Fort Rachel Marina

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44 Water St
Mystic, CT 06355-2530
41° 20' 56.33'', -71° 58' 19.32''
VHF Ch. 9
Mystic Harbor
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Fort Rachel Marina
Mostly cloudy starting later this evening, continuing until tomorrow evening.
64℉SSW at 9 knots
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Fort Rachel is the ideal place to leave your boat while you enjoy all that Mystic has to offer. Our marina offers 110 storm protected boat slips that can accommodate vessels up to 60 ft. Each slip has its own shore power hook-up, cable TV, water, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Our professional dock staff is available to assist you with all your boating needs. We offer an onsite Service Department to take care of all your maintenance and repairs. Mystic can be a very busy place during the Season and we strongly recommend that you make a Reservation in advance if you would like to use our very popular facilities.


The picturesque journey up the Mystic River should take approx. 30 minutes and will meet every expectation of a New England river scene. You will first pass by historic Noank, with its rich fishing heritage and many beautiful captains’ residences scattered along the river banks. Next you’ll cruise past Six Penny Island, which is a tidal wetland and home to a great variety of marine life. If you look closely, you may be lucky and catch a glimpse of majestic herons, egrets and ospreys. The mouth of the Mystic River must be approached from the east or west, as there is an island (Ram Island) directly south of the channel entrance. The channel is clearly marked. You should have no problem if you practice good seamanship: follow the marks, keep track of visible landmarks and stay in the channel. Unless you have kept up with the Coast Guard’s “Notice to Mariners”, you might find that the marks are not exactly where your chart says they are. This is a common problem in all inland waters, because the charts are not updated as frequently as the buoys are relocated. About a half-mile north of Mason’s Island, you’ll come to the Amtrak railroad bridge (vertical clearance is 8 feet mhw). The railroad bridge is usually open to river traffic and closes briefly to allow trains to pass. You may hail the bridge tender on VHF # 13, “Mystic River Railroad Bridge”, to inquire about the opening schedule. Fort Rachel Marina is located on the west bank of the Mystic River just north of the railroad swing bridge. Please hail our Dock Master on VHF CHANNEL 09 prior to passing through the railroad bridge. The Dock Master will give you your slip assignment and further docking instructions.
Minimum Approach Depth:10.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:Groton/New London
Max. Vessel LOA:60.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:60.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30/50
Electric Voltage:125/250
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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wrussell458Sep 17, 2018

Our stay at Fort Rachel Marina was excellent. We called the marina on VHF 9 and were promptly directed to our riverside slip. We were cheerfully greeted with assistance at the dock. The facilities were clean and well kept. There are hands there for service. River views were great. We were even provided with a concierge package for things to do and places to visit.....a nice feeling of hospitality. This is our favorite place to stay in Mystic. It is a close walk or dingy ride to anything in town. We look forward to returning.

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mi007brAug 27, 2018

Probably one of the best, if not the best marina we have ever stayed at. Location is ideal, with convenient walking distance to downtown mystic. The marina itself, is staffed with some of the nicest and helpful people I've ever met. Laura is super, as she always carries a big smile and is extremely helpful with questions and suggestions for things to do. The rest rooms were impeccable. Hospitals should take note, if they want to compare to a standard of cleanliness. My wife and I both made the same comment to each other, after meeting outside after showers..."I would have been finished a few minutes sooner but I had to wipe the spot off the floor that my flip flops left, when i put them on". We both walked out, without them on, so as to not dirty the floor. Very impressed and highly recommended as a really, really nice marina to transient at. Thanks so much, to the wonderful staff!!!

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seapAug 26, 2018

Awesome location and staff! Dave and Laura are excellent. Don Sargent, the GM, is well known in local marine circels and is a great resource for all things boating. I’ve known Don for over 30 years, great guy.

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hmscarthAug 24, 2018

Fort Rachel Marina was a great place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Shore power was included. The showers were very clean with fresh flowers in the mens as well as the womens. It is close to the town and Mystic Seaport. They only have a few spots for transients so reserve as far ahead as possible.

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captainkevJul 30, 2018

good location and short walk to town. Docks very old, bathrooms clean but not air conditioned.

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idanicJul 30, 2018

Great spot for our Mystic visit. Clean washrooms and showers. Friendly staff. Short walk to the center of Mystic and the Seaport Museum. I will stop here again!

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marishaJul 29, 2018

Staff was friendly and accommodating. We were greeted with a helpful packet of information and magazines covering the local happenings. Wonderful location as we could easily walk to shops and restaurants as well as the Mystic Museum. Loved everything!

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jorlando16Jul 08, 2018

Helpful crew and nice people stay here.

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jpaganettiJun 10, 2018

Very friendly and accomodating

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georgeetts1Sep 02, 2017

Staff was wonderful

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aymanbakiSep 01, 2017

Great service. Very accommodating. Gave us a full refund when we couldn't make our first day.

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bandhAug 05, 2017

Stayed at Ft. Rachel July 27-31, 2017. Awesome stay. The marina staff was terrific. They were waiting on the dock for us when we arrived, helped us tie up and came down a few times during our stay to see if we needed anything. Extremely accommodating. The office had a bag of goodies for us including WiFi and restrooms codes. The restrooms were clean and well maintained.There are grills and picnic tables available which we took advantage off. The marina is tucked behind the RR bridge wall and is very protected in weather which we did experience one day when the wind really kicked up. The area is residential and small business in older homes and the yards are beautifully landscaped for you to enjoy the short walk to downtown. Even closer is the Captain Daniel Packer Inn &Tavern and Friar Tucks Pub. A dinghy is a must in Mystic. There are so many coves and places to stop and grab a bite to eat while you explore.We will definitely stay at Fort Rachel again. Looking forward to next year!

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dt2718Jul 23, 2017

Great location near downtown Mystic. They responded immediately after we hailed them on the radio. Dave and Don were their to help us tie up. Once secure they hooked us up to shore power and gave us the rundown on the marina facilities and local restaurants. Laura in the office was great. She gave us a bag with all kinds of information including wifi. cable tv, and a map of the Mystic sites. The marina was quiet with the exception of a train going by from time to time. Regular marina folks were very friendly. Overall a very good experience. We'll be back.

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yachtmarykathrynJul 21, 2017

Great location; very helpful staff. I needed a new fuel hose fabricated and they sent me in the right direction...even offering a ride.

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