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Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons

$4/ft - $5/ft

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145 S. Montowese St.
Branford, CT 06405
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89 Reviews

by carjmr6655 on Sep 20, 2020
Lovely marina with a fine restaurant. Dock staff very helpful.

by dougr4000 on Sep 13, 2020
Great place, great service, look forward to another visit.

by ehatch on Aug 24, 2020
Great except for humidity & heat. Dock staff very friendly and helpful. Nice slip on AA dock north plenty of room. starboard side tie as requested. Definitely plan on returning.

by kost-ly on Aug 23, 2020
Friendly, clean and very accommodating!!

by pcozzolino on Aug 20, 2020
Staff and Facilities are Amazing ! 5 STAR place !

by hogan on Aug 20, 2020
Another great stay at Bruce & Johnson's! Clean marina, great dockhands. This has become one of our favorite transient stops!

by bhennessy59 on Aug 17, 2020
Helpful and knowledgeable staff.

by johnmartin on Aug 16, 2020
Other than the smell from the treatment plant, we loved our stay

by daearle on Aug 13, 2020
Easy, efficient docking. Clean, well kept facilities. Helpful staff. Pleasant dinner at the Marina restaurant. Second stopover here. Will return.

by jworth3 on Aug 09, 2020
Lovely place to stay. Clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and professional. Only negative was virtuall no one wore masks, except staff. Hard for marina to enforce.

by dank on Jul 28, 2020

by kr4us1 on Jul 27, 2020
Great stay. Andy and Brendan were very helpful when we docked. Tom is always very cooperative and helpful with our booking. Very nice Marina. Highly recommend.

by jpollaci on Jul 26, 2020
Nice docks in good condition and large safe facility. However, signage is confusing, very easy to dock in wrong area. Nobody met us at our dock upon arrival, had to call to confirm our arrival. This was after communicating via radio. Real negative is lack of store if you need any provisions. Can’t even buy a bottle of water on premises.

by kristiebritt on Jul 25, 2020
Wonderful place! Will definitely return!

by deepharbor on Jul 25, 2020
Nice stay and we were put on the T head which makes it easy to get on and off the dock. The crew on the dock helped us tie up but you wonder why they don't realize if you tie up the bow line aft and tight while still coming in the bow is going to slam into the dock. It's one way to get there.

by yewyfveure4y6kztxbj6 on Jul 20, 2020
It was a night mare waiting for a slip assignment. We were told 3 different slips and constantly being told never mind as they found us a new slip. The put us in a very small slip for our boat. About a foot of clearance in the slip. We had to take our dingy completely off our boat and carry it across the dock to drop in the water. We told the dock hand that we were not happy to where they put us for the slip. And he made no effort to move us. And there were other slips available in the bigger slips. We have friends traveling with us and there boat was only 2 feet larger and they were given a larger slip with plenty of room to drop the dingy right off there boat.

by johnsongp on Jul 20, 2020
Staff extremely helpful and friendly.

by marcusmarino on Jul 20, 2020
Very active marina....the young guys and gals do a very good job....wear your mask and be safe....noticed one of the young crew sanitizing the handle to the shows...trying to keep everyone safe.....cement docks can land a plane on the premises is a goldmine and for good is great

by rkg123456 on Jul 19, 2020
We enjoy returning here several times a season...always a nice spot- great location and restaurant being on site is a plus....
Marina Response:
Thanks for your review! We look forward to your return to Bruce & Johnson's.

by reelmagic on Jul 19, 2020
Staff is very helpful and pleasant. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Dinner at Dockside was great.. Have been there several times in the past and it never disappoints. THe bar is high and many other marinas could benefit from how Bruce & Johnson operates and treats its transients....

by fmahnke on Jul 18, 2020
Always a great stop. Dockhands are great and more than willing to help. Dockside restaurant is always good. Bathrooms clean.

by lorigage on Jul 10, 2020
Great staff. Enjoyable restaurant. Still can't pump diesel fuel from last year... Need to fix. Also need to dredge.

by dawniet3729 on Jul 05, 2020
Always a great time!! Thank you for the clean and updated bathrooms and showers. Very much appreciated!!! And thank you for Having the pool opened!!!

by drbryanbarry on Jul 05, 2020
Great Marina! Beautiful pool, friendly people and just a great stay!

by fullcircle on Jun 29, 2020
Great Marina, Unfortunately the fireworks were canceled this year. The Saturday afternoon weather was a little wet.

by cab2137 on Jun 28, 2020
Fantastic!! Such a nice place!! The staff and the faculty are top notch!!!!

