3 Green Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
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by Shelley C. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2022
10/10! What a great spot! The people are lovely, everything you need is a dinghy ride away, Wicket’s Island is so cool and accessible, and the whole mooring field is quiet and super protected. It’s a little skinny for us at low tide with a 6’6” draft, but if you stick to the well marked channel it’s no worries. 6 weeks into a cruise from WLIS to Casco Bay and back, so far this is our favorite place. We will be back! S/V Apeiron
Marina Response:Thank you Apeiron! You are always welcomed! It was our upmost honor to accommodate you! -Dockmaster Zach
by Mary W. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2022
Zach, Travis and Tom are great - very customer service oriented. Great representative of the marina-smile service even with challenging people. Marina friendly clean efficient. Thanks all
Marina Response:Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! You are always welcomed at SHM Onset Bay! -Dockmaster Zach
by Richard P. on Sep 04, 2022
Our favorite marina on Buzzards bay. Great staff who make the stop a pleasure
Marina Response:Thank you so much! Although it didn't start as planned, We hope your trip was a success! September will always be welcomed back to SHM Onset!
by John H. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
Awesome as always!! Showers well lit and clean. Staff always very helpful. Can’t wait to stop there on my way back home
Marina Response:Here's to a safe trip! Thank you for your kind words - our team is rounding into shape for a beautiful fall on Buzzards Bay. See you soon.
by Trina R. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2022
The staff was amazing! We had a great stay and will stay again in the future if we are back in this area. - Liquid Therapy Amesbury, MA
Marina Response:Thank you! It was our pleasure hosting you! -Dockmaster Zach
by S J. on Aug 23, 2022
August 2023 Our annual stop at Onset. Always a pleasure. Great staff and facilities! July 2022 the Dock Master, helped us land our 34ft sailboat with an opposing wind. After fueling up, watering up and pumping out, we decided to stay in a slip for a few nights to wait out the upcoming storm. Again The staff assisted us docking into the slip, and tie ing our lines for the expected blow. Thank you for wonderful service!! Also the marina facilities are top notch and very clean. We will be back next year. The above is my comment from a few years ago. The service and the friendliness of Onset continues. They are such lovely people and very helpful. We had a wonderful stay at a well cared for Marina. I even got my laundry done! September 14-16, 2021 Every year we thoroughly enjoy our time at this marina. Roland, the dockmaster has always been very helpful. And the people on the dock have been great about handling lines and getting us in safely. This is a clean, well run marina. This was our third visit this year. Thank you to you all the Dock staff. Lynne and Steve
Marina Response:Thank you for your review - We do have a great team and it was a pleasure having you with us!
by Barry S. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Zach and his team are great. In fact the entire team is so pleasant makes you feel very welcomed. They go out of their way to great you, not just the dock attendants but even the mechanics. Thank you
Marina Response:Thank you for your kind review! We pride ourselves on customer service, Not only as a dockstaff but as a whole! We will always welcome you back to Safe Harbor Onset Bay. -Dockmaster Zach
by Barry B. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2022
Super friendly staff. Very clean facility. Short walk to town.
by Harold W. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Great little harbor. Fantastic beach and park. Excellent restaurants.
Marina Response:We take pride in Onset! Please come back anytime! -Dockmaster Zach
by David s. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Super stay. People always make the difference and the folks here are really nice and helpful. The service at the dock is second to none Will of course be back.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review! Our dock staff prides itself in helping to make your stay special. We hope to see you again very soon!
by David J. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Great people, especially the dock hands. Appreciate that they are quick to help us dock and depart. The residents are very nice too so it’s always a pleasant stay.
Marina Response:Thank you for your kind review. Our young team is working to improve daily and your encouragement helps us grow. Please visit us often!
by Chris M. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2022
We had a great stay at SHOBM. Allie and dock crew were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back
Marina Response:Thank you! Allie is a great asset any marina would be lucky to have! So we consider ourselves just that! We will always welcome Sterling Endeavour II! -Dockmaster Zach
by Henry G. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2022
Outstanding dock staff. Nice facilities
Marina Response:Thank you! You are always welcomed to SHM Onset Bay!
by Christopher B. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2022
Thank you for giving us a safe place to stay during the high wind!
Marina Response:We believe in doing our part in keeping all mariners safe during rough seas! We hope you enjoyed your stay and will consider not only SHM Onset but Safe harbor as a whole when looking for your next stop on the way! - Dockmaster Zach
by Steve G. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2022
This is our 3rd trip to Safe Harbor and the lead Dock person, ALLY, is amazing. She runs to everyone, gets everything organized for a stress free docking. She Helps with gas, pump out. Everything is "no problem" and she does it all with a smile. She runs a great team and is huge asset to this safe harbor, they all should have a Ally !
Marina Response:We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Allie is a core member of our team and we are so glad her skills are recognized by members and guests. We will always welcome Black bird back to SHM Onset Bay! - Dockmaster Zach
by Wallace C. on Jun 19, 2022
A great marina with all the amenities a cruiser could want. Dock crew are the greatest….make every captain look great! Easy walk to town. Would definitely stop again if in the area.
Marina Response:Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Our Dock staff is one of a kind! -Zach/Allie
by Skip F. on Jun 14, 2022
Went there in a Marlow 53 this place had fuel and all nice ammernities and help at a the dock Good place to wait for the tide in the canal Lovely good food nearby
Marina Response:Thank you! Good luck on the rest of your voyage! and we look forward to seeing you again! -Zach/Allie
by Aaron D. on Jun 12, 2022
Extremely accommodating and Extremely nice people, stayed 3 nights on a mooring and the people went out of their way to help us in any way possible. Nice facilities. Will definitely be back!
