by kchace on Aug 19, 2019
Just an overnight so we didn’t try out any of their services but the mooring was good and marina personnel responded quickly when we called upon arrival. The harbor is huge but well protected and not too much wake from other boats.
by stimabida on Aug 19, 2019
Very nice people and good facilities - Convenient access to town - museums - restaurants & very protected harbor - Fun to watch all the fishing boats!
by jazzfish on Aug 19, 2019
We had a great stay. The staff was wonderful helping us get secured in our slip. The facilities were clean and well maintained. Restaurants are within walking distance and a Dunkin' Donuts is right across the street!
by labess on Aug 17, 2019
Very helpful staff Kenny and Ben were awesome great location amenities always spotless plan on returning soon
by jneuberthrs on Aug 06, 2019
Nice people/staff, convenient, good facility.
by pvgas on Aug 05, 2019
Stayed on a mooring. Minimal wakes. Good launch services. Downtown rebuilding with some nice restaurants. Whaling museum easily accessible by launch to Pier 3.
by ricknan on Aug 05, 2019
Everything was fine except the pick up line on the Mooring which was so encrusted with barnacles that we had trouble using it. Should be replaced!
I was happy with shower and laundry!
by jpadbury on Aug 04, 2019
Shore side facilities good. Best price on block ice. BUT marks were labeled in crazy fashion, hard to find. no staff came out to direct boat to mark
by pceasrine on Aug 03, 2019
Staff was very accommodating to us and our cruise
by nharri1989 on Jul 29, 2019
Marina is in a great location with a lot of historical sites in New Bedford, esp. the Whaling Museum, approximately a mile away. Restaurants within a half mile. Negatives were wifi was not working, and we were out on the west end of D dock. With a 15-20 kt south wind it was rocky. Very long walk to the marina entrance from our berth.
by oomph on Jul 08, 2019
They did not warn us that there was 2 foot deep water 50 feet from the mooring field. Our boat group was supposed to be grouped together and they put us far away from the other boats. One of our group was told to take a mooring that already had a boat on it.
by mentalblock on Jul 08, 2019
The location was pretty good; only about a 10-15 minute walk on good sidewalks to downtown New Bedford. Although amenities are limited the staff is friendly. The bathrooms were not bad and I felt pretty secure. There is a DD close by and a restaurant called Fathoms at which we had a really good meal.
by phyllissilva on Jul 06, 2019
Always a pleasure, great marina, wonderfully run ! What can you say about the New Bedford FIreworks 💥💥💥spectacular as always 💥💥💥
by haleyanna on Sep 20, 2018
If you need a clean marina that is secure from heavy weather, with friendly staff, this is the one. Stopped here in September 2018 specifically because of the hurricane wall that protects the harbor. Although it never made it this far north, early forecasting had Hurricane Florence getting up this far in September.
by hartley on Sep 16, 2018
Friendly, helpful folks.
by camihampton421 on Aug 28, 2018
It is always a pleasant stay at Pope’s Island. THis is the first time we have been on a mooring and we came in on a Sunday, after the marina was closed but the launch operators were very accommodating leading us to our mooring. Carol, who was running the launch that evening, is fabulous!! And she took wonderful care of us.
The next morning, Brad took us about and he was great too. It was a short stay and we didn’t get to use the marina facilities this trip, but it is a well serviced and very pleasing marina. We will be back.
by hmscarth on Aug 21, 2018
We stayed on a mooring for 4 nights. Not too much wash from passing boats. The showers were good. The WiFi internet connection wasn't very good in the vicinity of the dock house. The laundry facility was good. It is a good walk to either old town New Bedford or to Fairhaven. Fathoms is a restaurant right across the street tah has good food at a reasonable price. There is also a marine syore across the street that has most routine boating equipment and then some. It was a good stay overall.
by pbarnet on Aug 20, 2018
A hidden Gem! Great marina staff.
by bckma on Aug 15, 2018
A great marina with good facilities well located. Any exceptionally helpful staff. A special call out to Penny, the manager, who found a mechanic on Friday afternoon who went the extra mile.
by rov1gh65 on Aug 10, 2018
All-around excellent facilities and personnel. Only thing lacking is a drinking fountain. We will definitely use this marina again.
by mpotkin53 on Aug 09, 2018
Some of the friendliest staff you could ever meet.
by wwassmer on Aug 08, 2018
We arrived at 5:30 PM the dock hands did not give us the code for the gate or even the Wi-Fi password
we ended up staying on the boat all night since we were afraid to leave the marina if we couldn’t get back in
by highzoot on Aug 07, 2018
Loved that they gave us the slip number and a chart of the marina a week before we were to arrive. Will go back again.
by joeschorle on Jul 19, 2018
Just needed a convienant stop on Buzzards Bay. Fir the bill
by seldert on Jul 09, 2018
Wonderful facilities, reasonable price for mooring, pump out available, launch service,
by schorert on Jul 09, 2018
Nice facility, helpful dock staff. convenient launch that drops you right downtown($3pp each way, plus tip). Pretty quiet too, not a real party crowd. use caution at night as some of the floating pier surfaces are broken(glass reinforced concrete). will definitely be back.
by spabar on Sep 17, 2017
Very accommodating, nice facility.
by northstar1 on Aug 15, 2017
Very accommodating, clean and peaceful marina. Close to shops and restaurants. Penny is a great person to work with. Prices very reasonable. Good docks and good power.
by ukpasa on Aug 13, 2017
Great stay at Pope's. The Marina staff were great and very helpful with suggestions on things to do and places to eat. The launch to both New Bedford and Fairhaven was easy and convenient. The whaling museum is a real must see! We will stay again
by captjoyce on Aug 07, 2017
A well maintained yard close to all of the amenities. Marina supply store, restaurant, hardware store and even a Dunkin Donuts right across the street. Marina employees and boat owners very friendly. Enjoyed our stay.
by kaulgun on Aug 05, 2017
Just took a mooring for one night. Did not go ashore.
by dbbentley on Jul 09, 2017
One of two mooring pennants was wrapped tightly around the chain under the ball. The guys who maintain moorings for Pope' s were not at work on Saturday afternoon. With the help of Cathy and Casey and the New Bedford launch, I untangled the pennant. Other pennant was encrusted with barnacles and associated marine life making a mess of my foredeck and varnish. Maintenance is needed.
by mysierra4x4 on May 29, 2017
This our first year at popes island marina. The staff is very friendly and will help out with anything you need them for. The facility is excellent with bathrooms and showers, they have a picnic area with plenty of chairs and a couple of grilles for members to use. The slips are very easy to access. They have electric and water hook ups. Free wifi for members. They also have transient slips and morings for your day or overnight visits. Our slip is located on the F dock which is located on the west side of the main pier and we really like it. Protected from waves and wind and very easy to navigate even at dead low tide. At dead low tide we still have a depth of 6.5 feet when leaving our slip. They also have a waste pump out located at the end of the main center pier. I recommend popes island marina for anyone looking for friendly service and extremely friendly boaters.
by wrm on May 29, 2017
Excellent visit! Very friendly and helpful staff, great location to visit New Bedford and Fairhaven. Nice, protected area well behind the hurricane gates. We'll definitely be back!