by dclee on Jul 24, 2021
Very accommodating staff. Good deal for $35. Enjoyed the seafood risotto take out. But can be a very rolly spot to spend the night.
by jck on Jul 24, 2021
Great stay! Great staff, fun for families. Coffee no muffins delivered to the boat Saturday morning. Lawn games, huge yard, great for kids and dogs.
by calypsos on Jul 23, 2021
SENSATIONAL, as always! Great staff, wonderful accommodations and fabulous restaurant!
by captaingt on Jul 22, 2021
One of very few places that exceed the expectations of this cynical and salty captain.
Thank you Chris and your staff for truly going above and beyond!
Any marina that wants to understand customer service, could do worse than sending staff here to train.
by aequitas on Jul 21, 2021
This was our fifth visit to Dolphin Marina. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. Treated to coffee and muffins jn the AM. One of our favorite stops on our annual Maine cruise!
by rjefferysr on Jul 19, 2021
The best! 100% deserving of it's top three in the world ranking on Active Captain.
At the dock, military precision with Disney hospitality - in the restaurant always a great meal.
by mrcharisma on Jul 19, 2021
A gem of a marina. Beautiful location in South Harpswell, ME. Family owned with owners on site. Very attentive service on the docks. Delicious food at the restaurant, which also delivers fresh blueberry muffins each morning to your boat on the dock or mooring. Just wonderful!
by georgem on Jul 18, 2021
This is a great Marina !!! The staff is knowledgable, professional and very friendly.
The restaurant is excellent ( primarily seafood ), of course . And then there is the world famous Blueberry muffins ,,,, enough said!!
by clarkhaley on Jul 12, 2021
Absolutely the best marina experience I’ve ever had. There is nothing special about the docks or facilities, but the staff is awesome. It starts with docking. Three attendants literally stand at attention as you approach the dock and then happily and efficiently get you in to your slip and tied set up. They are genuinely happy and thankful for your visit.
The dock master stops by to make sure you have everything you need and thank you for visiting.
The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, but gives priority to marina guests, so the wait is minimal and the food is worth a much longer wait.
While at dinner, one of the owners took the tome to track us down and welcome us to the marina and chat about our travels.
All marinas should operate this way!
by brendag2845 on Jul 12, 2021
we have never been there before, tried several times last year and was unable to get there due to covid and then weather but we finally did and it was a great time. the weather again was not great but we still had a great time. thank you for our visit with you guys.
by compassrose30 on Jul 11, 2021
Awesome as usual! Excellent dock staff and perfect food!
by mbenjamin25 on Jul 11, 2021
This is a perfect place. Friendly staff, quality facilities, fabulous restaurant and free muffins and coffee brought to your boat in the morning. Can’t wait to return.
by eboutiette on Jul 08, 2021
It was a beautiful location. Staff came out in a launch to lead us to the mooring and stood by to offer assistance if required.
by osheabuild on Jul 06, 2021
Great staff and great service at the marina and in restaraunt
by doschultz43 on Jul 04, 2021
Great service and location! Thanks for the coffee and blueberry muffins!
by magiordano61 on Jul 04, 2021
Extremely helpful and pleasant staff. All amenities for cruising yachtsman. But the restaurant is five stars and worth staying extra days. Always a stopover on our yearly Maine cruise. Never disappoints.
by fredericksenv on Jul 03, 2021
Great launch & driver, Nick. So friendly and helpful! Loved our stay. Enjoyed using the kayaks and delicious meals at the restaurant. We’ll definitely be back!
by skimmer352 on Jun 30, 2021
This is our second visit to Dolphin and we enjoyed it this time as much as last. The Dock crew was awesome under the leadership of Nick, who appeared to know everything about anything we asked. The staff are hard-working, cordial and upbeat. We dined at the restaurant with our fellow-boaters and had a fabulous meal in the dining room with our boats in view. The shower/bathroom was immaculate, kayaks worked great. Will definitely be returning to the Dolphin on our way back south.
by kairos on Jun 30, 2021
Early lobstermen made things pretty rolly but the blueberry muffins in the morning was a nice touch.
by freyja65 on Jun 28, 2021
Another pleasant stay. Amber is our new favorite bartender. But they are all great. Owen is always wonderful on the dock.
by nodineralph on Jun 27, 2021
Beautiful location, great staff, wonderful restaurant, AM muffins a bonus. Need to get ice and I hope they can open the store this year.
by dennishr36 on Jun 18, 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Dolphin. Great service, professional and friendly dock staff. The restaurant was excellent and coffee with freshly baked muffins delivered to the boat at the mooring for breakfast was a nice touch. Will definitely visit again.
by jimeappl01 on Jun 16, 2021
Service and facilities are excellent.
