Boating in Bourne

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A big part of Cape Cod’s appeal is the opportunity to be out on the water, and that’s certainly true for the Town of Bourne. Boaters frequent the area each season for some offshore fun.

The town itself operates three marinas, featuring a total of more than 220 boat slips. Taylor Point Marina sits in Buzzards Bay, and with around 150 boat slips offers up the most services.

It also has a pumpout station and a gas dock. Boaters here will additionally find access to a public boat ramp, a marine store and bathrooms. Taylor Point Marina sits right next to the Cape Cod Canal, noted as one of the best boating and fishing spots in the region.

Another option is Monument Beach Marina, found in Phinney’s Harbor off Shore Road. It has a dock with dozens of boat slips and moorings, a gas pump and bathrooms. You’ll also find a nearby public boat ramp, a public beach and a permitted parking area.

The Pocasset River Marina is also found just off Shore Road. It has 17 boat slips close to a parking area and a dock. The marina operates with a minimal staff.

Rental costs vary between the marinas and can be dependent on the services provided and the size of your boat. It’s common for the slips to be fully rented out during the summer season, and the wait list can stretch for years. The boating season typically ranges from early May through late October, although there are some opportunities to extend the season at Taylor Point Marina.

Yet another option sits right on the Bourne/Wareham line. Buzzards Bay Marina offers up dozens of seasonal boat slips for up to 27-foot vessels. The marina also offers boat storage and other services.

If you’re looking for some instruction you can find that too with membership through Bourne Community Boating. There’s the option of youth sailing school, private lessons or even adult boating programs.

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