Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard

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$85 - $100

Day Trip
Not Offered
60 Dumpling Drive
Jamestown, RI 02835
Check-in after 11:00 AM
Check-out before 01:00 PM
VHF 72

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67 Reviews

by John S. - Verified user on Mar 30, 2024
Best boatyard I've ever had the privilege of caring for my boat. Pls don't change a thing and encourage them to retain the top talent that differentiates this yard from almost everyone else
Marina Response:
Wow! Thank you for your fantastic review, John. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at SHJBY, and hope you come back again.

by Angus T. - Verified user on Jan 27, 2024
First Class people , First Class Facilities

by Simon C. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2023
Great location, staff helpful and friendly

by S J. on Sep 24, 2023
Beautiful island. Only 4 stars because they don’t have dock space for transients. Maybe next year?

by Bruno N. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
Great spot. Great people. The staff were incredibly responsive to our questions. The updates to the washrooms look fantastic. We'll be back.

by Susan M. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
A peaceful and scenic location with a nice little beach area. Although the building is under construction the showers and restrooms were clean. We will definitely stay there again!
Marina Response:
Thank you, Susan! You are more than welcome to stay with us again.

by Linda R. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
It's a lovely little mooring field among rocky outcrops and near the Clingstone house. They don't seem to really be on top of Dockwa (it took two phone calls and over 24 hours to turn a pending into a confirmed). We ended up leaving a day early only because the wind turned northerly and built up quite a bit of fetch in there. In the prevailing SW, it's a beautiful spot.
Marina Response:
Linda, thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we only have limited staff coverage for Dockwa on the weekends, and we are working to remedy this. Next time, we aim to be more on top of it! Please come back again soon!

by John G. on Aug 15, 2023
JBY has continued to represent the best of Jamestown and Narragansett Bay. Its staff and tradesmen support their customers and take pride in their work. One of the best marinas on the East Coast, for decades. John G.
Marina Response:
We love our staff. Thank you very much for your kind review, John!

by james m. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
This is a hidden gem - this safe harbor is so wonderful- picturesque nestled at the head of Jamestown- everyone is so professional. I will definitely mark this as one of my favorites
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your kind review, James. Please come back any time!

by Rob B. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Great yard. Superb mooring. Michael Reardon is an absolute gentleman.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Rob!

by Chris C. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Really great people - very helpful. The mooring area is a little bouncy with the wake from passing ships, but it is otherwise safe and secure.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Chris! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

by Chris D. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Great spot! Easy access to Jamestown or Newport
Marina Response:
Thanks for your kind review, Chris!

by Diane S. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2023
Mooring was fine but near an island covered in guano. The wrong wind shift and we would have had to move. Couldn’t find the bath house. Tried to buy parts though the boat yard and they wanted 40% higher than retail and were unwilling to negotiate. Will not go back.
Marina Response:
Good Morning Diane, We are sorry to hear your experience at our boatyard was less than favorable. Due to the geographic location of our mooring field, and the large natural features, there are birds who have made a home on the rocks. We do our best to live in harmony with them. We have newly renovated bathrooms, and the launch driver or any staff member is happy to direct you to them. As far as our parts department, we strive to serve all our customers and be transparent with our pricing. We are sorry you did not feel the pricing was fair. If you would like to discuss anything else, please feel free to give us a call at (401)-423-0600 - SHJBY

by Thomas D. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Launch service was excellent, responded instantly and were always pleasant. Had a great conversation with Ken Maulder (sp?) who really took care of us on a rainy weekend.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review, Thomas! Ken is great, and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, despite the dreary weather. Warm Regards, SHJBY

by Bela M. on Jun 19, 2023
A nice mellow place to spend a few days, but still close to Newport if you want to visit there. Moorings are sturdy and have nice bridals. Launch service is prompt and runs until 7.00PM. The moorings are exposed to the wind from the North and a bit from the East. You can also feel the wakes of the tankers and barges going up the East Channel. Amenities at the marine are sparse but clean. It's a 30 min walk to the heart of Jamestown, where there are many restaurants and you can get a ferry to Newport. We have added Jamestown Boart Yard to our favorites list.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your positive, informative review! Our location is certainly unique, but it is one of the reasons many people love to visit here. We are glad you enjoyed Jamestown, and Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard. You are welcome back any time! - SHJBY

