Bowen's Wharf


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1 Bowen's Landing
Newport, RI 02840
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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112 Reviews

by Stephanie W. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
Very helpful guy with docking and resources of the area. Glad for a very clean shower with hot water and nice pressure. Our dog was also well treated also. Piper was happy with the dog friendly environment.

by Jacqueline D. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
The staff was helpful and friendly, the facilities nice and the location is perfect!

by Eugene F. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
This is a professionally and great marina to stay at . They are accommodating and helpful and should be on you list of marinas in Newport to stay. They are located right in the center of all the action at Bowens and Banister Warf. Electric is great and docs stable.

by Ryan S. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Great place to stay over night, looking forward to our return stay. Great clean bathroom and shower. Very close to everything you need in town. Highly recommend Bowens.

by Randi V. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Great location and staff

by Stephen C. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Excellent staff. Nice dock. Convenient to town.

by David F. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Best place to stay great location and Mark was absolutley awesome. We had an issue with our generator that sucked up seaweed and had shut down. Mark helped us and actually got on the boat and spent well over an hour to fix the problem and made sure we were all set. I give the place a 10 out of 10, could not find a better place or more helpful staff. Thank you Mark for helping us out and making sure our stay was awesome. Thank you again. David and Jody "JAX"

by Daniel B. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2023
We are always happy to dock at Bowens wharf. Mark is very nice and attentive. Always there to help out with any needs. Marina is centrally located.

by Alan F. on Jul 28, 2023
Pleasant Staff, good dock hands, Avatar will be back!

by Howard l. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Great service. Great location

by Per S. on Jul 18, 2023
Top location, top service by staff

by Evan A. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2023
Very well run and friendly survice

by edward s. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2023
Marina was small but in the middle of town. Docks, service, Wi-Fi etc were all great.

by Sherwood B. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2023
The best service and location in Newport. The dock master and dock hands are extremely helpful. Will be back over and over again.

by John C. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2023
Great Marina in the middle of all the action, Live music close by, great food and shopping. Nice floating docks, Friendly staff.

by dwight s. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Neils was an excellent assist when we arrived. 3rd year in a row we have been to Bowen's on Fathers Day Weekend. Highly recommended!

by thomas B. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2023
Always dependable and great people. Easy in and out. Our favorite stop

by George K. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2023
Always a great stay in Newport. Great vibe into the evening. Super friendly and helpful dock crew We’ll be back again.

by Kathleen T. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2022
Mark, the dock master, is amazing. So helpful. \n\nIt the midst of a packed Newport holiday weekend, Bowel’s Wharf was a peaceful, quiet spot yet not even a block from the center of Newport’s fun shopping, restaurants, etc. We will go back. It is the best place we have docked in Newport.

by Michael H. on Sep 25, 2022
Great location!

by Warner H. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2022
Great location, well maintained and courteous staff.

by James L. on Aug 27, 2022
Spent 3 days at this wonderful marina. The service was outstanding and Mark was very professional and accommodating. If we return from Florida we would book again.

by Paul D. on Aug 24, 2022
We love this place. Been to Newport about 20 times and we have settled here as our favorite. Cant beat the location, facility is very clean and staff is competent and friendly.

by Doug F. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2022
Great location, nice people.

by Pamela s. on Aug 11, 2022
Great location!! Mark and the Bowen’s Wharf staff were fantastic and so helpful!! We will definitely be back and look forward to our next stay!!

by Steven M. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2022
Great spot, and outstanding staff! Will definitely be back. Everyone and everything about stay was A+!!! Highly recommend!!

by Julie J. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2022
Awesome location. Awesome dock support. Awesome Communication. We’ll be back.

by Jeff M. on Aug 01, 2022
Absolutely perfect! Clean facility. Center of Newport. Third year coming here. Mark and his crew are phenomenal. See you next year!

by Edwin L. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2022
Great place. Right in the middle of everything. The staff was wonderful! We will definitely stay there again.

by Kerry B. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2022
Bowen’s was great! Perfect location for restaurants, shopping, and everything Newport has to offer. The staff was friendly and always there to help us with our lines. Thanks we will definitely be back!

by Les L. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2022
Mark Holden and staff took very good care of me, as usual!!!

by Nicholas O. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Mark was very helpful, couldn't have had a better stay.

by Donna A. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2022
We loved it so much. The dock master, Mark was so helpful and just made us feel so welcome. The bathrooms were clean as well as the shower. Can’t wait to go back.

by Bill W. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2022
It worked out perfectly even if the weather didn't Dockmaster Mark is on it!!

