Details for Mackeys Marina

Mackeys Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 1.5 stars from 2 reviews

Address 417 Mackey Ferry Rd
Roper, NC 27970-9279


After hours contact

Facility type

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


It's a working crabbers dock, so be prepared for working boats, not pristine cruisers. Bald eagles nest up the creek and ospreys all over - pretty spot if you like rustic.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Joanne and Henry



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Entering the creek from Albemarle Sound and rounding the bend brings you into view of the marina with slips lined up along the right hand side of the creek. The slips are sheltered and can handle boats up to 40 feet long with up to a 5 foot draft.

Deep enough water if you stay in the channel. Very protected once you are in..





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 45
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 45
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-10-17)

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:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas price$2.70/gal (2016-10-17)

Other price info: Price includes all taxes.

Diesel price$2.42/gal (2016-10-17)

Other price info: Price includes all taxes.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out








Yes - Marine Store.


No - Crab Bar and Grille was reported closed October 2013.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Most boatyards will not permit you to work on your own boat while it is on their premises in order to generate sufficient volume to survive. Mackeys Marina does permit you to work on your own boat and all they ask is that you let them special order paint and supplies for you.

These will be provided at competitive prices with other marine stores and internet suppliers, you will have a one stop shopping experience and won’t have to drive to Chesapeake to get something or pay delivery charges. Contact Joanne at 252-793-5031 for full details.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travelift - 33,000 lbs gross weight and 14 ft in width.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Tackle shop.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - While your boat is in the yard, you can enjoy a day on the river by renting the pontoon boat. This is also a good way of entertaining visitors and showing them the best of North Carolina. For the more energetic, canoes are also available.

Internet access

Boat ramp availability

Yes - The Launch Ramp Fee is $5 in and out. Pay at the Marina Office in the Marine Store.


Other services

Across the car park beside the Crab Bar and Grille, is a spacious marine store where the gourmet coffee is always fresh and Joanne is there to welcome you. Along with a wide array of fishing and marine accessories, local artists work, clothing and souvenir items find themselves on display, making for a good browsing experience.

Hot dogs and snacks fend off the hunger pangs brought on by a day on the water or by working on your boat. A variety of beverages are available to quench your thirst.

In the back room, the live bait tanks bubble quietly and other delicacies destined for the deep wait for selection by optimistic fishermen.


Reviews for Mackeys Marina
Great Crabcakes!, 2010-07-25
Captain: , Edenton, NC (887)

The creek into Mackeys has plenty of depth for our 3ft draft, swallowest is at the first couple nav aids. Five ft draft shouldn't be any problem. Once in the creek proper depths are not a problem (17ft in a couple places). The marina is not much, but the folks are great and the restaurant has good food and great crabcakes. Anchoring might be possible, but would be limited.

Deep water - basic marina, 2007-02-18
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3048)

This is a fishermans marina with some long term storage. It is under development so changes may be coming. The docks are very basic with mostly crab boats. This could be a good economical bad weather port. This was an old ferry site for crossing to Edenton before the bridge.
Basic fishermans store open irregularly with soda and snacks and some fishig supplies.
No services or town nearby.

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