The new Provincetown Marina is top-shelf. The entire staff is courteous and helpful, always there to get your lines or address any issues. The facility has huge, new concrete docks & wide ramps. The fire pit and outdoor TV lounge area is awesome. Bathrooms are all re-done. Laundry on site. Bike racks installed. Launch service runs late. Not to mention there are endless fun things to do in and around Provincetown. This place is a WIN. The only downside here is the cost: it’s expensive. COVID update 2020: Still awesome, CDC guidelines being followed by marina staff and boaters alike. Restrooms now require key fob for entry and number of people at one time are limited. Sadly, a few nearby businesses are not open (9 Ryder being one of them) but overall P Town still has lots to do and plenty of restaurants and shops to go to.
We enjoyed another great stay at Cuttyhunk Marina (2020): COVID update: Sadly, the Fishing Club and Soprano's Pizza are both closed this year. Very disappointing as there are so few options for eating on the Island. The cafe on the dock is open for breakfast& lunch and you can still order a lobster dinner to go. There's a new Taco Stand also on the dock-delicious but only open for lunch. The ice cream stand never opened while we were there. The little Grocery Store is by on-line order only (look them up on Facebook, find the link to the ordering site) then text to pick up. Although we love this place it wasn't the same this year. The marina provided their usual friendly and helpful service-met us in the pouring rain and howling wind to get us safely tied up. The good news is that it appears there is plenty of dockage available!
This was our first time at Menemsha. The docks are not floating so the tie-up is stern-in and you run the lines to the pilings. A dock hand helped us tie up. You can go bow-in, but our 35' boat did not allow exit off the bowsprit so we had to dinghy to the dock. The benefit to bow-in is that your cockpit will face the inner harbor view which is much nicer than facing a stone wall and a parking lot; and also provides more privacy. If you have a dinghy it's fun to explore the big "pond". The beach is right there and the sunsets are spectacular. Several fish markets offer take-out of both cooked and raw fish. TIP: Order early in the day and/or be prepared for a long wait, both at the ordering and pick-up windows. Long lines at dinner time were so bad that we would not do this again. One place actually closed early because they ran out of much of their menu. Dining options are very limited. Don't overlook the Menemsha Galley where service was much better but it's a longer walk and more of a lunch menu. There are a few small shops. Not so good for biking as the roads are all narrow and busy. Overall, though, worth the stay. We'll come back next year.
Once again we had a great stay in Edgartown. The mooring field is beautiful, with a nice view of the sunset. The shopping is great. We had an excellent meal at The Atlantic which has great outdoor dining. Fun to dinghy to Katama Bay and walk over to South Beach; or, dinghy out of the harbor to Chappaquiddick and Cape Poge Bay. Absolutely gorgeous and pristine beaches and scenery. Can’t go wrong here. The only downside is a very crowded dinghy dock-be prepared to climb over three other dinghies or just use the launch.
We stay at Kingman every year and it's always a pleasure. The staff is friendly and always there to help. We always get a great meal at The Chart Room where this year there is plenty of outdoor seating and CDC guidelines are being followed. Nearby Bassett's Island has a nice beach with warm water. It's an all-around great place to visit!
This is much more than a handy stop-over on the way to Martha's Vineyard. The dockhands were waiting for us upon arrival. We brought bikes and enjoyed biking the length of the canal-the access is literally right there at the marina. We highly recommend The Pilot House Restaurant, which has awesome indoor and outdoor dining-plenty of it-with a sunset view. There is also a beach within walking distance and it's fun to sit on the breakwater at the canal entrance and watch the boats come and go. Restrooms were super-clean and all CDC protocol is being followed. Wish we had stayed longer!
Great spot in the heart of beautiful downtown Newburyport. The dock person who checked us in was friendly and helpful. She was there to take our lines and check us in upon arrival. You should be comfortable being sociable with passers-by as many will stop and chat about your boat. Easy walking distance to many great restaurants and shops.
Fairhaven Shipyard makes it easy...good communication, help waiting for us on the dock upon arrival, and a clean, welcoming facility. We enjoy walking to Fort Phoenix State Park where there is a nice beach and you can watch the boats come and go from the harbor. We enjoyed a superb meal at nearby Elisabeth's Restaurant.
Overall a really fun time at OB Marina! We had a great slip (#20) for people-watching. It was convenient to everything: restaurants & bars, a little grocery store, and all the Circuit Ave. shopping. You have to back into the slip so be prepared for that kind of tie-up. A dockhand was waiting to help us get in. It’s a fun vibe, friendly neighbors. We did not have any issue with noise late at night.
We always enjoy staying at Wentworth. The staff is reachable and courteous. The docks are well maintained and the landscaping is amazing. Usually dockage is readily available. Note: the hotel is now charging marina guests to use the pool. Not the fault of the marina. We did find a lovely (free) beach to dinghy to just across the bay at the Odiorne Point State Park. Great breakfast at Green Bean's!
Great location close to town. Yes, there can be a ripping current and upon our arrival there was also a stiff wind. But a competent dockhand was right there to assist us and we docked successfully. Traveling in a group of 3 boats it was fun to all be docked together as per our request. We are self-contained on our boat and so the restroom didn’t matter but there is only one toilet and shower. This place cost significantly less than the other choice (Chick’s) and is so much less walking. We will be back. Lots of great restaurants & shopping literally at your door.