Manteo Waterfront Marina

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207 Queen Elizabeth Ave
Manteo, NC 27954
35° 54' 33.04'', -75° 40' 4.1''
(252) 473-3320
VHF Ch. 16
www.townofmanteo.com
Manteo
Town of Manteo
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
Manteo Waterfront Marina
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Status: Open
Last Updated: 2020-06-17 19:15:03 UTC

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About


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.

Berth Capacity


Slips:53

Approach


Take 90 degree right at marker #10 and proceed to the marina leaving the brown topped gazebo to port.Note: Pay attention when you turn in from the Roanoke Channel into the Shallowbag Bay Channel. There is significant shoaling at G29 in the Roanoke Channel to R4 as you turn in to the Shallowbag Bay channel. There is plenty of deep water but you need to go all the way to R30A before you make the turn into Shallowbag. Then stay close to G3 and G5 and far away from R4. The rest of the channel down to R10 is fine but stay 10-15 yards off the red side to have the deepest water. This is as of April 2017.The depths in the channel will support 7' draft once the shoal is avoided. YOUTUBE on the water approach video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNIMU1Uspqg
Minimum Approach Depth:8.0 Meters
Minimum Channel Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jun 08, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Anchorage:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Propane:Nearby
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:1 Charter Airport Nearby, Norfolk Closest Commercial
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Yes
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:150.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:150.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30/50/100
Oil Disposal:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Marina was good. Very protected harbor. The restaurants left a lot to be desired. Grocery shopping a half mile walk.

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Great Town Docks were nice good power. Bathrooms were always clean

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Very clean and well run marina. The proximity to town is perfect.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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Could not be easier. We have stayed before. Great little town, can walk to reasonable grocery store, auto parts, and hardware.

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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.

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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.

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Convenient location - close to shops and restaurants. Clean showers.

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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.

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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:)

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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.

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Pleasant stay at Manteo waterfront Marina. Everything within walking distance. Clean accommodation. Will definitely stay again on our trip south in the fall.

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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.

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