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Menemsha Harbor



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P.O. Box 119
Chilmark, MA 02535
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68 Reviews

by glgraves on Jul 10, 2020
Nice spot, very small basin. Minus 1 star for the following: showers closed due to the WuFlu which was not their fault. Larsen’s food only ok, clam chowder was watery, lobster dip needs way more lobster, as it was nearly undetectable. But service exceptionally friendly. As for the mooring, we assumed it was located in Menemsha Pond up Menemsha Creek but not so! The two inner moorings are in Menemsha Basin. This should be emphasized to those unfamiliar. Otherwise great and friendly, helpful people.

by billberner on Jul 07, 2020
Love menemsha Double love that rhey now take advance reservations Triple it as because of Covid there is no rafting up at the inners

by jmcgheeboxing64 on Jul 05, 2020
Very friendly staff , they are waiting there for you to help with the docking process. As well as to information about the area . Heading back again in august

by avante on Jul 05, 2020
Outstanding Harbormaster’s Staff. Wonderful marina and Harbor. The food and views are spectacular!

by fungaljoy on Jul 04, 2020
The moorings were outside the breakwater and basically sitting exposed in the Vineyard Sound. It was like trying to sleep while sailing in a storm.

by rfield333 on Jul 03, 2020
Great staff and wonderful views from the slip overlooking Vinyard Sound, "meet the fleet was great and the Coast Guard mock rescue was incredible.

by dmb on Jun 29, 2020
It was our second stay at Menemsha. It is such a beautiful and peaceful setting. The harbor master and staff are always helpful, especially with docking when the current is running, which will push the boat port or starboard (flow and ebb) when backing in. There are no fingers so you have to exit the boat from the stern. The staff is great, they even stopped by all the boats to ask if we needed anything before they went home for the evening! We left trying to figure out when we might come back. I'm thinking the fall might be a great time if the MV Derby doesn't fill up all the available slips.

by stme1234 on Jun 28, 2020
Great Marina and Staff. Harbor Master and staff very helpful. Once they complete the pump out stations around the bulkhead and beyond for easy pumping going to be fantastic addition.

by tollyskies1 on Jun 27, 2020
It was more than I imagined. Everyone helping everyone! Friendly and ...of course the SUNSET!

by aequitas on Jun 25, 2020
The harbor master and the team were very helpful and professional in helping us secure our berth.

by sharonmcnamara on Jun 22, 2020
Harbor Master staff members were great. Very helpful when we were docking. Menemsha is my favorite place on earth. Thank you for another great stay! - Sharon McNamara, "Turn The Page"

by vcky_xzwqdazqhx3yw7w on Jun 21, 2020
Always love it at Menemsha. The harbormaster is pleasant and helpful.

by skgalpinjr on Oct 03, 2019
Pretty fishing harbor with basic amenities, two fish/lobster stores, with tieups made much easier thanks to very helpful, capable Harbormaster Rossi.

by spdias on Sep 29, 2019
Great Harbor! We will definitely add this harbor to our list of places to stay. The sunsets are phenomenal there. The beach and jetty quickly fills up close to sunset. The Harbormaster is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

by alijos1007 on Sep 28, 2019
Excellent stay at Menemsha. Harbor was great, assisted with a tricky docking. Town is very nice, fresh seafood. Can’t miss sunset!

by svhighcotton on Sep 25, 2019
what a delightful spot. Busy commercial fishing harbor and you are in the middle of it all. We will be back!

by dwightsch on Sep 22, 2019
Beautiful weekend. Spider was great and very helpful.

by benholtz on Aug 29, 2019
This was our first visit to Menemsha, and we loved it. On a mooring, rafted to 2 other boat, which was also a first, but worked out great. The dinghy dock is easy to access and it is a short walk to several casual eating places and shops. It is easy to say that this will become a regular spot for us in the future.

by wardar on Aug 27, 2019
excellent harbor and dock personnel

by pulltwo on Aug 20, 2019
Nice small harbor location, sunsets very nice from the bridge and nearby dinghy accessible beaches are among the Vineyards best!

by jessephen on Aug 19, 2019
Menemsha is pretty. Not a place to provision but they do have great seafood available. They also have showers with HOT water!

by jrtwinjammer on Aug 18, 2019
Wonderful like always. Great staff with Ryan and company

by ireneag on Aug 17, 2019
Super helpful and hospitable harbor master. Well kept docks and ramps.

