Most helpful service, spotless facilities, secure, well-protected moorings, steps from the commercial and touristic heart of one of the most iconic and historic U.S. towns and ports. We love the Plymouth Town Wharf and Moorings!
Right on the waterfront, steps from the big sites (Mayflower/Brewster Gardens/Plymouth Rock (don't get me started on whether the rock is real, but given that Plymouth Harbor has a sandy shore, why on earth would you aim your wooden boat toward a rock??). The staff is friendly, the facilities are spotless, staying an extra hour to avoid poor conditions is not discouraged, and the dock has plenty of water and easily maneuverable slips. You do have to watch your depth if you draw more than 6 feet as you make your approach as there are shallows on both sides of the fairway. It makes sense to radio the marina for guidance if you've never been there before. Also, be on the lookout for kiddies learning to sail in little pram dinghies; they sometimes drift out into the fairway. Also, since the marina only offers docks for transient mariners, you're going to pay a lot more than for a mooring with the harbormaster. But those fill up fast, and anchoring in Plymouth Harbor can be a challenge (there's a nice spot over by the Cowyard, but that's a long dinghy ride to shore, and it's pretty exposed in there.)
Friendly and helpful staff, excellent location, much cheaper than the other marina, laid back about departure time on a rainy weekday in august. Facilities not insanely comfortable or modern, but that’s nitpicking in Ptown.
Excellent service and facilities. Friendly and helpful people are in abundance at the Gloucester Harbormaster’s. Nifty free four-hour dock and convenient dinghy dock. Pump out boat. Lots to do on shore. Inner harbor is very sheltered except for a stiff southwesterly. I love the sights and sounds of a working harbor (But you have to be ready for the sounds). Request one of the more remote moorings at Ten Lb. or Niles if you want silence. My favorite harbor bar none.
Friendly, accommodating staff; great location. Marblehead Harbor is easy to approach and easily navigated; private channel markers guide you down the fairway right to the harbormaster's inner-harbor moorings. Those moorings are easy to find even in the dark, and are situated just a few strokes of the oar from the dock, which is steps from the picturesque town. Other plusses: A supermarket a 5-minute walk away; an excellent restaurant one dock over; a 24/7 self-service pump-out station a five-minute putter from the moorings; a fuel dock (none of those in adjacent Salem!) Marblehead Harbor opens to the northeast, and the well-sheltered waters where the inner-harbor moorings are located can be a little rocky in a stiff breeze from that direction (though having done it, I can tell you that passing the night isn't bad even in that). About the only other downside is that the moorings fill up fast in the summer, which is why you'll see me there right now!