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If you are new to our Harbor, please see our essential boater information below. You might also be interested in information regarding the Arthur F. Dias Town LandingPadanaram Bridge or Maritime Center. Also, our Fish and Game page has information for Anglers.

As a reminder, our office monitors VHF Channel 09.

Important Coordinates

Breakwater Light (Harbor Entrance)41.574117-70.939278
Buoy 10
Buoy 12
Landing Dock41.584946-70.952931
Note: Coordinates are provided for reference only. Not to be used solely for navigation purposes.

No Wake Zone

The entire harbor is a “no wake zone”. Please keep your speed to a minimum (5mph maximum) and ensure that your vessel does not produce a wake. Please note: mariners are responsible for any damage/injury caused due to their vessel wake!

No Discharge / Pump-out Information

Buzzards Bay is a “No Discharge” Zone. As such, you are forbidden from discharging your holding tank within our waters. We provide free pump-out service.

As a boater in Dartmouth, you are required to obey all local, state and federal Rules and Regulations.

Padanaram Harbor is a “No Wake” zone. While in the harbor, please keep your speed below 5 MPH and keep your wake to a minimum. There is an area North of the Bridge (West side of harbor) designated for Water skiing and other activities.

Transient Boaters

There are Transient moorings available South of the Padanaram Bridge from The New Bedford Yacht ClubConcordia Inc. and Davis and Tripp.

Below you will find links and contact information for local businesses that would be of use to boaters.

Mooring Inspectors\Recognized Service Providers

Davis & Tripp508-993-9232
Pioneer Mooring Service508-984-1969
Triad Boatworks508-758-4224

Licensed Mooring Rental Providers

Davis & Tripp508-993-9232

Transient Accomodations

Davis & Tripp508-993-9232
New Bedford Yacht Club508-997-0762
South Wharf, LLC508-990-1011

Marine Service

Davis & Tripp508-993-9232
Doyle Buzzards Bay Sailmakers508-992-6322
Marshall Marine Corp508-994-0414
Pioneer Mooring Service508-984-1969
South Wharf, LLC508-990-1011


The Black Bass508-999-6975
The Bucket508-992-3603
Dockside Ice Cream508-996-8799
Little Moss508-994-1162
New Bedford Yacht Club508-997-0762
The Sail Loft774-328-9871
Farm and Coast Market(774) 992-7093


Details and Designs508-990-7337
Karyne and Company Day Spa508-999-9996
Norton Gallery508-997-9674
Refried Tees508-992-8055
Strawberry Moon
The Needleworker508-999-2477
Village Hair Designers774-202-1360
Padanaram Farmers MarketJune – SeptemberIn St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot