We fully enjoyed our 6 nights on a mooring ball in Newburyport. The currents are pretty high so arrive close to slack. The dinghy dock is fully protected from the currents so easy to get ashore as needed. The staff is exceptional in this marina. The harbormaster boat saw we were coming in and guided us to our mooring. The staff even picked up our electric bikes at our boat and brought them ashore, and found us a place to store them for the week so we had them available for use daily. Above and beyond what we expected, we had a great visit.
We stopped by for one night as a change from our normal stop. Access was much easier than the instructions to describe how to get to my slip. Probably more my fault than theirs. We ate ate at the restaurant and it was very good. Had a short walk around the area. Great for a one nighter. Not sure how much to do in the area.
Dowry Creek continues to make big improvements every year. The docks are in excellent condition and have been upgraded and extended so quite a few large boats can stay there now. The restaurant is still not ready but is in progress and hopefully is ready for next season. This family run marina is an excellent stop, with courtesy car available if you need to run to town. This is a regular stop for us on the annual migration and we will be back.
First time stay and it was great. Easy t-head tie up and good advice on shoal mid channel on entry. Food was great and some live music. This is a busy place with locals coming and going to take advantage of the restaurant and bar. We will stop by here again.
Helpful dockhand got us tied up and later helped pull the boat ahead for fuel up. Fuel price was great at $1.75 with discount so we took on 700 gallons to top up the tanks. Also got a good recommendation from the dockhand for a nice restaurant within walking distance. Perfect one night stop for us.
One night stop over heading south. Good advice when we contacted them to mind the current, and suggesting we come about and dock starboard side too. Worked out well and as usual, proficient dockhands ready to take the lines. Food at the restaurant was excellent.