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252 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835
41° 29' 47.04'', -71° 23' 3.84''
401-423-0630
VHF Ch. 69
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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
61℉SW at 5 knots
High03:09AM3.071ft
Low09:19AM0.448ft
High03:40PM3.716ft
Low10:45PM0.337ft
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Located along the West Passage of Jamestown, RI, Dutch Harbor is considered one of the last pristine and unspoiled boating locations in Southern New England, with a reputation for the best night's sleep on the Bay. Nestled between Dutch Island and Jamestown, Dutch Harbor Boat Yard is a full service boatyard and mooring field providing the very best in boating service, storage and maintenance.

Our moorings include launch service, WiFi, laundry, indoor and outdoor shower facilities.

The many restaurants and shops of beautiful Jamestown village are less than a mile walk from our facilities.

Berth Capacity


Moorings:22

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:15.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020

Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Nearby
Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:55.0 Feet
Winter Storage:Yes
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volvamusSep 15, 2020

Leaving the mooring, we snagged our mooring pendant with prop. Repeated diving was unsuccessful - shortly Joe arrived with a workboat to take strain off pendant and enable diver to free us. Great & timely help and service!

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pwatsonjrSep 09, 2020
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Great harbor/mooring field, very professional and welcoming staff, nice clean facilities, easy walk to Jamestown (where we took the ferry over to Newport for the day). Peace and quiet at night. Much better than staying in an urban marina. We will be back next year!

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59Sep 08, 2020
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Great harbor, harbor master and staff. Excellent launch drivers!

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wiresSep 05, 2020
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We had a pretty wet, foggy, windy passage from Noank, CT, but it was great to get into the bay and to Dutch Harbor. A harbor of childhood memories. With a forecast not at all what was happening we decided to stay another day and wait for some improvement. It was worth it! The helpful office staff connected with Dockwa and we were all set for this last minute additional day. Clean hawser, superior launch service, nice facilities and a fun harbor to go about in the dinghy. Glad the wind from the northwest was light because Dutch Harbor could be bouncy in a hard NW blow. Other directions should be fine. Friendly folks on our 15 minute walk to the grocery store and grinder place. A package store was just across the street. We put the dinghy on the mooring and took a nice cruise to see Wickford from the water, and then further north to look about Allen Harbor. Wonderful stay! The trip back had the wind at our stern and proved an easy passage.

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nelliAug 26, 2020
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Fabulous Mooring stay. Everyone is so welcoming. A quick thunderstorm blew through at night and the next morning Joe came by in the launch asking if everything was ok. Best Jamestown Mooring experience e in 40 yrs of boating

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ariaolumiAug 25, 2020
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A gem of a boatyard. Calm protected waters, beautiful sunset, wonderful shack with delicious oysters, extremely clean bathroom & showers, and very friendly staff. One of our favorite spots. Will be back for sure.

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kastanley1977Aug 24, 2020

We go back to Dutch over and over again because it is an amazing place to spend the night. Very calm and protected. The staff are helpful, experienced, friendly and professional. Can not give them high enough rating. I will just keep returning!!

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katiesharkeyAug 21, 2020
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Great location, clean amenities, friendly helpful staff and two great days in beautiful Jamestown - thank you, we will be back!!

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bostoutAug 21, 2020

This is a fantastic place to visit with extremely friendly and helpful staff. I had engine issues and they were able to diagnose and solve the problem quickly and with confidence. I cannot recommend Dutch Island Boat Yard enough.

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jratcliffeAug 17, 2020
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Was nice to have the launch drive come out and check to if we need anything. Especially nice when it was blowing 20kts

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svduke13Aug 11, 2020
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Great stay! Friendly launch staff, clean facilities, and beautiful location. We will be going back!

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eahearn73Aug 01, 2020
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Always a nice stay - quiet and picturesque

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sthurstonJul 31, 2020
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Great facility and very welcoming

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daymom25Jul 28, 2020
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The mooring was so easy to hook onto, Great view of Jamestown, peacefull and great service.

