South Wharf Yacht Yard

$4.75/ft - $8.75/ft

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Day Trip
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218 Elm Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
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Check-out before 11:00 AM

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75 Reviews

by Glenn C. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
The customer service was 5 star. The dock master was great. Facilities where clean and in good condition. Offers all services.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your review. Good luck on your journey and we hope to see you again!

by Warner H. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2023
We enjoyed our late season stay at South Wharf. The dockmaster was terrific! Great location, enjoyed the nearby restaurant Little Moss.
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 Gerald D. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Great stay, Jalani and staff were professional, friendly and most acomodating. Highly recommended.

by Steven H. on Sep 06, 2023
We spent 2 nights at a slip which were sublime from all accounts. From the moment we received our welcome introduction which was notably authentic, professional and courteous to the shove off and good wishes. Jilani the dockmaster brings a new level of service and hospitality which we appreciated so much. Thank you

by Russell L. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Great Resturant and Dock master was extremely helpful

by Bob M. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
Polite, courteous staff and beautiful, well protected harbor.

by Neil R. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Top notch staff, and top notch facility! We always enjoy returning!

by Keith M. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Excellent facility with plenty of wonderful dock staff. The on-site restaurant is great. Wonderful in-town marina. Can't say enough!

by Kyle D. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
One of the best yards I have experienced! I have been in the marine industry over 30 years and this is one of the cleanest and most helpful yards I have every been to. We stayed for my sons Regatta and the dockmaster and her staff couldn't have been more helpful! Awesome place to stay.

by Senet B. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Fantastic team and facilities. Super helpful and responsive. Docks and bathrooms first tier. Full service help available. And great restaurant on site too. Definitely returning. -Senet (Larchmont NY)

by Pam K. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2023
Great place and great staff in the center of Padanarum.

by Thacher B. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Perfect location. Great service.

by Bob G. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
South Wharf,, great facility and great docks. Right downtown. Close to restaurants and ice cream. Great showers and heads. Good electrical power pedestals. Would certainly go back. Docking staff needs training to help with docking. No restaurants open Monday and Tuesday. Harbor master provides boat side pump out
Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We've added new power since your last visit. We hope you return for another visit.

by George S. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
What a Gem! First impressions when dock hands met us to assist with tie up, shore power, info and brought us a bag of ice! Clean, modern Facility. Great onsite restaurant. Dock hands were the best we encountered during our 10 day trip. Restrooms immaculate, great laundry facility!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with South Wharf! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our amenities and staff.

by Nancy C. on Jul 22, 2023
Fantastic dock staff and a lovely marina to pull in to. We are always happy to come home to South Wharf!

by Peter f. on Jul 20, 2023
The dock staff and service techs could not be more friendly and helpful. South Wharf Marina is one of our favorite destinations

by sydney s. on Jul 19, 2023
Great staff. They were very helpful and attentive. Such a beautiful marina very well kept!

by Alan S. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
Great helpful staff. Nice floats and amenities (head and showers) were excellent .

by Paul S. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
I grew up in Padanaram but hadn't been back in decades. What a treat! South Wharf staff was great, village has great eating options. Special place. We'll be back!

by Jennifer b. on Jul 05, 2023
Amazing wharf, excellent and responsive dock master and staff and some of the nicest showers I have seen at a Marina!

by Robert K. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
The wifi was not good. No service for the entire stay. I suggest they eliminate the need for a password. Also, this time, the password was something like this: HapPyoUrs. It was hand written in our (nice) welcome package, making it difficult to get it right. Make the password simple please or eliminate it. Otherwise, excellent service. Highly sheltered docks. Nice village.
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time leave South Wharf a review! We hope to see you back!

by Francis B. on Sep 04, 2022
Great visit - helpful attendants, super clean facilities, and a great visit to the Sail Loft. Love Padanaram!!!

by Vernon S. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2022
Davey and his crew were superb. Professional and nothing was too much trouble. Facilities were significantly better than most marinas we visited. Highly recommend.

by Peter R. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2022
Tom Quinn and senior deckhands were great bringing us in and taking care of us. Very customer oriented. Welcome package is great. Cute downtown, good restaurants within easy walking distance. Fun place to explore. Will most definitely return.

