Elegant New England cottages and sandy white beaches provide a picturesque backdrop for Safe Harbor Onset Bay. Renowned for its preeminent refinishing and fiberglass shop, the well protected marina bestows convenient dockside amenities and easy access for cruising Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, and the Islands.
Ally and Roland are amazing people. They did an incredible job taking care of me and my little sister, and I will always return to this marina whenever I'm in the area. I mean even when I'm not on a boat - whenever you meet people this kind and good at what they do, you should stay connected with them. These two keep the spirit of maritime heritage and hospitality alive in Onset, and they reminded me that good people really do exist.
Located conveniently just off the west end of the Cape Cod Canal, Safe Harbor Onset Bay is the perfect location to pause and refresh before continuing your journey north or south—or as your base to explore Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands. Friendly, helpful staff. Dockmaster Roland is a treasure! Modern, clean and well-maintained facilities with an old-time feeling you won’t find at the big marinas with concrete docks and golf carts. Whether you are looking for a place to sit out the storm or take in the charms of the South Coast, Onset Bay Marina has everything you need.
Great hospitality, felt very welcomed. Staff very helpful. Could not ask for better customer service. Great spot to stay at, for a stopover, or a to time a canal trip. Even had dog cookies! Definitely a keeper, we will be back. Great job by Roland and his crew.
We mistakenly made our reservation for the wrong day but they were able to find a spot for us. Very grateful for that! The docks are nice. The head is quite a walk up. We arrived late and departed early so we didn't try any of the restaurants around. This is an easy in and out to stage for the Cape Cod Canal.
Reservation process was quick and easy. Instructions for arriving were clear and accurate. The staff was very responsive and helpful. After telling me our slip assignment, they met me at the slip to assist with docking. The marina facilities are clean. Lots of help at the fuel dock and with pumpout. A great place in a great location.
We stay at Onset Bay Marina on our trips into Buzzards Bay. Excellent customer service. Clean facilities. Restaurants and shops nearby.
Great people. Roland and crew are very friendly and accomodating. Love it here!
Very peaceful location. Saw a nice sunset, beautiful star filled night. Marina is well organized, clean and friendly.
Good "Harbor Cinema"
Very friendly and professional staff, all facilities are in great shape. Highly recommended!
All of the dock staff were extremely helpful and very kind. All of the facilities very clean. We had a wonderful stay and will return
We had a very nice two day stay. The dockmaster Roland is always a pleasure to work with. We will look forward to going back and seeing everyone again. Very clean, docks sparkle and Roland , Steve and Kylie were most gracious. The confirming email was a big help. We look forward to stopping back in again to enjoy the facility. Thank you
Very helpful Great dock staff We look forward to coming again
First time here, will definitely be back. Great harbor (bring the inflatable). Short walk to the little town. Great dock crew! See you next time.👍
Very attentive staff. Clean restrooms. Good overall service.
Wonderful staff and great location. Wish we could have used the electrical hook-up, but our old boat tripped the new pedestals. We've had the problem in other marinas, but we had no issues at the Safe Harbor in Stamford.
Very clean, docks sparkle and Roland and Kylie were most gracious. The confirming email with entrance directions was a big help. Thank you
Nice quiet anchorage with all the amenities you’d want: fuel, showers, laundry etc No launch service though, but I can understand that in their situation.
The staff at Onset Bay Marina was very helpful and friendly. This is an excellent location to prep for a canal transit.
Roland and the dock hands are so friendly and helpful . Facilities clean . we will be back again.
Super nice and helpful staff, facilities are ok, Marc Antony pizza delivers and is good. Not a ton to do there but we only used it for an overnight stay. I would definitely go back there if I need a nice place to stay overnight.
Onset Bay was lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this marina. Dockwa, however, is a terrible way to make a reservation. We were all tied up and settled into the marina before we received an email confirmation from Dockwa. It is impossible to wait 24 hours for a confirmation when you are on the water and conditions determine that you need to seek a safe harbor.
Great marina. Very pleasant staff! Nice job again Safe Harbor.....
Great facility. Although marina closes at 4 pm this time of year, dockmaster Roland and and mate were there when we arrived at 5 to help with lines and get us secured. Found entire staff friendly and extremely helpful. Will definitely be back!
The people were great. The Dockmaster Roland went above and beyond to make sure we had a great visit. The docks excellent. The facilities were clean and well stocked.
Beautiful, quiet and well protected. The staff are very helpful, and the town has some great places to eat. This is a perfect place to stay on a trip that includes the Cape Cod Canal, or just for a relaxed get-away.
This is our home port and we love it. Roland is the best dockmaster, hands down. He is always helpful, calm even when customers are freaking out, and has a wicked sense of humor.
Brandon, the Dock Master, helped us land our 34ft sailboat with an opposing wind. After fueling up, watering up and pumping out, we decided to stay in a slip for a few nights to wait out the upcoming storm. Again Brandon assisted us docking into the slip, and tiring our lines for the expected blow. Thank you for wonderful service!! Also the marina facilities are top notch and very clean. We will be back next year.
