by cam39g550 on Sep 11, 2022
People were fantastic, the harbor however was rough. Lots of boat wakes, calms down at night and then started agian at 6am. A little high priced mooring what you get. People are a five +. Mooring is a 2-.
Thank you for your stay!
by wandering.thunder.8307 on Sep 06, 2022
Our first visit to Jamestown by boat and we enjoyed it. Radio communication was easy, dockhands were very helpful and attentive. The town is charming and has an easygoing vibe, not pretentious. Bathrooms were very clean. The marina is pretty exposed and although winds were fairly light we rocked and rolled in our slip until late in the evening when the wind died. Overall a nice experience though.
Thank you so much for the review and your stay! We hope to see you back again!- Marina GM
by stevelustig on Sep 03, 2022
Fast response to my reservation request. Wonderful launch service
Thank you Steve!
by johnfeldtmose on Aug 30, 2022
Decent marina, but nothing exceptional, and the price is ridiculously high! Showers are OK, but there is very little else there. There have to be more reasonable facilities in the area.
Thank you for your stay and the compliments above. A lot goes into setting our rates and they are based on the surrounding area comparables. Our bathrooms and showers are brand new and very clean! Most who stay enjoy our brand new waterfront restaurant and or our ice cream shop. There are also many other great restaurants and things to do here in scenic Jamestown! -Marina GM
by jcbackes on Aug 25, 2022
We were on the north dock and the boat waves made our stay very uncomfortable, otherwise everything was fine.
So sorry to hear that. We do our best to place boats accordingly with current and forecasted wind directions. Lately, it has been switching around quite a bit! Please let us know next time you are coming and we will do our best to ensure you don't have the same experience. Thank you for your stay. -- Marina GM
by pavlis613 on Aug 23, 2022
The people were pleasant, the facility fine.
The mooring fee seems to be 'whatever the market will bear'. It was (by far) the highest mooring fee I've experienced in the 4 years I've been sailing on Narragansett Bay.
We do thank you for the compliments and are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. As far as the mooring rates , they are set rates and are up front on Dockwa when you make the reservation as well as advertised on our website. If you feel you were inaccurately charged, please call and I will be happy to review with you anytime. Thank you very much, Jonathan - Marina GM
by asurdiqs8egzza357g8p on Aug 21, 2022
Staff was great, very clean bathrooms,excellent location right next to shops and restaurants.
Thank you for the feedback! We hope you come again! -Marina GM
by muddy.night.5974 on Aug 21, 2022
Great yard...very attentive and helpful yard manager. Cooperative staff. Long term parking. Great experience
So glad to hear! Thank you for the review, we appreciate it! Marina GM
by little.haze.7196 on Aug 15, 2022
Great marina! Friendly people, terrific launch drivers, and the best showers in any marina I've been to. Love this place.
Thank you so much! We love this feedback, and more so, that you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope we see you again!
-Jonathan -Marina GM
by petere on Aug 14, 2022
Jamestown is gorgeous and great for walking, a calm mooring area when the rest of the bay was choppy.
We love gold stars, thanks for five of them.
by adelboat on Aug 10, 2022
Love the new heads! Drivers are (as always) prompt, professional, and courteous.
How about adding a few laundry machines?
Thank you so much for your stay and your compliments. We are considering laundry machines for next season, we hope to see you again! Thank you very much- Jonathan -Marina GM
by sabredriver on Aug 10, 2022
As a transient, was not given any kind of welcome package about the town, bathroom codes, etc. we had to ask questions or fend for ourselves. Wifi was not working and we were told it had been down for quite some time. Things seem to be going downhill under TPG ownership. We stayed here in 2019 and it was one of our favorite stops. All that being said the marina is in a great location to the little downtown and restaurants.
We always appreciate the feedback!, so thank you for that. In a constant effort to improve ourselves, we are in process of adding a Marina Concierge as well as a new Dockmaster. I do hope you will return again and will look forward to that feedback next time! Thank you - Jonathan - Marina GM
by mannmotorsri on Aug 08, 2022
We absolutely loved our slip, unobstructed views of the Newport bridge.
Great customer service from the staff!
We will be back. Thanks!
by pturci on Aug 06, 2022
Friendly staff went out of there way to help us resupply our boat for a long trip to Maine. We strongly recommend this facility to any boater passing through the Rhode Island Sound.
So glad to hear, we hope you have a wonderful trip and hope to see you again! Thank you ! -Jonathan -Marina GM
by cdesousa43 on Aug 03, 2022
Great restaurant! Definitely would stay there again.
by sail_ataraxia on Jul 16, 2022
Deep water access. We picked up a brand new orange mooring. Good launch service and nice facilities. Very nautical vibe. Cheaper (though not cheap) alternative to Newport
by pleonardi24 on Jul 11, 2022
We were a smaller boat on a mooring. Marina and service were fantastic, friendly and very responsive. Radio communication was extremely easy and effective, launch service was responsive and efficient, Entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We appreciate your business and hope you can come again! -Jonathan , Marina GM
by moscaring on Jul 07, 2022
Nice mooring, very peaceful
Gave us credit when we had to leave early due to illness
Nice restaurant at the dock
We will be back!
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for five gold stars.
by matts on Jul 06, 2022
Terrible moorings, way to much boat wake. Mooring line looked like it hadn’t been used all season (weed grass and sea creatures all over it) also even in the typical SW breeze the mooring field offers no Lee. Mooring was also so close to the next one I couldn’t trail the dinghy. I couldn’t stay and fortunately found another mooring.
