ROUSAKIS RIVERFRONT PLAZA DOCKING ACCOMMODATIONS AND REGULATIONS
The following information pertains to John P. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza docking facilities, owned by the
City of Savannah and managed by the Mobility & Parking Services Department.
Dock 1 West River Street: vessels up to 250 feet in overall length. This area of the bulkhead is
located on the western end of the plaza up-river from the Hyatt Hotel. The pier has vertical
stationary pilings. It can accommodate vessels with a minimum length of 35 feet and a maximum
overall length of 250 feet. Utility services are not available at this time.
Dock 2 (floating), River Street at Abercorn Ramp: up to 100 feet – Is the area beginning just east
of the tour boats dock behind City Hall and extending eastward to Abercorn Ramp. See the Dock
2 Policy for guidelines specific to this dock. – (no reservations, first-come, first-reserved) Utility
services are not available at this time.
Dock 3 East River Street: vessels up to 250 feet in overall length. This area of the bulkhead is
located on the eastern end of the plaza up-river from the River St. Market Place Dock which has
vertical stationary pilings, cleats and requires fenders, can accommodate any vessel up to about
250 feet that does not need a floating pier. Utility services are not available at this time.
The piers are located on a commercial shipping channel. The tide variation is 6 to 8 feet. The area has a
mean low draft varying from 8 to 14 feet, with an irregular silt and mud bottom.
All vessels using a City dock must be registered upon arrival with the Mobility & Parking Services
Department, call (912) 651-3634; Fax (912) 525-1625, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm. After 5pm,
weekends and holidays, call (912) 651-6477, control booth, attendant is on duty 24/7 to collect
fees. Mobility & Parking Services is located at the Bryan Street Parking Garage, 100 East Bryan
Street behind the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at Bay St and Abercorn St.
Reservations may be made for Dock 1 and Dock 3 up to one year in advance. Fees are to be
paid to the Mobility &Parking Services Department upon arrival of the vessel, or by mail if prior
arrangements have been made.
No reservations are accepted for Dock 2; use is first-come, first-served, with registration required
for more than three hours. Fees are to be paid to the City Mobility & Parking Services
Use and reserving of docking facilities is at the discretion of the City of Savannah and may be
denied or terminated at any time.
All vessels using the Riverfront Plaza Dock will be governed by the Savannah Port Authority’s
Regulations for the Port District of Savannah.
The owner/operator shall be fully responsible for his/her vessel and guests at all times.
The City of Savannah shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury of any kind to person
or property arising from the use of the docking facilities or services.
Boat toilets shall not be used while boat is docked, unless the boat is equipped with an operating
holding tank, so that no effluent is discharged into the Savannah River.
All refuse scheduled for City collection is to be securely bagged and stowed on board until City
pick-up is made.
Rates are based on extreme vessel length, and will be computed per 24 hour period.
(A) Non-Commercial Vessels. Rates are based on extreme vessel length, and will be computed per 24
Classification Daily Rate
Government Vessel No Charge
Non-profit Organization $0.50 per linear foot, per day
Educational/Institutional $0.50 per linear foot, per day
Pleasure Craft $1.50 per linear foot, per day (on the first day, the first three hours are
(B) Commercial Vessels. Rates are based on extreme vessel length, and will be computed per 24 hour
period. Only passenger and non-passenger commercial vessels, no tugs or barges permitted.
Under 125 feet in overall length $150.00 per arrival, plus $1.00 per and under 250 gross tons linear foot
per day or portion thereof
125 feet and over in overall
$250.00 per arrival, plus $1.00 per or 250 gross tons and over linear foot
per day or portion thereof
Local Tour Boat Service $50.00 per load/unload cycle,
Passenger loading/unloading no docking
As consideration for lease of docking space, the Lessee agrees that the City of Savannah, collectively or
individually, its agents and employees shall not be liable for any damage, loss, destruction, or
deterioration of or to any boat using said docking space, or any article or thing attached to or left on said
boat, or the contents thereof, from any cause whatsoever. The Lessee also agrees that the City of
Savannah, collectively or individually, its agents and employees shall not be liable for any personal
injuries sustained by the Lessee, the Lessee’s servants, employees, and guests, as a result of or in
connection with the performance of any of the services provided by the City of Savannah, whether such
injuries be due to the negligence of the City of Savannah collectively or individually, its agents or
employees or otherwise. The Lessee agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Savannah,
collectively or individually, its agents and employees from any loss, damage, or expense incurred by
reason of any damage, loss, destruction, or deterioration caused by said Lessee, and any personal
injuries sustained by the Lessee and the Lessee’s servants, employees, and guests.
Other Docking Facilities along the Savannah Riverfront
Hyatt Regency Hotel (912) 721-4654
River St. Market Place Dock (912) 398-6038
Westin Hotel (912) 201-2021
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