by Mirko V. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Beautiful location, practically downtown.
David the dockmaster is very kind and helpful.
by Christopher C. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Great access to downtown Po-town, Prescott park and more.
traffic in the river makes for a very uncomfortable day on the dock but...
At night traffic goes away and the waters are calm
by Robert H. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2023
Easy in and out. David was a great and gracious host.
by Clarke P. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Staff was very helpful. Marina is convenient to restaurants and the historical district. BUT the very strong currents, the wakes from passing boats, 24/7 make this a risky, uncomfortable and possibly dangerous location.
by Mark - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
We had fantastic experience at Marina Harbor! David the dock master was Awesome 😎 Portsmouth is great city with great restaurants and friendly people
by Bruce T. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
DAVID was very helpful in docking.
by Ben C. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
Docks are in a very strong current which appears to be taking their toll on them. The dockmaster was very helpful and nice. This Marina is in a good location to walk to shops and food. Very rolly and fairly loud with the roadway. Expensive for what you get IMHO but their aren't alot of options.
by Joe J. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
The staff was great! The docks move a lot, lots of traffic in that area.
by Douglas D. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Dockmaster Dave is a pro. Very competent and welcoming.
by Sarah H. - Verified user on May 28, 2023
The best play to stay in Portsmouth! David is awesome!
by Margaret F. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2022
Excellent location steps from downtown Portsmouth. Weekend traffic can cause some rocking. Dave was very helpful.
by Steve B. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2022
Great location to town, very rocky dockage but kept sea keeper on so the stay was pleasant, Dave the dock master was very helpful.
by David M. on Jul 27, 2022
Love it! David was so helpful and communicated above and beyond. Gave us a lot of good local information about the surrounding area on and offshore. He provided all of the information we needed for a safe arrival given the nasty current. Perfect location for exploring town. Would not recommend for smaller boats, but anything large that is not impacted by the waves is good. We’ll be back!!
by Mark N. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2021
A little bumpy during the day, but settles down nicely overnight. Can't get closer to downtown...awesome! David is great to work with from reservations to docking assistance.
by Michaeline D. on Feb 13, 2020
A private marina with an opportunity for transient docking depending on availability. The best location to access Portsmouth on foot as the marina exits directly onto Bow Street.
by Douglas Y. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2019
The staff was excellent. The current and the waves were so bad we couldn’t stay. It was knocking pictures off the walls and things off the shelf. Way to exposed for my liking
by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 05, 2019
The Harbour master was extremely helpful! But the boat traffic in the river creates big swells that could potentially cause boat damage. Make sure you have lots of fenders!
by Mark C. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Great place David was there for us and for any thing we needed good location for walking to town and dinner thanks David Capt mark motor yacht freedom
by James H. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
David, the harbormaster was very friendly and attentive. He met us at the dock when we arrived and help us leave because of the current. We actually stayed at badger Island east, which I believe is an associated facility Located directly across the river. This marina is in an excellent location with numerous restaurants and shops within a 15 minute walk/half a mile. The facilities were very clean and well kept. Most of the reviews warn about the wake from passing boats, and it did get a little rough in the afternoon with the returning fishing boats and a flood tide. That is why I gave 4 stars. But even though we were on a face dock exposed to the river it wasn’t that bad, and we’ve certainly been at worse docks.
by Frank S. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
They cancelled our stay 5 hours before we arrived and we were forced to find a place elsewhere....TERRIBLE thing to do when we were already en route there and had dinner plans with family. Will NEVER book there ever again.
by Shelley P. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2019
We ended up staying at Badgers East to avoid the bridge. There is a lot of current, but David is a very helpful dock master. Short walk into town.
by Bill A. on Aug 20, 2018
Amenities listed for this marina were not onsite. This is not a marina - it is an urban dock that is not in a no wake zone.
The dockmaster is not available on Mon or Tue, so we were assisted by a friend of his. Although amenities were claimed, no map or signage was evident.
I was assigned the most upstream end of the dock. It was a time of extreme tides and currents were probably in the range of 5 knots at this end. Wakes in excess of 2 feet hit the boat at the dock. I left after one night due to safety concerns for my boat or crew if they should fall overboard.
The location for the town is great, but it is hard to enjoy it when your boat and crew are at risk. They did refund the second day.
by Zachary A. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2018
Dave was great and we had a great time
by Judy s. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2018
It felt like a bait and switch. This is not a marina in any sense that I've understood before. It says there are bathrooms and showers. There was one bathroom with a shower inside a parking garage. Really in a garage. The wifi didn't exist. We were charged more than was quoted although the difference was refunded when we pointed it out. Very tricky location due to current and bridge. The access to town was great. That's why I'm giving it 3 stars. My husband would give it 2.
by Michael S. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2018
It's super-convenient to downtown Portsmouth, which is nice, and the facilities themselves are fine. It's not sheltered, though, and the wakes make for a somewhat bouncy stay. Strong currents (2+ kt) can make docking tricky, so slack water is best, but what's when everybody else wants to dock also. Marina staff are friendly , competent, and helpful. I'm on a 30' sailboat; I suspect bigger boats don't get knocked around quite so much. One caveat: if you just want plain old groceries, the Hannaford's is a mile away. Lyft is your friend here (nobody should ever use Uber; but you know that, right?). On the other hand if you just want some great oysters, walk a couple hundred yards up Bow Street to Surf. Friendly staff, casual atmosphere, good food.
by chris d. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2017
Great power, nice people, close to town
by Adam K. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2017
There is no arguing that this is a fantastic location for accessing the downtown Portsmouth area. But it is a spot in the river where the current and boat wakes make for an unpleasant experience on board. Dave, the Dockmaster, is very helpful and accessible. He splits his time with the Badger Island East Marina which is not a bad thing. In fact, he was able to bring me a block of ice from the other marina in the skiff that he runs back and forth. Although there are gates, I would not say that the marina is secure. But we had no problems with strangers on the dock. Aside from the dockmaster and the folks that we traveled with, we never saw any other people at the marina.The docks and utilities are good and we loved wandering around Portsmouth. I think that if I were to return, i would stay at the Badger Island marina and just take the ten minute walk into Portsmouth over the bridge.