by thomasjohnlynch on Jun 28, 2020
Our sailing association comes here every year (weather permitting) as part of our multi-location 10 cruise program. We have had over 20 boats. Tom has been AWESOME here at Bruce & Johnson's at Branford CT. Grouping us together as much as possible. This is one of the most fantastic facilities and a BLAST to sail to across the Long island Sound from Mt. Sinai/Port Jefferson NY Pavilions to hold our Cruisers Party, a restaurant on premise. A few suggestions might be better store and ice hours or maybe an ice vending machine or vending gallery since there is no 7-11 or stores easily reached on foot. Coffee I think (am heading out now at 8:30) is in the "office" or store and limited by those hours. Just trying to bring it up to optimum!!!! Prices have gotton very competative in the last years. Concrete docks and the entire property are magnificently clean, ship shape, and well done.

by richie2020 on Jun 27, 2020
We stayed overnight at a slip during a sailboat delivery from western Long Island Sound to north of Boston. The entire facility is extremely clean, neat, and very well maintained. The slips are in great condition and hookups are easy and convenient. The staff was fantastic, from the dock hands, to Tom and others in the main office and ship’s store, to the gentleman at the fuel dock. Everyone was polite, courteous, and extremely helpful. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

by shelby267 on Jun 22, 2020
Very nice facility. Stayed on Dock A. Very friendly boaters on this dock. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Dockside Restaurant was open and the meal was good. Sat outside on a nice summer evening and watched the sunset. Worth a visit!

by toddferraro on Jun 22, 2020
Great marina, great staff and we had a great time. Definitely will be back.

by thezacs on Jun 20, 2020
Clean facility. Great town to explore

by cparker on Nov 06, 2019
Although technically closed for the season they went out of their way to accommodate us after Long Island Sound got a little rough. Wonderful friendly place to visit and will make sure to stop there again. Can’t thank them enough.

by mgray on Sep 06, 2019
We had the best experience at Branford Marina, it started with the awesome dockhands who were there to assist us with docking and welcoming us to the marina. We needed our new boat service as it was overdue and we travelled from PEI Canada down the coast and could not get service anywhere as they were all too busy, but Branford fit us in and were so professional and accommodating. Thanks to Chris and all the boys at the service center we were so appreciative of their time and professionalism. They went above and beyond for us and we will definitely be back....thanks Boys! Wayne and Michelle Gray...Spectacular!

by plasek on Sep 04, 2019
Our first time there. Wonderful staff, Tom answered all my questions prior to arriving, dock hands were on the dock to assist, Great Restaurant, service was top notch A Perfect overnight destination Beats Port Jeff hands down!! We will be back!!! Thanks

by dalegreenwood on Sep 03, 2019

by jbuser on Sep 02, 2019
The Marina was fine except they put us on the service dock which had only 3 feet clearance at low tide and never told us. We draw 5.5 feet and got stuck in the mud. Had to wait 3 hours past the time we wanted to leave for the tide to come in. Thus making us travel in the bad weather we had hoped to avoid by leaving earlier.

by jorgel8375 on Aug 29, 2019
Beautiful marina with great location and very helpful people. The hands at the dock were friendly and took got care of me, directing me to my slip and helping with the docking lines. The overnight stay was quiet and very pleasant.

by wardar on Aug 27, 2019
Great pool, docks, resturant and dock hands. Full time slip boats owners very friendly. Needed to pay close attention to outside harbor channel markes from branford reef, lots of rocks.
Marina Response:
We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for choosing Bruce & Johnson's Marina. Hope to see you again soon.

by rib4marinas on Aug 26, 2019
Quiet and secure. Only complaint was that process for signing up for WiFi dragged me thru page which tried very hard to get me to pay for it when in actuality it was free.

by johnfeldtmose on Aug 23, 2019
Outstanding marina! Excellent facility and service. Good showers and heads. Good restaurant on dock.

by pfors on Aug 20, 2019
This place is a 10, both as marina and a boatyard. Top quality facility and staff make this place exceptional.

by cwald on Aug 19, 2019
First rate facility. Restaurant is a destination spot on its own. No chandlery to speak of and not very close to a downtown.

by tharkness on Aug 12, 2019
We have stayed here before and keep coming back. The dock hands were as helpful as always and we found the shower facilities to be clean and accommodating. We most like the restaurant right there. A very good option in this part of the Sound.

by vinjr60 on Aug 11, 2019
Always clean and welcoming. Wish they had free transportation to town.

by whiteknight on Aug 10, 2019
Always a pleasant stay! Capt Dave vessel White Knight

by obmd1 on Aug 03, 2019
Great staff. Well kept dock and the restaurant was perfect. I had a huge fuel leak and their staff stayed late to help clean up. Knowledgeable yard manager and crew in the ships store. Good people here.
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us at Bruce & Johnson's. We appreciate your feedback and will look into this situation. Hope to see you again soon!

by fxboyle on Aug 03, 2019
Great facilities, nice people.

by bobm6145 on Jul 22, 2019
Great stay, Great staff and Manager

by ddibner on Jul 18, 2019
Great marina, restaurant and pool. Dock kids were very nice.

