Vineyard Haven Launch Service And Moorings

Monday, September 3rd marks the last day of the 2018 summer season for
the Vineyard Haven Launch Service.

Thank you to all of the boats that visited our mooring field, and hired our launch, to the “Alabama” crew at the Black Dog Wharf, and to our team of launch drivers: Shep, Buck, Andy, Sean, Ian, Bear, Dick, and Chuck. See you again next summer!

August 2018

 

2018 Mooring Information

Mooring and Launch Service Season:

Late June/July through Labor Day Weekend

The Vineyard Haven Launch Service has 16 transient mooring rentals available in the outer Vineyard Haven Harbor, outside of the breakwater throughout the sailing season.

Passenger Launch Service is available 7 days a week, from 8:00AM to 11:00PM.

Reservations are bookable in advance by calling (781) 254-2385.
Payment in full (by cash or check only) is due to the VHLS driver upon arrival.

Advanced Reservations taken for bookings of 5 nights or more require
a 50% deposit at the time of booking/balance due upon arrival.

Mooring Rental Instructions:

For Transient Mooring availability:
Please hail the Vineyard Haven Launch Service driver upon your approach on VHF Channel 72.

For Reserved Moorings:
Please hail the Vineyard Haven Launce Service driver upon your approach on VHF Channel 72 to receive your mooring reservation assignment.

Our outer harbor moorings are the cone shaped mooring balls marked “G&B” and “Rental”.

Transient Mooring Rental Rates 2018:

24 Hours: $50 / 4 Hours: $20

Vineyard Haven Launch Service 2017 : Season Update

GB SHEP VHLS

Our regular seasonal launch service will be coming to a close as of Tuesday, September 6th. (The last day of regular service being Monday, September 5th – Labor Day.)

Shep may be available for limited “on call pick ups” from  September 7th to the 14th.  Please hail the Vineyard Haven Launch on Channel 72 to reach him, and we will do our best to arrange launch service for those in need.

Our transient outer harbor mooring rental season will also be coming to a close as of Labor Day. Requests for a transient mooring rental after Monday September 5th: Please call the Gannon & Benjamin office at 508-693-4658.

Thank you to all of our “Patrol II” patrons and transient mooring customers for a great 2016 summer season from Nat, Ross, Shep, Buck, Sean, Casey, Jim, Dick, Dave, and Angie, and we look forward to seeing you next summer!

 

Launch Service

The Vineyard Haven Launch Service, part of Gannon and Benjamin, operates seasonally in Vineyard Haven Harbor. We own and operate a 32’ Beal’s Island Lobster boat PATROL, which carries 14 passengers, and their gear, in the inner and outer harbor.

Hours of Operation:

Regular service begins in late June, and will run through Labor Day weekend in September.

Launch service is available 7 Days a week from 8:00AM to 11:00PM. 

To arrange a pick up, please hail the Launch Service on VHF Channel 72.

Rates:
TO / FROM INNER HARBOR PER PERSON/ EACH WAY $3.00
TO / FROM OUTER HARBOR PER PERSON/ EACH WAY $4.00
12 YRS OLD AND UNDER, PER CHILD/ EACH WAY $1.00
TO / FROM VINEYARD HAVEN LAUNCH SERVICE OUTER HARBOR MOORINGS PER PERSON/ EACH WAY $2.00

 Please pay driver directly by cash, or personal check made out to: Vineyard Haven Launch Service

Charters

The schooner Charlotte is available for day and short-term charters from June to September.  Please contact Nat Benjamin at (508) 360-1837 for reservations and additional information.