The Military offers some great perks to its servicemembers and their families, including the use of MWR facilities. Military marinas have a tendency to be less expensive than local marinas, and are open to active and retired military. Here is a comprehensive list of the military marinas available. Many offer slip rentals (both transient and long term), as well as sailing lessons and boat/water sport equipment rentals! A trip down the coast may be just what the captain ordered!
MWR Boat House, Kodiak
Address: Storis Drive #2, Kodiak, AK 99619
GPS Coordinates: 57°43’58.6″N, 152°30’5.3″W
Info: Slips available, drawn from a priority standpoint and by drawing. Equipment rentals include fishing boats and rafts. Boats may be reserved up to 14 days in advance. Float plans are required, MWR Boat Card required. Equipment available for rental at the MWR Boat House includes: 23′ Pacific Skiffs with cabins (seasonal and weather dependent rentals), “A” Frame Truck Campers,13′ and 16′ Scamp camping trailers, bait, tackle, downriggers, fishing poles (for both Halibut and Salmon), rafts and trolling motors. Check website for pricing.
Del Mar Marina, Oceanside
Address: 21550 B St, Oceanside, CA 92058
GPS Coordinates: 33°12’52.5″N, 117°23’57.3″W
Info: Wet Slips (52) and Dry Slips (18) available to store your boat, rented monthly. Kayak and dinghy storage also available. Del Mar Marina offers a variety of services including: Sailing Classes, Boat Rentals (sailboats, power boats, kayaks), Clinics, Offshore Cruises. Reservations are required for rental equipment/sailboats. Sailboat skippers required to have a Certification Card from Camp Pendleton and must be qualified in the boat they are renting. Powerboats require renter be a holder of a card stating they are certified in a power boat. See website for details.
Fiddler’s Cove Marina (NAB), San Diego
Phone: C-619-522-8680/C-619-520-4840 (after hours)
Address: 3205 Highway 75, San Diego, CA 92155
GPS Coordinates: 32°39’4.32″ N, 117°8’59.279″ W
Info: Slip rentals available, transient docking available (make reservation before docking), wet/dry dinghy storage available, live-aboards allowed. Fiddler’s Cove Marina offers equipment rentals as well as slip rentals. Rental items include stand up paddleboards, single or double kayaks, canoes, sail boats, and power boats. Also available are showers, restrooms, laundry facility, lock-and-leave storage locker rentals, dump station, dog run, wireless internet. Sailing classes available for adults year-round, Junior Sailing Camps available in summer. See website for price list, slip rates, and wind conditions. Reservations required.
Point Loma Marina, San Diego
Address: Bldg. 606, Callaghan Cir., Harbor Drive, Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA 92106
GPS Coordinates: 32°43’37.56″N, 117°12’57.24″W
Info: Slip rentals available, transient berths or tie ups available. More rentals and classes coming soon including kayak, stand up paddleboards, and sailboat rentals.
MCRD Boathouse & Marina, San Diego
Address: MCRD, Building 131 Neville Rd, San Diego, CA 92140
GPS Coordinates: 32°44’19.32″N, 117°12’22.679″W
Info: Permanent (monthly pricing) and temporary/guest (nightly) slips available, slip amenities include water and power. The Boathouse, Marina and Recreation Area also provides picnic areas for reservation. Equipment rentals include Boston Whaler Motorboats, Catalina Sailboats, Ocean Kayaks (single or double), canoes, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, wetsuits. Launch ramp is available. Dinghy/kayak storage available monthly/annually. Visit the website for price list and rental fees/requirements.
Travis Marina & Presidio Yacht Club, Sausalito
Phone: C-707-424-0969 (ODR)/C-415-332-2319 (Presidio Yacht Club/Marina Lounge)
Address: Fort Baker, 1679 Sommerville Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965
GPS Coordinates: 37°50’03.1″N, 122°28’26.6″W
Info: Travis Marina is located in Horseshoe Cove, next to the Golden Gate Bridge. There are two docks with 80 dedicated slips, as well as a guest dock with berthing on a first-come, first-serve basis. Marina tenants have access to bathrooms and showers on site. Slips include a standard marine electrical hook-up and water access (there are NO hook-ups on the guest dock). Motorized boats are available for rental from Travis Outdoor Recreation. Boaters are required to have a California Boater Card at time of registration. Also available from ODR are canoes, kayaks (single or double), kayak/canoe trailers, surf boards, inflatable stand up paddleboards. “Sailing on the Bay” (private tours, skipper provided, Mar-Oct, reservations required), sailing lessons available. See website for rates.
