Safe Harbor Wickford Cove

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65 Reynolds Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
41° 34' 7.81'', -71° 26' 51.83''
401-884-7014
VHF Ch. 9
$2.50/ft - $2.50/ft
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Safe Harbor Wickford Cove
Safe Harbor Wickford Cove
Safe Harbor Wickford Cove
Safe Harbor Wickford Cove
Safe Harbor Wickford Cove
Safe Harbor Wickford Cove
Rain starting later this morning, continuing until tomorrow morning.
53℉ENE at 7 knots
Fuel
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2022 2:13PM

Diesel $5.45

Brand: ValvTect

Gas Regular $5.10

Awards


Boaters' Choice 2017Boaters' Choice 2018Boaters' Choice 2019Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2020Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2021

About


A true safe haven for mariners, Safe Harbor Wickford Cove and Safe Harbor Wickford North - Wickford Marina are nestled in one of the foremost hurricane holes on the eastern seaboard. Affording boaters central access to the marvelous waters of Narragansett Bay, both locations offer convenient dockside amenities combined with the quaint appeal of the picturesque seaside village of Wickford.

Berth Capacity


Slips:211
Moorings:44

Approach


Safe Harbor Wickford Cove Enter Narragansett Bay (West Passage). North up passage and under Jamestown Bridge. Head due north toward Wickford leaving Fox Island to port. Head toward breakwater and Wickford Harbor. Once in harbor, turn south at the gray can #7. Marina is straight ahead at large green building. Safe Harbor Wickford North - Wickford Marina As you enter the breakwater at the entrance to Wickford Harbor hail the marina on VHF 09. Proceed westward and do not take the left channel toward the center of town. Use caution when transiting the gap between Cornelius Island and Wickford Yacht Club. Once past the Wickford Yacht Club and Pleasant St Warf, Safe Harbor Wickford North - Wickford Marina will be off your port side bow.
Minimum Approach Depth:9.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:10.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Propane:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Security:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:T.F. Green (PVD)
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:70.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:74.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:20.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50
Electric Voltage:120, 240
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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Emily was great at And guiding us in and welcoming our crew to Wickford Cove marina.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words about our staff! We hope you can stay with us again in the future.
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Wow, what a little gem! We were blown away. Friendly, clean. Emily was awesome a joy to deal with. A quiet little retreat. Just what we were looking for. Wickford Village is a quaint and inviting downtown and is just a short walk from the marina. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your kind words about our facility and our staff! We are glad you had a pleasant stay and we hope you choose to stay with us again in the future.
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Safe Harbor Wickford is one of our favorite local sailing destinations. The marina has nice facilities and very friendly staff. The arrival bag with marina and local information is a nice touch. The town is an easy walk and has interesting shops, restaurants and convenience items. Fellow boaters that call Wickford home were welcoming, friendly and helpful. We will certainly return.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words about our facilities. We were glad to be able to accommodate your stay and hope you return again soon!
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Great service from getting fuel to assistance with docking (Transient stay), forgot the dockmasters name but she was Fantastic, very helpful and pleasant. We will definitely be back.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! We're glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon.
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Great marina, staff and facilities. Located in a gem of a harbor

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words! We hope you have the opportunity to stay with us again in the future.
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Very accommodating and responsive. Friendly, clean and close to town. Wrapped fishing line around the prop, probably in the harbor on the way in. They were able to accommodate an emergency haul out so we could remove the line and save the last week of our vacation, and our saildrive!

Marina Response:
So happy that we could save the last week of your vacation! Please consider staying with us again in the future as you were a lovely guest to have.
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Friendly accommodating staff before, during and leaving visit. Clean comfortable bathrooms/showers. Well maintained docks.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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Safe Harbor Wickford Cove is a hidden gem. An impending storm led us to seek out a well-protected marina in the Safe Harbor network. Wickford Cove is incredibly well protected. In addition it is a very friendly, well maintained marina in a very cute town. We were pleasantly surprised with the nice Main Street, historic homes, and interesting shopping. The marina has the nicest bathroom and shower facilities we’ve seen. Only negative was no one responding on the radio when we arrived on a Sunday early afternoon. But we had been sent a photo of our slip and we’re able to get in on our own without difficulty. Although a ways up the Bay, this town and marina are well winery a visit.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your positive review of our facilities. We are glad we were able to accommodate your stay. We hope that you choose to stay with us again for any future stays.
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Great people, beautiful brand new docks, accommodating power supply and a nice town

Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Marina. Please think of us again for any future stays.
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Friendly and helpful (Emily was terrific. Organized, Clean. Best bathroom/shower facilities of our trip! Short walk to quaint village with shops and restaurants. Fuel dock and ice. What more can you ask for.

