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South Wharf

$3.75/ft - $4.95/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
218 Elm Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
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24 Reviews

by rllalbin on Aug 29, 2020
Nice neighborhood! Courteous & helpful dock staff. Informative welcome package provided. Newer restrooms. Walkable town with good assortment of eateries, and a great market for provisioning. Only one star off for no on-site pool, beach, or swimming area.

by zedpznjsdmtsj62h6b6v on Aug 16, 2020
Enjoyed two nights at South Wharf, and looking forward to returning. Clear detailed instructions to find and approach our slip. Met by a dock attendant, who took our docklines, and offered to help with shore power. Clean restrooms. Restaurant on premise, as well as a number of other walkable dining options. Small market with nearby for re-stocking provisions, except no seafood. We were there mid week, and it was quiet. Nice to tie up for a couple of nights and give the boat a spa treatment.

by tshepley on Aug 16, 2020
Although we like to explore all the different harbors of the area, South Wharf and Padanaram were special enough to warrant a second visit this summer. Quiet, charming harbor and a very competent and welcoming dock staff. We will certainly be back! Thanks for a wonderful stay. L’ATTITUDE

by ngrenet on Aug 06, 2020
Very nice marina. Friendly staff. Love the quaint feel of the village. Will be back.

by marcusmarino on Jul 07, 2020
The marina staff is First Rate.....the bathrooms/showers are the best....all new...the location of the marina couldn't be better....just a short walk to restaurants.....shops....can't say enough about the young staff....they are there 8 in the morning till 8 at night to help....after that security guard

by aequitas on May 31, 2020
Once again, we enjoyed our overnight stay at South Wharf. The crew greeted us (with masks on) and assisted with our lines. Padanarum is a great little town to visit and South Wharf helps make it more pleasant.
Marina Response:
So happy to hear you had a nice visit. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to the area. Safe travels!

by markrice on Jan 29, 2020
Convenient location with a very helpful staff. They were always available to take our lines when we arrived back at the marina.
Marina Response:
Nice to hear. Hope you visit again soon!

by mje on Oct 15, 2019
Great place to hunker down during a storm and very helpful harbormaster. Electrical was steeper then any marina we’ve been at but everything else was an A+. Check out the market/cafe nearby!
Marina Response:
We are glad you were able to hunker down and enjoy your stay here. Thank you for taking a minute to post a 5 Star review. We hope to see you again next season!

by juanmarquard on Oct 05, 2019
Very helpful. The slip I was originally assigned did not work for me for the weather that was expected. They moved other boats to make room for me at a better location.
Marina Response:
We are happy you had a pleasant visit and appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you again next season.

by lynneobrienanssteve on Oct 05, 2019
Professional marina with top notch service. Very helpful Dock Master Dave and staff. Well appointed facilities, very clean. And excellent off season pricing.
Marina Response:
Happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

by lynneandsteve on Oct 05, 2019
Dock Master Dave and his crew are very helpful. They were at capacity and he opened up a slip for us so we could be safe in the upcoming blow. Immaculate facility, friendly staff and great service. Many thanks.

by desi on Sep 28, 2019
Prior to arrival, we spoke with the dockmaster about slip preferences and he was very accommodating. When we arrived, dock hands were there to assist us. Everyone was very friendly and marina has showers and a restaurant on the premises. The marina provided with a folder full of information about the facility and the village which was right out their "front door". Had a great lunch at Farm and Coast.
Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return for other visits. We look forward to seeing you again.

by mvlatitude on Sep 04, 2019
Our third visit and we will return - great well-protected location with professional staff. Great location in Buzzards Bay for a layover prior to heading to Maine. Facilities for heads, showers and laundry are convenient and first rate. Very professional dock and yard staff - completed oil changes for both main engine and genset on prior visit. Good restaurant on-site and very nice local stores nearby. Excellent stop for a layover.
Marina Response:
Thank you and safe travels! Hope to see you again.

by benholtz on Aug 29, 2019
This was our 4th or 5th trip to South Wharf and we have loved it every time. Great help docking and leaving, They even brought us some steps to help get on and off the boat. They have concerts on Friday evenings in the summer that are fantastic. Easy walk to the village for shops and restaurants.
Marina Response:
Glad you were able to enjoy one of our Brews & Tunes concerts. We hope you come back and join us again next season. We appreciate your kind words!

