Town of Marblehead Harbormaster



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9 Ferry Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
VHF 16

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121 Reviews

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 Rod F. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Harbormaster in Marblehead is responsive and very helpful! We will be going back again

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.

by Janet F. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
always enjoy our time in Marblehead! Harbormaster - jared was so helpful!!
Marina Response:
Thank you, we will be sure to let him know you enjoyed his service.

by Erin O. on Aug 13, 2023
Gorgeous harbor with everything within walking distance for all ages. We have a 2 year old and could walk to the park, grocery store, toy store and fire barn to see fire trucks! Harbormaster was super accommodating and helpful. Loved our time there!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much, we love having young families enjoy our beautiful town.

by Denis A. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Marblehead Harbor. The marina is well located, the moorings inspire confidence and the view of all those boats is fantastic. The toilets and showers are quite adequate and I must admit that a large grocery store located 3 minutes walk away is a plus for a transient sailboat. Add to all this that the city is absolutely amazing and we literally fell in love with the architecture and land use planning of the Tourist District. If the future offers us to go back there, it will be with great pleasure… Thank you for everything!
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words. We are very proud of our facility and quaint little harbor town.

by Paul S. on Aug 08, 2023
My niece lives in Marblehead so we decided to stop in for the night on our way to Provincetown. I Regret the decision… TO ONLY STAY ONE NIGHT! Helpful Staff, great facility, historic New England town and fantastic food all within an easy walk from the dock. What’s not to like. Niece is getting married so I am looking forward to my first sail in wedding and a longer stay. Thanks for a great time.
Marina Response:
Come back again and stay longer! Thank you.

by Matthew S. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
Marblehead Harbormaster and office staff are always welcoming, and they have well maintained facilities!
Marina Response:
Thank you for being such a loyal customer!

by Bill e. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
As always, terrific place to stay. Good moorings, easy access to Marblehead center, clean restrooms and showers. We always stop here when going north.
Marina Response:
We love having you every year...see you soon!

by Stephen B. on Jul 28, 2023
Had a nice stay. Very convenient to town restaurants et Al. Wi-Fi was excellent which is always a plus. Would come back.
Marina Response:
thank you Stephen, we are very proud of our little town.

by Alok K. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Great location and dock.
Marina Response:
It was truly our pleasure having you.

by Jeffrey K. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Friendly staff. Great location. We will be back.
Marina Response:
thank you very much for the great review...see you soon!

by Rick N. on Jul 26, 2023
Clean, convenient, comfy. Helpful and polite staff. Docks are well marked and have easy approach. Great location.
Marina Response:
we look forward to seeing you again!

by Richard M. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Fantastic weekend. Great harbor for boat watching. Marblehead is a little slow at night but an Uber to Salem and there’s more to do. Easy launch service or a nice place to tie up your dinghy on the town dock. Beautiful
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review. Salem is a city and does have a bit more nightlife.

by Beth W. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
Good 1 day stay on mooring. Paid extra for inner harbor after reading reviews. Saw big boats rockin and rollin in the outer harbor (default location if vessel > 40') when we headed in WARNING -pumpout boat only operatea Fri-Sat-Sun! Self-service pumpout does NOT work! Locals told us it hasnt worked in a very long time. So plan ahead.
Marina Response:
Unfortunately, the free state of MA pump out station DOES work but breaks down often. The locals are not correct. All we do is repair this station...hahahaha. The city of Salem has a pay service that is more reliable, and we always offer a mooring to use over there to pick up that pump boat, but it is not free.

by Rob B. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
Very well run and harboumaster excellent
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review!
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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 and 7 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.


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


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



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