by Denise F. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2023
Beautiful views from the dock and restaurant. The staff is friendly and helpful.
by Meg C. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
The Dolphin Restaurant and Marina continues to set the bar high for excellence in service! They have accommodated a large group several times, and made it look easy!We had 8 boats and about 20 people on the dock and moorings for dinner and overnight and all had a good time! Of course the coffee and muffins delivered to the boat in the morning my delightful staff is always a special treat!! We will continue to be season regulars! SV BellatriX
by Kenneth R. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
Excellent by any measure.
by Sheila S. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Gorgeous spot. Would have given it a five star rating except the Wi-Fi connection they advertised did not work and they had no ice for sale on one of the hottest days of the year.
by Thomas D. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Great service. Helped us locate a mooring close to the dock. Very efficient launch service. Driver Brendan was exceptionally helpful. Delicious food ashore at the Dolphin Restaurant. Good, hot showers. Great coffee and blueberry muffins (free) delivered to the boat by Brendan. Highly recommended. Only complaint is the Marina was very busy yesterday making it rolly. However, excellent for business!!!
by Barbara H. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
The Dolphin is always great. We enjoyed our dinner and especially the blueberry muffins brought out to the boat in the morning.
by David G. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
We stayed on a slip at Dolphin Marine last night. The dock crew were especially friendly and helpful. This morning Lexi was on hand delivering blueberry muffins and steaming hot coffee. What a wonderful crew with thoughtful touches and friendly faces. Dinner last night was well timed , creative, tasty best stop in Casco bay.
Returning for a
mooring on a very busy labor day weekend it has fascinating to listen to the crew at the Dolphin handle nervous boaters looking for slips, moorings and meals. Grace and hospitality was the order of the day and everyone was accommodated. Food was superb and we were seated promptly on arrival at 5. It’s always good to see the Saxton family on hand enjoying their creation and all the friends they have accumulated. I will be back soon.
by Mitchell B. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Launch service was great
by Kristen M. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Such a great place to stay! We had a delicious dinner at the restaurant and then were greeted with their famous blueberry muffins and coffee that were delivered to the boat this morning. What a treat!!!
by Rob D. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
The Dolphin operates a restaurant & marina . . . but fully understands they're also in the hospitality business!
by Hugh J. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Always a must stop each summer season. Great facilities and excellent food.
by Jon s. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Great staff and location!! Our meal was excellent as well.
by Philip H. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
A pure pleasure!! Highly recommend the visit just for their hospitality!!
by Nick I. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
This is one of our favorite Marinas in Maine. It also has a wonderful restaurant on premises, but the real treat are the outstanding dock assistants and the fresh blueberry muffins that are delivered to your boat every morning.
by Bruce T. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2023
One of the best Marina staff around. Great location.
by Stephanie A. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Always a great time! Friendly staff, great food, and a beautiful view!
by Chris S. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Great trip to Dolphin. Food is terrific and coffee and muffins brought to you at the dock is a nice touch. Very friendly crew
by David T. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Staff on the dock were helpful and very friendly!
by Ernest G. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Very friendly staff. Marina is a bit exposed to sea and wind.
by Erik P. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Always great food, dock staff do a fantastic job
by Mark G. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
The team was very accommodating helping us with gas and dockage even in light of the downpour. We were able to enjoy a great meal even though the weather wasn't cooperative for our stay.
by Syd R. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Great People and delicious food.
by Art D. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
I love the location, the restaurant and people. I was very surprised this year the mooring fee has been hiked to $80. We come for dinner and spend the night. So cocktails and dinner is very pricey considering the mooring fee. Other folks come for dinner, tie up at the deck free of charge and leave after dinner and pay nothing for dockage. Where is the equity?.
by Hugh B. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
This harbor and the team that runs the marina and restaurant is as ideal as any I've ever stayed at. Beautiful surroundings, kind cheerful attentive staff, immaculate facilities and a GREAT restaurant. Easy to get in and out when on a trip east or west along the Maine coast, we only stayed for one short night which was a mistake. You could day-sail a lot of Casco Bay from here. They are dog friendly (many are not in Maine) provided pets (and owners!) behave themselves. We will be back.
by Ken T. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Such a beautiful view from this marina and we loved the morning hospitality of coffee and blueberry muffins brought to our boat by boat : ). This is our first visit to Maine with our boat and the dolphin marina was our first overnight stay on our boat. Dinner was fabulous at the Dolphin Restaurant. We liked the marina so much we stayed a second night! Thank you for a lovely visit!
by Carlos D. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Good stop. Nice showers. Bad cell signal and poor Wi-Fi.
by Timothy L. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
We’ve been coming to the marina and restaurant for a number of years and there is not a single place on our travels that exceeds the customer service, amenities, spectacular views and the wonderful restaurant food. The only “downside” (and there is nothing the marina can do about it) is that the marina is a bit exposed from the south and there are some wake issues as inconsiderate boaters speed into the harbor trying to get an available dock spot for lunch. Still, the “show” from the back deck of our trawler on the mooring field was great and provided several hours a day of entertainment. The entire staff was professional, helpful and were obviously glad to have us there. These guys know how to do it right! And yes, the fish chowder is the best in the universe!