Thames View Marina, Groton
Address: Amberjack Road, Bldg. 535, Groton, CT 06349
GPS Coordinates: 41°24’20.214″N, 72°5’38.255″W
Info: Located on the Thames River. There are 94 boat slips with power and water. Both summer dockage and winter berthing are available, as well as winter dry storage. The marina has as fully functioning office and is open year round. For Marina berthing patrons, there are restrooms and showers, washer and dryer and picnic area with grill. The office also services all equipment rentals, such as campers, kayaks, tables, tents, chairs, popups, coolers, lawn games etc. Sailboats are available to rent, however patrons must either complete the sailing classes or have a license to rent. VHF 74 to base security to request ID check prior to entering marina.
District of Columbia
Capital Cove Marina, Washington D.C.
Address: 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, DC 20032
GPS Coordinates: 38°49’59.9″N, 77°01’26.4″W
Info: Located on the Potomac River, Capital Cove Marina features docks, open slips with electricity, dry-lot storage, transient berthing, launching ramp, marina ramp pass, maintenance area, emergency pumping service, charter sailboats. Available rentals include canoes, single or double kayaks, hobie kayaks, stand up paddleboards, pontoon boats. Hourly boat rentals for walk-in customers only. Reserving boats in advance must pre-pay for the whole day.
Destin Marina, Destin
Address: 557 Calhoun Ave, Destin FL 32541
GPS Coordinates: 30°24’40.0″N, 86°29’55.1″W
Info: Destin Marina has a fishing pier (FL fishing license required), rentals for kayaks and paddle boards, pontoon boats, jet skis, and offers fishing charters. Guests must have a Boater Safety Certification to rent a motorized boat. Boat launch for on-property guests only. Check website for pricing.
Ben’s Lake Marina, Eglin AFB
Address: 2808 Boatner Rd, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542
GPS Coordinates: 30°27’13.4″N, 86°32’34.8″W
Info: Eglin Outdoor Recreation offers boat storage at Ben’s Lake Marina – wet slips (47), outside dry storage (92 boats), inside storage (198 boats). Check website for pricing.
Postl Point Marina, Eglin AFB
Address: Postl Point, Desoto Rd, Eglin AFB, FL 32542
GPS Coordinates: 30°28’58.7″N, 86°28’43.2″W
Info: Wet slips available at Postl Point. Equipment rental includes pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, water skis, wake skis. Check website for pricing.
Mulberry Cove Marina, Jacksonville
Address: Bldg. 1072 Ranger Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32212
GPS Coordinates: 30°13’07.2″N, 81°40’24.2″W
Info: Slips, moorings and dry storage are available on a daily, monthly and yearly rental basis. At the slips, fresh water and 30/50 power is available. Live-aboards are permitted only on a temporary basis. Patrons can learn to sail, canoe and fish. The Marina offers a wide array of rental equipment including kayaks, canoes, surfboards, stand up paddleboards, fishing kayaks and Flying Scot sailboats. Power boats include pontoon boats, Boston Whalers, 14-foot Trackers and Edgewater center consoles with fish finders. To rent a powerboat, a Florida Safe Boater card is required. The card is available free of charge online at www.boatus.org/florida. Reservations for powerboats must be made in person with a $25 deposit. Sailing instruction classes and intramural sailboat races are available March through October. Surfing/stand up paddle board classes are available by appointment only. Check website for pricing and monthly specials.
Hurlburt Field Marina, Hurlburt Field
Address: Bldg. 92473, 100 Corlew Rd, Bld 92473, Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
GPS Coordinates: 30°24’32.3″N, 86°42’32.0″W
Info: Hurlburt Field Marina features a boat launch ramp, temporary wet slips on a limited basis and nightly boat trailer parking. The fleet includes a series of 20 foot pontoon boats and several 17 foot center consoles. The Marina also has for rent waverunners, knee boards, water skis, sailboats, single and double canoes and kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats, fishing kayaks, fishing gear; and bait, ice and gasoline for sale. Outdoor Rec offers fishing charters. Outdoor Rec requires all motorized boat renters to complete online Florida Certification from Boatus.org unless the customer has a boater safety card from another state that is NASBLA certified. Check website for pricing.
