Land & Sea Directions
Use NOAA charts 13236, 13229SC and 13230. Tides: use Newport table +24 minutes for high, -8 minutes for low. Multiply by 1.1 for height at high or low water. Mean tidal range is 4'.
From the North via Cape Cod Canal/Hog Island Channel: Give Wings Neck 500+ yards of clearance. Clear Q G G "1" at the SE end of Hog Island Channel before heading SE into the harbor.
From the South and West: Straightforward approach except for Southwest Ledge and Seal Rocks which extend to R N "10," about 0.9 nm W of Scraggy Neck. To clear, continue NE in the Cleveland Ledge Channel until more than 1.0 nm N of Fl R 4s R "4".
Entering the outer harbor heading towards Bassetts Island, give RG N "ER" plenty of room. Avoid 5-foot spot just east of the marker.
At R G N "ER": Two entrance channels, N and S of Bassetts Island. North channel has an 8-ft (mlw) controlling depth and winds through Pocasset Harbor. Stay close to all buoys and don't cut corners. South channel (controlling depth: 6-ft mlw) leads directly into Red Brook Harbor and is less confusing.
Kingman Yacht Center sits E of Bassetts Island, with mooring field to port (N) of the channel running into the harbor. Marina monitors VHF channel 71.
From Boston to Bourne Rotary (approximately 67 miles): I- 93 S to Exit 7 (the "Braintree Split"). Bear left to Route 3 S. Cross Sagamore Bridge. Take the first exit. Turn left at traffic light. Follow Sandwich Road to Bourne Bridge Rotary. Take 3d rotary exit to Route 28 S.
From Providence to Bourne Rotary (approximately 62 miles): I-195 E to I-495 S to Route 25 S. Continue over the Bourne Bridge. Second exit at Bourne rotary to Route 28 S.
From Bourne Rotary:
Route 28 S 3.3 miles, then exit right at Pocasset/Wings Neck (Barlows Landing Road). Follow 1.7 miles to Pocasset Center. Turn left at stop sign onto Shore Road. Go 1.0 mile, Marine Center entrance is on right. The main office is the first building you see.