Edgartown Harbormaster

$6/ft • 50' Min


Day Trip
1 Morse Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
Check-in after 11:00 AM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
VHF 74

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758 Reviews

by Edwin S. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2023
We’ve been coming here by boat for well over 20 years, and we never tire of it. I’m s still our #1 place to visit! This time of year is so very different, yet still so very special. Perfect weather and perfect mooring location (#1, a first for us)! Sad to see the season ending, but enjoying what’s left in our favorite place!

by Richard W. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Awesome location near the town center. There are only a small number of slips (non-floating) which are all near the marina boat lift. Should keep this in mind if visiting during spring launch or fall haul out season.

by Ben B. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
Great location in a beautiful port. Nice slip, close to downtown. It was relaxing at times. Only problem is 3 to 5 guys constantly fishing around your boat. My wife is an animal lover and was upset that they were killing sunfish as bait and then killing the fish they pulled out. They were constantly shouting foul language. F*** this and F*** that. When we approached them, they said they had right to fish there as taxpayer.

by R. W. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
This was a great end of season visit. OldPort was running with limited hours (variable each day), which constrained dinners ashore to dinghy actions.

by Chris S. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
We received very precise direction and found the mooring easy. Thanks

by Jack S. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
One of the most accommodating harbors in the Northeast...They bend over backwards to make you feel welcome...adjust...and provide great services to the visiting mariner.

by Marc M. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
The Dockwa reservation system worked very well at Edgartown. The Harbormaster staff did their usual great job: very friendly and efficient.

by Hugh M. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2023
Wonderful harbor, great staff and service. If you visit you will not be dissapointed!

by sharon P. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2023
Came a day early and they accommodated us with no problem. Had mooring number 1 so we’re close to shore!

by Robert A. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2023
Edgartown is our favorite destination. We always look forward to our annual visit. Very well run and boater friendly destination.

by Andrew F. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2023
Great harbor can very convenient. Perfect spot for paddle boarding. We had a great stay.

by Bill A. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Consistantly Good people. Good service .

by Akram R. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Very prompt service Water taxi was little slow but overall very good experience

by F M. on Sep 10, 2023
Updating my review from a couple of years ago, but it is the same. Edgartown's Harbormaster team is top notch. Very welcoming and professional. The email that comes with the confirmation is helpful and warm. Thank you all. Only issue, nothing to do with Harbormaster , the store at fuel dock- closed despite their phone message and signage. Needed block ice. Apparently the store is unreliable. Just a warning for those like us who have only the most minimal refrigeration. Edgartown Harbor: Thank you again.

by Barrett L. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
Best mooring experience in the area! The dinghy dock leaves a lot to be desired. Lots more mooring and anchoring capacity in the harbor than the dock can support. With the shift to more console style ribs the small dock doesn’t cut it. Plan to tie up 2-3 boats deep and do some boat hopping. Or plan to have to clean your tender after people have used yours like a jungle gym if you are lucky enough to get anywhere near the dock.

by Brian T. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
Great people, very helpful Harbormaster and crew, launch was inconsistent at times on the end times, but overall very beautiful spot with great restaurants and bars. The water barge is such a brilliant idea. The only thing that was a bit frustrating was trying to find the mooring with very little help, the help we received from the HB office was actually less than helpful and not accurate. We were right off can 9, how hard is that.

by Dan B. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
Very uncooperative harbor master office. Your web site was not recognizing me and works not let me on the web site. Very frustrating!

by Tom d. on Sep 06, 2023
Second consecutive stay over the Labor Day weekend this year and remain impressed with how mooring assignments are made and handled. The staff is friendly and very customer service oriented. The moorings are clean and tidy with each yellow mooring line neatly coiled on top of the mooring for an easy pickup. Wish there were more dingy spaces for longer ashore time but we survived. We look forward to returning in 2024! S/V Mariposa, Marion MA, Beverly Yacht Club.

by Henry G. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Great stay. Harbormasters office does an outstanding job of managing the moorings

by Gregory G. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
We love everything about Edgartown Harbor from the helpful and responsive attitude of the Harbormaster office to the Charm and Beauty of just “Being” there. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality 💙⛵️

by Deborah M. on Sep 06, 2023
My family and I just spent a wonderful weekend in Edgartown Harbor. It was our first time here and we were so pleased by the ease of communication and general welcomeness of everyone we came into contact with. We will be coming back next season for a longer stay!

by andy a. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
As always, fantastic , well run harbor!!!!

by Laura H. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Harbor master is always so responsive but the launch took over an hour to get to us.

by Jeffrey B. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
You should advise boaters using your app., when tender services are under staffed! We waited 1:30 minutes to get picked up from our boat, then over an hour to get picked up to go back to boat!
Marina Response:
The launch is privately run by Old Port Launch. Please contact them with any problems . Edgartown Harbormaster's Dept

by Paul S. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
No Block ice available in Edgartown. On the other hand, pump out driver is awesome.
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About Edgartown Harbormaster

Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard’s historic Edgartown Harbor!


The 2024 boating season begins Memorial Day Weekend and lasts through the Fishing Derby.

  • Dockage reservations open Wednesday 14-February-2024 at 10:00 AM
  • Mooring reservations open Monday 04-March-2024 at 8:00 AM

MAIL SERVICE UNAVAILABLE — We strongly discourage mailing anything to our office at this time. Any attempts to do so are at your own risk as there is no guarantee they will be delivered or picked up at the post office in time irregardless of shipping method or tracking number status - USPS service is experiencing severe processing delays and long wait times at the post office - UPS and FedEx service are experiencing significant delivery delays 6/30/2024

All reservations must be made online through Dockwa or on our website ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE FOR RESERVATIONS. Be sure to set up and login to your Dockwa account in advance as reservations sell out fast. PLEASE UPDATE CREDIT CARD ON FILE. IF CARD IS DECLINED YOUR RESERVATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ALSO IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES ON MARCH 1 PLEASE REFRESH YOUR PAGE OR REACH OUT TO mayday@dockwa. Please do not call the office.


During peak season, we are on duty from 07:00 AM to 12:00 AM. To reach us, hail “Edgartown Harbor” on VHF Ch. 74. If you do not have a radio, call our office at (508) 627-4746. Our CHECK IN TIME is 11:00 AM and CHECK OUT 10:00 AM. In the event of an emergency after hours, call 911 -- the Communications Center will dispatch appropriate units.


The Edgartown Harbormaster Department oversees all permanent, seasonal, and transient moorings in Edgartown waters, which are designated for transient use for vessels up to 65-feet in length. Transient moorings cost $45 for any length of stay within a 24-hour period that cycles from 10AM-10AM and are distributed on an assigned-basis as they all accommodate different vessel lengths. There are no more first-come, first-serve pick-up moorings and day-trips pay the same $45 rate as overnight vessels. All vessels arriving without a reservation are to hail us on VHF Ch. 74 for availability.

We strongly encourage all visiting yachtsmen / yachtswomen to reserve in advance as Edgartown is one of the busiest and most popular ports in the United States and frequently sells-out. To reserve, visit our website, www.edgartownharbor.com. For weekends and holidays especially, be sure to book when our calendar opens on March 1st at 08:00 AM EST sharp. There is a TWO WEEK LIMIT ON MOORING RESERVATIONS FOR JULY & AUGUST. Edgartown does not force rafting, but will allow one additional vessel of equal or lesser length/beam to raft if given expressed permission by the moored vessel for an additional $20 the card on file will be charged.

All town moorings in Edgartown waters are “fair weather" moorings and are therefore not sufficient for safe holding during severe weather. The Town of Edgartown is not responsible for the mooring tackle or any damage to your vessel caused by weather-related events.


