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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina


Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at  Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.35 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.25 /gal

 *Prices subject to change

Saturday, July 20'th 

Partially Cloudy 
Highs in the 90's
and lows in the 70's.
Tides:  H 9:44 AM L 3:58 PM 
Sunday, July 21'st
Mostly Sunny  
Highs in the  80's
and lows in the 60's.
Tides: H 10:41 AM L 4:56 PM

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Cove Store Hours
Mon - Sat  8:00- 6:00
Sun  8:00 - 4:00
Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Fri  8:00 - 7:00
Sat 8:00 - 8:00
Sun  8:00 - 5:00

Weather Permitting 


Captains Cup Hours

Mon - Sat  7:00 - 5:00 
Sun  7:00 - 4:00

Rex Store Hours
Mon - Fri  8:00 - 5:30 
Sat  8:00 - 5:00
Sun  9:00 - 3:00

Boating Video  
Jetski Docking

(Couldn't help including this too...)

Norwalk Cove  
Mini Golf  

Now Open 7 Days a Week ! 
Click HERE
for Information
and Hours
USCG Auxiliary  
Flotilla 72

Boat, beach, and pool safety class.

Children ages 4-8
and parents 

Saturday, August 3, 11 am - noon

USCG Auxiliary Training Center
Calf Pasture Beach, East Norwalk

No charge. Coloring books provided.

Bring your life jacket or borrow ours.
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Fun Things to Do Around the Sound

Here's a list of fun things to do around the Sound for July and early August.


This is in addition to the great Wednesday Night Concert Series hosted ny Norwalk Parks & Rec. at Calf Pasture Beach.    



July 20   Newport Blues and BBQ Festival   Newport Yachting Center 


July 25 - 28  Gather of the Vibes     Bridgeport 


July 26 - 28  Newport Folk Festival    Fort Adams 


July 27  2'nd Annual Dinghy Poker Run    Norwalk Cove Marina 


July 27 - 28   Antique and Classic Yacht Rendezvous  Mystic Seaport


                                 Click  HERE for more


Romance and the Sea, the Stuff of Movies and Novels.


While others gaze outward at the sea, boaters gaze lovingly at their boats.   Do you have this affection ?


It's easy to see, when walking away from their boat, they turn and look back for that one last glimpse. They'll drive by and look or sit in the parking lot admiring. When in the launch or dinghy pulling away, they turn.


Don't try to talk to them at that moment, nothing else exists.  

Is it an unhealthy relationship ?   

Are family needs and relationships compromised ?     

Are you ready to find out ?


Happy on Boat 

In your relationship, does your significant other share and enjoy your boating indulgences ?     


Do they merely tolerate ?


Is your relationship spoken of behind your backs as a threesome ?


Do they tag along with you to not be left behind ?


Do they love you so much that their love is mistaken for boating  

enthusiasm ?

Take the test.  Add up your answers and see where you stand:                                                      Click Here 

Boat Maintenance - Your Bottom, Your Prop

The very warm weather we are experiencing

encourages rapid  marine growth. Before your next trip or cruise, check your bottom, props and zincs.

While cruising, beware of large floating objects that have become dislodged due to recent high tides !  


If you are experiencing decreased performance, higher operating temperatures, cooling system problems, generator shutdowns ("LOC" low coolant flow / overheat), etc.... It's time to check the bottom !  We've recently seen everything from blocked intakes, hoses, heat exchangers to fouled propellers, rudders and bow thrusters. Bravo 3 units with twin stainless steel props should have their zincs replaced.     


Dig out your flippers, it's that time of year !


To make it less painful, Norwalk Cove and Rex are offering a Short Haul Discount of $ 2.00 per foot for a mid season short haul through August 1'st.

Register ASAP !
The Dinghy Poker Run  
@ Cove  July 27'th 

Register ASAP for the 2'nd Annual Dinghy Poker Run !      Participants of all ages are encouraged.


Dinghys, Jet Skis or kayaks are allowed (water pistols are encouraged).   Join your friends and enjoy a fun day on the water !


There will be 5 card pick-up checkpoints around the harbor. Collect a playing card (in an envelope) at each checkpoint.   


Bring the envelopes back to the finish and find out what hand you have for a prize !


Registration is at 11:00 and Game time is noon - 2pm followed by a BBQ and awards at our beautiful new Venue "Harbor View at Norwalk Cove" for all participants.   


Entry fee is $5 per 'hand' and multiple hands per dinghy are allowed. Winner takes the proceeds.

Click HERE for the Rules and to Register
 Click HERE for last year's pictures

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