by krahnsto on Aug 23, 2019
Nice stay. We were far away from town but didn't mind.
by chuckpaine40 on Aug 22, 2019
What a wonderful harbor, and what a terrific job by the Harbormaster's team. We found everyone courteous, helpful, and positive. When I was called away to attend a funeral, they were particularly understanding. We also appreciated the free pump-outs and the attention paid to running the mooring field. The Harbormaster deserves our highest recommendation. S/V Moonrise
by davwad55 on Aug 21, 2019
Great Harbor ! Was close to downtown !
by behickey on Aug 21, 2019
The staff were very helpful and understanding when we arrived with an overheating motor problem. They assigned us a mooring that was easy to access and convenient for the repairs. The launch was good but expensive. However, the showers at the Harbormaster’s office are a disgrace to a town of Edgartown status. They were free but I would be willing to pay a fee for cleaner facilities.
We just acquired the monies from the Town July 1 2019 to up date the showers. We could not start the project then due to the time of year ... Summer season. We hope to have the showers up dated next season. Edgartown Harbormaster Dept
by pmnmd62 on Aug 21, 2019
Beautiful harbor with big bouys, strong lines, free water and friendly staff.
by geoffreyroth on Aug 20, 2019
This is an awesome place/harbor to spend the weekend and or longer. They work very hard to help you - take care of you - and there are lots of amenities. Not to mention - an terrific town. The harbor is well protected - quiet - and pretty
by eflatow on Aug 20, 2019
Prompt and professional launch service
by sailingbcl on Aug 20, 2019
The folks at edgartown harbormasters office are the best!! They could teach customer service to lots of folks. Mike , asst HM works very hard to pump out everyone. This is a classy harbor.
by dwmanly on Aug 19, 2019
Great staff on Harbormaster team. They provided a mooring right where I had requested. Friendly and professional. Highly recommend Edgartown Harbor!
by sgbastable on Aug 18, 2019
Edgartown is the best! Awesome 2 week stay in the harbor. Charlie Blair (Harbor Master) has been there forever and is the real deal, he personally helped me find a mooring closer to Chappy so I didn’t have to row my dinghy so far.
Communications on Channel 74 were cordial and crisp. DockWa worked great.
I will definitely stay again and recommend others enjoy this beautiful spot as well.
by freedom18 on Aug 17, 2019
With a heavy north wind clocking in I Pulled anchor from outside and without a reservation (as DOCKWA site said it was sold out) I called into the Harbormaster on 74 and they found me a mooring. I booked through DOCKWA which was easy and painless. Edgartown is the best port between Cape Cod, Vineyard and Nantucket. A+ to the Harbormaster’s office.
by wjrok on Aug 16, 2019
Edgartown and the Harbourmasters are GREAT again. Despite it bring Fiurth of July dates and I only got july 2 by way of Dockwa opening day -a yearly CRAZY event when thousands of requests jam their computers -the Harbourmaster was able to allow me a daily extension x2 ! I got the three days I needed to be with our Yacht club-BYC. So they do a great job and I really appreciate all they do.
by robnrick on Aug 16, 2019
Nice here. We liked it very much.
by rmelan27 on Aug 15, 2019
Amazing harbor...very helpful staff!
by pulltwo on Aug 15, 2019
Great harbor with plenty to do in town and the many beaches. Mooring booking was simple and we arrived very early the harbormaster accommodated us. Cape Poge in a dinghy is a great adventure but beware of the outgoing tide and SW winds at the inlet. Launch service around dinner time can be a challenge. We waited over an hour for a ride into town.
by rjta1a on Aug 14, 2019
Great time! Smooth transaction
by eclipse on Aug 14, 2019
Great team and very helpful with all my requests
by beckerfish on Aug 13, 2019
Great Harbor, great place to dinghy around. Dinghy dock way too small and frustrating to tie up.
by rdwebb on Aug 13, 2019
This is a great place. Protected, well run mooring field. Delightful town, great restaurant options. One of our favorites
by denmo on Aug 13, 2019
Edgartown Harbor is the best harbor in MA to visit. A beautiful harbor. Coming here for 30 years.. Harbor master office and staff are awesome. Never disappointed.
by skiierjeff on Aug 13, 2019
The harbormaster's crew are amazing. My wife and I cruise a lot and they are the best. Highly professional, courteous, a appreciative of our business.
by mmcgaw on Aug 13, 2019
As advertised, nice mooring. Great place. Well run HM outfit.
by captjackswan on Aug 12, 2019
We arrived in the Harbor in the morning with no reservation and were readily accommodated.
Thank you, ET harbormaster.
by jazzfish on Aug 11, 2019
How the harbormaster does it I do not know. I was part of the NYYC Annual Cruise that caused 100 boats to descend on Edgartown within an hour. My call about my mooring was handled promptly and I was led to my mooring within minutes. I think from hitting the harbor to feet up was less than 10 minutes.
by jeff6 on Aug 11, 2019
The Edgartown Harbormaster and his staff are exemplary! One of the most beautiful harbors in the world, maned by well trained professionals.
by paulmorency on Aug 10, 2019
We were expected and well received, about 75 to 80 boats 30feet to 140 ft of the New York Yacht Club on cruise.
by etoile on Aug 10, 2019
Extremely helpful staff. We arrived without a reservation and were able to stay 2 nights on different moorings.
The showers need to be cleaner but hot water was plentiful.
by 5082771758 on Aug 09, 2019
The folks in the Harbormaster office really do a great job!! This our favorite destination!
by jneuberthrs on Aug 09, 2019
Perfect as expected!
by jacke on Aug 08, 2019
The Harbourmaster was exceptional. Very well organized and responsive. Moorings are well spaced with solid ground tackle.
The only negative was the Old Port launch service (separate company). We were twice told to board launches then kicked off because of launch previous commitments??
by dgallagher2 on Aug 08, 2019
Usual professional effort we have come to expect over the years in Edgartown.
by mspina on Aug 07, 2019
First time there. AWESOME!!
by debschradieck on Aug 07, 2019
Once again we had a great stay in Edgartown. The mooring field is beautiful, with a nice view of the sunset. The shopping is great. We had two excellent meals out at The Atlantic and hidden gem Isola (DO try it!). Fun to dinghy to Katama Bay and walk over to South Beach; or, dinghy out of the harbor to Chappaquiddick and Cape Poge Bay. Absolutely gorgeous and pristine beaches and scenery. Can’t go wrong here.
by jscottmap on Aug 07, 2019
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 sail69boat on Aug 05, 2019
As always a very professional Harbormaster staff. See you next year!
by eahearn73 on Aug 05, 2019
Good stay at Edgartown. Large mooring field w plenty of space, pretty harbor. Lots of traffic but all good. Love the chappy ferries.
by cappucci on Aug 05, 2019
This rating had nothing to do with Edgartown we did not make the trip due to rough seas causes by heavy winds. I really would like to see Edgartown reconsider their cancellation policy. Weather is a big factor and Edgartown is asking for quite an advanced notice for a mooring. We love the spot, the people are great but the policy is way too stringent. I have forfeited over $200 as the result of mostly weather related issues
by dvalbane on Aug 04, 2019
We enjoyed our stay, see you next year!
by ajfish50 on Aug 04, 2019
The Edgartown staff were great ! Friendly and very helpful. The facilities are in need of great repair / renovation . There was only one shower operating with the other two out of order and the other was locked ?? Important note - Prime Marine does not sell block ice . The only pumpout service is via the Edgartown harbormaster boat there is no self service dock located pumpout .