by Eric S. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
The restaurant is great but the prices are a bit steep. The boathouse facilities are in good condition. The wi-fi as well as wireless are weak at this marina. To take advantage of the wi-fi you need to either be in a slip or possibly the row of moorings just off the face dock.
by Mark F. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Lovely place and great restaurant. Wi -fi needs some attention. Very sporadic on the docks.
by Glenn K. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Been stopping at Dolphin for 13 years. Staff is super accommodating and friendly. Of course the blueberry muffins are the best . The views from the restaurant are spectacular and the food is outstanding .
by John P. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Simply the best Marina experience we have ever encountered cruising the Bahamas and east coast. The facilities are top notch, but the staff is truly what makes Dolphin incredible. The team truly wants you to have a great experience before arrival, during your stay and after your departure.
by William B. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Nice dock, great staff and a very good restaurant in a lovely location. Then the muffins and coffee arrive in the morning! A true must stop Marina
by Susan P. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
The moorings were great and convenient to shore. Dinner at the restaurant was terrific. This marina/restaurant is a favorite destinations when cruising. Always enjoy the best blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat each morning.
by Douglas R. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Friendly staff, available moorings and slips. Temporary docking for the restaurant. Great food at the restaurant. Also have boatlift and some off-season storage, but minimal repair services.
by Alex H. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Great staff, great facility , excellent restaurant, coffee and muffins delivered to dock the next morning, will definitely return
by Rick F. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
This is a restaurant with a dock. There is a mooring field without No Wake markers and many boats sped through the field. There was no ice available and fuel was the most expensive we saw after 8 days in Maine. They cannot provide a receipt for fuel and can only text the total amount, no price or quantity. There is limited cell service which is beyond their control but the WiFi was so weak we could not get a signal on their dock.
by Captain C. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Friendly staff. Clean
by Bill H. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Great staff, great restaurant, great view, I sail these waters regularly and stay a Dolphin 2 or three times a year. Never disappointed,
by Charlie M. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Good launch svc. Great restaurant. Yummy blueberry muffins.
by Brenda B. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Lovely stay! We will be back!
by Nancy S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
From the dock to the restaurant to the whole setup. Amazing! Every single employee was so nice and helpful. Super dog friendly. We’ll be back!
by Elizabeth T. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Our server (Kate) was extremely busy and still made us feel like we were her only customer providing excellent service! Mimi and Chris were on hand to to take drink orders and deliver apps. The following morning staff delivered the dolphin's signature blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to our boat! The Saxton family & their staff provide excellent customer service with an amazing view of Potts Harbor ⚓️
by Eric L. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Our stay surpassed our expectations. The facility, restaurant and staff were outstanding. They delivered complimentary coffee and their signature homemade blueberry muffins to us on the mooring!
by Steve c. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
GREAT STAFF, GREAT VIEWS, RESTAURANT GOOD, WILL RETURN
by Ryan M. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Staff are fantastic very helpful and Accomadating, the location is superb
by Butch J. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Very accommodating, excellent staff
by Ric F. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Phenomenal place! People are great, food is excellent, and the views are hard to beat!
by Virginia E. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Dinner at restaurant was excellent very busy on Sunday but wait staff was prompt. Helpful launch and deck hands, easy access to fuel dock. Would be nice to have a covered picnic table area on shore while doing laundry. Beautiful location - blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat each morning.
by Robert G. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
A special place…great marina, great food, wonderful staff.
by Dave R. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Fantastic service and attention to detail. Food at the restaurant was incredibly good. We stopped there as transients but will be making special trips there in the future.
by Wendy P. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Fantastic place, great service. Restaurant was a hit. We are stopping back soon!
by Kevin O. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
Excellent service from arrival to departure!
by Jessica C. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2023
The best marina ever! You can tell they take pride in their business and go the extra mile. It's such a beautiful place!
by John D. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Dolphin Marina is very well run by a competent and friendly staff. The docks and facilities in general are in excellent shape. The restaurant is very good and also staffed with really nice people. The complimentary blue berry muffins and coffee delivered to the boat first thing in the morning are the frosting on the cake. This a favorite stop once or twice a summer.
by Warner H. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
This was our seventh visit to Dolphin Marina. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. They delivered coffee and freshly baked muffins in the AM! One of our favorite stops on our annual Maine cruise!
by james v. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
The Dockwa app told us our reservation was not accepted because the marina was full. Dolphin Marina staff, offered an alternative mooring on their harbor float, and discounted our stay 50%. The coffee and blueberry muffins delivered to our boat in the morning was a nice touch, something I have never experienced at any other marina.
by Winoah M. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
Excellent food, service, and ambiance. The dockhands are professional and thoughtful in their service. We just find this spot a true gem and highly rate this marina and restaurant.
by John S. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
Always a great time at Dolphin. Very personable staff and awesome muffins and coffee in the morning. Nice to have access to showers and multiple places to eat.
by Russell C. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
Wonderful everyone was very helpful
Will be back soon
by Everett S. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Second time we stayed, the area is beautiful.
