Details for Liberty Harbor Marina

Liberty Harbor Marina

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Average rating 2.6 stars from 21 reviews

Address 11 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07302


After hours contact

Liberty Landing Security on Channel 72.

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: 8 am to 4:30 pm all year. (Closed Saturday and Sunday from the end of November to mid-April.) Expanded hours for the summer season (May 15th to October 15th) are daily from 8 am to 8 pm.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 30
Fuel dock: 20

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: $4.19/ft (2016-06-23)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info: Captian Don reports on June 2010: Could only run two AC without blowing the breaker.

Pricing info: $0.40 per foot per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: 89 Octane

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeNo

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out















Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 60 ton travel lift.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Cell service good.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Train 1 block away.

Other services


Reviews for Liberty Harbor Marina
STAY AWAY marina in disrepair, staff doesnt have a clue about how to run a marina., 2016-07-28
Captain: , Pensacola Fl (80)

i made a reservation at this place 2 hours prior to arriving. When i got there they had no idea how to find my reservation or anything. i actually had to look for it myself on their own computer! first of all the fuel barge where you check in is a rusty joke and so are their floating docks. boards missing and horrible maintnance. long story short they couldnt provide me power after spending 2 hours of my own time trying to trace the marinas problem. i decided to move to another marina. the other marina was happy to have me and my classic Hatteras. The dock master proceded to charge my card 900$ after i left and would not return my phone calls. i had to file a dispute with american express. stay away from this shady marina. they are more of a RV park. the whole time i was trying to make my slip safe for me and my boat they were busy booting cars. i guess their is more money in that. i travel year round on my boat and by far this is the WORST marina i have ever stopped at.

Avoid at All Cost, 2015-11-04
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale FL (124)

Ditto the other comments.

It appears that the owners are waiting for the right time to develop into condos as this certainly isn't being run as a marina.

Clueless, 2015-10-04
Captain: , cruising (190)

Yes, the location is an easy trip to NYC and the marina is protected from wakes, BUT the marina owner/employees are clueless and have no interest in running a marina. Here are the high points of our experience:1.Even with knowledge that we are a catamaran they directed us to a slip that at best was 18%u2019 wide. 2. No dockhands, just a clueless security guard. He didn%u2019t know where to put us so we just took the only slip in the entire marina that would fit us after backing down a very narrow fairway.3. Girl in office just said "oh sorry, I don't know anything about boats%u201D when I told her about the slip problem. The OWNER/MANAGER, Peter, stood there like a coward letting his employee deal with an unhappy customer and never stepped in to apologize for the slip size fiasco or the incompetence of a marina he owns. 4. Docks are run down. Gates lock but you don%u2019t get a fob. Have to track down a security guard each time you want access. Sometimes wait for 30 minutes for him to arrive, if he answers his phone.5. No wifi. I mean No. Wi. Fi. At all. 6. Two friendly but equally incompetent women work in the office. What one says the other says the opposite.- One said parking was $20 for overnight and charged us (we rented a car for a few days). Then the other girl said, oh no you don't have to pay if you are in a slip. Ok, may I get the money credited back? Oh no, we can't do that once it has been charged. When we checked in we were told it was imperative to sign out the day you leave or be charged a $40 fee. Ok, I go to sign out and ask where the sign out sheet is and was told %u201Coh no you don't have to%u201D, really? She jots my name down on a piece of paper on her desk. %u201Cyeah, you are fine%u201D%u2026.we will see.

7. Worker the marina recommends took our alternator to fix, called to say he didn't have time to fix it, ok fine, please bring it back, he does but only half of the alternator and tells us the other half is in some shop 45 minutes away in NJ and we have to go get it. WTF

disorganised and unprofessional, 2015-09-26
Captain: , Grass Valley CA (50)

The reason we are giving this marina is three stars is the location and cost comparative to other marinas in the vicinity.
Otherwise this is one of the most unsatisfactory marinas we have stayed in. When booking, the staff did not understand any nautical terms, such as port, starboard, beam, depth and other basic terminology. Subsequently we were booked in a totally inappropriate slip. It is not the office staff we are disappointed with but the management who seem to think of the marina as a poor relation to the RV park. There were no fobs for the gates into the slips so we had to call security to open them each time. They were often tied up with the RV park, so it could me quite a wait. Internet is not available for the marina, only the RV park. One good thing was a flat rate of $30 a week for power. Transient boaters seem to be a irregular occurrence so there are no dock workers and the only people who seem to have any idea of what boaters need are a few of the security people. Everyday the rules change. We were told each slip had a free parking space but then a friend was charged $30 a day for parking. We were not told we needed to sign a form to check out but then were told later we would be charged $40 if we didn't sign out. When we went to sign out, the form was not available so we signed out on the RV clipboard. If the management were present it was not obvious and any requests to speak to a manager was deflected. All in all a frustrating experience.
However, Jersey City has great shops and restaurants and is walkable from the Marina, as is the PATH underground and ferries into the city. Can't beat the location. Go there but be warned. The Marina staff really need to get their act together

