Details for North Pier Marina, Twin Parish Port District, Port of Delcambre

North Pier Marina, Twin Parish Port District, Port of Delcambre

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 37 reviews

Address 307 Isadore Street
Delcambre, LA 70528

Phone800-884-6120, Cruisers Manager, Extension 5

After hours contact


Pro-Op message

Cruisers Are Welcome to the Port of Delcambre's North Pier Marina, Louisiana

The small community of Delcambre, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun Country, is now accepting overnight and multi-day stays for recreational boaters traveling the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). Located in south central Louisiana, Delcambre is only six miles north of mile marker 145 on the GIWW. The new Port of Delcambre's North Pier Marina opened in March, 2012.

North Pier Marina provides an excellent new location in a safe haven, and offers cruisers comfort, security, and amenities that include power, water, WiFi, trash service, transportation to nearby points of interest, and free delivery of groceries to their boats. Services such as fuel, ice, mechanics, and marine hardware stores are nearby. North Pier Marina offers transient slips for both large and small boats.

We are delighted that more and more cruisers are stopping in and staying longer. Do please phone ahead to Monica at 800-884-6120 Extension 5 to make a reservation to insure that we have the perfect spot for you. Welcome to Delcambre :-)

Facility type

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

VHF channel

Please call Katherine at 800-884-6120 Extension 5 if you would like to establish communication via VHF channel 13. They do not monitor this channel unless requested to do so.


Email contact

Owner, manager

Cruisers Manager, Monica Theriot, 800-884-6120, Extension 5


Port Director, Wendell Verret, 800-884-6120 Extension 1


Harold "T-Boy" Renard, 337-523-0390.

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Online payment option coming soon.

Payment discounts

BoatUS members receive a 15% discount on transient slips for up to ten days.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Port of Delcambre's North Pier Marina is six miles north of the GIWW. Turn north into Bayou Petite Anse, which is located between miles markers 145 and 146, and proceed up the middle of the bayou. Take the left channel at the green Port of Delcambre sign directing you to Bayou Carlin (now known as the Delcambre Channel). The water depth in the middle of Bayou Petite Anse, and Bayou Carlin runs 9 to 11 feet. Proceed up the channel. You will enter an area of recreational boating activity, construction, and shrimp boats. Pass this area. You will come to a long, 500 foot fixed pier on the west side of the channel. This is Pier C of North Pier Marina. Piers A and B are floating docks just north of Pier C. The approaches to all docks are approximately 12 feet. When you turn into Bayou Petite Anse, call 800-884-6120 Extension 1 for reservations, or tie up to Pier C when you arrive, and call from there. The Louisiana and Delta Railroad Bridge is north of the marina, and is not an obstacle.





Tide & current additional info

Keep to the center of the Delcambre Canal, or slightly west of it, to maintain optimum depth. The east side of the canal slopes steeply to the bank.


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info: Strong north winds can blow the water out of the channel leaving as little as four feet of water at the dock and at the slips.

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

Additional info: Pier C, is a fixed wooden dock with 12 feet of depth on the east side, and about 3 feet of depth on the west side. Piers A and B are aluminum floating docks with 16 feet between pilings, and average depths of 10 approximately feet. Call ahead for reservations or tie up at Pier C as some floating docks are reserved.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: None - Pier C can accommodate very large vessels.


Transient: 10
Total: 35
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Transient slips are $35 per night for boats under 50 feet and $50 per night for boats 50 feet and over. These prices include water and shore power. The rate for BoatUS members is $30 per night for boats under 50 feet and $40 per night for boats 50 feet and over.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: There are no mooring available.

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

Additional info: Available

Pricing info: Included in the slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - There are no telephone hookups at the marina, nor is there an office onsite. However, if you need help making a call, please visit the Cruising Market Manager aboard S/Y DREAM AWAY on Pier A for help.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included in the slip fee. Water is potable.

Dinghy access

No - No dinghy dock is available, however one can easily embark and disembark at an empty floating slip.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Contact the Port Director, Wendell Verret, at 800-884-6120 Ext 1, for information and to make arrangements.


Fuel brand: Fuel, ice, and propane are available at LeBlanc Oil at standard market prices. This facility is within about 100 yards north of the marina, and on the same side of the Delcambre Canal as the marina.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Fuel is available at nearby LeBlanc Oil Fuel Dock.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Price is off road diesel. Regular diesel is $2.55.


Yes - Available at LeBlanc Oil.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Please keep your dogs on a leash. There are grassy areas nearby for walking and playing with your dogs. Please clean up after your pets. Keep your pets out of the water as they do have alligators in the area.

Dr. Bradley with Southside Veterinary Hosp., 337-893-1953, with 30 years exp, is very pleasant and will make "house" calls to the marina if needed.

Disability access

No - Ramps to the floating docks assist in getting disabled persons to and on boats, however, they do not have specific equipment available for such a service.

