Details for Badgers Island Marina East

Badgers Island Marina East

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 10 reviews

Address 4 Island Avenue
Kittery, ME 03904

Phone207-439-3810 or 207-439-7016

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


From the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Maine make for the Piscataqua River. Kittery Landing Marina lies past Portsmouth Navy Yard on the E shore, next to the Memorial Bridge and directly across from Portsmouth's Strawberry Banke Museum and Prescott Park. Contact the marina by phone or VHF in advance to arrange arrival and docking assistance.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 34
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Very sturdy and well maintained. Hefty cleats.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 120
Beam max: 30

Other info:


Transient: 2
Total: 30
Transient price: $0.00/ft (2011-08-22)

Other price info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Comcast

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

No - This used to be one of the best Liveaboard communities around, but it is longer permitted year round.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: No Gas

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: No Diesel


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets are welcome.

Disability access

Yes - But there is a tidal ramp.

Launch service


Pump out















Yes - Pleasant half mile walk to many excellent restaurants in downtown Portland. Pizza/sub shop just outside marina. Warren's Lobster House about 300 yards from the marina.


Yes - Many different types of bars in Portsmouth, within half a mile. Try the Press Room, or Molly Malone's.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Many independent repair services. Ask Captain Tom for suggestions.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Several types of fishing charters in the area. Captain Tom can help you select the right one for your interests.

Internet access

Yes - Only via cable modem for residents.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Town boat ramp is across the river on Pierce Island. Ask Captain Tom for directions.


Other services


Portsmouth is right across the Memorial Bridge. Strawberry Bank is a set of building from different eras. Each is outfitted and staffed in the style of the era. An enjoyable look into history.

Lots of shops, restaurants, and bars for every price and taste.

Prescott Park to enjoy being outdoors.

The Piscataqua River is a working ship port. You may get to see them bring an ocean going ship through the bridge and up or down the river. Three tugs and a ship that doesn't look like it should fit through the bridge. Keep an eye out at slack current. Listen to the pilot instruct the tugs on channel 6 or 7, the tugs acknowledge with short whistle toots.

View downriver is Portsmouth Navel Shipyard. The shipyard is frequently servicing Los Angeles class attack subs, visible from the marina.

Reviews for Badgers Island Marina East
Great marina and dockmaster, 2016-07-08
Captain: , Hertford, NC (61)

Small but very clean marina. Dave the Dockmaster is a font of knowledge about cruising Downeast. Very good lounge with wifi, TV, clean showers and heads, picnic area with gas grill. Short walk to Portsmouth over lift bridge. Short walk to Kittery village. About 1.5 miles to outlets. We would stay here again. Best advice is to approach during slack current, about 2 hours after max tides. Currents run 4 knots here.

Terrific facilities and people, 2015-07-08
Captain: , Bristol, RI (50)

This is a very nice small marina - excellent (clean and new) facilities on docks as well as laundry, showers,overall gorunds. Maybe 100 yards to Kittery, which is a nice small town...and an easy walk over the bridge to Portsmouth. Dave (Dockmaster) was great at guiding us in as well as (very important!) advice on when to approach - reason being that the river current is quite fast. Times of no current are NOT at high/low tide times (as one would expect). We'll stay here again!

Yup...this is the place to go., 2014-09-08
Captain: , East coast (30)

I have stayed here numerous times and each time have enjoyed the great staff, scenery and proximity to almost anything you would want to do. With constant upgrades to the facility and an always willing and helpful crew this is a spot you will love to visit. The current is swift and recommend coming or going to plan for slack tide. If your not sure of slack just call the office and they are more than happy to coordinate for you. One of the best places to stay.

Hard to Leave, 2013-08-30
Captain: , Port Aransas, Texas (998)

We approached down current to in a strong flood tide which made for an exciting docking. Definitely recommend approach at slack ro ebb. This is a very comfortable marina with excellent facilities and access to town. The new bridge will open any time now thus allowing one to walk to Portsmouth. There are several eateries on Badger's Island. David is an excellent source for cruising information as well as a dockmaster.

Update: the bridge is open which makes a walk to Portsmouth possible.

Badger's Island Marina East, 2013-06-24
Captain: , Hampton NH (292)

New ownership has not changed the pleasant atmosphere. Dockmaster Dave Stevenson was extremely helpful during our approach given the rock outcroppings along with a very strong current (strongest of the year). Slack tide approcaches are recommended for the novice or those unfamiliar with the immediate area. The docks are substantial and the shower and restroom facilities superb. Dave was very friendly and helped me with specific needs. A new restuarant, the Union Lobster House, a paper plate type of place, opened across the street during our stay and we were impressed with the quality. We would certainly go back.

Badgers Island, 2011-10-26
Captain: , Portsmouth NH (114)

This place is very nice with a great location near Portsmouth NH. Short walk across the bridge. The downside is the current. It runs 3-5 kts at max flow. Plan your arrival and departure with this in mind as there is little room for error due to the close proximitry of the Memorial Bridge. Restrooms / showers are great. Dock master is helpful.

Different Ownership, different management, different name, 2011-08-09
Captain: , Portsmouth (372)

Be aware that the former Kittery Landing Marina is now Badgers Island Marina East. It was purchased in the fall of 2010. Sadly, the superb Captain Tom, a model for marina management everywhere, is no longer involved

Could it get any better?, 2010-09-04
Captain: , Treasure Island, FL (221)

We can't say anything better than the previous reviews, but this little marina has to be one of the best we've experienced from Florida to Maine. Capt. Tom runs a quality operation. Single screw trawlers should plan arrival and departure for slack tide, but Capt. Tom will be there to meet you and take care of you. There is plenty of room to anchor farther out to await the tide.

Great Stop, Great Location, Great People, 2010-04-23
Captain: , Ipswich, MA (318)

Clean and well run by Capt. Tom who can make your stay teriffic. Right under the Memorial bridge makes a walk into Portmouth about 5 minutes. Portsmouth has everything! Dining, bakeries, books, movies, theatre. Kittery has everything else. The current on this river is HUGE so you must time your arrivals and departure. And did I mention the BIG boats that come in and out!

Spending the Winter in Portsmouth at Kittery Landing Marina, 2007-01-20
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (146)

We keep our boat at Kittery Landing Marina every winter from about October 15th to May 15th. During the winter we spend weekends and vacations aboard along with a number of other year round liveaboards in this marina.

This marina is managed by Captain Tom, who takes very good care of the marina and all of the boaters using the marina. You can count on Capt. Tom for excellent arrival plannning and arrival assistance. He is also a wealth of local knowledge for services and nearby facilities. The marina is kept in top shape, year round.

We like the marina because of it's proximity to downtown Portsmouth. All the shopping district is within a half mile of the marina, with all the restaurants, shopping, bars, and sites.

The current in the Piscataqua River can make arrival and departure tricky. Call Capt. Tom to figure out the best time and approach for arrival and departure.

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