Details for Gulfport Small Craft Harbor
Name

Gulfport Small Craft Harbor
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.3 stars from 45 reviews

Address 885 20th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone228-867-8721 Alt., 228-236-8070

After hours contact

228-236-8071

Facility type

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

VHF channel

Monitoring 16, working channel is 68.

Web sitewww.gulfportmarina.com

Email contact

harbor@gulfport-ms.gov

Owner, manager

City of Gulfport, Mississippi

Harbormaster

George Manemann

Dockmaster

John, Billy, Reed, Pandy, Larry, Roger, and Kyle

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

All major credit cards including Wright Express and FUELMAN.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Approach via the Gulfport Ship Channel, then veer to the NE and enter the harbor channel.

Tide

1.5

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 11
Fuel dock: 11

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: All slips have four-point ties. Width ranges from 18 to 25 feet. Full length finger piers with vertical rub rails and spring/mid-ship cleats throughout.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 140
Beam max: 26

Other info: Some larger dockage may be arranged. Call for details.

Slips

Transient: 30
Total: 319
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2016-11-21)

Other price info: Transient dockage available either full slip or side-to mooring. Captain's choice.
Note that length is based on overall length of boat (including bow pulpit, davits etc.)

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 30 amp and/or 50 amp available at all slips. 100 amp at specific locations. Call to request.

Pricing info: Under 40 feet is $25 per month.
41-59 feet is $40 per month.
Over 60 feet is $75 per month.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is provided at each slip at no additional charge

Dinghy access

No - They will work with boat owners who have a particular need in regard to dinghies or temporary dinghy docking.

Liveaboard info

No - Overnights stays are okay, but permanent living status is not permitted.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: ValvTech Marine Diesel and ValvTect non-ethanol gasoline. Fuel dock open for fuel sales 24/7/365.

Gas price$3.33/gal (2016-11-21)

Other price info: All taxes and fees included in price.
ValvTect Marine Fuel. Always 100% ethanol free. Open 24/7/365.

Diesel price$2.13/gal (2016-11-21)

Other price info: All taxes and fees included in the price.
ValvTect Marine Fuel. Open 24/7/365.

Propane

No

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: They love dogs and know you do too. Feel free to bring your pets with you to the harbor.

Disability access

Yes - Parking and dockage available.

Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes - All pump out services are provided slip-side with state-of-the art pumps, connections, and hoses. Slip-side pump out service is installed at every dock and services each slip. This service is free of charge and offered 24 hours a day.

Ice

Yes - Ice is available 24/7 in the following sizes:
7 lb crushed.
20 lb crushed.
40 lb crushed.
10 lb clear/solid block ice.

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes - Two for men and two for women.

Heads

Yes - Two for men and two for women.

Laundry

Yes - The brand new Harbor Services Building is now open and the washers and dryers are up and running, July 2012.

Grocery

No

Hardware

Yes - Ken's Hardware and Marine Supply is a short walk from the harbor.

Restaurants

Yes - Several to choose from in every price range desirable.

Bars

Yes

Hotels or motels

Yes

Repair capabilities

No

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

No

Fishing supplies

Yes - The Tackle Box Bait Shop is on site and ready to serve your tackle and bait needs. Live shrimp, minnows, and loads of tackle.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - The charter fleet is still building up after Katrina moved everybody elsewhere. 2 sailing charters and several fishing charters are in operation as of August 2013. The harbor has 18 commercial slips reserved primarily for fishing/sailing charter boats.

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi available as of Sept 2013.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Great launch on the harbor property. Quick in and out and easy access to the Gulf.

Transportation

Yes - Coast Transit Authroty Bus System stops on the harbor property throughout the day.

Other services



Attractions

Many available. Golf, casinos, fishing, beach, waterpark, and much more.