Marina Response:We are very pleased to hear this! we will always welcome " Go Float Yourself " to Safe Harbor Onset Bay! -Dockmasters Zach/Allie
by Marc C. - Verified user on May 31, 2022
The team is always great.
Marina Response:Thank you! We pride ourselves on our customer service and we are always glad to welcome Benedetto to Safe Harbor Onset!
by Shane B. - Verified user on May 24, 2022
Allie was absolutely amazing. Excellent communicator and getting us in after hours. Clean showers and restroom for us to use. Will be back! - Konik Morski
Marina Response:Thank you! Allie always makes us look good! We will always welcome Konik Morski to SHM Onset Bay!
by Al J. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2021
Very nice people and a beautiful location. Great place for us to have stayed while awaiting repairs along our journey
by John F. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2021
Keven and team were there to welcome us, also there to see us off. Great stop.
Marina Response:Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. Kevin is stepping up into his role as Dockmaster and is continuing our tradition of great service. See you again soon!
by Eric F. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2021
Excellent dockside service from Roland and Jess. Josh found me large drill bit to borrow for a quick repair. Props to Josh and the whole crew!
Marina Response:It was great having you with us and we do look forward to your next voyage - here's hoping that you find your way in to SHM Onset Bay again! Regards and thanks from Josh, Jess and I.
by Charles M. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2021
Roland and crew were great. Will definitely be back.
Marina Response:A heart-felt 'Thank You!' from our crew to the good ship 'Camelot'. Please come back to visit with us any time that you are in Buzzards Bay - it will be our pleasure to have you stay with us!
by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 07, 2021
Very helpful Dock Master!! Clean rest rooms, nice laundry. We will come back. We’re back. This visit was on a mooring. Very peaceful and quiet night. Many thanks.
Marina Response:...and we're glad that you're back! Thank you for selecting Onset Bay Marina again and for your kind comments. We always enjoy having you with us and can't wait for your next visit!
by Tim G. on Sep 02, 2021
Awesome stay. Great service and a nice team on the Dock to welcome us in.
Marina Response:We are so glad that you had a great visit with us! Our team enjoys its work on the dock and greeting visitors is a special pleasure for us. Please come back soon!
by Douglas T. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2021
Terrific marina, good facilities, easier to get to than I thought. Will definitely opt to stay here if current from east is late instead of fighting buzzards bay
Marina Response:Ah, Buzzards Bay.... We can always tell 'first-timers' (and even the experienced salts) who were tempted to run the wrong current and wind. SH Onset Bay is often the last 'safe harbor' and a great place to duck out of the elements. Thank you for your review and we wish you continued safe travels and a great boating season!
by Marilyn P. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2021
A beautiful Marina with some of the most experienced and attentive dock staff.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review! Onset Harbor is a beautiful location and we're definitely lucky to be here. Our dock team works hard to make your experience as enjoyable as possible! We look forward to seeing you here again!
by Van M. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
Helpful staff and easy to to navigate mooring field.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review. We are happy that your trip to us was without great event and we hope that the remainder of your season proves as pleasant! Please visit us again and soon!
by Vladimir T. on Aug 22, 2021
One of our favorite marinas: always friendly and professional staff, convenient mooring location, all facilities are in good shape. Highly recommended!
Marina Response:It was great to see you again - you're obviously getting a lot of sailing in this season! Please come back and visit us soon!
by Peter B. on Aug 14, 2021
Great Harbor, but most of all the staff is outstanding! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Marina Response:Thank you Captain - Onset Harbor is an incredible place! Our dock team was happy to have you with us and we hope that you're able to return soon.
by Andrew S. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
Found entire staff friendly and extremely helpful. Will definitely be back!
Marina Response:It was so nice to see you again and a pleasure to have you join our little 'fleet'! On behalf of our dock team, Thank You and we hope to see you soon!
by Bill S. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2021
Staff and organization get 5 stars. I gave it 4 because I was asked to dock stern in and the dock had no padding and the wind pushed the boat into the metal plate that dinged up the cover on my motor. Next time I'll know better to get the boat tied up with the motor backed away from the dock. I would not hesitate to use this marina again.
Marina Response:We do generally ask boaters to back into their assigned slips for a variety of reasons. Most of the time it is related to the accessibility from the vessel to utilities (power, water, etc.) and the ability to board / disembark easily. Regardless, it is always the Captain's prerogative as to how they will be tied. We are sorry to hear that your motor cover was damaged but we do hope that you will return for another visit. Thank you for your comments - our team takes these to heart and we will adjust our thinking and methods as may be needed,
by Fred M. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2021
Great Marina and amazing staff. Everyone was super helpful and the amenities were great. Cant wait to go back.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review. We hope that you are able to return soon - see you then!
by Natalie H. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
Facilities were great, but what made our stay exceptional was the quality of the staff- Abbie and her team were extremely helpful, friendly and very professional, and our whole family had a wonderful experience. 3 staff were at the dock to meet us, and within minutes they brought out the pump out boat - a super welcome. Onset is lovely, we paddled around the shore and island.
Marina Response:Thank you - Our dock team truly loves what they do and it does show! Allie is a tremendous leader and makes our dock operation second to none. Please come back and visit us soon and often, Thanks again!
by David S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2021
The staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Thanks to all of them. The location is very calm and protected and a walk around the area is lovely.
