Harbor Menu:

AJ Derouen

Harbor Master

1310 Harbor Road

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

(228) 872-5754

(228) 872-9568

(228) 875-1316

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Harbor Commission

Regular Meeting Schedule

3rd Wednesday each month
Ocean Springs Harbor Office
5:00 PM


Harbor Office (228) 872-5754

Small Craft Harbor

  • Harbor

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 & 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 Depth

5-7 Feet

Slip Fee (Jackson County Residents)

$3.50/FT Boat Length*

*$112.00 Minimum (Plus Tax) for vessels 32' and under.
Includes water & electricity

$3.00/FT Boat Length (Commercial Vessel)*

*no minimum

Slip Fee (Non-Jackson County Residents)

$6.00/FT Boat Length*

*Includes commercial vessels.

Electrical Service

30 Amp/110 Volts

Waiting List

$10 Waiting List Fee

$5 Renewal Fee*

*Must be paid between January 1st and January 31st.

Daily/Transient Usage Fee

$25/Day (Plus Tax)

Monthly Transient/Live-Aboard Rate

$330/Month (Plus Tax)

Rules and Regulations