by bill179 on Jul 13, 2019
The crew at Branford did an incredible job, we had a small issue that was taken care of quickly and professionally. I highly recommend Branford Bruce and Johnson. SV Optimistic

by bbreslow on Jul 09, 2019
Great service!

by thenorticals on Jul 07, 2019
Clean marina, nice pool, friendly staff. Great fish restaurant

by jra on Jun 30, 2019
well protected, very clean, great dockhands, restaurant on Premises, would return!

by billberner on Jun 27, 2019
Always nice & even better when its free as a perk from being a safe harbors customer

by tummler on Jun 25, 2019
Very accommodating marina, were happy to help with anything we needed. Great restaurant right off the dock and nice clean facilities.

by tummler on Jun 25, 2019
Very accommodating marina, were happy to help with anything we needed. Great restaurant right off the dock and nice clean facilities.

by ggiering on Jun 24, 2019
Very accommodating, easy to find, great location, great service, great amenities.

by rdfree06484 on Jun 24, 2019
Very clean well maintained marina .Dock hands are very helpful . Restaurant very good comfort food .Will be back

by dreamcatcher36s7 on Jun 23, 2019
If I could give Bruce and Johnson six stars I would. We were fogged in, the stove was acting up, and we were hungry and thirsty. Tom and his fantastic crew took us in hand with generosity, efficiency, and a welcoming spirit, turning a major annoyance into a delightful respite.

by southpaw on Jun 10, 2019
Everything about the Marina and location was perfect. Need a breakfast truck in the AM though!

by rhawkes on Aug 27, 2018
Good facilities, could add some more amenities. High quality docks. Dockhand who greeted us was knowledgeable and told us everything we needed to know. Weekend shuttle service to restaurants would be nice, as the on-site restaurant does not take reservations and the line was (not surprisingly) long on the August Saturday eveing we stayed. The wait for an Uber to an off-site restaurant was a bit long given the suburban location.
Marina Response:
We appreciate your feedback and will take your ideas into consideration. Thank you for staying with us at Bruce & Johnson's. We hope to see you again for a future visit!

by verity on Aug 27, 2018
Good restaurant on site

by btexeira on Aug 27, 2018
From the time we first docked our boat at Bruce and Johnson’s Marina, to when we finally headed home, the experience was wonderful. Dock boys were very helpful in helping us dock. We always enjoy the restaurant and it continues to be a favorite eating place for us. The grounds are perfect for our needs enjoying the swimming pool and the eating areas. Everybody is very helpful and makes our stay so enjoyable. We always come with a group of us from home and make sure that we do this trip every year.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing Bruce & Johnson's each year! We love hearing that you enjoy the facilities, the area, and our team. Already looking forward to seeing you and the group next year. Until then, happy boating!

by wishbone on Aug 27, 2018
Great spot. Clean well run. Great staff. Amazing restaurant (Dockside)

by debs61 on Aug 20, 2018
We will definitely be back. Loved it!!

by stepanskiy on Aug 17, 2018
As always, predictably great marina with good accommodations, clean and plentiful. Service team is always on-hand to address issues. It is our regular stop over destination.
Marina Response:
We enjoyed reading your great review! Thank you. It is always a pleasure having you here at Bruce & Johnson's. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Take care!

by peteto on Aug 13, 2018
Great spot for an overnight!! Deck hands were great, met some great folks! Would highly recommend!!
Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review and recommendation!!

by cdbnyc2000 on Aug 09, 2018
Great marina offering excellent service. The channel is very well marked, and is easy to enter. Fantastic dockhands, really clean (air conditioned) showers all in a really pretty location.

by cdbnyc2000 on Aug 09, 2018
Great marina offering excellent service. The channel is very well marked, and is easy to enter. Fantastic dockhands, really clean (air conditioned) showers all in a really pretty location.

by zulutribe on Aug 06, 2018
it was pretty good. no complaint
Marina Response:
Thanks for the review. Come back and see us again, and we will try to earn that last star!

by hartley on Jul 27, 2018
Always friendly and helpful, the youthful staff are very energetic and ready to help you in or out. Floating docks makes it effortless!
Marina Response:
We appreciate your great review and thank you for choosing Bruce & Johnson's. Our team is great and always full of energy, and it makes us happy to hear that you agree! We hope to see you at the marina again soon.

by scotm666 on Jul 23, 2018
Great service, great dockhands, extremely friendly. That is why I come back every year!
Marina Response:
We are always happy to have you here at Bruce & Johnson's! Thank you for the review and for making us an annual stop. Looking forward to your next visit.

