Designated anchoring areas are shown on the Rockland chart, and there is ample space for anchoring. Tucked behind the breakwater, up near Jameson Point, is the best option, but in settled weather the anchorage in the south corner is good, too. In our experience the harbor has a sticky mud bottom that grabs hold of both your anchor and its chain.
- The Public Landing is south of the Coast Guard station, and dock space is available on a first come, first served basis at $2.50/foot/night. Water is $5. Dinghies can be tied up free if you’re on a town mooring or, if not, free for two hours or $5 per day. The city maintains 20 rental moorings ($50) and the Harbormaster, Ryan Murry, can be reached at 207-594-0312 or VHF 9, 11, and 16. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He will hold mail and packages for cruisers. Address mail, UPS or FedEx to the recipient c/o Ryan Murray, Harbormaster, 270 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841. Note that the city does not accept advance reservations in order not to compete with private firms. Tokens for showers at the public landing are $2 for 8 minutes, and there is one washer ($1.50) and dryer (pay $1.00 at the office) in the building as well. The public landing has a free pump-out (depending on dock space), WiFi is available near the office, and Ryan can also assist with locating short- or long-term parking. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 4:00, closed on holidays.
- Journey’s End Marina is a large facility with full services in facilities both north and south of the Coast Guard station; they have two rental moorings this year ($50) in addition to dockage. Rates are $3.00/foot/day for vessels up to 45′ and $4.00 for vessels 46’+. Power is available in 30, 50 and 100 amp, and they’re proud of their longer ramps that are well lit and less steep at low tide. There are five showers, five bathrooms, and laundry (two washers, two dryers) with 24-hour access. Contact at VHF 9, 18; 207-594-0400, ext. 146; or email@example.com.
- Knight Marine Service, next to the Maine State Ferry Terminal, is a full-service boat yard offering travelift hauling and storage. They offer dockage ($60/night for boats up to 80′ or $10/hour for short-term day dockage), fuel, water, ice, WiFi, a chandlery, showers and laundry. Contact by phone at 207-594-4068 or firstname.lastname@example.org. During the season the dock phone is 207-691-2175 to reach Dale, and they monitor Ch. 9.
- Ocean Pursuits is the northern-most marina in Rockland, and has moorings tucked in behind the breakwater, although this year they’ve all been reserved for the season. No dockage, and dinghy dockage is private. Bill Cowan, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable, and they provide excellent electrical and mechanical work, as well as carpentry, Awlgrip, varnishing, and total system upgrades or cosmetic refits. Contact at 207-596-7357 or email@example.com
- Rockland Landings Marina is close to the Public Landing and has dock space at $2.75/foot/day for vessels 20′ to 44′, $3.85 for 45′-74′, $4.25 for 75’+, and moorings (only three in 2021) at $30 night. They offer a full range of services, including a restaurant. They’ll hold mail and packages, and there’s a chandlery, diver, BBQ grills and fire pit. Contact Dockmaster Kevin Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-596-6573 or 207-596-9171 (cell).
- Yachting Solutions Boat Basin is the southern-most marina in Rockland. Formerly Trident Marina, it’s now owned by Safe Harbor. This is the most secure marina, with gated access.