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cforbesJul 27, 2020
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Great launch drivers, fast and efficient...well maintained moorings, bathrooms were spotless.

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bmastrorJul 27, 2020
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A peaceful location with very friendly launch staff

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tjlesserJul 25, 2020
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Great stay with outstanding staff who rescued our runaway dinghy, not to mention how deftly they helped us with our bikes too! Can't wait to go back!

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wardwJul 24, 2020
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Courteous helpful staff.

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ricknanJul 24, 2020
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Nice showers, outer moorings very rolly. But nice launch and staff!

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wharton3549Jul 23, 2020
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Outstanding. We usually stay n the other side of Jamestown and this was our first time here. It was so peaceful- no rocking! The launch folks were super and the walk to town no problem. We will be back!

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jimporter1961Jul 20, 2020
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One of the best stays ever. Unlike a lot of places we have stayed were the mooring fee does not cover other amenities. Dutch includes launch service, bathrooms, showers and ever a cup of coffee if needed. We will definitely return.

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wjrokJul 19, 2020
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Great Harbour Great boatyard. Two launches Always available . Great services.healthy eslk to other side of Jamestown where the actionis -if thats what one calls action ! Few great restaurants esp Sympatico! At Dutch always a chance to catch a Great sunset!!!

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drgtmartinJul 14, 2020
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Beautiful harbor, a short walk (or bike ride) to restaurants and the market. Staff was helpful and friendly. Launch drivers could try and throw less of a wake.

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Very friendly staff, very clean and nice showers, baths, nice walk to town

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wendycJul 09, 2020
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Dutch Harbor Boat Yard is the reason to have a boat. Staff excels in service communication. All are so considerate and respond quickly to requests to come in. Harbor itself has a unique quiet beauty that is to be experienced.

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kookamongusJul 08, 2020
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Great place, courteous prompt service.

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Always a great place to come. Just a great peaceful relaxing spot to be. They are so accommodating and everyone is so friendy and nice. Hate to let the secret out on how nice it is!

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noankstanJun 22, 2020
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Dutch Harbor Boat Yard was very accommodating to our group (5 boats). They set up an area with picnic tables and chairs so we social distance when we got together each night. The launch drivers were very friendly and helpful.

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v8georgeJun 18, 2020
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After radioing in, we were met by the skiff at the beginning of the mooring field and led right to our mooring. We were given a fact sheet with all the info we'd need by the attendant. We had our own dinghy so we didn't use the launch service but there is a dinghy dock available and it's a quick walk into town.

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michaelrg18Jun 14, 2020
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A favorite and a very good facility and destination but can be rough in heavy wind.

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chrisdJun 12, 2020
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Very nice. Launch driver came out and showed us our mooring. WiFi was unable to reach the mooring. We tried repeatedly but were unsuccessful at using it, and called the office as well, who did not have any solutions or advice, but said it was working in the office.

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coastiesnipeJun 09, 2020

To fonsecascott: I met friends on their boat there, took launch which was constantly on the move. You even complain about the wind blowing all day as if they control it. If your whining that you couldn't find your mooring, you don't belong having a boat in your bathtub. The staff there was the most friendlies and accommodating I've met. God created that location and weather, not the staff. If that's your complaint you couldn't find your mooring after asking 5 or 6 times, you obviously can't follow directions. Stay home.

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fonsecascottJun 08, 2020
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Great stay but not as protected as I would have liked. Etc wind blew all day and night - also difficult to find mooring ball on your own. Most places show you by tender where it is. They did this after I radio’d 5-6 times and couldn’t find it

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sailorjacquesMay 25, 2020
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10/10. Comfortable and super clean onshore facilities without feeling like a large corporate marina. Launch service is stellar. Subject to some bouncing from chop if the breeze is up, but moorings are in great shape.

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stanwSep 22, 2019
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I have stayed at Dutch Harbor many times. They are always professional and accommodating to my needs. They are my first choice when staying at the mouth of Narragansett Bay.

