Pope's Island Marina



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

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203 Reviews

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 Patrick T. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Awesome staff great location behind the hurricane barrier.

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.

by Lea S. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Very receptive. Convenient to downtown.

by Brian J. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2023
We were there late season on a boat delivery north. The launch service to New Bedford was done for the season so this time we docked. The sole employee on was super helpful, answered the radio, came out to catch lines and even had a free loaner adaptor cord to run our 30 amp boat from their 50 amp pedestals. The facility was top notch, clean showers and laundry area. They even had barbecues still out and a table under a tent had it been raining. They had chairs set up around the securely fenced grounds and it seemed like a pleasant place to relax. Top notch location, Dunkin and one bar/restaurant across the street, 15 minute walk over the Rt 6 bridge to all the New Bedford businesses and restaurants. Fairhaven West marine pretty close too. And of course, the most protected harbor on the whole SE MA coast!

by Jeffrey T. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2023
all good for this time of year, early Oct. Mooring field is a little tight for my '49er

by Carllene H. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Helpful and friendly staff. Thank you

by Ivy R. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
There is no better operation on the entire east coast of the United States. From the total protection, to the friendly staff, to the exemplary launch service.

by Carolyn R. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
Good communication. Easy in and out. Dock hands at the ready even up to 8pm. Friendly and helpful staff. Close to town. Will stay again.

by Ken K. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
My stay was great. Very accommodating. Had adapters for my AC cords, clean bathroom and shower, easy access to restaurants in New Bedford (water shuttle from their doc or walk 0.5 miles

by Line B. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
We enjoyed our stay! The staff was very helpful and courteous. We would definitely go back.

by Mary W. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
We appreciated being able to tie our boat to a mooring during the duration of the Hurricane! We felt safe in the harbor. Thank you, Mary and Alan
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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
  • Restaurant
  • Floating Docks
  • Land Storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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