Second time we have stayed here.first time was four years ago.Again there was no water on the dock to use for water tanks or to wash off the boat. Dock hands were helpful. Owner didn’t seem to care about the boaters as much as his restaurant.
There are other nice marinas in the area we will stay at next time.
They should post in big print No Water Available.
On DocWa / Marinas page so people know!
by Susan R. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
We’ve stopped here many times. The only time it was less than perfect was during the pandemic when they were shorthanded. They’re back up to speed and perfect once again. This is a don’t-miss-it marina.
by Joseph C. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Very clean, friendly, and wonderful service. Tied up during a downpour. Nick and the dockhands hung in there. Very gracious! Dinner at the restaurant was superb. A new favorite place.
by Ryan R. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Great stay at Dolphin! Loved the morning coffee in blueberry muffins delivered to my boat on mooring!
by Mike s. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
As previously, very helpful, solicitous,perfect halfway between Gloucester and mid Maine coast. We’ll be back.
by Curtis l. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Great as always. Will be back next year
by Ben C. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
There is alot of hype about this Marina so maybe I set unrealistic expectations. Pretty basic marina with a good restaurant. Nothing much within walking distance. We moved on after 1 night. They didn't even have water on the dock. They said I could fill up by carrying jugs of water from the restaurant if I supplied the jugs..
by Steve Z. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Friendly staff, great location, excellent restaurant! We will be back.
by Beth S. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
The staff is fabulous, catching us at the dock, attentive with fueling and launch rides, excellent restaurant crew, wonderful dinners,clean facility. It is one of our favorite stops in Maine!! Skimmer from CT
by JIM M. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Always and consistently a great stop
by Thomas H. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
The people at Dolphin are fantastic, very helpful and friendly. The Restaurant is wonderful food top notch and service was great.
by John l. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
1st rate! Loved the blueberry muffin and coffee in the morning.
by Michael C. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Well maintained moorings, helpful staff and coffee and muffins in the morning, what's not to like!
by John B. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Simply the best place to stay in Casco Bay! Friendly, helpful staff. Great restaurant, too.
by Steve P. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Always top shelf!
How do you spell Blueberry muffins?
AM delivered to your boat, with good coffee, more than enough said.
Great head, showers and laundry; everything needed for a trip up or down the coast. Not just a waypoint, destination.
by Christopher B. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2023
The crew at the Dolphin is top notch. Excellent service from the marina and restaurant staff. Coffee and blueberry muffin service to your boat in the morning is above and beyond!
by James A. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
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. Excellent restuarant on site.
by Philippa S. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Fantastic food at restaurant, great service and dock staff were wonderful! Coffee in morning my dream come true. Best stay of the year! Thank you.
by Marie L. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Just spent another wonderful evening at the Dolphin. Dock hands were all super friendly and helpful - from helping us into our slip on arrival to bringing blueberry muffins and coffee in the morning. Not sure what the negative review is all about - we frequent the Dolphin regularly and have always received outstanding service.
by Tom O. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Amazing location and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Both Dolphin restaurant and Ericas takeout had excellent food. Views are incredible!
by David T. on Sep 24, 2022
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 Richard S. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2022
Excellent as always,
by Buzz S. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2022
Great service, food. Very well maintained and staff will do anything to accommodate. Could not ask for more.
by Thomas J. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2022
Well maintained marina. Jared who was working the docks was very helpful. The showers were clean and adequate. WiFi worked well. Dolphin Restaurant is one of the very best on the coast and was the highlight of the visit.
by Jeffrey B. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2022
By and large a lovely stay. Two suggestions for improvement: One of the things we had heard was that overnight mooring patrons receive complementary coffee and blueberry muffins in the morning. I wanted to confirm but the message I got back via the Dockwa chat indicated that the sender wasn't sure. It was as if the marina and the restaurant were two distinct entities that didn't communicate. So, we packed our own. Sure enough, a friendly dockhand delivered the coffee and muffins just after 8:00. And they were delicious.
The other item was the timing of when launch service stops. 6:00 p.m. (this was Saturday of Labor Day weekend 2022) We would have eaten in the restaurant but felt we would be rushed through our dinner. So because of their early end of launch service, we bought lobster rolls from Erica's next door to take back to our mooring. Seems like the labor charge for extending the launch service two hours would easily have been offset by the profit gained by allowing mooring customers to eat dinner beyond 6:00.
But we'll be back. We had a very god experience with the dock hands and the facilities in the dock house.
by Dorothy D. on Sep 03, 2022
Frequented Dolphin multiple times per season over the past 5 years. Always left rave reviews. Unfortunately, that end after last night. As a boater, there really is no draw. They wont take reservations for parties less than six and still only take a limited number. Now they are "seating" the bar so can't sit and have a drink and apps while waiting for a table. You can get a drink at a "take out" window and sit outside in the cold while you wait. Last thing I wanted after a cold sail over. As we were "escorted" from the bar by the owner's DIL, I asked her what the draw is as a boater. She said beautiful views and proceeded to berate us all the way to the door. I can drop anchor around the corner and get the views without paying for a dock or mooring. Would have absolutely left after that humiliating encounter had friends not been meeting us. Dolphin was always my favorite stop and go to place when we had guests. Sadly, we will not be back.
