The Port of New Bedford was named one of the top 50 North American ports by readers of Yachting Magazine. Recreational boaters and land-based visitors alike will find a warm welcome at our authentic New England Seaport that mixes work and play brilliantly. For the past dozen years, our Port has been the number one fishing port in USA based on the dollar value of our yearly catch. Close to 500 fishing boats call New Bedford their home port. You are welcome to walk along the docks but please respect those working at making a living off the sea.
Seaport Inn and Marina provides guests with comfortable rooms while giving them the feel of a New England harbor as well. Rental of boat slips and various boating activities are offered and just a few steps away. Located conveniently near the water, shopping areas, and access to transportation there is always a way to find something to do. The Seaport Inn and Marina is the ideal destination for guests who either want to explore the South Coast of Massachusetts or relax and enjoy the waterfront view.
City by the Sea - Discover Historic New Bedford Harbor! Come experience the hidden jewel of the South Coast , where whaling history comes alive! Sail the same waters as Herman Melville and Joshua Slocum. See a real working waterfront. Take a water taxi around the Buzzard's Bay! Who better to guide you through our dynamic and beautiful harbor than our experienced sea captains! Take a 60-minute vacation aboard the M/V Acushnet and sail the same waters as Joshua Slocum and Herman Melville! Our clean, quiet vessel takes you and your out-of-town visitors on a relaxing, fully-narrated cruise around historic New Bedford Harbor. Visit the website for details.