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Historic Gardner's Basin
31 New Jersey - Lower Atlantic Coast Inlets
Navigational Information
Lat: 39°22.593' N Long: 74°25.240' W  Tide: 4 ft.  Current: n/a Chart: 12316
Rep. Depths (MLW): Entry: 6 ft. Fuel Dock: n/a Max Slip/Moor: 6 ft./—
Access: Absecon Inlet to Clam Creek, left into Gardner's Basin

Marina Facilities (In Season/Off Season)
Fuel: No
Slips: 35 Total, 6-10 Transient  Max LOA: 60 ft.  Max Beam: 16 ft.
  Rate (per ft.): Day $1.50  Week $9  Month n/a
  Power: 30 amp $5, 50 amp n/a, 100 amp n/a, 200 amp n/a
  Cable TV: No  Dockside Phone: No
  Dock Type: Wood, Long Fingers, Floating
Moorings: 0 Total  Launch: n/a
  Rate: Day n/a  Week n/a  Month n/a
Heads: 6 Toilet(s)
Internet: No  Laundry: None
Pump-Out: On-Site, n/a Central, n/a InSlipFull Service, n/a Central, n/a InSlip  Fee: $5  Closed Heads: No

Marina Operations
Owner/Manager: Jack Kieth  Dockmaster: Trish Marion
In-Season: May-Oct, 9am-10pm  Off-Season: Nov-Apr, 9am-5pm
After-Hours Arrival: Call ahead
Reservations: Yes, Preferred  Credit Cards: Visa/MC
Discounts: None
Pets: Welcome, Dog Walk Area  Handicap Access: Yes, Heads
Historic Gardner's Basin
800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ  08401
Tel: (609) 348-2880  VHF: Monitor Ch. 9  Talk Ch. 9
Fax: (609) 345-4238  Alternate Tel: none
Email: n/a  Web: n/a
Nearest Town: Atlantic City (0.5 mi.)  Tourist Info: (609) 345-5600

