Oldport Marine Services Inc.

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1 Sayers Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
Check-in after 12:30 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
VHF 68

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82 Reviews

by Leslie G. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
Great people. Very accommodating with some last minute date changes, ran the launch off schedule for us to get us to the boat earlier than expected. Can’t say enough good things. We will be back.

by Michael P. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Always a great experience with all the staff and tender operators. One suggestion: the moorings are getting pretty dirty and it's hard to see the numbers. Need a good cleaning half way through the season. Can't wait for next season.

by Carlos D. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
Pleasant stay on mooring. Conveniently located near downtown and dinghy dock at Maritime Center.

by Jeff H. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
Very accommodating .

by Augustus M. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
Perrin made the process easy...thank you.

by Philip A. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Excellent. Wish the launch ran later at night

by Ken M. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2023
thoughtful assistance when we needed to stay an extra day due to rain and fog

by Mike M. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
It was easy dealing with Oldport Marine. The dispatcher was quick to respond to my arrival radio call and the launch driver was helpful to stretch out the mooring ball chain. Good experience! I'll be back.

by Ralph R. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
very helpful with a last minute mooring request

by paul s. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
Excellent customer service. We really appreciated their flexibility on dates. No hassle. For us, Dockwa is a great addition for OldPort.

by Walt E. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Great location and reasonable priced mooring. Water taxi is frequent with $4 pp delivers you right into the busy wharf scene packed with great restaurant choices and shops

by Eugene W. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
It was great to go to Newport without the anxiety of getting a mooring. Will go more often now.

by Dan J. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Great instructions to find the mooring

by Kurt S. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Good Location, good info on how to find the mooring. Limited shore facilities and the $5 pp one way shuttle charge every time seemed pretty steep, even for Newport!

by Glenn S. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Great location and the floating mooring docks were a great surprise.

by Ernie W. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
We've used Oldport for mooring stays for several years now. They recognize us and would accommodate us as best they could with their first come/first serve policy. With Dockwa, we can now make reservations...this is GREAT and this past weeks visit was terrific. We've already made future plans and will in the coming seasons.! UPDATE: another wonderful Labor Day Wkend with Oldport! Thanks again!!!

by Thomas H. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Using Dockwa for Old port mooring was perfect! Knowing you have a mooring on arrival! The launch drive was excellent put us on a mooring dock with our friends boat! We will be using Dockwa more often!! Boat DonnaJean

by CJ A. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2023
Moorings are right near shore and at the center of activity.

by Eileen M. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Excellent communication. Helped us find mooring buoy. Great launch service.

by Joseph K. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Excellent job and enjoyable stay over the weekend.

by Sherry D. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Everything was fine. We love Newport and we’re happy to visit

by James C. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Easy to use. Great launch service.

by Vasco S. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Mooring was as close to town as possible. Great mooring.

by Carl K. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Great location. Nice heavy duty mooring.

by Laura L. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Love the overhead photo of where our mooring was, great location. Launch driver was terrific, good restaurant recommendations. Highly recommend if you don't want to be dockside. Plus boat and people watching is fun in Newport!

by Daniel T. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Attentive, courteous and helpful. Streamlined reservation system with good advance email communications

by Joseph s. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Great place to stop always

by Matt p. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Great very friendly shuttle is quick and runs till midnight

by Dan C. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff … and very responsive. Newport is great and Old Port is excellent

by Douglas - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
The transient mooring field is in a great location. Old port staff are very flexible to scheduling and easy to contact. Communication was excellent from original reservation to departure.

by John K. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Awesome as usual! Our mooring was fouled under the float when we got there, and they sent a guy out immediately.

by Lori B. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Great harbor and very nice old port employees.

by Bob B. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Staff were very helpful, access to down via their launches was easy and prompt. Great service and a great price.

by Steve H. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great as always! Quick to answer radio and give a mooring assignment. Great location.

by Douglas l. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Had a great mooring location. Quick response on the vhf

by William B. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Most convenient moorings to downtown. Friendly staff.

by Robert M. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Fantastic stay in Newport Harbor thanks to the great mooring location provided by OLDPORT MARINE and their friendly &. dedicated .staff along with Dockwa who handled the booking……

by Patrick J. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Our stay was great. Love the city. Dockwa reservation was perfect.

by David J L. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Great to be able to sail into Newport during the Jazz festival knowing that we have a mooring reservation. Great service!

by Randall R. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Super professional Knowledgeable staff. Excellent location! Close to all amenities. We'll be back. THANKS!!

by Kevin T. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Great. Launch service excellent. Nice calm mooring in breton cove.

by Elsie J. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
We arrived on a Monday for 3 nights and noticed available old port moorings near the yachting center where we usually pick one up. We were put way out on a private mooring near the fishing docks. I called the launch and requested a move because we had to attend a wake in town that evening only to be told they were all booked. Needless to say we were soaked and salty by the time we got to the Ann Street pier. During our stay those moorings we’re never occupied and I don’t understand why a move couldn’t have happened. We endured the smell of fish bait and fortunately the weather was perfect after the wind died down so we could cruise in the dingy for the rest of our stay. Can’t say I wasn’t disappointed with the mooring though.

by Barry D. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Nice, professional, flexible staff. Launch service was great!

by Patrick L. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Excellent. Very easy and accommodating

by Randy W. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Perfect weather A good improvement to have a reservation

by David Z. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Very accommodating beautiful view

by Kevin B. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Why am I being coerced to write something?