Launch service

No - There is no water taxi, however, you can call the Dockmaster for an appointment, and he will be happy to drive you to land locations within a reasonable distance.

Pump out

Yes - Three three pump out stations, one one each on Pier A, B, and C.


Yes - Ice is available at LeBlanc's Fuel Dock, and also at local businesses including Shawn's Meat Market, Texaco, Chevron, and Twice the Ice.


Yes - Trash cans are available on the property.


Yes - They have a three room Royal Restroom facility. Each room includes a shower, toilet, wash basin, and dressing area.


Yes - One Port-O-Let is available onsite.


No - No laundry facilities are available onsite at this time, and there is no laundry facility in Delcambre, LA. Should you need to do laundry, contact the Dockmaster, T-Boy Renard, at 337-523-0390, to make arrangements for transportation to go to Abbeville (8 miles away) or New Iberia (11 miles away).


Yes - No full service grovery stores are available in Delcambre, LA. However, Shawn's Meat Market, Texaco, Chevron, Family Dollar, and The Dollar Store, all have grocery items available. Should you need to do grocery reprovisioning, please contact the Dock Master, T-Boy Renard, at 337-523-0390, to make arrangements for transportation to go to Abbeville (8 miles away) or New Iberia (11 miles away).

Groceries can be delivered to your boat on weekday mornings for a $3.00 delivery charge.


Yes - Several marine hardware stores are within walking distance.


Yes - There are several small local restaurants within walking distance from the marina; and, there are fast food options such as Dominoes Pizza and Subway. There is also a catering group that prepares meals for delivery


Yes - There is one bar within walking distance of the marina.

Hotels or motels

Yes - There are hotels and motels within a reasonable driving range, but not directly in Delcambre, LA. The towns nearest the marina are Abbeville, New Iberia, and Lafayette. New Orleans is approximately 150 miles from the marina. All are accessible by water from the marina. All have hotels and motels.

Repair capabilities

Yes - There are mechanics and repair technicians in the town of Delcambre. Xtreme Marine is within walking distance of the marina, and on the same side of the Delcambre Canal as the marina.

Haul out capabilities

No - The closest recommended haul-out facility is Geo's, in the Port of New Iberia.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Fishing supplies are available in several nearby stores, including LeBlanc's Fuel Dock. A fishing liscense is required in the State of Louisiana.

Chartering capabilities

No - At this time, no charter boats are available in Delcambre. However, discussions are underway to set up such a service as there are a number of excellent distinations nearby including Jefferson Island and Avery Island. (September 2012)

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi is available to boaters in the marina. Call the Cruising Market Manager, Katherine Kenworthy, at 800-884-6120 Ext. 5, with the MAC addresses of the devices you wish to have access to the WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There is a boat ramp within walking distance of the marina, but not directly onsite.


Yes - Both the Dock Master and the Cruising Market Manager (who lives onsite) can assist you with transportation needs. The Dockmaster, T-Boy Renard can provide transportation within the general area. Call 337-523-0390 for an appointment. Arrangements can be made for trips to grocery stores and laundries, as well as to attractions such as Jefferson Island and Avery Island.

Other services


They are compiling a list of nearby attractions. Watch for updates on the Port of Delcambre website at

Reviews for North Pier Marina, Twin Parish Port District, Port of Delcambre
ets be truthful, 2016-06-05
Captain: , Galveston (30)

We came to this facility based on it's high rating. Very disappointed in the abuse of the rating system. We arrived May 29, 2016. We were met by T-boy. We were directed to the outside of a long pier running parallel to the channel. The bathrooms were a Katrina trailer of three bathrooms and showers. The drain pans of the showers were a shade of brown that looked dirty. The pump out stations were brand new looking, pump out hoses at two stations were so clean. Both stations were inaccesible due to house boats or other vessel that just happened to be blocking access to the pump out stations.

We thought the super low readings of our depth meter was due to silt in the water. Turns out we were in a hole in the mud. We had planned to take some nearby friends on a little boat ride but we could not leave. After waiting 4 hours, we waved good bye to our friends and took that opportunity to leave. We were planning on leaving tomorrow but this need for high tide forced us to take off for Shell Morgan. We draft 5 feet. I can send pictures of facilities.

Wonderful stop!, 2015-08-21
Captain: , Naples, Fl (161)

We stopped here for a couple of days to recoup on our way from Texas to Naples, FL. We called ahead and T-boy came out to help us dock. Once docked he offered all kinds of help, drive us around, ... Wow. The bathroom and showers are in a portable, but reasonable clean. We hung around the marina and the adjacent bar for a bit, attended the Shrimp Festival (not to be missed). All people we met were ever so friendly and helpfull. The next day T-boy dropped us off at Van Winkles gardens, so we could do the tour. Interesting historically. And then Monika picked us up to bring us back to the marina. Awesome. We filled the tanks with diesel for $1.80 per gallon when we left. Best stop ever.

