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Very friendly staff and appreciated the prompt launch service. Location is great if you've got bikes to head into downtown Portsmouth. However, the location of the moorings are right next to a busy channel and the current is fierce. It made for some uncomfortable rolls and challenging on/off the boat launch.

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They can't control the weather, but unfortunately during our stay we arrived in 20+ knot winds and had a few days of rough weather. The mooring field is fairly exposed, so a bit rocky at times. On the days where the weather was mild, was fantastic. Really liked the location just north of Portland. Was an easy bike ride into town, with nice sized bike lanes into Portland or to the local grocery store. Launch service was outstanding. Very friendly personnel. Never waited more than 10 minutes for a pick up or drop off. The mooring balls luckily have two pendant lines With the heavy wind, one of the lines actually snapped. We called to let them know. They directed us to move to a nearby vacant mooring buoy. First time (and hopefully last) that has ever happened to us. Would definitely stay here again.

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Well protected mooring area with easy to pick up pendant. Mooring field is not close to the marina so could not pick up any Wifi service. Nothing really within walking distance of the facility that we could find. There's a busy two lane road with no sidewalk. However, the beauty of area made it worth the stop. Spent time exploring the coast and islands in our dinghy. It's just a nice, quiet place to hang out.

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We decided to stay here as it looked like there was more protection versus our previous stay at Portsmouth Yacht Club which could be a bit rolly with the traffic going by and the currents. There was definitely more protection as it was significantly less rolly. However, they do pack a lot of moorings into a small area. So, a bit congested as you approach including lobster pots in the mooring field. However, received a map beforehand with our assigned number so we knew where to go. No launch service, but dinghy dock at marina is available. Nothing retail within a short walking distance, but brought our bikes on shore to run some errands and enjoy a meal out.

Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you in Back Channel again. Have a safe and happy fall! Jason, Dockmaster
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Moorings are easy to grab. Launch service is timely and efficient. Folks in the office and on the launch are very friendly. Easy access to a grocery store, laundromat and plenty of restaurants. We've stayed here twice going up and down the coast.

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Stayed for four nights in October. Only one using the mooring field for the entire time. No problems with quality and stability of mooring ball. Only downside was the closest dinghy dock was closed--the street entrance/exit was closed with under construction signs. Fortunately there is a town dinghy dock at the southern end of the waterway which was convenient, but a 10 minute ride through the no wake zone. Easy access to shore facilities from there, 5 min walk to beach, 20 min walk to Publix grocery store and plenty of restaurants. Would definitely return.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the nice review. Dinghy dock damaged during recent storm. Will be repaired soon !
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Easy in and out with a pleasant staff to help you get set up when you dock. However, came here for three primary reasons: 1) fill up water tanks; 2) update our smartphones via wifi; and 3) have a great prime rib dinner at the restaurant. Sorry to say we weren't able to accomplish our goals. First the water tested at 700+ parts per million. EPA says anything over 500 is not potable. We usually have only put water in out tanks up to a reading of 300; 2) could never connect to the WIFI signal (we were at the end of the dock though); and 3) restaurant was OK but was expecting more given its reputation. It just did not live up to the hype.

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Nice marina situated around a corporate office park. Dave the manager was nice to deal with and helped us into our slip. Nice gas grills available to use. Secured gate entrance for each pier. Nothing really close by to walk to for either restaurants or grocery stores. There is a corporate cafeteria open for breakfast or lunch in the complex. Nice stopover point.

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Great location in Eastport area of Annapolis. Not a "full service" marina where there are dockhands to help with lines. It's more of a do-it-yourself slip. Stern in with pilings and lines that divide the slips. Bathrooms are nice and clean with showers. A good 15 minute walk over the bridge to downtown Annapolis. Were nice enough to deal with some Amazon deliveries for us. We'd stay there again.

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