Reviews for Gulfport Small Craft Harbor
Holiday Ready, 2016-11-17
Captain: , Gulfport (79)

Very family friendly and the park is setup unbeivably for Christmas. lights come on Friday after Thanksgiving



Nice facility in nice setting, 2016-08-07
Captain: , Port Aransas, TX (552)

Facility appears to be a rebuild or new build post Katrina; must have used a lot of our tax dollars to create this sturdy, well-designed marina and city park. We arrived at low tide and found it challenging to tie up and get off the boat onto fixed wood docks. Plenty of water for our 6' draft at low tide. Slip was generously sized and high tide next morning was much better. We walked into town for dinner - several choices and a pleasant walk through the park. Walked to the fuel dock to pay and then found a small beach area for the dog to get wet. Lots of grassy areas for the dog and city staff were all very dog friendly.



Sad to go..., 2016-05-12
Captain: , Clearwater Beach (10)

Great freindly staff and superb facilities. I would recommend this place to anyone! Awesome and gonna miss it!



Best fuel prices and great facilities and staff. , 2016-03-14
Captain: , Laramie (177)

Wonderful facilities and staff. Very pleasant location on a park. Bathroom and showers clean and secure. Security personnel on site at night. Best price for fuel since a commercial dock in S.C. Four years ago. ($1.55 tax included! 29 Feb 16 ) Only negatives: No loner vehicle and a long way to shopping. Airport is not far but no easy transportation to or from. With a loner car would have been five stars easily and we would have spent a couple months there.



What a great stopover., 2015-12-22
Captain: , Kemah, TX (172)

Being very cost conscious we pulled into the marina and were so pleasently suprised by the cleanliness and general relaxed nature of this new marina. We were very lucky also in the fact that they were having an annual light festival with live music and just a festive atmosphere. Robert was on duty when we came in and guided us to our slip, super wide fairways, and helped us tie up. Would recommend this to anyone transiting the area.



Modern dock, 2015-12-17
Captain: , Absarokee Mt (1228)

We came in heavy fog, a little jog over to starboard is required to enter the small boat harbor. Brand new marina rebuilt after Katrina.

Fixed piers, concrete pilings support with wood piling as tie ups. 50 amp Power pedestals center of slip on dock walkway. Fuel dock easy to get into, has high flow pump and med flow. Fuel was $1.57 on Dec 2015.



A very nice facility, 2015-11-09
Captain: , Ocean Spings Mississippi (215)

Stayed here two nights. Nicest showers/head I've ever encountered at a marina. Can't beat the slip fees. Staff was very helpful. Very clean. Workers constantly picking up trash. Explore Gulfport. You'll be glad you did! Congratulations to the folks in Gulfport on a wonderful facility.



Very nice stop, 2015-10-06
Captain: , Saint Petersburg, Fl (227)

Gulfport Marina is a very nice stop. Dockside 50/30amp power and water, depending on where your slip is the restroom and laundry may be a walk. We used the laundry .75 to wash and $1.00 to dry, perfect!

The fuel dock is open 24/7 with ice and snack stuff. The staff is great, very helpful and engaging.

Outside the marina there is not much close. Nearest grocery is 2+ miles away so we didn't get out and explore much more than the park and surroundings.






great stop along Mississippi sound, 2015-05-30
Captain: , Kitty Hawk, NC (290)

finally a Marina as advertised. wifi actually worked, and fast. laundry!!! big clean restrooms for marina use only! helpful knowledgable employees who actually participate in boating. very good sleep and recharge. just passing through, only thing was no grocery nearby for provisions.



New Modern Marina, 2015-05-20
Captain: , Cleveland, OH (344)

Built post Katrina which destroyed the old one. Many empty slips so there is always space. A little sterile for my taste.



No Regrets, Houston, 2015-04-18
Captain: , Houston (100)

Love this Marina! Clean, new, Nice, great people! Great fuel prices, close to good food!,,!



One of My Favorite Marinas, 2015-04-12
Captain: , Kemah, TX (306)

We are repeat customers for many reasons. First and foremost is the friendly, service oriented staff who go out of their way to make your stay a great experience.

We also like the fact they are full service: fuel dock with great prices, pump out at the dock and super clean restroom/shower/laundry facilities.

