by fricchione on Sep 15, 2021
Very nice. Quiet. Anders and the staff were very helpful.
by evslate on Sep 05, 2021
Great marina, great town! We prefer peaceful, quiet settings, and Safe Harbor Wickford Cove hit the target perfectly. While we don’t use the bathroom facilities, these looked to be spotless and really well equipped. Great location close to town as well. Overall great experience. We’ll be back!
by musitsb on Aug 04, 2021
Super clean facility. Very competent and friendly staff. Easy walk to Wickford and town beach.
by zshipley on Aug 04, 2021
We stayed here 2 nights. NOT at Safe Harbor Wickford Cove Marina but at the marina formerly called Wickford Marina, acquired by Safe Harbor in the last year or two and now called something like Safe Harbor Wickford North. At this point, Safe Harbor runs the two marinas as a single facility with integrated bookings. It is unclear to us whether Safe Harbor will do so in the future or will treat Wickford North as a separate marina.
We requested a stern-in, stbd-side tie because we launch our dinghy to port & board from floating docks to stbd via the swim platform. We thought they had committed to meet our request, but upon arrival, they gave us a bow-in, stbd-side tie; it worked, but only because the finger pier was just long enough (our LOA=50ft) to reach our swim platform with the anchor pulpit hanging over floating pier; we don't know if they planned this or we just lucked out.
We were told that Safe Harbor plans substantial upgrades, and this marina needs them. Bathrooms were clean but aged. (We didn't try the showers.) The laundry equipment was rusty. The 50A receptacle on the pedestal at our slip worked but was held in place by only one of its two screws. (The dockmaster Anders promptly called electricians to fix it, but the repair wasn't expected to be before our departure.)
The staff was cheerful and willing, but will benefit from more experience in belaying dock lines.
We were told that Safe Harbors plans to upgrade floating docks and pedestals winter of 2021-2022. We hope they also redo the shore-side facilities and maybe throw in a bit more training for junior staff.
The dock configuration makes for a long, roundabout walk from some slips to office (ashore), but not as far as some marinas. Around the dock office there are some patio spaces that could be very pleasant. The view from there takes in picturesque salt marshes and boats in the docks and and on moorings.
Wickford is a cute town with numerous, preserved colonial-era houses, pretty gardens (in early August, anyway) and a couple of pleasant water-front restaurants. Definitely a pleasant stop. It is a 3/4-mile walk from Wickford North to the center of town. There is a public floating dock for small boats within a couple of hundred yards of town center, about 0.9NM from the marina by water. To NW of public dock, just across the adjacent parking lot, is a Walgreen's; besides pharmacy goods, it sells some provisions like dry groceries, cases of water, etc. The nearest real grocery store is Dave's Fresh Marketplace, about 0.8 miles W of Walgreen's.
We know from other Safe Harbor marinas that Safe Harbor generally runs its facilities in a first rate way. We expect that they will eventually bring Wickford North up to their usual standard. We suppose that Wickford Cove, which had no slips available during our stay, is in better condition and that this is why there was a slip available for us Wickford North but not at Wickford Cove. We expect that by summer 2022, Wickford North will rate 4 or 5 stars.
by motoringmariah on Jul 20, 2021
Super protected marina in a quiet cove with great views of houses on the water. Short walk to SMALL downtown but totally worth the experience. Anders the DM worked to get us in before Tropical storm Elsa hit and while storm was no big deal it was a great sense of satisfaction to be securely tied up. Floating dock we were on has dark polymer material deck that is VERY HOT on bare feet in the sun so be careful and wear shoes! LOVED how quiet this town was and we ended up hearing after not getting into Newport. Skip Newport, a much nicer small town experience with way less hassle if you come here!
by ceconway on Jul 18, 2021
Very helpful. Very clean. Very nice floating docks. 1/2 mile walk into very quaint town with very good restaurants. Also, wal mart and door dash delivery to marina was convenient.
by gjc7260 on Jul 11, 2021
Beautiful setting. Marina was very clean.
by gbrooksct on Jul 02, 2021
Great marina, dock hands very helpful, we’ll definitely be back!
by gcharb on Jun 14, 2021
Great, friendly staff and great service!
by bobandjaneweiland on Oct 27, 2020
Marina is absolutely perfect location, well managed and peaceful
by mdrd18 on Sep 14, 2020
Shout out to Meaghan for going above and beyond to accommodate our group of 3 boat’s ,on little to no notice. She also guided everyone in and assisted with docking. Awesome associate, you should be Proud she is on your team.
by longhorn on Sep 13, 2020
Meghan was great! They were on the dock to help us in
by jamriley on Sep 10, 2020
Our second stay here in Wickford. The marina is clean and friendly. Good floating docks and a nice walk to a nice downtown. It's so safe and quaint here with good food and fine shopping boutiques. We will definitely return when in the area.
by waterlillysteve on Aug 29, 2020
THIS is a VERY well run marina. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and admired by many others. The rest rooms / showers were extremely clean and checked (and cleaned again) every 2 - 3 hours. The gardener / flower lady takes pride in her work and it shows! Beautiful harbor and, (hate to admit), worth the money . Well done Safe Harbor Wickford!
by mgowans on Aug 25, 2020
Great stay very friendly group. Quiet at night very clean restrooms and showers. Cannot wait to come back again
by bplohr on Aug 12, 2020
Great stay the staff is very helpful and we love the location.
