by Pamela s. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
by Carl S. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2023
We were there near the off season so we had the place almost to ourselves. Nice grounds and docks. New facilities are clean and modern but a little far from the docks. Walking the park after close is quite enjoyable. That’s a privilege for docking there. The town (tourist town) is close enough to walk to. Lots of restaurants, jewelry and clothing stores.
If you are interested in historical sites, ship building and whaling towns Mystic seaport marina is your place. It is actually a working shipyard for vintage ships so you never know what ships might be there when you are there. Enjoy!
by Michael S. - Verified user on Oct 18, 2023
Great experience. Great location, facilities, decks, and a fine, friendly staff. Gay was as pleasant as any marina staff we’ve met anywhere.
by Tom S. - Verified user on Oct 18, 2023
Our second visit. Loved it just as much this time around.
by Joshua K. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Great place! Greg is the best!
by Jackie S. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Great trip fireworks and all
by Bob G. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Facility outstanding and very accommodating, with interesting surroundings. Always a pleasure to see some new exhibit. Friendly and helpful staff.Peaceful after hours.An enjoyable weekend. Ask about the secret Marina Amenities.
by John M. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Had a wonderful time as always. Many thanks!
by Matt H. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
This was our second visit but it’s been five years. The floating dock along the sea wall is a very welcome addition as is the super clean and very nice heads/showers and laundry machines (front loading, really top shelf stuff). Greg was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately there was no ice available but that’s a minor hit. We loved our two night stay and hope to be back next season.
by Mark B. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2023
Once again, we had an amazing stay at the Seaport. Greg continues to go above and beyond as usual! Grounds were spotless, all staff pleasant and courteous. Thank you again!
by Walt E. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2023
Greg, the dock master was awesome! We even recieved a special behind the scenes tour by Sara. So convenient staying within Mystic Seaport Museum! Includes your entrance fee as well. We will return again!
by Reb B. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
Fantastic place to tie up. Greg, the dock master, was a perfect host. The facilities are great, and the museum just enhanced the experience.
by Stephen P. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2023
Fantastic stay. The facilities are really good and the dock master, Greg, is extremely helpful. Easy walk into Mystic where you find great bars, restaurants and shops.
by Steven B. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2023
Absolutely amazing experience. Kids loved it
by William H. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2023
Gregg was the best. Always available to help. The facility is beautiful
by Stephen C. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Our favorite destination bar none. Fantastic marina and staff
As always a great staff in a great place. Incredible views. Greg the dock master runs it very well
Hope to be back soon
by Richard W. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
Magical location and super helpful staff
by Nick I. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
The Mystic Seaport Museum has always been one of, if not our top, favorite stop between Key West and the Canadian border. Now with the addition of floating docks, the Mystic Seaport is even better and more welcoming to mariners. Greg, the dockmaster and his crew are top notch. And having a 19th century village all to yourself as evening descends, is truly magical.
by Juan M. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
Wonderful staying within the museum!
by Allen E. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
What a great experience, starting with pre-arrival with an email from Greg, the Dockmaster, giving us clear directions and personally welcoming us after his crew helped us dock. Mystic Seaport Museum is a "must-do" with the Mystic Seaport Museum Marina a "must-stay." For those enamored with maritime lore or history aficionados, Mystic Seaport Museum is unlike any "museum" we have visited. It is an experience. Thank you for your hospitality.
P.S. Our Golden Retrievers, Maggie and Bear, had an absolute blast as well!
by Stephen B. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Perfect Day! Was able to tie up at S&P Oysterhouse.
by James R. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
Beautiful, peaceful, quiet. Everything is like brand new on the docks.
by John G. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2023
Excellent!!! Can't wait to go back
by Matthew S. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Great floating docks, assistance to dock, and Amazing access to the seaport.
by Joseph L. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
We had a great time at the seaport. Very friendly staff, nice accommodations. A great place to visit.
by Holly - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
Clean, accommodating, and the best dock master and staff! Everything within walking distance.
by Camille P. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
We absolutely love sailing into the Mystic Seaport—especially just after Labour Day. The marina recently built additional docks, a very welcome condition. The dockmaster, Greg Zabel, greeted us with warmth, proficiency and enthusiasm. Prior to arrival, he had written several emails with the approach to the marina and suggestions whilst in Mystic. He is always generous with his time—it is evident he loves his job. And being at the Seaport always affords the meeting of fellow very interesting boaters. The Seaport is so peaceful and so well conceived, endowed and restored. Seeing our mast among the old schooner’s masts, especially during sunset, propels an anachronistic feeling and deep connection to the commitment of sailors and seamen. Also, walking the beautiful land, and sidewalks into Mystic Village is both intriguing and aesthetically pleasing. We are always sad when leaving the Mystic Seaport and we adamantly anticipate come back! Thank you, Greg and all of the gracious Seaport Staff! Adding that this year, we stayed at the start of our trip--August 1st, and had an equally magnificent time. Love the team at Mystic. and we also meet such interesting fellow-boaters. A stellar experience and a great way to commence our 5-week New England trip. We shall return to the Seaport in a few weeks. Thank you, Greg and Company!!
by Mike D. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Greg and Team are great hosts and the docks and amenities in the North area are top notch. Just need the Seaport to invest in similar facilities for the docks near the Shipyard.
by Colonel L. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Stayed 3 nights, enjoyed every minute. The totally professional dock staff coupled with the staff of the seaport make for a great time whenever we visit.Dockage is top notch and the new Boaters Amenities facility (read showers, heads, washers and dryers) with its teak&holly flooring, multiple individual (as in your own private bath room) heads is a facility you must see/experience. Additionally, besides the multiple buildings housing many different exhibits, there is usually an event scheduled for each weekend. No disappoints...ever!
by Brian H. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Absolutely the most helpful and courteous marina staff we have ever encountered in all our years of live aboard sailing. The seaport museum is incredible to tour and of course touring the Morgan was the highlight. Great village for dinning out in Mystic. Spend two nights!
by Richard S. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Great! Fantastic spot! Next to everything!
by Peter J. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Great grounds and facilities. Helpful dock staff
by Robert J. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
First rate, professional, courteous and beautiful. Above all expectations.
by Julie B. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Dock staff great, professional, and very nice. Docks are beautiful. Facilities new and clean. Seaport fantastic, fun and so close to town.
by Laurie P. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Fabulous! We love the new mariners shower facilities and always enjoy staying at the seaport. Thank you!
by Leslie D. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Beautiful new marina and friendly, efficient staff. Can’t wait to return!
by Bart A. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Great service a great Greg and staff top
by Mary C. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Lovely place, museum very interesting, staff very knowledgeable and helpful.
by Jennifer O. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
Awesome stay! They have the best restroom/laundry facilities of any marina we’ve ever stayed at. Greg, the dock master, was so nice and helpful. They are dog friendly (just not inside buildings). The museum was a nice perk and it was cool to walk around after hours. We brought a bike to ride into town (about a mile). Would highly recommend a stay here. Thanks Greg for everything! See you next year.
by Peter R. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
Clean new facilities. Very calm and quiet spot. The kids and the wife all enjoyed it. Will be back next year.
by Joel G. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2023
This is the best place to stay if you are at all interested in the history of sailing, whaling, or just want a peaceful escape from the craziness of life. The staff here are amazing and the tranquility is addictive.
by Olivier O. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
The new floating docks are really nice. The dock crew help with docking and there is a lot to do at the museum. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Overall a great stay.
by Kevin L. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Greg(Dockmaster) was great along with his staff. The help get every boat docked secured. Great facility. It was our yacht clubs third trip the Mystic Seaport and did not disappoint!
by Simon C. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Wonderful marina, winding up the river surrounded by picturesque view’s, great boat porn, and then top that off with old England ‘butler’s hard’ style boat yard and museum with added whale boats on speed - Simply amazing… and you get the place to yourself after the museum closes.
by Julie B. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Always such a peaceful and wonderful time best docks in New England and such a special order place for my kids.
by Amy W. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Beautiful spot to dock for an afternoon, easy on and off. Managing the bridge was tricky but just to make patrons aware it opens every hour at the 40 min mark would be helpful on the dockwa site.
by Capt. A. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Great place, new floating docks with great single and 3phase power. Good water psi. Helpful staff. Quiet and safe for kids!
by Chris C. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
We love coming to the Mystic Seaport Museum . Greg and staff are the best!
by Larry H. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Great stay. Nice floating docks. Dock personnel are top notch !!
by Peter Z. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Dock master Greg and staff are top notch.
