Mystic Downtown Marina


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31 Water St
Mystic, CT 06355-2568
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80 Reviews

by Chris L. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Our experience with Mystic Downtown Marina from the beginning was very positive and we will be returning for another visit for sure! Communication - through the Dockwa app and/or email was very timely. Brian the Dockmaster went above and beyond in making our stay very memorable, to the point I said we were not going to leave! The little things: - We arrived on time but our slip still had the season occupant there. To be honest, I completely missed Brian's messages that there was a delay, so this was on me. Nonetheless, he made an accommodation for us to tie up in a temporary slip (which had a fire pit, outdoor furniture and a lime tree(!) next to us. Our boat is 47' so making this accommodation took some effort! - Freshly baked croissants, breakfast sandwiches and freshly bakes cookies - which by the way were delivered personally by Brian to all the out of the oven...on the sheet pan they were baked on. - Dailey check-ins - Brian stopped by daily to see if we had everything we needed. - All the other stuff that was available - From Corn Hole to the (3) fire pits to fishing gear and bait for our son and his friend, to strong WiFi, to a nice green lawn, to clean restrooms/showers, to ample laundry, ice, easy access to the pump out boat, to on-site yacht repair company (Kool Boats LLC) - the marina had everything one could ask for. Overall, everything is kept neat and tidy and the docks/utilities are is great shape. Location - As the name says, Mystic Downtown Marina is in downtown Mystic. The walk to get to popular places like Sift and Mystic Pizza take 2-3 minutes. Daniel Packer Inn is across the street as is Blue Heaven kayak and Paddleboard rentals is 100' from the marina. Dinghy - If you have a dinghy, bring it with you. There is so much to explore in the immediate area. Mystic Seaport, Red 36, Kitchen Little, Esker Point; its all very close. Can't wait to come back! Chris - aboard Assisted Living

by David B. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
I have been a “resident” for 6 years a nice small marina. Great location, truly down town.

by Alan D. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Enjoyed our stay. Great location. Friendly people

by justin M. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
We lucked out getting a slip here . Great location and terrific service from the dock master. We will be back.

by Douglas M. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Good little marina, dock master Brian was friendly and helpful docking boat. Bathroom and shower facilities were clean, but just average. The best attribute of this marina is the location, being just a short walk to the middle of the quaint town of Mystic, which has several great restaurants. We will go back to Mystic Downtown Marina when we go back to Mystic.

by Pamela s. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
AWESOME!!!!! Terrific people and beautiful facility. Down home!

by Rasa N. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Supper friendly staff, got out of the way to accommodate us.! 10/10. Great location. Definitely will be back.

by Kristin C. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Mystic Downtown Marina is a great little marina. It is close to town, which is perfect. The staff is great. Brian is the nicest guy! This is our 2nd stay and we can’t wait to come back next summer!

by Timothy K. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Great marina, maybe the best host we have met in Brian, the dock master! We will be back!

by Richard J. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Great Location. The dockmaster was awsomwe !!

by Paul A. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Great location friendly helpful staff. Definitely at the top of our list of marinas to revisit

by Shawn K. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
Great service. Amazing location. Slips all back to the river making boat watching lots of fun. Don’t go to a restaurant, get delivery and enjoy the view.

by Tim G. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Fantastic marina. Great location. Brian was incredibly helpful. We’ll make this a regular stop.

by Neil D. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great! Brian is the best!

by Brandon B. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
Great friendly helpful getting in

by Scott C. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
Beautiful quiet facility, (2) blocks from downtown Mystic. Bathrooms and showers were immaculate. Brian, Dockmaster, was the best. Immediately upon arrival directed us to our slip and assisted with tie-up. Would definitely recommend this facility.

by John H. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
We had a great stay. The manager Brian was very helpful and accommodating. Marina is an easy walk into town with great shops and many restaurants.

by gerry s. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
beautiful, well kept and convenient to town!

by Leslie f. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
great place to stay. everyone super friendly and helpful. we will be back

by Thomas M. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Great location and Brian (dockmaster) was wonderful.

