Quincy Names & Numbers
January 23, 2015
Chart: NOAA 13270
Boaters can access the Marina Bay portion of Quincy through Boston Harbor’s President Roads before turning southwest at G C “3” and picking up the channel to Dorchester Bay. The channel splits east of Thompson Island at G C “5”; continue south, using the famous Sister Corita gas tank as your landmark. At G C “1SC” follow the Squantum Channel into Marina Bay. MLW depth is 13’.
If bound for the Town River, the easiest route from the east is to pass through Hull Gut and follow the channel south to the Weymouth Fore River. At R “28”, turn west and enter the Town River. The marinas will be on your port side. Depth in the river channel is 25’ MLW.
- City of Quincy Harbormaster’s website
- (617) 376-1219; VHF 9
- Marina Bay (617) 847 1800; Large, full-service marina on Dorchester Bay with transient slips and dockage for large yachts. Also offers fuel dock, haul-out, repairs, ice, WiFi, water, electric, laundry, restrooms with showers, pump-out and access to a complex of shops and restaurants.
- Bay Pointe Marina (617) 471-1777; On the Town River, this large, full-service facility has fuel, haul-out, repair, WiFi and transient slips.
- Captain’s Cove Marina (617) 479-2440; Deep-water marina on the Town River. Can accommodate vessels up to 80’. Water, power, fuel, picnic area, grills, showers, bathrooms and WiFi access. Pet-friendly.
- Town River Marina (617) 745-9813; Moorings and slips on the protected Town River.
- Boaters can often find room to anchor just outside the Marina Bay breakwater and the main channel, in 8’ to 12’ of water. However, this area is exposed to northerly winds and boat wakes. A smaller but more protected anchorage can be found off Savin Hill’s Fox Point in 8’ of water.
- The Houghs Neck Maritime Center features a good launch facility with a wide ramp, tie-up floats and parking for some 20 rigs.
- Marina Bay is home to the Marina Bay Marketplace, a small market with basic provisions. Larger supermarkets and pharmacies are nearby as well.
- WaterClub (617) 328-6500; Fun, lively club, bar and restaurant with outdoor seating and indoor dancing at Marina Bay with. Also has a roof deck.
- Captain Fishbones (617) 471-3511; Casual restaurant at Marina Bay; offers indoor and outdoor seating.
- Siros (617) 472-4500; Upscale dining on the boardwalk at Marina Bay. Menu features a variety of creative seafood, steak and chicken dishes, pasta, salads and appetizers. Offers awesome views of the Boston skyline.
- Summer House (781) 769-8970; Great waterfront setting and an ideal location for weddings and cocktail parties, casual clambakes and barbecues.
- Inn at Bay Pointe (617) 472-3200; iDock-and-dine restaurant and bar with great views at Bay Pointe Marina on the Town River.
- Venezia (617) 436-3120; Dock-and-dine restaurant in Dorchester Bay, at the Russo Marine facility on the Neponset River. Great water and Boston views.
- Freedom Boat Club (888) 262-8267
- Boston Harbor Islands National Park (617) 223-8666; Unique park with 12 diverse islands and peninsulas for exploring. There are 1,600 acres and 35 miles of undeveloped ocean shoreline on the islands. Some islands (Bumpkin, Grape, Lovells) offer campsites and yurts, and Spectacle Island has a public marina and visitor’s center.
- Charles River Cruise; Take your boat through the Gridley locks and into the Charles River for a unique perspective of Boston. Learn more here.
- John F. Kennedy Library (617) 514-1600; Boaters can actually access this fascinating library on Columbia Point by anchoring southwest of the point and taking a dinghy to the Fox Point Pavilion and Boat Dock, managed by Umass Boston. From here it’s a short walk along the Harbor Walk to the library, which contains multi-media exhibits on the life of JFK, as well as 7 million presidential documents in its manuscripts collection.