New Bedford Harbor Welcomes You
located on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay
Our authentic New England Seaport supports a unique blend of commercial and recreational boats! Imagine rowing crews thriving next to fishing vessels. Freighters, ferries, cruise ships, excursion and recreational boats are all welcome in our Harbor.
Request for proposals:
- New Bedford Harbor Waterfront Redevelopment Plan - Posted May 2016
- Addendum #1, June 6, 2016
- Questions and Responses, June 15, 2016
- For 2016 events in New Bedford see Destination New Bedford
- For information on Marine Event Permit Requirements.
Our Harbor is the city's greatest natural resource, economically and historically. Find out what makes our Harbor so special and the City so remarkable. You'll see all the agencies that keep the Port and City running. Read about the EPA Clean up and how it might affect you.
The HDC is the governing body for the Harbor and city-owned waterfront properties. Learn how the HDC works to upgrade Port resources, preserve the Port's status as America's #1 fishing port, and expand the local economy.
From using our facilities to a complete directory of port services, find everything you need including permits, dockage rates, harbor map, wharves etc. We're proud of the role we play to support our fishing industry.
Shippers know the Port of New Bedford has easy access to global markets, world-class intermodal connections and distribution facilities. Learn about our Trade Summit and Meximar, direct shipping to Tuxpan, Mexico.
Boaters are in for a treat with unparalleled facilities and services. Find everything you need to navigate our waters from rental moorings to dinghy docks as well as a complete guide to visiting our Harbor.
Passengers and Operators – find what you need to make your visit to the Port of New Bedford an unforgettable experience: Tourist information: city maps; attractions; cruise terminal services and more.
Why deal with Cape traffic to get to Martha';s Vineyard? We have ferry service to the Vineyard and Cuttyhunk (with convenient parking!). Staying local? Take a harbor tour or go sport fishing. Use our Guide to New Bedford to see what's happening.
If you are a recreational boater, download our new Harbor Brochure. You'll find everything you need to plan your trip and enjoy your stay, including a map our of mooring fields, downtown, and services.