Details for Clifton Dock

Clifton Dock

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 13 reviews

Address Clifton Dock Rd
Mt Desert, ME 04662


After hours contact

Facility type

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


The only fuel dock in Northeast harbor.

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


It's the second dock on the port side entering Northeast Harbor.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Transient moorings can be rented for $25 per night if an owner's mooring is available.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Plus 5% tax. The gasoline is non-ethonol, a rareity in Maine.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: $0.10 per gallon discount for over 100 gallons. Plus 5% tax.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $5











Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Good ATT voice signal, 7/11/11.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Clifton Dock
GREAT STAFF, 2017-08-09
Captain: , Hampton, VA (581)

Even though we did not use one of their moorings (they rent out private moorings not used by their owners) because the only ones available were pretty exposed, they had no problem allowing us to come alongside for water and get rid of trash. I noted that they sell true non-ethanol fuel so we went ahead and filled our fuel cans for the dingy. First marina in Maine I've seen that sells non-ethanol. Was told they get it from Canada!

wonderful staff, nice marina for pump out, 2017-08-04
Captain: , Confetti, Kadey Krogen (1699)

We took a mooring here but after 2 hours had to leave as the mooring ball was right near the thoroughfare to enter the harbor. Many boaters disregarded the no wake buoy and our 39' boat was waked over and over again to the point things were falling off the shelves. Staff were very understanding in our needing to move to another marina. We did go back here for pumpout and it was an easy entrance and exit. Very clean. Well maintained and staff was wonderful. Great place if the mooring hadn't been on the thoroughfare.

WOW! Service with a Smile, 2016-10-13
Captain: , Deep Ellum (101)

Clifton's Dock is a treat after so many mediocre experiences. Jane runs a tight ship and her hands know their business. Wether you pull in for fuel, water, or a pump out, you will be greeted with a friendly smile and dockhands that know how to handle their equipment and yours.

Very Professional , 2016-08-15
Captain: , Saint Michaels (320)

They sell non-ethanol gas!!! What more can I say.

Easy fuel access, 2015-08-22
Captain: , Bristol, RI (31)

Diesel price was listed as $2.80 but was charged 3.39. Expressed surprise, quoted AC at 2.80 and was given a refund to $2.80. Friendly owner and staff.

Convenient Stop, 2015-08-17
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (235)

Easy in easy out and friendly staff. They took care of all our needs in short order. Price updates as of 17Aug: diesel $3.15/gal with 10% discount, gas (ethanol free) $4.28/gal and pump out for $5.

Easy Docking, Helpful Staff, 2015-08-11
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4307)

The floating face dock makes for easy docking. And, having two knowledgeable staff catch your lines makes it even easier. The staff are most welcoming and helpful. They seem to enjoy the opportunity to pump out your boat, unlike other places in this harbor that always seem to have a pumpout that doesn't work that day.

Straightforward fuel dock, 2014-09-02
Captain: , Galesville, MD (1341)

Came in for fuel top-up in August 2014. $4.22/gal diesel. Easy face dock, helpful staff. Approach can wind you through the mooring field with some lobster pots to watch for. Well, it is Maine...

Best Fuel Dock in Area, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Bristol, RI (139)

Well of course they are going to add 5% sales tax - they have to be law. If you buy fuel anywhere in Maine you will pay the 5% sales tax.

Clifton Dock had the lowesdt price on diesel of any place I took on fuel between Rhode Island and NE Harbor.

great spot for fuel and water, 2012-07-01
Captain: , Portland ME (115)

stopped in to grab a few gallens of fuel and found fresh water too, they have a little store with limited boat items like oil and diesel treatment. great people too, we hung around and waited for wind on the face dock and had lunch.

Easy access; pleasant service, 2011-08-24
Captain: , Portsmouth (372)

As fuel docks go, access in and out of Clifton is simple. The staff is helpful.

Expensive fuel, 2011-08-09
Captain: , Glastonbury, CT (262)

I used to love this place. Back in the old days of ice boxes they had the best fifty pound blocks of ice on the coast. Easy aproach and dock with helpful staff. However in the era pf $5.00 diesel I have become aware that they chage a lot more than other area fuel docks and they add 5% sales tax to the price. On a trip from Connecticut to St Johns, New Brunswick, Canada I paid more for fuel here than anywhere else including Canada.

Clifton Dock, 2011-07-29
Captain: , Seal Harbor, Maine (23)

Diesel, gasoline, ice, water and pumpout. Very nice and helpful dock staff to catch your lines.

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