We travelled with 10 40 foot plus sailboats and he handled us without any effort at all.
New showers and amenities were great.
HIghly recomend the stay for any size boat and crew.
by Bertrand A. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Very friendly and helpful staff. Great place.
Worth the trouble of getting through 2 bridges!
by Daniel R. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Mystic Seaport is one of our favorite destinations. Greg and his team are very attentive. The new shower and laundry facility is excellent.
by Douglas M. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
First, let me say that there are beautiful, floating docks in the center of the museum area that looked fabulous. However, for some unknown reason we were stuck on Alpha doc, which was a fixed set of old wooden (splintery) piers with a sloped dock ramp. At night there were absolutely no lights, it was very dark. We were told the Museum area closes to the public after 630 and that there was only one security gate to be used for entry, although the gate closest to our boat was left wide-open all night, and there was no noticeable security on the grounds. The bathroom facilities were clean, although very difficult to find on the grounds. In summary, this marina with the old village and museum, could be a great experience, but just make sure you don’t get assigned to Alpha doc.
by David M. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Great ride in, beautiful setting. Perfect location to downtown.
by Frank M. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Always great, guests loved it. Staff was friendly. The channel coming in was very hectic on a Sunday for a big boat.
by Charles M. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Nice staff. Beautiful docks. Very well kept. Enjoyed our stay very much!
by Tom M. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Dock staff was efficient , amenities where great, and the sea wall where we tied up was new. I would highly recommend Mystic and we will be back.
by Scott w. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Staff was spot on. Amenities are top notch and to be able to see this living museum as part of the dock fee is over the top!. A must. We will be back again (this is our third trip )
by Chris B. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Dock staff was very helpful. Great laundry, shower and bathrooms facilities. Wish the were not below ground, but understand they may be moved to the new hotel currently being build just south of the floating peers. Being able to roam the grounds after closing is really nice. Thanks for a great stay and all you do to promote marine history.
by Peter O. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
This was our first trip to the museum and we loved it! Extremely helpful staff, hotel worthy bathrooms and showers, and, of course, the museum is amazing! We will be back!
by Gary H. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Very friendly and helpful dock hands. Beautiful marina to be able to view the grounds after hours over all great experience!!!!!!
by Michael R. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
The staff is great. Lot’s to do there.
by Chris M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Always great and Dock master was great and friendly
by Jill D. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Always a great time! Fantastic dock crew and amenities.
by Laurie O. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
One of the best marina/dock views/experiences on the northeast. Mystic Seaport has new docks, new electric, new bathroom/laundry/computer facilities. Staff is expert docking help and friendly. And the best part is that you get to stay in a museum at night! so cool!
by Bryan L. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
We had an excellent time and we loved the history of the museum, they run a first class operation and Greg the dockmaster was a pleasure.
by Michael G. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Quiet, friendly welcoming staff, immaculately clean. Much to see and learn.
by Frank R. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Very cool place. Staff was awesome. Really close to downtown Mystic. Definitely recommend.
by William W. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Excellent facility. Great amenities. Friendly staff very impressed.
by Patricia G. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Staff was super helpful and friendly. Showers spotless!
by Charles B. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
First class in every category. Staff & facility were great.
by Paul F. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
I would say the marina is by far the best marina we have stayed in from ‘Massachusetts to NY. The docks, the staff and all the amenities are outstanding! Well done Mystic Seaport Museum Marina, Greg, Sarah and all of the staff! Thank you for accommodating all 12 boats and the amazing customer centric experience!
by George D. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
This is by far my favorite marina. Dockmaster Greg and his crew do an excellent job coordinating arrivals and departures and the facility is fantastic. The new docks are amazing and the bathrooms are fantastic. Being inside the museum is the best part. Coordinating the two draw bridges is a minor inconvenience but it is well worth it.
by Grant C. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Mystic Seaport Museum's Marina has all new beautiful floating docks with excellent power for all size boats. The MSM Marina remains one of the best kept secrets for boating destinations. The staff is amazing, and the facilities are all new, THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER's MUSEUM... Exhibition called OCEANUS is a MUST see, which comes with your stay at the marina. Most memorable summer destination by boat.
by John A. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Greg and the staff were very accommodating! The grounds and exhibits are exquisite!
by William K. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
2023 looks even better at the Seaport—some new additions, including the Marina Guest Lounge and Water Taxi/Tour.
The Lounge includes a TV/media room, workstations (if you bring that along), state-of-the-art laundry machines, and six new private bathrooms/showers. The lounge, located in a cool place, uses an access code based on the year the Mystic Seaport was established.
Finally, the new access to a water taxi/tour to and from downtown is fantastic and includes some Seaport History.
Dockmaster Greg is fantast, as are Gaye and Richie; what a team. Notable mention to the new summer staff, eager to assist in making your stay pleasant.
Hopefully, you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
by Scott W. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Great facilities, lovely setting, amazing dock master and support AND you get free admission to the museum.
by Robin i. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Alot to do everyone was so nice and helpfull
by Alison B. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
Great place, great staff, beautiful amenities (new boaters showers/heads)
by Patrick Q. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Nice floating docks. Facilities are brand new. Free washer and dryer! And the museum and displays are awesome. The dock fee was way above our comfort zone but it was one of those now or never situations. We're glad we did it. Well worth it.
by Charles M. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
New Docks and the same wonderful Staff. This is a great place for the family. We always have a great time.
by John G. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great place and a great crew!
by William P. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great upgrade to docks and facilities for boaters recently. The museum never disappoints.
by James M. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Our favorite place to visit! While it is a trek for us, we really look forward to it. Facilities are terrific and the staff is terrific! They know boats and they work hard to keep everyone happy.
by james k. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great location, helpful staff
Pilings, not floats
by William C. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
by richard w. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Great spot just make sure you time the highway bridge. It only opens once and hour. Friendly and helpful staff.
by Roni M. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
Good, enjoyable, lot's to do, near the town -- all that you would hope for a marina. Very nice and helpful staff. Carefully follow the channel to get there. The information and communication was superb by the marina staff , well done!. We had all the info around bridge openings, eatry places way before we arrived.
by Fred L. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
We had a great stay and highly recommend it. Mystic Seaport itself is an interesting experience. The marina has new docks and systems. The crew meets you when you arrive with all the info you might need. The new “boaters lounge” has immaculate bathrooms and showers, new laundry facilities and a comfortable lounge area in air conditioning that is all just for visiting boaters. There is a town/state run pump out boat that comes conveniently to your boat and monitors the vhf. The two bridges on the river are a bit of a pain, but worth the wait. Downtown Mystic is a short walk away. We did miss the art gallery and Seaman’s Inn restaurant and were disappointed the Sabino was not operating. But the marina and the facilities are awesome.
