Awesome stay at Point Independence Yacht Club. We stayed July 5-7, 2019. Our second time there and will definitely go back again. The members were friendly and they were having their 4th of July gathering the Saturday we were there and invited us to join. The beach is right at the end of the dock so it is awesome for small kids.The marina is clean and has restrooms, showers and laundry. There is also a fuel dock and a pump out boat available. Barry the marina manager and his staff were wonderful and very accommodating.There is a nice clean grill area that is overhead protected. A short walk uptown will bring you to several restaurants. My favorite is Mark Anthony's for pizza. They have lots of other menu items as well including seafood but I discovered they have the best chicken salad I've ever had! Made in house and not loaded with mayo. It was yum. This is a protected place to stay if you are boating through the Cape Cod canal in your travels. We will definitely be back again.
Awesome stay at Point Judith Marina July 31- Aug 6, 2017. The marina manger Ann was great and all the girls on the staff/gas dock were friendly and accommodating.The pool was an awesome perk. We swam every afternoon. There are updated, clean restrooms. The gas grill area is overhead covered with picnic tables. We took advantage of grilling in out in the great weather. There is a fish cleaning station as well. There is gas and diesel here as well as a pump-out station You definitely want to stay in the channel here as it can shallow up quickly. Even out exploring in the dinghy it can get shallow. We took the dinghy up the Jerusalem side and explored coves and small beaches. The Galilee side is mostly commercial boats, the Block Island Ferry and a few restaurants, shanty shack food, fish markets and ice-cream. There is no dinghy tie up on the Galilee side. Ann said they are working on it.We did want to explore the Galilee side so Ann recommended Tim from Bluebird for a car ride over. He was a pleasure. Picked us up right at the marina, (Note- cash only), he gave us some history of the area on the way over.When we were ready to come back he was there within ten minutes and took us back to the marina. Great guy.The Matunuck Oyster Bar is in walking distance to the marina and highly recommended by several marina boaters but we did not get over there. I looked it up on Trip Advisor. It receives high reviews and is a farm to table restaurant including the oysters. I guess this will be a reason to come back and stay at Point Judith Marina next year!
Stayed at Ft. Rachel July 27-31, 2017. Awesome stay. The marina staff was terrific. They were waiting on the dock for us when we arrived, helped us tie up and came down a few times during our stay to see if we needed anything. Extremely accommodating. The office had a bag of goodies for us including WiFi and restrooms codes. The restrooms were clean and well maintained.There are grills and picnic tables available which we took advantage off. The marina is tucked behind the RR bridge wall and is very protected in weather which we did experience one day when the wind really kicked up. The area is residential and small business in older homes and the yards are beautifully landscaped for you to enjoy the short walk to downtown. Even closer is the Captain Daniel Packer Inn &Tavern and Friar Tucks Pub. A dinghy is a must in Mystic. There are so many coves and places to stop and grab a bite to eat while you explore.We will definitely stay at Fort Rachel again. Looking forward to next year!