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Menemsha Harbormaster



Day Trip
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401 Middle Road
Chilmark, MA 02535
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18 Reviews

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 rfield333 on Jul 07, 2019
Great staff and wonderful views from the slip overlooking Vinyard Sound

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 billberner on Jul 02, 2019
Love menemsha Double love that rhey now take advance reservations

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

by tshepley on Jul 01, 2019
Friendly staff, beautiful setting, and picturesque country side. Bring your bicycles and BYOB as Menemsha is a dry town

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.

by vcky_xzwqdazqhx3yw7w on Jun 09, 2019
Always love it at Menemsha. New harbor master was friendly and welcoming.

About Menemsha Harbormaster

Our goal is to maintain an organized, safe, and courteous harbor which is family oriented. Menemsha Harbor welcomes recreational and commercial boaters. The village's historic harbor serves as the point of departure for local fishermen, some from multi-generational fishing families, as well as charter boats to the Elizabeth Islands and elsewhere. Besides charter fishing and cruises, 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.

Booking Info

Dockage: $3.10/foot

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

Moorings: $21 to $31 per Night

  • Max LOA: 45'
  • 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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