The small-boat basin at the south end of the harbor has depths of 2 to 6 feet. A town float landing and ramp are on the south side of the basin, and there are two service wharves where gasoline, diesel fuel by truck, water, and most other services are obtainable. Boat rental and a pumpout facility are available; outboard repairs are made.
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Hingham Harbor and Weir River in the southeasterly end of Hingham Bay are shallow. Their common entrance is close westward of Bumkin Island. The channel leads in a southeasterly direction for about 0.5 mile from the westerly end of Bumkin Island and then divides.
The channel leading to Hingham Harbor trends southward, is narrow, and has a depth of 14 feet up to the harbor entrance off Crow Point. The channel is buoyed. The Hingham Yacht Club has a clubhouse, pier, and floats at Crow Point. It is reported that considerable shoaling has occurred along the face of the pier and the northern half cannot be approached by large vessels, except at half tide or higher.
Hingham Harbor is a cove 1 mile in length, with an average width of about 0.6 mile. At low water it is a dry flat through which a narrow buoyed channel winds to the town of Hingham. In 2004, the channel had a controlling depth of 5.4 feet (7.2 feet at midchannel) to Buoy 22.