by James C. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2023
Pretty good for a downtown marina. Large cruise ships at docks near by. Lots of wake from ferries, commercial boats during the day. Wifi just iffy. < 200 kbs at times. Self serve diesel and pump was a good idea, but didn't work, still had to call dockhand. Positives are mainly the access to great restaurants. Showers were clean, but only two for a large marina.
by Leslie L. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
Luke took good care of us and we enjoyed our stay of two nights in one of our favorite slips. It is easy to fuel up before docking and the staff are very helpful. Bathrooms and showers are clean and attractive. The marina is well located and we were able to give our guest a parking pass when they came to visit.
by Richard S. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2023
We love to dock and dine. Everyone was friendly and helpful..
by Christine B. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
great facility in an awesome location!
by Rem M. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Always great at Dimllios/Portland. Great location and attentive staff.
by Jeffrey L. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Great location to downtown. Poor WiFi. Would not connect. Could not get fuel. Fuel dock was taken up by larger yachts.
by Mark F. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Great spot and lots to do.
Dock hand was inexperienced and did not know how to tie a large boat off.
by Jeffrey N. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Great marina. Great location. And the service is great, e.g. our packages were delivered to us at the boat within ten minutes of arrival. Luke Dimillo is a hands on GM and he will promptly resolve any concerns. We’ll be back next summer for sure.
by Joe D. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Great location in downtown Portland. The staff was delightful and helpful. There is a slight roll during the day that quiets down in the evening. The roll increases the closer your slip is to the channel. Overall we enjoyed our stay at DiMillo’s and will return.
by Christopher M. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
GREAT TIME BEAUTIFUL MARINA
by Ashley L. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Lovely marina in the heart of the Old Port.
by Judith M. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Great marina, well run!! very friendly and professional staff…,,,right in the heart of Portland ,,,
by Ron H. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Very accommodating! Great facility, lots to do in Portland. First class all the way, you shouldn’t hesitate to dock & dine here!
by Michael M. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great service and perfect location.
by Dirk L. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Always a pleasure to stay here. Nice crew, good facilities.
by Laura L. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2023
Narrow fairways, non existent wi-fi but great dockhands and staff. A lot of wake from harbor traffic. Great location, short walk to town for anything. Excellent coffee roaster (Bard Coffee) makes Portland a worthwhile visit. Ate at DiMillo's for dinner, very good.
by Chris S. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Great dock staff. Quick to help and clearly communicating where the slip was located.
by Andrew F. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Great marina and docks. Outstanding and helpful staff. Fantastic place. Thank you.
by Laurie D. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Docks are smack in the middle of Portland waterfront area. Walking distance to every thing we wanted to see. Dockhands & Marina Staff were helpful &’professional. Laundry is adequate and shower is nice. Very clean although there seems to be only the one. We never had to wait but could be problematic when crowded. We enjoyed our stay so well that we stayed an extra night and plan to stop in again on our way WSW.
UPDATE: stopped in again on our return trip. Same great staff & service PLUS it turns out there is in fact another shower; it had been having some work done so wasn’t in service in the first visit.
by Geoff Z. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Great location with helpful staff on site.
by Robert K. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
Great location. Good dock/slips. Terrible wi-FI. Friendly service. Close to the Portland hot spots.
by Douglas O. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Excellent service from the staff.
by Ellen L. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Best location in Portland and great staff!
by Heather R. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Great location & staff were extremely helpful!
by Kate B. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
Awesome we love our annual week in Portland. Thank you
by Jim B. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2022
DiMillo’s is in a fantastic location downtown Portland. Can’t be beat.
Pro’s: Location. Responsive service dept. They found me a Cummins mechanic for next day repair. Very nice people.
