Dolphin Marina & Restaurant

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515 Basin Point Road
South Harpswell, ME 04079
43° 44' 21.35'', -70° 2' 23.87''
payer.wraparound.vegetarian
207-833-5343
VHF Ch. 9
www.dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com
Potts Harbor
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Possible light rain tomorrow afternoon and evening.
73℉SW at 10 knots
High02:43AM9.018ft
Low08:51AM0.634ft
High03:07PM8.878ft
Low09:11PM1.020ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019

Diesel$3.41
Brand: ValvTect
Gas Premium$3.84

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About


Our marina facility is centrally located in the heart of Casco Bay, the gateway to Downeast Maine. Sitting at the tip of Basin Point, on the water's edge of Pott's Harbor we are a premiere destination for seasonal mariners, transient boaters, and cruising yacht clubs exploring the coast of Maine. With direct, deep water access from the ocean, and protected by the surrounding islands of Bailey, Haskell, Flag, Eagle, Horse, Birch, and Whaleboat, Pott's Harbor is a picturesque harbor to enjoy for a few hours, while you have lunch, or a few days, while you explore secluded coves, pebbly beaches, and even a lighthouse, Half-Way Rock.

Approach


Southerly approach brings you south of Eagle Island passing between R N “2” and G “1” Gong. Turn north and head between Upper Flag island and Horse Island while passing R N “4”. You will see our marina on your port side just past Horse island at the tip of Basin Point. Easterly approach takes you north of Haskell Island through a well-marked channel. As you round the last channel marker G C “13”, head west and we are located straight ahead at the tip of Basin Point.
Minimum Approach Depth:50.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:30.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:20.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: May 07, 2017

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Anchorage:Nearby
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Propane:Nearby
Security:Nearby
Groceries:Yes
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Yes
Bike Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:1
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Yes
Dog Park:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:300.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:350.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:60.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Oil Disposal:Nearby
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
Live Aboard:Yes
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djrobertsonAug 17, 2019
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The marina was very responsive when we called for directions as we approached Potts Harbor. We got great assistance from the dockhands when tying up. The heads, shower and laundry are up to date and in good condition. We enjoyed the bluheberry muffins and coffee delivered to the boat each morning. When we asked to extend for an extra night the staff was very accommodating and found space for us despite having several large boats coming in. The restaurant is quite popular and was very enjoyable. There’s also a lobster-in-the-rough stand with outdoor seating right next to the marina. We didn’t eat there but the prices seemed quite reasonable. Dolphin always makes for a good stop!

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waterlillysteveAug 17, 2019
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Great restaurant, great dock staff. Great marina!

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riddei63Aug 16, 2019
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Fantastic facilities. Dock attendants literately "ran" to help us whenever we pulled in to the dock. Abundant space for every vessel with extra wide berths. Highly recommend.

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aquilaAug 14, 2019
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Nice people and we were well taken care of. The courtesy car is a big plus for grocery shopping in Brunswick.

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queenright59Aug 14, 2019
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Beautiful setting, excellent service and delicious food! We will visit again.

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galateaAug 12, 2019
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Excellent service as always. Tender leads you to your morning and hands you your mooring pennant. Very dog friendly grounds. Clean restrooms. And in the morning coffee and fresh blueberry muffins delivered to your boat. Few come close to their service. Only nit is common to most all marinas on the Maine Coast. Dingy dock is crowded. Often with oversized boats.

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hoop533Aug 11, 2019
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Great staff, great restaurant, great view, I sail these waters regularly and stay a Dolphin 2 or three times a year. Never disappointed,

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lsc0818Aug 08, 2019

Dolphin Marina and Restaurant is one of those rare places that does everything well! Without exception the dockhands, waiters, bartenders, ALL work hard, know their jobs, and are polite and friendly. They are consistently aware and reacting to help without being asked. Chris and the rest of the Saxton family somehow manage to have a staff, year after year, that is top notch. They should write a book about hiring, training, and supervising people. Beyond that, the location, view, food, and of course!... the blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat every day at both moorings and docks!.... are all wonderful! Our time in Maine always starts and ends with a few days at Dolphin Marina!

