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The Black Dog Wharf


Dock
$3/ft - $6.25/ft • 35' minimum • 2-night min on weekends (Fri + Sat) in July & August

Mooring
$85

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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64 Reviews

by aequitas on Oct 18, 2020
The dockmaster, Morgan, was very helpful. Great location! We highly recommend The Black Dog Wharf.

by letsgo on Oct 13, 2020
We stay at The Black Dog Wharf often. The staff are welcoming and pleasant. The dock is quiet at sunset. All amenities are clean and well kept. All of Vineyard Haven is short walk from this Marina.

by petertkav on Oct 04, 2020
Great place. We will be back.

by wrackline on Sep 27, 2020
Great spot, excellent facilities, and hospitality by Morgan can't be beat. Now if only there were floating docks!

by jlevi on Sep 14, 2020
Terrific experience. Dock manager, Morgan, is operating on a very high level.: affable, customer oriented, efficient, highly skilled, detail oriented. Thank-you Black Dog.

by wildthingso38 on Sep 14, 2020
What a great stay. Morgan and the crew/family were super attentive in helping us get setup. We were Double-handed coming in and they were extra helpful in getting settled in after hours. Communication was great. Little perks like the Coffee/Muffin breakfast every morning was a nice touch. Bathrooms super nice, laundry facilities worked a charm. Weather shift on our last day and the BDW team helped relocate us to a more sheltered setup, and were very proactive in our comfort and safety. We will definitely use this as our primary home moving forward. WildThings likes The Black Dog Wharf!

by 1234567 on Sep 09, 2020
Friendly and helpful staff I would recommend to others

by djcarl174 on Sep 09, 2020
Always a great .... Best place to dock a boat on the Vineyard

by rjshapiro53 on Sep 08, 2020
Great staff. Lovely locale.

by searay58 on Sep 07, 2020
Excellent service , great staff

by srindfl220 on Sep 01, 2020
Repeat customer. Very helpful staff and great location. Will be back again.

by nancyserpa on Aug 28, 2020
We love the BD marina. Morgan is very helpful and the showers and laundry are so convenient and CV clean.

by dgallagher2 on Aug 22, 2020
Good to return again in 2020 , , Morgan, the dock master very helpful in getting our 44 foot sail into the slip in the breeze , interesting venue . crew of the CDP says thank you

by rajordan01 on Aug 21, 2020
We had an excellent stay at BDW. We appreciated the the cleanliness of the facilities and the professional staff. We try to visit BDW once per season and already look forward next year.

by camihampton421 on Aug 19, 2020
This was our first time at The Black Dog Wharf. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. Rory assisted us and was proficient at handling all aspects of securely docking. He was most helpful—overseeing all of our needs. The owner is also a very charming and professional man and came to our dock several times throughout the day to make sure we were doing well and not in need of anything. We have been on our sailing trip for 2 weeks and we have another 2 weeks to go. I had been unable to find laundry facilities prior to our dockage at The Black Dog. However, I was thrilled when Rory informed me there were on-site laundry facilities. I immediately dashed there to find a wonderfully large and accommodating room, also with great shower facilities. It was so clean and welcoming and what a pleasure to do all of our laundry so quickly and efficiently. It made my day! The Wharf is so inviting —a beach, picnic tables, and nice docks. We were on the face dock and were enraptured by the stimulating activity and beautiful boats in the harbor— lovely scenes!! And then we had a delicious dinner on the patio of The Black Dog Tavern right beyond the dock. We also got cards for complimentary donuts and muffins and coffee. The donuts were fab! All staff, management and guests adhered to the safety and sanitary measures. We felt secure all of our time there. The docks were quiet and still at night and we got a wonderful night’s sleep. All in all, it was a stellar experience!! Thank You, Black Dog Wharf, we shall return again and again.

by jeff582 on Aug 12, 2020
Great service, clean showers and rest rooms. Morgan was really helpful in docking process and making sure all in order!! I will return again for sure

by lmello09 on Aug 11, 2020
The BD Wharf is quaint and convenient. You’re able to watch the ferries come and go and in spite of the boat traffic it is quite peaceful. Small beach at foot of pier is nice but restaurant uses it for service so you wouldn’t spend the day there. If you don’t have a dingy or don’t rent a car to explore the island you’re limited to what you can do given the location. Facilities are small but clean. One dockhand very helpful and eager to please, the rest couldn’t be bothered. Limited restaurants leave you to eat at the Black Dog Tavern where the staff is unpleasant and food underwhelming. For the real estate that it is, BD could do and be so much more.

by rrkrrk on Aug 02, 2020
Everything is good except for the WiFi.

