Edgartown Harbormaster

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1 Morse Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
41° 23' 25.19'', -70° 30' 31.77''
508-627-4746
VHF Ch. 74
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Please check our website edgartownharbor.com for updates for boating season 2021. Please call (508) 627-4746 and leave a message or email us at [email protected] to make an appointment. *AS OF 5/13/2021 FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS ARE CANCELED.

Boaters are strongly encourage to monitor the Commonwealth's COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for recreational boating. The following restrictions apply until further notice.

FACE MASKS REQUIREDIndividuals are required to wear a face mask or adequate covering:

  • in order to ride the launch
  • during any contact with Harbormaster Department and Town personnel
  • Mandatory on shore as directed by this Emergency Order of the Edgartown Board of Health

MAIL SERVICE UNAVAILABLEWe strongly discourage mailing anything to our office at this time. Any attempts to do so are at your own risk as:

  • there is no guarantee they will be delivered or picked up at the post office in time irregardless of shipping method or tracking number status
  • USPS service is experiencing severe processing delays and long wait times at the post office
  • UPS and FedEx service are experiencing significant delivery delays
Last Updated: 2021-06-02 14:02:36 UTC

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Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard’s historic Edgartown Harbor! The off season in the Harbor September - October 16 2021..... Old Port Launch runs week days 8am-6pm/ Friday and Saturday 8am-9pm( may change due to weather) Gas dock Monday - Friday 8am-10am/3pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm( may change due to weather). AS OF 5/13/2021 FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS ARE CANCELED Please call to make an appointment 508-627-4746 or email us at [email protected] Mask are required when in contact with Harbormaster Employees or Town Employees. MAIL SERVICE UNAVAILABLE — We strongly discourage mailing anything to our office at this time. Any attempts to do so are at your own risk as:

there is no guarantee they will be delivered or picked up at the post office in time irregardless of shipping method or tracking number status USPS service is experiencing severe processing delays and long wait times at the post office UPS and FedEx service are experiencing significant delivery delays 6/30/2021

Below you can find information regarding protocol, services, amenities, and restrictions. Reservations are strongly encouraged as space sells out fast. All visitors are expected to adhere to all local, state, and federal COVID-19 guidelines and social-distancing rules. View the Commonwealth's COVID-19 Boating Guidance Here

2021 RESERVATIONS

The 2021 boating season begins Memorial Day Weekend and lasts through the Fishing Derby.

  • Dockage reservations open Thursday, 11-February-2021
  • Mooring reservations open Monday, 01-March-2021

All reservations must be made online through Dockwa or on our website. Be sure to set up and login to your Dockwa account in advance as reservations sell out fast.

CONTACTING US

During peak season, we are on duty from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM or later. To reach us, hail “Edgartown Harbor” on VHF Ch. 74. If you do not have a radio, call our office at (508) 627-4746. Our check-in time is 11:00 AM and check-out 10:00 AM. In the event of an emergency after hours, call 911 -- the Communications Center will dispatch appropriate units.

TRANSIENT MOORINGS

The Edgartown Harbormaster Department oversees all permanent, seasonal, and transient moorings in Edgartown waters, which are designated for transient use for vessels up to 65-feet in length. Transient moorings cost $45 for any length of stay within a 24-hour period that cycles from 10AM-10AM and are distributed on an assigned-basis as they all accommodate different vessel lengths. There are no more first-come, first-serve pick-up moorings and day-trips pay the same $45 rate as overnight vessels. All vessels arriving without a reservation are to hail us on VHF Ch. 74 for availability.

We strongly encourage all visiting yachtsmen / yachtswomen to reserve in advance as Edgartown is one of the busiest and most popular ports in the United States and frequently sells-out. To reserve, visit our website, www.edgartownharbor.com. For weekends and holidays especially, be sure to book when our calendar opens on March 1st at 08:00 EST sharp. There is a two-week limit per calendar month for July & August. Edgartown does not force rafting, but will allow one additional vessel of equal or lesser length/beam to raft if given expressed permission by the moored vessel for an additional $20.

All town moorings in Edgartown waters are “fair weather" moorings and are therefore not sufficient for safe holding during severe weather. The Town of Edgartown is not responsible for the mooring tackle or any damage to your vessel caused by weather-related events.

TRANSIENT DOCKAGE

Our department operates two fixed docks available for vessels up to 70 and 100-feet in length at a rate of $6 per foot, 50-foot minimum (vessels under 50-feet are charged $300 flat-rate per night) with a one-week limit per calendar month for July & August. They are located at North Wharf opposite the fuel dock and include water and electric. The 2020 dockage reservation calendar opens prior to the moorings reservation calendar on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST.****** DOCKAGE DOES NOT COME WITH PARKING*******

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE DOCKAGE

In addition to our two transient docks at North Wharf, there are four first-come, first-serve finger-piers for vessels under 30-feet in length and 4-feet in draft. These cannot be reserved in advance and are available for an hourly rate. They are located at the foot of Main Street in between the Mad Max Marina and the Edgartown Yacht Club and are denoted by the right-green paint on the pilings.

DINGHY DOCK

Located at the foot of Main Street on the west side of the Edgartown Yacht Club (A-Frame building extending over the water) is a floating dock rafted alongside a row of red-painted pilings. Be certain to bring a dock line no less than 15-feet as the dinghy dock is often several boats deep, and to leave at least 8-feet off your bow. If you plan to be absent for more than a day, please utilize the launch service to help curb overcrowding as a courtesy to those actively commuting throughout the day. We also appreciate when our guests report any non-tender vessels occupying the space and will respond, remove, and relocate at our earliest ability to do so. PLEASE DO NOT KEEP YOUR DINGHY TIED FOR LONG TERM TIME, WE WILL BE TICKETING IN THE 2020 SEASON. In addition to the primary dinghy dock, we have short-term tie-up available at North Wharf for guests using our complimentary showers, heads, and trash drop-off facilities.

LAUNCH

The Town of Edgartown contracts launch service with a private company. For the last decade, that launch has been OldPort Launch, which can be reached on VHF Ch. 68. Please contact the launch directly for hours as they change seasonally.

WATER BARGE

Located diagonally across the channel from Green Channel Marker #9 is our floating water barge secured by two ball-shaped blue moorings on either side. It is free to use, accessible 24-7 on a first-come, first-serve basis, and equipped with two hoses. Vessel can tie up on either side of it.

PUMP-OUT

Edgartown Harbor offers free pump-out service to all vessels in Edgartown waters via a pump-out boat that will pull alongside. To request a pump-out, hail “Edgartown Pump-out” directly on VHF Ch. 74. You do not have to be on board at the time of a pump-out.

ICE

Block and crushed ice can be purchased at Sea Legs, the Paper Store, and various package stores in town.

ANCHORAGE

The anchorage area is located in the outer harbor across the channel from the lighthouse and to the port-side of Red Nun #8 along the Chappaquiddick shoreline. It is serviced by the launch, well protected by Chappy's bluff from the light, prevailing southwest breeze, and all sand on the bottom making for easy holding. Vessels anchoring must be out of the channel and swim zones and all engines must be shut off 150-feet and less from shore. Anchorage in Katama Bay is only open at the harbormaster’s discretion when strong winds from the North/Northeast are present. Please hail us on VHF Ch. 74 to inquire about status.

GROCERY & PHARMACY

While there are smaller provisions shops in Edgartown, the primary grocery store for the town, and much of the island, is Stop & Shop, located on Upper Main Street. It is about 0.8 miles (15-20 minute walk) from the dinghy dock but can also be accessed via the free Park & Ride Shuttle operated by the Vineyard Transit Authority. The shuttle leaves from Mayhew Lane every 15-20 minutes during high season. Further up the street from Stop & Shop is their pharmacy, also accessible by foot or the Park & Ride. The island's primary hospital is located in the Town of Oak Bluffs and accessible via bus or car.

ATTENTION

This is strongly discouraged and not recommended. Any yachtsmen leaving the island and their vessel unattended for any reason must advise the Harbormaster Department and provide emergency contact details and an island contact when absent for several or more days.

Edgartown is a beautiful harbor and we look forward to sharing its beauty and character with you.