Sorry to just hear this now. I would have been happy to move you to a larger mooring to accommodate your dinghy. We appreciate the feedback.
by kenkogut on Jul 04, 2022
2022 update. Great spot. Been coming here past few years. Staff and launch operators are great. Under new ownership. A little bumpy with north wind. A bit pricey.
We appreciate the feedback! Thank you for your stay.
by capatainbob on Jul 02, 2022
Great location. Great launch drivers.
Thank you for your stay Capt. Bob! See you next time.
by cjc3usa on Jun 20, 2022
I like it when they let you check in earlier..sometimes the boat is earlier than expected
Thank you for the five stars and the note on the app. Which app do you mean, so I can forward this to the Dockmaster?
by ricrew on Jun 20, 2022
helpful staff, great location, easy walk to food
Thank you for the review! We appreciate it. -Jonathan, Marina GM
by bungo on Nov 13, 2021
I transported my boat to Conanicut Marine Services in March of 2021 to have some repairs done before an Offshore race starting at the beginning of June. I supplied a written prioritized list and a surveyors report. I was assured all the work would be done well in time for the race I also personally went to the yard to go over the the required work. As of now - nearing the middle of June - nothing has been done as far as I know and I have had to withdraw from the race - the first time in 40 years that I've missed it. I say as far as I know because the yard does not respond to my emails. I was told however that the yard has lost experienced workers and that the yard' s future is uncertain. My advice to anybody seeking to have work done on their boat is to avoid this place like the plague.
This is an update to my previous review
It is now November
My boat has been in the yard since March
I had 2 prioritised repairs to be done which I could not do myself
I had a professional marine surveyor lay out the work to be done
I gave the yard the list at the end of 2020 and they said they could do the repairs. I transported the boat to them in March 2021 and specified that the work had to be done before the beginning of the race in June. This is all in writing. But after a while I tried to get an update on the work. There was no reply from them. I missed the race and wasted thousands of dollars on race associated preparations. I was then asked to hire another surveyor to tell them how to do the repairs because they apparently did not know how. This was done. But apparently they still do not have the expertise to do what seems to be routine boat repairs. So, now after 9 months or so they say they will send it out. Which I could have done myself. there seems to be no in house technical expertise or sense of responsibility. I thought my previous review would encourage them to deal their job - but apparently not. I repeat my previous recommendation to avoid this place like the plague if you are seeking a timely and competent repair
Reviews like this are helpful, as we take a minute to review procedures, check the lines of communication with our customers and then check the outcomes. The boat yard is for sale, as of March 2021, but the initial service request came in July 2020, so it had no impact on this. Our service manager, who was away when the initial call came in, reviewed the photos and preliminary worklist submitted over several back-and-forth phone calls in September 2020. The plan was to have the boat trucked to CMS in the fall of 2020 for the work to be completed before spring 2021.
However, the boat didn’t arrive at CMS until March 18, 2021—at which point a request was made by CMS to meet aboard the boat to discuss the desired work list. The meeting was on April 19, 2021.
Unfortunately, at this point in time, the boat yard is now crushed with work that has already been confirmed and scheduled and there is no further capacity.
We very much regret the unfortunate circumstances, however, CMS prides itself on good customer service and has built up a loyal customer base because of it—and we certainly would like to complete this project and get it to the next boat race, so, if possible, please call 401-423-1556 x203 and speak with Bill directly to discuss next steps. Thank you and thanks for this opportunity to share a response.
by ohanacharters on Oct 29, 2021
Another great season at Conanicut Marine in Jamestown RI. Allready looking forward to next year 🤙
by bobncbtide on Oct 11, 2021
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by johnmqc10780 on Oct 03, 2021
Beautiful spot !!!! Very helpful when I called in.
by rdepasqua on Oct 03, 2021
Nice change from busy Newport,peaceful, friendly dock hands ..lovely little town to explore..easy in and out of Harbor
by svwillow on Sep 29, 2021
Had a wind time exploring Jamestown and Newport. The bathrooms were excellent and the shower was fantastic. Launch service friendly and quick. This is a great place for a mooring IF the winds are not from the north. We rolled so much my Fitbit thought I was awake all night. In general this spot can be disturbed by boats passing by and even the launch of you’re too close to the marina. I would stay here again if the wind is Westerly.
by nloiselle on Sep 20, 2021
Nice wide slip, dock hand was very helpful.
But, no pumpout service was available. Moved to municipal dock to pump out but no one could make their unit operate. Moved again to pump out facility used by the ferry. Got yelled at by ferry Captain.
No pumpout service on boat show weekend! Bad... very bad...
by aahog on Sep 19, 2021
The marina and all staff are first class. Unfortunately when the wind is from north or northeast, conditions on the boats are almost unbearable, after three nights of this, I couldn’t wait to get home.
Glad to hear that and we look forward to seeing you again.
by g2d on Sep 19, 2021
Great Marina , have been there for years
It was dark and very windy and I could not catch the mooring ball. They sent a boat and skipper to help.
by johnmcallahan on Sep 15, 2021
Great stay. Very helpful and accommodating staff. We will be back.
by capnmini on Sep 15, 2021
Overall a great experience. The Marina staff are very helpful and the services are top notch. Current can get a bit tricky but you can’t beat the location. I am never docking in Newport again.
by cw123 on Sep 06, 2021
Very rolly mooring
by crf on Aug 29, 2021
Staff was terrific. Dan & Tom saw us through hurricane/tropical storm. Caring, helpful & professional. Great place to stay.