by Lee R. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great mooring in a busy harbor. Good facilities at the Maritime Center.

by Arthur S. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Helpful staff with engine parts and provisions

by Gregory B. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Oldport personnel could not have been any more helpful. They ,along with the Harbor Masters office helped make our stay in Newport a positive one.

by Donald C. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Very easy and thorough directions given on how to find our mooring, followed by a guide boat assisting as we arrived.

by Marc M. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Great communication and a great mooring. Old Port is the best when reserving, picking up the mooring line, or calling for a launch. Great professional crew. Can't say enough nice things about the whole staff!

by Jeffrey C. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
As always, Oldport in Newport Harbor was an absorber of stress and remover of friction. Like the new rental identification system. Just call them on 68 as you come in to be sure there are no last

by Stephan L. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
Nothing but easy and fun. Love Newport and Oldport Services are superb.

by Todd A. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Great location. Nice tender service.

by Anne G. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Very accommodating and responsive with our changes in plans. Launch drivers were fabulous and prompt. Only problem was pennant line eyes were too small for our boat and we needed to "jury rig" to make it work. Thanks for a nice stay in Newport.

by Neil T. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
Everything went very smoothly

by Jack S. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
So accommodating....friendly and willing to help you with any request. will be going back !

by Robert V. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
Great service and flexibility! Thanks!

by David W. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
Great support. Had a problem leaking oil. Oldport sent a mechanic out the next morning and solved the problem. Awesome. Easy launch. Great spot.

by David. F. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023

by David D. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Moorings worked well and were in good working order. The water taxis were readily available.

by Mark S. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Great as usual. Requesting additional days.

by William L. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Easy mooring access and so happy to see them on Dockwa!!

by Joel A. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Great mooring. Launch drivers are friendly.

by john c. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Great spot and friendly dock office/launch.

by Ed F. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Great team. Great launch service

by Michael C. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Great place and service

by Mike H. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Excellent location easy on and off!

by Sylvain L. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
Hailed on 68 when we arrived and they showed us the mooring location. No facilities but very responsive shuttles to get you ashore if you don't want to use your dinghy. Newport is always a little bit of a loud zoo (well into in the night) in the summer but that's part of the attraction I guess.

by Donald B. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2023
Newport is a great spot. Old Port Launch operators are very good.

by Dale J. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2023
Beware of wedding parties and a loud band on the dock. They play til 11 pm!! Great if you like to stay up! Loudest mooring we have ever stayed on.

by Mark A. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2023
Very accommodating. Excellent location. Very helpful on the radio.

by Noel S. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2023
Very prompt & helpful staff, who also helped us out with needed Yanmar parts. Well spaced moorings.

by Brent W. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2023
Mark at Oldport was extremely helpful in sorting out my reservation hiccup, which in all fairness was most likely my fault from misspelling my boat's name Remedy with an n vice m. They are adjacent on the keyboard. Good customer service is an asset to any business and that's what we got.

by Lauren T. on Jun 13, 2023
Oldport offers top-tier service and an unbeatable location. Will and his crew of launch drivers are absolutely wonderful and warmly welcomed us into Newport for the week as our plans to sail north changed due to weather. If you are looking for unparalleled access to downtown, impeccable service, and a great time, Oldport is the place to be! Thank you to all!

by Judith M. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
Excellent launch tender captains ,, friendly, professional, and you’re in the center of Newport.

by Anonymous - Verified user on May 30, 2023
As always, warmly welcomed and quickly accommodated. Launch service was top notch. No Dallas Cowboy cheerleader welcome but the marching band and unlimited access to the hot tub made up for it.

by John L. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Always great location and service from Oldport and now that you can reserve moorings it’s even better!

by Sean B. - Verified user on May 15, 2023
Slightly misleading, they only mention that launch service and amenities are pay to play after you've checked in. The launch operator didn't even tell us until he dropped us off. We would've just taken the dinghy if we knew. Just a few bucks but feeling deceived and the principal bothered me.

by Stephen R. - Verified user on May 14, 2023
Great that advanced reservations are now possible. Note the marina details show where their rental morning field is, but we were assigned to a mooring that was literally on the opposite side of the harbor. Much further that we thought we’d be, from town, but still a good time.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your review. We will take your feedback into consideration. We are glad to hear you had a good time!

by James P. - Verified user on May 14, 2023
Nice Spot with great views

About Oldport Marine Services Inc.

For over 50 years, Oldport Marine has been serving Newport harbor with a variety of services. We offer moorings, launch service, private charters, harbor tours, Diesel engine repairs, Yanmar Diesel parts sales and service, towing, salvage, and more. With our ability to accommodate vessels up to 65', we're thrilled to be your host for your next stay in Newport. Upon arrival, contact us on VHF channel 68, and our dedicated team will be readily available to assist you. Launch service is not included in the cost of the mooring.

Located in the heart of downtown Newport, our moorings are just a short launch ride away from shops, hotels, restaurants, historical Fort Adams and many more sought-after attractions. Our top-notch launch drivers can drop you off within walking distance to the Newport mansions, beaches and museums. While staying with us, you can easily access all that the town of Newport has to offer, or sit back, relax and enjoy the activity of this bustling harbor.

Booking Info

Launch service is NOT included in the reservation price. The fare is $4.00 per person each way, cash only.


  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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