by Jim C. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2023
Excellent service and nice people. MBY is the best!
by Robbin F. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2023
Staff is extremly helpful and professional. Harbor is a great place to moor you boat!
by Philip G. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2023
MBY and the Kaisers are great! Highly recommended boatyard!
by Daniel F. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2023
Perhaps the most hospitable group of folks I’ve ever encountered at a marina or boat yard. After a devastating fire that claimed nearly everything, they rose to the challenge and made everyone feel better and gave us hope.
Thank you for the super kind words! It is customers like you who make doing this so worthwhile and rewarding!
by Molly G. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
Very professional, awesome service.Always extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. We have been customers there for over 45 years
by David P. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Truly excellent and timely launch service. Staff is very accomodating. Protection from weather is good. Moorings are well-maintained. Parking is convenient. Easy to call and find out conditions when I'm not on the boat and the weather reports are threatening.
Down one star because shore facilities are limited after the big fire in 2022. I don't blame them, there's a lot on their plate and they're moving as fast as they can. Already cleared the land and digging foundations for the new facilities. Next year I'll be back for another 3-week stay and I'm sure there'll be a lot of new and spanking clean rest rooms and showers and so forth. Looking forward to that.
Best of luck to them. They work very hard.
by Alexander K. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Delightful visit—Boatyard launch staff friendly, courteous and helpful.
by Skip B. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Dave Kaiser was very responsive and helpful with our mooring request.
by Linda R. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2022
Large harbor with space between boats for privacy. Launch service very accommodating and showed us everything we needed.
Town dock has bathrooms open 24 hours and pump out station.
Little town was charming with an Inn that had good and filling food. Ice cream shop as well.
Will definitely make this a regular stop on our way in and out of Buzzards Bay.
by Edford S. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Always accommodating and always excellent - quick and free launch
by Wendy C. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2022
Beautiful harbor. Great marina with friendly staff very helpful competent.
Greatest spot on Buzzards Bay.
Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your stay!!
by Ludwig H. on Jul 16, 2022
Inexpensive and well protected. Good communication through dockwa app. Facilities are basic with outside shower. Launch service provided. Like everywhere else in New England launch will point out your mooring but otherwise stand by (i.e. not help you tie up). This seems to be market practice. Moorings looked very solid. Guest moorings are orange to port upon entering
Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you again soon!
by Sam S. - Verified user on May 27, 2022
Easy access great place for our 1st stop on the way to Virginia
Stopped here on the way home to Gloucester. Great stop easy access moorings are well marked and well maintained
by Walter G. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
MBY has become a must-stop on my annual cruises for some years now, it has everything I want....great location, simple but nice and clean facilities, and a quiet and beautiful town nearby to walk around and explore. The best part is the friendly and helpful team which makes the yard seem like family. This year I had some minor engine problems and the crew dropped everything to help me out and get me going on the rest of my trip. Great place!
by Jeffrey b. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
excellent people and launch drivers. awesome town. mooring was in excellent condition.
the only negative is the shower. there is only one. it is open air and very rustic, like you would expect in a cabin in the woods. water not very hot. it also had a large assortment of used bar soaps and shampoos left by previous users. so it obviously had not been cleaned by the staff for a some time. pretty gross.
Thank you for the kind words!
I am very sorry about your neighbors. That boat actually just sold and the customers are staying a week and then taking it to it’s new home. We try to limit the use of external generators like that except for emergency use. I really apologize if this affected your stay!
by Alan R. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
Beautiful stay. Very peaceful when the SW doesn’t kick up. Launch drivers were friendly and very accommodating. We were passing through and stayed 2 nights.
Thank you! Hope to see you guys again soon!
by Jeff D. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2021
Good moorings, make good sleep. Nice dinghy dock at the boat yard and there is a launch service even though we didn't require it.
by Alex H. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2021
Mooring was waiting for us upon our arrival
by John M. - Verified user on May 24, 2021
The launch crew were great and accommodating. WE stay until Sunday, and the harbor was very nice in the evenings, though a bit rolly during the day.
by Richard B. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2020
Awesome service. Moorings suitable for any size vessel and courteous staff.
by Peter R. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2020
Prompt and courteous launch service. Well spaced moorings allow for much more privacy than in most of the neighbouring marinas. Very picturesque.
Thank you for your nice review! hope to see you back here soon!
by Anonymous - Verified user on May 30, 2020
They reserved me a mooring they did nt have available. When I got there all the moorings were occupied. They directed me to a second area. All moorings there were taken. The launch came out and took me to a third area. All those were taken. They finally put me on a non transient visitor mooring. Management is unaware of the status of their own facilities.
We are so sorry you did not have a positive experience with us. As I recall it was pea soup fog and could not see which transient moorings were open. This time of year we are launching boats like crazy, and use the guest moorings as temps for boats that are leaving, and also use our seasonal rental moorings that are not yet used as guest moorings, in the fog that was the easiest option.
I wish you could have called and let us know how you felt and we would have sent a refund, if you would like to come back and visit again, we will hold a mooring at no charge!
by Rick C. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2019
Mattapoisett is a lovely harbor, wide open to Buzzards Bay. We were fortunate to have calm conditions for the weekend, this is not always so here. There is a launch service, a dinghy dock, and a pub with decent food.
by Valeri M. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2019
The boatyard directed us to the visitors moorings. The harbor is very nice, protected and very few fishermen to roll past you early in the morning. Had a great sleep. Visitors are directed to register with the Harbourmaster. Ince that is done, your dinghy is permitted to tie up at the public wharf free for 3 days.
The downside to Mattapoiset is the lack of amenities. There is no grocery store nearby, no laundry service, both of which we needed. The people at the Harbourmaster office where very friendly. It is a nice place to unwind.
by Benjamin M. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2019
Our mooring in Mattapoisett was well built and secure, if a bit bumpy with the prevailing SW wind. Launch service can take some time as it appears there are two launchs to service approximately 600 moorings. That said, the launch operators responded promptly and picked folks up in the order in which they called. This is also a very large harbor.
Personell at Mattapoiset Marine we’re very helpful and the rates were the best we received on our two week cruise.
Thank you very much for your great review! Hope to see you again soon!
by Christopher H. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2019
Beautiful harbor, large secure moorings, friendly courteous staff. It’s not the Ritz, but comfortable (unless the wind blows from the southeast.
by Ron R. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2019
Friendly yard. Great staff.
by Benjamin H. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2018
Great Stay! Very nice harbor, not a lot to do ashore. We radioed MBY upon entering the harbor and were instructed to find an open orange mooring on our port side, of which there were none available. We did find an open orange mooring further in, on our starboard side, which turned out to be a great location. Took the launch service into shore and had an ice cream a the shack on the town pier, just a short walk away. There is not much in walking distance from the drop off point, the ice cream shack, a general store, an inn with a restaurant and a spa. The harbor was quiet and we had a great rest. My only real complaint is that the morning launch driver was going too fast for my liking and throwing some wake fairly early.
Glad you guys enjoyed your stay in beautiful Mattapoisett! Do you happen to recall what day/morning the launch was going too fast? Just so I can make sure it will never happen again!
Hope to see you guys again soon, any questions or concerns My name is Ned and my cell phone number is 774-263-2718