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South WharfAug 29, 2019

This was our 4th or 5th trip to South Wharf and we have loved it every time. Great help docking and leaving, They even brought us some steps to help get on and off the boat. They have concerts on Friday evenings in the summer that are fantastic. Easy walk to the village for shops and restaurants.

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Glad you were able to enjoy one of our Brews & Tunes concerts. We hope you come back and join us again next season. We appreciate your kind words!
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This was our first visit to Menemsha, and we loved it. On a mooring, rafted to 2 other boat, which was also a first, but worked out great. The dinghy dock is easy to access and it is a short walk to several casual eating places and shops. It is easy to say that this will become a regular spot for us in the future.

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Great place to stay. They are very nice and efficient. The water taxi is a bit pricey but works great. There are only 3 showers for 88 rental moorings in the harbor, so beware that there might be a wait. This year one of the showers was "out of service" so I had to take off a star. Pump out is free and also very efficient.

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You really cannot beat the location for this marina right at the base of Main Street. The service is great and they are very helpful for any need or request. The showers are ok, often very wet and at time crowded. It was very hot while we were onsite and the showers have little to no ventilation, which meant sweating almost immediately once out of the nice shower. We were placed on Straight Wharf, right next to the main wharf itself. It was active and noisy, but surprisingly sleeping was not an issue once we went below. Upon arrival we did wait a bit as there were several boats in front of us waiting to get in. Great Stay

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Great Stay! Very nice harbor, not a lot to do ashore. We radioed MBY upon entering the harbor and were instructed to find an open orange mooring on our port side, of which there were none available. We did find an open orange mooring further in, on our starboard side, which turned out to be a great location. Took the launch service into shore and had an ice cream a the shack on the town pier, just a short walk away. There is not much in walking distance from the drop off point, the ice cream shack, a general store, an inn with a restaurant and a spa. The harbor was quiet and we had a great rest. My only real complaint is that the morning launch driver was going too fast for my liking and throwing some wake fairly early.

Marina Response:
Glad you guys enjoyed your stay in beautiful Mattapoisett! Do you happen to recall what day/morning the launch was going too fast? Just so I can make sure it will never happen again! Hope to see you guys again soon, any questions or concerns My name is Ned and my cell phone number is 774-263-2718
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It was a rainy day, but the dock hand replied immediately to our hail when we arrived. Easy to dock, they even provides some fenders. The shower facilities are above average. The food at the tavern was awesome. Definitely will be coming again.

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We made a reservation on Dockwa (great service) and were expecting a nice visit. About 2 hours out started to try and call them to confirm and find out where to go. No one answered the phone. Made sure that I had the right number from their website and I did. Tried to call on VHF 9 and was told by another yard that they do not monitor any channels. Went to the dock and finally found someone to tell us where to dock. Docking was hard. We are a 34' sailboat that does not back up easily. After many attempts we finally made into a terrible slip. Going out was worse as there was no way to get out without hitting other boats. The people were ok when you could find them. The showers looked good, but require quarters to run. The food from the dockside cafe was good. We will never go back.

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