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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176 Reviews

by Stephen L. - Verified user on May 28, 2024
Great floating docks. Great location! For the experienced only docking! Strong currents make it challenging docking vessels on the opposite sides of the slips and will certainly push your vessel into the two adjacent pilings potentially causing damage to your boat. If on lower tides, you'll certainly incur damage as a result due to the unkept pilings with sea growth protruding out (barnacles and large oyster type shells). Unfortunately, when I arrived a boat was in my slip (likely due to strong currents) and I was forced to dock in another slip finding myself fighting the strong currents and being pushed into the adjacent pilings. As a result, I incurred damage with deep scaring scratches from the protruding sea growth from the pilings. My son also incurred scratches to his legs from the barnacles on the floating dock side piling while trying to manage ropes (during low tide). PROS: Great location and floating docks! CONS: No apparent management/enforcement of boats docking in unassigned/reserved slips. - Experienced only captains docking during strong currents. -Strong currents. Not for solo docking! -Unkept pilings (sea growth not cleaned off) Will use this location again, however will exercise more caution when docking and using the slips during strong currents and lower tides.

by Peg Hartung R. - Verified user on May 21, 2024
Craig was very helpful! Nice place to spend the evening.

by Robert I. - Verified user on May 15, 2024
Great place to dock floating dock electricity and water

by Keith T. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2024
Fun place, lots to see!

by Patricia C. - Verified user on Apr 27, 2024
Craig was a great help in getting us docked and giving us suggestions for restaurants and reprovisioning via Walmart delivery. The bathrooms were clean and the showers nice and hot. A very nice stop on our trip.

by Tom F. - Verified user on Apr 24, 2024
Craig couldn't have been more helpful getting me in and it was the perfect location for me. Docks are like new. Lots of great restaurants nearby. There is quite a bit of current through the river that you can't ignore.

by John P. - Verified user on Apr 24, 2024
Craig, the dock master, is extremely helpful and friendly. The location is good with a lot of restaurants to choose from and a nice park adjacent to the marina. The price can't be beat. The docks are nice. The kayak rental that operates out of the marina kind of took over the marina on Saturday using unoccupied slips and blocking the docks. The tidal currents can be tricky. Slack current lags the crest/bottom by about an hour. The bathrooms were usable but could use a little cleaning/freshening. The showers needed a cleaning. We knew there was no pump out at the marina, but as it turned out there was none to be had in the city. Of the two marinas in town that reported to have pump-out facilities, one was not doing it and the other wouldn't answer the phone or hail on the radio. That is not this marina's fault, but it is something to be aware of. Regardless, it is a nice facility and we would stay there again.

by Derrick H. - Verified user on Apr 21, 2024
They actually sent a text with slip assignment and marina map. I wish more marinas would do this allows you time to plan out your docking. Close to restaurants and services

by Thomas M. - Verified user on Apr 14, 2024
Excellent,easy in easy out, nice town nice dock master

by Amylynn D. - Verified user on Apr 09, 2024
Reasonable price. You get the basics: power, water, shower, toilet. Surrounding area is well kept. Every shop owner we met was super nice. As most people comment, the docking is difficult in the strong current. Getting out of the slip was easier than anticipated.

by Phil J. - Verified user on Apr 08, 2024
Great place! Dock master is a true Down East gentleman I have stayed there several times and always recommend it to travelers!

by Robert B. - Verified user on Mar 27, 2024
Nice place new docks breaker kept tripping moved power to the other receptacle all good nice dock hand

by Susan M. - Verified user on Mar 16, 2024
Lovely little town! The finger docks really rocked side to side when walking.

by Timothy d. - Verified user on Mar 10, 2024
Head a great stay, the harbor master Craig was very helpful. Despite or very windy visit to Morehead City, we were still able to see some of great things the city is doing on their waterfront. Great visit!

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 .
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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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