Glad to hear you had good help through the storm, thank you for the five stars!
by debrahughes on Aug 25, 2021
pleasant staff and efficient services.
Great to hear!
by eclipse on Aug 22, 2021
Very nice place and the staff was helpful and very pleasant.
We love five gold stars, thanks!
by crzpetti on Aug 21, 2021
We are new to boating and still learning a lot. Conanicut Marina was awesome, we called on the VHF and the directed us to a dock where someone was waiting to tie us up. Everyone was super friendly and helpful! We will definitely come back.
We are so glad to hear you had a great experience. Thanks for letting us know.
by genemitchell13 on Aug 19, 2021
First class marina with first class people. Highly recommended!
That's a first class review, thank you.
by eightbells on Aug 18, 2021
From our first entry into the marina area, we were professionally (& patiently) assisted to our mooring. As it was our first visit, and as we had failed to read the detailed instructions sent us, we needed assistance and it was provided without hesitation. The facilities ashore are top-notch, the fuel dock personnel were experienced at helping boaters tie-up, and the launch drivers were phenomenal. Thanks! We will return.
So glad we were able to help! Come back and visit us again.
by divingduck on Aug 17, 2021
Great location, friendly staff, convenient shuttles. Clean restrooms, great selection of ice at fair prices. Nice stores and restaurants nearby.
by lulu0166 on Aug 16, 2021
Great friendly staff. Free shuttle was awesome! Great location.
Five gold stars are very much appreciated!
by chrisri001 on Aug 16, 2021
Excellent accommodations and service. Only possible improvement would be for air conditioning in the bathrooms.
by ppaglia on Aug 14, 2021
Great service, waiting at dock on arrival and assisted us tie up and set up shore power. Great location, right in town. Would stay again.
by daymom25 on Aug 10, 2021
It was a very nice Marina, But not a good place to go on a mooring unless you have a sailboat. There where to many boats flying threw the mooring area. We where getting knocked around all day. I will stay on the dock on our next trip.
Thank you daymom25, sorry things were a little rolly out there. We encourage guests and visitors to be mindful of other guests when they are within the mooring area and no-wake zones so everyone can have a good experience.
by jdrinane on Aug 09, 2021
Very pleasant and helpful
by rjcolston on Aug 08, 2021
Staff was great. Came in during thick fog. Crew came out in the launch to lead us to our mooring.
Visited again on our way back south. Same great service, prompt ride from launch. Will visit in the future.
by stevelaw on Aug 04, 2021
Quick & easy, excellent, professional crew friendly with no attitude.
by eahearn73 on Jul 25, 2021
First trip and I came away liking this marina. Really competent dock staff. Didn't feel gouged even though we were near Newport. Good location for access to restaurants and ez ferry ride to Newport. A little rocky on the docks from wakes during the afternoon but calmed down late in the day and it was completely comfortable.
by fairwinds on Jul 23, 2021
We live on the other side of the island and wanted to take our 24' center console around and watch the fireworks from Conanicut Marina. I contacted the dockmaster and inquired about a slip for a few hours that evening. A most gracious staff made it happen. We had an amazing short stay that evening. Tommy was exceptional helping with our docking in a tight space. I can't say enough about the courteous staff. Bill has done an exceptional job over the years to build his team. Joe McGrady (owner of Fairwinds Marina in Warwick and former owner of Dutch Harbor Boatyard in Jamestown)
Thank you for letting us know, Joe—that is the best compliment, coming from another marina owner, we certainly appreciate the feedback.
by clindbloom0051 on Jul 21, 2021
Excellent, competent staff.
by lmscaramuzzo on Jul 13, 2021
Great marina and always fantastic service from the launch.
by bettycaffo on Jul 13, 2021
Very accommodating staff. Super quick launch boat. Always love it here, easy walk to shops.
by prkirchner on Jul 07, 2021
We a wonderful stay. We thought that all the Conanicut staff was very accommodating and helpful for all our needs. and we really appreciated the complimentary launch and shuttle service. We wish more marinas were like Conanicut Marine.
Thank you for the five stars, glad to hear we earned the great review!
by gabrielmatthias on Jul 06, 2021
A little rolly, but overall a great experience.
by mark3 on May 15, 2021
Dan was very helpful when I arrived
I will be back
Thank you for letting us know, we love five gold stars and hearing you received great service. Regards!
by smaher on Mar 04, 2021
It’s unfortunate that your cancellation policy for transient slips is so draconian, considering the unpredictable weather in New England. My group of 10 boats ( over 375 feet of slippage) would have liked to stay at your marina for one night at the tail end of our 10 day cruise. We as a group like to book a few months in advance. But as everyone knows, thing happen and sometimes plans need to be changed. Unfortunately as we are only planing on staying one night, which considering your lack of real cancellation policy, mean that once we book, regardless of the reason, regardless of the notice, no refund would be offered. You are sending a message that you must not really want transient guests. I wonder how many other boaters are skipping this stop for the same reason?
It was great to talk with you today. Thanks so much for reaching out to me and our group. We truly appreciate your flexibility! Looking forward to seeing you in August.
Conanicut Marina is flexible about rescheduling in bad weather and recommends calling the dockmaster at +1 (401) 418-3438. We hope to hear from you.
by jamriley on Oct 31, 2020
This is just the friendliest place you could find and the staff is professional and helpful. We tied up to one of the slips for 2 nights. The marina is right in town and they have everything you need, grocery, liquor, hardware store, marine store, restaurants and boutiques. The marina offers rides if you want also. The views of Newport and the bridge are spectacular especially at night.