Sigsbee Marina, Key West
Address: Bldg. V-3000, Sigsbee Park, Key West, FL 33040
GPS Coordinates: 24°35’03.0″N, 81°46’19.7″W
Info: Located on Dredgers Key in Sigsbee Park on the North side of Key West. Marina transient wet slips available – insurance and registration of vessels DoD owner is required. The marina also rents a 21′ Center Console fishing boat. Florida State safe boating card required for eligibility of power boat rentals and there is a gas refill charged upon return. Rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis and dive tanks are not permitted onboard the rental boats. Kayaks (single or double) and stand up paddleboards available for rent. Complete the Florida State Boating Course at least one day before boat rental, at http://www.boatus.org/florida. Visit website for more information.
Boca Chica Marina, Key West
Address: Bldg. A-4194, Boca Chica Field, Key West, FL 33040
GPS Coordinates: 24°34’37.1″N, 81°42’28.9″W
Info: Located onboard the Naval Air Station on the West side of Boca Chica Key, the marina consists of 121 slips and 20 moorings. Boca Chica Marina provides long term and short term boat slips. The Marina amenities include the Navigator’s Bar and Fly Away Cafe, showers, laundry and pump-out services. There is a beautiful swimming beach with covered picnic areas and grills. The Marina rents kayaks and stand up paddleboards.
MacDill Marina, MacDill AFB Tampa
Address: Bldg 654, 9909 Marina Bay Dr, MacDill AFB, FL 33621
GPS Coordinates: 27°49’22.8″N, 82°29’03.0″W
Info: At building 60 there are long-term wet slips and dry storage for boats. Temporary wet slips available (3-day maximum) with or without dry storage. The Marina houses a retail store that sells live and frozen bait, fishing tackle, fuel, propane, beach, RV supplies, and more. Rental inventory includes boats with motors (including an ADA pontoon boat), canoes, stand up paddleboards, kayaks (single or double), fishing kayaks (single or double) and water safety equipment. See website for pricing.
NSA Panama City MWR Marina, Panama City
Phone: C-850-234-4402 Ext. 3
Address: 101 Vernon Ave, Bldg. 327, Panama City, FL 32047
GPS Coordinates: 30°10’56.3″N, 85°45’10.2″W
Info: The Marina offers recreational boat storage of several types, to include covered dry storage and uncovered trailer storage. The Marina can provide last minute needs such as a variety of tackle, camping and picnic items. Rental items include kayaks (single or double), canoes, paddle boats, paddleboards, kayak/canoe trailer. Visit website for pricing.
Blue Angel Park Outpost Marina, Perdido Bay Pensacola
Address: 2100 Bronson Rd, Pensacola, FL 32506
GPS Coordinates: 30°23’13.4″N, 87°25’40.1″W
Info: Water rentals include paddleboards, single or double tribe kayaks, sailboats (proof of sailing certification and experience required), boats requiring “Mate A” certification (Sunfish, Aquafin, Laser, AquaCat), boats requiring “Skipper B” certification (American 14.6, American 18, HobieCat Getaway), boats requiring “Skipper B Keelboat” (Compac 16). Sailing classes offered 1 April – 30 September. Call the marina for information, pricing, and reservations, visit website for details. Property dry storage available.
Sherman Cove Marina, Pensacola
Address: 3541 Radford Blvd, Bldg. 4151, Pensacola, FL 32508
GPS Coordinates: 30°20’05.0″N, 87°19’29.3″W
Info: Sherman Cove Marina offers safe dockage to include floating wet slips, transient stay (not to exceed 14 days), secured outdoor dry storage, two boat launch ramps, and a four station rinse/flush bay area for privately owned power boats. For transient contract requirements, email SCMarina@mchsi.com. Boat rental available (hour, half day, full day). See website for full rental vessel information, pricing, and requirements/regulations/boundaries. The Marina is located in the Northeast corner of Big Lagoon (ref. chart # 11378) and monitors VHF Channel 16.
