In 2011, the Maryland Department of Transportation sought a developer to acquire the 11.8-acre parcel on the Choptank River in the Port of Cambridge that is owned by the Maryland Port Administration. The plan called for developing the site as a privately-owned and -operated mixed use development. The site includes a large warehouse that has been converted as an entertainment venue, a commercial dock, a small office building, and parking lots.
The Port of Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin has a maximum depth of four meters (13 feet) that can accommodate both large and small vessels. While many residents dock at the yacht basin throughout the year, there are several slips available for yearly or monthly rent.
There are also at least 30 transient slips available in the Port of Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin for short-term use. The daily fee is $1.50 per foot, and electric service is extra ($5 for 30 amp and $10 for 50 amp). Transient slips are available for a weekly rate of $6 per foot per week plus $25 and $50 for electric service. Boating groups of at least ten boats can inquire about discounts from the Port of Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin dockmaster.
From early May to the end of October, the Municipal Yacht Basin in the Port of Cambridge is open from 9am until 6pm. Off-season, it is open from 9am until 4:30pm. The dockmaster is on call 24 hours a day every day. Amenities at the Port of Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin feature showers and bathrooms, laundry facilities, free wireless internet, a fuel dock with competitive rates, and a pump-out station.
The City of Cambridge has three public boat launches on Trenton Street, Franklin Street, and at Great Marsh Park. There are also several fishing piers throughout the Port of Cambridge including Great Marsh Park. A fishing license is not required at the Long Wharf Park & Marina.