The Edgartown Harbormaster Department

Berth Capacity


Slips:2
Moorings:100

Approach


As you pass the Edgartown Lighthouse at the entrance of the harbor, hail "Edgartown Harbor" on VHF Ch. 74 with your vessel's name, LOA, and whether or not you have a reservation. We will respond with your mooring number and directions. *Before hailing, please ensure you do not step-on or interrupt any transmissions already taking place.
Minimum Approach Depth:15.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:15.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:15.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Anchorage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Water Taxi:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Nearby
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:MVY
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:65.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:24.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30 / Dual 30 / 50 / Dual 50
Electric Voltage:120 / 250
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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The cost of the slip was $300 per night. We have an outer eastward facing outside slip and the wind was blowing 15-20 knots without an offer for a change of slip. What was most annoying was that the entire time we were there, there were a bunch of people fishing right at our boat. This should NOT be allowed at a rented slip or we should receive a rebate. We heard their conversations all weekend and had to literally step over their rods and equipment. I would not recommend Edgartown Harbormaster at all.

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Great stay as always. We were lucky enough to be entertained by the dolphins this trip. Thanks again

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Great team to work with

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Excellent in every way.

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great time, facilities excellent, great service

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Love the Harbor! Great fall weather. Easy launch access to town. Rode bikes in Chappaquiddick. Wonderful stay.

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Great place and great people. Always happy to help!

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Great experience, very easy to locate moorings and summon launch into town. Our third trip this summer. Harbor staff very helpful and well organized. One of our favorite destinations as the town and harbor services are both top rate.

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Beautiful stay as always and Jackson (harbormaster on duty) was fantastic!

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Easy stay. Great location

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Great spot. Efficient, understandable and knowledgeable communications from Harbormaster.

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Harbor master office folks are awesome!

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Very nice and helpful. Had a reservation for Sunday thru Tuesday. We came on Saturday, a day early, with no reservation. They accommodated us nicely. They had us on a mooring that was occupied. Put us on another private mooring. Called us two days later to see if we were still in harbor. Wondering why We were not on previous occupied mooring. Told them what happened, and they said we shouldn’t be on 40’ mooring as we are 60’ boat. Oh well. They were very nice though. Look forward to next stay.

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As always we love MV and Edgartown in particular. However on Tuesday as we were to board the launch we were informed they were only running until 8pm and it was then 7pm. We had inquired earlier and they said 10pm otherwise we would have planned accordingly. Disappointing

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I love Edgartown Harbor. The mooring field is well protected and the harbor master is very helpful and professional. The dinghy dock is starting to get ridiculous. It's always had the deserved rep of being three deep at times. It's now all the time. Boaters come and spend a ton of money in town, which must generate local revenue. They really need a larger or additional dinghy dock, even if it's a bit further from town. Update Sep ‘21. Even off season the dinghy dock is still 2-3 boats deep. This would be a 5 star location, if not for this issue. Several were grousing about it. Some tied up closest had days of rain water in them. Sends a ‘we don’t really want you here message’. Otherwise, staff and the rest are excellent.

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Harbormaster is very responsive. Old Port launch is excellent

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Always a nice stay in Egartown

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What a great harbor! We had an amazing stay. Great food, great location! Didn't want to leave!

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This is my second visit to Edgartown. Beautiful as ever, especially in the after season. I spent 2 peaceful nights on mooring 8. Prompt launch service. I only used the water barge to take on more fresh water. I wish every Marina should have that. It’s very useful if you are on a mooring.

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One of the most beautiful Spots in the world! The moorings are great. The launch and pump out services are great. If I had any complaint, there should be a bit more space at the dinghy dock.

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This is a great place. Protected, well run mooring field. Delightful town, great restaurant options. One of our favorites

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It is always the most pleasant experience staying in Edgartown on either a mooring or on the harbormaster's docks. Edgartown Harbormaster is a first-class production. From everyone who works in the office, to out in the field, the service is always stupendous! The communcation is the best. If I need to leave a message requesting dockage or a mooring, my call is answered within minutes. The friendly, proficient staff is immediatly on hand to escort us to a mooring or greet us at the dock. We cannot be happier with Edgartown Harbormaster--year after year. Our most gracious sailing transient encounter!! Thank You, Edgardtown Harbormaster!!

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It was a lovely stay of three nights on a mooring. Unfortunately one day was completely washed out by rain - not the Harbormaster's fault.....

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The place is gorgeous but the facilities were surprisingly rudimentary. Staff were largely kids who were variably responsible.

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We came in for four nights on a mooring in the harbor aboard our Oyster 56, Tango. The Edgartown Harbor Master's office runs a professional operation. We got very good directions to the mooring. Getting pump out service was easy. The launch service by Old Port Marine was top notch. And, the food in the restaurants was to die for. We have been coming to Edgartown for year's and look forward to a return trip next year.

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Well run harbor with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Good staff, easy to deal with reservations, pump out boat, launch to shore. The town does however need more dinghy dockage. Highly recommend.

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Prepared and helpful. Excellent launch. Good Covid protections in place.

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Booked w harbor master on arrival to harbor for 2 nights. Paid via Dockwa acct. Great stay/usual. Labor Day weend again. 2 nite stay. Thank you!

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Always an amazing harbor and amazing food and drink!!

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Great stay. Launch service is very good.

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Love this marina's location. Bathrooms could be a bit cleaner. One of the doors didn't lock properly.

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Picturest protected harbour, with good services.

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Harbormaster was very accommodating letting us stay an extra night on the mooring due to adverse weather when we did not have a reservation and they were booked. A larger dinghy dock would be very helpful.

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Edgartown alway gets five stars in my book. I only wish the they could expand or maybe add a second location for the dinghy dock.

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From the Five i’s. We’ve been coming to edgartown harbor for 30 + years. I find the harbor master and the team incredibly helpful and supportive. Thank you. I know it can be chaos on certain days Great job!

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The town is great and the harbormaster staff was very nice.The problem with making reservations is the refund policy. Our reservation began on 8/24/2021. My home port is 2 days away. Storm Henri came through and didn't leave the area until 8/23 making it impossible for me to make it there for the first day of our reservation. They would not return a full refund for that day even though it was a named storm because the day of the reservation the storm was passed by, by that afternoon. I won't be making advanced reservations anymore.

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We came in without a reservation but the very helpful harbormaster found us a private mooring for the night. A boat was sent out to guide us to our mooring as we arrived. The dinghy dock here is conveniently located and we were able to pay through Dockwa.

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Thank you again for a seamless and frustration free day in beautiful Edgartown.

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It was fantastic. I love MV, USA

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Always the best... but please don't tell anyone;-)

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Beautiful harbor and one of our favorite destinations! Can't wait to go back next week!!

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Not like it used to be

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Beautiful harbor, great restaurants, excellent service!

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They are much friendlier and very helpful this season Pump out service was great

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The views from the mooring field are unmatched. Easy accessible moorings,prompt water tax service, dinner at Chesca’s and superb beaches make Edgartown a must see!

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Vantastic harbor master crew really great thanks you.

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Beautiful harbor with big bouys, strong lines, free water and friendly staff. One of the best places to spend time in the developed world.

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Harbor master incredibly responsive. Thank you.

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Favorite harbor with friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Charlie, Sara and Mike are the BEST! Very well run harbor. -Bill

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Fast response upon arrival, accommodating as far as mooring requested.

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The harbor is beautiful. However, I'd like someone to explain this reservation game to me. We sailed in and grabbed a mooring, only to be approached by the harbormaster who told us all the moorings were booked all week! After some pleading they rented us the mooring and told us we'd have to check in every morning, even though we wanted to stay the whole week. And guess what? There were at least 25 empty moorings every single night! What is going on? Why don't they want to rent all their moorings? They are obviously not all taken but yet they don't seem to want to rent them out. Please stop telling us you are all booked up when you are not!

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Edgartown Harbor and their entire crew is awesome. They are very accommodating to help if you arrived early, late etc. Been going to Edgartown for 20+ years and consider this the best Harbor in MA.

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Beautiful!!! Moorings are clearly marked. Launch boat operators were so nice. Marina was very helpful and informative on the radio.

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The harbormaster's crew are amazing. My wife and I cruise a lot and they are the best. Highly professional, courteous, a appreciative of our business. Unfortunately we were near a boat that never shut off their generator.

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Great. Efficient good moorings great launch service

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Nice quiet mooring. Launch service till midnight $4 per Person each Way.

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My favorite marina in the northeast. The entire marina staff is beyond amazing. We’ve been coming for many years in August and each and every time they bend over backwards to see we enjoy ourselves. Thank ! Jon

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In 2021 , the usual professional service we on the After Physics we have enjoyed over the years , launch was great , thank you , always great to see Mike Hathaway

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Wonderful Prompt and professional launch service Great facilities

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Highly recommend! After 12 seasons of boating, this was our first time ever on a mooring. Finding the mooring was easy, and getting hooked on to it was even easier for this novice. The views are beautiful! Easy dinghy ride to beaches and to town. Peaceful and quiet and the harbormaster and crew were very helpful. We won’t be able to do the Vineyard any other way now after such a wonderful experience!