by Paul F. on Aug 31, 2022
We visit several times a season. Everything is wonderful, always!
by Michael B. on Aug 30, 2022
Dockhands were very helpful. Showers were clean and spacious. Hot coffee and warm muffins were brought to the docks in the morning - a real treat!
by A j. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
This is an edit to a previous review. I received a call from Chris at Dolphin responding to my previous review, I appreciate his quick follow up and offer to provide a refund. Dolphin’s Dock attendants are very helpful and courteous, they assisted us with docking and tried to resolve a problem our shore power and we appreciated their efforts. Dinner at the restaurant was very good.
by Lisa D. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
Beautiful marina with good restaurant, lovely shower, and complimentary muffins/coffee delivered to the boat at 8 am by a friendly launch (on a day when marina was closed for staff appreciation!). We will be back—So nice.
by Brian S. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
Simple process to pick up mooring. Dinner at the restaurant was very good and great service. Launch drivers were very friendly. Special kudos to Tyler who brought us free coffee and blueberry muffins just before we left our mooring in the morning.
by Donald Z. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2022
While the Marina dockhands were very accompanying and friendly, the restaurant (while being of the same operations) was not. No take out was allowed for us even though we were slipping overnight at the Marina. We have an old dog who can’t get off the boat and can’t be left alone and it seems no accommodations were made for having only 2 people. Highly disappointed in a business like that. There’s just no excuse! So what’s their policy on mobility challenged human? We also needed an emergency diver at the Marina due to possible damage to our prop from a lobster pot but the diver didn’t have a mask so they could not help us (!?) it clearly states on their brochure “emergency diver services”……Just too much to many big errors for a excellent rating! Other than that the dockhands were great.
by Rush L. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2022
Beautiful setting, great friendly staff and amazing blueberry muffins. What’s not to like.
by Geoffrey P. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
Lovely stay at Dolphin Marina. Had a great dinner at the restaurant and coffee with blueberry muffins showed up in the morning!
by Richard R. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2022
Best family run marina I know of. They work incredibly hard to give every customer the best experience. Outstanding in every way.
by Bruce t. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2022
Great marina, immaculate, wonderful Services! Dock hands are attentive and very capable. Restaurant was top notch!! The blueberry muffins are the best and when they deliver warm muffins and hot coffee to your boat in the morning it's such a treat!
by Nicolette W. on Aug 03, 2022
Wonderful place. Very helpful staff. And yes, blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat in the morning. We absolutely plan to return.
by Bob L. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2022
The dock service was excellent, first class. Brandon was really great, made us feel right at home. Hot coffee and signature blueberry muffins delivered in the cockpit are awesome. The Dolphin Restaurant has great food and a view of the sunset that is beyond belief.
by Joe G. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2022
Dolphin marina is a first rate establishment. On weekends they have become a victim of there own sucess. That the reason for 4 stars. Getting a table at the resturant or even a mooring has become a bit of a chalenge. On the plus side you can't beat coffee and muffins in the morning. Coffee's actually good.
by Bonnie G. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2022
The service was great as always and we had a wonderful stay and great dinner at the restaurant. Our only disappointment was the huge increase in the mooring price from last year.
by Peter J. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2022
Great place, but we were disappointed that the launch service ended at 6PM. We had a group reserved for dinner at 6, but had to cancel due to lack of launch service.
by Ray/Gail M. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2022
Great, especially Lexie!
(Oh, and the blueberry muffins were good.)
by Thomas W. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2022
Great people, wonderful harbor, beautiful dock, and fantastic restaurant. Best deal in Maine. Chris and Billy are committed to make sure your experience is a good one. Coffee and delicious blueberry muffins are delivered to your boat every morning. Can’t say enough about how they care about their visitors.
by Mike C. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2022
The best marina I’ve ever been to! The staff becomes like family, and the owners set the tone for a visit you will not want to end. A truly special place.
by David L. on Jul 26, 2022
A great place to spend the night or longer. Blueberry muffin and coffee delivered to your boat in the morning - even on a mooring - need I say more?! Friendly, welcoming staff, excellent facilities and on-site restaurant. Only very minor negative - it’s a busy place with lots of boats leaving and exiting the marina (due to the restaurant).
by Paul V. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2022
All went well. When we sailed in they immediately told us where our mooring was and had no issues. Everyone was professional and helpful and love the boat delivered muffins and coffee in the morning.
by Dick H. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2022
Wow, wow, wow. We had heard from so many fellow boaters about this must stop place. Now we can tell other boaters first hand how wonderful and special the marina and area is. It is so nice to see a family run marina that has so much pride and history of do an outstanding job for all their guest in the marina and restaurant. Chris and his superior team did a wonderful job of pampering us. And yes the morning blueberry muffins are fabulous, the best I have ever had anywhere. Dinner at the restaurant is also great. A must stop and stay a few days. Lots of trail to hike or bike along with some great places to explore in your tender. This will be an annual stop for us. Thank you Chris and your wonderful team for making our stay so special. We woke up this morning in Boothbay and asked the Dockmaster where the blueberry muffins were and he just smiled as said there is no place like the Dolphin Marina and Restaurant.