Our second stay was as good as the first. Highly recommend.
Great review and much appreciated. Thanks again for staying with us.
by wrbuchanan on Oct 09, 2020
Arrived at 6pm. Took awhile to find the right mooring ball. Description could include “red cone”. Dined at J22. Nice all around. Well protected fron the NW winds.
Thank you for the five stars and will note the red cone!
by cheryl2hilk on Oct 01, 2020
We were on a mooring ball for about 10 days. We were off the boat for part of the time and felt very comfortable knowing the marina staff was watching out for it. The launch service was terrific. It was a bit rolly when the wind picked up from the E/NE, but still okay. They also have a shuttle and a staff member took us to the laundromat nearby. Very close to downtown Jamestown and shops/restaurants. The boat shuttle to Newport leaves from here. We did not utilize bathrooms / showers, but they looked nice. We would definitely come back again
...and we hope you do come back again soon! Thanks for staying with us and for the five gold stars.
by mamanoah3 on Sep 07, 2020
awesome the people are great
We love five stars!
by catatonic on Aug 29, 2020
Conanicut runs an excellent operation. Clean, wide docks with 30 amp and 50 amp service, water, Dock hands always available to assist in docking/departure. Boat house with comfortable bathrooms each with 2 showers. Spinnakers cafe serves coffee in the am and ice cream in the pm and lots of burgers, wraps, etc. in between. On site liquor store too!
Thank you for the five stars! We are Spinnakers fans as well ;)
by amelnick on Aug 28, 2020
We made a last minute reservation and the mooring met our needs and was very convenient.
Super, thanks for visiting!
by dolio on Aug 26, 2020
Great dock hands/escort service. I should have had some tip money handy, but was not prepared for the experience-- first time mooring w/escort service: was towing a dinghy. But loved it!
Was a bit surprised, though, the marina directed me to New England Yacht Rigging in Warwick for a halyard, to replace the one we lost on the way in. I discovered a fabulous rigger--JP @ Sensible Yacht Cordage--right in town, was available, super helpful, and highly knowledgeable. He helped me rig the new main halyard when NE Yacht left the new halyard in a box for me to pick up a half hour away, with no car. No small inconvenience.
We're glad it worked out and you were able to find someone local to help you. Noted!
by dcregan on Aug 23, 2020
Easy in and out, amenities were in great condition and well kept. Friendly staff!
Thank you dcregan!
by jwilliams on Aug 19, 2020
Beautiful town and
Convenient services. Only concern is the large
Swells From Tug wakes coming in from min channel. Launch service and ferry to Newport provide lots of options.
Thank you for the four stars.
by cjg on Aug 16, 2020
We prefer Jamestown to Newport, but we probably won't go back there...the slip we were assigned was right next to the Newport ferry and the launches from the mooring field. We rocked all day until 9 or 10 at night. And we had no wifi connection.
We asked to be moved, but were told that there still would have been no wifi connection.
Hi cjg—Thank you for alerting us about the Wifi issue, we called in our tech team on Monday to address it and to look at the location where you had no service. Sorry about the rocking, when there's storms out at sea the rolly can be exacerbated in the bay, so we do try to relocate folks if their spot is uncomfortable. We prefer happy customers and would like for you to stay with us again, so please email us at [email protected]
and put "Attn: Bill" in the subject line, along with your name and contact information in the message and he will get back to you on this. Thank you!
by lalosd on Aug 03, 2020
Great spot for transient boaters. Close to eateries. Easy shuttle over to Newport if you like.
Thank you for the five stars, we hope to see you again soon.
by pkelty on Aug 03, 2020
Great marina, well kept easy to use moorings
Dock master readily available on 71
Easy access to great local restaurants, ferry to Newport
Launch service is superb
Only drawback is that the morning field tends to be very rolly at times
We certainly appreciate five stars despite the rolly. Thank you!
by rgreen on Aug 01, 2020
The marina went above and beyond to accommodate us when we arrived a little early for our mooring. They pumped us out right away as well which was such a relief. We were at P0 and it was a really nice spot. We love the south side mooring field.
We will be back soon! Thanks again
Great to hear, and we look forward to being part of your new "tradition!" Thanks for the five stars.
by ardens2 on Jul 30, 2020
Launch was excellent and included with the mooring. Moorings are right downtown with easy access to shops and restaurants. Tuesday night sailboat races finish at the mooring field. Great to watch from the moorings.
Thank you for staying with us and for five stars.
by henrykatz on Jul 27, 2020
Great staff. The launch service is very friendly and fast.
Come back again henrykatz! Thank you for the five stars.
by waterlillysteve on Jul 26, 2020
The BEST staff & launch service. Can be rocky on busy boating days, but very quiet and calm nights. Exposed to NE and East, very protected in all other wind directions. Excellent marina with convenient ferry to NEWPORT. Plenty of reasons, restaurants and sights on JTN to not go to Newport . Great Vetenarian up street on right. Dr. Wirth of Newport Animal Hospital. Also great market short walk away
Wow! We love this review and thank you for the five stars. We are glad you had a great stay.
by rapiti on Jul 25, 2020
Great shoreboat service, well maintained moorings, nice shower facilities. All good!
Thank you so much for the five stars!
by jjk on Jul 23, 2020
Excellent service and very friendly launch service. Highly recommend!