Marina Response:We hear it often - 'We've cruised by here for years and never knew how great this harbor is!' Onset Village is a great place to walk, cycle, dine, and even enjoy a few hours on the beach. And you're right: our dock team loves what they do and it shows. It has been a pleasure having you at SH Onset Bay - Thank you!
by Linda B. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Fantastic Marina to stay at, well run and a beautiful location. Roland, Allie and their staff are true professional's who know how to run a marina and take care of all of their guest needs.
Marina Response:We are very happy that you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to your next visit - soon we hope!
by Robert C. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Our second visit on our way back south from Maine. Roland and staff were ready with the work boat to get us secured to the dock, which was accomplished quickly and without any difficulties. Enjoyed a great visit for two nights this time and found it very comfortable and relaxing. Visited town by launch for lunch and then walked to Stonebridge for a cocktail in the evening. Roland and his staff took great care of us and we will visit again when our travels take us up Buzzards Bay in the future. Returned to Onset for 2021. Service remains excellent. Received an email prior to arrival with docking assignment to make preparing lines and fenders ahead easy. Dock crew was standing by to assist as we approached and the boat was secured quickly and easily. A beautiful and quiet location which we continue to visit in the future.
Marina Response:Thank you! It was wonderful having you both with us and it was our pleasure helping to make your visit comfortable and relaxing. We'll be standing by for your next visit - hope to see you soon!
by Dave M. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
Great staff, helpful, courteous and great accommodations.
Marina Response:Thank your for recognizing our dock team - they are a great, young group who get better by the day. They genuinely enjoy what they do! Please come back and visit us again whenever you are in the area!
by Tom D. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
Roland rocks! - and so does his entire dock team. Quickly becoming one of our favorite summer destinations. An easy walk to town and restaurants. Great harbor for your inflatable too.
Marina Response:You bring up a great point - Onset Harbor is a wonderful place to explore in your inflatable! On behalf of our Dock Team - Thank You for your great review. Please visit us again soon!
by James F. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2021
We were on a mooring and they came out to welcome us. The next day we went in for fuel and ice. The crew couldn’t be any more helpful or friendly.
Marina Response:Thank you so much! We like to make certain that each of our guests get an 'official welcome' from our team. You undoubtedly had the pleasure of meeting Kylie, James or Travis who anchor our dock team. Thank you for the nice review - we hope that you will be back to visit soon!
by Bernard A. on Jul 30, 2021
Wonderful stay in Onset! Great location & fantastic dock staff. Allie is a great leader for her team & was always there for whatever we needed. Onset Marina, both Roland & Allie& entire team know Boating & do it well.Very professional.
Marina Response:Thank you so much! It is so nice to see Allie recognized - she is an incredible Dock Master! On behalf of our entire team - Thank You and we hope to see you again soon!
by Rudolf W. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Great as always. One night on a quite mooring.
Marina Response:It is always so nice to have you with us. Thank you for your review - see you soon!
by Joseph z. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
Thank You Rollie and your crew. There is not a more welcoming or more professional crew that we have ever come across. It was a little tricky getting into the marina, but once we docked we were really happy. We found the town lacking a little, but the marina vistas and sunset were spectacular. And did i mention the crew!!!!!
Marina Response:It is always so nice to hear such kind words! Our crew is a phenomenal young team that truly enjoys what they do and I believe that this shows in how they interact with our guests and how we perform each task. (We can't take any of the credit but the sunsets and the moonrises this week have been incredible!) Thank you - we hope to see you again soon!
by Thomas R. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Allie is amazing, and a friendly courteous crew. Nice spot which is now in our radar.
Marina Response:Allie IS amazing! She has been such a tremendous leader of an already outstanding team. Kylie, Ethan, Teagan, James and Travis - the entire team Thanks You for your visit and your great review!
by Eric E. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2021
We had a great time. The staff was excellent. Very professional and accommodating. We will be back.
Marina Response:Thank you for finding Safe Harbor Onset Bay and we hope that you will, indeed, keep us on your 'must visit' list. Our team could not be happier that you had a great time - We love and truly enjoy what we do (and I think that it shows)! See you soon!
by Rod H. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
A hidden gem. Cape Cod without the traffic for the tourists. Great dock crew.
Marina Response:We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Onset Harbor holds quite a few beautiful facets which aren't often seen or appreciated. Please come by and visit with us again soon (and plan a couple of days so you can poke around the harbor and the village)!
by Joyce W. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2021
We were put right on the fuel dock, had to wait to pull into slip and out of slip for boats fueling. Very active spot no privacy until after 7 when fuel dock closed. I would check where you are going to be located before booking here again.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review. We are blessed to have a full marina this year which makes us take advantage of every other available space to accommodate visitors. For your Saturday stay, this did mean that your slip was by the center of activity in a slip near our fuel dock. We do wish that we had been able to locate you somewhere else but that was not possible. Please enjoy the rest of your season.
by Ernest G. on Jul 18, 2021
Great place to lay over to wait for the current in the Canal. Great facilities and helpful welcoming staff.