Nice Place to Stop, 2015-07-23
Captain: , Kemah, TX (612)

Dec 26, 2015 Out of the way, but sure glad we stopped. navigating north off the ICW was interesting as the chart plotter quit tracking waterway, and we were heading north over land! LOL! TBoy met us and helped us dock. Had to change slips as we were running out of depth quickly. Quiet, easy access for some groceries.

Nice trip off the beaten path, 2015-06-20
Captain: , Pass Christian MS (30)

We stayed here on June 18th and had great service. Tboy met us at the dock and helped us get settled and then drove us to town where we ate dinner at Chili's and shopped at Walmart. afterward he picked us back up and took us back to the marina. The only thing lacking was a marina office. The bathroom and showers are in a small trailer but very well maintained. we were in a 42' sailboat with 6'1" draft and had to dock at space 21 behind a houseboat and only had a few inches of water under U.S. but didn't have issues. The bayou is deep going in. we always had 12-13' of water. Great place to visit if you don't want to anchor in the canal off the GIWW.

Do Not Miss This Place, 2015-06-16
Captain: , Kemah, Texas (202)

This is a dimond in the rough!! The facilities are a work in progress but the people are wonderful and the area is full of history. We had a delightful day seeing the sites, had a great lunch with Wendell the port director, and got a history lesson from T-Boy. Anyone moving along this section of the ICW should take time for this stop.

Deep up Bayou Unfinished Project, 2015-05-22
Captain: , Kitty Hawk, NC (290)

Don' cut your corner to port when entering the bayou from the east. No markers up this Bayou. Remember you are going a good 6 miles before you arrive. Shrimpers and small tugs use this canal. Take port side finger when canal splits. You will see a green sign. Pass the shrimp fleets almost all the way to the bridge. A dock is the long finger pier off your port side. We side tied behind two large house boats. B and C are floating aluminum docks. No pump out... No office. Restroom with shower is a small event trailer. Only two out of three were opened. No sign of recent cleaning. Water and electric available. Wifi best in parking lot. Outlet under router. T boy gave us a ride to the grocery store. There are two gas stations one mile walk with lunch counters. We also passed a post office. Visit Jefferson and Avery island.

A Delightful Marina, 2015-05-12
Captain: , Houson, TX (20)

Delightful because of the warm hospitality you receive there. From the Port Manager, to the Marina Manager (Monica) to the Dockmaster (T-Boy.) From the time you arrive to the time you throw off the lines, Marina perssonell are there to help, true to their Southern Louisiana hospitality.

Management response:
It was nice meeting you. We hope you enjoyed the farmers market as well.

Don't Pass This Marina Without Stopping, 2015-03-30
Captain: , Kemah, TX (306)

My wife and I stayed here six nights on our 45 foot sailboat. Five stars is not enough. The depth at the marina during a norther is a small wart but the marina staff, the surrounding area and attractions and the legendary southern Louisiana hospitality more than make up any shortfalls.
We have passed by this marina before because of sketchy or conflicting info on water depth in the bayous leading into the marina and slip availability. Active Captain feedback and contact information alleviated those concerns.
We called and made arrangements for dockage beforehand. We arrived at high tide and had no problems with depth. We draw 5.5 feet and always had plenty of water under the keel in the bayous leading to the marina. We were also at the dock during a strong norther and had no problems with the slip they put us in; however, I would advise the captain of any boat that exceeds 4 feet of draft call and speak with the marina staff/dock master to confirm they have a place for you with sufficient depth in the event of low tide due to north winds.
The dock master, T-Boy, provided us with valuable information of what is available locally. Monica, provided us a gift basket of delicious local goodies. The staff took us to the laundry in nearby Abbeville and to the gardens at Jefferson Island. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely come back.

Management response:
We enjoyed having you and especially the great ciallo music provided by Della. We look forward to your return trip!

Great Stop, 2015-01-22
Captain: , Orange TX (130)

We were met at the dock by a very helpful dockmaster, (T-Boy), and after we were secured to a nice floating dock we were given a ride to town in search of some supper. It was Sunday evening and all places were closed. T-Boy took us back to the marina where some boaters were cooking and they insisted that we join them. Some of the nicest people we have met. Facility was very clean and safe. I'll come back.

Very friendly stop, 2014-11-12
Captain: , Kemah Texas (50)

We had a great time at North Pier Marina. The marina staff was awesome (Monica & Tboy). We were met at the dock with help tying up. Navigation up the channel was very straight forward with plenty of water for our 5.5 draft. Fuel was right around the corner from the marina. We were generously given rides everywhere we wanted to go. Tour of the Tabasco Factory was great. Had lunch at Jefferson Island and toured the mansion. Super day. Can't say enough about this great stop. Well worth the trip up the channel.

