We have a number of transient moorings available. They are usually in the West End of the mooring field and are marked with a small yellow float.
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Very friendly and relaxed.
Good service at the fuel dock. Moorings are kind of far away but they have a good launch service. The moorings are difficult to pick up, and not assigned, you just grab one of the ones with the little yellow balls, so that works. I was expecting the mooring ball itself to be yellow, and it isn’t, there is just a small yellow ball float attached to a white and blue mooring ball, so that was a little confusin, but it worked out fine. Nice little harbor, well protected, but has a river current.
Westport is a hidden Jewel! Miles of preserved land, beautiful Osprey nests and of course, The Back Eddy Restaurant! Horseneck Beach is a great location to walk, or just relax on. We will be back next year!
Mooring was way way out in the harbor. No real landing area for dinghy or pets. Shallow water everywhere in the cove. If you draw anything be careful traversing at low tide.
Tripps is still a classic boatyard. All you need without a lot more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
FL Tripp & Sons was terrific and adaptable as we lengthened our stay several times to accommodate family issues.
2nd time here and again enjoyed the stay. Tripp is wonderfully old school and no frills but staff is friendly and helpful. New moorings are a bit further from the dock but in a very pretty location and easy to pick up in the significant current. Beach is beautiful and the Westport Harbor Sea Farms Oyster Bar at the head of the harbor is great, complete with dinghy dock. No problems with depth in the channel. Departed one hour after low and saw nothing less than 9-10 ft.
Didn’t use any facilities other than a mooring, which we found incredibly hard to snag and pull up on the bow of our boat - it was really a struggle and took two of us. Also very difficult to drop it the next morning at low tide- we thought it would be easier to release, but again, a struggle. The pennants were too short and we’re vertical the entire time.
Beautiful views! Worth a visit! Tripp Moorings are one of our favorite spots. Don’t miss The Back Eddy! And F.L. Tripp Marina fixed our overheated generator which had been recently serviced by our home marina. They had left out the strainer! Thanks to F.L. Tripp we were up & running in a few hours! Thanks Arie & his team.
Terrific service. Launch is very responsive. Transient moorings are too far if you’re rowing and they are definitely not in the no wake zone.
Fantastic company. Staff and services are first rate. How can you beat a water taxi for $1 each way. Thumbs up for this Marina and quiet location. A true gem!!!
Protected mooring field. Nice location. Very helpful.
I'm giving a 4 rating because, while the reservation process was straight forward, the actual execution of picking up the mooring was a nightmare as others have said. I called on the radio as I was coming up the river. I got an immediate response from the launch driver who directed me to pick up any of their transient moorings that have a yellow ball attached to the mooring. With the current, maintaining position alongside the mooring and pulling up the very short mooring line was almost impossible. I barely made it on the third try but would have left if I hadn't. We did take on fuel and water at their dock which went smoothly. Being a Sunday afternoon there was a lot of traffic coming and going but it quieted down significantly after about 6 pm.
Got a mooring along the channel with scenic, natural surroundings. Friendly launch service was available for $1. Not much within walking distance; only restaurant was closed on a weekday. Dock staff could be better trained.
FL Tripp and Sons was very accommodating. Adolino was so helpful We met such wonderful and friendly boaters at the marina. Westport is such a nice place to spend a weekend.
Always interesting and beautiful on the Westport River. Had dinner with great friends. The bridal pennants on our mooring off of buoy 20 could have been longer so it was difficult to cleat them with the pull of the brisk current. Also, dingy dock space was sparse. Very attentive staff and all in a great stay. Thanks!
Beautiful spot.. first time here. Was easy to find the transient mooring with help of marina over Dockwa’s messaging feature. Things to know for first timers... 1. Fairly strong river current ., pay attention 2. When no wind a bit buggy 3. Twin/ bridle style mooring lines are short and dirty.. glad I had 2 Dyneema bridle extenders to cow hitch on the ball 4. Launch stopped at 8p on a Thursday night do we took the dingy to the Back Eddy restaurant... pork and clams were great
Mooring was very remote, actually just barely inside the harbor. Unlike most other marinas, launch service was not included. It was available at a per-trip cost. Usually I tip the launch operator about the same as I would have had to pay for the ride here, but the tip doubles the cost.
We had a very nice stay at Westport harbor on a FL Tripp Mooring ball. Our one comment is that the mooring pendant is ridiculously short especially given how the current rips through there. If the pendant was any shorter it would have been unusable for us.
I had a good experience dealing with friendly and helpful staff when I had a few questions regarding mooring availability. Prompt, helpful service when I called (on VHF CH9) to ask which mooring to pick up. VERY close to an amazing beach. Beautiful area. I will admit that since we visited while quarantining/distancing due to COVID-19 concerns, that we did NOT visit the nearby restaurant(s), and did NOT use the showers or other facilities ashore... so we didn't really get to completely experience the place like we might have during another time. We just wanted a mooring to tie up to, and a beach to retreat to where we could have some quiet space to relax, and that's exactly what we got. We navigated the chanel in VERY heavy fog... and a decent amount of current, but it was very well marked, and we had no problems. No complaints. I suppose if I wanted to be super-picky, I'd point out that our mooring pennants were too short, and I had to use a dock line to extend and reach to my bow cleats... but that's nothing worth deducting a star for. This would make a great stop-over en route between Block Island and the Cape Cod Canal area... also a short/easy sail to Cuttyhunk Island and other great spots to visit. We'll likely visit again!
Lovely area. Stayed isolated. Didn’t use any services. Been there many times before and enjoyed showers store and hospitality.
Very pleasant stay - arrival and departure directions were spot on. don't let the long passage in/out deter you. with the current launch service is a must and very personable drivers. looking forward to a return in the future.
A historic boatyard with nice people but pathetically poor bathroom and shower facilities.. Very close to impressive beaches and next door to the Westport Yacht Club but not close to much else.
Great facility - wonderful people! Had never been into Westport before - staff was encouraging - navigation straightforward. Amazing location - gorgeous beach a short dinghy ride. All shore services were all we needed: showers, ice, fuel, and a sweet ship’s store. Launch driver even offered to bring us to the local restaurant!
Picturesque spot and readily accessible moorings. Terrific marina personnel make you feel at home.
Very Clean facilities did have a request there was no communication as to their not being able to fulfill.beautiful beach area would definitely return