The marina has a couple of other added benifits. There are great local eateries that are within a short walking distance of the marina. And the marina is adjacent to a public beach.

Don't miss the chance to visit this marina.



Great Facility But, 2015-04-03
Captain: , Port Charlotte FL (210)

There are many positives about Gulfport Harbor. The facilities are very new. The marina is very well protected from waves. There is a very nice walking/jogging path nearby and there are plenty of restaurants and bars near the Hancock building across the street.

Here is why we will probably never go back. In the two days that we were there we didn't see any kind of security presence or a single marina employee, unless we went into the office.

Teenage boys were allowed to stand on the marina benches and tables screaming obscenities at each other and in general. This went on for two hours. And on consecutive days.

There is a train that passes by. It's off in the distance and most people probably won't notice it and there is large industrial port next door. Once again this might not bother most people.

Nice facilities but poor security. We'll pass by next time we are in the area.

Management response:
Thank you, Capt. Cooper, for taking the time to let us know of your experience. Because what you reported is surely contrary to our everyday mission, please rest assured that we will use your input as a training opportunity for the Marina Staff.

I hope that you'll give us a second chance at making your next dockage experience a pleasant one and will look forward to your return visit anytime your subsequent travels bring you again into our locale.

With kindest regards,

George Manemann
Harbormaster
228-867-8721




Arrived Late, 2015-01-20
Captain: , New Orleans (67)

Excellent service, showers and free wifi. Best fuel prices anywhere.



sailiboat captain, 2015-01-10
Captain: , gulfport, MS (10)

This harbor is by far the most accomindating harbor in the south. This is truly a wold class facility with a staff that works hard to hold the title. I have been at this harbor for almost a year and love it. I am really impressed with the 24/7 costomer service, 24 hour fuel dock and the services that Gulfport has to offer. keep it up y'all..



Very nice facility, 2015-01-06
Captain: , Corpus Christi,Tx (1569)

Very well protected marina off the sound. Docks are fixed but in great shape. Didn't use bathroom facilities but based on the rest of the marina, they should be iin good shape. Good fuel prices and a short walk to town and restaurants.



Very Nice Facility, 2014-10-27
Captain: , Port Lavaca, TX (441)

Good fuel prices for the area, facilities are very well kept. Pump out at the dock where we were. Didn't get into town, so can't comment.



Good marina, 2014-09-06
Captain: , New Orleans (20)

Been in here 4 times over the last 2 years. Always been able to raise on 16, day or night. Super nice staff - Reid and the blond lady (forgotten her name, apologies) know their boat stuff. Several block walk to nice restaurants & pubs. Good fuel prices. Excellent heads/showers. $1.00 a foot.



Very nice facility, 2014-04-18
Captain: , Fort Worth, TX (935)

Fuel dock is 5 feet tall. great staff very helpful! Great fuel price. Reasonable slip fee. Too Too far to the restrooms!

Can't say enough about the very nice staff!



What a great stop on the Coast!, 2014-03-09
Captain: , Kemah, Texas (245)

Very clean, very friendly, very strong security (city police cruisers hourly patrol along the water front) and clean.
Fuel (gas) priced at $3.85, nearly $.70 cheaper/gallon than Pensacola.
Big Mike's Speakeasy cross the street is a fun and good food & drink spot.
Don't miss stopping here if you itinerary permits!



Best on the Gulf Coast, 2013-11-24
Captain: , Gulfport, Mississippi (20)

Came in as a transient from Marina Del Ray Madisonville (which we won't discuss) when they first opened. We never left two years later. Staff, Facility, Access and Other Tenants are AWESOME. Little story blew an impeller coming back from the islands with another boat who I was in VHF contact with. Gulfport Small Craft heard our convo and was waiting in their skiff at the mouth of the channel at 1:00AM yes AM. Two well appreciated harbor staff (one Hayden who was off the clock an hour earlier waited around to help). Thanks Guys

And bonus no bridges to deal with



HAS IT ALL, 2013-11-23
Captain: , Louisiana (264)

We have been here over a year and love it. we have a Trawler Sundeck and the prior height is perfect for us. great staff, showers, and even live bait and fishing supplies onsite at The Tackle Box. It is a great place to dink around, bicycle or go for a walk on the beach. Sunsets are spectacular, photographers are set up a lot of evenings here to catch them.



