Details for New Bern Grand Marina and Yacht Club

New Bern Grand Marina and Yacht Club

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 21 reviews

Address 101 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560


After hours contact

Doug Walker, 252-288-2684 cell

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Hotel


New Bern Draw Bridge May 28, 2016 Announcement: Every Sunday and every federal holiday (beginning May 29th until Sept. 8, 2016) the bridge is closed from 1400-1900 with scheduled openings at 1600 and 1800.

VHF channel

16, then to 71


Email contact

Owner, manager

Millissa True, On-Site Consultant and Customer Relations



Doug Walker

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, and Discover.

Payment discounts

BoatUS is $1.25 per boat foot.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info

Tides here are primarily wind tides. The river current can fluctuate after several days of sustained strong wind up or down the Neuse River.

There are occasional strong currents in the Trent River, as with any marina, make sure you pause and evaluate current conditions before entering.


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: The pump-out dock area is also 12 feet.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 325
Beam max: 50

Other info:


Transient: 45
Total: 225
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-10-22)

Other price info: No charge for day use. Overnight and weekly includes water, WiFi, cable television, laundry facility, and shower facilities. Pool and fitness, dockside menu, 10% on food & beverage (excluding alcohol) at the Tiki Bar, Christoph's, and DoubleTree by Hilton.

Weekly: $6.95 per boat foot. BoatUS discounts offered on transient rates.
Discounts offered for long term stays.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Metered for monthly.

Pricing info: Daily and weekly transient electricity is $5.00 for 30 amp per day and $6.00 for 50 amp per day.

Monthly: $19.95 monthly pedestal fee, plus meter-read electrical usage.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - The marina has a dinghy dock located next to A dock.

Liveaboard info

Yes - There is a nice community of liveaboards.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - In-slip pump out service costs $40. and a pump out station at the pump out dock is free.




Yes - At the head of each dock.


Yes - Next to the dockmaster's office.


Yes - There are heads located in the shower facilities and the hotel which is located off the docks has public restrooms that are available 24 hours a day.


Yes - Next to the dockmaster's office.


Yes - Tuesday and Saturday Farmer's Market, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, and all other retail services are available a short taxi ride out of the downtown area. Upscale convenience store within walking distance of the marina.

Get to the Saturday morning market early --- fresh eggs, lettuces, dark greens are available from local vendors (plus other goods). 8 am to 1 pm every Saturday on Front Street.


Yes - Half a block walk from the marina.


Yes - Many all around New Bern, fine and casual dining.


Yes - Within walking distance and at the Hilton Hotel.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Hilton Hotel on the same grounds as the marina.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Yes - In water.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi.

Upgrades to internet and TV cable service have beencompleted June, 2015.

Boat ramp availability




Other services


Ghost Tours
Trolley Tours
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons and Rentals
Bike and Walking Trails
Active Performing Arts Theatre Productions
Art Galleries and Boutique Shopping
NC History Center
The Birthplace of Pepsi Soda Fountain and Store

Reviews for New Bern Grand Marina and Yacht Club
Wonderful Place to Stay, 2017-06-11
Captain: , Venice, FL (170)

Jim & Karen on Karen M. 6-8-17
Great town, great dockmaster (Doug) & staff. These folks know how to help out and make your stay relaxing. They even had a complimentary luncheon for boaters and staff....what a great idea. We'll be back for sure.

New Bern Grand Marina Response, 2017-05-15
Captain: , New Bern (51)

My name is Millissa True and I am the on-site consultant for Marina Ventures LLC, the parent company of New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club. I would like to respond to some of the comments that have been posted and thank the many boaters that have posted such positive reviews.

We are delighted to offer boaters the best of everything!!! Now two years under new ownership, very early on, the new owners focused on forging a wonderful relationship with The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. The properties are owned and mangage separately, however, the marina and hotel maintain a relationship with each other to provide marina guests passes to use both the pool and fitness facilities at the hotel, dine-in service provided by Christoph's, and poolside Tiki Bar and Lounge. If you choose to become a slip owner, the pool & fitness facilities can be used absolutely FREE with your annual pass, along with FREE in-slip pump out services, and a FREE membership to Yachting Club of America. Becoming an owner really does have it's priviledges.

