by kmcgovern517 on Oct 03, 2020
They can't control the weather, but unfortunately during our stay we arrived in 20+ knot winds and had a few days of rough weather. The mooring field is fairly exposed, so a bit rocky at times. On the days where the weather was mild, was fantastic. Really liked the location just north of Portland. Was an easy bike ride into town, with nice sized bike lanes into Portland or to the local grocery store. Launch service was outstanding. Very friendly personnel. Never waited more than 10 minutes for a pick up or drop off. The mooring balls luckily have two pendant lines With the heavy wind, one of the lines actually snapped. We called to let them know. They directed us to move to a nearby vacant mooring buoy. First time (and hopefully last) that has ever happened to us. Would definitely stay here again.
by rapiti on Aug 28, 2020
Perfect, as usual! Recommended
by bmastror on Aug 27, 2020
Super friendly staff. Very clean and felt safe with compliance to COVID-19 guidelines
by pschrodel on Aug 18, 2020
We had a fabulous dinner at the Dockside. Both the restaurant and dock handled the COVID-19 situation beautifully.
by drgtmartin on Aug 11, 2020
Easy in, easy out. Handy Boat was preferred than stopping in Portland on our way up the coast. Everyone was very nice and the Dockside Grill served excellent food.
by rjh6154 on Jul 29, 2020
Thank you, Handy Boat. A very enjoyable stay. Dinner at the Dockside Grille was wonderful.
by silverheels on Jul 18, 2020
This is an open area that gets some chop in windy conditions (20+ knots) but doesn't seem to get rolly. We love that the moorings are spaced far enough apart to keep a good distance between all the boats and to allow for maneuvering while picking up the ball. The balls are rigged with two long pennants that easily reach to each side of the 13' high bow on our boat making pickup much easier for us. The launch service is excellent and runs from 8am to 9pm. The restaurant on site is very good and there's ample free parking if you have a car or visitors. There are good cycling paths on the roads into Portland. Kayaking and paddle boarding around the harbor is nice in calm conditions. The preserve on nearby Clapboard Island has a dinghy landing and walking trail. We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed it very much. We'll definitely return.
by rc2463 on Jul 10, 2020
Super nice people, very accommodating with my date changes. Lovely spot on Casco Bay. We’ll be back.
by karichgb on Jul 07, 2020
Great stay on a mooring. Staff was extremely helpful helping us with a mechanical issue. Would highly recommend visiting Handy’s.
by kmaine66 on Jun 27, 2020
Felt very welcome. Are at Dockside Grill and it was fantastic.
by charlottesmiles on Apr 23, 2020
I've used this boatyard for ages: They've serviced my mooring, launched my J24s and now I use them regularly in a professional context as a yacht broker.
Their yards estimates are fair and their fuel dock attendants are very pleasant! The dock house sells cute gear, boozy provisions and ice...
In the summer time, the Dockside restaurant has excellent fries, martinis and and rotating entrees. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for a table because it's usually packed but it's one of the best places in Falmouth. We take our older family members to the restaurant on a regular basis because it's very accessible.
by fjmaloney on Sep 11, 2019
The nearest transient moorings to Portland. Friendly, excellent service. The boat launch in facilities, including the clean bathrooms and laundry, our first rate. One of the better stops on the eastern seaboard.
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by bstaymore on Sep 01, 2019
Very nice, but they but the transits on the outside moorings when there were several moorings in Closer that were not private.
The restaurant was great.
by nichola on Aug 30, 2019
Friendly marina (especially dog-friendly). Good, clean restrooms and showers and a very reasonably-priced washing machine and dryer.
Included launch service means the dinghy can stay stowed.
Small service job was very efficiently performed. Numerous and helpful staff, especially helpful when docking.
by hartley on Aug 30, 2019
Great marina - friendly staff, very responsive and always trying extra hard to be helpful. The Dockside restaurant is also very nice ($$$) and while we didn't utilize them this trip, the service department is very competent.
by bill.kimbell on Aug 29, 2019
Everything was great. Staff helpful and friendly, launch service prompt and convenient. Restaurant was very good - be sure to make reservation as it is very popular with local residents in addition to marina guests. I did not have work done, but several friends did and were pleased with results.
by t37windchime on Aug 26, 2019
Nice views and handy launch service! Dockside restaurant at the marina was also very good.
by kevincarrigan on Aug 18, 2019
Staff was great! Restaurant is excellent. Great place to get a mooring. Easy Uber to Portland
by firsttri on Jul 29, 2019
The staff were great to deal with! They took extra care to insure the mooring was initially too crowded so they moved us to a much quieter mooring. The launch drivers were quick to respond and always careful on approach to the boat. We will be making this an annual Summer visit!
by swelte on Jun 29, 2019
Diana and crew very helpful!