Marina Response:It was a pleasure to have you with us and we thank you for the kind review. Please come back and visit with us soon!
by Benjamin C. on Jul 14, 2021
This whole harbor is a hidden gem. We stopped here on our way to the Vineyard between a 0kt motoring day and a 30kt wild sail day. A great mooring spot, nice and quiet, secure from the weather in pretty much any direction. We didn't go ashore (needed to be up early to sail on for our itinerary) but loved the evening here in the cockpit. Would definitely revisit. And don't be afraid of the narrow channel in - it's well marked and simple to navigate, and the marina gave great specific instructions on where to go.
Marina Response:Our team wants to thank you for visiting and we hope that your visit to the Vineyard brings a decent sailing breeze (and even a little sun)! We hope to see you again soon - Thank You!
by Pamela M. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
The staff at Safe Harbor marine are just so fantastic. They just go out of their way to make sure everything is right for your stay.
Marina Response:Thank you for staying with us during TS Elsa. It was an exciting time and we are so happy that you came through without major damage. Please come back and visit with us soon - we promise better weather!
by Victor B. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
The dock hands were very helpful and effective. Great facilities and overall good experience.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review - our team enjoyed having you with us and we hope to see you again soon.
by Bill b. on Jul 05, 2021
We had a very nice stay at Onset. I had several packages delivered tome there before and during our stay, whch is always risky, but the staff made sure i received them all, and even brought them right to the boat. Access to the Canal is as easy as it could be. Our shedule kept shifting before we got there which caused several cancellations and rebookings, and they were all takrn care of with no fuss and plenty of good humour. Communication was also excellent. We’ll be back in a month as we head home, and are lookig forward to it.
Marina Response:It was so nice to have you with us! We've learned that sometimes the tides are the only thing on schedule and being flexible is part of the fun - we're glad that we were able to accommodate you. Thank you for your review. We'll see you in a few weeks!
by John M. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2021
Roland was very helpful.
Marina Response:Thank you - Our entire team shines and I am proud to work with them!
by Maureen B. on Jun 29, 2021
This a great marina just before you enter the Cape Cod Canal. The staff is very helpful. It is an easy walk into town for dinner.
Marina Response:Walking along the bluff towards Onset Village is one of our favorite things (but way too hot today)! Thank you for the kind review - We hope that you will visit us again soon.
by Igor K. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2021
Came late for overnight. Got all info including moor# by message upfront. Nice place to stay for longer. Thanks!
Marina Response:It's always nice when a plan works! We do make every effort to make sure our visitors have all the information they need up front. Thank you so much for staying with us - we hope that you will be able to stay longer and enjoy some of the village on your next visit!
by Sabine V. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2021
The marina staff (Allie & Roland) are extremely professional and competent. It's really impressive how efficiently this marina is managed. This is the perfect place to stage a trip through the Cape Cod Canal. Easy in and out. Highly recommended.
Marina Response:Thank you so much! Our Dock Team makes every effort to provide the best in customer service and we are pleased to know that our hard work shows. We hope that we can have you as our guest again whenever you find yourself passing through the Canal - it will be our pleasure to see you!
by Carolyn R. - Verified user on May 17, 2021
Great marina. Help with docking and electric hook . Great communication before and during our stay. Easy walk to town for a great meal. Beautiful clean bathrooms! Even an early morning send off. We will be back. Highly recommend
Marina Response:It was wonderful to have you with us! Please come back and visit with us anytime you are in the area. Thank You!
by John G. - Verified user on May 17, 2021
Great help, friendly team!
Marina Response:It was a pleasure to have you with us for your visit to Onset. Thank you for your great review. We hope to see "Pura Vida" return again sometime soon!
by Jonathan G. - Verified user on May 15, 2021
Great place, great people. Very accommodating. Highly recommend!
Marina Response:Thank you so much for your kind review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Onset and do hope that we will see you back again soon.
by Anonymous on May 14, 2021
Ally and Roland are amazing people. They did an incredible job taking care of me and my little sister, and I will always return to this marina whenever I'm in the area. I mean even when I'm not on a boat - whenever you meet people this kind and good at what they do, you should stay connected with them. These two keep the spirit of maritime heritage and hospitality alive in Onset, and they reminded me that good people really do exist.
Marina Response:Thank you for the most thoughtful review! Your words made us both smile. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Onset Bay Marina, despite your engine setbacks, and that you safely completed your voyage south. It was a pleasure to have you and your sister as part of our fleet for a few days. If your travels ever find you back in Buzzards Bay, we hope to see you both again. Until next time!
by Anonymous on Oct 03, 2020
Located conveniently just off the west end of the Cape Cod Canal, Safe Harbor Onset Bay is the perfect location to pause and refresh before continuing your journey north or south—or as your base to explore Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands. Friendly, helpful staff. Dockmaster Roland is a treasure! Modern, clean and well-maintained facilities with an old-time feeling you won’t find at the big marinas with concrete docks and golf carts. Whether you are looking for a place to sit out the storm or take in the charms of the South Coast, Onset Bay Marina has everything you need.
Marina Response:We enjoyed having you with us and do hope to see you again soon! Thank you for the wonderful review!
by Mike M. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2020
Great hospitality, felt very welcomed. Staff very helpful. Could not ask for better customer service. Great spot to stay at, for a stopover, or a to time a canal trip. Even had dog cookies! Definitely a keeper, we will be back. Great job by Roland and his crew.
