Ensign Harbor

Home of the Whortonsville Yacht and Tractor Club

About The Marina

Ensign Harbor Aerial Photo

Ensign Harbor was established in 1987 and became home the Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club during the summer of 1990. The WYTC is home to JY Fleet 20 and also organizes group cruises and sailing competitions throughout the year.

Located on Brown’s Creek in the tiny coastal village of Whortonsville, NC, WYTC is a short jog off of the Intracoastal Waterway as it passes through the lower Neuse River. While most of our people are sailors, Ensign Harbor welcomes all transient boaters on their way north or south along the ICW.


We provide friendly and personalized services at Ensign Harbor. Long time residents and sailors, we know both the area and the waters.

Boat Slips for Rent: Size 16’ x 40’ with 5 1/2’ water depth. $20 per night, $50 per week, $170 per month, $1800 per year.

Discount marine supplies by special order: Let us quote on your boating needs. If we can’t save you money, we don’t want your business.

Captained day sails aboard a 32’ sloop: 1/2 day and full-day charters. Custom cruises can be arranged. Half-day rates: $50/per person. Full-day rates $100/per person.

Snowbird Services: Short- or long-term boat or car storage. Facilitate crew changes via New Bern Air Port. Ask about other cruising needs.

ICW boat deliveries.

Directions: By Land

From New Bern: Follow Route 55 east from New Bern through Bayboro to Trent Rd. just past Merritt Post Office. Make left on Trent Rd. to Straight Rd. Make left on Straight Rd. about 3 miles to stop sign. Make right onto Brown Creek Rd. and go about 1.6 miles to Old Lupton Rd. Make right onto Old Lupton Rd. about 50 yards to sign and long dirt driveway. That’s us.

Directions: By Water

The entrance to Broad Creek is between Piney Point shoal and Gum Thicket shoal near ICW mile marker 170 in the lower Neuse River. Be sure to honor Fl r 2.5s 15’ “4”. Follow channel markers into Broad Creek. After passing the last government day mark, follow small floating navigation aids up Broad Creek to the junction of Broad and Brown Creeks. Pass Point Marina to starboard at the entrance to Brown Creek and favor the west side of the creek until you pass a floating red channel marker to starboard. Our docks are just ahead and to starboard. Controlling depth to our docks is 5 ½’.

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How to Find Us

Ensign Harbor is located in Pamlico County, North Carolina, on the ICW near where the Neuse River meets the Pamlico Sound.