Great place to stay, 2014-10-17
Captain: , Houston, TX (170)

We came in during a north wind and the water was low. The petite anse bayou was no problem with 9-11 feet of water. The water was low at the Marina BUT they took excellent care of us. They put us at a dock at no cost because there is no power. No problem. They have shower facilities, water access and trash disposal access. Everyone was super friendly and was egar to help with whatever we needed. Great experience here and sorry we can not stay as long as the previous review. Even the Port Director was excellent and he made sure we were taken care of during our stay. Really can't say enough nice things about this place. Oh yes, LOVE the food here in Delcambre area.

Leaving North Pier Marina, 2014-10-16
Captain: , Rio Dulce, Guatemala (10)

It has taken me two weeks to bring myself to say farewell to the little jewel that is Delcambre%u2019s North Pier Marina, and to the community of Delcambre itself. Like several other cruisers, we stopped in for a short time, and ended up liking it so much, we stayed a long time %u2026 a very long time. The marina is safe and quiet and comfortable. Services are nearby (LeBlanc Fuel Station %u2013 see Mike, Touchard%u2019s Marine Supply %u2013 see Clark, Xtreme Marine Repairs %u2013 see Travis). The rates are outstanding. And the people of Delcambre are warm and welcoming to the extent that we plan to return there when our present adventures through the Caribbean, with a long stay in the Rio Dulce, Guatemala, wind down. When we first arrived at North Pier Marian, it was quite new, and not too many cruisers knew about it. As it has become more and more discovered, it has morphed from not only an obvious stop-over for cruisers on the GIWW but also a destination point as a gateway to Acadiana. It is centrally located to Lafayette, Abbeville, and New Iberia, and thanks to the friendly and readily available transportation that can be set up with the marina personnel, visitors can avail themselves of the incredible cuisines (fresh seafoods %u2013 think Shuck%u2019s, Cajun %u2013 think Barb%u2019s Cajun Kitchen, Creole %u2013 think Jefferson Gardens Cafe, and good old southern cooking %u2013 think Victor%u2019s Café, and don%u2019t miss The Hot Food Corner), the delightful festivals, and the beautiful historic homes such as that at Jefferson Gardens (Delcambre) and Shadows-on-the-Teche (New Iberia). The area abounds with historical landmarks (Konrico is a must), beautiful birds, and a robust agrarian culture. Stop in. Be prepared for a warm welcome, a wonderful basket of local goodies, and an enchanting environment. Call Monica at 800-884-6120 x5 to reserve a slip, either floating or fixed. We%u2019ll be back. Hope to see you there!

Management response:
Many thanks for all you have done for us. We couldn't have become known as we are without you. You put us on the map, literally. We will miss you and love you!

And of course, fair winds and following seas!

Five Stars aren't enough for these wonderful people!!!, 2014-09-16
Captain: , Kemah, Texas (170)

I couldn't agree more with the other reviews! What North Pier may lack in one or two areas, they more than make up for with their incredable "can do" spirit! Plan to spend at least 3 days to barely get a taste of this wonderful area and beautiful people!

they treat you like family, 2014-07-29
Captain: , Port Arthur, Tx (476)

called and arranged slip and the dock master waited for us arriving at 5:00 pm greeted us with dock help and gift bag containing shrimp and boudain and assorted spices and brochures for the area. gave us a ride to get ice. new floating docks gated access to marina. worth the extra miles off icw.

3-star marina but a 5-star experience, 2014-03-25
Captain: , Annapolis (795)

We went a bit out of our way to make this our last stop during a 2500 mile voyage from Annapolis to Houston, and it was well worth it. We wanted to experience Acadiana and based on the reviews, this marina seemed like the place to go.

The experience was outstanding thanks to the hospitality of Kitty Kenworthy (manager), her husband, Jim; 'tee Boy Renard (dockmaster), and Mike LeBlanc who owns the fuel dock/chandlery just down the street. During our five-day stay, we toured the Tabasco factory and Avery Island, an antebellum mansion in New Iberia, and the Konrico rice mill. In addition, we attended a fais do-do / cochon de lait, and had several samplings of Cajun food. We completely enjoyed our layover in Delcambre, and it was made possible by the people mentioned earlier.

The experience was outstanding and we enthusiasticaly recommend spending some time here. The marina itself, however, has some shortcomings, even though it is more than adequate.

The biggest shortcoming is the low water at the transient dock and in the slips. We ran aground in 4 feet of water while docking along the transient dock. North winds blew the water out of the bayou and we were aground for two days. In anticipation of departing, we re-located to an empty slip, but the next day, north winds again blew the water out and we were stuck in the mud for another day. We should have taken up Mike LeBlanc's offer to overnight at his fuel dock (where there is plenty of water) prior to our anticipated departure.

The bathhouse consists of a trailer with three private bathrooms. Adequate, for sure, and clean, but not exactly "nice." There is no pumpout, no laundry on site (Kitty drove us to town to do laundry), no clubhouse or even an office on site.

