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Thinking about coming into the harbor and dropping the hook, no problem.  While there are no mooring balls, yet, there are a few places to legally anchor in the harbor.

We advise anyone traveling into the Inner Harbor that plans to anchor to call ahead, the Inner Harbor Dockmaster's phone number is 410-396-3174.

1. Inner Harbor - between the USS Torsk submarine & USS Constellation's pier
Probably the best place to anchor in the Inner Harbor is at the base of the World Trade Center right in the middle of all the attractions.  This place has the best views and everything is right there.  It's also the most traveled area so it can get a little rough from boat wakes.  Plus, your right in the middle of the electric rental boats and the paddle boats so don't be surprised if you get bumped by these things.

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2. Fells Point - between Anchorage Marina & Henderson's Marina*
Heading out of the harbor turn to port after passing Henderson's Wharf Marina and stay staright keeping Anchorage Marina to starboard.  Your at the edge of Fells Point & Canton here so there is plenty to do.  Captain James Landing is right there and they have one of the best breakfasts on the harbor.  This would probably be the calmest spot in the harbor to anchor except on weekends when there can be an increase in boat traffic.

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3. Between Baltimore Marine Center & Anchorage Marina*
After entering the harbor the first place to anchor would be in between Baltimore Marine Center & Anchorage Marina.  A nice location right in the middle of the Canton Waterfront area.  It's close to a grocery store, West Marine, Blockbuster, and bars and restaurants.  Because of it's close proximity to the harbors entrance, boater traffic, water taxi traffic, and two large and busy marinas this is the roughest place to anchor.

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4. South Harbor between the Museum of Industry and Harborview Marina's pool barge.**
While this location has been used by many different boaters in the past few years it is not an ideal place to anchor.  It's close proximity to the entrance of Harborview Marina, the new and expanded Downtown Sailing School, the fuel dock at Tidewater and the main channel into the Inner Harbor make this a really busy and rough place so use it as a last resort.

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5. Pier Six Concert Pavillion
Finally, the most asked question we get, can you anchor in front of or around the Pier Six Concert Pavilion?  According to general navigation rules and the Maritime Master Plan for the Inner Harbor the answer is NO.  We know people do it every time there is a concert and get away with it but it is not an anchoring area.

For more detailed information please call the Baltimore City Dockmaster's office at 410-396-3174.

*We know these places are good for overnight anchoring due to the fact that there are boats there each and every weekend of the boating season.  We have not received anything official from the Inner Harbor Dockmaster's office yet.  Before anchoring anywhere in the Inner Harbor we recommend calling the Dockmaster's office before your trip.

**We highly recommend not using this spot for anchoring as the traffic in this area has increased ten-fold in the past 3 years.  Plus, we have not received anything official from the Inner Harbor Dockmaster's office yet.  Before anchoring anywhere in the Inner Harbor we recommend calling the Dockmaster's office before your trip.
 

All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed



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