Fresh blueberry muffins delivered along side in the morning. Friendly staff. What's not to like about the Dolphin Marina.
by mk9606 on Jun 16, 2021
Nice docks and friendly staff. Beautiful scenery all around. Restaurant is excellent. I'll be back again soon.
by kindness on Jun 14, 2021
Dock attendants go above and beyond expectations. Nick even helped us an hour after he was off the clock.
by rachelmcb on Jun 14, 2021
So much fun coming into the mooring and getting to dine at the Dolphin. We loved sitting outside at the picnic table then getting to walk our dog around the peninsula. The blueberry muffins and coffee served in the morning to the dock and moorings was such a special treat! Can’t wait to be back soon.
by johnkuonyyachtconsulting on Jun 13, 2021
It’s always a pleasure to return to dolphin Marina and restaurant. This family owned business excels in customer service and quality of food and drink. An accommodating staff, nice mooring field. And home baked blueberry muffins or just the icing on the cake.
by janecroteauart on Jun 09, 2021
we love to stay at the Dolphin - great staff, great bar and restaurant - great family owned business.
by hoop533 on Jun 09, 2021
Great staff, great restaurant, great view, I sail these waters regularly and stay a Dolphin 2 or three times a year. Never disappointed,
by brooklinbluesky on Jun 06, 2021
The place was run to a tee. The dock workers Nick and Jack were outstanding. So kind and helpful. The bathrooms and shower where so clean and No cheap toilet paper. That to me is a plus. The restaurant was fantastic, we ordered and our food was out to us within fifteen minutes. The restaurant is run so well. We got right in both times and the food is outstanding. We got served blueberry muffins and coffee right at the boat each morning. Now thats so kind of them. Hats off to the owners they know what they are doing.. A GREAT JOB!!!!!
by rhs on Jun 06, 2021
Amazing service, extremely nice and courteous marina employees. They definitely go way beyond expectations to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Excellent restaurant. A great place to visit. Highly recommended
by ajhickey78gmail on Sep 27, 2020
Staff at marina and restaurant all were excellent and could not do enough to make sure your stay was wonderful. Also the launch delivered blue berry muffins and coffee to the boat on the morning!!
by jobooker on Sep 21, 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the mooring and the restaurant. Thank you all!
by belleofthewest on Sep 16, 2020
Nice quiet marina with very helpful staff. The loaner car is a big plus since the nearest stores are not within walking distance.
by cynthiarice on Sep 13, 2020
Beautiful view, awesome sunset, excellent dinner and coffee and blueberry muffins delivered to the stern of the boat in the morning.........best kept secret!
by evelyne on Sep 13, 2020
Great place with lots of services and really nice staff. Coffe and muffin delivered in the morning is such a great treat! Shower is really nice, restaurant is great, what can i say, it's just perfect!
by tjbalzano on Sep 07, 2020
Best stop in Casco Bay. Staff is world class
Unfortunately, well supplying the dock water is dry.
by bobmackinnon on Sep 07, 2020
Outstanding, food was awesome service was great and fresh muffins delivered to the mooring topped it all!
by mfenderson on Sep 07, 2020
Courteous and quick, as usual. They stay calm given the chaos of boats coming and going on a long weekend.
by hcoon1 on Sep 07, 2020
The Dolphin Marina was the place to be on Labor Day Weekend! The dock crew and staff juggled all of the demands of a crowd and put out a terrific Welcome and even better meal. It was fun to kick off the season on a very quiet Memorial Day with dock-and-dine before the restaurant could open, and then to come back Labor Day and have it jumping with activity while still upholding our current state restrictions.
by jrichter62 on Sep 06, 2020
Dolphin Marina is a great place to stop. Lots of amenities inc. fuel, self pump out station, great shower, laundry, 2 restaurants-one is inexpensive takeout style and the other a nice full service. They offer free use of bicycles and kayaks. The excellent staff are very helpful and very conscious of social distancing during this covid time. Only thing lacking is a grocery store but in normal times they offer a courtesy car to get to the store a few miles up the neck. The complimentary blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to the boat each morning are a lovely extra.
by plind on Sep 04, 2020
Always a great stop! Nice people, great restaurant! Looking forward to my next visit!
by 1719 on Sep 04, 2020
Always a great time at the dolphin.
by metaphor on Aug 28, 2020
Excellent restaurant and staff. Slips and moorings subject to many small wakes.
by johncrispin on Aug 28, 2020
Excellent customer service. Very friendly and professional. Moorings, docks, showers and restrooms all clean and well maintained. The complimentary coffee and blueberry muffin delivered by the staff the next morning was icing on the cake.
