This post was written by guest bloggers at Dockwa 


Newport, Rhode Island is known for being one of the most historic boating cities in the world. That said, the area’s best marinas and yacht clubs have embraced a new, home-grown technology to further enhance their guests’ experiences. Founded in Newport in 2015, Dockwa enables marinas to manage reservation requests, while their iPhone and Android app enables boaters to book moorings and dock space in seconds. Which Newport marinas have taken the lead? Read on to learn where you can simply “tap, book, and dock” when visiting Newport by boat.


Newport Yachting Center

20 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Located in the heart of downtown, the Newport Yachting Center is in close quarters to the restaurants, clubs, and shopping of Thames Street, including the Midtown Oyster Bar, The Red Parrot, 41 North, The Smokehouse and The Mooring. Learn more about the Newport Yachting Center on Dockwa.


Bowen’s Wharf

13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02842

Bowen’s is centrally located, just a stone’s throw from Diego’s, famous for its delicious Mexican food, margaritas and upbeat atmosphere, as well as 22 Bowen’s, Clarke Cooke House, The Landing, Salt Water, The Black Pearl and Lobster Bar. Book your slip at Bowen’s today.


Brown & Howard Marina

19 Brown & Howard Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Once docked at Brown & Howard Marina, you and your crew are just a few blocks to Peaceable Market or Crazy Dough Pizza for a quick sandwich or slice. Plan your dinner reservations accordingly because you will not want to miss the spectacular view of a sunset from this marina. See Brown & Howard Marina on Dockwa.


Newport Shipyard

1 Washington Street, Newport, RI 02840

Overlooking the Pell Bridge and always bustling with beautiful yachts, the Newport Shipyard affords photo-ops both scenic and technical. Plan your dining and spa treatments at the nearby Hyatt Regency Newport and plan on taking advantage of the Shipyard’s breakfast and lunch spot, Belle’s Cafe. Book your slip at Newport Shipyard on Dockwa today.


Long Wharf Marina

142 Long Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Able to accommodate vessels up to 160', Long Wharf Marina boasts a prime location as well as the best rates in Newport. Just a few blocks from the famous O’Briens Pub and the rest of Newport’s nightlife, this marina is the perfect place to bring your yacht

Book dock space at Long Wharf using Dockwa.


Goat Island Marina

5 Marina Plaza, Newport, RI 02840

When you dock your boat at Goat Island Marina, you’re taking part in Newport’s rich history. Goat Island has a long history, including housing a military fort during the American Revolution, torpedo manufacturing for the US Navy, and, more recently, serving as host to the Tall Ships Festival and world-class sailing regattas. Take an uber into town and experience the delicious restaurants or relax on your boat and enjoy the scenery. Book dock space at Goat Island Marina on Dockwa.


Ida Lewis Yacht Club

170 Wellington Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Ida Lewis Yacht Club is a private yacht club with a unique dock and a mission to foster excellence in yachting and yacht racing with an emphasis on traditions, sportsmanship, education and camaraderie. This club offers an outstanding view of the entire Harbor and Pell Bridge, and is en route to the famous Ocean Drive. Book a mooring or dock space at Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Dockwa.


Casey’s Marina

10 Spring Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Families and professional sailors alike recommend Casey’s Marina. Its location provides easy access to town as well as gorgeous sunset views. Book dock space at Casey’s Marina on Dockwa.


Newport Yacht Club

110 Long Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Neatly tucked into America’s Cup Avenue and Long Wharf, the Newport Yacht Club is one of a myriad of attractions in downtown Newport that make Newport one of the finest yachting centers and destination resorts in America. Book your slip at the Newport Yacht Club today.


Conanicut Marina

20 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown RI

Just across the harbor from Newport is Jamestown, another historic sailing and boating town with excellent marinas. Search for moorings and dock space at Conanicut Marina now.


West Wind Marina

1 Waites Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

When you reserve dock space at Newport's only family-owned and operated marina, you’re signing up for a first-class stay at Waites Wharf. Home to professional staff and excellent amenities, Waites Wharf is also home to The Deck, O’Brien’s Pub and local shops. Learn more about West Wind Marina and book your slip today!


Newport Harbor Marina

49 America's Cup Avenue, Newport RI 02840

The Newport Marina is the exclusive home of the legendary America’s Cup Yachts; four classic 12 Meters.  These sleek and meticulously restored yachts have all competed for or won the America’s Cup when the races were held in Newport. With 60 slips for transient dockage, our elegant, family-oriented marina is ideally located in the northeast corner of Newport Harbor, overlooking the Newport Bridge. Book your slip at Newport Harbor. 



As a resourceful boater mixing the old with the new – exploring the classic yachting scene of Newport with Dockwa’s cutting-edge technology to keep your cruise moving – your Newport cruise is sure to be a breeze.