by Ralph G. on Jul 20, 2022
Great staff and amenities! Would always recommend. The staff and restaurant is top notch!
by sheila s. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Best customer service of all! Great restaurant!
by Joel B. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2022
Awesome spot and service!!
by Kent G. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2022
Dolphin Marina never disappoints! Beautiful location, easy to get to, super friendly staff, free laundry, and two restaurants right there. Plus, they deliver blueberry muffins and coffee right to the boat in the morning! Weekend afternoons can be a bit busy because of restaurant traffic but it’s not a huge issue.
by William C. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
A great stay
Dockhands were very knowledgeable and what about coffee and the blueberry muffins delivered to the boat this morning !!
by stephen f. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2022
Great marina, good food and wonderful staff.
It can be rolly with all the boat wakes
by Ralph N. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
Beautiful location, great staff, wonderful restaurant, AM muffins a bonus. Have come here yearly for over 30 years. I love this place and the people.
by Alan K. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2022
Great marina and restaurant. Blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to the boat in the morning was an added bonus. Best marina on the east coast!
by William C. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2022
Great staff and awesome blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat every morning. VERY Accommodating to changes and graciously extended our stay. SUPER MARINA. We’ll be back. 👍
by Jennifer H. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2022
Friendly, responsive staff. Good restaurant, and the coffee and muffins for breakfast, brought out to us, are a really nice touch. For other novices like me, the pole next to the mooring is for you to lift the line. No hook needed!
by Timothy T. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2022
We arrived and were greeted by the crew before we even hit the dock. Took on fuel and proceeded to our slip with expert assistance. Spent a wonderful afternoon and evening with our neighbors before having a nice dinner at the restaurant. Awoke to coffee and blueberry muffins dockside, a very nice touch. It was an enjoyable weekend at the Dolphin.
by Giorgio C. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2022
Great location, very good restaurant, great service, they even brought muffins and coffee to the boat for breakfast!
by Adam G. - Verified user on Feb 17, 2022
Always one of our favorite places to grab a mooring ball. Price is fair, and the muffins and coffee that are delivered to your boat in the morning...? Come on people!!!
by Susan G. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2021
Nice late season visit
by Mark W. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2021
Great facility. Friendly helpful staff.
by Ann F. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2021
Nice staff, even though it was nearly end of season. Great laundry facility. Easy dinghy dock. Great walks with my dog off leash some of the way. Thank you!
by Ken H. on Sep 08, 2021
The reason we keep returning to the Dolphin is the people.
Sure, they have a beautiful location, great docking/moorings and all the support amenities, but it’s the friendly and knowledgeable service of Chris, his mom, restaurant folks and the dock crew that makes the Dolphin special. Plus, it’s hard to beat waking up to coffee & blueberry muffins being delivered to your boat! And, they value and treat their staff well as evidenced by the recent staff appreciation day. Cannot say enough, Maggie & Ken, Snow Flea.
by Jim S. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2021
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 Gary M. on Sep 01, 2021
Nice experience. Picked up a big 3# lobster (only $8/#) at Ericas lobsters for dinner, then were greeted at our mooring with coffee and blueberry muffins the next morning. Nothing to complain about!
by Gary R. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2021
The customer service at Dolphin is excellent and is the standard by which all marinas should be measured. Once again it was an amazing stay.
by Clark H. - Verified user on Aug 29, 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 time to track us down and welcome us to the marina and chat about our travels.
All marinas should operate this way!
by justin M. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2021
Great spot. Second time we stayed here and we look forward to coming again. Good service. Good restaurant on site. Quaint.
by Mark M. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2021
I think they should probably change the name to “Dolphin Restaurant and Marina” because the priority here seems to have shifted more towards the restaurant than to visiting yachts staying overnight. They don’t provide water for boats anymore because there’s not enough water in the well, yet they can run a restaurant 10 hours a day. The marina closes at 5:00 so if you arrive after that, you’re on your own figuring out where to go. The Dockwa confirmation for moorings doesn’t assign a mooring #. The restaurant did away with priority seating for marina guests, there are no reservations for parties under 6 and because the restaurant is so popular now, you’ll wait an hour or more to be seated for dinner any day of the week in season. Yes, blueberry muffins are still abundant here and they still come around in the morning with coffee and muffins, but it’s not what it used to be for visiting boats.
by Cosmo G. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Great location, attentive staff, restrooms and showers were first rate. Restaurant has great view and good food. Morning coffee and Blueberry muffins delivered to the mooring was definitely a plus, Marina provided a complimentary vehicle and directions to pick up supplies at a local convenience store. We will definitely be back when in Maine.
by Barry B. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Friendly service free muffins
by Melvyn M. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
Over decades the meals and service have been magnificent which is testimony to a remarkable family.
by James H. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2021
Stayed here two nights to get out of the weather. Owner met us when we came in and helped us tie up. Very professional. Docs are very new and in good shape. Restaurant has outstanding food and in the morning they bring coffee and blueberry muffins to you boat even if you’re on a mooring. Even their fuel is reasonably priced. Wonderful family owned business. Would have given it six stars if that was an option.