by Dennis M. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
The new bathrooms, laundry and media for marina patrons are incredible.
by Stephen V. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
This was our third visit to Mystic and the first in four years. What beautiful new shower facilities! Your customer service is second to none. Loved our visit. Thanks very much!
by Blair T. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
The dock attendants were very helpful and friendly. Love the new air conditioned showers and laundry facility!
by Paul L. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
Best Marina in connecticut! Simply the absolute best dock master!
by Laura L. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Dockhands were excellent and helped us get securely tied up. As we were on the older docks, they had a fender board for us since the tide swing is 6ft. The docks there were a bit tired and the wifi spotty at best. However we were right by the shipyard and it was really fun to wander the grounds at our leisure after hours. Excellent coffee shop just outside the Seaport. Easy to come and go after hours as security monitors the after hours gate.
by Kenny M. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
We had a great stay at MSM. The staff were very courteous and assisted us in docking our boat. We’ll be back.
by Frank l. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
The staff at the Sea Port are very congenial and accommodating. The place is gorgeous. I would recommend it as a highlight in any voyage. I will be back.
by Robert B. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
fantastic experience to have the Seaport all to yourself before and after regular museum hours! Nice shower and bathroom facilities in a private area. We were side to against a floating dock with the rest of our cruising group. I'd say the only downside was the construction going on at the north end of the museum complex but that will be short lived. Easy walk into town and quiet at night. A special place to tie up! Nice staff too
by David R. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
One of my favorite cruising destinations. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Protected and calm.
by Diana T. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Always a nice stay. Staff are very helpful & knowledgeable. We had a great view on A dock. Our guests were very impressed with the Seaport & we all enjoyed ourselves. TY
by David S. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
No other place like it so worth going up the river and waiting for the bridges to open. Dockmaster is very knowledgeable and welcoming. Marina is very well maintained while the views on land and water are serene. The Museum has a lot to offer any boater. We hadn’t gone since Covid and really missed this special place.
by Timothy B. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Great example of America and the Sea!
by Margaret A. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Fabulous. So much fun being in the Seaport and the facilities are awesome! Great staff, beautiful heads, showers, laundry. Hate to leave!
by Todd A. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Very nice facilities and wonderful museum campus.
by Kevin W. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Outstanding new floating dock, heads and laundry. Dockmaster and crew incredibly proficient and helpful!
by Alan S. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
MSM is a wonderful, historic recreation to visit, no matter how one gets here. But, coming by boat and staying in their marina is a special treat. The dock hands and dockmaster Greg went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable. Rare flooding kept us a couple of days more than we had planned and Greg and Chris at MSM could not have done to help us stay at the dock. Highly recommended.
by Peter G. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to mMystic Seaport Marina. The staff was very friendly, the facilities were clean , convenient and in excellent condition. This was an easy and enjoyable visit. We wield definitely recommend it and do it again!
by Joseph W. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
Always a fantastic port to visit!
The dock master Greg and his assistant Gay are wonderful people.
Always feel at home here as we come every year.
The kids have a lovely time with all the museum exhibitions. Lots of restaurants in town
You should book here without any concerns
by William F. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Always a great staff and stay !
by Chris B. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Greg and his team meet each boat at the dock and handle lines, electricity and water if necessary. This year he saved me by providing an extra 30 amp cable so I could run both my A/C units on what felt like the hottest day of the year. Their new 'boater's locker room' is fantastic with 6 individual shower/bath units, commercial washer/dryers and a lounge. A wonderful marina experience!
by William W. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
We stayed two nights. Everyone was very nice and the new docks are wonderful. The laundry and shower/bathroom facilities are some of the best around. We enjoyed exploring the museum and poking around town. This is now one of our favorite spots.
by edward h. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Great slips good right near the Morgan dock staff excellent
by Matthew B. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Our annual stay at the Mystic Seaport Museum is always the delight of our summer. The marina staff is very professional and accommodating.
by David M. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Wonderful peaceful and educstional
by John A. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Sent in a review to Greg Zabel
by Al P. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Excellent marina. Beautiful setting nestled right in the middle of the Mystic Seaport Museum. Marina guests get free museum passes for your entire stay ($29 value each). Plenty of good restaurants. Easy docking. Greg the dock master is a great guy, very helpful and accommodating. Sparkling clean bathrooms and showers just for boaters.
by Michael R. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Great stay and staff was very pleasant
by Steven R. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Such a pleasure, as usual. The dock staff were super-friendly and the replacement boater facilities (new construction did away with the previous setup) are very nice.
by Michael S. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Beautiful and historic. Great family trip. Sail boats have no concern for a tall mast both draw bridges can accommodate you all the way to the floating docks at the museum
by Kenneth M. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
Wonderful experience for the family
by Thomas T. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
The whole experience from arrival to departure was a 10. Marina and museum staff were all engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. The slip was right in the museum area on a floating dock. The museum was huge and incredible. Very authentic and interactive. Highly recommended.
by Roy S. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
Peaceful and quiet. Just the way we like it.
by Alex C. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2023
The Greg and the dock staff and museum were excellent - as always!
However, there was a film crew while we were staying at the Mystic dock.
The crew asked us to be quiet when they were filming - which we were - but when they packed up at 4 am they made all kinds of noise, talking, laughing, trucks beeping as they backed up. The whole dock was woken up. Most inconsiderate.
Mystic should give the film crew the same rules that the film crew gave us!
The other issue is that Mystic is expanding and foundations for a new building are being worked. This means that there was an incredibly noisy pile driver working from about 8 am until the afternoon every day a few feet from the slips - hardly a nice quiet atmosphere for an otherwise fabulous museum.
Mystic Seaport does fantastic work and we support them whole heatedly and we will be back - but for this visit - ugg....
by David C. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2023
Greg and team were great as always. Amazing town.
by John C. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2023
We have been coming to the Seaport for years and it never disappoints! This was our first time on the floating docks and enjoyed the ease of boarding.
If you are coming soon, the Alexis Rockport Oceanis exhibit is a must!
by Lane D. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2023
Staff extremely helpful, marina facilities very nice and setting is beyond compare.
by William M. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2023
Excellent facilities and an outstanding dock staff. They came in early to help us get off the dock so we could catch the early AM bridge.
by Lawrence K. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
by Edward N. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
VERY CONVENIENT AND A GREAT VALUE FOR A DAY TRIP.
by Richard d. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Awesome. Major dock and electric upgrades. The folks who work there are lovely. Great location.
by Bruce J. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Beautiful place, nice floating docks, Dockmaster and staff extremely accommodating. We will be back!
by thomas B. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2023
Great place for a few day stay. Excellent staff
by Nicholas M. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2023
Great people here always helpful in anyway they can.
by Marcus L. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
Great place to stay! Perfect if traveling with children or just adults. Marina was very clean with great amenities. You get entry to the seaport museum with your stay. Short walk to downtown and great restaurants. You'll need to get through the railroad bridge, which stays open until they need to close for a train l, and the road bridge which opens at 20 minutes to the hour, so time your arrival and departure.
by Leslie P. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
This is a wonderful Marina. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the facilities are clean and updated. They even have a washer and dryer that can be used by guests. And of course Mystic is a really fun town with lots to do.
by Serena B. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
by Wolf K. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Excellent stay, highly recommended. Very friendly and beautiful facilities. Will be back.
by Eric P. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2023
Friendly, great amenities, super-clean bathrooms, wifi, enjoying a historic site. What's not to love (except the two bridges you need to time to get there:)
by Stanley W. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
The marina staff was very helpful when we arrived. The new floating docks have water and electric available. New bathrooms with with showers are great. There is lounge area with a TV for the marina users. It is always fun to be at the Seaport after dark!
by Julius S. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Excellent facility, managed very well
by Robert G. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Great stay very nice personnel.
by Bret T. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2023
by Lars A. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2023
Very nice, good docks and friendly staff.
by Don L. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Extremely knowledgeable staff!
