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Safe Harbor Greenport is one of my “go to” marinas away from homeport, Safe Harbor Pilots Point Marina, Westbrook CT. I’ve been here several times and always enjoy my stay. It’s an easy half day sail across the LIS for me. This time I’m using it as my last layover on the way back on my 2 week Fall Cruise to Edgartown, MV. After 2 weeks on anchor and mooring it’s such a luxury to be tied up to a nice dock with shore power and a hot shower. As always, dock manager Liam was most accommodating. I especially appreciated his prompt confirmation of a transient slip, made the morning of my arrival. I was in the Block Island Sound headed to Coecles Harbor, Shelter Island, but decided that full marina services would be nice. Dock crew, Tom, was waiting for me at my assigned slip (facemask on) and made tie-up very easy. I’ll be back, next season. Cap’n Mitch s/v Pleiades, Beneteau Oceanis 34

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Perfect, protected mooring with spectacular view of Edgartown. Very helpful and courteous staff. I like it so much here I’m going to stay two extra days.

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I just stayed 2 nights at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boat Yard. I’ve been to Jamestown before, but this is my first stay at JBY. My experience was excellent. I arrived in boisterous weather courtesy of Hurricane Teddy. Crew member Hallie kindly guided me to a relatively protected inner mooring next to an initially ominous big rock. I came to like it. The quarters were tight for my 34 ft sloop, but it proved to be an excellent mooring. The first night was quite bouncy, but view of NB East Passage and Newport was awesome, especially at night. The accommodations are hardly posh, but most adequate. I had use of their motorized dinghy after hours, which was most convenient. During working hours the staff was most accommodating with launch service. I spent one afternoon biking to Beavertail State Park. The scenery going and there was beautiful. Don’t miss this. I look forward to staying at JBY next cruise East. Cap’n Mitch Gilbert s/v Pleiades, Safe Harbor Pilots Point Marina, Westbrook, CT

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Excellent mooring. Prompt and courteous launch service. Very adequate shower room at Harbormaster building. Get combo from launch operator. Expect noise and wake from ferries, but gets quiet late in the evening. Enjoyed a great dinner at The Fifth Season restaurant. Only complaints are that launch service ended at 2000 (in October) and there is no town dinghy dock. Surreptitiously docked at a marina hoping that my dink wouldn’t get impounded. Mitch Gilbert, s/v Pleiades, Westbrook, CT

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Safe Harbor Onset Bay is one of my favorite New England marinas. I always stop in here on my way through the CCC. It’s easy to get to with excellent channel navaids. The staff, especially Brandon, is most helpful and courteous. Facilities are clean and comfortable. I enjoy riding my dinghy around the bay. The only negative is lack of walking distance restaurants and grocery store, but I can easily bike to town. I plan to return each time I cruise northward. Mitch Gilbert s/v Pleiades, Westbrook, CT

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us - it's always a pleasure to have the 'Pleiades' join our fleet for an evening or two! Hope to see you soon!
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I’ve stayed here a few times while cruising. One of my favorite layovers. Helpful and pleasant staff. It’s a short hike to Mystic town center and easy dinghy ride to Mystic Seaport. The ambiance is as nautical as you’ll get. Facilities are getting dated and need refurbishing, but I’m don’t need a resort when cruising. Showers are hot with good pressure. That’s my main criterion for a good marina as a transient sailor.

Marina Response:
We appreciate this great review and feedback. Good showers are a must, as is having a helpful team. Please come back and see us again next time you are cruising in the area!
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There is no nicer or more economical way to visit Nantucket than by mooring in the harbor. The mooring field is spacious and well organized. The view of the wharves and mega-yachts is magnificent, especially at night. My arrival was aided by very friendly and helpful Nantucket Moorings staff. My only criticism is that the shower facilities are deplorable. Besides being very worn they were the filthiest I’ve encountered in my years of cruising. The second evening that I showered there I made sure to bring my flip-flops. For $60 a night we cruisers deserve better facilities. I hope that there is renovation and a new cleaning staff before my next visit. Mitch Gilbert, s/v Pleiades

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