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Brewer Essex Island Marina


Dock
$2.00/ft - $5.00/ft

Mooring
$47.01

Day Trip
First-Come, First-Served
11 Ferry Street
Essex, CT 06426
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
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39 Reviews

by fergy on Sep 19, 2017

Great time everyone was very nice !! A nice bar and lounge on the island would be nice so you wouldn't have to go in town all the time !


by kparker on Sep 11, 2017

Talk about service! We reserved a slip for a round trip sail from Noank to Essex. Wind, current and rough seas delayed our arrival until late on Friday night. To make matters worse, our engine quit while only a few yards off the dock but with no sails up, or wind, we were in a tough spot. Luckily, Christian responded to our hail even though the office had closed. As we started drifting off into the night (and the mooring field!) Christian told us to hang on and he would track down a work boat and assist. Just in the nick of time, he appeared out of the dark and shepherded us into a slip. No small feat! I'm sure there are many facilities and personnel who, given the circumstances, would have simply told us to drop the hook and wait until morning. We were on an 18' Goldeneye with no head and wet from head to toe. Incredible service above and beyond! I'll never stay anywhere other than Essex Island while sailing in the area. What a fine organization!


by kparker on Sep 11, 2017

Talk about service! We reserved a slip for a round trip sail from Noank to Essex. Wind, current and rough seas delayed our arrival until late on Friday night. To make matters worse, our engine quit while only a few yards off the dock but with no sails up, or wind, we were in a tough spot. Luckily, Christian responded to our hail even though the office had closed. As we started drifting off into the night (and the mooring field!) Christian told us to hang on and he would track down a work boat and assist. Just in the nick of time, he appeared out of the dark and shepherded us into a slip. No small feat! I'm sure there are many facilities and personnel who, given the circumstances, would have simply told us to drop the hook and wait until morning. We were on an 18' Goldeneye with no head and wet from head to toe. Incredible service above and beyond! I'll never stay anywhere other than Essex Island while sailing in the area. What a fine organization!


by convertito on Sep 06, 2017

We have visited Essex Island Marina twice this summer and enjoyed it enormously. The grounds and service are both outstanding.


by captainwheeler on Sep 06, 2017

Essex Island Continues their excellent so well known hospitality within the Safe Harbor flagship! The Marina continues to make improvements in the well warn dock systems and is truly a flagship marina in location, service, and hospitality. Thank you to Stephanie! I will be back many time! Captain Wheeler


by reelscream on Sep 06, 2017

Was at Essex Island Marina for the Branford Yacht Club annual rendezvous. Beautiful grounds, great service, very friendly and helpful staff and dockhands. Pool is great! The only issue was that we were put on a fixed dock which made boarding difficult at low tide. I should have specified that I needed a floating dock when making the reservation. Great time!
We Returned for a second stay on Labor Day weekend along with about 20 other boats from BYC. Had a great time. Once again, the staff was excellent and friendly. The dockhand who helped us upon arrival took it upon himself to stop back on the second day and ask if we needed anything. Nice touch!

Friends from our Yacht Club stayed downriver at one of the other marinas on the Connecticut River. Boats were damaged when a squall came through. Our boats were well protected up river. Looking forward to coming back next season.


by dsleiman on Sep 05, 2017

Great location, helpful staff.


by loon on Sep 04, 2017

We had a great stay from Aug 27-31. Extended our stay due to bad weather, and easily accommodated. Enjoyed town, Ubered to Old Saybrook for about $23 R/T, Marley's, Black Seal, Abby's, Griswold....all lovely. Facilities and staff very nice.


by kevinendlesshorizons on Sep 04, 2017

All the staff at Essex Brewer Marina are helpful! A special shout out to Steph who not only found a way to accommodate us with a last minute need for a reservation but went above and beyond to help us find and get to a car rental place. Steph goes above and beyond and its obvious that she is truly interested in helping! Thank you - very much appreciated by me and my family.


by hsbmdb on Aug 30, 2017

Wonderful place to stay, didn't want to leave. The place is beautiful, clean, and relaxing.. will be staying there again...


by maxum29 on Aug 29, 2017

Originally planned on staying one night, but once there, it became clear that one night wouldn't be enough. Staff accommodated our request (for an extra night) without any hesitation. Grounds and facilities were very nice and well kept. Bathrooms were clean, but a bit out-dated. Downtown Essex remains "quaint", but is lacking quick serve store (for newspapers, coffee and pastries) and liquor store. Hope to go back, before 2017 boating season ends. Staff was outstanding - and helpful with docking and departing. All-in-all, a great boating destination !!


by billt on Aug 22, 2017

Great service and lovely spot.


