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Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove

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10 White St
Salem, MA 01970
42° 31' 14.55'', -70° 52' 52.14''
978-740-9890
VHF Ch. 8
www.byy.com
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Rain (with a chance of 1–4 in. of snow) until tonight.
43℉NNE at 13 knots
High02:09AM8.143ft
Low08:05AM1.436ft
High02:14PM9.368ft
Low08:45PM0.172ft

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About


In the heart of one of the most historic towns in the country, Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove is a gateway to Salem’s eclectic culture and the popular North Shore. An atmosphere of rich maritime history combines with newly renovated facilities including a wave attenuating dock and state-of-the-art marine service center to create a distinctive New England home port

Directions:

As you approach the mouth of Salem Harbor please contact us on VHF Channel 08. If coming in for a slip proceed to green daymark#23 at the edge of our mooring field for your slip assignment and instructions. From there proceed to red daymark#2 along the SE edge of our mooring field. At red daymark#2 turn 90 degrees to starboard and head towards Hawthorne Cove. As you are approaching HCM you will come into our private marked channel that will help guide you in.

If coming in for a mooring please hail us on VHF Ch. 08 at the mouth of Salem harbor and proceed to green daymark #23. You will either be told to hold your position there or proceed to daymark #2 depending on mooring assignment. Either the launch operator on duty or a dock staff member in a marina work boat will come and escort you to your transient mooring.

Navigation Considerations: Low water and mud exposed intertidal at Mean Low Water to the west of the fairway and marina's C dock towards Derby Wharf. Sand and mud not exposed at low water in front of Marina’s A&B Dock.

Berth Capacity


Slips:100
Moorings:270

Approach


As you approach the mouth of Salem Harbor please contact us on VHF Channel 08. If coming in for a slip proceed to green daymark#23 at the edge of our mooring field for your slip assignment and instructions. From there proceed to red daymark#2 along the SE edge of our mooring field. At red daymark#2 turn 90 degrees to starboard and head towards Hawthorne Cove. As you are approaching HCM you will come into our private marked channel that will help guide you in. If coming in for a mooring please hail us on VHF Ch. 08 at the mouth of Salem harbor and proceed to green daymark #23. You will either be told to hold your position there or proceed to daymark #2 depending on mooring assignment. Either the launch operator on duty or a dock staff member in a marina work boat will come and escort you to your transient mooring. Navigation Considerations: Low water and mud exposed intertidal at Mean Low Water to the west of the fairway and marina's C dock towards Derby Wharf. Sand and mud not exposed at low water in front of Marina’s A&B Dock.
Minimum Approach Depth:20.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.5 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:Boston - Logan
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:65.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:18.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50
Electric Voltage:120, 240
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Nearby
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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It was a great day for our family

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We stayed on a mooring Friendly, professional staff. Quick launch service. Clean, well-maintained facilities, excellent laundry. Right in town. Great place to stay!

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Under new ownership (SafeHarbor instead of Brewers). Much better organization, staffing and dock help. Brand new outer docks for transients. Facilities onshore obviously under construction. Looking forward to seeing that. Will be back Addendum: On revisit one year later construction is done. Shower and relief facilities haven’t been redone however- old but serviceable. No privacy or changing area for shower.

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The marina staff was very helpful upon our approach - they came out in the skiff to show us the mooring ball location. The info received ahead of time in an email was also very helpful (map, instructions, etc... - it is a a large mooring field). The launch service was great. The launch operator was very helpful as we did not get any info from the other marina staff on how to get back on the property (card key gate), etc.... This is a very expensive mooring field - more than double any other mooring field we have ever been in - not sure we got our money's worth. The town of Salem was very interesting to walk around and visit.

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Loved it, the launch drivers were generous and laid back. The staff at the marina are super friendly but not fussy. Such a great location, walking right into an old Salem neighborhood from the marina.

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Attentive staff that answers the VHF immediately. Clean, well-run marina less than .2M from all the Salem stuff. Sturdy docks in a relatively quiet area. Why would you pay for P-wharf when this is 1,000 feet away?

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We spent two nights in June on the "cement dock" and really enjoyed the convenience to downtown. There is a great French pastry shop around the corner and dozens of wonderful restaurants and museums in a short waling distance. The marina had coffee and donuts in the morning and an active community of boaters. The showers, bathrooms, and laundry facilities were clean and reasonably maintained. Overall, a great place to stay for a visit to Salem.

