Morehead City Transient Docks


Dock
$1.55/ft

Mooring
Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
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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77 Reviews

by jsp1267 on Sep 06, 2021
Nice facilities and friendly dock masters. Always a great place to dock.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you again.

by b3709027 on Aug 28, 2021
Very much above average in service and genuine concern for pleasing their clients.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

by surfaceinterval43 on Aug 27, 2021
Dockmaster was pleasant and helpful. Docks are in good shape. Also close to down town. The strong current Is perpendicular to slips so docking is challenging especially with ebb tide and Southey wind.
Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you experienced tough conditions making it challenging to get into your slip.

by jxd43r on Aug 16, 2021
Dock was open and everything was as expected. Great communication prior and after my stay.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay. Take care and hope to see you again soon!

by bugmantoo on Aug 06, 2021
A bit rocky at times from the big boats on the ICW, but everything else was great. The dock manager was the best. Everything you need is close by. Great food and even had an old style general store.
Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your kind words. We hope you have a safe trip home!

by rgn57 on Jul 26, 2021
Very convenient! Dock master is the best!
Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the compliment. Hope you enjoyed your stay and will stop by again sometime. Take care, be careful. May God bless Lee

by jevans on Jul 17, 2021
Great service from Mike. He was so helpful!

by jmatsc on Jul 16, 2021
Great location with easy walk to restaurants/businesses on the boardwalk. My boat is a catamaran with 21 foot beam so there is only one slip (slip11) available for this width. This slip has no dedicated power pedestal so you need a long power cord to reach the one for slip 10 (assuming that it is not already occupied/in use). Bath facilities were average and typical for a public dock. Could not receive wi-fi signal from our slip.

by terryreed on Jul 06, 2021
Nice, clean, convenient. Easy access.

by dhsanchez on Jul 05, 2021
This year much different than last. No staff on docks. Another boat in our slip that we had to ask and wait for them to move. Restrooms are shared with public and it was a special event so long lines. Showers are locked but have no head.
Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back again. Thank you & take care. Lee Everett, Dockmaster

by fredeen on Jun 27, 2021
Very helpful staff.

by genecole on Jun 21, 2021
Lee and Kurt were the best host ever..we look forward to many more visits to come. Very friendly 😁.
Marina Response:
Thank you much for the kind words Gene. Pleasure to meet you & Candace and look forward to seeing you again Take care, Lee & Kirk

by mspowers17a on Jun 04, 2021
Great. Mike, the dosck master, was very helpful. Easy dockage and close to hotel.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

by kohlinger on May 24, 2021
Lee is great! We had a great stay.
Marina Response:
thank you for kind words. hope to see you again. be careful, may God bless lee

by motoringmariah on May 21, 2021
Lee the dockmaster was the most friendly, helping, efficient dock-master I have ever experienced! Requested a reservation on Dockwa got an immediate reply. Lee offered all the information we needed to know about the tides/approach and let us choose our slip! Mike the dock hand just as friendly. Have never had a more friendly welcome to a city dock! We checked out Tight Lines Brewery and Rudy Duck both excellent places to visit. We had a pleasant one day/overnight visit in Morehead City and loved the local feel/touch. Hate the big mega marinas with owner attitudes and big fee's, love the small town local approach they do here and we will definitely stop here again!
Marina Response:
Scott, thank you very much for the kind review. Pleasure to meet yall, glad you enjoyed your stay. Sure look forward to seeing you again. Be careful, take care. May God bless Lee

by dixiechick10000 on May 13, 2021
A great place to weather a storm. Dockmaster Lee went out of his way to make sure we got in safely after hours and had everything we needed.
Marina Response:
appreciate your kind words very much. hope you will stop by again sometime. be careful and take care. may God bless lee

by tomhedge7 on May 10, 2021
Great location - steps to historic downtown Morehead City with plenty of fine restaurants & bars, and Lee, the dockmaster, is fantastic. He answered all our calls immediately, even during off hours, met us at the dock and handled our lines like a pro. The current can be strong so call Lee ahead of time to find out the best time to arrive.
Marina Response:
Thanks so much for the the kind words and hope you enjoyed your stay enough to stop again sometime. Be careful, take care and may God bless Lee

