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Indian River Marina

Find Your Adventure at Indian River Marina

Bpats at Indian River Marina

Take a Marina Walk

Stroll along the bulkheads and watch beautiful vessels entering and exiting our harbor. Stop to see fish being weighed in right off the boats. The docks offer some of the best sunset views around!

Head boat Judy V takes passengers out to sea

Go Out on a Head Boat

Board the Judy V or the Capt. Bob II and take a trip out to sea! These head boats offer both fishing and sightseeing trips. You can book tickets online or at Hook’em and Cook’em bait shop .

Surf-fishing vehicle and fisherman at Delaware Seashore S7ate Park

Get Hooked on a Charter Trip

Spend the day fishing on the river, bay or ocean. The experienced, professional captains of our 20+ charter boats will take you to the best fishing spots around.



Hammerheads Dockside at the Indian River Marina offers a unique waterside experience

Relax at Hammerheads Dockside Restaurant

Enjoy a drink or meal with family and friends at this tropical-themed oasis. Watch the busy marina as you relax in the shade.

Waterfront cottages at Indian River Marina

Vacation at the Waterfront Cottages

Stay at the beautiful waterfront cottages and enjoy stunning views of the Indian River Inlet. These furnished cottages are open year-round and are located less than a half-mile from the beach, a fresh seafood market, and a restaurant/bar.

Person fishing off the jetty at Indian River Marina

Superintendent's Pick: Fish Off the Jetty

Cast a line from the rocky jetty and watch the boats travel in and out of the Indian River Inlet. Nearby Hook ‘em & Cook ‘em bait shop offers fresh fish cleaning onsite.

About the Indian River Marina

Indian River Marina, Delaware’s largest, is a destination for boaters seeking direct access to the rich Atlantic Ocean and inland bays fishing grounds. The marina boasts 294 slips with a floating dock system and 154 spots for indoor dry boat storage. A monitored public boat ramp with shuttle service to parking is available in the summer. It also serves as a waterfront event space with beautiful sunset views. Hook’em & Cook’em offers full-service bait and tackle along with fish cleaning and an on-site fresh seafood market. Hammerheads Dockside is a lively restaurant with a boat bar and live entertainment. Twelve rental cottages overlook the Indian River Inlet while the Burton Island Trail offers hikers a quiet stroll along the water and through the woods.

Charter Fleet and Head Boat

The Indian River Marina is home to Delaware's premier charter fishing fleet. With direct access to the ocean and all the hottest fishing grounds, our experienced captains will provide you with an outstanding day of fishing. Our head boat, the Judy V., offers 4-hour and 8-hour excursions specializing in inshore bottom fishing – bring your own rod, or include a rod rental with your reservation.

Visit our Charter Boats page in our Adventures section to learn about our charter fleet and head boat or make a reservation.

Wet Slips

The Indian River Marina’s 294-slip floating dock system, which includes water, 30- or 50-amp service (dependent on slip size) and a dock box, all of which is included in the slip rental. The marina also provides dock carts to transport your boat supplies from your vehicle to your boat, and back. We offer 25-, 35-, 45- and 50-foot slips for the season, year-round, or a combined annual contract which includes wet slip dockage for the season and discounted winter haul out and storage.

For the transient boater, we have slips for daily, weekly and monthly rental. Please contact the marina office for reservations.

Slip Holder Discounts

  • 5¢ per gallon fuel discount for slip holders!
  • 10¢ per gallon fuel discount for Boat US members presenting valid membership card
  • FREE electric -- 30 amp and 50 amp!
  • FREE land storage of up to one week -- a $105 value! (one-time use)
  • Returning Customer discount: 2% off your renewal contract when paid in full by due date
  • Multiple Boat Discount*
  • Three-Year Contract*
  • Marina Store discounts throughout the year
  • Summer short haul rates for June, July, and August

* Contact the Marina office for full details


Boaters and fishermen alike will enjoy the Indian River Marina with the latest in services and amenities.

Call the Marina Office for rates, discounts and availability.

fuel dock

Fuel Dock

The Indian River Marina’s floating fuel dock is conveniently located just inside the mouth of the Marina’s basin (38.37 N Latitude / 75.04 W longitude).

The Marina carries the following fuel:

  • 89 mid-grade gasoline, E-10 ethanol blend
  • Red dyed ultra-low sulfur diesel

The marina honors the Boat US fuel discount of 10 cents per gallon with a valid Boat US card presented at the time of purchase. Courteous attendants are on duty to help with re-fueling.

ship store

Boat Supply Store

The Indian River Marina’s Boat Supply Store offers everything you need for your boating excursion in the back bays or the ocean, from boating safety supplies to maintenance and repair items.

The ship store is conveniently located adjacent to the boat ramps and the dry storage building.

Our store now carries a new line of clothing, jewelry, and many other new items.

