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Morehead City Yacht Basin

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (252) 726-6862 Ext. 3
Statute Mile: 203
Lat/Lon: Near 34 43.301 North / 76 42.236 West
Location: on the southern flank of the marked channel that runs west from the AICW, just north of the Morehead-Beaufort, Newport River high-rise bridge
Depths: 8 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
MarinaLife Reservation:
Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
Boat/US Dockage Discount: 10% Discount
MarinaLife Dockage Discount: 10% Discount
SeaTow Dockage Discount: 10% Discount
Type of dockage: floating wooden slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 88
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

$7.00/per night – 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night – 50 amp hookup, $20.00/per night – 100 amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: many nearby
Restaurant Recommendations:

Floyds 1921 (252-727-1921), Alex and Bretts Bakery (WONDERFUL, 252-622-4688) Beafuort Grocery Company Too (252-727-0815), Ruddy Duck Tavern (252-726-7500), On A Roll (Breakfast, 252-7276-5101)

Provisioning Possibilities: Lowes Food, 2 miles away, Harris Teeter, 3 miles away, both accessible by marina courtesy car ($10.00 charge for 2 hour’s use)
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

LPG tanks can be refilled by taking marina courtesy car ($10.00 charge for 2 hours use) to Moore’s Auto Clinic (252-247-2617, 4142 Arendell St) – ask marina staff for directions
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available, $7.00 per pumpout if staying overnight, $12.00 per pump[out if not
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: February 10, 2016
Notes: ethanol free/cash discount on fuel
Gasoline Price: $2.73
Diesel Fuel Price: $1.68
Any Quantity Discount: 5 cent off-500 gallons or more
Any Boat/US Discount: 5 cents off per gallon
Any SeaTow Discount: 5 cents off per gallon
ValvTect Dealer: Yes


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (13)

  1. Van Beck -  July 25, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Emily and I agree completely. Marina and bathhouse very clean and the people are experts on fuel, docking and the area. We have been there three times in the last several months and each visit has been consistent. They have showed us some pivoting off of spots on dock for our Bristol 47 which will really help us. We try to plan departures to stay at Morehead City Yacht Basin.
    Van Beck

  2. W. Merriman -  July 23, 2014 - 9:51 am

    On July 12, 2014 my First Mate and I along with 2 guests on board sailed to Morehead City Yacht Basin along with several other boats from the Nuese Sailing Association. This is a very nice marina with floating docks and a dedicated and professional staff. I hailed the marina when I was about 10 minutes out and they gave me instructions on where to go. Upon my arrival there were 2 employees standing by to assist with my docking. Not only did they help with the initial docking, they stayed and assisted until the boat was completely secured with bow, stern, and spring lines in place and the boat connected to shore power. The staff was very friendly and helpful in every aspect of our overnight stay. We had a social on the deck of the Marina’s bath house. The dock master gave us a list of restaurants within walking distance. We had dinner at Floyds which came highly recommended. We weren’t disappointed. The marina also has a courtesy car available for $10.00 for a 2 hour block.
    Upon our departure the next morning (07/13/2014), there was an employee on hand to assist with our departure. We did not request him, he just showed up and assisted. I will definitely stay at this marina again.

  3. Dave Bell -  November 1, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Make a change for the better and dock at the Morehead City Yacht Basin. With BoatUS the rate is $1.80 per foot. The two dock hands take care of everything, even putting a carpet over your power cord so you don’t trip. Then go to Floyd’s Restaurant, two blocks away, with GREAT food. Bring a signed business card from the dock master and they will give you a FREE desert. To food is the BEST. We found this place because the Sanitary Restaurant put in a new floating dock, charges $25.00 per night, must eat there, customers eating at the new outdoor dining keep you up at night, lots of wakes and we almost got hit by an old sport fish boat coming into dock. Never Again. Go to Morehead City Yacht Basin, you will have a great time.
    Dave Bell

  4. Glen and Jill Moore -  May 14, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    This is the first class facility in the area. Far, far above others for miles around. Protected harbor; large, concrete, secure floating docks; knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff; great fuel prices; huge, beautiful captains’ lounge; commercial washer and dryer; courtesy car ($10); and an attitude to please the customer are among the features that make this marina enjoyable. It is a few pennies more per foot than some other close-by marinas, but the value ratio of price/features is outstanding.
    Glen and Jill Moore
    DeFever 40 Last Dance

  5. Susan & Elden Leaf -  May 14, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    We stayed there on our way south last fall and it was great. The dock hands were courteous and the rates were way less than Beaufort City docks. It was well protected from winds and wakes.They even give a discount on fuel if you stay the night. We will definitely stay there when we head North.
    Susan & Elden Leaf
    s/v Soteria

  6. Susan & Elden Leaf -  May 14, 2013 - 2:31 pm

    We dined there [at the Ruddy Duck] when we stopped at Morehead City Yacht Basin on our way South Fall 2012. Great food, especially the fish tacos and margarita pizza. Drinks were reasonable, especially during happy hour. Would recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat!
    Susan & Elden Leaf
    s/v Soteria

