Eaton Ferry Marina FAQ’s

aerial view of Eaton Ferry Marina on lake Gaston
Question: Do you offer boat rentals on Lake Gaston?

Answer: Yes, we offer full- or multi-day rentals. Check out our rental boat inventory!

Q: How old do I need to be to rent a boat?

A: You must be 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

Q: Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

A: No, North Carolina does not require a boating license when renting a boat.

Q: Do you have boat rentals for fishing?

A: Yes, we allow fishing on all of our boat rentals.

Q: Can I bring my dog/pet on our boat rental?

A: No pets are allowed on any of our watercraft.

Q: Do you offer refunds for inclement weather such as thunderstorms and rain?

A: We offer a partial refund/credit or a rebooking of the reservation for another time during the rental season.

Q: What is your boat rental cancellation policy?

A: If cancelled one month before rental, you will receive a full refund. Due to COVID-19, you may cancel 48 hours before your boat rental for a full refund.

Q: Do you rent tubes, paddleboards, wakeboards, etc.?

A: No, we currently do not.  We do offer rentals for paddle boards and kayaks.

Q: Do I need a fishing license to go fishing on a boat?

A: Yes. In North Carolina, people who are 16 years of age and under do not need a fishing license if they are with an adult who does have one.

Q: Do you have a gas pump available?

A: Yes, gas pumps are available at the water.
Eaton Ferry Marina fuel dock and boat docks at Lake Gaston
Q: Do you have a public boat ramp?

A: Eaton Ferry Marina has a private boat ramp on Lake Gaston that is available for use.

Q: Do you have a boat ramp fee?

A: We have a $5 boat ramp fee and a $25 fee to park your automobile and trailer for the day.

Q: Can we store our boat trailer at the marina?

A: Boat storage customers only may store their trailers at our off-site lot for an additional fee of $25 per month.

Q: Where can I store my boat on Lake Gaston?

A: Eaton Ferry Marina offers wet slip and dry-dock boat storage. Contact us today to reserve your boat storage spot!

Q: Do you have a ship store?

A: Yes, we have a fully stocked ship store.

marina shop at Eaton Ferry Marina
Q: What is the best way to find out about events and live music on Lake Gaston?

A: Follow the Eaton Ferry Marina Facebook page to get the latest information on happenings at the marina!

Q: Can I get my boat serviced at Eaton Ferry Marina?

A: Yes, Overby Marine Sales & Service, Inc. are located at Eaton Ferry Marina. They provide a range of boat services, as well as boat sales.

Q: Where can I get a bite to eat or have a drink on Lake Gaston?

A: The Pointe Restaurant and Bar is located at Eaton Ferry Marina. Check out their menu!