Very helpful on approach and docking!
Would highly recommend a boating visit here!
There’s so much to see and learn and a lot of information of the sea!
by Sue W. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Great weekend, great staff. I entered two different ladies restrooms and there was no soap most of the weekend.
by Matthew L. - Verified user on May 27, 2023
A great place to stay. The museum is really excellent.
by Laurie D. - Verified user on May 23, 2023
Great dock space at the fabulous Mystic Seaport! Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. Obviously, access to the Museum grounds is the main draw plus the docks are new and the space is at the top of the Mystic River; very quiet and picturesque yet an easy walk/bike/dink to the Mystic village. We ended up staying 3 more days beyond our planned stop. Highly recommend!
by Julia T. - Verified user on May 18, 2023
A truly magical place with wonderful staff. Will be back!
by Curtis b. - Verified user on May 12, 2023
For location and ambiance, five stars! Amazing place! Lovely town(s), great restaurants, Welcoming spectators as we passed through the drawbridges.
Hospitality and facilities -not so much, for our pre-season visit. Cantankerous bridge operators. No showers, no laundry, no pump out (closest is a two hour round trip away!). No warm water in the nearby restroom. Ice wasn’t on site, but our host tracked it down for us, much appreciated.
Great place to visit, but we didn’t find basic cruising services.
Glad you enjoyed our location and ambiance during your early season stay. We will have a brand new shower, boaters lounge, and laundry available for Memorial Day. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this new facility not being ready for early season visitors. I hope you will come back soon to see the new boater amenities.
by Gary R. on Nov 10, 2022
This marina is our favorite place on the East Coast. Greg, Gaye and the Mystic Seaport staff make every visit exceptional. The new floating docks make it so easy to get off the boat to explore the museum and the town. And "living" at the museum feels like stepping back in time. Highly recommended!
by Michael Y. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2022
Staff was friendly and welcomed us warmly. The restrooms were spotless, heated and comfortable. The dockage was all brand new! Truly a 5 star marina and the Seaport Museum is fabulous!
by Josh C. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2022
Excellent facilities and staff. They responded immediately when we radioed our pending arrival, gave concise instructions on dock location, and were there to assist with docking and check-in. Beautiful place to spend a couple of nights.
by Patricia R. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
Bathroom was too chilly for me to shower or I would have given the seaport a 5 star rating.
by Christopher N. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
Excellent great time already talking about coming back next year. Greg was friendly and very helpful!
by Peter R. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2022
Great as always. The new floating docks are much easier tying up to than the granite wall.
by Donald Z. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2022
wow! MSM is amazing! The sick hand was so helpful and all the instructions were perfect. Very clean and runs a right ship! the museum is a plus along with the restaurant’s plus security.
by Richard S. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2022
The only down sides are price and the food on site.. Facility, dock, Dockmaster, people are all excellent. Food and dockage are both overpriced but it is Mystic Seaport Museum. Everything in Mystic is expensive for cruisers.
by Joe O. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2022
Awesome facility worth it the price all day. Excellent museum.
by Bruce S. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2022
Dock hands were helpful, bathrooms were very clean access in and out was easy and I mistakenly paid for 2 days and the group was getting the second day free. They refunded me without any issue. Thanks for a great but cold weekend. Bruce
by Dave N. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2022
Mystic Seaport is always a nice stop. always a few interesting boats visiting .
by Leo c. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2022
Great dock master Greg was right there to help Got to stroll the great grounds. Faculty was clean and very close to downtown Mystic
by Daniel H. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2022
From instructions before arrival to being welcome by the personnel to receiving attention to all our questions, our stay was perfect.
The museum is exceptional and it was a perfect weekend.
We recommend it to anyone.
by Thomas m. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2022
Great trip as always
by Atle M. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2022
Mystic Seaport has to be one of the most unique and enjoyable marinas ever. To be allowed to immerse yourself in the midst of a historical park and yet have easy access to a very cute downtown is a joy.
And the new docks are fabulous, Greg the Harbormaster is fabulous and everyone who works there is fabulous.
We are looking forward to returning next year.
by Craig E. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2022
New floating docks are a great addition! The staff was friendly and helpful.
by Douglas J. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2022
The new floating dock is a fantastic compliment to historic seaport museum grounds! The Seaport is walking distance to downtown Mystic's restaurants and shops.
We LOVED our stay and will come back again next year.
by Dale R. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2022
These people could not have been any nicer or more welcoming. We were really impressed by their willingness and effort to be accommodating.
by Dirk L. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
Excellent crew, very helpful and energetic. Calm and collected despite multiple yachts all arriving together. Like the new docks.
by David J. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
Very nice. New docks are awesome
by Tracy M. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2022
The dockhands were great. Very helpful and informative. It was magical to be on the grounds when the museum was closed.
by David K. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2022
The new floating docks with Epi decking are fantastic. One day is not enough to take in all that the Seaport offers.
by Brian H. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2022
Always a great stop. Exhibit staff is very knowledgeable! Model building club (who knew the Seaport had one !?!?) has exhibition space now and was super engaging.
Sadly, breakfast sandwiches in the gift shop cafe were unappetizing.
by Warner H. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2022
Had another great stay at the Seaport. Greg was very helpful. It's a magical feeling to walk around the Seaport after the visitors have left for the day. Like going back in time.
by Sandra L. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2022
Second stay there this summer. Beautiful spot, very quiet. Greg and dock staff are very helpful and accommodating. Love going there. Mariner’s membership is definitely worth the price if you live in the area.
by Carl s. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2022
Mystic Seaport Marina has to be the best value in boating.
The docking crew is always ready to help you tie up. The electricity is included. Wi-Fi is strong. The views……….
You and everyone on your boat gets the entire museum included.
Then there’s down town Mystic and the 100 year old famous draw bridge.
Mystic Aquarium is just up the road.
I’ll stop now.
by Kevin F. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Great location. Clean heads and showers. My wife and I highly recommend!
by Dave A. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2022
Always a great stop. They are in the process of adding new floating docks which are VERY nice.
by Duncan W. on Aug 23, 2022
It was a toss up between here and another marina with a pool for the kids. We chose the seaport and wouldn't think twice about doing it again! In the words of a friend who pushed us to stay here... Magical. Greg bent over backwards to accommodate us and the kids cant wait to come back. It was a quick and easy bike ride both into town and to the aquarium. If your on the fence about where to stay in Mystic... HERE!!!
by Mac O. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
It is always a great experience visiting Mystic Seaport Museum. It is especially great to arrive by boat!
by Geri G. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2022
Friendly, clean & great location
by Amy L. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2022
We love staying at the seaport! the new docks are wonderful!
by kelley p. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Greg was incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable!
by Steven M. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2022
Excellent staff! Very accommodating for our group. Highly recommend!
by George S. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2022
Five Stars says it all! Great facility, Location, Staff
by arthur b. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2022
Staff and dock hands were more than great!! Private tour of the Collections Building was awesome. Everyone was so helpful for helping our group to have a very comfortable and memorable weekend. We love this place !!!
by Mahlon R. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2022
New floating docks are the bomb! Wonderful time was had by all. Mens showers and bathrooms were spotless.
by Colin C. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2022
It was a pleasure to dock in the midst of so much history and with such great service providers. The bridges need to be timed but that is just logistics.
by Donna C. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2022
The new docks are beautiful. The staff is great!
by Herb K. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Enjoyed the River, Marina, and town.
by Roy F. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Friendly and helpful staff. Dock service was great!
by Robert C. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Great staff to get us settled on the dock. Good services, including WiFi. We did not use bathroom or showers, so can’t comment on those. Easy access to town and great access to the museum. Being able to walk the grounds at night was wonderful.