On the plus side, the facility is gated, grocieries are available withing walking distance at Shawn's Cajun Meats (not just meat), there is a nearby bar and there are a couple of places in town to eat (even though there are no real restaurants). And, we received by far and away the most outstanding welcome basket filled with local flavors (meats, rice, seasonings, etc.)

Bottom line: this place is well worth going out of your way for.

wonderful marina, 2014-03-10
Captain: , Kemah TX (60)

Jim and Kitty were very hospitable to us during our five-day stay at the marina as was Tboy who was there to greet us when we arrived. they both took us to the store we needed supplies. we met some really nice people there in delcambre and the fuel dock is very hospitable as well. will definitely go back.

Nice place to take a break, 2014-02-13
Captain: , World (10)

The resident hosts, Jim and Kitty, went out of their way to make us welcome and help out. Delcambre is a great little Cajun village.

The south end of "C" dock is roped off and silted in.

I had walked to the local chandlery and Jim came looking for me. Very hospitable folks.

Fantastic time!, 2014-01-12
Captain: , Deer Lodge, MT (329)

We are cruisers and I just had to stop here after visiting with the gals in the Delcambre Booth at the Southwest Boat Show in League City. The small town warmth was very evident and I loved what I heard about Louisiana from them. We have not been disappointed at all......
Delcambre is in the middle of Acadiana and there is so much to see and experience in this community. The marina hosts, Kitty and Jim Kenworthy, have been very accomodating and their love for this area is evident in their willingness to escort us to all the local sites. Be sure to call ahead to let them know you're coming. The marina itself is very well maintained and clean. The new trailer with bathrooms and showers is wonderful and very appreciated.
I would highly recommend this marina to everyone. Plan on staying a while to enjoy the sights and all there is to experience here. Start reading the James Lee Burke books featuring Dave Robicheaux to begin your education of this country. This place is not to be missed. Treat yourself and enjoy a real 'welcome to Delcambre' (Delambre rhymes with welcome).

Delcambre Hosptality, 2013-12-19
Captain: , Port Arthur, Tx (20)

Spent 2 days here on my way back from a boat purchase in Florida. Jim and Kathern really laid out the welcome mat. Bought diesel at LeBlanc's fuel depot for $3.20 per gal.

Instant Celebrity, 2013-11-21
Captain: , Port Aransas (992)

We heard about the unparalleled hospitality of this spot from several Cruising friends. We thought of passing it by as it's a bit out of the way...uncharted even. We can't be more glad we came as it was like stepping out of our own lives and into the life of a celebrity.

The "Delcambre Canal" or Bayou Petite Anse and Bayou Carlin were wide and we saw nothing less than 10 ft. Depths going in. There is a slight current so consider that when docking.

The facility was clean and well tended and the docking committee was there with help and goodies! Make sure they know you're coming. They have recently added a shower/restroom facility. Docking is easy alongside a lengthy pier.

The place itself was not the draw. Without transportation, there's not much to do, but take advantage of the marina's Tour Guide Extraordinaire! Katherine has really put a lot of effort into finding things of interest to do in the surrounding area. She is genuinely happy to shuttle folks around to the hot spots.

Katherine even arranged for us to get new batteries while we were here. Such a huge help.

Katherine and Jim become instant friends. They are seasoned Cruisers and they know what we want, and what we need like nobody else does! If we ever get back this way, we won't miss the chance to stop in again and say hello!

North End Marina, 2013-10-22
Captain: , Houston (90)

October 22, 2013 Update: Jim and Katherine reported that the marina will have a toilet and shower trailer up and functioning soon.

Update: We visited the marina again by car and see that the marina is getting squared away as a first class operation. The grounds are clean and spacious, the electronic gate is installed, the picnic area is fully operational, and I was informed that a bath house was planned in the near future. The bath house/toilet/laundry room is all that remains for this marina to be first rate. We are planning our east bound cruise to allow several days here. We unhesitatingly recommend this marina.

We visited the marina by automobile and found a very pleasant facility. There are new floating slips and a long fixed pier. Fuel and ice are near-by. There are plans for a bath house and laundry. Groceries, restaurants and shopping will need ground transportation.This would be a good place to stop a day or so. It is a very laid back area.

A truly worthwhile detour, 2013-10-05
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (626)

While planning our trip eastwards from Houston, we decided to take a punt on this otherwise unknown marina in Delcambre. Katherine Kenworthy corresponded with us initially to make sure she knew enough about us to make us feel like family when we finally arrived:)
The fixed wooden pier was challenging at times to get on and off (we are a motor yacht), but otherwise, we were happy with the accommodations. It will be a great place when there are toilet/laundry/shower facilities, which we understand are in the works currently. Thanks to Katherine and Jim, this should be a reality in a very short time. Together they are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed their company on many occassions. Thanks to the local folks who donated their products to the Gift Basket that arrived with Katherine and Jim when we docked. We enjoyed trying all the local specialties..yes, even the Aligator, which our neighbor on the dock brought out especially for us to try! Local people are salt of the earth and we enjoyed our evening walks around the 'village' and talking to some of them. We rented an Enterprise vehicle for a week, which enabled us to visit the attractions of our choice, and go some distance beyond. Katherine and Jim were eager to show us their special points of interest and share the food, history and culture with us. Our stay of 12 days was most enjoyable and we will be sure to return on our way west again next year.

