The St. George Coastal Waters Management Board is responsible for evaluating the use of coastal waters in St. George, Port Clyde, and Tenants Harbor. The Board plans for access to and uses of coastal waters, proposes and enforces coastal waters rules and regulations, maintains waterfront facilities, and recommends policy to the Select Board for St. George.
The Coastal Waters Management Board addresses harbors, mooring and non-mooring areas, anchorage and non-anchorage areas, and all coastal shorelines in municipality of St. George, of which Port Clyde is a part. Five voting members with staggered terms of three years and two alternates make up the Board.
The St. George Harbor Master is responsible for administering and enforcing mooring and docking of vessels in Port Clyde. It is also responsible for managing and planning the harbor, for conducting emergency searches and rescues, and for educating boaters about legal and safe boating activities.
The Town of St. George owns two public landings. One is in Tenants Harbor, and the other is in Port Clyde. For the most part, the public landings are dedicated for recreational purposes. Tie-up space at the public landings is available for a maximum of 30 minutes on a first-come first-served basis for small boats under 4.9 meters (16 feet).
Boaters can reserve seasonal moorings in Port Clyde by applying for a permit (for a one-time non-refundable fee of $50). The fees for annual moorings are $20 for residential recreational vessels and $100 for non-resident recreational vessels, $15 for resident commercial vessels and $75 for non-resident commercial vessels.
The historic Port Clyde General Store and Dip Net Restaurant offer moorings, fuel, and a chandlery. Also available are groceries, alcohol, a taxi launch, laundry facilities, ice, and some marine hardware. There are about 20 rental moorings available at the Port Clyde General Store. Store staff assist with trash disposal, laundry, and provisioning. They also provide a 6.4-meter (21 foot) Flanders Bay launch service for local transportation.
The Port Clyde General Store docks are between the town float and the Monhegan boat landing. With maximum tie-up time of 20 minutes, the floats have a depth of 3 meters (10 feet) at low tide. The docks are usually busy with fishing boats and all types of pleasure boats.