by Robert C. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
The coffee and morning muffin delivered to the boat is a great touch
by Walt R. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
Abeautiful Harbour. Great Restaurant. Busy place. Front dock transients for lunch then dinner. Busy but launch available and responsive . Great food And great views ! Great clam shack nearby. Unbelievably good blueberry muffins delivered to boat in am 8-9. Worth delaying any leaving for the muffins. Plus Maine. Offshore either Haze or Fog early in am! Great place to start a Maine trip if need get beyond Portland …. on way back from mine had to skip Dolphin Unfortunately due to pending weather --sure miss those muffins and that restaurant!! Second time this happened at end of our Maine trips!
by Jennifer B. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
We’re new to this whole traveling by boat thing. The Dolphin is a quality outfit and the staff is always helpful and really pleasant. There isn’t a more beautiful place to watch the sun rise or set.
by Jerry H. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
This place is great!! Muffins and coffee at the mooring Can’t beat it
by Garry H. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Best run marina in the region by far! The entire crew are so well trained it shows intermediately. Docks are super clean and everything works, restaurant delicious food, great vista and surroundings. Chris and his team do not disappoint! Terrific stay and we will be back!
by Bob W. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Rates and policies have changed. Rates went up and no boats allowed over 50feet. Disappointing because this was a favorite....
by Jeffrey p. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
Procedures have changed. No mooring assignment just pick up any free mooring. Checkin building closed. No info given Re: WiFi and available facilities. Launch service stops at 5 pm. No seating preference given to marina clients. Complimentary blueberry muffins are still delivered to people on moorings which is a Dolphin signature amenity.Otherwise a totally different vibe to this marina presumably due to staffing shortages.
by COLIN D. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
Simply one of the most wonderful places in the world! Fantastic dock crew, courteous and professional restaurant service, incredibly good food, beautifully maintained floating docks in a pristine environment! Really could go on for hours, but you’ll just have to come and see the place for yourself.
by Mary S. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2021
Easy access - and good mooring balls - lots of boaters in the area enjoying a beautiful day. We enjoyed a meal at the Dolphin restaurant while we were there. Must say the Blueberry muffins were a nice touch and a welcome treat!
by Anita O. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2021
Great people service. A little rocky in the morning but that’s to be expected. Love the coffee and muffins!,
by Richard K. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2021
Great dock hands.
Servers did a wonderful job with out yacht club group of 42 while at same time honoring virus protocols.
by scott a. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
Staff is wonderful and the blueberry muffins are the best
by Shannon R. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
The staff at the marina and restaurant have been amazing, friendly, helpful. The food at the restaurant was delicious and the fact we could have our dog with us instead of leaving him at the boat or in a car was Fantastic. The view is breathtaking. The coffee and muffins the staff brought out to the boaters was a nice surprise. I could not have asked for a better experience. It’s been great.
by Robert D. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
Great location .. great friendly staff .. of course dinner was awesome .. fresh blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to boat in morning was icing on the cake
by Greg M. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
Doesn't get much better! From being met by 4 dock hands, to coffee and fresh muffins in the morning! Excellent.
by Lawrence J. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
Staff & facilities could not have done a better job handling a record number of weekend transient boaters & restaurant guests.
The morning delivery of blueberry muffins was an especially delightful bonus!
by Chis B. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2021
Wonderful experience. Gorgeous location. Staff are superb, very customer oriented. Marina Restaurant is superb and has the best fish chowder and blueberry muffins. Each morning they deliver to your boat those amazing muffins and coffee. If could give more than 5 stars, I would do that.
by Brian L. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2021
The crew were wonderful. Great dock hands. Our Outboard was acting up. Nick offered to take a look at it between serving blue berry muffins and driving the launch. He fixed our outboard. Turns out he races dighnys and is very good with outboards. At night, he was serving drinks in the bar with Jack. We were well taken care of by everyone at the Marina and Restaurant. Chris and his family run a friendly and attentive Marina. We will be back!
by Soll G. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
Great staff, and a 2.5lb lobster says it all. Oh and complimentary warm blueberry muffins on the dock with coffee! Not to be missed!
by Rise S. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
This was a beautiful location, gave us an inside slip, dock employees friendly and helpful. Nice shower/restroom facility, and enjoyed a fantastic dinner at the restaurant. No water available on docks. The launch driver came around in the morning with coffee and blueberry muffins!
by Bill E. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
First rate. Tight docking but Dock hands were great. Nick went above and beyond to be helpful. I watched him help another boater with the outboard. Repairing it on the spot.
by David M. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
Incredibly attentive, pleasant, and helpful staff . Spotless facilities and world class dinner at the restaurant. You can tell this is a family run business that cares!
by Lisa B. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2021
All staff in restaurant and Marina super helpful, thank you!!
by Richard P. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2021
Wonderful marina with extremely friendly and caring staff. Launch driver comes by to welcome you and provide information upon arrival, and again in the morning to offer coffee and blueberry muffins. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent, with attentive service and fantastic view over the harbor. Will be back!