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We were made to feel welcome from the moment we called on the radio This was my first visit to Salem after sailing Massachusetts Bay my whole life They let us change our reservation so that we could be on The dock for the first night then out to a mooring for the second. The crew here at safe Harbor were friendly and professional and the facilities are immaculately clean and even have a TV that you can watch what you do your laundry It is a much shorter walk into town than I thought and I am looking forward to my return visit Thank you to safe Harbour Salem

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They put us out on the end of the dock which is new. It was an easy approach and docking experience. The heads and laundry are nice. The staff is helpful and friendly. We schedule service on our engine and they actually called back to coordinate a time. The service manager was very good and resolved our issue. It is a short walk to town but I didn't find a grocery store within walking distance. Overall this is a great spot to explore Salem.

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Helpful staff, good dock hands! Friendly place. Most all docks have been upgraded. Very clean showers. Outside picnic area with grills. Great location to explore Salem. Wonderful block ice! Visited again a week later. Same great experience!!

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had a great time people were great

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The dockmaster was very helpful. I was sailing singlehanded so a work boat from the marina met me and a young man came aboard prior to entering the marina to help with my lines. I got a nice place to tie up on the outer dock and spent a quiet restful night. The docks are well maintained and the facilities are good. I had a good shower and walked into town. The marina is very well located to walk to everything in Salem.

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Our stay, all tho only one night, was very good. The Dock Master and dock crew were courteous and very helpful. We are looking forward to a two night stay next month with MYC !

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This Marina was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Easy contact and immediate response with helping us find our mooring! We love it there!

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Hawthorne Cove is a regular stop for us. We can always count on mooring availability and great service from the launch drivers and office staff.

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The service staff is attentive and good. The price for a mooring is ridiculously high at $80, a 33% increase from last year.

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Easy access to the city, good launch service, not too crowded.

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Always a fun filled stay. Plenty to do and very accommodating staff. Marina is in transition and upgrading construction , but the location and staff more than make up for any inconvenience. Will be back soon!

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Very responsive and helpful staff!

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Very welcoming, friendly and efficient. The guidance to the dock was excellent and three dock hands to help us. Dick the dock master was exceptional.

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What a disappointment this season has been. This is my first and last season at this marina. The place is a dump plain and simple. I have owned a boat in this area for the last 15 years and this is the worst marina and the most expensive too. They offer dock for my boat, that's all. Parking is a nightmare, no security, no cameras, no gates. I just recently learned of a homeless couple living on someones boat and also learned that several members have had thier fishing tuna equipment stolen. The list of complaints goes on and on. Just toured a few other local marinas for next season, cant wait to save money and be part of a respectable club. Oh and the office staff and managment are the rudest people ever.

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Our stay at Hawthorne Cove was great! The service was excellent.

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Nice folks, great location, outside facedock roles with NE wind, Under construction parking lot crowded Will be back

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Great people, good location and services

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Thanks to all office staff and dock hands. Special thanks to Dick. See you next year... same time same place! Sasha, Chris and Mocha

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Stayed on mooring for 2 nights. Great launch service. Went the extra mile to find us a part needed before our departure. We love coming to Hawthorne Cove and plan to return again.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the great review! We are glad that you had a nice stay at Hawthorne Cove Marina, and we hope to see you again for a future visit!
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Excellent marina Thanks

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The folks were quite accommodating and responsive. We were on the new beautiful face dock -- great spot! The only issue was that the electric pedestal nearest us did not have a 30-amp outlet -- both were 240v outlets so we had to move along the dock closer to one that did have the 30-amp connection. We really like the convenience of Hawthorne Cove to downtown Salem while being away from the noise and bustle of Pickering Wharf. Very quiet at night -- the "Eagle" Coast Guard ship was docked next door for the weekend -- Nice tour!

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This is my favorite marina to visit. Dockmaster Dick and the guys are very hospitable and helpful and we enjoy the live music on Saturdays and the coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings!

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Had a great time. Dock men were very helpful.

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Marina is very convenient to historic downtown Salem. Many restaurants and museums within easy walking distance. Docks are modern with good shore power and WiFi. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Only negative was the construction going on in the parking lot. That is why I didn’t give it five stars. But on a even more positive note they are clearly investing a lot of money to improve the marina even more.

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Great location. Full services. Nice people.

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Great location close to town. Friendly staff. The slipsbon outside of the breakwater can make for a rough stay. Would have liked to know this at reservation time. Overall nice place.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review, and we do hope to see you back at Hawthorne Cove!
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Great!! Last minute reservation and very accommodating to Us! We had a great night

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Harbormaster was very helpful getting 6 boats in and docked or moored at the same time. Bathrooms were very clean although a long walk from the dock where we were tied. Location is ideal right in historic district. We were a group of 14 for dinner and the launch made a special trip for us to drop us a the waterfront restaurant.

