by Aaron H. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
Very cool place to spend the night
by Melinda M. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
We enjoyed the mooring area which was next to the battleship. There are no services other than the dinghy dock including no public restrooms, trash disposal or water. We attempted to contact the pump out boat with no success. The dinghy dock is locked. Be sure to request the combination before you arrive as there is no one at dock. We used Dockwa for the reservation and received the lock code through their service although we had to ask for the combination as it was not offered. The Wi-Fi signal was decent
by Oliver J. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
Neat and sheltered mooring field, however harbor master was unreachable for mooring assignment. Picked up one of the red and white moorings and proceeded to the dinghy dock, only to find a padlock on the gate for the chain link fence. If you are planning on spending a few nights here try to get the code before you arrive.
by Marina P. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Touring the ships in the Cove was interesting, but I am not planning to sail here again, and certainly not on a weekend. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and attempted to contact the Harbormaster via radio and phone for our mooring assignment, but no response. A friendly gentleman on a private mooring told us to pick up any red & white mooring since there were plenty available - he then rode to the dinghy dock and left. We secured our boat and rowed to the dinghy dock (which is in need of repair) only to find that the gate was padlocked! My husband climbed the chain link fence, but I could not. He spoke with Audrey, the nice young woman in the gift shop, who made several phone calls to friends and eventually found someone who knew the combination so we could open the gate. This whole process took over an hour. Warning: this is a noisy place because the mooring field is right under the bridge. The traffic noise abates somewhat overnight. However, at 11:30pm a power boat picked up a mooring directly behind us with music blasting. After 1/2 an hour I came out into the cockpit and they left. But at 3am they were back to party! Shouting and dancing in the cockpit to obscene rap music - just rude, inconsiderate behavior. The name of the boat was Captain Morgan. My husband yelled over and they saw him, turned off the lights in their cockpit but kept blasting the music. We tried calling the Harbormaster but no response, so we called the police who told us there was nothing they could do. We did not sleep well in Battleship Cove. Perhaps it is more peaceful on a weeknight, but I would not recommend staying on the weekend.
by Mark V. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
A great stay in the cove. Well protected with lots of restaurants close by, many with docks. Good communication from the Harbor Master. The only complaint is that some of the mooring balls had broken or missing extensions, making hooking the mooring a challenge.
by R. W. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Mooring but no pennant. Group of us arrived with “reservations” only to discover we needed to sort out which moorings to use, and we had to raft up in pairs. Poor expectation management.
by Cap A. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Bad stay… we were in the last mooring with no protection from the battleship. So the boat was rocking around like crazy all night . The sound with the traffic going over the bridge was noisy all night.
by Eric P. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Harbor Masters were super helpful and supportive. Historical park , carousel and Battleship Cove were impressive as was bridge noise but we knew it would be.
by Andy A. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Great destination with magnificent views of the naval vessels of the Battleship Cove Maritime musuem. Great person treatment from the harbormaster to assist in landing the moorings.
by Robert D. on Jul 28, 2023
The mooring offered us a safe harbor during a Gale warning. Officer Barboza was extremely helpful and we had a great time.
by Vin P. on Jul 20, 2023
Not good experience. Went to dinner at Cove. Decided to stay overnight. Nearly impossible to contact anyone that works for the town to ask about mooring rental. I was told to call the police. Not about to do that. Went to the Kiki for the night.
The office of the Harbormaster apologizes for your negative experience. All reservations are completed through the Dockwa website. If you choose to make a future reservation it will be properly tended to the correct way online. Thank you for your review. We attempted to make all reservations as easy as possible.
by Kristofer B. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
The harbormaster was very friendly. Great location !
by Matthew C. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
The mooring was fine, but the harbour master had no clue we had a reservation or how me made the reservation. Luckily they had a mooring available.
Hello Matthew. The Office of the Harbormaster has checked through the reservation portal and did not have a reservation for a Matthew C. We do apologize if your reservation was not completed properly. If there is any confusion in the future you can call the Harbormaster direct at 773-319-3124. Thank you for your review.
by David B. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Excellent visit highlighted by the help we got from the Harbormaster, officer Jose! Kind and courteous, escorted us to our mooring, helped us tie on, came back from patrol to find my kids in their non-working dinghy and a vey pleasant good night on his last pass! Great spot for the 4th surrounded by fireworks everywhere!! Thx Fall River!!!!
by Hipolito M. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2023
Good spot. Easy to find and anchor to the mooring
by Carter Y. - Verified user on May 18, 2023
Great little cove under the shadows of the battleships. Grabbed mooring A right near the dingy dock. No service to speak of, but close to the Navy museum and several good restaurants and bars. 1/2+ mi walk to groceries. Some highway noise but not onerous. Good protection except from the north.