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Beautiful harbor! Many fine restaurants in Edgartown.

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This is our favorite place to stay, and we've been spending the summer here for 15 years. Harbormaster Charlie Blair keeps the mooring field running beautifully, ably assisted by Shelly and Sara. Special thanks to Mike Hathaway, who always has a joke and a cookie for our dog, and to Riley, who greets us at the dock with a smile. Some of the launch drivers (Chris, Lucas, Rick, Bill) have been there since we started going, and it's always such a pleasure to greet old friends. Our thanks to all!! Berni, Jeff & Nimmy

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Great moorings. Beautiful harbor. Have stayed in Edgartown many times. Always a great place to stay. Protected mooring, calm harbor. Lots to do. Cudos to Mike. He is great!

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I was two days early! But with a slipping keyway in my prop shaft, our plans changed. The Harbormaster got us right in. Love the ease of trash drop off, fuel is running again, ice is available, and a great selection of restaurants. Free pump out boat that will swing by whether you are onboard or not. The only downside is that they REALLY need to police the dinghy dock. The flooded dinghy with a run down Nissan engine tied lengthwise to the dock needs to go. And it seems a lot of people forget their long painter and only have their 6’ version. It’s the most painful part of coming to edgartown. Otherwise a wonderful time!!

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We had a terrific stay in Edgartown! The folks who manage the moorings were terrific to work with, and the town moorings are clearly marked and very easy to find depsite the fact that this is a huge harbor. Given some incoming weather, we actually left a day early and the team gave us a refund which we weren't even expecting. We look forward to visiting again!

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Great harbor....professional harbor master, quick pump out, lot's to do: biking, walking in sanctuaries, beaches, bus trips, etc.

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Great harbor to spend summer days and nights. Restaraunts are wonderful. the folks working the harbor (launch and pompous) are incredibly friendly, especially Mike.

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We were delighted to get on a near mooring, had an easy pump out, easy trash disposal on land, place to lock bikes. Dinghy dock could be a little bigger but people were friendly and patient getting in and out.

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Great stay, mooring ready when we arrived and easy to pick up

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Mooring line was clean and dry, mooring was easy to find, launch service was great. Harbor is very protected. We had a great time.

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It was a busy afternoon with a lot of boats arriving for mooring reservations. They were so organized - we only had to call from the lighthouse and we were immediately given our mooring assignment. It was very impressive how they processed so many arrivals.

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Efficient Always a pleasure to sail into edgartown First class facility There is a reason Walter Cronkite used it as his home port

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Harbor master and his crew were very helpful

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The folks at edgartown harbormasters office are the best!! They could teach customer service to lots of folks. Mike , asst HM works very hard to pump out everyone. This is a classy harbor.

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Great service. I needed to change my reservation date and they accommodated with ease.

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We LOVE staying in Edgartown, and try to come each summer. Everyone on the harbor staff is friendly and courteous. We especially appreciate Mike on the pumpout boat, his good humor, and love of dogs. Thank you!

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One of the best places to stay. This is an annual trip we take and we stay at many harbors along the way but this is one of our favorites. Locals in town are so hospitable and the harbor master is always helpful and accommodating when anyone of our travel mates need to add dates to their stay.

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Had a great stay. Mooring was ready when it was supposed to. Stuff on radio was great.

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Edgartown is one of our favorite harbors. The harbormaster always tries to accomodate boaters. Mike runs one of the best pump out services of any harbor. The mooring field is well laid out. It is a large field and can be a long dinghy ride in. Launch service is available.People are starting to wear masks again. People were respectful. The beaches were crowded but people maintained a safe distance. Restaurants are busy. Several restaurants were closed because of positive Covid tests among staff. Totally different than two weeks ago. At the moment Edgartown is still a wonderful place to get away. Edgartown has some of the best restaurants, galleries and shops of any destination.

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The entire Marina staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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Moorings are easy to see and we’ll maintained

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Another fabulous stay at our favorite harbor. The staff there is second to none. Counting the days until we return!

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Easy procedure, good launch service

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Harbormaster was very helpful and made every effort to accommodate us

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Awesome. Really accommodating for our needs. Thank you so very much

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Edgartown is our favorite place to stay out of all Cape and Islands! It is a beautiful spot on the Harbormaster moorings! Scenery, boats, small beaches, the harbor and so much more! The launch service is excellent! Quick and efficient. Mike the pump out man is fantastic and super responsive. We love to float behind our boat and take mini dinghy trips around the harbor and to parts of Chappy for the serene beaches. Don’t miss out! You can’t beat $45/night to stay in Edgartown!

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Beautiful scenery and terrific setup in a protected harbor. The moorings were the best- the line/ pennant in a dry “bowl” so it was not all slimy when retrieved.

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Great harbor and excellent launch service. Harbor masters office is always available for services.

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Wonderful stay. Professional staff

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It was great had a great mooring close to town yellow 3 Love Edgartown. Mike the pump out guru got us set. . Everybody friendly. Looking forward to coming back

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Great Harbor, great place to dinghy around. Dinghy dock way too small and frustrating to tie up.

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Along the Southern New England coast, this is one of our favorite spots. Beautiful harbor, without the crowds of Nantucket. The crew was very helpful finding us a mooring when the northerly wind made the outer harbor uncomfortable.

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We enjoyed our stay, see you next year!

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Excellent we love this harbor been here one week and wish could stay for 2 didn't want to leave

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Wonderful experience as usual. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Thank you again for everything!

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Lovely harbor and mooring locations!! Launch service is an easy ride into town!!

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Thank you to the harbor master staff in getting a mooring for Widget. ❤❤❤ Edgartown and the Vineyard in general is the gem of the east coast. We are on a multi month cruise from Florida to our previous Cape Cod home. Edgartown is the far and away winner of best places to be.

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The moorings are fine, the staff polite and helpful. The only problem is one you see at a lot of harbors - the dinghy dock is clogged with people using it as a free dock for their 22' center console that they brought over from Hyannis or Falmouth. No room. As well, towns should have a separate dock for transients vs the seasonal renters who legitimately need to get out to their boat on a mooring but leave unused boats at the dock all the time.

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Power boats running noisy generators early in morning to evening. Can't even enjoy a cup of coffee in morning as well as an evening meal without hearing the dronning of generators. All harbors need to put in place a quiet time where generators need to be shut off from 1800 hrs to 0800 hrs. When the wind stops all you can smell is their diesel smoke.

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Always the best Harbor!!

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Edgartown is a great place to cruise in at happy hour, have a great dinner, sleep off dinner on the boat and cruise home. we had great winds, great food and a nice sunset and sunrise to boot. What more can you ask for?!?

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Very accommodating great stay

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I came from South Carolina and they were great to work with on mooring assignments and moving me around to get closer and when someone was moored at my spot. Very hospitable and nice. and I know the two weeks I was there, they were slammed with boats and reservations. Thank you!

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As always, our stay in Edgartown was perfect. Thank you for your hospitality. See you again soon. Sharon - Turn The Page

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Great Launch service

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Edgartown mooring are ideal. Close to town. There is water shuttle and the view is amazing. We love Edgartown

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Great Harbor. Staff was helpful, especially the young man running the pump out boat. Launch service was very efficient and prompt. Another great visit. Excellent launch service, good mooring and took advantage of the water dock for the first time. Will continue to return on future visits.

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My family and i had a great time. The staff is always great! We can't wait to go back. "Making Time"

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Great mooring, great view!

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Correct mooring spacing for our boat. Mooring pennant in good condition but would like to have a larger loop to accommodate our cleats. Dinghy dock is very inadequate for this harbor. It is insulting that it is only a tiny corner and needs to be moved to a location that is commensurate with the number of moorings served.

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Great harbor and very helpful harbormaster staff, particularly Mike who provides help, advice and humor in equal measure. We love visiting Edgartown!

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Harbormaster team was very courteous and helpful. Only 4 stars because they gave away my mooring when I went out for a cruise!

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Easy to get water and pump out when needed.Trash easily taken care of from dingy dock.Great harbor well portected.Love Edgartown.

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Wonderful. Lovely harbor and service.

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Very accommodating and so nice to speak with.

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Beautiful setting. Great job by staff getting boats on balls when we arrived

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Great team running the harbor.

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Stayed here while TS Elsa went by.

