Galley Stores Marina

$2/ft - $3/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
300 E Front St
New Bern, NC 28560
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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50 Reviews

by phil m. - Verified user on Apr 15, 2024
We arrived on April 10 after calling to see if we could move our reservation up from April 14. They told us no problem. The pictures on Docwa are incorrect as the 100’ T dock was destroyed from a January storm. They placed us in slip N8 at the end of the T dock. The wood pilings were knocked over at the N7 dock and one in between N8 and N7. The dock segments were not attached to each other except cosmetically on N8. N3 was unoccupied. There was a Gale warning posted for that night. During the night the lack of segment attachment was seen by the adjacent segments next to us moving 2’ vertically from each other. I stayed awake and added 5 additional lines to the steel pilings and remaining cleats. At least a dozen dockboards at N8 were not screwed down and went into the water that night leaving large gaps. I decided to sleep, but heard banging against the hull; one of the dock floats had broken loose and was bumping against the bow surrounded by loose lumber. I got a line on the float and tied it to a cleat at 1AM. The wind turned at midnight and the waves subsided and conditions calmed. They offered to move us to N3 the next morning, but as the winds were still 35mph, I decided not to attempt a new docking. We moved to a new marina 4/14 when the winds settled. Worst experience of any marina in 6500 miles of the loop without comparison. Caveat Emptor.

by Thomas S. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2024
Mark was very helpful.

by Gina S. - Verified user on Mar 22, 2024
We had a very comfortable one night stop at Galley Marina. Communication before arrival was excellent, including docking assignment so Captain would know where to go. Wind started piping up and clocking, likely making our location uncomfortable. Having seen the possible scenario, Mark (manager/owner?) called to offer us a different slip. We chose to tough it out and hope for calmer overnight winds. As luck and the weather gods would have it, that’s just what happened. The Galley Stores is clean, convenient and well stocked with interesting local food, beer and wine offerings - and good basic coffee for that first sip before hitting the town for breakfast or snooping. We met long term local docker/owners and winter cruisers who were there for three months. It’s small, but serves all comers with New Bern hospitality. Enjoy!

by James H. - Verified user on Mar 08, 2024
Really enjoyed my two months there.

by Todd G. - Verified user on Jan 22, 2024
The team and mark were terrific. We enjoyed our stay and will visit this marina again

by Andrew H. on Jan 17, 2024
Galley Stores made New Bern feel like home. The marina is easy in and easy out, with direct access from the Neuse River and accommodating depths for ships of all sizes. The marina staff knows what they are doing and looks after you and your boat like part of the family. Every inch of the historic downtown of New Bern is walkable. You can shop easily and even load up on fresh goods on Saturday through the local farmers market. If you have any issues, just communicate it with the staff and they do whatever they can to make things right or assist you as best they can. We hope to come back again.

by Jennifer S. - Verified user on Nov 13, 2023
Didn't have usable wifi, bathrooms were disgusting and finger docks were scary wobbly.

by Deborah P. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2023
Excellent value for the price. Walking distance to all the amenities the wonderful town of New Bern has to offer. Mark, the owner, is very accommodating. Have stayed here a number of times and will be coming back!

by Buck D. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
Easy in and out with great access to downtown New Bern. The Dockmaster was very helpful and knew what he was doing.

by Mike B. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Always enjoy our stay at Galley Stores Marina. Great location in terms of easy walk to downtown and restaurants , dog friendly and nice people. Persimmons restaurant on premises is a huge plus with both indoor and outdoor (on the water) fine dining. The Marina took a hit during Hurricane Ophelia and still recovering. Wish the WiFi and streaming were better—very sporadic.

by Jason S. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2023
Galley Stores has an awesome downtown New Bern location. It’s a small marina and was damaged in TS Ophelia just a few weeks ago, so some docks were unusable. This created a bit of a space problem, but Mark, the owner, and his team were super helpful and accommodating. There are two nice bathrooms and you are provided a key upon checkin. They have a pumpout and fuel dock. Note they do not have all sizes of pumpout fittings. There is no laundry onsite, but there is a nice one that is walkable (less than a mile) that we used. We will definitely come back.

