I love Edgartown Harbor. The mooring field is well protected and the harbor master is very helpful and professional. The dinghy dock is starting to get ridiculous. It's always had the deserved rep of being three deep at times. It's now all the time. Boaters come and spend a ton of money in town, which must generate local revenue. They really need a larger or additional dinghy dock, even if it's a bit further from town. Update Sep ‘21. Even off season the dinghy dock is still 2-3 boats deep. This would be a 5 star location, if not for this issue. Several were grousing about it. Some tied up closest had days of rain water in them. Sends a ‘we don’t really want you here message’. Otherwise, staff and the rest are excellent.
Great stop over on the way up/down the coast. The inner harbor mooring field is tight, but there was sufficient room to swing. The Harbor master was very helpful and reassuring, although, our neighbor was very nervous of our 60ft LOA. Over two days, we swung all around and never got within 20 ft. Neighbor was confused by where the mooring was floating, prior to us tying up and dragging out its anchoring chain. Facilities are clean and new. Topside pub was excellent. Tonnos was a very nice fancy Italian dinner place. Recommend both. Gloucester is a working fishing town, with a little tourism mixed in. Not exactly pretty, from the inner harbor, unless you’re really into commercial fishing boats and facilities (use the outer harbor for views), but it’s very convenient to the dinghy docks.
Great place to stay, as always. Staff is friendly and helpful. We had to depart early for a threatened tropical storm, where the moorings must be vacated. They refunded unused time, for a weather departure. The town dinghy dock gets more crowded every year and there is ample room to expand. Needs to be done.
Always a great destination.
Great spot right next to the Battleship Massachusetts. Harbormaster was very helpful and accommodating. The museum is outstanding and there is an excellent waterfront restaurant, just north of the cove, within walking distance, on a well maintained boardwalk.
At first, I would have been inclined to rate it lower. I thought we booked a floating dock mooring at the protected top of the harbor, but was told we didn't fit there and were assigned to a mooring ball at the harbor entrance. Zero protection. Waked all day long. No one answered our hail upon arrival. When I called the office, I was transferred three times and first assigned an occupied mooring, then someone called back and straightened it all out, after we roamed for 20 minutes. He was very helpful.
Love it. Great location. Accessible to town, but not on top of it. Great ships store. Restaurant was good. Seemed like it was full of regulars. Owner was in the shop and very helpful.
Perfect downtown location. Pubs, restaurants, street performers, historical sites, the commons, etc. Everything within walking distance, except perhaps a grocery store. Uber/Lyft is readily available tho. It gets a little choppy during the day, not bad, but calm at night. Staff was very helpful.