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Marina Services and Boat Supplies
Services - Docking Assistance, Trash Disposal, Security (8 hrs., Evening Dockmaster )  Communication - Data Ports, Fax, Mail Package Hold, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Express Mail  Supplies - On Site: Ice Cube, Ice Cube, Ice Cube (WebFeet)   Under 1 Mile: Bait/Tackle (Big Bass 344-9823), Bait/Tackle (Big Bass 344-9823), Bait/Tackle (One Stop 348-9450)   3+ Miles: West Marine (601-0061, 14 mi.), Propane (Modern Gas 646-5560, 9.5 mi.)  
Restaurants and Accommodations
On Site: Restaurant (Back Bay Ale House 449-0006, L: $5-10, D: $5-16, B, too), (Back Bay Ale House 449-0006, L: $8-20, D: $8-20), Snack Bar (Back Bay Ice Cream), (Flying Cloud 345-8222, L: $7-12, D: $16-25, B, too & Kid's Menu), (Frosty Bites, ice cream), (Gilchrist 345-8278, B: $2-9, L: $3-13), (Scales Grill 345-8222, D: $9-25)   On Call: Pizzerias (Chelsea 646-0860)   Under 1 Mile: Lite Fare (Corbin's Chicken Soulfood and Seafood 348-8200), Pizzeria (Cosimos 340-0070), Restaurant (El Nuevo Latino 340-0070), (Knife & Fork Inn 344-1133), (Mike's 345-0055), Hotel (Flagship 343-7447), Hotel (Flagship All-Suite 343-1608, $130-170), Hotel (Knights Inn 344-1890), Hotel (Resorts Atlantic City 344-6000, $100-225)   1-3 Miles: Restaurant (Atlantic 348-8080, D: $6-32), Fast Food (Burger King), (Knife & Fork Inn 344-1133, L: $12-23, D: $25-52), (McCormick 441-5579, L: $10-99, D: $10-99), Motel (Comfort Inn 348-4000), Hotel (Resorts AC 344-6000, $40-350), Hotel (Showboat 343-4000, $55-429), Hotel (Trump Marina 441-8500,, or dinghy across)  
Recreation and Entertainment
On Site: Fishing Charter, Group Fishing Boat (High Roller- 4 hrs. 8am/1pm 348-3474 Back Bay, Capt. Applegate - 4 hrs. 8am/1pm $25), Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Fishing Charter, Fishing Charter (Highroller 348-3474), Party Boat (High Roller- 4 hrs. 8am/1pm 348-3474 Back Bay, Capt. Applegate - 4 hrs. 8am/1pm $25), Tours, Sightseeing    Near: Beach, Playground (McClinton), Roller Blade/Bike Paths, Beach, Playground (McClinton), Hike/Bike Trails    Under 1 Mile: Tennis Courts (Ventnor City 823-7946), Museum    1-3 Miles: Fitness Center (Brigantine Fitness 266-0099), Golf Course (Brigantine Golf Links 266-1388 R 5 mi.), Golf Course (Brigantine Golf Links 266-1388 R 5 mi.), Golf Course (Greater AC Golf 348-7024), Fitness Center (Brigantine Fitness 266-0099), Fitness Center (G&P 348-4999), Boat Rentals (Blue Water 348-6900), Cinema, Video Rental, Attractions, Galleries    3+ Miles: Bowling (King Pin 641-5117, 9 mi.), Bowling (King Pin 641-5117, 12 mi.), Bowling (King Pin 641-5117, 9 mi.), Party Boat (Jessie O 412-3635, 7 mi.)  
Provisioning and General Services
On Site: Lobster Pound (Buddy's Lobster Shanty), Lobster Pound (Buddy's Lobster Shanty), Shops, Shops   On Call: Laundry (Wise 348-6300), Laundry (Wise 348-6300)   Near: Bakery, Convenience Store (Ralph & Son 347-6002; 7-11 345-7691), Fishmonger (Seasonal), Green Grocer, Market (Harbor Point 345-6774), Convenience Store (Ralph & Son 347-6002; 7-11 345-7691),
 