by ezimmer5 on Aug 27, 2020
Very nice marina, great restaurant, nice facilities and especially great staff!!! The morning coffee and blueberry muffins are a great complimentary add!!!!
by zimmerkl5 on Aug 24, 2020
Great staff and love the blueberry muffins and coffee for breakfast. Nice to have the complimentary laundry and the shower is very nice. Great lunch at the restaurant and looking forward to celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary for dinner!
by riddei63 on Aug 23, 2020
Fantastic facilities. Dock attendants literately "ran" to help us whenever we pulled in to the dock. Abundant space for every vessel with extra wide berths. Highly recommend.
by liftboy2 on Aug 20, 2020
Every part of our stay was great. The Sun set was fabulous/ dinner was marvelous and then the blueberry muffins was a great surprise. Keep up the great work and thank the crew as everyone was so gracious.
by marcr on Aug 18, 2020
The boat and restaurant staff were delightful and most helpfu throughout our stay. We spent two nights there and wished we had more time. The best calamari we’ve ever had, not to mention the haddock and scallops!
We were on a mooring and they delivered fresh muffins and hot coffee to our boat each morning. How could the service and amenities get any better.
We met Mimi and that in itself confirmed why the staff is so gracious. Can’t wait for our next trip back!
by natawhee7 on Aug 18, 2020
We had an absolutely amazing experience at Dolphin. We were at the dock for nearly 2 weeks and every day there was a wonderful experience. All hands were on deck as we arrived to assist with lines and the dock hands there all actually know what they are doing which is rare! Having complimentary coffee delivered to the boat in the morning is the most lovely way to start off the day. The owner Chris is INCREDIBLE and helped us whenever he needed assistance or had any questions. They gave us maps and showed up where to ride bikes and great places to take the dinghy to so there was plenty to keep us busy and happy there even for a long stay. Could not recommend this marina enough. Favorite marina we have been to while cruising all summer without a doubt. Do not miss this marina as you cruise through Maine. Thanks for everything guys!
by packet35 on Aug 17, 2020
Great dock hands.
Servers did a wonderful job with out yacht club group of 42 while at same time honoring virus protocols.
by raisin1942 on Aug 15, 2020
Your dock crew as always was very professional, pleasant and courteous. They make it very easy to spend time at your facility and set a very high standard. As always, the restaurant was excellent--even in the face of the COVID 19 difficulties. Neither the service nor the quality of the meal suffered at all as far as we could tell. Thank you as always.
by dhsull3 on Aug 15, 2020
Beautiful location, very reasonably priced mooring and a fabulous restaurant. I would rate the meals as 5 stars. The laundry, shower and rest rooms were pristine. Solid mahogany counter tops at the restroom sinks!!!
I highly recommend this marina.
by billp on Aug 11, 2020
Maybe it was the luck of the draw but it was so calm it was barely noticeable that you were on a boat on a mooring. Plus at 8:30 the next morning the launch came by with coffee and blueberry muffins!
by jbthomas2 on Aug 11, 2020
Enjoyed our stay. The dock boys were helpful. The coffee and muffins hit the spot. Dinner was good and they are dog friendly,
by kchace on Aug 10, 2020
These people really know how to make a boater feel welcome and they've even improved their already great facilities.
by dkriegel on Aug 09, 2020
The adjacent restaurant is very busy, at least on a Sunday, and arriving and departing motorboats (and there were quite a few) seem to have two speeds - stopped and wide open - so expect them to drag wakes through the mooring field. Lobstermen I can understand, but if you’re heading for the bar, slow down!
The shower, it’s worth noting, is newly renovated and very nice.
by mokoro18 on Aug 08, 2020
Just always the best experience. The people, the food, the coffee & muffins, the location
by adulik on Aug 04, 2020
Very friendly staff who are always welcoming, great restaurant and a de;lightful location
by abain0265 on Aug 04, 2020
The Dolphin staff was so accommodating and friendly. From the restaurant to the Dockhands they were all so helpful. Elliot suggested some coves to explore in Casco bay that were worth every penny. The blueberry muffins at out mooring was so unique and special. Sadly the ships store was closed because of COVID, but they still had ice and showers!
by davidntaft on Aug 02, 2020
We spent the last night of our three week cruise at the Dolphin Marina. Not only was our mooring reservation made easily but the dock crew picked up the mooring pennant and handed it to my wife as we came in. The launch service was quick and comfortable and the food was fantastic. There was a mussel marinara special which was one of the best I have ever had. The delivery of coffee and blueberry muffins in the morning is a wonderful and greatly appreciated touch. We will be back.
