Town of Marblehead Harbormaster



Day Trip
Dock: $12/hr. Mooring: $8/hr. Maximum 3 Hours ETA & Duration MUST be listed
9 Ferry Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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132 Reviews

by Michael p. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2024
Phenomenal experience. The harbormaster team was tremendously responsive via the app, and willing to answer questions. They were flexible when we had to stay a day longer due to weather. Facilities are simple but clean. Gorgeous harbor! Can’t wait to come back.
Marina Response:
We enjoyed having you...thank you!

by Wendy L. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2024
The communication with the Dockmaster was excellent. We were told in advance that we would have a mooring bouy at the back of the anchorage and that this would be affected by adverse weather and passing traffic. The mooring bouy was solid. Unfortunately alot of motor boats and fishing vessels did pass by creating wake instead of using the designated channels. The town is very historic and we enjoyed some delicious meals ashore. #sailingsophistikate
Marina Response:
We are aware of the issues in the outer harbor and are always looking for more protected spaces for larger vessels. I am glad you had a nice time in our beautiful town!

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 08, 2024
Staff is always friendly and accommodating, great location.
Marina Response:
thank you...we aim to please

by Bruce B. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2024
Great, easy mooring. Prompt launch services. Bummed about the fireworks, though.
Marina Response:
So sorry about the fireworks, but am happy you had a nice stay anyway!

by Terry S. on Jun 30, 2024
Excellent helpful staff who are very accommodating. Great communication, they actually answer the phone and VHF when you call them! Beautiful area is Marblehead Harbor. The Landing restaurant next door to the Harbormasters dock is great too!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for visiting us and for your kind words! We hope to see you soon!

by Stephen S. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2024
Loved Morblehead. The mooring was easy to find and in a great location. Easy, understandable instructions from the Harbormaster. Facilities were simple but adequate. Would highly recommend. We will be back.
Marina Response:
We appreciate your visit and kind words. Hope to see you son!

by Janice Y. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2024
Again a perfect stay in this historic port. Never disappoints and the upgrades on the dock demonstrate the dedication the Harbormaster and his team have to boaters. The docks are very stable and clean. Lots of interesting harbor boat traffic and the no wake enforcement makes it very comfortable even at busy times. We were right in the heart of historic Marblehead. Need I say more. Will put Marblehead on our cruising itinerary every year! Addendum: we’ve been back several ,ore times since this review was written. Each time is such a great stay. It’s become our favorite “northern port” when leaving Cape Cod and heading north. Once again, the entire staff is focused on the boater. We prefer slips when traveling and the docks in Marblehead never disappoint.
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your kind words about our wonderful harbor and facility. We truly enjoy having you every year!!!

by Kim L. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2024
Perfect mooring off Crocker Park for our Hanse 454- thx!!
Marina Response:
That is our new inner harbor mooring for up to 50' vessels. So happy it worked out for you! See you soon!

by Caraline L. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2024
The staff at Marblehead is helpful and friendly. The location is perfect and well protected even in a thunderstorm which we experienced. There is also a parking spot in front of the boat for a fee which we used for crew during the day and overnight. The bathroom is easily accessible and clean.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words...friendly, perfect, easily accessible and clean. Please let us know which area is of concern to you so we can receive a 5-star rating moving forward. Hope to see you soon.

by Sharyn C. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2024
We stayed on a mooring right in the heart of old downtown. Loved the location. Fuel and ice close by. Bathrooms and shower just one each and no lounge but location was great. Close to excellent restaurants and bars. Lots to see and do.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words. We are very proud of our town and facility. Please come back soon!

by Fred R. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2024
Easy access docks. Harbormaster and team were great help.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you soon!

by Russell R. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
A special place Rick the Harbormaster is a great guy.
Marina Response:
Rick is a great guy that serves on our crew. Thank you for the nice review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

by David P. - Verified user on May 27, 2024
Nice facilities, good and detailed directions on harbor entry and finding the mooring and dinghy dock.
Marina Response:
thank you for your great review! We are looking forward to seeing you again.

by Rod F. - Verified user on May 27, 2024
Harbormaster in Marblehead is responsive and very helpful! We will be going back again
Marina Response:
We aim to please! Thank you!

by Charley C. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
Great spot! Beautiful harbor.
Marina Response:
Thank you so much, we are very proud of our beautiful harbor!

by mike o. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
All was fine, bathrooms were clean. Town is lovely.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your nice review! we enjoyed having you.

