Marina, service facility, and fuel dock are open.
Kingman Yacht Center is Cape Cod's largest full-service marina. Nestled in scenic, sheltered Red Brook Harbor on the eastern shore of Buzzards Bay, we offer slips and moorings for seasonal and transient guests in a resort community atmosphere. This is a special place to spend the night - or the summer!
KYC offers gas and diesel; marine engine repairs, maintenance and repowering; complete repair and maintenance services; haul out up to 60 tons; marine electronics sales and service; mobile marine services and over-the-road boat hauling. Our dealership, Buzzards Bay Yacht Sales, features new boats by Yellowfin and Ocean Yachts, and an active yacht brokerage.
Everything about this Harbor is lovely- the Marina is very nice, the restaurant is good, the staff could not be more attentive and well trained. BUT ..there is a significant problem with birds. If you plan to stay at this marina bring bird deterrents - at least 3 or 4 different ones. do NOT leave your boat unattended over night. We were impacted several times (even with defenses in place) We spent 3-4 hours each time trying to clean it up , every boat around us was impacted - we had friends who passed through who said they would likely not be returning because of this problem - If you have a fool proof bird deterrents system - you will be fine.
Both of the lines on the mooring were rotted out. There were no loops on either end. Our expectation is for an easy snd safe approach to a mooring R11
Late in the season overnight. The marina and facilities are top notch. We arrived around 6pm and due to it being late in the season, no one was available to tell us what number or where our slip was located. We stayed on the dock, had dinner at the Chartroom restaurant and had a very nice stay. Our 4 star rating Probably should be 5, we just there should have been a little better communication.
I’ve stayed at a mooring at Kingman 3 nights over the last 2 weeks. Peaceful setting with beautiful sunsets. Coming from Gloucester it is convenient as a first stop after going through the canal. We used as jumping off point for cuttyhunk, Vineyard, Newport. We even made it to Montauk from there in rough conditions. Fuel dock is convenient with helpful, energetic staff. Didn’t use the launch but they responded quickly to all calls I heard. Plan to go back often to use as base in that area or as starting point for longer trips. Also attentive to dockwa requests and chats. Hope to be back soon!
Good service at fuel dock.
A launch came right out to meet us and guide us to our mooring. We were able to get reservations for dinner at the nearby Chart House restaurant and the drinks and dinner were delicious. On our return a few days later we stopped to take on full and the attendants were friendly, professional and quick. They also helped with the pompous. They were great with our lines. All and all we will be sure to return!
KYC is wonderful. Staff guided us in via radio to our mooring, great tender service and everyone in the center was friendly. Will definitely come back next season. Only disappointment was that I didn't get a welcome bag. PS if you want dinner at the Chart room, make your reservation days ahead... worth it!
This marina is the best - change your plans and stay here! They have everything: great location; well-equipped ship’s store (or will get what you need); fun art gallery; wonderful restaurant; and amazing sunsets. More important, they have the most friendly, helpful, and accommodating staff. They only know “yes”. We took an extended sail vacation and stayed with them twice. Our plans changed a bit and they were always helpful when we needed to adjust dates. Stay here!
Great staff and easy reservation process
Great place to stay . Staff was great. had an awesome time.
Always a pleasurable stay at Kingman Yacht Center...beautiful approach to the harbor and a great place to spend a night or two.
Staff was amazing. Marina was clean and so much fun! Would highly recommend this marina.
We returned for a second visit this Summer. Kingman YC was as good as the first visit. Professional, courteous and friendly staff, made it a very pleasant stay.
Awesome service, as usual! Always smiling faces, helping hands at fuel dock and finding mooring. Nice job converting the restaurant area during the pandemic.
We stay at Kingman every year and it's always a pleasure. The staff is friendly and always there to help. We always get a great meal at The Chart Room where this year there is plenty of outdoor seating and CDC guidelines are being followed. Nearby Bassett's Island has a nice beach with warm water. It's an all-around great place to visit!
