Reviews: Annapolis City Dock Mooring Field

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Holding:
5.00
Wind Protection:
2.67
Current Flow:
4.00
Wake Protection:
1.67
Scenic Beauty:
3.33
Ease of Shopping:
4.33
Shore Access:
4.67
Pet Friendly:
4.00
Cell Service:
5.00
WiFi:
2.67

  • Review for Annapolis City Dock Mooring Field

    Reviewed by: Paul Smyers, S/V Nova, on Sep 12, 2020
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 43'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Overall Rating:
    3
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    2
    Current Flow:
    3
    Wake Protection:
    1
    Scenic Beauty:
    4
    Ease of Shopping:
    5
    Shore Access:
    5
    Pet Friendly:
    3
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    2

    The moorings are well spaced and in good condition. The staff are prompt and courteous. The dinghy docks are kind of dirty but there are lots of them in good places.

    The main mooring field is HIGHLY EXPOSED to wind, wake, wave, current, and city noise and light. I strongly recommend going through the draw bridge and grabbing a mooring up the Spa River if you can. The mooring field immediately after the bridge is for smaller boats and was completely empty while we were there (same as in the Google Maps satellite photos). It would be great if they'd take out half of them and open it up to bigger boats.

    Be aware that if you do go up the river, there are a few mooring fields that are ANNUAL membership only. You'll want to make sure you are picking up an Annapolis City Dock mooring ball. They are all labeled and on the website map.

    https://www.annapolis.gov/183/Moorings

    Also be sure to check the drawbridge information! It's only 40 feet wide so catamarans beware! There are plenty of big cats up the river so it's absolutely passable, but you'll want to be on your A-Game if there is any wind, current, or wake, happening during your bridge navigation.

    https://www.waterwayguide.com/bridge/3-682/6th-street-bridge

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  • Review for Annapolis City Dock Mooring Field

    Reviewed by: Paul Tunnicliffe on Jul 12, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 54'
    Draft: 6.0'

    Overall Rating:
    4
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    4
    Current Flow:
    4
    Wake Protection:
    3
    Scenic Beauty:
    4
    Ease of Shopping:
    4
    Shore Access:
    4
    Pet Friendly:
    4
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    The facility works! Despite the afternoon evening rocking and rolling caused by traffic, the moorings work and calm down after dark. We had a great view of the 4th July fireworks. Rented from Enterprise for a day to run some errands. Water taxi service is very prompt and cheap. We had a pump out from the pump out boat (channel 17). The dockmaster office accepts deliveries from Amazon etc. Would stay again.

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  • Review for Annapolis City Dock Mooring Field

    Reviewed by: Skipper Bob on Jun 1, 2016
    Draft: 0.0'

    Overall Rating:
    4
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    2
    Current Flow:
    5
    Wake Protection:
    1
    Scenic Beauty:
    2
    Ease of Shopping:
    4
    Shore Access:
    5
    Pet Friendly:
    5
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    5

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