by Carter Y. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2023
Great spot to stay a day or more. I’ve taken my dinghy to the town dock, about 5 minutes, that puts you right near stores and restaurants. There’s a very good ace HW, an excellent grocery store, and the iconic Narragansett Cafe. I also walked to town from the marina, about 29 minutes on quaint sidewalks. The launch and staff are top notch.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your review, Carter. Taking a dinghy to town is an excellent option, and it's great you were able to experience the awesome spots Jamestown has to offer. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, please come back and visit again! - SHJBY

by Kenneth W. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Great location and well protected. Friendly and helpful service! We will be back!
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review, Kenneth! - SHJBY

by Paul K. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
This is a lovely marina nestled among the rock islands of southern Conanicut Harbor. It is very protected and among the more beautiful place to moor in the lower bay. The people who work there are very friendly and helpful. We had a great stay (we are repeat visitors) ands do not hesitate recommending this yard. I am sure we will be back there again. Five stars.
Marina Response:
Hi there, Paul! We really appreciate your positive, detailed review informing other boaters about your experience here. We love when people come back to visit, and look forward to seeing you soon at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard.

by Craig & Heidi P. - Verified user on May 25, 2023
This is our go to stop over when we are heading out to the islands. Thank you safe harbor Jamestown boatyard for your friendly, welcoming, hospitality! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Marina Response:
Thank you, Craig and Heidi! You are welcome back any time!

by mark s. on Sep 27, 2022
Nice clean bouy with good tackle. Friendly and helpful launch staff.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review, msertl. We are happy you choose to stay with us on a regular basis, and we hope you feel welcome any time!

by Peter R. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2022
Very satisfied! Clean restroom and shower!

by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 09, 2022
Nothing good about sitting peacefully on the mooring assigned by Dockwa to have an irate seasonal mooring owner and a launch driver swoop in and start screaming at you. Very bad feeling no matter how quickly you exit the mooring. We were assigned D4 by the app, but that one wasn't available.

by Chris T. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2022
Friendly and dependable service.
Marina Response:
Thank you for this kind review! Hope to see you back at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard soon.

by Dave A. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Good mooring, great views, great service (greeted by the launch on arrival). The field is exposed to a lot of rock and roll from boats going by Newport (quiets down at night).
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review. Our mooring field does face Newport and experiences some rolling at times, but we do our best to keep our guests comfortable. You are welcome back at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard anytime!

by Mark C. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2022
This place is perfect. To sail Narragansett Bay just across from Newport is gift for any sailor in the world. Pearson 26 was perfectly protected by the Dumplings. The launch service operates weekends 8am- 8:55pm on Channel 72. On my weekday stay I had launch service from 8am- 6:55pm. The views of the Newport Bridge and Fort Adams were spectacular. The boat yard is working class as am I. Felt at home. 2 outdoor showers and 1 employee bathroom available 24 hours. Downtown Jamestown is really a cool place. If you have kids and not local. Get to the playground in the middle of the Island. It is one of the best in the United States. Clearly very knowledgeable boat builders, maintainers, and operates in every direction of the yard. Everyone I met treated me with kindness. Best regards, Dead Ahead
Marina Response:
Wow, thank you for your extremely informative review, cartym! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here at SH Jamestown Boatyard, and hope to see you back here soon.
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About Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard

Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard is peacefully nestled among the scenic granite bluffs and gorgeous coastal landscapes of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. Block Island, the Cape, and Newport Harbor are all within easy reach, while a premier marine service facility, first-class amenities, and summer days abundant in lively cookouts, acclaimed music festivals, and thrilling regattas give boaters a truly all-inclusive waterfront experience.


  • Service & Maintenance
  • Dry Stack
  • Launch Service
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Groceries
  • Land Storage
  • Travel Lift
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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