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Newport Harbor

Vessel Launching

Newport Harbor

Trailered vessels may be launched at the Newport Dunes Aquatic Park located at 1131 Back Bay Dr. in Newport Beach. For additional information please call (949)729-3863.


October - April:

  • Monday - Thursday: $10
  • Friday - Sunday: $15

May - September:

  • Monday - Thursday: $15
  • Friday - Sunday: $20

Vessels are launched in the Upper Newport Bay. Travel time to the breakwater: approximately 40 minutes. Please observe the 5mph/"no wake" speed limit throughout the harbor to the breakwater.

Guest Slip/Mooring Rentals

Guest Slips:

  • Five slips are available for rent on a first come, first served basis.
  • Slips and moorings must be rented in person.
  • You may temporarily dock at the pump out dock or in an open guest slip.
  • Bring to the office current registration/documentation and a picture I.D.
  • Guest slips will accommodate vessels up to 40' overall length.
  • Rates are $40.00 nightly fee.
  • November-April:
    During these months guest slip renters are required to sleep on board their vessels due to possible adverse weather conditions.

Guest Moorings:

Are available through the City of Newport Beach. They may be reached at (949) 270-8159.

For additional information on boating laws and regulations, please click here. For the ABCs of California Boating please click here.