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The Black Dog Wharf

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20 Beach Street Extension
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
41° 27' 16.15'', -70° 35' 57.59''
508-693-3854
VHF Ch. 72
www.theblackdogwharf.com
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About


Since 1964 the Black Dog Wharf has been a fixture in southern New England’s boating and maritime community. Offering hourly tie-ups to long-term transients, we cater to families, cruising groups, motor, sail and mega yachts with consistent professional care and service.

We are located in the center of Vineyard Haven’s picturesque waterfront, within seconds of all that Martha’s Vineyard has to offer to guests and visitors.

Home of the legendary Black Dog Tall Ships Shenandoah and Alabama & The Black Dog Tavern.

Berth Capacity


Slips:15

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Water Taxi:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Propane:Nearby
Groceries:Yes
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:MVY
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Yes
Dog Park:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:190.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:55.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:21.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Electric Voltage:120, 240, Single Phase
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
Live Aboard:Yes
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The dockmaster, Morgan, was very helpful. Great location! We highly recommend The Black Dog Wharf.

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We stay at The Black Dog Wharf often. The staff are welcoming and pleasant. The dock is quiet at sunset. All amenities are clean and well kept. All of Vineyard Haven is short walk from this Marina.

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Great place. We will be back.

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Great spot, excellent facilities, and hospitality by Morgan can't be beat. Now if only there were floating docks!

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Terrific experience. Dock manager, Morgan, is operating on a very high level.: affable, customer oriented, efficient, highly skilled, detail oriented. Thank-you Black Dog.

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What a great stay. Morgan and the crew/family were super attentive in helping us get setup. We were Double-handed coming in and they were extra helpful in getting settled in after hours. Communication was great. Little perks like the Coffee/Muffin breakfast every morning was a nice touch. Bathrooms super nice, laundry facilities worked a charm. Weather shift on our last day and the BDW team helped relocate us to a more sheltered setup, and were very proactive in our comfort and safety. We will definitely use this as our primary home moving forward. WildThings likes The Black Dog Wharf!

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Friendly and helpful staff I would recommend to others

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Always a great .... Best place to dock a boat on the Vineyard

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Great staff. Lovely locale.

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Excellent service , great staff

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Repeat customer. Very helpful staff and great location. Will be back again.

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We love the BD marina. Morgan is very helpful and the showers and laundry are so convenient and CV clean.

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Good to return again in 2020 , , Morgan, the dock master very helpful in getting our 44 foot sail into the slip in the breeze , interesting venue . crew of the CDP says thank you

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We had an excellent stay at BDW. We appreciated the the cleanliness of the facilities and the professional staff. We try to visit BDW once per season and already look forward next year.

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This was our first time at The Black Dog Wharf. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. Rory assisted us and was proficient at handling all aspects of securely docking. He was most helpful—overseeing all of our needs. The owner is also a very charming and professional man and came to our dock several times throughout the day to make sure we were doing well and not in need of anything. We have been on our sailing trip for 2 weeks and we have another 2 weeks to go. I had been unable to find laundry facilities prior to our dockage at The Black Dog. However, I was thrilled when Rory informed me there were on-site laundry facilities. I immediately dashed there to find a wonderfully large and accommodating room, also with great shower facilities. It was so clean and welcoming and what a pleasure to do all of our laundry so quickly and efficiently. It made my day! The Wharf is so inviting —a beach, picnic tables, and nice docks. We were on the face dock and were enraptured by the stimulating activity and beautiful boats in the harbor— lovely scenes!! And then we had a delicious dinner on the patio of The Black Dog Tavern right beyond the dock. We also got cards for complimentary donuts and muffins and coffee. The donuts were fab! All staff, management and guests adhered to the safety and sanitary measures. We felt secure all of our time there. The docks were quiet and still at night and we got a wonderful night’s sleep. All in all, it was a stellar experience!! Thank You, Black Dog Wharf, we shall return again and again.

