First, I want to acknowledge that the staff is very good at West Wind Marina. However, this marina needs upgrading in order to justify $7 per foot, even for Newport. i was here about three years ago and very little has changed for the better. The docks had perhaps 2% of the decking replaced but really needs 100% replacement. The bathrooms really need to be redone. We were prepared to hear music from the club until closing time but there were two sources of music, one from the club and one from the bar and grill that competed. The worst was the private party on one of the big yachts (Reset) that may be a seasonal tenant. They took over when the club closed with some really obnoxious music. It required my going over at 2:45 AM to get some relief and that was not really satisfactory until 3:00 AM. The security is good here considering the night club and the bar and grill on the property. The location is good. It is not far from the heart of Newport.
Great destination. Beautiful views. Love Il Cappuccino. Got lucky and saw the carnival and fireworks show put on by the Fire Dept. The launch Capt is the best!
First of all, the staff are great. No problem there. The heads and showers are also very nice. We were disappointed that the pool is not open until July 4 as it was a hot weekend in mid June and I booked the Friday and Saturday nights assuming, yes, my bad, that it would be open. Also the place could use a little sprucing up. It is a nice location if you bring bikes as we did. They do rent them. No food offerings but cold drinks in the store. ASK
New docks, good water and electric service, pump out right at the dock. Short walk to village and beach. No showers but i knew that. Occasional noise from party fishing boat and canal cruise boat. A nice layover for our run from Watch Hill to Gloucester.
The location was pretty good; only about a 10-15 minute walk on good sidewalks to downtown New Bedford. Although amenities are limited the staff is friendly. The bathrooms were not bad and I felt pretty secure. There is a DD close by and a restaurant called Fathoms at which we had a really good meal.
Townsend Manor Inn and Marina is a great destination. Our slip backed up to a grassy area very close to the pool. The dock boys were very helpful competent. The pool temp was perfect and has a bar inside the fenced area! It is an easy walk or bike ride to the commercial district in Greenport. My only complaint is that the buildings on the grounds are in real need of exterior maintenance. We have not been able to stay at TMM for years and we will try to get back there soon.
We had not been to the Mystic Seaport in several years do it was nice to get back. The dock hands were very nice. The shower facilities were a long way from our slip but having the Seaport admission included in the slip fee was a super perc.
Well kept marina. Staff is great. Nice pool. Good amenities. Wish they had a place to get a coffee. As nice as it is, it is still a little pricey.
Although the location and facilities are very nice, the staffing is weak. We came in with a difficult wind direction for getting into the slip assigned and there was just one dockhand who appeared to be a little inexperienced. $35 per night for 30 amp service is a rediculously high fee. No hot water in the men's shower at 6 AM. No hands to help down at the gas dock. There was an older guy running the fuel dock who didn't want to come down the ramp. I don't mind paying high rates for quality customer service but I did not feel like I go that at my stay at Provincetown Marina. ASK
There is no arguing that this is a fantastic location for accessing the downtown Portsmouth area. But it is a spot in the river where the current and boat wakes make for an unpleasant experience on board. Dave, the Dockmaster, is very helpful and accessible. He splits his time with the Badger Island East Marina which is not a bad thing. In fact, he was able to bring me a block of ice from the other marina in the skiff that he runs back and forth. Although there are gates, I would not say that the marina is secure. But we had no problems with strangers on the dock. Aside from the dockmaster and the folks that we traveled with, we never saw any other people at the marina.The docks and utilities are good and we loved wandering around Portsmouth. I think that if I were to return, i would stay at the Badger Island marina and just take the ten minute walk into Portsmouth over the bridge.
After coming in for fuel, we took a mooring on a Thursday night. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The choice of having 87 or 89 octane gasoline was rare. The fuel dock is easy to access and there is fresh water for wash down. They don't have a launch service but the Town of Onset launch was pretty convenient.
Although the marina does not offer a lot in the way of amenities, it is a municipal facitlity and in a fantastic location. I have never had any trouble getting a slip for overnight or for a few hours visit. The grounds are neat and clean. The heads are secure and reasonably clean. The staff is young but competent.