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Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard

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60 Dumpling Drive
Jamestown, RI 02835
41° 28' 58.2'', -71° 21' 33.61''
401-423-0600
VHF Ch. 72
$85 - $100/night
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Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard
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Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard
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Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard

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Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard is peacefully nestled among the scenic granite bluffs and gorgeous coastal landscapes of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. Block Island, the Cape, and Newport Harbor are all within easy reach, while a premier marine service facility, first-class amenities, and summer days abundant in lively cookouts, acclaimed music festivals, and thrilling regattas give boaters a truly all-inclusive waterfront experience.

Berth Capacity


Moorings:84

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Nearby
Pump-out:Nearby
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Nearby
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Propane:Nearby
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Stack:Yes
Land Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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First Class people , First Class Facilities

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Great location, staff helpful and friendly

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Beautiful island. Only 4 stars because they don’t have dock space for transients. Maybe next year?

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Great spot. Great people. The staff were incredibly responsive to our questions. The updates to the washrooms look fantastic. We'll be back.

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Best boatyard I've ever had the privilege of caring for my boat. Pls don't change a thing and encourage them to retain the top talent that differentiates this yard from almost everyone else

Marina Response:
Wow! Thank you for your fantastic review, John. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at SHJBY, and hope you come back again.
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A peaceful and scenic location with a nice little beach area. Although the building is under construction the showers and restrooms were clean. We will definitely stay there again!

Marina Response:
Thank you, Susan! You are more than welcome to stay with us again.
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It's a lovely little mooring field among rocky outcrops and near the Clingstone house. They don't seem to really be on top of Dockwa (it took two phone calls and over 24 hours to turn a pending into a confirmed). We ended up leaving a day early only because the wind turned northerly and built up quite a bit of fetch in there. In the prevailing SW, it's a beautiful spot.

Marina Response:
Linda, thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we only have limited staff coverage for Dockwa on the weekends, and we are working to remedy this. Next time, we aim to be more on top of it! Please come back again soon!
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JBY has continued to represent the best of Jamestown and Narragansett Bay. Its staff and tradesmen support their customers and take pride in their work. One of the best marinas on the East Coast, for decades. John G.

Marina Response:
We love our staff. Thank you very much for your kind review, John!
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This is a hidden gem - this safe harbor is so wonderful- picturesque nestled at the head of Jamestown- everyone is so professional. I will definitely mark this as one of my favorites

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your kind review, James. Please come back any time!
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Great yard. Superb mooring. Michael Reardon is an absolute gentleman.

Marina Response:
Thank you, Rob!
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Really great people - very helpful. The mooring area is a little bouncy with the wake from passing ships, but it is otherwise safe and secure.

Marina Response:
Thank you, Chris! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Great spot! Easy access to Jamestown or Newport

Marina Response:
Thanks for your kind review, Chris!
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Mooring was fine but near an island covered in guano. The wrong wind shift and we would have had to move. Couldn’t find the bath house. Tried to buy parts though the boat yard and they wanted 40% higher than retail and were unwilling to negotiate. Will not go back.