Another great visit July 2021. Greg and his team took great care of us as always. We’ll be back soon.
by Ceri L. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2022
This is a must stop. The visiting docks are new with restrooms and showers nearby. The staff is amazing and went above and beyond to make sure we had all we needed. Of course, its right at the Seaport Museum, and you get grounds privileges after hours. The Museum is wonderful, only comparable to the land based Williamsburg, VA.
by james l. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Lived up to all the hype. Quiet, idyllic, beautiful, welcoming, friendly. The dock staff were wonderful. We received clear arrival and departure instructions once our reservation was confirmed. The nearby town was quite nice to walk as well. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
by Robert M. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Our stays at Mystic are always fantastic! Dock staff is friendly and helpful, and make us feel right at home. Can’t wait to go back!
by Joel W. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Clean place. New Docks.Helpful staff.
by Richard B. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Brand new docks, great staff, Greg dockmaster super accommodating, restrooms are modern and very clean. Bonus of free roam of the Seaport museum, and only a 20 min walk into town, 5 min by dinghy! The Tavern just steps from the docks is a great option for linch and dinner.
by Lisa - Verified user on Jul 16, 2022
Top notch service and hospitality .
by Mario C. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2022
Chris has a very professional team onboard. Greg and his crew are the real staff. Knowledgeable, patient, understanding, and ready to help on command. Far superior staff service than most marinas where we have been. I SHALL come back here ! 😉😎
by Kenneth L. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2022
Greg Zabel, dockmaster, and his crew were phenomenally helpful and friendly people. It’s these kind of folks that you love to meet when coming into Port for a little holiday.
by alan b. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Excellent. Beautiful dock and excellent dock hands
by Stephen L. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Excellent setting, quiet marina. Walking distance to the center of Mystic for restaurants and shopping. It was really nice to visit the quality museum at a leisurely pace.
by Richard F. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Always 5 stars. Friendly, helpful and a great team. Manager Greg is always a pleasure. r
by Will F. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Always one of the best places for boaters...Great place and town
by Ulf J. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Just awesome! Brand new super fancy docks, great staff, sparkly clean washrooms and an absolutely fantastic Museum! Hope to come back later this summer.
by Fred M. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2022
The Seaport is one of most favorite stops. The staff can't be better. Always ready, willing and able to assist. Have stayed in the Seaport many times over the last 30+ years and each time is better than the last. Kudo's to all at the Seaport for making our stay so great.
by David B. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2022
Stayed 3 nights. Very nice and helpful staff. Unfortunately no burgees available for new members.
by Ganna P. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2022
Such a unique place! Docking could get tricky if you are placed closer to the South entrance but the team is super helpful. We will be back!
by William D S. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
Greg and Gay and all the staff are great. Very helpful with everything! We love just hanging out here because it's such a fun and comfortable place to be. Love the new floating docks. Wish we could be on one of those next time! Thx, Cap'n Bill
by Joseph w. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
Very private clean marina, staff was awesome and friendly, bridges are annoying if your on a time schedule of trying to beat bad weather but would still come back for a longer stay
by Alex M. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2022
Low voltage at docks but beautiful new docks and very friendly staff
by Edwin L. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Great place for a getaway and change of scene. Even though the museum exhibits were closed it was great to walk the grounds and have peace and quiet while docked. Marina staff were outstanding!
by Tom S. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Super friendly and helpful staff. Welcome package includes Seaport wristbands for all onboard. Very pleasant stay.
by joe m. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Great place to visit. Very friendly helpful dock staff. Fabulous new floating docks. Easy walk to town for great restaurants.
by Pete O. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2022
Helpful staff, new docks, clean facilities. Fantastic museum. Great town. Enjoyed our stay
by Thomas F. - Verified user on May 31, 2022
Aside from all the normal exhibits that the Museum has to offer there was music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon that upped the atmosphere and raised the bar out of reach for any other Marina.
After dark walking the streets of the Seaport you are lost in time under the stars. Dawn was even better. (0500) Not a soul with me aside from the birds and rabbits starting the day. Everywhere you looked there were reflections of history on flat water.
Fate brought me to walk along Hobey's Dock and a memorial to Hobart Ford, Jr. , Lost in Action at Sea, April 29th, 1945. Not lost on me was the fact tat I was standing there, alone, at dawn on Memorial Day, 77 years later. A personal Thank You to Gunners Mate 2nd Class Hobart Ford Jr. for his ultimate sacrifice.
SV Far Out
Tom & Lisa Firsching - Caretakers
(PS. New floating docks installed last week are a very welcome upgrade.)
by Chuck G. - Verified user on May 31, 2022
Wonderful people, docks, and the boats!
by Sharon S. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
Mystic Seaport by boat is always a wonderful experience!! The Seaport offers such a wide range of options for exploring. The grounds and buildings are so well kept and offer all ages an experience to be remembered. Our group had a private tour which was awesome!! The new floating docks are definitely an improvement and make boat access so easy! Improvements in the town - new cobble stone walks, spectacular new exhibits - Story Boats, live music, and more!! Put it on your cruising list. Everyone working at the dock office and grounds very welcoming and helpful!!
by Diane B. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
Docking staff was fantastic. Multiple staff members standing at the ready to help with lines as we approached the Seaport. Could not be more attentive to our docking needs. Beautiful setting. Quick walk (15 minutes) to downtown Mystic.
by William D. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
Very friendly and efficient staff that go out of their way to make your stay great.
by Seth F. - Verified user on May 21, 2022
I stayed because I always wanted to tie up at the Seaport. There might be nicer marinas nearby but it isn’t the Seaport! The people there were great especially considering it was a last minute reservation. Very accommodating, with power and water at the slip. Happy to lend power cord or help tie up if need be. They will have new dockage completed very soon which will be much nicer, but for my purposes my slip was good and the proximity to everything outside of the Seaport was great. For me it was worth every penny!
by Nick B. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2021
Great location, Greg and his staff were great. Amenities were clean. Always nice to be in mystic
by Sean L. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2021
My family and I loved this place. Stayed 3 days, very peaceful and calming location. Access to the old seaport at all times was very nice and great place to take a stroll at night or sunset and sunrise. Bathrooms and showers for boaters were very clean and private from the public bathrooms. Pet friendly facility and just a 10 minute walk to downtown Mystic shops and restaurants. Staff was very friendly, helpful and welcoming and the park is safe and has gated security access in and out of the park. Easy docking in and out. Will definitely be visiting again!
by Linda M. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2021
Great stay at the Mystic Seaport Museum
by Doug - Verified user on Sep 12, 2021
Wonderful visit. Museum exceeds expectations. Staff was great on docking instructions and assistance. Really, one of our best overall experiences, and, of course, Mystic Pizza
by Paul P. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2021
Upon arrival immediately greeted and assisted with tying up boat and shore power. Very helpful staff with dining suggestions and access to museum was fabulous. Wish we could have stayed longer! Will be back.
