Manteo Waterfront Marina


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207 Queen Elizabeth Ave
Manteo, NC 27954
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16
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25 Reviews

by mvanomaly on Jul 14, 2021
A great six-night stay with plenty to see and do, well-maintained docks, and extremely clean facilities. As others have noted, the marina staff are municipal employees pulling double-duty, but they were extremely responsive and helpful and checked in on us any time they were at the dock for other needs. It can get bouncy in strong S or SSE winds, but it's manageable (we rode out Elsa's pass to the west of us). Highly recommend and I'm sure we'll be back.

by 1234 on Jul 12, 2021
Seems as the City Docks could use a little more hands-on support (Dock Master) for the boaters other than that is a great place. We've been visiting the city docks on and off for around 20 years

by pickfess on Jul 06, 2021
We always love Manteo and the dockhands are always there and very helpful. We were able to get last minute reservations for the 4th of July and watched the fireworks from the boat. Great place, great time!

by brookesmith on Jun 12, 2021
My main objection to the marina is they have no dock master. Instead they rely on Dockwa for reservations. Someone with another job came down to help us with our lines. He was in a real hurry to get back to his real job. The weather got up and there was no dock master checking on boats lines and just watching over the marina in general for any danger. Our slip was barely wide enough for us to dock. Very short finger piers as well. Bathrooms were clean.

by callingone on Jun 11, 2021
well protected marina. new docks. no fuels. Dockmaster also runs Maritime museum. Decent laundry bathroom facilities. beautiful waterfront town with shops restaurants distillery and brewery. lots of history. uber to enterprise outer banks. rental cars for beach riding and wild horse viewing. ferry to Ocracoke. Corolla lovely. so much history.

by floridajohnb on Jun 11, 2021
Marina was good. Very protected harbor. The restaurants left a lot to be desired. Grocery shopping a half mile walk.

by dspatio on Jun 09, 2021
Great Town Docks were nice good power. Bathrooms were always clean

by skipvail on Jun 03, 2021
Great location right in town, bathroom facilities nice, free ice when weekend dock master is there. Slips are very narrow and finger piers not long enough making it difficult to get on and off boats, essentially self service docking arrival and departure. Be very careful on channel entrance as warned as markers move due to shoaling. If you draw more than 5 feet you will be challenged!

by hotdog1948 on May 22, 2021
Manteo is always a great boating destination. Easy stroll from your boat to unique local shops and restaurants overlooking the harbor; history; music; ice cream! Response to radio calls on 16 may be tardy. Reservations by dockwa only.

by merle106 on May 07, 2021
Easy to get in and out of the Marina. The amities were good, laundry, showers, bathrooms. We love the town, we spent three nights there, and will look forward to coming back again.

by sv_shadow on May 04, 2021
We had a great time in Manteo. As a family with two small kids the playground next to the marina was the most appreciated feature. The town is cute, the nearby Roanoke Island Festival Park is great for taking a walk and the marina is not over crowded and neat. Only docking was quite sketchy with strong southerly winds and lack of helping hands on the dock. But overall, we can recommend staying this marina.

by nhankins3 on May 02, 2021
Very clean and well run marina. The proximity to town is perfect.

by pjadams on Apr 26, 2021
Our stay was awesome! What a charming town - we really loved it. The marina staff were very friendly. Being off-season they are staffed on the weekends and not during the weekdays. If you need to pump your head, you'll need to wait until the weekend when staff is there. But during peak season the marina is staffed. I would check with the marina first if you need a hand docking and also to get the local knowledge regarding turning out of the Roanoke Sound to the channel that takes you to the marina. The water can be thin and they can tell you what ATON's to stay to or away from. The town of Manteo and the Roanoke are beautiful! I highly recommend a stay here.

by dulccie258 on Apr 23, 2021
People were great , place was clean . It would be nice to have a change machine in the laundry facility or a way to charge it to my account . Also would be super nice to have a debit machine anywhere . Other than that it was Awesome ! We hope to return in a few months. Same as fall 2020 .. we paid 14.00 for 4 small Loads of laundry . We had to go find quarters. Seems kinda crazy . I am happy To pay , I just don’t Understand why there is not a human or a change machine near by . You could make money with a soaps and suds . You have an empty / unoccupied office and a really Large space .

by tblewis on Apr 13, 2021
We had a nice two day stay at Manteo. This is a protected harbor in a delightful small town with a rich history. The docks are in great shape with good water and electricity. Tidal range less than a foot. Lots of nearby restaurants and shops. Friendly Dockmaster and townsfolk. Very dog friendly. All in all a very nice stop. We have a 41’ trawler with a 4’ draft.

by kkennett on Apr 10, 2021
While the little downtown is cute, the boating experience was pretty mediocre. The marina's southernmost fixed docks are exposed to a southeast wind, making the night a bit lumpy. When we got up in the morning, the boat was literally covered in a million mayflies or midges. Not only were they everywhere, they left green dots of poop all over the entire exterior of the boat. It took us hours to clean it all off. The same bugs were swarming all over every grassy area near the water. We will not likely be returning.