Very helpful Dock Master!! Clean rest rooms, nice laundry. We will come back.
Great place. Stay there a few time a year. The Staff and the people there were great.
Safe Harbor Onset Bay is one of my favorite New England marinas. I always stop in here on my way through the CCC. It’s easy to get to with excellent channel navaids. The staff, especially Brandon, is most helpful and courteous. Facilities are clean and comfortable. I enjoy riding my dinghy around the bay. The only negative is lack of walking distance restaurants and grocery store, but I can easily bike to town. I plan to return each time I cruise northward. Mitch Gilbert s/v Pleiades, Westbrook, CT
Great people and a good facility. We stopped using Sandwich for fuel both north and southbound since we stopped here a couple of years ago. We now always stop for fuel and water and try to stay a night or two each way.
Awesome as always!! Showers well lit and clean. Staff always very helpful. Can’t wait to stop there on my way back home
Great people, great facilities, and great location
Would have been four stars, reduced because at 7am Saturday when we went to shower there was NO hot water in either men’s or women’s room. Otherwise fuel dock was efficient and moorings were convenient.
Informative e-mail sen out prior to arrival. Very friendly staff who helped out in difficult docking conditions. Good facilities - showers, wi-fi. One negative is the distance from “downtown” Onset - about a 15-minute walk.
Marina sits in the middle of Onset Harbor which is well protected from the winds in most directions. We fueled up before getting our slip assignment. Staff was very helpful getting us set up in our slip. Roland stuck around to make sure we were settled. Onset is a pretty little town with several restaurants within a 15 minute walk. It is also a great stopover if you’re going east up the Cape Cod canal since it’s less than 10 minutes to the Bourne Railroad bridge. We’ll stop by on our way back from Boston. Great staff and good restrooms and showers.
Our second visit on our way back south from Maine. Roland and staff were ready with the work boat to get us secured to the dock, which was accomplished quickly and without any difficulties. Enjoyed a great visit for two nights this time and found it very comfortable and relaxing. Visited town by launch for lunch and then walked to Stonebridge for a cocktail in the evening. Roland and his staff took great care of us and we will visit again when our travels take us up Buzzards Bay in the future.
Always a pleasant stay...Roland and team are very professional and accommodating. The bathrooms/laundry facility were very clean. Harbor is calm and safe....it is a great stop over for us after a week in MV or getting thru the canal making our way to/from home.
Couldn't have been better! Roland and his crew are first class, and were extremely helpful in all aspects of our overnight visit. Great little town within an easy walk from the marina. I highly recommend the Onset Bay Marina.
Nice place to stop on your way to or from Cape Cod Bay. Clean facilities and very helpful staff.
Great help once they could get to me. Very busy day for them but they were terrific! 8/2/19: Great, well trained dock staff, took great care of us! Maybe there are cheaper alternatives, but I'll stick with the positive performers!
The staff was the what made this place so special. The facility is top notch. Everything was clean and very organized. The "team" as they refer to themselves was simply outstanding, very courteous and professional, but yet had great personalities. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we will be back. Tide together
Your marina and staff were Amazing!! Thabk you Roland for your hospitality!! We will see you again!!
We had a fantastic night! Thank you Roland for your hospitality.
Everything was great. Helpful and friendly staff, easy access from the Cape Cod Canal
Instructions were emailed well before our arrival we had a great dock assignment and were welcomed by a alert and expert dock crew Many thanks to Roland
Lovely marina. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. We’ll be back.
Wonderful old fashion charm. Extremely clean marina and dock hands who go way out of their way to be helpful. We had a very enjoyable stay at Onset Bay and would highly recommend this marina to anyone travelling near the Cape Cod Canal. You won't be disappointed.
Onset is awesome a hidden gem Onset bay Marina is awesome the staff is friendly and helpful will be back again next year
Great people especially the dock hands. We came in and it was gusty and they really have us a hand to ensure safety and a smooth docking. Thank you.
Onset Bay Marina - thank you for yet another amazing overnight with you! From the treats for the kids to the morning coffee - we are blessed! Alyssa best of luck in your new adventures, Roland thank you for watching over us and always lending a helping hand and COLIN!!!!!!! You saved us and we are forever grateful - your cat like, superpower reflexes is the reason our boat is still intact...we thank you beyond what words and my scraped bloody legs can say - THANK YOU Cat (Bryan, Victoria & Jacob) - C’est La Vie
An amazing marina! Stayed here after fouling a prop in buzzards bay and couldn’t have been happier to foul a prop. From the moment we coasted in to the dock the staff at Safe Harbor Onset Bay Marina helped to get us back up and running and provided a lovely place to stay until the weather cleared up and we could navigate buzzards bay. Whether waiting to go in to the cape cod canal or staying on the way out or just to visit this is the best possible location! Just a short walk from a quaint town and restaurants and providing clean functional facilities and a lovely scenery it’s a quite wonderful place to stay. And once again I can’t say enough great things about the staff, the friendliest and most helpful people around! Thanks Roland and Alyssa!
