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.
The best we love visiting Black Dog Wharf. Morgan the Dockmaster is super helpful.
The dockmaster, Morgan, was very helpful. Several new shops in Vineyard Haven. Nice destination!
Wi-FI is now very good. Great staff. They have fixed docks but they have fender boards for along-side docking.
Good to return again in 2022 , , Morgan, the dock master, again great work . . Fun place to visit !! . The Gallagher crew , say thank you
We have now stayed at The Black Dog Wharf twice this summer. The staff is great and the marina is well maintained. The bathrooms with showers are convenient and clean. We really enjoying staying here and recommend you do as well!
Dock master and crew were fantastic. Got us set up with a dock step (due to fixed dock) and could not have been more accomodating. Even suggested we leave a day early due to an expected Nor’easter, to which the Wharf is exposed.
Excellent stay! Great facilities, friendly staff!
Wonderful time. We had a great stay.
Very accommodating, awesome dock crew! Friendly and relaxing. A great place to stay.
Super friendly even though we’re not a super yacht! Nice boater’s facilities.
BDW was a happy accident. After staying in OB for 15+ years on our weekly MV vacation, I was unable to come up with a reservation this year. I chose Black Dog simply based on availability. Best Mistake I have made in years. Not only is the atmosphere much better for families, but the Black Dog Wharf was a fantastic operation. Brooke and his staff are amazing, attentive and understanding. The morning coffee and pastry was an added bonus. Most other reviews mention the clean bathrooms and great showers. I wont beat that dead horse, other to say their showers have better pressure than my home shower! Certainly will be back! ~ Knot Reel Teeth
Could not have been better. Brooks and his staff are wonderful folks and make every effort A to make our stay a very pleasant one. Back next year definitly. Marion and Karl THREE J's
We had the best time at this marina. It was very quiet, the dock hands were awesome. We were able to swim right off the boat, float on our rafts. Walk up into town. We ate on the boat so can’t say anything about any restaurants. However the black dog cafe was right there for our coffee and muffin. ( you get one or the other but not both, marina gives coupon upon arrival ) stop and shop is a quick walk if you need anything. Bathroom were very clean, two showers two toilets. Very hot not even a fan! The washer and dryer is located inside here too.( need quarters ) please put a fan in bathrooms!!!!!! Oak bluff is 3 miles away. Taxi was 17.00 and you can grab right there . This was such a quiet lovely marina and honestly now our favorite. Can’t wait to go back!!!
Awesome!! The entire crew are attentive and extremely helpful in docking and leaving. The facilities are clean and well maintained. All the ingredients for an awesome stay!
Always great hospitality and service.
Staying at Black Dog Wharf is always one of the highlights of cruising New England. Warm and friendly while helpful and competently accommodating. The setting is idyllic, with excellent on-site facilities, and also close to restaurants, shopping, and transportation. We can't say much more or I fear we'll never get in.
As always, a special place. Frozen in time. Schooners, great staff, intimate Marina, great food.
it was the best morgan douglas is the best dockmaster
Dock master was fantastic, super helpful and friendly.
Fantastic little spot to stop. Great bath and laundry facilities, free pastry from the cafe each morning, and easy access to everything. We prefer this location to busier spots like Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.
The owners are amazing, breakfast great and the immediate area is superb (lots of amenities and food choices). We'll definitely return just to see them! Not 5 stars, just because the barn next door was rocking and loud till really late, then there were dinghy motors revving, etc. Also, not a calm location when there is a north wind, fyi.
The dock was conveniently located in proximity to the the transportation center where we were able to catch a bus and visit Oak Bluffs snd Edgartown. There’s a West Marine Express about two blocks away and a Stop And Shop grocery store a half block away. The dock master was great handling lines and accommodating our needs. The bathrooms, showers snd laundry facility was very clean. Worthy of five stars but a worthy of NOTING… this is a “dry” town and the “Black Dog Tavern” sells drinks with a meal.
Great place to stay, staff was great and the facilities were clean.
This is a great place. Morgan and staff extremely friendly and helpful. Great access to town and laid-back atmosphere. It will be a do over next year.
convenient location! staff attentive and kind! bathrooms very clean! Definitely going again!
Morgan and his Black Dog crew were amazing as always! Our 14th year staying at the BD Wharf with 5 kids and we couldn’t be happier. Great spot and so much to do. It’s our favorite annual vacation spot!! See you next year!!
