If you're looking to play around the best waters the Cape & Islands have to offer without the Cape traffic, and more importantly, the high cost, South Wharf Yacht Yard & Marina is perfect for you.
One of New England's best kept secrets, South Wharf is a full-service yard and marina in the historic village of Padanaram in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Just an hour from Boston and 30 minutes from Cape Cod, Newport and Providence, we offer deep-water slips up to 130 feet. Located across from Cuttyhunk, we're in the middle of New England's prime sailing and cruising grounds with Martha's Vineyard, the Elisabeth Islands and Nantucket all within easy reach.
We have full hauling and launching facilities including a 60-ton travel lift as well as a 40,000 sq ft indoor winter storage facility making South Wharf a go-to location for boaters who care about how their boats are treated. Our factory-trained and certified technicians are experts in the installation and repair of marine electronics, inboard and outboard engines, electrical, heating, plumbing and A/C. We're the authorized servicing dealer of Yamaha, Mercury, Volvo, Yanmar, Cummins, Raymarine, Simrad, Garmin, B&G, and AB Inflatables offering complete outfitting/repair and customization of sail and power vessels.
Great visit - helpful attendants, super clean facilities, and a great visit to the Sail Loft. Love Padanaram!!!
Davey and his crew were superb. Professional and nothing was too much trouble. Facilities were significantly better than most marinas we visited. Highly recommend.
Tom Quinn and senior deckhands were great bringing us in and taking care of us. Very customer oriented. Welcome package is great. Cute downtown, good restaurants within easy walking distance. Fun place to explore. Will most definitely return.
Incredible Staff and they are very welcoming to Transients! Davey and Tom tied us down quickly and perfectly! We received a Welcome Bag with lovely goodies. When we realized we couldn’t get off the boat, due to its height, Tom went and got stairs for the Dock!! Daily checks of the lines by the Staff, coupled with being asked if we needed anything makes this Marina a permanent annual stop! The Customer Service is unsurpassed by any Marina we have visited, in all the years we have been cruising! There’s laundry facilities, wi-fi, a restaurant and a little market within walking distance. Well done to the entire Staff!!!
Our recent visit to South Wharf was wonderful. A pleasant greeting by dockhands Olivia and Fiona came with a nice introduction to the services and facilities (which were clean as a whistle). We had 2 mechanical problems that were fixed by their mechanic and electrician within 2 hours. Couldn’t ask for anything more. 5 stars!
Very well managed and friendly marina.
Nice location with easy access. Staff members were very helpful with docking and power set-up. They greeted us with a great swag bag and tips for where to eat, which I always appreciate. I would have given 5 stars if the bathrooms had been cleaned and restocked before the end of the day. I would definitely recommend this spot.
Great Marina. Bathrooms are SPOTLESS!! Sail Loft Resturant in the front of marina is awesome!! We went on a VERY hot and humid weekend. Enjoyed the village of Padaneram. Little Moss Restaurant, Black Bass Grille, Enjoyed it all!!
The remodel and new management at the Sail Loft is terrific. Food was great and drinks were spot on. Staff and service at South Wharf continues to be first class!
We had a mechanical problem on the way to the marina and we were unable to make it there. We called to let them know, they offered assistance which we didn’t need as we were too far away. A partial refund or credit for future use would have been appreciated. Dockmaster was very responsive and offered suggestions.
The staff and accommodations at South Wharf are great. Davie and dock team do a fantastic job.
Perhaps the best location in New England with easy access to everything from Cape Cod, the Islands and Newport. Dartmouth is MA’s best kept secrete sea town. Good people, fast service end beautiful sunsets!
Great attention to detail. Nice welcome package upon arrival. Only suggestion would be include a South Wharf sticker. Very nice personnel.
Very helpful and welcoming staff!
The wifi was not good this time. Last season, very good. I suggest they eliminate the need for a password. Excellent service. Highly sheltered docks. Nice village.
We enjoyed our stay at South Wharf. Great location, enjoyed the nearby restaurant Little Moss.
South Wharf was great. Awesome office and Dock staff. Clean accessabile bathrooms and laundry.
The marina is very clean and well kept. Bathrooms are nice. There is one coin operated washer and dryer. The small village of Padanaram has a small but well stocked grocery store. Also don't miss the Little Moss restaurant. It's fabulous. On our last day the dockmaster asked us to move to the face dock which was disruptive. Not sure why because the slip we were originally in was unoccupied even by the time we left.
We had an excellent stay at South Wharf in Padanaram. The facilities and staff are excellent. The location and services were terrific. This was our best stay this cruising season out of almost ten marinas and yacht clubs. Thanks to the South Wharf crew!
We loved everything about South Wharf. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The marina is clean, quiet and in a beautiful location. Restrooms are deluxe, with laundry in the building. We had fun exploring the bay and harbor in our dinghy, and riding our bikes around town which is a scenic area. I should have noted that there are no restaurants open on Monday and Tuesday. The on-site restaurant closed during Covid but is supposed to re-open fall 2021. You can get great food to go at Farm & Coast market nearby, though. We will be back.
What a Gem! First impressions when dock hands met us to assist with tie up, shore power, info and brought us a bag of ice! Clean, modern Facility
South Wharf,, great facility and great docks. Right downtown. Close to restaurants and ice cream. Great showers and heads. Good electrical power and old pedestals. Would certainly go back. Docking staff needs training to help with docking. No restaurants open Monday and Tuesday. Harbor master provides boat side pump out
We enjoyed our stay.
Nice Marina great staff!