by Don L. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2021
MSM is now among our very favorite locations to visit. Surrounded by historical whaling ships and other craft, our 55' Kadey Krogen trawler weathered the passing remnants of Hurricane Ida easily, and without a sense a major system passing us. The harbormaster, Greg, has a voice that will ease any captain into an unfamiliar marina, provided a fender board for our use, and shared the background of this extraordinary seaport museum and still active ship builiding/restoration location. Decent wifi and power, and you could easily spend a week and not see all this museum/town/marina has to offer. The museum staff clearly love their work, and include many with extensive knowledge of whaling history, seamanship, or wookworking. Tour the Charles W. Morgan, a whaling ship from the 1800's, currently being refurbished. An easy walk north through beautiful landscape takes you to an Aquarium (will have to see next year--no time this year), groceries and more. Head south from the marina and you'll find a plethora of restaurants/bars/shops in an idyllic maritime village. We became a museum member because it reduced the price of our slip fees. But after our visit, we'll likely want to remain a member to ensure this gift to maritime and history fans will remain healthy. You do not want to miss this port. Highly recommend. Thanks, Greg, for kindly and patiently answering my plethora of pre-docking questions, and for helping to make our stay so memorable. See you next Spring.
by PETER G. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2021
by Jeffrey S. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2021
This spot is not to be missed. The protected Anchorage is calm and gorgeous. The facilities are amazing, and when the tourists leave, you have the run of the Seaport. It really makes you feel like you have gone back in time. Plus, it is a short 15 minute walk or even shorter dinghy ride to town in case you need anything additional Or want to grab dinner, drinks or ice cream. This is our fifth year and we look forward to coming back next year.
by Ken S. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2021
Dock staff extremely helpful. Mystic seaport is a charming town; as well as a historical educational destination.
by Samuel C. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
The only problem was that the power was inconsistent and failed at times. The location was excellent and the people attending the docks were superb.
by Louise C. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2021
Totally worth the wait for the bridges, as it's a really charming location. It's a few minutes walk into town, but scenic when you do.
by Bruce G. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
Mystic Seaport is a fantastic place to visit by boat. Cruise in to the 1800s. Dock near a Whaling ship or old Clipper. The museum is a great place. The Marina is one of the best. All of the people are friendly, always there to help. Greg is wonderful. He has the best crew working with him. Kenny and Gay are both nice and caring people. Sometimes we feel like were going back just to visit with them.
We would highly recommend visiting.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
Fantastic location! Staff was terrific. Hope to get back there soon.
by Jeffrey J. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
awesome destination. Need to clean up men's room showers...mold
by Brian M. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
The dock master was great. Dealing with many boats coming at one time and she was so professional and did a great job tying up our vessel. Went over everything with us. The museum was beautiful and very nice to walk threw.
by Lance L. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
Great staff, every one was friendly and helpful, we would have extended our stay if there had been availability. The grounds are well kept and the exhibits are excellent. We enjoyed peaceful walks in the evening after the museum closed with our dog. We will definitely stop again on our way south in fall.
by Edwin M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
Perfect venue…lots of room, easy access to town w bikes. Clean and plenty of things to see at the musiem
by David S. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2021
The Dock Master and entire dock crew are helpful, customer service focused and just great people while being professional . The marina is beautiful and special with all that the history and opportunities to learn that Mystic Seaport Musium can offer. It is one of my favorite places to visit.
by Eric P. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
Super helpful and friendly staff!
by Ray C. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
Great facility with a very helpful and competent staff
by Debra G. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
Fabulous facility! Terrific, cordial, and helpful staff! A wonderful place to visit! Thank you!
by John P. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
Awesome place to visit!
by Edward K. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2021
Mystic Seaport is a wonderful place to visit. As a marina destination there are several issues. First, the bridges are a hassle every time we visit - hard not to have to wait for an opening. Second, if you’re traveling with a group the seaport will raft you. We were assigned a bulkhead location rafted with another boat. So we wound up with a fiberglass view to port and museum tourists to starboard. No soap in restroom and wi-fi very slow. Staff was helpful.
Add a star if you’re into the museum but there are easier ways to visit Mystic south of the bridges, especially given the price.
by Angela R. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Very accommodating, will definitely be going back.
by David C. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2021
The place is amazing, The dock hands are professional.
by Joseph A. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2021
Fun as always!
Except for the loud music at y the he catering facility, although it did stop promptly at 10pm.
by Zachary S. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
The mystic Seaport Museum is an excellent stop for anyone interested in boats. But this is a review of the marina, not the Museum. We did not use any of the shoreside marina facilities (bathrooms, showers), so we can’t comment. We were docked at a fixed pier, and the intertidal range was about 3 ft—not ideal, but not a big problem. There are floating docks, but I think we may have been too long (~50ft) for the floating-dock slips. The marina is more thoughtful than most in providing fender boards to address the challenge of aligning fenders with pilings at its fixed piers. Mystic Seaport lies on the Mystic River above 2 bridges (railroad bridge & highway bridge) with closed clearances of only a few feet. Nothing but a low dinghy can pass under them. The opening times of the highway bridge are once per hour in summer—a major factor in cruise planning. The railroad bridge is more flexible except when a train is approaching, but these two timing constraints may interact inconveniently. Read about them elsewhere. Importantly & positively, the dock staff is superb: capable, informative & friendly. The town of Mystic has good restaurants & fun shops. The town offers a public dinghy dock a couple of blocks upriver from the bridges. The dock staff can tell you where it is. Anyway, less than 5 stars because of bridges & fixed docks.
by Edwin S. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
What a fabulous 3 days we had at Mystic Seaport Museum! From our spot next to the Amistad, we had a front row seat to all the activities at the museum. The staff at the museum were all very friendly and provided top notch service. Access to downtown Mystic and its restaurants and shops was a very easy and pleasant stroll. Plenty to do and see at the museum; the exhibits and associated staff were incredibly knowledgable and personable. If you sail, take advantage of the incredibly reasonable ($15/hr) cat boat rentals and take a cruise up the river to the highway bridge... well worth it! All in all, we highly recommend a visit here. I know we will be returning!
by Bernhard - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
great location, great stuff, great facilities
by Jose P. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
The staff was exceedingly attentive with docking, electrical hookups and procuring ice. Overall we enjoyed the museum. The museum is within walking distance into town
by Al C. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2021
Our second time to sail here and this was even better than the first. We were docked at the north end and it is exquisite--beautiful open bay, very rural. Watching the kids on their boats was great entertainment. The whale exhibit was excellent, and the facility for visiting sailors was very close and very clean. A delight.
by Steve B. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2021
The dock staff were very good at helping with docking. We came with 11 boats and they packed us in tight and safely. They also helped with pushing us off when we left the next day. They were very professional.
by Rodger S. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2021
Well run dock , friendly dockmaster and crew. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. Made look like a better captain than I am. 20/20
by Lou R. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
The most amazing stuff ever! Greg makes it a personalized experience. Thank you. Thank you.
by Mark S. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2021
Love the Seaport Village! Dock crew is always so friendly and accommodating. Very Unique and enjoyable cruising destination.
by George k. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
Good marina people were very helpful
by Gifford P. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
Great spot, with lots to see. Great, attentive,helpful and knowlegable staff to assist with docking and departing.
by Gerry L. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2021
Always a wonderful spot no matter how many times you visit.