Great Marina! Nov 13, 2013, 2013-11-14
Captain: , Baton Rouge, LA (62)

we stayed for 3 nites. very friendly staff. The WiFi is up but it is Gulfport's free WiFi ... not a very strong signal, cannot download movies. Wonderful facilities ... showers, laundry.



Not Quite There, 2013-06-09
Captain: , Mandeville, La. (267)

We stayed twice over our cruise and found some bright spots and some problems. Laundry and bath facilities first rate, but you'd need a ladder to reach the dock at low tide. Night harbormaster was great, but afternoon one said she didn't respond to our VHF because she was unfamiliar with how to work the radio. We asked for docking assistance because the transient berth is in a crook (side tie), but no one showed up. You can't pay at the harbormaster's office. You have to hike out to the fuel dock, but we found no one there to take our money. Good restaurants and beaches nearby, but Gulfport needs to provide staff worthy of their facility.



Superior marina, 2013-06-08
Captain: , New Orleans (70)

We got caught in a storm off Ship Is. Went in to marina and surprised at how clean and new and complete the facilities were. Also walking distance from restaurants, downtown, coffee shops and buses servicing tourists all along the coastline highway. At $1/ft can't beat that! Only sorry no WiFi but said they are working on it. Were able to accommodate our Cat but fixed piers might be issue for some. All in all in the top tier of marinas.



Wonderful Southern Hospitality, 2013-04-24
Captain: , Gulf Shores, AL (85)

Great facility staffed by helpful folks. Can't wait to go back!



Nice Gulf coast marina, 2013-03-13
Captain: , Houston, TX (523)

Very friendly staff, with excellent facilities: water, power, pump-out, showers and laundry. Fixed docks are a bit of a challenge at spring tides with 2 foot tidal range. Make sure you get a line around one of the piles between the slips to hold your boat away from the dock or you may find your safety stanchions trapped under the dock. Lots of good restaurants and bars within walking distance.



New and clean, 2013-02-26
Captain: , houston, tx (393)

Nice marina. The bathouse and laundry are first rate. The slips and fairways are open and wide. The only thing preventing this from being a 5 star marina is the fixed pier Vs. floating as others have mentioned. They are still completing all of the slips as of this writing. They installed two cleats on the dock for us at our slip after we pulled in. When heading north from the GIWW stay right and aim for the lighthouse.



Great Place, 2012-12-08
Captain: , Reedville, VA (688)

Stopped after leaving New Orleans. Much better than Point Cadet in Biloxi. The Half Shell Restaurant is just down the street. Marina open 24/7 with helpful staff and great fuel prices.



Short time here but very nice, 2012-11-18
Captain: , Athens, AL (641)

Got in late after long day from New Orleans. Really good food across the highway at Big Mike's. First class facilities from what we saw except we don't understand investing this kind of money for fixed docks. Our friends are here for a month and have a low-profile sailboat and there are days the wife cannot get off/on the boat because of the low tide. Great beach right here, nice laundry, helpful staff waiting for us at the dock upon arrival. Would like to stay longer and enjoy the beach and nice facilities but need to take advantage of good weather and finish up MS Sound and Mobile tomorrow



Gulfport Small Craft Marina, 2012-11-15
Captain: , Kettering, Ohio (250)

First Class Stop, fixed docks, all new, great facilities. Bus stop next to property. Can commute from bus station two blocks from marina to neighboring community. Easy in easy out, striking distance to New Orleans and Mobile Bay



Great Fuel Price, 2012-11-13
Captain: , Tampa (190)

Best price around. New facility, very friendly.



Good marina stop, 2012-09-22
Captain: , Houston, TX (114)

Excellent stop for fuel. Diesel was $3.80 per gal including tax. Hard to beat that price when I was shopping. Good help at the fuel dock.