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I typically don't leave reviews but was glad to get the opportunity to give a shout out to the fantastic Edgartown Harbormaster crew. The harbor is beautiful and is therefore a very busy destination in the summer. Our decision to head to Edgartown is typically last minute and the Harbormaster staff does all they can to accommodate last minute mooring request. Hailing the launch is also always easy and quick. Just a fantastic job by the Harbormaster team at making the most of our short boating season in the Northeast!

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A great stay as always. However, be careful if you leave your mooring during the day, there is a high probability that someone else will take it and you'll have to be redirected to another for the rest of your stay.

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First visit to Edgartown and loved the experience. It was very easy to get in the Harbor and communication with the Harbormaster was easy. The dock was great and fit our 58' Sea Ray just fine. Walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Will be back..

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Easy check-in via radio, and a quick mooring assignment for our week long stay. It was never a long wait for the old harbor launch service (small fee). Can’t wait to return next year!!

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Great as always , thanks for accommodating rafting and accommodating the date change!

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Locked down July 4 fireworks and parade. Unlike the Free State of Florida, locals doing this unnecessary con in the name of health is a shame. Listen to the science. We’re outside! Have fun like the free states!

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Wonderful harbor, great staff and service. If you visit you will not be dissapointed!

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Hard to find place for trash near where the launch dropped you off. Other than that it was awesome. Pump out folks were great as well as the launch drivers

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easy to pick up the pendant. Helpful directions from the Harbormaster.

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Very well managed and a relief that one town isn't intent on ripping off cruisers. $45 per night is OK, despite the lack of any services. Dinghy dock is very tight. Note, Moorings close in are subject to very strong currents which can run differently from the wind. Most difficult pickup we've had in 40 years, other than Biddeford Pool.

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Very accommodating Gave us great mooring near town we had requested

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Easy reservation system, great communication on Channel 74, simple directions to the mooring. Highly recommend!

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👍👍 supportive staff.

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The email that is sent before arrival needs to be updated with 2021 info. It still shows 2020 info about cancellations on the vineyard. Also they charged us for an extra night because we left at 12:30 as we waited for fog to lift. There were plenty of empty moorings as it was a Friday morning and new boats hadn’t started arriving yet. Not cool.

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The Harbormaster and his team are great!

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The team at the Edgartown Harbormasters office is top notch, friendly and responsive. They helped us locate our mooring for our 3-night stay, fuel up, pump out, and we used their showers each day. they even allowed us to leave our shower bags (towels and toiletries, dirty clothes) with them after taking a shower so we could walk around Edgartown unencumbered. They helped us have a wonderful stay in this beautiful town.

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Great job. Nice safe moorings.

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Excellent all around , professional and courteous

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Great experience as always. Harbor master staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. And it IS the most beautiful harbor on earth. Thx!!

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Easy, quite, great mooring location.

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Beautiful harbor and extremely accommodating harbor master team.

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Spoke with harbormaster, and when they can be, this VERY busy marina mooring field is accommodating. Love it here. Lovely scenery. Launch service if needed. In the heart of Edgartown. Will definitely return.

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Beautiful harbor. Wish launch was included in price.

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We had a great experience! Loved the new floating dock!

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Great weekend to spend in Edgartown. Weather was fantastic and so was the food and beverages. Had a great mooring close to the YC. Could not have been a better visit. Thanks

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Waited 1 hour for the taxi, then went to Oak Bluffs. Total waist of money.

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Nice snug harbor with reasonable amenities.

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Beautiful harbor and everyone is friendly and helpful. Great launch service as well.

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Great location. Staff helpful.

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Beautiful harbor, and the on and off water activities are ramping up. I was there a week ago, and there were only three other transients. There had to be thirty last night! Also a beautiful town to wander.

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An incredibly yacht friendly harbor. The harbor masters crew is delightfully friendly and accommodating.

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The Dockwa reservation system worked very well at Edgartown. The Harbormaster staff did their usual great job: very friendly and efficient.

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Stayed at the dock this time so I got to use the restrooms and showers which were functional - that is the best I can say. Also even in middle October they have a 50 foot minimum - not exactly boater friendly. But as always the staff were very cordial in implementing the town policies. Update: Stayed on a mooring a couple times in Jul-19. As usual the staff were extremely accommodating and professional. This is a sure sign of excellent leadership there too. Still not a boater friendly town though. There is an entire bay (Katama) that would be (and was previously) awesome for day anchoring that is now off limits for no good reason. Hats off to the Harbormaster leadership and staff though. Another update Aug-20: Stayed on a mooring for multiple day trips this summer. Water is great for swimming. Edgartown harbormaster staff are the most professional around - they are efficient and courteous to the many boaters that come in looking for a day mooring. Despite a lot of crowding, I never heard of anyone getting turned away and they handle the dockwa reservations in real time amazingly well. Hat's off to the staff. As an update: I notice the harbor master has replied: Marina Response: The reason why Katama Bay is closed is due to the Army Corp of Engineers they deemed it closed. Also we have many oyster and shellfish farms in that area. That response is certainly incorrect and some form of revisionist history. It was Edgartown who closed Katama. Here are some quotes by Charles Blair, the Edgartown Harbormaster and from the Vineyard Gazette at the time (2004): - Citing a deterioration in water quality in Katama Bay over the last several years, Edgartown officials have banned boaters from anchoring overnight in the area. "The town made a decision. Do we want two months of boating or a year-round shellfishing industry? The answer was easy," said Charles Blair, Edgartown harbor master, who is fielding calls from frustrated sailors just learning of the new ban. The closure was a long time coming, Mr. Blair admits. Every year for the last decade, more vessels - from 30-foot sailboats to 100-foot yachts - have been finding a place to camp overnight within these protected waters. End quotes. And of course many further believe the reason for the closing had nothing to do with shellfish and everything to do with banishing transient boaters out of site. But let's get the facts and history correct at least.

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The reason why Katama Bay is closed is due to the Army Corp of Engineers they deemed it closed. Also we have many oyster and shellfish farms in that area.
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Edgartown's staff are always courteous and accommodating when we arrive into the Harbor. Radio crew are very patient and knowledgeable and that goes along ways especially on hectic weekends. They always make us feel welcome. Looking forward to another boating season with the best team around.

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Hands down, the crew at at the Edgartown Harbormaster consistently gives us the best experiences we receive in our cruising area from Nantucket to Block Island. They remember our boat, our names and even our French Bulldog's name! Very accommodating even during peak times like the 4th of July. Can't wait to come back this year. Andrew, Betsy, & Finn the French Bulldog!

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Great town. Lots of space on the dinghy dock.

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Beautiful day in Edgartown. Great mooring position. The launches were a little stressed But they did the best they could

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Only one launch running on a beautiful fall day. Not sufficient To handle the volume of boats and boaters yesterday. Waiting time to get a launch back to the boat was 45 minutes. Edgartown Harbormaster side of things perfect but the old port launch service needs to keep pace.

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we were given a very convenient mooring location. Harbormaster and mate were very pleasant and efficient. Old Port Launch, as always was totally on the ball.

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Always a pleasure. Edgartown Harbormaster’s crew are the best. Thank you

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Perfect, protected mooring with spectacular view of Edgartown. Very helpful and courteous staff. I like it so much here I’m going to stay two extra days.

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Great day in Edgartown. As per usual, the Harbormaster was terrific

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Edgartown had always been a great place to stop but this time it was a disappointment. Covid and the fact that we arrived after Labor Day accounted for the fact that many shops were closed for the season and all the restaurants we tried to make reservations at were already booked due to reduced seating capacity. We will try again next season at a better time.

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Incredibly welcoming and accommodating Harbormaster and team. Thanks and see you again!

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We had a mooring for 3 nights. Very windy and bumpy, but it was fairly well protected. We'd come back again!!

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Excellent experience. Communication and help with harbormaster was wonderful! Thanks for all your help!

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The folks on the dock were great when my wife accidentally slipped off the boat when she was tending to the bumpers!

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Love the yellow moorings

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Harborrnaster managed the 11:00 onslaught of incoming guests beautifully. Mooring field is well protected with easy access to town. Dinghy dock is small and even though it’s after Labor Day it was still crowded (maybe a clamming skiff or two in the mix?). Look forward to visiting again!

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One of our favorite harbors to visit. Beautiful in every way. The Harbormaster staff is very efficient and friendly.

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Mooring was great! Easy to grab and clean line. Thanks! The office staff made it easy to extend our stay.

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Always a great time !

