- Published: Thursday, 22 November 2018 14:06
- Written by Alpenglow Lights
While Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States, it has many great places to dock your boat. Here are the best marinas in The Ocean State.
The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, Newport
Located in the heart of downtown Newport, The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is a full-service marina that provides exceptional amenities and a prime location for its guests. The marina is surrounded by historical cobblestone streets and world-famous yachts and offers shopping and dining areas for boaters and their passengers.
As one of the premier green hotels in Newport, they offer generous eco-friendly hotel amenities to their guests. Each room has a breathtaking view of the surrounding harbor, wharf, and the historic downtown Newport.
The Newport Harbor and Marina have 60 slips for dockage and offers the perfect location in the northeast corner of Newport Harbor. Their amenities are available to everyone at the marina, and they include top-notch services for boaters. Their amenities include indoor heated saltwater swimming pool, harbor view sundeck, men's and women's saunas, showers, laundry facilities, and saltwater outdoor lounge and indoor lounge.
Goat Island Marina, Newport
Goat Island has a long history, which includes home to a military fort during the American Revolution and torpedo manufacturing for the US Navy among many. The marina offers a quiet, relaxing atmosphere in the "City by the Sea," only minutes away from downtown Newport. Goat Island Marina is a deep-water facility that is located on the west side of Newport Harbor. There are fixed and floating slips available that can accommodate just about any size vessel.
The marina offers amenities such as 175 slips for yachts 15-250 feet in length, 24-hour security, showers and heads, cable TV, Wi-Fi, Restaurant on-site, electronic hook-ups: 30, 50, 100 amp, 480-volts, block and tube ice, laundry facilities, pump-out facilities, fuel dock providing gas and diesel, and meeting facilities.
Pirate Cove Marina, Portsmouth
Located on the western shore of the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, RI, Pirate Cove Marina is protected by a staunch wharf and tucked away at the entrance to the cove. They are a full-service marina geared to enhancing a boater's experience. Their services and amenities include dockage, fuel dock, maintenance facilities, Wi-Fi, restrooms, moorings, water hook-ups, water taxi, pump-out, showers, boat ramp, ship store, floating docks, winter storage, dry storage, oil disposal, and travel lift.
Wickford Marina, North Kingstown
Wickford Marina is Rhode Island's newest marina located only a short walk from the historic Wickford Village. Access is easy for vessels up to 100 feet. They are situated on Mill Cove which is an exquisite 40-acre wildlife preserve containing Conanicus Island and Rabbit Island, Flatfish Creek, Mill Creek, which is otherwise known as the Amazon. Kayaks are available free of charge only to their seasonal and transient guests who have their boats docked at their marina.
Harbor Lights Marina & Pool Club, Warwick
A first-class Rhode Island marina, Harbor Lights Marina & Pool Club offers season passes, transients, and short-term vacationers a combination of top-tier recreational offerings. Their season pass holders and guests can enjoy a number of benefits including new infinity pool, picnic area, tiki bar with live weekend entertainment, a golf course, Wi-Fi, heated restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, dockside water, ice, electrical service, modern fuel depot serving diesel, 87, 89, 93 octane, above-ground tanks to ensure contamination-free fuel, on-site pump-out facility, a 50-ton travel lift with large launch bay, power washing, emergency repairs, qualified mechanics and boat repair technicians, ample on-site parking, and winter storage.
Ocean House Marina, Charlestown
For over 30 years, Ocean House Marina has been a family-owned and operated business serving Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Their full-service marina is located on scenic Ninigret Pond with easy access to Block Island Sound. They also offer new and old boat sales, service, boat rental, parts, bait, and tackle. Their services include marina forklift, launch ramp, marina pump-out, and hydraulic trailer.
Point Judith Marina, Wakefield
Certified Clean Marina by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, Point Judith Marina is located in the protected waters of Point Judith Pond. They are a complete marina facility offering floating docks, 30/50/100 Amp electrical service and deep water slips for vessels up to 110 feet. They are authorized dealers, and their technicians are trained for known brands such as Volvo, Yanmar, Cummins, Westerlake, and Kohler. They also offer haul-outs, dockside service, computer diagnostics, winterization, shrink wrapping, bottom painting, and fiberglass repairs.