MARINA/CITY DOCK INFORMATION
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. Additional information about the Canalfront Park Marina and the City Dock may be obtained by calling the Dockmaster at 302-644-1869 or by reviewing the City’s Canalfront Park Operations & Maintenance Plan.
CANALFRONT PARK MARINA
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' lenght, 16' beam) Transient boat slips may be reserved depending on availability.
OTIS B. SMITH CITY DOCK
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 a seven (7) consecutive days, which can be extended depending on availability.
TRANSIT SLIP FEES
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 3-hours: up to 25' $15.00 per hour
25' to 35' $ 20.00 per hour
over 35' $ 35.00 per hour
After the first 3-hours, there is a fee of $2.00 per running foot per 24 hours.
DOCKMASTER OPERATIONS & RESERVATIONS
Please contact the Dockmaster at 302-644-1869 regarding boat slip availability. The Dockmaster's Office is located within the Park Administration Building located at 211 Front Street, Lewes. Dockmaster office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When placing a reservation, please provide your name, phone number, length of boat (with draft) and date and time of arrival. Boat slips are not reserved until full payment is received and the reservation is confirmed. To reserve a slip, print out the Canalfront Park Transient Agreement, complete and fax to the Dockmaster at (302) 644-9069.
BOATING SAFETY INFORMATION
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 on-line boating safety courses, visit the web site of the National Safe Boating Council.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS FOR BOATERS
Transient Boatslip request form
Operation & Maintenance Manual