Full Marine Facilities
The availability of launch service, marine repair facilities, fuel and sanitary pump-out make the harbor attractive to visiting sailors and yacht club cruises.
While the harbor is renowned as a yacht haven, it’s the charm of the village that lures many cruisers. The Borough’s restaurants, shops, library and historic homes are a short walk from the public dinghy dock, the Borough’s two yacht clubs: Stonington Harbor Yacht Club and The Wadawanuck Club and Dodson’s Boatyard.
Once a bustling mercantile and ferry port, Stonington Harbor remains home to a commercial fishing fleet. The coming and going of both commercial and recreational fishing boats are familiar sights in this active harbor.
Legendary Sport Fishing
Spin casters and fly fishermen revere Stonington Harbor because it is a convenient point of departure to the legendary striped bass, blue fish and bonito fishing in the nearby rock ledges around Fishers Island Sound and the churning waters in The Race. Large sport-fishing boats occupy many slips at commercial dock operations in the harbor, while smaller boatyards located in the surrounding coves offer fishermen facilities and services such as launch ramps, slips for small boats, fuel, bait and tackle.
Life On The Water
New England Science & Sailing (NESS), teaches sailing, marine science and a variety of water sports to children and adults. The non-profit organization is located on Water Street overlooking Stonington Harbor.
All Boaters Welcome
The harbor is an attractive put-in location for oar and paddle-powered watercraft as well as sailing dinghies. The Stonington Small Boat Association, located in the heart of the Borough, maintains a public launch ramp and storage space for engineless boats.
The Easy Life
Kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders and dinghy sailors are seen in increasing numbers around the Harbor. They also enjoy exploring the inshore waters and coves close to Stonington Harbor.