Mystic Seaport provides an ideal destination, especially for those traveling by boat. Located on the charming and historic Mystic River, we are a short distance from Long Island Sound and offer well-protected docks that are north of both the Mystic River Highway Bridge and the Amtrak Mystic Railroad Bridge.
Boaters and their guests receive complimentary museum admission while docked at Mystic Seaport. We invite you to stroll through our 19th-century seafaring village, climb aboard historic vessels, and explore exhibit halls. After visitors are gone for the day, our guests have the unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our grounds in the evening, an experience reported by many to be the most magical part of their stay.
Dockage also includes free wireless internet, power, water, and additional amenities. Downtown Mystic, located just a short walk from Mystic Seaport, offers a variety of dining and shopping options. We look forward to your visit and will do whatever possible to make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable one.
The Amtrak Mystic Railroad Bridge opens on demand when no train traffic is present. The Mystic River Highway Bridge opens 40 minutes after the hour when requested. Both bridges can be hailed on channel 13.
In the off-season, please excuse any delay in response as our dock staff works part-time. Requests are checked once a day, Monday-Friday.
Facility outstanding and very accommodating, with interesting surroundings. Always a pleasure to see some new exhibit. Friendly and helpful staff.Peaceful after hours.
Nice small marina in the Seaport. You can stroll around the museum before and after it closes and get a real feel for the the history here.
The marina was great, and staying at the seaport museum overnight is an amazing experience! The bathroom and showers were spotless!
Terrific place, scenery in and across from facility see Iñiguez and beautiful, so much to do, a treasure!
Great visit, as always. We’re surrounded by beautiful old ships and all the great Seaport exhibits are just steps away. We’ll definitely be back, often!
Great spot on the river. Friendly helpful staff and great shower facilities. Super fun to walk the Seaport before they open and watch the work of caring for these iconic vessels.
great location for all things Mystic related. Access to the history of the whaling community is an amazing plus. Dock mistress Gay was busy but still took great care of us. We make this an annual stop !!
Mystic Seaport Museum is an outstanding place to spend a night or a week. It is fascinating as the daily patrons leave and the whole Seaport Village becomes your home taking you back to the 1800s. We have been coming for years and hope to be back for many more. Greg the Dockmaster, will make sure that your stay is not only memorable and enjoyable, but will also make sure that you will want to return time and time again. If you’re lucky enough to run into Chris, VP Of Watercraft Preservation, ask if he has the time to take you to visit their collection of boats not on public display - fascinating.
Had a great stay at the Seaport. Greg was very helpful. It's a magical feeling to wake up amongst the tall ships!
Dock hand was phenomenal. Plenty of amenities. Super clean. All “public” areas were locked for “yachtsman” only. Perfect Covid getaway.
Beautiful spot. No working wifi but otherwise, great service from the Seaport staff.
Great place to visit!! Great staff , dock master and wonderful location. My favorite destination
Quiet, friendly welcoming staff, immaculately clean. Much to see and learn.
Mystic Seaport never disappoints. Helpful staff; will be back!
What a pleasure, you are surrounded by history with easy access to everything Mystic Connecticut has to offer. Just a few minutes walk to the town center, don't miss being at Mystic River Park when the bridge opens, it's an event in itself. Treat yourself at the Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Shop. Lots of restaurants to choose from, we recommend S&P Oyster, Red 36, Bravo Bravo, and Captain Daniel Packer Inn. Breakfast is incredible at Sift Bakeshop or Little Kitchen. The Seaport Staff is the Best, Greg runs a smooth operation. Become a Mariner Member of the Seaport Museum and receive a discount for your stay. Our membership has paid for itself this season. Even without a membership, stay four nights, and the fifth is free, and it doesn't have to be all in one trip. There are also discounts Before Memorial Day and After Labor Day. PS Full access to the Museum displays and activities during your stay for you and your boat guests.
As always, Mystic Seaport was welcoming, flexible and accomodating.
Staff was responsive and very helpful docking and departure. The museum itself is terrific. A staff member gave us a personal tour of the archive in the old velvet mill. A remarkable collection of marine items from early outboards and all manner of inboard engines to the prototype dyer dow.
Amazing 2-day stay. Docking was easy with the assistance of Greg. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Being able to walk the grounds of the Seaport is a great experience and makes for a unique stay.
Always great and Dock master was great and friendly
Nice place to visit with kids. Very close to the town of Mystic , which is pleasant also.
