by cbleuher on Sep 03, 2020
I'm giving a 4 rating because, while the reservation process was straight forward, the actual execution of picking up the mooring was a nightmare as others have said. I called on the radio as I was coming up the river. I got an immediate response from the launch driver who directed me to pick up any of their transient moorings that have a yellow ball attached to the mooring. With the current, maintaining position alongside the mooring and pulling up the very short mooring line was almost impossible. I barely made it on the third try but would have left if I hadn't. We did take on fuel and water at their dock which went smoothly. Being a Sunday afternoon there was a lot of traffic coming and going but it quieted down significantly after about 6 pm.
by rllalbin on Aug 29, 2020
Got a mooring along the channel with scenic, natural surroundings. Friendly launch service was available for $1. Not much within walking distance; only restaurant was closed on a weekday. Dock staff could be better trained.
by tgrhwyhpzxg3zjghyv6w on Aug 27, 2020
FL Tripp and Sons was very accommodating. Adolino was so helpful We met such wonderful and friendly boaters at the marina. Westport is such a nice place to spend a weekend.
by billg on Aug 21, 2020
Always interesting and beautiful on the Westport River. Had dinner with great friends. The bridal pennants on our mooring off of buoy 20 could have been longer so it was difficult to cleat them with the pull of the brisk current. Also, dingy dock space was sparse.
Very attentive staff and all in a great stay. Thanks!
by bmichon on Aug 16, 2020
Beautiful spot.. first time here.
Was easy to find the transient mooring with help of marina over Dockwa’s messaging feature.
Things to know for first timers...
1. Fairly strong river current ., pay attention
2. When no wind a bit buggy
3. Twin/ bridle style mooring lines are short and dirty.. glad I had 2 Dyneema bridle extenders to cow hitch on the ball
4. Launch stopped at 8p on a Thursday night do we took the dingy to the Back Eddy restaurant... pork and clams were great
by avante on Aug 13, 2020
Westport is a hidden Jewel! Miles of preserved land, accessible by dinghy, with spectacular wildlife. Clean harbor. Tripps Marine is fantastic and very helpful. Horseneck Beach is a great location to walk, or just relax on. We will be back next year!
by ladybug on Aug 02, 2020
Mooring was very remote, actually just barely inside the harbor. Unlike most other marinas, launch service was not included. It was available at a per-trip cost. Usually I tip the launch operator about the same as I would have had to pay for the ride here, but the tip doubles the cost.
by kqszs7eyvimosfuvz7sv on Aug 01, 2020
We had a very nice stay at Westport harbor on a FL Tripp Mooring ball. Our one comment is that the mooring pendant is ridiculously short especially given how the current rips through there. If the pendant was any shorter it would have been unusable for us.
by tsonneborn on Jul 21, 2020
I had a good experience dealing with friendly and helpful staff when I had a few questions regarding mooring availability. Prompt, helpful service when I called (on VHF CH9) to ask which mooring to pick up. VERY close to an amazing beach. Beautiful area. I will admit that since we visited while quarantining/distancing due to COVID-19 concerns, that we did NOT visit the nearby restaurant(s), and did NOT use the showers or other facilities ashore... so we didn't really get to completely experience the place like we might have during another time. We just wanted a mooring to tie up to, and a beach to retreat to where we could have some quiet space to relax, and that's exactly what we got. We navigated the chanel in VERY heavy fog... and a decent amount of current, but it was very well marked, and we had no problems. No complaints. I suppose if I wanted to be super-picky, I'd point out that our mooring pennants were too short, and I had to use a dock line to extend and reach to my bow cleats... but that's nothing worth deducting a star for. This would make a great stop-over en route between Block Island and the Cape Cod Canal area... also a short/easy sail to Cuttyhunk Island and other great spots to visit. We'll likely visit again!
by ceb30146 on Jul 05, 2020
Lovely area. Stayed isolated. Didn’t use any services. Been there many times before and enjoyed showers store and hospitality.
by brown on Jan 29, 2020
Very pleasant stay - arrival and departure directions were spot on. don't let the long passage in/out deter you. with the current launch service is a must and very personable drivers. looking forward to a return in the future.
by transientvisitor on Aug 19, 2019
A historic boatyard with nice people but pathetically poor bathroom and shower facilities.. Very close to impressive beaches and next door to the Westport Yacht Club but not close to much else.
by adelboat on Aug 09, 2019
Great facility - wonderful people! Had never been into Westport before - staff was encouraging - navigation straightforward. Amazing location - gorgeous beach a short dinghy ride. All shore services were all we needed: showers, ice, fuel, and a sweet ship’s store. Launch driver even offered to bring us to the local restaurant!
by lohrenzs1 on Jul 28, 2019
Picturesque spot and readily accessible moorings. Terrific marina personnel make you feel at home.
by labess on Jul 27, 2019
Very Clean facilities did have a request there was no communication as to their not being able to fulfill.beautiful beach area would definitely return
by martingodard on Jul 18, 2019
staff very helpfull, we get stock in a mooring line and they come immidately to help us.
by ibis on Jun 30, 2019
Friendly and helpful staff