Town of Wareham Harbormaster - Onset Harbor Transient Moorings


$40 | Max LOA = 50'

Day Trip
Not Offered
186 Onset Avenue
Wareham, MA 02571
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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98 Reviews

by Amos D. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2024
Dock was full of fishermen all night
Marina Response:
Hello, we are sorry that the public docks did not meet up to a better review of the facility. The pier has a long history of people being allowed to fish from the pier and the site is open in its entirety to the public. I would recommend a mooring for future stays or utilize one of our neighboring marinas or yacht club that may offer a more private dock setting! Cheers

by Craig & Heidi P. - Verified user on May 31, 2024
Friendly staff and convenient location! Easy in and out to or from the canal- very protected!

by Elizabeth H. - Verified user on May 26, 2024
Wareham is a delightfully small town with friendly people, ice cream stores and Victorian homes. Quiet mooring surrounded by pretty beaches and shallow water. Canal cruise boat departure point. A very relaxing stay. Very well positioned moorings with tall pick up sticks and a super nice Harbor Master. Our go to spot in this area.

by Stephen Prockl S. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Our stay was ok but there was no one to communicate with regarding mooring assignment or depth info. We tried calling ahead of time and we were on the radio too but received no response. We grabbed a mooring and had a pleasant night and the depth was fine for us, so all was well.

by Paula M. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
It was fine. Onset is such a beautiful place! The price is a bit steep for a place with no showers available.

by Lauren c. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
The harbor masters office office, as always, was responsive and very helpful. The harbor, as always, is gorgeous!

by Jan T. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2023
Very efficient, friendly & helpful service from Harbormaster to confirm & find mooring! Very protected area with smooth water in 4day Northeaster. Convenient dinghy dock.

by Cynthia B. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2023
We were met by the staff as we arrived and he was very friendly and helpful. At this time of year, there was no staff available for the launch but we were greeted at the dinghy dock by the same person who made space for us to tie up. Our mooring was solid and they were nicely spaced even though there were several large boats.

by Roger K. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Scenic, charming small village welcomes a few boaters on moorings and a few at the dock. Canal location of this gem is easily overlooked by boaters in transit. Care is needed when entering the narrow channel when strong canal currents are present. Laundry services and a few restaurants are available nearby and overnight parking is easy but daytime use will require feeding the meter. Enjoyed our stay for 3 nights while waiting out stormy weather. A big part of the town's appeal is its working class character, so if nothing but the Hamptons will do, you might want to look elsewhere....

by Gerald D. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Stay was great. Launch was down but they let us stay at the dock for a while so we could go on shore and have dinner. We love onset!!!

by David S. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Good price for New England mooring. Unfortunately the launch was unavailable, but a great little town

by Joe R. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Always a great stay tough wind this trip really missed the launch service

by Robin B. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
No launch service, no facilities (shower,washrooms), dinghy dock so crowded husband hurt himself getting out of our dinghy. Increased prices but not services.

by Alex K. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
The Harbormaster was a great guy!

by James G. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Friendly harbormaster Sheltered spot Mooring ball in good condition Pennant easy to pick up.

by Jack M. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Would have been 5 stars but launch broke down 😟

by David A. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Two thumbs up 👍👍…….

by David F. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Super easy. The harbor master ( Campbell ?) was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed the location a lot. I’ll be back and will tell others about it.

by Goltz W. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Very nice mooring and quint town. Very helpful staff and all round good service.

by Hal B. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Mooring was fine. Pendant easy to get with pickup bouy. Cute town. Ace hardware, good pizza at Marc Anthonys, 2 ice cream shops and a post office and liquor store. Couple other restaurants in town that we did not try, but look nice. Big popular beach also!

by Bob P. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Excellent protected windy night tucked on a ball behind Wicket Island. Free launch service. Moorings get a bit tight for over 45 - 50’ except for 6 and 10. Just ask harbormaster on 9

by Leon E. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Great crew. Very accommodating. Beautiful town.

by Grace A. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Great place to stay! Protected, close to town. We will be back! Also we had asked to have a morning close to the island and they got back to us right away advising of the mooring and it was close to Island!

by David R. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Peaceful and beautiful is all we can say. Thank you for a lovely two days.Rita and David on the cape Dory motorsailer BIA.

by Stephanie A. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Great mooring and helpful people. Lovely location.
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About Town of Wareham Harbormaster - Onset Harbor Transient Moorings

Welcome to Onset Harbor and the Victorian seaside community that overlooks it. Vessel fuel, Yacht Club, full service marinas, Dining, groceries, laundry and the post office are all within walking distance of the Onset Village Town Pier and within Onset Harbor.

The Wareham Harbormaster is responsible for the Towns transient moorings that can welcome vessels up to 50’ and 7’ draft. Complimentary launch service is available to vessels staying on the towns transient moorings when the launch is in operation. There is also a public pier and dock available for vessels to pull in as well as a dinghy dock.

The fixed pier bulkhead is available to vessels from 50’ to 110’ and can accommodate vessels with up to 9’ draft.

Booking Info

Launch Service is in operation


  • Water Hookup


    • Launch Service
    • Pumpout
    • Restrooms
    • Laundry
    • Ice
    • Security
    • Groceries
    • Hotel/Lodging
    • Restaurant
    • Bait & Tackle
    • Floating Docks
    • ATM



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