Marina Response:
We are so glad we were able to accommodate your stay and that you enjoyed yourself, our staff, and our facilities. Please think of us for any future stays!
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Emily was very helpful with both my reservation and at the fuel dock. Sophia did an excellent job with my lines - important because I was sailing solo. The facility was immaculate. Showers were far superior to most other facilities. Wickford is a quaint little town.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the positive review of our staff and facilities. We hope you are able to stay with us again in the future!
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Great spot. Super protected. Ducked in Cove to avoid gusty SW blow and have comfortable night sleep. Quaint little town with shops and restaurants. Spotless facilities. Excellent showers/head and brand new members’ lounge. Emily who responded to my Dockwa request was outstanding. By far, the best communication of any marina staff. Clear, concise, and prompt response made itinerary planning helpful. Since was my first time navigating marina I request slip assignment in advance of arrival. Emily went above and beyond by providing an aerial image identifying the specific slip which made coming in and docking a breeze. Looking forward to staying again.

Marina Response:
Hi Ken. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thank you for your kind words regarding our Dockmaster. We hope to see you again soon!
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Very happy with my 2 night stay. Everyone was very friendly and staff were very helpful. Would highly recommend staying here. Docks are we’ll maintained. Fuel dock available. Had to launch up the road but Uber was inexpensive and made it very easy. Bathrooms/showers were clean. Great location for enjoying some time in the bay!

Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Just stayed here last weekend and I can't say enough good things. Great marina, great location and the staff is fantastic. Meghan was super helpful and accommodating when we were there. The Dockmaster (don't know his name) was also super helpful and responsive when we were setting up our visit. We'll be back for sure.

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Very nice. Quiet. Anders and the staff were very helpful.

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Great marina, great town! We prefer peaceful, quiet settings, and Safe Harbor Wickford Cove hit the target perfectly. While we don’t use the bathroom facilities, these looked to be spotless and really well equipped. Great location close to town as well. Overall great experience. We’ll be back!

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Super clean facility. Very competent and friendly staff. Easy walk to Wickford and town beach.

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We stayed here 2 nights. NOT at Safe Harbor Wickford Cove Marina but at the marina formerly called Wickford Marina, acquired by Safe Harbor in the last year or two and now called something like Safe Harbor Wickford North. At this point, Safe Harbor runs the two marinas as a single facility with integrated bookings. It is unclear to us whether Safe Harbor will do so in the future or will treat Wickford North as a separate marina. We requested a stern-in, stbd-side tie because we launch our dinghy to port & board from floating docks to stbd via the swim platform. We thought they had committed to meet our request, but upon arrival, they gave us a bow-in, stbd-side tie; it worked, but only because the finger pier was just long enough (our LOA=50ft) to reach our swim platform with the anchor pulpit hanging over floating pier; we don't know if they planned this or we just lucked out. We were told that Safe Harbor plans substantial upgrades, and this marina needs them. Bathrooms were clean but aged. (We didn't try the showers.) The laundry equipment was rusty. The 50A receptacle on the pedestal at our slip worked but was held in place by only one of its two screws. (The dockmaster Anders promptly called electricians to fix it, but the repair wasn't expected to be before our departure.) The staff was cheerful and willing, but will benefit from more experience in belaying dock lines. We were told that Safe Harbors plans to upgrade floating docks and pedestals winter of 2021-2022. We hope they also redo the shore-side facilities and maybe throw in a bit more training for junior staff. The dock configuration makes for a long, roundabout walk from some slips to office (ashore), but not as far as some marinas. Around the dock office there are some patio spaces that could be very pleasant. The view from there takes in picturesque salt marshes and boats in the docks and and on moorings. Wickford is a cute town with numerous, preserved colonial-era houses, pretty gardens (in early August, anyway) and a couple of pleasant water-front restaurants. Definitely a pleasant stop. It is a 3/4-mile walk from Wickford North to the center of town. There is a public floating dock for small boats within a couple of hundred yards of town center, about 0.9NM from the marina by water. To NW of public dock, just across the adjacent parking lot, is a Walgreen's; besides pharmacy goods, it sells some provisions like dry groceries, cases of water, etc. The nearest real grocery store is Dave's Fresh Marketplace, about 0.8 miles W of Walgreen's. We know from other Safe Harbor marinas that Safe Harbor generally runs its facilities in a first rate way. We expect that they will eventually bring Wickford North up to their usual standard. We suppose that Wickford Cove, which had no slips available during our stay, is in better condition and that this is why there was a slip available for us Wickford North but not at Wickford Cove. We expect that by summer 2022, Wickford North will rate 4 or 5 stars.

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Super protected marina in a quiet cove with great views of houses on the water. Short walk to SMALL downtown but totally worth the experience. Anders the DM worked to get us in before Tropical storm Elsa hit and while storm was no big deal it was a great sense of satisfaction to be securely tied up. Floating dock we were on has dark polymer material deck that is VERY HOT on bare feet in the sun so be careful and wear shoes! LOVED how quiet this town was and we ended up hearing after not getting into Newport. Skip Newport, a much nicer small town experience with way less hassle if you come here!

