Easy in and out. Deck hand greeted us and assisted us tying up to bulkhead. . Overall great experience.
Friendly and accommodating staff. An employee was waiting for us at our slip and helped with check-in and power. Showers, bathroom and trash were somewhat conveniently located, however, the showers are maintained by the Harbormaster. As such, they are open to the public, never have hot water and the token machine is frequently broken. No cleats on slip #1, which floods at high tide and becomes slippery. Most dockage is simply a pole for tie off - very tight spaces. If you want to be close to the public and shops at Oak Bluff’s, and we did, the overall location is great.
A great stay in OB before the summer crush. staff was helpful. Restrooms are clean and in good repair, for now. They still need to police the seawall and speak to boaters who treat the harbor like a floating frat party.
I did not realize hourly docking was still available, since DOCKWA did not offer it. So, I spent $83+ dollars for 6 hours in a slip, instead of paying the hourly rate. I asked at Harbormaster's office if they would consider giving me a break and a future credit, not a refund, and they said no. My mistake for using Dockwa and not contacting the Harbormasters office directly. I was trying to "follow the new rules", and I was gouged for 6 hours of slip use. Not happy...
We always enjoy staying in Oak Bluffs Todd the harbor master is always there for anything, the entire staff are freindly and a joy to see. In the future we would like to see less of the rift raft that hang out by the showers at night and most days they leave there trash ,they are loud and somtimes scary they harrass people all the time and board people's boats when no one is there, it seems that each year they are getting bolder, we have had many run in with them and we have called the police they should not be allowed to do this. We know that Todd is doing what he can but I think this needs to be addressed by the town.
Great location marina bathhouse facilities could use an upgrade
dock hand excellent, slip wonderful and weather perfect. Loved the stay....
OB is one of our favorite's!
Great setting, a fun place to be. Close to restaurants, beaches, ground transportation. Slips are a little noisy due to close proximity to each other and to the street. Protected harbor. Great dock staff to support boaters.
Great. Wonderful. Had a marvelous time.
Nice protected harbor. Excellent location with lots to do right off the boat, and only a short walk to bus stops that can take you anywhere on the island. Night life near the marina is excellent. The marina and harbor Master was accommodating when we wanted to put in our boat on a mooring for a storm. Taking stars off though, for lack of a true dock system (Pilings and a rusty wall don't make the best home for a boat) and sub-par help when we first arrived.
This was our second visit to Oak Bluffs- The town is beautiful with great restaurants and shopping- a great town to walk. We reserved our Seawell slip thru Dockwa, incredibly easy! 5 stars for Dockwa! Couple of things to be aware of, the Seawell can be a very busy place- loud and not a lot of privacy. However, restaurants and bars only steps away. The (public) restrooms and showers were dirty- no hot water and shower stalls in terrible shape- Andy only open from 8 am to 6 pm. We stayed on slips because we have a dog- and being able to walk him anytime was a real plus. If you're of the party set- this is a great place- and I guess a lukewarm shower will wake you up after a rough night.
Had a great time in OB, slip was ready when we arrived and easy to access. Staff was friendly and helpful!
The dock hands were right there to help us in and connect up our power . It's a tight fit between the pilings at OB. Good kids. The fuel dock is small allowing only one , maybe 2 boats. This lengthens the fueling process. Staying in line is a problem and further complicated by ferry traffic in and out of the harbor. It can get scary , especially when you're waiting in line right where the ferry docks. The boaters showers , in a word ... disgusting. Overall , the experience of OB outweighs the shortfalls. Nothing like being "On the Wall " at OB.
Fun marina right in the middle of the action! Party central- we always have a great time here.
No WiFI. Say they have public wifi but you cannot connect to it at all. Noisy but good people watching.
The maina is centrally located in Oak Bluffs. A short walk will get you to the bus stop where you can take the bus to Vinyard Haven, Edgartown, or any place else on the island. If coming with dogs have good means by which to get them off the boat as you are stern into a fixed dock with about a 3' tide. We needed a 6' ramp. The bathrooms looked okayish but we hardly used them.
