Stafford, VA

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.

Learn how to become a member:
Call 540-288-0494
Contact our membership director (using the form at right) to schedule a tour

About this club

Hope Springs Marina

Location in reference to body of water

On Aquia Creek, just off the Potomac River.

Marina amenities

300 Rack Dry storage, 180 Deep Water slips, 4 Deep Paved Ramps, 700′ Sandy Beach, Waterfront Clubhouse, Only 4 Miles from I-95, Picnic Area with Grills and Tables, Fitness Center, Only Minutes from the Potomac River, Convenience Store, 24-Hour Fuel & Diesel, Modern Pump-Out and Dump Station, Clean, Private Bathhouse with Showers and Laundry Room, FREE WI-FI at ALL Slips.

What is there to do from this marina

Local on the Creek: Best Bass Fishing around. Home of Several Bass Fishing Clubs and several contests annually. Aquia Creek and Potomac Creek are good for water skiing and tubing.

Up River: See the President’s helicopter hangar at Quantico, George Washington’s Home at Mt Vernon, Old Ft Washington, The Old Port of Alexandria, The New National Harbor and the Capital Wheel (an 85′ Ferris Wheel) on the Boardwalk, see the Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington Monuments from the water, visit Georgetown for a waterside dinner at the Quay.

Down River: Visit many on-water marinas with boating amenities: Popes Creek, Tall Timbers, Colonial Beach, Coles Point Plantation, Port Kinsale, St. Mary’s City and Point Lookout.

In either direction there are towns and villages with local fare: Arts & Crafts shows, Crab Feasts, Clam Bakes, Oyster Roasts, Bull Roasts and Bar B Que events. Stay here and 4 times a year, Hope Springs Marina has family oriented parties with music BBQ and everybody has a great time.

At the Docks, the Our Dock Hands will give advice about weather, tide, events and news for boaters.

What type of boats members have access to

Our members have unlimited access to a variety of boats from 19′ to 29′ that includes Pontoon Boats, Fishing Boats, Bow Riders, Deck Boats, Cuddy Cabins and Express Cruisers. As more members join the club, we add boats. And, members in our club may use boats in other clubs through a feature called “Reciprocity.”

Not only is their a variety of boats but also a widening variety of locations, too.