(508) 696-4249, VHF 9
Short-term public dockage, space permitting, is available at the Owen Park town dock, (508-693-4249; VHF 9) just west of the ferry terminal. Depth is 6’. You can tie up for 15 minutes at no charge while you pick up or drop off passengers or take on fresh water. Longer stays are allowed at a rate of $5 per hour (boats under 25’) or $10 per hour (over 25’) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Overnight dockage is possible if the local marinas are full. Dinghies may be left at the Owen Park dinghy dock or the dinghy dock on the west side of the ferry terminal pier.
- Moorings ($30-$35 per night) are usually available through one of the following marine service providers or the harbormaster’s office.
- The Black Dog Wharf (508-693-3854): The Black Dog Wharf can handle large yachts, and offers overnight and hourly dockage and transient moorings. Free WiFi, launch service, private showers, laundry, ice and BBQ area.
- Vineyard Haven Marina (508-693-0720): Offers slips and moorings, fuel, cable, water, electric, a dinghy dock, showers, restrooms, laundry, waterfront boater’s lounge, private beach, and car and moped rental.
- Tisbury Wharf Co. (508-693-9300): Offers fuel, engine repair and a marine railway. Docks have cable, water, electric, restrooms, and dinghy tie-up. Hourly dockage is also available.
- Maciel Marine (508-693-4174): Full-service marina inside protected Lagoon Pond. Has a ship’s store and sells gas. Also offers transient slips and moorings, rack storage, repair, haul out, storage and more.
- Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard (508-693-0400): Full-service marina offering haul out, repairs, transient moorings and supplies.
- Gannon & Benjamin (508-693-4658): Historic shipyard specializing in wooden-boat construction, restoration and maintenance. Also rents moorings.
- Two municipal boats offer free pump out. Hail them on VHF 9 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
- Zephrus (508-693-3416): Seafood, steaks and grilled fare, plus breakfast and lunch menus, in a beautiful Victorian building on Main Street.
- The Black Dog Tavern (800-826-1991): Great food and views of the harbor.
- MV Bagel Authority (508-693-4152): Fresh, tasty baked goods and coffee, plus carry-out lunch and breakfast items, on Main Street.
- The Net Result (508-693-6071): Fresh-off-the-boat seafood in the rough—and seafood market—on Beach Road.
- Mad Martha’s (508-693-5883): A must-stop for delicious homemade ice cream on Union Street.
- Simon Gallery (508-693-1701): Local photographer Peter Simon sells original prints, posters, paintings and other art from his gallery on Main Street.
- Bunch of Grapes (508-693-2291): Large independent bookstore carrying a variety
- of titles on Main Street.
- Island Music (508-693-8596): Cool music shop selling new and used instruments on Main Street.
- Midnight Farm (508-693-1997): Carly Simon’s eclectic gift and home-furnishings shop carries clothing, furniture, perfume, housewares and more on Cromwell Lane.
- Lighthouse Tours: Sunset tours of East Chop Lighthouse from mid-June to mid-September, courtesy of the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society (508-627-4441).
- Schooner Cruises: Take a day or evening sail aboard the schooners Shenandoah or Alabama through Black Dog Tall Ships (508-693-1699).
- Boat and Kayak Rental: Rent a kayak, sailboat or SUP at Wind’s Up Watersports (508-693-4252) on Beach Road.
- Bike and Moped Rental: Bikes of all sizes and types can be rented through Martha’s Bike Rentals (800-559-0312), while mopeds and cars are available through Island Adventures (508-693-1959).