Con’s: The fairways are small. My 40 ft boat is as big as they put on the D dock, either side. Very gut wrenching and had to dock twice due to communication issue (dockhand put me in a filled slip and I had to take a slip ASAP due to wind. Without two hands on the boat we would have crashed. Dockhand made it down to help get us in an alternate slip.) Very rolly as it is close to all the ferry and fishing traffic. WiFi is weak.
by David M. on Sep 03, 2022
Kudos to Luke and the team at DiMillo’s in Portland. The location is perfect for guests who can’t walk too far to enjoy the old port area, and their prices can’t be beat. Really appreciated that they can “stack them in” to have enough room for several large motor yachts at once! When we left something on the dock (it happens) they were kind enough to box and ship it to us. We’ll be back! ~Capt David, M/Y Magnum Ride
by Camille P. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2022
We have never sailed to Portland before and we were tossed on marina locations—but we are so happy that we went with DeMillo’s! Such a grand, well-kept facility with a hard working and gracious staff. The docks are very nice, and the location is the best! The dock we were on was very quiet and still. The security is also paramount and we love the pier. We didn’t eat in the restaurant but toured through it one evening and will definitely eat there the next time in town. Both of the Jake’s who work there are very proficient and helpful. Very, very happy with DeMillo’s and cannot wait to return next season! Thank you!
by Daniel N. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2022
Excellent Service. Had a few rollers come in late in eveneing
by Ray S. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2022
We have been coming to DiMillos for years, no decades! (by car)... as we lived in Maine for decades. As boaters we always looked forward to the day that we would come and stay here by BOAT for a change. This was the year, and last night was the night: my wife's 60th birthday party on the boat where my family has had many a gathering! Great fun. Everything was great with only one exception: DiMillos' marina WiFi was horrible. Normally that is "average" at most marinas. But our above-average cellular set up with two SIM cards (one VZW and one T-Mobile) also failed me down on Long Wharf as well. SO, our stay at DiMillos was impeded by that... There is only one shower stall for everyone who uses the marina facilities. But it was clean, there was a second head, and all that was clean (Thank You Very Much), as was the Laundry.
I guess that it would also be fair to say it is a bit ROLLY during the day, as they are right on a busy waterfront in Portland ME. It did NOT affect us when settling in for the night. Bottom line: Yes. We'll probably do DiMillos again by sea. Certainly by land.
by Bill P. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2022
DImillo's in Portland is a bit tight getting in, with much crossing commercial traffic and narrow breakwaters to negotiate. However - once in, space is more than sufficient, and the facilities are very clean and accessible. Access to Portland's Old Port district with it's shops and restaurants is wonderful, and made for a great stay.
by Bill M. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2022
Love it there. Their restaurant is great. They are very helpful and always ready to catch lines.
by Harold G. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2022
Great location in the center of downtown Portland. Excellent dockhands to help with the tie-up in a busy marina and harbor. Facilities are good. Clean showers. Lots of good restaurants in the area.
by Lawrence S. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2022
Their Wi-Fi was so slow you couldn’t use it. The facilities were very nice. No speed limit in the Harbor makes it bouncy during the day.
by Max R. on Jul 18, 2022
DiMillo's is great. It lacks the fancy new docks that its neighbor boasts, but more than makes up for it with the best location in town and (most importantly) the service! We felt very comfortable and welcome here and will definitely return again and again!
by Tom B. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2022
Anna and staff are great. Great location center of town
by Rebecca B. - Verified user on Nov 09, 2021
We really enjoyed our stay in Portland! Such a great town with amazing places to eat and drink. Will, the dock master, really went out of his way to accommodate us for water and electricity even after their season has slowed down. Showers were lovely and the location couldn’t be better!
by Douglas D. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2021
Facilities are first class. Will, the dockmaster, is very proficient, friendly and an asset. We will be back.
by Michael W. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2021
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Marina is located in a perfect spot. Off the boat and within 2 mins you are in town.
by Neil C. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2021
Superb dockhands directed us into our slip on A street. The runway is as stated narrow, but the marina is very well protected and docking was a breeze. The slip was close to shower facilities and even closer to old port which was super convenient. We had a great time staying here, can't wait to return next season.
by Robert P. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2021
Dimillo's runs a first class facility and took good care of us. We had to hunker down for several days to let the hurricane pass and they were really helpful. Great location in Portland and good staff always ready to help. Thanks!
by Melissa K. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2021
Friendly, helpful staff in a great location in the Old Port. Showers were renovated and very clean.
by Arnold Z. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2021
Great staff. very well run operation. In the heart of the Portland action.
by scott c. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
They went far about the normal
by Craig C. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2021
The location for walking Portland could not have been more convenient. The scallop roll at their restaurant was excellent.
by Joshua Y. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Calm and quiet made for a pleasant stay. No toilet paper or paper towels in the bathrooms. Loud, loose planks on the gangway coming up to the gate.
by William J. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
Dimillos was great. Very convenient to the downtown historic are. They made an effort to fit me in when I arrived a day early.
by Shawn K. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
DiMillos was great. Will who runs the dock was amazing. He helped me in both Kennebunkport as well as Portland.