We love hearing good feedback like this and certainly appreciate the five gold stars. Thank you.
by jgrillo on Jul 19, 2020
Quiet spot. Dinner Simpatico downtown excellent
Thank you and yes, we agree, Simpatico serves some of the finest food on the island.
by v8george on Jul 06, 2020
Moorings are clearly marked, excellent radio service from the office. Gear was all in great shape.
We hope to see you again! Thank you for the five gold stars.
by kemaenhout on Jul 06, 2020
Great service as usual.
Thanks for the five stars and great review.
by joesailor on Jul 03, 2020
Very good service, clean well-appointed shower rooms, nice access to a variety of restaurants and take-out places.
But...the north mooring field has a lot of current running through it, therefore it was a roll-ly overnight, despite a very protected west wind. The occasional party boat late-night arrival and the pre-dawn fishing departures added wake turbulence that increased the roll. And we had Rocker-Stoppers deployed, to little avail.
Thank you for the four gold stars despite the rolly. Much appreciated!
by petessake on Jun 30, 2020
Great location. Very clean and quiet with easy access to Newport.
Thank you for the five stars petessake! Come back and visit soon.
by superwa on Jun 21, 2020
Great mooring field and staff. Wakes can be intense for ferries and such. They really should assign the moorings furthest away from the ferry path first. Otherwise great location.
Thank you for the four stars and for the helpful suggestion. We now include a map of the mooring field in the confirmation emails!
by bryanamartinez on Jun 14, 2020
Always nice. The staff is always very helpful and the tender captains are extremely friendly and attentive. Great location!
We appreciate the five stars, thank you.
by gj5vjywp65rd4dqvpwbg on Jun 14, 2020
Outstanding service, great launch, beautiful location.
Cannot put a 50’ (or even a 40’) boat on E2. We blew down on our neighbors and had to pull off to another mooring.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will stay with us again. Thank you for the four stars despite that!
by pobradley on Oct 02, 2019
Great place to stay, easy to pick up a mooring and visit Newport and Jamestown
Thank you pobradley! We love five stars.
by wkregan24 on Sep 29, 2019
Great, love the water taxi to newport
That's the Jamestown Newport Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off service, and it is in service for 2020.
by saylor on Sep 04, 2019
Lovely spot to enjoy views of the Newport bridge and easy ferry access to Newport. Our visit was during a sleepy Labor Day and Tuesday when most restaurants were closed. Staff at the marina are professional and helpful. Shuttle service for remote parking was helpful since street parking near marina wasn't available. Floating docks are affected from occasional large wakes from the bay making boats sway vigorously in the marina-- but no problems.
Thank you for the five stars saylor! In season, you may hop on the Jamestown Newport Ferry for more restaurant options. The Port restaurant in Newport is right at the Ann Street Pier stop.
by wendyc on Sep 04, 2019
Staff alert and helpful. Very skilled. Friendly service.
Thank you wendyc!
by bzimm3 on Sep 02, 2019
Friendly efficient launch service
by kismetsailor on Sep 02, 2019
Always professional. From your first hail, to the launch drivers, to when you leave, the crew at Conanicut is always courteous. Very much appreciated.
We are so happy to hear you had a great stay.
by woodspb on Aug 28, 2019
Great Staff. Friendly and really helpful.
Super, thank you for staying with us.
by eastcoaster on Aug 25, 2019
The west side of Jamestown is not a harbor. A harbor is supposed to offer a respite from wind, waves and wakes. Jamestown does none of these. The constant tossing of the boat never stopped. In fact, in the early hours of the night, it sounded like something was trying to tear the boat apart. Needless to say, we didn't get any sleep.
The Conanicut Marine was a friendly place. They run a tight ship which we witnessed when someone came and moved a mooring ball they felt was too close to us. The launch service is essential because the waves makes it almost dangerous to try and use your own tender. They are quick and competent when ferrying people around.
I would recommend this location only if there is no wind and you don't mind being tossed around by wakes of large vessels travelling the busy waters of Newport.
Sorry you had a bouncy stay. Hopefully the weather will be better if you choose to visit again. We are glad you found Conanicut Marina to be a friendly place!
by corvair63 on Aug 24, 2019
Very clean showers. Nice dock accommodations. Have dinner at Sampatico!
Yes, Simpatico is wonderful. Thank you for the five stars.
by gerrykeeler on Aug 22, 2019
Very nice. Harbor master gave good and prompt advice about entering the narrow channel with a boat drawing 7'. It's a quaint quiet picturesque town with great walking and beautiful views. Nice spot. We'll be back.
Thank you for the five stars, see you next trip.
by pfors on Aug 20, 2019
Wonderful people who go out of their way to take care of the you. This place is now a regular stop for us.
So glad to hear that and we look forward to your return visit. Thank you for the five stars.
by stanw on Aug 19, 2019
Needed a mooring for one night. Reservation was simple (DockWa). Staff quickly and efficiently responded to our radio call when we arrived and had our mooring assignment and directions to it very quickly. Looking forward to staying there again in the near future.
So glad to hear that stanw, thanks for the five stars.
by krahnsto on Aug 18, 2019
Great stay. Late booking was confirmed immediately. Marina called to make sure if we were ok with the assigned mooring on the southern edge of the field (we were).
Glad to hear you had a good stay. Thank you for the five stars.
by richrld on Aug 18, 2019
Everyone was accommodating and we’ll be back next year.
by ricknan on Aug 15, 2019
Terrific Staff. Very helpful, professional, and pleasant. Nice clean facilities. We have been at the marina before and will visit again.
by mikedool on Aug 13, 2019
Really enjoyed our second stay here. Really friendly staff and nice Ready rooms with showers.
