Details for Apalachicola City Wharf

Apalachicola City Wharf

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 15 reviews

Address Waters Street
Apalachicola, FL

Phone850-653-8715, City Hall

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Pay to Apalachicola City Police Department.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

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Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 72
Beam max: 19

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2017-01-17)

Other price info: Floating dock with ramp to the boardwalk, easy access to the post office and local restaurants. No charge for day tie-ups on the face dock.

$30 per day for overnight dockage, collected by the Apalachicola City Police Department, call 850-653-9755.


Transient: Unknown
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Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Tie to the floating dock, then go up a ramp to the city park.

Liveaboard info


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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Hotels or motels

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Reviews for Apalachicola City Wharf
Easy access to town is worth 2 stars, 2017-04-20
Captain: , Grand Rivers, Ky (2206)

4-15-17 Docked here for one night to visit the town. A bulkhead with evenly spaced pilings and 8 ft of water at low tide. Fee is $1.50 per foot, no electric or water. A drop box for dockage payment is located north west of the dock in front of city hall. A bit overpriced for no services, if we had it to do over again we would have stayed at one of the marinas and walked to town. Nice town to visit.

Great Access to Downtown But..., 2016-06-18
Captain: , Hunting Island, South Carolina (10)

Great access to downtown but we contaced the Police Chief and were paid a visit by him and an officer stating that the rate for dockage is now $1.50/ft/night. However when we went to city hall to pay, they said the rate was still $30. After talking to some of the locals, they said that an 85' cruiser recently stayed for over a week and complaints were made to the city council requesting the higher fees and stricter enforcement.

Very Convenient Location, 2016-04-16
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (164)

We spent two days tied to this pier while passing through Apalachicola on our way to the Keys. There are no signs posting fees, and no one approached us about payment, so it turned out to be a free stay. It seemed fair to us, because there are no facilities here, and we did spend quite a few dollars in town for meals and supplies. There was a fish market on the north end of the pier where we picked up some fresh shrimp (locally caught, not flown in from Asia like at Joe Patti's in Pensacola) and flounder. A great place to stay to explore the town for a few days provided you don't need power or water.

A great stop, 2016-02-28
Captain: , New Bern, NC. (903)

We ended up a week here and enjoyed the area. Wish they pervided better better dockage for for the money they want. Alot of curent and sometimes wake. Have good finder protection. They did have nice clean public rest rooms near by. Open from 9am to 10pm

No longer a free overnight dock!, 2015-11-12
Captain: , Guthrie OK (60)

You can stay overnight, but it may cost you $30.00 per night. There isn't any water or electricity, but it is central to everything in town. The people here are very dog and people friendly. Make sure you go around the South side of the red/green buoy. This is not the place to cut corners, but if you make the proper approach, there is about 6' at the wharf at low tide.

nice place to see the city from., 2015-10-08
Captain: , Biloxi, MS (519)

We found 8.5 to 10.5 feet of water our four days here. We tied upon the end closest to the bridge. Still $30 a night in the Dropbox nearby. Great shopping and excellent dining close by. No water, electricity, or bathrooms.

Very Nice Tie along., 2015-04-10
Captain: , Poteau, OK (289)

Very close to town and restruants. Nice little park although I didnt like the tourist (of which I was one) gawking into the boat. Called the number & the officer asked how long I was staying. I told him a nite or two. He replied, one night would be free but that we would need to chat if I was staying longer. I probably could have but chose to move because of the gacking.

great dock for use, 2015-02-11
Captain: , Paris Landing TN (636)

we stayed here one night because the wind was blowing 18 kts and out of the north. couldnt safely get in to the other city dock. faced upstream and in to the wind. rocked a little from the working boats going out in the morning but other than that a quiet night.

Great stop and Jeff, dockmaster, very helpful and welcoming, 2015-01-29
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (370)

We'd never been to Apalachicola altlhough I've yearned for their oysters forever. We arrived yesterday morning and left this morning for our crossing. That is delightful, quaint, and friendly little village. I look forward to going back. Of all the shop, The Tin Shed was my very fave. Could've stay in there all day. Boss Oyster had 2 dozen wonderfully fat and succulent oysters for me and fish and sticks for Bill. Left happy and sated.

Pretty town, nice park! , 2014-06-28
Captain: , Pensacola (160)

Spent the night here 6/26, had permission from "harbor master" to stay. Excellent shrimp diner at papa joes, very friendly people. Sat in the park by the fountain, watched the evening fall... Nice spot!

Gas station 2 blocks away had basics, got ice and a coffee.

Would not pay here, but ok for day usage., 2013-04-26
Captain: , Hamburg,GER (310)

No free overnight dockage but daytime use for provisioning and and a visit to this nice town is ok. Pulled over to the anchorage for the night. Have (better two) Fenderboards ready, Piling is about 25ft apart. Had to plow a little soft mud with 6'ft draft but that was after 4 Days N-Wind had lowered the water a lot. Mind the green/red Buoy and approach from south. Bar North of the Marker uncovered at low tide at this waterlevels.

city wharf, 2012-06-06
Captain: , abbeville,la (55)

THIS IS NOT FREE.They want $30 per day for basically nothing.I found the wakes VERY BAD the little time I was there.

free stop over, 2012-02-23
Captain: , Beaumont, TX (669)

No electric or water but nice tie up for the night. close to local restaurants. minimal wake. Watch for crab traps coming in but 8 foot depth at dock. Touristy town priced accordingly. Water street hotel and marina has floating dock but overpriced...Moorings in Carabelle better choice. Be careful shoal between dock and green markers. Stick close to shrimp boats. Hit bottom on shoal.

In the center of everything, 2011-12-28
Captain: , Earth (561)

Great location for this free warf, there is a low dingy dock for easier access, but the tie ups are pretty tall and we had to hop up from the boat at low tide. We draw 4.5 and have bumpted the bottom at low tide. However it is within walking distance to EVERYTHING. Great town, great seafood.

Great stop over, 2011-11-26
Captain: , Corpus Christi (301)

This is a wharf in downtown Apalachicola that I tied up to for a night. There were two other sailboats using the wharf. It is quite a step up from the boat but there is a small floating dock if it is not occupied. The only sign we saw said no long term or repairs to boats. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and Boss Oyster Bar has bathrooms that face the street so there is no need to go in the building, but do so because it is a nice place.

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