by wjrok on Aug 17, 2019
First time and despite being on a mooring outside and some rockin and rollin a great sunset. Great fish from Larsons for dinner and a great time at Gay Head lighthouse and cliffs . Buses are not on time. Walked some but next time ?uber may be the way to go! Wish they had moorings inside for motor boats. Like being on mooring vs dock overall but docks reasonable even fo summer time and MV

by mmcgaw on Aug 15, 2019
Outstanding HM crew. Extremely dutiful and responsive. Menemsha is now a top tier service provider. Nice work!

by malsted on Aug 13, 2019
Menemsha is a fantastic destination. The Harbormaster staff is extremely helpful and professional. The fresh seafood available at the markets along the harbor is excellent. The sunset is a spectacle for the family. We will be back next summer.

by tshepley on Aug 12, 2019
Friendly staff, beautiful setting, and picturesque country side. Bring your bicycles and BYOB as Menemsha is a dry town

by richrld on Aug 11, 2019
Great stay! Smooth sailing with Ryan and Spider at the helm! Keep up the good work guys!

by rengarch on Aug 11, 2019
Our stay was nice enough although the bathroom/showers were not clean at all and there was no WIFI service available. However being right next to fresh seafood outweighed the negatives. Marina was quiet and the service was very friendly and helpful, will come again next year.

by jneuberthrs on Aug 10, 2019
Super concerned courteous staff. Great town, great facility.

by gregbilezikian on Aug 10, 2019
Dock hands are very good. Harbormaster attentive.

by crburnham on Aug 09, 2019
Great New England fishing port

by dgallagher2 on Aug 08, 2019
Just a great place to stop , enjoy sunset , enjoy local sea food. helpful harbormaster and team who assisted us in getting into our slip . CDP says thank you , see you next year

by waldo on Aug 07, 2019
Nice Harbor but wavy at moorings

by karichgb on Aug 07, 2019
This was out first visit to Menemsha Harbor and it won't be our last. Great Marina with beaches just steps away, looking forward to staying here again.

by mkeenan on Aug 07, 2019
We loved every minute of our stay!

by stevenshea on Aug 07, 2019
Ryan and the staff were great.

by dahalle on Aug 06, 2019
Great dockside help. Picturesque harbor. Right next to the beach. A favorite.

by ricknan on Aug 05, 2019
Lovely to be on Mooring in this beautiful harbor.

by byetxr3f7toxnbde6ayp on Aug 04, 2019
Great spot for chilling. Fresh seafood available at two fish markets near the dock. Bulkhead dockage requires a compliant GFI electric circuit on your boat, otherwise you will not be able to connect to the shore power.

by battles2a5 on Aug 02, 2019
What a great place! Very helpful dock attendants, very friendly vibe, and the best sunset on the island. Will definitely return.

by jitrag67 on Aug 02, 2019
The Harbormaster staff were outstanding, helpful and courteous. They greeted us, assisted us in docking. Daniel provided us with an overview of the harbor, places to eat and things to do.

by patriotsixalbemarle on Jul 31, 2019
Amazing! Great that they are on Dockwa. FINALLY! No more calling 200 times from 7 am to 7 05 AM

by wkregan24 on Jul 31, 2019
Great place, definitely on the list

by cathyklim on Jul 31, 2019
Everything convenient. Good price point. They just need a small grocery.

by corvus on Jul 29, 2019
beautiful harbor and helpful harbormaster

by kramertime on Jul 29, 2019
We absolutely loved our stay at the Menemsha dock. Our dock hand Daniel was courteous and efficient. He helped us dock under very windy conditions and we were grateful to have his assistance. The dock area was clean and quiet, and the sunset was absolutely spectacular!

by mark42060 on Jul 26, 2019
Always great Beach Larsen’s Showers Harbormaster

by arktos on Jul 19, 2019
Lovely working harbor with two moorings directly across from Larson’s Fish Market which has oysters, lobsters, stuffies and lots of stuff on which to dine aboard. However,. Visitors should be alerted that they put up to three boats on each of the moorings. Quite a challenge of the uninitiated.

by drogers100 on Jul 19, 2019
Very scenic location. The harbormaster was very helpful. The sunset is not to be missed!

by seastar1 on Jul 19, 2019
This was our first time to Menemsha and first time rafting up to another boat on a mooring. We had a great time- the current flows pretty swiftly through the bight- so pay attention! plenty of room at the dinghy dock and having comfort station close by was very convenient.

