Details for South Shore Harbor

South Shore Harbor

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 11 reviews

Address 6701 Stars And Stripes Blvd 5
New Orleans, LA 70126-8016


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager


Charles Dixon


Joy Lewis

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Office hours are Monday - Friday, 0800-1630.


The harbor is behind a breakwater and the channel is well marked.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 8
Total: 483
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2010-04-29)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: No fuel dock.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out







Yes - Clean and includes a shower.





Yes - Airport Terminal has a cafe about 1/4 mile away.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Waste oil, battery, and chemical disposal.


Bourbon Street 10 minutes away.

Reviews for South Shore Harbor
It is looking good here!, 2015-11-07
Captain: , New Johnsonville, TN (180)

We were here in late October 2015 for 4 nights waiting for weather to clear. The last time we were here was before Hurricane Katrina. They have really put a lot of effor into having a dredged harbor and a easy to navigate entrance. We came out of the lock at 3:45pm which put us waiting out the bridge curfew and a train until after 6pm so we ended up coming in in the dark. We have a 5' draft and we were really concerned about the depths in the channel and in the marina but we never saw less than 9'. We did have high water with the storm and we floated above the finger pier but we were held off the dock just fine and considering the storm we felt pretty secure. I did try to contact security in the middle of the night to get tornado shelter information but they never answered the phone and I could not find them in the marina.
There really is nothing way out here. It is a $25 flat rate to the French Quarter in a taxi.

Our seasonal port, 2015-08-26
Captain: , Naples, Fl (181)

We're on our way to Florida from Texas. We got caught out by the weather, so we are laying up until after hurricane season. The approach through the canal is tricky, keep very close to the red marker at the turn in. There is no water 10-15 ft away.
The marina is clean. It has al the regular amenities, but for wifi. But only 1 head and shower for the guys in the whole marina is obviously not enough. Staff is friendly and willing to help. Nothing but positive.

One of the worst marina I've never seen, 2015-05-20
Captain: , La Trinite sur Mer (311)

We did'nt had the choice as this is the only marina we could get in with our 25' wide catamaran. We arrived with a windy and stormy weather and call for help and get nobody on the dock. Once there we had no electricity available, fortunately a liveaboard neighbough share his plug with us. There were no correct cleats on the dock, the "getting old" shower-restrooms (1 for men, 1 for ladies) are a long distance from the transient docks, there is no wi-fi signal and we are faraway from everything ... We had to stay there for a month for technical reasons and it was a nightmare - despite the friendly atmosphere with the other liveaboard. Of course I do not recommand this marina wich costed us a fortune but this is unfortunately the only option for large boats ...

Home sweet home, 2014-07-17
Captain: , Slidell, La (22)

The following review is a cut and paste from a previous one. No reason to write everything new when it was right on target. "Has to be one of the best marinas in the New Orleans area." I keep my Endeavour 33 sailboat here. "It's well lit at night, 24hr security and plenty of slips available even for boats 30 to 40ft or more." In fact, they can accomodate much larger craft but getting in and out could be tricky. It's even possible, with advanced notice, to tie up a very large vessel. Depths are the only concern. "Nice concrete piers too, I am happy with it. This marina could also use a bigger restroom and shower facility. Other then this, I recommend it here.

Nice clean marina!, 2013-10-11
Captain: , New Orleans (10)

Has to be one of the best marinas in the New Orleans area. I keep my Hunter 33 sailboat here. It's well lit at night, 24hr security and plenty of slips available even for boats 30 to 40ft or more. Nice concrete piers too, I am happy with it. Only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because no wifi and no laundry room. As an alternative for wifi, I use AT&T with my Galaxy S3 phone for a hotspot and it has strong 4G covereage. This marina could also use a bigger restroom and shower facility. Other then this, I recommend it here.

On the edge of civilized, 2013-08-28
Captain: , Galveston, TX (599)

Nice quiet place. Lots of friendly and helpful liveaboards. Great place to start or end a daysail on the lake. Great jumping off point for Eastbounders, or resting spot for Westbounders.

The office is closed on weekends, so if you arrive after 4:30pm on Friday, just pick a spot and work it out later.

My home port, 2012-03-13
Captain: , New Orleans (11)

This is my home port and I much prefer it over the other options on the south shore of Pontchartrain.

Current Status, 2012-03-13
Captain: , New Orleans (42)

Still the best marina on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Facility has plenty of good slips available with power (30 to 50amp) and water at every slip. Monthly rates are around $150. depending on length.
Very easy access and good depth throughout the protected inlet; it is adjacent to the lake shore line.
There is no fuel or other services available. Pump out is new and works great. This is a public marina and the South Shore Yacht Club is based out of the marina. The Club House was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. The Club plans on rebuilding in the comming years; it had 350 members, now about 100. Races are sponsored during most of the warm weather months. You can google the club name for more info.

New Tenant 2010, 2010-07-13
Captain: , Bradenton (10)

Easy in and out. Quiet facility with lots of room, decent fairways and new dock equipment. Friendly staff. Very reasonably priced. Deanies on Hayne is a really good close seafood restaurant, but I wouldn't walk there. Everywhere else that's close, well, you need a car. On balance, I'm happy there and prefer to avoid the crowded conditions at the other marinas. Just have to go there when you need boat services.

Marina is almost complete with renovations, 2010-04-30
Captain: , Corpus Christi,Tx (1569)

Work is still being done on the marina but slips are basically complete and ready for occupancy.

Storm Damage, 2007-03-15
Captain: , Charleston (105)

South Shore Harbor has just started being rebuilt and is probably mid 2008 before it is operational.

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