Safe Harbor | Bruce & Johnson's Marina


Dock
$3.50/ft - $4.50/ft

Mooring
Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
145 S. Montowese St.
Branford, CT 06405
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 9
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21 Reviews

by peteto on Jul 15, 2018

Great spot for an overnight!! Deck hands were great, met some great folks! Would highly recommend!!

Marina Response:
Hello and thank you for choosing Bruce & Johnson's. We are a bit confused by your review. It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay, but you only gave us one star? Perhaps you meant to give us five stars?

by rkg123456 on Jul 15, 2018

perfect spot ... great restaurant on site ... will return

Marina Response:
Thanks for your review! We look forward to your return to Bruce & Johnson's.

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 reelmagic on Aug 29, 2017

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 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 scotm666 on Jul 21, 2017

Great friendly service.


by dsleiman on Jul 16, 2017

Nice facilities. Great and helpful staff. Enjoyed going into the town.


by hogan on Jul 03, 2017

Very nice marina, clean and well equipped.

Not happy that the new owners have discontinued the cruising club discount, this was one of the reasons we favored staying at Brewer yards on our vacation.

Also, no "welcome bag" anymore...

Looks like Brewer will no longer be our first choice for transient dockage.


by nr on Jun 30, 2017

Great - the staff was wonderful on a very busy weekend. Love staying there.


by fullcircle on Jun 26, 2017

Great Marina, this was my second time there for the fireworks. They easily accommodated our group of twenty boats.


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 & Johnson's Marina

Previously known as a Brewer Yacht Yard facility, Bruce & Johnson's Marina is now proudly owned and operated by Safe Harbor Marinas after the two companies merged in 2017. Close to New York City, yet only a few miles from New Haven, Bruce & Johnson’s Marina is conveniently located in Branford, CT, and is nearby to wonderful weekend cruising destinations. Branford is an idyllic setting for traveling boaters. On shore, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and kayaking. Additional sites to enjoy ashore include: Stony Creek's Trolley Trail and the Harrison House Museum. Only 3 miles away by water are the Thimble Islands with 30 islands for anchoring, birding and exploring.


Services

  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Amenities

  • 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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