For some vacationers, there is nothing more relaxing than spending a fun-filled day on the water. This may mean lounging on beautiful Greenwich beaches for some. Others prefer to find their own slice of paradise at the Greenwich Marina in CT!
There are three town-managed marinas in Greenwich, plus a few private marinas.
Read on for our guide to the Greenwich marinas in CT, as well as what to do while you’re there.
Greenwich Marina options
Greenwich manages one boatyard at Greenwich Point Park.
There are also three town marinas here:
Landing floats and launching ramps are available with a current Facility Use Permit at all three marinas and the boat yard. These facilities are open from April 15 to November 15 each year.
Visitors and transients can dock at the Grass Island Marina in Greenwich Harbor. There is no charge for the first two hours. Fees are assessed after two hours or for overnight getaways in CT, and determined by the size of the vessel.
Delamar Greenwich Harbor Marina
The marina in front of the Delamar Hotel Greenwich Harbor is a front-and-center location to the hotel. The marina is on the opposite side of Greenwich Harbor from Grass Island. The hotel has private dockage for sail and motor yachts up to 180 feet long and a total length of more than 500 feet. Visitors arriving by watercraft have access to:
- Water service
- Up to 100-amp 3 phase 208 electrical hookup
- And full-time dock attendants
Guests who dock at the Greenwich Marina, CT may enjoy the luxury spa, fitness center, or 24-hour coffee service at this Greenwich hotel.
You can make private dock reservation requests online.
Cruises from the Greenwich Marina
Whether you arrive by land or sea, the Greenwich Marina is the place to be! It’s the perfect place to embark on a cruise that is sure to become one of the highlights of your trip. If you’re searching for an ideal romantic activity or just an excuse to be on the water, your search has ended!
Island Beach Ferry
Island Beach, located two miles south of Greenwich Harbor in Long Island Sound, is owned by the Town of Greenwich. The 3.9-acre island is managed by Greenwich Parks & Recreation, and access is via a seasonal ferry service that departs from Arch Street, across the harbor from the Delamar Hotel.
In addition to the beach, the island has plenty of shade from trees near the beach, a concession stand, a playground with swings, a lot of tables, and even locker rooms. Island Beach is a great place to find sea glass, but it is a rocky beach, so bring water shoes.
Cruise to Nowhere
Do you want to take the ferry but not stop at Island Beach? Then take the Cruise to Nowhere, a two-hour tour of nearby waters! All ages are welcome, and tickets for Cruise to Nowhere can be purchased at the Arch Street Dock beginning at 10 a.m. Cruise to Nowhere takes place on Wednesdays in the summer, check the ferry schedule.
Whisper Private Cruises
For an intimate and fun-filled ride through the harbor, the Whisper Cruises are a great option. You’ll board Delamar’s electric Duffy-Herreshoff boat with up to 6 other guests for a gentle cruise. These excursions start at $250 per hour.
The Prudence is a historic vessel and 1 of the 3 original Maine steamboats still active today. It is also the country’s oldest working ship! Larger groups of up to 100 guests can ride the classic vessel for an experience of a lifetime!
Even more unique and nautical things to do in CT
Just arriving in Connecticut?
Be sure to spend some time exploring Greenwich, CT, especially:
- Downtown Greenwich restaurants
- The shopping in the Greenwich Avenue shopping district
- The various parks in Greenwich
A few more unique things to do in CT for boating aficionados include:
- The Thimble Islands off the coast of Guilford, CT
- The USS Nautilus at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT
- The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat tour from Essex, CT
- The Charles W Morgan at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT
- Our guide to the best beaches in all Connecticut, from here to Stonington along Long Island Sound
And be sure to read the full guide to the most unique things to do in CT in the Connecticut Travel Guide!
Update and republished: May 9, 2023