Our department operates two fixed docks available for vessels up to 70 and 100-feet in length at a rate of $6 per foot, 50-foot minimum (vessels under 50-feet are charged $300 flat-rate per night) with a one-week limit per calendar month for July & August. They are located at North Wharf opposite the fuel dock and include water and electric. DOCKAGE DOES NOT COME WITH PARKING


In addition to our two transient docks at North Wharf, there are four first-come, first-serve finger-piers for vessels under 30-feet in length and 4-feet in draft. These cannot be reserved in advance and are available for an hourly rate. They are located at the foot of Main Street in between the Mad Max Marina and the Edgartown Yacht Club and are denoted by the right-green paint on the pilings.


Located at the foot of Main Street on the west side of the Edgartown Yacht Club (A-Frame building extending over the water) is a floating dock rafted alongside a row of red-painted pilings. Be certain to bring a dock line no less than 15-feet as the dinghy dock is often several boats deep, and to leave at least 8-feet off your bow. If you plan to be absent for more than a day, please utilize the launch service to help curb overcrowding as a courtesy to those actively commuting throughout the day. We also appreciate when our guests report any non-tender vessels occupying the space and will respond, remove, and relocate at our earliest ability to do so. PLEASE DO NOT KEEP YOUR DINGHY TIED FOR LONG TERM TIME, WE WILL BE TICKETING DURING THE SEASON. In addition to the primary dinghy dock, we have short-term tie-up available at North Wharf for guests using our complimentary showers, heads, and trash drop-off facilities.


The Town of Edgartown contracts launch service with a private company. For the last decade, that launch has been OldPort Launch, which can be reached on VHF Ch. 68. Please contact the launch directly for hours as they change seasonally.


Located diagonally across the channel from Green Channel Marker #9 is our floating water barge secured by two ball-shaped blue moorings on either side. It is free to use, accessible 24-7 on a first-come, first-serve basis, and equipped with two hoses. Vessel can tie up on either side of it.


Edgartown Harbor offers free pump-out service to all vessels in Edgartown waters via a pump-out boat that will pull alongside. To request a pump-out, hail “Edgartown Pump-out” directly on VHF Ch. 74. You have to be on board at the time of a pump-out.


Block and crushed ice can be purchased at North Wharf Supply ship store located on 1 Mores St, right near our office/heads/showers, the Paper Store, and various package stores in town.


The anchorage area is located in the outer harbor across the channel from the lighthouse and to the port-side of Red Nun #8 along the Chappaquiddick shoreline. It is serviced by the launch, well protected by Chappy's bluff from the light, prevailing southwest breeze, and all sand on the bottom making for easy holding. Vessels anchoring must be out of the channel and swim zones and all engines must be shut off 150-feet and less from shore. Anchorage in Katama Bay is only open at the harbormaster’s discretion when strong winds from the North/Northeast are present. Please hail us on VHF Ch. 74 to inquire about status.


While there are smaller provisions shops in Edgartown, the primary grocery store for the town, and much of the island, is Stop & Shop, located on Upper Main Street. It is about 0. 8 miles (15-20 minute walk) from the dinghy dock but can also be accessed via the free Park & Ride Shuttle operated by the Vineyard Transit Authority. The shuttle leaves from Mayhew Lane every 15-20 minutes during high season. Further up the street from Stop & Shop is their pharmacy, also accessible by foot or the Park & Ride. The island's primary hospital is located in the Town of Oak Bluffs and accessible via bus or car. Safe Harbor Ship store is located right next to our office / near the heads and showers on 1 Mores St. Here you can find ice, provisions and snacks. They are open in the summer contact Safe Harbor for hours.


This is strongly discouraged and not recommended. Any yachtsmen leaving the island and their vessel unattended for any reason must advise the Harbormaster Department and provide emergency contact details and an island contact when absent for several or more days.

Edgartown is a beautiful harbor and we look forward to sharing its beauty and character with you.

The Edgartown Harbormaster Department

Booking Info

The 2024 season will run from Memorial Day Weekend through the Fishing Derby. Reservations open on the following dates and can only be booked through Dockwa:

  • Dockage: 14-February-2024 at 10:00 AM EST

  • Moorings: 04-March-2024 at 08:00 AM EST


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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