Ideal place for a short stay, 2014-08-08
Captain: , Montreal (329)

Back this year and it is my last, the Marina iis not getting better, I had a problem with my drive and to take out the boat was 300 US for a hour. WOW talk about overcharging... WIFI forget it in the marina signal not happening in any way. so when you call to reserve a slip and say they have Internet sorry only in the RV park.
even in the RV park Internet is hard to get.
power, docks is good but the rest it's not the best...
for hassel free go next door

helpful but pricey, 2013-05-14
Captain: , Buffalo (832)

We lucked out: We stayed here today for $2.50 ft, but tomorrow it goes up to $4. The staff is always nice and helpful. Watch out for the tour and ferry boat captains coming down the canal; I saw the Eclipse swamp a 30' sailboat on purpose, nearly knocking a deck hand into the water. It also came within fifteen feet of us with an eight foot wake that turned us around. . is $4.63 gallon

Liberty Harbor as of 2/13/2013, 2013-02-13
Captain: , New York (10)

Marina destroyed due to super storm Sandy. It is supposed to be rebuilt and open for business this April.

Cheap, at a cost, 2012-11-06
Captain: , Oriental (270)

This was one of our worst experiences.

Positives: close to $2 path ride to NYC. Did not have any trouble with wakes. Electric worked for us so we were able to run the AC and drown out the party/ tiki bar scene 10 ft from our bow carrying on until 2am Fri-Sat-Sun night of Labor Day weekend. Nice biking distanc to shops and restaurants. Panera Bread has great WiFi.

Negatives: bath house was DISGUSTING - the shower curtains were so moldy you did not dare touch them, the showers themselves were disgustingly dirty (something undescribeable suck/smeared all over the floor of one), toilets also in need of attention. The clunk, clunk, clunk one night on the boat was not a loose halyard but a wine bottle bobbing up against the boat. I do not know, but pretty sure I saw human waste float by too. The pumpout did not work the first time and worked poorly the second. IF you can find anyone, get used to the answer being, 'I sorry' or 'I can't help you'. There is a wall of washers and dryers - most did not work and one just quit working while I was there. Change machine - broken. No change in office - had to bike couple of blocks to a convenience store for quarters.

Very long walk to the ferry to Ellis and Liberty Islands. We caught a cab to come back, but it was someone elses cab. So she called a buddy, she pulled over and we moved to his 'cab'...turned out to be a limo...$$$$$ 2 mile ride!

Turns out RV folks think it is a dive too but in their behemoth, rolling houses just need a place to park and dump out waste and this is about the only RV park game in town.

A Stop if you like walking, 2012-09-06
Captain: , Charleston (241)

I was disappointed with my stay at this marina. You do save some money but there is a lot to consider. The docks are in bad shape and the electrical was troublesome. We did get assistance docking but that was the extent of it and they put us in a different slip with no view. The walk to the ferry is considerable when you have to do it two and three times a day. I will not return

Noisey no more, 2012-08-31
Captain: , Whangaroa (20)

Disregard earlier reports of a neighboring noisy nightclub, since June 2012 it's been re-invented as restaurant and mega-bar. Laughter and merriment are the only sounds reaching us over the waterwe can hear (1220am on a Friday morning) .
Marina staff were helpful in getting us to a slip with power we could use.
Harbor wakes do not intrude.
There's now a weekday peak hour (last one 2140) NYC ferry right to the gate.

Not that bad, 2012-07-06
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (216)

I stayed here 10 days. Yes it is an RV park first and the docks need work. But the location is great - better than Liberty Landing. Walk a few blocks to the Path train and for $2 you can go to NYC. There are no wakes from passing boats like Newport Marina where I stayed one night. For the money it is the best bet going in this area.

