We last visited Champlin's in July 2019. Our review after that trip was "5 Stars - Definitely coming back." Since then Champlin's was bought by new owners. I totally get the limitations of doing a major renovation on an island, but it sure was disappointing that on this visit there was no restaurant, no washer-dryers, just a nice little snack bar for coffee, breakfast and sandwiches. The pool is in urgent need of upgraded filters, and the bathrooms were generally unattended and in need of cleaning. All tolerable as I'm sure will be fixed by next season. The real problem was the courtesy (or lack thereof) of the other boaters. When we last visited, the composition was 1/3 sailboats, 2/3's powerboats. This time around, we were one of two sailboats - all the rest were powerboats. I wasn't sure if this was an organized fleet visit, or a coincidence, but the docks were swarmed with large families. Again tolerable. What was not tolerable was the disco music and loud conversations that prevailed until 2AM both nights we were there. At one point, we considered filing a noise complaint with the local police, but ultimately let it go. Bottom line, next time we visit Block Island, we'll stay on a mooring. Best David and Randy
Very quiet post Columbus Day. Dock master called us the day before with harbor details as docks unmanned. Only restaurant open thus time of the year was the Legionnaires Post. Good pizza and drinks, what else did we need? Mind the buoys in and out. We draw 7 feet, got stuck for 10 minutes on the way out. Mud bottom, so no big deal. Beautiful old fashioned harbor and island. Will make a longer visit next summer.
Brand new docks- super clean. Very helpful dock staff. Lively restaurant right on premises. Pretty historic town to walk around.