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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.

VHF Channel 16 is for emergency hailing

Our Staff

Harbormaster Steve Melo, J.D.

Deputy Harbormaster Rob Miller

See our Photo Gallery page for pictures of our staff through the years

Important Coordinates

Breakwater Light (Harbor Entrance)41.574117-70.939278
Buoy 1041.576944-70.942500
Buoy 1241.580278-70.945556
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.

See our Attractions and Accommodations page for information on local businesses