by Sean C. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2022
Friendly staff, clean bathroom in the heat of Newport. Great stay!

by Rick F. - Verified user on May 23, 2022
Location is great - but you better like loud music. Mark is fantastic !

by Josh R. on May 21, 2022
Super friendly service (thanks mike!) and right in the center of Newport. If there is availability, it’s the place to stay. Hope to be back soon.

by John C. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2021
Always fun. Topher always super helpful. We will be back.

by Manuel A. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2021
Just an absolutely great spot. Cleanest bathrooms of any marina we have stayed at. Super convenient.

by David A. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2021
3 individual bathrooms with showers. WiFi, floating docks, and great location.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review. We're glad you had a good time but we want to correct the information so future boaters know what to expect. We have only the one bathroom with shower. Thanks! Topher and the Bowen's crew.

by Capt. B. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2021
Wonderful stay and Dockmaster was terrific.

by Joseph M. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2021
Our stay at Bowen's Wharf Marina was fantastic! Great facility in a wonderful location in the hub of Newport. Topher, the dockmaster, was very helpful in getting us into our spot. He was accommodating and pleasant. We can't wait to return. Joe and Sally, Cloud Nine.

by Michael L. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2021
Great experience. Toper and the dock crew were great. Nice location and facilities. Convenient location. Can be a bit noisy at night with bar/ restaurant next door.

by Kirk T. on Aug 23, 2021
Topher and his crew were fantastic, great customer service, they know how to assist when tying up and they are on the premises till 8 every night. Docks are in great shape a little tight when the tour boats come in and out but otherwise fantastic! Will be back! Tour boat captains btw are professionals with boat handling skills, cudos

by Samuel C. on Aug 23, 2021
This is an excellent marina with great service and very competent employees. I would have given them 5 stars were it not for the noise from the band next door at "The Landing". They often played until 11:00 pm.

by Meredith R. on Aug 23, 2021
Had a great time at Bowen's wharf! The staff were so helpful and accommodating and we had a great view from our spot at the end of the dock. Everything was perfect. We'll be back!

by Brian F. on Aug 11, 2021
We had a great stay at Bowen’s Wharf. Perfect location right in the heart of everything. Topher the dockmaster was available for whatever we needed.

by Jeff B. on Aug 11, 2021
Excellent Place to stay. Great dock crew for assistance.

by Jena R. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2021
Perfect. The dock guys were nice and helpful.

by Sam K. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Dock a master Topher was great!! Giving 4 stars because internet was terrible - it is the year 2021 - let’s get our act together!!!
Marina Response:
Sam I appreciate you letting us know. Cox, our internet provider, was having a scheduled outage working on their systems. We have a brand new WiFi system that provides strong signal for the whole dock, as long as it has signal from our internet provider. Hope you come back to see us. Topher and the crew.

by Jim H. on Jul 21, 2021
Excellent Marina! It was clean and neat. The location was perfect and the staff was very accommodating. They were kind, courteous and professional.

by Mark S. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2021
Excellent dock service by Tofur and his crew. Great location in the middle of the Wharf. Music and party noise until around 11-12 midnight next to boat. Other than that. Great stay.

by John M. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
Great staff, very helpful and responsive.

by Amanda L. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
Great crew, easy docking, pumpout available at every tie up, nice location in the heart of the action in Newport.

by Kyle M. on Jul 02, 2021
Great place! Haven't handled a boat in a decade and wanting to go somewhere with the family for our anniversary on our new to us boat we chose Bowens for being located right with everything and knowing they have excellent dock hands (stayed over a decade ago). We docked around multi million dollar yachts with great support from the crew. They took great care of us in and out of the marina and I was VERY happy with that. Only downfall would be the wifi was poor at best and so was the cell service, hopefully they improve the wifi a bit. The kids would have loved to be able to watch YouTube. Thanks everyone and I will be back, hopefully with a little more time behind the helm.
Marina Response:
Hey Kyle. Thanks so much for staying with us and letting us know how we did. I know it doesn't help you but we just got our WiFi fixed today so I hope you'll come back again some time. Thanks, Topher.

by Henry C. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2021
Great place to stay in Newport! Centrally located with many restaurants just off the dock to choose from! Topher and Molly were awesome to assist with docking and setting us up with power and water and anything else we needed. The only “ding” I would give was their guest internet repeater has been down and we had to rely on cell service which is weak. Overall, we will definitely return to Bowen’s Wharf!
Marina Response:
Hey Henry, thanks for staying with us! We enjoyed having you guys. I know it doesn't help you with this reservation but we just got our WiFi fixed. We hope you stay with us again. Have fun in Mystic. Thanks, Topher and the team.