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roygreenwaldAug 05, 2019
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Wonderful helpful people

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jabrownAug 04, 2019

My wife and I have been cruising the US east coast for 30+ yrs - we can state without hesitation that the Dolphin Marina is the best marina we have ever visited. EVER!! Let’s dispense with some minor negatives mentioned by other boaters: 1) dock water is limited - they get fresh water from a well with restricted capacity. Come there with your water tanks full. They have a nice shower on shore. 2) the mooring field can be a bit rolly - lobster boats do go by, but this site is a quintessential part of the Maine cruising experience. Most of the time there is nothing to disturb the tranquility of the harbor. 3) Wi Fi access is limited and somewhat irregular - but if you are spending your time playing video games or streaming movies, you are missing the striking beauty of the place and the use of the Marina’s free kayaks and bicycles to explore the area. Now, for the almost innumerable pluses of the Dolphin: 1) you will not find a friendlier and more competent marina staff anywhere. From the moment you make your marina reservation to the minute you leave, the staff will be doing everything possible to make your visit truly memorable. They will give you precise approach instructions, their launch will guide you to your slip or mooring, they will hand deliver your mooring tether to you, they will ferry you back and forth to your boat on a moments notice, they will deliver free hot coffee and freshly baked blueberry muffins to your boat each morning. Also you can use their free courtesy car to reprovision, you can do your laundry using their free washer/dryer, and you get priority seating at their on-site restaurant. 2) the marina and restaurant are family owned and operated - no big marina chain rules and regs to deal with. Owner-manager, Chris Saxton, is a 24/7 all over, everywhere presence. You have a question, suggestion or complaint - he’s there to handle it for you. 3) the restaurant at the Dolphin is truly world class. You should not miss this culinary experience no matter whether you cruise, drive, bike or hike to Maine. We especially love their fish chowder and the blueberry muffins which come with every meal. You will note that the marina parking lot is always full - the cat is out of the bag on this place. I could go on and on, but I am running out of ink. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Miss the Dolphin at your peril! All your friends will have already been there. Jim Brown and Barbara Boykin aboard Ariel, Kadey Krogen 44011 August, 2019

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shelleywparsonsAug 03, 2019
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Great service. Great scenery. Great food.

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carolvacAug 02, 2019

The Dolphin cane very highly recommended by good friends. We were celebrating a 60th birthday and thought it would be great to stay at a 5 star marina. The blueberry muffins are great, but the mooring field is pretty choppy. Even the marina launch drives through the morning field creating a wake. There is complementary shower and laundry facility. We did use the washer and dryer but not the shower because there’s only one and there was a 5 person line when we wanted to shower. We would have liked to fuel up, get water and a pumpout before we left, but they limit each boat to 5-10 gallons (just enough to cover 2 showers for 2 people) so we didn’t bother with the fuel and water. We did use the manual pumpout dock. It’s pretty small for a 39’ sailboat to dock on, so we were grateful that a friend offered to dinghy over to assist. I doubt we’ll be back. We did dine in the restaurant as part of our birthday celebration and I would probably wouldn’t go back there either. Six of us had dinner, but it took over 5 min for the 6th person’s meal to arrive. So the rest of us just sat there and let our food get cold while we waited. The food itself was okay, but not as special as other reviews have stated.

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rapitiJul 29, 2019
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All good, as usual. I wonder how many blueberries they consume in a week?

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aswill374Jul 29, 2019
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Wonderful job of welcoming and taking care of cruisers. Coffee and Maine blueberry muffins out to the boat was a treat.

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wcochraneJul 28, 2019
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Great location, nice people, great food at the restaurant..coffee and blueberry muffin in the morning! what's not to like!

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gymJul 28, 2019
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Their is nobody better than the Dolphin, it has it all.

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jessephenJul 28, 2019
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Lovely facilities and well kept except they have only one shower (it’s wonderful) and only 1 washer/dryer (it’s free!). It’s a busy Marina so this is not adequate. Also be prepared...it is a lumpy/rolly place...the lobster boats have no problem throwing a big wake early in the morning. They do bring fresh blueberry muffins and coffee to your boat every morning and the muffins are truly special! There just isn’t much near Harpswell to do but it is a lovely property.

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sheilasteeleJul 27, 2019
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Best customer service of all! Great restaurant!

