Mrs. Horne and I returned to Cuttyhunk for an overnight stay last week. It was very special since it’s just a few weeks short of 38th wedding anniversary when we spent our Honeymoon there on my father’s 25′ C&C Sailboat – The Banana Split.
A lot has changed and mostly for the better!
Back then there were no slips, it was all straight wharfs, but since Mrs. Horne’s sister Gail was coming with us and she often mentions that she has short legs, I called ahead and asked if we could be assigned a straight wharf to make it easier for Gail to get in and out of the boat.
They told me they had none, but offered us Slip 22 which they said was at “the T at the end of a dock” which would enable side boarding.
The Cuttyhunk Marina Slip Number Maps
It turns out that the Marina assigns slips when you book and you may request specific slips if you want (although some taken by seasonal customers and some are set aside for boats with special requirements.)
Looking forward to our visit, I started googling “Cuttyhunk Marina Slip Numbers or Map” like crazy, hoping to see where we’d be. Alas, this information was nowhere to be found on the entire Internet – until today!
I went to the Dock Office photographed the maps and present them here for My Buzzards Bay visitors for all eternity…
The first map is for the dock furthest south – which is where we stayed at Slip 22. We tied up with the bow facing south so we had a great view of the entire harbor from our aft deck.
If you want peace and quiet, this is the dock for you. There was only one other cruising couple at our dock and the rest of the slips held commercial fishing boats.
The other two docks – the one with Slip 41 and Slip 63 at the ends are where the action is.
We overheard groups of boaters coordinating their slip assignments with the dockmaster on the VHF as we entered the harbor (I also glanced over there a few times and it definitely looked like a party).
Solid Dock – Solid Value
The entire dock complex was rebuilt a few years back and today it’s as nice at the Nantucket Boat Basin or the Black Dog Wharf in Vineyard Haven.
Be advised that the docks are fixed, not floating, and you must tie up to pilings via the Dreaded 4 Piling Back-in Slip Procedure.
If you can get past the lack of dining options and you like to meet your neighbors, it’s also a very economical marina. My Dockwa charge for the last weekend in July is $123 ($3/foot) plus $30 for 50 AMP Power.
Just to compare, my charge for Ballard’s this week is $185/night and Bowens for Labor Day is $305/night.
I can see why it’s so popular for cruising groups!