Stop in and check out our daily sale items!

boat ramp

Boat Ramp

The boat ramp offers:

  • Designated truck and trailer parking
  • Courtesy dock for loading and unloading passengers and supplies
  • 24-hour access to the Indian River and Rehoboth Bays, or the Atlantic Ocean
  • Seasonal shuttle service from satellite trailer parking lots to the ramp during busy times to get you out on the water as quickly as possible (summer only)

Boats that are not registered in the state of Delaware will be required to have the current Ramp Certificate required by the Division of Fish and Wildlife. There is no fee for boats registered in Delaware.

dry stack boat storage

Dry Storage + Boat Yard

The Indian River Marina keeps your boat high and dry out of the weather, avoiding the hassles of bottom painting and long ramp lines. Dry storage features 156 indoor racks, accommodations for vessels up to 35', indoor sprinkler system, state-of-the-art security, and the boat yard is equipped with two Marina Bull fork lifts and a 50-ton Wiggins Travel Lift for launching and retrieving vessels for service or storage. The services included in the Dry Rack Contract include one launch and retrieval per day along with a power wash to the bottom of the boat and the engine flushed before it is returned to the rack or to an outside bunk for maintenance or up keep. Contact the marina office for rates.

hook em and cook em bait shop

Hook 'Em + Cook 'Em

Hook 'Em and Cook 'Em is your full-service bait and tackle shop conveniently located right at the marina. You will find everything you need for your fishing excursion. And, when you return, Hook 'Em and Cook 'Em can clean your catch for you. And if catching your own isn't your thing, Hook 'Em and Cook 'Em has locally-caught seafood for the ultimate in freshness.

For more information, visit Hook 'Em and Cook 'Em

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Upcoming Events

There are currently no programs scheduled at this location


2022 Rates

Recreational Wet Slips, Seasonal 4/15 - 12/15

Delaware Resident
25 ft. slip $2,801.00
35 ft. slip $4,168.00
45 ft. slip $5,436.00
50 ft. slip $6,102.00

Non-Delaware Resident
25 ft. slip $3,453.00
35 ft. slip $4,941.00
45 ft. slip $6,324.00
50 ft. slip $7,045.00

Recreational Wet Slips Seasonal & Winter Haul Out/Storage: 12/15 - 4/15

Delaware Resident
25 ft. slip $3,399.00
35 ft. slip $5,023.00
45 ft. slip $6,518.00
50 ft. slip $7,322.00

Non-Delaware Resident
25 ft. slip $4,079.00
35 ft. slip $5,824.00
45 ft. slip $7,489.00
50 ft. slip $8,321.00

Charter/Commercial Wet Slips

Annual: 1/ 1 – 12/ 31
25 ft. slip $3,399.00
35 ft. slip $4,858.00
45 ft. slip $6,213.00
50 ft. slip $6,851.00
Commercial Bulkhead (Utilities & Land Use Extra) $1,000 (added - per 50 ft. annual fee)

Seasonal: 4/15 – 12/15
25 ft. slip $2,801.00
35 ft. slip $4,168.00
45 ft. slip $5,436.00
50 ft. slip $6,102.00

Seasonal & Winter HaulOut/Store: 12/15 - 4/15
25 ft. slip $3,399.00
35 ft. slip $5,023.00
45 ft. slip $6,518.00
50 ft. slip $7,322.00

Transient Wet Slips (Based On Overall Length of Vessel)

Daily $2 per ft./per day (min $27/day)
Weekly $10 per ft. /per week
Monthly $37 per ft. /per month
Trailer Storage $5/per day - $25/per week

Haul Out and Storage Rates - Slip Holders

Year-Round Haul Out $5.50/ft.
Year-Round Haul Out for 4th Strap on Travel Lift $6/ft.
Year-Round Launch $5.50/ft.
Year-Round Launch for 4th Strap on Travel Lift… $6/ft.
Year-Round Blocking $3/ft.
Year-Round Power Wash $2.75/ft.
Seasonal Daily Storage $15
Seasonal Weekly Storage $105
Seasonal Monthly Storage $400
Winter Storage (10/15 - 4/15) $17.50/ft
Monthly Winter Storage (Inside11/15 – 04/15) $100 (when effective)
Trailer Storage (4/15 - 10/15) $350
Slip Holder and Dry Storage -Trailer Storage $125/year

Haul Out and Storage Rates - Non-Slip Holders

Year-Round Haul Out $6.50/ft.
Year-Round Haul Out - 4th Strap on Travel Lift $7/ft.
Year-Round Launch $6.50/ft.
Year-Round Launch - 4th Strap on Travel Lift $7/ft.
Year-Round Blocking $3/ft.
Year-Round Power Wash $2.75/ft.
Seasonal Daily Storage $15
Seasonal Weekly Storage $105
Seasonal Monthly Storage $400
Winter Storage (10/15 - 4/15) $20/ft.
Trailer Storage (4/15 - 10/15) $1,200

Dry Stack Storage Rates

Delaware Resident
Annual $11.20/ft.
6 Months (outside racks) $16.43/ft.
Monthly (Short Term) (outside racks) $21.75/ft.

Annual $13.93/ft.
6 Months (outside racks) $19.48/ft.
Monthly (Short Term) (outside racks) $27.20/ft.

Oversized Racks

Delaware Resident
Annual $14.36/ft.
6 Months $19.36/ft.
Monthly (short term) $27.20/ft/ft.

Annual $17.40/ft.  
6 Months $22.30/ft.
Monthly (Short Term) $33.80/ft.

Miscellaneous Charges

Year-Round In-Marina Basin Towing $150
Vessel Move - Slip to Lift $100
Emergency Bilge Pumping $150/per day plus labor
Line Replacement $10/plus line and labor
Head Pump-Out $10/pump (seasonal/non-slip holders only)
Year Round Load/Offload vessel $7.50/ft.
Short Haul (June, July and August) $3.50/ft./1 hr. max
Dingy Courtesy Slip (19’ and under, 4/15 - 11/15) $600 (current slip holders only)
Charter Advertising Fee $150
Dock Cleaning Fee (cleaning slipholder debris) $50/day plus labor
Maintenance Staff Labor $25/hr.

Fork Lift Rental

Deliveries $50.00/30 min
Pulling motors/repair $75/1 hr.