Very cute club, with friendly people—the Commodore and VC guessed I might be a visiting yachtsman and came to introduce themselves—nice private shower, easy mooring close to the clubhouse, and a launch running 0800-2000 that comes right away. Possible to Uber into Gloucester for provisions but that can be iffy. No stores in easy walking distance.
I couldn’t recommend this marina more. I had the engine of my sailboat die a mile from the marina so I changed my slip reservation to a mooring and sailed onto my mooring. Ever since, everyone at the marina, from the launch operators to the office staff, has been beyond helpful, accommodating, and nice as I’ve tried to deal with my engine trouble. The facilities are very attractive and modern. and the COVID safety precautions and procedures are well thought out and conscientiously followed. The location is beautiful and it is a three minute or less walk from the docks to the heart of town.
The dockmaster was very helpful. I was sailing singlehanded so a work boat from the marina met me and a young man came aboard prior to entering the marina to help with my lines. I got a nice place to tie up on the outer dock and spent a quiet restful night. The docks are well maintained and the facilities are good. I had a good shower and walked into town. The marina is very well located to walk to everything in Salem.
Clean and orderly marina, dead quiet at night despite being right in downtown Salem. The Finz restaurant just a few steps away from your slip is excellent and provides ample outdoor seating. Walk 10-15 to all the historical attractions and fun shops in town.