Bayou Grande Marina, Pensacola
Address: Bldg. 3244, AA Cunningham St., Pensacola, FL 32508
GPS Coordinates: 30°22’06.3″N, 87°16’09.6″W
Info: Located in a protected cove on Bayou Grande (Northwest corner of Pensacola Bay). Transient stay offered, not to exceed 14 days. Marina offers safe dockage with 206 floating wet slips, 204 secured dry storage spaces (which include outdoor and covered storage areas for privately owned vessels, recreational vehicles, and trailers). The facility also has 65 rental vessels and a ship store that offers a variety of items to include, ice, snacks, sodas and much more. For those in need, a launch ramp is offered that is large enough for two vessels to launch at one time that limits wait times, as well as two rinse-down bays when you return. Paddle rentals (no certification required) include single or double kayaks, canoes (2-3 people), stand up paddleboards, stand up kayaks. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced sailing rentals available. Adult Sailing classes offered April – September. Youth boating cams offered in summertime (June – August). See website for details. VHF Channel 16.
Manatee Cove Marina, Patrick AFB
Address: Bldg. 1493, Marina Rd., Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925
GPS Coordinates: 28°12’52.2″N, 80°36’42.7″W
Info: Membership required. Reduced rates on slips for members. Slips (wet/dry) are assigned only to Patrick AFB Manatee Cove Marina members, occupied on a rental basis. Wet/Dry Slip rental rates are based upon length of vessel. Transient dockage up to 4 hours. Live-Aboard limited, first come first served basis. Membership includes coupons, tiki bar access, free play on pool table, use of boat rams, laundry/shower facility, complimentary reservations of Picnic Point Pavilion, Clubhouse and outside deck. Check website for fees and membership application.
Lotts Island Marina, Savannah
Address: Lotts Island Rd. (off Rio Rd.), Savannah, GA 31409
GPS Coordinates: 31°59’11.1″N, 81°11’06.3″W
Info: Boat slips available for long term docking. These slips have water and electrical hook ups and are located on the Forest River. This coastal waterway has direct access to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Private berthing at Lotts Island Marina is available.
Navy Lake Site Allatoona, Cartersville
Address: 166 Sandtown Road, Cartersville, Georgia 30121
GPS Coordinates: 34°05’31.3″N, 84°43’16.6″W
Info: Covered wet slips available, long term storage available (3 boat docks, 94 rental slips). Rental equipment offered includes canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, power deck boats, tritoon power boats. All boat renters must have a BoatUS Boating Safety Class completed prior to renting power boats. Located on the shorelines of Lake Allatoona, 30 minutes north of Atlanta.
Sumay Cove Marina, Santa Rita
Address: Bldg 1985, Marine Corps Dr., Santa Rita, GU 96915
GPS Coordinates: 13°26’21.8″N, 144°39’13.7″E
Info: For boat owners, two boat-launch ramps are provided, as well as outdoor dry storage pads and wet slips at the Marina docks. Outdoor Recreation at the Sumay Marina Adventure Center offers sightseeing, fishing, or diving on 19′ Edgewater rental boats that feature T-tops with rod holders, dual seats at the helm station, lots of storage, deep-V hulls (more stability), and 4-stroke engines. To rent boats, you must have a National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) endorsed certificate, which is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as exceeding the minimum requirement of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Also available for rent are kayaks (single or double), paddle boards, and snorkel gear. See website for pricing information.
Hickam Harbor Marina, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Address: 3455 Mamala Bay Drive, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
GPS Coordinates: 21°19’02.0″N, 157°57’11.3″W
Info: Hickam Harbor Marina offers sailing classes, and non live-aboard wet slip rental with annual contract. Rental equipment includes single or double kayaks, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, windsurfing boards, and sailing boat rentals (Catalina 18, Rhodes 19, Catalina 14, Holder 14, smaller boats). Reservations required for sail boat rentals, renters must possess a current sailing check out card.
Rainbow Bay Marina, Honolulu
Address: 57 Arizona Memorial Dr., Bldg. 103, Honolulu, HI 96701
GPS Coordinates: 21°22’13.8″N, 157°56’13.0″W
Info: Sailing classes offered, as well as boats and activities. Live-aboard wet slips with annual contract, temporary short term rental for day to day use, wet slip rentals available with annual contract. Dry storage lots available for parking privately owned boats. Temporary mooring provided to transients based on availability of open slips. See website for official Instruction 1710.