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Prompt, polite, professional service. Quick check-in and payment process.

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Very nice harbor-best on the Vineyard! Great launch service, good beaches, nice lighthouse, good dinghying! Thanks for making our two 2020 cruises with kids/grandkids enjoyable and memorable!

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We so enjoy coming in to this harbor. Charlie the harbor master and his staff are extremely user friendly and sincerely care about you getting taken care of—no matter what the need! Mike the gentleman that runs the pump out boat and at times the shuttle is also “the best”! Thank you to all!

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Had a lovely stay in Edgartown Harbor over the weekend. I had made a mooring reservation via Dockwa a couple of months back. We were staying at the Harborside Inn, so we first unloaded our luggage on their dock. Then contacted the Harbormaster on 74, and found my way to my assigned mooring. Harbormaster couldn't have been more helpful during our stay. Eager to go back.

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Boats are close together, so at times you feel you could high-five a neighbor, or you can hear their conversation very clearly, when the boats swing out of sync. But, ultimately, they're just safe enough, I think. I did see a couple boats move after they clearly felt "trapped" between other boats. The rate is very fair at $45/night, and the free water barge and pump outs are awesome. The price of the launch gets a little annoying. So, today, we 3 went into town to do grocery shopping... round trip was $24+tip, for a total $28. Then we went for a bike ride, and the bikes cost $2 each way. So, $36+tip for a total of $40. Effectively, in and out of town 2x added $68 to our $45/night fee, for a total of $113 for the night. Still a lot cheaper than a slip, but keep that in mind.

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Excellent, thanks as always! We had a very enjoyable stay!!

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A very enjoyable stay . 4 nights on #60 which is a long long way inside harbor . If you are rowing then ask for closer mooring, otherwise use the excellent Oldport Launch Service on ch#68. Loved the floating water dock. Filling water tanks without having to go into a dirty fuel dock is a luxury. Great idea! Garbage dumpster at the launch dock in town but unfortunately no recycling bins... Pump out boat On Ch#74. Our last night a very inconsiderate sportfishing boat called the ‘Stacy Lynn ‘ , a Pursuit. , Picked up a mooring directly upwind of us and ran their generator until after 2 a.m. Their exhaust came right in our hatch and we had a lousy sleep. They started it up early again the next morning .If you have battery issues go to a dock and plug in Or grab a mooring downwind and far away from everyone else.... Very selfish . ! I called the Harbormaster office next day and they do have a no Noise policy after 2200 hrs. Their office closes at 2200 on weekdays and 2300 hrs on weekends so call them if you experience the same !

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Our Edgartown Martha's Vineyard harbor stay this past week was amazing! The town was delightful, despite some of the minor Covid 19 limitations... The Harbor Master and his team were tremendous. Our mooring was in a perfect spot in the harbor and we can't wait to visit again this time next summer.

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Best harbor experience, especially for no reservation & my first trip in here. Harbor Master was great, she was managing a zillion boater’s radio calls, kept a waiting list going. She got back to us as we were still making our way in, “no worries”. We called again at buoy in harbor- she had her team meet us there..brought us right to our mooring!! Whole experience was great! They Are Pros! John M on Pura Vida

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I can’t say enough about the Edgartown harbormaster team . Being a newbie to mooring they made the process so simple for the three times that I’ve come this summer. That you so much for a fantastic summer boating experience.

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Assigned mooring was taken, second assigned was also taken, ended up choosing an open mooring. Great harbor with great services.

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The launch and pump out service was excellent!

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Fantastic. Great crew here. Couldn’t have been better.

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Great stay in Edgartown. Harbormaster immediately responded to radio call and directed us to easily-found and well-protected reserved mooring. Launch service fast and easy.

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No hitches. Per plan. Tnx

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Well maintained moorings. Lines placed on top of mooring can to allow easier boat hook grab of the line. Bathrooms are pretty bad. Showers are rustic but decent. Love the Vineyard so we would go again in a heartbeat.

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Edgartown Harbor is one of the most beautiful harbors on the east coast. Always enjoy our stays here! We really appreciate how friendly and accomodating the harbormaster staff is when we visit. Especially during the very challenging summer season. You guys and girls do a great job!

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Great spacing between boats. So close to town. Can’t wait to come back

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This is our favorite Harbor. It is a beautiful way to spend part of our cruising holiday. The HarborMaster staff are very helpful and accommodating. They even delivered packages that I had sent to their office for a repair! Thanks to the Edgertown HarborMaster team!!

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Edgartown and the Harbourmasters are GREAT again. Despite it bring Fiurth of July dates and I only got july 2 by way of Dockwa opening day -a yearly CRAZY event when thousands of requests jam their computers -the Harbourmaster was able to allow me a daily extension x2 ! I got the three days I needed to be with our Yacht club-BYC. So they do a great job and I really appreciate all they do.

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Great to get back go Edgartown. The harbor master is very responsive and the launch service did a nice job with social distancing We ate outside at the Seafood shanty and most of the town was open.

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A great harbor to visit for a few days. Convenient dinghy dock and dumpsters near the yacht club, free pump outs on the mooring and a free “ water barge” near green #9 can. Lots of small sailboats tacking around, several beaches & lots of shopping and dining options. Car rental a mile from dock for exploring the island. Walk your dog at nearby Chappy ferry dock or around town.

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Edgartown Harbor is the best harbor in MA to visit. A beautiful harbor. Coming here for 30 years.. Harbor master office and staff are awesome. Never disappointed. A must if you boat in MA or RI.

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Great time! Island was almost backTo normal

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Loved the mooring - close to shire as I had requested. Could dinghy in or take the launch. A fun visit. We will be back. Thank you.

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We have been going to Edgartown for the last six years, visiting at least four times a year. I cannot say enough about the staff at the harbormasters office. From Charlie all the way down his staff they are nothing more than exceptional. Every time we have been there they have gone out of their way to accommodate us. I have to take a moment to make a special shout out to Michaella. She raises the bar to another level. It is great to hear her voice on the radio again. I know I am not alone in saying that. Sincerely May Sea May

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Once again we had a great stay in Edgartown. The mooring field is beautiful, with a nice view of the sunset. The shopping is great. We had an excellent meal at The Atlantic which has great outdoor dining. Fun to dinghy to Katama Bay and walk over to South Beach; or, dinghy out of the harbor to Chappaquiddick and Cape Poge Bay. Absolutely gorgeous and pristine beaches and scenery. Can’t go wrong here. The only downside is a very crowded dinghy dock-be prepared to climb over three other dinghies or just use the launch.

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Always excellent. Good mooring field, pump out at the boat was easy and courteous.

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Always a great stay in Edgartown!

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Great harbor!! Thank you and see you next year!

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Great service and good team

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I think people wouldn’t be disappointed if you charged $5 more per day for a mooring and use those $$ For an attendant to clean and sanitize the bathrooms and showers. We were disappointed to find the showers locked. We understand the COVID situation, but think that taking showers would help eliminate and not spread it.

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Efficient; but no showers, bathrooms available!

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Clear instructions, perfect mooring field layout. Responsive and helpful.

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Fine mooring. Harbor is packed tight

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Very beautiful port of call with friendly and efficient launch service.

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Edgartown Harbormaster: We have been visiting Edgartown Harbor for 46 years on Amicitia, our wooden, classic Friendship Sloop, and are never disappointed with your professional and courteous service, especially in these trying times. Thank you. Capt. Jeff and Diane Pontiff

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On both trips in this past week the Harbormaster directing to the mooring was very helpful. And on the phone when I was unable to get same-day confirmation from Dockwa. Mike was terrific - he seems to do it all - pump-out, instructions to the waterbar, launch. Great ambassador⛵️

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The morning was excellent as usual, best value in Massachusetts. The only difficulty was connecting with the harbor master to g set our reservation. People with no reservations were getting preference over booked reservations and I was half way through the mooring field before I got my assignment. I know it’s busy but any conversations should be switched to another channel

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Had a reservation for Saturday night made and paid in advance a month prior. Wanted to arrive two nights early and stay through our previously booked reservation. Nothing available by Dockwa but they accommodated us. There were many open moorings available. Was charged two for the two additional nights upon arrival then on the third night (that we previously reserved and paid for) we were charged again. Have emailed the harbor master a couple of times with no response or refund for the extra night charge yet.

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Great weekend, very helpful

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Wow. What a gorgeous place. Our mooring was protected and secure, these views were amazing and the launch service super helpful. We loved it. Finding the mooring initially took a bit of hunting, but people around were a big help. Will definitely go back.