by jskaves on Aug 02, 2020
Great facility excellent personnel

by framisum3 on Jul 30, 2020
Small and quiet when we were there, the last week of July. Staff was friendly and helpful, bathrooms were clean. The nonfloating docks weren’t as bad as I thought they would be.

by salainte on Jul 29, 2020
Great location, Professional services and spotless facilities!

by johnstondonley on Jul 20, 2020
We love the BD Wharf - super service & hospitality! A favorite- great location and easy access to everything.

by darrenberry on Jul 16, 2020
Fun, quiet, and beautiful.

by kmullin on Jul 11, 2020
Always a pleasure staying at the Black Dog. Great service and friendly atmosphere. The best place to stay on the vineyard!!

by realexa on Jul 09, 2020
Morgan, dock master, and crew were knowledgeable and helpful. They worked with our changing schedule (weather related) . Helped us on and off the dock (NB: point of pride--don't really need help docking or departing, but they were very good). Would definitely stay here again.

by kimk on Jul 08, 2020
Always feels like home ! Staff is amazing

by sail4days on Jul 08, 2020
Dock staff were very attentive, helped us get into the slip and tie up. We had a slip with 2 pilings about 30 ft from the dock that you tie spring lines to. The marina and surrounding Black Dog area are absolutely beautiful! Will stay here again.

by mattlemay on Jul 04, 2020
Great location, but most importantly Morgan was extremely helpful and hospitable! we will be back!

by jmcgheeboxing64 on Jun 21, 2020
Dock master was pleasant and very helpful. Definitely going back again

by bobsmaldone on Sep 22, 2019
Again...another great stay at one of our favorite places.

by captaindi on Sep 04, 2019
The woman , Nicola was fantastic! Efficient and helpful. I must say that the staff at the Black Dog has always been wonderful but Nicola just went that extra step

by donaldf on Aug 23, 2019
Great location. Very helpful staff. Loved my 2 day stay.

by xfnbyvsdripdnnuqku3u on Aug 21, 2019
Fantastic great place

by pscala on Aug 21, 2019
Love this location. Friendly staff and clean facility. Will definitely be coming back next season!

by cielo on Aug 19, 2019
Location is nice with Black Dog Restaurant and Bike Rental across street. Easy access to Oak Buffs. They are strict about arrival and Departure times. Docks are well kept and dock hands available.

by robklug on Aug 12, 2019
Great location in center of Vineyard Haven. Docks not floating but they bring you boards for bumpers. Ferry's right next door. Car and bike rentals just off dock. Expensive but worth it

by tharkness on Aug 12, 2019
We stayed about a week at the Black Dog Wharf. The folks there were really helpful and the boat was safe and sound on the days we hung out on Island. The location in the harbor was perfect — protected and an easy hop into MV sound. Once off the boat, it was a little removed. We are one night at the restaurant there which was very good. I would recommend this spot for sure.

by mimireis62 on Aug 11, 2019
We had a wonderful week. We were traveling with another boat and they couldn’t get reservations for the entire time but Black Dog was able to accommodate us in the end.

by rparsloe on Aug 04, 2019
Bottom line, best boating experience, attentive and proactive dock, fantastic restaurant experiences within walking distance, quiet and nice slip neighbors. My wife and I had a great weekend and look forward to returning soon!

by fredezra on Aug 01, 2019
Docks are in great condition. Free muffins for everyone aboard. Black Dog restaurant right at the end of the Dock.

by knotworkinll on Jul 28, 2019
Great staff! Very welcoming. Facilities were clean and updated. The complimentary coffee or muffin from Black Dog Cafe was a treat!

by perryg on Jul 18, 2019
Our favorite Island to visit! We stayed for 4 nights this time. Plenty of new beaches and plenty of flea markets to keep my family busy. We've been staying at the Black Dog for the past three years and will continue to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Vineyard Haven and the proximity to provisions and transportation.

by jeffreydubin on Jul 15, 2019
Great location. Staff was extremely helpful upon arrival, departure as well as assisting in any questions or help needed by all on the dock. Coupons for free muffins and coffee was an added extra. Will definitely be back. Bathrooms, showers and laundry were easily accessible and very clean.

by frankdominick928 on Jul 11, 2019
Great location and the staff could not be friendlier. We will definitely come back. Fan-Ta-Sea

by utegg on Jul 07, 2019
Great location for MV and was able to bike around everywhere. Showers could use an update but the staff was very friendly, helpful and responded quickly to any request on info regarding MV or marina needs for stay.

by rhs on Jul 04, 2019
Very nice and accommodating staff

by tmanzone on Jun 24, 2019
Excellent marina with great service

by narrowrivet on Oct 09, 2018
Marina is well located and staff is friendly. Bathrooms are fairly clean, but tired. Very important to tie up with bow out to harbor.

