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Wethersfield Cove Boating

533 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 721-2890
rec.activities@wethersfieldct.gov

The Wethersfield Cove Marina is located on Wethersfield Cove in Old Wethersfield. Wethersfield Cove is a prime recreational, boating and fishing resource for the region. It is bordered by the Wethersfield Cove Yacht Club, a number of private homes, many of which are historic, the Solomon Welles House, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Folly Brook Natural Preserve. The Cove is the only sheltered cove with deep water access to the Connecticut River upriver from Essex.

Wethersfield Cove offers both the avid and recreational boater a wonderful opportunity to access a quintessential New England town. The Town of Wethersfield allows visitors to take a step back in time to Historic Wethersfield while also serving as a doorstep to the cultural opportunities that abound in Hartford. Its central location within the state makes it an ideal transient facility site.

The Marina facility includes a boat launch ramp, 51 permanent transient boater moorings, a tender dock, and 7 slips available to transient boaters with boats up to 34 feet in length. There are also moorings and tender cleats available for seasonal rental by the general public.

Pump-out service is available at the dock on weekends from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm.  Weekdays please call the Parks & Recreation office at (860) 721-2890 to confirm availability of the the pump-out.

The facility is open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Transient boaters may register for short term mooring and slip rentals by contacting the Harbormaster or attendants on site.

Seasonal launch passes and mooring rentals are available by contacting the Parks & Recreation office. Copy of valid boat registration and proof of insurance required.

Funding for the transient boater moorings and slips was provided by a grant from the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program, thanks to your purchase of fishing equipment and motorboat fuels.

Marina Fee Schedule

  Resident Non-Resident
Transient Mooring Rental (up to 15 days/nights) $25.00/day $25.00/day
Transient Slip Rental (up to 7 days/nights) $50.00/day $50.00/day
Season Launching Permit (includes jet skis) $100.00 $150.00
Single Launch Pass $10.00 $20.00
Season Mooring Rental $125.00 $200.00
 Season Tender Cleat Rental $75.00  $100.00 
 Overnight Parking $7.00  $15.00 

 

The Wethersfield Harbor Management Commission

The Commission was established by the Wethersfield Town Council on August 1, 2011 for the purpose of ensuring the safe, proper and responsible use of the navigable waters comprising the area located in or contiguous to the waters of the town, including Wethersfield Cove. The Commission meets the fourth Thursday of every month (third Thursday in November and December) at 7 p.m. usually at Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. The Harbor Management Commission has developed a Harbor Management Plan for the Wethersfield Cove. The plan is designed to assist the Town in protecting its marine, historic and sensitive natural resources found along its harbor and shore coastal waters. This plan has been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Wethersfield Town Council.