We always love staying at Manchester Marine. The MMC moorings are very secure and easy to pick up.
This time, our arrival didn't go quite as smooth as usual. This is more of a humorous story than a complaint: We hailed on 72 as we approached and got no answer. Tried again, no answer. Different radio, no answer. Tried calling on cell, went to voice mail. So we grabbed a mooring. All this time, the person at the fuel dock can see us. So I commissioned the dingy so I could go over and talk to them face to face. When I went in the office I saw a VHF radio tuned to 72 - with the volume turned all the way down. I said "I've been hailing you on 72". "Nothing came through", they said. "Here's why" (as I turned the volume up). Anyway, then of course I had to dinghy back out and move from one mooring to another.
To be fair, it was a bit early in the season for them. In fact, they opened up dockwa just for us on that day so we could get a reservation. We really do love staying there and my experience this time was way out of the ordinary for MMC.
Although we had reserved a mooring, we were given a slip. We were also unaware that the marina closed at 4 pm - we arrived with about 15 minutes to spare. Facilities were good and the staff was very friendly.
Very nice marina staff and cute town. Excellent protection and great land access to groceries and restaurants!
very friendly staff very clean very quiet
Very friendly, helpful staff. We were in a group and they even moved a boat so we could all be together. Can't wait to go back!
Excellent harbor / Manchester by the Sea nice town / Nice and clean
Spectacularly Beautiful harbour close to town
First was told to go to mooring that couldn't get to because of the with of my boat(31') with only a launch boat man around at 4:15. Ended up putting us on a mooring way out of harbor where water was very rough. Numerous calls , with no help. We left went to Salem where we were treated very will.
Nice folks. Randy was very accommodating.
Friendly staff...clean facilities...beautiful harbor!
Beautiful harbor, very well protected. Easy access to ocean and downtown to square and restaurants
Located at the harbor of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, we offer our customers the perfect combinationa naturally sheltered location with quick access to open water and offerings that include slips, moorings and fuel dock facilities for permanent customers and transients alike. Mariners choosing both storage and dockage with Manchester Marine have long known of our unique abilities to handle any and all issues throughout all four seasons. With an in-house staff of craftsmen, technicians and customer service professionals, Manchester Marine can tackle the full range of marine services. Many custom projects require skills from several of our shops. Our ability to bring these teams together under one roof ensures the highest level of oversight. We deliver the finest results.
Come enjoy the peace and serenity of magnificent Manchester Harbor. For one night or many, you are welcome here. There are restrooms, showers, fuel, ice and picnic tables on site for your convenience and enjoyment. 30A and 50A shore power is available at no charge for week-end dockage visitors. Downtown Manchester is a five minute walk or dinghy ride where you will find numerous restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and provisioning merchants. AND the best ice cream on the North Shore! Train service from Manchester center can deliver you to Historic Gloucester seaport, or to Boston with all it has to offer.