Pope's Island Marina



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102 Pope's Island
New Bedford, MA 02740
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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210 Reviews

by Brian G. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2024
Another excellent stay. Popcorn was available at the marina office, great mooring and new place for critical provisions across the street at Ocean Wine and Spirirts. Easy stay. We love this place!

by Win S. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2024
Never actually made it from the mooring to the marina, but interaction with staff and launch drivers was great.

by JIM M. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2024
Very affordable, nice laundry…..friendly

by Jay B. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2024
Excellent place. I was given a mooring which had clean pennants. The launch driver was quite friendly and helpful.

by Lea S. - Verified user on May 28, 2024
Helpful, convenient to downtown and plenty of capacity.

by Christopher F. - Verified user on Apr 28, 2024
Well maintained and plenty of dock hands help if needed!

by Marion S. - Verified user on Apr 01, 2024
Pope's Island is a great place to keep our boat. The staff are so helpful and go out of their way to respond to requests for information or support.

by Frank W. - Verified user on Mar 31, 2024
Helpful friendly staff

by Patrick T. - Verified user on Mar 31, 2024
Awesome staff great location behind the hurricane barrier.

by Patricia D. - Verified user on Mar 19, 2024
Been there for years now. Always been great

by Chris B. - Verified user on Feb 01, 2024
Well protected from weather

by Lynn D. - Verified user on Dec 15, 2023
Great people at Pope’s!

by Patricia D. - Verified user on Dec 07, 2023
Nice Marina. Good staff

by Dennis B. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
Excellent Marina & Facilities, friendly Staff

by Dennis H. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Needs many more dock repairs

by Jim F. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
Excellent! We are so happy we found Pope's Island Marina. Looking forward to a comfortable winter on the dock! Thanks so much

by William C. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
They charge for 50 amp service, even though they know I can only use 30 amps. Also the main float on C dock is tilting, and the cement is crumbling. It is an embarrassment to me when I bring guests, and I wonder just how long it will hold together.

by timothy e. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Clean, safe, great staff. Defintiely going back for another year!

by Bill D. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
This is my home marina for the sailing season. Great facility, helpful dock staff, easy access to local restaurants. Launch service and free pump out service. Floating finger piers, showers, laundry and dock side picnic tables and grills.

by Eric M. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Really good service, nice dock staff and love the location. Only thing I would add is a nighttime emergency contact in case the shore power goes down or there is some other type of emergency

by Fernando C. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Great marina staff and very clean restrooms. Great access to Buzzards Bay and great little store that was add this year with ice cream.

by Audrey M. on Oct 29, 2023
We stayed for over two months here. Always felt safe behind the hurricane barrier. Staff are helpful and friendly

by James M. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023
Very nice, accommodating staff. Pleasant location with needed services. Not fancy but would stay there again

by orlando p. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2023
I’ve been there for nine years, the best marine around

by Gerald M. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Excellent! Easy in to mooring field. Beautiful protection. Very friendly & helpful folks at marina. Plenty of hot water in shower. Laundry available. Bill on the launch was extraordinary, went above & beyond to ensure we had what we needed. Reasonable price for the mooring.
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About Pope's Island Marina

The Port of New Bedford invites you to stay at Pope’s Island Marina and experience why we call it Destination New Bedford. Pope's Island Marina is centrally located right in the middle of Historic New Bedford harbor and proudly managed by the New Bedford Port Authority. Offering award winning guest services and reasonable accommodations, Pope's Island Marina is the chosen destination for boaters from all around the world. Pope's Island Marina is also home to the New Bedford Launch connecting you to local attractions, waterside restaurants and entertainment. Our friendly Marina Staff and Harbor Attendants are here to ensure a welcoming and enjoyable stay. There is so much to see and do, from visiting the world’s largest whaling museum to eating the world’s freshest seafood. The launch will connect you to the historic downtown district, restaurants, galleries and key attractions. Stroll the cobblestone streets of America’s #1 Fishing Port or take a bike ride to Fort Taber and the Military Museum. Our season begins April 15th and ends October 31st, but feel free to contact the office in the winter or early spring if you or your group would like to make arrangements for a visit with us next season. Upon arrival, be sure to ask one of our Dock Attendants or Launch Captains about local attractions. If it is fuel or service your vessel needs, you will find it in The Port of New Bedford. Cruise into excitement by setting your course for destination New Bedford.

Booking Info

Please note our current hours are, Marina office open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Dockhands on duty Fri, Sat & Sun until 8pm.


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Floating Docks
  • Land Storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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