Make you Feel at Home, 2013-08-23
Captain: , San Leon, Texas (246)

We came in for a night and stayed two days (6-12, 6-13). You follow a bayou from the ICW. It is wide and deep so don't worry if your charts show you on land. There are signs alolng the bayou that direct you to North Pier at Delcambre.

They have both floating slips and a long wooden fixed side tie pier. We had called ahead and requested the the wooden pier. When we arrived there was plenty of people on the pier to make sure we got tied safely. Once we were safely tied to the dock, we were met by Katherine (North Pier Marketing Manager) and Jim her husband who presented us with a welcome basket from Delcambre that had products from all the local area. The basket included shrimp, bacon wrapped shrimp, sausage, syrup, pecan oil, tobassco sauce, candy and alot of other thing all from the local area. They really are friendly and make you feel like family. The slip cost is great on a crusiers budget.

Katherine and Jim took us around to see all the sights, Walmart and to dinner one night.

The only thing that would be nagative would be that the wooden pier does not have any cleats. You tie to the piles that are part of the pier and the wooden beams are treated with some tar so you need to be careful where you walk.

If you are cruising the ICW, I would not miss this stop.

UPDATE 8-21-13: We stoped here again on the way back to Texas. Did not want to miss it. Delcambre and North Pier Marina is just like going to see old friends. The marina has the old and new Southern flavor of Louisiana mixed together. The area is full of history and has plenty of things to see. Some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. You can buy seafood fresh from the boats as they pull in. Jim and Katherine market the marina and make you feel like old friends. When you arrive Jim is there to help dock and tie your boat. This is one of the best places to stop and see. This is the way cruising should always be.

Stellar Review, 2013-08-08
Captain: , Corpus Christi (240)

If you have always wanted to visit those quaint New England seaports ,you will love Delcambre. It is an iconic Louisiana shrimping village. We tied up to a crusty wooden pier which added a %u201Csalty%u201D flair to our visit. The first couple we met were docked in front of us. They had come in for a bag of ice 9 months earlier and decided to stay. I understand why. We came in for a 1 night layover and stayed three days. The hospitality of the people in Delcambre as well as the outstanding welcome, which included an amazing Welcome basket of delicious shrimp, sausage, chicken and a variety of spices will make you want to stay longer as well. We had groceries delivered to our boat from Champagne%u2019s Grocery. We used a laundry service to get our laundry done while Katherine drove us around to take tours of the Shadows on the Teche and have lunch at the famous Victors café and even do some shopping. The previous day was another awesome tour of the Joseph Jefferson estate and Rip Van Winkle gardens at no charge and a delicious lunch of Cajun cuisine. Katherine is dedicated to making your experience in Delcambre a %u201Cone of a kind%u201D experience.

Developing Marina on the ICW., 2013-07-09
Captain: , Delcambre, N. Port Marina (10)

I've had my Hatteras in the marina since just after it completed its new north slip section. Got to tell ya, its nice. The new aluminum piers are clean and bright with first rate electrical hookups. The older south section is qued for dredging and updating but the east pier is currently in use with the same new electric hookups as the new north section. One of the many key people behind this study progress is 'Katherine'. Katherine is usually the contact person on the dock. Her and her husband Jim live aboard their center cockpit. The hospitality is outstanding.

And We're Back!, 2013-07-08
Captain: , Canyon Lake, TX (346)

We made plans to meet some friends over the 4th of July weekend and needed a place where everyone could get to. Well that is here at the North Pier Marina. We stopped up the bayou first and got fuel before returning to the marina. Kitty, Jim and T-Boy were waiting to grab our dock lines and help ease us into the slip. We had a great time this visit as we went to the street fair in Erath and watched the fireworks display that Erath put on. I think I gained 10 pounds eating carnival food! Kitty and Jim know how to put the welcome in Delcambre. Thanks for all you guys do. I've told everyone I've met who were thinking about stopping in Intercoastal City to stop here instead as it's a much better stop. No crewboat wakes all night long and no generators running right next to your boat.