by Patrick M. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
This place is great. Friendly staff and other boaters . Clean , dock master was very helpful and friendly. I will return. My only concern is that I hope that Dockwa will change the credit card charge code to “Travel “ so that we can use our credit card points - as this is Travel Vacation for us . Thank you .

by Richard K. - Verified user on May 28, 2023
Brian is always amazing!! Great location

by Paul M. - Verified user on May 14, 2023
Great location and accommodations. Brian was very helpful and provided everything we needed, we will be back.

by Chris M. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2023
Great place. Brian is great

by Chad w. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2022
Very friendly staff, clean facilities, Excellent location and very close to all amenities. Great views with all the mystic river activities. It was out first night here and on our new boat. The Dock Master greeted us and assisted with docking. Showed us a few pointers with our larger boat. We will be back again. Thank You

by Patrick L. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2022
Great Nice views great restaurants

by Bruce B. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2022
Second time staying here, quite a bit of improvements to the dock since last year, nice! Seasonal & transient boaters all very friendly. Close to downtown, easy walk to most everything. Brian is very helpful.

by Rick S. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2022
Our first stay was incredible. We told Brian we will be back. Brian was a great help in tying up and always available. A great guy and so service oriented. The heads and showers are immaculate. We will return and thanks to Brian and MDM for a wonderful stay. Dockwa made it so easy. Thank you all.

by Joshua H. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2022
Great location and service. Brian is a professional and a pleasure to work with. Gave us great thunderstorm on our last night!

by Chris T. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Perfect location - 5 minute walk into town's restaurants / shops. Nice dockage with electric / water service.

by edward h. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Fantastic location with awesome view of mystic river. Easy walk to town. To shops and restruants Marine manager very friendly as are the other boaters. Would come again

by Erik T. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2022
Very friendly marina

by Rita B. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2022
Brian is amazing, so welcoming and helpful! The marina is clean and close to everything!

by Michael S. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
Great spot, friendly

by Mike M. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2021
Great stay, service and location. Throw in very responsive hospitality too!

by David O. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2021
It’s very clean, great location and friendly staff.

by Alan G. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2021
Very friendly place close to town. Recommended.

by Bruce G. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
Unfortunately we were not able to stay for our full reservation due to Hurricane Henri.

by Richard M. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
Great location. Dockmaster Brian was very helpful. There are many shops and good restaurants. The slips can be a little tricky when the tide is running hard but Brian was a big help. The railroad bridge tender didn't answer any radio calls when we went through but the bridge did eventually open. T.his is a great place to visit for a few days

by Scott P. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Friendly place, great help with docking and easy access to town.

by Joe P. on Jul 17, 2021
Years of coming to Mystic and finally ended up spending a night at Mystic Downtown Marina. Wish we’d done it long ago! The place is terrific, quiet, quaint, the bathrooms and showers are very clean, and Brian was a fantastic host. We found our new go-to when in Mystic.

by Robert F. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2021
Great stop, convenient to town, friendly management.

by James B. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
It was relaxing marina with a great view and conveniently located very close to downtown. Would definitely go back for another visit.

by Chris M. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
Amenities were clean, location is perfect and the Dockmaster Brian is super helpful and accommodating! We will be going back there for sure

by Christian R. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2021
Great stay. Brian helped out with docking. Easy in and out. Facilities well maintained and adequate. Lots to see and do within walking distance in Mystic.

by Philip M. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Great marina. Staff super helpful and friendly. Location is fantastic. We will definitely be back!

by Ulf J. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2021
Mystic Downtown Marina is a gem! You are staying right in historical Mystic. One of the best pastry bakeries on the the east coast, Sift, run by Adam Young is a few hundred yards away. The river is very calm and currents are modest. You can easily go up mystic river with a dinghy or paddeboards to Mystic Seaport. The dockmaster, Brian, is exceptionally kind and helpful. Showers and restrooms are nice and clean. We have been staying a couple of weekends each summer and hope to be back later this season again.

by Randy J. - Verified user on May 24, 2021
Terrific hospitality

by Richard P. - Verified user on May 11, 2021
Great spot on mystic River, Brian was super helpful.

