Annapolis welcomes boaters from near and far, with several desirable access points for mooring your boat and plentiful marine services. Choose to anchor in downtown Annapolis or Eastport, where the action is. Or, if you prefer, where it’s quieter. We’ve made it easy for you to choose where to dock by breaking down your options by locale. 


If you choose to head to Annapolis’ bustling City Dock, you’ll step ashore and immediately find yourself in the middle of a beautiful, historic seaport city. Once a colonial capital city, Annapolis retains much of the charm and many of the physical landmarks that first attracted visitors. There’s the Maryland State House, the oldest in continuous legislative use, whose iconic dome can be glimpsed from a distance. An equally impressive historic site is the Naval Academy, preparing naval officers since the 1800s. Across the street is St. John’s College, an institution renowned globally for its emphasis on the exploration of classic literature. Throughout the walkable city, friendly pubs and restaurantsart galleries, boutique shops, and more await your discovery. 

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The Spa Creek Drawbridge connects Annapolis to Eastport, a fun and laid-back community that feels a lot like a beach town. With its marinas, water sport outfitters, and neighborhood pubs and restaurants where local sailors congregate year-round, it’s no wonder Eastport has been described as a “gentrified waterman’s enclave”. If this sounds appealing, come and check it out for yourself. 

Southern Anne Arundel County 

If you’re looking for a quieter docking area with fantastic amenities, head south on the Bay past the entrance to the South, Rhode and West Rivers on to Herring Bay, home to two eco-friendly marinas directly on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Anne Arundel County. 

Herrington Harbour South has won countless national awards as an eco-lifestyle marina resort. With beachfront cottages, two private beaches, scores of amenities, 600 protected boat slips, and absolutely beautiful surroundings, it’s a boater’s paradise.

Herrington Harbour North Marina / Yacht Yard (Tracey's Landing, MD) is a full-service yacht yard with 600 protected slips. It offers marine services, West Marine store for supplies, and some of the most comprehensive repair and maintenance facilities on the East Coast. Reservations are recommended. While you’re in Southern Anne Arundel County, take some time to explore this unspoiled area, where the unhurried pace allows visitors to soak in the pretty surroundings of this quaint and historic region. 

Herrington Harbour

Marine Services 

The Annapolis area houses several companies that provide exceptional marine services, including sail makers, diesel mechanics, rigging, refrigeration, and more. 

In addition, the Annapolis Harbormaster’s Office operates a Pumpout Boat that will come directly to your boat. It provides this service seven days a week from approximately the middle of March through the middle of November. The rest of the year the vessel operates only on Saturdays, weather permitting. During this time, call the Harbormaster’s office to request a pumpout at 410-263-7973.

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