Patty on the launch was super nice!
Now been back a third time and only enjoy the marina more!! Wonderful, friendly staff and friendly launch drivers!
by deckersr on Aug 12, 2019
Great Launch service, a courtesy shuttle to local places, convenient walking to a few nice restaurants and market. Also ferry to Newport operates from the same marina.
by mcsail52 on Aug 11, 2019
Great customer service, including launch drivers, Clean showers. Wonderful location.
So glad all was super, thank you for the five stars!
by dmartin155 on Aug 11, 2019
A nice stay, great weather. Can be a little bouncy at times, but calms down at night. Nice views. Marina personnel are courteous and helpful. Clean bathroom/showers.
Thanks so much!
by mberenberg on Aug 10, 2019
Great marina. Excellent service and helpful staff. Had a water pump failure while moored. Mechanic staff headed by Kevin was excellent
Thanks for the five stars!
by dstrippe on Aug 07, 2019
A planned short stay at CMS on our boat turned into a longer stay as it is when we overheated our motor on the way out into the sound on the way to Cuttyhunk. Of course we sailed back to CMS and grabbed a mooring. We received very timely assistance from Dan in diagnosing the root problem and then installing and tested replacement parts the next day. Great team at CMS to work with, both at the water front and at the shop up on Narragansett Ave.
Thanks very much ,
Dave Strippe and Janice Edler
What the Heck
Thank you Dave and Janice, so glad our team was able fix your motor and get you on your way! Thanks, too, for the kind words and five stars, the crew will certainly appreciate that.
by charles9871 on Aug 06, 2019
We're coming back! Great marina, wonderful people, Jamestown is a fun place! Brad, the launch coxswain, was a real pleasure. Thanks!
See you on the return trip! Thanks for the five stars.
by robrav on Aug 06, 2019
Fantastic service. Great facilities and location
Thank you for all five stars!
by razar516 on Aug 04, 2019
We needed to move moorings because a catamaran was swinging on its mooring to close to ours. The launch drivers were very good at helping us move to another mooring. Also, we enjoyed their courtesy shuttle to the grocery store. The service here is excellent. I highly recommend Conanicut Marine Services for mooring in the Newport/Jamestown area.
So glad to hear your worries were alleviated and you found great service. Thank you for the five stars, the team will appreciate the kudos.
by jacke on Aug 03, 2019
This Marina has an excellent, well spaced mooring field and an attentive launch service that runs until a 2245 return to mooring.
Excellent Jamestown restaurants and shops close by to the launch dock.
Much quicker than Newport yet there is a Jamestown to Newport Ferry available to access the Newport restaurants.
Can be a bit rolly in a stiff south wind.
Thank you for the four stars Jacke! We had a tremendous amount of boat traffic this weekend with the festival going on in Newport. We hope you will stay with us again and give it another go.
by toking on Aug 02, 2019
Very professionally run. Great amenities and location.
Thanks for the five stars! Come back and stay with us soon.
by rgurnitz on Aug 01, 2019
Great people. Great marina. Great services. Thank you
Great review. Thank you!
by rllalbin on Jul 30, 2019
Overall location was good, easy access to Jamestown & dining options, good views, prompt launch service. Only issue was the mooring was really roll-y, like, non-stop. There's no protection from all the Narragansett Bay traffic, and I was constantly being "waked". It only calmed down after dark.
Thank you for the four stars! We had an unusual amount of boats in the Bay this week with the Folk Festival, and the downside to that is the roll-y experience you had. We hope you will come back and stay with us again after the festival crowds have subsided.
by ryverhame on Jul 29, 2019
Great location near town and easy access to newport. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Clean facilities. Will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for the five stars! Come back and visit soon!
by vixen on Jul 28, 2019
We had a mooring, and the local power boat traffic made it very uncomfortable. Way too rolly polly.
The Folk Festival crowds certainly had an impact on the number of boats in the Bay this week, resulting in the rolly polly. Please come back and stay with us on a non-festival, less crowded weekend or weekday and give us a second chance to show you how great it is to stay in Jamestown.
by kk9vxqay98mrtzpdpyxs on Jul 28, 2019
Very convenient location, ferry over to Newport and when you want come back to no crowds you can
We appreciate the five stars!
by wardw on Jul 27, 2019
Friendly, accommodating and helpful staff. On demand shuttle to grocery store was amazing.
We aim to please, thank you for the five stars.
by phyllissilva on Jul 27, 2019
Second time around and it was as great as the first time ! Class act, they have their stuff together.... Very enjoyable !
Thank you so much for the five stars!
by dnelson50 on Jul 23, 2019
Excellent facility. Dockhands are knowledgeable and available on arrival and departure. Convenient to the small town of Jamestown. Accommodated us by extending our stay.
Thank you for the five stars dnelson50! It certainly means a lot to the entire team at Conanicut Marina that folks like you take the time to write in and tell us things were great. We look forward to seeing you again!
by chuckborge on Jul 17, 2019
We frequently visit Conanicut Marine Services for overnight stays. Super friendly launch operators and shoreside staff. Always quite accommodating. And the ships store nearby has a great selection of useful items including Yanmar parts if you need something in a pinch.