by sgrobinson2011 on Aug 02, 2020
The customer service at Dolphin is excellent and is the standard by which all marinas should be measured.
by edorlowski on Jul 31, 2020
We stayed on a mooring last week to ride out some bad weather. We were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was wonderful and was careful about COVID 19 contact. In the morning the marina crew delivered complimentary coffee and their world famous blueberry muffins to the boat. Couldn’t ask for a better experience after days on anchor.
by stellapolaris on Jul 30, 2020
Super friendly and helpful marina with 2 great restaurants within walkable distance. Food, water, fuel and friendly advice and boaters. What could be better. Excellent food at the Dolphin Restaurant. Our stay even included gratis fresh blueberry muffins delivery the next morning. Thank you!
by smcgauvran on Jul 27, 2020
Very easy to get in and out. Launch only runs til 7. Lots of wakes until sunset, and many lobster boats head out close by at 5 a.m. Store was closed, ate at restaurant; good service, ok food.
by pvisich on Jul 27, 2020
Great introductory email with all the details. Everyone was helpful and pleasant.
by jsilva on Jul 26, 2020
Hard working dock crew. Excellent restaurant staff as well.
by bobandjaneweiland on Jul 25, 2020
Great service from Harbormaster to restaurant. Rare these days! Hidden gem!
by bradenb3 on Jul 25, 2020
My hubby, kids and I live on our boat and have been to many marinas over the last few years. I can honestly say that the staff, accommodations and dining experience is some of the best I’ve experienced. It rivals with some of the 5 star resorts we’ve docked at. It all comes down to one thing. Family legacy. These guys truly care about everyone that steps foot into the Dolphin. Every guest has a view of the ocean from the restaurant. If you have kids, your kids can run wild on the large lawn while you dine outside near the water. If you are staying at the marina, the approach is simple, deep and straight forward. Honestly, it is a place I’d come back to every year. Thank you guys for the amazing experience!!
by rogerf on Jul 25, 2020
One of our most favorite stops on the Maine coast. Great crew, restaurant take out superb, beautiful spot!!
by captaindan610 on Jul 20, 2020
An absolute gem. Great location, great staff, fantastic food. And that’s all before the blueberry muffins delivered every morning. Our new favorite place.
by p1rt8ca1te on Jul 19, 2020
We have visited here several times before....this was not as good a visit and maybe Covid-19 had something to do with it...very busy, fair amount of confusion, juggling going on....we were told to come in to our slip but when we did the dock people seemed confused and not ready for us....then when we were finally settled in a slip we paid for, we were told they needed to move us to put a bigger boat in the space we were in...they wanted to move us not to another slip but to the end of the dock which was not acceptable ....finally we were moved to another slip and could finally settle in....This is a beautiful, popular spot but sometimes I think there can just be too much going on and it does make the dockhands job a little more difficult....they are all very friendly...only saw one of them lose it a little with a boat coming in. Will be back as we do still feel it is the prettiest, best little marina/restaurant on the coast of Maine.
by flyboyrich on Jul 13, 2020
7/12/20- Excellent Marina with staff that goes out of their way to accommodate you. Muffins and coffee delivered to the moorings is a nice way to wake up. Courtesy car available for trip to Hannaford’s for provisioning and free laundry just add to the great amenities that this marina offers. The food at the restaurant is also excellent. Stayed for 3 nights and will be returning.
M/V 4 SeasSuns
by delfini on Jul 12, 2020
Yet another fantastic stay!!Dock staff is always welcoming and attentive as well as the restaurant. Morning coffee and muffins delivered to your boat is ALWAYS a treat too.
by ultraccd on Jul 11, 2020
As always, a great visit. Marina is in a great location for exploring Casco Bay. The marina staff is very friendly and helpful. The Restaurant is fabulous, and outside dining overlooking our boat was great
by russarah on Jul 08, 2020
Our stay was great from the dock personnel handing the mooring pendant to my wife, Sarah, on the bow as we arrived, to a welcome shower in the bathhouse, through a wonderful dinner that evening, to a coffee delivery in the morning prior to departure. A couple of frustrations that were just bumps in the road; we were told the combination to the shower room but all the signs on the building said closed due to COVID. Not being people to ignore such messages a second trip to the float was required for reassurance that, yes, in fact, the showers are usable. Perhaps more clear direction could be given in this strange time. Second, our waiter at dinner advertised coffee and muffins delivered to moored boats at 8AM, but after delaying our departure for their eventual arrival at 0845, we were disappointed that there were, in fact, no muffins. As the specialty of Dolphin Marina as long as we have known you (since 1985), your blueberry muffins are not to be missed. Again, more clear communication would have helped a lot. Those are really minor items though and certainly do not tarnish a great stay on a mooring that was less expensive than what we paid the night before for no services at all. Thanks for a wonderfully memorable stay!!
by ngrenet on Jul 06, 2020
One of the most beautiful marinas we’ve had the chance to visit.
