ANNOUNCEMENT: With the growing number of Covid-19 cases in Massachusetts and nationwide, MA Governor Baker has extended the social distancing guidelines and closure of non-essential businesses until May 4th. Following those orders, and to ensure a safe environment for our customers, guests and marina staff, we will be postponing our opening date until the order is lifted. The date is subject to change pending any further state or federal guidelines extensions. We thank you for your patronage and your patience as we collectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Port of New Bedford invites you to stay at Pope’s Island Marina and experience why we call it Destination New Bedford. Our friendly Marina Staff and Harbor Attendants are here to ensure a welcoming and enjoyable stay. There is so much to see and do, from visiting the world’s largest whaling museum to eating the world’s freshest seafood. The launch will connect you to the historic downtown district, restaurants, galleries and key attractions. Stroll the cobblestone streets of America’s #1 Fishing Port or take a bike ride to Fort Taber and the Military Museum. Our season begins April 15th and ends October 31st, but feel free to contact the office in the winter or early spring if you or your group would like to make arrangements for a visit with us next season. Upon arrival, be sure to ask one of our Dock Attendants for an informational packet that highlights some activities as well as dining options within and around the Harbor. If it is fuel or service your vessel needs, you will find it in The Port of New Bedford. So make your next port of call, New Bedford.
Very nice facility. Marine supply and great food nearby.
Just an overnight so we didn’t try out any of their services but the mooring was good and marina personnel responded quickly when we called upon arrival. The harbor is huge but well protected and not too much wake from other boats.
Very nice people and good facilities - Convenient access to town - museums - restaurants & very protected harbor - Fun to watch all the fishing boats!
We had a great stay. The staff was wonderful helping us get secured in our slip. The facilities were clean and well maintained. Restaurants are within walking distance and a Dunkin' Donuts is right across the street!
Very helpful staff Kenny and Ben were awesome great location amenities always spotless plan on returning soon
Nice people/staff, convenient, good facility.
Stayed on a mooring. Minimal wakes. Good launch services. Downtown rebuilding with some nice restaurants. Whaling museum easily accessible by launch to Pier 3.
Everything was fine except the pick up line on the Mooring which was so encrusted with barnacles that we had trouble using it. Should be replaced! I was happy with shower and laundry!
Shore side facilities good. Best price on block ice. BUT marks were labeled in crazy fashion, hard to find. no staff came out to direct boat to mark
Staff was very accommodating to us and our cruise
Marina is in a great location with a lot of historical sites in New Bedford, esp. the Whaling Museum, approximately a mile away. Restaurants within a half mile. Negatives were wifi was not working, and we were out on the west end of D dock. With a 15-20 kt south wind it was rocky. Very long walk to the marina entrance from our berth.
They did not warn us that there was 2 foot deep water 50 feet from the mooring field. Our boat group was supposed to be grouped together and they put us far away from the other boats. One of our group was told to take a mooring that already had a boat on it.
The location was pretty good; only about a 10-15 minute walk on good sidewalks to downtown New Bedford. Although amenities are limited the staff is friendly. The bathrooms were not bad and I felt pretty secure. There is a DD close by and a restaurant called Fathoms at which we had a really good meal.
Always a pleasure, great marina, wonderfully run ! What can you say about the New Bedford FIreworks 💥💥💥spectacular as always 💥💥💥
If you need a clean marina that is secure from heavy weather, with friendly staff, this is the one. Stopped here in September 2018 specifically because of the hurricane wall that protects the harbor. Although it never made it this far north, early forecasting had Hurricane Florence getting up this far in September.
It is always a pleasant stay at Pope’s Island. THis is the first time we have been on a mooring and we came in on a Sunday, after the marina was closed but the launch operators were very accommodating leading us to our mooring. Carol, who was running the launch that evening, is fabulous!! And she took wonderful care of us. The next morning, Brad took us about and he was great too. It was a short stay and we didn’t get to use the marina facilities this trip, but it is a well serviced and very pleasing marina. We will be back.
We stayed on a mooring for 4 nights. Not too much wash from passing boats. The showers were good. The WiFi internet connection wasn't very good in the vicinity of the dock house. The laundry facility was good. It is a good walk to either old town New Bedford or to Fairhaven. Fathoms is a restaurant right across the street tah has good food at a reasonable price. There is also a marine syore across the street that has most routine boating equipment and then some. It was a good stay overall.
A great marina with good facilities well located. Any exceptionally helpful staff. A special call out to Penny, the manager, who found a mechanic on Friday afternoon who went the extra mile.
All-around excellent facilities and personnel. Only thing lacking is a drinking fountain. We will definitely use this marina again.
Some of the friendliest staff you could ever meet.
We arrived at 5:30 PM the dock hands did not give us the code for the gate or even the Wi-Fi password we ended up staying on the boat all night since we were afraid to leave the marina if we couldn’t get back in
Loved that they gave us the slip number and a chart of the marina a week before we were to arrive. Will go back again.
Just needed a convienant stop on Buzzards Bay. Fir the bill
Wonderful facilities, reasonable price for mooring, pump out available, launch service,
Nice facility, helpful dock staff. convenient launch that drops you right downtown($3pp each way, plus tip). Pretty quiet too, not a real party crowd. use caution at night as some of the floating pier surfaces are broken(glass reinforced concrete). will definitely be back.
Very accommodating, clean and peaceful marina. Close to shops and restaurants. Penny is a great person to work with. Prices very reasonable. Good docks and good power.
Great stay at Pope's. The Marina staff were great and very helpful with suggestions on things to do and places to eat. The launch to both New Bedford and Fairhaven was easy and convenient. The whaling museum is a real must see! We will stay again
A well maintained yard close to all of the amenities. Marina supply store, restaurant, hardware store and even a Dunkin Donuts right across the street. Marina employees and boat owners very friendly. Enjoyed our stay.
Just took a mooring for one night. Did not go ashore.
One of two mooring pennants was wrapped tightly around the chain under the ball. The guys who maintain moorings for Pope' s were not at work on Saturday afternoon. With the help of Cathy and Casey and the New Bedford launch, I untangled the pennant. Other pennant was encrusted with barnacles and associated marine life making a mess of my foredeck and varnish. Maintenance is needed.
This our first year at popes island marina. The staff is very friendly and will help out with anything you need them for. The facility is excellent with bathrooms and showers, they have a picnic area with plenty of chairs and a couple of grilles for members to use. The slips are very easy to access. They have electric and water hook ups. Free wifi for members. They also have transient slips and morings for your day or overnight visits. Our slip is located on the F dock which is located on the west side of the main pier and we really like it. Protected from waves and wind and very easy to navigate even at dead low tide. At dead low tide we still have a depth of 6.5 feet when leaving our slip. They also have a waste pump out located at the end of the main center pier. I recommend popes island marina for anyone looking for friendly service and extremely friendly boaters.