Regarding charges for utilities, we do apply a calculation adjustment to our dock meter readings in order to get them to match the municipal meters. Other marinas simply charge more per kWh in order to make up this difference. We feel that it is more transparent to leave the kWh charges unaltered, and to adjust the meter readings, than vice-versa. In any event, the marina makes no profit on utility charges. We have scores of long-term tenants who agree that our utility rates are reasonable.

The Cunningham bridge opens regularly and at scheduled times. The morning restrictions posted in our office do indicate 0630, 0730, and 0830. Put another way, there are no openings between 0630 and 0830 except for 0730, if it is requested. The same goes for the evening restrictions from 1600 to 1800; there is an opening at 1700 if it is requested.

That's just the beginning of the improvements here under the new management. In the past year, the marina has been completely re-wired for digital CATV, which also enables any tenant to have hard-wired internet service in their slip, if they opt for it. We have installed new gates and locks. We have installed a state-of-the-art Cisco Meraki WiFi system, remodeled our bathrooms, remodeled and doubled our laundry facility capacity, and have provided new meeting space for our tenants where we host twice monthly socials, Captain's Coffees and TGIF luncheons. The marina now offers in-slip pump-out capabilities, a new website with multiple HD webcams that allow boaters to view their boat 24/7, and a variety of other improvements too numerous to list.

Come see for yourself, and enjoy the countless attractions of downtown New Bern, just steps away from the marina. We'd love to see you!

There's so much to see and do in New Bern so call us today to book your reservation or to learn more about slip ownership @!

Really nice place, 2017-05-14
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1318)

Went to repair a windshield. Stayed for MTOA rendezvous, had a great time. People super friendly. Lovely town!
Marina people great.

Great Marina,Great Location, 2017-04-30
Captain: , Boca Raton, FL (1421)

We were here for a week for the AGLCA spring rendezvous with over 200 other loopers. Our weekly rate was great. Because of our width (25') we were on the Long Dock. That allows exposure to the bay but even during a storm, it was livable. The floating docks on this dock are very thin so when really rough, the water comes up over the edge of the dock. That being said, the staff, the facilities are all great and very pet friendly. This is Bear Country so be sure to take a picture with every bear you pass while walking around. Great Saturday Famers Market. Some great restaurants, some no so much. Use trip advisor to find the good ones. Great Grocery and West Marine a little ways away but worth the trip. Wifi good on all docks.

Not Worth Going, 2017-04-30
Captain: , Key West Florida (10)

The New Bern Grand Marina "Yacht Club" touting themselves to be a "yacht club" is hardly accurate and laughable. As cruisers for the past 7 years we have been to several marinas and yacht clubs along the way in our travels and this marina for one is way off the beaten path of the ICW. Once you arrive it is clear to see that this marina is in ill need of several major repairs. My wife stepped off of our vessel and the finger pier was very wobbly, unstable and very unsafe, so boarding was difficult, there are broken/loose, dirty deck boards, with old worn out pedestals. With several vessels that looked dirty and abandoned and one vessels deck was covered in dog faeces. We also came to find that the amenities being promoted in the literature that we read actually belonged to the hotel that fronts the marina and not part of the "yacht club"; therefore certainly not fitting the "yacht club" atmosphere that we thought it would be. The wifi is non-existent and we could not get online. If there would be one good aspect that we did like was that the dock staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

Best marina and nice city, 2017-03-02
Captain: , New Bern Grand Marina (10)

New Bern Grand Marina is located right off the main part of town. Nearly everything is within walking distance, great restaurants, park, shops, antique store, and so many others. Marina staff is great, very helpful, and friendly. Occasional gatherings/activities provide ample oppertunities for everyone to meet and to socialize. The marina is immediatly next to the Hilton Double Tree Hotel, with a great excercise facility and a nice restaurant. The Sunday buffet is out of this world. I love this place. It is the best marina which I have ever been since I started boating, some 30 years, ago. Yes, I am a grumpy old salt.