by Aric W. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
It was my first visit to Marblehead and the Harbormaster and his team we’re so accommodating. The slips are beautiful and easy to access.
Marina Response:
thank you, we are very proud of our beautiful harbor.

by Billy C. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Perfect weekend. Gorgeous spot
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for visiting us. We hope to see you again soon!

by Douglas L. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
Moored 50 yards from dinghy dock. Well protected 20 plus ft deep everywhere. Clean showers friendly staff.
Marina Response:
We have a super deep harbor...thank you for visiting and hope to see you again!

by David L. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Always a favorite stop for me. Helpful, accommodating staff, great proximity to provisioning, West Marine, restaurants, etc.
Marina Response:
We enjoy having you!! Thank you for the kind words!

by Bobby w. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Nice town, harbormaster very accommodating.
Marina Response:
Thank you for visiting...we are very proud of our beautiful town!

by Harrison B. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
The facility, the staff and the location were terrific! I had a mechanical issue and the staff helped me find a yard to take care of my problem. The staff are fantastic!
Marina Response:
We aim to please...thank you for the great review!

by Jed R. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Really appreciate the Harbormaster and the team.

by John c. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Great harbor master, easy access to moorings!

by Roger B. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Not great. Took us close on an hour to find the mooring. Directions were near useless and by the time we tried to call the harbourmaster they’d closed for the day-at 3pm!(and you can’t arrive before 2). Nasty slip all night, party 2 boats down. Waste of $75 when we had a perfectly good anchorage at Salem.
Marina Response:
So sorry that you had trouble contacting us. We have a dockmaster on until 5pm on weekends, our harbormaster crew is available until 11 on channel 16 and we monitor messages through Dockwa. We are a Municipal Harbormaster office and are not open 24/7 like a hotel. The price of moorings includes power, water, shower, laundry and restroom facilities and all our contact info is available on the Dockwa website and in pre arrival email.
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About Town of Marblehead Harbormaster

Tucker's Wharf does not have slips but linear floating docks, 5 guest moorings in our inner harbor with a 40' maximum length with the exception of HM-3 that is a special large inner harbor mooring that holds up to 50' but is $100 per night. 5 at the mouth with a 60' maximum length. We have 30/50 amp power and water on our docks. Shower and laundry facilities and a small galley providing a coffee pod system, toaster oven and microwave. Dinghy tie-up for our guests is included in the basic price for a mooring and marked on our reserved docks with a yellow cleat. Located a short walk to Marblehead's "Old Town" historical sites, restaurants, grocery store, package store, boat supply and many other unique shops.
Marblehead is one of the most picturesque harbors in the country and is known as the "Sailing Capital of the World" and the "Birthplace of the American Navy". * OUTER HARBOR MOORINGS CAN BE ROUGH IN WEATHER OR BOAT TRAFFIC. **Launch service provided by Jordan Launch Services Public Launch Service Main Harbor only. 781-631-5992 VHF 71

Booking Info

  • Please be Advised: Dinghies are to be securely rafted alongside your vessel, NOT hanging off the stern.
  • Please review our cancellation policy within the ""Info"" section below before completing your reservation request. There is a 3-night minimum applied to any reservations booking over the 4th of July holiday (7/2-7/4).

Vessel Restrictions

  • Maximum LOA on inner harbor moorings is 40’
  • Maximum LOA on Outer harbor moorings is 60’

Outer harbor moorings can be uncomfortably rough at times.

If your vessel is 40’ or over, you will AUTOMATICALLY be placed in the outer harbor

No vessel under 40’ will be placed in the outer harbor without prior contact from the marina.

The Town of Marblehead is providing a Sling Lift for public use to boaters at its State Street Dock, starting May 1st, 2023. The lift will assist people with mobility limitations to board boats. No reservations are necessary, use is free, and instructions for use are on the dock. A sling is provided or users may use their own sling. For any questions or for assistance, please contact the town Harbormaster at 781-631-2386.


-Maximum 3 Hours -Please enter arrival time and how many hours you are looking to stay in the "Special Request" section. Our Dockmaster will edit the rate to meet the request if space is available. Please note that no cash will be accepted and any stay past the time reserved will be subject to a non-refundable rate of an overnight stay based upon the daily rate. -Dinghy tie up is included in the basic price of your mooring and provided on tucker’s wharf docks #1, 2 and 3 on the yellow cleats at the ends of docks.


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Wireless Internet
  • Launch Service
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant



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