42º 13’06”N 70º 47’16”W

Scituate Harbor…by Sea…or by Land


Boaters coming to Scituate Harbor as visitors or “transients” will wonder why it took them so long to  discover the likes of this perfect port. Scituate is conveniently located midpoint between Boston and the Cape Cod Canal. Restaurants, shops, a marine hardware store and even a supermarket for provisioning are all within a two minute walk from the dock. Whether you decide on a slip or a mooring you will not be disappointed. It’s no wonder Scituate Harbor has become the favorite stop over for the serious coastal cruiser.If you are visiting Scituate Harbor by boat, there is The Mill Wharf Marina or Cole Parkway Marine to contact for a slip. A mooring can be secured by calling the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club, the Satuit Boat Club or Scituate Launch EZ Rider. The harbor communicates on VHF Channel 9 and 16.


If you don’t arrive in Scituate by boat, you can jump aboard one of the harbor launches, EZ Rider or Cedar Point, and take a “Tag-a-long Tour” of one of the South Shore’s most storied and historic harbors. For a longer adventure, there are daily fishing charters, whale watching, and even sailing under the moonlight for hire.

Discover the Mill Wharf, now a restaurant but once the destination for sailing ships carrying wood and lumber for a growing area south of Boston during the 1700s. Pass the old U.S. Coast Guard station, now home to NOAA, the caretakers of Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary offshore, teeming with marine life where humpback, minke, fin and critically-endangered North American right whales feed in the nutrient-rich waters.

Observe the many sail and power boats visiting Scituate from around the world. A major stopover for Canadians en route to the Caribbean and cruising folks who have made Scituate a destination for its shops, restaurants, and friendly townspeople. Pass by Old Scituate Light, the scene where the daring young Bates sisters single-handedly impersonated a colonial regiment and turned back the British naval fleet from its attempted invasion of Scituate.

A sight that must be seen is the Town Pier where the many fishing boats and the lobster fleet load, unload, and sell their catch. After landing dockside, you’ll find yourself right there in the middle of some of the most interesting and varied shops and gift stores you’ll find anywhere, all aligned on one street for hours of exploration. Scituate Harbor is not just another Harbor… it’s another world. And we’ll leave our lighthouse on for you!