Pope's Island Marina


$35 - $45

Day Trip
Not Offered
102 Pope's Island
New Bedford, MA 02740
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58 Reviews

by psk125 on Jun 19, 2021
We stayed on a mooring overnight and had a nice visit. The marina answered our radio call immediately. The moorings were clearly marked. The logical layout made ours easy to find. The view of the active harbor was superb. We were disappointed to learn that launch service was not included, but pleased to find out that the launch will take you pretty much wherever you want to go in the harbor, so you don't have to walk a long way to restaurants, chandleries, museums, or other places. The huge hardware/marine hardware store across the street from the marina was also convenient. We look forward to visiting again and staying longer next time.

by pkavanagh on Jun 07, 2021
Pleasant, attentive staff. Lovely well maintained docks and grounds. Look forward to it every time!

by mvundaunted on Jun 03, 2021
Elizabeth and her entire staff couldn't have been more accommodating to us. The dock power was great. It was our second visit to the marina and I would highly recommend it to anyone. 6 stars

by captainmeridian on Apr 26, 2021
The marina was not manned by anyone. When I came in,solo, I had to land by myself. The manager did not leave me a key to the front gate. I was not told my assigned slip. I was not given the Wi-Fi password. Frankly I think I deserve a credit or refund. Luckily, other boaters on the dock could help.

by honeydewnb on Apr 01, 2021
Liz was nice and accommodating but the electric situation was horrible and extremely unfairly priced and that’s the opinion of the people there and talking to most of them some meters were not working and no billing was known!! I’ve paid but want resolution on this or won’t b returning and complaining to someone higher up, my cell number is 508-400-0005

by cinphil on Nov 15, 2020
Nice marina. Great staff, especially Elizabeth.

by happyourazimut on Nov 01, 2020
We stayed here for the summer of 2020. Great marina and super convenient to the Cape, Islands, and RI.

by dbhop777 on Oct 05, 2020
Experience was great over all. We arrived on Sunday afternoon and the “lean” crew was stretched. Maybe more help midday Sunday would be helpful!! Again, it as fine overall!!

by skimmmer on Sep 19, 2020
Very nice stay on mooring #4. Facilities were very well maintained with a lot of patio furniture in the green space to get off the boat and relax in a Covid safe open environment. Friendly helpful staff. Clean restrooms. 2 washers and two dryers, coin operated, which worked great. Staff can help with change. Secure transient dinghy dock closest to office on first pier. No need to use the public dinghy dock. Marina very secure with key card entry ($10 deposit for card, refundable when returned.) Lots of dock carts. Whaling museum nearby, a short walk. Good restaurants a short walk away ( Fathoms, Black Whale). Busy working port with tons of fishing boats, but all a no wake area, so just fun to watch. Harbor does have launch service is desired. Would definitely stay again.

by scamper on Sep 14, 2020
A hidden jewel!! Good Moorings. Best part is launch service with drop off downtown New Bedford on a dock amongst the fishing fleet. Whales Tale Clam Shack is a new gem right near drop off. Walk up to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, a top notch museum focused on the history of the region.

by mjmason10 on Sep 07, 2020
A nice marina. Clean facilities. Good area for walking dogs. Helpful dock hands. Very secure. It would’ve been a five except the cement docks are in need of repair. Dunkin Donuts right across the street. Good wifi.

by gcargen on Sep 02, 2020
Great spot. Nice people nice town to visit

by _a2t4yxrqobughijbyys on Aug 28, 2020
Well maintained moorings 10 min from town. Great staff

by nukecwo on Aug 27, 2020
Great well maintained facility, excellent staff.

by mvprivateer on Aug 21, 2020
Good mooring. Plenty of swing room for our 57' boat. Mooring #1. Marina was flexible with our changing schedule. Watching the commercial traffic was fun. Whole area is a no wake zone.

by blackseal on Aug 17, 2020
Great marina: clean, all the amenities boaters’ need like washer/dryer, ice, two wheel carts, soda machine, etc. And conveniently located by land or sea!

by djmionis on Aug 14, 2020
Had a really nice stay. The marina is very accommodating and has a nice facility.

by jdrinane on Aug 11, 2020
Sat out Trop Storm Isaias there. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Only problem was all their pedestals on dock where I was were 50 amp and I need 30 amp. They had 50 to 30 amp converters to loan me but none of their converters fit their 50 amp outlets!

by bobhaze101 on Aug 10, 2020
Great service at nice, well maintained marina. Very nice, clean heads & showers. Not close to anything in terms of retail, but New Bedford is a fairly short launch or dinghy ride away.

by pbarnet on Aug 02, 2020
A hidden Gem! Great marina staff.

by bicred on Jul 27, 2020
They are wonderful. So nice and helpful.

by greardon on Jul 15, 2020
Great facility with courteous and friendly staff that will promptly help you with anything you need, from docking assistance, to pumpout at your slip, to launch service to the mooring field or across the main channel to downtown New Bedford. Pope’s Island is an active boating community, with very friendly and helpful boat owners. This is a secure, gated marina with well maintained grounds including a spacious picnic area with grilles. They have laundry, ice, vending machines, and a lending library. Restrooms and showers are always clean. Marine supply right across the street, and outstanding seafood within walking distance. Historic Fort Taber Park with a beach, and picnic area is about a mile and a quarter away, and sits at the harbor entrance and the Hurricane Barrier. A bike trail nearby takes you to Mattapoisett, Marion and beyond.

by alzager on Jul 05, 2020
Staff was very courteous. Bathrooms & showers were clean. Pump out boat came on time as requested. Very convenient to both New Bedford and Fairhaven.

by mrdupa on Jun 23, 2020
Stayed here for the weekend while testing out a newly purchased boat. It met all of our needs and more, We did not have the appropriate shore power adapter and they were very accommodating by providing us with a loaner. Will certainly stay here again. Being inside the Hurricane Barrier was also a plus.

by jayjohnson on Oct 16, 2019
Very nice facility. Marine supply and great food nearby.

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 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!

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. 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 for an informational packet that highlights some activities as well as dining options within and around the Harbor. If it is fuel or service your vessel needs, you will find it in The Port of New Bedford. So make your next port of call, New Bedford.


  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Bait & Tackle
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Launch Service
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet



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