The marina is directly in the middle of all of the tourist activity. Presuming that’s what you’re therefore.
Facilities are pretty good, even though they have been around for years. The outer concrete dock as well as the break walls to a pretty good job at shielding the boats in the marina. Give this one a thumbs up.
by COLIN D. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2021
Kudos to management! Things have changed since the last time I was here on another boat. Very friendly, very helpful and very professional. Luke, William and all of their staff couldn’t do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I can honestly say I look forward to going back as soon as possible.
by Paul M. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
Great location. short staffed but Hayden was working hard to juggle fuel dock and dock hand chores. Good man
by Peter V. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2021
Great location, Right in the center of Portland. Issue was the E dock they gave me behind a pier and pilings was much too small for my boat and all the mega yachts had overloaded the system so we were told they couldn't provide power.
The staff were friendly and helpful
by Edwin S. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
Disappointed is the word that comes to mind. The facility and staff are great, but if you are looking for the quaint Maine scene, this is not the place! Our view the entire time was of two different Mega Yachts. Proximity to Old Port is a big plus, but I’ll take a small, quaint town anytime over this. Also inconsistent internet service was frustrating! Not impressed!
by Mike A. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2021
Friendly staff, great location
by Paul F. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
The marina Amenities were excellent. The staff was beyond believe in accommodating all of our needs. The location was right in the heart of old port. We highly recommend this marina if you are in the Portland area.
by Philip S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2021
Nice people. Excellent facility close to town
by Robert M. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Location is great - right downtown near the action. Staff was nice, facilities were great.
by Gene M. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
First class Marina with first class people there to help get you settled. Location is central to everything.
by Joseph z. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
We loved being right in town. Literally. At first we had a small issue with the electric (We use (2) 50 amp lines) but that was rectified quickly. Excited about coming back next year!
by Lindsay M. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2021
Easy docking, close to everything downtown. Bathrooms were clean. WiFi didn’t work for the two nights we were there, kind of a bummer since we had some bad weather and would have been nice to use. Restaurant was very busy! We will definitely come back.
by Rod H. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2021
There are many things I like about this marina: (great deckhands, proximity to town and DiMillos restaurant). But for me, these good features or just overpowered by the fact that they do not have a working Wi-Fi system. They say they do but they don’t. Not one of my devices could connect, and the office had no help for me. I’m not a teenager. I’m a senior, but I use the Internet for financial transactions, posting photos to my blog, and streaming music and TV. None of it worked.
by John K. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2021
This is hands-down the must-stay place in downtown Portland. It is family owned and operated, and it shows with great service. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris DiMillo and he is great.
by Bill b. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2021
Access to town great, as was staff.
BUT - on the flight path into Portland Int’l. Which was very active in afternoon.
The W dock they put us on is also on the narrow fairway for lots of tour boats in and out all day into the evening. Advise a stern in to help avoid that noise and gawking. Finally, The Sabre MY next t to us was partying with around 10 people and music aboard past 1:30 AM. Asked them to hold down the noise, with no result.
by Peter c. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
Great downtown location, walk to everything. Clean facilities and helpful staff. A bit of rocking in basin from nearby ferry traffic.
by Neil H. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2021
People are great. Location is great—right downtown. However, we rolled constantly for 4 days. While I never expect much from marina wireless signals, this one was less than horrible. In addition, the fairway was extremely narrow, clearly not laid out for your typical 40-ish foot cruising sailboat.
by Ian G. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2021
This is a fabulous place. Staff is super helpful and pleasant. The weather crushed our plans for cruising further east and needed to stay an additional night and are happy we did. The staff even offered to work with us and find a new spot if we needed to stay a 3rd night. The location is very convenient if you wish to walk into town and explore. If you plan dinner, we can recommend DiMillos’s On The Water aboard the former ferry boat. Food is excellent and makes for a unique experience.
