Morehead City Transient Docks


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Day Trip
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807 Shepard St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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164 Reviews

by Michael B. - Verified user on Jan 01, 2024
I've stopped here twice now, both during off-season (Late December and early February). The dock is very convenient to the ICW and reasonably priced. They have two functional showers that are behind code-locked doors. Restrooms have code locks but are left open and the public seems to use them. There are several restaurants and shops that are within close walking distance. I'm in a catamaran that has a 21 foot wide beam, so I don't fit into the 10 advertised slips, but they allow a side-tie to the last slip that can accommodate my beam. I'm not sure why, but the birds really seem to like that end of the dock, so it was a bit messy both times I stayed there. Both times I had rather late arrivals and early departures, so I don't think I've met the dockmaster in person, but he is very friendly and helpful on the phone. At "slip 11" the wifi signal is fairly weak, but I could get a tablet to connect when out in the cockpit. Speed was fair. Overall, it is a good place to get a nights rest when cruising down the ICW or staging to head out. I would stay there again.

by Mark A. - Verified user on Dec 21, 2023
A basic dock with typical commercial restrooms and showers. Everything was clean and very serviceable. I'd recommend to the city installing some coat hooks in the bathrooms but other than that, no complaints at all. Craig, the dock master, greeted us and gave us information about the town. He also confirmed what other people had said, when the current is running fast, this dock can be difficult to get into. It was slack tide when we got there so no troubles at all.

by Scott S. - Verified user on Dec 03, 2023
Craig was Great to work with, he took real good care everything we needed. Great Location.

by Peter H. - Verified user on Dec 03, 2023
Everything was great from the time we arrived till the time we departed great place to dock your boat when in the area for an weekend trip

by Jayne C. - Verified user on Nov 26, 2023
Great place it was easy to put boat in and to go fishing great location

by Mike F. on Nov 18, 2023
Craig the dock master is fantastic to deal with. He is incredible helpful and kind. The facility are well kept and conveniently located to many shops and restaurants.

by Larry S. - Verified user on Nov 02, 2023
Great dock master, Nice facilities, convenient to marine store, and restaurants.

by Harvey I. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
Reservation was fast and easy. Staff does a great job.

by Ethan C. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Great service and spot

by David S. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Great location and great facilities.

by Dean C. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023
This stop has to be timed with slack tide. Town docks are getting a lot of bird droppings build up. The bathroom locks are no longer working so safety can be an issue as public can access after hours and it is showing as to being clean. Craig ( dock master ) is always quick to confirm dock request and following up to make sure we are all set . The dockage rates here are great .

by Thomas M. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023
Excellent,easy in easy out, nice town nice dock master

by Terry R. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Nice, clean, convenient. Easy access.

by Richard R. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
Great location great docks will return.

by Brad H. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Very easy process and Craig was great!

by Lawrence P. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2023
The facilities were clean and easily accessible, the communications were timely and helpful.

by Rebecca G. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
Great people ,very helpful.

by Jimmie W. - Verified user on Sep 15, 2023
The dockmaster answers all questions. He meets and greets us every time and assists us . Great service

by Kimberly J. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2023
great!! dock manager is always helpful and informative thanks

by Raymond Z. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
What a pleasure ! Craig was accommodating and made staying an extra day EASY .. quick response to my questions. Clean facilities.. showers and restrooms.. and the floating docks were great too.. we’ll be keeping that our top 3 list

by April G. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Pleasant stay. Clean bathrooms & showers. Downtown morehead city is beautiful.

by David B. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
#3Our one night stay at the Morehead City Trans Docks would have been better if the strong SSW wind hadn't turned the water into a washing machine. When we could not stand the constant rock and roll any longer at 3am, we were fortunate to find that the empty slip next to ours hadn't been claimed so we turned our boat 90 degrees to the west and tied up using both slips, numbers 3 and 4. This allowed our houseboat to rock fore and aft instead of side to side and we were able to finally get some rest. We had reserved our slip for two nights but as the wind forecast called for more of the same, as soon as it was daylight, we went back to Radio Island and put the boat back on her trailer and left for Fayetteville. If the wind had been from any other direction, from WNW to SSE, our rating would be 5 stars for the facility and location.

by Kenneth - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Great spot! Plenty of room and very responsive service!

by John K. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Easy. Clean. Safe. Convenient

by noel m. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Great dockage in Mo City. Dockmaster could not have been more helpful.
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About Morehead City Transient Docks

The Morehead City Docks located at 807 Shepard St., Morehead City, NC is a mid-Atlantic stopping point for those cruising north/south, fishing the Bogue / Core Sound and Outer Banks’ waters, or beginning the ocean voyage to the Caribbean and beyond. This sheltered, deep-water basin has 8-10 foot minimum depths at dockside, and easy access to the Intra-coastal Waterway and Beaufort Inlet. MCD offers 10 slips (26 ft. to 50. ft. long with widths to 20 ft.). Floating docks assure easy passenger access to docked vessels regardless of tide conditions. Amenities include: electric hookups and water. Conveniently located on the Morehead City waterfront and within walking distance to banks, shops, Post Office, churches, Webb Library and many fine restaurants.

Please note: We have a minimum dockage fee of $50.00 plus an additional $2.00 per foot for boats over 26 feet. Dockage fee includes water and electricity. All reservations are processed through Dockwa; Checks and Cash are NOT accepted.

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Proud Recipient of the Boater's Choice 2018 Award!



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  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Floating Docks
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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