by Stephen D. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2020
Great spot! Lots of things to do.
by Conor S. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2020
Great stay! We stayed for tropical storm Isaias and had great protection from the south. A very nice harbor master greeted us and helped catch our mooring. A great perk is the navy ships to explore, right there in the cove. The ticket is good for 24 hours and so we went three times and had a blast.
by Peter J. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2020
Good. Convenient dinghy dock, good eateries nearby and, of course,, 2 days of touring the ships. Harbormaster was very friendly as well.
by Thomas M. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2020
Good overnight but a little noisy with city and bridge traffic.
by Courtney B. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2020
Harbor Master Bob Smith was very nice and professional! Thanks you!
by elliot s. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2019
Great stop on our club cruise. The Harbormaster is first rate; helping if you need to loop thru the stand up mooring eye, free pumpout even if you are not aboard.
They will even dispose of your trash. We will return again for all that Fall River has to offer.
by Stephen R. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Great spot right next to the Battleship Massachusetts. Harbormaster was very helpful and accommodating. The museum is outstanding and there is an excellent waterfront restaurant, just north of the cove, within walking distance, on a well maintained boardwalk.
by Pamela B. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2019
The harbor master is the best! Pump out available and they took our garbage too. Quite a special place to be moored.
by Frantz J. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2019
I enjoyed the visit of those wonderful battleships and submarine that remind us of the cost of our freedom.
by Diane L. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2019
It was an amazing experience to moor that close to the battleships! Appreciated the ability to raft up with our traveling boats and the area was much nicer than anticipated being in the city. The surrounding park along the waterfront is really nice! It is noisy of course since the highway runs right overhead but cove was very still at night. Not much to do in the area though to access safely from the cove. The Cove restaurant was very nice and they have a dinghy dock. Borden Light Marina right before the bridge has ice and gas. Only negatives - no place to get water or get rid of trash. No ice on premises. Worth a one night stay to explore a part of history.
by Vasilios E. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2019
Staff was very accommodating with the limited resources they have available. They will bend over backwards for you.
by Katy D. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2018
We had a great stay, the Harbor Master was friendly and helpful. There is no launch service but plenty of places to pull your skiff up. There were several waterfront restaurants. Only cons, no breakfast/coffee places close and I would not swim in that water.
by John S. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2018
The Fall River Harbor Master, his crew and museum folks were very helpful. Our cruising group felt welcome and we all had a memorable time. We will return to explore more about the history and growing marina activities.
by Melissa P. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2018
Really unique experience! I remember staying aboard the battleship as a kid, but my husband had never visited, so I figured what better way than by water? The harbormaster manages the moorings, and he couldn't be nicer. He and the gentleman who maintains the moorings for him were incredibly welcoming and let us know where to go (and where not to). Fall River's waterfront seems to be making a comeback, and the area around the battleship is totally fine. It's a bit noisy with the Braga Bridge and Rte195 right there, and if you're into places with lots of amenities, Battleship Cove probably isn't for you since you just get the mooring and access to the dinghy dock. However, it's really cool to spend the night with just a few other boats and a battleship and I definitely recommend a visit!
Thank you very much for your kind commments. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. We are trying very hard to make sure that boaters have a very pleasant stay when they visit Fall River. In the near future our "City Pier" facility will begin construction and we will offer many new amenities (showers, water, etc.). Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon.
Fall River Harbormaster
by Yvonne B. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2017
What a terrific place to stay! Our mooring was protected in the harbor behind a battleship. Many restaraunts nearby in addition to having a carosel and museum right at the dinghy dock. The harbormaster, Bob Smith, could not do enough to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. Kudos to Bob, we had a great weekend with friends and will certainly recommend, battle ship cove as a destination to our boating community.
by Kevin F. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2017
Never before in any marina or public marine facility have we been treated so nicely, and cared for so well.. Bob Smith of Fall River Harbormaster was the most accommodating any boater could ask for. The moorings are within a few hundred feet of the beautiful And majestic Battleship Cove, with a free dinghy dock and incredible restaurants only feet away. The Fall River waterfront is fast becoming a boaters oasis... and with Harbormasters like Fall River's it's a no brainer that will be back many more times. We spent the night and unfortunately had dead batteries the next morning- I called the Harbormaster and within minutes he was there to jump us and get us going again.
And did so with a smile.
Kudos to them for your their unsurpassed service and hospitality.
by Wayne w. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2017
It is beautiful atmosphere. People are so friendly. Harbormaster very helpful and friendly.