Town of Wareham - Onset Harbor

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186 Onset Avenue
Wareham, MA 02571
41° 44' 27.48'', -70° 39' 32.93''
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508-295-8160
VHF Ch. 9
www.wareham.ma.us
Onset Bay
Town of Wareham - Onset Harbor
Town of Wareham - Onset Harbor
Town of Wareham - Onset Harbor
Town of Wareham - Onset Harbor
Town of Wareham - Onset Harbor
Rain later tonight and tomorrow morning.
60℉ESE at 6 knots
High04:26AM3.608ft
Low10:52AM0.436ft
High04:53PM3.920ft
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The Wareham Harbormaster/Shellfish Department is responsible for over 54 miles of ocean coastline, 20 ponds (approx. 1,260 acres) and some 30 miles of interconnected streams. During the summer season the Town of Wareham will have as many as 3000 vessels using the waterways at any given time.

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Mean Low Water Dock Depth:7.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 06, 2018

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Ice:Yes
ATM:Yes
Security:Yes
Groceries:Yes
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
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cdahl303Sep 16, 2019
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Always a pleasure to stay here

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phyllissilvaAug 31, 2019
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Wonderful place to stay !

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Great moorings on the back side of wickets island

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rayroberge1Aug 18, 2019
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Excellent - friendly launch service

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tuggerAug 09, 2019
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Great place to stay, great beach. Good bus service for shopping

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Great little town and harbor. Marina staff friendly and helpful.

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djrobertsonAug 04, 2019
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The best thing about staying in Onset is the launch service. The drivers are unfailingly polite, helpful and responsive. We made several trips in for laundry and grocery shopping and never had to wait long. Our hats off to the whole harbormaster team, especially Antonio who dealt with us on both days. The moorings are a great deal. They are secure and stable in protected waters. The docks have gotten better this year, too. They are new and can handle about 6 boats up to 35 ft and one additional on up to 50 ft. They all have power and water. This is a huge improvement over the past. There are several restaurants close to the pier and two ice cream places nearby. The laundromat is less than 4 blocks a way. There’s a small market and a hardware store right in the village as well. Stop & Shop can be reached by a $10 Uber ride. Onset makes a great stopping point for boats transiting the Cape Cod Canal,

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oceans11Aug 02, 2019
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Happy I liked it will be back

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carolvacAug 02, 2019

We’ve spent lots of time here over the last 5 years. Onset Harbormaster has moorings close to lots of bars and restaurants, provides a launch service, dinghy dock and pumpout boat. You can actually swim off the back of your boat because the HM enforces a no wake zone in the harbor.

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carolvacAug 02, 2019

We’ve spent lots of time here over the last 5 years. Onset Harbormaster has moorings close to lots of bars and restaurants, provides a launch service, dinghy dock and pumpout boat. You can actually swim off the back of your boat because the HM enforces a no wake zone in the harbor.

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rickAug 02, 2019
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Onset is the Jewel of Wareham. A hidden gem and a beautiful place. Well protected from the busy Hog Island channel. Moorings are my favorite but there are 5 slips with power, water, and pump-out on new docks. There is a market, a hardware store, Quahog Republic restaurant, and Marc Anthony's pizza all next to the pier. Public bathrooms, no showers, efficient launch service, dinghy dock. I love this place!

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jabboJul 18, 2019
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Lovely setting amongst the beaches. Nice having the free launch service into town. Restrooms are shared by beachgoers, they could use some updates. Town has a few restaurants and a mini grocery/ liquor store. Overall a nice stay.

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mentalblockJul 14, 2019
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New docks, good water and electric service, pump out right at the dock. Short walk to village and beach. No showers but i knew that. Occasional noise from party fishing boat and canal cruise boat. A nice layover for our run from Watch Hill to Gloucester.

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mrossikJul 12, 2019
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Very nice stay. We used the mooring to watch the Onset fireworks. Everything worked out great.

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danarc29Jun 26, 2019
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Beautiful and well protected harbor . At the entrance to the cape cod canal so watch the tides carefully. Its a really wicked current. Great little town, with good restaurants and places to hang out. Welcoming !

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jereyns69Jun 23, 2019
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The launch service runs until 10:30 pm in the weekend and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Picturesque harbor with lots of sand to enjoy

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bobbrattSep 30, 2018
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No tender service after Sept 1st and our favorite clam shack was closed for the season as well. It was an easy in and out.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review! We unfortunately had a couple mechanical issues beyond our control that led to some down time of the launch service. We do normally run until October 1... Hope to see you back!
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propstrikeAug 22, 2018
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The staff was awesome! They were extremely responsive with their shuttle service, always very courteous and quite helpful. The town of Onset is great, with lots of little shops and restaurants.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed yourself! Hope to see you next summer!!
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jtdunn21nJul 08, 2018
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Very accommodating harbormaster crew with a complimentary shuttle. Harbor very calm and enjoyable most anything you could need is within walking distance.

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johnsawyerAug 08, 2017
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Great place and people.

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unclegkwAug 06, 2017
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1. Reasonable mooring rate. 2. Free launch service 3. Friendly launch crew 4. Showers would be an appreciated amenity. 5. Onset Village is low key and not self-important.

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reeltimeJul 03, 2017
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I had my boat on a mooring for two nights in Onset. They provided free launch service and were very friendly and helpful. We had a great weekend there, thank you.

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silverheelsJun 29, 2017
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The moorings are great and the harbor nicely protected. My only comment is that it is a bit confusing for a newcomer to the harbor figuring out where the moorings are. The moorings are obscured by Wickets Island when coming in the harbor and one sees many moorings at the private marinas to the east. It would be helpful if the info on the confirmation included an instruction to proceed past Wickets Island keeping it to starboard and enter the town mooring field on the northwest side of the island.

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