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mvrippleSep 14, 2019
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Beautiful spot! We will be back.

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jennyoSep 03, 2019
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Great as usual! Awesome launch drivers, very accommodating. Beautiful sunsets.

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pquackerSep 02, 2019
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Always a great stay!

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ljm0101Sep 01, 2019
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I love staying at Dutch Harbor! This was a perfect weekend. Friendly staff, nice showers, quiet mooring. I like that it is away from town and enjoy the walk.

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rllalbinAug 27, 2019

Best of everything for a quiet location, pretty & protected scenery, launch service, clean facilities, walking distance to town & grocery, nice folks, picnic tables and a taco shack!

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burnapAug 26, 2019
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great location. quiet mooring field. excellent launch drivers, easy walk into town. And the "taco shack" at the head of the dock!

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linfordfisherAug 18, 2019
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Great boatyard -- nice and responsive staff, excellent facilities, and reliable launch service. Our mooring was very close to the dock (but not too close). Highly recommend!

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mmlynch1949Aug 18, 2019
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Lovely as usual but wi-fi not very strong!

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Cleanest bathrooms and showers. Very friendly staff.

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ndufresne06Aug 11, 2019
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Very clean facilities. Great staff.

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akm88Aug 10, 2019
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The staff at DHBY was extremely accommodating while we were dealing with engine issues. Beautiful harbor. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again soon!

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pberardinoAug 06, 2019
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Great staff and facility. Thanks

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debakerrnAug 06, 2019
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I should say horrible to keep the crowds down, but truthfully, relaxing, easy walk to town, groceries, places to see. Friendly, helpful staff at all levels. A favorite place to sail to.

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gstadnickAug 02, 2019
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Nice harbor. Great staff. bathrooms are right off the deck, not very private, showers are limited to 5 minutes.

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cbleuherJul 31, 2019
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A beautiful, quiet spot to spend a night. We got easy directions to our mooring and the launch driver gave us the scoop on wi-fi, schedule and local sites. All good!

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mpotkin53Jul 28, 2019
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Great location friendly staff.

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kjfpafJul 27, 2019
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Great location, clean showers and heads, nice staff, and a little over one mile walk to great restaurants and The Ganny to see live music.

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joesailorJul 20, 2019
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Smooth. 20 or more characters

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trust2dealJul 17, 2019
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Great people and great service

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ehniiiJul 16, 2019
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Beautiful setting, Weil protected harbor, good showers, excellent launch, short walk to restaurants,, professional, personal. Ed Nielsen Smoke & Mirrors PJYC

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horizon8228Jul 15, 2019
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Very friendly staff here. Launch service is quick and reliable. Clean restrooms and showers. Picnic area is concrete slab with grills available. If you need ice, request from the launch. There is no dinghy dock. A bit of a hike to any restaurants and shops. If traveling with other boats don’t assume you will be near each other. It’s a big mooring field and our group of 4 boats were not anywhere close by. Mooring numbering system is confusing.

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curlewJul 14, 2019
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A warm welcome, block and cubed ice sold even at 9:00pm, and quality launch drivers—shout out to Zach!

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fcgleasonJul 13, 2019
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Enjoyed the showers and launch.

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tacks2Jul 07, 2019
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The entire staff was awesome. Friendly helpful, went out of their way to accommodate us. Would definitely return. Thank you for your hospitality. Facilities are very nice, clean. Launch service prompt and courteous.

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gabrielmatthiasJul 07, 2019
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Great launch and marina service. Beautiful setting. Taqueria ("the shack") was awesome. Just a little roll. We did get the mooring ball the farthest out ("D10"). I think if we were tucked in a little more, we'd be out of the current, in the "no wake" zone, and it would be 5 stars.

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sailingJul 06, 2019
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Showers and bathroom facilities are excellent, the harbor is fairly well protected, launch service is great and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. Also, it’s just about a mile walk to Jamestown. Perfect spot to stop!

