is available. The marina sells gasoline and provides other essential services. Call Bruce or send a message for more information.
Most sources say that DEET-based insect repellents work best and are safe when used as directed. Some people prefer using naturally occurring chemicals contained in plant oils. No matter what approach you take, don’t ignore our motto when spending time outside in rural South Jersey: “Never underestimate the bugs“.
These five plant oils reportedly repel insects:
Eucalyptus – Often combined with citronella oil to keep bugs away. The Journal of Medical Entomology reports that eucalyptus extract can reduce tick bites
Lavender – repels mosquitoes and flies
PennyRoyal – a mint family plant that is toxic to insects
Lemongrass – a flea and tick repellent
Lemon – can work against fleas and other bugs
Be aware that oil-based products can increase sunburn.
We carry both DEET-based and plant oil based repellents at the bait shop.
2018 UPDATE: This offer is replaced; the blog post is obsolete. For 2018 the ramp fee is waived for all boats. Marina membership is required to use the ramp or any marina facility. Annual family membership is $50.
We are testing a new marketing promotion as the flounder season gets started this year that is intended to introduce more boaters to the convenience and level of service available here at Money Island.
Normally the ramp fee is $15 for boats up to 18 feet and $20 for larger boats that typically require assistance with the launch and loading.
We advise against using the boat ramp within 90 minutes of low tide. Low tide time is available using the link at the lower left of this page or by calling the marina at 856-723-0294.
This offer is valid for first time use of Money Island Marina boat ramp and is available at the discretion of the marina manager. One offer per customer. Minimum purchase $10 bait
Live/fresh bait is always subject to availability so call ahead 856-723-0294. Gratuity is not included.
This offer ends on 8/20/2016 or when the ending date is changed on this web page. Please send comments/complaints/feedback about this promotional offer to Tony Novak at cell/text 856-723-0294.
The rebuild of our primary fish cleaning table is complete thanks to help from Andy with the water line and Jim’s tip about my design flaw that is now corrected. The underlying motivation was to conserve water (as part of our participation in New Jersey’s Clean Marina program), improve appearance and increase durability of the equipment. I didn’t guess that it would cost $500 in plumbing parts plus the labor. But hopefully this project with new bras valves will outlast it’s builders. The brass water valves we are replacing appear to be from the 1940s.