Details for Quissett Harbor Boatyard

Quissett Harbor Boatyard

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 10 reviews

Address 36 Quissett Harbor Rd, PO Box 46
Falmouth, MA 02541

Phone508-548-0506 (Fax: 508-540-8991)

After hours contact

Facility type

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


They have a rail system to remove boats. They have a good reputation.

VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Weatherly and Richard Dorris



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Deep draft sailboats should hold the first two red buoys, then the greens thereafter.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 9
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 16

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: For temporary tie-up only. Water, ice, and garbage disposal available.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: 20

Other info: 80' max on transient moorings. 60' max at dock.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No slips.


Transient: 15
Total: 86
Transient price: $35.00 (2015-07-03)

Other price info: First-come basis. Boats may raft if weather and room allows.

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)

Yes - Dockside

Dinghy access

Yes - Floating dinghy dock off NW side of fixed dock.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Please clean up after your pet.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out









Yes - Porta potty in the yard.




Yes - It's a very long walk, a cab ride or take the trolley to Woods Hole.



Yes - In Woods Hole or in Falmouth, either is a long walk, a cab ride or take the trolley.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - Marine railway only. No boat ramp.

Storage facilities

Yes - Small boat storage.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Seasonal trolley provides access to Woods Hole and Falmouth where boaters can find restaurants, bars, grocery, hardware, marine store, laundry, hotels, B and B's, and attractions.

Other services

Lovely beach in inner harbor.


Reviews for Quissett Harbor Boatyard
Very nice and quiet harbor, 2015-07-03
Captain: , Somerville (27)

Very quiet and well protected in most situations. Location is convenient when crossing through Woods Hole or the Cape Cod Canal. Staff is friendly and flexible. Good public transportation within 5 minutes walking distance.

Surprisingly calm., 2015-03-18
Captain: , Swifts Neck Wareham, MA (222)

The outer harbor is quiet and calm. Just pick up a mooring and a friendly guy will come buy at sunset and knock on your hull. Plenty of ice on the dinghy dock (honor system pay). No provisions nearby. We watched a sailboat race that featured Herreshoff S and 12 and a halfs. Friendly place. Liked it.

Great place to visit Woods Hole, 2014-07-13
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

Moorings were calm and pleasant. Q Harbor Boatyard is undergoing a major facelift and will undoubtedly be very nice when finished. Easy beach for dog walking on the port side heading in. Wonderful seeing the 40+ Herreshoff sailboats in the harbor. One small word of warning - when heading into Woods Hole - it's the little trolley you flag down, not the shuttle. We made that mistake and almost got run down.

Ditto to all +, 2012-10-01
Captain: , Annapolis (431)

All of the above. Quiet, beautiful houses, convenient trolley, good provisioning in Falmouth, and restaurants as well. Bikes to rent. Good trials to ride. Rick, although a staunch Red Sox fan, can appreciate fans of the other league.

beautiful spot, 2012-09-05
Captain: , salem ma (379)

Cheap mooring - great location. No services to speak of.

Charm and Protection, 2012-08-13
Captain: , Marietta GA (416)

The channel looks hard to sort out when you look at the chart and at first I wasn't sure how it ran, despite good visibility. But in the end, leaving all red to stbd and green to port guided us through the dog leg without any trouble. In fog a first time entry would be more interesting.

We picked up mooring #64, which is just off the Quissett Harbor Boatyard dock. The moorings look like oversized pot markers: conical white foam floats with a blue stripe and blue numbers. The yellow penant was in excellent condition and quite clean.

I checked in with the owner (upstairs in a building behind the dinghy dock) who explained that inner harbor moorings are $40 per night and outer harbor is $30. I liked the excellent protection, short row, and being in the middle of a fleet of exquisite Herershoff 12 1/2's so we paid the higher price.

The trolley to town is red or green trolley looking bus that runs every 30 minutes. Walk up the hill to the traffic light and stand on the near side of the street for Woods Hole and far side for Falmouth and flag them down. Ir costs $4 round trip ($2 for seniors 60 and older) and they don't make change. However the driver told us we could pay on the way back when we didn't have the right number of dollars. Very friendly.

Quiet and convenient, 2011-09-05
Captain: , Stony Point, NY (852)

Beautiful homes surround this well protected harbor. Pick up any empty mooring ball - go in far enough to be protected from the north west wind. A boat will come to collect the $30. fee. There are no services, but there is ice at the dinghy dock on the honor system. It is about 1.5 or 2 miles pleasant walk to downtown Woods Hole along a wooded windy road past large homes and a golf course. After provisioning a bit I took the trolley bus back. Runs every 1/2 hour and will also take you to Falmouth and their extensive shopping if you want. Safe place to ride out a storm, or have a relaxed quiet time.

Quissett is beautiful; it's a boatyard, not a marina, 2011-08-08
Captain: , Boston (601)

They may not answer the radio or the phone and there are no facilities to speak of. That said, once contact was established they were nice enough and knew the strength of the mooring, as I rafted with a friend.

Update 7/11... we stayed on a mooring well inside and close to the boatyard. It's still a working boaryard, not a marina, but the staff was friendly and the yard is populated with a handful of workers lovingly restoring old boats. It's a healthy but not unreasonable walk down the bike path to Woods Hole, otherwise, the boatyard is rather isolated.

Quissett is a good stop if you want to time Woods Hole or be close enough to Cuttyhunk to arrive there early. The mooring field is exceptionally well protected.

Heed the buoys and entering Quissett is eary enough.

Mooring Selection, 2011-07-28
Captain: , Grasonville, Md (252)

Pick your mooring selectively. We're 42 ft,and with the mooring float under the bow sprit, our swim platform bumped the float of the mooring to our rear. Not all mooring locations are as retricted. Use the far western end for moorings with more swing room.

Weather protected from all but north west exposure.

Great, quiet location, 2011-07-18
Captain: , Fairhaven MA (65)

Look for the white bouys with blue stripes and QBY printed on them. Rick will swing buy at sunset to collect the fee. Dinghy dock is located in the western corner of the inner harbor. WHOOSH trolley runs on the 1/2 hour at the top of the hill at the traffick light. Just flag them down. Make sure to walk ou to the "Knob". Nice view and decent beach.

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