by joerusso2003 on Sep 03, 2019
Marina is in a great spot for enjoying the city, it’s close to everything. The marina’s amenities are lacking. The security of the boaters area is not secure at all. Part of my stay was tough due to strong wind. No breakwater to mask the current and wind made for 2 very uncomfortable days and nights. The dock hands were terrific and accommodating. No WiFi. I will choose a different marina next time no doubt.
Now they answered my review and say that the gates are secure, They are not you can just reach over and unlock the door. WiFi is not dedicated to the Marina, it’s shares with harbor hotel conference room.
24hr. security at Rowes Wharf with hourly rounds has kept all our boaters belongings safe and minds at ease. We are sorry to hear there was bad weather during your stay but Wifi is available and amenities are not lacking here, everything is listed on our site and made available to you upon arrival.
by jpisco on Sep 03, 2019
I bit bumpy during high boat traffic but there are spots available upon request to avoid that. 24hr. security makes rounds hourly checking on the boats. WiFi available upon request or provided when confirmation email is received. Marina facility was very clean.
by solstand on Aug 12, 2019
Dock crew is awesome!
by jcawworley on Aug 05, 2019
Great location. Easy slip to back into
by travelgal2 on Aug 26, 2018
Nice location...NOT appropriate for our size yacht yet they took us. No adequate shore power and no protection from harbor waters. We had to find another marina
by chefigata on Jul 11, 2018
There were positives and negatives during our recent stay (July 2018) at the Marina at Rowes Wharf. On a positive note, the setting was really terrific. If you are heading to a port in a bustling city you want an urban feel. (At least we did.) The docks are nestled between the mixed use commercial structure (office space, hotel, apartments) and gave you a great feel of really being in the heart of a city. The location was also great — next to the Seaport area with lots of restaurants, shops and attractions nearby including Quincy Market. We had tried unsuccessfully to get in at Boston Yacht Haven so we walked over there to check it out and actually liked the setting at Rowes Wharf better. Finally, the facility itself was well maintained and clean. That said, there were some drawbacks that management needs to address. First, they don’t really seem to be set up to accommodate transients. As we got close to the marina we attempted to hail them on channel 9 (the channel they monitor) and received no response. I ended us calling a cell phone number and reached someone who was able to help us dock. He said that if we had any issues to call that number and he would respond. In addition, he stopped by the check on us the next day to see how our stay was which we thought was very nice. Our stay was uneventful so we had no reason to call but as we got ready to leave and wanted help casting off we again tried to hail the marina on channel 9 — again no response — so we called the phone number again. This time no one answered the phone but there was a recorded message that if you needed a dockhand to call another number. Of course, that was not what I was expecting so I didn’t have paper and pencil nearby. I then got out a pen and called the number back to record the other phone number. When I dialed the other number, however (and I tried several times), I received a message that the person I was calling either didn’t set up voicemail or had a voicemail box that was full. Fortunately, it wasn’t a very windy day so my husband and I just did the cast off by ourselves. The second issue is the lack of security. Though there is a “gate” with a key pad to enter the dock area, if you don’t know the pin you simply reach over the fence and turn the knob. It is very obvious that this can be done. In addition the fence on the side of the gate doesn’t extend very far and, particularly in high tide, it would be very easy for someone to simply climb around that gate. Being right on the Harbor Walk makes the security issue doubly important. We simply didn’t leave anything out while we were away from our boat, closed up and locked the companion-way and closed all of the larger ports. Boston Yacht Haven, on the other hand, had a very serious gate, offering true protection, that would have made both of us feel more comfortable. Finally, on a more minor note, they really don’t have WiFi. To connect to WiFi you connect to one of the hotel conference rooms so the reception is spotty. Okay for us on vacation but not great for someone dependent on WiFi for work or personal needs. But for the lack of security and the challenge of getting anyone to help with our sailboat when assistance was a needed, we would be highly recommending the Marina at Rowes Wharf. Again, the setting was superb and the location was perfect.