📢 City Hall Closed Wednesday, June 19th 📢

City Hall and offices will be CLOSED on Wednesday, June 19th for the Juneteenth Holiday. The Waste Management Transfer Station will also be closed resulting i a one-day delay for all trash, recycling and bulky waste collections.  Download a Trash Calendar →

Contact Information

Harbormaster's Office
(401) 845-5815

From The Water
VHF Channel 16

Physical Location
39 Americas Cup Avenue
Newport, R.I. 02840 

Monday – Friday  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Contact Information

Harbormaster's Office
(401) 845-5815

From The Water
VHF Channel 16

Physical Location
39 Americas Cup Avenue
Newport, R.I. 02840 

Monday – Friday  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Harbor Master

Tasked with the vital task of overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of the Newport Harbor, the Harbor Master operates and maintains cruise ship arrivals, public dinghy docks, transient docks, moorings, and Newport Maritime Center. Located in downtown Newport in Perrotti Park, visitors and residents are welcome to visit the Harbor Master as well as inquire about Harbor-related activities, events, as well as information about where to dock and tie up around Newport.
 


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Applications & Permits

Make the most of the City's public waters and access points and get out on the water 

Harbor Management

Understand the City's mooring rules, apply for a mooring and read the City's Harbor Management Plan

Visiting Newport Harbor

Newport Harbor boasts an array of amenities, whether you're visiting for the day or call Newport your homeport.

Getting Around Newport Harbor

Newport Harbor is the focal point of the City. Find out how to navigate in and around the harbor


Helpful Links

Find Dockage or a Mooring

Learn about how we're working to make Newport Harbor the most sustainable harbor in New England

Newport Harbor Ordinance

Know the rules of the water. Browse and search the City's Harbor Ordinance 

Newport Maritime Center

Whether you're just visiting for the day or a local, make the Newport Maritime Center your first stop

Waterfront Commission

Get to know the City's volunteer Waterfront Commission. Search agendas, attend an upcoming meeting, and get involved

Cruise Ships

Newport plays host to dozens of cruise ships each Spring and Fall. Click here to find out more about the City's cruise ship season

Harbor Amenities

From short-term dockage to showers, fuel docks, & pump out stations, we pride ourselves on being a full-service destination

Around the Harbor

Elm Street Pier Reopening This Summer

Elm Street Pier Reopening This Summer

After a portion of the Elm Street Pier was heavily damaged during the onslaught of winter storms that we had back in December and January, we're happy to report that we've issued an RFP that will allow us to re-open the popular Point Pier in time for the summer season!

If all goes well, we should be able to have the pier back open by July 1st for passive recreational use; and should voters pass this November’s upcoming infrastructure bond, we’ll also be able to look forward to christening a brand new structure with touch-and-go facilities next summer.

As outlined in the RFP, our immediate plan is to deconstruct the unstable outer portion of the pier and add an extended floating dock and a series of swim ladders that will allow for easier and safer recreational access in and out of the water. Unfortunately, because of the temporary nature of the configuration, we’ll be asking touch-and-go boaters to utilize any of Newport Harbor’s other touch and go docks until the pier can be rebuilt in full over the winter.

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