Marina Response:
Good Morning Diane, We are sorry to hear your experience at our boatyard was less than favorable. Due to the geographic location of our mooring field, and the large natural features, there are birds who have made a home on the rocks. We do our best to live in harmony with them. We have newly renovated bathrooms, and the launch driver or any staff member is happy to direct you to them. As far as our parts department, we strive to serve all our customers and be transparent with our pricing. We are sorry you did not feel the pricing was fair. If you would like to discuss anything else, please feel free to give us a call at (401)-423-0600 - SHJBY
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Launch service was excellent, responded instantly and were always pleasant. Had a great conversation with Ken Maulder (sp?) who really took care of us on a rainy weekend.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review, Thomas! Ken is great, and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, despite the dreary weather. Warm Regards, SHJBY
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A nice mellow place to spend a few days, but still close to Newport if you want to visit there. Moorings are sturdy and have nice bridals. Launch service is prompt and runs until 7.00PM. The moorings are exposed to the wind from the North and a bit from the East. You can also feel the wakes of the tankers and barges going up the East Channel. Amenities at the marine are sparse but clean. It's a 30 min walk to the heart of Jamestown, where there are many restaurants and you can get a ferry to Newport. We have added Jamestown Boart Yard to our favorites list.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your positive, informative review! Our location is certainly unique, but it is one of the reasons many people love to visit here. We are glad you enjoyed Jamestown, and Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard. You are welcome back any time! - SHJBY
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Great spot to stay a day or more. I’ve taken my dinghy to the town dock, about 5 minutes, that puts you right near stores and restaurants. There’s a very good ace HW, an excellent grocery store, and the iconic Narragansett Cafe. I also walked to town from the marina, about 29 minutes on quaint sidewalks. The launch and staff are top notch.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review, Carter. Taking a dinghy to town is an excellent option, and it's great you were able to experience the awesome spots Jamestown has to offer. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, please come back and visit again! - SHJBY
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Great location and well protected. Friendly and helpful service! We will be back!

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review, Kenneth! - SHJBY
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This is a lovely marina nestled among the rock islands of southern Conanicut Harbor. It is very protected and among the more beautiful place to moor in the lower bay. The people who work there are very friendly and helpful. We had a great stay (we are repeat visitors) ands do not hesitate recommending this yard. I am sure we will be back there again. Five stars.

Marina Response:
Hi there, Paul! We really appreciate your positive, detailed review informing other boaters about your experience here. We love when people come back to visit, and look forward to seeing you soon at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard.
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This is our go to stop over when we are heading out to the islands. Thank you safe harbor Jamestown boatyard for your friendly, welcoming, hospitality! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Marina Response:
Thank you, Craig and Heidi! You are welcome back any time!
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Nice clean bouy with good tackle. Friendly and helpful launch staff.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review, msertl. We are happy you choose to stay with us on a regular basis, and we hope you feel welcome any time!
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Very satisfied! Clean restroom and shower!

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Nothing good about sitting peacefully on the mooring assigned by Dockwa to have an irate seasonal mooring owner and a launch driver swoop in and start screaming at you. Very bad feeling no matter how quickly you exit the mooring. We were assigned D4 by the app, but that one wasn't available.

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Friendly and dependable service.

Marina Response:
Thank you for this kind review! Hope to see you back at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard soon.
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Good mooring, great views, great service (greeted by the launch on arrival). The field is exposed to a lot of rock and roll from boats going by Newport (quiets down at night).

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review. Our mooring field does face Newport and experiences some rolling at times, but we do our best to keep our guests comfortable. You are welcome back at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard anytime!
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This place is perfect. To sail Narragansett Bay just across from Newport is gift for any sailor in the world. Pearson 26 was perfectly protected by the Dumplings. The launch service operates weekends 8am- 8:55pm on Channel 72. On my weekday stay I had launch service from 8am- 6:55pm. The views of the Newport Bridge and Fort Adams were spectacular. The boat yard is working class as am I. Felt at home. 2 outdoor showers and 1 employee bathroom available 24 hours. Downtown Jamestown is really a cool place. If you have kids and not local. Get to the playground in the middle of the Island. It is one of the best in the United States. Clearly very knowledgeable boat builders, maintainers, and operates in every direction of the yard. Everyone I met treated me with kindness. Best regards, Dead Ahead

Marina Response:
Wow, thank you for your extremely informative review, cartym! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here at SH Jamestown Boatyard, and hope to see you back here soon.
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Great outdoor shower. Friendly and attentive launch staff. It’s about a 20 minute walk to town. That’s a good thing for sailors!

Marina Response:
We appreciate your kind, detailed review, whitrepp. The walk isn't too bad, especially with sidewalks a majority of the way! Hope to see you back here soon.
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Great spot, great people!

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Thank you for your kind review, Mast Transit!
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Friendly staff. Nice outdoor showers. Quiet and convenient to Newport.

Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay, lrainsanen. Feel free to visit any time!
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Great place. Friendly. Very salt of the earth. We love the calm quaint nature of Dutch Harbor. Beautiful sunsets that are breathtaking. My favorite place in the Jamestown/Newport area for mooring.

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Great marina! Launch service and its own little beach … all near downtown Jamestown and Ft. Wetherhill.

Marina Response:
Hi there, thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and use of our beach.
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It was a little bumpy but the service was great

Marina Response:
Hi jparris, thank you for your 5 star review! We do our best to keep our mooring field comfortable for all those who stay, with secure moorings and seamless launch service, but sometimes there are waves in the bay beyond our control. We look forward to seeing you back at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard soon!
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Great spot to watch spinnakers and mega yachts entering Newport harbor. Stayed on inner mooring with SW wind and overnight thunder boomers. Well protected inside. Appreciate launch escort around dumplings. Doug and Skip are the nicest launch operators in the business. Facilities are basic. One head and two outdoor showers. Additional indoor head and shower. Looking forward to being back during season.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind, detailed review! We are glad you got to experience our mooring field and friendly launch drivers, and we hope to see you back at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard in the future.
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NW wind makes the moorings exceedingly rolly. Launch service limited as well. Dinghy dock difficult to access. Otherwise Jamestown a great town

Marina Response:
We are sorry to hear about the inconveniences you experienced here at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard. While we can't control the breeze, we do work to try and make all guest stays as comfortable as possible. We thank you for your feedback, and encourage you to reach out so we can attempt to resolve these issues. Our number is 401-423-0600, and our email is [email protected]. We hope to see you back at SH Jamestown Boatyard in the future!
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Between Dockwa and Safe Harbor Jamestown there was a screw up and the suitable mooring for us wasn't available when we arrived :(

Marina Response:
Hi zarpe6232, we are sorry to hear you had a negative experience while visiting our location. We would welcome to the opportunity to speak with you more about the issues so we can resolve them in the future. Please call our office at 401-423-0600 or email us at [email protected].
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I came away from this stay with mixed feelings. First the good stuff: the launch service staff was attentive and responsive. They did a great job of handling a flurry of requests. In addition, the staff easily accommodated our request to stay an extra night. Now to the negative: the head and showers are a mess. The only showers are out of doors and protected only by curtains. The single head is in poor condition. The mooring field is very rolly due to weekend boat traffic in the Bay. It is also open to winds from the east which we’re prevalent the whole time I was there. We were uncomfortable during the day but things did quiet down some at night.

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I'd stay again for sure. Thanks!

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Great service and one of the prettiest spots in RI

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Great experience at JBY. Lovely mooring field. Very nice facilities. Very friendly staff. Will drop in again.

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Beautiful location and super friendly staff

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Enjoyed our stay with you again - Friendly launch - A dingy ride to quaint & cozy Jamestown - GREAT spot for watching all of the Harbor Activities!!! Little rolly from the waves but tolerable. We will be back again sometime!

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Outside of being in nature's washing machine from the wakes generated from everything from recreational to commercial vessels, the location was great. There are beautiful views and the SHM staff were very accommodating.

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Great service upon arrival. Launch showed us to our mooring hung around to ensure we got situated. A little rocky do to boat traffic and/or open water exposure.

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Very pretty harbor, view of Newport bridge, well-equipped moorings with two bow lines and a pickup stick. Launch service was great. Not far from the shipping lane so you do get a fair amount of rolling here. About a 20 minute (hilly) walk into town.