We stayed on a mooring ball for 2 nights - easy to reserve on Dockwa. We planned to stay 5 nights and be there during Hurricane Isaias. On our way there, KYC called us and said we could not say past Sunday morning as they do not allow transients during hurricanes. We were disappointed by that news, but went anyway for 2 nights. The facility is very nice and the services were well-run. Beautiful location. Great area for bike riding and hiking. Did not have time to paddle board, but lots of people were doing that. Did not go to the beach, but it looked fun. We would go back.
Wonderful location, protected, easy in and out. Staff very friendly. Would definitely be a 5 star review except the dinghy dock is seriously overcrowded again this year. Chart Room is no longer pet friendly in the outdoor area.
Stay for one night was excellent. Was a great stop to make while making our way to Cuddyhunk the next day. The Chart Room for dinner was excellent we had 10 for dinner and the service was excellent! Would definitely stay at Kingman again and hope to get back that way next year!!
Awesome stay again. Love it here every year !!
Great place in it self! No stores or restaurants in walking distance. One restaurant in marina, no breakfast and a little pricey. Food is very good!
Great place to stay, staff is great!
We stayed on a mooring. Easy in and out. Responsive on VHF Ch71 upon arrival. Launch service was excellent. Marina was clean and organized. I would stay there again.
One of our favorite marinas in the area. Beautiful location, great service, friendly and helpful staff. We’ll be back !
Awesome staff! Lost my phone overboard and they were accommodating to extend our dock time until a new phone arrived! Always a great spot!
There is a dinghy dock but it's so overcrowded it's impossible to dock. You have to crawl over other dinghies to be able to reach the dock. Sadly they are no longer dog friendly.
Great Marina. Welcoming, friendly and professional staff. Clean facilities. Easy booking. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
Great stay. Chart Room for dinner was excellent.
7' draft easy in/out of the channel, 10' min depth at mid tide. The harbor has calm water with wind any direction and locals are respectful of no-wakes, even on the holiday weekend. The harbor/dock staff are competent and pleasant. We bought fuel but did not use shore facilities. The on-site restaurant had good food with beautiful harbor views. Did not give the marina 5 stars because the dinghy dock is seriously overcrowded. It's way too small for the large number of moored boats using it and it's a real hassle getting in and out. It's also pretty unstable to walk on and quite exciting for two people to pass carrying provisions and gear. The only other issue we had was having to move to a different mooring as we did not have enough swing room for 55' boat in N/NE wind. We woke up one morning to find the ball of the boat behind us under our swim deck. The Dockmaster was quick to help out though and moved another boat to accommodate us. Very professional. Overall a pleasant stay in a gorgeous harbor and we would definitely return.
Beautiful location and terrific service. Staff was very helpful.
Kingmans is a destination with the rustic charm of Cape Cod and the venerable Chart Room restaurant. People are kind and considerate and they strive for excellence which they achieved. Restrooms and showers are impeccable. A great stay and we would come back again.
Beautiful Spot, Really helpful friendly staff and great restaurant. This has become one of our favorite places to stop.
Although we have visited Kingman Yacht Center on see real occasions for the Chart Room And Candy store this was our first overnight and the marina and it was spectacular. Service is always on point and we will definitely be back in the near future. Thank you!
Great service, fun and good restaurant
We have stayed at Kingman’s many times before. The two women working in the office this time were very rude. They appeared annoyed when asked for information about the facilities, etc.
Great facility with lovely staff. But if you draw more than 5’, be very careful to coming in either passage, perhaps only attempt at high tide. We hit hard on a rock in the middle of the north channel approach. Once you arrive at Kingman, there’s lots of water. Restaurant is only open on weekends after Labor Day.
Very quiet setting, beautiful sunsets, and friendly patrons and staff. Good restaurant on site and internet worked well for streaming Netflix. Very dog friendly too. We came in and out via the deeper northern route. Saw nothing less than 10 feet at mid tide, but tricky in a couple places so study charts beforehand.
