Sailing to Block Island

March 22, 2017
Photos by Stephen Cloutier

block area battle weekSailing to, from or around Block Island? Get a hold of a marina to dock your ship. If you're vacationing on BI and seeking for that perfect day on liquid or a sunset cruise, take to enthusiasm for Sail Charters Old Harbor, 401-741-1926.

Discover the How-To's at The Block Island Club on Corn Neck Rd. 401-466-5939. They offer classes several times per week plus a camp for kids. Very kid-friendly is also the Block Island Maritime Institute at Smuggler's Cove, (401)466-7938. They offer team & exclusive classes. Beginner classes daily 9am-12am & 1pm-4pm all many years welcome.

Each year, the summer commences with Block Island Race Week, a national event. Often the 3rd week of June the island is flooded with rivals which come here to competition and now have a great time. Participate in regarding the celebrations or view the day-to-day parade of colorful sails from coast.

Sometimes, Tall Ships of Rhode Island make the look of them when you look at the waters off Block Island. These giant, floating items of record tend to be definitely a sight to see. The Tall Ships Festival occurs in Newport, RI.

__________________________________________There are also getting yourself and your family members out on water for the day. The Block Island ferry may be the very first possibility most of us have to be from water. Most likely, which is the method that you arrive here. Several times from the neck season the ferries provide sunset dinner cruises, typically for a few island non-profit occasion and available to people.

Bobby & Sara at Block Island parasail offer sunset cruises, banana boat trips and various water sports. Examine them completely during the old harbor commercial watercraft dock alongside Ballards.


Office Telephone: (401) 466-3204

Summertime Hours 8:00 are - 7:00 PM

Winter Hours 9:00 have always been - 2:00 PM

VHF Radio - Ch12 7AM - 9PM - All Calls 9PM - 7AM - Emergency Just

Fax: (401) 466-3219


Looking accommodations or a marina? BI has actually docks inside's two harbors: old harbor, where area's only town is, and brand new harbor, inside great sodium pond. The old harbor town docks have limited facilities. The dock is small and are also the restrooms. It is extremely convenient and easily walkable to town and shores.

Better suitable for people is brand new harbor, Payne's Dock, The Boat Basin, or Champlin's Marina. Of three, Champlin's Marina has got the most readily useful family members services. Just like leasing homes, preference is provided to going back boaters at these exclusive marinas. Mid January you should be in a position to secure dock area for the ship.

If you can't make your plans in advance you may either just take an opportunity on dock room whenever you arrive or perhaps you may anchor into the pond or in old harbor. The pond operates a totally free launch ready to simply take you to Champlin's for a few food, activity or a shower.

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