Thank you for the five stars chuckborge! So glad you had a great stay and found useful items in the store.
by irynach on Jul 15, 2019
Great people, great marina
Thank you, hope you stay with us again!
by hjrecla on Jul 13, 2019
Excellent service! Very clean facilities! Great location!
by annwhitcomb on Jul 13, 2019
Good moorings with a double harness and great launch service.
by emarcaccio on Jul 07, 2019
mooring field comfortable
good restaurants near marina and easy access by frequent ferry to Newport
by kevstab on Jul 05, 2019
Great service and facilities.
by tdenunzio on Jul 03, 2019
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Facilities were clean and nice. Restaurants are an easy walk. Much more relaxing feel than Newport.
Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate that. Happy July 4th holiday to you.
by vefthimiades on Jun 29, 2019
Great staff and clean facilities. Short shuttle ride to Newport.
Thank you for using our ferry service and thank you for the 5 stars. Glad to hear all was in good order.
by mantinozzi on Jun 28, 2019
However, their Internet WiFi is from the dark ages. Couldn’t connect on two devices, only one. Very, very, unnecessarily complicated even when it worked.
Thank you mantinozzi for the 5 stars! Although CMS has been an early pioneer in providing internet access to our marina guests, we indeed do recognize another upgrade is now overdue and we have it on our IT list. We thank you for the reminder and hope you will stay with us again.
by 12 on Jun 24, 2019
Great marina and staff. Jamestown is a great cruising destination
Thank you for the five stars! Hope you stay with us again.
by lordnelsom on May 30, 2019
Conanicut is a great place to visit. The marina is in very good shape, the bathrooms are clean (always on my checklist), the staff is helpful and friendly, and the location is superb. I much prefer the sleepier and more quaint Jamestown to the hustle and bustle of Newport, and yet it's only a short ferry ride away!
Thank you, we love a five-star review!
by sfred13 on Sep 25, 2018
It was great. The staff was super helpful and provided us an extra level of service getting us launched off the mooring with motor issues. It was greatly appreciated!
by gopsue on Sep 16, 2018
Great marina with Restaurants and a few shops all on the water. Take the water ferry across the bay to Newport RI for a fun day.
by seldert on Sep 11, 2018
Folks are very accomodating. Free launch. Right next to the town.
by johnpwood34 on Sep 07, 2018
Always a pleasure to pick up a mooing at Conanicut! Best launch service launch service in the bay!
by ggmerritt on Aug 29, 2018
we were not given code for showers whixh was main reason to dock. after hours we discovered the need but no way to get it! no contacts available. take notice and ask in advance.
by captainofjupiter on Aug 24, 2018
We have stayed at Conanicut many times and always have an excellent experience. The staff is very friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay seamless. Solid docks, great scenery, and great location.
by vickij on Aug 16, 2018
The mooring location was great. The staff was professional and courteous and the town is charming. Tip to fellow sailors, try to get an inside mooring to avoid chop from the bay.
by jamessalkind on Aug 14, 2018
The marina staff and services are very good. The only complaint is that because of the location of the mooring field, vessels are subject to a confluence of wind, tide, and passing boats. It can make for a bumpy night, depending on the weather. But otherwise the facilities are nice; clean bathrooms, convenient launch service, and proximity to town in particular. We would definitely stay again.
by tayloreml on Aug 09, 2018
excellent facility, staff, and services. clean rest rooms, shuttle service, and friendly staff. it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. highly recommend it
by bobhaze101 on Aug 08, 2018
Welcoming, professional staff, good quality floating docks, clean modern heads & showers. On-site ferry to Newport is fun. Will definitely be back.
by jeffirvine on Aug 06, 2018
This was a perfect location to view all the boat activity on the Bay. Staying away from the massive crowds in Newport Harbor was exact what we needed. The staff and launch service were great.
by ddonald0318 on Aug 04, 2018
Great Stay. Quiet. Close to nice restaurants.
by sholland18 on Jul 30, 2018
Facilities and employees were tremendous. Moorings are quite exposed to the conditions of Narragansett Bay.
by ztyktiyusxecesyu4m9d on Jul 13, 2018
Have stayed here before & it’s a convenient alternative to Newport. Good mooring field, launch service, bathrooms & central location. We had to move our mooring due to strong Nirthrrly winds which pushed us onto a channel marker so avoid mooring E1 unless wind is from SW.
by movinalong on Jul 09, 2018
Easy in-easy out, as long as winds not blowing too strong (no bow thruster). Smaller marina right i the middle of a really cute (and small) village. several places to eat and only a short ferry ride (or uber) to Newport. docks in good shape, bath facilities were neat, clean and newer. no gas dock this year ('18) not sure about pump out. we'd go again. rarely, if ever, give 5-stars...there's always something...
by captgary175 on Jul 08, 2018
The marina, services and people are great! Convenient location to Newport with a ferry leaving right from the marina every half hour or so. The mooring field is somewhat exposed, especially in a northerly. This can make for a rolling, bouncy, uncomfortable night.
by mpike on Jul 05, 2018
Conanicut Marine was fantastic! Everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful, the facilities were clean (honestly, they had the nicest showers I've seen while cruising), and the location is perfect. It's a super quick walk to the Jamestown restaurants, the Jamestown/Newport ferry leaves right from their dock, and the view of the Jamestown Bridge and Rose Island Light is awesome. And the icing on the cake - they'll drive you to the grocery store to provision! The store is within walking distance, but it's so much easier to not have to lug all those bags back to the boat. We liked it so much, we decided to stay three nights instead of the one we initially booked. We'll definitely be back!
