Welcome to the BSC cruising guide.

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To find one's way to lands already discovered is a good thing. . . JOSHUA SLOCUM

This guide was originally developed by Geoff Rand in 2011, then redesigned in  January of 2022 by Alex Jackson. The information about each harbor has been updated as best as possible in the middle of winter. We will  be appealing to our members and staff to continue to gather information when they get back on the water this spring.  Over time, we expect that the Guide will grow into the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date guide for sailors to the coast of Massachusetts. We also hope it’s the smartest and the most attractive, with the best personality.

We have organized these popular harbors into six distinct regions: Ipswich Bay, Cape Ann, Boston Harbor, Cape Cod Bay, Cape + Islands, and Buzzards Bay.

Each region links to a selection of the most prominent harbors within the regions. We will continue to add and update harbors.

As always, the quality of the Guide continues to depend on your contributions. If you have photos, good advice, local knowledge, or corrections, please comment on the harbor pages. If you have information on a harbor we did not include, you can email info@bostonsailingcenter.com.

Please let us know what you think.