Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina in Southwest Harbor offers cruising guests to Acadia National Park superb shoreside service facilities, local Maine flavor, and stunning views. A vibrant history of a working sardine facility that the present family owners converted into a marina in 1990. A dock master and line handling crew full of local knowledge, the marina’s staff takes pride in ensuring every guest has the best possible stay and departs the marina docks with wonderful cruising memories of Maine. Located in beautiful Southwest Harbor, Dysart’s Marina is located in the heart of Mount Desert Island. Southwest Harbor is an active waterfront community, steeped in traditional boat building along the shores, offering protected floating dockage in sheltered waters at the head of the harbor.
Managing the marina since 2002, Micah takes pride in ensuring that every boat is welcomed and enjoys their stay to the max. Mount Desert Island and numerous surrounding islands ensure flat water cruising and scenery that is ideal for any sail or power boat guest to feel comfortable. We invite you to learn more about our beautiful region and hope to see you at our Maine Marina soon!
Mica was perfect in helping whenever it was needed.
We live on our boat for much of the summer. Dysarts provides exceptional service and community!
Always a pleasure to be at Dysarts
Great place with wonderful service, especially the manager, Mica.
The marina and crew at the marina are the best and friendliest. They truly make you feel like one of the family. Thank you for top-notch season.
I love the entire dock, family at Dyson’s!
All of the staff were very helpful and professional.
Dysart’s and its team are awesome!!!
Staff and facilities are very good.
Very friendly and always there when you need help
I usually get the same slip each year, but this year I was assigned a new slip sharing with a humongous sail boat that made docking difficult.
Great people..great service!!
Dysart's was the perfect spot for my trip to Mount Desert Island. The staff was capable, helpful and hospitable. The amenities were clean and the attitude and atmosphere were relaxed, as it should be in Maine. I will return to South West Harbor again and most certainly choose Dysart's.
Very comfortable, well organized marina. Am a return visitor who will return again.
The people were very helpful and friendly.
Easy access, great dock master, clear instructions. Marina the dog was cute as can be. They even have a pick up truck you can use if you need to go for supplies anywhere!
Friendly. Easy going. Nice facility.
Southwest Harbor is a non-nonsense working town, and Dysart's Great Harbor Marina serves both lobstermen and cruisers well. The infrastructure is fine, Mika, the Dockmaster is very nice and helpful. There are clean showers and laundry facilities. Visitors can borrow a truck to provision. There's a West Marine, a few restaurants and shops within walking distance.
Super nice marina! Micah was great as well as Marina. Thanks for a nice stay!
As always, a great place to dock for a few days.
Can't help but think the marina staff look down on pleasure boaters. It's a shame as we support the local businesses and restaurants. Good news is that Dysarts is now on Dockwa which avoids unanswered phone calls and emails in the past when trying to get a reservation. We gave them a second try but will not be back.
Great place. Clean large showers and laundry room, helpful, courteous and efficient administration. Also, it's within walking distance of a cute town and the Island Explorer will stop at the marina along the main road. Biggest plus a loaner truck available.
Dysart’s is always great but last night we were kept awake by the yacht Viaggio by very loud music and conversation that went on for hours. My husband and another person went over at 10:30 and nicely asked them to keep it down or move inside. They continued on until finally things quieted down around 11:00. Left a bad taste, no consideration for those around them.
Friendly staff and convenient location!
Awesome as usual Friendly Helpful Close to town nearby West, Marine, and Hamilton Marine in my opinion this is the perfect place to stay
Great staff!!! Friendly and professional.,, despite being full, they accommodated our request to extend our stay due to incoming weather … ( Thanks Great Harbor) …..
All good! Great location and friendly management.
Mica and crew are simply terrific ! Friendly, helpful and beautiful flower pots ! Thanks for a great stay.
Very nice marina. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Short walk into town. We would go again.
Marcus and Amber were great, always happy to help! Marcus the Dockmaster was right there to help me dock Blue Dancer on the side dock, between 2 boats. I single hand my 34 foot sailboat, having Marcus meet me was wonderful. Again, Marcus was there to push her off the dock when I was leaving. I had a wonderful stay and the use of their courtesy vehicle, so helpful to get provisions. I filled up with water and fuel. And gave Blue Dancer a much need bath. I will be coming back in the future.
All the amenities, friendly staff and walking distance to the village. This marina checks all of the boxes!
Great location, friendly staff. Easy access for fuel.
This place is wonderful. Micah and Amanda were cheerful and helpful. The assistance at the dock is unparalleled anywhere!
Mixed review : Bathrooms were great and they were very generous in lending us a vehicle . There was a disgusting mess by their dumpster , however, with garbage all over the parking lot . Also a dinghy with a very dirty bottom consisting of lots of marine growth ( muscles) was left on the fuel dock smelling y up the place and attracting sea gulls .
Excellent place. Everyone friendly, helpful and professional. Will definitely be back!
Helpful. Friendly. Very customer service oriented.
Great Marina with even better staff and hospitality
Dysart’s was absolutely wonderful. The people were so friendly, inviting, and extremely helpful. The facilities were clean, simple, and exactly what we needed. We felt like we were family. We will definitely be coming back to Dysart’s for another few nights staying on the sailboat in a slip!
Excellent marina staff; friendly, courteous and extremely knowledgeable of local area. We have been seasonal guests here for years and plan to return each season. The breakwater has recently been expanded and the south side approach has been dredged. The adjacent commercial dock is interesting as it provides a view into the past where many such ports in Maine were built around the fishing industry. The shower and laundry area is simple but adequate. Town is but a short walk away and there is a free bus service to Bar Harbor and beyond