Details for Danfords on the Sound

Danfords on the Sound

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Average rating 2.9 stars from 41 reviews

Address 25 East BroadWay
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Phone631-928-5200 x 123/800-332-6367

After hours contact

631-928-5200 x0

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager


Peter Koutrakis


Thomas Kennelly

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Marinalife 10% off overnight dockage.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Follow federal channel into south end of harbor...Valvtect fueling station right off of G9.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info: Ask dockmaster for specific depths.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 320
Beam max: 30

Other info:


Transient: 75
Total: 75
Transient price: $3.25/ft (2015-05-11)

Other price info: Beautiful floating slips, 90% of the floating slips have side to ties safely protected within the breakwall. $3.25 per foot in the off-season.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $20; 50 amp is $25.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Cable TV available at all slips.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water available.

Dinghy access

Yes - $10 per day, August 2016.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Valvtect

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: The gas is designed for boating convenience with additives already added to the fuel at delivery.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dogs must be on a leash.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Cubes and blocks.








Yes - Laundry service with pick up and drop off is available.


Yes - Walking Distance.



Yes - Wave Seafood Kitchen and Bistro.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Mechanics on call.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Hydraulic trailer on call.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Caraftis Fishing Station.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Caraftis Fishing Station.

Internet access


Boat ramp availability


Other services


The end of our dock is in the heart of the town.

Reviews for Danfords on the Sound
Refunded for a reservation even though not in line with policy, 2017-07-29
Captain: , Southport, NC (30)

Called a made a reservation on Tues for the following Sat. Due bad weather - 7 ft seas in the LI Sound - called late Thurs to cancel. They said no probelm even though their policy is 72 hrs.

Bad reviews all true, 2017-06-26
Captain: , Milford (190)

We docked our Sabre 36 Express for an hour to grab a drink at the bar mid-week. Mass confusion by dock staff on how to use VHF, trying to dock five boats at once and could never remember any vessel names, so everybody docking responded to every call. Had to go down two tight fairways due to misdirection and was placed in a 25' slip. Was the told it was $2 per foot per hour, unless I spent over $100 in the bar. Place is a bit of a rip off and a bit cheesy with tourists gawking at the oats. I prefer to anchor in the outer harbor. When using the dinghy dock, I act like I own the place and skip giving them another $10. Just tie up and walk away.

Very good experience !!!, 2016-10-16
Captain: , Branford ,CT (220)

The dock hands were on the ball and understood how to tie up a boat and be most helpful with the electric cords and water hoses and be polite at the same time. When I went to the dock office I understood that the direction they get was coming from the dockmaster Tom who one of the best I have dealt with over many years of boating! He gets what customer service is all about!!Well done Tom!

Great stay, 2016-09-23
Captain: , Red Bank (10)

Excellent stop on our trip

Excellent service , 2016-08-08
Captain: , haverstraw (191)

I paid $20 and hour and I stood 2 hours. Pretty expensive, but the town is beautiful and it was worth it. They'll give you a discount if you eat at their restaurant and spend over a curtain amount which I believe was something like $120 and they give you one hour free. I hooked up electricity and I fueled up while I was there. Fueling dock is not in the marina but on the outside docks. Great place to stay if you don't mind paying the money

Day visit in August, 2016-08-05
Captain: , Jensen Beach, FL (280)

We were moored out with friends in a 55' trawler. I never saw such crowded docks with tight spaces for the boats present. (Not sure if it was accomodating or greedy.) The dingy dock ($10 for 24 hour use.) was very crowded too. The town around the dock was crowded, touresty and unexciting. We had a very good dinner at Danfords' restraurant.

Enjoyable downtown., 2016-06-10
Captain: , Greenport, NY (437)

We stayed here two nights to wait foe some weather to pass. The staff could not have been more helpful or mor friendly. Port Jefferson is a great traditional downtown with plenty of services. The only down side is that the showers are a short walk next door to the hotel.