Those That Show Up Stay, 2017-02-23
Captain: , New Bern Grand Marina, NC (10)

Just steps from Old New Bern Township.
Great Dockmaster and crew
I've been told if you dock at NBGM you stay. I'm one of the one's that has docked at NBGM and stayed. I purchased my slip with confidence and have enjoyed my neighbor boaters and the newbies that are becoming convinced NBGM is a great place to become an Ol'Salt.
Mel Lipsitz, Admiral
Texas Navy
Commissioned August 12, 1972

NBGM Is awesome!!, 2017-02-22
Captain: , Ocracoke (10)

We LOVE the marina and being able to walk around New Bern! Nice people and great food! Lot's to do in New Bern and it's centrally located to head north or south.

Great Event Venue!, 2017-02-21
Captain: , Palm Coast, FL (472)

MTOA held a regional rendezvous at New Bern Grand Marina in 2016. The staff were great! Everyone did everything possible to accommodate our group, from pre-planning to completion. The slipowners we met were great too, very friendly and helpful. We'll be back!

NB Grand Marina Yacht Club is a grand place to stay, 2017-01-09
Captain: , Moyock, NC (1054)

Have slips for sale, as well as rent and for transient. Reduced 25% cost for AGLCA or MTOA and weekly/monthly rates were very attractive, along with great facilities and excellent staff. New Bern is rich with history, sites, and tours, as well as close by restaurants. The adjacent Double Tree offers a wonderful Sunday buffet (with both prime rib and seafood) and Friday night cooked to order seafood (i.e., fresh claims, shrimp, & MiaMia) at reasonable cost. Unless you walk up to the Double Tree discretely, it is a long way to the dockmaster's office and facilities, which are very nice and clean, too.

Enterprise offers a $9.95/day 3-day weekend special rate 252-514-2575 Ext. 4.

Vaughan Taylor, 2017-01-03
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (451)

I am updating this review to make clear that this is a marina, which also has a yacht club, so all transients are welcome.
It is truly a grand marina in every respect! We keep a boat here because the marina is well protected and the dockhands constantly roam the docks to make sure every boat is secure; they do this even more throughout any storm! The dockhands are all skilled and very personable. The hotel has an excellent restaurant with great bar food, and marina boaters are given a 10% discount. New Bern itself is a mini-Savannah with wonderful galleries and fine restaurants. This is a marina you really should visit, for a night or two, or forever! They have great shower and laundry facilities, and a nice marina office that supplies coffee every morning. There is a wonderful sense of community in this marina, which has attracted really nice tenants. The staff also looks out for every person here to insure that all is well with everyone. They have installed new heavy duty security gates and locks to keep people out who have no business just roaming the docks. There is a newly redecorated boaters' lounge and the marina provides free catered lunch get-togethers twice each month. The marina also has its own yacht broker who is very highly regarded, extremely qualified, and very successful, if you want to sell or buy a boat. This is a pet friendly marina and there are lots of nice dogs here. This is a floating dock marina with full length finger piers and very little current. You will not find a nicer marina anywhere! You can also buy a slip here and join the yacht club with lots of extra amenities and benefits.

Nice side trip off the ICW, 2016-12-10
Captain: , Herrington South, Rose Haven, MD. USA (49)

Very friendly marina, and dog friendly too. Great town with lots of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. Could not find a bad meal anywhere in town in the 2 weeks we spent here. Long walk to reprovision so get a cab. Be sure and vist the "Old Fashion" Hardware store.

Top Notch, 2016-10-29
Captain: , Pensacola (460)

We ended up spending the summer at this marina and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. New Bern is a great little town and the marina is hard to beat. Doug and his team all do a tremendous job! The only negative is that there is nothing close by for provisioning, and there is no courtesy car.

Super accomodating, 2016-08-23
Captain: , Tracys Landing, MD (266)

I was in the area for an RYA course and couldn't leave the area due to weather. BE casue the marina had a few extra open docks, we radioed in and asked if we could practice docking for the day. The marina allowed us to dock our 40' Cat over and over again in all sorts of conditions and wind. Becasue they were so helpful and allowed us to do this exercise, I have become a much safer boater - especially when it comes to docking in tight spaces!

