Military Marinas | A Comprehensive List

Updated: Oct 28

The Military offers some great perks to its servicemembers and their families, including the use of MWR facilities.  Military marinas have a tendency to be less expensive than local marinas, and are open to active and retired military.  Here is a comprehensive list of the military marinas available.  Many offer slip rentals (both transient and long term), as well as sailing lessons and boat/water sport equipment rentals!  A trip down the coast may be just what the captain ordered!

NAVSTA Newport – Coasters Harbor Island Marina | Navy MWR


Kodiak Coast Guard Integrated Support Command

MWR Boat House, Kodiak Website: Phone: C-907-487-5047 Address: Storis Drive #2, Kodiak, AK 99619 GPS Coordinates: 57°43’58.6″N, 152°30’5.3″W Info: Slips available, drawn from a priority standpoint and by drawing.  Equipment rentals include fishing boats and rafts.  Boats may be reserved up to 14 days in advance.  Float plans are required, MWR Boat Card required.  Equipment available for rental at the MWR Boat House includes: 23′ Pacific Skiffs with cabins (seasonal and weather dependent rentals), “A” Frame Truck Campers,13′ and 16′ Scamp camping trailers, bait, tackle, downriggers, fishing poles (for both Halibut and Salmon), rafts and trolling motors. Check website for pricing. 


Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

Del Mar Marina, Oceanside Website Phone: C-760-725-7245/C-760-725-2820 Address: 21550 B St, Oceanside, CA 92058 GPS Coordinates: 33°12’52.5″N, 117°23’57.3″W Info: Wet Slips (52) and Dry Slips (18) available to store your boat, rented monthly.  Kayak and dinghy storage also available.  Del Mar Marina offers a variety of services including: Sailing Classes, Boat Rentals (sailboats, power boats, kayaks), Clinics, Offshore Cruises.  Reservations are required for rental equipment/sailboats.  Sailboat skippers required to have a Certification Card from Camp Pendleton and must be qualified in the boat they are renting.  Powerboats require renter be a holder of a card stating they are certified in a power boat.  See website for details.

Coronado Naval Base

Fiddler’s Cove Marina (NAB), San Diego Website Phone: C-619-522-8680/C-619-520-4840 (after hours) Address: 3205 Highway 75, San Diego, CA 92155 GPS Coordinates:  32°39’4.32″ N, 117°8’59.279″ W Info: Slip rentals available, transient docking available (make reservation before docking), wet/dry dinghy storage available, live-aboards allowed.  Fiddler’s Cove Marina offers equipment rentals as well as slip rentals.  Rental items include stand up paddleboards, single or double kayaks, canoes, sail boats, and power boats.  Also available are showers, restrooms, laundry facility, lock-and-leave storage locker rentals, dump station, dog run, wireless internet.  Sailing classes available for adults year-round, Junior Sailing Camps available in summer.  See website for price list, slip rates, and wind conditions.  Reservations required.

Point Loma Naval Base

Point Loma Marina, San Diego Website Phone: C-619-524-6498 Address: Bldg. 606, Callaghan Cir., Harbor Drive, Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA 92106 GPS Coordinates: 32°43’37.56″N, 117°12’57.24″W Info: Slip rentals available, transient berths or tie ups available.  More rentals and classes coming soon including kayak, stand up paddleboards, and sailboat rentals.

San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot

MCRD Boathouse & Marina, San Diego Website Phone: C-619-524-5269 Address: MCRD, Building 131 Neville Rd, San Diego, CA 92140 GPS Coordinates: 32°44’19.32″N, 117°12’22.679″W Info: Permanent (monthly pricing) and temporary/guest (nightly) slips available, slip amenities include water and power.  The Boathouse, Marina and Recreation Area also provides picnic areas for reservation.  Equipment rentals include Boston Whaler Motorboats, Catalina Sailboats, Ocean Kayaks (single or double), canoes, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, wetsuits.  Launch ramp is available.  Dinghy/kayak storage available monthly/annually.  Visit the website for price list and rental fees/requirements.

Travis Air Force Base

Travis Marina & Presidio Yacht Club, Sausalito Website: Phone: C-707-424-0969 (ODR)/C-415-332-2319 (Presidio Yacht Club/Marina Lounge) Address: Fort Baker, 1679 Sommerville Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965 GPS Coordinates: 37°50’03.1″N, 122°28’26.6″W Info: Travis Marina is located in Horseshoe Cove, next to the Golden Gate Bridge.  There are two docks with 80 dedicated slips, as well as a guest dock with berthing on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Marina tenants have access to bathrooms and showers on site.  Slips include a standard marine electrical hook-up and water access (there are NO hook-ups on the guest dock).  Motorized boats are available for rental from Travis Outdoor Recreation.  Boaters are required to have a California Boater Card at time of registration.  Also available from ODR are canoes, kayaks (single or double), kayak/canoe trailers, surf boards, inflatable stand up paddleboards.  “Sailing on the Bay” (private tours, skipper provided, Mar-Oct, reservations required), sailing lessons available.  See website for rates.

Travis Marina | Travis Air Force Base, CA


SUBASE New London

Thames View Marina, Groton Website Phone: C-860-694-3164 Address: Amberjack Road, Bldg. 535, Groton, CT 06349 GPS Coordinates: 41°24’20.214″N, 72°5’38.255″W Info: Located on the Thames River.  There are 94 boat slips with power and water. Both summer dockage and winter berthing are available, as well as winter dry storage. The marina has as fully functioning office and is open year round. For Marina berthing patrons, there are restrooms and showers, washer and dryer and picnic area with grill.  The office also services all equipment rentals, such as campers, kayaks, tables, tents, chairs, popups, coolers, lawn games etc.  Sailboats are available to rent, however patrons must either complete the sailing classes or have a license to rent.  VHF 74 to base security to request ID check prior to entering marina.

District of Columbia

Anacostia-Bolling Joint Base (Bolling Air Force Base)

Capital Cove Marina, Washington D.C. Website Phone: C-202-767-5424 Address: 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, DC 20032 GPS Coordinates: 38°49’59.9″N, 77°01’26.4″W Info: Located on the Potomac River, Capital Cove Marina features docks, open slips with electricity, dry-lot storage, transient berthing, launching ramp, marina ramp pass, maintenance area, emergency pumping service, charter sailboats.  Available rentals include canoes, single or double kayaks, hobie kayaks, stand up paddleboards, pontoon boats.  Hourly boat rentals for walk-in customers only.  Reserving boats in advance must pre-pay for the whole day.


Destin Army Recreation Area

Destin Marina, Destin Website Phone: C-850-837-6423 Address: 557 Calhoun Ave, Destin FL 32541 GPS Coordinates: 30°24’40.0″N, 86°29’55.1″W Info: Destin Marina has a fishing pier (FL fishing license required), rentals for kayaks and paddle boards, pontoon boats, jet skis, and offers fishing charters.  Guests must have a Boater Safety Certification to rent a motorized boat.  Boat launch for on-property guests only.  Check website for pricing.