In summary , great folks working in harbormaster operation ! Beautiful harbor , great town , and good food . Thanks to the staff for accommodating us with a mooring close to the dinghy dock !!!
by mark42060 on Aug 04, 2019
Always a pleasure to sail into edgartown
by sailingsonder on Aug 03, 2019
NOTE: The below was sent by email to the Edgartown Harbormaster's office over a week ago - There has been zero reply.
BOAT OWNERS PLEASE BEWARE!
We were moored at yellow #82 from Thurs 7/25 to Fri 7/26 with our 47’ sailboat, “Sonder". A harbor patrol boat (piloted by a blonde haired teenage boy) promptly came to collect the ball fee when we arrived, but the boat was being driven much too fast and the harbor patrol boat slammed into our hull with the tip of it’s bow before the teenager was able to re-maneuver it sidewise to raft up alongside us with the protective fenders. At the horrified look on all our faces he simply said “sorry.” and then asked us for the money. There was no wind, waves, or other piloting conditions to excuse his irresponsible driving and perpendicularly ramming into us like this. We were all completely aghast at what had happened and piled into the dinghy to inspect our hull. There was a large horizontal scrape in our dark blue paint on the port side. We peeled away the black rubber residue left behind from the pointed bow of the patrol boat and then tried to buff away the large mark. It was improved, but not erased by any means.
We immediately called the harbormaster’s phone to report the incident - The gentleman I spoke to said that someone would go to the boat to personally check the damage and then call us back. Nobody ever called us back. We were busy hosting family, so we tried again to call back the next day, but did not get an answer (it was a very busy Friday afternoon, so I understand this). I am including photos of the damage both before and after we tried to buff out the mark.
This is really unfortunate that the teenager who hit us took no absolutely responsibility, but worse that the office we reported it to never followed up with us. I hope all of this will be communicated to your teenage staff member so that he will be much more cautions and courteous in the future…his careless driving is a liability to the Harbormaster’s office and those around him.
I expect at the very least that our mooring fee for the night will be fully refunded to us due to the damage and inconvenience this has caused, not to mention the time it has taken trying to get someone to follow up with us.
We hope to hear from the harbormaster with a reasonable resolution ASAP."
NOTE: The above was sent by email to the Edgartown Harbormaster's office over a week ago - There has been zero reply. BOAT OWNERS PLEASE BEWARE!
by mittelman on Aug 03, 2019
The Dockwa reservation system worked very well at Edgartown. The Harbormaster staff did their usual great job: friendly and efficient.
by sdclancy on Aug 03, 2019
Great weather....nice mooring
by kaulgun on Aug 02, 2019
Very pleasant. Always very accommodating.
by djrobertson on Aug 02, 2019
Edgar town is now our favorite port to stop in on Martha’s Vineyard. We’ve been to Vineyard Haven by boat and Oak Bluffs and Menemsha by bus. Edgartown was the best by far.
First of all, the Harbormaster’s team is outstanding. They are very attentive and go to great lengths to solve problems. Their ability to smoothly handle many near simultaneous arrivals professionally over the radio was amazing. The radio operators were never flustered and were unfailingly polite while dealing with a swarm of requests. This is a very professional and capable team. Kudos!
We were given clear directions to our mooring and finding and picking it up was easy. The Old Port Launch Service was prompt when we called and even doubled back to the boat when the Admiral realized she’d forgotten her phone.
The town of Edgartown was a treat. We walked around a lot and really enjoyed the historical houses, and especially all of the trees and landscaped lawns. The shade was really valued during the hot weather.
The Vineyard has an outstanding bus service with something like 13 routes. You can literally get anywhere on the island by bus and there’s a bus center on Church Street. A one-day pass good for all the rides you can squeeze in only costs $8 - $5 if you’re a senior citizen. Such a deal!
We took the bus to Oak Bluffs and then took a 3 hour guided tour of the island by van. It was great to see so much of the island that can’t be reached by boat or walking. The constant narration by the guide overloaded us with information and interesting stories.
Restaurants, shops and ice cream places abound in Edgartown. There’s something for everybody here. We’re already talking of coming back and touring the island by bike.
by crownjewel41 on Aug 02, 2019
Lovely harbor. Quaint town.
by shar on Aug 01, 2019
Lovely Harbor! Great vacation stop! Everything to do for all interest. Will definitely plan another visit!!!
by gdelzanno on Aug 01, 2019
Great location and launch service
by rfield333 on Jul 31, 2019
Beautiful, protected surroundings, with great services.
by paulsi on Jul 31, 2019
They have a bock that is moored for free water!!
by kramertime on Jul 29, 2019
Beautiful, quiet, well protected harbor with easy access into town.
by flmonty on Jul 29, 2019
Stayed on a mooring. The launch service was prompt. Showers and bathroom not all well kept but otherwise functional. Overall had a good stay.
by jdsjr on Jul 29, 2019
Wonderful Harbor with lots of activity. Shoreside amenities are expensive, but good, in a quaint old town.
