Dauphin Island Marina Location

650 LeMoyne Dr.,
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Phone: (251) 861-2201

Dauphin Island Marina is located at the mouth of Mobile Bay on Dauphin Island, Alabama. We are an easy drive on Interstate 10, whether your are coming from Biloxi, Mississippi or Pensacola, Florida. With it’s easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama’s Intracoastal Waterway, the marina is within minutes of some of the area’s favorite fishing, diving, sailing, and/or historical sites.

Dauphin Island’s business district includes gift shops, hardware stores, ship’s store, etc. and is within easy walking distance, approximately 2 blocks from the marina.


Driving directions to Dauphin Island Marina Inc 

From Interstate 10 in Mobile, AL
(17.2 mi)

Driving east on I-10 (from Biloxi, MS)
If you are driving east on I-10 from Biloxi toward Pensacola, FL, Take exit 17A-17B to Dauphin Island and follow AL-193 South. Turn left onto AL-193 S/County Rd 24/Laurendine Rd. Turn right onto AL-193 S/Dauphin Island Pkwy. Continue to follow AL-193 South. Cross over the Dauphin Island Bridge and the destination will be on the left.

Driving west on I-10 (from Pensacola, FL)
If you are driving west on I-10 from Pensacola, FL toward  Biloxi, MS, Take exit 17A-17B to Dauphin Island and follow AL-193 South. Turn left onto AL-193 S/County Rd 24/Laurendine Rd. Turn right onto AL-193 S/Dauphin Island Pkwy. Continue to follow AL-193 South. Cross over the Dauphin Island Bridge and the destination will be on the left.

Driving south on I-65 (from Birmingham, AL)
If you are driving south on I-65 headed towards Mobile, merge right onto I-10 toward Pascagoula, MS. Take exit 17A-17B to Dauphin Island and follow AL-193 South. Turn left onto AL-193 S/County Rd 24/Laurendine Rd. Turn right onto AL-193 S/Dauphin Island Pkwy. Continue to follow AL-193 South. Cross over the Dauphin Island Bridge and the destination will be on the left.

Directions by boat

Accessing Dauphin Island Marina from the West

The DI Marina is a convenient stop-over and easy to access. If you are traveling on the Intracoastal Waterway, west of the large Dauphin Island Bridge (Vertical Clearance=83 ft) between red daymarkers “22” and “20” on the south side of the channel, one will find a multicolor daymarker identified as “BA” Green and Red. This is approximately at the 124 mile point of the Intracoastal.

Pass the “BA” marker on the west side and make a heading of approximately 122 degrees. The channel is clearly marked (red on right). Depth 6+ feet. The charts identify the area as Bayou Aloe. Proceed to green marker “5”. Pass “5” on the north side and take a heading of approximately 95 degrees. The depth at winter low tide is approximately 3 1/3 feet. Go slow and use car staying in this channel. The bottom is soft mud with oyster shells. This portion of the channel is not marked very clearly. Aim for the highest point of the small hump of the bridge. Looking carefully, once can see two red daymarkers and two green daymarkers. These markers are close to the bridge.

Keeping the red on starboard (the driver’s right), head for the highest span off your bow. The navigable span of the bridge is identified by two red lights, one on either side of the desired channel, and on gree, center of the desired channel. Vertical clearance of the portion of the bridge is approximately 25 feet. Having cleared the bridge, inbound, one will find a green daymarker on your bow. Swing to the starboard and make a heading for the fuel dock. Use caution when approaching the marina area. On the inbound vessel’s port side is a sunken barge with a danger marker. West of the marker is perfectly safe and this represents the entrance of the marina. The fuel dock is the first pier visible and the harbor master’s office is in the tall three story building. The marina staff monitors Ch. 16.

If you are traveling east or west, this is a good overnight stop. Once can continue your trip by proceeding without back-tracking.

Accessing Dauphin Island Marina from the East

The DI Marina is a convenient stop-over and easy to access. When approaching Dauphin Island from the east, steer a heading, which will take you to 30.15.280 N and 088.03.379 W. This is the approximate location of the Exxon/Mobil twin platforms 76 and 76 Aux.

Pass the platform to the north and follow the marked channel (red on the right) into a small harbor called “Billy Goat Hole”. One will pass Fort Gaines on the eastern end of the island, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Station, and the Bar Pilot’s station.

Follow the canal to the northwest. At the end of the canal, navigational markers (red on right) will follow the seawall and guide your vessel to the Dauphin Island Marina. The channel in Little Dauphin Bay is narrow. Larger boats cannot leave the channel. The depth of the channel is 6 feet, but at low tide can allow clearance of approximately 4 feet in some places. The bottom is sand in the cut and soft mud in the bay, with oyster shells.

This is one of those interesting points on charts when approaching the Dauphin Island Marina, the red is on the right when returning from the sea–on both the west side and the east side. The Dauphin Island Marina is the point of reference change! When entering the Marina, the fuel dock is the first pier visible, as the last pier to the west, and the harbor master’s office is in the tall three story building. The marina staff monitors channel 16.

If you are traveling east or west, this is a good overnight stop. Once can continue your trip by proceeding without back-tracking.

Dauphin Island Marina-Location

Dauphin Island Marina-Location

 

 

 


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