Safe Harbor Marina
Essex Island

Safe Harbor
Essex Island

clear-day
45°
10:47 AM
11 mph
VHF 9
Essex, CT
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4.8   |   88 Reviews
A true boating retreat for rendezvous gatherings, yacht club festivities, waterfront weddings, and more. Quietly placed on its own 13-acre island, Safe Harbor Essex Island is a waterfront destination for locals and cruisers alike. Unwind by the oversized pool, enjoy a game of volleyball with family, or explore the vibrant village atmosphere in nearby Essex.

Wet Slips


Length Overall
25' - 100'
Max Height
80'
Max Beam
18'
Max Draft
10'
Available at Your Slip
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Shore Power Hookups
  • Fresh Water Hookups
  • Cable TV Hookups
  • Pump-out
  • Swimming Pool

Transient Slips


Length Overall
16' - 175'
Max Height
80'
Max Beam
18'
Max Draft
10'
Available at Your Slip
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Shore Power Hookups
  • Fresh Water Hookups
  • Cable TV Hookups
  • Pump-out

Winter Storage


Length Overall
10' - 50'
Max Height
Unrestricted
Max Beam
16'
Max Weight
25 tons
Options
  • Indoor Cold
  • Indoor Heated
  • Outdoor
Your Winter Storage Includes
  • Winter Haul Out
  • Spring Launch
  • Jack Stands
  • Blocks

Waterside Restaurant


Siren

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Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday | 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Ship's Store


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Daily | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Products
  • Ice
  • Water
  • Cold Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Boat Supplies
  • Apparel
  • Accessories

Marine Services


We ensure your boat is cared for with passion and meticulous attention to detail. A full service yard is located at our Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard location.


Fuel Dock


A fuel dock is located at our Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard location.


Featured Amenities

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Banquet Facility
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Barbecue Grills
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Children’s Playscape
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Complimentary Parking
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Courtesy Shuttle
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Dock Carts
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Dog Park
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Fire Pit
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Home Port Events
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Laundry
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Lawn Games
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Security
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Ship’s Store
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Showers
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Swimming Pool
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Waterfront Lifestyle

Siren Kitchen and Bar

Onsite at marina

 
Hamburg Cove

Accessible by boat

 
Connecticut River Museum

0.6 miles from marina

 
Water app

Membership

When you become a Member of Safe Harbor, you have access to our entire network of premium locations, amenities, events and unparalleled boating lifestyle opportunities.

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What People Are Saying

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4.8   |   88 Reviews
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    Quintessential New England spot. Took the ferry to Siren restaurant for dinner after shopping at Lark over in Chester. If you are in the area check out these spots!
    kathy hayes 2 months ago
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    Many great Vistas to enjoy.
    Doug Johnson 4 months ago
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    Joann Reis 4 months ago
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    Top notch marina. Beautiful pool , restaurant , and full facilities. Must stop in if ur boating up the ct river
    Ronnie Cappuccetti 4 months ago
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    The lobster rolls here are the best! Excellent staff and fun ferry boat ride! Feels like you are on vacation!
    Mersini 4 months ago
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    Safe harbor essex is a family favorite. We always visit on our summer boat trip. The staff is friendly, and very helpful. There are many great places to eat within walking distance. Come have a great time!! 😁👍👍👍
    Pat Del Prete 5 months ago
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41.3536724, -72.3844792
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Siren Kitchen and Bar

This full-service bar and restaurant prides itself on serving the best of new American fare made with fresh local ingredients. Located onsite at the marina, Siren Kitchen and Bar boasts indoor and outdoor seating that adds to the casual ambiance and invites guests to relax into the charming atmosphere of Essex Village. On the menu you’ll find an array of excellent seafood options like steamed mussels, crispy shrimp, lobster rolls, crab cakes, and more. On the land side of things, there’s plenty of excellent offerings to choose from, including the southern fried chicken, smoked brisket, bourbon steak, and the burrata ravioli. Also known for its fabulous cocktails, be sure to take a gander at Siren’s bar menu for plenty of refreshing creations to sip while watching the boats pass by.

Hamburg Cove

Hamburg Cove is part of the Eight Mile River which flows southward from Colchester and downstream into the Connecticut River. This popular hangout spot is ideal for a day of relaxation and recreation. Sail by the interesting homes that dot the shoreline or check out the impressive yachts and sailboats at the local yacht clubs. The cove is also a prime spot to kayak, paddleboard, and sail, there are plenty of local businesses that offer rentals.

Connecticut River Museum

Dedicated to preserving the culture and history of the Connecticut River and its peoples and providing memorable educational and recreational experiences for its visitors, this fascinating museum makes for the perfect afternoon outing with your crew. Apart from the high-quality exhibitions, visitors to the museum can also access the adjoining waterfront park. Riverboat tours are also available.