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Ensign Harbor Marina

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36 Old Lupton Road
Whortonsville, NC 28556
35° 5' 44.86'', -76° 37' 59.31''
VHF Ch. 16
Ensign Harbor Marina
Ensign Harbor Marina
Ensign Harbor Marina
Ensign Harbor Marina
Ensign Harbor Marina
Ensign Harbor Marina
Ensign Harbor Marina
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Ensign Harbor Marina is a quaint and protected marina with 29 slips located just a few miles from the heart of NC’s sailing capital, Oriental NC. Ensign Harbor is a state of mind getaway. It is a place to reset from harried enjoy the breeze [with a glass of wine or a beer]...or to cast your line. The area offers world class fishing for trout and drum. rina offers ten acres of natural landscape for you to enjoy and traffic...just serenity.
YET, anything you might need is just a few miles away!

Located on Brown’s Creek in the tiny coastal village of Whortonsville, NC, the marina is just a short jog off of the Intracoastal Waterway as it passes through the lower Neuse River. We have 29 slips with 30 Amp power, water, clean and well appointed bathhouse with showers, clubhouse and WiFi service. The controlling depth at the marina is 5.5 feet and we have slips that can accommodate catamarans. We welcome sailboats and motor vessels for long and short term slip rentals. Please visit us soon!

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The entrance to Broad Creek is between Piney Point shoal and Gum Thicket shoal near ICW mile marker 170 in the lower Neuse River. Be sure to honor Fl r 2.5s 15’ “4”. Follow channel markers into Broad Creek. After passing the last government day mark, follow small floating navigation aids up Broad Creek to the junction of Broad and Brown Creeks. Pass Point Marina to starboard at the entrance to Brown Creek and favor the west side of the creek until you pass a floating red channel marker to starboard. Our docks are just ahead and to starboard. Controlling depth to our docks is 5 ½’.
Minimum Approach Depth:5.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:5.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:5.5 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2021

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:50.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:40.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:16.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Nearby
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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We recently had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of waiting out a storm at the Ensign Harbor Marina and spending time with new owners, Lourdes and Todd Best. They were incredible hosts!!! If you are a transient sailor, we highly recommend you check this place out as you make your way along the ICW. You will feel welcomed and well cared for during your stay. It’s a beautiful place and quite safe to wait out a storm. The marina is part of their ten acres that will one day soon include horses. We are three months into a year living on our boat. We’ve stayed at a number of marinas and met countless people. You never know what you’ll experience when pulling into a new place. Well, Ensign Harbor Marina and owners, Lourdes and Todd Best, are certainly at the top of our list. Gems for sure!

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