Incredibly well staffed dock. Enjoyed the welcome packet . Quiet and clean. Easy walk to all shops. Great find!
Staff was very helpful. Nice clean facilities.
Competent dock staff (Ryan) and Dockmaster (Brian). Clean facility with all services except cable TV as needed. Fuel is right next door at the New Bedford YC. Centrally located in the Dartmouth, MA village of Padanaram.
We just finished night 7 of an 8-night cruise. Best facilities so far. The team at South Wharf is attentive and accommodating. This was our second time here. We will be back.
Great stay at South Wharf marina dock. The staff is courteous and very helpful. The surrounding shops and restaurants of charming Padnaram village within short walking distance are a nice bonus. Will definitely come back.
We love staying here. Short walk to quaint village with beautiful homes and great places to eat. Marina has all of the amenities; nice clean bathrooms, laundry facilities and a full service yard. The dock staff is so friendly and willing to help with any request. This is definitely an annual stop for us!
Great place to stay! Dock staff helped tie us up at arrival. Clean and modern facility. Quaint village nearby has several of options for food. Was calm at night and got a great night of sleep. Will stay again.
Always attentive - and - beautiful harbor
The marina staff is First Rate.....the bathrooms/showers are the best....all new...the location of the marina couldn't be better....just a short walk to restaurants.....shops....can't say enough about the young staff....they are there 8 in the morning till 8 at night to help....after that security guard
Great staff, clean and convenient.
Beautiful Spot, friendly helpful staff, great goody bag!
This place is truly a hidden gem. Beautiful harbor in a nice little seaside village. the staff was helpful and available and I even noticed them walking the docks double checking our lines. Above and beyond.
We arrived with a small issue on our boat, their service department was able to take care of the problem same day. Not to mention the amazing dockstaff. To top it all off, honestly the nicest bathrooms and showers I have ever seen in a marina!
Dockmaster is great!
Spent the night here before heading, back home to Maine. The dock hands were very helpful and facilities were top notch.
Nice neighborhood! Courteous & helpful dock staff. Informative welcome package provided. Newer restrooms. Walkable town with good assortment of eateries, and a great market for provisioning. Only one star off for no on-site pool, beach, or swimming area.
Enjoyed two nights at South Wharf, and looking forward to returning. Clear detailed instructions to find and approach our slip. Met by a dock attendant, who took our docklines, and offered to help with shore power. Clean restrooms. Restaurant on premise, as well as a number of other walkable dining options. Small market with nearby for re-stocking provisions, except no seafood. We were there mid week, and it was quiet. Nice to tie up for a couple of nights and give the boat a spa treatment.
Although we like to explore all the different harbors of the area, South Wharf and Padanaram were special enough to warrant a second visit this summer. Quiet, charming harbor and a very competent and welcoming dock staff. We will certainly be back! Thanks for a wonderful stay. L’ATTITUDE
Very nice marina. Friendly staff. Love the quaint feel of the village. Will be back.
Convenient location with a very helpful staff. They were always available to take our lines when we arrived back at the marina.
Great place to hunker down during a storm and very helpful harbormaster. Electrical was steeper then any marina we’ve been at but everything else was an A+. Check out the market/cafe nearby!
Very helpful. The slip I was originally assigned did not work for me for the weather that was expected. They moved other boats to make room for me at a better location.
Professional marina with top notch service. Very helpful Dock Master Dave and staff. Well appointed facilities, very clean. And excellent off season pricing.
Dock Master Dave and his crew are very helpful. They were at capacity and he opened up a slip for us so we could be safe in the upcoming blow. Immaculate facility, friendly staff and great service. Many thanks.
Prior to arrival, we spoke with the dockmaster about slip preferences and he was very accommodating. When we arrived, dock hands were there to assist us. Everyone was very friendly and marina has showers and a restaurant on the premises. The marina provided with a folder full of information about the facility and the village which was right out their "front door". Had a great lunch at Farm and Coast.
Our third visit and we will return - great well-protected location with professional staff. Great location in Buzzards Bay for a layover prior to heading to Maine. Facilities for heads, showers and laundry are convenient and first rate. Very professional dock and yard staff - completed oil changes for both main engine and genset on prior visit. Good restaurant on-site and very nice local stores nearby. Excellent stop for a layover.
This was our 4th or 5th trip to South Wharf and we have loved it every time. Great help docking and leaving, They even brought us some steps to help get on and off the boat. They have concerts on Friday evenings in the summer that are fantastic. Easy walk to the village for shops and restaurants.
Great facility and staff - Logan was particularly helpful and informative. We'll definitely be back!
First time to South Wharf and will return next time we are in the area. It was just an overnight stay, marina staff were helpful and facilities were clean. We had an end dock with great views, loved the South Dartmouth village and we ate at the restaurant attached to the marina. Could not have been more convenient.
Easy in, helpful dockhands and did some laundry. Cute town nearby.
South Wharf in Padanaram is a delight! It’s a well run facility, with friendly and exceptionally helpful staff. The property is clean, the bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are fully up to date and spotless. The marina and docks are well maintained and in good repair.
This year will be our 3rd boating season at home in the Marina at South Wharf. My wife our family and I love spending our summers on board at South Wharf! The marina offers very easy boating access to most of our favorite destination, the full service staff at South Wharf works very hard at lending a hand into our slip and keeping our boat on the water. The quaint, quiet, humble Village offers outstanding amenities all within walking distance of the marina. From there dock master to the marina owners this is a first class operation. We are proud members of the South Wharf family. Tom and Denna
Very helpful friendly staff. Wonderful village to visit and walk through. Best marina showers ever! And same with laundry