Town of Marblehead Harbormaster

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9 Ferry Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
42° 30' 13.65'', -70° 50' 49.5''
copying.realist.wanting
781-631-2386
VHF Ch. 16
www.marblehead.org
Marblehead Harbor
Town of Marblehead Harbormaster
Town of Marblehead Harbormaster
Town of Marblehead Harbormaster
Town of Marblehead Harbormaster
Town of Marblehead Harbormaster
Town of Marblehead Harbormaster
Town of Marblehead Harbormaster
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
71℉ENE at 7 knots
High06:02AM7.853ft
Low12:06PM1.448ft
High06:24PM8.888ft
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Tucker's Wharf does not have slips but linear floating docks, 5 guest moorings in our inner harbor and 2 at the mouth. We have 30/50 amp power and water on our docks. Shower and laundry facilities and a small galley providing a coffee pod system, toaster oven and microwave. We offer launch service through the Boston Yacht Club for our inner harbor moorings only for an additional $25.00 per night. Dinghy tie-up for our guests is included in the basic price for a mooring. Located a short walk to Marblehead's "Old Town" historical sites, restaurants, grocery store, package store, boat supply and many other unique shops.
Marblehead is one of the most picturesque harbors in the country and is known as the "Sailing Capital of the World" and the "Birthplace of the American Navy".

Approach


Marblehead is a horseshoe shaped harbor exposed to the northeast. Please enter the marked channel on the mainland(starboard) side of the harbor. The Tucker's Wharf docks are approximately 1/3 of the way down harbor immediately after the fuel dock, State St. Landing (public) and the Harbormaster's utility dock. You will see yellow mooring buoys marked "harbormaster" that are numbered in blue directly off the docks and channel.
Minimum Approach Depth:15.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:15.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 03, 2019

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Water Taxi:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30 AMP, Dual 30 AMP, 50 AMP & Dual 50 AMP
Electric Voltage:120 V & 240 V
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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smeisterAug 21, 2019
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Great dock and people.

Marina Response:
thank you we enjoyed having you!!
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jbishopjrAug 18, 2019
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We stayed on the dock for two nights. We had a very good experience. The dockmaster met us on arrival. The facilities were clean and modern, and convenient to Marblehead points of interest.

Marina Response:
We enjoyed having you...see you soon!
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jskanenhAug 10, 2019
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The harbormaster met us at the dock which was a bit.if a tight squeeze hut made sure we docked safely. Unfortunately we had another boat come in that nignt at 3 am and the occupants were quite loud. The harbor master was there quite quickly and controlled the situation. Marblehead itself was lovely with excellent shops, history and a newlt renovated landing served excellent food.

Marina Response:
We have very limited dockage available in Marblehead so we do try to accommodate as many vessels as possible. I am so happy to hear that your concerns were handled in a timely manner and you enjoyed your stay. thank you for the feedback as we use it to constantly improve our facility.
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tmaunderAug 08, 2019

First time to Marblehead and we will return. Had space on one of the floating docks. Mark and his team were very helpful and welcoming. Facilities were convenient and clean. Agree that not everybody observes the 'no-wake' rule especially the Yacht Club tenders.

Marina Response:
So sorry, we are constantly battling the yacht clubs over the "no wake" rule. Thanks so much for the nice review and we hope to see you again soon!
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albionAug 06, 2019

Docked at one of the floating docks & had an amazing time. Fantastic weather and awesome neighbors - we were next to the Harbormaster's boat. Since there's water on the dock I was able to clean my boat which was a real plus. Had a blast walking around Marblehead and checking out the sites. The harbor is active so lots of great people & boat viewing. Will definitely return and definitely recommend.

Marina Response:
It was our pleasure having you! We are very proud of our beautiful harbor and eclectic downtown area. hoping to see you very soon
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Surprised and happy to get a virtually short notice reservation. Phone contact was pleasant and upbeat. On arrival, three professional staff made the approach and dockage on a very windy day stress free....made me look good at the helm. The docks are very stable and clean. Lots of interesting harbor boat traffic but the no wake enforcement makes it very comfortable even at busy times. We were right in the heart of historic Marblehead. Need I say more. Will put Marblehead on our cruising itinerary every year!

Marina Response:
thank you so much for your kind words about our wonderful harbor and facility. it was our pleasure to have you visit.
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aswill374Jul 29, 2019
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Came Friday late afternoon and missed the close of the office at 3p. Were not able to get in touch with Dockmaster for access code for facilities even on Saturday until a big mega yacht came in to dock. Dockmaster appeared for their docking and we got the codes. Nice facilities but over all we did not feel very welcome. Very busy and crowded.

Marina Response:
So sorry this happened to you. We are new to Dockwa and our business is growing faster than our staff is. We are already addressing this situation so we can make sure someone is available to help people coming in on the weekends. We are also going to add the access codes to our welcome email. We appreciate your feedback and use it to constantly improve our facilities.
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tadfJul 22, 2019
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Lousy! Harbormaster put us on the furthest away buoy saying there were no others and all day long we saw their buoys going unoccupied. The no wake zone is non-existent so the further out you are the rougher it is. When we went ashore the harbormaster directed us to the wrong dinghy dock where we proceeded to get yelled at for docking there. The waterfront is pretty disjointed and after spending a few hours ashore decided to head out for another location. It will not be on our 'Places to return to" list.