by Anthony g. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2021
The staff were polite, and very helpful during our stay. The only problem we had was we were unable to get the pumpout to work. We are moving on to hopefully find a working pumpout station. Thank you to all the staff at Dolphin Marina.
by Gene M. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2021
Absolutely beautiful. The folks that greeted us were super nice. The restaurant food and service was stellar. Can not say enough about this place. We will definitely be back.
by Kate H. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Excellent service. The Dolphin Marina goes above and beyond for all guests.
by Joe C. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Great stay. We were thankful to be on a dock and not at anchor as we had a big storm come through. We woke up to waves and wind rolling everybody around, but felt secure the whole time. The dockhands and restaurant workers are all top notch! The grounds and facilities are well maintained. Sketchy wifi and minimal cell coverage if you have to work, but it was manageable. Thanks for a great stay!
by Tom m. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Great as always the staff is excellent at the Marina and you have a great restaurant as well Great food and a great staff
by HUGH G. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Cheerful staff Great muffins thanks
by Robert B. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
All was excellent as usual. One disappointment was that there was no one to hand us the mooring pennant as in the past. Not an issue at all. It’s just something we tell all our friends about. I understand things change. This is not a negative against this first class Marina.
by Lisa C. on Jul 31, 2021
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!
UPDATE: We missed last year due to the pandemic. My review is still accurate and we enjoyed our stay as much a ever! Two nights dining outside at the Restaurant included Lobster Stew (chock full of lobster), Calamari, Seafood Risotto, and other wonderful entrees served creatively with perfectly paired spices and creative vegetables. And, of course, Blueberry muffins!
by Jamie F. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2021
Great restaurant. Nice friendly and helpful dockhands. Loved the blueberry muffin and coffee in the morning. Only downside is lack of toilet paper in the bathrooms in the morning.
by craig l. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Quiet, peaceful cove. Very friendly & knowledgeable staff. the marina is beautifully situated. Amenities very well maintained. Dog friendly.
Restaurant was a 5 star alone. Waterfront dining outside overlooking marina & bay. Interesting & varied menu. Including kids menu. Definitely recommend the bruschetta appetizer. Grilled scallops & vegetables with homemade pasta was fantastic!
A signature morning welcome are the fresh blueberry muffins & coffee to start your day! Highly recommend this gem!
by John B. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the mooring and the restaurant. Thank you all!
by Jack D. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
We stayed in a slip which was very reasonably priced. The dock crew is very well trained, very helpful, and friendly. The floats and facilities are well maintained. The fuel dock is a long face dock which should be easy to access although I didn’t need fuel on this visit. I did, however, need a diver and apparently most of the dock crew can perform that function. Finally, the Dolphin Restaurant is terrific and only 100 yards or so from the slips. Launch service is provided for those who prefer moorings. This is a wonderful stop in settled weather.
by Gene C. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Top destination, with easy access, attentive dock hands, and a great lunch/dinner/drinks destination. Dog friendly as well
by Maureen B. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2021
It is a beautiful place, awesome employees and a wonderful restaurant. The muffins and coffee delivered to the boat was a super special treat. The showers were very nice.
by Geoff V. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2021
We had a great time at the Dolphin. Nick delivered wonderful blueberry muffins and coffee in the morning and was an all around great host!
by Lisa H. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
Beautiful and scenic location with lots of little islands and beaches. On Sunday as we were l. The mooring riding out a summer storm we were treated to the annual Harpswell lobster boat races. What a great. And you can’t beat the coffee and muffin service that the launch provided in the morning.
by Peter M. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
The owners and employees were super nice and helpful in whatever you wanted. Dinner was outstanding served by people who care that you are there. A multigenerational family enterprise that exudes confidence, trust and goodwill. Not to be missed.
by Jill E. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Friendly staff. Warm homemade blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to the boat in the am. Beautiful setting. Highly recommend stopping here!
by Virgnia R. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Wonderful crew and spectacular setting
by David L. - Verified user 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 Jill K. - Verified user 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 frank t. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2021
SENSATIONAL, as always! Great staff, wonderful accommodations and fabulous restaurant!
by George M. 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 Randy J. - Verified user 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 Tom S. - Verified user 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 Judith M. - Verified user 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 Brenda g. - Verified user 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 GLEN G. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2021
Awesome as usual! Excellent dock staff and perfect food!
by Michael B. - Verified user 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 Sari G. - Verified user 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 Warren O. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
Great staff and great service at the marina and in restaraunt
by Debbie S. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2021
Great service and location! Thanks for the coffee and blueberry muffins!
by Molly G. - Verified user 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 Valerie F. - Verified user 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 Andrew S. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2021
Early lobstermen made things pretty rolly but the blueberry muffins in the morning was a nice touch.
by Dorothy D. - Verified user 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 Dennis P. - Verified user 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 Matthew K. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2021
Nice docks and friendly staff. Beautiful scenery all around. Restaurant is excellent. I'll be back again soon.
by Kierston D. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2021
Dock attendants go above and beyond expectations. Nick even helped us an hour after he was off the clock.
by Rachel R. - Verified user 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 John K. - Verified user 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 Jane C. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2021
we love to stay at the Dolphin - great staff, great bar and restaurant - great family owned business.
