Details for Burnt Coat Harbor Moorings

Burnt Coat Harbor Moorings

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Average rating 3.2 stars from 8 reviews

Address 317 Atlantic Road
Swan's Island, ME 04685


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Moorings


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Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 9

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

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
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Transient: Unknown
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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

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Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Keep dogs on leashes and pick up after them. Take your dinghy to the restaurant.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out


No - There is no ice at the waterfront. You must walk a mile to the store to get ice. This was in July 2011.






Yes - The Island Market & Supply (TIMS)
40 North RdSwans Island, ME
Grocery store and take-out restaurant.




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Internet access

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Reviews for Burnt Coat Harbor Moorings
quiet harbor, 2015-08-13
Captain: , Fredericksburg, VA (111)

Very nice harbor. Rough seas outside harbor but quiet and calm inside. Rental moorings are green. I counted 6 but there could be a few more I missed. Put $25 in attached soda bottle. everyone waves at you on your boat, walking on road etc. From town dock go left for a hike to light house or right to store

Nobody home, 2014-07-15
Captain: , Portland (20)

We entered Burnt Coat Hbr on a Tuesday pm and called for a mooring on both cell phone (rang continuously) and Ch 68. No response. Ended up dropping a hook well to the north. Learned thereafter that the light green mooring balls are the ones to take. Maybe they come around for fees in the evening? Maybe not??

Pleasant place to spend the night, 2013-08-13
Captain: , Cassiopea A (507)

There are moorings available but there's also a lot of room to anchor. The scenery is classic Down East working harbor--very photogenic, especially early in the morning when warm sunlight touches the buildings and lobster boats along the western shore.

Burnt Coat Moorings, 2013-07-30
Captain: , Oriental, NC (88)

We took one of the green moorings and that evening three young kids came out in a small runabout and collected $25, said their dad was the Harbormaster????? Paid & hoped the money goes to good use.

Peaceful, friendly, no amenties, 2013-07-26
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (952)

What a lovely lobsterman%u2019s village. Unfortunately, we arrived on Sunday in search of lobster. We took the dinghy and found a lobsterman and his family only to discover it is illegal to pull traps on Sunday. Be very careful at the entrance due to the thousands of very colorful pots. It was not clear where to anchor or pick up a mooring but from past reviews, we picked a green one. The lobsterman told us that no one collects any longer. We wondered how long it had been since it was full of kelp; it held our 48%u2019 trawler fine. This is a very calm harbor, charming, quiet, peaceful, would recommend.
Beware that some of the moorings are very close. When the tide changed, we floated over the one behind us and wrapped our prop. The owner saw it happen, said he would be back to help. Four hours later, he returned after it was wrapped well and charged us $50 for the dive. He even admitted that the last person on that mooring drug it thus it was so close to the one we were on.
The lobster pound opens at 4:30 am so we were able to purchase our lobster before leaving that morning.

Very protected and scenic, 2012-06-03
Captain: , Shelter Island, NY (114)

I would give 5 stars for large but protected harbor and very scenic. But no stars for amenities. There are none! No restaurant or place to by evena cup of coffee. Friendly lobsterman told us the grocery store was a mile walk from dock land only open 1030-1430. He told us the green moorings were for transients. We picked one up but enough lettuce on it for a salad bar. Never found anyone to pay for mooring. I are commend it for a stop, especially to duck from heavy WX, as long as you have food, ice, water, and everything y need on board.

A great and scenic working harbor, 2010-07-02
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (1288)

Burnt Coat on Swans Island is always a delight. To be sure, it's a working harbor and with the lobster boats coming and going at all hours of the day and night you won't forget that. Still, it's a delightful Downeast anchorage with 360-degree protection from wind and with adequate holding in soft mud. Several small restaurants have tried and failed over the past few years, and it appears that nobody's trying it in 2010--not that we can see. Still, there are floats where you can leave your dink to take the dog for a walk and stretch your legs ashore. And you can always find a friendly lobsterman to sell you what you need for dinner. Finding a spot to put down the hoon among all the pots is sometimes a challenge.

burnt-coat moorings, 2007-04-16
Captain: , New York (153)

A delightful place to spend the night. Often windjammer schooners will anchor, and there is lots of lobster-boat activity. It is not secluded.

The man who comes to collect when you take a rental mooring may try to sell one of his daughter's pies.

Not much in the way of services. What looks like a restaurant was not in operation in 2006.

There is a tall cell-phone tower on Swans Island, and phones of national carriers will work here and around.

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