Very nice facilities, 2012-07-20
Captain: , Kemah, Texas (170)

The City of Gulfport is really making this a nice facility! Everything is first class. Wish they had opted for floating rather than fixed docks. Bus service in the Gulfport-Biloxi area is fabulous.



Hit the Beach, 2012-05-26
Captain: , Chattanooga (327)

Facility is still in development. Stayed two days just to get in some beach time which is right next to the marina. George the Harbormaster is intent on making this stop good for transients. Even added cleats to one of the new slips for us. Make sure you check for them when docking as many slips are still being finished.
A lot of small details need attention but it is on the way to be a top stop. We will surely return if back this way.



Stayed at the Gulfport YC, 2012-02-26
Captain: , Nashville (547)

It if very difficult to pick up the bouys coming in at night because of all the background lights.

The YC's guest docks are sholed up on the approach end. But the facilities are very nice, once you get tied up.



New and empty, 2012-02-15
Captain: , Beaumont, TX (669)

Arrived after rough time in Mississippi sound . Met by marina staff , v ery helpful with tying up and getting electric up and running. NIght staff patroled and helpful in calling coast guard to check out sound conditions for leaving. Unfinished but working on showers, laundry etc. $1.00 per foot transient rate. good value for the money. Would stay here again



Great place to stop, 2012-02-14
Captain: , Applegate Cove Marina (40)

Beautiful docks, wonderful people, very friendly and helpful. Big Mikes Speakeasy is an excellent place to relax, have a drink and eat a good meal. Its located right across the street. Within walking distance there%u2019s a cafe, drug store, coffee shop and a couple more restaurants. Well worth checking out.



It's gonna be nice when it's finished, 2012-02-09
Captain: , gulfport ms (190)

Boat lauch is still closed as of 2/9/12



Wonderful marina, 2012-01-06
Captain: , St Augustine, Fl (452)

2012-1-6

This is a wonderful place to stay even with out shower, heads, and fuel. We gor here late afternoon (about 1600) after a long slow trip from Blind Riggets. Call on the cell and these guys were great. Being a single handled sailboat and with no knowledge of the area they tqlked me in and then even directed me to my bearth and assisted in mooring. The two lads were beyond help and were over joyed to assist.

I later found out that the 24 hour security is really great. as I saw them all hours walking the piers and evan patroling in a small motor boat. These Guys are not offically opened but their service was beyond the call. The Harbormaster waqs great and offered even more information of the surrounding area.

This place rates 5 stars but due to no heads/showers yet I gave them a four.



Getting better every day, 2011-11-21
Captain: , Memphis TN (977)

Easy entrance to a large harbor. Pump out at the slip. Yacht Club, casinos, and restaurants within walking distance. Restrooms, showers and laundry building still under contruction.



Open Again, New Docks, 2011-11-17
Captain: , Orange Beach, AL (356)

Great place to stop, well protected, walking distance to Gulfport Yacht Club and casinos. Fuel to be available soon.



Marina is open for business, 2011-08-02
Captain: , Jackson, ms (14)

The new small craft harbor opened on July 25. Not all amenities are available but the slips are excellent. No fuel dock yet. On site harbor master 24/7.



Yes, I am biased!!, 2011-07-31
Captain: , Gulfport, MS (138)

As the Harbor Master for this fine facility, I am proud to say we are now open for business and now accepting boats into slips. Give me a call at 228-868-5881 and let's get your boat docked in what is perhaps the nicest marina on the northern Gulf Coast. Hope to hear from you soon! While our 319 slips are presently pick-of-the-litter, they are going at a good pace so the sooner the better is always a safe bet.

George Manemann
Harbormaster
City of Gulfport Small Craft Harbor



Rebuilt better than before, 2011-07-08
Captain: , Kemah, TX (12)

Saw this marina two weeks ago. Completely rebuilt better than before but not open quite yet. We were told that it would be open by the end of the summer.

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