by Wayne M. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Great location! We had to use the phone to get someone to help us dock, but the dock master was then very helpful, especially with a splitter to accommodate our 30 amp cord. The dock itself was unpleasantly dirty with bird dung, and our finger dock rocked at the end to a dangerous extent. But we really enjoyed being to able to tie up in downtown and walk to dinner.

by Gueissaz D. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2023
We stayed 3 month in the marina and had plenty enjoyment. Close walk to Downtown, Restaurants and Michel Hardwarestore. Even after tropical storms (Idalia) we felt safe. The owner Mark was very helpfull and friendly.

by Daniel S. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2023
We arrived in June, and departed September 28, 2023. We really enjoyed our stay and very much appreciated Mark, Stan, and all the staff. Very highly recommended this marina, and New Bern in general. We hope to return next summer.

by Russell L. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
Super nice staff, and a great location. Close to all the neat things in town. From the time we filled for fuel, and then moved to our slip, the dock hand Stan was so helpful. We were there through TS Ophelia and both Stan and the owner Mark made sure our boat was safe and secure. We liked it so much, we want to go back.

by Scott A. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Dock staff not friendly at all. Marina subject to boat wakes.

by Charles Z. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
The staff is always courteous and helpful. Nice Clean amenities.

by Terrance B. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
No VHF contact, therefore have to call office. Dock hand was uningaged, disinterested, and incompetent. Our 60 ft finger pier was TOTALLY covered with duck feces. Many dock boards were rotten and some were totally broken through leaving large holes. No security. After we flagged down the owner, Mark, he agreed to listen to our concerns and said he was "unaware of the issues" even though he was walking on the main dock as we flagged him. We cleaned off the duck dung (40 minutes) and, to the owners credit, he had 14 dock boards replaced the next morning. We visit 25 to 30 marinas a year and this was one of the worst run operation we have encountered.
Marina Response:
Over the past 14 years we have received hundreds of positive and complimentary reviews. While we gratefully received these, it would be short-sighted not to accept poor reviews with equal appreciation. As always, our small team will take these with equal value, apply your feedback where we are able, and strive to be better each day. Today we failed, but we will use your observation to improve.

by Scott P. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Love the convenience to downtown and friendly people

by Ryan J. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2023
Appreciate the dock support and location

by Jody M. - Verified user on May 12, 2023
Clean friendly. Docks were in better repair than last time. You have to call them on the phone when coming in. Their radio has antenna issues. Recommend a handheld radio when approaching the dock so we would know where to go. Would definitely go back

by Jerry P. - Verified user on May 01, 2023
Good staff at a well-maintained marina. Dockmaster rep came out to meet us at arrival and assigned us to a more protected slip when he found one was available. Good, considerate treatment.

by Mike R. - Verified user on Apr 23, 2023
Stan was a cheerful and helpful hand on the dock.

by Lesli K. - Verified user on Jan 07, 2023
We enjoyed our visit to Galley Stores. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The store itself is very handy as well as the cafe, enjoyed a breakfast sandwich, very good. We would definitely go back on our travels south.

by Kristy C. - Verified user on Jan 01, 2023
Dockmaster was very nice and helpful 😁
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About Galley Stores Marina

Galley Stores Marina is a truly one of a kind destination in the beautiful town of New Bern. We are designed to fully accommodate transient boaters with our walkable access to downtown. We’re conveniently located right on the Neuse River within a short stroll to historic downtown New Bern’s many amenities and charms. Galley Marina has more than 400 feet of day dockage and 400 feet of transient dockage with 25 slips for boats up to 100 feet. In addition to in-slip pump-out service, we can provide your fuel – both diesel and gas. All of our slips have 30 and 50-amp electrical service as well as wi-fi reception. 100 amp electrical services is also available. We also have private shower and restroom facilities for our guests in the nicest store on the waterway — the adjacent Galley Stores provisioning and gourmet store.

Booking Info

Please note electric is metered and will be added to your bill after departure.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Floating Docks
  • ATM
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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