Great place to stay in Mystic. Helpful, professional staff. Quiet, little wave action because the river is narrow there. Note that pump-out services on the Mystic river are limited to one boat and they are generally busy. Only Monday through Friday.
The dock master of the day, Gay, was awesome. She was a huge help getting us a spot last minute as well as getting us tied up and situated. Very accommodating and a pleasure to work with.
The service and staff were excellent. I was surprised to see a large flag flying high on one of the ships masts in support of a political organization. I would rather support an educational organization who did not publicly engage in that type of political activity. Thank you Vincent
It was excellent quiet relaxing and great dock staff for help. Will definitely come back.
Beautiful place for a few nights stay . Friendly and helpful staff - Rich was great !
This spot is not to be missed. The protected Anchorage is calm and gorgeous. The facilities are amazing, and when the tourists leave, you have the run of the Seaport. It really makes you feel like you have gone back in time. Plus, it is a short 15 minute walk or even shorter dinghy ride to town in case you need anything additional Or want to grab dinner, drinks or ice cream. This is our third year and we look forward to coming back next year.
An amazing location, lots to see, close to town. We especially loved the NUB, the new exhibit building, a modern interpretation of an 1800 whaling ship. You will not be disappointed.
The staff is very helpful, the area is safe and lots to do. The bulkhead slips need some updating and the Outside water hook up is far away and needs multiple hoses. It’s a nice place to stay and enjoy the area and all it has to offer.
Beautiful location and very helpful and competent staff. Met us at the dock and helped us secure the boat and settle in.
When you stay at the Seaport you are free to roam the grounds after closure which places you back in time.
Friendly and helpful staff. Several exhibits were closed, however, the restaurant Latitude 41 was open for dining and takeout.
Mystic Seaport is always a nice stop. This year several displays are not open which is disappointing but understandable. The shower in the men's room only had cold water and barley any of that. The ladies room was reported to be in very good condition. The staff is very helpful as always.
Great atmosphere and a safe alternative during Covid. Large spread out outdoor exhibits and terrific staff
All was well, helpful staff, wonderful boating experience see you soon
What a fantastic venue to dock in! We enjoyed the off-hours access to the museum. The surroundings are beautiful. The dockmaster, Greg was extremely helpful, pleasant and knowledgable. We had a great experience!
The Seaport is one of most favorite stops. The staff can't be better. Always ready, willing and able to assist. Have stayed in the Seaport many times over the last 30+ years and each time is better than the last. Kudo's to all at the Seaport for making our stay so great.
Had a great time - only wish more exhibits were open although we understood the limitations due to Covid. The staff were very helpful and nice
Peaceful and quiet. Just the way we like it.
Staff is always top notch, Rich would not leave until we were entirely satisfied with the tie-up and utilities. Even with partial closures due to COVID-19 it was very enjoyable to spend some mid-week time at the museum. We'll be back!
Great place for a getaway and change of scene. Even though the museum exhibits were closed it was great to walk the grounds and have peace and quiet while docked. Marina staff were outstanding!
Greg is an outstanding dock master and employee.
Clean, accommodating, and the best dock master and staff! Everything within walking distance.
Great staff! Quiet harbor. Overall enjoyable trip
Great facility. Lots to see and do unlike many marinas that have nothing to offer inside or outside the gates. We were especially lucky because they had an antique car show on one of the days we were there and we got to see the cars for free.
Great stay right in the Seaport with free admission included. Restrooms clean and convenient. Fun staying right in the midst of maritime history.Short walk into town for many restaurants and shops.
Always an excellent experience! Full access to the Seaport included with your slip fees. Great views and amenities. Quick walk to downtown Mystic. Fantastic shops, restaurants, and bars. R36 is on the waterfront for food and cocktails. Inside Seaport Marine Grounds. Great spot to wait for the bridge opening!
The Seaport is always amazing on our stay there this year we were treated to a running antique engine exhibit and we really enjoyed the Fireboat.
Mystic Seaport staff are helpful, communicative, and eager to see that a boater's needs are taken care of. As a Mariner level member of the Seaport, I also get a discount on the dockage. Being at the Seaport at night, after the crowds are gone, is magical.
Mystic Seaport is a fantastic place to visit by boat. Cruise in to the 1800s. Dock near a Whaling ship or old Clipper. The museum is a great place. The Marina is one of the best. All of the people are friendly, always there to help. Greg is wonderful. He has the best crew working with him. Kenny and Gay are both nice and caring people. Sometimes we feel like were going back just to visit with them. We would highly recommend visiting.