Frequent Danford Visitor, 2016-01-13
Captain: , Branford ct (10)

My wife and I vist Danfords for quick long weekend get aways from our across the sound home marina in Branford CT. I'm not going to comment on the closeness of the town and all the available amenities as everyone seems to be in agreement in this area. I would add that the sand pit located just to port as you enter the harbor has great beaches and is only a short dinghy trip from the dock.
I would however like to say a litte about the dockmaster Tom and his staff. We have always found them to be very helpful and professional. In season the docks are clean and well run. I agree that the fingers are short and can cause some tie up challanges (our Tiara is 44 loa) but the staff has always dealt with that issue professionally. Theu get a lot of practice as this is a busy transient destination. While the fairway can look intimidating with bowsprint overhangs I have never seen a good captain in a big boat have a problem. In fact I have been impressed at how easy most make entering and leaving their slips which are sperated by a piling. Power can be an issue as the local utility refuses to provide requested upgrades due, according to Tom, due to a lack of population density. The staff however in my experience have always been able to resolve the issue promptly.
Finally if you are looking for a private quiet marina this is not the place. The fixed docks are open to the public through sunset and the hotel and related indoor and outdoor bars and facilities are very busy during the summer. If you enjoy people watching and a vibrant night life this is a great spot to be!

fish bowl?, 2015-08-14
Captain: , staten island (551)

so aside from the hundreds of people strolling the dock till nightfall,the horn blasts from the ferry oh did i mention the constant drone of the power plant?
in spite of these detractors dock hands where great and town is busy and full of resturants and anything u need , not sure i ll be back but a good time was had by all
Im back editing this because it sounded negative all the detractors may have added to the charm because we all really had a great time and certainly all was nearby ... yes we will be back

8/8 We did go back,sadly i have to write a completelynegative reveiw of dockmaster Tom,and the marina ,when last i was here i had a 38 ft wellcraft ,i now hav a 54 ' hatteras ,the marina knew this and placed us in a slip suitable for a 40' at most ,in a very narrow fairway. Then they put a 58' boat next to me it was extremely tight , i heard the other capt say the same , ok so we deal with departure tmrw ,itll be dicey but no worries,during the night our pedastal breaker tripped 3 times ,ok i fixed it ,next morning its departure time ,happily some boats across fairway had left so it was still gonna be a problem but certainly doable as i prepare to leave i notice im missing my spring line ,strange i know we tied it on when we arrived,so now time to cast off ,from the bridge my wife calls me down the marina dock hands had tied neighboring boats nice 1/2 inch black and red lines over our cleats and lines so now we have to untie a 58 ft boat then untie our 54fter and retie his boat .... no i have to call dockmaster ,god forbid a wind takes these boats while we do this during this time i see that my spring line was detached from my boat and tied to his mine being a 5/8 black braid his all being blk & red when tom arrives i pointed out the entire situation and asked why this was done ,to which i received a blank stare and no comments ,when i told tom i want my line He claimed that he personally had tied it ,out & out lie ,a young lady and man tied it ,caus they where the same people that had tied me ,at that time with me on the dock tom tossed my bow line in the water and i hustled up to bridge to control boat having been unprepared for this turn he the tossed my stern lines as i pulled out ,angry and wanting some satisfaction i came around to the t-head and informed tom id be heading his way, via radio i was told that even though i wasnt a nice man my acct would be credited,not what i had in mind but my wife and guests didnt need to see me lose my temper and we sailed out of port jeff surely to return .... surely not to danfords...
p.s they refused to credit my acct; when i called they put tom on phone to deal with the problem ... real customer service
this year my wife and i cruised from naples fl to staten island and had only great experiences on the way .Maybe we got spoiled in places like stock island and north palm beach marina where staff goes above and beyond to make you feel appreciated sorry if im leaving anyone out cause i have nothing but good experiences and attribute that to all the contributers on active capt...

AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT ... Id like to express the town of port jeff is a great place to visit shops ,resturants even a tennis court in the center of town . The people all seem very friendly even at danfords ,except the aforementioned dockmaster Tom. Id be remiss if i didnt recommend that port jeff is a great spot and danfords could be a nice destination good resturant nice locationMaybe some training for staff and a better thought out plan for putting boats that really dont fit in tight spots as this in my opinion is a recipe for disaster... Ill be watching for future reveiws ,if they work things out maybe id even giv it 1 more shot ... maybe i can even get my dock line back!