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Very helpful. Very clean. Very nice floating docks. 1/2 mile walk into very quaint town with very good restaurants. Also, wal mart and door dash delivery to marina was convenient.

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Beautiful setting. Marina was very clean.

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Great marina, dock hands very helpful, we’ll definitely be back!

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Great, friendly staff and great service!

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Marina is absolutely perfect location, well managed and peaceful

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Meghan was great! They were on the dock to help us in

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Our second stay here in Wickford. The marina is clean and friendly. Good floating docks and a nice walk to a nice downtown. It's so safe and quaint here with good food and fine shopping boutiques. We will definitely return when in the area.

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THIS is a VERY well run marina. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and admired by many others. The rest rooms / showers were extremely clean and checked (and cleaned again) every 2 - 3 hours. The gardener / flower lady takes pride in her work and it shows! Beautiful harbor and, (hate to admit), worth the money . Well done Safe Harbor Wickford!

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Great stay very friendly group. Quiet at night very clean restrooms and showers. Cannot wait to come back again

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Great stay the staff is very helpful and we love the location. If you enjoy kayaking make sure to bring then!

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My wife and I had the privilege of staying there for only a couple of nights.....the bathrooms are the best on the east coast....the staff were friendly and they gave us the best slip we have ever gotten anywhere...the town is still trying to cope with the virus ....not everything is open and the restaurants are not all open

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Great day at marina and touring Wickford.

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Safe Harbor Wickford is a nice, clean and quiet marina within walking distance of the quaint town of Wickford. Had a great stay for several nights. Would definitely visit again!

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Nice floating composite docks, easily accessible fuel dock, walking distance to town/shops/cafes, well-protected, and nice showers/bathrooms. Accommodating staff too.

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great slip - twin finger

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Very helpful dockhands and excellent showers

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The marina is beautiful and the service is first class. A special treat is to dinghy up the cove to the town dock and wander ashore, dine, etc.

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Clean, quiet, and convenient. Friendly and helpful staff too. How much more could you ask for?

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Facility is ok, but the staff was not very helpful giving directions to slip, and were not very pleasant. Especially the General Manager...not very friendly. Doubt I would stay there again. Completely different experience at Newport Yachting Center - that would be my choice next visit.

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Slip was great. Windy arrival and dock staff was the best. Megan helped us tie in and Sophia did a great job when we left. Highly recommend!

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Very nice marina and nice facilities. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was some confusion about the pile mooring we were supposed to go on. The first one we were sent to was occupied and the second one didn't have mooring lines installed. The staff did go out in the skiff to put our lines on (it is not something that is easily or safely done from a 42ft sailboat) but it all took quite a while. I would recommend for the marina to put mooring lines on all the piles. ** UPDATE ** (after staying at the marina a second time): Very similar situation. This time there was a dingy parked in the pile mooring spot that we were assigned! We had to request a different spot again. The up-side is that this time the second spot had mooring lines and we again enjoyed out stay. It's a lovely place.

Marina Response:
Thank you for visiting Wickford Cove Marina and for your feedback. We apologize for the confusion with your mooring assignment. Please come visit us again soon, and we will ensure you a five-star experience!
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Called prior to arrival and was met at dock that helped me secure my boat they were friendly and very helpful would return again.

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Very helpful and courteous staff! Needed work on one of our engines. Service tech's were great. Fixed the problem professionally and in a timely manner. The facilities are also great. Definitely will return!!!

Marina Response:
Thanks for the five stars! Happy to hear that you enjoyed our team. Come back soon!
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Megan at the dock was great. Thank you.

Marina Response:
Thanks for your review and feedback on Megan. She's great :) Hope to see you again soon at Wickford Cove!
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Competent Pleasant Helpful Great facility

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We appreciate your great review. Come visit us again soon!
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My favorite marina on Narragansett Bay. Helpful staff, clean bathrooms, pumpout station, gas and diesel and a beautiful harbor.

Marina Response:
Your review just made our day! Thank you for choosing Wickford Cove and for your great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Friendly staff, nice onshore facilities.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and for choosing Wickford Cove. We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and that you enjoyed the facilities. Please come back and see us again soon, and we will try to earn your last star.
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Great Service... Met at the docks upon arrival by professional staff. Short walk to town with shops and restaurants. Clean and well kept facilities. Likely to return for another visit.

Marina Response:
Hello. Thank you for choosing Wickford Cove and for leaving us this great review. We are happy to hear that you found our team professional and that you were able to enjoy the town and our facilities. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Very friendly staff. We look forward to visiting again next season.

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A super place - great folks and just a short walk to everything else you need. Glad to be back in BWC after a few years. Thanks Larry!

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Excellent....helpful dock hands and pleasant staff upon registration. Dock was easy to access and marina in general was friendly and kept very clean.

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The staff was very friendly, the facility was well maintained. I could tell they really cared by how well they maintained the rest rooms - great job!

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