Harbors and Boating
Block Island maintains two harbors and is well-known as one of New England's premier boating destinations.
on the West Side of the Island, in the beautiful Great Salt Pond. New Harbor has 3 large marinas, 90 town moorings and a 75 acre anchorage for vessels. The Harbormaster's Office is located at the Block Island Boat Basin during the summer season. The Harbormaster can be contacted on VHF CH 12 once you arrive in New Harbor. Moorings can be rented for $50 per night and can accommodate vessels up to 50 feet. Reservations are not taken as they are first come first serve. It is a 3 minute taxi ride or 15 minute walk from New Harbor to town or to Crescent Beach.
on the East Side of the Island is a Harbor of Refuge protected by a breakwater. There is limited space for anchoring which is restricted to seven days in a fourteen day period. Please call the Harbormaster with any questions. Old Harbor is in the center of town and has a small 30 boat marina operated by the Town. Dockage is first come first serve. The Commercial ferry landing is also located in Old Harbor.
Block Island Harbors Department Contact Information
Office Telephone: (401) 466-3204
Old harbor Dock: (401) 466-3235
Summer Hours 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Winter Hours 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
VHF Radio - Ch12 7AM - 9PM - All Calls 9PM - 7AM - Emergency Only
Fax: (401) 466-3219