Late October visit, 2014-11-02
Captain: , Kent Narrows, MD (200)

We diverted into Danfords, Port Jefferson, while delivering a boat from Essex, CT, to Portsmouth, VA, in late October. A bad time to be doing that. We intended to make Port Washington but went in to get out of heavy seas. We spent the next day at Danfords due to 30kts of wind out of the North.
The marina facilities for showers and heads are very good and are in the hotel facilities which are a part of this marina. The town is quaint and has a lot to offer in restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. The hotel bar and restaurant look to be vibrant although we did not sample them. Our problem was the docking arrangement. The marina had a great deal of swell activity in the North wind and the floating docks were like the bridge in a fun house, bouncing so much we had to take my wife by the arm to help her off and on the docks/boat. There are not many boats in the marina and the seagulls take over the docks at night covering them and completely spoiling them with guana. The dockmaster was very pleasant and helpful, and I suspect, the marina would be fine in the summertime, except for the bird droppings on the docks.

Avoid if Over 40 Ft. LOA, 2014-09-02
Captain: , San Francisco, CA (211)

Avoid this marina if you are over 40 ft LOA. I called and they said they had space for my 58 ft MY. When I arrived they advised me of my slip location. Upon seeing the slip a 40 to 42 Ft. slip that caused my bow to project 18 feet into the fairway I almost left but no alternative existed. Using slips in this manner creates problems in terms of bow line cleating angles. In a crosswind, entering or leaving could cause damage to yourself and others. I pressed the docking attendants and they said this was standard practice directed by the manager. I tried three power poles and all had low voltage (200 volts with no load). We spent a humid night with no A/C. This problem has existed for over a year. Tom, the dockmaster, and his crew are doing their best with a bad manager.
It%u2019s a shame that this marina is so poorly managed. High rates, poor practices and inadequate dock power.
I give it one star for the long suffering dock staff.

Out of there way, 2014-08-08
Captain: , Aventura, Florida (330)

The staff went out of there way to help us. The marina is in a nice location. We draw 6ft and were put on the inside dock. When we went to leave the following am it was low tide and difficult for us to depart We waited about an hour got enough water and left. Recomend the marina but stay away from inside dock at low tide.

convenient to everything , 2014-07-27
Captain: , Bayou Bonfouca, LA- Great Loop Cruiser (708)

We read the other reviews and decided to stop in to Danfords. We were pleasantly surprised. This dock is close to everything, and a good stopover on the way from the Hudson to Block Island.
The staff were friendly, helpful and professional.
We HIGHLY recommend the short walk to La Parrillas Restaurant across the street and parking lot from this marina. They had the best Plantos Rellos, we've ever had!

The only two negatives, the ferry docks next door several a times a day, and the power plant is your sunset view.
Great place to stay, though

This Joint is Jumping, 2014-07-13
Captain: , Westport, CT (40)

Normally we pick up a mooring at Setauket Yacht Club but they didn't have any left so we stayed for the first time at Danforth. The crew were extremely helpful in assisting us while docking, tight slips for our 39' sailboat, mostly motor boats. This was the "after the 4th of July" and Hurricane Arthur weekend. It was nice that they roped off the boat docks to the general public, the bathrooms were "hotel" grade with towels! A tad noisy for our liking but considering the weekend, it was fun. A bit pricy for us to frequent on a regular basis. All in all we enjoyed the vibes of Port Jefferson.

Nice Marina, 2014-06-29
Captain: , Milford Ct (20)

Nice Docks, Concrete and wood. Dock hands are good, and present well. Center of town and Sunday mid day they have a cool farmers market with some SLAMMIN dry Italian Sausage among a bunch of others. A cool bar / restaurant is Tommy's is a 2 min walk A+ We will be back.

Good Marina, 2014-06-18
Captain: , Norwalk (303)

Danfords has been renovated following the hurricane Sandy. New floating docks and a lovely small town make for a very pleasant stay. The marina staff are very accomodating and the hotel is first rate.
Highly recommended, though expensive.

