Watergate is a fairly nice marina, though not quite as protected as I'd like. We're right across the street at Waterford harbor marina. We chose waterford because of the fact that the boats that where there for Ike did much better than pretty much any marina in the area. That being said, watergate has all new docks now due to the fixed docks being wiped out by Ike, so I would expect they'd fair better next time around.
When we shopped around 2 years ago everyone was fairly close in price
, with Seabrooke being the cheapest in the clearlake area. We opted for slightly higher cost and better protection but if you're local this might not be as big a factor, since it's easier to get down and make adjustments.
From a facilities perspective, both waterford and watergate are nice. I have no first hand experience with any of the others, other than boat shopping
. I can say that the Kemah
marina is one that I personally would avoid just due to the craziness of the weekends. It can be very tough getting in and out of that area on the weekend.