by Jeffrey F. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2021
DiMillo's is the place. Right downtown - easy walk to just about everything Portland. Great people. Helped with fueling, pump-out, docking, information about the city (location of West Marine and Trader Joe's). A bit of rocking when something big passed by the dock and a narrow entrance into the fairway, but other than that perfect. Likely we will be back.
by Carolyn R. - Verified user on May 18, 2021
Great location in downtown Portland. Wonderful restaurant. Very busy, large marina. Gated access to docks for security. Good communication.
by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2021
For many years my wife and I headed "downeast" and rarely have missed a stop at DiMillos. The reasons are simple; its downtown location, its helpful dock crew, and the great offering of shops/ restaurants/ and attractions. We love being able to walk a short distance and obtain everything from incredibly fresh fish to specialty items for boat and home. Always a friendly stop as we travel the Maine Coast.
by Anonymous on Aug 28, 2020
Having been a patron here for many years, I can tell you the level of service is exemplary. From the marina manager to the deck hands, we are treated with respect and kindness at all times. When we need a hand to grab a line or anything, someone is there with a smile. I’ve witnessed recently how a deckhand responded to adversity (a very rude customer), he called him sir about 5 more times than the customer deserved. This marina is an amazing spot for you to land. Portland is at your fingertips and the nicest people will welcome you.
by Mike T. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2020
Your company should distance itself from this place, They act with impunity maybe because they believe they are the only centrally located marina in Portland. They placed us at the front entrance of the marina that had ferry lines passing by at regular intervals rocking the boat uncontrollably all day until 9pm. They were completely apathetic to our complaints and requests for relocation were abjectly denied.
Will never stay in this marina again!
PS..They are also very strict on the cancellation clause regardless of sea conditions forcing shelter in place situations.
by Bruce T. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2020
Very nice. Downtown.
by Frank S. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
Left our reserved slip for a few hours and when we returned they had put another boat into our slip even though our lines and hose were there all set up for an easy return docking.....not good....we then got put into a terrible slip behind a pier and pilings.
by Nick I. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2020
DiMillo's Marina has always bee a class operation and it didn't disappoint.
by Warner H. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2020
Had a great time in Portland at DiMillos.
by Trish S. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2020
Stayed during August while Covid -19 was in bloom. Would have enjoyed it more if the restaurant was Mormon the ball. When I first went up I asked about reservations as my husband has trouble walking distances. No reservations. But the girl said you can call 15 minutes before and we will give you an estimated time. Called she said come right up. I went up immediately and was told a 30-45 minute wait. Gave me number and we walked back to the boat. She said she would call when ready. No sooner had we walked down to the boat. My husband hobbling behind then the phone rings( possibly 3 minutes later). Table is ready now. We once again walk up(3rd time) and finally seated. Tried to use the door closet to the boat but the lady said no have to go all the way up front. Not very accommodating to an older gentleman who has issues with walking distances. Marina staff was great though!
by John G. on Aug 06, 2020
Spent last 3 days at DiMillo’s waiting out tropical storm Isaias. They allowed us to utilize their fuel dock and stayed 24 hrs during the storm checking on vessels, setting fenders, and securing lines.
Very impressive. Thank You
Great access to a fantastic Maine town, Portland.
by Michael R. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2020
Great location and facilities! Right in the center of S. Portland Only issue was that the dock space they gave me was much too small for my boat!
by Dave T. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2020
Everything shipshape and Covid-safe.
by Jack R. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2020
Wifi was horrible. Pumpout (I was told) had been out for weeks. Slip was OK. Power and water were fine.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 15, 2020
Terrific stay at DiMillo's Portland...marina manager Amanda is very responsive, Anna on the docks was helpful and friendly, the slips/bathrooms/facilities are clean and well-tended. But the exceptional part of this trip is that we were at DiMillos Kennebunkport on Friday, and accidentally left a credit card in the parking lot. Lane, the marina attendant there, not only called me to let me know, he drove up to DiMillo's Portland on Saturday to return it so we didn't have to stop in KBPT on our way home. You don't get that kind of customer service everywhere, that was a huge convenience for me, and indicative of how friendly and "above and beyond" the whole staff is there. We'll be back!