by Elizabeth G. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2022
Incredible Staff and they are very welcoming to Transients! Davey and Tom tied us down quickly and perfectly! We received a Welcome Bag with lovely goodies. When we realized we couldn’t get off the boat, due to its height, Tom went and got stairs for the Dock!! Daily checks of the lines by the Staff, coupled with being asked if we needed anything makes this Marina a permanent annual stop! The Customer Service is unsurpassed by any Marina we have visited, in all the years we have been cruising! There’s laundry facilities, wi-fi, a restaurant and a little market within walking distance. Well done to the entire Staff!!!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the kind words. Hope you enjoyed your stay!

by Jeff D. on Aug 06, 2022
Our recent visit to South Wharf was wonderful. A pleasant greeting by dockhands Olivia and Fiona came with a nice introduction to the services and facilities (which were clean as a whistle). We had 2 mechanical problems that were fixed by their mechanic and electrician within 2 hours. Couldn’t ask for anything more. 5 stars!

by Steve G. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2022
Very well managed and friendly marina.

by Mariah D. on Jul 27, 2022
Nice location with easy access. Staff members were very helpful with docking and power set-up. They greeted us with a great swag bag and tips for where to eat, which I always appreciate. I would have given 5 stars if the bathrooms had been cleaned and restocked before the end of the day. I would definitely recommend this spot.

by Joe M. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2022
Great Marina. Bathrooms are SPOTLESS!! Sail Loft Resturant in the front of marina is awesome!! We went on a VERY hot and humid weekend. Enjoyed the village of Padaneram. Little Moss Restaurant, Black Bass Grille, Enjoyed it all!!

by David B. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
The remodel and new management at the Sail Loft is terrific. Food was great and drinks were spot on. Staff and service at South Wharf continues to be first class!

by Christine H. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2022
We had a mechanical problem on the way to the marina and we were unable to make it there. We called to let them know, they offered assistance which we didn’t need as we were too far away. A partial refund or credit for future use would have been appreciated. Dockmaster was very responsive and offered suggestions.
Marina Response:
We're sorry to hear about your mechanical problems before your stay. We have provided a refund for the inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us at (508) 990-1011 with any questions or concerns. We hope you choose to stay at South Wharf next time you are in the area. Safe travels!

by Keith M. on Jul 10, 2022
The staff and accommodations at South Wharf are great. Davie and dock team do a fantastic job.

by Leonardo S. on Jul 09, 2022
Perhaps the best location in New England with easy access to everything from Cape Cod, the Islands and Newport. Dartmouth is MA’s best kept secrete sea town. Good people, fast service end beautiful sunsets!

by Richard S. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2022
Great attention to detail. Nice welcome package upon arrival. Only suggestion would be include a South Wharf sticker. Very nice personnel.
Marina Response:
Hi Waldo, thank you so much for the compliment and suggestion! You've inspired us to bring our South Wharf stickers back. :) When they come in, we'll reach out to send one to you. Happy cruising!

by Chris W. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2022
Very helpful and welcoming staff!
Marina Response:
Hello and thank you for leaving a review about our staff at South Wharf! Happy cruising :)

by Michael R. - Verified user on May 11, 2022
South Wharf was great. Awesome office and Dock staff. Clean accessabile bathrooms and laundry.

by Sabine V. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2021
The marina is very clean and well kept. Bathrooms are nice. There is one coin operated washer and dryer. The small village of Padanaram has a small but well stocked grocery store. Also don't miss the Little Moss restaurant. It's fabulous. On our last day the dockmaster asked us to move to the face dock which was disruptive. Not sure why because the slip we were originally in was unoccupied even by the time we left.

by dave c. on Aug 19, 2021
We had an excellent stay at South Wharf in Padanaram. The facilities and staff are excellent. The location and services were terrific. This was our best stay this cruising season out of almost ten marinas and yacht clubs. Thanks to the South Wharf crew!
Marina Response:
What a compliment! Thank you so much for sharing your experience on so other boaters can visit us as well. Our crew hopes to see you back here!

by Deb S. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
We loved everything about South Wharf. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The marina is clean, quiet and in a beautiful location. Restrooms are deluxe, with laundry in the building. We had fun exploring the bay and harbor in our dinghy, and riding our bikes around town which is a scenic area. I should have noted that there are no restaurants open on Monday and Tuesday. The on-site restaurant closed during Covid but is supposed to re-open fall 2021. You can get great food to go at Farm & Coast market nearby, though. We will be back.
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at South Wharf and Padanaram Village! We are happy to hear you took advantage of the quaint village and enjoyed your time with us. We are looking forward to the restaurant opening this fall and hope you'll come back for waterfront dining!

