Edgartown Harbor



Day Trip
First-Come, First-Serve
P.O. Box 739
1 Morse Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
Check-in after 11:00 AM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
VHF 74
Book faster with the free Dockwa app
Marinas black
14 Reviews

by rdwmarinas on Jul 09, 2017

I'm ok with the new Dockwa approach to handling the moorings, however, I was surprised at how detached the process has become in that there were no handouts by someone from the HarborMaster. I subsequently found a string of last minute e-mails - but these came after I'd started my cruise. It would have been better to get these right after my reservation was confirmed.

by rclemence on Jul 08, 2017

Brought family from out of state and they fell in love with Edgartown

by mquintal on Jul 07, 2017

Beautiful harbor and one of our favorite destinations!

by robketterson on Jun 27, 2017

Love Edgartown. The only complaint was that we loved it so much, we didn't want to leave the mooring by 11AM (checkout time). So we had to pay another $40 to stay until 12:30.

by neilringler on Jun 26, 2017

Edgartown is one of the prettiest harbors in New England. I was able to get a mooring last minute which is increasingly difficult now that everyone has gone to Dockwa. For instance all the old blues that were first come , are now reservation only. We had a mooring at the end of the mooring field. 70 per cent of the moorings were empty but they were sold. I guess if one has an expensive boat just book moorings for the entire summer and not use them when you are elsewhere. You need to figure out a better way to deal with last minute empty moorings. Just a suggestion. Getting back to Edgartown, a great destination, good restaurants and shops, great launch service,Mike always available for pumpouts (ch 74),friendly Harbormaster staff. Terrific sunsets and very peaceful. Harbormaster needs to let people know they should not run their engines or generators at night.

by petermac on Jun 18, 2017

I liked using the dockwa app and our incredibly ease of access to our mooring. In the past we have enjoyed dropping in to Edgartown for a few hours to shop and eat. I'm concerned that the new app will inhibit our access to the town as it doesn't appear to have the ability to access the harbor for a short visit. Reservations are for a minimum of 24 hrs.

by davet007 on Jun 16, 2017

The crew at the Edgartown Harbormaster office continues the tradition of efficiency and hospitality. The Town put a new policy in place this season to charge $40 for the use of a mooring whether it is for an hour or overnight. The situation was explained over the radio when we entered the harbor. We were able to create a Dockwa account, reserve and pay for the mooring quickly. As soon as we did the radio call came in from the Harbormaster directing us to a mooring. I'm sure this change will create an uproar for those who have been using the moorings for free during the day for years. I was one of those and loved it. I don't mind having to pay for something that is valuable. Edgartown Harbor is a gem.

by ultgarage on Jun 13, 2017

Great location, service, and experience. Highly recommended for any boater.

by jmorey on Jun 11, 2017

(2/5 for fee not service) Ridiculous to now pay a $40 mooring fee, particularly for the hundreds of day trippers. Instituting an overnight or full day fee is justifiable for transient moorings but you're punishing the many people who moor in Edgartown for lunch, shopping and a walk around town. Town fathers may gain $40 in new revenue but they'll lose the considerable money spent all season long on lunch, drinks, coffee, ice cream, clothing, antiques and artwork. Perhaps a 3 or 4 hour grace period could be considered and a fee applied if boaters exceed that time. We typically visited with 4-10 people aboard (@ $8/pp for launch service) but we won't be coming back as often. Good luck to the retailers, hope you're giving them a tax break. Bad shortsighted move.

by peterwhinn on May 30, 2017

We never actually stayed on the mooring we had reserved because the fuel dock (which shut down at 5) was unoccupied, so we tied up there and left before it opened in the morning. We looked for someone to pay but failed to find someone. They did get our $40 for the mooring via Dockwa.

by gregbilezikian on May 29, 2017

olde port launch and harbormaster were very good

by johnnagro on Apr 11, 2017

Great location, unbeatable price. Friendly staff. Launch is run by another company (Old Port) and costs a couple bucks each way. I highly recommend eating at The Port Hunter and Behind The Bookstore while in town.

by stuyam on Mar 27, 2017

Will be staying here more often, a favorite marina of ours. 11 out of 10!

by christianhatch on Mar 20, 2017

Edgartown Harbor is the best place to go on the Vineyard. Their staff is so friendly and helpful, and we always have a great time there. Michaella is the best Dockmaster around! Highly recommend!

About Edgartown Harbor

Welcome to Edgartown Harbor in Edgartown's historic district on the island of Martha's Vineyard!

Our 2017 season will commence Friday, May 26 and conclude Sunday, October 15.

DOCKAGE: Calendar opens Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST Sharp • $5 per foot • $250 minimum charge • 90-foot maximum • One-week limit per month in July & August •

MOORINGS: Calendar opens Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 08:00AM EST Sharp • $40 per night • 65-foot maximum • One additional vessel of equal or lesser length can raft for an additional $20 fee • Two-week limit per month in July & August •

DINGHY DOCK: Located at the foot of Main Street on the west side of the Edgartown Yacht Club, in front of the Atlantic restaurant. Leave at least 8-feet of line off your bow so others can land on the float. If you are going to be absent for more than a day, please utilize the launch service to avoid overcrowding the dinghy dock. There is a short-term dinghy dock at North Wharf for those who need to use the showers, head, and trash drop-off facilities.

ANCHORAGE: Located in the outer harbor to the port-side of Red Nun #8 along the Chappaquiddick shoreline. It is serviced by the launch, all sand on the bottom, and well protected by Chappy's bluff from the light, prevailing southwest breeze. The beginning boundary of the 'No Wake Zone' was moved out several hundred yards so yachtsmen anchored in the outer harbor can expect a significant decrease in movement previously caused by the receding wakes.

During high season, there is at least on assistant on duty from 07:00 AM to 01:00 AM; 7 days a week. To reach, hail 'Edgartown Harbor' on VHF Ch. 74. In the event of an emergency, call 911. The communications office can contact us 24-7.

Any yachtsmen that leaves their vessel on a mooring while leaving the island for any reason must advise the Harbormaster Department and provide emergency contact details. Those leaving for several or more days must also provide an island contact. This is strongly discouraged and not recommended.

Our moorings are “fair weather" moorings and therefore, are not sufficient for storm conditions. We are not responsible for the mooring tackle or any damage to your vessel during severe weather.

Note that there are no longer any first-come, first-serve "blue" moorings available.

Please note: Check-in is now 11:00 AM ET, Check-out is 10:00 AM ET.


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  • ATM
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Launch Service
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Ship Store
  • Showers


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