Our pump-out boat service has been temporarily suspended. The safety of our employees is paramount during this COVID-19 Pandemic. SARS, a coronavirus, has been transmitted through aerosolized sewage.
All boaters have the responsibility to pump out at self-serve pumpouts, or, alternatively, they can choose to use the marina restroom.
The following land-based pumpout stations are open and functional:
If you know anyone that is pumping sewage into our waterway, please contact us so that we may take swift and decisive enforcement action. If you need help finding a pump-out station, we are happy to assist you.
City Harbormaster to Suspend Pump-Out Services
During State of Emergency
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 18, 2020) – City of Annapolis Harbormaster Beth Bellis, in consultation with Annapolis Fire Department and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, has decided to suspend pump-out service to boaters after Saturday.
The last pump-outs will occur on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The closure will continue through the City’s declared State of Emergency for COVID-19.
Schedule a pump-out by contacting VHF 17 or calling 410-263-7973.
It is illegal to discharge untreated waste effluent into Annapolis city waters. Below is a list of local marinas with pump-outs. Please contact them for self-service availability and hours.
Bellis said, “we are making the decision to suspend pump-out operations in the interests of staff safety and public health.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is currently unclear if novel coronavirus COVID-19 can be transmitted through sewerage systems. SARS, a similar coronavirus, has been detected in untreated sewage for up to 2 to 14 days.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has included a list of area pump-out stations (local marina listing). Contact the marina directly before you go. Please note that DNR has issued the following notice as of March 26, 2020:
Due to the current state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, pumpout stations may not be commissioned on normal spring schedules. Boaters are encouraged to use shore side restrooms as much as possible to avoid filling holding tanks. Portable toilets that can be emptied at home are another alternative. As usual, it is best to call ahead when seeking a pumpout. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Information in this guide is subject to change without notice. For this reason, it is recommended that boaters call ahead. Data provided below was last updated June 2015.
HAIL US ON VHF 17 IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DOCK SPACE
Hours of Operation
8 am to 4 pm are our winter hours. Beginning Sunday, November 24th we will be closed on Sundays.
1 Dock Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Our downtown dock provides the best position to enjoy All Things Annapolis
You can see and walk to the Naval Academy (ID required), St. John’s College, the Annapolis Maritime museum and the best shopping, restaurants, and bars. Stay overnight in Ego Alley, or come for just a few hours. We also have 76 moorings with available water taxi.
- Dinghies ( max 17’) may be docked at Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial Park at the foot of Main Street. Maximum 90 horsepower.
- Residents and visitors may also temporarily dock at the end of Prince George Street and 21 other city dinghy docks --maximum length: 12 feet and 25 horsepower.
- We have limited prepaid reservation space available but most slips and all moorings are first-come, first-served.
- Upon arrival, contact the Harbormaster to get a designated space to dock: VHF 17 or 410-263-7973.
- Sorry, rafting up is not permitted on moorings.
- Moorings can hold a vessel with a maximum boat length of 55 feet except moorings in St. Mary’s Cove under Spa Creek Bridge where the maximum boat length is 35 feet.
- Commercial WiFi is available by an outside provider.
- Water taxis available (Call on VHF-68).
- Pump-Out boat provides boat side service anywhere on city waters. Hail them on VHF 17. $5 per tank.
- Have a problem or concern about the Annapolis waterways? We take great pride in providing a safe, clean and orderly harbor.
Please call us if we can help or if something needs our attention. It’s our job!
Pump Out Boat
VHF: CH 17 or 410-320-6852
The City of Annapolis offers a mobile pump out service for vessels with in City waters. The cost is $5 per tank (50 plus gallon tanks will be charged as 2 tanks).
Harbormaster Patrol Boat Collecting Payments From the Customers
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