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mzimet73Jul 23, 2019
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This is N47 Mari Mi’s second season cruising Maine and one of our most enjoyable stops is the Dolphin Marina and Restaurant. This family owned and operated marina and restaurant is tucked in Pott’s Harbor, just “downeast” of Portland. The natural beauty, the great customer service, the amazing “dock-delivered” blueberry muffins, and one of the top restaurants in Maine, makes Dolphin a must stop. There are a number of bike and walking trails nearby, dinghy excursions to Eagle Island State Park and surrounding islands, and a free courtesy car to run into town for supplies. Bikes and laundry are free!

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glennbigJul 22, 2019
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Great location, great service. Only drawback is they were low on water in their well and had we could not hook up to their water other than to fill our holding tank.

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annwhitcombJul 19, 2019
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Fabulous greeting at arrival; good restaurant; blueberry muffins & coffee delivered to boat.

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cobsailJul 17, 2019
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Great spot for a day visit or an overnight stop. Have been coming here for years and have always been impressed by the staff, facilities, and food - and on top of that it always seems to be improving! Hot coffee and fresh blueberry muffins delivered to your mooring every morning - what's not to like? Highly recommended.

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satorimiamiJul 17, 2019
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Great dock crew, docks and fabulous restaurant. Best morning blueberry muffins.

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ja3365Jul 13, 2019
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Great stop! We’ll be back!

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k1swansonJul 10, 2019

Fantastic marina. Fantastic staff. Went for our first time and returned 5 days later because it was so pleasant. Plus, they opened the bar area early so we could watch USA win World Cup!! Great experience all round.

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sgrobinson2011Jul 08, 2019
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The customer service at Dolphin is excellent and is the standard by which all marinas should be measured.

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morninglightJul 08, 2019
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Dolphin Marina is one of a kind. Everyone who works there is helpful and nice. They have kayaks and bikes for your use, and the bathrooms and shower are lovely. Coffee and blueberry muffins to the boat in the morning seals the deal. Not to mention one of the best restaurants around. Our favorite marina by far!

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cyncysmithJul 05, 2019
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Dolphin Marina is fabulous!

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erbas34Jun 30, 2019
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By far the best marina on the Maine coast and perhaps the east cost. They certainly deserve the #1 Marina rating award they received and will probably receive it again this year

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dotster65Jun 24, 2019
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Outstanding as usual. Have never encountered a staff member not willing to go out of their way nor had a menu item I didn't thoroughly enjoy!

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rhsJun 24, 2019
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Amazing service, extremely nice and courteous marina employees. They definitely go way beyond expectations to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Excellent restaurant. A great place to visit. Highly recommended

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jpowellJun 11, 2019
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First visit of the 2019 season. Excellent service on arrival. Great preferred seating dinner and returned to our mooring by Owen. We'll be back. This continues to be the premier marina from Portland to Bar Harbor on the coast of Maine. I would suggest the only weak spot is the strength of the wifi.

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delfiniJun 09, 2019
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Dock staff is always welcoming and attentive as well as the restaurant. Morning coffee and muffins delivered to your boat is ALWAYS a treat too.

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wesealeJun 09, 2019
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Great marina. Great food. Great staff.

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ostreaJun 02, 2019
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Always wonderful service both at the marina and restaurant. Such friendly and professional dock hands and our meals at the restaurant were perfect as well as our view from our table overlooking the harbor!

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svrocinanteSep 08, 2018

Well, it’s been 4 months since we last set foot in a marina. There’s nothing wrong with them and plenty of cruisers hop from marina to marina enjoying the many amenities they offer; but we have found them to be mostly disappointing… until now. Dolphin Marina is exceptionally well run with an unmistakable emphasis on customer service! We loved the marina, loved the staff, loved the restaurant, we highly recommend it and will stay with them again next time we head north. It started with the great followup on my original phone inquiry, then we show up and a launch comes out to pick up and hand you the mooring pennant… hand you the mooring pennant! As if that’s not enough, then they come around every morning to your boat with complimentary coffee & blueberry muffins! We used the courtesy vehicle to go into Brunswick to re-provision, we did laundry and in between loads, enjoyed exceptional calamari & cocktails overlooking Potts Harbor! Needless to say, we stayed longer than we had intended, enjoying the views, their hospitality and the lobster! Let’s not forget the lobster! Carlos & Maria S/V Rocinante

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gettinlostSep 05, 2018
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Very nice marina & restaurant.

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ricknanAug 22, 2018
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10 stars! Best Marina experience in Maine.

