Update effective Sunday March 22: Due to the new statewide home lockdown rule, no visitors will be allowed until further notice.
During the coronavirus crisis Tony will adhere to state safety rules and guidelines for visitors to a personal residence. So, as long as there is no mandatory travel restriction, please still feel free to ask to come to visit, hike, fish, go boating, have a drink on the deck or help with spring clean up – we will just do it in a safe socially distanced way. Normally Tony offers group walking nature tours of Money Island but we will postpone these activities until after the crisis is over. Tony is not responsible for determining what is and what is not allowed for visitors under the safety rules or possible quarantine. Please use common sense and be safe.
The Money Island Marina is no longer a business. The business closed in 2018 after our beloved Bruce died. Most of the information on other pages of this web site is older and outdated. The property is now part of Tony Novak’s personal residence.
In general, Tony permits people he knows and trusts to use the property by asking in advance by phone or text message. In general, he is willing to give people he knows and trusts permission to borrow boats, equipment, tools, fuel, the ramp, ice, bait, etc. He is also happy to take visiting personal guests out on his boats or join you to go out on your boat as schedules permit.
If you would like to visit but don’t know Tony, don’t be shy. He welcomes meeting new visitors and is usually easy to reach the usual way (online) since the old marina phone number goes to voicemail.
A small group of family and friends are empowered to use and manage the property as if it were their own. We presume that visitors will treat the property as they would treat there own – leaving it as good or better shape than they found it. We appreciate a little help with cleanup and chores at the property occasionally.
The entire property is monitored by monitored security and state police do investigate trespassing and other offenses.
There is no assurance that this policy this will continue indefinitely since we hope someone will re-establish a marina business here eventually. He is actively recruiting other owner/operators for the property and the docks and would welcome your inquiry.
The most likely outcome is that it will take 10 years or longer for Money Island to transition to a modern facility and reopen. In the meanwhile, we expect to enjoy it as as is is as a beautiful outdoor private personal residence.
Money The Money Island Marina is no longer a business. The business closed in 2018 after Bruce died. The property is now part of my personal residence. In general, I permit people I know and trust to use the property by giving advance notice by phone or text message. In general, I am willing to give people I know and trust permission to use boats, equipment, tools, the ramp, ice, bait, etc. I am also happy to take personal guests out on my boats or go out on your boat as our schedules permit. We presume that visitors will treat the property as they would treat there own – leaving it as good or better shape than they found it. I appreciate a little help with cleanup and chores occasionally. There is no assurance this will continue indefinitely since I hope someone will re-establish a business here soon. I am actively recruiting other owner/operators for the property but the most likely outcome is that it will take 10 years or longer for Money Island to transition to a modern facility and reopen. In the meanwhile, we expect to enjoy it as a private personal residence.
Island is the primary oyster landing port for the state of New Jersey and the state’s second most productive seafood landing port overall. We are pleased that the marina now hosts varied programs and partners with a variety of educational, government, commercial fishing and aquaculture businesses that complement our recreational fishing activities.
Make plans now to join us this season by reserving your protected deep water boat slip now for your recreational or commercial boat. We have brand new 4′ wide floating finger docks available for boats 16′ and up.
MEMBER EVENTS: In addition to our own series of member events and educational programs, and can offer our deck or gazebo to churches and community groups that may wish to host a service or an outing on the bay. Our deck seating accommodated about 40 and our two barbecue grills and other amenities are available. There is a small charge to cover the extra costs incurred and provide help for setup and cleanup.
GREAT DOCK RATES: We have docks available for both commercial and recreational boats. The basic season rate for an average small recreational boat is $1,000 before July 4 and $1,200 after that date. (Pricing for some docks and boat sizes vary). Commercial docks are also available. Preference is given to boats selling catch through a local watermen’s cooperative who may qualify for a no-fee dock arrangement. Dock assignments are made on a first come, first served basis so make a reservation now by calling Bruce at (856) 447-3576.
GREAT LOCATION: Centrally located in the middle bay for fast access to the productive Nantuxent oyster beds and many of the popular fishing and crabbing spots.
FUEL DOCK: Our fuel dock was rebuilt after superstorm Sandy to handle all size boats. Gasoline is available daily and even after hours on an emergency basis by calling the marina. We take pride in not running out of fuel during peak use periods (as sometimes happens at other marinas) but in rare occasions this may mean limiting the amount sold to each customer. Price is consistently maintained at $1 per gallon above the local street price. (The fuel dock is currently closed for repairs).
FISHING DOCKS: We have three sections of docks open to members for dock fishing. Cost is $5 per adult, kids are free. Includes use of marina facilities, rest room, fish cleaning tables, and picnic area.
CRABS: We sell hard and soft shell crabs. Advance ordering is usually required. We do not stock overnight inventory here. Market prices vary. See www.moneyislandseafood.com.
GREAT SERVICE: Money Island’s reputation attentive service is unparalleled. Full time on-site management makes all the difference.
GREAT AMENITIES: Clean running water restroom, hose hookups at the dock, fish cleaning tables, plenty of parking, ice, gas, bait, tackle, cold drinks and fresh coffee. Relax after boating on our scenic deck.