We never miss a summer without going to Mystic Seaport. Our children are now grown adults and they insist we stop at least two nights at the Seaport. The staff, as always, is courteous and attentive.
Always look forward to being here and never disappointed. I have been coming here since mid 80's. Always a great experience to see the old and discover new exhibits.
I wish I could give it a 4.8:). Awesome place. Great people and location. A bit of a power issue. We have 2-50 amp cords. During the day we had to run the gen for our AC -the breaker couldn’t handle the load. Late in the afternoon and through the evening it was fine.
Staying on he grounds of the museum makes it special. Docks and facilities are just ok. Staff is attentive and friendly. You can spend all day exploring the museum and the towns close
Great place to stay, the historic ships and buildings are incredible. Very well kept. Dock staff is awesome
Staff was incredible. Such a great experience to stay in a uniquely special place. We’ll be back!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The facilities are clean and well-kept. The use of the seaport after hours was fun, we had been there during the day before but it was interesting to see it at night. We were really impressed with the dock staff. They were well organized, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We are looking forward to our next visit.
We LOVE to visit the Seaport. The staff (Greg, Ken, Gay and all the others) are kind, helpful and welcoming. We love the free nights program. We can't wait to go back!
Great staff to get us settled on the dock. Good services, including WiFi. We did not use bathroom or showers, so can’t comment on those. Easy access to town and great access to the museum. Being able to walk the grounds at night was wonderful.
Amazing place, great service and the surroundings are beautiful. Plenty of things to do to keep everyone entertained.
Great staff Tranquil especially when the seaport is closed. Easy access to town. Great for kids to visit the seaport with a lot to keep them busy and interested. Shows exhibitions boat building kayaks and even sailing lessons available. This has become a regular boat stop for us each summer. Great lobster sandwich at the galley. Consider a mariner sesport pass for docking discounts and to help support the museum.
Our annual stay at the Mystic Seaport Museum is always the delight of our summer. The marina staff is very professional and accommodating.
We always enjoy going to the seaport; it is a special place. The dock hands are knowledgeable and very helpful to all your needs. Our view of the Seaport at Mystic has not changed over the years!!
I hate to rave about how amazing this facility is because I’d like to keep it for ourselves. Truly a highlight of traveling the New England coast. Great staff and experience. Full 5 starts because there aren’t 10 to award.
No place is better to dock than Mystic Seaport! Staff and facilities are great. More importantly, it's magical being there before and after the museum opens. A must visit place for all boaters. S/V Cynosure
We have visited Mysic Seaport by boat several times over the years. It is always an enjoyable and unique experience. The bathrooms are clean. Being late in the season (Monday of Columbus Day weekend) it was the least crowded we have seen it. In fact we were the only boat there. We got some great pictures of the historic ships lit up at night. We will certainly be back.
Always 5 stars. Friendly, helpful and a great team. Manager Greg is always a pleasure. r
It was so awesome staying at Mystic Seaport Museum. Greg the dockmaster was so helpful and friendly making sure we had everything we needed. The museum itself was amazing and that we had access to it after hours was even cooler. It was an easy walk to great restaurants. Our only gripe, not the marinas fault, was that we were docked right next to a 100 foot yacht who ran their exhaust belching generator all day and night. Stinky and noisy. Other than that our stay was fabulous, cant wait to return.
We love the Seaport! Warmly greeted by dock master with clear instructions, docking assistance and a comprehensive information packet describing current exhibits, a schedule of museum activities, and fun things to do at nearby Mystic village.
Fabulous place to visit. The museum, the staff, the local couldn’t be better. Great showers, restaurants. Everything!
We are members of the museum and this is one of our favorite places to stay. Great staff clean showers, laundry. Wonderful shops and stores nearby. So much to do and see!
Gray stay - helpful staff and beautiful grounds. Could only wish for a floating dock. A bit of a hike to town but Uber readily available.
Always a fun place to stay. Great staff at docking office.
Cool concept and really worth the stop for the museum, especially for kids. Dockhand was full of hustle, but not the most knowledgeable (A+ for effort and friendliness). Unfortunately, we had to use all of our hoses plus some of the marinas to get fresh water to reach the boat. 240v electric was a challenge at only 200v, so our electric motors were all overheating and not functioning properly, most particularly A/C and it was hot and humid. Had to cycle genny and do my own multimeter diagnostics on all dock power, which was far from the boat due to earlier arrivals getting the limited number of close hookups. I think I had a total combination of 5 50/30a power cords to get power to the boat. Last gripe, the heavy rain causes certain slips leasees to walk through gravel and grass, making a total mess of the boats. All in all, still just shy of a 5 star experience. Would definitely go back.
