There are several boatyards in Orleans Marina and several marinas along the E bank of New Basin Canal. There are cranes and lifts that can handle craft to 35 tons for hull and engine repairs, or open or covered dry storage. Electronic repairs can be made. Berths for vessels up to 100 feet, electricity, gasoline, diesel fuel, water, ice, marine supplies, and launching ramps are available.
New Orleans Coast Guard Station is close W of the Municipal Yacht Harbor on Lake Pontchartrain.
Lights mark the entrance to the Municipal Yacht Harbor. New Canal Light (30°01’36″N., 90°06’48″W.), 52 feet above the water, is shown from a white square tower atop a square dwelling with a red roof on the S side of the entrance; a sound signal is at the light.
The Municipal Yacht Harbor is the outer basin, which has direct access to the lake. The Southern and the New Orleans Yacht Clubs, and the New Orleans Power Squadron are in the Municipal Yacht Harbor.
The Orleans Marina, owned and controlled by the Levee Board, is the inner basin which has access to the lake through New Basin Canal. In 1982, the controlling depth in the canal and basins was reported to be about 8 feet