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Getting There

To reach Jamestown Harbor from Rhode island Sound, enter the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and follow the channel north to the G “11” Bell off The Dumplings. From here, head northwest to pick up the private buoys leading to the Jamestown East Ferry dock and Conanicut Marine.

From points north, follow the main channel through the East Passage and under the Newport Bridge. At R “12 Fl Red Bell, head due west to pick up the private aids leading to the ferry dock.



Dockage, Moorings & Service

    • Conanicut Marine (401) 423-1556Dockage
      Full-service marina with more than 200 seasonal and transient moorings, repair and storage. Stocks mechanical parts and outdoor gear, plus marine accessories and gifts. Also operates the Jamestown Ferry.
    • Dutch Harbor Boat Yard (401) 423-0630
      Full-service yard offering slips, launch service, showers, WiFi, laundry and on-site taco stand on west side of Conanicut Island. Transient moorings available; reservations recommended.
    • Jamestown Boat Yard (401) 423-0600
      Transient moorings, launch service and a private beach. Reservations recommended for moorings, required for dockage. Also provides repairs and upgrades, hauling and dinghy storage.
    • Clark Boat Yard & Marine Works (401) 423-3625
      Full-service boat yard with seasonal and transient moorings for boats up to 65′. Offers launch service, pump-out, showers, WiFi, parking, picnic area, storage, repair and maintenance. Specializes in wooden boat repair and maintenance.
    • Conanicut Yacht Club (401) 423-1424
      Allows use of guest moorings and facilities to members of reciprocal clubs.

(401) 423-7249 


  • An especially idyllic anchorage is Mackerel Cove, which boast a wonderful beach and good protection except in a south or southeast wind. Other good spots to drop the hook include Potter Cove and Dutch Harbor.

Launch Ramps

  • Fort Getty Recreational Area (401) 423-7211
    Off Beavertail Road, west of Mackerel Cove Beach. Offers access to Dutch Harbor and the West Passage. Daily $20 park entrance fee required.
  • Fort Wetherill State Park & Marina (401) 423-1771
    At the southeast end of Ocean Street, off Walcott Avenue (Rte. 138), with parking available. Reservations accepted at the park’s 42-slip marina for small boats. Ramp is best suited for skiffs and kayaks.
  • East Ferry Dock
    Limited trailer parking. Best for small boats and kayaks.

Bike & Kayak Rental

  • Jamestown Outdoors (401) 924-2885
    Rentals of bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Company will deliver to anywhere on Conanicut Island. Paddleboard lessons and tours also offered.
  • Adventure Watersports (401) 849-4820
    Small-boat, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and Jet Ski rentals. Also offers fishing and yacht charters.

Where to Eat

  • Plantation at the Bay (401) 560-0060
    Elegant dinners and Sunday brunch, with seafood, vegetarian and beef dishes, desserts and a top-shelf bar in a historic mid-1800s inn with water views.
  • Simpatico (401) 423-2000                                                                                                                                                                         Great indoor/outdoor dining in the village. Creative, delicious fare and inventive cocktails. NEBO approved!
  • Jamestown FISH (401) 423-3474
    European-inspired cuisine featuring locally harvested seafood and an extensive wine list, with seating on the patio, in the dining room or in the Bridge Bar.
  • Narragansett Café (401) 423-2150
    Popular village spot for a cold brew, pub grub and live music.
  • East Ferry Deli (401) 423-1592
    Sandwiches, salads, bakery items, soups and coffee with a view of the Newport Bridge and East Passage harbor.
  • Slice of Heaven Bakery (401) 423-9866
    Baked goods, gourmet sandwiches, espresso drinks and smoothies served indoors or outdoors
  • Spinnakers Café (401) 423-307                                                                                                                                                    Casual waterfront restaurant serving seafood, burgers, sandwiches and homemade ice cream.

Things to See & Do

  • Watson Farm (401) 423-0005
    Historic, 265-acre farm established in 1796, with heritage breed farm animals. Visitors are welcome on the property for nature walks and views of Dutch Harbor.
  • Jamestown Fire Department Memorial Museum (401) 423-0062
    Antique firefighting equipment, with both horse-drawn and motorized fire engines.
  • Jamestown Golf (401) 423-9930;
    Public play is welcome at this nine-hole course just minutes from the downtown area and Conanicut and Dutch Harbor marinas.
  • Beavertail Lighthouse Museum (401) 423-3270
    Lighthouse museum displays, with the tower open for climbing once a month, May through October.
  • Sydney L. Wright Museum  (401) 423-7280                                                                                                                        Native American artifacts found in Jamestown in the 1960s, some dating back 3,000 years.
  • Jamestown Historical Society (401) 423-0784
    Summer exhibits on the history of Jamestown, plus temporary exhibits at the library and a local school. JHS also maintains the Jamestown Windmill and the Quaker Meeting House, as well as a collection of ferry memorabilia.