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Great service, clean showers and rest rooms. Morgan was really helpful in docking process and making sure all in order!! I will return again for sure

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The BD Wharf is quaint and convenient. You’re able to watch the ferries come and go and in spite of the boat traffic it is quite peaceful. Small beach at foot of pier is nice but restaurant uses it for service so you wouldn’t spend the day there. If you don’t have a dingy or don’t rent a car to explore the island you’re limited to what you can do given the location. Facilities are small but clean. One dockhand very helpful and eager to please, the rest couldn’t be bothered. Limited restaurants leave you to eat at the Black Dog Tavern where the staff is unpleasant and food underwhelming. For the real estate that it is, BD could do and be so much more.

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Everything is good except for the WiFi.

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Great facility excellent personnel

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Small and quiet when we were there, the last week of July. Staff was friendly and helpful, bathrooms were clean. The nonfloating docks weren’t as bad as I thought they would be.

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Great location, Professional services and spotless facilities!

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We love the BD Wharf - super service & hospitality! A favorite- great location and easy access to everything.

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Fun, quiet, and beautiful.

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Always a pleasure staying at the Black Dog. Great service and friendly atmosphere. The best place to stay on the vineyard!!

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Morgan, dock master, and crew were knowledgeable and helpful. They worked with our changing schedule (weather related) . Helped us on and off the dock (NB: point of pride--don't really need help docking or departing, but they were very good). Would definitely stay here again.

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Always feels like home ! Staff is amazing

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Dock staff were very attentive, helped us get into the slip and tie up. We had a slip with 2 pilings about 30 ft from the dock that you tie spring lines to. The marina and surrounding Black Dog area are absolutely beautiful! Will stay here again.

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Great location, but most importantly Morgan was extremely helpful and hospitable! we will be back!

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Dock master was pleasant and very helpful. Definitely going back again

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Again...another great stay at one of our favorite places.

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The woman , Nicola was fantastic! Efficient and helpful. I must say that the staff at the Black Dog has always been wonderful but Nicola just went that extra step

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Great location. Very helpful staff. Loved my 2 day stay.

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Fantastic great place

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Love this location. Friendly staff and clean facility. Will definitely be coming back next season!

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Location is nice with Black Dog Restaurant and Bike Rental across street. Easy access to Oak Buffs. They are strict about arrival and Departure times. Docks are well kept and dock hands available.

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Great location in center of Vineyard Haven. Docks not floating but they bring you boards for bumpers. Ferry's right next door. Car and bike rentals just off dock. Expensive but worth it

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We stayed about a week at the Black Dog Wharf. The folks there were really helpful and the boat was safe and sound on the days we hung out on Island. The location in the harbor was perfect — protected and an easy hop into MV sound. Once off the boat, it was a little removed. We are one night at the restaurant there which was very good. I would recommend this spot for sure.

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We had a wonderful week. We were traveling with another boat and they couldn’t get reservations for the entire time but Black Dog was able to accommodate us in the end.

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Bottom line, best boating experience, attentive and proactive dock, fantastic restaurant experiences within walking distance, quiet and nice slip neighbors. My wife and I had a great weekend and look forward to returning soon!

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Docks are in great condition. Free muffins for everyone aboard. Black Dog restaurant right at the end of the Dock.

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Great staff! Very welcoming. Facilities were clean and updated. The complimentary coffee or muffin from Black Dog Cafe was a treat!

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Our favorite Island to visit! We stayed for 4 nights this time. Plenty of new beaches and plenty of flea markets to keep my family busy. We've been staying at the Black Dog for the past three years and will continue to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Vineyard Haven and the proximity to provisions and transportation.

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Great location. Staff was extremely helpful upon arrival, departure as well as assisting in any questions or help needed by all on the dock. Coupons for free muffins and coffee was an added extra. Will definitely be back. Bathrooms, showers and laundry were easily accessible and very clean.

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Great location and the staff could not be friendlier. We will definitely come back. Fan-Ta-Sea

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Great location for MV and was able to bike around everywhere. Showers could use an update but the staff was very friendly, helpful and responded quickly to any request on info regarding MV or marina needs for stay.

