by David U. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
Very hospitable. An easy to access marina with proper facilities. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
by Kathryn P. on Sep 12, 2023
Great People! We desperately needed new batteries. I sent a message through Dockwa, on a Friday, which was answered within 30 minutes. Then they called. They had our batteries for us Monday afternoon. Hurricane Lee is on the radar and they were very busy pulling boats out. But they found the time to help us on short notice. And charged a fair charge. Craig was extremely helpful and clearly loves what he does. We were on a mooring and they have a launch service also.
Thank you! Good luck with the rest of your trip. I do love my job, but what I don't love is lugging 4-D batteries around. Haha. It wasn't too bad. We have done a lot worse!
by David s. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
Tripps is still a classic boatyard. All you need without a lot more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
by Wendy S. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Great last minute weekend in Westport!
by Michael B. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Last weekend we ran into serious electrical trouble, setting off a chain of bad events that continued to compound. We needed to get our 6’7” draft sailboat to a safe harbor up the river at low tide and against a brutal current Got on the radio and the guys at Tripp talked us in and took great care of us and all our needs for 4 days. The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable that I ended up leaving the boat there for the week so we could get some work done. The launch service is outstanding, and the entire staff made us feel welcome. Great place
by Joe C. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Nice mooring field
Phenomenal launch service
Very very friendly
by James B. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Peaceful night, beautiful river, friendly helpful staff.
by Randall T. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
We love Tripps. Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful spot, reasonable fuel prices, and walking distance to one of our favorite restaurants. Tripp is an old school type of marina that I remember as a kid in the 1970's and 1980's before big corporations bought up many of the marinas. Still a hidden gem.
by Meg D. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Friendly helpful staff. Easy walk to the beach.
by David J. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Excellent night on one of their moorings. The entrance channel (August 2023) is well marked but recently moved so didn't line up with my charts. Was easy to follow the markers though. Mooring had a beautiful view of the marsh and river with Herons and Egrets working the flats during sunset. Launch service took us right to the restaurant. The beach is a short walk from the Marina of if you have a dinghy there's lots of beaches, sandbars and places to explore on your own. The yacht club next door has a great breakfast that is open to the public.
When picking up the mooring I recommend having a bow line ready to feed through the pendant and back to your cleat. Due to the strong current, the mooring ball is tide to the pendant which is under-water. Once I realized how they had it set up it was easy run my bow line through pendant, just had to give a little more power than usual to slack up the mooring line and lift it high enough to run the line through.
Great trip - will definitely be heading back.
by William K. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Ian the launch driver was excellent as was the Sea Farms oyster bar.
by Jonathan K. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Second stay this Summer -responsive and good mooring location. Facilities are nice and they have a great Store with anything you could need
by David H. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Bill auerbach is a nice guy and very informative
by Pam T. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Excellent little spot. Great and friendly staff. Very helpful. First time visiting but will be back
by Bill M. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
Good location at the entrance to Buzzards Bay. Facilities are fair, dinghy docks overcrowded, bathrooms/showers/laundry are adequate. Launch service responsive and reliable (CH9), excellent service department and ship's store. I've been mooring there for 20 years because it's equally convenient access either to the Vineyard or Newport, and seasonal prices are reasonable. Seldom spend the winters there because with a crane but no travel lift I'm required to unstep the mast.
Westport harbor is great. Easy dinghy access to beaches near Horseneck Beach, good restaurant within walking distance, excellent upscale supermarket (Lee's) is a 4 mile Uber. Maybe they deliver...? Be prepared for the strong Westport River current. Channel shoaled last year to an unmarked, local knowledge nail biter, but for 2023 the new channel is well defined with lighted nun buoys (don't be distracted by the flashing reds if you approach from the sound after dark). A quaint, old school New England port, well worth a visit, not yet heavily trafficked, exploring the river and estuaries is great by paddle board, kayak, or fast dinghy.
by Elizabeth G. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
This is a yearly destination for us. The Staff is outstanding and so helpful! There are beautiful Osprey nests and watching their behavior is so much fun. The area is so Pristine and protected. The Back Eddy Restaurant is still fantastic! You can Dinghy right up to the inner beach and then walk Horseneck. Pretty shells and huge surf clam shells are abundant. This is the greatest hidden location!!!
by Eric C. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Nice harbor. Very busy on a summer Saturday but quieted right down over night.
by Al V. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Great customer service.
by Peter F. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Going to Westport MA is a special treat. If you like nature, this is the spot. Seabirds, a dozen active Osprey nests and fish life like we've never seen before.
F L Tripp has a long history as a family operation with nice, nice people that takes good care of their customers.
On our most recent stay, we had engine trouble while leaving the harbor at the end of our stay. We grabbed on to a mooring as our engine died and radioed Tripp. They were very concerned. They were short staffed that day. Within 5 minutes they were back to me. The boss, a topnotch mechanic, would be right out - engine fixed and on our way.
They also have a great launch service that will take you to a nice seafood restaurant on the water and pick you up after.
This is a cruising highlight.
by Nathalie G. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2022
First time. Will be back.
Super friendly staff. Helped us navigate the tricky channel and guided us to our mooring and made sure we were tied up correctly. Spent time giving us recommendations. The river inlet is beautiful and protected. Sandbar at low tide where all the locals go. Great place.
by charlie d. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2022
2nd time here and again enjoyed the stay. Tripp is wonderfully old school and no frills but staff is friendly and helpful. New moorings are a bit further from the dock but in a very pretty location and easy to pick up in the significant
current. Beach is beautiful and the Westport Harbor Sea Farms Oyster Bar at the head of the harbor is great, complete with dinghy dock. No problems with depth in the channel.
Departed one hour after low and saw nothing less than 9-10 ft.
Update July 2022. Still a great stop and friendly crew but call Tripp or Harbor Master for instructions. Serious shoaling in parts of the channel. Mid tide and several 6’ spots.
by Jonathan G. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
More of a boatyard than marina. Moorings were not properly rigged to pick up pennants with bosthook, often pennants were badly fouled with chain.
by Jeffrey T. - Verified user on May 21, 2022
Friendly staff, good fuel, basic facilities, it all works. Very nice resteraunt down the road, walking distance. Channel on way in is narrow and not very deep, buyt we made it with our 4.5 foot draft at 1/2 tide, better to be closer to high tide, stay near green bouys.
by timothy - Verified user on Oct 10, 2021
Very friendly and relaxed.
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by Thomas J. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2021
Good service at the fuel dock. Moorings are kind of far away but they have a good launch service. The moorings are difficult to pick up, and not assigned, you just grab one of the ones with the little yellow balls, so that works. I was expecting the mooring ball itself to be yellow, and it isn’t, there is just a small yellow ball float attached to a white and blue mooring ball, so that was a little confusin, but it worked out fine. Nice little harbor, well protected, but has a river current.