Market (Harbor Point 345-6774), Bakery, Green Grocer, Fishmonger (Seasonal), Bank/ATM, Hair Salon (Aigner's), Catholic Church, Dry Cleaners, Protestant Church, Bank/ATM, Catholic Church, Protestant Church, Hair Salon (Aigner's), Dry Cleaners   Under 1 Mile: Deli (Lighhouse Deli 348-0303), Liquor Store (Allstar Liquors 344-5010), Wine/Beer, Market (Harbor Point 345-6774), Deli (Lighhouse Deli 348-0303), Deli (Mousa's 345-1002), Wine/Beer, Liquor Store (Allstar 344-5010), Liquor Store (Allstar Liquors 344-5010), Pharmacy (Eckerd 344-2700), Protestant Church (345-2730), Hair Salon (Violet Mae's 428-7709), Dry Cleaners (Paks 348-4702), Pharmacy (Eckerd 344-2700)   1-3 Miles: Health Food (Interhealth 345-3711), Supermarket (Thriftway 340-8577, Charlie's Groceries 347-7747), Convenience Store (AC Super 449-0620), Supermarket (Thriftway 340-8577, Charlie's Groceries 347-7747), Health Food (Interhealth 345-3711), Bakery (Ginsburg 345-2265), Farmers' Market (Atlantic City 517-5891 Thurs & Sat 10am-4pm), Green Grocer (Seashore 345-3229), Fishmonger (Fish Heads 347-2090), Bookstore (Atlantic City News & Book Store 344-9444), Biz Services (Triangle 348-2805), Department Store, Hardware Store (Smith Brothers 344-0046), Library (Atlantic City 345-2269), Post Office, Bank/ATM (Bank of Amer. 800-432-1000), Post Office, Post Office (348-2940), Catholic Church (345-1786), Synagogue (345-0825), Library (Atlantic City 345-2269), Library (345-2269), Laundry (Scrub A Dub 344-8940), Bookstore (Atlantic City News & Book Store 344-9444), Bookstore (Princeton Antiques 344-1943), Pharmacy (Rite Aid 344-2700), Hardware Store (Smith Brothers 344-0046), Hardware Store (Ace 344-0046), Florist (Boardwalk 345-1500), Department Store, Biz Services (Triangle 348-2805)   3+ Miles: Supermarket (Acme 264-0041, 4 mi.), Health Food (Pamela 822-8828, 6 mi.), Department Store (Peebles 822-2368, 5 mi.)  
Transportation
On Call: Airport Svce (Jonathan's 344-7535), Rental Car (Enterprise 272-0099), Rental Car (Enterprise 272-0099), Taxi (Mutual 345-6111), Airport Svce (AC Classic 344-4000), Airport Svce (Jonathan's 344-7535)   Near: Bus (Jitney #1 & #3 344-8642 $1.50), Bus (Jitney #1 & #3 344-8642 $1.50), Bus (Jitney 344-8642)   1-3 Miles: Rail (To NY, Phil), Taxi (M Mutual Taxi 345-6111), Bikes (B&K 344-8008), Rental Car (Hertz 441-5522), Taxi (M Mutual Taxi 345-6111), Rail (To NY, Phil)   Airport: Atlantic City International 645-7895 (13.2 mi.)
Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance   Under 1 Mile: Holistic Services (Oriental Accupressure 348-6565)   1-3 Miles: Chiropractor (Atlantic Health 347-1999), Chiropractor (Lauria 266-1557), Dentist (Mainland 345-1155), Dentist (Mainland Dental 345-1155), Doctor (Cutler 343-4003), Doctor (Health Net 345-6000), Holistic Services (Vive Day Spa 343-4118), Optician (Family Vision 345-3000), Veterinarian (Bayview 646-7195)   3+ Miles: Veterinarian (Ventnor 823-8566, 4 mi.)  Hospital: Atlanticare Regional Medical Center 345-4000 (2.1 mi.)
Setting — Historic Gardner's Basin lies just inside Absecon Inlet at the mouth of Clam Creek. The area surrounding the marina is encompassed by charming, restored boathouses and upscale balconied homes. The fenced & gated neatly-lined slips rest by the shore of the basin, bordered on the far side by Scales Grill with blue umbrellaed tables on the outdoor deck adjacent to the docks. Colorful kiosks line the shoreline, along with the cedar-shaked AC Aquarium & a municipal bathhouse building. Across Clam Creek is the US Coast Guard Station, the Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget, Harrah's & the Borgata.

Marina Notes — Onsite eateries include Flying Cloud, Back Bay Ale House, and Frosty Bites. Buddy's Lobster Shanty 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat has fresh lobsters, clams, and stone crab. If closed, then try the lobster boat that arrives between 1 and 2pm and is "open" for about an hour. Several attractions operate from here: Capt. Applegate and High Roller Party Fishing boats, Atlantic Parasail, Atlantic City Cruises 347-700 and Tall Ship Young America. Courtesy dockage is provided, as available, call ahead. Marina heads are less than stellar; use the ones in the Ocean Life Center when it's open.

Notable — The 3-level Ocean Life Center (7 days, 10am-5pm) promises a hands-on experience for all ages. Explore the 8 tank aquarium, including a 23,000 gallon one with sea life from the Jersey coast, a Touch Tank, Computer Leaning Center and 16 frequently changing exhibits. The Trump Marina Casino & Hotel is a long walk or quick dinghy ride. A small beach is nearby and the beginning of the famous boardwalk a little farther. And the Atlantic City Jitney, which stops about three blocks away, makes most everything very accessible, $1.50.
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