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Very nice and accommodating staff

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Excellent marina with great service

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Marina is well located and staff is friendly. Bathrooms are fairly clean, but tired. Very important to tie up with bow out to harbor.

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We had a wonderful three days at the Black Dog. The staff was, as always, very helpful and eager to make the stay as good as possible. My only suggestion would be to make the dock a non smoking environment. Depending on the wind direction, the smoke is unavoidable. Especially annoying while sitting in or on the boat. Of course, more unhealthy for those smoking but their choice. I prefer smoke free as do most people.

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We loved our stay at the Black Dog Wharf! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The facilities were clean and cute. We will definitely be back.

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Consistently awesome.

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Had Great stay at Black Dog Wharf! It was such nice location with beautiful views of Vineyard Haven Marina. We loved watching all the boats and ferries come in and out, and there was lots of fun restaurants and cute shops! The staff was amazing! Morgan, Camden, and Tony were so available and helpful thru our entire 4 day stay esp when the weather and winds changed. They notified us before it hapoened, and helped us secure our boat to prevent any damages. We will absolutely return to Black Dog Wharf, and highly recommend staying here. Colleen S

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Great facilities, and staff was very helpful.

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It’s a nice place. Very well maintained facilities. A nice restaurant next to the dock serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Electricity is extra if you need to plug in.

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Great place to stay. Small quaint marina.

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We had a wonderful stay at the Black Dog. The staff was helpful and very friendly. Bathrooms and showers were very clean and modern. The washer and dryers were nice to use. Ice is available. A very well maintained facility. We will most certainly be back. The Black Dog Wharf is a great place to visit to build those family memories!!! Thanks again. 7 Trolls GO SEAWOLVES!!!!

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Great folks - very helpful and friendly. Easy location to reach necessities. Good food and bake goods

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We loved it. Everyone was very accommodating. We will definitely be back!

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It was a rainy day, but the dock hand replied immediately to our hail when we arrived. Easy to dock, they even provides some fenders. The shower facilities are above average. The food at the tavern was awesome. Definitely will be coming again.

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reasonable. they need a dock hand who knows how to handle lines and tie a boat The kid who was there did not even know how deep is the marina. That is unacceptable

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The staff was excellent, clean restrooms, great docking location.

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Courteous, knowledgeable, accommodating dock hands at BDWM. Marina close to all and amenities are good. Always a pleasure staying here. Thank you and we'll see you again next season!

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Great yearly visit for a week at Black Dog. The service from the dock crew make it a great place to stay. Makalia really is so attentive and kind, she always has her "A" game on and always looks for something to do to make everyone's stay better. All the crew is really good though, most important to the boaters are clean bathrooms and trash containers emptied. They do all that and more. Always there to help you tie up and get underway. Thanks again, great job everyone at the BD Warf. See you next year!!!!

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Just returning from weekend stay at this marina. more negatives than positives. To begin with, we had reserved a slip a month in advance. When we got in it was around 5 or 6 PM and they had us stay in a slip next to part of the dock that was missing a board. It was actually quite dangerous at times as we had windy choppy seas one day. The dockhand seemed unconcerned from start to finish. My husband actually fell when getting off boat one evening. Next were the state of the bathrooms. There were just two unisex stalls for the whole marina. A huge issue we had were the groups of young marina and tall ship employees that congregated in and used the same facility. We had to listen to them chat about getting drunk and partying every time we waited in line in evening. They even joked about the party in the bathroom. The restaurant was understaffed both times we went. Food was not bad, but we waited close to an hour to be served both dinner and breakfast. Wait staff were apologetic but frazzled. The next problem to be disregarded was when one bathroom was clogged. We had to complain twice before one of them picked the phone up. Lastly when I asked to speak to the manager before we left he was out on a boat. When the staff realized we were not happy and were going to complain they scrambled to help us. Too little too late. We will never stay there again. No management, no supervision of employees, no organization.

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