Marina Response:Thank you so much for this review! It made our day! It was a pleasure having you here at Onset, and we are happy to hear that you will be back. See you next time!
by Chuck F. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2020
Reservation process was quick and easy. Instructions for arriving were clear and accurate. The staff was very responsive and helpful. After telling me our slip assignment, they met me at the slip to assist with docking. The marina facilities are clean. Lots of help at the fuel dock and with pumpout. A great place in a great location.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review (and for the incredible email that you sent us)! Our dock crew prides itself in helping our Members and Visitors enjoy their boating experiences and it is so nice to have your efforts noticed. It was our pleasure to have you visit Onset Bay Marina and we look forward to you seeing you again on your next trip into Buzzards Bay!
by Michael B. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2020
We stay at Onset Bay Marina on our trips into Buzzards Bay. Excellent customer service. Clean facilities. Restaurants and shops nearby.
Marina Response:Thank you so much for your visit and for your very kind review. It is our pleasure to have you with us and our crew hopes that you return soon - until then, please enjoy the remainder of the season!
by Gregory O. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2020
Great people. Roland and crew are very friendly and accomodating. Love it here!
Marina Response:We can't thank you enough for your giving us a try and then for returning so quickly. Onset Bay Marina is proud of its facility and of its people and comments such as yours tell us that we are on the right path. We enjoyed your company and hope that you will visit us often. Thank You!
by James L. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2020
Very peaceful location. Saw a nice sunset, beautiful star filled night. Marina is well organized, clean and friendly.
Marina Response:You're right - Onset is indeed a great location (sometimes we do forget to look up)! Thank you for staying with us last week. Please come back to visit us soon - it will be great to see you again!
by R L. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2020
Good "Harbor Cinema"
by Robert H. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2020
All of the dock staff were extremely helpful and very kind. All of the facilities very clean. We had a wonderful stay and will return
Marina Response:Thank you for this review - we certainly enjoyed having you as part of our family and hope that you will visit us again whenever you're in the area!
by Jim T. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2020
We had a very nice two day stay. The dockmaster Roland is always a pleasure to work with. We will look forward to going back and seeing everyone again. Very clean, docks sparkle and Roland , Steve and Kylie were most gracious. The confirming email was a big help. We look forward to stopping back in again to enjoy the facility. Thank you
Marina Response:It was wonderful to have you with us again and, certainly, great to meet your family. Our team wishes you a great season and we hope to see you again soon. Thank You!
by mark f. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2020
Very helpful Great dock staff We look forward to coming again
Marina Response:Thank you! We are very lucky to have a dock team who love their jobs and enjoy giving great service. It is so nice to have people recognize our effort and our personalities. Please visit us whenever you're in the area!
by Tom D. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2020
Very attentive staff. Clean restrooms. Good overall service.
Marina Response:We really appreciate your review but will work all the harder to provide you with 'Great overall service' on your next visit with us. Thank You!
by Laurie L. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2020
Wonderful staff and great location. Wish we could have used the electrical hook-up, but our old boat tripped the new pedestals. We've had the problem in other marinas, but we had no issues at the Safe Harbor in Stamford.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review - it was our pleasure having you with us last week. One of the things you did note was that our marina has converted all of its shore power pedestals. The conversion meant keeping in step with current electrical codes which include very-sensitive ground fault detection. This system - unfortunately - would not allow your boat power for some on-board reason. If you would like, please contact us and we can provide you with an article that discusses boat issues vs. the 'new' power pedestals.
by Edward W. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2020
Nice quiet anchorage with all the amenities you’d want: fuel, showers, laundry etc No launch service though, but I can understand that in their situation.
Marina Response:Thank you for staying at Onset Bay Marina! We are fortunate to have the town launch covering the harbor for all of the marinas.
by Dale B. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2020
The staff at Onset Bay Marina was very helpful and friendly. This is an excellent location to prep for a canal transit.
Marina Response:We can't thank you enough for visiting us. It was our pleasure to assist you and we hope to see you again!
by Meg O. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2020
Roland and the dock hands are so friendly and helpful . Facilities clean . we will be back again.
Marina Response:Thank you from Allie, Kylie, Devinn, Steven, Megan, Ethan & Aidan (Our Crew) for your great review! We enjoy having you visit with us and look forward to your next visit!
by Patrick G. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2020
Super nice and helpful staff, facilities are ok, Marc Antony pizza delivers and is good. Not a ton to do there but we only used it for an overnight stay. I would definitely go back there if I need a nice place to stay overnight.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review. Like you, we can't wait for there to be more to do - fireworks, parties, boating with friends. (Soon enough though.) We can't wait to have you visit us again!
by Terri B. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2020
Onset Bay was lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this marina. Dockwa, however, is a terrible way to make a reservation. We were all tied up and settled into the marina before we received an email confirmation from Dockwa. It is impossible to wait 24 hours for a confirmation when you are on the water and conditions determine that you need to seek a safe harbor.
Marina Response:The Team at Onset Bay Marina thanks you for your very kind words! We certainly understand that Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal can turn into wicked places at times and a quick response is reassuring. If you are having problems in foul weather (or otherwise), please consider that you always have the option of contacting us directly for assistance. We are committed to making your travel effortless and safe. Please visit us again on your next passage!
by Lee M. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2020
Great marina. Very pleasant staff! Nice job again Safe Harbor.....
Marina Response:Thank you! It was great having you stay with us. Please come back and visit us again whenever you are in the area!
by Will B. - Verified user on May 09, 2020
The people were great. The Dockmaster Roland went above and beyond to make sure we had a great visit. The docks excellent. The facilities were clean and well stocked.