Great restaurant, friendly staff and great facilities (restroom and shower).
They even brought us coffee and fresh muffins, complimentary !!
by terrybaker57 on Jul 05, 2020
The customer service is beyond fabulous, from helping getting moored or docked, to free blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat in the morning to a great restaurant with amazing food and service to free laundry and the nicest shower we’ve seen at any marina! Great job! It is rolly in the mooring fields. Much nicer tied to the dock.
by mbdana on Jul 05, 2020
The Dolphin Marina and Restaurant is an excellent facility. The food is great, The Marina and restaurant staff is courteous, knowledgeable, helpful and very professional.
We had a wonderful 4 day stay but live close so we frequent the Dolphin often and in 40 years alway has a pleasurable experience. Thank you
by qemekdbdj15bzx6psshv on Jul 04, 2020
Great stay. Nice facilities. Restaurant is good. And Erika’s has best lobster roll ever.
by ostrea on Jul 04, 2020
Always wonderful service both at the marina and restaurant. Such friendly and professional dock hands and our take out meals that we brought back to our boat we’re excellent.
by laurielouns on Jul 02, 2020
Beautiful marina, great restaurant, fabulous staff!!!! And blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat on the morning!!!
by jstevensoptima on Jun 26, 2020
Great services for marina needs and food is amazing from both the restaurant (Dolphin), Erika’s and Blueberry Mufins/coffee at 8AM delivered to our boar!!!
by bnewberry04110 on Jun 22, 2020
Always the best service on the coast of Maine!
by kturner on Jun 21, 2020
Great marina, immaculate, wonderful Services! Dock hands are attentive and very capable. Restaurant was top notch!!
by llarsen on Jun 21, 2020
Elliot, the dockmaster greeted us and got us into our slip right away. We ordered dinner from the restaurant, and had it delivered to the boat. The food was great, and the facilities are well kept. The coffee and blueberry muffins delivered to the boat in the morning was a nice touch. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to stay for a weekend.
by summerbreak on Jun 20, 2020
Great staff meals delivered to the boat is an outstanding service.
by gfhamilton on Jun 19, 2020
Couldn't be nicer. Blueberry muffins in the morning were wonderful as usual
by dragonflymaine on Jun 19, 2020
Wonderful dockage and helpful staff. Dinner at the restaurant was terrific. This marina/restaurant is one of our favorite go-to destinations when cruising. Always enjoy the best blueberry muffins delivered to your boat each morning.
by robinson on Jun 14, 2020
Dolphin continues to follow its practice of excellent customer service including the best fish chowda on the east coast
by dgooch1 on Jun 14, 2020
Dolphin is the most friendly and helpful Marina. Other marinas should come and learn from them, the Saxton family does it right
by boatski on Jun 14, 2020
We really enjoyed our overnight trip to Dolphin Marina this weekend - amenities were perfect for our needs, and the staff was unbelievable. We will definitely return!
by jpowell on Jun 11, 2020
Prompt response when I called in on the HF channel 9. Launch came out to show me to my Maureen. We ordered dinner takeout from the restaurant which was served in a very efficient manner. Love this Marina. This is our first 2020 visit
by kmaine66 on Jun 07, 2020
The best! As always!!
by szrio on Jun 06, 2020
Excellent service just wish we were told that the muffins & coffee were to be delivered
by plpoirier on May 26, 2020
Perfect hospitality as typical!!
by midmaine on May 18, 2020
Dolphin Marina never fails to offer 1st class service. Unlike other marinas, they're glad you're there, and genuinely want you to return.
by charlottesmiles on Apr 23, 2020
If you haven't had their chowder and a glass of white wine in their scenic restaurant- then you're missing out! The Dolphin is a destination I've been recommending to my yachting clients for ages... A couple of my dearest friends spent their very first overnight on their boat at the Dolphin and it set them up for a successful cruising career! Even Oprah enjoyed herself!
by dave2000s on Sep 13, 2019
One of our favorite spots on our summer cruise. Friendly helpful staff. Outstanding restaurant with an awesome view. Food is fantastic, wonderful.
by satorimiami on Aug 27, 2019
Great dock crew, docks and fabulous restaurant. Best morning blueberry muffins. This has been our tenth stay. We’ll certainly be back next year.