by Scott L. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2021
Super nice location, people and the history OMG! Have not been back to the museum since the late 70's when I was young. So cool to be able to tie our boat up inside the Museum and walk around at will. Walking around after hours was nice as it was cooler and no crowds. We needed a package shipped in and a return out and the staff was SUPER helpful in making that happen for me. A short walk into the town of Mystic was well worth the effort to visit Mystic Pizza, S&P Oysters, and the ice cream shop next to the bridge was fun and tasty! Look forward to returning at some point! God bless all the volunteers that make the museum successful! DONATE! Preserve the maritime history, this place is doing GREAT things IMO....
by Michael R. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2021
A must go to spot! Great dockmaster and deckhands. See something new every day.
by Steven B. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2021
Excellent stay and fun Marina. Had some pedestal problems and they immediately got an extension for another pedestal.
by John J. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2021
The dock staff were very friendly and helpful. The Seaport grounds are always fun and interesting to explore. It is an easy walk to Mystic with lots of nice shops and restaurants.
by Paolo A. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2021
Like a candy store to a kid… If you love sailing and the sea, you cannot miss this place. Dock staff is super helpful and very professional, will definitely return for a longer stay!
by Stan M. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2021
From a great greeting to our hail, dock master meet us made sure all of our needs were meet. Kept checking in on us. Very nice stay.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 22, 2021
Greg and the dock staff are the best. Walking the grounds at night is a must-do.
by Peter V. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2021
Pleasant staff, very accomidating. Peaceful.
by Skip P. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2021
Outstanding place to stay. Easy walk to downtown. Have full access to the museum grounds after hours. We got an added bonus of a private tour of the museums boat collection.
by John W. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Great dock assistance, facilities and a peaceful view!
by Joe S. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2021
Great stay, very accommodating
by Marc P. - Verified user on May 31, 2021
Great facility. Dockhands and Dockmaster Greg) went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect.
by Pat H. - Verified user on May 31, 2021
Stayed at the marina over the weekend. Enjoy the Panorama of whaling industry. Received a behind the scenes tour offered to our group.
by Daniel O. - Verified user on May 31, 2021
Great time despite the rain.
by Stephanie L. - Verified user on May 17, 2021
We highly recommend mystic seaport. Great place for kids. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We will be back!
Thank you so much for your review and we can't wait to welcome you back!
by Evelyne D. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2020
This was a magical experience for us, staying in a museum! You have access to the whole site at all hours! "A night at the Museum" movie come true! They have all kinds of cool activities every day, everyone is just so so very nice, the bathroom and shower house is great, small walk to downtown Mystic and Old Town, it was all just perfect. Oh and the internet is really good.
by Luke C. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2020
Nice small marina in the Seaport. You can stroll around the museum before and after it closes and get a real feel for the the history here.
by Chad G. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2020
The marina was great, and staying at the seaport museum overnight is an amazing experience! The bathroom and showers were spotless!
by Stephen O. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2020
Terrific place, scenery in and across from facility see Iñiguez and beautiful, so much to do, a treasure!
by John S. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2020
Great visit, as always. We’re surrounded by beautiful old ships and all the great Seaport exhibits are just steps away. We’ll definitely be back, often!
by Susan G. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2020
Great spot on the river. Friendly helpful staff and great shower facilities. Super fun to walk the Seaport before they open and watch the work of caring for these iconic vessels.
by malcolm g. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2020
great location for all things Mystic related. Access to the history of the whaling community is an amazing plus. Dock mistress Gay was busy but still took great care of us. We make this an annual stop !!
by Eric N. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2020
Dock hand was phenomenal. Plenty of amenities. Super clean. All “public” areas were locked for “yachtsman” only. Perfect Covid getaway.
by David N. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2020
Beautiful spot. No working wifi but otherwise, great service from the Seaport staff.
by Anthony L. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Great place to visit!! Great staff , dock master and wonderful location. My favorite destination
by John B. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2020
Mystic Seaport never disappoints. Helpful staff; will be back!
by Malina D. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2020
As always, Mystic Seaport was welcoming, flexible and accomodating.
by william H. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2020
Staff was responsive and very helpful docking and departure. The museum itself is terrific. A staff member gave us a personal tour of the archive in the old velvet mill. A remarkable collection of marine items from early outboards and all manner of inboard engines to the prototype dyer dow.
by Amy D. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2020
Amazing 2-day stay. Docking was easy with the assistance of Greg. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Being able to walk the grounds of the Seaport is a great experience and makes for a unique stay.
by Jerry U. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2020
Nice place to visit with kids. Very close to the town of Mystic , which is pleasant also.
by Robert K. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2020
Great place to stay in Mystic. Helpful, professional staff. Quiet, little wave action because the river is narrow there. Note that pump-out services on the Mystic river are limited to one boat and they are generally busy. Only Monday through Friday.
by Vincent G. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
The service and staff were excellent. I was surprised to see a large flag flying high on one of the ships masts in support of a political organization. I would rather support an educational organization who did not publicly engage in that type of political activity.
by Joseph S. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2020
It was excellent quiet relaxing and great dock staff for help. Will definitely come back.
by Kristie S. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2020
Beautiful place for a few nights stay . Friendly and helpful staff - Rich was great !
by john m. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2020
An amazing location, lots to see, close to town. We especially loved the NUB, the new exhibit building, a modern interpretation of an 1800 whaling ship. You will not be disappointed.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 16, 2020
The staff is very helpful, the area is safe and lots to do. The bulkhead slips need some updating and the Outside water hook up is far away and needs multiple hoses. It’s a nice place to stay and enjoy the area and all it has to offer.
by Donald V. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2020
Beautiful location and very helpful and competent staff. Met us at the dock and helped us secure the boat and settle in.
by Paul - Verified user on Aug 02, 2020
When you stay at the Seaport you are free to roam the grounds after closure which places you back in time.
by David L. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2020
Great atmosphere and a safe alternative during Covid. Large spread out outdoor exhibits and terrific staff
by robert s. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2020
All was well, helpful staff, wonderful boating experience see you soon
by John S. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2020
What a fantastic venue to dock in! We enjoyed the off-hours access to the museum. The surroundings are beautiful. The dockmaster, Greg was extremely helpful, pleasant and knowledgable. We had a great experience!
by Antoinette N. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
Had a great time - only wish more exhibits were open although we understood the limitations due to Covid. The staff were very helpful and nice
by Nick C. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2020
Staff is always top notch, Rich would not leave until we were entirely satisfied with the tie-up and utilities. Even with partial closures due to COVID-19 it was very enjoyable to spend some mid-week time at the museum. We'll be back!
by Anonymous - Verified user on May 24, 2020
Greg is an outstanding dock master and employee.
by Charles W. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2019
Great service from dock master, Greg.
by Pat P. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2019
Great staff! Quiet harbor. Overall enjoyable trip
by thomas m. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2019
Great facility. Lots to see and do unlike many marinas that have nothing to offer inside or outside the gates. We were especially lucky because they had an antique car show on one of the days we were there and we got to see the cars for free.
by William B. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2019
Great place for families.
by Arthur A. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2019
Great stay right in the Seaport with free admission included. Restrooms clean and convenient. Fun staying right in the midst of maritime history.Short walk into town for many restaurants and shops.
by Rick N. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Always an excellent experience! Full access to the Seaport included with your slip fees.
Great views and amenities. Quick walk to downtown Mystic. Fantastic shops, restaurants, and bars. R36 is on the waterfront for food and cocktails. Inside Seaport Marine Grounds.
