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: www.discovermanteo.com
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.
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.
Could not be easier. We have stayed before. Great little town, can walk to reasonable grocery store, auto parts, and hardware.
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.
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.
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.
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! Dockmaster Carl retired in June, 2020, so the town has assigned his many jobs as additional duty to employees of the waterfront Maritime Museum. Response to radio calls on 16 may be tardy. Reservations by dockwa only. Shortsighted and uninformed political leadership of the Town of Manteo is responsible, not the museum folks - they've got great skills and attitude and will help when they can.
Convenient location - close to shops and restaurants. Clean showers.
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.
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:)
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.
Pleasant stay at Manteo waterfront Marina. Everything within walking distance. Clean accommodation. Will definitely stay again on our trip south in the fall.
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.