GREAT TIME - EXCELLENT SERVICE - LOCATION LOCATION!
Always a great port to stop! I love the launch drivers and deck hands. They go overboard (no pun intended) to be helpful. It’s one of most favorite places to visit.
Staff was friendly, dinghy dock needs to be extended. Channel well marked but skinny in places. Chart room is unable to serve food outdoors so can not accommodate pets
Great service from the staff! Had an amazing stay and enjoyed a nice dinner at the Chartroom! Thanks
Helpful polite staff. Quiet and clean facility.
Very Responsive staff, Very nice overall as usual Shower facilities are excellent. We will come back.
Top notch dock staff, went above and beyond to accommodate the guest. Will return here for sure.
Came back again for two more nights en route to/from destinations further south. Always fun and a pleasure to be served by such courteous launch and fuel dock crew. We sure kept the launch busy with guests coming and going and with a dog who needed periodic relief! Great marina. Super friendly and helpful staff for both the launch service and at the dock. Great location for relaxing at Chart Room restaurant or anchoring off Bassetts Island. Large, well organized and well-marked mooring field. Very easy to find our spot. N and S Channels in and out not as intimidating as might appear on a chart. Just pay attention to your GPS and the markers. You’ll be rewarded by a great stay.
Very nice marina. The ride in the river was worth the trip,very beautiful. We will be back
Such a beautiful place!!!!
Launch operator was out standing she went out of her way to please
Outstanding facility. Very good staff. Impressive operation
Very nice people, mooring, launch drivers and restaurant.
Great facility, very helpful staff and a fun restaurant and good entertainment
This was our third year staying there. Nice destination from and to North shore MA. Last few years was not impressed with shower facilities but they made some significant improvements. Very nice now.
Beautiful spot, friendly and professional staff. Facilities clean and well maintained. Nice dinner at Chart Room, good food with piano bar. Be sure to make reservation, at least on weekend. Stay in marked channel on entering harbor. Great spot!
I made a late reservation and Justin went out of us way to make sure I was taken care of. I was docking my 41' sailboat alone but All of the dock staff were super helpful.
Great place to visit
Great mooring spot this time. Chart room take out last night and a good cup of coffee this morning. All good, Thank you. Waterlee
We love it here! The chart room is always a plus also. Everyone was very happy! We will be back!
Just picked up a morning this time but professional communication from start to finish. Thanks!
WiFi did not work in outer mooring field.
Everything about staying at Kingmans Yacht Center is always perfect! One of our favorite stops! Location, staff, the Chart Room! See ya next summah!
The funnest place on the Cape. And always the nicest people
Found us a mooring with short notice and let us stay on the gas dock until we finished dinner at the Chart Room.
This place has got it all, beautiful, protected setting, very professional operation, delicious and healthy food at the Chart House, and a lively but not rowdy night scene. Highly recommended!!!
Scott and his family were spectacular on our ‘extended’ stay at Kingman. Needing to stay a few extra days due to both weather and mechanical issues, the team at Kingman made it effortless and relaxing. Deb and Jim in service were rock stars, not only finding me a part for my boat that would have been otherwise hard to find, Deb negotiated a much lower price saving me hundreds. It’s possible we made up the difference in mudslides. Within two hours of the part being delivered, we were untied and on our way. We hope be back next year, but also hope to see Scott and team at the MBYCA Invasion next summer. Thanks again for your hospitality and professionalism. John and Carol and the WYC Castaways.
Not a fun experience. Had to hail the marina multiple times just to get a slip assignment when pulling into the harbor. An email or call in advance would be much easier. Then I return to the boat to find that it has been moved without my permission because they double booked my slip and gave it away to another customer and left mine on the fuel dock. Only way I found this out was because the guy who my slip was given too told me. A simple phone call or email notifying me that they needed to move it or put it in another slip would have been the bare minimum I would have expected. Instead I go down to where my boat was parked and it was just gone.