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Great town to visit and explore. Harbourmasters staff is first class

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Our stay at Edgartown was great and the staff at harbormasters office were very helpful on getting us a mooring. We had an awesome stay. Thanks for all your help.

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Moorings are close, but very well arranged and very well kept. A great place to stay !

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The marina is top notch..and the town is great love it

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Great port of call. Harbormaster friendly and helpful.

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We mis-interpreted the independent launch service note was for a fee, in cash per person. We later learned that the town had two dock locations where boat operators can pick up passengers thereby saving launch expenses. Moring was easy to access and close to town.

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they were responsive on every radio call we made. They also handled a medical emergency on our boat by picking us up and quickly bringing my wife to shore and having an ambulance ready.

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Edgartown is always top notch! They are professional and always try to accommodate. We arrived their on Saturday with no reservation and just wanted to tie up for a few hours. They accommodated us very nicely. Great staff!

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Staying in Edgartown Harbor is awesome! They have the best harbormaster I have ever met. His staff is well-trained, pump-out is fast and clean, and the launch into town is the best. Highly recommend visiting this harbor.

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Wow the harbor master is hands on and professional. Very well organized harbor kayaking, paddle boarding, all there - pump drives around what a great time

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Great mooring area in a beautiful field. Highly recommended. Right in town and walking distance to everything.

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Excellent moorings and Oldport launch service. The Harbor Master was very helpful in changing our arrival day because of heavy fog. I would also say that 98% of people and children wore masks.

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Great harbor, great harbourmaster department. Again 7/15/20 , always a pleasure to be there

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Awesome spot and people.

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Wonderful Harbor with well maintained moorings. Very friendly and helpful. The only negative that I have is the size of the dingy dock and the amount of boats that are tied up over night or multiple nights. On Block Island it is posted no overnights tie ups. They should consider this.

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Excellent! Very well organized, great location!

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The Harbormaster was super-accomodating and the old port launch service made it easy to get in and out to our boat

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The Harbormaster and their staff do an excellent job and go out of their way to accommodate everyone’s needs. My only complaint is the town dinghy dock is way, way. Way to small. Dinghys are 5 deep. How do the merchants expect people to come to town and spend money. They do have a launch service which is very expensive. Maybe that’s what they want is to force people on the launch.

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Harbormaster Staff is always excellent and Professional - favorite spot to visit.

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I was surprised that the fuel dock was closed all year. Closest fuel is at oak bluffs. You should provide this information to people who book dock or mooring at edgartown. Thanks Bill

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Great stay, docking crew is excellent! Thank you

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They were super accommodating, even when I made my own booking errors. The harbor is beautiful, all the mornings are well maintained. The amenities like the water dock and close dinghy were a huge plus. The harbor master was super easy going and friendly! Can’t wait to be back!

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Reservation was ready for us and on time, thanks for the great service, Bill

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Great spot. Great service.

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Place is great, was impressed with covid measures on launch too

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Great place to visit, pretty harbor. Old Harbor launch service (ch 68) was excellent. Bike rentals right there in town. Stop &Shop not too far along bike path. Some things to plan for: no fuel available Anywhere in harbor at this time, was referred to Vineyardhaven. Also, no showers or public toilets. No marine supples anywhere near (was referred to West Marine in Vineyardhaven).

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Very pleasant and peaceful.

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Easy in to Edgartown. One quick call to the Harbormaster who told us which number yellow mooring we would be staying on. The harbor is set up well with the town moorings in yellow and clearly numbered 1 to 100 (or so). Also, loved the water barge where you can fill the tanks 24/7.

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Love Edgartown Harbor. Harbormaster was great sent us to our mooring without issue.

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Good people. Good service .

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Edgartown was a great port to stay for a few days. Dockwa made it easy to reserve.

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Great, lovely spot. Beautiful town, things are starting to open up.

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Friendly staff. Moorings close to town.

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Great service and location. Planning on returning for a longer stay.

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Free pump out service at mooring was great- helped us to get rid of long standing smell by showing us a trick to flush after the pump out and then pump out a bit more- Thank You!!

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We sailed to Edgartown to attend a wedding at the Harbor View Hotel and we wanted to dress ship in view of the hotel as part of the celebration. The Harbormaster found us an available private mooring that was well positioned and outside of the town mooring field.

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This was our 4th visit this year and the dock master consistently provides great service and attention. Edgartown will remain a destination for us to bring our guests!

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Bathrooms are locked over night, dinghy dock is far from harbor master's office.

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The Harbor Master office was extremely helpful with a delayed arrival and departure caused by weather. The moorings were efficiently serviced by the local launch boats. Edgartown is a great place to visit, great fishing, restaurants, shopping and hotels are easily accessible.

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Charlie Blair is one of the greatest Harbormasters on the East Coast

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Awesome stay! Debbie was so nice and wealth of information. Craig was great at the fuel dock. Will be back soon.

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We love Edgattown’s blend of beauty and amenities. The dinghy dock can get crowded and only one shower was functional but we always enjoy ourselves and can’t wait to rwturn

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One of the most beautiful harbors in New England. Always a favorite visit.

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Edgartown is a fun harbor with good restaurants and shops but the dinghy dock is small and there are no bathrooms or showers for boaters.

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FYI we do have showers and heads for boaters, they are located by our office on 1 Mores St. We also have a dinghy dock at that location for short term tie off for the facilities... Sorry you were miss informed.
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Our favorite place hands down. They are always very accommodating. Harbormaster Charlie Blair is a great guy and his staff follows suit.

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Edgartown is a favorite destination. The mooring system with the Harbormaster and Dockwa works well. Easy, pleasant pump out boat (Mike is a hoot). Great restaurants: Among the Flowers for B’fast. We often rent bikes — favorite ride is along beach to Oak Bluffs, then on to Vineyard Haven via East Chop, and back...

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Everyone was very courteous!

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We had a great time and the harbor patrol did an excellent job! Thank you

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We love Edgartown and the friendliness of the Harbormaster staff, including the Launch boat team, etc. We took a risk and showed up without a reservation and they managed to get us a mooring for the day, as usual always trying to do their best for their clientele.

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As usual, the harbormaster and crew were very accommodating and efficient. We arrived at a very busy time of day and they moved all the boats into the harbor in a quick and orderly fashion. Very well done

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A teenage boy driving a Dockmaster Boat hit our boat as he approched us to collect $ we did not owe. I booked and paid for 6 nights eith dockwa. Three days into it this boy comes to the boat saying he needs to collect for the night and HITS our boat! He was driving a boat marked Harbor Master. Cracked throught the gellcoat. Not happy!

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One of the most beautiful harbors in America, served by the wonderful staff of the Edgartown Harbormaster. One of our favorite spots. Mike is great! Hope they get fuel back soon.

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Last year we stayed for a week. This year we stayed for two. The harbormaster’s crew is attentive, the harbor beautiful, and provisioning top notch.

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Great place to stay. They are very nice and efficient. The water taxi is a bit pricey but works great. There are only 3 showers for 88 rental moorings in the harbor, so beware that there might be a wait. This year one of the showers was "out of service" so I had to take off a star. Pump out is free and also very efficient.

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The Edgartown Harbormaster’s crew is top notch and thoroughly boater friendly. They offer plentiful moorings, free showers, a super convenient water barge and a wonderful pump out service provided by Assistant Harbormaster Mike, a friendly and welcoming presence for many years. All together, it makes Edgartown one of our favorite destinations. We’ll be back there aboard Grace every chance we get.

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I came in on a busy August Sunday morning and the team did a great job of getting me (and dozens of others) onto a mooring as efficiently as possible. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Thank you Eddie G HM team!

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TELL US ON YOUR WEBSITE HOW LATE THE LAUNCH RUNS AND WHERE TO GET BLOCK ICE. We love Edgartown harbor & sail in there a lot I wish you would sell block ice and the showers need some up dating

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This is a perfect harbor. What we loved was the great attitude of everyone. We are not super experienced sailors and never felt condescended to. Everyone was super helpful. The launch service is great and we never used our dinghy at all. Edgartown is great and South Beach is an easy bike ride or Lyft. We did both during our stay. The showers were 'rustic' but had great pressure and plenty of hot water....which is the most important thing!

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Come August I am usually making way up to the Vineyard on my Beneteau Oceanis 58 for a stay in Edgartown and every August without fail, the Edgartown Harbor Master accommodates us. Great place to drop anchor and visit. Thanks for providing us with a memorable experience each and every year. dbr

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Great location. Moorings easy to pick up. available dinghy dock. It would be nice if transient slips were offered at a reasonable rate.

