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: 24 Hours: $70 / 4 Hours: $25
LAUNCH SERVICE: July 1 - September 2: 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.
Launch service isn’t what it used to be. Large parties going to and from the Alabama caused long delays. Perhaps they should post times of the “rush hours” so other patrons could plan around it.
The mooring field is exposed to a north or north west wind. Luckily it was a south west wind while we were there. Even at that it can be choppy as there is a breakwater and the water is funneled in from the harbor and bounces off the breakwater. Other than that it was fine!
Great location for hearing VH music festival!
Did not have a mooring despite me booking here and reserving one. Had to wait a bit for them to find one on the other side of the harbor. In addition, waited an hour for the launch service and finally gave up and had to borrow a ride from someone on the beach who had a dinghy. There was a woman on the dock who said the launch service was not available and was reserved for another company. No one ever informed us this would be the case.
Nice harbor and town. Had fun.
Excellent mooring gear in great condition. Launch service was also first rate.
Great location very easy to find. Very peaceful at night
Fantastic response on VHF when arrived and very easy access to everything just off breakwater. We will be back! Thank you.
The weekend was Great!
Very nice- launch operators friendly and helpful
Beautiful marina with excellent staff!! We’ll be back.
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.
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!!
Moorings were easy to find and well placed. Not all have pendants. Launch was timely and very polite. Price is very reasonable.
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.
Our two days at VH were excellent. The launch service was very professional, personal and timely. I'd definitely come back.
Moorings well managed. Pendants in great condition. Launch reliable and timely.
Gave us a mooring just outside the outer harbor, the Launch Drivers were great!
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.
Good mooring, good communication, fair price.
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.
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.