Kaneohe Bay Base Marina, Kailua
Address: MCB Hawaii Marina, 835 D St, Kailua, HI 96734, USA
GPS Coordinates: 21°26’20.9″N, 157°45’48.7″W
Info: Located on scenic Kaneohe Bay, the Marina offers a variety of activities for water sports enthusiasts – sailboats, powerboats, or for larger parties, pontoon boats. Rentals are available for sailing, water-skiing, fishing, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks(single or double). Renters must hold a license with the Kaneohe MCB Marina to rent and operate boats. See website for pricing.
NAVSTA Great Lakes Marina, Chicago
Address: Bldg. 13, 3015 11th St, North Chicago, IL 60088
GPS Coordinates: 42°18’32.5″N, 87°50’00.8″W
Info: Located on Lake Michigan. Boat slips, mooring, and storage available, launch ramp for lake access. Sailing classes offered in summer months. Sailboat rentals including Escape Solsa 8ft, Aquacat 14ft, American 12ft, Rhodes 19ft, Colgate 26ft. Motorized fishing boats available ranging 12ft to 18ft. Limited rental services includes kayaks (single or double), canoes, stand up paddleboards, life jackets, paddles. Reservations required for off-base boat rentals, proof of Illinois Boater Safety Course required for off-base boat rentals. Motor Boat Certification is required from Great Lakes Marina prior to boat usage.
Lake Greenwood Marina
Address: Hwy 438, Bloomfield, IN 47424
GPS Coordinates: 38°52’49.1″N, 86°49’15.6″W
Info: Lake Greenwood Marina offers boat slip rental and storage, as well as watercraft rental to include: pontoon boats, Jon boats, canoes, kayaks, water bikes, water trikes and stand-up paddleboards. Kayak racing tournaments and snack bar with bait and resale items are also available.
Fort Riley Marina
Address: 7112 KS-82, Clay Center, KS 67432
GPS Coordinates: 39°12’33.7″N, 96°57’42.1″W
Info: The Fort Riley Marina is located on Milford Lake, the largest man-made lake in Kansas. Boats are available to checkout at the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Checkout Center, 1806 1st Street (Camp Funston). Covered boat slips available at daily, monthly, or yearly rates.
Back Channel Marina & Sound Basin Marina, Kittery
Address: Ayers Circle, Bldg. H-10, Kittery, Maine 03904
GPS Coordinates: 43°04’48.9″N, 70°43’47.5″W
Info: MWR maintains two marina facilities at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Sound Basin and the Back Channel. Rental slips and moorings are available by the season to active duty, retired military and employees of the shipyard. The Sound Basin Marina has 70 slips and 62 deep water moorings. The Back Channel Marina has 68 slips and 18 deep water moorings. Both marinas offer a transient pier and pierside water and electricity. Kayaks (single or double), paddle boards, canoes, boats and motors available spring through fall. Call the Marina for more information.
West Basin Marina, Patuxent River
Address: 46970 Bauhof Rd, Patuxent River, MD 20670
GPS Coordinates: 38°17’32.5″N, 76°27’04.2″W
Info: The West Basin Marina is the a year round facility offering over 198 pier slips and 44 floating slips, all with water and metered electrical hook–ups. There is a pump-out station and a bathhouse with showers and laundry. The marina also offers a boat ramp, hauling and dry storage. Canoes, kayaks (single or double), paddle boards available for rental. Sail boat rentals and sailing lessons available through the Navy Patuxent Sail Club. Slips assigned for annual occupancy as available, seasonal rental or monthly rental available. Transient per night stays available. See website for pricing.
Point Patience Marina, Solomons
Address: 1st St., Solomons, MD 20688
GPS Coordinates: 38°19’58.6″N 76°28’12.9″W
Info: 125 wet slips ranging in size from 20-ft. to 45-ft. All wet slips have electric and water hookups. Transient slip rental available in 20-ft., 30-ft., 35-ft., and 45-ft. slips, available at per diem (less than 7 nights) or weekly rates (more than 7 nights). Unsecured dry storage is available on an annual basis. Slips will be assigned for annual occupancy as available through the Marina Office. The Point Patience Marina is located at the southern end of the complex and is fully equipped with a comfort station, which includes: laundry facilities, showers, boat wash, and a pump-out station. See website for pricing.
