This episode of New England Boating TV explores the historic whaling and fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. These days, New Bedford is most famous for being the largest commercial fishing port in the country, but it also offers plenty of attractions for recreational boaters, including several marinas, a fantastic fuel dock, free public moorings, a free downtown dinghy dock and plenty of “nice ice”.
Co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson start things off with a harbor tour and a bit of historical background. Ashore, the pair explores the downtown area, which offers lots to see, do—and eat. New Bedford has an enormous variety of ethnic restaurants and art galleries within walking distance of the waterfront, including the aptly named Waterfront Grill, where Parker learns to sear fresh scallops.
Later, she checks out the Whaling Museum, while Tom tours the historic schooner Ernestina and learns about the New Bedford National Park.
And what show on New Bedford would be complete without some fishing, and Tom and Parker do just that on a fluke-fishing trip on nearby Vineyard Sound.
Learn more about boating in New Bedford, MA.