Marina Response:Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure having the 'Ohm 3' with us and hope that you will visit us again on your next trip southbound - we promise to have more cookies for Sam!
by Robert G. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2019
Beautiful, quiet and well protected. The staff are very helpful, and the town has some great places to eat. This is a perfect place to stay on a trip that includes the Cape Cod Canal, or just for a relaxed get-away.
Marina Response:It was a pleasure having you with us - you got to see Onset and our Marina at what might be the best time of year! Thank you for visiting with us again. Here's to many more visits in the future!
by Bert S. on Oct 07, 2019
This is our home port and we love it. Roland is the best dockmaster, hands down. He is always helpful, calm even when customers are freaking out, and has a wicked sense of humor.
Marina Response:Thank you for a fun review! Our team works hard on all of our skills (sometimes including subtle humor) to help make your experiences both positive and unforgettable. See you next spring!
by Mark C. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2019
Great place. Stay there a few time a year. The Staff and the people there were great.
Marina Response:We appreciate your great review and thank you for choosing Onset Bay. Hope to see you again soon!
by Mitch G. on Sep 18, 2019
Safe Harbor Onset Bay is one of my favorite New England marinas. I always stop in here on my way through the CCC. It’s easy to get to with excellent channel navaids. The staff, especially Brandon, is most helpful and courteous. Facilities are clean and comfortable. I enjoy riding my dinghy around the bay. The only negative is lack of walking distance restaurants and grocery store, but I can easily bike to town. I plan to return each time I cruise northward. Mitch Gilbert s/v Pleiades, Westbrook, CT
Marina Response:Thank you for staying with us - it's always a pleasure to have the 'Pleiades' join our fleet for an evening or two! Hope to see you soon!
by Michael R. on Sep 16, 2019
Great people and a good facility. We stopped using Sandwich for fuel both north and southbound since we stopped here a couple of years ago. We now always stop for fuel and water and try to stay a night or two each way.
Marina Response:Thank you - It's been a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to your next visit!
by Bill L. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2019
Great people, great facilities, and great location
Marina Response:Thank you for visiting with us again! It is always a pleasure to have the 'North Star' join our fleet. Can't wait for your next visit!
by Denise M. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2019
Would have been four stars, reduced because at 7am Saturday when we went to shower there was NO hot water in either men’s or women’s room. Otherwise fuel dock was efficient and moorings were convenient.
Marina Response:Certainly not a great start for your day - Please accept our apology. Our hot water heater had shut down at some point late yesterday. Once we were aware of the problem it was quickly restarted and put back online with hot water by 7:30. We know that we can't go back in time but our team hopes that you will look past this mechanical failure and visit us again!
by Brian H. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2019
Informative e-mail sen out prior to arrival. Very friendly staff who helped out in difficult docking conditions. Good facilities - showers, wi-fi. One negative is the distance from “downtown” Onset - about a 15-minute walk.
Marina Response:Distance to town, unfortunately, is something over which we have no control. A great alternative to the half-mile walk would have been to take advantage of the harbor shuttle service which will pick you up and deliver you anywhere within Onset Harbor.
by Dave T. on Aug 21, 2019
Marina sits in the middle of Onset Harbor which is well protected from the winds in most directions. We fueled up before getting our slip assignment. Staff was very helpful getting us set up in our slip. Roland stuck around to make sure we were settled. Onset is a pretty little town with several restaurants within a 15 minute walk. It is also a great stopover if you’re going east up the Cape Cod canal since it’s less than 10 minutes to the Bourne Railroad bridge. We’ll stop by on our way back from Boston. Great staff and good restrooms and showers.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review! We enjoy having you stay with us and look forward to your next visit here. Enjoy the summer!
by John V. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2019
Always a pleasant stay...Roland and team are very professional and accommodating. The bathrooms/laundry facility were very clean. Harbor is calm and safe....it is a great stop over for us after a week in MV or getting thru the canal making our way to/from home.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review. Our team puts a lot of effort into everything that they do and it feels great when it's noticed. Please visit us again whenever you are in the area!
by Eric S. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2019
Couldn't have been better! Roland and his crew are first class, and were extremely helpful in all aspects of our overnight visit. Great little town within an easy walk from the marina. I highly recommend the Onset Bay Marina.
Marina Response:Hi! Thank you for your great review and recommendation. We are always happy to help and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!
by Carl J. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2019
Nice place to stop on your way to or from Cape Cod Bay. Clean facilities and very helpful staff.
Marina Response:Thank you very much for your kind review! We all hope to see you on your next passage through Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal. See you soon!
by Charles H. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2019
Great help once they could get to me. Very busy day for them but they were terrific! 8/2/19: Great, well trained dock staff, took great care of us! Maybe there are cheaper alternatives, but I'll stick with the positive performers!
Marina Response:Thank you so much for your kind words and for your patience! It was great to have you here and we hope that you can stay with us soon!
by Barry s. on Jul 30, 2019
The staff was the what made this place so special. The facility is top notch. Everything was clean and very organized. The "team" as they refer to themselves was simply outstanding, very courteous and professional, but yet had great personalities. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we will be back. Tide together
Marina Response:Thank you - We really enjoyed the life and spirit that your group brought to our docks that weekend. Thank you for your kind comments about our dock team (they are a one-of-a-kind group). Hope to see you soon!
by Melissa D. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2019
Your marina and staff were Amazing!! Thabk you Roland for your hospitality!! We will see you again!!
