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Brewer Essex Island Marina

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11 Ferry St
Essex, CT 06426
41° 21' 12.23'', -72° 23' 1.04''
860-767-2483
VHF Ch. 9
www.byy.com
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Brewer Essex Island Marina
Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting tonight.
38℉SE at 4 knots
Low12:16AM0.045ft
High06:26AM3.198ft
Low12:58PM0.168ft
High06:52PM2.647ft
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If you are interested in booking a transient reservation during the off season please call 860-767-2483 during normal business hours for availability.

Nestled in the protected waters of Essex harbor, Brewer Essex Island is the perfect resort marina. The 13-acre private Island, accompanied by a complementary ferry service, has 125 slips accommodating vessels up to 200’. A short walk into historic downtown Essex, this picturesque setting truly has something for everyone. Named ‘The Perfect Small American Town’, Essex offers great shopping, dining and museums to visit while still giving you the opportunity to enjoy the unmatched beauty of the Connecticut River. We also offer plenty of outdoor fun including a nature/dog walk, shuffleboard, over sized pool, volleyball and plenty more!

Planning a Rendezvous? Yacht Club Event? Business Conference? We have you covered! Essex Island is an ideal location for your all of your group gatherings! With several different areas, we are the perfect venue for any event.

Approach


Bell "8" marks the entrance to the Connecticut River. Follow the channel markers starting between the entrance jetties to Red Nun "26" taking care to observe the no-wake areas as indicated. (The Old Lyme Drawbridge, if closed, will respond to “Old Lyme Draw” on VHF Channel 13.) Once in Essex Harbor, turn west into the second anchorage fairway marked by the second set of two yellow cans. Our Brewer Essex Island sign is just ahead. Hail “ESSEX ISLAND MARINA” on VHF 9 once you have passed Red Nun “26”

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:200.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:200.0 Meters
Max. Slip Width:30.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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cjb347Oct 17, 2017
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Definitely a great weekend! Great sea glass class and meet lots of nice people. Band on Saturday night was great. Again Lynn and Steph and rest of staff hosted another great weekend😍

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tbm930Oct 17, 2017
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Very helpful staff, beautiful clean restrooms and showers . Beautiful areas to explore with a dingy.

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crownjewel41Oct 14, 2017

Our club kicked off our season on Memorial Day and wrapped it up here on Columbus Day Weekend. Essex is a quaint New England town with a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the marina. Thank you, Stephanie and staff, for a memorable weekend.

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cindyandtimOct 08, 2017
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Was given wrong info when docking- so initial arrival not impressive. The first friday bbq didn't have food ready at 630pm and was out of food by 730- so had to go to store for more. Ladies room could use at least one handicap railing since they have no handicap toilets that are taller. Sat went well and that bbq was very nice-overall we made the best of it and enjoyed ourselves. We would go again.

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andrewportoOct 05, 2017
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Marina was clean, good amenities, very friendly, and fun. The Griswold inn nearby is a night destination. Nearby Hamburg Cove is a good spot too. -1 star for lack of night life.

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jddianaOct 02, 2017
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The dock master, Stephanie, is a class act! The marina is clean, is in town, and has great restaurants a short distance away. Always love coming here !

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turbocouchOct 02, 2017
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We visited the Brewer Essex Island Marina for the Brewers Rendezvous weekend. This is not our first visit. The staff of this facility is top notch, and I mean everyone I met was helpful and accommodating. From the incoming docking experience and check-in, to the meals at the cafe, we were impressed. It is a busy marina, and for an end of the season event they had plenty of staff on hand to see things went smoothly. The bathrooms were kept clean, and the showers were very well maintained. No shortage of hot water. Private locking stalls for the showers. Certainly, the management of this marina really cares about the this place. As an Operations Manager, I know this level of attention to detail does not come without personally walking through the facility on a regular basis and following up to make sure everything is in acceptable for customer presentation.

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tennis895Oct 01, 2017
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Always a great time at Exxex Island. The staff is fabulous !

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bchirgwinSep 25, 2017
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Amenities were great. Staff was very accommodating. Very relaxing

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fergySep 19, 2017
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Great time everyone was very nice !! A nice bar and lounge on the island would be nice so you wouldn't have to go in town all the time !

