The Harbor Department coordinates and administers all activities in the harbors and waterways contingent to the coastal shoreline of the Town of Bristol and within the town’s boundaries. These activities include patrolling the harbors and waterways, enforcement of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to activity on these waters, supervision of all moorings within town boundaries whether private or public, maintenance of all docks, wharfs, piers, marinas, moorings and similar structures owned by the town, maintenance of vessels and vehicles owned by the town to carry out these functions, and collection and management of fees for public use of these facilities.
Town Marina & Harbor Reservations
Bristol Harbor offers some of the most beautiful sights and attractions in all of northern Rhode Island. Our town docks are only a short walk away from countless historic shops and restaurants right in the heart of Bristol.
Reserve today through Dockwa!
**If you are coming for a day trip, please write in ETA under special requests
Please note: water supply on the dock is not for personal consumption.
Maritime Welcome Center
The harbor staff strives to satisfy visitors in any possible way. The Maritime Center offers a variety of amenities to boaters and the public in the Bristol area including restrooms, showers, washer/dryers, WiFi, vending machines, ice and coffee.
Bristol Harbor Fuel Dock
Town of Bristol Fuel Dock is now open!
For Service please contact the Bristol Harbormaster’s office (401) 253-1700/ VHF CH 16
Hours of Operation:
Please call the office for available times
*Recommended: Bow in – Stern out – Port tie up
Bristol Harbor Festival
The Bristol Harbormaster’s Office and local fishing community are teaming up, once again, to host the 10th Annual Bristol Harbor Festival & Blessing of the Fleet. The event will kick off at Rockwell Park on Thames Street in historic Bristol, RI. 2024 Date to be released soon!
Get weather information for your trip into Bristol.
Wind Statistic Report
Application Permits Fees | $25 Initial Fee & $10 Yearly Wait-list Renewal Fee
Get our recommendations for must-visit locations and sights in Bristol.
Dock and Mooring Waitlist
Municipal Town Ordinances
NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Harbor Management Plan
Church St. Marina Expansion
CRMC Notice: Expand the Town Marina by 79 slips. http://www.crmc.ri.gov/applicationnotices/2019-11-078.pdf
CRMC Notice: Construction of a new fuel-facility.
Address: 127 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Summer Maritime Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday | 8:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday | 8:00AM-8:00PM
(Memorial Day through Columbus Day)
Winter Maritime Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday | 8:30AM – 4:00PM
(Columbus Day through Memorial Day)
Building ONLY open for Official Harbor Business & Dock Payments