The Newport Maritime Center

 

Boaters who want to visit downtown Newport should know about the Maritime Center—a great resource for visiting boaters, from daytrippers to those in larger vessels who choose to anchor or moor. It’s also a convenient spot to pick up and drop off passengers.

The Center’s dock is staffed by helpful attendants and can accommodate vessels up to 40’ for a fee of 50 cents a foot per hour. It also has plenty of free dinghy space, and boaters can also beach their dinghy in front of the Center. There is no tie-up limit, although all boats must be removed by 10:00 p.m. Tip: on summer weekends the docks can fill up fast, especially around mid-day, so get there early or try to plan your visit during a weekday.

Inside the Maritime Center you’ll find free WiFi, laundry, showers, vending machines, ice, a TV, lockers, and a reading library.

Perhaps best of all, the Center is located right off Thames Street, providing quick access to many shops, boutiques, and restaurants.

Maritime Center Information:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Daily Memorial Day to Columbus Day
  • VHF: CHANNEL 9
  • Maritime Center Manager: Sarah Schroeder
  • (401-845-5816)

Harbormaster:

  • Tim Mills – VIA CHANNEL 16
  • Perrotti Park, 39 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, RI
  • (401-845-5817)