Just spent another two nights in Edgartown. Due to weather problems (tornados on the Cape!), I did not arrive on the day I had reserved on Dockwa. I asked the Harbormaster if it would be possible to stay another night, even though they were “sold out”. Within half an hour he was back to me to say I was all set! I have always found the Harbormaster and his staff to be very accommodating, if they possibly can.
by waburpee on Jul 27, 2019
Always professional service by the Harbormaster and his assistants. Pumpout services are prompt and efficient.
by dbousquet on Jul 26, 2019
Excellent stay as always. Dockmaster is always helpful and accommodating when you want to add additional days to your stay. The showers and bathrooms were not clean, however and this is my one criticism. They seem to get worse every year. I don't think they are bothering to clean them anymore. They used to be much cleaner.
by ehatch on Jul 25, 2019
It was great had nice mooring. Had issue with current and wind at on second night on mooring getting real close to another boat. Harbor master let us move to another mooring with more room that was great. Love Edgartown. Mike the pump out guru was able to pump me out this year what a relief. He also showed me some fittings to get for future . Everybody friendly. Looking forward to coming back
by rjcolston on Jul 24, 2019
Great Harbor. Staff was helpful, especially the young man running the pump out boat. Launch service was very efficient and prompt.
by jmorey on Jul 24, 2019
(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 wdwainwright on Jul 23, 2019
Harbor master was able to accommodate StarWatch (44’ sloop) for an additional night. Bravo! We are always treated with high regard by the harbor master crew. Thank You.
by ardea on Jul 23, 2019
Edgartown was a great stay as always. It would be great if the recycling bins would be near the launch landing.
by mmarasco1 on Jul 23, 2019
Just stayed 2 nights in Edgartown.... Beautiful and the marina couldn't have been more friendly and helpful!! Can't wait to go back!
by ptcummings on Jul 23, 2019
Stayed at the dock this time so I got to use the restrooms and showers which were functional - that is the best I can say. Also even in middle October they have a 50 foot minimum - not exactly boater friendly. But as always the staff were very cordial in implementing the town policies.
Update: Stayed on a mooring a couple times in Jul-19. As usual the staff were extremely accommodating and professional. This is a sure sign of excellent leadership there too. Still not a boater friendly town though. There is an entire bay (Katama) that would be (and was previously) awesome for day anchoring that is now off limits for no good reason. Hats off to the Harbormaster leadership and staff though.
by baudisch on Jul 22, 2019
Had a lovely stay in Edgartown Harbor over the weekend. I had made a mooring reservation via Dockwa a couple of months back. We were staying at the Harborside Inn, so we first unloaded our luggage on their dock. Then contacted the Harbormaster on 74, and found my way to my assigned mooring. Harbormaster couldn't have been more helpful during our stay. Eager to go back.
by dav2288 on Jul 22, 2019
It was enjoyable there facilities aren’t as good as Newport but got the job done harbormaster is great
by capecodnick on Jul 22, 2019
One of the most beautiful harbors in America, served by the wonderful staff of the Edgartown Harbormaster. One of our favorite spots. Mike is great!
Hope they get fuel back soon.
by jpd2346 on Jul 22, 2019
Great harbor. Launch service was quick and easy.
by sjr on Jul 21, 2019
Harbor master seemed confused and unprepared. Showers were scummy to say the least. Broken lock/door, light burnt out, drain stooped up so I was showering in 6 inches of dirty water and the shower curtain was years old and nasty. Edgertown should be ashamed of the condition.
by avante on Jul 21, 2019
As usual, Charlie, Shelly and Sarah are amazing! Edgartown Harbor is gorgeous, clean and just a great place to vacation!
by mattmcnamara2526 on Jul 20, 2019
Always a wonderful, welcoming and well run harbor
by ajbenet on Jul 20, 2019
Great. Efficient good moorings great launch service
by esprit2019 on Jul 18, 2019
Despite making my reservations on the day and hour they became available, I was placed on the last mooring at the end of the mooring field, at least 1 mile from town. And on top of that, it was a mooring for power boats, so I was aground at low tide! They were very apologetic and moved us to a more favorable mooring, but how could something like this have happened?
The facilities are woefully inadequate - worst dinghy dock in New England. No real shower/bathroom facilities to speak of.
Its as if the mooring community is an afterthought.
by aura on Jul 17, 2019
Great service! We loved the mooring we had.
by gregbilezikian on Jul 17, 2019
Harbormaster and Old Port Launch are reliable and flexible.
by cranbrook5 on Jul 17, 2019
We were in the harbor on the 4th of July, and it was incredibly busy. It wasn't looking good for us to get a mooring for the day. However, the Harbormaster didn't let us down and found a place for us. We enjoyed our time in town and then caught the skiff back to our mooring. A pleasant experience and a nice day!
by wmd427 on Jul 16, 2019
Edgartown is always a great port to visit however there’s no fuel as DEP shut down pumps. Unfortunately this severely limited use of inflatable. It would have been nice if Harbormaster made Dockwa reservation holders aware of this so they could take on fuel prior to arrival. Otherwise visit was great as always
by indigo on Jul 16, 2019
I LOVE EDGARTOWN! Fun dinghy ride to one of the nicest beaches in the northeast, south beach. Very pretty place to moor for a weekend.
by naledi247 on Jul 16, 2019
Beautiful day in Edgartown. Great mooring location. We were not able to get a Dockwa reservation but we were accommodated with mooring. Thanks so much
by evslate on Jul 14, 2019
Edgartown is the best! Our absolute favorite place to visit by boat.
by cmendoza on Jul 13, 2019
Love Edgartown; one of our favorite places to simply hang for a while as we travel north for the summer. Harbor Master’s staff is professional and attentive. Easy access to town, water & fuel. Stop & shop just under a mile or a free bus ride away. They deserve the 5 stars, but I must point out one issue; the dinghy dock. Simply not enough space for the number of occupied moorings during peak periods. Again, highly recommended!
by svrocinante on Jul 13, 2019
Love Edgartown; one of our favorite places to simply hang for a while as we travel north for the summer.
Harbor Master’s staff is professional and attentive.
Easy access to town, water & fuel. Stop & shop just under a mile or a free bus ride away.
They deserve the 5 stars, but I must point out one issue; the dinghy dock. Simply not enough space for the number of occupied moorings during peak periods.
Again, highly recommended!
by steelaway on Jul 13, 2019
Edgartown Harbor is one of the most beautiful harbors on the east coast. Always enjoy our stays here! We really appreciate how friendly and accomodating the harbormaster staff is when we visit. Especially during the very challenging summer season. You guys and girls do a great job!
by rickraff on Jul 12, 2019
The service out here are very good.