by Diane S. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
We enjoyed our stay.
Marina Response:
Thanks for staying with us and leaving us a 5-star review! We hope to see you and your crew again.

by Samuel R. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
Nice Marina great staff!
Marina Response:
Thank you for sharing your review! Please let us know if there is anything we can improve on: [email protected]

by Kristen N. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
Incredibly well staffed dock. Enjoyed the welcome packet . Quiet and clean. Easy walk to all shops. Great find!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for leaving a review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and Padanaram Village.

by Paul M. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2021
Staff was very helpful. Nice clean facilities.
Marina Response:
Thank you for leaving a review about our facilities and staff. We hope to have you back again!

by Peter H. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2021
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. Centrally located in the Dartmouth, MA village of Padanaram.

by Stephen S. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2021
We just finished night 7 of an 8-night cruise. Best facilities so far. The team at South Wharf is attentive and accommodating. This was our second time here. We will be back.

by Pierre - Verified user on Jul 14, 2021
Great stay at South Wharf marina dock. The staff is courteous and very helpful. The surrounding shops and restaurants of charming Padnaram village within short walking distance are a nice bonus. Will definitely come back.

by Joyce -. on Jul 13, 2021
We love staying here. Short walk to quaint village with beautiful homes and great places to eat. Marina has all of the amenities; nice clean bathrooms, laundry facilities and a full service yard. The dock staff is so friendly and willing to help with any request. This is definitely an annual stop for us!
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed our marina's amenities and Padanaram Village! We can't wait to have you back at South Wharf!

by James U. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
Great place to stay! Dock staff helped tie us up at arrival. Clean and modern facility. Quaint village nearby has several of options for food. Was calm at night and got a great night of sleep. Will stay again.

by Douglas C. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2021
Always attentive - and - beautiful harbor

by Marc M. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2021
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 Peter c. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2021
Great staff, clean and convenient.

by Bill b. on Jun 29, 2021
Beautiful Spot, friendly helpful staff, great goody bag!

by Glenn B. - Verified user on May 31, 2021
This place is truly a hidden gem. Beautiful harbor in a nice little seaside village. the staff was helpful and available and I even noticed them walking the docks double checking our lines. Above and beyond.
Marina Response:
Thanks for helping spread the word about our hidden gem! We pride ourselves in providing stellar service and look forward to having you back at South Wharf in the future.

by David N. on May 28, 2021
We arrived with a small issue on our boat, their service department was able to take care of the problem same day. Not to mention the amazing dockstaff. To top it all off, honestly the nicest bathrooms and showers I have ever seen in a marina!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for staying with us at South Wharf! Our service team is happy to assist. We hope to have you back at the marina sometime in the future. Safe travels!

by Michael C. - Verified user on May 13, 2021
Dockmaster is great!
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to share. We love having you at South Wharf!

by Anonymous on May 11, 2021
Spent the night here before heading, back home to Maine. The dock hands were very helpful and facilities were top notch.
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5-star review. We are so happy to hear from you and that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you in your future travels.

by Rebecca L. 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 Scott S. - Verified user 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 Hamilton S. - Verified user 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 Nathalie G. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2020
Very nice marina. Friendly staff. Love the quaint feel of the village. Will be back.

by Mark R. - Verified user 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 Mary E. - Verified user 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 Juan M. - Verified user 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 Anonymous - Verified user 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 S J. 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 Jeanne D. - Verified user 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 Charles T. - Verified user 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 Benjamin H. - Verified user 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 Rob H. - Verified user 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 Ken C. - Verified user 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 Candace Y. - Verified user 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 Stephen G. - Verified user 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 Thomas S. 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 Michael B. - Verified user 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 BrianOConnor - Verified user 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!

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About South Wharf Yacht Yard

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 a 40,000 sq ft indoor winter storage facility 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, Mercury, Volvo, Yanmar, Cummins, Raymarine, Simrad, Garmin, B&G, and AB Inflatables offering complete outfitting/repair and customization of sail and power vessels.


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  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Ship Store
  • Dry Storage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Oil Recycling
  • Winter Storage
  • Travel Lift
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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