Bannister's Wharf Marina
Once the home port for some of the world’s most famous yachts including Endeavour, Shamrock V, Ticonderoga, and Dennis Connor’s Stars and Stripes, Bannister’s Wharf is the most coveted deep water dock space located in the center of Newport Harbor. Bannister’s Wharf is a 30-slip, deep-water marina with floating docks as well as a 280 foot fixed pier. The marina welcomes sail and power vessels, both large and small.
Facilities available at Bannister’s Wharf include showers, laundry, 30-, 50-, and 100- amp electric hookup, water and all the help and information you need from friendly and competent staff. Our selection of waterfront guestrooms and historic suites can help accommodate any extra crew or out of town guests you may have joining you in Newport.
John Bannister established the Wharf in 1742 as a commercial and social lifeline for Colonial Newport. It has fulfilled that purpose through many manifestations, down to the present day. From Oliver Hazard Perry to Ted Turner, sea captains have looked to Bannister’s Wharf to fulfill their maritime and social requirements. Stores, boutiques, and galleries along the wharf will satisfy any shopping desire you may have, and a visit to the much acclaimed Clarke Cooke House restaurant will provide the customer with a historical trip through Bannister’s Wharf as well as one of the best meals in town.
Marina Approach and Docking
Bannister’s Wharf Marina is a 30-slip, deep-water marina located at the wharf’s end. It is located in the center of Newport Harbor, adjacent to the Newport Yachting Center. The marina has both floating docks with fingerpiers and stationary, alongside docking and can accommodate large yachts. Marina hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in-season, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. off-season.
Radio: VHF Channel 9
Dock Office: (401) 846-4556
Dock Office Fax: (401) 846-7732
Dockmaster: Jim McCarthy
Information at a Glance
Dockage Rates: Call for rates
Payment: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
Transient Slips: 30 MLW/LOA: 16’/280’
Fuel: Gas/Diesel Electric: 30/50/100 Amp
Head/Shower: Yes/Yes; newly renovated
Airport: Providence TF Green – 40 minutes
Accommodations: Waterfront guestrooms and historic suites
Events: Host of the Newport International Boat Show/Summer Music Festivals, Historic Newport Mansions and International Tennis Hall of Fame nearby