  7. s/v Skye -  May 13, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Spent 5/9/13 there. Marina is still first class. Great help from employees. One of half dozen cruisers on transient face dock. Good facilities, kept clean. Floating docks. Easy walk to several good restaurants. Courtesy car for shopping. Most boats in marina are sport fish. The sport fish boat across the dock had two mid-aged guys planning to go out in the morning. They were loud until after midnight and got up at 0500 and were loud again. Started engines at 0500 and didn’t leave until 0600. But before leaving they turned off our shore power which was on the same post as theirs ( we never said a word to them). We’ll stop there again.
    s/v Skye

  8. Stephen Deitch -  May 11, 2013 - 8:04 am

    We like this one. It’s modern with good staff. Although not in the middle of the other marinas, there is a high end restaurant a very short walk away and another that delivers good pizza and sandwiches.
    The faculty has a loaner car ($10/ 2 hours) to take you to any and all supermarkets, West Marine and hardware. We believe the better one are all on the Morehead City side.
    Stephen Deitch

  9. Eve-Marie Lacroix -  October 19, 2011 - 10:34 pm

    Moved to Morehead City Yacht Basin which was perhaps one of the best marinas we have encountered. This is a first class facility. Rented a car for 2 hours for $10. Staff Diana and Tom were great – gave us restaurant advice which couldn’t have been better. Ruddy Duck and Beach Bumz – worth a visit.
    Eve-Marie Lacroix

  10. Perry & Kathy Sellars -  July 30, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    Our previous stop was Morehead City Yacht Basin. We chose this marina based on your guide recommendations as well as first hand recommendations from a cruiser we met in Myrtle Beach, SC. We heard more than one negative comment regarding a marina in Beaufort, so decided to stay at MHYB. We spent a week both going north and returning south. Using the courtesy car from MCYB, we visited Beaufort, but enjoyed docking in Morehead.
    Mike and the other folks working there made our stay more than enjoyable. Such friendly people. The laundry facilities are great. The courtesy car, even though not free (10.00), was most helpful to drive to the newly opened Harris Teeter. We re-stocked our larder during both stays.
    On our trip up, we enjoyed lunch and dinner on the 4th at Floyd’s, just a few steps away from the Marina. Great food and friendly service. The restuarant offered access to the 2nd floor porch during dinner so we could view the fireworks, hence our eating two meals on the same day at the location. It was great to watch firework displays from both Atlantic Beach and Morehead City from such a position.
    If anyone is looking for a true NY deli, sample the New York Deli in Atlantic Beach. Small place, but great food. They also offer pasta and other italian dishes for lunch as well as a Friday night dinner. Very nice people. The Admiral stated this rueben had the “right stuff!”
    Perry & Kathy Sellars
    M/V Marsh Mellow

  11. John Thayer -  July 27, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    Took fuel and stayed at Morehead City next night – good spot, helpful staff & reasonable prices. Plenty of restuarants to choose from with easy walking distance. Also one Mini-Mart type store for basics but real groceries or hardware, etc are not in walking distance.
    John Thayer
    M/V Anna Suzanne

  12. Douglas Gould -  July 20, 2009 - 12:51 pm

    Just a quick note to support one of your sponsors: I recently stayed at Morehead City Yacht Basin for 3 nights, and I found the place to be top notch! Clean, professional and friendly. The marina is absolutely protected from any winds & wake, and the docks are like new. Spotless restrooms and laundry. They loaned me a 50amp-30amp adaptor, and have a car available for $10. The South’s greatest marine hardware store is only 2 blocks away (Ace Marine Hardware). Morehead City Yacht Basin is perhaps not the very cheapest (but they do offer a Boat/US discount), but definately worth the price.
    Douglas Gould
    Water Torture
    It’s no accident that Morehead City Yacht Basin (Statute Mile 205) has twiced been picked by “yours truly” as the Cruisers’ Net “Featured Marina.” This facility is also a long-time Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net sponsor!!!! What’s not to like, We suggest stopping here time and time again!

    Just a quick note to support one of your sponsors: I recently stayed at Morehead City Yacht Basin for 3 nights, and I found the place to be top notch! Clean, professional and friendly. The marina is absolutely protected from any winds & wake, and the docks are like new. Spotless restrooms and laundry. They loaned me a 50amp-30amp adaptor, and have a car available for $10. The South’s greatest marine hardware store is only 2 blocks away (Ace Marine Hardware). Morehead City Yacht Basin is perhaps not the very cheapest (but they do offer a Boat/US discount), but definately worth the price.
    Douglas Gould
    Water Torture

  13. Nita and Rick George -  July 19, 2009 - 7:39 am

    MOREHEAD CITY (9/3 – 9/8, TS Hanna). We went to the MC Yacht Basin there because it is on the north side of US 70 and better protected than the marinas along the waterfront. They took us in with a warning that we might have to evacuate, but were very friendly and helpful. Many of the slip owners were taking their boats up to Core Creek for haul out, while some others (like us) were coming in for refuge! The town was semi-closed, but we enjoyed suppers at Floyd’s, Sanitary Seafood, and the Ice House. There is a courtesy car available (for $10 rental) for grocery and other shopping. About 0600 Saturday morning we had gusts to better that 60 mph. Several of us had canvas casualties, but no serious damage.
    Regards, Nita and Rick George aboard MV Hale Kai


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