by emclarke on Aug 27, 2019
Always a nice stay and great dinner. Dock hands very helpful. Blueberry muffins and coffee in the am is a great treat.
by shambala on Aug 25, 2019
Great marina service and incredible dinner. Great food, good value, excellent staff.
by docfloss on Aug 21, 2019
Excellent place to stop! We spent an extra day there and it was wonderful, starting with the fresh coffee and blueberry muffins delivered to our boat, to the bikes they have available to use (and kayaks!). But the best part is the restaurant! Definitely plan to go and call ahead to reserve a time. It gets crowded! It is worth it for the lobster stew! We will definitely be returning. The only thing I would mention is it isn’t really in a “no wake” zone so you do get some wave action. Overall it was a great spot and we look forward to returning!!
by djrobertson on Aug 17, 2019
The marina was very responsive when we called for directions as we approached Potts Harbor. We got great assistance from the dockhands when tying up. The heads, shower and laundry are up to date and in good condition. We enjoyed the bluheberry muffins and coffee delivered to the boat each morning.
When we asked to extend for an extra night the staff was very accommodating and found space for us despite having several large boats coming in.
The restaurant is quite popular and was very enjoyable. There’s also a lobster-in-the-rough stand with outdoor seating right next to the marina. We didn’t eat there but the prices seemed quite reasonable.
Dolphin always makes for a good stop!
by waterlillysteve on Aug 17, 2019
Great restaurant, great dock staff. Great marina!
by aquila on Aug 14, 2019
Nice people and we were well taken care of. The courtesy car is a big plus for grocery shopping in Brunswick.
by queenright59 on Aug 14, 2019
Beautiful setting, excellent service and delicious food! We will visit again.
by galatea on Aug 12, 2019
Excellent service as always. Tender leads you to your morning and hands you your mooring pennant. Very dog friendly grounds. Clean restrooms. And in the morning coffee and fresh blueberry muffins delivered to your boat. Few come close to their service.
Only nit is common to most all marinas on the Maine Coast. Dingy dock is crowded. Often with oversized boats.
by lsc0818 on Aug 08, 2019
Dolphin Marina and Restaurant is one of those rare places that does everything well! Without exception the dockhands, waiters, bartenders, ALL work hard, know their jobs, and are polite and friendly. They are consistently aware and reacting to help without being asked. Chris and the rest of the Saxton family somehow manage to have a staff, year after year, that is top notch. They should write a book about hiring, training, and supervising people.
Beyond that, the location, view, food, and of course!... the blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat every day at both moorings and docks!.... are all wonderful!
Our time in Maine always starts and ends with a few days at Dolphin Marina!
by roygreenwald on Aug 05, 2019
Wonderful helpful people
by jabrown on Aug 04, 2019
My wife and I have been cruising the US east coast for 30+ yrs - we can state without hesitation that the Dolphin Marina is the best marina we have ever visited. EVER!!
Let’s dispense with some minor negatives mentioned by
other boaters: 1) dock water is limited - they get fresh water
from a well with restricted capacity. Come there with your
water tanks full. They have a nice shower on shore. 2) the
mooring field can be a bit rolly - lobster boats do go by, but
this site is a quintessential part of the Maine cruising experience. Most of the time there is nothing to disturb the
tranquility of the harbor. 3) Wi Fi access is limited and
somewhat irregular - but if you are spending your time
playing video games or streaming movies, you are missing
the striking beauty of the place and the use of the Marina’s
free kayaks and bicycles to explore the area.
Now, for the almost innumerable pluses of the Dolphin: 1) you will not find a friendlier and more competent marina
staff anywhere. From the moment you make your marina
reservation to the minute you leave, the staff will be doing
everything possible to make your visit truly memorable. They will give you precise approach instructions, their launch will guide you to your slip or mooring, they will hand
deliver your mooring tether to you, they will ferry you back
and forth to your boat on a moments notice, they will deliver free hot coffee and freshly baked blueberry muffins
to your boat each morning. Also you can use their free courtesy car to reprovision, you can do your laundry using
their free washer/dryer, and you get priority seating at their
on-site restaurant. 2) the marina and restaurant are family
owned and operated - no big marina chain rules and regs
to deal with. Owner-manager, Chris Saxton, is a 24/7 all over, everywhere presence. You have a question, suggestion or complaint - he’s there to handle it for you.
3) the restaurant at the Dolphin is truly world class. You
should not miss this culinary experience no matter whether
you cruise, drive, bike or hike to Maine. We especially love
their fish chowder and the blueberry muffins which come with every meal. You will note that the marina parking lot is always full - the cat is out of the bag on this place.
I could go on and on, but I am running out of ink.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Miss the Dolphin at your peril! All
your friends will have already been there.
