Christina River

  • Newport Boat Ramp
  • E. Marsh Lane
  • Newport, DE 19804
  • Phone: (302) 834-8433

Parking: 51 parking spaces available in a lot by the boat ramp.

The Newport Boat Ramp is an access point to the Wilmington Riverfront by way of the Christina River. Along the way, you will be able to explore some of Delaware's wading and water birds and experience some of Delaware's fishing opportunities. By floating down the Christina, you will experience Wilmington in a different way. The boat ramp is managed by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Hours of Operation: Dawn-dusk, except for hunting and fishing activities.

Best Time to Visit: Dawn to dusk, spring to late fall

Best Known For: Boating, kayaking, birding and fishing

Travel Tips: Be mindful of the direction of the tides.

Special Instructions: In order to fish and hunt, a license must be purchased.  Further information can be found at

Enjoy recreational boating and fishing in the Christina River.

  • Hours: Dawn to dusk, except for hunting and fishing activities