Details for Watergate Yachting Center

Watergate Yachting Center

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 14 reviews

Address 1500 Marina Bay Dr
Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565


After hours contact

Facility type

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


All the fixed docks that were destroyed by Hurricane Ike have been replaced with state of the art floating docks and piers. All the tide barriers have been raised an additional four feet. All new landscaping around the marina.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

BoatUS 25% transient slip discount.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Enter south-west through marked channel.





Tide & current additional info

North wind can lower water 3 or more feet. South-east wind can raise water 2 to 3 feet.


Approach: 5
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Most floating docks are now synthetic, not wood.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Floating piers with finger pier on each side, very safe during rough weather.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Metered

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - 40 foot minimum boat size.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets on leash.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

No - No public pump out.



Yes - Dumpsters throughout.


Yes - Air conditioned.


Yes - Air conditioned.


Yes - Coin operated.







Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability



Other services

South Texas Yacht Services, a full service boat yard with travel lift, is sited at this marina.

Seaman's Needle, 281-678-9925


Reviews for Watergate Yachting Center
Good Location, 2016-04-15
Captain: , Slidell, La. (1148)

Stayed for two months while getting work done. Good location. Nice floating docks. We were on the east side and surge and wake can be a small issure from the north. Friendly Staff.

Recent stay, 2016-03-13
Captain: , bend,ore. (10)

This place has become more restrictive over the years. (and expensive) If I was renaming it, it would be "Fines, Fees and Rules" boat basin. Better places nearby.

New docks great managment., 2015-01-27
Captain: , Houston (51)

I have been slipped here for over a year now. Variey of dock types. I am in a floating, dual finger slip. I am spoiled enough now that anything else will be a problem, lol. Facilities are well mantained. Pools and BBQ's available, nice landscaping. Friendly staff and neiighbors. Still waiting on that resturant. No Pumpout cart/dock, but serveral pumpout services can be scheduled to come to your boat.

New floating docks, 2014-05-28
Captain: , Kemah, Tx (143)

They're almost done replacing all of the older fixed docks.
The people are friendly. They have 2 pools and many barbecue stations throughout. They don't have a pumpout though. You need to go next door to Waterford for that. Overall, it's a very nice place.

A great live aboard community, 2014-04-18
Captain: , Kemah, Texas (245)

We're living here on our boat until our new home purchase goes through. After that, this will remain our boat's home. Very friendly and competent staff where restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are cleaned daily and maintained in the best possible condition. Very friendly and helpful neighbors along the docks. I couldn't recommend it higher!

This is Home, 2014-03-24
Captain: , Kemah (65)

Living aboard here in Watergate has been and continues to be fantastic, once the restaurant opens it will be all there, until we cast off to go cruising this will remain our home sweet home.

Very Good Marina, 2013-05-22
Captain: , Watergate Marina, Clear Lake Shores, TX (45)

Very nice floating docks, bathrooms, pools clean and well maintained, and very nice management staff.

Very Nice and Well Run, 2013-04-25
Captain: , Kemah, TX (234)

We have been there for a couple of months now and found it perfect for our family. The day rooms are great places to go and relax while doing laundry and watching your favorite show on satelite and the two pools are both very clean and tidy. Tennis courts give the kids something else to do while down at the boat and having a boatyard in the marina has made it really easy for us to get work done while out of town as they take care of everything. We have enjoyed both Waterford and Watergate, and with the new floating docks and always better parking, Watergate wins in our book.

WYC is well-maintained, beautiful!, 2012-09-10
Captain: , Clear Lake Shores TX (10)

Friendly folks, new floating docks, free- Wi-Fi, great dayrooms, clean bathrooms, beautiful pools and nicely landscaped picnic areas. Good location at Clear Lake Shores.

Great Marina, 2012-08-23
Captain: , Deep Ellum (101)

Great location, trees with shade, parking near your boat, 2 pools, 3 laundry rooms, clean showers...what more could you ask?

Very Nice Marina, 2011-08-04
Captain: , San Leon, Texas (119)

Very nice, well kept and maintained.

Really nice., 2011-07-31
Captain: , Freeport, TX (23)

Very pleasant, park-like atmosphere. Well maintained (several docks recently replaced). Staff is friendly and quite helpful. Don't come here for loud parties or other obnoxious behavior.

Not the best anymore...., 2011-03-02
Captain: , Kemah, Texas (52)

Watergate USED to be the best marina on the lake, but recently their overall attitude has changed from being marina/customer focused to kicking people out because their boats were not cleaned! There are no open areas to fold sails and for some reason they planted pine trees near the water, ie docks... If you enjoy the cold shoulder and a holier than thou attitude, then this is the place. If you want an actual marina focused on boating and having fun, then try Waterford next door.

Good Marina, 2010-02-15
Captain: , san antonio, tx (260)

Clean restrooms and eacy access to Galveston Bay and Clear Lake.

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