love sign Magazine.jpg



Welcome to Virginia's Eastern Shore!

Come Visit Us in Cape Charles! 

The Municipal Corporation of Cape Charles Harbor ably hosts a unique mix of commercial, industrial, and recreational vessels in its protective basin boasting 95 slips, 4 T- Heads ranging from 60 to 120 feet and 1200 feet of dock space. Whether for work or play, patrons enjoy access to the greatest fishing areas on the Chesapeake Bay. Visitors can watch watermen haul in and off-load their daily catches of blue crabs, horse shoe crabs, conchs, fish, clams, shark and scallops. The Harbor’s state-of-the-art public boat ramps are enjoyed by both individual pleasure and sport fishing crafts as well as the charter boats that run expeditions daily for cobia, striped bass, flounder, drum, spade, trout and croaker. Transient vessels appreciate the Harbor for its deep-water slips and docks and short walk to the re-emerging Historic Town.

This one-of-a-kind, non-segregated facility continues the Town’s tradition of a vibrant transportation industry, which visitors can observe from their vessel. The Harbor is vital to several local companies which utilize the large dock space and deep-water draft to bring their product via tug and barge to and from the Eastern Shore.

Patrons value the Cape Charles Harbor for its clean, well-maintained facilities and knowledgeable staff, its proximity to the charms of Cape Charles, and its singular character as a hub of commerce, sport, and pleasure.

We have been designated a "VIRGINIA CLEAN MARINA"

Visit our partner's site: Chesapeake Bay Magazine!

Visit our partner's site: Chesapeake Bay Magazine!


The Municipal Corporation of Cape Charles Harbor protects and preserves the lives, health, safety, and well-being of any person who uses or works at the Cape Charles Harbor. The Harbor Master protects the property of these persons by regulating the use of the facility and charging reasonable fees for the use of the harbor. The primary objective of the Cape Charles Harbor is to provide a protected haven to small boats. The Harbor policies maximize the use of the facility by all segments of the boating public to the limit of the harbor’s capacity of number, size, and use of boats. The facility ensures adequate access of users to safe and enjoyable boating in the Chesapeake Bay. The facility provides fuel service and basic assistance to both pleasure and commercial boats. The Harbor Master manages the finances of the facility to ensure funds are available for maintenance and future improvements.

Events at the Harbor

To schedule your birthday party or special gathering at our Gazebo or West Dock in the Harbor, please complete the Use of Facility Application - Cape Charles Harbor and submit it to Recreation Coordinator Jen Lewis.