Details for Town of Wellfleet Marina

Town of Wellfleet Marina

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Average rating 2.7 stars from 9 reviews

Address 300 Main Street
Wellfleet, MA 02667


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

None - They do not monitor the radio.


Email contact

Owner, manager

Town of Wellfleet


Michael Flanagan


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Captain b393 reports July 2010: 'Narrow, zig zagging approach. Books say well marked'. I would agree, except the bouys are often a mile apart or more along the zig zagging approach making it difficult to stay in the channel from sight alone. Local's short cut the course, not a good idea for visitors. Best come with a GPS or at high tide.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 3
Fuel dock: 3

Other depth info: It was reported October 2015 that the harbor is extremely shallow, and large portions dry out in low tide.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 100
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $55 per night plus $2 per foot for over 30 feet.


Transient: 8
Total: 40
Transient price: $1.25 (2010-07-21)

Other price info: Claim to have 5, but 3 of them had permanent boats on them.

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 - At public temporary drop off dock only, not at fuel dock.

Dinghy access

Yes - Dinghy docks just to the W of boat ramp.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Tax 6.25%


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Lots of doggy bag stations.

Disability access

Launch service

No - No water taxi. However, the marina can give you phone number for 'the shack' and you can arrange to contract a local for a ride.

Pump out






Yes - Public showers are available, $1.25 for 3 minutes and $0.25 per each additional minute.


Yes - Mens' and womens' restrooms are available but they are also open to the general public.








Yes - Three border the marina area.


Yes - Each of the three resturants have a bar.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - 'The shack' at the dock arranges for charters.

Internet access

Yes - No wi-fi, none whatsoever. Verizon EvDO service is good. ATT 3G data service is good. ATT cell service is good.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


W.H.A.T ( provides many entertainment options, for example square dancing lessons in the marina parking lot and both indoor and outdoor theater shows. Excellent ice cream stand.

Reviews for Town of Wellfleet Marina
good staff, 2016-07-23
Captain: , Montreal, Canada (130)

very nice people at this marina. they were very helpful for us. shalow bay, we enter a hi tide with a 5 ' dratfh. quieter than provincetown and less tourist.

Beautiful town, difficult harbor, 2013-08-15
Captain: , Menemsha, MA (51)

The Town Marina has a nice Harbormaster and staff, but very limited services and an often impassable silted up harbor, which has not been dredged in several years. With a 10' + tide, it was impossible to reach a slip a couple of hours off low tide, even with our shallow (2.5') draft boat. The mooring field is small and has about 3.5' of water at low tide. Limited water taxi service. Go for the wonderful town if you can manage to get in the harbor, but don't expect much from the marina.

Very Shallow, 2013-07-26
Captain: , Little River, SC (1967)

Because of a bad weather forecast we opted to get a slip in the town marina. They assigned us a slip in the back basin which had no piers. Just a floating dock in back and poles at the side requiring you to back into the slip. Very narrow for our 35ft/14ftbeam Trawler. The deep channel is very narrow allowing no maneuvering room. Could not get into slip with our single engine so they told us to go around front to their courtesy dock- no power, no water. Went to dinner at one of the excellent restaurants and when we came back the entire dock and our boat was sitting in the mud. No one told us that this would happen. Just before dinner I had been running my generator. just lucky that there was still enough water. I complained to the dockmaster (not the same one that was there during the day). He ran a 15A line out to our boat. Told me that the slips in the back were even worse. This entire harbor and mooring field is extremely shallow and much of it dries out at low tide. The town itself is very nice. Lots of good restaurants, shops and art galleries. There is a small grocery and a liquor store in the village about 1.5 miles away. Several excellent restaurants are within sight of the marina. $65/night without water and power and sitting in the mud at low tide is a bit much.

Great place to spend a few days., 2013-06-19
Captain: , Westport Point, MA (321)

We were able to chase down a mooring and stayed a couple of wonderful days here, after being blown downcape on a weather helm on the way to Barnstable. Our motor died and it seemed to take forever to sail the channel in, but in southwesterlies it was easy. We had great meals and drinks at the bookstore, and hiked out to the bay for a day on the beach. In good weather, this is little hideaway is worth a visit.

