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Welcome to Carefree Boat Club! Thank you for choosing to visit our site and learn more about boating the carefree way. Carefree Boat Club is your alternative to buying a boat.
Carefree Boat Club strives to provide our customers an affordable boating experience that is fun, easy, safe and hassle free through professional boat safety training, quality maintenance, excellent customer service, and unsurpassed industry knowledge.
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About this club
Carefree Boat Club at Occoquan VA is located on the dock at Madigan’s Waterfront restaurant in the historic town of Occoquan. The street address is 201 Mill Street, Occoquan VA.
Location in reference to body of water
Carefree Boat Club at Occoquan is on the Occoquan River 1-1/2 miles west of I-95. Rt. 123 which passes through Fairfax and Prince William Counties crosses the river at the historic town of Occoquan.
The Occoquan River flows into the Potomac River at Woodbridge VA. Belmont Bay and Mason Neck State Park are on the river’s north side as it approaches the Potomac. Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is on the south side where the Occoquan meets the Potomac.
Carefree Boat Club at Occoquan has full use of Madigan’s Waterfront restaurant. Madigan’s has a confortable indoor dining room with windows overlooking the river, separate bar, plus a large deck for outdoor dining and a Tiki Bar along the water. Club members often meet their boating guests there before heading out on the water or stop in after a cruise.
A public boardwalk runs along the river’s edge and the town operates a separate public dock just past the club’s dock. Almost all of the marina’s slips are leased by the club. Free parking is plentiful around the marina and there is a large free parking lot under the Rt. 123 bridge a 1 minute walk to the dock.
A historic mill town, Occoquan now offers boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and a few jewelry stores that club members enjoy browsing. Twice a year the town hosts the well-known Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show which draws hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors to the town’s streets.
What is there to do from this marina
When club members depart the dock they cruise east along the Occoquan to the Potomac River. On their right they pass Prince William Marina, home of the area’s Sea Ray dealer, where the club buys it’s boats – often placing orders for 6 at a time. Prince William Marina has a nice waterfront restaurant, The Electric Palm, and a gas dock. Motoring further along the Occoquan you come to Belmont Bay. This is a popular boating destination where boats raft-up or drop anchor at the sandy beach. It is a good area for tubing, swimming, and exploring. At the southern tip of Mason Neck State Park is a modest sand cliff accessible by boat where children hunt for sharks teeth deposited 56 million years ago. The area is home to Bald Eagles and other birds.
When boaters reach the Potomac River, they head upstream towards Mount Vernon and Washington DC, or downstream towards the Chesapeake Bay. There are two small tributaries in this area, Neabsco Creek in Dale City VA and Mattawoman Creek bordered by Smallwood State Park on the Maryland side of the Potomac. Mattawoman Creek offers quiet places to anchor and enjoy your time with family and friends. Club members like waterskiing and tubing at Mattawoman. The fishing is excellent here. Annual professional bass fishing tournaments are held at Mattawoman due to the abundant large mouth bass.
Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse, a popular boaters destination, is on the Virginia side of the Potomac in Dumfries VA, about 6 miles south of the Occoquan River. Club members tie up on the long dock and occasionally overnight there on our Sea Ray cruisers.
What type of boats members have access to
Carefree Boat Club at Occoquan has a variety of boats. The styles include:
- Sea Ray 260 Sundancer express cruisers
- Sea Ray Sundeck deckboats, 22′ & 24′
- Sea Ray 215 weekender cuddy
- Premier pontoon boat, 22′
- Triumph center console fishing boat