by jkqx39bukqgtbtnkftir on Oct 02, 2018
We had a wonderful three days at the Black Dog. The staff was, as always, very helpful and eager to make the stay as good as possible. My only suggestion would be to make the dock a non smoking environment. Depending on the wind direction, the smoke is unavoidable. Especially annoying while sitting in or on the boat. Of course, more unhealthy for those smoking but their choice. I prefer smoke free as do most people.

by clairelicious on Sep 03, 2018
We loved our stay at the Black Dog Wharf! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The facilities were clean and cute. We will definitely be back.

by captainmatspinks on Aug 23, 2018
Consistently awesome.

by cvultaggio22 on Aug 21, 2018
Had Great stay at Black Dog Wharf! It was such nice location with beautiful views of Vineyard Haven Marina. We loved watching all the boats and ferries come in and out, and there was lots of fun restaurants and cute shops! The staff was amazing! Morgan, Camden, and Tony were so available and helpful thru our entire 4 day stay esp when the weather and winds changed. They notified us before it hapoened, and helped us secure our boat to prevent any damages. We will absolutely return to Black Dog Wharf, and highly recommend staying here. Colleen S

by macammiso on Aug 18, 2018
Great facilities, and staff was very helpful.

by marisha on Aug 06, 2018
It’s a nice place. Very well maintained facilities. A nice restaurant next to the dock serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Electricity is extra if you need to plug in.

by namasteii on Jul 24, 2018
Great place to stay. Small quaint marina.

by golta on Jul 21, 2018
We had a wonderful stay at the Black Dog. The staff was helpful and very friendly. Bathrooms and showers were very clean and modern. The washer and dryers were nice to use. Ice is available. A very well maintained facility. We will most certainly be back. The Black Dog Wharf is a great place to visit to build those family memories!!! Thanks again. 7 Trolls GO SEAWOLVES!!!!

by bobkochan4n6marine on Jul 19, 2018
Great folks - very helpful and friendly. Easy location to reach necessities. Good food and bake goods

by kmlika on Jul 03, 2018
We loved it. Everyone was very accommodating. We will definitely be back!

by benholtz on Jun 25, 2018
It was a rainy day, but the dock hand replied immediately to our hail when we arrived. Easy to dock, they even provides some fenders. The shower facilities are above average. The food at the tavern was awesome. Definitely will be coming again.

by stgo60 on Sep 04, 2017
reasonable. they need a dock hand who knows how to handle lines and tie a boat The kid who was there did not even know how deep is the marina. That is unacceptable

by ffeather on Aug 21, 2017
The staff was excellent, clean restrooms, great docking location.

by deficitspending on Aug 08, 2017
Courteous, knowledgeable, accommodating dock hands at BDWM. Marina close to all and amenities are good. Always a pleasure staying here. Thank you and we'll see you again next season!

by m8354bczhirw6hxg9ngj on Jul 16, 2017
Great yearly visit for a week at Black Dog. The service from the dock crew make it a great place to stay. Makalia really is so attentive and kind, she always has her "A" game on and always looks for something to do to make everyone's stay better. All the crew is really good though, most important to the boaters are clean bathrooms and trash containers emptied. They do all that and more. Always there to help you tie up and get underway. Thanks again, great job everyone at the BD Warf. See you next year!!!!

by lauriesue23 on Aug 11, 2015
Just returning from weekend stay at this marina. more negatives than positives. To begin with, we had reserved a slip a month in advance. When we got in it was around 5 or 6 PM and they had us stay in a slip next to part of the dock that was missing a board. It was actually quite dangerous at times as we had windy choppy seas one day. The dockhand seemed unconcerned from start to finish. My husband actually fell when getting off boat one evening. Next were the state of the bathrooms. There were just two unisex stalls for the whole marina. A huge issue we had were the groups of young marina and tall ship employees that congregated in and used the same facility. We had to listen to them chat about getting drunk and partying every time we waited in line in evening. They even joked about the party in the bathroom. The restaurant was understaffed both times we went. Food was not bad, but we waited close to an hour to be served both dinner and breakfast. Wait staff were apologetic but frazzled. The next problem to be disregarded was when one bathroom was clogged. We had to complain twice before one of them picked the phone up. Lastly when I asked to speak to the manager before we left he was out on a boat. When the staff realized we were not happy and were going to complain they scrambled to help us. Too little too late. We will never stay there again. No management, no supervision of employees, no organization.

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: $3.00/ft
  • Peak Season: $5.00/ft - $6.25/ft
  • 35' min LOA charge
  • 2-night minimum on weekends (Friday & Saturdays) during July & August unless only 1 night is available

Moorings

  • Can accommodate vessels up to a 35' LOA

Services

  • Water
  • Electrical

Amenities

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

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