Launch service is good. It’s one of my favorite places to go on the weekend.
by vernonb on Jul 11, 2019
Harbor master very helpful
by luckyduck on Jul 11, 2019
Everyone was very helpful. Called for pump out and they came right away also. Still have one more night to enjoy!
by pemisu12 on Jul 10, 2019
Easy procedure, good launch service
by rsprague on Jul 09, 2019
Love the harbor. However, we own a house and mooring in Edgartown but not in the harbor and always love to visit for the day occassionally. We used to grab a free mooring 4 or 5 times a year so guests could float around, relax, eat and shop from the boat rather than drive and park. Now we go to Oak Bluffs where they make it easy. 4 boats can raft. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The free outer harbor in Edgartown doesn't have the same feel.
by erikjd on Jul 09, 2019
Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Docks located just a short walk from downtown Edgartown. Only wish there were more days in the summer to enjoy this location!
by ctkgtr on Jul 08, 2019
The Woman, Makayla, I believe was her name, was amazing. She accommodated us for two extra nights and handled all of the requests so professionally. Being the $th of July weekend the calls were non-stop, but each was handled so well. All of the staff was great. We had a wonderful stay and will be back for sure.
by gilg1 on Jul 07, 2019
We were anchored outside the harbor for July 4th. Next morning we wanted to leave, but were confronted with an electrical engine problem. Harbour master provided a friendly tow by the harbor patrol boat to a mooring, where we could fix the problem. Thank you!
by dcourteau on Jul 07, 2019
Staying in Edgartown Harbor is awesome! They have the best harbormaster I have ever met. His staff is well-trained, pump-out is fast and clean, and the launch into town is the best. Highly recommend visiting this harbor.
by cs76737 on Jul 07, 2019
One of the best marinas on a recent trip through the area. Beautiful place with excellent facilities and well maintained moorings. We loved our stay. The 4th of July fireworks were spectacular. We look forward to coming back.
by aabbovet on Jul 06, 2019
As always, fantastic , well run harbor.
by stu1524 on Jul 06, 2019
Great time on the vineyard! Harbormaster was great!
by alsoule62 on Jul 03, 2019
Everything was great! We appreciate you accommodating us. thanks for your hospitality!
by dvonloes on Jul 02, 2019
Easy entry. Moorings are easy to access. Convenient to everything in Edgartown. Launch service is good or take your dinghy to the dock reserved for tying up.
by prorenata on Jul 01, 2019
Despite the unpleasant weather for 2 of our 5 days we had a blast!
Edgartown is at the top of our list for boating destinations. The dinghy dock, water barge, fuel dock, free bus to Stop & Shop and the $1.00 coffee at the store next to the harbormaster's office all make boating more enjoyable. MV has great biking, beaching, shopping and eating options. Now if only there was a laundromat closer to town then the airport it would be even better. We enjoyed meeting Becky from Dockwa at the harbormaster's office! See you next summer.
by captcole on Jul 01, 2019
Excellent Marina and a Perfect location
by bettygau on Jun 28, 2019
The Harbormaster was organized and helped direct us to our mooring. The emails and information received through Dockwa was helpful. The staff was less helpful when we asked questions about the mooring locations, moving and departure times.
The showers were very dirty and in bad condition. They looked like they were not cleaned at all yet this spring. The floors have paint peeling and the walls are filthy; full of spider webs, layers of dust, dirty q-tips stuck in the shelf and obviously not cleaned regularly. One shower stall did not have a shower curtain and the shower stall with the curtain was full of mildew. The filthy and deteriorated condition of the showers and bathrooms make a very poor impression of the Edgartown Harbormaster to visiting boaters.
We will be receiving monies on July 1 for renovations on the showers. As the summer season has begun we can not do the restoration now. The way the Town works is we have to go to Town meeting for the funds and then once approved we can proceed when the funds are available after July 1. We do our best with what we have and try to accommodate to the best of our ability. Please excuse us for one more year as this is going to be a work in progress. We have a brand new staff this year with many still training. Please give them time to learn the ropes as most of our staff are brand new.
by cathyklim on Jun 24, 2019
Booked w harbor master on arrival to harbor for 2 nights. Paid via Dockwa acct. Great stay/usual.
by sfrancis100 on Jun 19, 2019
We had a great experience! Harbormaster & dock hands were so friendly & helpful! Easy info on mooring assignment & then moved to the slip! So helpful in assisting us into the slip!
by illgettoit on Jun 18, 2019
Love Edgartown Harbor. Harbormaster was great sent us to our mooring without issue. Launch was also right on point.
by desi on Jun 11, 2019
Received an email from Edgartown Harbormaster before departure with a lot of information about the process once we arrive, the harbor, harbor services and the town. When we arrived at called as instructed we were given our mooring assignment. Easy pickup from bucket-style moorings. Called for pump-out services one day while there; prompt response and very good service. Enjoyed the town as well where all shopkeepers were friendly and welcoming and very customer service oriented.
by birdlander on Oct 01, 2018
Mike the Harbormaster was excellent. This was the first overnight trip outside our marina on a new boat. Mike was excellent in assisting docking and other tips.
by keithanderin on Oct 01, 2018
Beautiful harbor, great restaurants, excellent service!
by aklong on Sep 28, 2018
We had a good, brief late-season stay in Edgartown this September. The launch service was responsive, and we got a nice welcome email from the Harbormaster. Weather prevented us from getting there for the first night of our reservation, and they were willing to process a 50% refund through Dockwa even though the policy specifies 10 days' notice. Only reason not to give 5 stars is the dinghy dock -- not a big enough facility, even late in the season.
by backcove33 on Sep 18, 2018
Great weekend to spend in Edgartown. Weather was fantastic and so was the food and beverages. Had a great mooring close to the YC. Could not have been a better visit. Thanks
by rparsloe on Sep 17, 2018
This was our 3rd visit and consistently great experience and assistance from the dock master who was very patient assisting us in docking. Add perfect weather and the most charming town Edgartown will remain a destination for us to bring our guests!
by lohrenzs1 on Sep 16, 2018
A great experience all around. Beautiful setting and friendly staff ready to help.
by schorert on Sep 16, 2018
Edgartown does it right! neighboring oak bluffs is a disaster by comparison. excellent, well managed mooring field. launch is quick. If you want a more grown-up experience, this is the place.
by chayden on Sep 14, 2018
The Harbor Master office was extremely helpful with a delayed arrival and departure caused by weather. The moorings were efficiently serviced by the local launch boats.
Edgartown is a great place to visit, great fishing, restaurants, shopping and hotels are easily accessible.
by mberenberg on Sep 12, 2018
Excellent responsive harbormaster
Everyone is friendly and helpful
by hgbrauer on Sep 11, 2018
Very cordial and hospitable. Easy time finding our mooring. All went well.
by walleyk on Sep 11, 2018
The Edgartown Harbormaster’s crew is top notch and thoroughly boater friendly. They offer plentiful moorings, free showers, a super convenient water barge and a wonderful pump out service provided by Assistant Harbormaster Mike, a friendly and welcoming presence for many years. All together, it makes Edgartown one of our favorite destinations. We’ll be back there aboard Grace every chance we get.
by jbodenstab on Sep 08, 2018
Nice people. Great launch service. Beautiful town.
by betts on Sep 08, 2018
Edgartown's Harbormaster team is top notch. From the friendly woman on the radio (did not get her name) who directed us so clearly and professionally, to the pump-out fellow (Mike), the harbormaster (with 2 dogs) who collected our mooring $, everyone was friendly, professional and helpful. All of this was totally welcoming. Thank you all.
by nakoda on Sep 08, 2018
Edgartown is our favorite harbor. The harbormaster staff are professional and manage it very well.