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Very helpful staff and a great location.

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Hawthorne Cove was great. Dock hands were helpful; facilities were nice and the internet actually worked! Close to town. Will return.

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Dick and the crew were awesome. We had 14 boats visiting and could not have asked for a more flexible crew!!

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Nice marina. A great nights sleep. Excellent staff...especially the dock master.

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My wife and I spent two nights at Hawthorne Cove and enjoyed our stay. Docking on their outside face dock was easy, electric and water hook up was nearby and water was calm due to the no wake zone. Staff were very helpful and informative. We walked to the MBTA commuter train one day to visit Newburyport, MA. Be forewarned the walk from the train to Newburyport harbor/town is about 1 1/2 miles.....wear comfortable walking shoes/sneakers. There is an excellent and well known pasta shop right outside the marina gate. Restrooms were always clean and during our stay available (no wait line). We plan a return trip later this season, perhaps in August for the antique boat show.

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Impressed with the progress on docks at the marina this year. New breakwater docks are in. Looking forward to the future scheduled improvements for this marina. Hope to visit again before the season ends.

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Very disappointed that the mooring lines did not have any floats or pennants attached. The way the lines were tied together it was very difficult to pick them up with a boat hook. At the rate of $63 a night I would expect better. On a positive note the young man who picked us up in the launch was very polite. I wish I could remember his name.

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Amazing fireworks on the 4th. You can see every town's but Salem's was the best. Super staff, launch real prompt, excellent showers. Had 2 great nights. Will be back.

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Well-maintained mooring, professional and courteous staff.

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Second of three stays at Hawthorne Cove. 1st at the dock, 2nd on a mooring. Will continue to use a mooring as launch service was great. Easy access to mooring on arrival and departure. Third trip was canceled due to excessive winds. Cancelation and payment return was easy and uneventful using Dockwa. We will return for future getaways.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at Hawthorne Cove Marina! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stays, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Take care!
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The Great Service and the marina was top noch.

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These people are great. Minutes from everything

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Welcomed by the deckhand once contacted over the radio he guided us in and helped us dock and took the time to explain all amenities and was very pleasant. Can’t wait to go back

Marina Response:
We can't wait to have you back! Thanks for choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina. See you next time!
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We traveled with 7 boats and they were able to place us all on the same dock which made our stay much more enjoyable! The dock hands were fantastic and accommodating. The docks were clean and sturdy with water and power close by each boat. thank you! we will come here instead of Pickering!!!

Marina Response:
It was a pleasure having all of you here at Hawthorne Cove, and we were happy to accommodate your group. We are happy to hear that you liked the facilities and our team and that you had an enjoyable stay! We look forward to seeing you all again next season! Thanks for the review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina.
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Great place. Will go again.

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If you can access very limited transient docking at Pickering Wharf, that is a fun part of town and well protected. Otherwise you are relegated to the outer harbor mooring field, administered by Hawthorne Cove Marina. This field is wide open to the NE, so with any NE wind it's rock and roll. Limited WiFi coverage. Limited transient dinghy access. Upon leaving marina, neighborhood is fairly grim and without resources.

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Perfect. Staff was very friendly and work boat came to meet us and guide to mooring

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Good, reliable launch service from mooring field. Helpful staff. Nice lounge with big screen TV. Showers (one each, men's and women's) adequate but poor ventilation and no A/C leaves bathhouse stuffy on a hot day.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina. Customer feedback is very important to us, and we appreciate your comments about the bathrooms. We also love hearing that you found our staff helpful! We are continuing to complete several upgrades around our property, and we hope that you will give us another try in the future. We'd love the chance to provide you with a better experience!
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We were led to our mooring by the work-boat crew. Launch service was excellent. The bathrooms / showers were super clean. If and when I return to Salem I will surely try to stay at Hawthorne Cove.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review! Our goal is to provide our guests and Members with an enjoyable, convenient experience each time they visit Hawthorne Cove Marina, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our services and facilities. See you next time!
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Very close to everything we had a great time and will come back

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The staff were most polite and courteous, though not entirely well trained. They helped us to tie up but offered no direction or even a question about electrical hook-up. We found the marina in need of refreshing or an upgrade of docks. The transient boaters are placed longitudinally (facing the land) on the western dock and, accordingly, they are subject to the regular swell and wave action from the large and active harbor. Hence, for much of the night the transient boater is somewhat rolling alongside the dock.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are aware our docks can be a bit rolly, and we will be upgrading our facility this winter to have a new wave attenuating outer dock. This will improve the docks overall and reduce the effects of the swell and wave action. Some of our staff is new this year, and we have been working to train everyone in a more uniform matter. Our apologies that your experience at Hawthorne Cove was not the exceptional visit that we strive to provide. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again next season, and we will work hard to show you a five-star stay!
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Hawthorn Cove Marina is beautiful ! Safe, friendly , amenities are great and location is perfect ! Walkable to so much in downtown Salem , MA , showers , laundry , everything fresh , clean and beautiful !