From 2013-05-19:
While we were touring the South Shore Harbor boat show, we came across the booth for Delcambre. We decided to give them a try on our next trip to Florida. If you call ahead and let them know you are coming, they will meet you on the dock and help you get tied up for the night. Then they will tempt you to stay a long time by showing you just what Cajun Friendly means. We really enjoyed our stay here. Of course, it doesn't hurt that we have friends who live nearby. It's about 7.5nm from the ICW and really worth the trip. Delcambre has supplanted Shell Morgan as our overnight stop.

incredible experience, 2013-07-06
Captain: , Corpus Christi (30)

I started on the Chesapeake headed for Corpus Christi...I have stayed in many Marinas...but none with such open arms.....I found this Marina from an East Bound sailboat... They were raving about their experience...I couldn't find it on the chart or I made the phone call...Wow! From the moment Ms. Kitty got on the phone until the time we left...I felt at home. Our stay was the greatest experience ever....Ms. Kitty , her husband Jim and the dock master "T-Boy" ....met us at the dock with a welcome basket...then welcome drinks at Ms. Kitty and Jim's beautiful Hardin 45. ( Incredible People )...we heard stories about their sailing adventures and time in Guatemala...

Everyone, should make this stop..."Real Louisiana Hospitality" it's best....

My hats off to you...(T-Boy, Ms. Kitty and Jim).....I will be back...

S.V. Gypsy Soul

Worth the trip up the river, 2013-06-16
Captain: , Galveston TX (90)

We stayed for two nights at North Pier Marina and were treated like we were family. A welcome basket full of shrimp and lots of goodies. Katherine the welcoming committee gave us the grand tour of Delcomb along with taking us to the grocery store.
Don't pass up this Louisiana hospitality!!

Great little marina., 2013-05-23
Captain: , Houston, Tx (10)

For years the only option we knew of for overnight docking between the Mermentau anchorage and the Morgan City docks was a very unforgiving steel bulkhead in Intracoastal City. This problem is now solved. Ever since I first learned of this marina in the January 2013 issue of Telltales I have been eager to find out if all the good things said about it were true. The 6 mile side trip up Bayou Petite Anse to Delcambre proved they were.

A call to Katherine verified that there was transient space available for us. She made sure that we knew exactly how to get there, and even called as we traveled up the bayou to check on our progress. She, Jim and T-Boy were waiting for us at the dock, helped us tie up, and presented us with a wonderful gift basket that was overstuffed with goodies, including shrimp, sausage and
other local food products.....too many items to recall.

They offered us transportation to anywhere we wished to go, and told us about the free grocery delivery available right to our boat.
Have never been welcomed at a marina with so much enthusiasm
and appreciation that we would choose their location to stay. The marina is secure....behind locked gates. The docks are solid, with no nail or bolt protrusions to damage your hull. We really enjoyed our one-night stay, and will definitely plan a multi-night visit on our next trip

Hospitality is Superb!!!, 2013-05-20
Captain: , League City, Texas (252)

Can't really add much to what others have said but to say we found it to be so very true! We too saw their booth at the boat show in League City where we live and decided to check them out on our trip east. For us, the only thing lacking was a pump out station which hopefully will be incorporated in the area in the future.

We highly recommend this marina!

The Delcambre Difference, 2013-04-24
Captain: , Galveston, Texas (30)

A nice little trip up the Bayou from the GICW to North Pier Marina is well worth the time. They are the NICEST, FRIENDLIEST FOLKS you will ever meet - they will meet you at the dock, help you tie up and present you with a Gift Basket of local goodies. They are building up the new marina facilities (a bath house will be coming soon). Super repair person nearby (Travis @ Extreme Marine) and a great tour of Jefferson Island is a must. Try some real home cooking at Barb's Cajun Kitchen and Enjoy your time here - WE DID! See the difference, let them know your coming and expect a real Welcome.

5 Stars for the Excellent Hospitality, 2013-04-19
Captain: , Port Isabel, TX (60)

We are currently at North Pier. We arrived on Wednesday and had called ahead. They were waiting at the dock to help us in and get us settled. The friendly smiles and hospitality to make us feel right at home was just exactly what we needed. The gift basket was a totally pleasant surprise and very generous. Later in the day, Kathryn took us on a tour of the town. We purchased some supplies from Shawn's meat market - an excellent choice for meats. We purchased bacon-wrapped stuffed Quail. It was fantastic! If you stay long enough, once a week the shrimpers come in and you can buy right off the boat. They also have a farmer's market one Saturday a month for great provisioning if you arrive at the right time. I highly recommend North Pier over stopping at Shell Morgan. It's a wonderful place to visit. And if you have the time, visit the Joseph Jefferson home and gardens. It's is simply gorgeous!
I did have a little trouble accessing the wi-fi. Any wifi I've ever used, I've never had to give a MAC. It took me a while to find the right one as I have several in my configuration. Best way to access your MAC is to use the Command Prompt and enter configip/all. This will help find the MAC.