Great spot to wait for the bridge opening!
by BARRY F. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
The Seaport is always amazing on our stay there this year we were treated to a running antique engine exhibit and we really enjoyed the Fireboat.
by Wells P. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2019
Mystic Seaport staff are helpful, communicative, and eager to see that a boater's needs are taken care of. As a Mariner level member of the Seaport, I also get a discount on the dockage. Being at the Seaport at night, after the crowds are gone, is magical.
by William J. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2019
Great Service; Dockmaster top notch
by John c. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2019
We never miss a summer without going to Mystic Seaport. Our children are now grown adults and they insist we stop at least two nights at the Seaport.
The staff, as always, is courteous and attentive.
by Gary S. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2019
Always look forward to being here and never disappointed. I have been coming here since mid 80's. Always a great experience to see the old and discover new exhibits.
by Tom B. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Staying on he grounds of the museum makes it special. Docks and facilities are just ok. Staff is attentive and friendly. You can spend all day exploring the museum and the towns close
by alan a. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2019
Great place to stay, the historic ships and buildings are incredible. Very well kept. Dock staff is awesome
by Joshua L. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2019
Staff was incredible. Such a great experience to stay in a uniquely special place. We’ll be back!
by Steven B. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The facilities are clean and well-kept. The use of the seaport after hours was fun, we had been there during the day before but it was interesting to see it at night. We were really impressed with the dock staff. They were well organized, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We are looking forward to our next visit.
by Kathy K. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2019
We LOVE to visit the Seaport. The staff (Greg, Ken, Gay and all the others) are kind, helpful and welcoming. We love the free nights program. We can't wait to go back!
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 11, 2019
Amazing place, great service and the surroundings are beautiful. Plenty of things to do to keep everyone entertained.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 24, 2019
We always enjoy going to the seaport; it is a special place. The dock hands are knowledgeable and very helpful to all your needs. Our view of the Seaport at Mystic has not changed over the years!!
by Jason M. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2019
I hate to rave about how amazing this facility is because I’d like to keep it for ourselves. Truly a highlight of traveling the New England coast. Great staff and experience. Full 5 starts because there aren’t 10 to award.
by Pamela B. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2019
No place is better to dock than Mystic Seaport! Staff and facilities are great. More importantly, it's magical being there before and after the museum opens. A must visit place for all boaters. S/V Cynosure
by Paul H. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2018
We have visited Mysic Seaport by boat several times over the years. It is always an enjoyable and unique experience. The bathrooms are clean. Being late in the season (Monday of Columbus Day weekend) it was the least crowded we have seen it. In fact we were the only boat there. We got some great pictures of the historic ships lit up at night. We will certainly be back.
by Ann S. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2018
It was so awesome staying at Mystic Seaport Museum. Greg the dockmaster was so helpful and friendly making sure we had everything we needed. The museum itself was amazing and that we had access to it after hours was even cooler. It was an easy walk to great restaurants. Our only gripe, not the marinas fault, was that we were docked right next to a 100 foot yacht who ran their exhaust belching generator all day and night. Stinky and noisy. Other than that our stay was fabulous, cant wait to return.
by John F. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2018
We love the Seaport! Warmly greeted by dock master with clear instructions, docking assistance and a comprehensive information packet describing current exhibits, a schedule of museum activities, and fun things to do at nearby Mystic village.
by Norman K. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2018
Fabulous place to visit. The museum, the staff, the local couldn’t be better. Great showers, restaurants. Everything!
by Michael B. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2018
We are members of the museum and this is one of our favorite places to stay. Great staff clean showers, laundry. Wonderful shops and stores nearby. So much to do and see!
by Karen H. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2018
Gray stay - helpful staff and beautiful grounds. Could only wish for a floating dock. A bit of a hike to town but Uber readily available.
by George P. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2018
Still here. Hard to leave.
by James B. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2018
Always a fun place to stay. Great staff at docking office.
by Chris v. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2018
Cool concept and really worth the stop for the museum, especially for kids. Dockhand was full of hustle, but not the most knowledgeable (A+ for effort and friendliness). Unfortunately, we had to use all of our hoses plus some of the marinas to get fresh water to reach the boat. 240v electric was a challenge at only 200v, so our electric motors were all overheating and not functioning properly, most particularly A/C and it was hot and humid. Had to cycle genny and do my own multimeter diagnostics on all dock power, which was far from the boat due to earlier arrivals getting the limited number of close hookups. I think I had a total combination of 5 50/30a power cords to get power to the boat. Last gripe, the heavy rain causes certain slips leasees to walk through gravel and grass, making a total mess of the boats. All in all, still just shy of a 5 star experience. Would definitely go back.
by Christopher E. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2018
Unique experience and some helpful dockhands! Thank you.
by Timothy B. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2018
Perfect in every respect. Easy dockage along wall, strong reliable wifi and surely one of the very special places to have a boat alongside the Charles Morgan and Joseph Conrad!
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 22, 2018
Helpful dock hands
Nice and quiet place-not many slips
Short walk to town
by Adam K. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2018
We had not been to the Mystic Seaport in several years do it was nice to get back. The dock hands were very nice. The shower facilities were a long way from our slip but having the Seaport admission included in the slip fee was a super perc.
by Richard S. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2018
Great time at the seaport, pleasant friendly staff at the dock. Issues with the dock. It is a long climb up at low tide and required fender boards, which were supplied, because of the pilings. A warning, If towing a dinghy, place it along side your hull. Some one else left their's on the tow line and the dink went under the dock at low tide. In the morning at high tide, it was trapped under the dock and they had to wait for the tide to drop before they could leave.
by Ruthann p. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2018
Great people, great location. Will go again
by Judith M. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2018
The booking process for a slip was easy and fast. As instruced, we called the dockmaster after clearing the highway bridge. We received clear insructions and directions. Dockmaster Greg was there to meet us and help secure the boat. The head and shower facilities were spotless...the museum was Amazing . Special thanks to Chris for a tour of the archive facility We’ll be back !!!
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 11, 2018
Incredible and unique experience -- would highly recommend.
by Hamilton S. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2018
Very accommodating staff, wonderful historic environment, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were entertained and educated at the same time! Lorraine and Tony Shepley
by Roger g. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2018
always a pleasure staying at Mystic Seaport
by Harold W. - Verified user on May 29, 2018
The Seaport was great. There are excellent exhibits on whaling, the vikings, and even a planetarium. It is a short walk to the downtown restaurants and shops. A very enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.
by Jon E. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2017
Dockmaster Greg met us as we landed and from then on we had a great visit. The exhibits were just as good as we had hoped, the docents both volunteer and professional knew their stuff. The pleasant attitude of the dockmaster made us feel welcomed.
by Charles R. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2017
My family simply loves staying at Mystic Seaport. The staff is incredibly friendly and having the seaport to yourself at night is very special.
It is a short walk into town. However, there are many car services available if you can't make that walk.
Also, the bathrooms are kept very clean.
by Andrew P. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2017
Staff was friendly, marina was breathtakingly picturesque. Very quiet. Short walk to town.
It was too quiet for our taste, but we found entertainment in town. Fixed docks could be an issue. Not an issue for me at all, but a guest and another boat had issues getting on an off.
by James D. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2017
Great stay at the Mystic Seaport. Wonderful staff, lots to see, and very calm protected docking.
Our group got a wonderful behind the sceen tour of the Museum. We dock in Mystic and this is a first for staying on the grounds. Highly recommend a visit. This is not a late party place to stay.
by Perry G. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2017
We were berthed right next to their wedding venue. It was a real treat to observe the ceremony and the following reception right next to us on Saturday night. Reception ended by 10:00 and all was quiet again. Will continue to have Mystic Seaport on our travel itinerary.
by Laurina N. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2017
Great marina especially since the seaport museum was included in the price of the stay. Thanks also very polite and hospitable staff.