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lvseeleyAug 21, 2018
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One of our favorite marinas. They have complementary bikes and kayaks, a courtesy car, amazing shower with shampoo, conditioner, body soap and lotion. Amazingly friendly staff. And the restaurant is top notch!

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giapageAug 21, 2018
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This marina exceeded our expectations. The dock hands were very attentive and friendly. Dock hand by day, bar back at night. The owners are on site assisting customers both at the marina and in the restaurant. The restaurant was busy for a Sunday night but boaters receive priority seating. We did not take advantage of the kayaks or bikes that are available due to time constraints but we sure did enjoy the blueberry muffins that was delivered right to our boat in the morning. We will definetly return.

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timdreisbachAug 14, 2018
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Dolphin. Easy for Mariners to find even in thick Maine fogs.

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kgillyJul 06, 2018
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The Dolphin Marina never fails to impress us with the dedication to the amenities and customer service! Another five star year!!

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tjbalzanoSep 11, 2017
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very friendly staff, numerous upgrades, and a postcard setting make this our favorite stop in Casco Bay

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rjefferysrAug 27, 2017
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The best! 100% deserving of it's top three in the world ranking on Active Captain

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rhrubinAug 24, 2017
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Very friendly and helpful crew. They come right out and show you to your mooring, and even hand you the pennant line. The launch service comes right out. In the morning they provide blueberry muffins and coffee. The Dolphin restaurant is excellent. During the day their are for use and they'll provide scenic point recommendations. As an indication of how pleased we were, we extended our stay.

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bckmaAug 14, 2017
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Great facilities, great staff, and oh the blueberry muffins and coffee in the morning!! On site restaurant also first rate. We'll definitely be back.

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kchaceAug 12, 2017
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These people really know how to make a boater feel welcome and they've even improved their already great facilities.

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brookhelenaAug 12, 2017
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Excellent! Returned again during our four day vacation! The staff is super friendly & helpful! They deliver coffee & their famous blueberry muffins first thing in the morning!! We would highly recommend staying with Dolphin Marina! ⚓️

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pschrodelAug 08, 2017
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Fabulous food and customer support. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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intrepid51785Aug 02, 2017
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One of the finest marina experiences we have ever had. They employ 92 people to keep everyone happy and everyone working there is helpful, kind, and polite. Both Mrs Saxton and her son, Chris, visited our table at dinner (which was outstanding) to welcome us to their facility. There was no difficulty in handling our 51 Endeavour on a mooring right off the dock. Great stopover.

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psmithJul 18, 2017
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Excellent. The staff is really nice and helpful. The marina is new. Nearby restaurant has very good food.

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svexileJul 13, 2017
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Super place. The new boathouse is a great addition!

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billtJul 11, 2017
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Fantastic! Love the place.

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kgkJun 26, 2017
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The Dolphin sets the standard for service and facilities for boaters. The new shower and bathrooms are wonderful and the store is a nice mix of gift items and refreshments (we ran out of tonic and thankfully they had in the cooler). The restaurant is fantastic and has amazing views over the anchorage. Definitely should be on your summer boating schedule.

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threechiefsJun 26, 2017
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The Dolphin is great. The Staff is super helpful, location is perfect, restaurant is great. Will be coming back more and more

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jimeappl01Jun 26, 2017
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Service and facilities are excellent.

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rogerfJun 23, 2017
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Lots of improvements since our last stay a couple years back. Chris and the staff are very professional and welcoming. The new bath house and shop is really nice and the restaurant has some of the best views and food along the coast. Blueberry muffins are worth the trip alone!

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peterascheJun 10, 2017
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Flawless, friendly and professional. The Marina and Restaurant grounds are very well kept. The new additional longer face dock will help encourage more cruisers and locals to make this a dinner destination. We came as cruisers on a northerly run up from Norfolk, thought we'd give it a try and are very glad we did. This is our new 'go to' place to bring our guests from away who want to experience the best of Maine.

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jimnelsonMay 23, 2017
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We were very pleased with our two night stay at Dolphin Marina. They responded immediately to our call on the radio and had a dock attendant waiting to catch our lines as we came alongside. The facility is recently ungraded and in great shape and the new restaurant is quickly becoming a destination eatery for locals and visitors. Best of all, in the morning they brought by coffee and their famous blueberry muffins. Highly recommended.

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