Once off the boat Martha's Vineyard is a very nice eclectic place and will please most people in one way or another.
The public shower and bathroom facilities leave much to be desired. One of the two toilets in stalls was clogged for over two days before being fixed. The men's room urinal is in plain sight of anyone walking by the door. One of the four showers was not working. Shower stall doors are rusted. Have been to marinas with much nicer facilities for comparable rates.
Oak Bluffs Marina ... hand down #1 Great boat friendly marina, great people ! Can't wait to come back. Thank you
Always a great place to visit!
Great location. Good showering facilities with additional showering options at the inn across the street. Good dining at marina restaurant with many fun dining, shopping and music venue in the immediate walking area. Slips are back or front-in and you tie up at the wall placing you one step from the sidewalk prominade bustling with passers by. Water and electric provided in each slip. Best place to stay when visiting by boat on Martha's Vineyard.
Good spot but docking on pile-ons was tricky. Staff was not as weather/sea knowledgeable as one might think.
Staff was nice. Town run bathrooms/showers dirty and only cleaned once a day.
Staying at Oak Bluffs is always a pleasure... only reommendation would be better availability of WiFi
Always a great time in Oak Bluffs Marina! Very polite and easy to work with staff who go out of there way to make life in there marina a great time for there boaters. Thank you!
Great venue with slips that provide access to a ladder and Oak Bluffs. Shore power available and advance reservations through Dockwa makes it all enjoyable and easy!
stay was terrific. The staff at the marina are professional and very helpful. assistance when docking is spot on. Oak Bluffs Harbor is a fun place to stay
Slips are narrow, boats do get wedged in pretty tight. However, great location in the center of town.
Horrible experience. The rift raft walking back and fourth and the drunks hanging out on the benches was disruptive to our vacation.
We specifically requested months ago to be put next to our friends because we all have little kids we need to watch. When we pulled in there was multiple open slips around us so I asked the dock attendant if our friend boats would be next to us , he said "yes" then they docked our friends boats on the other side, I raised the issue with the dock representive but he could care less. Very poorly organized and terrible customer service, you get better service at McDonalds!
Many stays at the bluff!! All great!! Great spot Nice staff
No wifi been a prob last few years here . Would give a 5 star if wifi worked
The bathrooms were very bad. This is the first marina that had poor bathrooms. 3 dollar tokens, no hot water, doors didn't stay closed. You could see the urinal from outside. Also there Wi-Fi doesn't work. You can't log on.
Marina itself is not bad but you are at a public bulkhead. If you don't have privacy issues you'll be fine but be prepared for lots of awkward stares. The flip side of this is that you are a stones throw from everything here. You don't see many staff but they are responsive when called on.
Its the Vineyard.. Marina was right in town and was a pleasant area to be in. Lots to do steps from the boat.
Great as always - and new addition of fuel dock is wonderful - but I fueled in Vineyard Haven because I didn't read your updated website - my bad!
Horrid experience w the boat next to us blasting radio at 2 and 3 in the morning--all drunk men--we had 4 kids on board -- nobody to call to do anything about it
Fun environment with many bars/ restaurants on the waterfront. Reminiscent of Red Hook in the USVI. Dock staff lacking in any interest in helping clients in an unusual docking situation. Also bathroom/ shower access neeeds to improve.
The slip I was assigned was too narrow for my boat. The rub rails on both sides actually pried the pilings apart to get in. The public bathrooms were we were told to use were dirty and locked at 9:30 PM ! The town of Oak Bluffs is beautiful, lots off nice restaurants & shopping, unfortunately I will never stay there again because of the poor facilities.
As usual the location is amazing, but the WiFi never worked on multiple devices, the ladders used when coming off the boats are loose and broken and the bathrooms are just dirty public bathrooms. Also being woken up one night to kids on the back of my boat looking in my cooler for beer makes me wonder why there is no security....a basic business where there is no money being put back in to improve anything.
