Details for Dutch Harbor Boatyard

Dutch Harbor Boatyard

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 23 reviews

Address 252 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835-1168


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 - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 55
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Other price info: $50 per night, launch service included.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - At the town dock, adjacent to the boatyard.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Included in mooring fee.

Note that the launch will not service anchorage or private moorings to the south of the commercial mooring field.

Pump out

Yes - Free pump out at the town dock, just south of the boatyard's dock.












Yes - Walk 1/2 mile east on Narragansett Ave, then south 2 blocks on Southwest Ave. to a full supermarket.


Yes - Ace Hardware in the village, approximately 3/4 mile walk.


Yes - About 3/4 mile across to the other side of town. Very good sandwich shop at the marina.


Yes - In the village.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi; get this week's password from the launch driver. Signal strength: inconsistent in 2015.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Walk 1 mile to town and the Jamestown/Newport ferry.

Other services


Reviews for Dutch Harbor Boatyard
Extremely nice, 2017-07-30
Captain: , Annapolis, md (33)

Nice moorings, nice people, good prices. Away from the hustles of Newport and much more enjoyable than Conanicut marina. Short walk to restaurants and the ferry if you really want to go across for a day in Newport.

what a change, 2016-09-06
Captain: , north kingstown (341)

tHIS IS AN EXPENSIVE MARINA WITH LITTLE FACILITES.. Nasty Harbormaster.... short time for dinghy dock... Launch service iffy...Left standing by for mooring for 2 hrs while others got right in...Go to Conanicut Marina on other side for same Jamestown Ambiance and good service

New 3 yr owner of Marina has made quite some changeas especially wth custimer service.... PLACE IS SPOTLESS!... Joe made a call to Harbor master for us to Get pumpout wiorking even though he has nothing to do with it...New Harbormaster Mark was extremely helpfulll an showed us about the blinking light and how to use this pump out... all in all a grat exprience that will make me want to come to Dutch Harbor Boatyard and not just anchor...An entirely dfferent place since my last review

Good sheltered moorings, 2016-09-03
Captain: , Portsmouth NH (681)

This is a handy base for exploring the area without having to run too far upriver. The moorings are in good condition and well spaced out. There is a free launch service, pumpout (at the adjacent public dock) and very helpful staff.

Mooring Ball, 2016-08-31
Captain: , Honolulu (712)

Nice sheltered location during some heavy winds. Efficient and free launch service. Brand new shower and laundry facility, Mexican food shack on site. $50 night, August 2016

Pretty, secluded, quiet, 2016-08-28
Captain: , Portsmouth, RI (30)

Pretty area. Much less crowded and loud than Newport Harbor. Walk into town is easy. Lots of space in the mooring field. Picked up free wifi and was able to stream full HD TV for the kids. Boatyard staff are friendly and attentive. All in all, a very nice spot.

Most disapointing place in our trip, 2015-10-07
Captain: , Boonton (75)

Visited a week after Labor day .
The new showers were broken and no hot water in the old shower.
The Launch Guy had an attitude.
We felt that such a beautiful place deserves better management.

New Owners Committed, 2015-09-10
Captain: , Hingham, MA (267)

As others have noted, the marina is under new ownership, which has committed to improvements. Hayley was responsive to reservations and got us set up with a mooring. Plenty of room in the mooring field. Great launch service on well maintained clean and prompt launches. A really nice alternative to Conanicut on the opposite side of Jamestown. We really liked Conanicut for the parade of boats in and out of Newport, but Dutch Harbor is much quieter, less rolly-polly and great sunsets. Saw one inspired powerboater attach his mooring pennant to his transom, so that the cockpit would face the prevailing southwesterlies and sunset. Easy walk to town restaurants. Plenty of parking. Will repeat.

Very nice mooring field, 2015-07-30
Captain: , Providence (443)

Spent July 4th there and enjoyed fireworks displays from about 8 different towns. It was pleasant enough that we spent an extra night. The people are friendly and helpful, the current owner has a great attitude. Not only will we be back, but we're already booked!

Great Boatyard!, 2015-07-23
Captain: , Riverton, NJ (140)

We rented a house that was right next door to this boatyard so it was super convenient for us to access our moored boat. We could look out our window and see it. The boatyard is very clean and the launch service is fantastic. They have two beautifully maintained launch boats that make it easy to get in and out of your boat. We used the launch service every day and every one of the staff that we encountered was friendly, well dressed and professional. The $50 a night for a mooring seemed a little steep to me but then when I looked at other marina's in the area I realized this is the going rate. They did not gouge us. An added bonus was the small taco place on the premises called The Shack. It is a small shack but it has some of the best food in the area. Well done!

Improving under New Ownership, 2015-05-24
Captain: , Bristol, Rhode Island (2741)

Launch service is prompt and friendly. Toilets, showers new and clean. Picnic tables, gas grill available. Bit of a hike across island to downtown shops and restaurants.

Small but expensive, 2015-03-31
Captain: , Boston (71)

Very expensive for such a small marina. Under new ownership (again) Better off anchoring just off Dutch Island. Take dinghy over to town dock.

