Details for Harbour Place Marina

Harbour Place Marina

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 7 reviews

Address 1 Harbour Pl Suite 10
Portsmouth, NH 03801-3870


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

MasterCard and Visa.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Plan your approach against the current, which is significant (up to 3-4 knots.) Since it's a tidal river, that may mean a port side or starboard side tie, depending on the state of the tide. But the current runs parallel to the dock, and actually makes the approach easier if you stem it.





Tide & current additional info

Strong current parallel to the dock.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2011-10-06)

Other price info: 300' of floating face dock. $5.00 for 2 hours when space is available.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $10 and 50 amp is $15.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Minimal grass nearby, but Prescott Park is not far and is a great place for dogs.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Bins on the dock.







Yes - Lots nearby.


Yes - Lots of great bars and live music.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Harbour Place Marina
One of the better Portsmouth Options, 2016-02-09
Captain: , York, ME (1971)

Full disclosure, I haven't tied up here in years, but know the area well.

First of all, the current IS strong here. But it's parallel to the docks, meaning if you just stem the current, even a beginner can make a perfect landing every time. On the other hand, I've watched paid captains of 80' yachts fail miserably here, simply because they tried to dock with a following current.

Second, as other reviewers noted, this area is subject to a lot of wakes, mostly during the day.

That said, Portsmouth is a great walking city, and this location puts you at the heart of the waterfront area. For ease of docking and undocking, and a little more privacy, I'd try this before Prescott Park, for about the same money.

Right in the middle of everything, 2013-12-15
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (279)

Current is a bit of a problem when docking but plan accordingly and tie-up at slack tide. This dock leads right onto Bow Street and into the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Truly a pleasure to visit. This is past the new Memorial Bridge, give them a call channel 13 or wait for the pre-planned opening every half hour during daytime.

Great for exploring the town, 2013-08-11
Captain: , PooleUK (933)

A great location for visiting the town, a single long wonky pontoon, stable shore power, WIFI from another marina, clean potable water.
Wake is a nuscance from the passing centre consoles and local fishermen as they apparently couldnt give a ship about damaging other peoples boats with their wake.
The current is moderate, but with a little planing and reasonable boat handling is not a problem.
The Memorial bridge is up and running, from 0700hrs it opens on the hour and half hour (if requested) before 0700hrs it is upon request. It is quite a spectacle and any engineers would like this slip just to watch it operate.

What a town!, 2012-09-20
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1320)

Bouncy docks in the daytime and a bit difficult to approach when the current is running, but what a town, and it's right at your doorstep.

The good and the bad, 2012-07-21
Captain: , Marathon, FL (1254)

First the good - dockhand Mary is one of the best. She understands what it takes to dock a boat in poor conditions. She's very helpful, and makes an excellent first impression of this marina. The city is a destination in and of itself. Great walking, wonderful restaurants and bars, shops,etc.
The dock itself is okay, but with 50amp/125volt power, hot weather could be a problem running A/C.
Now the bad. The current , as others have noted, is outrageous, but if you take note of slack times, you should have minimal problems docking. The biggest problem is the wakes from passing boats. The commercial boats and tugs and ships are not the problem, it's the small recreational boats who have no regard for others. NH Marine Patrol could very easily remedy that by posting and enforcing No-Wake zones.
Memorial Bridge has been torn down and is not a problem as of July 2012. HOWEVER, a new bridge is under construction in the same place and will be a bascule bridge.

roll & current, 2010-09-03
Captain: , New York, NY (200)

short walk to a really nice downtown area, with shopping and restaurants. but unless you have lots of power and are not worried about bridge clearance, don't even think about casting off while the tide is running out - the 10 kt. current will have you at the bidge before you know it. also, wake from passing tugs and other commercial traffic produces a persistant roll at the dock.

Juat passed by in the dinghy, 2010-07-24
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3049)

IT is a long floating face dock. Current is absurd, Smaller boats were being thrown almost onto the dock by the wakes. It is right downtown in front of a big development

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