Jim Brown and Barbara Boykin aboard Ariel,
Kadey Krogen 44011
by shelleywparsons on Aug 03, 2019
Great service. Great scenery. Great food.
by carolvac on Aug 02, 2019
The Dolphin cane very highly recommended by good friends. We were celebrating a 60th birthday and thought it would be great to stay at a 5 star marina. The blueberry muffins are great, but the mooring field is pretty choppy. Even the marina launch drives through the morning field creating a wake. There is complementary shower and laundry facility. We did use the washer and dryer but not the shower because there’s only one and there was a 5 person line when we wanted to shower. We would have liked to fuel up, get water and a pumpout before we left, but they limit each boat to 5-10 gallons (just enough to cover 2 showers for 2 people) so we didn’t bother with the fuel and water. We did use the manual pumpout dock. It’s pretty small for a 39’ sailboat to dock on, so we were grateful that a friend offered to dinghy over to assist. I doubt we’ll be back. We did dine in the restaurant as part of our birthday celebration and I would probably wouldn’t go back there either. Six of us had dinner, but it took over 5 min for the 6th person’s meal to arrive. So the rest of us just sat there and let our food get cold while we waited. The food itself was okay, but not as special as other reviews have stated.
by rapiti on Jul 29, 2019
All good, as usual. I wonder how many blueberries they consume in a week?
by aswill374 on Jul 29, 2019
Wonderful job of welcoming and taking care of cruisers. Coffee and Maine blueberry muffins out to the boat was a treat.
by wcochrane on Jul 28, 2019
Great location, nice people, great food at the restaurant..coffee and blueberry muffin in the morning! what's not to like!
by gym on Jul 28, 2019
Their is nobody better than the Dolphin, it has it all.
by jessephen on Jul 28, 2019
Lovely facilities and well kept except they have only one shower (it’s wonderful) and only 1 washer/dryer (it’s free!). It’s a busy Marina so this is not adequate. Also be prepared...it is a lumpy/rolly place...the lobster boats have no problem throwing a big wake early in the morning. They do bring fresh blueberry muffins and coffee to your boat every morning and the muffins are truly special! There just isn’t much near Harpswell to do but it is a lovely property.
by sheilasteele on Jul 27, 2019
Best customer service of all! Great restaurant!
by mzimet73 on Jul 23, 2019
This is N47 Mari Mi’s second season cruising Maine and one of our most enjoyable stops is the Dolphin Marina and Restaurant. This family owned and operated marina and restaurant is tucked in Pott’s Harbor, just “downeast” of Portland. The natural beauty, the great customer service, the amazing “dock-delivered” blueberry muffins, and one of the top restaurants in Maine, makes Dolphin a must stop.
There are a number of bike and walking trails nearby, dinghy excursions to Eagle Island State Park and surrounding islands, and a free courtesy car to run into town for supplies. Bikes and laundry are free!
by glennbig on Jul 22, 2019
Great location, great service. Only drawback is they were low on water in their well and had we could not hook up to their water other than to fill our holding tank.
by annwhitcomb on Jul 19, 2019
Fabulous greeting at arrival; good restaurant; blueberry muffins & coffee delivered to boat.
by cobsail on Jul 17, 2019
Great spot for a day visit or an overnight stop. Have been coming here for years and have always been impressed by the staff, facilities, and food - and on top of that it always seems to be improving! Hot coffee and fresh blueberry muffins delivered to your mooring every morning - what's not to like? Highly recommended.
by ja3365 on Jul 13, 2019
We’ll be back!
by k1swanson on Jul 10, 2019
Fantastic marina. Fantastic staff. Went for our first time and returned 5 days later because it was so pleasant. Plus, they opened the bar area early so we could watch USA win World Cup!! Great experience all round.
by morninglight on Jul 08, 2019
Dolphin Marina is one of a kind. Everyone who works there is helpful and nice. They have kayaks and bikes for your use, and the bathrooms and shower are lovely. Coffee and blueberry muffins to the boat in the morning seals the deal. Not to mention one of the best restaurants around. Our favorite marina by far!
by cyncysmith on Jul 05, 2019
Dolphin Marina is fabulous!
by erbas34 on Jun 30, 2019
By far the best marina on the Maine coast and perhaps the east cost. They certainly deserve the #1 Marina rating award they received and will probably receive it again this year
by weseale on Jun 09, 2019
Great marina. Great food. Great staff.
by svrocinante on Sep 08, 2018
Well, it’s been 4 months since we last set foot in a marina. There’s nothing wrong with them and plenty of cruisers hop from marina to marina enjoying the many amenities they offer; but we have found them to be mostly disappointing… until now.