by Donald R. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2019
The staff was friendly and helpful. The heads were modern, well equipped and immaculate. It was nice to be close to downtown Portland and all the action. Portland is a great place to visit and we’ll be back again.
by Paul S. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2019
No yachtsman lounge. Only ONE shower and head for the whole marina, laundry in a closet with no space to sit or fold clothes, dock covered with bird droppings, noise and a hefty price tag. If they weren’t in the heat of the old down town district, they would be out of business!!
We apologize you were expecting a lounge; there has not been one here in 40 years. There are two showers and three heads accessible to our marina guests and the laundry room has a large shelf for folding. The sounds of downtown and our proximity to it go hand in hand and are usually the appeal to most customers.
by David L. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Complete service marina with great walking proximity to restaurants and everything Portland has to offer. Enjoy the nearby Islands as well.
by Greg D. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2019
The marina just in the center of old port. However the distance between different docks is rather small and slips rather narrow. So it is quite tricky to get in and out on 40 ft sail boat without bow thrusters. Staying on outside docks are out of question due to the passing boats and strong rolls.
The marina more suitable for the power boats, rather than sail boats.
The personal is very friendly and very helpful though. The bathrooms and showers are a bit of walk.
by Andrew S. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2019
Docking sailboat with side wind always challenging. Help with dock lines was less than great. Fortunately owner of adjacent boat helped to fend off.
WiFi reception on west dock was nonexistent.
Location great for access to Portland.
by Kenneth T. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2019
Great marina with an awesome restaurant!
by Robert D. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2019
Always great stay - lost a trim tab actuator on trip up - the service crew jumped right on it had part overnighted had boat hauled and fixed in no time. Thank you Jason, Tony and Ron
by Robert C. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2019
A beautiful facility. Dock staff was very helpful in getting us settled on the dock. The location is very convenient to town and activities, yet quiet and comfortable for relaxing. Enjoyed dinner in the restaurant. Laundry facilities also allowed a quick service of sheets and towels. Will definitely visit again in the future.
by Shawn H. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2019
Very accommodating and friendly staff.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 09, 2019
Beautiful City, terrific Marina, friendly staff, in the heart of town.
by Michael M. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2019
You are located in a very busy harbor so lots of wakes. Slips are very tight, dock hands are not to much help, young kids with no boating experience, don"t follow instructions well. They don't answer the radio, you have to call them on cell phone. Facilities are clean and welcoming. Old Port is super.
by Paolo S. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2018
Great facility, right in town. Facing the pier where Ziggy Marley & Steel Pulse played last night was a bonus!
by BRYAN R. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2018
Great people, a superb location and facility along with incredible weather make for a superior experience. Thank you to the entire staff.
by Brandon A. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2018
Great help on the docks
by James T. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2018
Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Great location in the middle of a very happening city. If you want to enjoy Portland this is the place to be.
by Angus L. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2018
great marina and very helpful crew. However, the internet was not working
by Pieter d. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2018
Friendly and professional
by Paul H. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2018
Portland is a great destination. Good shopping, great food, and Dimillos Marina is the place to stay. Staff are friendly and professional. The Marina is in a great location and very clean. I give it my highest recommendation.
by Michael C. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2018
We had a great couple of nights at Dimillos. The staff were Attentive & friendly & the location is perfect for getting around downtown Portland.
Capt. Michael, M/Y MISS LIZA
by PRADIGNAC - Verified user on Jul 08, 2018
+ accept catamarans, well maintained facilities, excellent showers, great location downtown, helpful staff
- transient dock very exposed to wake and S winds, expensive rates.
by Matthew K. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2018
Attentive friendly staff and professionally managed marina. Had a great overnight stay! Awesome location and all around nice docks and facilities. Will be back again soon!
by David C. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2017
Staff and location were teriffic
by John R. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2017
Average dock help.
Obviously prefers to cater to larger yachts.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 14, 2017
As always, DiMillo's provided a first class experience with great facilities and great staff.