Helpful Hospitality, 2013-03-23
Captain: , Paris, Arkansas (52)

I found this marina on the ActiveCaptian site after looking for the Avery Island Canal that we had visited back in the 80's. I called the Port Director Wendell Verret, who was very helpful in directing me to Katherine Kenworthy, the Cruising/Market Manager. From the first conversation she helped us feel welcome to not only the Marina but to the community. She was eager to be of assistance and even found a storage facility that we could use. Since we had contacted her before leaving on our cruise she mailed brochures to us that she thought I might be interested in. Upon arrival, we were greeted on the Dock by Katherine and Jim, her husband, and T-Boy Renard, the Dockmaster. T-Boy is a great help...he checks on the docks and keeps a close eye on the boats, ensuring things are secure at all times. He is very helpful and eager to be of any assistance that he can. Once our boats were secure we were presented with unbelievable welcome baskets. I have been cruising since the 80's and we have never had this happen before. The baskets contained wonderful local products such as meats and seafood%u2019s from Shawn's Meats, Pecan Oil, cane syrup, tobasco sauce, cracklings, coffee, chocolate truffles from the Tobasco factory, visitor guides, menus, grocery fliers and even a phone book. The community is very eager to make you feel welcome and want to stay. Katherine and T-Boy both continue to be helpful and offer any assistance on an ongoing basis. It will be hard to leave such hospitality.

The only reason that my review isn't a 5-star is that currently there are no restroom (other than a portapotty)/shower/laundry facilities. Katherine stated that they are in the plans.

The marina is brand new and has floating docks and is a safe harbor from hurricanes. For larger boats the main north pier is accommodating (side ties here only). It has sufficient water except when there is an extremely low tide after the north wind has blown for a while. (But even then it is soft mud.) The marina is a great place if you need to leave your boat for any reason because of the security fence. There is water, electricity, wifi and garbage included in the slip fee. The liveaboards are very friendly and helpful and again make it hard to leave! There is a fuel dock just up the canal (LeBlanc's Oil Company). They have the best diesel prices and Mike LeBlanc is also very helpful. This is the local hangout in the morning for the men to come and visit and drink coffee. (See the review for LeBlanc's fuel for more information). There is two other marine stores (Xtreme Marine and Touchard's Marine Supply) close by. We found Touchard's had a very good supple of many items you might need. It was geared more towards commercial but if they didn't have what you needed they would try and find it for you. Again, everyone we met went out of their way to make us feel welcome and want to stay. Katherine. Jim, and T-Boy we will miss you guys!

North Point Marina - Delcambre, LA, 2013-02-19
Captain: , Houston, TX (523)

On our eastbound transit of the GIWW from Houston to Florida, we needed a nice marina near Lafayette where we could park our boat (Beneteau 423) for a few days. A friend in Houston told us of a new facility in Delcambre, LA, North Point Marina; the location was perfect, so we decided to give it a go. The 6 mile trip up the uncharted Delcambre Canal (to the left about 2.5 miles up Bayou Petite Anse - just follow the sign) was scenic and uneventful in water depths of 11 ft or greater (more than enough for our 5%u2019 7%u201D draft) - just stick to the middle of the channel. Upon arrival at the marina Katherine (marketing manager) and T-Boy (dock manager) were there to help us into the floating slip (the canal has a current of about 0.5 to 1.0 knots to be aware of) and greet us with southern Louisiana hospitality and a lovely welcome basket full of local goodies. Shore power and fresh water are available at the dock and fuel is available about 0.5 mile farther up the Delcambre Canal. The facility is gated so security is as good as it gets in marinas. We had a great stay and heartily recommend this marina and the good folks who run it.

Nice folks! Great stop, 2013-01-03
Captain: , Lake Travis Texas (85)

We were on our way to Avery Island but it got pretty shallow pretty quick. The mining company on the canal to avery island put up a whole bunch of "trespassers will be shot" signs and the directions were a bit confusing. Not a great place to make a mistake.
We called ahead to North Pier and the Kitties (literally) told us to come on in, the water was a bit shallow at the first turn up the bayou but stay to the center, and it gets 10-12' deep the rest of the way. We were greeted by 4 people waiting on the dock to grab our lines and they gave us a welcome basket including boudin, bacon wrapped chicken and fresh local shrimp. The town is small but pretty well stocked for hardware and provisioning. Seems like everyone in the town was waiting for us and happy to see us there. The marina is nice. There are some floating docks as well as some long piers for side ties. It's very well protected and off of the charts, literally. Navonics, Navmatics and coastal explorer all show it on dry land at certain zoom levels. We enjoyed our night there and would recommend it to others as well as go back. Its off the beaten path for sure but from a protection and friendly people standpoint, it's much nicer than Shell Morgan for a stop over.

North Pier Marina in the Port of Delcambre, LA, 2012-11-05
Captain: , Houston, TX (144)

This marina is brand new, and is not captured on the satillite picture as of 6/17/2012. It opened in March, 2012. This is a 28 slip recreational marina. For long term and overnight slip rentals, call the Port Director at (800) 884-1620 ext. 1 or email

To view the marina layout, and find more details about the marina, please go to:

Friendly folk, decent dockage!, 2012-09-07
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (174)

Friendly folk met us at the dock, offered to drive us for supplies etc. They are in the process of updating some of the piers, according to the signage, but they have nice floating docks on one side. Very accommoding. would deserve 5 stars except there is no supplies at the marina proper.

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