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Daniel Jalanivich, Harbor Master
Physical Location:
1310 Harbor Road
Ocean Springs, MS

Phone Number:
228.872.5754 or 9568


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

harbor from pier
Ocean Springs Harbor from Pier
December 13, 2014
6 p.m.

      Harbor Commission        
Regular Meeting Schedule
2nd Wednesday of every month
Ocean Springs Harbor Office
5:00 P. M.

228-872-5754 (Harbor Office)

Jackson County Small Craft Harbor (Ocean Springs)


Located just north of Deer Island inside the water’s of the Mississippi Sound, Ocean Springs Bayou makes the ideal location for the County’s small craft harbor. The Small Craft Harbor provides 165 long term boat slips to sailing, commercial and power private vessels. If space allows, the Harbor also provides short term stays for boaters or sailors passing through by renting transient slips.

The Harbor’s scenic views and facilities also make it a great location for land lovers. Residents can stroll along the County’s 800 foot long board walk and pier to the mouth of the harbor. A covered pavilion at the end of the Harbor Pier is a relaxing spot to watch shrimp boats go out for the day or to see the sun set in the Sound.

Although officially inside the city limits of Ocean Springs, the Harbor is operated by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors. The Board employs a full time Harbor Master to manage the day to day operations.  A seven member commission, appointed by the Board, helps directs the Harbor’s future planning.  The Harbor also receives support from the County’s Maintenance, Recreation and Road Departments on projects.

Facilities and Fees

Berthing of private, commercial fishing, and small craft is permissible ONLY through a lease agreement with Jackson County, MS.  Applications for lease assignments may be obtained from the Harbor Clerk.


Water Depths
5-7 feet

Electrical Service
30 amp/110 volts


Slips (County Residents)
$2.75 per foot length of boat (includes water & electrical - 30amp/110 volts)
There is a $82.50 minimum (plus tax)

Wait List
$5 Annual Fee that must be paid by January 31 each year in order to remain on the wait list. 

Daily/Transient Usage
$20 per day
(plus tax)