We go there every year, 20+and wholly appreciate how they keep everything running smoothly anf friendly.
Looking forward to next year.
by d6dayton on Sep 06, 2018
Edgartown mooring our ideal. Close to town. There is water shuttle and the view is amazing. We love Edgartown
by laurieknight71 on Sep 04, 2018
Mooring was great! Thanks!
by raycullum1 on Sep 03, 2018
Greart mooring in a very busy Labor Day weekend. We had just crossed from Canada and arrived early (5:00 am) in the morning. We selected a mooring just off the channel that looked to have good swing room and went to bed. Woke up at 9:00 and called the Harbormaster who was very friendly and accommodating and told us to stay right where we were. Very positive experieince.
by sholland18 on Sep 03, 2018
Spot on, precise just where and what we requested!
by cvetrano on Sep 03, 2018
Great time! Beautiful weather and a fun adventure! The harbormaster' s crew is very accommodating and put us in a great spot!
by rhnmarinasdotcom on Sep 03, 2018
They were professional, well-organized, helpful and friendly...as always. This was just the latest in a series of stays stretching back more than two decades. A consistently good experience. Well done!
by orthogj on Sep 03, 2018
Stay was good. Our mooring was a private mooring which took some time for us to find. Email info about Edgartown was good.
by bobkostyla on Sep 02, 2018
Excellent. Great mooring location and very good services from the Harbormaster. One of our favorite cruising destinations
by scottdube on Aug 29, 2018
Nice Harbor but it seems like if you make a reservation they stick you all the way up in the bay. That said the people are nice, but not well informed. Our plans changed and we needed to leave a day early. I called and explained and the person told me no problem we can credit you. I called back the next day and they said sorry we don't credit for early departures. Not the end of the world but buyer beware...
by denisehaskins on Aug 28, 2018
We have been coming here for 22 years. We used to love the first come, first served policy. We don't like Dockwa, especially the $40 for the first boat and $20 for the second. We have several people on each boat and wish to pay $30 for each boat, with a different person paying every day. We managed to keep the bookkeeping straight, but I much preferred a daily visit from the harbormaster. We also used to love that the bathrooms and showers were open 24/7. It's one of the reasons we came to Edgartown instead of OB. Now we're down to 12 hours a day? Terribly inconvenient, and the showers have deteriorated and are in horrible shape. That said, the harbor itself is beautiful as always and we enjoyed our stay. I just wish things were back the way they were. But I suppose it's too much to ask that Dockwa would go the way of the dinosaur.
by wcaswell on Aug 27, 2018
Wonderful harbor. It's calm and quiet even in high winds. The launch service uses multiple boats so you never have to wait for more than a few minutes for a pickup. Edgartown is lovely with plenty of great restaurants and things to do. The harbormaster was kind enough to squeeze us in when we asked to move our reservation up a day, with one day's notice. The mooring (yellow 69) was at the far end of the harbor which may for a long dinghy ride, but we usually took the launch to avoid the crowded dinghy dock, and we were happy to be down away from the boating traffic.
by lilbit on Aug 27, 2018
Harbormaster staff got the mooring assignment right, the first time!
Launch service was flawless, as usual. Shops, restaurants, etc. always provide great service. Looking forward to our next visit!
by u142506 on Aug 26, 2018
Great harbourmaster, comfortable mooring and good food ashore.
by scott41 on Aug 26, 2018
The town of Edgartown and its harbor are amazingly beautiful, but the town's bathrooms and shower facilities for boaters staying in the harbor on a mooring are the worst we have ever seen and experienced, at any port, in RI and MA over the last 5 years. For a town that prides itself on being a rather exclusive destination, its obvious lack of any real investment in providing clean and fully functioning bathrooms and showers to visitors is truly appalling. We will likely never return to Edgartown Harbor due to the dirty and non-functioning conditions of these facilities because of what appears to be decades of ignoring much needed maintenance and upgrades to their facilities
! After all, such facilities are supposed to be a welcoming and vital resource to boaters visiting any harbor. It's shocking that this town can't grasp that simply charging perhaps 10% more for its moorings , it could likely tear down its existing horrible facilities and re-build them and cover the cost in one or two years. Any boater considering visiting Edgartown may wish to think about visiting Oak Bluffs instead if they're interested in fully functioning and much much cleaner facilities provided by the town, or, even better, the Summercamp Hotel!
by littlemissmagic on Aug 24, 2018
Edgartown is a great harbor to visit. The Harbormaster’s office does an outstanding job. They go out of their way to accommodate everyone whether they are just there for the day or overnight stays. Mike does an outstanding job with the pumpouts. The only downside is the dinghy dock. It is always so crowded that you have to step over other boats. The other downside is the bathrooms and showers by the harbormaster’s office. They are not cleaned regularly and the dinghy dock seem to have boats tied up for more than the 20 minutes. This has been a problem for many years with the dinghy dock and showers and bathrooms. Hopefully, next year the dinghy dock and bathrooms and showers will be better.
by shindig on Aug 22, 2018
Done a lot of sailing, visited a lot of ports. None are as welcoming to sailors as Edgartown is. Plenty of moorings, good places to anchor and decent cover from weather. Harbormaster Charlie Blair seems to take a lot of pride in running one of the best marine operations around. Speed of the ship is the speed of the captain and his crew seemingly follows his lead on being courteous, accommodating and helpful. Thank you Edgartown.
by lionhearted on Aug 21, 2018
Good launch service from 7 am to 1am regardless of weather
Knowledgeable and professional woman dispatching moorings in a most efficient manner
by rigirly on Aug 20, 2018
One of our favorite places to stay. Was assigned a great mooring with plenty of swing room. Will be back next year.
by cove on Aug 20, 2018
by ooohaha on Aug 19, 2018
We stayed on a mooring for two nights. The harbor is beautiful! If you would like a pump out I recommend calling the evening before to get on the list. The dinghy dock gets full so make sure you have at least 15 feet of line like they recommend. The only issue we had is it was very hard to find our mooring as the numbers are hard to see. I would recommend that they place a mooring field map on Dockwa to aid in the hunt for your mooring.
by ladida on Aug 18, 2018
Very nice helpful staff. Great location.
It would be a good idea to train the young dockboys a little better; some one or boat could get hurt.
