Details for Woods Hole Marine

Woods Hole Marine

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 13 reviews

Address 91A Water St, PO Box 746
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Phone508-540-2402 (Fax: 508-540-7927)

After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

Karen Kraus



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Enter Eel Pond through the bascule bridge (Eel Pond Bridge on VHF 13). They open on the hour and half hour.





Tide & current additional info

Plan your arrival and departure for slack tide. The currents in Woods Hole Passage can exceed 7 knots.


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Two docks with T heads and slips. Eel Pond bridge open hourly. The bridge has recently been replaced and is new.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.50/ft (2013-05-20)

Other price info: Shoulder season price.


Transient: 25
Total: 65
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings are available in Great Harbor. Not well organized but WHYC has a guest mooring and CMG marked moorings are for rent.

Woods Hole Marine has several moorings available in Eel Pond. The pond is well protected and very calm.

Moorings are $65 per night.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - There is a small area for dinghy tie-up right next to Shuckers Restaurant.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out






Yes - The only shower available is a bathroom in the office during office hours.


Yes - In the office bathroom.




Yes - Small market just at the end of the dock. Great grocery store. Good quality.
Woods Hole Market
87 Water St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543



Yes - Several restaurants along Water Street, within 3 blocks.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Available only at sites on the dock, doesn't reach the moorings.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Ferry to Martha's Vinyard and Nantucket. Free bus to Falmouth shopping and misc cute shops.

Other services


Visit the famous Wood Hole Oceangraphic Labs and Marine Biology Labs. NOAA has a small aquarium.

Reviews for Woods Hole Marine
Great Town, Great Mooring, 2017-08-06
Captain: , Essex, CT (258)

With only a one day in advance reservation, they were able to get us a mooring for one or two nights. a bit pricey ($65) but very protected, and convenient to a very pet friendly town. Use town dingy dock, more room, and marina only lacks exterior facilities after hours. We'll be back.

Great Location,but..., 2016-08-31
Captain: , Honolulu (712)

Perfect location in the Eel Pond, right next to Shuckers Restaurant. However facilities are limited...bathroom while restaurant is open, shower in their office when they are there, etc. Staff was friendly and very helpful squeezing into the tiny space. $85 for a 36 footer in August 2016.

Great stop, 2015-08-23
Captain: , New Bedford, MA (77)

The restaurants, shops, Oceanographic Institute and aquarium provide tons of things to do. Perhaps the best part if a wonderfully protected, quiet peaceful harbor. Karen is very helpful. But when we were there they did not monitor VHF. Needed to call on the phone. Need to advise the bridge to transit. Opens as stated elsewhere every half hour.

Great in-town locale, 2015-08-19
Captain: , wickford, R.I. (222)

Spent three days here in mid-August, one riding out a torential rain/wind event. Very secure anchorage and quiet considering the proximity to town - literally in the middle at the marina. There is a nice market adjacent to the marina and several restaurants nearby as well as the Aquarium and research faciities Woods Hole is known for.
Our only complaint is the total lack of dinghy dock access at the marina, especially a problem if you have dogs to bring in regularly.

Easy to deal with, 2015-07-01
Captain: , Baltimore (180)

Got in late, twice. Phoned ahead, picked up a mooring and settled in the morning, no hassel. Nice single shower, entry through the office. There is no fuel in Woods Hole.

Interesting and fun, 2015-03-04
Captain: , Westport Point, MA (391)

We spent 3 days moored here in late autumn 2013, and with an unusual warm spell, we had a great time exploring and wandering. The narrow entrance is tight but manageable if you keep your speed steady and brisk.
Dink in and walk around the town...plenty to see and some decent restaurants, gift shops, and a green area by the outside docks, too. There's a shower for use right inside the offices, but they don't advertise it, so ask when you pick up your mooring. A very pretty pond to float in for a couple of days!

we will return, 2014-07-13
Captain: , Milford (530)

we stayed two nights at a dock and found it very pleasant and protected. good cafes and a gourmet market within a few steps, the aquarium is free and fun, and the town is very pleasant to stroll though.
The bridge opens on the half hour - let him know you are ready so he will open. wind and current is funneled through the narrow channel and you'll have an audience so have fun with the bridge transit. absolutely protected within Eel Pond. did not use the showers, but the water and electricity were fine.

We love this spot, 2012-03-16
Captain: , Olcott, NY (2536)

Have stayed here five times and always find it a great stop over.
Tons of stuff to do in town.
Bar can get a bit noisy at night.
Completely sheltered.
Showers were 7 outta 10

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

Mooring rates are $65/night.

Secure and Convenient location with character, 2011-07-19
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (407)

We used the Woods Hole Marine moorings for 2 nights in the "pre-season" June 23rd&24th and had no problems arriving in the late afternoon and getting a mooring. The entrance via Eel Pond bridge is unique (be aware that the many bystanders are watching you enter!). The swinging area was tight and in the morning the harbor master shifted around some of the "permanent" vessels so that we could move to a mooring with stronger holding power and a larger swing area. The dinghy "dock" is unmarked and small, which could present some issues in the prime season, but was not a problem for us. The mooring area is conveniently located in the center of the village and a short walk will get you to a variety of restaurants & shopping. We had planned for a 1 night stop over, but extended it to 2 nights so that we could see more of the area.

A calm place for the night, 2010-07-25
Captain: , Freeport, ME (257)

We stayed one night in Eel Pond and it was great. The water was extremely calm and quiet. There are no launches available so use the dinghy. There are a lot of pricey restaurants nearby. There was a ton of marine science exhibits to see and an aquarium. We had a great time and would definitely return.

Lovely spot in heart if Woods Hole, 2010-07-20
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3215)

Marine is really just two docks with no land space at all. Dock sits in front of nice restaurant "Shuckers". Great hurricane hole and very scenic. Moorings are available also. We had dinghy engine problem and came in to hide from TS Hanna. They came out and towed dinghy in for repairs. Very accomodating.

A tight fit, but a great location, 2010-04-23
Captain: , York, ME (1971)

Woods Hole has an atmosphere of it's own. This is the center of ocean-related learning on the East Coast, and it's an interesting mix of college town and maritime heritage.

We were shoehorned into a slip, fenders sqeezed almost flat on both sides, but in this pond there's barely ever a ripple. You have to walk between the restaurant's outdoor tables to reach the street, which took some getting used to.

The dining options in Woods Hole are almost unlimited, follow the crowds to the Pie in the Sky bakery up the hill to the right in the morning. Check in advance, or stop by the information booth a block or two on the right, many of the colleges offer fascinating tours of their facilities, but not all are open every day.

Wireless access from one of the restaurants was pretty good in the marina.

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