The Vineyard Haven Harbormaster operates a town dock that is available for hourly docking. Moorings are assigned on a first-come first-served basis, and there are usually available moorings in Vineyard Haven Harbor either outside or inside the breakwater. Vessels more than 22.9 meters (75 feet) long must check with the Vineyard Haven Harbormaster for mooring.
Overnight docking is available in Vineyard Haven Harbor when the private marinas are full, but there are long waiting lists for both permanent and seasonal moorings. Anchorages are allowed outside the Vineyard Haven Harbor breakwater away from the mooring fields, channels, and the causeway to Lagoon Pond Bridge.
The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) provides ferry operations from the Cape Cod mainland to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. It is the only ferry that carries vehicles to/from the islands. The Steamship Authority also operates several freight vessels carrying commercial goods to the islands. Ferry services operate in Vineyard Haven Harbor throughout the year from the terminal at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Vineyard Haven Marina offers deep-water moorings and dockage for vessels as much as 61 meters (200 feet) long. The marina offers many services, including making arrangements for lodging, dining, tours, and air/ground transportation. Amenities in this Vineyard Haven Harbor marina include water, fuel, waste disposal, showers, restrooms, laundry facilities, dockside electricity, cable, and wireless internet.
In addition to these usual services, the Vineyard Haven Harbor Marina offers covered and open decks and barbeques, beach frontage, a private lounge and crew bar, on-call massage, 24-hour concierge, full liquor service, and a full-service restaurant.
Maciel Marine offers the full range of boating services in Vineyard Haven Harbor. Both transient and seasonal slips and moorings are available as well as inside and outside boat storage and a valet rack service. The fuel dock supplies gas throughout the year. The ships store at Vineyard Haven Harbor's Maciel Marine has marine supplies and parts.
Certified technicians offer fiberglass repairs, painting, woodworking, restoration, and engine repair and sales as well as towing, hauling, transporting, power washing, and delivery services. Maciel Marine in Vineyard Haven Harbor is open all year from Monday through Friday, and it is open seven days a week in season.