Location, location, location, 2013-12-24
Captain: , Boca Raton, Fl (639)

You will pay top dollar for being in a slip, next to a hotel/spa/ and ferry, and in town . I held over two days in Octobe 2013, pinned down by weather and welcomed the electric power,short walk to anything we needed, and accomdating staff. A double charge on my credit card was efficently pleasantly reversed with one call, when I noticed when I got home on the on line statement. A few sailboats, mostly sport fisherman.

Ferry Port, 2013-09-17
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1011)

This serviceable marina, centrally located midway along the north shore of Long Island lies adjacent to the slips where 300 foot car ferries arrive and depart as often as every 30 minutes. Tugs and fuel barges service a nearby power plant, and and trains rattle along the shore. This is not a quiet marina.

Happily, the marina slips are protected from the commercial traffic by a massive public wharf which allows many visitors to inspect your vessel.

Marina staff are pleasant and efficient and will expertly handle your lines.

The town is easily accessed from the marina, although we did not find many shops useful for cruisers. There is a small village market several blocks from the waterfront, and a "mall" of ice cream and candy stores on Main Street if you are inclined to excess. Several Restaurants are handy.

A quieter option for an overnight stop might be the anchorage or a mooring in the enormous harbor.

Port Jefferson LI NY, 2013-09-17
Captain: , Sandwich (722)

Expensive. Gas $5.43/gallon! Marina is clean but a bit noisy with outdoor bar and restaurant. Bath shower facilities were clean and private. Marina adjacent to downtown Port Jeff. Great pizza joints and ice cream shops. Adjacent to Bridgeport Ferry.

Great place to ride out a storm, 2013-07-29
Captain: , Mamaroneck,NY (46)

spent two days here waiting for a low to move through. Staff was helpful. New deal is transients get continental breakfast in the Inn which is right at the marina, a nice touch. Plenty of restaurants and shops in easy walking distance. Watch for the ferries when moving in the harbor; if one is leaving chances are the other one is arriving shortly after.

Need to fix their electricity, 2013-07-16
Captain: , Bluffton, South Carolina (327)

Docks are fine, although there is a bit of rock and roll periodically as it is right accross from the car ferry dock. Dock attendents are capable and attentive. We are a 45 foot power boat, using 50 amp connection. Could never draw 200 V from their pedestals; same for the boat next to me. In 90+ degree heat, had to run the gen set all night. Excuse was they have too many boats to handle all the draw. Invest in a booster!

Nice Marina!!, 2013-07-12
Captain: , Edgewater (321)

We stayed one night last weekend. Very nice marina. Completely professioanl! The town of Port Jefferson is great to walk around in, lots of nice shop and restaurants and probably more ice cream stores than I have ever seen in one town. The restaurant on the dock "Wave" will deliver dockside, however the the restaurant was very expensive, burgers $18.00, steaks $49.00. The slip was also very expensive. $271 for the night for our 38 foot Mainship. However if you are on vacation and looking for a town to explore on the North Shore this is a very nice marina!

Good for an overnight, 2013-07-11
Captain: , New Rochelle, NY (10)

Good docks right in the center of Port Jeff. If you dont want to anchor out. You can walk everywhere in town from Danfords. They also have a hotel and restaurant in the same complex.

Fuel Price 5/21/2013, 2013-05-21
Captain: , Bartlett, NH (150)

The pumpout barge has not been deployed in the harbor and will not be until Memorial Day weekend. The pumpout boat only operates on weekends. I called Danford and asked if they had a pumpout facility but the person I spoke with didn't know if they did or not. I inquired about the price of diesel there.

Diesel Price $5.50/gal

As an aside, if boaters are required by law to pumpout at an approved facility when in a no-discharge area, then there should be pumpout facilities available to do so.

Second time was much better, 2013-04-30
Captain: , New York (187)

Was at Danfords years ago and had a aweful experience. Heard they got rid of dockmaster (brian). Decided to give it anther try and had a great overnighter even though it rained. New dockmaster was very accomodating taking two boats with little advanced warnig.

Not so great , 2012-09-20
Captain: , San Antonio, TX (310)

Very expensive even in off season charged for cable and electric extra even tho cable not working docks don't readily answer VHF or phone and hotel rude and couldn't be bothered with the fact that showers bathrooms and facilities are suppose to be serviced after hours by hotel... But mooring balls not available when we arrived or would have stayed on one of them

Great Place for kids, 2012-07-23
Captain: , Piermont ny (10)

We stayed overnight at Danfords this past weekend, and had a great experience.. We didn't have reservations (which I would not recommend) however the Dock Master was very accomodating to us and found us a slip even though they were fully booked.

