The City of Lewes operates two docking facilities: the Canalfront Park Marina and the City Dock at 1812 Park, 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 currently 2 feet (plus or minus) mean low water based on measurements in February 2020.  The City plans to dredge the marina winter of 2020. 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 at 1812 park. 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.

TRANSIT SLIP Reservations and fees

Effective March 13, 2020, the rental fee for transient slips at the Canalfront Park Marina and the City Dock will be $3.00 per foot for length overall.  Click HERE for Transient information, terms, and fees.  

You may submit a reservation request by email or fax to the dockmaster. Download the Transient Reservation Request Form and email it to or fax (302) 644-9069.  We will contact you by e-mail with your reservation confirmation.


The Dockmaster’s office is staffed 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday April 1 to Memorial Day weekend and then everyday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  The office and marina close November 30.  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. 


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 Reservation Request Form

Transient Information, Terms, and Fees

Operations and Maintenance Manual

Seasonal Boat Slip Lottery Information

Seasonal Boat Slip Lottery Application