by ginia0050 on May 01, 2021
Lee, the Dockmaster, was wonderful! He assisted us with reservation process through DockWa which was very easy. He offered to greet us and handle our lines, much appreciated since it was very windy that day. The map of the area and the recommended cab company phone number (which we used) were very helpful. He sent us off by helping us with our lines upon departure. We really appreciated Lee's calm, service oriented way of doing business and highly recommend him especially as well as the well-maintained and convenient Transient Dock facilities to anyone passing through Morehead City. Steve and Ginny Jackson/ 'Journey'
Marina Response:
Steve & Ginny, pleasure having you as customers and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will grace us with your presence in the days ahead. Be safe and may God bless Lee

by dguistwite on May 01, 2021
Nice facility, even nicer staff. Couldn’t have been more helpful docking, departing, with information and maps, and had the answers to any question. The currents are a little tricky but very doable. A good reasonably priced stop. You’ll enjoy the town.
Marina Response:
Thank you capt for the compliments. Pleasure meeting you and wish you the best. Be careful, hope to see you again. May God bless Lee

by svrockhopper on Apr 30, 2021
We originally had a 4 day reservation until the weather changed and we were hit with extended gale conditions. Our 4 day stay was extended to over 2 weeks. During this stressful time for us as we were running against date restrictions, Lee was most accommodating. Lee went as far as to keep a very watchful eye on our boat during the high winds when we were called out of town for a few days. He stayed in regular text communication to calm any concerns we had. This was not our first visit to the transient dock and will not be our last. Lee makes you feel so welcome, like a welcome friend coming for a visit. This rating needs extra stars * * *
Marina Response:
thank you so much for the very kind words. people like you make coming to work worthwhile. be careful and look forward to seeing you again. God bless lee

by wikerd on Apr 22, 2021
The dockmaster was very helpful and pleasantly friendly. The town was great with plenty of options for eating and supplying the boat with provisions. I plan on making this one of my regular stops.
Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you and be careful Lee

by clindbloom0051 on Apr 21, 2021
Although the Marina should have been aware of our draft, 5’8”, when we docked at high tide we showed 1.7’ under the keel while the tide was falling. In the morning we showed 0.7’ under the keel and falling. When we backed out of the slip we had .04’. Had we not left earlier than planned we would have been stuck in the slip for several hours.
Marina Response:
I apologize for your inconvenience, we have had no issues with low tide depth having had boats with 6 ft drafts in that slip recently but again I'm sorry. Lee

by jdc001 on Apr 18, 2021
Lee, the dock master, is so helpful and the Marina is very convenient to restaurants and a full service boatyard is next door.
Marina Response:
Glad I could be of assistance and thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you again. Take care & be careful Lee Everett

by mreid5869 on Dec 09, 2020
Lee could not be nicer and keeps us updated and informed regarding our stay. The docks are perfectly located for walk around shopping and excellent dining. I would recommend a stay to all ICW travelers!
Marina Response:
Thank you much ms reid for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Merry Christmas! Take care, Lee

by hartvandermeer on Dec 06, 2020
Wonderful stay to wait out gale. Quite exposed to the west and we were bouncing against the dock. Dockmaster Lee is wonderful. Gave us a map of town that he had created. He insisted that we call us before departure which was at 730am so he could help us get off the docks. The first Saturday in December is the boat Christmas parade which we were able to enjoy. It seemed like the whole town was out.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words Harry. Sorry about the westerly wind but somethings i can't do anything about!(ha!) Glad you enjoyed your stay and that our flotilla was on Danish Christmas. Be safe and hope to see you again. Merry Christmas, Lee

by stheurer on Nov 28, 2020
Lee the dock master was extra helpful even providing his own map. The facilities are nice and the location is great, near lots going on.
Marina Response:
Scott, thank you much for the kind words and glad you enjoyed your stay. Be careful as your journey continues and stop by again. Hope you have a nice Christmas. Take care, Lee

by terryharris on Nov 24, 2020
Kirk and Lee rocked the customer service! We are first timers on the ICW and first week in our new Sailboat. They were incredibly patient waiting in the dark for us delayed by low tides and needing to abort three times docking.
Marina Response:
thank you Terry for the kind words and glad we could be of help. yall be careful and stop by again sometime. take care, Lee

by nkh123 on Nov 21, 2020
Docks are better than most city facilities that we've visited up and down the east coast...just watch the current. What sets this above the rest though is the staff...in particular the dockmaster, Lee Everett. He went well above any I have ever seen and not only made sure that we had everything that we needed but went way above the norm in assisting us in a dental emergency. He is both a great dockmaster, and a great ambassador for the town of Morehead City.
Marina Response:
Thanks so much for the kind words Neil. Hope your recovery goes smooth and that you'll stop by again one day. Take care buddy, lee

