Chris was very friendly and helpful getting us onto the dock, providing us with marina and area information. He pointed us to a nearby beach we could walk to and in the morning helped us get to a local store for supplies. Location is a bit isolated but in a really nice way away from city bustle and noise. We're adding this to our favorites list.
Picking up mooring was very straightforward and launch operator very helpful. Thanks Emily for your recommendation of Liz's Cafe for dinner. We loved the ambience and had a great meal there. After labor day, the launch service ends at 6:00 pm so we had to dinghy in to the dock. Emily pre-warned us that at mean low tide, there's not a lot of water but fortunately the bottom is mostly sand so it meant hopping out of the dinghy and dragging it to the dock for our dinner ashore and in the morning to give our dog some relief. Always an adventure.
Not the best location for larger sailboats, especially with dinghies on davits. Docks are fixed and if you put in bow first there can be a significant height difference between the dock and your boat. Not dog friendly. Many signs posted about no dogs and nothing to indicate where we could go to let our dog relieve himself. Wifi was open (no password required) but access point was full so we could not use it. Dock hand was friendly and helpful but we're unlikely to stay here again.
Helpful staff (Beth) handling our arrival and rearranging fenders to deal with fixed versus floating docks we are used to. Got set up with water, electricity and wifi :). Pump-out is by arrangement and timing imprecise so for our overnight stay couldn't be managed. Pretty island begs a longer stay to explore but we did manage to find Toppers, the excellent ice cream shop nearby. Were hoping to find a breakfast cafe or something but had to settle for machine coffee from the local convenience store. Come provisioned and explore the quaint and pretty island.
Mooring is a considerable distance from marina offices. Launch service referred to was $6/person per ride so for 2 of us to visit town and back was more expensive than other marinas offering launch service. Docks are very nice and recently upgraded. Pumpout pretty easy to handle although no hands were available when we came in. Town and stores very handy to marina but cost of launch deterred us from coming back and exploring. Would have paid $10-15 more for mooring if launch was included.
A little pricey but not surprising for metropolitan area. Very nice marina facilities. Helpful dockhands assisted with locating the slip and tying up. Nice location near Bunker Hill and Constitution. Bit of a walk to the North End restaurants but nice way to spend a couple days in the city.
Very nice mooring that was easy to pick up. Inner harbor is a bit noisy from the refrigeration compressors of the Gorton's fish company but is well protected from rough seas outside the harbor. Public launch is not included in marina fee. Lots of restaurants accessible to the launch. Add WiFi and free launch for 5 stars.