Marina Response:
We appreciate your great review and feedback! Our location is so convenient, and we always love hearing that our guests got to enjoy our facilities as well as Salem. Please come back and see us again soon!
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Friendly and helpful staff, clean bathrooms and shower, easy walk to Salem sites. Mooring field is in the inner harbor near day marker 2, large dinghy dock area.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the awesome review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove. So great to hear that you found our team helpful and enjoyed the facilities. We do hope that you come back and see us again soon!
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Friendly service - very accommodating

Marina Response:
Thank you for the five stars! We have a great team at Hawthorne Cove, and we are very happy to hear that you agree. See you next time!
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The folks at Hawthorn-Brewer were great. Extremely accommodating. Can't wait to go back.

Marina Response:
Well we can't wait to have you back :) Thank you for the nice review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina! We are so happy that you enjoyed our crew here. See you soon!
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Folks at Hawthorne Cove Marine were very accommodating and friendly. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. Great place to stop and an easy walk to Downtown Salem.

Marina Response:
Hi there! Thank you for the great review! It makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hawthorne Cove and that you found the team friendly and accommodating. We hope to see you again soon!
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Very accommodating, clean facilities and friendly staff.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove. We are happy that we could accommodate you, and we look forward to your next visit!
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last minute decision to go to salem. Perfect mooring. lots of room. Friendly staff - lots of interesting things to do both on land and water. Would recommend. Friendly marina folks. Just pick your day according to weather/wind. Salem is open to the north and a big north wind could make this a little messy.

Marina Response:
Sometimes last-minute decisions can be the most fun :) We are very happy to hear that you decided to come to Hawthorne Cove Marina and that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and for providing tips for other visitors. We hope that you come back and stay with us again soon!!
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Very helpful and polite staff. Guided us through the shallow entrance.

Marina Response:
We always love to hear that people found our team to be helpful and polite! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave this review. See you soon!
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Great marina..friendly staff....convenient location

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Thank you for the awesome review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon!
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Friendly, helpful staff. Stayed on a guest mooring which appeared to be rigged very nicely. Launch service was quick and it's included in the rate.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review Captain Bob! We appreciate you choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina. Come see us again soon!
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This is my third or fourth time overnighting at this marina, and it's always a pleasure. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the facilities are pleasant and clean, and the location (right in the historic district of zany Salem, and steps from the Salem ferry if you want to hit downtown Boston) is really hard to beat.

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When leaving the dock the next morning at 6:10 am, we were on the middle face dock, we went aground about 30 feet off the dock. Extremely disappointed no one advised us of this when we arrived the previous day. I had to inch us off slowly to deep water, it was a hard grounding not mud or sand. I will be checking my props and gutless bearings when I do a haul out inspection. My recommendation, do not use this marina!

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Nice marina, friendly staff, beautiful bathroom and laundry facility is a plus! Location close to downtown and easily accessible. We will return.

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Everything just as planned. Couldn't ask for more.

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We loved the marina. Great staff, really clean bathrooms, very nice laundry area, & a cozy seating area inside with a game of checkers. They have a big tent outside with tables and chairs, coffee, doughnuts, muffins in the a.m. It was quiet and walking distance to some sites. If places were far to walk we used Uber to get around. We had great fun and will be back for sure.

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Great town to walk around, fast launch service. Grace was awesome!

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Clean, friendly and polite. Had a great overnight there.

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Great staff, great launch service, great location. Lots of activities within an easy walking distance.

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Everything about stay was good, except launch was in terrible shape. Handle to assist getting on and off launch was loose and a hazard.

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Great place to stay on the transient dock. Easy walk to Pickering Wharf and other local restaurants and shops. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. We had a great time.

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Nice little marina with good facilities and friendly, helpful staff. Just far away enough from the main town to be quiet and peaceful at night, but only a short walk to all the action. Make sure you look carefully at the depth chart when approaching especially at low tide (very shallow on port side approach outside channel).

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Cannot say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff were. We were out on a mooring, and the launch was quick and friendly, even with our circus and lots of back and forth with our teenagers.

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Great Marina. Great community. Great location. Great staff.

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