Carr Creek Marina
Address: 338 Halligan Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
GPS Coordinates: 38°58’56.8″N, 76°27’46.0″W
Info: Carr Creek Marina is located on the mouth of the Severn River. Dry storage facility accommodates boats, RVs and pop-up campers. Haul-out, wash and launch are available by appointment Monday through Friday. Rentals available include canoes, kayaks, JON boat with trolling motor, power boats (15′, 16′, 17′, 18′, 20′ and 21′), sailboats (12′, 22′, 24′, 25′ and 30′), stand up paddleboards. Sailing lessons run starting Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Maryland Basic Boating Course available. Contact the Marina for pricing and availability.
Mill Creek Pier
Address: 140 Hooper High Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
GPS Coordinates: 38°59’29.1″N 76°27’08.0″W
Info: Mill Creek offers slips at a yearly rate, or for transients (when available), at per diem/per week/per month rates. The CDR John L. Dunning Jr. Memorial Pier at Mill Creek has 32 slips with water and electric hookups that accommodate boats up to 40-feet long. The slips are rented annually and contract applications are filed on a status group priority basis. See website for pricing and information.
Spesutie Island Marina – Aberdeen Area
Phone: C-410-278-4124, After Hours Emergency C-443-910-6259
Address: Bldg. 2184, 6627 Aerospace Rd., APG North, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
GPS Coordinates: 39°28’46.7″N, 76°06’25.3″W
Info: Features boat storage services: slips, on-site trailer lot and boat ramp. Water slip located at Spesuite Island Rd. Available rentals include canoes, kayaks, inflatable kayaks (single or double), inflatable paddleboards, motor boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats. See website for details.
Gunpowder Neck Marina – Edgewood Area
Phone: C-410-278-4124, After Hours Emergency C-443-910-6259
Address: 20th St, Gunpowder, MD 21010
GPS Coordinates: 39°24’12.6″N 76°16’26.1″W
Info: Boat storage services: slips, berm, warehouse, boat ramp, daily parking, boat lift, and marina fuel services.
Address: 903 Recreation Dr, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI 48045
GPS Coordinates: 42°37’41.1″N, 82°49’14.2″W
Info: Located on Lake Saint Clair, Selfridge Marina offers boat slip rentals – large, medium, or small. Season runs April – October.
Keesler AFB Outdoor Recreation & Marina
Address: 500 Fisher St, Biloxi, MS 39534
GPS Coordinates: 30°25’02.5″N, 88°55’21.1″W
Info: Overnight/transient slips available, monthly wet slips for boats 24′ and under. Motorized boat rentals available, qualification cards required. Non-motorized watercraft rentals available – kayaks (single or double), canoes, and paddleboards. Charter/Deep Sea Fishing available, Back Bay Fishing Trip available (fishing license required). See website for pricing.
Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area Marina
Address: 789 Olney Circle Linn Creek, MO 65052
GPS Coordinates: 38°05’20.5″N, 92°36’34.2″W
Info: Wet and dry storage is available for rent, at daily (wet only) or monthly rates. Equipment available for rent includes bass boat, pontoon boat, deck boat, wake board, turbo tube, life jackets, jet skis. Marina is closed 1 November to the first Friday in March.
New Hampshire [see Maine – Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – Back Channel Marina & Sound Basin Marina]
West Point Yacht Club
GPS Coordinates: 41°23’00.0″N, 73°57’00.0″W
Info: All Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Staff & Faculty at West Point, DOD Civilians assigned or retired from West Point, and members of the Corps of Cadets, are invited to join the Yacht Club at West Point. Through club membership, you gain access to South Dock facilities including moorings, dedicated parking, use of ramp, tools, equipment, and docks. Yacht Club at West Point is a member of the Hudson River Boating and Yacht Club Association, and as such works with over 20 other clubs along the Hudson. Reciprocal membership and monthly meetings along with lectures and opportunities for training are shared throughout the year.
Address: Bldg. 198, Julian C. Smith Rd., Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
GPS Coordinates: 34°40’38.6″N, 77°21’42.4″W
Info: Transient stay available per diem rates, live aboard and non-live aboard available at wet slips, monthly rates. No dry storage. Sailboats, single or double kayaks, canoes, fishing stand up paddleboards, stand up paddleboards available for rent. Call Marina to verify availability of equipment and for pricing.