Great Stopover, 2015-01-03
Captain: , Pocasset (60)

Stayed here the week of July 4th, 2014. New owner is really putting a shine on the establishment. Work had begun on new shower facilities and it looks like it will be nice. Had some dinghy work done while visiting and the job was top notch. Launch service was excellent! Local high cusine breakfast shop was very nice and worth a stopover in itself. Easy walk to Jametown center with some great restaurants/bars and breakfast shops. Great marine supply shop downtown. No petro as of yet and pretty much moorings only. I do plan to visit again this coming summer.

Nice facility away from Newport, 2014-09-01
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (380)

Update: Stayed here again for a night last week on the trip back south - the new restrooms/showers are complete. Nicely done. I really like this place!

Stayed several nights here when nothing was available at Conanicut, was glad to learn they are here! Friendly staff, great launch service, clean showers (with new facility under construction), good wifi signal (included with mooring), small restaurant on-site, laundry machinces on-site, and a delightful walk across the island to downtown Jamestown.

It's also generally more protected than Conanicut - was here during Arthur July 4th weekend and while it was a bit rough, really not bad considering 30-35kts blew for several hours.

Great location, 2014-06-29
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

We hailed on VHF and got an immediate response - and when I say immediate, I mean it was as if you we're talking on the phone! Great mooring placement, quiet location (much better than the opposite side of the island). Easy walk to the grocery store. And very friendly staff.

A beautiful place., 2013-09-02
Captain: , Swifts Neck Wareham, MA (462)

The staff was freindly and helpful. Bathrooms clean and bright. Nice Harbormaster. Free pumpout. We walked to the other, busy side of the island, passing grocery, liquor, marine, and hardware stores. Also cafes and restaurants and a great museum. We dinghied to Sheffield Cove, walked over a small road to a nice beach on Mackerel Cove. 50 dollar a night mooring is pricey but certainly not unheard of. I'm definately coming back.

Nice, old fashioned boat yard, 2013-08-04
Captain: , Wickford RI (70)

The current owners acquired Dutch Harbor Boatyard a few years ago, and they've invested in upgrading the facilities. The restrooms and showers are newly renovated, bright and clean. There are also outdoor showers for those who like to bathe under the stars.

Ice and water are available, and there is a free pump out facility at the nearly town dock.

There is a small restaurant at the edge of the parking lot known as "The Shack." The proprietor changes form time to time. As of this writing (2013) it's run by a mexican restaurant and features a hefty reakfast burrito that feeds three easily.

Town is about a mile away, and it's well worth the walk.

Great spot, 2012-07-09
Captain: , Providence RI (10)

Our first time. Found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. Made sure that if we were to be late due to the fireworks in Jamestown they had our names to ensure we could get back to the boat. Easy walk to Jamestown and the ferry to Newport.

Peaceful Anchorage, 2012-07-01
Captain: , New Smyrna Beach, FL (143)

Great location, minimal but adequate amenities. Moorings only, launch service included. Half a mile due east on Narragansett Ave. is a great restaurant - Jamestown Tavern. Appears to have been a social hall at one time. The blue point oysters were the best.

In addition to the moorings, there is plenty of anchoring room north and south of the mooring field. There's a town dinghy dock.

a little for a lot, 2011-07-11
Captain: , atlantic city (40)

fifty bucks for mooring was extreme...launch service cut off at 9 and I was still hitting the town. Well protected...go north about quarter mile to a snug free anchorage.

A Quiet Spot, 2011-06-13
Captain: , Boston (60)

This is a regular stop during the summer. The service is good, the lunch shack is excellent, and the local restaurants in Jamestown, a short 10min walk away, are some of the best in Narragansett. It is far quieter here than on the other side of the island.

Everything Newport isn't, 2009-08-09
Captain: , Boston (619)

Dutch Harbor is on the quiet side of Jamestown. 3/4 of a mile to the east there are restaurants and shops but at Dutch Harbor there's the boatyard and a recently opened 8x10 shack that sells coffee, bagels and pastry. The harbor is a great place to relax if laid back and a bit of a walk into town is what you're looking for. Service was good and the staff was friendly.

A Fine Alternative to Newport, 2009-08-01
Captain: , Barnegat NJ USA (610)

We stopped here briefly in July 2009 during a short cruise on Narragansett Bay. We picked up a mooring from Dutch Harbor BY, whose service was quite satisfactory. I suppose the going rate in these parts is $50 for a mooring, and I also suppose I'll have to get used to that rate (although rreluctantly). The main idea was to make the short and pleasant walk from Dutch Harbor to Jamestown for the ferry ride to Newport. We have visited Newport many times, but the crowded harbor and somewhat tiresome dinghy and launch situation has grown old. Taking the ferry from Jamestown for an afternoon visit was just what the doctor ordered.

Ducth Harbor Boatyard, 2009-05-27
Captain: , Fredericton, NB, CAN (477)

Seemed friendly enough - but

Cruising guide said $35 for a mooring and it was really $50.
Showers were luke warm and then cold
the "short walk" to town was not short - took an hour each way.

The evening launch driver was a very nice young man working on his Calculus homework for school. He was polite, helpful and the highlight of the experience.

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