Gloucester Harbormaster

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Day Trip
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19 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 14

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408 Reviews

by Sharyn L. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2024
Was great. Launch drivers are super.

by Claude D. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2024
Very helpful harbormaster's office. Nice town. Great shower facility kept very clean.

by Carl K. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2024
We were able to book easily using Dockwa. The harbor master’s office was quick to respond via email to questions. The launch was also responsive. Very clean, not load and got us to and from where we wanted to go. We left early as our travel plans changed… weather related.

by Linda S. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2024
Super new shower facilities, friendly and helpful launch drivers! Nice quiet mooring.

by Kris P. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2024
Excellent stay, wonderful folks

by Michael B. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2024
Mooring equipment was in perfect condition, Harbormaster and launch driver very friendly and helpful. Gloucester is a delightful stop on our way to and from Maine.

by Gwen H. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2024
Really appreciated the launch service. friendly attitude at the dockmasters office, and very nice transient facilities— heads and showers — right on the way to Main Street.

by Fred B. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2024
Wonderful combination of working harbor interests and transient boater amenities. Launch very convenient. Smith Cove moorings are convenient to fuel docks and well sheltered. Bonus treat was three schooners sailing through the harbor last night.

by Geoffrey T. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2024
The people at the Harbormaster office are extremely accommodating. The launch service was extremely convenient and included with the transient mooring. Can’t say enough good things about the service and the facilities.

by Patrick M. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2024
Beautiful setting on mooring off Niles Beach

by Michael B. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2024
Moorings are in the middle is the inner harbor. Gloucester is a working harbor so if you plan to sleep in, you should bring ear plugs because fishermen are up early. It is a no wake zone and protected so it’s calm. Launch service is complimentary with the mooring and responsive. Recommend going to the Beauport hotel for dinner - 10 minute walk from the town dock or you can ask them to drop you at St Peter Square and it’s a 3 minute walk. Been here twice and enjoy it.

by Michael M. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2024
I always have a good time in Gloucester

by Thomas O. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2024
Harbormaster was very helpful and the new showers and boaters lounge were pleasant. From the harbormaster dock it is a short walk to Main St. and excellent shops and restaurants.

by Kirk D. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2024
Huge improvement in harbor services over the last two years. Very good launch, new showers and office work location, good Maine services in the neighborhood. A really big upgrade compared to the past. Now a really top destination.

by Jeffrey C. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2024
Fantastic, great support, very knowledgeable staff. The launch was quick, accurate and safe . Great Team, Bona Fiesta!

by Wendy L. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2024
We loved Gloucester! It was our first USA anchorage after crossing from Nova Scotia. The Gloucester Harbormaster was easy to communicate with via phone or VHF upon arrival. We extended our stay from 2 days to 3 and easily secured the same mooring bouy off Niles Beach. We did laundry at the East Gloucester Laundry with a dinghy dock only 200m away. We enjoyed the restaurants around the harbour and grabbed some groceries. Instragram #sailingsophistikate

by Joao G. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2024
Very friendly staff, clean facilities and prompt launch on call

by Loch P. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2024
This field should not be required

by Jerry T. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2024
Friendly staff Easy mooring

by Courtney B. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2024
Very friendly and helpful staff! Although there is no ice on site, there is a Walgreens across the street.

by Thomas L. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2024
I had a convenient, well marked and well-maintained mooring ball in a very protected inner harbor location. The bath facilities in the Mariners lounge were excellent. From the Harbormaster dinghy doc you can walk into town for any kind of food.. You cannot match the Waterfront display of old schooners, fishing boats, and yachts as you will see in Gloucester Harbor. What a treat.!

by Robert S. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2024
Moored in the inner harbor, with quick access to the launch service. Beautiful scenery, great protection, and lots of fun exploring the town.

by Michael R. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2024
Great! Awesome time in Gloucester. Launch drivers and Harborbasters are the best!

by ROBERT C. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2024
The Gloucester Harbormaster and staff do an outstanding job!! Very accommodating and the moorings are always well maintained. Thank you for another great stay!!

by Scott B. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2024
The Harbormaster and staff are always very friendly and accommodating. Launch service stops at 9:30, which is early, so helpful if you have a tender. Great restaurants and shopping.
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About Gloucester Harbormaster

The City of Gloucester, through the harbormaster's office, rents 30 transient / visitor moorings for vessels up to 60 feet. They are located in the following three areas:

-The Inner Harbor, where the day-to-day hustle and bustle of a working waterfront can be enjoyed, is in close proximity to downtown shops and restaurants.

-The Southeast Harbor offers views of the mansions of Eastern Point, sunsets over the Western Harbor and the Boston skyline in the distance.

-The Western Harbor, off of Stage Head, is where the original settlers landed and dried fish. The harbor offers a beautiful view of downtown church steeples and the City Hall tower.

The Gloucester Harbor Launch is free of charge with your reservation and can be contacted on VHF channel 72 or by phone - 978-726-0155

Booking Info

Please be advised the Inner Harbor Mooring Field has been Regrid, IH 1-15 Moorings are now in the front row of the mooring field in three rows of 5 evenly spaced for your convenience.


  • Floating Docks
  • Wireless Internet
  • Launch Service
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Pumpout
  • Launch Ramp
  • Groceries
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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