Gas Docks Around Inner Harbor Baltimore

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  1. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

    305
    Jun 5, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay & Philadelphia
    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
    This is our first year with our 330 DA, we're keeping it at Harbor East, and we need to gas up for the first time for an upcoming trip.

    Any preferences on gas docks in the area? Looks like Rusty Scupper and Lighthouse Point are the main options, but wondering what people who know the area prefer.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Joel_MD

    Joel_MD Member

    200
    Jun 20, 2016
    Chesapeake Bay
    390 Motor Yacht, 2005
    Cummins 480 CE
    I prefer gas docks that pump larger quantities. In the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Marine Center-Inner Harbor is the one next to Rusty Scupper and they sell a lot of fuel. A lot of big yachts buy their fuel there so they definitely sell a lot of diesel, but they seem to sell a lot of gasoline too.
     
  3. romanservices

    romanservices Member

    180
    Aug 24, 2016
    Chesapeak Bay
    1999 Sea Ray 370 AC, Raymarine es98 - AlbaCombi NMEA2K converter -
    Twin 454 Horizon MAG MPI - replaced 2016
    was just there for the 4th - love the new docks looks good.

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  4. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    Roman is that Inner Harbor east! Looks great. I called them for a slip in June and Millie was honest around their time table on improvements I ended up not needing the slip look forward to getting there soon. How are the depths in the slips. When I was there for a quick dock and dine last year there were a few slips with a depth of less than a foot you could see bottom!

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  5. scooper321

    scooper321 Member SILVER Sponsor

    307
    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sundancer 320, Simrad NSS9 evo2 w/ P79 in-hull transducer
    Twin 5.7L Horizon Mercruiser (350 MAG MPI) V-drives
    Lighthouse Point's gas dock is broken. Has been most of the summer. For gas, MD Yacht Club has a good pier, as does Pasadena Yacht Yard - both on Rock Creek. Anchor Bay also has a good dock. Note that all Inner Harbor docks close at 5 during the week.


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  6. romanservices

    romanservices Member

    180
    Aug 24, 2016
    Chesapeak Bay
    1999 Sea Ray 370 AC, Raymarine es98 - AlbaCombi NMEA2K converter -
    Twin 454 Horizon MAG MPI - replaced 2016
    Yes it is, looks great and they had great customer service. Honestly did not look at the depth so not sure but there were plenty of sailboats so had to be deep enough for them
     
  7. David Oswald

    David Oswald New Member

    3
    Oct 29, 2008
    Maryland
    2003 Searay 400 Sedan Bridge, Garmin Electronics
    450 Cummins Diamond Series
    Maryland Yacht Club on Rock creek has decent gas prices and you can join the fuel club for $100 and get 20cent discount.
     
  8. Converse48

    Converse48 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    See above
    See above
    Anchor Bay East on Back Creek (past the Key Bridge on the left as you leave the harbor) will likely have the best prices. They pump plenty of fuel. And they have a nice "dive bar" called Hard Yacht Cafe that is worth visiting too.
     
  9. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
     
  10. scooper321

    scooper321 Member SILVER Sponsor

    307
    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sundancer 320, Simrad NSS9 evo2 w/ P79 in-hull transducer
    Twin 5.7L Horizon Mercruiser (350 MAG MPI) V-drives
    I'm based at BMC Lighthouse Point. Their fuel dock is closed for the season. In fact, it's closed forever. Apparently it was becoming too much of a maintenance issue fixing holes in tanks and other maintenance. There's a rumor that BMC will be "building" a new fuel dock over near the Marine Max facility. But unless they've already started the process, I can't see how - with the Baltimore City permitting and approval bureaucracy - it could be constructed and operational next season. This leaves BMC Inner Harbor (Rusty Scupper) as the ONLY fuel dock in the Inner Harbor. Yes, they have fast pumps. I filled up (gas) there last weekend and it took probably 1/3 of the time it takes most other places. Nice! But ... and there's always a "but"... the fuel price is STEEP. At least for gas. I guess that's Econ 101: Supply and Demand. With no other source of fuel in the Harbor, they can charge hat they want. And they do.

    Right outside the Harbor you have more options. As mentioned above, Anchor Bay (to the North, up Bear Creek) is a good place to stop. Reasonable prices and the added benefit that you might run into local celebrity weatherman Marty Bass (who slips his Sea Ray on the other side of the fuel dock).

    To the south side of the Patapsco are Stoney Creek and Rock Creek. Just pas the Stoney Creek drawbridge is Stoney Creek Bridge Marina. I went by there last week (after filling up at BMC IH... I was bone dry). Their price was more than $0.30 per gallon less than BMC Inner Harbor. But, they don't have diesel.

    As mentioned, MD Yacht Club has a very accessible fuel dock right at the entrance to Rock Creek. They aren't the cheapest, unless you join their fuel dock club, in which case it's a pretty good deal. Further down Rock Creek is Pasadena Yacht Yard (PYY Marine) They have reasonable prices and a fuel club, too.

    I think those are all the options in the Patapsco River and the Inner Harbor. There may be some other options in Curtis Bay or in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco (where there cruise ships go), but I don't get back that way much, so I don't know...
     

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