Very nice … we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Absolutely the best facilities, cleanest bathrooms and OMG theee BEST showers in the Northeast!! Beautiful tiles, modern fixtures, extremely private… Class A all the way. Well, in full disclosure, it could have been a tad better for us, as we requested a slip with a little bit of privacy since we were celebrating our anniversary- ironically we ended up in their least private slip- directly in front of the office, with all the bustling activity, customers waiting to board launches out to moorings or the beautiful schooners offered for daily/sunset cruises (which by the way is a must on any visit to MV!) So bottom line- if you prefer an active style marina experience, this place is the only place to be. If you prefer a more quiet, peaceful experience, then pray you score one of their other slips further away from the tourist activity. I completely recommend this marina as the conveniences are endless… historic Black Dog Tavern right on the wharf waterfront- tons of shops, coffee/bakery and large chain supermarket directly across the street. You are only a 5 minute walk to Vineyard Haven’ s quaint shopping thoroughfare with dozens of “nicer” shops, restaurants and even a family-owned pharmacy. The best part is the fuel dock within a stone’s throw and even a West Marine store a block away! When docking in Vineyard Haven, The Black Dog Wharf is the best by far. Brooke, Morgan and family were gracious hosts, very helpful with docking, etc. The entire operation is warm and friendly. I just wish we had a tad more privacy! Thanks for a memorable vacation! Kevin
Great spot. Great crew. We really enjoyed our stay
Outstanding experience. Excellent, friendly, professional staff provide any assistance necessary. Always available and ensure dock policies are followed. The facilities are very good - bathrooms are kept meticulously clean, washer / dryers available, and there is even a gas grill available if you want to cook your own dinner. Proximity to shopping and dining is excellent. Bus terminal is located nearby, so transportation to anywhere on the island is a short walk away. Will definitely stay again
A great place to stay. The staff is outstanding and the amenities are plentiful. Easy to get in and out. The extremely clean bathrooms are a huge plus. After going to four ports in nine days, the bathrooms here are a 10+
great hospitality Cant wait to return
Beautiful setting only made better by the great team helping us these. A must stay location
Small marina with nice amenites on site. The staff was very helpful and extremely pleasant. Restaurants, stores and island bus stop within walking distance.
Awesome little marina!!
You can’t do better than the Black Dog Wharf. Super service from the friendly staff. Everything you could possibly need is right at your fingertips: Black Dog Bakery, Tavern, and retail shop; Stop and Shop a 3-minute walk; excellent fish market; and restaurants and shopping very close by. If you have bikes it’s a great ride out around West Chop. Bonus: swimming beach right at the dock. We were able to swim right off the boat. Enjoyed watching the ferries and the launch come & go. It’s quiet and scenic. Yes, they serve alcohol in Vineyard Haven restaurants but be sure to bring your own adult beverages for the boat. There is not a package store in town-you have to go to Oak Bluffs. Otherwise, perfection! We’ll be back.
very friendly dockhands, great location! Black Dog cinnamon buns in the morning just a short walk away! We would definitely stay again!
Great facilities. Great dock hands.
Good location. Pleasant staff. Had to leave a day early due to weather.
Brook and Morgan are the best and run a wonderful family facility! Would not go anywhere rise!! Willow / Hogpenny & family
We enjoyed our stay! Staff was very helpful with docking, friendly and accommodating! Very nice and clean facilities including a washer and dryer! We will definitely return!
Morgan and Brook were really helpful with docking assistance and local guidance. Enjoyed our staying very much.
We had an excellent stay at BDW. We appreciated the the cleanliness of the facilities, the professional staff and assistance with docking. We try to visit BDW once per season and already look forward next year's visit.
Great location and the staff could not be friendlier. We will definitely come back. Fan-Ta-Sea
Friendly, professional service from Brook! First choice on the Vineyard.
Morgan, the dock master was terrific. Nice place to stay.
Great marina, friendly staff, and wonderful location.
Great dock, great people, fun place to visit!
Outstanding staff!! Very accommodating, and friendly! Would highly recommend!
Dock master was pleasant and very helpful. Definitely going back again
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.
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.
Great spot, excellent facilities, and hospitality by Morgan can't be beat. Now if only there were floating docks!
Terrific experience. Dock manager, Morgan, is operating on a very high level.: affable, customer oriented, efficient, highly skilled, detail oriented. Thank-you Black Dog.
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!
Friendly and helpful staff I would recommend to others
Always a great .... Best place to dock a boat on the Vineyard
Great staff. Lovely locale.
Excellent service , great staff
Repeat customer. Very helpful staff and great location. Will be back again.
We love the BD marina. Morgan is very helpful and the showers and laundry are so convenient and CV clean.
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.
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
Great facility excellent personnel
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.
Great location, Professional services and spotless facilities!
We love the BD Wharf - super service & hospitality! A favorite- great location and easy access to everything.
Fun, quiet, and beautiful.
Always a pleasure staying at the Black Dog. Great service and friendly atmosphere. The best place to stay on the vineyard!!
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.
Always feels like home ! Staff is amazing
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.
Great location, but most importantly Morgan was extremely helpful and hospitable! we will be back!
Again...another great stay at one of our favorite places.
Great location. Very helpful staff. Loved my 2 day stay.
Fantastic great place
Love this location. Friendly staff and clean facility. Will definitely be coming back next season!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Docks are in great condition. Free muffins for everyone aboard. Black Dog restaurant right at the end of the Dock.
Great staff! Very welcoming. Facilities were clean and updated. The complimentary coffee or muffin from Black Dog Cafe was a treat!
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.
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.
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.
Very nice and accommodating staff
Excellent marina with great service
Marina is well located and staff is friendly. Bathrooms are fairly clean, but tired. Very important to tie up with bow out to harbor.
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.
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.
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
Great facilities, and staff was very helpful.
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.
Great place to stay. Small quaint marina.
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!!!!
Great folks - very helpful and friendly. Easy location to reach necessities. Good food and bake goods
We loved it. Everyone was very accommodating. We will definitely be back!
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.
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
The staff was excellent, clean restrooms, great docking location.
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!
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!!!!
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.