I was traveling with my 3 children all under 13 yrs old, and it was a great town to keep them busy and entertained in. Live music, Museums, Long Island Rock hall of fame, great toy stores and great food/Icecream, all within walking distance.

The Dockhands were extremely helpful and friendly. I can understand that they may be a litttle more pricey than some other marinas, however when you have kids and are looking for nearby activities, it is worth an extra few dollars.

pricing is crazy., 2012-07-18
Captain: , Marlboro Yacht Club, Marlboro NY (515)

we dinked from Mt Sinai and we asked to pay a $10 fee...just to walk around, They charge $20/hr for boat docking... They obviously dont want visitors. We were comtiplating staying there on our next trip but that crossed that off of our list.

20$ an hr to tie up, 2012-07-17
Captain: , West shore Marlboro NY (825)

we came in on our dinghy and were told 10 bucks to tie up for the day and 20 $ an hr for our 31 ft .. no way ...
not sure how they can charge it but i guess people pay it
we heard that mooring balls are the way to go

Worth the Trip, 2012-06-11
Captain: , mamaroneck (140)

Port Jefferson is one of our favorite sojourns. When iit came time to make a reservation this year, I checked the reviews posted on this site. To my surprise, others found this marina lacking. In years past, we found the marina and dockhands most satisfactory. I decided to take a chance and book a slip again and I am glad I did.
The dock hands were professional, handled the lines without a flaw, hooked up the water and electric and were most attentive throughout our stay. When a dock hand passed and saw I was about to take the garbage up to the receptacle, he offered to take it for me. When ready to depart, the dockhands were there in case we needed anything.

The docks themselves were adequate. Stable, wide although some of the planks need replacing. Yes, the fuel is expensive about $5.20 for diesel, but that is not the fault of the staff and the slow pumps have always been the rule. But, then again, those who make this a regular stop, know this is not the cheapest in the area.

I asked the assistant dockmaster, Tom, to voice his opinion as to why the poor reviews. He felt the people who took the time to post, may have had a poor experience, but for the most part he deals with very satisfied customers.

The town itself hosts Toast, a great breakfast place, an easy walk up the hill. Millies, a woman's boutique, is a favorite of my wife. The owner, Joanne, has the knack for remembering customers, and their likes.

The pastry shop, is a display of art, not to mention wonderful smells and good eating. And of course, the ice cream shops.

All in all, we were most satisfied and plan to return.

The marina is a diamond in the rough, 2012-01-19
Captain: , Apponaug, Rhode Island (274)

This marina is located next to the Ferry that goes to Bridgeport Conn. When we arrived, the docking instructions we were given were not really clear but the dock master who lives on his boat in the marina was helpful. I agree with the other captans that this marina is not manged well or correctly but if it were, it could be an excelent spot. The town has nice shops and the hotel has a spa.

Can't be bothered to return a phone call or hail, 2011-10-05
Captain: , Bridgeport, CT (559)

My expectations were exactly what I expected based on other reviews. Wonder how they can survive with such poor service. Never did bother to go in when other marinas in LI will call back.

Couldn't be bothered, 2011-09-09
Captain: , New York NY (10)

They failed to return calls requesting a reservation, they failed to respond to repeated radio calls and they left us on the gas dock for ten minutes while we searched for someone who wouldn't answer a call, and gave us attiude for bothering him. Never again.Btw the bathroom door was off it's hinges but no one seemed to care.

Uncaring service, 2011-07-23
Captain: , Dorset, VT (357)

The staff person gave my wife a high flow fuel nozzle to fill a 2 gallon dingy tank. When gas blew back all over her and her clothes he did nothing!

The $10 dingy fee ididn't nclude anything: no shower, no laundry, only access to their shabby facility and town (which is nice). Even benchs around the place are so rotten looking I woudn't sit in them.

