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Vineyard Haven Launch Service

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30A Beach Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
41° 27' 14.68'', -70° 35' 54.31''
VHF Ch. 72
Vineyard Haven Harbor
Vineyard Haven Launch Service
Vineyard Haven Launch Service
Vineyard Haven Launch Service
Vineyard Haven Launch Service
Vineyard Haven Launch Service
Vineyard Haven Launch Service
Clear throughout the day.
60℉NNE at 18 knots
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MOORING RENTALS: We have 10 transient moorings in the outer harbor (outside of the breakwater). Availability from July thru Labor Day. Our outer harbor moorings are the cone shaped mooring balls marked “G&B” and “Rental”. Accepting Reservations via Dockwa or in person on a first-come-first-serve basis. No inner harbor moorings. No dockage/slips. No rafting of vessels.

Please hail the Vineyard Haven Launch Service driver upon your approach on VHF Channel 72.

Transient Mooring Rental Rates 2019: 24 Hours: $50 / 4 Hours: $20

LAUNCH SERVICE: July 1 - September 2, 2019. Launch service to and from the outer harbor is available on our VHLS launch vessel, "Patrol ii" from 8:00am to 11:00pm, seven days a week, payable by cash or check to the launch driver.

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For transient mooring availability, or to check in, please hail "VINEYARD HAVEN LAUNCH" on VHF Channel 72.
Minimum Approach Depth:8.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:8.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Taxi:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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dzbarlowSep 05, 2020

Great location very easy to find. Very peaceful at night

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starboardcfoSep 01, 2020

Fantastic response on VHF when arrived and very easy access to everything just off breakwater. We will be back! Thank you.

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The weekend was Great!

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jdrinaneAug 10, 2020

Very nice- launch operators friendly and helpful

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chumpchange2Aug 03, 2020

Beautiful marina with excellent staff!! We’ll be back.

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foreveryoung37Aug 02, 2020

Our mooring was great and the Harbormaster’s were very helpful helping us get a second mooring for our friends. Great location. Pump out was great and they were even able to help me get a document printed. Great being so close to town and Stop and Shop. Thank you. We will be back.

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curtinboys3Jul 24, 2020

Great spot and the launch folks weee courtesy and helpful! We brought over our bikes and there was no issue loading it into the launch! Thanks Vineyard Haven Launch!!

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Moorings were easy to find and well placed. Not all have pendants. Launch was timely and very polite. Price is very reasonable.

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happyfishJul 10, 2020

The mooring had lines that were easy to bring aboard and tie off. The only issue is their launch service. They are using an old work boat which is very low. It was very difficult to get off my boat and even more difficult to get back onto my boat. I had to stand on a large ice chest so that the step was high enough to get back onto my boat as well as my husband pulling me. It was windy and the boat was rocking. Anyone with health concerns such as bad knees, backs, elderly should not consider using their launch. It should not be called a launch boat.

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steve02540Aug 12, 2019

Our two days at VH were excellent. The launch service was very professional, personal and timely. I'd definitely come back.

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duggerrwAug 09, 2019

Moorings well managed. Pendants in great condition. Launch reliable and timely.

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lamanbAug 06, 2019

Gave us a mooring just outside the outer harbor, the Launch Drivers were great!

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djrobertsonAug 02, 2019

The Vineyard Haven Launch Service (VHLS) portion of this trip was outstanding. They easily directed us to our assigned mooring and provided prompt launch service when we decided to go ashore. The discounted launch service charge because we were using one of their moorings was a pleasant surprise. The mooring outside the breakwater was fairly calm once the ferries stopped running and was never very bad, but then we had southwest winds for our entire stay. Winds from the east would be a problem. Vineyard Haven as a town leaves much to be desired. The area within walking distance of the launch dock was pretty dull. It was a hot, humid day and there was no shade to speak of. The shops on Main Street sold mostly clothing. There were two ice cream parlors that both had interesting flavors. Our frustration with Vineyard Haven resulted from an inability to find a restaurant that was air conditioned and offered reasonable prices. There were a lot of take out places or restaurants that offered outdoor seating. We needed to cool off - but couldn’t. The Stop & Shop is handy if you need groceries. One major attraction is the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum on Lagoon Pond Rd. It’s new, cool and offers a good history of the Island. As a bonus, on Tuesdays after 5pm admission is free. Definitely worth a stop.

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captagroundJul 29, 2019

Good mooring, good communication, fair price.

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peterkJul 27, 2019

Moorings are outside breakwater so lots of wakes and swell. Easy to get to and plenty of swing space. Launch service is not included but you do get a break on the price. The launch operators were very courteous and helpful. Nice free Town showers and water at Owen Park. Showers open until around dusk (no posted hours). There is also a town dinghy dock at the beach at Owen park. Stop and Shop an easy walk from launch dock. Don’t leave without eating breakfast at ArtCliff diner! There’s a line at 7 am when they open but it’s totally worth it.

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seleneJul 01, 2019

We love being here. Beautiful all around. Shep and the launch drivers are exceptional in every way: thoughtful, courteous, reliable and fun to talk with. Lots of beautiful wooden sailing vessels to watch. And ashore good restaurants, shops, grocery steps away as well as bus service to rest of island.

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