Details for Crescent City Harbor Marina

Crescent City Harbor Marina

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 7 reviews

Address 101 Citizens Dock Road
Crescent City, CA 95531-4494


After hours contact

Harbor Security (nights only) 951-8341.

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager


Charlie Helms


Lane Tavasci, Deputy Harbormaster

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: 280 slip year round marina.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Bellingham Unifloat concrete docks in 50 year tsunami resistant harbor.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 180
Beam max: 40

Other info: Side tie space up to 180 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Transient moorage is side tie at H-dock. No rafting. Overflow mooring at the Work Dock with a surcharge. Price by overall length, not by foot. Examples 30 feet is $19, 39-40 feet is $25, 50-51 feet is $32.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Lighted Eaton Pedestals at each slip with power and water.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is available at Eaton pedestals located at each slip.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - $300.00 per month for up to two individuals. Each additional individual is $75.00 per month. Liveaboards will also have their electricity metered and will be charged for their actual use.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - ADA compliant Topper Mairne gangways at Check In dock and D through H docks.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Available at the check in dock.



Yes - Dumpsters are available at the head of each dock section in the parking lot.


Yes - Showers are available at the restroom facility on the north side of the marina and also at the restrooms located behind the harbor office.


Yes - Three restroom facilities are located around the marina.


Yes - There is a laundry facility located on the north side of the marina and an additional laundry facility located behind the harbor office.




Yes - Englund Marine Supply across the street.


Yes - The Chart Room is located on harbor property. Four other restaurants are located across the street from the Harbor.


Yes - Northwoods Restaurant has a bar. It is located directly across Hwy 101 from the harbor.

Hotels or motels

Yes - One hotel is located at the Harbor by South Beach. Five others are located across Hwy 101 from the Harbor.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 35 ton Travelift available.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Englund Marine, located at the harbor, has a complete line of fishing and crabbing supplies.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - TALLY HO II, 464-1236,
Hardcore Sportfishing, 707-696-3474,

Internet access

Yes - Free Crescent City Harbor WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Launch ramp is located on the south side of the Harbor near Whaler Island.


Yes - Bus, taxi, or car rental.

Other services


South Beach Outfitters has surfing supplies retail and rentals.
North Coast Ocean Sports has paddle board, bicycle, and kayak rentals.
Crescent Trail Rides offers horseback rides along South Beach.
CalOre offers helicopter tours of the coast and the redwoods.

Reviews for Crescent City Harbor Marina
Rebuilt and quite nice, 2016-10-04
Captain: , Seattle (140)

Large top of line concrete docks that were maybe 1/3 occupied. Huge improvement over some years back. Voltage is high & plugs are new-ish. High water pressure. Friendly & relaxed staff interested in making things right. Easy in/out.

Guano Maximus, 2016-08-25
Captain: , Portland, OR (32)

I stayed at this marina from 8/14/16 to 8/16/16.

I concur with the previous reviewers comments in most ways. Note that the Transient Dock is the most inconveniently located of alll docks to the office and other land facilities. It's quite a long walk. In an attempt to help me out, I was placed on B dock which is much more favorably located. However, the seagull guano on that dock and most others is beyond anything I've ever seen. It was over 1/2" thick covering the entire surface of the dock. We spent over an hour hosing, brushing and scaping just to get it in a condition my crew was willing to walk on. The smell was equally disagreeable. I would easily rate this marina as at four stars if only the staff performed maintenance to clean the docks. It's screaming for a power washer. It's too bad as the new docks are superbly constructed.

If you do stop here it will be worth your time to check out the cleanliness of the dock before you accept a slip assignment. The only "clean" ones I saw were occupied by permanent residents.

On the positive side we had very nice meals at The Chart Room Restaurant and The Good Harvest Cafe. Both are easy walks from the marina.

All New and Built to Last, 2016-05-13
Captain: , Seattle (212)

The marina has been completely replaced after the 2011 Tsunami, and it is very robust. The docks are in great condition. The staff are friendly and helpful. The facilities are clean and well-maintained. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance, and tree-lined hills stretch into the distance to the south. Safeway, Rite-Aid and other shopping is less than a mile away. There is an excellent chandlery near the marina.

Much of the working fleet seems to have found other harbors and have not yet returned. We saw a few sport fishermen and a few north and southbound cruisers and maybe a dozen commercial fishing boats. Hopefully it'll get busier, but for now it's a big, mostly empty place. That's probably why there are so many seagulls on some of the docks, though there is plenty of clean dockspace too. Overall it's a very pleasant stop with a relatively easy entrance. Just follow the bouys and range marks to avoid the hazards.

The one negative is that the marina office is about a half-mile walk from some of the docks. Check in at the "Admin Dock" on the right as you enter the basin. They'll direct you to your berth and answer questions about where to find things.

Crescent City Harbor, 2014-07-28
Captain: , Newport Beach, CA (410)

New marina recently completed. TERRIBLE sea gull problem on some docks. We had to move to the work dock to get past the gull guano. Had good power, 50 amp 125/250. Grocery and restaurants close by. Reasonably priced.

Still Rebuilding, 2013-08-17
Captain: , Edmonds (185)

In August of 2013 they were still rebuilding the marina. There was still lots of heavy construction equipment (pile drivers, dredges) still working. The was some power avaible on the docks but no water. The parking lots was still sand and gravel. Which made for lots of dirt ont he ramps and docks. However there was plenty of room for a tie and a good night sleep.

Rebuilding after 2011 tsunami damage, 2012-05-30
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

Limited dock space and services available. Still rebuilding afer 2011 tsunami wiped out most of the marina. Easy access with no river bar to cross and good location near city center, grocery, shopping.

Lots of space, 2008-08-21
Captain: , Vancouver BC (500)

Visited in 19991 and 2001 and 2002, major stopping point on the Northern California coast, busy harbour, well protected a cab ride to stores. Look at the high water mark on the marina Mgr's office from the sunami in '64, scary !!! Fuel on site.

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