Low power at docks, 2011-07-06
Captain: , Williamsburg (10)

Our boat takes 220/240 volts and 50 amp power. I could only get 190 volts of power at the dock with 10 amps turned on. Air conditioners would not work, our power boost clicked off and the TV's on the 110 volt circuit would not work (less than 95 volts). The young dockmaster told me I needed to "turn things off for it to work." He also told me the maximum the docks have is 204 volts (?) and it was never a problem although he said another boat was complaining about it as well. We had to run our generator at the dock to get power. Staff didn't really seem to care.

good docks, great spot, 2011-05-17
Captain: , red bank,nj (333)

busy busy. but great stopover. fuel. have fun in town

Danfords Not the same as it was, 2010-08-22
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (16)

New Review:
We stayed at Danfords again recently but did not have as good a stay as we have previously. Apparantly they got rid of the old dockmaster Brian and have a new guy in there now. We miss Brian!

Previous Review:
Danfords turned a really bad situation into a good one for us. I lost an engine 10 miles from the Port Jefferson sea buoy. Winds out of the West gusting to 35 knots forced us to head into Port Jefferson. After explaining over the radio the situation (only one engine and only my wife to handle lines and watch kids), the dockmaster asked if I wanted one of his staff to get on board to help dock. Dockhands and Dockmaster were super. No mechanic on staff, but the one they had on call showed up that evening, and was able to make the repair the following morning. Very nice facility, apparently undergoing a renovation in the hotel and restaurant. We ordered room service right to our boat that evening after having ice cream in town (Yes I know...Ice Cream before dinner is not healthy).
Don't miss the town if you are visiting this location. Lots of history here. Dockage is a bit pricey, but service is excellent. This will be one of our regular stops from now on while traveling the LI Sound.

seen better days, 2010-08-04
Captain: , Bay Shore, NY (550)

Used to be a jewel; not not quite a lump of coal; but???? Unfortunate as this is prime location. Great floating dock, great place for a restaurant, in a great town to walk around in. And the whole town is at the harbor. Too bad it's so expensive and so poorly run. Skip it.

Not helpful, 2007-04-15
Captain: , New York (88)

Don['t bother with this place. Staff is unfriendly and unhelpful and completely unwelcoming. Over priced fuel to boot and if the wind is blowing from the northerly quadrants you have a lee dock to deal with.

Skip this place. Why are so many marine operations so predatory, incompetant and overpriced... not to mention outright hostile to visitng yachts?

Dock and Dine Bad Experience , 2007-02-02
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2311)

Our lunch was delayed for 3 hours due to a computer failure.

Things happen, but what earns Danford’s my worst rating is their lack of customer service in managing the crisis. I think when things become so bad the wait staff starts hiding from customers, that some communication and consideration is in order, Danford's did poorly on both scores.

To add insult to injury, the computer at the dock had no problem charging us for the extra time we spent tied up to the outside wall, arguably the worst place to dock.

With a total of 4 1/2 hours tied to the north wall for lunch, we were charged nearly the same price as a cozy overnight slip. After escalating to management, the dock master was unwilling to make adjustments in billing saying his dock is managed separate from the restaurant of the same name.

So ... your going to visit anyhow?? If you are offered a space on the wall, you might find it very intimidating on first sight. Take some comfort in that their are dock hands that adjust your lines as the tide rises and falls, and that the ladders along the wall are in very good condition and rise pretty high above the dock making it easy for kids and adults to get to and from your boat. For sailboats, this may be preferable to taking a slip, which takes some skill to manuver into a farily tight space that seems to be tough even for some power boats.

Pricey but convenient, 2007-02-02
Captain: , Stratford, CT (146)

We took business associates to Danfords during summer 2006. A call ahead to the marina ensured that we had a slip on the floating docks. The dockage fee entitled us to a 10% discount at their restaurant where we ate outdoors. Service was just so-so., matching the food. When we returned to the boat there was a bit of commotion. It seems that a rental boat had hit our bow mounted anchor on her way in to her slip. The manager of the marina and the manager of the rental outfit were there to document any damage (none) and to offer appologies and assistance.

On another visit we left the big boat moored in the harbor and tied the dink up to Danford's dinghy dock. We were charged $6 to use the dinghy dock! Next time I'll just beach it.

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