Marina Response:Our team works hard to do those things that make each of our guests' stays memorable. It is so nice of you to give us such a kind review. Thank You!
by Anthony S. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2019
Everything was great. Helpful and friendly staff, easy access from the Cape Cod Canal
Marina Response:Thank you - but you did the difficult part (finding your slip at night)! We are happy that you 'found' us and that you had such a pleasant stay. Please visit us again when you're out in Buzzards Bay!
by Stan M. on Jul 12, 2019
Instructions were emailed well before our arrival we had a great dock assignment and were welcomed by a alert and expert dock crew Many thanks to Roland
Marina Response:Our dock crew - like so many others - works hard on docking and line handling. We are very pleased to have received such a nice review from you. We can't wait for your next visit. Thank You!
by Nathalie G. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2019
Lovely marina. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. We’ll be back.
Marina Response:It was our pleasure to have you as part of 'our fleet' and understand that you are already returning. Thank you for the kind review!
by Rod T. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2019
Wonderful old fashion charm. Extremely clean marina and dock hands who go way out of their way to be helpful. We had a very enjoyable stay at Onset Bay and would highly recommend this marina to anyone travelling near the Cape Cod Canal. You won't be disappointed.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review! Our team is still learning the ropes and it is great to hear that their work is noticed (and appreciated)!
by Walter C. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2019
Onset is awesome a hidden gem Onset bay Marina is awesome the staff is friendly and helpful will be back again next year
Marina Response:Indeed, Onset Harbor is a great place just off the Cape Cod Canal. Our dock team was happy to help you and we'll be standing by for your next visit! Thank You!
by Bryan B. on May 28, 2019
Onset Bay Marina - thank you for yet another amazing overnight with you! From the treats for the kids to the morning coffee - we are blessed! Alyssa best of luck in your new adventures, Roland thank you for watching over us and always lending a helping hand and COLIN!!!!!!! You saved us and we are forever grateful - your cat like, superpower reflexes is the reason our boat is still intact...we thank you beyond what words and my scraped bloody legs can say - THANK YOU Cat (Bryan, Victoria & Jacob) - C’est La Vie
Marina Response:Your review is pinned to our dockhouse wall. It was fun having you as part of our fleet and hope that you and your family will treat this as a second home. Thank You!
by James W. on May 24, 2019
An amazing marina! Stayed here after fouling a prop in buzzards bay and couldn’t have been happier to foul a prop. From the moment we coasted in to the dock the staff at Safe Harbor Onset Bay Marina helped to get us back up and running and provided a lovely place to stay until the weather cleared up and we could navigate buzzards bay. Whether waiting to go in to the cape cod canal or staying on the way out or just to visit this is the best possible location! Just a short walk from a quaint town and restaurants and providing clean functional facilities and a lovely scenery it’s a quite wonderful place to stay. And once again I can’t say enough great things about the staff, the friendliest and most helpful people around! Thanks Roland and Alyssa!
Marina Response:Thank you for your note! A tough start to the year and we hope that the remainder of your trip home was uneventful. Come visit us anytime!
by Greg B. on Oct 16, 2018
Great place to tuck into while transiting the Canal. Good protection, great facility, nice people! Been stopping in here for years, highly recommended!
Marina Response:It is always a pleasure having you at Onset Bay Marina, and we really appreciate your review and recommendation. Until next time!
by Richard B. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2018
Best staff on the canal Service is fantastic My west canal favorite
Marina Response:Love to hear it! Thanks for the review.
by Stephen B. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2018
Dealing with bad weather, I needed a marina with short notice and a late arrival. Roland was able to accommodate me even though the marina was full and busy with fall haul outs. The facilities were new and clean and the Dockwa app made booking easy.
Marina Response:We were very happy to be able to provide you a safe stay! Come back and stay with us again soon.
by Brian M. on Sep 09, 2018
We have stayed at Onset Bay Marina twice, in July and in September. We find the people friendly and facilities are clean. The fuel dock is easy to access and Dock Master Roland is very helpful. We will definitely recommend this marina to our cruising friends.
Marina Response:We sincerely appreciate you choosing Onset Bay Marina for two stays this summer, and thank you for your recommendation! Please come back and see us again when you are in the area! Happy boating!
by Michael M. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2018
Friendly staff. I was late in arriving and the gas dock attendant stayed until I was moored and provided information about the marina.
by Philip L. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2018
Super support staff.
by Karyn E. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2018
Staff was the friendliest we have met all season. Extremely helpful and welcoming. Email received the day before with instructions was nice. Hope to return next season.
Marina Response:Your review made our day! Thank you for choosing Onset Bay and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. See you next year!!
by Edward B. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2018
Love the renovated ladies showers.
by Robert B. on Aug 18, 2018
We love stopping at this marina because of it’t location to the Canal. Diesel fuel prices are some of the lowest around, and include Vavetech. Showers are nice and convenient. Always enjoy being greeted by Roland. He is always pleasant, calm and more than willing to help with anything he can. Thanks for all you do......
Marina Response:You're very welcome! It is always a pleasure having you here at Onset Bay Marina. Thank you for your great review. See you next visit!
by Patricia F. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2018
The dock master Roland, and Alyssa were very helpful both on the dock, and in giving us information about the local area including the towns launch service.
Marina Response:We appreciate your review and are happy that we could help! Our team is dedicated to making your stay enjoyable and convenient. Hope to see you again soon!
by Christopher D. on Aug 14, 2018
Stayed at Onset bay coming and going from RI to Maine. Great and convenient spot right off the canal. Quiet peaceful moorings, friendly and helpful staff, and very fair prices for fuel, ice, and moorings. Clean bathrooms and showers (yeah!) and a safe place to be in a storm. We'll be back.