by hawkwester on Nov 16, 2020
Lee was excellent to work with. Very professional. Look forward to returning soon!
Marina Response:
Apologize for slow reply, Monday's are a little hectic. I much appreciate your compliment and look forward to seeing you again. Take care, Lee

by sailingaway on Nov 10, 2020
Lee was great in helping us dock. Gave us a map of everything available walking the town. It was awesome
Marina Response:
thank you very much for the kind words. glad the "homemade" map was helpful! hope to see you again. take care lee

by laurie34rn on Nov 05, 2020
Lee is hands down the best asset the city has EVER had. Will be back for the 3rd time because of him !!!! Top notch service !!!
Marina Response:
Wow! Thanks so much for your kind words. I just try to treat people the way i want to be treated. Apologize for slow reply, was off yesterday afternoon. Happy to know you'll be visiting us again, looking forward to it. Again, i appreciate your compliment so much. Take care, Lee

by belleofthewest on Nov 03, 2020
A nice small city managed facility. Lee, the dockmaster was great, even coming down at 0545 to help us let go. The current runs very strong across the dock so plan ahead for docking procedures.
Marina Response:
Thank you Luke. Pleasure meeting you and wish I could do something about current but try to work with it best we can for customers. Take care and hope to see you again. Lee

by brantacree on Oct 23, 2020
Great spot! Dockmaster is kind and accommodating. Kid friendly.
Marina Response:
Appreciate the compliment and hope to see you again. Take care, Lee

by eherlihy on Oct 11, 2020
Lee, the dock master went above and beyond to help us feel comfortable. He was there when we landed, and insisted on helping us get off the dock, even though we were leaving at 4am! Lee also provided us with a map of Morehead City and recommendations of shops for provisions. Showers and bathrooms were OK.
Marina Response:
Thank you very much Edward for the kind words. Hoping the remainder of your journey is safe & troublefree . Hope to see you again sometime. Take care, Lee

by skipgundlach on Oct 07, 2020
We were towed here, as we'd had an engine part fail and could not motor. At the time, it was entirely empty. There have been occasional, brief, catamarans docking on the opposing side of the finger, and we've made some new cruising friends as a result. Water and electricity are included in the economical rates. The bathrooms and separate showers (men/women, unisex, respectively) are sparkling clean. Showers are compact, with handicap bars and folding seats, along with a control to allow fixed, overhead (typical shower arrangement) or hand-held 'telephone' style sprayer. We'll be sure to use them again on our next visit!
Marina Response:
Skip, thank you much for the kind words. True pleasure to meet you and Lydia. Certainly hope THE FLYING PIG will stop by again sometime. Be careful on your journey. Take care, Lee

by lawpilot1 on Sep 27, 2020
Great stay! Nice docks and beautiful evening views. MHC is always a wonderful stop over and Lee, the dock master is always willing to lend a hand.
Marina Response:
Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again

by jimgodby on Sep 07, 2020
Awesome as always. Great Location and very nice docks.
Marina Response:
thank you very much and look forward to seeing you again. take care lee

by jmcbiggers1 on Aug 28, 2020
Always great customer service and perfect location!
Marina Response:
thank you for the kind words and glad you emjoyed your stay. hope to see you again. take care, lee

by wdh2556 on Aug 18, 2020
The great thing about MHC docks is the personal attention you get from the Dock Master, Lee. The slips are excellent with wide finger piers and floating docks. Fantastic water pressure. Excellent eating establishments are right along the waterfront just a short walk from your boat. I always feel safe here.
Marina Response:
apologize for the late reply. thank you very much for the compliments and hope to see you again. thank you for staying with us. take care, lee

by vayor on Aug 17, 2020
Every part of my visit from booking, docking, facilities, interaction with the Dock Master was pleasant, professional, and relaxing. I especially appreciate the personal touch and time allowed me from the Dock Master. He went out of his way to make sure every part of my stay was worth my time & money. I received much more than I expected!
Marina Response:
thank you very much for the kind words, really appreciate it. hope to see you again. be careful, take care. lee

by susanbmsp on Aug 11, 2020
Close to restaurants. Clean. Good "no frills"dockage for overnight stay.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the compliment and hope to see you again. Be careful, take care Lee Everett, Dockmaster

by cveach on Jul 08, 2020
Staff and facilities were great. Lee does a great job.