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krahnstoJul 02, 2019

Great place to catch a mooring both for over-nights as well as for short stays. They have a launch and also a nice Dingy dock. Check with the launch driver when they close out for the day, especially if you go to a place to eat in Jamestown things can take longer than expected. Somebody mentioned that the Dingy dock has limited tie up times. That is only true for the town-dock. The marina itself have their own Dingy dock which does not have any time limits (it's a bit hidden away just below their little hut on the dock).

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mberenbergSep 20, 2018
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Great location. Excellent responsiveness on behalf of the Marina. Dinghy dock limited tie up time

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sdclancySep 09, 2018
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Great staff, very friendly...good resources & quiet marina...perfect for us!

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svakulaSep 07, 2018
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Great friendly marina!

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mystrystSep 04, 2018
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Always excellent. Staff friendly knowlegable and attentive. Facilities clean and in good working order. Going back again for Labor Day. One of our favorite places

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caplawSep 03, 2018
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Easy peasy. Went smoothly.

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brendanmccSep 03, 2018
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Great Great Great 20 characters

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schippmomAug 31, 2018
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We always stay here when we arrive in RI and before we leave. Responsive, friendly staff. Launch comes right away. The shack onsite has awesome tacos!

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oceanus76Aug 30, 2018
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Excellent location and friendly staff.

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jvthompson18Aug 13, 2018
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Very nice Harbor. Boat Yard and accomodations are well maintained and staff was nice. Only issue was the Self Pump Out that is tricky to use and staff couldn't help with directions. Luckily we got some assistance from other boaters on how to get the pump out to work. Would be nice if staff could give directions and assistance on the procedure.

Marina Response:
The pump out is not part of Dutch Harbor Boatyard. It Is located to the south on the town dock. Sorry our driver that day did not have the correct information. We will look to ad directions on our welcome sheet for our transient customers. Thanks for joining us. Joe McGrady (Owner)
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bill.kimbellAug 11, 2018
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Great evening at a very nice, low key marina. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean facilities. Limited services available and no fuel..but we'll definitely be back.

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nancylstarrJul 29, 2018
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We dearly love Dutch Harbor!! It is a quiet, clean very sailboat friendly spot with easy access to Block Island, Newport etc. the management and launch service are second to none. We are in there at least three times a summe!!

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kimlyonsJul 15, 2018
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Quiet harbor, reliable launch service

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shipshapeJul 13, 2018
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Great mooring - easy quick launch service.

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dauntlessJul 06, 2018
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DHBY is easily accessible from the West Passage of Narragansett Bay, the launch service is timely, good restaurants are a short walk away. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The facilities are clean. Easy water taxi to Newport from the other side of Jamestown. Stayed there four nights. Highly recommended.

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rigirlyJul 01, 2018
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Calm cove, great staff and short walk into town. One mooring was a little close to us but remained unoccupied. Clean bathrooms. Will return again.

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Dutch Harbor is one of our favorite get-aways. The staff, launch drivers and owners are unfailingly courteous, moorings are well maintained and the sunsets simply can't be beat!

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very easy, great staff, quiet harbor

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emarcaccioJul 31, 2017
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Quiet cozy harbor Easy walk less than a mile into town with great restaurants

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amylionJul 25, 2017
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This is a nice quiet and calm harbor with beautiful sunsets. The staff at DHBY are very professional and accommodating. Launch service was fast. The bathrooms and showers, two each, are new and clean. There is also an outdoor enclosed shower that is very refreshing. Best of all is Tallulah's Tacos at The Shack for when we didn't feel like walking to the restaurants.

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janetgJul 24, 2017
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Beautiful spot. Every time we go the staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. Thanks for another great time.

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lordnelsomJun 11, 2017
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The new owners are doing a great job. They've built a new marina office, complete with showers and laundry facilities. The launch is courteous and prompt. And of course the location is amazing.

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