The Black Dog Wharf

$3.50/ft - $9/ft • 35' minimum • 2-night min on weekends (Fri + Sat) in July & August

$50 - $100

Day Trip
Based on Availability
20 Beach Street Extension
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 72

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146 Reviews

by Jim M. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Morgan was cccs a big help with docking and the facilities are spotless.

by Peter R. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Enjoyable, nice facilities and friendly staff.

by Eric E. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Nice location, helpful staff. Will return soon.

by Richard P. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2023
We loved it! Great location and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our favorite destination!

by Phil G. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Great place better people

by Andrew E. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Owners/operators very friendly and helpful. Proximity to West Marine, Stop & Shop extremely helpful. Easy Uber to anywhere on island. Very protected dock spaces.

by Robert K. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Wi-FI is now very good. Great staff. They have fixed docks but they have fender boards for along-side docking. Great location relative to the bus line. Good restaurants nearby. Small beach there too.

by Maribeth C. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
After a really rough ride in Brook was amazing getting us tied up. He and all the staff are so amazingly welcoming and friendly and had some great company on the docks. You honestly couldn’t ask for a better location for everything you might need or want to do! Restaurants, bike rentals, beaches, swimming, all literally steps away and super easy transportation on island, public and private to get to Oak Bluffs or Edgartown. I actually am hesitant to post this review as I want to make sure we can get in here again next season! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

by Peter K. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Always great hospitality and service.

by Shane B. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
We absolutely love staying at the Black Dog Wharf. We always tended too when docking and great information given to help us out. While staying for 2 nights, we decided to stay a 3rd and it was no issue at all. Even upon leaving we asked to stay an extra hour to help with timing the currents and they were so accommodating. Will be back over and over.

by Henry I. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
As always, a great place to dock with a family friendly atmosphere.

by Kevin T. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Great place great people and great location… but the harbor is wide open and it can/does get rollie

by Michelle R. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
I will start by saying the Black Dog staff was excellent and super friendly! We stayed on the mooring. It was all tangled when we arrived and they came right out to untangle it. We didn't realize there was only one mooring and it is right next to the ferry so it is loud. We also didn't know the launch, which is a stones throw from the mooring, wasn't complimentary. We ended up paying $20 round trip for a 30 second ride. With the price of the mooring, we had assumed the short ride was included, otherwise we would have just dropped the dinghy. The launch driver smashed into the side of our boat when coming to pick us up and was quite unpleasant. It was made clear he wasn't happy to be working yesterday. It made us pretty uncomfortable. Once we got on the dock, as mentioned the black dog staff was great. The bathrooms and shower were clean and the muffins were delicious. It seems most of the reviews are for docking, which I'm sure is fabulous. I just wouldn't recommend the mooring. Or if you do stay on the mooring, use your dinghy for the short ride to shore.

by Jeffrey G. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
This is the 3rd time I've stayed here this summer. Great helpful staff and the location is perfect.

by David h. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Greetings to all y’all ; owners, guests and I All very much enjoyed our time here. Squared away staff made it safe and effortless. Wi-Fi is turbo fast. Easy access to provisioning and amazing restaurants. Very dog friendly is helpful for our two pups. Thank you,Dave

by Nancy S. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
We love the BD marina. Morgan and Brooke are always very helpful and the showers and laundry are so convenient and CV clean.

by Kevin C. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
We stay on their dock each and every year and they always go above and beyond. Thank you Douglas family!

by Michael M. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
We always have a great time at the Black dog meeting new boater friends and Staff is over the top with service. We have been enjoying the stay for years.

by Scott H. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
The BD Wharf never disappoints! Morgan and his crew were amazing as always... It’s our favorite annual vacation spot!! Can’t wait to go again next year!

by Rich P. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Great stay and excellent dock staff

by Jeff B. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Great quiet marina. The staff was very helpful getting my boat situated. They explained the lay of the land immediately after tying up. Shower building was cleaned daily. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks Black Dog Wharf.

by Tracy M. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great facilities. Great dock hands. Stayed there again and cannot say enough good things about the staff, facilities and location.

by Gregory M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Stayed for a week. The best!

by Tom S. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Outstanding experience. Excellent, friendly, professional staff provide any assistance necessary. Always available and ensure dock policies are followed. The facilities are very good - bathrooms are kept meticulously clean, washer / dryers available, Proximity to shopping and dining is excellent. Bus terminal is located nearby, so transportation to anywhere on the island is a short walk away. Will definitely stay again

by Glenn G. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
As always, great service and nice people
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About The Black Dog Wharf

Since 1964 the Black Dog Wharf has been a fixture in southern New England’s boating and maritime community. Offering hourly tie-ups to long-term transients, we cater to families, cruising groups, motor, sail and mega yachts with consistent professional care and service.

We are located in the center of Vineyard Haven’s picturesque waterfront, within seconds of all that Martha’s Vineyard has to offer to guests and visitors.

Home of the legendary Black Dog Tall Ships Shenandoah and Alabama & The Black Dog Tavern.

Booking Info

  • Off Season: $3.50/ft
  • Peak Season: $6.75/ft - $9/ft
  • 35' min LOA charge
  • 2-night minimum on weekends (Friday & Saturdays) during July & August unless only 1 night is available


  • Can accommodate vessels up to a 35' LOA


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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