Marina was excellent, service great especially slip pump-out service! Food, shops, and transportion excellant! LOVED the whole experience. Even had great church service on Sunday!!!
We love Oak Bluffs & everything was great EXCEPT the internet was terrible & was not fixed in the5 nites we were there.
Nice harbor with friendly staff. Very convenient to Oak Bluff restaurants. Will come again.
We have been coming to Oaks Bluff for 30+ years. Always a great time
Booked many weeks in advance and requested to be next to a friend only to be denied multiple times, as they were sold out. There were many open slips over three days next to me. Found a local climbing down from above ladies room in the public marina bathroom, reported that to police!. Had my tender borrowed/stolen two years ago and got it back two weeks later. Beginning to wonder if this is a place I want to re-visit. Still managed to have a good time.
The Stay was great until my Yeti cooler was stolen. to much road noise at night will stay on moring next time.
Stayed Thursday and Friday nights along the wall. Very noisy and the late night (bar crowd) is disrespectful to boat owners property. Bathroom facilities are town run and not kept up. Town facility shower $3 for 7 minutes and you might have hot water, Summercamp Hotel has showers available but $10 for 10 minutes...even though the town was nice, it wasn't my favorite place to visit.
Arrived on a very busy, crowded Sunday. Boats were rafted 4 deep in the mooring field. We took slip number 17 which is all the way around the cement bulkhead and wlakway from the ferry docks and waterfront bars/restaurants. Slip numbers 55-70 are closer to the busy waterfront. 1-25 are away from that and close to restrooms and a small market with the largest collection of wine that I have ever seen in a while. Very nice in a SW wind but close to foot and car traffic. Moorings are available (both day and overnight) in the middle of the very protected basin and their is a launch service on Ch. 77. The whole basin quieted down when all the Sunday day trippers left their moorings. Lots of restaurants, bars, kiddie activities, and people in the summer. A nice stop. One highight was watching the night time paddleboard lesson in the basin with underwater-lighted paddle boards that came out once the Pirate Ship tour quit for the day!
We were traveling with 2 other parties and they did not even try to accommodate getting us side by side, though there many open slips. The dockhand was useless and the gas dockhand was even worse. It's a great location but just don't expect any assistance.
The marina staff was very attentive, showers and restrooms clean and night life was great! Highly recommend tnis!
I love Oak Bluffs and the marina, support is 5. The boaters restrooms are terrible. Shower temperature totally not acceptable, from Luke warm to freezing. Water from all shower stalls drain into one central drain. This is disgusting! My wife went into the ladies area yesterday. Conditions were sickly, excrement from one toilet running all over the floor, She had to leave immediately before she threw up! This has been going on for years! I will try this marina one more time. If conditions are not corrected My boat and all my friends with boats will give It up and go elsewhere.
Really need to get WiFi fixed, it hasn't worked for years other than that it's grest
Great place for boating, and lots to do while docked. High energy atmosphere, and marina has easy access in and out of harbor making day trips easy. The bathrooms could use some work, but over all great place!
Staff is great! Wifi is horrible
Government run marina. We have been using this marina over 40 years and not much has changed. The Town of Oak Bluffs is only interested in the revenue from the marina. The town closes the shower/head facilities after hours. Clean harbor? We did enjoy Oak Bluffs in spite of the marina facilities. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Wake up Oak Bluffs.
Oak Bluffs Marina, the largest marina on Martha's Vineyard, is a long-time favorite of many boaters, and offers unrivaled access to the rest of the Island. From our docks you are a stone's throw away from the beautiful town center with all of the shops, restaurants and attractions that have made it a famous and culturally rich destination.
All reservations are only valid for the vessel information submitted. No substitutions or changes are allowed. Any changes will result in forfeiture of your reservation.
Moorings in Oak Bluffs Harbor cannot be reserved. They are all on a first come, first served basis.