Details for Knightville Landing

Knightville Landing

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 7 reviews

Address 1 Ocean Street
South Portland, ME 04106


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 - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Cash or check only.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Pass through main span of bridge and approach floats from the west. Passing on south side of southern bridge abutment is not recommended at lower tides.





Tide & current additional info

Current runs pretty strong parallel to floats.


Approach: 24
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: At least six feet at MLLW. Recommended approach is from the west.

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

Additional info: 100 feet long in 2007; expect 200 feet in 2008.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (0000-00-00)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: There is no power on the docks.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Available by single hose.

Dinghy access

Yes - Also a kayak launch float.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

No - Ramp access - pretty steep at lower tides.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $5.





Yes - See Southport Marine and pay there.




Yes - All are walking distance within 1/2 mile. Local grocer - Smaha's Legion Square Market - is SUPERB for all kinds of staples and especially noted for butcher shop! Other main stores (Hannaford and Shaws) also nearby.


Yes - Southport Marine is right next door for marine parts. Shoppers True Value in Mill Creek shopping center.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Yes - City Bus Service, Mon - Saturday. Schedule posted on Bulletin Board or Call 207-767-5556.

Other services


Reviews for Knightville Landing
Limited availability, 2014-08-14
Captain: , Saint Augustine, FL (439)

The city has turned over the major portion of this dock to a sailing club. A space may be available but you can no longer count on finding room at what used to be one of the best free resupply points on the coast. I am not aware of any number where you could call ahead so you should have a marina back up if you make a significant diversion to visit Portland or get to stores.

Limited availability and services, 2014-08-13
Captain: , York, ME (1880)

Walked over here from South Port Marina. Looks like it would be worth checking out for an overnight. Based on previous reviews, not sure how long I'd leave the boat unattended. It is totally open to the public and quite a way from any roads or houses, but it does feel pretty safe.

The docks are fairly new, wide and stable. The whole facility was built on the piers of the old "million dollar" bridge which was replaced by the new bridge overhead, and now the area is a park.

I'ts a tolerable walk to groceries and restaurants in S. Portland, the closest being the Snow Squall restaurant which shares a parking lot with South Port Marina. Bus and taxi service is available to anywhere in the Portland area, and the pedestrian walkway over the bridge to Portland starts right in the park.

The signs said the rate is $1.50/ft for overnight, less for day use. The pump-out is $5, all on the honor system. A local told me the town received about $30 last year total. Many small boats are left there long-term until the town gets around to chasing down the owners. The town is now renting half of the face dock to a local sailing school, leaving the other half of the face and a few inside spots to the deadbeats, and possibly one or two transient boaters, if you're lucky. As I said, it's worth a try.

Knightsville , 2013-09-15
Captain: , Wrightsville beach nc (180)

Cheap at $1 per ft. Has a free pump out. Felt safe and was very protected from wakes etc. Good nights sleep.

Great Alternative, 2013-09-10
Captain: , New Johnsonville, TN (180)

This is a great alternative stop if you want a little more peaceful stay in Portland without paying the hefty downtown dockage fees. We stayed two nights and found it to be really calm and protected. There is bridge and airplane noise but did not notice it when we were inside the boat. The docks are solid and there is a pump out. When we called we were told the dockage was $1.00 per foot on an honor system and the pump out was free. I asked about kids and vandalism and was told that they had kids mess with the docks but they had not bothered the boats. We were cautious when we left the boat but had no trouble and never saw anyone that wasn't pleasant.

The walk into town was 20 minutes on a beautifully built path that connects to the safe pedestrian walkway on the bridge. We walked up to the post office and plenty of shops downtown Portland. It's a pretty easy walk.

We are a 60' powerboat and traveled with two 40' powerboats and there was room for all of us at the dock and plenty of depth. I would mention that should approach the dock by passing under the bridge in the main channel and then turn back and move to the dock. I would not attempt to approach the landing by leaving the main channel before the bridge. The water shallows pretty quickly outside the landing as the charts show.

Under the Bridge, 2013-07-17
Captain: , Freeland, WA (60)

For those who like to get away from marinas now and then, this dock is a great option. Sturdy dock, interesting surroundings of bridge, big ships and a waterfront park. Walk up through the par kinto Knightville for groceries, cafe, wifi, restaurants and laundry.

The walk into downtown Portland is about a mile and interesting. We were surprised to find everything we needed as soon as we got off the bridge - lumber yard for a few hardware items, a paint store for stove alcohol and a dive shop. Hamilton Marine is another mile down and has all boat needs.

The bridge is noisy, and now and then a jet flies over, but we slept well.

The swimming kids, who did indeed climb on our boat, were friendly and not a problem. We saved one of them from being swept away in the current, so earned some respect.

Acceptable facility; public park, 2012-08-16
Captain: , Pasadena, MD (1496)

There is "free" self-serve pumpout and dockage available here. Docks are new and robustly built. Current in the river is swift and max ebb and flood. This is a public park, and a popular "swimming hole" for the kiddie set. We saw some nude swimming and sunbathing while overnighting here. The kiddies will get on boats, so secure the boat well if you leave it unattended. Would also suggest - although we had no probems - at least one chain line to the dock. There is a fee schedule posted for use of the dock, but instructions are not clear and it appears to apply to long term tie ups. It's possibe to anchor in 20' of water just south of the dock to limit your exposure to park users.

Not intended to be a full service marina but a great boat landing, 2008-01-21
Captain: , Cape Elizabeth (44)

Facility constructed in 2005 for transient recreational boaters and public access to the water. Interesting location in the shadows of the Casco Bay Bridge. Good place to spend a few hours and walk into Knightville Mill Creek Neighborhood.

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