by robnrick on Aug 16, 2019
Great facility and staff - Logan was particularly helpful and informative. We'll definitely be back!
Marina Response:
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the thoughtful words and look forward to seeing you again.

by tmaunder on Aug 08, 2019
First time to South Wharf and will return next time we are in the area. It was just an overnight stay, marina staff were helpful and facilities were clean. We had an end dock with great views, loved the South Dartmouth village and we ate at the restaurant attached to the marina. Could not have been more convenient.
Marina Response:
So glad you enjoyed yourself. Please be sure to come back and visit again!

by avante on Jul 26, 2019
What a friendly staff and lovely marina!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the kind words. Hope you enjoyed your stay!

by cannedyou on Jul 17, 2019
Easy in, helpful dockhands and did some laundry. Cute town nearby.
Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again!

by geli1951 on Jul 16, 2019
South Wharf in Padanaram is a delight! It’s a well run facility, with friendly and exceptionally helpful staff. The property is clean, the bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are fully up to date and spotless. The marina and docks are well maintained and in good repair.
Marina Response:
We're happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

by tsaidnawey on May 01, 2019
This year will be our 3rd boating season at home in the Marina at South Wharf. My wife our family and I love spending our summers on board at South Wharf! The marina offers very easy boating access to most of our favorite destination, the full service staff at South Wharf works very hard at lending a hand into our slip and keeping our boat on the water. The quaint, quiet, humble Village offers outstanding amenities all within walking distance of the marina. From there dock master to the marina owners this is a first class operation. We are proud members of the South Wharf family. Tom and Denna
Marina Response:
Hi Tom & Denna. Thank you so much for the kind words. We are happy to have you as part of the South Wharf family and hope to see you again next year.

by schippmom on Aug 31, 2018
Very helpful friendly staff. Wonderful village to visit and walk through. Best marina showers ever! And same with laundry
Marina Response:
Thank you for the review and we hope to see you back next season!

by oakiedokie on Aug 06, 2018
Peter and all the staff were friendly and professional. No hesitation to recommend both Dockwas and South Wharf
Marina Response:
Thank you again! We hope to see you back in Padanaram next season!

by northstar1 on Jul 28, 2018
South Wharf,, great facility and great docks. Right downtown. Close to restaurants and ice cream. Great showers and heads. A bit short of electrical power and old pedestals. Would certainly go back.
Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We've added new power since your last visit. We hope you return for another visit.

by prhugret on Jun 14, 2017
Competent dock staff (Ryan) and Dockmaster (Brian). Clean facility with all services except cable TV as needed. Fuel is right next door at the New Bedford YC.
Status: Open

Now accepting transient boaters. Offices and bathroom facilities are closed to public until further notice. Please continue to practice social distancing while on property.

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Last Updated:5 months ago

About South Wharf

If you're looking to play around the best waters the Cape & Islands have to offer without the Cape traffic, and more importantly, the high cost, South Wharf Yacht Yard & Marina is perfect for you.

One of New England's best kept secrets, South Wharf is a full-service yard and marina in the historic village of Padanaram in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Just an hour from Boston and 30 minutes from Cape Cod, Newport and Providence, we offer deep-water slips up to 130 feet. Located across from Cuttyhunk, we're in the middle of New England's prime sailing and cruising grounds with Martha's Vineyard, the Elisabeth Islands and Nantucket all within easy reach.

We have full hauling and launching facilities including a 60-ton travel lift as well as winter storage making South Wharf a go-to location for boaters who care about how their boats are treated. Our factory-trained and certified technicians are experts in the installation and repair of marine electronics, inboard and outboard engines, electrical, heating, plumbing and A/C. We're the authorized servicing dealer of Yamaha, Volvo, Yanmar, Raymarine, Simrad, Garmin, B&G, Cummings and AB Inflatables offering complete outfitting/repair and customization of sail and power vessels.


  • Water
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  • ATM
  • Captains Lounge
  • Dry Storage
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet



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