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Nice stay. We were far away from town but didn't mind.

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What a wonderful harbor, and what a terrific job by the Harbormaster's team. We found everyone courteous, helpful, and positive. When I was called away to attend a funeral, they were particularly understanding. We also appreciated the free pump-outs and the attention paid to running the mooring field. The Harbormaster deserves our highest recommendation. S/V Moonrise

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Great Harbor ! Was close to downtown !

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The staff were very helpful and understanding when we arrived with an overheating motor problem. They assigned us a mooring that was easy to access and convenient for the repairs. The launch was good but expensive. However, the showers at the Harbormaster’s office are a disgrace to a town of Edgartown status. They were free but I would be willing to pay a fee for cleaner facilities.

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We just acquired the monies from the Town July 1 2019 to up date the showers. We could not start the project then due to the time of year ... Summer season. We hope to have the showers up dated next season. Edgartown Harbormaster Dept
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This is an awesome place/harbor to spend the weekend and or longer. They work very hard to help you - take care of you - and there are lots of amenities. Not to mention - an terrific town. The harbor is well protected - quiet - and pretty

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Great staff on Harbormaster team. They provided a mooring right where I had requested. Friendly and professional. Highly recommend Edgartown Harbor!

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Edgartown is the best! Awesome 2 week stay in the harbor. Charlie Blair (Harbor Master) has been there forever and is the real deal, he personally helped me find a mooring closer to Chappy so I didn’t have to row my dinghy so far. Communications on Channel 74 were cordial and crisp. DockWa worked great. I will definitely stay again and recommend others enjoy this beautiful spot as well. Thank you! -Garrett Bastable Chappaquiddick Island

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With a heavy north wind clocking in I Pulled anchor from outside and without a reservation (as DOCKWA site said it was sold out) I called into the Harbormaster on 74 and they found me a mooring. I booked through DOCKWA which was easy and painless. Edgartown is the best port between Cape Cod, Vineyard and Nantucket. A+ to the Harbormaster’s office.

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Nice here. We liked it very much.

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Amazing harbor...very helpful staff!

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Great team and very helpful with all my requests

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As advertised, nice mooring. Great place. Well run HM outfit.

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We arrived in the Harbor in the morning with no reservation and were readily accommodated. Thank you, ET harbormaster.

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How the harbormaster does it I do not know. I was part of the NYYC Annual Cruise that caused 100 boats to descend on Edgartown within an hour. My call about my mooring was handled promptly and I was led to my mooring within minutes. I think from hitting the harbor to feet up was less than 10 minutes.

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The Edgartown Harbormaster and his staff are exemplary! One of the most beautiful harbors in the world, maned by well trained professionals.

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We were expected and well received, about 75 to 80 boats 30feet to 140 ft of the New York Yacht Club on cruise.

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Extremely helpful staff. We arrived without a reservation and were able to stay 2 nights on different moorings. The showers need to be cleaner but hot water was plentiful.

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The folks in the Harbormaster office really do a great job!! This our favorite destination!

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Perfect as expected!

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The Harbourmaster was exceptional. Very well organized and responsive. Moorings are well spaced with solid ground tackle. The only negative was the Old Port launch service (separate company). We were twice told to board launches then kicked off because of launch previous commitments??

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First time there. AWESOME!!

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One of the most accommodating harbors in the Northeast...They bend over backwards to make you feel welcome...adjust...and provide great services to the visiting mariner.

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As always a very professional Harbormaster staff. See you next year!

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Good stay at Edgartown. Large mooring field w plenty of space, pretty harbor. Lots of traffic but all good. Love the chappy ferries.

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The Edgartown staff were great ! Friendly and very helpful. The facilities are in need of great repair / renovation . There was only one shower operating with the other two out of order and the other was locked ?? Important note - Prime Marine does not sell block ice . The only pumpout service is via the Edgartown harbormaster boat there is no self service dock located pumpout . In summary , great folks working in harbormaster operation ! Beautiful harbor , great town , and good food . Thanks to the staff for accommodating us with a mooring close to the dinghy dock !!!

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NOTE: The below was sent by email to the Edgartown Harbormaster's office over a week ago - There has been zero reply. BOAT OWNERS PLEASE BEWARE! "Edgartown Harbormaster, We were moored at yellow #82 from Thurs 7/25 to Fri 7/26 with our 47’ sailboat, “Sonder". A harbor patrol boat (piloted by a blonde haired teenage boy) promptly came to collect the ball fee when we arrived, but the boat was being driven much too fast and the harbor patrol boat slammed into our hull with the tip of it’s bow before the teenager was able to re-maneuver it sidewise to raft up alongside us with the protective fenders. At the horrified look on all our faces he simply said “sorry.” and then asked us for the money. There was no wind, waves, or other piloting conditions to excuse his irresponsible driving and perpendicularly ramming into us like this. We were all completely aghast at what had happened and piled into the dinghy to inspect our hull. There was a large horizontal scrape in our dark blue paint on the port side. We peeled away the black rubber residue left behind from the pointed bow of the patrol boat and then tried to buff away the large mark. It was improved, but not erased by any means. We immediately called the harbormaster’s phone to report the incident - The gentleman I spoke to said that someone would go to the boat to personally check the damage and then call us back. Nobody ever called us back. We were busy hosting family, so we tried again to call back the next day, but did not get an answer (it was a very busy Friday afternoon, so I understand this). I am including photos of the damage both before and after we tried to buff out the mark. This is really unfortunate that the teenager who hit us took no absolutely responsibility, but worse that the office we reported it to never followed up with us. I hope all of this will be communicated to your teenage staff member so that he will be much more cautions and courteous in the future…his careless driving is a liability to the Harbormaster’s office and those around him. I expect at the very least that our mooring fee for the night will be fully refunded to us due to the damage and inconvenience this has caused, not to mention the time it has taken trying to get someone to follow up with us. We hope to hear from the harbormaster with a reasonable resolution ASAP." NOTE: The above was sent by email to the Edgartown Harbormaster's office over a week ago - There has been zero reply. BOAT OWNERS PLEASE BEWARE!

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Great weather....nice mooring

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Very pleasant. Always very accommodating.

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Edgar town is now our favorite port to stop in on Martha’s Vineyard. We’ve been to Vineyard Haven by boat and Oak Bluffs and Menemsha by bus. Edgartown was the best by far. First of all, the Harbormaster’s team is outstanding. They are very attentive and go to great lengths to solve problems. Their ability to smoothly handle many near simultaneous arrivals professionally over the radio was amazing. The radio operators were never flustered and were unfailingly polite while dealing with a swarm of requests. This is a very professional and capable team. Kudos! We were given clear directions to our mooring and finding and picking it up was easy. The Old Port Launch Service was prompt when we called and even doubled back to the boat when the Admiral realized she’d forgotten her phone. The town of Edgartown was a treat. We walked around a lot and really enjoyed the historical houses, and especially all of the trees and landscaped lawns. The shade was really valued during the hot weather. The Vineyard has an outstanding bus service with something like 13 routes. You can literally get anywhere on the island by bus and there’s a bus center on Church Street. A one-day pass good for all the rides you can squeeze in only costs $8 - $5 if you’re a senior citizen. Such a deal! We took the bus to Oak Bluffs and then took a 3 hour guided tour of the island by van. It was great to see so much of the island that can’t be reached by boat or walking. The constant narration by the guide overloaded us with information and interesting stories. Restaurants, shops and ice cream places abound in Edgartown. There’s something for everybody here. We’re already talking of coming back and touring the island by bike.

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Lovely harbor. Quaint town.

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Lovely Harbor! Great vacation stop! Everything to do for all interest. Will definitely plan another visit!!!

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Great location and launch service

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They have a bock that is moored for free water!!

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Beautiful, quiet, well protected harbor with easy access into town.

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Stayed on a mooring. The launch service was prompt. Showers and bathroom not all well kept but otherwise functional. Overall had a good stay.

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Always professional service by the Harbormaster and his assistants. Pumpout services are prompt and efficient.

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Excellent stay as always. Dockmaster is always helpful and accommodating when you want to add additional days to your stay. The showers and bathrooms were not clean, however and this is my one criticism. They seem to get worse every year. I don't think they are bothering to clean them anymore. They used to be much cleaner.

