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The Black Dog Wharf

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


Day Trip
Not Offered
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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42 Reviews

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 djcarl174 on Sep 02, 2019
Always a great place to stay.... Dogs love it!

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 dgallagher2 on Aug 08, 2019
Good to return again in 2019 , nice marina , good location , Morgan, the dock master helpful , interesting venue . crew of the CDP says thank you

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 petertkav on Jun 23, 2019
Great place. We will be back.

by jmcgheeboxing64 on Jun 09, 2019
Dock master was pleasant and very helpful. Definitely going back again

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 bobsmaldone on Oct 01, 2018
Again...another great stay at one of our favorite places.

by rjshapiro53 on Sep 30, 2018
Great staff. Lovely locale.

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 johnstondonley on Jul 11, 2018
We love the BD Wharf - super service & hospitality!

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 jlevi on May 29, 2017
We were on the finger dock with our 46 ft. Beneteau over Memorial Day weekend 2017. Terrific experience. The young staff was delightful, prompt, service oriented and knowledgeable. As is obvious the location is prime. The best thing is the quality of physical plant - a cut above most marinas with recent architecturally well done facilities, spotless restrooms/showers. All contributed to the feeling of being in a special place apart.

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


  • Water
  • Electrical


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



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