Dolphin Marina is exceptionally well run with an unmistakable emphasis on customer service! We loved the marina, loved the staff, loved the restaurant, we highly recommend it and will stay with them again next time we head north.
It started with the great followup on my original phone inquiry, then we show up and a launch comes out to pick up and hand you the mooring pennant… hand you the mooring pennant! As if that’s not enough, then they come around every morning to your boat with complimentary coffee & blueberry muffins!
We used the courtesy vehicle to go into Brunswick to re-provision, we did laundry and in between loads, enjoyed exceptional calamari & cocktails overlooking Potts Harbor!
Needless to say, we stayed longer than we had intended, enjoying the views, their hospitality and the lobster! Let’s not forget the lobster!
Carlos & Maria
by gettinlost on Sep 05, 2018
Very nice marina & restaurant.
by ricknan on Aug 22, 2018
10 stars! Best Marina experience in Maine.
by lvseeley on Aug 21, 2018
One of our favorite marinas. They have complementary bikes and kayaks, a courtesy car, amazing shower with shampoo, conditioner, body soap and lotion. Amazingly friendly staff. And the restaurant is top notch!
by giapage on Aug 21, 2018
This marina exceeded our expectations. The dock hands were very attentive and friendly. Dock hand by day, bar back at night. The owners are on site assisting customers both at the marina and in the restaurant.
The restaurant was busy for a Sunday night but boaters receive priority seating.
We did not take advantage of the kayaks or bikes that are available due to time constraints but we sure did enjoy the blueberry muffins that was delivered right to our boat in the morning.
We will definetly return.
by timdreisbach on Aug 14, 2018
Dolphin. Easy for Mariners to find even in thick Maine fogs.
by kgilly on Jul 06, 2018
The Dolphin Marina never fails to impress us with the dedication to the amenities and customer service! Another five star year!!
by rhrubin on Aug 24, 2017
Very friendly and helpful crew. They come right out and show you to your mooring, and even hand you the pennant line. The launch service comes right out. In the morning they provide blueberry muffins and coffee. The Dolphin restaurant is excellent. During the day their are for use and they'll provide scenic point recommendations. As an indication of how pleased we were, we extended our stay.
by bckma on Aug 14, 2017
Great facilities, great staff, and oh the blueberry muffins and coffee in the morning!! On site restaurant also first rate. We'll definitely be back.
by brookhelena on Aug 12, 2017
Excellent! Returned again during our four day vacation! The staff is super friendly & helpful! They deliver coffee & their famous blueberry muffins first thing in the morning!! We would highly recommend staying with Dolphin Marina! ⚓️
by pschrodel on Aug 08, 2017
Fabulous food and customer support. Very friendly and helpful staff.
by intrepid51785 on Aug 02, 2017
One of the finest marina experiences we have ever had. They employ 92 people to keep everyone happy and everyone working there is helpful, kind, and polite. Both Mrs Saxton and her son, Chris, visited our table at dinner (which was outstanding) to welcome us to their facility. There was no difficulty in handling our 51 Endeavour on a mooring right off the dock. Great stopover.
by psmith on Jul 18, 2017
Excellent. The staff is really nice and helpful. The marina is new. Nearby restaurant has very good food.
by svexile on Jul 13, 2017
Super place. The new boathouse is a great addition!
by billt on Jul 11, 2017
Fantastic! Love the place.
by kgk on Jun 26, 2017
The Dolphin sets the standard for service and facilities for boaters. The new shower and bathrooms are wonderful and the store is a nice mix of gift items and refreshments (we ran out of tonic and thankfully they had in the cooler). The restaurant is fantastic and has amazing views over the anchorage. Definitely should be on your summer boating schedule.
by threechiefs on Jun 26, 2017
The Dolphin is great. The Staff is super helpful, location is perfect, restaurant is great. Will be coming back more and more
by peterasche on Jun 10, 2017
Flawless, friendly and professional. The Marina and Restaurant grounds are very well kept. The new additional longer face dock will help encourage more cruisers and locals to make this a dinner destination. We came as cruisers on a northerly run up from Norfolk, thought we'd give it a try and are very glad we did. This is our new 'go to' place to bring our guests from away who want to experience the best of Maine.
by jimnelson on May 23, 2017
We were very pleased with our two night stay at Dolphin Marina. They responded immediately to our call on the radio and had a dock attendant waiting to catch our lines as we came alongside. The facility is recently ungraded and in great shape and the new restaurant is quickly becoming a destination eatery for locals and visitors. Best of all, in the morning they brought by coffee and their famous blueberry muffins. Highly recommended.