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kparkerSep 11, 2017

Talk about service! We reserved a slip for a round trip sail from Noank to Essex. Wind, current and rough seas delayed our arrival until late on Friday night. To make matters worse, our engine quit while only a few yards off the dock but with no sails up, or wind, we were in a tough spot. Luckily, Christian responded to our hail even though the office had closed. As we started drifting off into the night (and the mooring field!) Christian told us to hang on and he would track down a work boat and assist. Just in the nick of time, he appeared out of the dark and shepherded us into a slip. No small feat! I'm sure there are many facilities and personnel who, given the circumstances, would have simply told us to drop the hook and wait until morning. We were on an 18' Goldeneye with no head and wet from head to toe. Incredible service above and beyond! I'll never stay anywhere other than Essex Island while sailing in the area. What a fine organization!

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kparkerSep 11, 2017

Talk about service! We reserved a slip for a round trip sail from Noank to Essex. Wind, current and rough seas delayed our arrival until late on Friday night. To make matters worse, our engine quit while only a few yards off the dock but with no sails up, or wind, we were in a tough spot. Luckily, Christian responded to our hail even though the office had closed. As we started drifting off into the night (and the mooring field!) Christian told us to hang on and he would track down a work boat and assist. Just in the nick of time, he appeared out of the dark and shepherded us into a slip. No small feat! I'm sure there are many facilities and personnel who, given the circumstances, would have simply told us to drop the hook and wait until morning. We were on an 18' Goldeneye with no head and wet from head to toe. Incredible service above and beyond! I'll never stay anywhere other than Essex Island while sailing in the area. What a fine organization!

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convertitoSep 06, 2017

We have visited Essex Island Marina twice this summer and enjoyed it enormously. The grounds and service are both outstanding.

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captainwheelerSep 06, 2017

Essex Island Continues their excellent so well known hospitality within the Safe Harbor flagship! The Marina continues to make improvements in the well warn dock systems and is truly a flagship marina in location, service, and hospitality. Thank you to Stephanie! I will be back many time! Captain Wheeler

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reelscreamSep 06, 2017
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Was at Essex Island Marina for the Branford Yacht Club annual rendezvous. Beautiful grounds, great service, very friendly and helpful staff and dockhands. Pool is great! The only issue was that we were put on a fixed dock which made boarding difficult at low tide. I should have specified that I needed a floating dock when making the reservation. Great time! We Returned for a second stay on Labor Day weekend along with about 20 other boats from BYC. Had a great time. Once again, the staff was excellent and friendly. The dockhand who helped us upon arrival took it upon himself to stop back on the second day and ask if we needed anything. Nice touch! Friends from our Yacht Club stayed downriver at one of the other marinas on the Connecticut River. Boats were damaged when a squall came through. Our boats were well protected up river. Looking forward to coming back next season.

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dsleimanSep 05, 2017
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Great location, helpful staff.

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loonSep 04, 2017

We had a great stay from Aug 27-31. Extended our stay due to bad weather, and easily accommodated. Enjoyed town, Ubered to Old Saybrook for about $23 R/T, Marley's, Black Seal, Abby's, Griswold....all lovely. Facilities and staff very nice.

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All the staff at Essex Brewer Marina are helpful! A special shout out to Steph who not only found a way to accommodate us with a last minute need for a reservation but went above and beyond to help us find and get to a car rental place. Steph goes above and beyond and its obvious that she is truly interested in helping! Thank you - very much appreciated by me and my family.

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hsbmdbAug 30, 2017
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Wonderful place to stay, didn't want to leave. The place is beautiful, clean, and relaxing.. will be staying there again...

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maxum29Aug 29, 2017
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Originally planned on staying one night, but once there, it became clear that one night wouldn't be enough. Staff accommodated our request (for an extra night) without any hesitation. Grounds and facilities were very nice and well kept. Bathrooms were clean, but a bit out-dated. Downtown Essex remains "quaint", but is lacking quick serve store (for newspapers, coffee and pastries) and liquor store. Hope to go back, before 2017 boating season ends. Staff was outstanding - and helpful with docking and departing. All-in-all, a great boating destination !!

