The stone wharf at the town has a reported depth of 6 feet alongside. Diesel fuel, gasoline, oil, water, ice, marine supplies, and a surfaced ramp are available. A boatyard in town can handle craft to 60 feet long and 7 feet in draft at the town ramp. A 5 mph speed limit is enforced in the mooring areas.
A boatyard in the harbor, just northwest of Ned Point, has limited guest berths but can provide gasoline, diesel fuel, electricity, water, ice, pump-out, a 35-ton marine lift, boat storage, and hull, engine and electronic repairs. In 2011, a reported depth of 15 feet could be carried to the boatyard with 5 feet alongside.
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Mattapoisett Harbor, about 3.5 miles southwest of Sippican Harbor and 5 miles northeastward of New Bedford Harbor, is the approach to the town of Mattapoisett. The harbor is used by numerous yachts during the summer. Although exposed to southeasterly winds, the ledges at the entrance somewhat break the sea from that direction. A light on Ned Point marks the approach. A standpipe is in the town. Vessels anchor between Ned Point and the wharves in 13 to 17 feet.
The entrance between Angelica Point and Strawberry Point on the east and Mattapoisett Neck on the west is about 1.5 miles wide. A buoyed natural channel leads through the numerous rocks and ledges in the entrance to the anchorage area off the town. The channel has a depth of about 14 feet but because of the broken bottom, vessels should proceed with caution over areas where the charted depths are not more than 6 feet greater than the draft. Strangers should not attempt to enter at night.
There are many shoals and rocks, most of them buoyed, off the points and in the entrance. Off the west side of the entrance, Mattapoisett Ledge extends about a mile southeasterly from Mattapoisett Neck. Nye Ledge, covered 7 to 18 feet, about 0.4 mile southeastward of Mattapoisett Ledge, is marked by a seasonal lighted bell buoy. In or near the entrance channel are Gallatin Rock, covered 10 feet; Sunken Ledge, covered 3 feet; Snow Rock, covered 5 feet; and Barstow Rock, covered 8 feet. Near the town wharf, a rock, covered 3 feet, is marked by a buoy.