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The Pelican Marina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina - NC, United States

A Comfortable Stop on the ICW at The Pelican Marina

The Pelican Marina has been proudly serving the Carolina boating community for over 40 years. Located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on the Pasquotank River, the marina provides boaters with a great stop when cruising down the Atlantic ICW. The marina offers short term, long term, and transient wet slips as well as a full service marine supply store stocked with all of your boating knick-knacks. Guests will have access to fantastic amenities that will make your stay comfortable and the perfect nights rest off the ICW. The pet friendly property hosts private restrooms and shower facilities, a laundry area, complimentary WiFi, a Snack Shop, and security for your peace of mind. While The Pelican Marina has a great list of amenities for guests onsite, the town nearby has an abundance of additional wants and needs when traveling. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, retail shops, hotels and more just minutes away! Your stay at The Pelican Marina will be as relaxing as it is accommodating when you're looking for a quick break from cruising.

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  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retail Nearby
  • Town Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Ship Store
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Laundry
  • Hotel/Lodging Nearby
  • Snack Shop
  • Ice
  • Bars/Clubs Nearby
  • Security
  • Medical Facilities Nearby
  • Transportation
  • Post Office Within 1 Mile
  • Liveaboard


36.300391 / -76.212433

The Pelican Marina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina - NC, United States


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Waterway Guide Review

John on June 24th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Ecstasea Power 36 ft 3.3 ft

Google says permanently closed. Telephone recording seems to indicate telephone disconnected.

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Kathy Kehoe on August 7th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Skoolz Out Sail 42 ft 4.0 ft

Do not believe their website. Docks in disrepair. Restrooms dirty. No pump out. Docking on your own. Totally disappointed.

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Rob on April 19th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Liberty Call Power 46 ft 4.5 ft

Lots of work going on but the docks and pilings are in rough safe. Even a 10 knot wind out of the east makes for a very rough night. No one answered the radio when we arrived. Very friendly dock staff that are welcoming. Julie sent us pictures of where we were docking the night before. No good places to walk the dog near the marina but a quarter mile walk over the bridge to downtown has a lot of large parks and beautiful green space.

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Christina on January 7th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Soca Power 28 ft 2.0 ft

A quick stop on a warm winter day. We were lucky enough to catch them open (only on Saturdays during winter). Construction ongoing, but friendly folks, clean restroom and ships store. Looks to be a great hang out in warmer weather. Will be back.

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Kathryn on December 6th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Blessed Power 32 ft 3.0 ft

This little marina was hit hard by the hurricane in August, but they are working hard to make repairs. The staff was very friendly and the bath house, while simple, was clean and behind a coded/locked door for safety and privacy. If you are looking for luxury this marina isn't for you. But if you want a great price, clean restrooms and helpful staff this is a good stay. Note: they are on winter hours and the store is closed except for Saturday but you can make arrangements through Dockwa or use their advertised text app.

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T on November 13th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Gingersnap Sail 36 ft 4.5 ft

We were told by Lamb's Marina that Pelican Marina was the only place in town with pump out facilities. We called on the phone, but no answer. We arrived on the boat, hoping to contact them on the VHF, but no response. We texted them as requested on their voicemail message. Long after we had given up and left, in fact 26 hours later, they responded that they do not have pump out facilities. Not recommended.

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Capt. on July 30th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Poldhu Sail 36 ft 5.0 ft

Very nice folks but the place needs a major refit. They are slowly making improvements but not nearly as much as advertising would leave you to believe. Mostly delapidated old boats with live-a-boards that haven't left a dock in years. Did not feel safe. If they don't repair the dock house soon it will collapse into the river.

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David on June 2nd, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Just Jillin’ Power 40 ft 16.0 ft

We stayed there for three days and the staff was very helpful. The showers were nice and clean unlike most of the pricey marinas we have stayed at. You can’t beat the price. We will be back.

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Nomadic on August 23rd, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Nomadic Spirit Power 32 ft 3.8 ft

Visited 8/22. Staff was friendly but...
Old docks with dirty boats. Junk everywhere, on boats and around the grounds. Junk cars in the lot. I am not sure what updates the new owners have completed but certainty some basic housekeeping is in order.

A Note from the Marina:

Marina comments:
We have been working diligently on repairs and much of what you encountered is related to that construction. We had to prioritize our projects and we are in the middle of our fuel install. For a small flat rate we offer clean restrooms, helpful staff, safe dockage, free wifi and a nicely stocked marine supply store. We are continuing our upgrades and appreciate your input.

Melissa Jensen

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Shawn on July 30th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Knot Me Sail 34 ft 5.0 ft

We made an unexpected stop at Pelican Marina due to bad weather and unexpected mechanical issues. Staff was very helpful in finding someone to assist with repairs and they were able to order parts that arrived the following day. Clean restrooms and bath, ice, got a pump out. Only thing missing is fuel and that is already under construction. Did I mention it was only $35 a night?

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Judith on July 29th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Ceol De Mara Power 42 ft 4.0 ft

Love the feel of this quaint marina. Nothing fancy, but clean restaurant, a helpful staff and a nicely stocked marine supply store. A breath of fresh air after a long journey. The restaurant next door was great as well.

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Theresa on May 17th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Puttin On The Ritz Power 42 ft 3.5 ft

Nice family owned marina conveniently located across the bridge from downtown Elizabeth City. Well stocked store and clean restrooms. Staff was helpful and pleasant. Marina is under renovation with new owners. Nice restaurant next door. Will stop again this fall!

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