by Clarke G. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2020
This was a great experience. First the marina has the best location possible. It’s in a quiet residential part of town but the restaurants and shops start literally a block away. It’s maybe a 5 minute walk to the center of town. It’s probably the best located marina I’ve ever been to. Brian, the dock master, is the best. We had some problems with the boat and got a quote to fix it. Brian asked how much and found us a great vendor for half the price. He is truly there as an advocate for his residents. He lives on site and he keeps an eye on things. I think he knows everyone in town and was an incredible resource. I know, I really am enthusiastic about this stay. We went for a day and stayed 7. One of our top 5 stops ever over 15,000 miles cruising.

by Joseph R. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2020
Best location in town & Brian is the best at accommodating, plus helped with other concierge services. Highly recommend this town& marina.

by Marc D. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2020
Dock is Very Convenient to walking into town (3 mins) and the Dock staff are super nice )Brian)

by Lou R. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2020
Conveniently located. Excellent service. Very accommodating and flexible. Brian is a great host and will take care of you.

by Keith H. on Aug 31, 2020
I can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was at Mystic Downtown Marina. The Dockmaster, Brian, was so friendly and helpful! The marina is clean, accommodating and close to downtown. Everything is in walking distance! We were only going to stay for one night but chose to extend our visit an extra night specifically because the marina was amazing! Sending some extra love to the marina cat, Blackjack!

by Tom B. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
Personalized service and a fantastic location made for an excellent experience. Highly recommend.

by Connie p. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2020
Brian is awesome. Great place to stay! Right in Downtown Mystic in walking distance to sll Mystic has to offer. Marina staff was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this marina

by David N. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2020
Very helpful dock hands. Clean showers. Great location. Very quiet at night.

by Peter N. on Jul 19, 2020
We were lucky to call and get a spot last minute. As a testament to the loyalty of the boaters who return here, the owner of the boat "Gypsy Too" actually filled in for Brian to help us into the slip. Not only that, we were low on hydraulic steering fluid and this patron, that's right..a PATRON, actually filled it for us and essentially fixed a loose steering problem while we had dinner. And then he reused my offer to reimburse for the fluid. While I have only spoken to Brian on the phone, how nice do you have to be to have your clients motivated to help in your absence. I can't wait to return. By the way, this location is a 3 minute walk to the middle of all the action in Mystic. Awesome experience.

by Scott A. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2020
Excellent stay and facilities

by robert s. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2020
Loved our stay, very helpful staff. Asked for another day. will be back

by Mary E. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2019
Beautiful town and MDM is a great location to explore it from!

by James H. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2019
We really enjoyed our stay. Brian was extremely friendly and helpful. The marina is in an excellent location for visiting the downtown area with many restaurants and shops close by. Little or no wake from passing boats during our three day stay. Wi-Fi performance was outstanding!

by Rich P. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2019
Great location steps from town and you don’t have to wait for the highway bridge schedule. Dockmaster is extremely friendly and lives onsite so if you need anything it seems like you can always ask. Picnic tables and a grass area to let the kids play was great (even if some cranky people in the condo nearby said music was too loud in the late afternoon). Would definitely go back

by Gale E. on Sep 23, 2019
This is our absolute favorite marina to travel to! Located directly on the Mystic River you can't ask for a better place to sit and "watch the world go by." The staff is happy that you're there and makes everything very easy. The other boaters at the marina are helpful and friendly. The grounds are well kept and the facilities very clean. There is a lot of pride taken in keeping this marina 5-stars and it shows. As for location to restaurants and entertainment, you are a short walk to downtown shopping and numerous restaurants. We look forward to our stop each year to Mystic Downtown Marina and highly recommend it.

by Kenneth H. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2019
We always enjoy being at Mystic Downtown Marina....Brian was very helpful with assisting us to our dock and helping us with getting us settled .....answering any questions. Great place!

by Lesley F. - Verified user on Sep 15, 2019
Our visit to Mystic Downtown Marina went off without a hitch. The location is perfect for boat and people watching and easy access to downtown Mystic. Dockmaster Brian was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and even took us for a dingy ride in Old Port Mystic. Another visit and another wonderful time!!! We would highly recommend this marina for location and service.

by Mark A. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2019
Brian was wonderful. He accommodated us at last minute and was very helpful getting our boat into the slip. Though transient space is rare at the marina, I would like to return next year.

