East Port Marina

Published online: Mar 14, 2013 Marina
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Come to East Port Marina, in Alpine, Tennessee, for your Dale Hollow Lake Getaway! This is the marina for Dale Hollow Lake cabin rentals, houseboat rentals, pontoon rentals,  and fish and ski boat rentals. Here you will also discover the best cheeseburger on Dale Hollow Lake at East Port Marina Restaurant!


Their rental houseboats are some of the best on Dale Hollow Lake and extremely well priced because the marina is determined to not be undersold. You can choose from large 6 bedroom rental houseboats including Stardust, Southern Star, The Black Pearl, or StarShip2. The4 bedroom houseboats come with free kayaks rentals. Don't worry if you're new to houseboating and not sure if you can handle a big houseboat? Ask the staff to ride along and get you tied up for the night at no extra charge.


East Port Marina & Resort was established in 1965 by Buck and Bea Morton. The couple started out with 8 dock slips and a small fisherman's hut. They offered bait, tackle and some snacks. Eventually they expanded, adding 35 White Water Fishing Boats.

Ed and Peggy Stephens purchased the Dock in 1974, becoming the first to buy houseboats and rent to the public. They began adding cabin rentals and the hotel as well as a larger store offering souvenirs, warm food, gas, bait, and much more. Ed and Peggy own a home at the marina can still be seen around the docks telling stories "about the old days".


Clyde and Vickie Craig purchased the Marina in 1995. They all worked together to create a family style atmosphere for the customers. They introduced log cabin getaways at East Port, having up to 23 log cabins in the rental program. Clyde and Vickie added a new restaurant in 2002 which offers the famous "best cheeseburger on the lake", as well as catfish dinners, country breakfasts and hand dipped ice cream.


Richard, Wendy, Tanner, and Nathan DeVries purchased the Marina in November of 2007. The family atmosphere continues as the family takes East Port to the next level. During the summer being on the water in their boat is their idea of a perfect day! They have huge expectations and plan to build on the accomplishments of the past dock owners.


The DeVries' goal for East Port Marina and Resort is very simple. Treat customers with respect and offer services and products at a fair price. So come by the marina for a vacation, or just a cup of coffee, and become part of the NEW East Port Family!

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