by tshahbender on Jul 22, 2018
Safe Harbor/Bruce & Johnson marina is a great place stay. All of the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The marina management team (Tom and Bruce) went out of their way to help us and make us feel at home. The marina grounds are impeccably maintained, the slips are just right, and the facilities (bathhouse, pool, picnic areas, shop, restaurant) are all top flight. I would recommend this marina to everyone.
Marina Response:
Wow! Thank you so much for this great review and recommendation! Our goal is to provide our guests with a first-rate marina experience, and it is always awesome to hear when our customers agree. We appreciate your business and hope to see you at Bruce & Johnson's again soon!

by imnappraiser on Jul 21, 2018
Great place. Very clean and lots to do in close proximity. Would go again.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the review and for staying with us at Bruce & Johnson's. We would love to see you again. Come back anytime!

by ronbo on Jul 04, 2018
Well operated, clean, and friendly marina. The on-site restaurant excellent. We had a slight problem (ours) with the reservation but Tom quickly took care of it. Will definitely revisit!
Marina Response:
Hi there! Thank you very much for visiting us at Bruce & Johnson's and for your lovely review. It is excellent to hear that you enjoyed the marina and our team along with the restaurant. We are already looking forward to your next visit!

by aipman on Jun 23, 2018
Excellent facility and restaurant. Very helpful staff. A little too expensive for me.
Marina Response:
Thank you for visiting Bruce & Johnson's Marina. We also appreciate the review and hope that you will consider visiting us again in the future.

by amity1983 on Jun 11, 2018
Great marina. Well protected, nice and quiet. Big clean bathroom and great restaurant. We chose Branford as a stop mostly due to distance between our prior and future stops, but will definitely consider cruising back this way.
Marina Response:
We appreciate the awesome review and are happy that you enjoyed your stay as well as our facilities. Please come visit us again next time you are cruising this way. Happy boating!

by whomper on Jun 10, 2018
Short stay, but great service as expected. Made the reservation on Dockwa and shortly after got a phone call confirming, then another asking when we would arrive as the dock hands could stay a little late if needed. Came in near high tide with a 6’-0” draft and we were fine. Channel looks narrower on the charts. Just follow the guidance and you will be fine. Would love to come back !
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review of the marina. We also appreciate the details about your experience making the reservation and your arrival. You are more than welcome back anytime! Hope to see you soon. Enjoy your summer on the water!

by captainbulldog on Apr 08, 2018
One of Jack Brewer's destination marinas. Huge! But also the place to go for yacht repairs. Particularly those scratches and dings that need special professional talent to restore your vessel to like new condition. Beautifully maintained grounds and great restaurant on site. GM Bruce Kuryla is tops.

by starshipenterprise on Sep 15, 2017
I had requested an end-dock, and even though there were a few open, they gave me a slip deep in the marina. Arriving dock hand seemed very inexperienced with dock lines. No ice available. Dockhouse didn't open until 10:30am the next morning (Monday). He arrived at 10:40 and helped us reverse out. Also, the WiFi was not working anywhere in the marina. On the plus side, great restrooms and great on-site restaurant. I just wish the marina portion was better managed.

by mbkuck on Sep 13, 2017
Great marina great services a bit out of town

by margozink on Aug 23, 2017
Enjoyed our visit to Branford to renew memories of when we had a slip there in the 90's. Very attractive setting and great on-site restaurant, Dockside

by pvgas on Aug 17, 2017
Nice pool facilities and clean bathrooms. Were assigned a slip in pretty skinny water, but other than that a fine stay. Good wifi and stable AC power.

by lhauptner on Aug 14, 2017
Prompt service and courteous staff. Clean facilities and available power. We wish our Brewers in Stamford could be as great as Bruce & Johnson!

by dvenuto on Aug 07, 2017
Friendly, helpful staff. - great pool and good dockside grill made the short stay totally enjoyable. Slips are tight though if that's a concern. Brewer Marinas deliver!

by dsleiman on Jul 16, 2017
Nice facilities. Great and helpful staff. Enjoyed going into the town.

by nr on Jun 30, 2017
Great - the staff was wonderful on a very busy weekend. Love staying there.

by smallr on Jun 06, 2017
Great stay at this marina. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, marina was easy to locate and navigate to my assigned slip. Would stay here again in the future.

by jmauceri007 on Feb 24, 2012
Stayed for a week over the summer of 2011. Very nice. We loved the restaurant and food was very good. The pool, picnic area, laundry and bathrooms are all top notch. We were particularly impressed with how the friendy staff maintains the grounds. Beautiful flowers everywhere and the docks are kept very tidy. We did explore outside of the marina. Town 10 mins. away. Definitely on our list of repeat marinas. One of our favorites also.

About Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons

Upscale resort amenities meet idyllic cruising at Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons. The immaculate grounds are home to Member pavilions, waterfront dining, a pool, and more. Gorgeous cruising awaits at the popular Thimble Islands, and the renowned marine service team is among the best in the region.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Bait & Tackle
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dry Storage
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet



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