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Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Docks located just a short walk from downtown Edgartown. Only wish there were more days in the summer to enjoy this location!

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First time at Menemsha by boat and we'll be back for sure. Of all of the Martha's Vineyard Harbors on Dockwa, this is the smallest & most quaint. Harbormaster (Ryan) and staff (Spider, Adrian, Daniel) were all friendly, knowledgeable and always helpful with marina & surrounding area questions. There's also a Shell gas station right @ the docks (~7am-7pm, but sometimes earlier & later depending on the weather), with many of the necessities one might need, from aspirin & water, to massive chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches! Oh, and a comfortable, worn wooden bench overlooking the water, protected from the elements, on which there is always one or more folks eager to chat or listen should you walk on by... We tied up against the wall to the left of the fuel dock, with easy on & off access to the boardwalk for our kids (10 & 12) and puppy. Dock was fixed with wood pilings, so mind your lines and bumpers. Water & power hookups were in excellent condition. Restroom & shower facilities are a quick walk across the street; we didn't use the showers, but the bathrooms were clean. Food was fantastic... Breakfasts @ Menemsha Delli (5 min walk from dock), lunches @ Menemsha Galley (10 min walk) and dinners from Larsen's Fish Market (at the dock). On our picture perfect weather weekend, breakfast lines were minimum, lunch ordering line was 15min with a 10min wait for food, and we ordered dinner (steamers, chowder, lobster) in the morning for pick up at dinner time. Of course, if you don't eat on the beach, at least stay for the sunset as it is most definitely one of (or the) most beautiful sunset on the island. In addition to eating, there's plenty of walking to be had - on the beach, on the jetties, and around the surrounding streets. Although there are no sidewalks, folks drive slow given the amount of people walking around. On the (last off-season) weekend of our visit, the Martha's Vineyard bus stopped at the restroom area every hour on the hour. On-season, the buses come more frequently. In either case, you can take the bus to connect to other buses that take you anywhere on the island. Finally, if you have a dinghy, be sure to take a ride into Menemsha Pond & even beyond (ask the dock staff for guidance). The channel is well-marked, and there are many pretty homes and landscape to see. There are also lots of places to beach your boat and walk along a sandy beach, or just plop a chair down and relax. All-in-all, an early summer weekend we will always remember. Our thanks to everyone for making it so memorable!

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First time visitor & we'll be back. Noreen was very helpful and patient answering our questions prior to booking, and Mariah and the dock staff were ready & waiting upon our arrival. They had us tied up, connected to power, water & WiFi within minutes. Bathrooms were a bit dated but clean & completely functional. Access to the dock from the harbor was easy for our 50' boat, but given we were on the fuel dock, I could see how it could get a bit congested at times. Access to island buses, restaurants, etc. was just a few minute walk.

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First-timers at Nantucket Boat Basin, and may give it five stars after we've had time to check out other marinas in the MA/CT/RI waters. Our experience was excellent - helpful guidance on the approach & docking, easy access to power & water, close proximity to public restrooms/showers & cocktail reception on our second day. Friendly staff and incredibly convenient access to the hustle & bustle of the island. We'll be back!

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