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I just stayed 2 nights at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boat Yard. I’ve been to Jamestown before, but this is my first stay at JBY. My experience was excellent. I arrived in boisterous weather courtesy of Hurricane Teddy. Crew member Hallie kindly guided me to a relatively protected inner mooring next to an initially ominous big rock. I came to like it. The quarters were tight for my 34 ft sloop, but it proved to be an excellent mooring. The first night was quite bouncy, but view of NB East Passage and Newport was awesome, especially at night. The accommodations are hardly posh, but most adequate. I had use of their motorized dinghy after hours, which was most convenient. During working hours the staff was most accommodating with launch service. I spent one afternoon biking to Beavertail State Park. The scenery going and there was beautiful. Don’t miss this. I look forward to staying at JBY next cruise East. Cap’n Mitch Gilbert s/v Pleiades, Safe Harbor Pilots Point Marina, Westbrook, CT

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Halle was awesome. Great guidance and great skills. Definitely will return.

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We spent July & August at JBY. Top notch operation all around. Great facilities, service, and people.

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Beutiful scenario , loved it

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Friendly, low key and beautiful spot for swimming and sightseeing with the rocks and birds and spell bridge in the distance. Take advantage of the launch rather than using the dinghy, as it can get breezy and Skip is full of great recommendations for sightseeing.

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Friendlyness and great service are the best words to describe this yard.

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Gorgeous location and the marina launch service is very friendly and helpful as is Ellen who replies to Dockwa inquiries. We’ll be back again and again!

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Pretty convenient, we stayed on a Friday and it was hard to sleep because of noisy birds, wakes of boats passing by late, and loud music. The launch service was excellent and free! The views from the marina were stunning. We wished it would have been closer to downtown Jamestown.

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We had a nice, relaxing stay. Great service from the staff, including prompt pickup from the launch. Very dog friendly. About a mile walk into town (along relatively quiet roads). The launch stops at seven, so plan accordingly if you’re out for dinner. The mooring field is open to the north and east, and an occasional wake rolls in from the larger ships.

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The launch was great and timely. The launch operator was informative and friendly. There was only one 1/2 bathroom (unisex) and it was very dated. I did not see a galley that was described online. There was poor signage. The only showers we saw were 2 outdoor showers. There was a small deck with one table and one grill. It was positioned next to the boat launch which was pretty smelly at low tide. We had a nice inside mooring so the waves were minimal even on a busy 4th of July weekend. The view was picturesque from the mooring.

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Nice stay for 2 days

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Very nice and full of dumplings.

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Good people... safe spot to lay up.

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Great place to access or view all of lower Narragansett Bay activities. Boatyard shares their property with local homeowners association, so some areas are just for them. Nice scenic walk to the south facing coves & Fort Wetherill.

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Good quality mooring, double pendant. Widely exposed to wakes. Spartan facilities. Beautiful views.

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Thanks to JBY for a great experience! The staff and service here are second to none! We will be back to visit again.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the stellar review! Glad you enjoyed your stay
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Nice marina, great location.

Marina Response:
Thank you! Glad you are happy with your stay ;)
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The launch driver was nice. But the waterway was not well protected from waves. We came back to the boat to find the cooler upside down on the other side. AND a fire extinguisher detached and discharged on the flybridge.

Marina Response:
I am so sorry you did not have a favorable experience with us. We are exposed to the North East and unfortunately get some wave action with the summer thunder storms. Sorry again for the inconvenience, I have credited your card $50/1-night mooring. Thank you for staying with JBY.
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Very pleasant mooring, wonderful service with free launch. Gorgeous scenery, low-key. A little bumpy with winds from the north but if they’re not too strong it’s still great. Highly recommend.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review!
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Moorings are VERY exposed to the North, so it was lumpy! Launch crew was very helpful and friendly.

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Stayed here one night mid-week. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I left a bag in town at a restaurant. When I asked management if I could pay someone to give me a ride, I was told “you don’t have to pay anyone for that.” First, the manager looked for a company vehicle to loan me! When she found that was being used, she asked someone to drive me in her personal car! Where does that happen these days?!? I would definitely return.

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Wonderful crew offering abundant hospitality.

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The harbor master went out of his way to be as accommodating as possible. None of our group of 10 boats had stayed there before. We all agreed that we were looking forward to a return visit.

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Service exceeded our expectations. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

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