by wrbuchanan on Oct 09, 2020
Mooring and docks very exposed to S-W wind and seas. Pick a safe mooring that has no chafe or rot. We looked at 4 moorings before finding a secure system. Caveats, we expected high winds that were even more extreme making dinghy rides hair raising. The Museum made the visit worthwhile. Lots of beautiful boats and interpretations. Download the tour app.
by wendyc on Aug 05, 2020
Best staff. Quick to respond. Beautiful setting. Mooring assignment given along with link to map location, well in advance. Very informative and enjoyable letter from Herreshoff Marine Museum director included.
by lexipetter on Jul 07, 2020
We could not reach anyone by phone or VHF. We had booked a slip but upon arrival there were no slips available. A passing gentleman on a tender was able to reach the dockmaster ashore for us at which point they put us on a mooring. This mooring was fouled. They ended up putting us on a different mooring that was too small for our tonnage. Terrible.
by iownme on Sep 22, 2019
We liked it enough to go back a second trip. The cautions are: weddings can blare music to 11:00 PM (I enjoyed it while hanging out), very rolly at times and facilities aren't 24 hours. Josh is a great dockhand.
by tprendergast on Sep 03, 2019
Very accommodating and friendly staff
by hopalonghyde on Aug 11, 2019
Kirk and Josh went out of their way to accommodate us.
Be aware that the toilet and showers are in the museum (which is free with dockage) so it is available only during museum hours.
by chowland0413 on Jul 28, 2019
Lovely mooring in Bristol harbor. The staff was responsive and welcoming. No launch service but there is a large dinghy dock.
by svliberty on Jul 23, 2019
Great place to grab a mooring. The staff was very helpful and so accommodating when we requested an earlier check-in time. The museum is a must see!
by hendricksonjoshua on Jul 21, 2019
Great experience, dock master very helpful
by horizon8228 on Jul 17, 2019
Accommodated request for our group of 4 boats to be close by in mooring field. Dockmaster leaves at 2 on Sundays so no ice available after that. Showers are only available during museum hours. Trash was overflowing at dumpsters. Water is available on the docks. Plenty of dinghy space. The mooring field is NOT in a no wake zone and boats go blasting through creating big wakes. If you’re not planning to visit the museum go further up to town within the no wake zone and be closer to shops and restaurants.
by 1jparker0715 on Jul 16, 2019
Great service, we had a wonderful stay. The Herreshoff Museum is a treasure! We will be back!
by selestra35 on Jul 06, 2019
The area is very pretty; however there are no facilities available from 1700hrs to 0900hrs. No trash container; no bathroom, no showers ... nothing after 0900-1700. $100 mooring fee for the above GO FIGURE ? Ronald W Feher Raison Detre [email protected]
by rigirly on Jun 27, 2019
Good price. Bristol can be a little rolly due to boat wakes. Staff was helpful when pedestal power didn't work (found another pedestal for us).
by g2nconnell on Jun 24, 2019
Good dock. Helpful staff.
Great museum. Conveniently located
by rkilmon on Oct 08, 2017
Amazing place; gorgeous boats; a wonderful impromptu tour from the curator.
by rib4marinas on Aug 30, 2017
Launch service much appreciated.
by andersenjp on Aug 30, 2017
My only regret is not staying longer. Our stay was only a brief overnighter, and I wanted to enjoy the museum as well.
by gwlk99 on Aug 21, 2017
Good dockage and great tour of the museum. Electrical needs some updating.
by billfish on Aug 18, 2017
The marina was wonderful and the museum is a must see. It was very windy (20+ knots) and the staff were amazingly helpful with dock lines etc. I enjoy the short walk into town as well. It is a little rocky at night but the floating dock is better than a mooring because of how it is sheltered immediately next to a fixed pier, at least in a typical southwesterly.
by mfredberg on Aug 07, 2017
Mooring area exposed to long fetch with resulting continuous wave action. Very uncomfortable resulting in early departure. Dock hand was a volunteer vwho was very nice
by ae28no450 on Jul 17, 2017
Just about everything was terrific. Just two small notes: (1) The docking process (previously reserved space) was a bit confusing - hard to understand just where to put the boat, and what sequence would be used between us and "Christine", also in the process of docking. Also, although the dock crew was satisfied that the assigned spot would accommodate our draft, we wound up with the rudder aground at low tide (departure time 1100), apparently because the bottom shoals up at the inner end of our berth. (2) A staff member locked up the dockside heads while a crew member was inside - led to a rather frightening experience.
Additional note: I really didn't want to create a Marinas.com account, but was unable to submit this review without doing so.
by kimlyons on Jul 10, 2017
Enjoyed our stay. The primary inconvenience was that the bathroom and shower facilities were closed on the afternoon of 7/4. They reopened on 7/5. Also, we didn't know how to access the wifi...no info on the webpage.
by diehlb on Jul 07, 2017
Very friendly staff. Thank you again!