by davepenfield on Dec 20, 2020
Could not be easier. We have stayed before. Great little town, can walk to reasonable grocery store, auto parts, and hardware.

by laketop on Dec 13, 2020
Everything at the Marina was just fine. We gad an easy t head dock for our 63’ Hatteras. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to do much more than tie up after dark and then depart before sunrise. We had no personal interaction with anyone. The big negative with that is we had no report on how shallow the channels were on approach. The marina advertises they can accommodate 100, plus boats but it was a blessing that we arrived at high tide. We still had little or no water under our keel and props. It was very tense. We had to leave at 5 am to make the next high tide and sweated bullets all the way out again in the dark. We tried calling but couldn’t get marina help nor advice from BoatUS. It’s a beautiful place but check the tides and chart carefully, know your draft! Dockwa is a great app but taking personalization out of boating is not a good thing. Better knowledge of the approach would have been a good thing.

by slacktime on Sep 11, 2020
This used to be a great marina. It still is for facilities but not for the services provided. Since Carl retired they have part time dockmasters who have other duties in municipal government. We arrived on 4 SEP for the Labor Day weekend. No response on channel 16 and voice mail hell on the phone. We had to find our slip ourselves and had to handle the lines as well. In addition we came with 3 other boats and they squeezed two of us into slips that were entirely too narrow. I have a 13'6" beam and we were in a 14' slip. by the time we put the fenders out we were jammed together as if we were rafted on the sandbar. This is nothing more than a municipal government failure.

by susanbmsp on Sep 07, 2020
Convenient location - close to shops and restaurants. Clean showers.

by tracyfrantz on Aug 26, 2020
Marina is within walking distance to everything! Marina wifi was excellent and bathrooms were very clean. No cleats on the dock just pilings so we weren't prepared well for that.

by lisagprice on Aug 14, 2020
Hi there! We LOVED our stay! The only reason I give 4 stars is that we could not get a hold of the marina as easily as most from the water or when we got there. Calls went straight to VM and Marina did not answer channel 16. We didn't know if we were in the right place until after we docked. But, once we got there, a gentleman (don't remember name) came out and helped us with a few questions. So that's good:)

by jj1000k on Aug 07, 2020
The marina is clean & well kept. It’s just a few steps down the dock to town filled with restaurants, cafes, clothier’s, kayak/boat rentals, ice cream & novelty shops and more. Grocery & hardware stores are close by too. Make sure to visit the Roanoke Island Festival Park, easy walk over the bridge from the marina and more cool things to do there. If you like to walk or run they’ve a scenic path around the park perimeter to enjoy. There’s a museum & replica of an old sailing ship that’s a treat to see & visit. The marina prices are reasonable and overall a great stop not to be missed on the ICW.

by freeindeed on Jul 19, 2020
Pleasant stay at Manteo waterfront Marina. Everything within walking distance. Clean accommodation. Will definitely stay again on our trip south in the fall.

by topotraveler on Jun 02, 2010
this marina is a pleasant getaway for a weekend, the amenites ample. Docking is easy fixed docks, location is great for people watching, walking to eateries, and shopping. The nearest grocery store is about 1/2 mile from marina, but a pleasant walk thru the quiant streets of Manteo. It's a bustling area in the summertime, otherwise rather quiet in the off season. Reaching this marina can be a bit tricky thru Shallowbag bay as you'll need to nearly hug the markers as shoaling has caused shallow entry into the area. check your maps/charts and go slow.
Status: Open
Last Updated:about 1 year ago

About Manteo Waterfront Marina

Manteo Waterfront Marina is owned and operated by the town of Manteo and features a walk to everything location in the heart of the Manteo historic district with stores and multiple restaurants easily walkable. Slips feature water, electric, cable TV and WiFi.

The Manteo Waterfront Marina is located in a tranquil setting less than a mile from the Roanoke Sound. It is a small, deep, and well-protected harbor, and can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet in length. The marina has only 53 slips available, making it perfect for that extra personal service. There are approximately 20 transient slips and 33 slips dedicated to seasonal and annual boaters. Rates are based on length-of-stay and size of boat. Pump out service is available at the marina and fuel is available nearby. Casual dining, shopping, and supplies are all within walking distance of the marina.

All slips feature 30 and 50 amp power, cable television, and free WiFi. The air conditioned comfort station located at the marina features separate men's and women's restrooms, clean showers, and coin operated washer and dryer. Boaters come to Manteo for its coastal charm and relaxed atmosphere. For information on what's happening in Manteo visit:

The Town of Manteo also provides free overnight tie-up with no services on a "space available" basis; or you may anchor in good holding between the Waterfront Gazebo and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and take your dinghy to the dock. Anchoring in Shallowbag Bay, Doughs Creek, and Scarboro Creek is restricted to 10 days in any 30 day period.


  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dog Park



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