by John W. - Verified user 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 Reginald S. - Verified user 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 Al h. - Verified user 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 Luke C. - Verified user 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 John R. - Verified user 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 D. - Verified user 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 Thomas B. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2020
Best stop in Casco Bay. Staff is world class
Unfortunately, well supplying the dock water is dry.
by Bob M. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2020
Outstanding, food was awesome service was great and fresh muffins delivered to the mooring topped it all!
by Meg F. - Verified user 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 Jill R. 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 Paul L. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2020
Always a great stop! Nice people, great restaurant! Looking forward to my next visit!
by Liz S. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2020
Always a great time at the dolphin.
by Arnold Z. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2020
Excellent restaurant and staff. Slips and moorings subject to many small wakes.
by John C. - Verified user 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 Emory Z. - Verified user 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 Kim z. - Verified user 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 Ian R. - Verified user 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 Marc R. - Verified user 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 Natalie W. 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 John R. - Verified user 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 Dan S. - Verified user 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 Bill P. - Verified user 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 Jack T. - Verified user 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 Ken C. - Verified user 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 David K. - Verified user 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 Andrea H. 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 Ed O. 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 Linda M. - Verified user 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 Sheila M. - Verified user 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 Joseph S. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2020
Hard working dock crew. Excellent restaurant staff as well.
by Braden P. - Verified user 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 Roger F. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2020
One of our most favorite stops on the Maine coast. Great crew, restaurant take out superb, beautiful spot!!
by Dan K. - Verified user 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 Caitlin A. - Verified user 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 Richard S. 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 Maya C. - Verified user 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 Paul M. - Verified user 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 Russell H. - Verified user 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 Nathalie G. - Verified user 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 Terry - Verified user 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 Michael D. - Verified user 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 Misza T. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2020
Great stay. Nice facilities. Restaurant is good. And Erika’s has best lobster roll ever.
by jennifer t. - Verified user 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 Laurie T. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2020
Beautiful marina, great restaurant, fabulous staff!!!! And blueberry muffins and coffee delivered to your boat on the morning!!!
by James S. - Verified user 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 Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 22, 2020
Always the best service on the coast of Maine!
by Lars L. - Verified user 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 Jeff O. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2020
Great staff meals delivered to the boat is an outstanding service.
by George H. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2020
Couldn't be nicer. Blueberry muffins in the morning were wonderful as usual
by David R. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2020
Dolphin continues to follow its practice of excellent customer service including the best fish chowda on the east coast
by Allison S. - Verified user 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 Karlene M. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2020
The best! As always!!
by Susan D. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2020
Excellent service just wish we were told that the muffins & coffee were to be delivered
by Philip P. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Perfect hospitality as typical!!
by Joseph M. - Verified user 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 Charlotte K. 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 Dave S. - Verified user 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 Ira L. - Verified user 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 Ellen C. - Verified user 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 Joseph O. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2019
Great marina service and incredible dinner. Great food, good value, excellent staff.
by Marianne U. - Verified user 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 Donald R. - Verified user 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 R L. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2019
Great restaurant, great dock staff. Great marina!
by Richard J. - Verified user 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 Pamela H. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2019
Beautiful setting, excellent service and delicious food! We will visit again.
by Stash Z. - Verified user 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 Roy G. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
Wonderful helpful people
by James B. 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 Shelley P. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2019
Great service. Great scenery. Great food.
by Carol V. 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 Paolo S. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
All good, as usual. I wonder how many blueberries they consume in a week?
by Al W. - Verified user 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 Warren C. - Verified user 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 James M. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2019
Their is nobody better than the Dolphin, it has it all.
by Paula M. - Verified user 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 Mike Z. - Verified user 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 Glenn B. - Verified user 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 Ann W. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2019
Fabulous greeting at arrival; good restaurant; blueberry muffins & coffee delivered to boat.
by Charlie O. - Verified user 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 James A. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2019
We’ll be back!
by Karl S. 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 Julia B. - Verified user 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 Cynthia S. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2019
Dolphin Marina is fabulous!
by Richard S. - Verified user 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 Bill S. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2019
Great marina. Great food. Great staff.
by Carlos M. 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 Charles C. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2018
Very nice marina & restaurant.
by Richard H. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2018
10 stars! Best Marina experience in Maine.
by Bert S. - Verified user 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 Gia P. - Verified user 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 Tim D. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2018
Dolphin. Easy for Mariners to find even in thick Maine fogs.
by Chris N. - Verified user 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 Robert R. - Verified user 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 Anonymous - Verified user 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 Helena B. - Verified user 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 G S. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2017
Fabulous food and customer support. Very friendly and helpful staff.
by Janet R. - Verified user 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 Philip S. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2017
Excellent. The staff is really nice and helpful. The marina is new. Nearby restaurant has very good food.
by Jeffrey W. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2017
Super place. The new boathouse is a great addition!
by William t. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2017
Fantastic! Love the place.
by Kristen K. - Verified user 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 Tim W. - Verified user 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 Peter A. - Verified user 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 Jim N. - Verified user 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.