by lstcoeur on Jul 02, 2018
As always a great experience. Staff always friendly and helpful. Premises are very well kept. Thanks for a wonderful firework celebration.
by rigirly on Jul 01, 2018
Good Location, Friendly staff, lower rating due to abundance of boat wake.
by brimapax4 on Jun 22, 2018
as usual your staff was very helpful
by walkerk on Jun 18, 2018
We kept our Eastern 18 here for the Volvo Ocean Race in May. Can't say enough about the folks who run this marina, and the facilities - both made for a memorable stay. Thanks!
by lindawitham on Jun 17, 2018
Excellent location. Wonderful launch service with friendly and helpful staff. We will definite visit here again
by rafredrickson on Jun 17, 2018
Staff and service top notch - a bit bumpy with the small rollers that enter the mooring field till evening when the traffic sdlows down.
by wcrosby on Jun 04, 2018
This is a great little marina in a nice town. The staff is wonderful, the launch complimentary, and the town is wonderful!
by jollsj on May 26, 2018
Great quick stay to get out of the seas. Too rough for the Block run. Jack was great! Quiet, with great views!
by mattwordell on May 22, 2018
by tchab1 on Sep 19, 2017
Great staff and perfect location. Always a good experience at Conanicut Marina
by mbkuck on Sep 13, 2017
Marina and docks are nice, avoid staying by the ferry lane, made for a bumpy day, outside transient is not well protected. Stayed inside last year and was much happier. A bit pricey.
by pkessinger on Sep 09, 2017
Always a great stay. Plenty of help even after Labor Day. Ferry makes craziness of Newport dockage unnesessary.
by ab on Aug 30, 2017
The staff were all great.
Showers were very clean.
The wifi did not work.
by andersenjp on Aug 30, 2017
I loved the location and Jamestown itself. The marina staff were awesome. The marina itself and and facilities were great as well. But a show stopper for us was the constant un-baffled wake activity that flowed through the marina. Boat after boat would go by and cast a wake that would travel through the marina, sometimes violently knocking the boat all over the place.
Nights after 8PM were fine. But then the next morning, it would start up all over again.
If the marina could figure out how to baffle all those wakes so that the marina is calm, then the marina would be a 5 star and I would be the first to come back. But until then, I will be staying away.
by oceanus76 on Aug 27, 2017
Great mooring location and a courteous staff.
by kdmacneil on Aug 26, 2017
Have stayed here a few times. Always great. Launch drivers and dock staff unfailing courteous and sharp. Far enough away from but easy access to all things Newport. Great stay with quick ride out to see the J Class Worlds.
by dbelletete on Aug 14, 2017
We had a great stay. Nice staff.
by cleenill on Aug 14, 2017
Very nice facility. Well run with friendly staff and clean heads.
by billyliberty on Aug 12, 2017
Conanicut and their staff is always outstanding, a nice way to overnight downtown Jamestown, wonderful dinner at Fish restaurant and cocktails aboard the boat thru the evening. Our underwater lights created an instant aquarium with all the fish swimming around their docks, unbelievable.
by finsup03 on Aug 06, 2017
Enjoyed our stay at Conanicut Marina. The launch service is outstanding. All the launch operators are personable and responsive. The mooring location was very convenient. The location to town and all the shops and restaurants is top shelf. The stop and go dock is accessible and easy to tie up to. The guys at the gas dock were great to work with, too. The whole area is pet friendly.
All things considered, it was a very positive experience all week.
by capnsaltine on Aug 01, 2017
Always great here at Conanicut.
by bnathan2017 on Jul 26, 2017
I'm not sure how they do it, maybe it's free coffee, maybe it's a daily pep talk, I don't know how they do it but the morale of the staff is second to none. Whenever I drop in to use the launch, or drop off a car load of gear before a trip the staff always makes an unsolicited offer to help me in some way that is above my expectations. An offer of an extra hand to help is followed up with the help, not a long pause, it's like you're family to them, they just want you to have the best day possible and if they see a way to help they'll just do it.
by sharoncstuc on Jul 25, 2017
Navigation to the Marina was easy. Docks were good except some lights were out. Dock hands were good. Office staff lacked personality. Facilities were nice and clean.
by margozink on Jul 16, 2017
We were initially assigned a mooring without a float which made it impossible to retrieve the mooring lines. The launch came out to assist but were unable to help us retrieve lines effectively, but did recover our lost docking pole. Upon our request, we were assigned another mooring with floats and able to pick up lines without problem. Launch service is very good. No way to call marina staff directly on the telephone.
by mgerhardt on Jul 10, 2017
As always very professional in every regard. And today when I needed my boat pumped out (and their pump out boat was in Newport0 the staff lent a hand at the Town pump out station. We always enjoy our stay at this marina.
by rcmackenzie on Jul 08, 2017
Always a great experience, Had a mooring, E9< North hear the yacht club, which was nice and quiet. Rollers not bad at all this trip.
by jpseal on Jul 05, 2017
Very friendly staff and clean facilities
by jhatfield22 on Jul 05, 2017
Very friendly, helpful and quaint atmosphere. Great location. Good amenities.
by chefigata on Jul 03, 2017
Great service and staff. Wonderful location.
by tmthomson on Jun 18, 2017
Very helpful people and nice dock.
by bmastror on May 30, 2017
Great location and friendly staff
by psinc1 on Mar 25, 2011
Wonderful people, wonderful service, wonderful place. I love Jamestown as it's a more relaxed environment than Newport but very convenient to everything.