Close to New York City, yet only a few miles from New Haven, Bruce & Johnson’s Marina is conveniently located in Branford, CT, and is nearby to wonderful weekend cruising destinations. Branford is an idyllic setting for traveling boaters. On shore, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and kayaking. Additional sites to enjoy ashore include: Stony Creek's Trolley Trail and the Harrison House Museum. Only 3 miles away by water are the Thimble Islands with 30 islands for anchoring, birding and exploring.
Great marina. Well protected, nice and quiet. Big clean bathroom and great restaurant. We chose Branford as a stop mostly due to distance between our prior and future stops, but will definitely consider cruising back this way.
Short stay, but great service as expected. Made the reservation on Dockwa and shortly after got a phone call confirming, then another asking when we would arrive as the dock hands could stay a little late if needed. Came in near high tide with a 6’-0” draft and we were fine. Channel looks narrower on the charts. Just follow the guidance and you will be fine. Would love to come back !
One of Jack Brewer's destination marinas. Huge! But also the place to go for yacht repairs. Particularly those scratches and dings that need special professional talent to restore your vessel to like new condition. Beautifully maintained grounds and great restaurant on site. GM Bruce Kuryla is tops.
I had requested an end-dock, and even though there were a few open, they gave me a slip deep in the marina. Arriving dock hand seemed very inexperienced with dock lines. No ice available. Dockhouse didn't open until 10:30am the next morning (Monday). He arrived at 10:40 and helped us reverse out. Also, the WiFi was not working anywhere in the marina. On the plus side, great restrooms and great on-site restaurant. I just wish the marina portion was better managed.
Great marina great services a bit out of town
Staff is very helpful and pleasant. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Dinner at Dockside was great.. Have been there several times in the past and it never disappoints. THe bar is high and many other marinas could benefit from how Bruce & Johnson operates and treats its transients....
Enjoyed our visit to Branford to renew memories of when we had a slip there in the 90's. Very attractive setting and great on-site restaurant, Dockside
perfect spot ... great restaurant on site ... will return
Nice pool facilities and clean bathrooms. Were assigned a slip in pretty skinny water, but other than that a fine stay. Good wifi and stable AC power.
Prompt service and courteous staff. Clean facilities and available power. We wish our Brewers in Stamford could be as great as Bruce & Johnson!
Friendly, helpful staff. - great pool and good dockside grill made the short stay totally enjoyable. Slips are tight though if that's a concern. Brewer Marinas deliver!
Nice facilities. Great and helpful staff. Enjoyed going into the town.
Very nice marina, clean and well equipped. Not happy that the new owners have discontinued the cruising club discount, this was one of the reasons we favored staying at Brewer yards on our vacation. Also, no "welcome bag" anymore... Looks like Brewer will no longer be our first choice for transient dockage.
Great - the staff was wonderful on a very busy weekend. Love staying there.
Great Marina, this was my second time there for the fireworks. They easily accommodated our group of twenty boats.
Great stay at this marina. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, marina was easy to locate and navigate to my assigned slip. Would stay here again in the future.
Stayed for a week over the summer of 2011. Very nice. We loved the restaurant and food was very good. The pool, picnic area, laundry and bathrooms are all top notch. We were particularly impressed with how the friendy staff maintains the grounds. Beautiful flowers everywhere and the docks are kept very tidy. We did explore outside of the marina. Town 10 mins. away. Definitely on our list of repeat marinas. One of our favorites also.