Wow, what a marina! Very easy to get in and out and the closest marina to the mouth pof Portland harbor. Very modern docks and facilities. Harbormaster was very attentive and helpful on arrival. They can even provide a loaner car! Bath/shower/laundry facilities are great, but a looooong way from the end docks. Marina is not walking distance to stores, but there is that loaner car. On premises marine supply was closed the entire time we were at the marina. On premises restaurant looked nice (didn't try it). We had an issue with shore power. The circuit breaker on the outlet tripped causing an alarm. The marina staff were unresponsive in getting to it.
Plymouth was one of the few moorings we used on a pre-Memorial Day trip that had all services up and running. Harbor master was extremely attentive and helpful. Facilities were clean, easy to find and located close to town with stores and restaurants. We walked into a contact dispute between the harbormaster and the launch service, but the harbormaster resolved our problems quickly. The showers were locked and harbormaster had to provide access, which seemed clumsy. The marina/horbor itself is pleasant - maybe a bit too much light at night. Early departure of fishing boats causes some rocking and noise. Very long and circuitous entry into the harbor.
Easy to follow channel to mooring field (Inner Harbor). Harbormaster is quick to respond to questions and reservations. Mooring penenats were easy to pickup. This is a noisy harbor. There is an ambient din from various plants and trucks. There is a good deal of ambient light all night. Early (5am) departure of fishing fleet with wakes and engine noise. Access to shore is via the Harbormasters dock which is crowded and the dinghy dock is tucked in where it is hard to find (harbormasater explains the location clearly). Lots of stores and services within walking distance of the harbor.
Disappointing on a few counts - keeping in mind that our visit was the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, so early for the "season". 1. Calling West Island by phone, call was eventually picked up, but the person answering the phone (answering service maybe?) could not answer questions about the marina except that the on premises restaurant was not open. My srious questiosn were about how to approach the marina because the charts show lots of shallow water and rocks all around the cove where the marina is. I was referred to the owner of the marina who did not answer my phone call. As it happens, there is a channel into the marina marked by small mostly red bouys which we dod not se eon the way on, but noticed once we were moored. 2. Mooring bouy did not have a penant making it VERY challenging to pick up. Only a large shackle was there to tie up to. 3. Premium mooring rates were charged even though few services exist or were available at the time of year we visitied. Why not pro-rate the cost based on what is on offer? 4. We didn't use the bathroom or shower facilities. We did go to shore, but the facilities locatioon wasn't obvious. 5. No one was around the marina to answer questions, etc. 6. Wind blows off Buzzards Bay right over the causeway that "protects" the marina. There are no waves from the bay, but the wind can be high. On the plus side, the marina is quet and there isn't a lot of ambient light.
Picturesque. Easy in/out to ocean. Lots of current, noisy bridge traffic overhead. Bath/showers clean and spacious. Maybe 4.5