The City of Lewes operates two docking facilities: the Canalfront Park Marina and the City Dock, both located along Front Street on the southern bank of the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal. 


The Canalfront Park Marina is open between April 1 and November 30 and has 19 boat slips to accommodate seasonal and transient boaters. Thirteen of the slips are reserved for seasonal use by Lewes residents. Six of the slips (2 large and 4 small) are available for transient boaters. The large slips can accommodate a boat up to 55' in length and 16' beam. The small slips can hold a boat up to 25' in length and 12' beam. The existing water depth within the marina basin is generally 6 feet (plus or minus) mean low water based on 2011 dredging. Seasonal boat slips are: $3,000 for a small slip (up to 25' length, 12' beam) and large slips are $3,900 (up to 55' length, 16' beam) Transient boat slips may be reserved depending on availability.


The City Dock is a 200 feet long, located along Front Street, near the Canalfront Park Marina. It has an existing water depth of 10 feet (plus or minus) mean low water. The City Dock is sectioned into four 50 foot boat slips that can accommodate small and large vessels. Boat slips may be reserved in advance for seven (7) consecutive days, which can be extended depending on availability.



Effective April 2, 2012, the rental fee for transient slips at the Canalfront Park Marina and the City Dock will be based on the following schedule:

For the first three hours:
Up to 25'$15.00 per hour
25' to 35'$20.00 per hour
Over 35'$35.00 per hour
After the first three hours, there is a fee of $2.00 per running foot per 24 hours.


Please contact the Dockmaster at (302) 644-1869 or at regarding boat slip availability at either the City Dock or at the Canalfront Park Marina. The Dockmaster's Office is located within the Park Administration Building located at 211 Front Street, Lewes. The Dockmaster’s summer office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m daily. When placing a reservation, please provide your name, phone number, length and draft of boat, date, and ETA. Boat slips are not reserved until the reservation is confirmed. To reserve a slip at either the Canalfront Marina or the City Dock, print or download the Canalfront Park Marina & City Dock Transient Agreement (below), complete and e-mail to  or fax to the Dockmaster at (302) 644-9069.  We will contact you by e-mail with your reservation confirmation.


You can learn to be a better boater - no matter how much boating experience you have there's always more to learn. To learn more, including online boating safety courses, visit the web site of the National Safe Boating Council. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers voluntary vessel safety checks to ensure your vessel has all the safety equipment it needs. Information on vessel safety checks and a virtual vessel safety check are available on the Auxiliary's website.

Documents and forms

The following documents and forms are relevant to the City marinas:

Transient Boat Slip Agreement Form

Operations and Maintenance Manual

Canalfront Park Marina Boat Slip Application