Ballard's Marina

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42 Water Street
Block Island, RI 02807
41° 10' 21.03'', -71° 33' 19.05''
trek.trench.encoder
401-465-3136
VHF Ch. 69
www.ballardsbi.com
Old Harbor
Ballard's Marina
Ballard's Marina
Ballard's Marina
Ballard's Marina
Ballard's Marina
Ballard's Marina
Ballard's Marina
Partly cloudy tomorrow morning.
29℉N at 12 knots
Low02:19AM0.070ft
High09:15AM2.975ft
Low03:20PM0.069ft
High09:38PM2.465ft
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Block Island's Best Kept Secret! We are the only marina conveniently located in Old Harbor that offers Mediterranean style floating dockage and that takes reservations. Enjoy the advantage of direct access to the floating docks as there is no rafting allowed. Our quiet little marina is just steps away from Block Island's best restaurants, shopping, and beaches. If you're looking to tie up for a few hours, please call the marina for rates. Reserve your slip today!

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017

Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Ice:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
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nloiselleSep 08, 2018
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Very convenient location. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay there again.

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ozziectSep 04, 2018
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Breezy was very accommodating

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avanteSep 03, 2018
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Situated within walking distance to the beach, dining and shopping. Clean and friendly.

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captjasonSep 03, 2018
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Just a quick stop for the day to enjoy the beach. Breezy was great.

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jwalter3Aug 27, 2018
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Great dock hand helping us to get in. Great location right in town and next to the beach not too many slips so I would recommend reserving ahead of time Bathroom/showers not so nice since they are public and heavily used and found locked at 6am. overall very good i would go back

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highhookAug 20, 2018
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I would never stay at Ballard's Marina again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. Communication upon arrival was poor (first misdirected then told port side tie when it was a starboard side tie). There was no sign of a dockmaster. You will not find any "amenities" showers, laundry, etc. Most importantly, there are commercial fishing boats right behind where we were docked with several chum barrels scenting the breeze. One night it was so bad we had to stay below. I had to give one star to submit this review - wanted to give no stars. Unacceptable!!

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wfd555Aug 14, 2018
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Great place to stay! Close to all the island has to offer. Minor issues with dock power, though they were addressed in a prompt manor. Will definitely stay there again...

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novadeveloprAug 06, 2018
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Typically a great marina. This experience however was anything but. We arrived to find we were backed into a 46’ carver with an anchor 2’ away from our exit door ( and faces walking off) which was extremely dangerous. I should note that we have a regal 35sc. We had only 8 ‘ of dock to work with on our port side so we tied off to the top of the bulkhead. To the carver and to the boat next to them. Needless to say it was not a very stable setting. Only had enough room to get off. the dock is extremely make shift to tie a boat off on and. To walk on. So we dealt with that. We went out for dinner on our last night to find that out 2 coolers had been stolen right off of our boat. The dock hand saw first hand the situation and apologized profusely. We had the dock hand call the owner and he simply stated that if we didn’t like it to go somewhere else. Classy you think? Sooo. Although this was a memorable stay it was not the good kind of memorable and is most likely our last due etonthe owners comments.

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sschoenerJul 30, 2018
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Best location on Block As always, Breezy is the best!

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thetazJul 05, 2018
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As always great! Breezy is awesome! Nick and Jayne..The Taz.

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colleenpateSep 13, 2017
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Location and floating docks were fantastic. Maybe because it was after labor day ours was not the typical experience. Upon arrival there was no one on the dock to assist with docking due to the fact that all the staff were busy with scooter rentals. When we went in and asked for assistance the young lady that came down was amazingly friendly and helpful and very competent. We also were not aware showers required tokens, and they were out of them..... We will give them another shot next time we head to Block Island and perhaps our expectations are more realistic for an off season stay.

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adamwallerSep 04, 2017
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This isn't really a marina. There are no facilities, no toilet, and certainly no showers. There is a small straight dock without finger piers, with a few pilings and space for 6 to 8 boats. Basically a place to stern dock, get power, and raft to a neighboring boat. This space, behind the rear junkyard of a moped rental shack is run by Breezy, a confident, very competent dock hand. Breezy will get your boat secured, without any interest in your preferences or willingness to raft to the 65-foot behemoth she blithely grinded in place next to you.

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aaroni8199Sep 04, 2017
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Block Island only floating dock. Breezy was very helpful pulling in to the dock and very friendly. Even called us to make sure we was ok because we was running late. Definitely would return here

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dymondgirl33Aug 29, 2017
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Awesome as always! Breezy is the best!!

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edcAug 24, 2017
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Awesome trip Breezy is fantastic no drama at all while docking and she sets up all the lines perfectly.Great location right in the middle of town.

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dastrauJul 28, 2017
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Breezy is a fabulous dockmaster with wonderful skills and a calming demeanor. She makes getting in/out a breeze! It is rare to find someone as professional as she is. The marina itself is convenient, perfectly located and has a floating dock.

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tonysoliJul 13, 2017
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It was great the dock master took Awsome care of my boat and are needs as well

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