Spend the extra buck a foot and stay at Liberty Landing, 2012-06-30
Captain: , Port Jefferson NY (143)

This an afterthough to the RV park they have here. Learned that RV people don't like to acknowledge other peoples existance, they don't like to make eye contact, thought they would be more like boat people!

Old and beat up......, 2011-12-22
Captain: , Naples Fl (42)

Stay here if you want to save money. The only other positive is it's position on a canal that keeps you off the Hudson and it's traffic.

Run down, no service, incompetent workers, 2011-08-31
Captain: , New York, NY (470)

The only reason this place gets even two stars is that on one evening when my boat was taking on water they returned my call right away and arranged a haul for the next morning. Peter is the name of the guy to talk to. From there it all goes down hill. The place is also an RV park, and the office staff is overwhelmed with RV customers, and know nothing about boats. No dock hands, no organization, and run down facilities. Even simple things like paying your bill can be a challenge. Do not expect anythig to happen in a timely manner.

On the plus side, it is very deep (20 feet or so), convenient to the PATH train to NYC (10 minute walk), and they did haul my boat. Oh yeah, the mechanic they have on contract is marginal at best.

Great location, somewhat shabby, 2011-01-29
Captain: , Stratford, CT (250)

This marina is located on the north side of the Morris Canal Basin. A fairly short walk to Downtown and Exchange Place section of Jersey City, the PATH train to NY, and train from Hoboken to just about everywhere are nearby (take light rail or PATH to Hoboken). Not known for their repair service, but a great place to layover. Very few tranisent slips, as all slips are rented out for the season.

Docks are a mess., 2011-01-18
Captain: , New York Harbor (495)

Wires haging in the water. Used to keep my boat here.

Good Deal for NYC, 2010-08-20
Captain: , Wicomico Creek, MD (494)

Opposite Liberty Landing, Liberty Harbor is a good economical alternative ($3/ft vs $4/ft). One block walk to trains, into the city @ WTC in about 20 minutes. If you stay, avoid "C" dock which gets more of the wake actions.

Liberty Harbor, 2009-06-20
Captain: , Whitehall, Mi (1754)

This is a location where a star rating for various aspects would be useful (similar to the anchorages). If you are looking for a resort style marina, this is not the place. If you are looking for a convienent access to the city it is great. For the location it is a good deal when compared to nearby marinas ($3/ft/night or $15/ft/week $3/night elec). The docks are in OK shape (they could use some work, but were safe and solid). Electricity may be an issue (we tried a few outlets before finding one that was powered up). It is a combination marina/RV park.

1.5 mile walk to Liberty Island/Elis Island ferry (the path looks bad, but there are all kinds of runners and bikers so it seems fairly safe. The overall area seems quite safe.).
The PATH (train across to manhatten) is a few blocks to the north. Note: the PATH is seperate from the New York Subway (MTA), but connections are easy. Unfortuantely you can't buy a combined unlimited use pass. You can buy a metro card that works on both systems but will charge you for each. You can also use one card for multiple people (assuming you have enough value on the card). This is good so you don't leave a few dollars on multiple cards.

The bar is for a more hip crowd than us, but we slept with the windows open friday and saturday nights and we could just barely hear it. Close the windows and you wouldn't hear it at all.

Very well protected from wakes as it is a small basin off a side channel. Slip size could be an issue if you get much over 35', so call ahead.

Great place to do work, 2009-06-15
Captain: , Sag Harbor (178)

Lot of people work on their boats here, so makes for a nice community. Water and power hookup near every boat. 24 hour security. Very easy-going in terms of what they will and won't allow you to do which is a nice change for the do-it-yourselfer. Boating can be out of reach for alot of us if we can't do certain maintenance repairs ourselves.

35' or smaller as of 5/22/2009, 2009-05-22
Captain: , Stuart, FL (416)

All larger slips are contract, only 35' or smaller are available for transient as of 5/22/2009

Fantastic location, but actual docks are in rough shape, 2009-03-24
Captain: , Jersey City, NJ (139)

Compared to Liberty Landing across the channel to the south, Liberty Harbor's location is highly advantaged. You can easily walk to the PATH trains into NYC, or take the NY Waterway ferry service. However, the actual docks are in rougher shape and need an overhaul, some of them are really rough. All through the summer season the "Sand Bar" is very loud on Friday and Saturday nights, but does put some "South Beach" style entertainment right at your transom, so depending on your desires the Sand Bar is either a huge detriment or a huge benefit.

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