Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester

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32 Horton St
Gloucester, MA 01930
42° 36' 21.51'', -70° 39' 37.81''
978-281-2814
$4.75/ft
whale.org
Gloucester Harbor
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Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Ocean Alliance Docks-Gloucester
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
68℉SSW at 10 knots
Low06:02AM0.211ft
High12:16PM9.449ft
Low06:21PM0.126ft

Awards


Boaters' Choice 2020Boaters' Choice 2021

About


Ocean Alliance, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to protect whales and their ocean environment through research, scientific collaboration, public education, and the arts. Your dock fees directly support ocean research and conservation.

These brand new docks, 132 linear feet, are located at the head of Gloucester Harbor at the historic Paint Factory site, this allows for easy navigation to popular fishing and cruising areas on the North Atlantic. We are able to host both large and small vessels with drafts from 8 to 15 feet. The site is in a private location away from the hustle of industrial harbor activities with spectacular views of the city and summer sunsets. Parking is available. The site is within walking distance to the Rocky Neck Cultural District with restaurants, shops, galleries and parks.

Please note: Please follow Massachusetts COVID-19 boating guidelines by practicing social distancing at the docks.

About our Facility: the Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory manufactured the first copper antifouling paint in 1863 until the factory closed in the 1980s. This beautiful site, sitting at the entrance of Gloucester harbor, has guided Gloucester’s fishermen and women home for over 150 years and stands proud as an icon of Gloucester’s magnificent maritime heritage. Ocean Alliance purchased the site in 2008 to preserve this historic icon and develop an ocean innovation center on the Gloucester waterfront.

Berth Capacity


Linear Docks:132 Feet

Approach


Mean Low Water Dock Depth:11.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2021

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Water Taxi:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Nearby
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Security:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Campground:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:150.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:132.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:50.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
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Mark was very helpful in getting us settled. There are two different shuttles across the harbor.

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Perfect location in Gloucester Harbor and proceeds help in whale research.

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Fantastic stay for such a short stay (1 night) but it was not only nostalgic but scientific as well. Learned a lot about whales conservation monitoring. Dockhand kept in communication with me thru Docwa and was there to help tie us up👍🏻

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Clean. East access.

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Marvelous experience!! Mark was great…very helpful and accommodating. Aside from their docks unique perspective of Gloucester harbor and the historical significance of the “Paint Factory”, the dock revenue supports an important non-profit organization. Rocky Neck is only a couple blocks away and the Gloucester harbormaster runs an efficient (free) launch service that makes it very convenient to downtown. This is a hidden gem!

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This is a quaint little spot in Gloucester. Docks are new and facilities clean. Easy walk to a few restaurants and galleries. Alicia was wonderful. There was an issue with the power pedestal upon arrival and she had an electrician there within 15 minutes to fix it. Lots of boat traffic and the No Wake buoy is just a short distance ahead which creates lots of rocking. But if you’re a boater you know what you signed up for! Glad Gloucester had another spot for mariners to enjoy!

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Great location and friendly and helpful staff! Ocean Alliance is doing important work to protect whales and we are glad our dockage fee went toward that cause. Short walk to the Rocky Neck art colony and dinner at The Studio.

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Ocean Alliance has been great! Emergency slippage and repairs could not have been more smooth. You guys are a true “god send”

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Great, very friendly and helpful staff. A huge fan of the Ocean Alliance mission, glad that our stay could help support the mission in a small way.

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Great dock and location. Excellent shape and helpful staff.

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Beautiful new docks. Great team. Great facility and story. Highly recommend

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Extremely friendly and helpful staff doing important work to save the whales. Great location at Gloucester's historic paint factory, beautiful views, and brand new docks. A short walk or dinghy ride to restaurants. We had a great weekend and can't wait to return!

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Very nice location and great facilities

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Great place and great people! And a good cause....

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We love coming up to Ocean Alliance. It’s in the quiet Rocky Neck section and a short water shuttle ride over to downtown. Staff is helpful. Can’t wait to go back.

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Nice place to stay. The view was worth it all.

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Excellent new docks, helpful staff and a great location.

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Great dock, Great people, great location.

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Not a typical marina as it is operated by a non-profit Ocean Alliance that is dedicated to conservation and research of whales and the ocean. They are very appreciative of having boaters visit their facilities as it helps offset the cost of the improvements that they have made and the on-going improvements to their dock and facility. We enjoyed our stay and meeting Dr. Iain Kerr and some of his fellow researchers. Nick and Robin on M/Y Silver Skye

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Great cause. Beautiful location with a great view on the harbor and in the heart of Rocky Neck. Unfortunately, they haven’t finished the facilities yet but give them time. The bathroom and showers should be finished soon. Did I say they are a great cause. Save the whales!

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