Launch Service

Harbormaster - Gloucesterman Boat

Operations Information

The Harbormaster operates a 26-foot, Duffy-style, 26-passenger launch built by Atlantic Boats, Inc. The Gloucesterman operates between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week, and costs $5 per person per trip. Children 12 years of age and younger are free.

The launch services Gloucester Harbor, not past the breakwater and not within the Annisquam River (through the Blynman Canal).

You may contact the launch directly on Channel 72 or call (978) 726-0155. The launch will deliver you to the three primary public landings:

  • Cripple Cove in East Gloucester
  • St Peter’s Club on Main Street
  • Solomon Jacobs Park at Harbor Loop
  • A waterfront business of your choice

Season PassSeason Pass Pack

For permitted mooring holders within the boundaries of Gloucester Harbor Launch, a season pass can be purchased for $350 which will provide one round trip per day for up to four adults and any accompanying children under 12 years of age.

Season passes are issued by the Harbormaster’s Office. Download the application:

Return your completed application with a $350 check made payable to "Gloucester Waterways Fund" to:
19 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930