Stopped for a week-end - Stayed 2 weeks!, 2016-07-21
Captain: , Savannah, GA (330)

Yes, New Burn, N.C. is located 22 miles off the ICW up the Neuse River. Yes, it is worth your time to visit! We came for a week-end and stayed 2 weeks. Marina rates are very reasonable We experienced 3 marina employees helping us deploy additional fenders, on our boat, when high winds approached. They have a wealth of information in the "Boater's Package". The hotel offers the use of their pool and fitness center for a fee. The tiki bar offers local Jazz performers on Sunday afternoons on the outside deck. The town itself is filled with interesting places to eat and visit. They have a great farmers market each Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Mitchell's Hardwear store, circ. 1912 is a must see. I looked for 4 stainless nuts, fine thread, at 2 previous stops. Mitchell's had what we needed, plus some other cool stuff.
New Bern is a step back in time. Pepsi Cola was founded here. Downtown is dotted with beautiful churches going back to the seventeen hundreds. The Marshall Tucker band played at the waterfront park while we visited! Yes, we will return.

Great Stop, 2016-06-05
Captain: , North Charleston, SC (752)

It's 20 miles off the ICW but it's worth it. Reading all the negativity, we were tempted to stay somewhere else, but we didn't and we're glad. The staff is friendly and helpfull, the facilities are in good shape and of course the town is a great place to visit.

reply on AC for Cunningham bridge times, not marina office, 2016-04-29
Captain: , cruising (671)

We asked the marina office for morning bridge times. The staff showed us a card on their counter that states openings are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 am every morning. Luckily, we decided to be ready for 6:30 opening and went through at 6:25. Cunningham Bridge informed us that the bridge is closed 6:30 to 8:30 except there is a 7:30 bridge if you call ahead (same info as AC has on bridge icon. It takes 7 mnutes to open the bridge so it would be a good idea to call at least 10 minutes ahead and be ready to go through 7:30. Only thing we noticed with new owner is they have cut all ties with hotel. Still a great location, floating docks, $1.25 a foot daily rate, and free pump out if you go to pump out station before you take your slip. We miss dockhand Tim, he was friendly, knowledgable, and was alsways eager to help.

Improper billing procedures, 2016-04-06
Captain: , New Bern, NC (30)

Not a bad marina. Best thing about it is its close location to downtown Bars and Resturants. Be warn though, if you plan to be here long term they will hide charges for Electricity. Marina claims to charge .13 cent per KW but when you get your bill the meter reading will be multiplied by a factor of 1.4, effectivly a 40% increase then what they tell you. Unless you can see the exact meter reading (They do not supply them on you invoice) you have no way to indentify this increace. Ask to see your meter readings for the month and you can see where the increaced charges by 40%. Very underhanded.

Great place, 2015-11-26
Captain: , Fells Point, MD (98)

Nice marina. We stayed a month. Very pretty, smallish town in a scenic setting. Great restaurants within walking distance. Good group of live aboards here. Staff is friendly. Good cable package. Good monthly rate. I'd give it 5 stars except wifi sucks. That was the only drawback for us.

Not so Excellent anymore, 2015-07-21
Captain: , League City, TX (173)

Great location. Good prices for dockage.
Unfortunately, the marina was sold to a group out of California in April and they no longer have much in the way of amenities. No pool or gym access, the 'Captain's Lounge' is a small (12' x 12'), musty room with old books, VHS tapes, an ancient TV and old furniture. No one goes there because it's so depressing. The wifi is weak and sporadic at best and the F-G dock security panel hasn't worked in months. The outer 'G' dock is in poor shape and is incredibly wobbly in any kind of a chop. Sadly, there's no sense of community and no get togethers for the boaters. On the plus side, it's downtown and the New Bern area is lovely. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance.

New Ownership, 2015-04-09
Captain: , Cambridge, MD (170)

NB Grand Marina has recently changed ownership. the new owners have great plans to upgrade the marina. They have contracted to upgrade the WIFI, and TV already and are having a grand opening on 4/17 and 4/18/2015. Their great staff will still be around to continue their fine service. Looking forward to all the positive changes.

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