by Steven S. on Jun 16, 2021
Perfect stay, perfect location.. Topher was great! Will be back!

by Peter L. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2021
Absolutely in the center of the action. Marina staff very friendly and helpful. Very small. Lots of day trip boats in and out on weekends . (We were moored next to two cruise boats.). A little loud - lots of neighboring bars. Positives outweigh these negatives. Strong recommend.

by James R. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2021
Very clean marina very friendly staff

by Daniel B. on Apr 02, 2021
Traveling from Brick NJ to New Port last Labor Day weekend , aboard the “Light Hearted” a 65’ Galeon Fly , we were lucky to secure a slip at Bowen’s Wharf. From the Dockwa reservation process to our arrival things couldn’t have been better. The dock crew at our arrival couldn’t be more accommodating, allowing us to nose in instead of traditional backing in allowing us a spectacular view of Newport Harbor. Originally booked for only 2 days , we immediately wanted to extend our visit but, Due to the holiday all slips were reserved and we politely told it would be close to impossible, but they would try to accommodate us. The talented staff at Bowen’s Wharf somehow did the impossible and found us a spot for 2 additional days. I can’t say enough good things about this perfectly located Marina. Close to restaurants stores and all the action New Port is know for. We’ll definitely be visiting again. Dan Balsamo & Marc Kushner
Marina Response:
Can't say how much we appreciate your kind words. Very much looking forward to having you back with us!

by Michael F. on Oct 09, 2020
We had the best stay of our summer the week of Oct 4th at Bowen's Wharf Marina. The staff was extremely helpful with reservation confirmation calls, wait list status, early check in, and arrival help. We had the best spot in all of Newport and are looking forward to a return next season! Well done Bowen's Wharf for hiring the perfect marina staff!

by Steve L. on Oct 07, 2020
Great experience all around!! Fast to confirm reservation request on dockwa, helped with docking and departure, friendly staff, clean bathrooms, & great location. We stayed for an anniversary getaway and had a perfect weekend. Highly recommended!!

by Richard P. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2020
Excellent communication and help with lines.

by Tom K. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2020
SUPER location! What’s not to love?

by Michael C. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2020
Thanks so much for a great say, could not have had a better spot for our birthday getaway. We look forward to seeing you again, maybe this fall, but if not spring for sure. Good luck on the mat design, make sure to save one for us! thanks, Mike - Lady Irene

by Pete W. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2020
Fantastic location with easy access to most anything you want to do. Friendly staff and a wonderful stay.

by Jérémie P. on Sep 18, 2020
Excellent service at the heart of Newport. We were very pleased to dock our humble 40-foot charter sailboat in this charming marina that attracts super yachts and America's cup winner classical yachts alike. Very well situated in historical Newport.

by Douglas J. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2020
The team here is great, especially Topher. He gave us guidance pre-arrival, met us to help tie up, and had great recommendations for some needed maintenance. The Marina itself is in the perfect location, in the heart of the restaurant and shopping scene, close to everything you want to do in Newport. GREAT stop!!

by Jim B. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2020
Great location Everyone was friendly and helpful I will be back

by Daniel G. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2020
Very enjoyable stay , great location and professional staff

by Thomas D. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2020
Always love Newport and Bowen’s is GREAT Location!! Yes can save a few $$ down the road but this is right in the heart!! Clean restrooms/shower and great staff!! Will return!

by John K. on Aug 12, 2020
Topher and staff were great.

by Thomas B. on Aug 11, 2020
Topher was a great help! We enjoyed our stay very much. Right in all the action, and not too rolly

by Vernon S. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2020
Dock master was incredible. With impending storm he rearranged marina so everyone was safe and protected. Very pleased with our stay and will certainly return.

by Lisa O. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2020
Dockhands were very helpful and attentive !

by Tej-Preet S. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2020
It was a nice location. It’s right in the middle of the action. The bathrooms were nice and the dock master and dock hands were very helpful. I would come back again.

by Art M. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2020
Great Dock Hands , Great location . They can’t do enough for you.

by Charles C. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2020
Our stay at Bowen’s Wharf was great. The facilities are great and the staff was very helpful. The location is right in the center of the action in Newport.

by Paul S. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2020
Great location friendly staff. Restrooms are clean

by James G. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2020
Great time, thank you Topher!

by Mark G. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2019
Bowen’s wharf never disappoints. Always a favorite stop. Topher waited for us to arrive at 5:30pm to guide us into the slip and grab our lines. Great attitude and very welcoming. We will back next season on the return trip.