Wellfleet moorings, 2012-08-06
Captain: , Great island boat yard Harpswell, Me (61)

Harbormaster Michael Flanagan is very helpful. Contact by telephone as do not always monitor radio. Only a few moorings in inner harbor but marina is right there also and the price is equivalant to that of a mooring. Marina can be very warm for those without a/c. Town is 15-20 min walk away and worth a visit. Two restaurants right by the docks. Great breakfast in town. Beaches are close and taxis are available if needed. Worth a visit although you need to be vigilant navigating in and out.

Pretty place, and not as difficult to get into as I had heard, 2011-08-31
Captain: , Sag Harbor, NY (29)

We were there in mid-August for a night. Its a very pretty area, and well worth the visit.

We draw almost 6', so I had been leary of trying the harbor, but apparently the channel is dredged every year, and was well marked. When I called in advance and spoke to the harbormaster, he promised me a mooring on the outer edge of the basin, where he said at worst there would be 5' at low tide (and soft silt). Never seemed to touch, though.
Leaving at high tide (the tidal range is around 10'), we found that we could sail pretty much anywhere in or out of the channel.

Not really a "Marina", 2011-07-19
Captain: , Gloucester, MA (806)

The town has a little dock space and a couple of moorings, all controlled by the harbor master, but there are no services as one would normally expect at a marina. It's not a problem, just know what you are getting. The harbor master was very helpful, but he's running around like a one-armed paper hanger, so often he's not by the phone or VHF. When I left messages, he did return our calls promptly. I'd rate him quite highly, but the place is what it is, and isn't what it isn't.

Other have mentioned the approach which needs to be followed closely, but also note that it is quite shallow in the inner harbor, and VERY mucky and silty. I was reading 6' on a mooring, but another guy who went into a dock got into the much, ingested a bunch of crud and overheated his engines. He thinks they are trashed as a result.

Come to this town despite one star marina !, 2010-07-21
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2310)

Wait, still come to this marina just to visit the surrounding area and the town 20 minutes away, just be aware the marina is limited and understaffed as one person covers the boat ramp, fuel dock, and managing the moorings reservations.

It pains me to put one star on this since the local scene is so good.

The local area is vibrant and joyful, with activities put on by a local theater organization, and access to a substantial state park with walking trails along the waters edge.

The town itself goes out of it's way to have activities for visitors thru a very active theaters guild (W.H.A.T ... Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. There is a theater near the harbor, and outdoor tent theater at the nearby Mayo Beach, and a stand in the parking lot of the harbor, which on the day of our visit had fun square dancing lessons. Also nearby are three resturants, an excellent ice cream stand, and a seafood to go stand (Mac Seafood).

Town is a 20+ minute walk from the harbor and is worth the walk.

As a transient, for your $1.25 per foot mooring fee, you get a no frills mooring ball, a dinghi dock, and a public dock to stop for fresh water fill up. No other services, they barely manage a reservation service for the moorings, although boaters claim it's mismanaged. Be sure to have their phone number to contact them, despite signs to the contrary, they confirmed they don't actually monitor VHF channels only the phone.

The mooring field has a MLLW of four foot at the far end where are mooring was, normally its five foot. Lucky for us low tide was five foot the day we were visiting. MLLW for the public dock and fuel dock was stated by the harbormaster to be three feet, but was deeper than the mooring field. No launch.

Got a dinghi ? If yes, then come here plan on the tides, and have a good time ashore.

Neat Town, Weak mooring services, 2010-07-18
Captain: , Cleveland, Ohio (50)

I agree with the previous post. In addition, check your mooring loop for chafe, ours was significantly comprimised. We made a reservation and they did have a mooring for us, but because they won't reply to VHF, other boats pick up moorings they are not assigned and then there is some confusion getting things straightened out. Everyone is very nice, just not very organized.

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