One of the best stops in Buzzards Bay. Great docks and staff, The Chart Room (n to to be missed) and one of the best sunsets you can find while sipping a cocktail in an Adirondack chair on the lawn....what more could a cruiser want?
What a wonderful stay at the WYC! First the mechanics...the docks are great, stern in to floating does with fixed pilings. There is a current, and eddys, so line yourself up well. Some have said there is only 30A power, but we are plugged in to 50A250V right now. There is a clubhouse with small outdoor restaurant for lunch and a clean, sandy private beach. All really great. Now the fun part...every single person we met is as nice as can be, especially Bunny who manages the Dockwa reservations from the cockpit of her sailboat. WYC is a private club but we sure felt welcome as a one night transient. Bonus: we had dinner at the Back Eddy which was like being at a great restaurant in midcoast Maine. Stay in the channel on your way into Westport and you'll have a great time!
Well, just OK. The dock is not in a no wake zone (either are the moorings), the wifi doesn't reach the dock and the bathrooms are in the museum, across the busy street, and closed after the museum closes at 4 or 5 or whenever they feel like it. The dock itself is good, cleats are good and power is good. Next time I'm in Bristol I will look for an alternative location.
There is probably no finer marina on the east coast of the US. The docks are an extension of the main street in the town, services are plentiful and nearby and the staff is as welcoming as a 5 star hotel. Sure its expensive, but not as much as Newport, with which it shares the best megayacht viewing in the area. Make reservations easy for key weekends and be sure to save a few nickels for some of the great Nantucket restaurants,