Marina Response:
I am so sorry you had that experience. Our outer harbor moorings are for vessels over 35'power /40'sail generally and yes are not the most pleasant place in bad weather I am sorry the crew did not mention that to you. We had 2 regattas in the harbor and the Harbormaster crew was spread pretty thin but that is no excuse. Moorings in Marblehead harbor are permitted to individual, privately owned boats so if you saw empty moorings they are not under our control. All inner harbor moorings were booked for the entire weekend. We appreciate your feed back and use it to constantly improve our facility. Again, my apologies on behalf of the harbormaster crew for any miscommunication. Please give us another chance and email me through dockwa...Terri, office Manager
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dbappeJul 19, 2019
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Great location, easy walk to town, professional and helpful staff

Marina Response:
thank you so much...we really are in a beautiful location.
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allisonbatemanJul 18, 2019
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Love this place. Great dock and very knowledgeable harbourmasters. Fun town

Marina Response:
thank you so much for the nice review...we enjoyed having you
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willardbeaconJul 06, 2019
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the dock was ready for our arrival and in great shape. after tie up, it was time to use the dock supplied electric power. the planned plug in gave me difficulty but along came assistant harbor master Charles Cullinane. He tried the plan plug in. Then he decided to try another outlet but my power cord short so Charlie loaned me one of the harbormasters cord and the day was saved. great service many thanks Charles

Marina Response:
Charles has been with us for many years and is definitely an asset to our operation. Thank you for your kind words...we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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lakemusserJun 25, 2019
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Great stay on mooring number 2 at the mouth of the inlet. We put the reservation in as we were sailing by and decided to stop. A quick radio call to the harbormaster and he confirmed a mooring for us. Thanks for the great support.

Marina Response:
stop in anytime...thank you
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grandeJun 23, 2019
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Great service as usual. Favorite stop

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed having you !
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mpkindleSep 08, 2018

Tucker's Wharf is located perfectly at the center of Marblehead's Old Town which makes it a charming and delightful destination. The Landfall is great for dinner while the Driftwood is a local breakfast favorite. And you can't miss enjoying a spirit at Maddy's Sail Loft. There are plenty of shops and services to amuse and help. Mark and his team are gracious, welcoming, and helpful Harbormasters.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your review. we enjoyed having you visit our beautiful harbor!!
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charisSep 06, 2018
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Harbormaster staff were great. Men's shower was filthy. Main issue is a 300% rate increase since the last active captain review with no advertised notice until getting to the dockwa reservation. More a reflection of what I have seen with dockwa and the use of it to justify ridiculous mooring rentals. I will use this site in the future to figure out which harbors to avoid and will gratefully thank the ones that have kept rate increases modest and do not require payment with my thumbs. Some of us still sail to distance ourselves from forced internet interaction.

Marina Response:
thank you for your review, we use this feedback to constantly improve our facilities.
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lasflyerSep 01, 2018
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They were very helpful allowing me To move my boat to a mooring in a more protected location.

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corvusAug 29, 2018

Very Helpful harbormaster and staff. Excellent location and adequate shoreside facilities.

Marina Response:
thank you so much, we truly enjoyed having you
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Great little harbor (jam packed with boats on mooring balls).

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rov1gh65Aug 07, 2018
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Friendly staff and great facilities, including washer and dryer free to use. Only drawback is the price at $5/foot.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We include all amenities including power and water on our docks so that is the reasoning behind the price. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!!!
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bobleonardAug 06, 2018
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Courteous, pleasant, efficient. We came in after hours and found everything set up as promised. Easy access to amenities. Friendly , informative folks as we found our way to recommended watering holes. All good.

Marina Response:
thank you for the nice review, come back soon!
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risailorgirlJul 22, 2018
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Wonderful stay in Marblehead. The Harbormaster and team set us up with a fantastic mooring that was very comfortable and so close to everything that we didn't even put the motor on our dinghy! We look forward to coming back again!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed having you !
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dbelleteteJun 14, 2018
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The Harbormaster was great, very accommodating. It was a little inconvenient not to have a launch service, or showers. Fortunately we where able to finagle something with the help of the harbormaster. We had a nice stay.

Marina Response:
I apologize that you were not made aware of our Shower and laundry facilities. We are new to "dockwa" and "marinas.com" and are still navigating our way through. We have recently made the addition of a launch service for our inner harbor moorings only for an additional $25.00 per night. Hopefully all of our growing pains will be done by your next stay. Thank you for the nice review in spite of our shortcomings, it is much appreciated! Terri Office Manager
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bostonsailorJun 04, 2018
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Arrived late on a Friday night and had no trouble coming in and finding our mooring. Location is tucked away deep in the harbor, so well protected and calm water. Good spacing between moorings.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed having you !
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