The Town of Manteo wraps around Shallowbag Bay on the eastern side of Roanoke Island, part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Manteo Waterfront Marina is located in a tranquil setting less than a mile from the Roanoke Sound. It is a small, deep, and well-protected harbor, and can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet in length. The marina has only 53 slips available, making it perfect for that extra personal service. Dock the boat and you can walk to restaurants, retail stores and soak up the history of this classic American small town. For more information about Manteo Marina please visit our webpage, call us at 252-473-3320 or send an email to


Sailing Amenities



All The Way Back To 1587
‘Spectacular’ may be the best way to describe the history of Manteo. Not too many many places have a well documented history dating back to 1587 and nowhere else can claim the first child born in the New World to English parents. A stones throw from the marina you’ll find a wealth of nautical history. Board the 16th century representational ship, the Elizabeth II at Roanoke Island Festival Park which is also home to American Indian Town and Settlement Site, and be sure to visit the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum located in the George Washington Creef boathouse which is a working boat shop offering a look at local and regional maritime heritage through displayed watercraft, exhibits, restoration projects, and traditional skills workshops.

Also on the museum grounds is the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse an exterior reconstruction of the square cottage-style screw-pile lighthouse which stood at the southern entrance to Croatan Sound, near Wanchese. It was decommissioned in 1955.

To venture further into Manteo History and you can tour the beautiful bike path that winds through Crape Myrtles to the Elizabethan Gardens and Fort Raleigh on bicycles you can rent a few steps from the dock.


Fashion, Art, Pottery, Books & More
Manteo Waterfront Marina is a dream when it comes to walking from boat to shops. Literally all within a few hundred yards of the docks you will find shopping to fit everyone’s needs, even if that means just strolling and window shopping. You’ll stroll to antique stores, clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, gift shops, a general store, art galleries, pottery studios and much more, including a sailor’s favorite….a book store. A 10 to 15 minute walk (3 minutes on that trusty bicycle) will get you to a hardware store, two grocery stores and a pharmacy.


Laid-Back Lunch or Fine Dining on the Waterfront
Between sailing, strolling, relaxing and maybe even some bicycle riding, you’ll get hungry! Once again Manteo Waterfront Marina is in the the thick of it. Breakfast, lunch or dinner and everything in-between is right outside the dock. Food for every occasion including ice cream or quality coffees and teas are available amongst the shops and history of downtown Manteo. Sit outside and have a casual lunch or step it up a notch in the the evening with some fine dining and a gorgeous view of the water. From great burgers to our best North Carolina seafood, mouthwatering steaks, pastas and southwestern cuisine Manteo Waterfront Marina will be your happy place.