beautiful spot. nothing really open yet but a very relaxing stay in the harbor. Harbormaster has a notice posted that there will be no WIFI for 2018...this seems almost impossible in a location with basically no cell service and no other net access available...bring a book!
A great stay in OB before the summer crush. staff was helpful. Restrooms are clean and in good repair, for now. They still need to police the seawall and speak to boaters who treat the harbor like a floating frat party.
As always, probably...nah, definitely, the premiere marina in the northeast. friendly, prompt and professional staff. facilities maintained to the highest order....already planning weekends next season. oh...the only negative about this marina is the local charters who seem to delight in STEAMING up the fairways at four am. they know exactly what they're doing and their intention is to be as disruptive to visitors as possible....there is no other explanation for >10kts inside the basin.
Edgartown does this RIGHT. A MUCH different atmosphere from OB an it's MUCH more relaxing! They require reservations for all moorings, and they charge for raft-ups so it cuts way down on the hooligans. Launch is provided by a private company and is well run, but takes awhile(15mins for pickup), bring a tender for timely service. I did not use the showers/water/fuel/trash dock so I don't know how well this operates but in general I hear it's very good. Overall the experience in E-town is much more upscale, low-key and adult. The kids who run this harbor for the harbormaster do a very good job.