City of Gloucester Harbormaster


Dock
Not Offered

Mooring
$40.00

Day Trip
Not Offered
19 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 14
Out of Season
City of Gloucester Harbormaster is closed for the season. Check back for updated information on the upcoming season.
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22 Reviews

by gloucesterharbormaster on Oct 19, 2017

by stephaniebeermann on Oct 18, 2017

Gloucester Harbor was great with good amenities and fun waterfront restaurants. The harbormaster upgrades our mooring due to a cancellation which was awesome and appreciated!


by brendamiccio on Sep 12, 2017

Very good. Harbormaster staff was excellent


by windless on Sep 01, 2017

Tom the harbor master and team are always terrific. On a packed holiday weekend with high winds we were accomodated. We pass this way many times a season from Cape Cod to Maine and the team is always great. Al Santoro


by ramelet on Aug 28, 2017

No Showers but free launch


by vicki on Aug 28, 2017

We would have given it a five but we got stuck Saturday night at 9:30 pm and could not get back to our boat as the launch driver took off early. This was a huge problem - otherwise the service was very good and the moorings were very well maintained. Getting stuck though at 9:30 pm without a way to get back to your boat is a HUGE PROBLEM!


by fhmorrisbvp on Aug 20, 2017

Pretty spot, harbormaster was terrific inguiding us to the mooring in dense fog.


by billt on Aug 12, 2017

Super launch service. Cute town and good restaurants. We will be back.


by scottnbpt on Aug 08, 2017

The shuttle service was quick and reliable the shuttle captains could not be any more pleasant and helpful. Looking forward to a return visit.


by patriot on Aug 04, 2017

We rented a mooring two nights so far this season on our trip to Maine using Dockwa. I like how the reservation confirmation includes providing a mooring number. It would be a little better if there was a better way of showing where the moorings are located and how to identify them. On our second visit (July 22), I figured mooring TP-3 was located in the Ten Pound mooring area. When arriving in the area, I had to ask another boater which moorings belonged to the city.

It turned out that they were orange and all were taken. I called the Harbormaster and received a prompt response. The person on duty was very helpful and courteous. Unfortunately, he had to move another boater who was confused on where his mooring was located. The other boat moved to another mooring field and we were all set, until the next morning.

There was a lobster pot located near our assigned mooring. The next morning, with the change in tide, current and wind, our boat drifted over the pot and I could not see it. We caught the line to the pot’s float on our rudder and ended up having to cut the line. The boat was freed but I did not see the float until later.

When operating my boat, I take particular care in avoiding lobster pots. They are someone’s livelihood and I respect that. Unfortunately, in this case, the person who place the pot in the middle of a mooring field, did not appear very concerned about respecting other boats. It took some doing to totally free the line from my rudder and I ended up having to dive on my boat.

Perhaps it is within the Harbormaster’s authority to ensure that lobster pots are not placed within a mooring field. It is difficult for a boat to avoid them in this situation.


by markjyoung on Jul 31, 2017

It was very nice staying in the inner harbor in Gloucester. It is well protected from the weather and now that they have a launch to get back and forth from the dock, a dingy is not required. It would be ideal if they had shower facilities.


by will40 on Jul 25, 2017

Stayed on mooring SC 2 for two nights. Very helpful and friendly harbor master and launch boat captain. Will go back again.


by mihajlv on Jul 24, 2017

Excellent.


by alwiner1 on Jul 18, 2017

The harbor masters are so friendly and the launch is a great addition. People are always being treated first class


by ria on Jul 17, 2017

First rate moorings & terrific launch service to multiple points in Town. The launch operators are true professionals - courteous, friendly, knowledgable and true advocates of Gloucester. We are too. Great harbor, wonderful vessel watching, variety of restaurants & shops. Gloucester and Harbormaster are 1st rate. "Way To Go" will be back!


by hmsindy on Jul 10, 2017

Great mooring in the inner harbor. Very industrial though and a little noisy. Would go back.


by tfin on Jul 07, 2017

We have been here before. Now launch service is included. That makes it easy to get ashore with laundry. Laundromat is not far from launch landing. The weather on this stay was the best ever. We must return and explore the wonders of Gloucester.


by jtdunn21n on Jul 07, 2017

Very basic amenities but easy ocean access and inner harbor mooring allow quick downtown access also. Launch service is included however they service the entire harbor which is large so plan ahead.


by jackt323 on Jul 06, 2017

It was a very quiet stay.Not much going on after the fireworks.I guess I was expecting more festivities for July 4th week.


by mzimet73 on Jun 26, 2017

A wonderful visit in a beautiful city. Unfortunately, we were there at a very busy time so our mooring was pretty far out in the Southeast Harbor. Great mooring and wonderful launch service! We will be back soon.


by cgklinck892 on Jun 10, 2017

Very informative launch captains. Prompt service. Enjoyed the town of Gloucester very much. Found the people to be very receptive. The mooring was in great shape and it was comfortable in the harbor. Definitely, you will see us again. Thanks


by nanbl55 on May 22, 2017

Great place to stay and the harbormaster is so nice

About City of Gloucester Harbormaster

The City of Gloucester, through the harbormaster's office, rents 30 transient / visitor moorings for vessels up to 60 feet. They are located in the following three areas:

-The Inner Harbor, where the day-to-day hustle and bustle of a working waterfront can be enjoyed, is in close proximity to downtown shops and restaurants.

-The Southeast Harbor offers views of the mansions of Eastern Point, sunsets over the Western Harbor and the Boston skyline in the distance.

-The Western Harbor, off of Stage Head, is where the original settlers landed and dried fish. The harbor offers a beautiful view of downtown church steeples and the City Hall tower.

The Gloucester Harbor Launch is free of charge with your reservation and can be contacted on VHF channel 72 or by phone - 978-726-0155


Booking Info

Pleas Note: Our launch only runs from Memorial Day to October 1st


Amenities

  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Launch Service
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Pumpout
  • Wireless Internet

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