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Marinas & Fishing Charters

Ready to take the boat out?
We stretch the summer boating season for as long as we can.
(video by Keith Urbowicz)

From the Old Lyme Harbormaster
There is a a Dinghy Dock on Ferry Road, near the State DEEP headquarters.  A Dinghy Landing is available on the east side of the anchorage at the Pilgrim Landing boat launch site (just north of Old Lyme Marina), next to the dinghy storage racks.

Moorings: The Old Lyme Harbor Management Ordinance requires that prior to dropping a mooring in Old Lyme waters, an annual permit is needed. Mooring Application forms are available on the Old Lyme Harbormaster's webpage along with information on the two Town moorings for transient boaters and public use in the anchorage off the CT River north of Calves Island.


Learn more about paddlesports and car-top launches here
Black Hall River and Four Mile River are tidal rivers.



Old Lyme Marina

Connecticut River

Owned and operated by the Abrahamsson family since 1973, OLM's slips and moorings can accommodate boats up to 60 ft in length. Traditional and modern yacht restoration, refits, refinishing, rigging modifications, and engine repowers.


Old Lyme Dock Company

Connecticut River

With 21 slips and 4 moorings, services include a long easy-access fuel dock ;  shower facilities, wi-fi, water hookups, and a dockside store. Can accomodate 200 ft bulkhead length. Approach/dockside depth is 13 feet, tide range 4 ft.

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Black Hall Outfitters Marina

Black Hall River

With 58 slips, BHO can accommodate boats up to a max length of 22 ft and maximum beam of 8ft. Power available at the head of each dock. Winter storage available for boats up to 25 feet on your trailer.

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River Landing Marina

Four Mile River

Owned and operated by a local Old Lyme family, River Landing offers over 50 slips at their floating docks and dry storage on land. Moorings can accommodate boats up to 45 ft LOA, and slips up to 26 ft LOA.

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Four Mile River Marina

Four Mile River

Boaters enjoy the natural and peaceful surroundings of this private marina on the tidal Four Mile River. Accommodates boats up to 25 ft long. Slips, land storage, fuel (sold to all boaters and jet ski operators, pump closed Mondays).

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Boat Launches
Apart from the Marinas, three State-owned trailered boat launches are available in Old Lyme. Please check the DEEP website for current information including prohibited launching. Learn about car-top/carry-in launches here.

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Great Island

Great Island State Boat Launch 

(99 Smith Neck Road)

Four Mile River

Four Mile River State Boat Launch (Oakridge Drive)

Rogers Lake  State Trailered Boat Launch

(102 Grassy Hill Road)

Fishing Charters

Bell 8 Charters

Black Hall

The Bell 8 Charter has been operating its 21 ft Steiger Craft out of Black hall Outfitters for over 10 years. Don't forget Captain Jack is a Justice of the Peace for those extra special boating excursions!

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Captain Mike Smith

Old Lyme and Niantic

Captain Mike combines bottom fishing with trolling and top water fishing depending on the season and the targeted type of fish. Sunset boat cruises along the shores of Old Lyme and other towns aboard his 2019 23' Parker-Center Console.

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Fishing Charters
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Welcome to Old Lyme

Welcome to Old Lyme, a small, historic town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. Whether you are thinking about relocating your home or business here, or just looking to visit for the afternoon, welcome! We are glad to have you.

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