New River Marina
Address: 2800 Perimeter Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28540
GPS Coordinates: 34°41’55.7″N, 77°25’50.2″W
Info: Transient stay available, live aboard and non-live aboard available at wet slips. Dry storage available monthly. Motorized power boats available at New River Marina (Com-Pac 19, Jon boat, 14′ Skiff, 16′ Fishing Skiff, 18′ Pontoon Boat). Sailboats (Sunfish, American 14.6), single or double kayaks, canoes, fishing stand up paddleboards, stand up paddleboards available for rent. Call Marina to verify availability of equipment and for pricing.
Address: End of Roosevelt Blvd, Havelock, NC 28532
GPS Coordinates: 34°56’21.1″N, 76°51’18.0″W
Info: Easy access to the Neuse River. Wet slips available, liveaboard available, transient stays available, dry storage available. Outdoor Connection (ODC) offers rentals of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes. Check website for pricing.
Coasters Harbor Island Marina
Address: 1397 Perry Road, Newport, RI 02841
GPS Coordinates: 41°30’22.0″N, 71°19’35.7″W
Info: The Coasters Harbor Island Marina is the hub for berthing, sailing and powerboat training, recreational rentals and competitive sailing. A launch ramp and other services are located on Coasters’ Harbor Island, adjacent to the Officers’ Club, (inside Gate 1). The Marina is open 1 May through 31 October. VHF Channel 9, “Navy Marina”. Transient slips may be available if someone is away from the marina. Call to verify availability.
Woods Reservoir Marina
Address: Bldg. 3055, 4174 Westover Rd, Tullahoma, TN 37388
GPS Coordinates: 35°19’11.8″N, 86°04’07.0″W
Info: Located on Westover Rd. See Outdoor Rec brochure for slip and equipment rental pricing. Wet slips available daily or monthly, limited. Dry boat storage also available. Call for availability. Boats available for rent include Pontoon Boats, Ski Boat, Jon Boat, Bass Boat, Sail Boat, Kayak (single or double), canoe, stand up paddleboards.
NAS Corpus Christi Marina
Address: Bldg 1757, Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas 78419
GPS Coordinates: 27°41’19.2″N, 97°15’29.6″W
Info: Transient stay available. Covered or uncovered wet slips available, refueling station, remote controlled lifts, fresh water, electric.
The Waterfront Marina at Lake Worth
Address: Bldg 3328, 3328 Meandering Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76127
GPS Coordinates: 32°47’10.4″N, 97°25’31.3″W
Info: Wet boat slip rental by day or month, dry storage available by month only. Pontoon boats, deck boats, ski boats, fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards available for rent.
Goodfellow AFB Recreation Camp Marina at Lake Nasworthy
Address: 1950 South Concho Drive, San TX, 76904
GPS Coordinates: 31°22’36.0″N, 100°29’05.9″W
Info: The Marina offers boat rentals (pontoon boat ski boat)
Address: 1522 Marina Access Rd., Del Rio, TX 78840
GPS Coordinates: 29°28’16.0″N, 101°02’10.1″W
Info: Wet slip rental daily or monthly, dry boat storage monthly only. Boat towing service available, lake tours offered. Equipment rental includes kayaks, paddleboards, and boats (pontoon, ski boat, bass tracker, craig cat).
Lake Texoma Marina
Address: 1030 Sheppard AFB Road, Whitesboro, TX 76273
GPS Coordinates: 33°52’48.1″N, 96°53’56.4″W
Info: Wet slips available daily or monthly, dry outside storage available daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. Boat rentals include pontoon boat and fish boat. Paddleboards, canoes, kayaks available for rent.
Fort Belvoir Marina
Address: 5465 Hudson Rd, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
GPS Coordinates: 38°42’25.6″N, 77°07’47.3″W
Info: Located on the Potomac River, near Mount Vernon. 111 Wet Slips, 89 with dedicated water and electric access per slip, approximately 300 dry storage spaces, without dedicated water or electric access per space, 6 covered dry storage stalls with dedicated electric access per stall, no water access, pump-out station, two boat launch ramps. No live aboards permitted.
Address: Building 25, Potomac Avenue, Quantico, VA
GPS Coordinates: 38°31’12.5″N, 77°17’06.9″W
Info: Located on the Potomac River. 150 wet slips, available monthly. Overnight transient wet-slip available, includes electricity and water. Non-liveaboard Marina. Boat rentals include sailboats and pontoon boats, kayaks, fishing ocean kayaks, canoes
Address: 202 Thornell Ave, Langley AFB, VA 23665
GPS Coordinates: 37°04’46.1″N, 76°20’29.9″W
Info: Wet slips, which include electricity, fresh water, dock box, pump out, access to showers and restrooms. Dry storage available.