by gs72331 on Jul 05, 2020
Wonderful time. Dock master was kind and helpful
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words, really appreciate it. Hope you will visit with us again. Take care. Lee Everett, Dockmaster

by hitide56 on Jun 23, 2020
Easy and convenient. Great spot. Lee is a very friendly and accommodating person.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the compliment. Hope to see you again. Take care, Lee

by clovett10s on Jun 08, 2020
Lee is a wonderful dock master! The facility is perfect and very clean! We look forward to seeing Lee next year. TripleF captain Robby and Cathy
Marina Response:
Thanks much Cathy for the kind words. Sorry i didn't get to see you before you left. Pleasure meeting yall, take care Lee

by jena007 on May 28, 2020
Dock master was very helpful and available.

by porsche583 on May 25, 2020
Everything went well, Mr. Lee was very kind, professional and extremely helpful. The best
Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the kind words. Hope to see you again. Take care, Lee

by 123456 on May 14, 2020
5 Star review - thank you!
Marina Response:
Thank you much for the kind words. Hope to see you again Lee everett,dockmaster

by xdcxdn9wj14pl7wkpqix on Mar 12, 2020
Grounded out at low tide drawing 3.5 feet Suggest bow in only
Marina Response:
apologize for that. it was during the worm moon and tide was much lower than normal

by masonprops on Feb 14, 2020
Very friendly and helpful staff!
Marina Response:
Thank you very much & hope to see you again. Take care, Lee

by zencra on Nov 26, 2019
A great facility at a reasonable price, inclusive of power, wifi, showers. Close enough to shops and restaurants. Lee was great at short notice with storm coming, he met us at docks to help with lines. Thanks Lee.
Marina Response:
thanks much for the kind words. be careful, hope to see you again lee

by meulikk on Nov 18, 2019
Docks in great shape, floating, all facilities very clean. Staff is super helpful. Great protection from the last N/NE Gale. Next to a small park that is constantly being cared for.
Marina Response:
kirk, thanks for the kind words. be safe

by rodgunter on Nov 08, 2019
This was a great stay close to restaurants and stores to reprovision and the dockmaster Lee was very helpful, definitely would stay again
Marina Response:
thanks rod for the kind words. you guys be careful. look forward to seeing you again lee

by daysailj on Oct 29, 2019
Dockmaster Lee was great on the phone, and very welcoming and helpful when we arrived. We’ll be back!
Marina Response:
Thank you much for the kind words. Be careful and look forward to seeing you again. Lee

by cielo on Oct 17, 2019
Strong current parallel to dock. Very shallow on shore end of docks (<3ft). Nice park by docks. Limited amperage on power pedestal breakers for heavy usage boats. Dockmaster very helpful.
Marina Response:
Robert, apologize for electrical issues. Hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable. Lee

by mlaughton on Oct 12, 2019
Great location. Harbormaster is professional and very courteous offering assistance at every step of arrival and departure. Current can be challenging. Recommend arriving and departing near slack water. Many great restaurants in walking distance.
Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the kind words. Hope to see you again

by pmiddleton on Jul 23, 2019
Very friendly people. The installations OK.
Marina Response:
Thank you

by winbourne on Jul 20, 2019
Excellent service by the dock master and staff on a very busy (and windy) afternoon.
Marina Response:
Curt, thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you again. Take care, Lee

by myanchorholds on Jul 07, 2019
Really nice people and very helpful and we loved the acess to shops and restaurants. Easy access to docking slip We really enjoyed our stay. We recommend it highly
Marina Response:
Andy, thank you much for the kind words. Hope to see you again. Take care, Lee

by drbdavis32 on Jun 24, 2019
Very nice facility. Really enjoyed the live band at Alive at Five. The Dockmaster Lee is super friendly and always makes sure our stay is perfect.

by whitprocter on Jun 22, 2019
First class! Dockmaster is completely on top of things. Great service. Nice to be remembered as a repeat customer and welcomed like a friend.
Marina Response:
Thanks Whit, appreciate the kind words. See you next time brother

by jlakey24549 on Jun 04, 2019
Dock Master was very welcoming and helpful when we arrived and docked for the evening. The facilities were very clean and modern. The location is within walking distance to many restaurants and great shops. We will definitely dock here again. Thank you for hosting us.

