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Wilmington City Docks
Jonathan Batts, Dockmaster
Phone: 910.520.6875  (TDD 341.7873/TTY 711)
Channel 16 VHF   City Docking Brochure


The Wilmington City Docks are located along the Cape Fear River (approximately 15 miles from the ICW) within walking distance to:

  • hotels, dining and shopping
  • attractions and nightlife
  • post office, banks and supplies

Area Event Information

Docking Fees

  • Short Term Docking
    • 14 day maximum stay
    • $1.25 per foot per day
  • Part Day Docking
    • up to 6 hours
    • $5.00 flat fee
  • Electric
    • 30 amp - $3.00 per day
    • 50 amp - $5.00 per day
  • Sewage Pump Out   $5.00

Festival & 4th of July Reservation Policy

  • Reservations will be taken two months prior to the Friday of any festival weekend and two months prior to the 4th of July holiday beginning at 9:00 am. Calls or voicemail messages received prior to 9:00 am will not be honored.
  • There is a two night minimum on festival weekends only (excluding the 4th of July).
  • Reservations may only be made by phone and are taken on a first come first served basis based on the order that your call or voice message is received (all calls and voicemail messages are time stamped). 
  • Only one reservation per person/caller.
  • When all available dock space is filled, names will be added to a waiting list on a first come first served basis.

This reservation policy is in effect for the following dates:

  • Azalea Festival weekend: April 2017 (reservations taken beginning February 7, 2017)
  • Fourth of July: July 4, 2017 (reservations taken beginning May 4. 2017)
  • Riverfest weekend: (reservations taken beginning August 7, 2016)

Market Street Landing Docks

  • 200' of floating dock space
  • 30 amp & 50 amp available

Coastline Docks

  • 11 slips; floating dock
  • 30 amp available

Hilton Docks

  • 450' of floating dock space
  • 30 amp & 50 amp available

 Contact the City Docks at (910) 520-6875 for reservations and assistance.