How It Works
It’s simple – Dockshare connects private dock owners with boaters who want to rent their docks.
Dock owners list their slips, free of charge, and set their custom rates and rental availability by the hour, day, week, month, season or year. All payments go through our secure platform – it’s a safe and reliable way to start earning a passive income from your waterfront property.
Boaters can search for docks by zip code and reserve slips online with ease and confidence. You no longer have to worry if public docks or marinas are full and now you can get as close as possible to your destination. We cater to all types of watercraft – book for your paddle board, canoe or kayak too.
As boaters ourselves, providing a platform that’s safe for both our dock owners and renters is our top priority. Becoming a part of the Dockshare community means you agree to treat one another and each other’s property with the utmost respect.
The water is for everyone. Dockshare gives boaters more freedom and makes the waterfront more accessible to all.
Looking to Rent?
Whether you are boating, kayaking, or paddle-boarding, Dockshare makes it easy for you to find a dock. Here are our top tips for finding a great dock to rent:
Start by searching for your desired location. Use the slider to adjust the distance you are willing to dock from your desired location. You can also filter the search results by travel date and boat needs (such as minimum water depth, slip length, and slip width.)
Check out photos of the dock and a satellite image, so you know exactly where to go. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, choose your rental type (hourly, weekly or monthly) and secure your reservation. All transactions are completed through our secure platform.
3. Set sail!
Once you receive a reservation confirmation email, you’re ready to go. Keep our information available in case you need to reach us with any queries.
Looking to List?
Dockshare makes it easy for you to list your dock for free and start earning a passive income. Here are our top tips for listing your dock:
1. Create your profile.
Give your dock a fun name, add it to the map, and include specifics such as mean low water depth, slip length and width, etc. Listings with images are more likely to get booked – add images that you take (when adding images make sure no personal information or license plates are in the photos) or you can likely find them on a real estate listing for your property. All signage, flags, and decorations should make renters feel safe and welcome.
2. Set your rates.
Name your price – your earnings are in your control! We recommend checking rates at local marinas and considering your amenities and proximity to major attractions and setting a competitive price accordingly.
3. Start earning!
Once listed, your dock is viewable to boaters looking for slips. You’ll receive an email if your dock has been booked.
Who We Are
Dockshare was founded by the husband-and-wife team of Nate and Gina Young.
Water enthusiasts themselves, Nate and Gina love spending days in the great outdoors, cruising around Maryland’s waterways in their boat. It was on one of their cruises that they realized a major gap in the marketplace.
It all started when they were out on their boat and couldn’t find a spot at a public dock. They found themselves looking around at all the private docks sitting empty and thinking what a missed opportunity – for the dock owner and boater – to offer the flexibility of temporarily renting a private dock.
They realized that they too were missing out on making their own dock available on their beach-front property where their dock sits empty the majority of the year.
Dockshare was created to solve both of these problems simultaneously.
To us, the water represents freedom. We believe it’s meant to be enjoyed by any and all. We love how unique and close-knit the boating community is – in Maryland and across the country. With Dockshare, our mission is to strengthen that community – bringing people together and making the waterfront more accessible than ever before.
Our team is made up of individuals from different backgrounds but we all have one thing in common – we love life on the water and want to share that with others. Our hope is to build bridges that connect people who share that love nationwide.