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billtAug 22, 2017
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Great service and lovely spot.

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donbiroAug 22, 2017
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Had a fantastic time. Thanks to all employees. Everyone was helpful. Brewers must treat there people well. A-1

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alfrankeAug 22, 2017
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We had an outstanding Milford Yacht Club Cruise and Rendezvous at Brewer Essex Island Marina this past weekend. Stephanie (Manager), Jack (Dockmaster) and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating. The grounds and setting are beautiful. A minute-long ferry ride takes you to historic downtown Essex restaurants and shopping. I would highly recommend this destination.

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fullcircleAug 15, 2017
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Great staff, nice pool.

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markskaplanAug 14, 2017
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Very nice marina. Location is nice and sheltered. Facilities (bathroom, shower, etc.) all very clean and up to date. Launch drivers were great. Nice accessible dock for our sailboat. Easy to get in and out of with water, pumpout, and fuel. Short walk to Main Street in Town.

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cbucket3Aug 10, 2017
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The grounds are beautiful and everybody was very nice I would come back again

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jspina54Aug 08, 2017
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Great place and great staff! Very helpful...the area is well maintained and access to town is easy!

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ttmsptAug 08, 2017
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Dockmasters Jack and Stephanie were awesome. It was our 2nd visit and we will be returning.

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WBPROP23Aug 07, 2017
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well run marina - clean -excellent docks & facilities

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mikebobbaAug 07, 2017
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Very accommodating team and very well kept marina. We will return.

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lucasd2008Jul 31, 2017
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Spider issue is very strange.Nice people running marina.Clean and well manicured.Need a place to get a cocktail

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poweryachtsmanJul 31, 2017
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Except for the non floating docks,the marina has all that any yachtsman needs Docking crew helps to the nth degree Fellow yachtsman surrounding us were happy,friendly and very helpful if needed Essex town charming. Griswald inn meals supurb

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tkess162Jul 28, 2017

Everything a Marina should be.

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starpilotJul 26, 2017
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Terrific. Fuel dock crew was excellent. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Love coming here. Will come back

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mark10Jul 25, 2017

essex island is a great marina , our favorite stop in the northeast , workers are friendly and well trained grounds are great and town is cool . We will be back !

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kevintblancoJul 25, 2017
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Spectacular! Staff was friendly and helpful.

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scotm666Jul 18, 2017
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I always try to stay at Brewers. The service is fantastic and everyone is friendly.

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mapjackJul 18, 2017
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Staff here is fantastic! Brewer has made many improvements since it's recent acquisition and has maintained the laid-back feel of the island. The only drawback is that the town has lost many of the stores that are necessary to boaters. There is no longer any convenience store, pharmacy, liquor store, etc, within walking distance. All are now vacant or replaced by high end clothing and antique stores.

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trafalgar1Jul 14, 2017
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The marina was 5 star. My only complaint was that the bathrooms were not as clean as they should have been. Their maintence needs improvement in this area. Otherwise everything was

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captainkevJul 10, 2017
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Nice marina, close to town. Good biking along fairly rural roads. Bathrooms are clean. This marina is buggy and you need to keep your cockpit lights off unless you want to clean up dead bugs.

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clowenthalJul 07, 2017
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The staff was fantastic and extremely helpful and welcoming!

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denniscatinoJul 06, 2017
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Stayed here for 4th of July weekend. Great marina and great staff. Will be back in September.

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sabercatJul 06, 2017
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Great! Stayed for three nights and enjoyed the property, pool and lawn games. Staff was helpful and everything was clean. We loved Marley's Cafe and ate there for a breakfast and a group dinner. The food was excellent. Some docks should be updated but we did see that improvements were made since our stay last year.

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mims723Jul 05, 2017
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Peaceful but to quiet for a holiday weekend. Restaurant on island was either CV completely booked or closed

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boatfunJul 05, 2017
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This is a beautiful marina with very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Always a pleasure to visit.

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jpierce71Jul 04, 2017
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Nice facility. Close to town. Good restaurant on island. Friendly staff.

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ccrizkJun 26, 2017
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AAA+++ - Loved the site, the pool, the charm of Essex village

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