Dock mistress Sarah is the real deal.
by rogueshoten on Aug 18, 2018
I don’t quite know how they do it over and over, but they keep the harbor running smoothly despite the perennial challenge of accommodating both seasoned and novice sailors. Even more impressive is how gracefully they do it.
by sergepapa on Aug 17, 2018
This is our favorite Harbor. It is a beautiful way to spend part of our cruising holiday. The HarborMaster staff are very helpful and accommodating. They even delivered packages that I had sent to their office for a repair! Thanks to the Edgertown HarborMaster team!!
by lmelillo on Aug 17, 2018
Great protected harbor. Town is right there.
by scruffy437 on Aug 16, 2018
Great harbor, great harbourmaster department
by bckma on Aug 15, 2018
Great harbor and quiet mooring. Truly enjoyed our stay.
by mquintal on Aug 13, 2018
Beautiful harbor and one of our favorite destinations!
by mockingbird922 on Aug 12, 2018
Edgartown is Our favorite Harbor to cruise to in our 50’ power boat and one of the major reasons is the Edgartown Harbor Master Crew. They are responsive, courteous and despite it being one of the busiest harbors in the country they go out of their way to be as flexible and accommodating as possible - even if you don’t have a reservation. Thank you team! Mockingbird” out.
by rcorcoran on Aug 12, 2018
Beautiful harbor and great service from the staff .. Used the Pumpout which comes right to you on the mooring. Its convenient and the water quality in the harbor is awesome. I do think that they need to update the bathroom and shower facilities. I have been sailing here for about 20 years and they continue to deteriorate every year. With mooring fees at 40,00 a night you should expect at least clean facilities. These showers are pitiful ,, overflowing and flooded.
by jeredoyle on Aug 11, 2018
Edgartown Harbormaster and team are EXCELLENT!!!! Nice job everyone!!!
by johnfwilliamsii on Aug 09, 2018
My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Edgartown and Katama Bay last week. Arrangements with the Harbormaster were flawless and we found the mooring (Yellow40 to be easy to find and secure with plenty of room surrounding our 43 foot vessel). The Bay is lovely and downtown Edgartown was delightful to walk and dinner at Atria Oub was delicious. We plan return trips this summer and will be back in 2019.
Bay last week.
by jrosen54 on Aug 08, 2018
Wonderful Harbor with exceptionally warm welcoming people. The town is wonderful.great shopping and dining. Our only gripe was an inability to get an answer about mooring availability. We check out Dockwa which was greed out for Saturday and Sunday. We also called the harbor master. They would not tell us of availability. We sailed over from Vineyard Haven and there were lots of moorings open. If there had not been then we would have had to sail back to Vineyard Haven. Otherwise our two day stay was a wonderful experience
by highzoot on Aug 07, 2018
Finding the mooring was a bit difficult but they helped and gave us a different ont near a friend
by starerasa on Aug 07, 2018
perfect in all respects
by 7226550 on Aug 07, 2018
The mooring field is spacious and beautiful, people were awesome and not to be compared to any of the cape cod and islands.
by rreynolds on Aug 06, 2018
Awful, noisy at the mooring, crowded, long launch wait. Actually left after one hour.
by crburnham on Aug 06, 2018
Good mooring- good Harbor staff - good food
by joeschorle on Aug 05, 2018
Great moorings. Beautiful harbor.
by richfef on Aug 04, 2018
Great stay on mooring in Edgartown. Only thing is they could provide nicer shower facilities for transient boaters. Otherwise - all good
by mccarthy7 on Jul 30, 2018
Great Harbor and great people......strongly recommended!
by emarcaccio on Jul 29, 2018
Convenient comfortable and very relaxing
Easy town access by dinghy or launch
Flexible on arrival mooring and when weather forced an additional day stay
by stpax on Jul 28, 2018
The marina is top notch..and the town is great
by minx on Jul 27, 2018
Friendly staff and a beautiful location.
by jackiemartin2885 on Jul 25, 2018
Really enjoyable. Here are my thoughts, with so many sponsors for excellent launch service, why do we need to be charged? If charges continue, please consider adequate public showers and restrooms located closer to pier. Understand that the popularity exceeds the capacity of the facilities, but maybe some upgrades would help.
by edailey on Jul 23, 2018
Edgartown Harbor is very well managed by the Harbormaster's office which uses DOCKWA for reservations. Launch service is privately run through Olde Town on c.68. Prior to your arrival date, you receive a detailed and helpful email from the Harbormaster and another from DOCKWA which provide information for hailing the Harbormaster and information about local activities and places to visit,
by nhcorwin on Jul 22, 2018
We are, and have been, very frequent "mooring' guests to this harbor over the past 10 years. We go as much for the harbor tranquility as the on island charm and amenities. It's a busy harbor but the mooring field layout offers some buffering if you move down harbor. The reservation process through "Dockwa", even last minute in real time as one enters the harbor, is efficient and effectively backstops a very capable harbormaster staff whose friendliness always adds "value' to our visits. Our favorite stop.
by johninlb on Jul 20, 2018
Great service by the Harbor Master staff. Wish prices for day mooring were lower.
by outforlunch on Jul 20, 2018
I think $ 40 to stop and have lunch, plus the launch is a bit excessive considering 2 years ago it was free. It seems an amount closer to $ 25 would be more reasonable.
by coconnor210seapit on Jul 19, 2018
Easy to use, great system.
by duxbay on Jul 18, 2018
A great place to stop on a cruise. The harbormaster sent an email in advance with all of the necessary information needed to contact his office, etc. The staff were very helpful once we arrived in the harbor.
by ghosail on Jul 18, 2018
Always like to be closer to downtown but I realize the limitations
by wmlawrence on Jul 16, 2018
Had to move moorings on last night of four as someone else was on the assigned mooring when we came in after racing. Moved to an adjacent mooring for the last night, so all worked out well.
by neilringler on Jul 15, 2018
Edgartown is one of the prettiest harbors in New England. Harbormaster always tries to accommodate boaters. Pumpout readily available. Mike is terrific. The town has great restaurants and shops. Edgartown has become one of my favorite destinations. Try the Atlantic or Alchemy for dinner. Seafood Shanty for a drink and a view of the harbor. And of course a walk to the lighthouse.
by petermac on Jul 15, 2018
Dockwa dropped the ball on this trip. Having been forced to book a two night minimum we arrived in Edgartown only to find that our mooring has been given away to someone else... no refund no apology no explanation. They still have my money.
by member on Jul 14, 2018
Wonderful as usual! Great experience overall, and the dock staff are always a pleasure to work with!