Marina Response:Thank you for the glowing review and for choosing Onset Bay Marina! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our team and facilities. Clean bathrooms and showers are a "must have" in our book :) Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
by Michelle T. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2018
We were only in Onset overnight, before going through the Cape Cod Canal in the morning. I appreciated the email several days before our arrival with details about the Marina. Also got an email with our mooring assignment. The dock staff were friendly and competent, and got us on our way quickly.
Marina Response:Thank you for your review and feedback. Our goal is to make your stay at Onset Bay Marina as convenient and enjoyable as possible, and we are happy to hear that you had a nice visit. Please come back and stay with us again soon!
by Warner H. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2018
Had a terrific overnight at Brewers Onset Bay Marina. The staff and especially Roland Murphy were great. We'll come again!
Marina Response:We appreciate your great review and are happy that you chose to stay with us at Onset Bay Marina. Roland is a great addition to the team, and we are happy he was able to assist you. Looking forward to your next visit!
by Eric D. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2018
Vet quiet and nice marina. Great service at the fuel dock. Beautiful setting. Town and great walks just a dinghy ride away with two good dinghy docks, one in Town.
Marina Response:Thank you for choosing Onset Bay Marina and for taking the time to leave us this great review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the marina, the service at the fuel dock and the town. Please come back and stay with us again soon!
by Hamilton S. on Jun 19, 2018
Onset Bay Marina is a very picturesque, recently re-furbished facility with very welcoming staff in manager Roland and dockmaster Alyssa. They go out of their way to make your experience a personalized pleasure. Onset is a little jewel that is off the main track and worth the visit. Two thumbs up!
Marina Response:Thank you very much for your awesome review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our facility and staff. Please come back and see us again soon!
by Doug T. - Verified user on May 30, 2018
Just Spent two night at Onset Bay Marina on very short notice and the stay was great! The Dockmaster Alyssa could not have been more helpful. I pulled into the fuel dock due to severe weather and by the time I was done filling up she already had a slip for me. All of the other dockhands had were friendly and helpful with local info and catching my lines. I look forward to staying there next year as well!
Marina Response:We appreciate your great review and are happy that we could help you here at Onset Bay Marina. We also look forward to see you next year!! Take care.
by Anonymous - Verified user on May 11, 2018
Roland and Alysa are great! Easy dingy row from mooring field. Nice 1/2 mile stroll through local neighborhood to down town area. Laundry mat, country store with everything you will need including wine/beer/booze, numerous restaurants Stay here at least twice a year. Always nice. limited current makes dingy to/from docks easier. On approach be careful not to confuse the canal green with your smaller #1 green- could be a rocky mistake.
by William T. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2017
We loved ! Roland and Alyssa were so helpful and always available. Can't wait to come back next year.
by Roger N. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2017
This is our second time visiting Onset. This is a wonderful small and quiet marina. The crew was friendly and helpful for any of our needs.
by Bob G. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2017
Pleasant stay, with helpful staff. easy in and out to CC canal, good fuel prices. Will stay again.
by Conrad n. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2017
Good service at the docks.
by Thurman H. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2017
Great, convenient stop at south end of Cape Cod canal. Roland, the marina manager, and his dock hands were knowledgeable and helpful. Minimum amenities at the marina and in town. Fuel and pump out and WORKING wifi were a plus. Would definitely stop here again if it fit our float plan.
by Adam K. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2017
After coming in for fuel, we took a mooring on a Thursday night. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The choice of having 87 or 89 octane gasoline was rare. The fuel dock is easy to access and there is fresh water for wash down. They don't have a launch service but the Town of Onset launch was pretty convenient.
by Joyce -. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2017
Quiet peaceful marina with very friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of assistance docking and navigation to marina. Would definitely stay here again.
by Adam E. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2017
Sailed up from Newport and stayed at the marina waiting for the morning tides into the CCC. Fabulous in every way. Highly communicative with us when inbound on Dockwa. Stopped for fuel ($2.709 for Diesel on 8/3/17), the hopped over to our slip. They put us (48' sailboat) on a T-head. Marina has clearly had a lot of recent improvements (docks, fuel, etc). Way more help than we expected tying up. Cute town...bit of a walk in, but a few places for dinner, ice cream, etc. Would definitely stop again if the opportunity presented.
by James & Linda M. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2017
Brewer Onset Bay Marina was a perfect spot to stay overnight! The marina staff were friendly and helpful! The shops and restaurants were close by as well. Will be back.
by margo z. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2017
Improved facility since Brewer purchase. Some confusion with dockage request, which was straightened out upon arrival. New fuel docks and other amenities. Able to call directly to marina staff with inquiries about dockage facilities.
by Toni D. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2017
Great marina, great dock hands nice,social spot
by John R. - Verified user on May 14, 2017
Early in the season, just opening. Walked to town for dinner.
by Richard I. - Verified user on May 12, 2017
Stayed one night on a mooring waiting to enter Canal on early morning tide. Great protected spot. Great help from Roland in guiding us in.
About Safe Harbor Onset Bay
Elegant New England cottages and sandy white beaches provide a picturesque backdrop for Safe Harbor Onset Bay. Renowned for its preeminent refinishing and fiberglass shop, the well protected marina bestows convenient dockside amenities and easy access for cruising Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, and the Islands.
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