Docking and Mooring

City Dock Layot

Docks Map
The Annapolis City Dock offers both slips and bulkhead docking, 18 slips and 325 feet of bulkhead.

The public slips on the eastern side vary in size, view a table of their dimensions. When approaching the harbor, it is recommended to contact us by radio or telephone and tell us your boat's dimensions so we can advise you as to which available space is best suited for your boat.

 Public Dockage


Rates and Payments

When you are finished tying up at a dock space or mooring, an employee will approach you about payment. Payment may be made with cash, check (made out to "City of Annapolis"), or credit card. After-hours customers must use the envelope system. The envelopes are provided outside Harbormaster Office door at the Dock Street location.

 May - October

  •  Transient boaters may rent up to three hours (prior to 5 p.m.) before they have to switch over to the daily rental plan.
  • The hourly rate (electrical hookup included) is $8 per hour for boats up to 40 feet overall length, $10 per hour for boats 41 feet to 60 feet overall length, and $15 per hour boats 61 feet and over in overall length.
  • The overnight rate (electrical hookup not included) is $2.25 per foot of overall length (including sprits, pulpits, davits, swim platforms, etc.), and no less than the minimum fee of $40 per night.
  • A premium surcharge of $0.50 per foot (a total of $2.75 per foot) will be added to transient dockage fees every Friday, Saturday, and during the following national holiday periods:
    • Naval Academy Graduation and Memorial Day weekend: A total premium period of 11 days, adjusted annually to begin each year the Friday before graduation and reverting to regular fees the Tuesday after the Memorial Day Holiday.
    • Independence Day: A total premium period of 11 days, adjusted annually to begin each year on Friday the weekend before July 4th and reverting to regular fees on the following Tuesday.
    • Labor Day: A total premium period of 6 days, adjusted annually to begin each year the Wednesday before Labor Day and reverting to regular fees the following Tuesday.
  •  The checkout time is noon of each day.
November - April

Winter dockage is available from November 1 to the last Monday before the final weekend in April of the following year. The rental fee is paid weekly at $2 per foot. Electricity fees are also paid weekly with rates according to the type of outlet. There is a waiting list for winter dockage, so please call the office 410-263-7973 with your contact and vessel information to apply.

Policies

  • The public slips and bulkhead operate on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • The right to occupancy terminates upon departure from a first-come-first-served slip or bulkhead. If you depart before the end of your pre-paid time, some other boat may occupy the space immediately after you vacate. In this case, if there is space available when you return; the Watch Commander may authorize resumed occupancy until the expiration of your pre-paid time.
  • Fueling is not permitted in the City Dock area.
  • Barbecue grills or open fires are not permitted at City Dock due to the fire hazard.
  •  Use only correct, UL-approved electrical fittings at City Dock.

Reserved Dockage

Please call the office to arrange for a reservation. When you call for your reservation, please be sure to have all of your personal and vessel information ready. This includes your vessel's overall length including any davits, booms, platforms, bowsprits, pulpits, and dinghies; documentation or registration; and payment information.

Rates & Cancellation

  • The overnight rate is $3.25 per foot, per day, paid in full, 7 to 10 days in advance of the scheduled reservation. A premium surcharge of $0.50 per foot (a total of $3.75 per foot) will be added to transient dockage fees every Friday, Saturday, and during the specified national holiday periods.
    • Vessels less than 56 feet LOA receive a full refund if the reservation is cancelled more than 3 days in advance of arrival, half refund if cancelled between 1 and 3 days of arrival, and no refund if cancelled less than 24 hours before arrival.
    • Vessels greater than or equal to 56 feet LOA, or flotillas of 3 or more vessels, receive a full refund if the reservation is cancelled more than 7 days in advance of arrival, half refund if cancelled between 3 and 7 days of arrival, and no refund if cancelled less than 3 days before arrival.
    • The cancellation policy is waived for all vessels scheduled to arrive on a day when the USCG closes the Port of Baltimore or restricts navigation on the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Electricity fees will be charged in full and in advance.

Policies

  • The maximum allowable beam width is 18 feet to prevent marine traffic congestion. If your beam exceeds 18 feet, call the office and ask to speak with the Harbormaster to request an exception.
  • New arrivals may check in any time after 1 p.m.
  • The checkout time is noon of each day. Boats remaining on dock past the expiration of their reservation time will be charged a full day.
  • If you choose to extend your reservation period after the fact, we cannot guarantee availability, however we will do our best to accommodate your request.
  • Occasionally we may move your vessel fore or aft as needed to accommodate newly arriving boats of differing sizes.