by somarra on Jul 14, 2018
Harbor and town are beautiful. Most moorings are a good distance from shore access which was great from a noise perspective, less so for those with dogs. Restroom and shower facilities were not convenient. At $4 per person per ride the launch adds up.
by osbornf on Jul 13, 2018
Cordial service. Knowledgeable staff. Solid mooring. Even changed reservation details in 30 seconds with no penalty.
by hallelujah on Jul 13, 2018
Great location, weather, perfect and relaxing!
by johnmoriarty on Jul 10, 2018
Great harbormaster staff. Always helpful. We love visiting Edgartown!
by khw7562 on Jul 10, 2018
Great moorings. We'll maintained and patrolled harbor. Launch service very good, but can get a bit overwhelmed / slow at busy times.
by r2straebel on Jul 09, 2018
Harbormaster was very efficient and professional in an exceptionally busy harbor on a crowded Sunday afternoon. Listening to her was like listening to air traffic control at a busy airport.
by scamper on Jul 03, 2018
Always a pleasure. Edgartown Harbormaster’s crew are the best. Thank you
by hwoodcome on Jun 25, 2018
Our favorite Harbor. Harbormaster always pleasant and accommodating. town is great...good restaurants, shops, bike rentals, etc. Highly recommended !
by brittanyrnyman on Jun 24, 2018
Very accommodating and helpful!!
by kevinwalshkw on Jun 24, 2018
Beautiful harbor, easy in and out
by lawrencekswift on Jun 24, 2018
Bad weather and was not able to use prepaid reservation. Unfortunately they do not allow refunds.
by astrouse on Jun 22, 2018
Nice location, good launch service. They were also willing to shift my reservation one day because of weather problems.
by johiggins26 on Jun 18, 2018
Magnificent weekend. Lobster Potpie at the Atlantic is a must.
by bobhaze101 on Jun 13, 2018
Harbormaster staff responded immediately when I called them on Ch. 74 on arrival in the harbor, as instructed, and they were polite and gave precise directions to our assigned mooring. the price is very reasonable these days and we are looking forward to our next visit to Edgartown.
by nxavierm on Jun 07, 2018
Very friendly, relatively protected and quiet mooring. Dinghy dock was small but fine, I imagine it would be crazy in the middle of the summer. Water barge was not in yet, so water was a pain...that's the only thing that could have been better!
by halestorm on May 27, 2018
reserved two nights at Edgartown for Memorial Day weekend. When the weather forecast worsened we shortened the stay to one night. 2nd night payment was forfeited due to Edgartown refund policy. They charge one night penalty for any change to reservation. Since we went early in season and harbor was scarcerly occupied I should have reserved one night at a time. That would have maintained flexibility to change plans without loss of one night's fee. Unfortunately, the cancellation policy for Dockwa for Edgartown would not come up on iphone app. Pressing button for cancellation policy info got no response. If their cancellation policy displayed I would have known better how to plan the reservation.
by rol on May 27, 2018
Charlie, the Harbor master, is fantastic and very helpful. The Old Port launch service was also excellent .
by christianhatch on Feb 28, 2018
by oresa33 on Sep 20, 2017
Great location on inside dock. Bathrooms don't open till 7:00 which makes itt though to leave early. Nice staff, eager to help. Overall a good experience. I will return.
by stephenpalmer on Sep 11, 2017
Very nice and peaceful mooring in 15-20knot winds
Reservations easy and dock master quickly responded to VHF call
by ninocatalano on Sep 05, 2017
Edgartown Harbor is beautiful and well protected. The mooring fields are managed very efficiently and all the staff is always available and helpful.
It is always a pleasure to be there.
by susanmead on Sep 05, 2017
great service -- good communication before and upon arrival - i asked to
be moved closer to EYC and that was possible. thank you.
by rdwmarinas on Sep 04, 2017
Edgartown is a great destination
by tonysmith on Sep 04, 2017
TELL US ON YOUR WEBSITE HOW LATE THE LAUNCH RUNS AND WHERE TO GET BLOCK ICE
by stgo60 on Sep 04, 2017
after a 48 hrs stay, we had to return due to bad weather. The staff was able to accommodate our request for a mooring at a moments notice.
by greggarious on Sep 03, 2017
Great stay. They are totally professional and organized.
Service was excellent nice moorings and the employees are very friendly.
Dingy dock is tight and can be a challenge. They encourage the launch service!!
Great time !!!
by benholtz on Aug 29, 2017
Great place to stay. They are very nice and efficient. The water taxi is a bit pricey but works great. There are only 3 showers for 88 rental moorings in the harbor, so beware that there might be a wait sometimes.
by sbunnell on Aug 28, 2017
It was great, noon on a Saturday in Edgartown is crazy, but when I checked by radio, I was directed to my mooring with several boats waiting to see if one was available.
by bobo on Aug 28, 2017
we were handled very efficiently and enjoyed our day in Edgartown Harbor. You had a rude pump out person with "Harbor Master" stenciled on back of his shirt. When we got to our assigned mooring, it was taken. Since I was in middle of the moorings with boats all around I elected to temporarily tie up to one until I could reach Harbormaster with new direction. This jerk started yelling at us and telling us I should be calling in first. that is like using a cellphone while your are driving. Idiot.
by moorepm on Aug 28, 2017
We took in o everything we possibly could that Edgartown had to offer.
Water, Diesel Restaurants, Mike on the pump out boat, the all-day busses. Ferry to Chapy
Dingy rides to the light houses. It was definitely the high lite of our two week cruise, Thanks for having us. everyone we met was vary friendly.
by markrice on Aug 26, 2017
Very picturesque harbor. Courteous staff, excellent launch service
by safetydan on Aug 22, 2017
The Edgartown Harbor team is always very responsive and helpful. Nice quiet harbor. One simple example of how much the staff cares...the Pump Out Boat Operator (I think his name is Mike) stops at open moorings as he goes by to coil up the lines in the top of the mooring to get it out the water and make the line easier to retrieve for the next Captain. They "get it" at Edgartown Harbor.
by tburling on Aug 22, 2017
Great mooring, great town, great island. Lucky to have it nearby and lucky to be there.
by lisastp on Aug 21, 2017
Our stay was wonderful. We had a relaxing and very quiet vacation. I would recommend staying on a mooring. The sunsets were beautiful as was the sunrise. The water taxis were always available and convenient when we wanted to go to the shore. Thank you!
by calianosinsurance on Aug 21, 2017
We had a great time!!
by barpotter on Aug 20, 2017
The location is great and the Harbormaster does a good job of responding quickly and managing the busy mooring field. The dinghy dock is ridiculously small for such a large number of boats. There are some dinghys on it, filled with water, that sit there and never move, taking up valuable space. They need to get those abandoned dinghy out of there. Also, this is the only marina we've seen without recycling. They claim there's no recycling on the island but we saw plenty of recycling bins around houses.
by stillbrown on Aug 19, 2017
Great Harbor and town. Very poor launch service. Long delays in pickup. One launch "out of service" to take a group of "ladies" out. Wet, dirty, boats. One driver was rude and surly. Two boats not enough for peak periods. Overloads on two occasions. Worst launch service in any port this season.
by vefthimiades on Aug 15, 2017
Very friendly staff. Very prompt. Very courteous.
by cvultaggio22 on Aug 15, 2017
Beautiful spot staff great! We loved our entire stay! Shelly from harbor s and above her duties to help us out!
