Gasoline, diesel fuel, ice, fresh water, and supplies are available. Two marine railways, owned by a packing company, can haul out fishing boats up to 75 feet. The reported depth of water alongside the wharves was 8 to 15 feet in 1983.
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The Darien River extends southwestward for a distance of 11.5 miles, where it joins the Altamaha River. In 1983, the reported controlling depth was 7 feet from Doboy Sound through the Intracoastal Waterway and Darien River to the highway bridge at Darien. Care is necessary when navigating this river due to the shoals and numerous floating snags. Water is fresh in the river at Darien after the ebb has been running for about 3 hours. The best route from Doboy Sound to the Darien River is via the Intracoastal Waterway.
Darien is 9 miles above Doboy Island on the north bank of Darien River.
The U.S. Route 17 highway bridge crossing the river at the town has a fixed span with a clearance of 31 feet. The overhead cable about 100 yards west of the bridge has a clearance of 51 feet.