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(2/5 for fee not service) Ridiculous to now pay a $40 mooring fee, particularly for the hundreds of day trippers. Instituting an overnight or full day fee is justifiable for transient moorings but you're punishing the many people who moor in Edgartown for lunch, shopping and a walk around town. Town fathers may gain $40 in new revenue but they'll lose the considerable money spent all season long on lunch, drinks, coffee, ice cream, clothing, antiques and artwork. Perhaps a 3 or 4 hour grace period could be considered and a fee applied if boaters exceed that time. We typically visited with 4-10 people aboard (@ $8/pp for launch service) but we won't be coming back as often. Good luck to the retailers, hope you're giving them a tax break. Bad shortsighted move.

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Harbor master was able to accommodate StarWatch (44’ sloop) for an additional night. Bravo! We are always treated with high regard by the harbor master crew. Thank You.

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Edgartown was a great stay as always. It would be great if the recycling bins would be near the launch landing.

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Just stayed 2 nights in Edgartown.... Beautiful and the marina couldn't have been more friendly and helpful!! Can't wait to go back!

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It was enjoyable there facilities aren’t as good as Newport but got the job done harbormaster is great

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Great harbor. Launch service was quick and easy.

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Harbor master seemed confused and unprepared. Showers were scummy to say the least. Broken lock/door, light burnt out, drain stooped up so I was showering in 6 inches of dirty water and the shower curtain was years old and nasty. Edgertown should be ashamed of the condition.

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As usual, Charlie, Shelly and Sarah are amazing! Edgartown Harbor is gorgeous, clean and just a great place to vacation!

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Always a wonderful, welcoming and well run harbor

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Despite making my reservations on the day and hour they became available, I was placed on the last mooring at the end of the mooring field, at least 1 mile from town. And on top of that, it was a mooring for power boats, so I was aground at low tide! They were very apologetic and moved us to a more favorable mooring, but how could something like this have happened? The facilities are woefully inadequate - worst dinghy dock in New England. No real shower/bathroom facilities to speak of. Its as if the mooring community is an afterthought.

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Great service! We loved the mooring we had.

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Harbormaster and Old Port Launch are reliable and flexible.

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We were in the harbor on the 4th of July, and it was incredibly busy. It wasn't looking good for us to get a mooring for the day. However, the Harbormaster didn't let us down and found a place for us. We enjoyed our time in town and then caught the skiff back to our mooring. A pleasant experience and a nice day!

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Edgartown is always a great port to visit however there’s no fuel as DEP shut down pumps. Unfortunately this severely limited use of inflatable. It would have been nice if Harbormaster made Dockwa reservation holders aware of this so they could take on fuel prior to arrival. Otherwise visit was great as always

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I LOVE EDGARTOWN! Fun dinghy ride to one of the nicest beaches in the northeast, south beach. Very pretty place to moor for a weekend.

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Edgartown is the best! Our absolute favorite place to visit by boat.

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Love Edgartown; one of our favorite places to simply hang for a while as we travel north for the summer. Harbor Master’s staff is professional and attentive. Easy access to town, water & fuel. Stop & shop just under a mile or a free bus ride away. They deserve the 5 stars, but I must point out one issue; the dinghy dock. Simply not enough space for the number of occupied moorings during peak periods. Again, highly recommended!

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Love Edgartown; one of our favorite places to simply hang for a while as we travel north for the summer. Harbor Master’s staff is professional and attentive. Easy access to town, water & fuel. Stop & shop just under a mile or a free bus ride away. They deserve the 5 stars, but I must point out one issue; the dinghy dock. Simply not enough space for the number of occupied moorings during peak periods. Again, highly recommended!

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The service out here are very good. Launch service is good. It’s one of my favorite places to go on the weekend.

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Everyone was very helpful. Called for pump out and they came right away also. Still have one more night to enjoy!

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Love the harbor. However, we own a house and mooring in Edgartown but not in the harbor and always love to visit for the day occassionally. We used to grab a free mooring 4 or 5 times a year so guests could float around, relax, eat and shop from the boat rather than drive and park. Now we go to Oak Bluffs where they make it easy. 4 boats can raft. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The free outer harbor in Edgartown doesn't have the same feel.

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Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Docks located just a short walk from downtown Edgartown. Only wish there were more days in the summer to enjoy this location!

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We were anchored outside the harbor for July 4th. Next morning we wanted to leave, but were confronted with an electrical engine problem. Harbour master provided a friendly tow by the harbor patrol boat to a mooring, where we could fix the problem. Thank you!

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One of the best marinas on a recent trip through the area. Beautiful place with excellent facilities and well maintained moorings. We loved our stay. The 4th of July fireworks were spectacular. We look forward to coming back.

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As always, fantastic , well run harbor.

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Great time on the vineyard! Harbormaster was great!

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Everything was great! We appreciate you accommodating us. thanks for your hospitality!

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Easy entry. Moorings are easy to access. Convenient to everything in Edgartown. Launch service is good or take your dinghy to the dock reserved for tying up.

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Despite the unpleasant weather for 2 of our 5 days we had a blast! Edgartown is at the top of our list for boating destinations. The dinghy dock, water barge, fuel dock, free bus to Stop & Shop and the $1.00 coffee at the store next to the harbormaster's office all make boating more enjoyable. MV has great biking, beaching, shopping and eating options. Now if only there was a laundromat closer to town then the airport it would be even better. We enjoyed meeting Becky from Dockwa at the harbormaster's office! See you next summer.

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Excellent Marina and a Perfect location

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The Harbormaster was organized and helped direct us to our mooring. The emails and information received through Dockwa was helpful. The staff was less helpful when we asked questions about the mooring locations, moving and departure times. The showers were very dirty and in bad condition. They looked like they were not cleaned at all yet this spring. The floors have paint peeling and the walls are filthy; full of spider webs, layers of dust, dirty q-tips stuck in the shelf and obviously not cleaned regularly. One shower stall did not have a shower curtain and the shower stall with the curtain was full of mildew. The filthy and deteriorated condition of the showers and bathrooms make a very poor impression of the Edgartown Harbormaster to visiting boaters.

Marina Response:
We will be receiving monies on July 1 for renovations on the showers. As the summer season has begun we can not do the restoration now. The way the Town works is we have to go to Town meeting for the funds and then once approved we can proceed when the funds are available after July 1. We do our best with what we have and try to accommodate to the best of our ability. Please excuse us for one more year as this is going to be a work in progress. We have a brand new staff this year with many still training. Please give them time to learn the ropes as most of our staff are brand new.
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Received an email from Edgartown Harbormaster before departure with a lot of information about the process once we arrive, the harbor, harbor services and the town. When we arrived at called as instructed we were given our mooring assignment. Easy pickup from bucket-style moorings. Called for pump-out services one day while there; prompt response and very good service. Enjoyed the town as well where all shopkeepers were friendly and welcoming and very customer service oriented.

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Mike the Harbormaster was excellent. This was the first overnight trip outside our marina on a new boat. Mike was excellent in assisting docking and other tips.

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We had a good, brief late-season stay in Edgartown this September. The launch service was responsive, and we got a nice welcome email from the Harbormaster. Weather prevented us from getting there for the first night of our reservation, and they were willing to process a 50% refund through Dockwa even though the policy specifies 10 days' notice. Only reason not to give 5 stars is the dinghy dock -- not a big enough facility, even late in the season.

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A great experience all around. Beautiful setting and friendly staff ready to help.

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Edgartown does it right! neighboring oak bluffs is a disaster by comparison. excellent, well managed mooring field. launch is quick. If you want a more grown-up experience, this is the place.

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Excellent responsive harbormaster Everyone is friendly and helpful

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Very cordial and hospitable. Easy time finding our mooring. All went well.

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Nice people. Great launch service. Beautiful town.

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Edgartown's Harbormaster team is top notch. From the friendly woman on the radio (did not get her name) who directed us so clearly and professionally, to the pump-out fellow (Mike), the harbormaster (with 2 dogs) who collected our mooring $, everyone was friendly, professional and helpful. All of this was totally welcoming. Thank you all.

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Edgartown is our favorite harbor. The harbormaster staff are professional and manage it very well. We go there every year, 20+and wholly appreciate how they keep everything running smoothly anf friendly. Looking forward to next year.

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Spot on, precise just where and what we requested!

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Great time! Beautiful weather and a fun adventure! The harbormaster' s crew is very accommodating and put us in a great spot!

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They were professional, well-organized, helpful and friendly...as always. This was just the latest in a series of stays stretching back more than two decades. A consistently good experience. Well done!

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Stay was good. Our mooring was a private mooring which took some time for us to find. Email info about Edgartown was good.

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Excellent. Great mooring location and very good services from the Harbormaster. One of our favorite cruising destinations

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