The launch staff Bill and Nick were friendly and we enjoyed the cruises to and from out mooring! We can't wait to come back!
by grittnerpm on Aug 14, 2017
Great harbor....professional harbor master, quick pump out, lot's to do: biking, walking in sanctuaries, beaches, bus trips, etc.
by sromaine on Aug 11, 2017
I love Edgartown Harbor. The mooring field is well protected and the harbor master is very helpful and professional. The dinghy dock is starting to get ridiculous. It's always had the deserved rep of being three deep at times. It's now all the time. Boaters come and spend a ton of money in town, which must generate local revenue. They really need a larger or additional dinghy dock, even if it's a bit further from town.
by trafalgar1 on Aug 11, 2017
The harbor master was very helpful and friendly upon arrival. AND very busy. Beautiful place to stay. Only negative was the public showers were dirty.
by adam1997 on Aug 11, 2017
Edgartown is the best run harbor of any that we've visited in the Northeast. The Harbormaster's staff couldn't be more helpful. I'm sure that working in one of the most beautiful places on earth helps. Can't wait to come back!
by qzds1p29m1zkjadmfyzb on Aug 07, 2017
Mooring and reservations went very smooth
by smilingmonkey on Aug 07, 2017
Beautiful harbor, very helpful staff.
by blawtong5 on Aug 07, 2017
Beautiful harbor. We'll run and organized. We had a fantastic 7 night stay!
by pvgas on Aug 04, 2017
Good tackle on the moorings. Dinghy dock is limited for such a large harbor, frequently 3-4 dinghies deep to tie up. Nit too many wakes... especially deep into the mooring field. Quiet overnight.
by monamie on Aug 02, 2017
Edgartown harbor is run like a well oiled machine.
by edguy3 on Aug 01, 2017
Smooth operation. Was able to stay a couple extra days during storm ad was even relocated to a more protected area!
by margozink on Jul 29, 2017
Spent five nights on a mooring. Courteous and timely launch service although little pricey ($4 one way). Lovely town within walking distance with great restaurants and shows. Local bus service well organized and allows exploring throughout Martha's Vineyard.
by dstewart100 on Jul 26, 2017
Great protection, well organized, knowledgeable Harbormaster team, great communications. FYI Edgartown no longer has the first-come-first-served blue moorings. All are yellow and all require Dockwa or direct communication with the Harbormaster.
by aschlaff on Jul 22, 2017
A beautiful location. Harbormaster's staff were all friendly and helpful, and all the amenities needed for a great stay were available - with the exception of block ice! We could find it in only one store near the docks, and that store closed at 6 pm!
by msprc on Jul 21, 2017
I don't like the new policy that you initiated in Edgartown Harbor doing away with the free "blue" moorings which were First Come First Serve for transient Day trippers. Its not that its $40 whether your there for an hour or overnight.. Its that there is no certainty of getting a mooring for a daytrip. Now that you take only reservations of short stays, I have witnessed numerous moorings being unoccupied, but the Harbor Masters office saying over the radio that there are no open moorings b/c they are reserved. Well like my trip yesterday, I paid $40 to have that mooring until 10am the next morning, but I only used that mooring for 3 hours. So unless I checked out with the Harbormasters office, they could not put a daytripper on that mooring, b/c I held the reservation. While the Harbormasters Office may benefit from higher revenues from those 25 formerly "blue" moorings now being "yellow", and Dockwa will make significantly more fees by collecting reservations for those formerly free moorings, I truly think that the local retailers will feel a decrease in business. Last season we made over 10 day trips over, for either breakfast, lunch or dinner, as I'm sure many others did. But now with the uncertainty of getting a mooring, we will like reduce our visits to Edgartown, and go to other ports like Oak Bluffs for instance where you can always get a mooring and for no charge. I think if you insist on the new "blue" mooring policy, you should refine the booking system to be for lesser blocks of times for lower fee. For instance, we went over on 7/20, and I was able to get a reservation for my daytrip: however according to your calendar yesterday, 7/21 & 22 were already fully booked. You need to segregate daytripper reservations from overnights, so you don't hold a mooring as full if its only used by a daytripper for 3 hours.
by scottmagoon on Jul 20, 2017
Wonderful time. We ended up just anchoring on the outer harbor; but the mooring field looked beautiful! Maybe next time :)
by jimcreed on Jul 19, 2017
Did not make it could not negotiate a different date.
by cahillwm on Jul 18, 2017
Mooring field run by the Town Great location and launch service operated by Oldport Launch. Plenty of water in the mooring field for sailboats and the launch service was very responsive.
by yogmoney on Jul 17, 2017
Excellent. The staff was extremely helpful & friendly. A beautiful day in Edgartown. Thank you!
by bumpama on Jul 16, 2017
This is the fifth year we have brought our grandson's for the Edgertown Jr regratta and I informed the harbortmaster Sat morning that I had to wait until this afternoon when the race was over to collect my grandson's and leave. We left at 4:20 today and when I arrived home I found we were charged for another day. The past 4 years, I did the same thing and I wasn't charged. I could have made other arrangements if I was told this when I talked with the young lady this morning.
by richmalerba on Jul 14, 2017
Moorings are close, but very well arranged and very well kept. A great place to stay !
by stephenhixon on Jul 12, 2017
I was very disappointed to learn of the new $40 fee for any use of a mooring. I absolutely love Edgartown and frequent the harbor, shops and restaurants. But, I will not be coming back very often, if at all, with this new fee. I agree with paying a fee like that for overnight stays, but don't punish the people who like to come for a couple of hours. How do you go from free moorings to $40 for even one hour??? Between the mooring fee and then the launch, it cost me almost $100 before I even stepped on land! I hope you come up with a better policy or I think the shops/restaurants are going to suffer.
by rclemence on Jul 08, 2017
Brought family from out of state and they fell in love with Edgartown
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 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 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 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!