by garypsmarinas on Jul 19, 2019
One of our favorite places. So peaceful. Fresh seafood at the dock.

by esprit2019 on Jul 18, 2019
Unprotected mooring field made for very difficult dinghy ride. Should have anchored. Moorings used to be free, now cost $21 for the night - and not worth it.

by rosen on Jul 17, 2019
Have many boating friends that love Menemsha, so when the opportunity arose for us to spend a night there on a mooring we took it to see what’s to love. Good things started right off as the Harbormaster (Ryan I believe) walked us right in over the radio after we announced it was our first time. One of the most friendly greetings we’ve ever received. Since we have a dog, that involved many trips to the excellent dingy dock. Our only regret was the high wind that curtailed our dingy touring, but that will necessitate many more return trips to Menemsha.

by wmd427 on Jul 16, 2019
Menemsha has always been our favorite harbor to visit for over 30 years. Initially I was concerned about Dockwa availability but everything worked out well. New Harbormaster Ryan Rossi and Wharfingers Daniel and Adan couldn’t have been nicer. They checked every night and morning to see how we were doing. We’re low maintenance and didn’t need anything but it was a nice touch. We felt like we were on a cruise ship with nightly roll down service. The new Harbormaster is off to a great start. Thanks for everything looking forward to returning end of Aug. Bill Donovan Overbudget

by theriaultms on Jul 16, 2019
While the location is beautiful the outer harbor moorings are no place to stay if you're looking to rest. We moved into the pond to avoid getting sick from the chop that was beating on us. Challenging effort to navigate the channel and pond at night. Not recommended but found a much more peaceful place in the pond.

by ngrenet on Jul 14, 2019
Amazing location. Beautiful sunsets. Great food.

by ckuppens on Jul 14, 2019
We had another amazing week in Menemsha. I found the assistants to the harbormaster to be attentive and professional. Everyone was helpful and very willing to accommodate any requests. The entire operation seems to be running smoothly. Looking forward to next year!

by mrphillb on Jul 13, 2019
Great spot for relaxing. Awesome sunsets. Great shelter from weather. The harbor master team at Menemsha we’re great. Docking with the pillings can be a bit tricky if you’re not used to them. Stopped there for 2 nights. Dockside water and electric. You’re steps from the beach and fishmongers. Goto the Menemsha Fish Market for the best chowder or bisque and a lobster salad roll. Amazing. In Menemsha you can go off the grid.

by bstaymore on Jul 13, 2019
Great staff, and location.

by thesowas on Jul 11, 2019
I had forgotten what a gem this place is. It is one our favorite destinations.

by rdimzranzuppwqzzsthu on Jul 09, 2019
Such a beautiful location. Very responsive harbormaster. Perfect.

by pkglaser on Jul 06, 2019
While the area is very pretty and quiet, the little harbor is not a great place to overnight. Very crowded - 3 boats per mooring. You sneeze and a bunch of people say - Gesundheit. Also, depending on wind direction, the fish stench is nauseating. BUT - anchor just to the right of the harbor entrance and you will have an absolutely beautiful experience. Nice beach, beautiful sunset and peace and quiet.

by phelf on Jul 03, 2019
Great spot, highly recommend staying here.

by markforge on Jul 01, 2019
Ryan, Spyder, and Daniel are awesome!

by chris_maloney on Jun 30, 2019
Awesome location Dock staff are very friendly and helpful.