by Michael B. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2019
dock hands the best in Newport. Makes the stay much more enjoyable!

by Grant J. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2019
Great place in the center of it all. Dockhands were a big help and great hosts.

by Diane F. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2019
Always wonderful. Great staff. In the center of town. Perfect setting.

by Carolyn R. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2019
Great location. WiFi did not work at all during our stay....not on our boat or the neighborhoods boats. Only one shower.

by Michael M. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2019
Great staff will come back next year it was a pleasure ,great location

by Tina P. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Completely enjoyed our say in the middle of town-- easy walk to restaurants, parks, and music on the wharf. Staff was professional and attentive. Boats are tightly packed together, but much care to make sure boats are safe and secure.

by Patrick H. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2019
Great location and very nice dock hands. Like every dock in Newport, expensive. And the dj or bands playing till midnite will keep you up, just be aware.

by Ben G. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2019
Great dock, great deck hands.

by Brian M. on Jul 30, 2019
Kerrie was awesome...everything from planning our club's trip to helping me with the lines. Facilities were great, location outstanding, power and water solid. Only feedback is the dockhand helping the Tiara behind me dock misjudged the space required and I lost my stern flag and had my teak scratch...nothing I can't fix and I know the hand was only trying to help a customer that really wanted to get into that spot early. So A for customer focus and room to improve with math.

by Mike R. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
Great spot in the center of town

by Stephen K. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2019
Great location. Excellent staff

by Dan P. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2019
Had a wonderful time at Bowen’s Wharf this week. Jalen, Nate and Kerrie took such good care of us, from the moment we approached the dock until we left. We loved the nearby pool, the marina is in the middle of a ton of fun things to do and great restaurants, and we really enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back!

by Ken T. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2019
Great location in heart of Newport. Very helpful and attentive staff!

by Jeffrey D. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2019
Staff was great and location was as well, even if we were right outside the outdoor music. WiFi was not existent and although they were aware of problem, nothing was done for the weekend to address fixing it.

by James P. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2019
Staff very friendly and helpfull. Walking distance to many Newport restaurants and activities.

by Lisa W. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2019
Very nice people who work and run the place. Carrie and crew! Thanks see you next year!

by Andrew H. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2019
Docking staff were great and helpful—and facilities were well kept.

by Lynn C D. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2019
Great location, walking distance to restaurants The Dockmaster Kerry is great.

by Peter C. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2019
Kerri and her staff on the dock were excellent.

by Alan D. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2019
We love Bowen’s. It right near everything. Marina is very clean. People are friendly

by John H. on Jun 25, 2019
Great service, friendly staff, and right in the middle of the Newport fun!

by Paul T. on May 30, 2019
Perfect location near all of the action- dock staff very friendly and helpful

by David D. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2018
Excellent Stay. Thank You

by Michael F. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2018
Very nice staff, very helpful. Nonetheless, the electric 30 amp kept tripping off under a light load. The pump-out was brand new and worked very well and quickly. Fantastic location.

by Frank A. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2018
Love this place it the best dock in Newport! Very clean and the staff is top notch!

by Tom I. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2018
Our stay was excellent, friendly staff, great location, bathrooms always clean. We will be back often

by Dean A. - Verified user on May 28, 2018
Always fun and great staff! Kerri is always helpful!

by Eric - Verified user on Oct 02, 2017
Great spot with easy access to downtown. Very helpful staff as well

by Timothy H. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2017
Great weekend at Bowen's . Made the reservation through Dockwa and they had the space ready for us upon arrival. Cannot beat the central location. It's right next to the Landing, but they close up by 12:30 AM or so. Dockhands all very helpful. Will return.

by Scott B. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2017
Stayed here for nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Great location near restaurants and shops. Marina is also located across the street from Queen Anne Park which was very convienent for walking our two dogs. Dock staff friendly and facilities in great condidtion.

by Chip P. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2017
Great location, staff was friendly and helpful...

About Bowen's Wharf

Award winning, first class marina located at the anchor of the Newport waterfront with deep water dockage accommodating yachts up to 105'. The marina is conveniently located amidst bustling Bowen’s Wharf with an array of shore side activities, tours, Pilot House, galleries, locally-owned shops, bars and world-class restaurants. We are staffed with a professional team making your docking experience simple and safe and boast amenities such as tie along floating docks, a private deck area with grill, updated WiFi system and clean head with shower. Accepts transient and day trip dockage as well as winter seasonal dockage so come on down!


  • Water
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  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Winter Storage
  • ATM
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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