by alexis on Nov 29, 2018
Great place to stop and rest. Easy to get in and out. Slips are in great condition with good depth (we draft 8 feet, no problem) facilities are clean and many places to eat. The nicest people, the place has a safe friendly atmosphere.
Marina Response:
Thanks alexis for the kind words. Pleasure to meet yall and wish safe travels. Lee

by starcruiser37 on Nov 17, 2018
Everything was great: location, staff, facilities. Ace Marine hardware within walking distance and several good restaurants nearby. Would stay here again.
Marina Response:
Carol, thanks for the kind words. Be careful and have a happy holiday season. Enjoy the wild boar! Lee

by floatinghome on Nov 17, 2018
Dockmaster Lee is outstanding, very welcoming and runs a great facility. The docks are in great shape.
Marina Response:
Thanks very much for the kind words jim, pleasure meeting yall. Hope you stop by again. Be safe & have a happy holiday season. Lee

by wesmac on Oct 30, 2018
Current can be a bit tricky. Time your arrival around slack tides.

by reviewoutlaw on Oct 27, 2018
Very nice friendly dock master, bathroom and showers nice and close to dock, the shower curtain in men’s room needs to be replaced. Close to restaurants and marine store which was nice as well. Boat was rocking a lot with the wind pointing right at it but that was just the weather.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the kind words. Will get right on the shower curtain monday morning. Safe travels

by marty100 on Aug 05, 2018
Facilities were nice. Docks were clean and neat. Lee the dockmaster checked on us a couple of times and was very pleasant.
Marina Response:
Thank you very much marty for the kind words. Hope to see you again. Lee Everett

by robloew on Jun 06, 2018
Very difficult place to dock with 2knot current running perpendicular to the floating docks. Wait for slack water, and possibly local volunteers will help with lines. Power boxes were damaged, with only 1 screw holding in the 30 & 50 amp sockets. The 30 amp breaker kept tripping at 22 amps, so we used one side of our 50 amp splitter to get the full 30. Close to expensive and noisy restaurants (on a Tuesday).
Marina Response:
Robert, i apologize for the electrical issues you had and thank you for bringing it to my attention. We had that corrected yesterday. If you should stay with us again and need help tieing up, call me and will be glad to come help. As for the restaurants, again i apologize if they were not to your liking but i have no control over them. Hope you will consider staying with us again. Thank you for your time. Lee Everett, Dockmaster

by morris on Apr 07, 2018
Very nice!! Clean restrooms, hot showers, enjoyed our stay!

by beverlybest67 on Feb 27, 2018
Highly recommend! Great location and docks.

by duanecampbell on Nov 29, 2017
Morehead City Transient Docks was very good to us. We stayed there well over a month as live-aboards on our way south. The dock master, Lee, was very kind and helpful. The location was great as it was a short walk from many restaurants and several parks. The bathrooms were convenient and clean. We enjoyed our time at the marina and the area.

by pso on Aug 21, 2017
Great Docks! We stayed right across the road and the convenience was wonderful. Lee Everett, the dock-master, was very helpful and made our stay simple!

by spointer on Aug 20, 2017
Lee was awesome. Very helpful!

by davidfrench on Jul 25, 2017
Dock easily accessible and very clean. Didn't use facilities. Hope to use again.

by carefreebm on Jul 17, 2017
Floating docks are in good shape and pricing is good. Dockmaster Lee is friendly and accomodating, but is not very experienced. We have a cat, and as such we were put on the E end face dock.This dock is very shallow at low tide near the seawall, so we should have gone bow in toward the wall, but he told us incorrectly it did not matter, leading to our rudders sitting on the bottom at low tide. Fortunately they have a skeg to protect them. We would be fine bow in as low water depth was 7'+ at other end of dock. Location is excellent for access to restaurants and Morehead City waterfront attractions. Power, water and Wifi access is good and restrooms/showers are not far away as there are only 10 slips. No laundry facilities or ice at office. The park onshore has Sat evening concerts (ending at 8:30pm) in the summertime - easy to watch from on board. Marked down from 5 stars due to lack of full facilities and lack of knowledge of dockmaster putting us on the bottom.

by tommyspence1 on Jul 12, 2017
The only negative review I would have is that I came in one afternoon and another boat took my slip and moved my reserved sign off my slip.
Status: Open

We are open for overnight docking. Restrooms and showers are open

Last Updated:about 1 year ago

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 $40.40 plus an additional $1.55 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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