Port of New Bedford

America's #1 Fishing Port

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Recreational Boating

New Bedford named one of Yachting Magazine's 50 Best Ports


New Bedford is an authentic New England Seaport that mixes work and play brilliantly! See The Standard Times article on Yachting Magazine recognizing our beloved Port as one of the top 50 in North America. Tourists will discover a "hidden gem" as described by The Providence Journal's article: Whaling City deserves another look.

We want you to enjoy your visit to America’s #1 Fishing Port and the city of New Bedford. Our working waterfront is home to fishing vessels, cruise ships, ferries, water taxis, excursion boats and all kinds of recreational boating.

There is so much to see and do, from visiting the world’s largest whaling museum to eating the world’s freshest seafood (try our scallops!).  The launch will connect you to the historic downtown district, restaurants, galleries and key attractions. (Right now we're renovating our waterfront access area so please pardon our appearance!)

We invite you to take a tour of the sections below.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to call our crew at the New Bedford Port Authority (NBPA) at  (508) 961- 3000 or email
: NBPA@NewBedford-ma.gov

Find what you need to know to plan your visit:

Our goal is to make your visit to our harbor as memorable as possible.

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