The Marina at American Wharf

$3.50/ft - $5.25/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
$2.50/ft - $3.25/ft
1 American Wharf
Norwich, CT 06360-5600
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 68

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30 Reviews

by Matthew S. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2024
Don and his team are always very accomadating whenever we visit. They are clear in communication and clearly care about the boater's experience when visiting. Facilities were excellent, our guests recieved top notch service and I will continue to return every year.

by Peter D. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2024
Helpful staff, customer comes first attitude. Many signs of ongoing renovations. Docks in decent condition with working electrical, water and secure cleats. We plan to return and spread the word it’s a good destination

by Edwin P. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
Great service and convenient location. Loved it there

by Matthew S. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2023
Place is falling apart worst shower in a marina iv seen and iv travel extensively. Can’t believe they charged so much for a dock.

by James R. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
The location is excellent. We went there to escape the 9/2023 hurricane that brushed by. There were quite a few boats there doing the same including boats 80 feet and longer. It is an excellent hurricane hole. Don the dock master is really nice, and the people who keep there boats there are genuine and friendly. There is a free ride to the casino (Thanks to Don) in the marina van. The marina looks a little weathered as the current owners have not kept up the facilities, but we felt safe and had everything we needed. The good news is that it looks like new owners are purchasing the facility and sound commuted to revitalizing it and bringing it back to its former glory. I look forward to going there again and seeing the fireworks next year.

by Ed F. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
Both Don and Dan were fantastic hosts. Unfortunately there was not too much to do there. Restaurant and bar both closed down. We did get shuttled to both Casinos which was part of our plans. Wishing the place the best and hopefully it rebounds and becomes what it use to be.

by William M. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Docks in disrepair no fuel anymore no restaurant anymore staff are accommodating but obviously no money being spent to keep the marina going

by Paul P. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
Great day, very friendly people. We will definitely be back!

by Jon S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2022
Facility was good. Don was great. Very helpful and friendly. I recommend it

by Corey C. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2022
Staff was great. Dockhands were right there as we approached the marina and were very helpful. Bathroom and showers were clean. Could use some fresh paint. The pool could have used some attention. We stayed one night for the Fireworks and it was exactly what we needed. We will be back next year for a overnight.

by CARL C. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2022
Don and the staff were all great!. Super accommodating. We would like to come back.

by Ted G. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
Great spot to weather a storm and also have a bite to eat. Always a beautiful trip up the river. Lotsa duck poop on the unused docks though where some transients tie up.

by Steven S. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Great marine. Very nice people.

by Jeffrey J. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2021
Don is awesome, but property needs updating and infusion of capital.

by Henry Z. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
Very friendly staff, nice area, easy walk to restaurants and Riverwalk. The marina is a little bit dated and could use some paint and refurbishment of the showers

by Richard L. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2021
Great service, friendly staff. Will defanatly go back.

by Vito R. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
We came to head to the casino we come every year the casino was not great. Not many tables open and the ones that were were to packed to get in. The staff at the marina are always friendly and helpful. shuttle to and from the casinos. Restaurant/ bar was open and food was not bad at all for a quick bit and a cocktail. See you guys next season.

by Mark G. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2021
Excellent as always, Don is wonderful.

by Arthur A. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2020
Good friendly help when we arrived. Pool is nice but in general the facilities need some TLC. Most concerning was that no one , not even restaurant staff was wearing masks. Unusual here in CT.

by William D. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Don is really great and very accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay

by Rodney B. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2019
The marina is in decay. WiFi does not work. Restaurant is closed. Docks are in poor condition. Staff was great. Friendly and helpful. No fuel. Supposedly tanks are condemned. Hope someone buys the place and breaths life back into it!

by Luann K. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2019
Staff was very attentive and friendly. Pool area reasonably clean but could use a little attention. Would be beneficial if the gas dock and restaurant was open.

by Paul R. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2019
The Marina was really nice at one time but do problems in management or something it has suffered. With a lot of work it can be great again. They did transport us to the casinos and to a restaurant. I hope solve their problems.

by Bob K. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2019
This marina would be a five star if the current owner would sell the marina and allow someone with money make the necessary improvements as well as fill the restaurant with a tenant. Great location near the casinos. Don the manager as well as the staff do there best to make your stay comfortable. Don is a great manager.

by John K. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2019
American Wharf was convenient, safe and welcoming. When presented with one tiny issue, they resolved it fairly.
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About The Marina at American Wharf

The Marina at American Wharf is conveniently located close to many of Connecticut’s most popular tourist attractions including Mohegan Sun. The Marina at American Wharf is located at the head of the Thames River, which flows south to Long Island Sound. The Marina provides both a community-gathering place and access and shuttle service for boaters to Connecticut’s largest attractions such as Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods and golf courses, just five minutes away. From fishing and recreational boats to the finest yachts, this 160-slip Marina offers dockage and a full range of services and amenities for both seasonal and transient boaters. The Marina and professional staff can accommodate vessels up to 238’ and offers a full-service marina with a facility for events, swimming pool, restaurant, his & her locker rooms and more! Since 1988 the Marina at American Wharf has hosted Norwich’s July 4th Extravaganza and fireworks display, an event which brings tens of thousands of people and family fun to the waterfront to light up the night sky in honor of our nation’s independence. Mark your calendars and make sure to join us each year!

We are a safe harbor location and are a certified Reception Facility for foreign vessels.


  • Gas
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Groceries
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Land Storage


  • Cancellation Policy -MAW


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