Great place to tuck into while transiting the Canal. Good protection, great facility, nice people! Been stopping in here for years, highly recommended!
Best staff on the canal Service is fantastic My west canal favorite
Dealing with bad weather, I needed a marina with short notice and a late arrival. Roland was able to accommodate me even though the marina was full and busy with fall haul outs. The facilities were new and clean and the Dockwa app made booking easy.
We have stayed at Onset Bay Marina twice, in July and in September. We find the people friendly and facilities are clean. The fuel dock is easy to access and Dock Master Roland is very helpful. We will definitely recommend this marina to our cruising friends.
Friendly staff. I was late in arriving and the gas dock attendant stayed until I was moored and provided information about the marina.
Super support staff.
Staff was the friendliest we have met all season. Extremely helpful and welcoming. Email received the day before with instructions was nice. Hope to return next season.
Love the renovated ladies showers.
We love stopping at this marina because of it’t location to the Canal. Diesel fuel prices are some of the lowest around, and include Vavetech. Showers are nice and convenient. Always enjoy being greeted by Roland. He is always pleasant, calm and more than willing to help with anything he can. Thanks for all you do......
The dock master Roland, and Alyssa were very helpful both on the dock, and in giving us information about the local area including the towns launch service.
Stayed at Onset bay coming and going from RI to Maine. Great and convenient spot right off the canal. Quiet peaceful moorings, friendly and helpful staff, and very fair prices for fuel, ice, and moorings. Clean bathrooms and showers (yeah!) and a safe place to be in a storm. We'll be back.
We were only in Onset overnight, before going through the Cape Cod Canal in the morning. I appreciated the email several days before our arrival with details about the Marina. Also got an email with our mooring assignment. The dock staff were friendly and competent, and got us on our way quickly.
Had a terrific overnight at Brewers Onset Bay Marina. The staff and especially Roland Murphy were great. We'll come again!
Vet quiet and nice marina. Great service at the fuel dock. Beautiful setting. Town and great walks just a dinghy ride away with two good dinghy docks, one in Town.
Onset Bay Marina is a very picturesque, recently re-furbished facility with very welcoming staff in manager Roland and dockmaster Alyssa. They go out of their way to make your experience a personalized pleasure. Onset is a little jewel that is off the main track and worth the visit. Two thumbs up!
Just Spent two night at Onset Bay Marina on very short notice and the stay was great! The Dockmaster Alyssa could not have been more helpful. I pulled into the fuel dock due to severe weather and by the time I was done filling up she already had a slip for me. All of the other dockhands had were friendly and helpful with local info and catching my lines. I look forward to staying there next year as well!
Roland and Alysa are great! Easy dingy row from mooring field. Nice 1/2 mile stroll through local neighborhood to down town area. Laundry mat, country store with everything you will need including wine/beer/booze, numerous restaurants Stay here at least twice a year. Always nice. limited current makes dingy to/from docks easier. On approach be careful not to confuse the canal green with your smaller #1 green- could be a rocky mistake.
We loved ! Roland and Alyssa were so helpful and always available. Can't wait to come back next year.
This is our second time visiting Onset. This is a wonderful small and quiet marina. The crew was friendly and helpful for any of our needs.
Pleasant stay, with helpful staff. easy in and out to CC canal, good fuel prices. Will stay again.
Good service at the docks.
Great, convenient stop at south end of Cape Cod canal. Roland, the marina manager, and his dock hands were knowledgeable and helpful. Minimum amenities at the marina and in town. Fuel and pump out and WORKING wifi were a plus. Would definitely stop here again if it fit our float plan.
After coming in for fuel, we took a mooring on a Thursday night. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The choice of having 87 or 89 octane gasoline was rare. The fuel dock is easy to access and there is fresh water for wash down. They don't have a launch service but the Town of Onset launch was pretty convenient.
Quiet peaceful marina with very friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of assistance docking and navigation to marina. Would definitely stay here again.
Sailed up from Newport and stayed at the marina waiting for the morning tides into the CCC. Fabulous in every way. Highly communicative with us when inbound on Dockwa. Stopped for fuel ($2.709 for Diesel on 8/3/17), the hopped over to our slip. They put us (48' sailboat) on a T-head. Marina has clearly had a lot of recent improvements (docks, fuel, etc). Way more help than we expected tying up. Cute town...bit of a walk in, but a few places for dinner, ice cream, etc. Would definitely stop again if the opportunity presented.
Brewer Onset Bay Marina was a perfect spot to stay overnight! The marina staff were friendly and helpful! The shops and restaurants were close by as well. Will be back.
Improved facility since Brewer purchase. Some confusion with dockage request, which was straightened out upon arrival. New fuel docks and other amenities. Able to call directly to marina staff with inquiries about dockage facilities.
Great marina, great dock hands nice,social spot
Early in the season, just opening. Walked to town for dinner.