by erikjd on Jun 24, 2019
First time at Menemsha by boat and we'll be back for sure. Of all of the Martha's Vineyard Harbors on Dockwa, this is the smallest & most quaint. Harbormaster (Ryan) and staff (Spider, Adrian, Daniel) were all friendly, knowledgeable and always helpful with marina & surrounding area questions. There's also a Shell gas station right @ the docks (~7am-7pm, but sometimes earlier & later depending on the weather), with many of the necessities one might need, from aspirin & water, to massive chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches! Oh, and a comfortable, worn wooden bench overlooking the water, protected from the elements, on which there is always one or more folks eager to chat or listen should you walk on by... We tied up against the wall to the left of the fuel dock, with easy on & off access to the boardwalk for our kids (10 & 12) and puppy. Dock was fixed with wood pilings, so mind your lines and bumpers. Water & power hookups were in excellent condition. Restroom & shower facilities are a quick walk across the street; we didn't use the showers, but the bathrooms were clean. Food was fantastic... Breakfasts @ Menemsha Delli (5 min walk from dock), lunches @ Menemsha Galley (10 min walk) and dinners from Larsen's Fish Market (at the dock). On our picture perfect weather weekend, breakfast lines were minimum, lunch ordering line was 15min with a 10min wait for food, and we ordered dinner (steamers, chowder, lobster) in the morning for pick up at dinner time. Of course, if you don't eat on the beach, at least stay for the sunset as it is most definitely one of (or the) most beautiful sunset on the island. In addition to eating, there's plenty of walking to be had - on the beach, on the jetties, and around the surrounding streets. Although there are no sidewalks, folks drive slow given the amount of people walking around. On the (last off-season) weekend of our visit, the Martha's Vineyard bus stopped at the restroom area every hour on the hour. On-season, the buses come more frequently. In either case, you can take the bus to connect to other buses that take you anywhere on the island. Finally, if you have a dinghy, be sure to take a ride into Menemsha Pond & even beyond (ask the dock staff for guidance). The channel is well-marked, and there are many pretty homes and landscape to see. There are also lots of places to beach your boat and walk along a sandy beach, or just plop a chair down and relax. All-in-all, an early summer weekend we will always remember. Our thanks to everyone for making it so memorable!

by boston_boater on Jun 24, 2019
Great spot to stay, a favorite we come back to every season.
Status: Open

Hello All,

Menemsha Harbor is currently open to transient boaters. Please be advised that during this difficult time, we will be posting social distancing guidelines throughout the harbor in accordance with guidance published by the state. We ask that you please respect the rules to keep our staff and customers safe.

Thank You,

Capt. Ryan Rossi, Harbormaster

Last Updated:20 days ago

About Menemsha Harbor

Our goal is to maintain an organized, safe, and courteous harbor which is family oriented. Menemsha Harbor welcomes recreational boaters and commercial fishermen. The village's historic harbor serves as the point of departure for local fishermen, some from multi-generational fishing families. Besides charter fishing, other possibilities for recreation are the public beach adjacent to the harbor and the bicycle ferry across Menemsha Pond to Aquinnah, as well as many excellent places to get freshly cooked seafood. It is also home of some of the most dramatic sunsets in New England.

Our harbor is currently dredged to 9 feet MLW, and has two inner harbor moorings that we normally RAFT up to three sailing vessels on. DUE TO STATE GUIDELINES WE ARE ONLY ALLOWING ONE BOAT PER MOORING. We also have eight moorings outside the harbor, along Menemsha beach, which are single occupancy. These moorings are exposed to everything except a Southerly wind so they can get uncomfortable in adverse weather conditions. If you are a sailing vessel, and request a mooring, we will automatically assume that you want an inner harbor mooring, unless otherwise requested. If we do not have an inner harbor mooring, we will place you on an outside mooring and notify you through the Dockwa chat feature. If you are a power vessel requesting a mooring, the only option will be the outer harbor mooring field. We do not have a launch service, but do have a free dinghy dock for our customers to use.

We offer dock space, in the form of slips, and linear dockage. We have 17 transient slips, and a 120 foot linear dock for vessels up to 55 feet LOA. When requesting a dock space, we will assume you want a slip on our floating transient dock. If we don't have space available for your vessel on the floating dock, you will be placed in a slip on a fixed dock. If there is no space for a slip, you will be placed on the linear dock (Dutcher Dock Bulkhead). We no longer raft vessels on the bulkhead. On the opposite side of the harbor, we have space for larger vessels, up to 85 feet in length. If you book a reservation and receive notification that you have been denied, please call the Harbormaster's office directly to discuss other available dates. The Harbormaster's office handles all reservations, and confirms or denies all requests, so please do not call DOCKWA with reservation or availability questions. If you have any specific dock that you would like to be assigned to, please let us know using the special request section on the reservation page, and we will do everything we can to satisfy your request.

We look forward to seeing you in Menemsha!

Booking Info

Dockage: $3.10/foot

  • Max LOA: 75'
  • Max Beam: 20'
  • Max Draft: 7'

Moorings: $35 per Night

  • Max LOA: 55' for Inner Moorings & 60' for Outer Moorings
  • Max Beam: 20'
  • Max Draft: 7'

If boaters would like to request Outer moorings please include that in the special request line when submitting the reservations. The marina will apply a discount if there is availability to meet the boater request.


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