Unique experience and some helpful dockhands! Thank you.
Perfect in every respect. Easy dockage along wall, strong reliable wifi and surely one of the very special places to have a boat alongside the Charles Morgan and Joseph Conrad!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mystic Seaport. We had intended to stay only one night but extended for a second night to wait out a frontal passage. I'm glad we stayed the extra night because it gave us time to see much more of the grounds. The dock staff was professional, friendly, and very responsive. We berthed along the seawall on the northern side of the grounds. Tying up to a granite sea wall instead of a floating dock may be off-putting to some, but we had no problem with it as the dock staff helped set up the fender board and all was well. Tying up that way, at least to us, was in keeping with the history and tradition of the seaport. The head and shower facilities were nearby and clean. There are good restaurants within walking distance. As others have mentioned the real beauty of staying here in your boat is the ability to roam around the seaport grounds after visiting hours, which gives a really intimate and fascinating perspective of the place. We look forward to coming back!
Helpful dock hands Nice and quiet place-not many slips Short walk to town
We stay at the Seaport whenever we are cruising in the Mystic area. The dockhands are always ready to assist and are superb in their ability to safely guide us to docking and tying up the boat on the pylons. Having the seaport to ourselves at night is icing on the cake!
We had not been to the Mystic Seaport in several years do it was nice to get back. The dock hands were very nice. The shower facilities were a long way from our slip but having the Seaport admission included in the slip fee was a super perc.
Great time at the seaport, pleasant friendly staff at the dock. Issues with the dock. It is a long climb up at low tide and required fender boards, which were supplied, because of the pilings. A warning, If towing a dinghy, place it along side your hull. Some one else left their's on the tow line and the dink went under the dock at low tide. In the morning at high tide, it was trapped under the dock and they had to wait for the tide to drop before they could leave.
Great people, great location. Will go again
The booking process for a slip was easy and fast. As instruced, we called the dockmaster after clearing the highway bridge. We received clear insructions and directions. Dockmaster Greg was there to meet us and help secure the boat. The head and shower facilities were spotless...the museum was Amazing . Special thanks to Chris for a tour of the archive facility We’ll be back !!!
Incredible and unique experience -- would highly recommend.
Very accommodating staff, wonderful historic environment, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were entertained and educated at the same time! Lorraine and Tony Shepley
always a pleasure staying at Mystic Seaport
The Seaport was great. There are excellent exhibits on whaling, the vikings, and even a planetarium. It is a short walk to the downtown restaurants and shops. A very enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.
Dockmaster Greg met us as we landed and from then on we had a great visit. The exhibits were just as good as we had hoped, the docents both volunteer and professional knew their stuff. The pleasant attitude of the dockmaster made us feel welcomed.
My family simply loves staying at Mystic Seaport. The staff is incredibly friendly and having the seaport to yourself at night is very special. It is a short walk into town. However, there are many car services available if you can't make that walk. Also, the bathrooms are kept very clean.
The place is amazing, The dock hands are professional.
Staff was friendly, marina was breathtakingly picturesque. Very quiet. Short walk to town. It was too quiet for our taste, but we found entertainment in town. Fixed docks could be an issue. Not an issue for me at all, but a guest and another boat had issues getting on an off.
Great stay at the Mystic Seaport. Wonderful staff, lots to see, and very calm protected docking. Our group got a wonderful behind the sceen tour of the Museum. We dock in Mystic and this is a first for staying on the grounds. Highly recommend a visit. This is not a late party place to stay.
We were berthed right next to their wedding venue. It was a real treat to observe the ceremony and the following reception right next to us on Saturday night. Reception ended by 10:00 and all was quiet again. Will continue to have Mystic Seaport on our travel itinerary.
Great marina especially since the seaport museum was included in the price of the stay. Thanks also very polite and hospitable staff.
Mystic Seaport is the best New England destination, you can stay over night when the Museum is closed, and stroll the historic yard after hours. It is very protected, new shower facilities, and close to town. Very reasonable slip fee. I used DOCKWA, Vessels up to 167' and 12 foot draft. MUST VISIT!