If you enjoy kayaking make sure to bring then!
by marcusmarino on Jul 12, 2020
My wife and I had the privilege of staying there for only a couple of nights.....the bathrooms are the best on the east coast....the staff were friendly and they gave us the best slip we have ever gotten anywhere...the town is still trying to cope with the virus ....not everything is open and the restaurants are not all open
by joeschorle on Jul 05, 2020
Great day at marina and touring Wickford.
by jcollemer on Jun 19, 2020
Safe Harbor Wickford is a nice, clean and quiet marina within walking distance of the quaint town of Wickford. Had a great stay for several nights. Would definitely visit again!
by rllalbin on Dec 29, 2019
Nice floating composite docks, easily accessible fuel dock, walking distance to town/shops/cafes, well-protected, and nice showers/bathrooms. Accommodating staff too.
by grittnerpm on Sep 23, 2019
great slip - twin finger
by izjz2fwtfcspte5b7gys on Aug 31, 2019
Very helpful dockhands and excellent showers
by normanhmartin on Aug 24, 2019
The marina is beautiful and the service is first class. A special treat is to dinghy up the cove to the town dock and wander ashore, dine, etc.
by smilingmonkey on Jul 31, 2019
Clean, quiet, and convenient. Friendly and helpful staff too.
How much more could you ask for?
by mbh on Jul 22, 2019
Facility is ok, but the staff was not very helpful giving directions to slip, and were not very pleasant. Especially the General Manager...not very friendly. Doubt I would stay there again. Completely different experience at Newport Yachting Center - that would be my choice next visit.
by mbrostek on Jul 15, 2019
Slip was great. Windy arrival and dock staff was the best. Megan helped us tie in and Sophia did a great job when we left.
by krahnsto on Jul 02, 2019
Very nice marina and nice facilities. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was some confusion about the pile mooring we were supposed to go on. The first one we were sent to was occupied and the second one didn't have mooring lines installed. The staff did go out in the skiff to put our lines on (it is not something that is easily or safely done from a 42ft sailboat) but it all took quite a while. I would recommend for the marina to put mooring lines on all the piles.
** UPDATE ** (after staying at the marina a second time): Very similar situation. This time there was a dingy parked in the pile mooring spot that we were assigned! We had to request a different spot again. The up-side is that this time the second spot had mooring lines and we again enjoyed out stay. It's a lovely place.
Thank you for visiting Wickford Cove Marina and for your feedback. We apologize for the confusion with your mooring assignment. Please come visit us again soon, and we will ensure you a five-star experience!
by rustysss on Jun 10, 2019
Called prior to arrival and was met at dock that helped me secure my boat they were friendly and very helpful would return again.
by seacgace on Aug 02, 2018
Very helpful and courteous staff! Needed work on one of our engines. Service tech's were great. Fixed the problem professionally and in a timely manner. The facilities are also great. Definitely will return!!!
Thanks for the five stars! Happy to hear that you enjoyed our team. Come back soon!
by jenonrun on Jul 24, 2018
Megan at the dock was great. Thank you.
Thanks for your review and feedback on Megan. She's great :) Hope to see you again soon at Wickford Cove!
by mark42060 on Jul 22, 2018
We appreciate your great review. Come visit us again soon!
by eherlihy on Jul 15, 2018
My favorite marina on Narragansett Bay. Helpful staff, clean bathrooms, pumpout station, gas and diesel and a beautiful harbor.
Your review just made our day! Thank you for choosing Wickford Cove and for your great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
by robl on Jul 08, 2018
Friendly staff, nice onshore facilities.
Thank you for your review and for choosing Wickford Cove. We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and that you enjoyed the facilities. Please come back and see us again soon, and we will try to earn your last star.
by saunderslive on Jul 05, 2018
Great Service... Met at the docks upon arrival by professional staff. Short walk to town with shops and restaurants. Clean and well kept facilities. Likely to return for another visit.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Wickford Cove and for leaving us this great review. We are happy to hear that you found our team professional and that you were able to enjoy the town and our facilities. Looking forward to your next visit!
by hoodooiii on Sep 16, 2017
Very friendly staff. We look forward to visiting again next season.
by zanner on Aug 28, 2017
A super place - great folks and just a short walk to everything else you need. Glad to be back in BWC after a few years. Thanks Larry!
by jbette1957 on Aug 11, 2017
Excellent....helpful dock hands and pleasant staff upon registration. Dock was easy to access and marina in general was friendly and kept very clean.
by trafalgar1 on Jul 21, 2017
The staff was very friendly, the facility was well maintained. I could tell they really cared by how well they maintained the rest rooms - great job!