by donbiro on Aug 22, 2017

Had a fantastic time. Thanks to all employees. Everyone was helpful. Brewers must treat there people well. A-1


by alfranke on Aug 22, 2017

We had an outstanding Milford Yacht Club Cruise and Rendezvous at Brewer Essex Island Marina this past weekend. Stephanie (Manager), Jack (Dockmaster) and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating. The grounds and setting are beautiful. A minute-long ferry ride takes you to historic downtown Essex restaurants and shopping. I would highly recommend this destination.


by fullcircle on Aug 15, 2017

Great staff, nice pool.


by markskaplan on Aug 14, 2017

Very nice marina. Location is nice and sheltered. Facilities (bathroom, shower, etc.) all very clean and up to date. Launch drivers were great. Nice accessible dock for our sailboat. Easy to get in and out of with water, pumpout, and fuel. Short walk to Main Street in Town.


by cbucket3 on Aug 10, 2017

The grounds are beautiful and everybody was very nice I would come back again


by jspina54 on Aug 08, 2017

Great place and great staff! Very helpful...the area is well maintained and access to town is easy!


by ttmspt on Aug 08, 2017

Dockmasters Jack and Stephanie were awesome. It was our 2nd visit and we will be returning.


by WBPROP23 on Aug 07, 2017

well run marina - clean -excellent docks & facilities


by mikebobba on Aug 07, 2017

Very accommodating team and very well kept marina. We will return.


by lucasd2008 on Jul 31, 2017

Spider issue is very strange.Nice people running marina.Clean and well manicured.Need a place to get a cocktail


by poweryachtsman on Jul 31, 2017

Except for the non floating docks,the marina has all that any yachtsman needs Docking crew helps to the nth degree Fellow yachtsman surrounding us were happy,friendly and very helpful if needed Essex town charming. Griswald inn meals supurb


by tkess162 on Jul 28, 2017
 Everything a Marina should be.

by starpilot on Jul 26, 2017

Terrific. Fuel dock crew was excellent. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Love coming here. Will come back


by mark10 on Jul 25, 2017

essex island is a great marina , our favorite stop in the northeast , workers are friendly and well trained grounds are great and town is cool . We will be back !


by kevintblanco on Jul 25, 2017

Spectacular! Staff was friendly and helpful.


by scotm666 on Jul 18, 2017

I always try to stay at Brewers. The service is fantastic and everyone is friendly.


by mapjack on Jul 18, 2017

Staff here is fantastic! Brewer has made many improvements since it's recent acquisition and has maintained the laid-back feel of the island. The only drawback is that the town has lost many of the stores that are necessary to boaters. There is no longer any convenience store, pharmacy, liquor store, etc, within walking distance. All are now vacant or replaced by high end clothing and antique stores.


by trafalgar1 on Jul 14, 2017

The marina was 5 star. My only complaint was that the bathrooms were not as clean as they should have been. Their maintence needs improvement in this area. Otherwise everything was


by captainkev on Jul 10, 2017

Nice marina, close to town. Good biking along fairly rural roads. Bathrooms are clean. This marina is buggy and you need to keep your cockpit lights off unless you want to clean up dead bugs.


by clowenthal on Jul 07, 2017

The staff was fantastic and extremely helpful and welcoming!


by denniscatino on Jul 06, 2017

Stayed here for 4th of July weekend. Great marina and great staff. Will be back in September.


by sabercat on Jul 06, 2017

Great! Stayed for three nights and enjoyed the property, pool and lawn games. Staff was helpful and everything was clean. We loved Marley's Cafe and ate there for a breakfast and a group dinner. The food was excellent. Some docks should be updated but we did see that improvements were made since our stay last year.


by mims723 on Jul 05, 2017

Peaceful but to quiet for a holiday weekend. Restaurant on island was either CV completely booked or closed


by boatfun on Jul 05, 2017

This is a beautiful marina with very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Always a pleasure to visit.


by jpierce71 on Jul 04, 2017

Nice facility. Close to town. Good restaurant on island. Friendly staff.


by ccrizk on Jun 26, 2017

AAA+++ - Loved the site, the pool, the charm of Essex village


by tbm930 on Jun 10, 2017

Very helpful staff, beautiful clean restrooms and showers . Beautiful areas to explore with a dingy.

About Brewer Essex Island Marina

Nestled in the protected waters of Essex harbor, Brewer Essex Island is the perfect resort marina. The 13-acre private Island, accompanied by a complementary ferry service, has 125 slips accommodating vessels up to 200’. A short walk into historic downtown Essex, this picturesque setting truly has something for everyone. Named ‘The Perfect Small American Town’, Essex offers great shopping, dining and museums to visit while still giving you the opportunity to enjoy the unmatched beauty of the Connecticut River. We also offer plenty of outdoor fun including a nature/dog walk, shuffleboard, over sized pool, volleyball and plenty more!

Planning a Rendezvous? Yacht Club Event? Business Conference? We have you covered! Essex Island is an ideal location for your all of your group gatherings! With several different areas, we are the perfect venue for any event.


Services

  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Captains Lounge
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Launch Service
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet

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