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Boathouse & Marina

Estuary Dredging Project

To our valued patrons:
During this project (early September to March), MCRDSD docks will be removed from the water, and water activities (to include the use of the MCCS Boathouse and Marina) will be suspended. Picnic and Party areas will still be available for reservations.

The Boathouse & Marina provides equipment rentals, picnic areas available for reservations, Boston Whaler Boats, Catalina Sailboats, Ocean Kayaks, surfboards, wetsuits and much more for your entertainment on the water. The Boathouse & Marina features:

  • 24-hour Marina security patrols
  • Launch ramp
  • Bait
  • Ice
  • Marina slip amenities include water and power
  • Showers
  • Workshop
  • Meeting rooms and club house
  • Sand Volleyball court
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Playground
  • Picnic areas with BBQ’s

The four picnic areas at the Boathouse & Marina are attractive sites suitable for small or large group events. Reservations can be made in advance by calling or stopping in the Boathouse & Marina during regular business hours. Priority for reservations is on a first come, first serve basis. Please note: Patrons reserving picnic areas must submit two copies of their guests and vendor lists to the Boathouse & Marina in advance. Guests not on the list, unfortunately, will not be allowed aboard the Depot unless they have a military ID.


North Spot

  • Pavilion
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • View of the marina slips
  • Approx: 300 people

East Spot

  • Pavilion
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ
  • Two Horseshoe Pits
  • Approx: 300 people

West Spot

  • Pavilion
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ
  • Extended view of the Marina
  • Approx: 100 people

Sailing classes are held twice a month, on Saturday and Sunday from 1000 – 1600 throughout the year. The course is tailored for the beginner and also as a refresher to the “old salt”. This is a hands-on program with almost all instruction aboard a boat and on the water. We also offer canoe, kayak, motor boat operator and windsurfing instruction. See price list for more details.


Slip Fees
$7.50 per ft of vessel or slip length (whichever is greater). The two North Dock Slips are 30 feet in length. The South dock slips vary in length.

Guest Slips
$12.00 per 24-hr day

Dinghy/Kayak Storage
$10.00 per month or $80.00 per year

32 degrees 44’ 17.5302” North

117 degrees 12’ 20.79” West

Hailing Frequency
VHF Channel 68

Local Weather and Tide Information
Tune to VHF-CH 2

Available to eligible patrons only.

  • Active duty, reservists, retirees with a valid military ID
  • NAFi/DoD employees

Boathouse & Marina Hours
Thursday – Monday 0730-1700
Tuesday & Wednesday 0830-1700

Boathouse Mainline
(619) 524-5269