Easy end slip. Dock help indicated we should check in and get a tote bag. When we went to the office they didn't offer us anything. Protected marina. Some waves from the launch but they end early. Suggest making reservations for the restaurant since it gets really busy. Bathrooms were clean but a short walk away. Had hoped to visit Bassetts island but the weather didn't cooperate. Will return another time.
Full service yard if you need it; launch drivers responsive and helpful. Young woman at desk in dockhouse seemed to be having a bad day...every day. Popular restaurant on site. "Hiking trails" are at county park about .5 mi up winding road with no sidewalk. "Private Beach" is at Barrett's Island across harbor.
Kingman and the Pocassett harbor are wonderful. Great facilities and service. One of the most beautiful place that I have ever sat and watch the sunset, the wind, the sea and the stars.
Dock hands ready when we arrived. Chart House Restaurant was awesome. Entire property is great. We will be back.
We had a wonderful stay at Kingman Yacht Center. Thank you to all the staff who helped make our visit so enjoyable. Capt. Michael, M/Y MISS LIZA
Excellent Marina, staff very pleasant and the launch drivers are great
Great staff, had a breakdown coming in at 2pm on a Saturday. They quickly helped us to the dock, got a mechanic on board who found the problem and had us on our way by 4. Very helpful, friendly, smart.
Staff was very confused about where we were going to dock. They did however do a nice job of helping us tie up, but then disappeared in a flash without mentioning a word ( i.e. nothing about their facility or layout). Surrounding area is nice, even if the marina is a long way down a winding, narrow and very shallow channel. We would consider staying here again.
The staff was very helpful and friendly. Great location and facilities, we loved Bassett's island. We will return to KYC again soon.
Protected harbor, lobster roll at The Chart Room, and best goodie bag on the East Coast!
Friendly, competent and timely service in a beautiful setting
Had an excellent experience staying over the weekend at KYC. Staff are outstanding individuals and fun to talk with making the experience that much more enjoyable. Facilities are always super clean and well kept. Will certainly be back again. Keep up the great work!
Bathroom facilities were great. Staff was very rude. They were not friendly at all. They all seemed to be unhappy with there jobs.
Great Marina. Love The Chart Room.
Spectacular floating docks, cheerful and helpful staff (and cute), clean well-maintained everything, busy restaurant.
Had a nice dock space on the outer edge. Very convenient to the Chart House.
Lovely harbor, and outstanding, smart launch drivers
The staff is great. The bathroom/showers are a put off. The showers lack a dedicated stall which results in water all over the floor. Also the floors are "raw" concrete.
We enjoyed our third visit at Kingman Marine and extended our stay by several days. Deb had the filter I needed for my Onan and the Chart Room is always a good stop. Uber was helpful (no rental company had an available car). Only drawback was some frustration in contacting someone to address my wife's questions, unfortunately she did not recall having been there before with this boat.
Three days on mooring and really enjoyed our first time stay in Red Brook Harbor. Great, free launch service and marvelous restaurant, The Chart Room. Nice hiking trail and walk to local breakfast restaurant. Great time
Friendly, capable staff. It's a busy place, but after winding our way around through a confusing channel, it was a very pleasant stay. If this is your first time in, I'd recommend entering near high tide.
Great stay see you again soon
Very pleasant stay. Staff is very pleasant and helpful. Free launch service. Free pump-out at Fuel Dock. Excellent dock-side restaurant. Bourne Pump-out (not related to Kingman Marina) is supposed to be available for boat side pump out...but was unresponsive for the 2 days we were there. They never answered out calls on VHF 9. Fortunately, the free fuel dock pump out was available. Would not hesitate to return.
Great, knowledgeable people. Awesome restaurant on site. Clean facilities.
2016 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of Marinas.com