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Morehead City Transient Docks


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807 Shepard St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
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26 Reviews

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 cveach on Aug 26, 2019
Staff and facilities were great

by terryreed on Aug 20, 2019
Nice, clean, convenient. Easy access.

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 lawpilot1 on Nov 12, 2018
Great stay! Nice docks and beautiful evening views.
Marina Response:
Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again

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 wdh2556 on Oct 24, 2018
The slips are excellent with wide finger piers and floating docks. The negative is the position of the slips is such that the prevailing SW winds and open water results in a rocky night onboard.

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.

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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Proud Recipient of the Boater's Choice 2018 Award!



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



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