JEB Little Creek – Cove Marina
Address: Bldg. 1517, 1101 Okinawa Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23459
GPS Coordinates: 36°54’49.0″N, 76°11’11.7″W
Info: Full service marina. Transient stay available at daily, weekly, or up to one month rates. For wet slip storage, there are 84 concrete floating dock slips and 98 fixed dock slips, available for monthly rental. Boat ramp and boat rentals available. Patrons departing or entering the harbor must request permission to transit from Port Control using Channel 12 on VHF radio or by calling 757-462-7791, prior to crossing the orange buoy line. Patrons entering the harbor must stay by the buoy line to await an ID check after requesting transit. The entire harbor is a ‘No Wake Zone’. Check website for pricing.
NAVSTA Norfolk Naval Sailing Center & Marina
Address: 9672 Massey Hughes Dr., Bldg. LAG-88, Norfolk, VA 23511
GPS Coordinates: 36°57’17.1″N, 76°18’37.0″W
Info: Transient stay available with proper ID for nightly or weekly rates, liveaboards permitted and available in six month or yearly contracts, floating piers offered monthly, semi-annually, or annually. The Marina offers 200 deep water slips, conference rooms with waterfront views, a nearby fishing pier, boat ramp, ice, bait and fishing supplies, complementary pump out service, marina store, free WiFi internet, and dinghy storage. At the Naval Station Norfolk Sailing Center you can learn to sail, kayak, rent boats and fishing gear. The Sailing Center offers boating classes for adults and summer camps for children as well as a wide array of rental boats including kayaks and paddleboards, power boats for fishing and water skiing, and a fleet of over 50 sailboats from dinghies to cruising keelboats. See website for pricing, transient information guide. VHF channel 16/Channel 71.
Sailor’s Choice Marina
Address: 2000 W Marine View Dr, Bldg 1950, Everett, WA 98207
GPS Coordinates: 47°59’43.5″N, 122°13’24.8″W
Info: The Marina at Naval Station Everett is a private mooring facility, located within the grounds of Naval Station Everett in the inner harbor. The Marina is the perfect place to furl your sails and tie up for the night or longer, and the Marina offers year-around moorage and can moor various sized vessels. Transient stay available at a per night rate, with advance reservations. Call for pricing and reservations.
Russell Landing Marina
Address: 8981 American Lake Ave, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
GPS Coordinates: 47°07’24.5″N, 122°34’46.9″W
Info: Located on American Lake, open April 1 to September 30. Boat rental available (motor boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, single or double kayaks, stand up paddleboards, sailboats), moorage (seasonal only, no later than 15 October) and dry storage slips are available if you own a boat.
Pelican Pete’s Marina & Sailing Center
Address: Sailing Center Road, PSC 1005 Box 19, FPO, AE 09593-0001
GPS Coordinates: 19°55’32.6″N, 75°08’18.7″W
Info: Boat rentals available (pontoons, skiffs, sailboats, paddleboards, kayaks). Monthly paddle trips and other outings, 101 classes for beginners, charter trips, water taxi offered.
Green Bay Marina
Address: 1496 McCormick St., CFAY, Yokosuka, Japan
GPS Coordinates: 35°17’17.3″N, 139°40’18.6″E
Info: The Green Bay Marina has a boat rental service for Power Boats, Sail Boats, Kayaks and Paddle Boards. To use the powerboats, it is required that you attend the RPBA Class. If you have a sailing certification, the staff at the Green Bay Marina will do a check ride with you. Green Bay Marina requires that you have a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved Safe Boaters’ Education Card to rent powerboat and sailboats from the rental center. This will allow the marina to meet the requirements set by higher authority.
Base Beach and Marina
Phone: DSN – 315-226-9378
Address: Bldg. 1451
GPS Coordinates: 40°43’19.9″N 141°20’59.5″E
Info: The Base Beach and Marina has a boat rental service for pontoon boats, jet skis, fish/ski combo, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards.
Happy boating, and don’t forget your sunscreen! As always, please call ahead and contact the facility before making plans to visit.
** Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.