The Black Dog Wharf

$3.00/ft - $5.50/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
20 Beach Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 72
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11 Reviews

by jkqx39bukqgtbtnkftir on Sep 13, 2017

We had a wonderful three days at the Black Dog. The staff was, as always, very helpful and eager to make the stay as good as possible. My only suggestion would be to make the dock a non smoking environment. Depending on the wind direction, the smoke is unavoidable. Especially annoying while sitting in or on the boat. Of course, more unhealthy for those smoking but their choice. I prefer smoke free as do most people.

by bobsmaldone on Sep 10, 2017

We had a great stay here on September 9th. We were greeted and expertly tied up by Michaeli (sorry if I spelled wrong.!) The location is wonderful. We enjoyed the amenities of the Black dog restaurants and stores. The restrooms and showers were new and clean. We will be back next year!

by stgo60 on Sep 04, 2017

reasonable. they need a dock hand who knows how to handle lines and tie a boat The kid who was there did not even know how deep is the marina. That is unacceptable

by ffeather on Aug 21, 2017

The staff was excellent, clean restrooms, great docking location.

by deficitspending on Aug 08, 2017

Courteous, knowledgeable, accommodating dock hands at BDWM. Marina close to all and amenities are good. Always a pleasure staying here. Thank you and we'll see you again next season!

by petertkav on Aug 07, 2017

Great place. We will be back.

by perryg on Jul 22, 2017

Right in the middle of the action in Vineyard Haven. Also, right next to the ferry. A few horns in the morning made for an early wake up. But, in this place, it's good to get an early start!

by m8354bczhirw6hxg9ngj on Jul 16, 2017

Great yearly visit for a week at Black Dog. The service from the dock crew make it a great place to stay. Makalia really is so attentive and kind, she always has her "A" game on and always looks for something to do to make everyone's stay better. All the crew is really good though, most important to the boaters are clean bathrooms and trash containers emptied. They do all that and more. Always there to help you tie up and get underway. Thanks again, great job everyone at the BD Warf. See you next year!!!!

by robklug on Jul 11, 2017

Great location in center of Vineyard Haven. Docks not floating but they bring you boards for bumpers. Ferrys right next door. Car and bike rentals just off dock. Expensive but worth it

by jlevi on May 29, 2017

We were on the finger dock with our 46 ft. Beneteau over Memorial Day weekend 2017. Terrific experience. The young staff was delightful, prompt, service oriented and knowledgeable. As is obvious the location is prime. The best thing is the quality of physical plant - a cut above most marinas with recent architecturally well done facilities, spotless restrooms/showers. All contributed to the feeling of being in a special place apart.

by lauriesue23 on Aug 11, 2015

Just returning from weekend stay at this marina. more negatives than positives. To begin with, we had reserved a slip a month in advance. When we got in it was around 5 or 6 PM and they had us stay in a slip next to part of the dock that was missing a board. It was actually quite dangerous at times as we had windy choppy seas one day. The dockhand seemed unconcerned from start to finish. My husband actually fell when getting off boat one evening. Next were the state of the bathrooms. There were just two unisex stalls for the whole marina. A huge issue we had were the groups of young marina and tall ship employees that congregated in and used the same facility. We had to listen to them chat about getting drunk and partying every time we waited in line in evening. They even joked about the party in the bathroom. The restaurant was understaffed both times we went. Food was not bad, but we waited close to an hour to be served both dinner and breakfast. Wait staff were apologetic but frazzled. The next problem to be disregarded was when one bathroom was clogged. We had to complain twice before one of them picked the phone up. Lastly when I asked to speak to the manager before we left he was out on a boat. When the staff realized we were not happy and were going to complain they scrambled to help us. Too little too late. We will never stay there again. No management, no supervision of employees, no organization.

About The Black Dog Wharf

Since 1964 the Black Dog Wharf has been a fixture in southern New England’s boating and maritime community. Offering hourly tie-ups to long-term transients, we cater to families, cruising groups, motor, sail and mega yachts with consistent professional care and service.

We are located in the center of Vineyard Haven’s picturesque waterfront, within seconds of all that Martha’s Vineyard has to offer to guests and visitors.

Home of the legendary Black Dog Tall Ships Shenandoah and Alabama.


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  • Launch Service
  • Laundry
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet


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