Details for NH Port Authority Commercial Fish Pier

NH Port Authority Commercial Fish Pier

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 2 reviews

Address 1 Pierce Island
Portsmouth, NH 03801


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Commercial fishing pier with fuel docks.


This is a working fish pier. There will be no-one to handle your lines, and you're on your own with the self-service pump. You can climb the ladder or walk around to the brow, and at low tide you'll need to manhandle the hose down to the dock and back up when you're done. But this is the cheapest fuel in the harbor, and it's open 24 hours. It's heavily used by both recreational and commercial interests, so you know the fuel is always fresh.

VHF channel

None - the dock is not staffed.


Email contact

Owner, manager


Tracy Shattuck, Chief Harbor Master


Grant Nichols, Deputy Chief Harbor Master

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Self-serve fuel pump.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Beyond green #13 in the Piscataqua, and before the Memorial Bridge, are two cans and one nun marking the back channel behind Pierce's Island. Stay outside the cans, then bear to port to keep the fish pier on your starboard side. At the head of the fish pier is a fuel and loading dock. If it's in use, you may have to wait your turn.





Tide & current additional info

Near the fuel dock there is seldom any current, and the land blocks most of the wind.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info: Stay very close to the moored fishing boats on your starboard, the channel shoals quickly to port (inbound).

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

Additional info: This is a working fish pier. Wear your old boat shoes and use old lines.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info:

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Self-serve pumps provided by the NH Port Authority.

Gas price$2.78/gal (2017-08-21)

Other price info:

Diesel price$2.30/gal (2017-08-21)

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Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

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Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services

There are no other services here for recreational boats, but the fuel dock is open to anyone.


Reviews for NH Port Authority Commercial Fish Pier
Convenient and good fuel price, 2013-06-16
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (279)

The fuel dock is located on the northeastern side of the commercial dock. Safest entry is from the Prescott Park side and south to the fuel dock. There are no services for recreational boaters here but fuel which has one of the best prices in the area. The pumps are located on the second level of the docks. Once tied-up at the dock, it is easier to go around the dock and up the ramp rather than climb the ladder, then lower the fuel hose down to the lower dock and go down and fuel up. There is one gas and one diesel pump, with one credit card station between the pumps. Not fancy but worth fueling up here.

Cheapest Fuel, but you have to work for it., 2011-05-31
Captain: , York, ME (1971)

This is a working fishing dock. It's old and can be dirty. The fuel is self-serve and there's no attendant. Credit card only. But the dock is long and well protected, and you can't beat the price. Wear your old shoes and use your oldest dock lines. There's a button inside the hose spool on a red box that rewinds it when you're done.

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