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Morehead City Transient Docks

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807 Shepard St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
34° 43' 8.65'', -76° 42' 48.99''
252-725-5025
VHF Ch. 16
moreheadcitync.org
Morehead City
Morehead City Transient Docks
Morehead City Transient Docks
Morehead City Transient Docks
Morehead City Transient Docks
Morehead City Transient Docks
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
65℉NNW at 5 knots
High06:25AM3.619ft
Low12:51PM0.349ft
High06:37PM2.813ft
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We are open for overnight docking. Restrooms and showers are open

Last Updated: 2020-07-09 00:27:55 UTC

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About


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.

Berth Capacity


Slips:10

Approach


Turn N at ICW mile marker 205. Stay close to shipping docks for deep water access. Turn west at green marker #3 at the eastern end of Sugarloaf Island & follow the channel to Morehead City docks.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Dec 03, 2019

Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Floating Docks:Yes
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Great spot! Dockmaster is kind and accommodating. Kid friendly.

Marina Response:
Appreciate the compliment and hope to see you again. Take care, Lee
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Staff and facilities were great. Lee does a great job.

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Excellent service. Dock master visited us to assure all was well. Did not use facilities due to Covid concerns.

Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back again. Thank you & take care. Lee Everett, Dockmaster
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dock master was very helpful and available.

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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
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5 Star review - thank you!

Marina Response:
Thank you much for the kind words. Hope to see you again Lee everett,dockmaster
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We were very happy with our stay with the exception of the wifi and weekend staffing. The marina was well kept, bathrooms and showers were clean and a nice park area to walk dogs or kids to play. My complaint was that there was no weekend staff to greet us or assist with docking. Additionally, the wifi reception was only strong on the porch of the office marking working from the boat impossible. We would recommend this marina to friends and will certainly return ourselves.

Marina Response:
Apologize for no one being there to help you. I was off that weekend and the person covering was unavoidably unavailable. Will contact our IT staff in regards to the wifi. Again my apologizes Lee Everett, Dockmaster
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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
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Very friendly and helpful staff!

Marina Response:
Thank you very much & hope to see you again. Take care, Lee
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nice, clean, convenient. Easy access.

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Very friendly people. The installations OK.

Marina Response:
Thank you
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Current can be a bit tricky. Time your arrival around slack tides.

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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
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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
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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
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Very nice!! Clean restrooms, hot showers, enjoyed our stay!

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Highly recommend! Great location and docks.

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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.

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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!

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Lee was awesome. Very helpful!

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Dock easily accessible and very clean. Didn't use facilities. Hope to use again.

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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.

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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.

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