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Vineyard Haven Launch Service

Not Offered


Day Trip
Not Offered
30A Beach Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 72
Out of Season
Vineyard Haven Launch Service is not currently accepting reservations. Vineyard Haven Launch Service will start accepting reservations for the upcoming season on 07/01/2020 at 9:00am EDT.
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8 Reviews

by plvrw33jc3fqwxcry9gb on Aug 26, 2019
Had to leave due to rough conditions.

by steve02540 on Aug 12, 2019
Our two days at VH were excellent. The launch service was very professional, personal and timely. I'd definitely come back.

by duggerrw on Aug 09, 2019
Moorings well managed. Pendants in great condition. Launch reliable and timely.

by lamanb on Aug 06, 2019
Gave us a mooring just outside the outer harbor, the Launch Drivers were great!

by djrobertson on Aug 02, 2019
The Vineyard Haven Launch Service (VHLS) portion of this trip was outstanding. They easily directed us to our assigned mooring and provided prompt launch service when we decided to go ashore. The discounted launch service charge because we were using one of their moorings was a pleasant surprise. The mooring outside the breakwater was fairly calm once the ferries stopped running and was never very bad, but then we had southwest winds for our entire stay. Winds from the east would be a problem. Vineyard Haven as a town leaves much to be desired. The area within walking distance of the launch dock was pretty dull. It was a hot, humid day and there was no shade to speak of. The shops on Main Street sold mostly clothing. There were two ice cream parlors that both had interesting flavors. Our frustration with Vineyard Haven resulted from an inability to find a restaurant that was air conditioned and offered reasonable prices. There were a lot of take out places or restaurants that offered outdoor seating. We needed to cool off - but couldn’t. The Stop & Shop is handy if you need groceries. One major attraction is the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum on Lagoon Pond Rd. It’s new, cool and offers a good history of the Island. As a bonus, on Tuesdays after 5pm admission is free. Definitely worth a stop.

by captaground on Jul 29, 2019
Good mooring, good communication, fair price.

by peterk on Jul 27, 2019
Moorings are outside breakwater so lots of wakes and swell. Easy to get to and plenty of swing space. Launch service is not included but you do get a break on the price. The launch operators were very courteous and helpful. Nice free Town showers and water at Owen Park. Showers open until around dusk (no posted hours). There is also a town dinghy dock at the beach at Owen park. Stop and Shop an easy walk from launch dock. Don’t leave without eating breakfast at ArtCliff diner! There’s a line at 7 am when they open but it’s totally worth it.

by selene on Jul 01, 2019
We love being here. Beautiful all around. Shep and the launch drivers are exceptional in every way: thoughtful, courteous, reliable and fun to talk with. Lots of beautiful wooden sailing vessels to watch. And ashore good restaurants, shops, grocery steps away as well as bus service to rest of island.

About Vineyard Haven Launch Service

MOORING RENTALS: We have 10 transient moorings in the outer harbor (outside of the breakwater). Availability from July thru Labor Day. Our outer harbor moorings are the cone shaped mooring balls marked “G&B” and “Rental”. Accepting Reservations via Dockwa or in person on a first-come-first-serve basis. No inner harbor moorings. No dockage/slips. No rafting of vessels.

Please hail the Vineyard Haven Launch Service driver upon your approach on VHF Channel 72.

Transient Mooring Rental Rates 2019: 24 Hours: $50 / 4 Hours: $20

LAUNCH SERVICE: July 1 - September 2, 2019. Launch service to and from the outer harbor is available on our VHLS launch vessel, "Patrol ii" from 8:00am to 11:00pm, seven days a week, payable by cash or check to the launch driver.


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