by Aitken T. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2019
We had a great stay at Mystic Downtown Marina. Marina is steps away from main downtown area of Mystic, heads and showers are very well maintained and Brian could not have been more helpful and welcoming. We’ll be back soon!

by Louis M. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2019
I never stayed at Mystic Downtown Marina before but was pleasantly surprised with the warm feeling we experienced during our stay this summer. First of all the location couldn’t be more convenient. Located steps from all the shops and restaurants and just a short walk to the Seaport, you couldn’t ask for a better location. Brian who runs the show was extremely accommodating on arranging a slip on short notice for a very busy weekend. On departing the marina I forgot my dock step. Brian has gone out of his way In arranging to have someone deliver it to marina in Greenport. Definitely above and beyond the call of duty. It is now on our list go to marinas, a well deserving 5 star. Kinship

by Judy M. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2019
Great location, just around the corner to town and walking distance to the museum. Brian, the Dock master was extremely helpful and provided great recommendations on places to go and where to eat.

by Kathleen M. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2019
We're back for the second year, and multiple stays. Brian, the dockmaster, was super helpful - even keeping us informed of pending weather events! Our neighbors were fantastic - treating us like we were not transients and remembering us from last year. Walk into town is around the corner. We will be back!

by Bruce M. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
Dock master, Brian could not have been more available or accommodating during our two day stay. Upon arrival, he was there to help with our lines & to fill us in on where we could find anything we needed at the marina. This was our first time in Mystic on our boat, so he suggested a few restaurants we might like within walking distance. We loved the location of the marina...a short walk into town & perfect for exploring the river & all its marinas in our dingy, and terrific boat & people watching. Mystic Seaport was a great nearby destination too. There’s a small private parking lot on Water Street for guests that may want to come for the day. We would highly recommend Mystic Downtown Marina!

by James D. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2019
Dockmaster Brian could not have been more helpful, replaced a faulty power cord outlet on the spot, came by twice during the weekend to ask how our power was and if our lines were to our liking!! I have never had such attention in all my many years of boating, he would peruse the docks during the day just to make sure everyone was taken care of...... a true dockmaster’s dockmaster ........ outstanding ! Go there, it’s beautiful and get treated like royalty !

by Andrew H. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2019
Great location. Great facilities. Great people. What more can you ask for? Will absolutely be back.

by Seth G. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2019
Excellent staff and service. Short walk to town.

by Charles T. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2019
Great location and very helpful dock master River/tide current - need to be aware

by William B. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2019
Great stay! The location was great and Brian was always around to see if we needed anything. I would recommend to anyone going to Mystic.

by Dave O. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2018
Great location and facilities; walking distance to the best of Mystic; always enjoy our stay!

by Bill K. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2018
Other than excellent location, nothing special. Bathhouse-laundry-restrooms are clean, well-maintained. Be prepared to dock on your own. Dock master Jack is friendly, helpful in other way but unable to assist with lines. Piers still functional but beginning to show their age. Overall, a good experience.

by Dave T. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2018
Eric and Owen were great. We pulled into a bow first slip with floating dock right on the Mystic review. Fun to watch the boat’s go by and wait for the drawbridge at 40 minutes past the hour. No bouncing around despite a pretty stiff breeze. Very quiet, friendly group of boaters. The 50A shore power at the pole was 208V but Eric pulled out a dockside boost transformer that got us up to 230V. Overall good stay. Will be back.

About Mystic Downtown Marina

We are located in historic down town Mystic, Connecticut once the leading seaport of the area and now a well-known vacation destination. As our name suggests we are the closest marina to downtown Mystic. Our marina provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere with a close proximity to all the restaurants, shops, and other tourist attractions. Our location is between the bridges providing protection and calm waters for a pleasant stay. The railroad bridge is usually open for boat traffic. When the bridge is closed for train traffic, you may hail the Mystic River Railroad Bridge on VHF Channel 13 to inquire about the next opening.

Booking Info

Please note we have a minimum charge of 40 feet per night on our reservations.


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  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Groceries
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Winter Storage
  • ATM
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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