Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals
Willowdale Dam, 230 Topsfield Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 7 Days. Open April thru October. Foote Brothers is a family owned and operated business. We have been renting canoes from our livery at Willowdale Dam since 1955. Equipped with top of the line Grumman canoes, we also provide shuttle service to several drop-off points upstream, and instruction for beginners. Three rate packages to choose from. For information and reservations please call (978) 356-9771.
Hog Island Boat Tours
The Trustees' private dock on the estuary side of Crane Beach is a launch site for guided tours; private boats are not permitted to utilize this dock. Water craft may not be launched from The Trustees' private dock.
Ipswich Bay Yacht Club
The Ipswich Bay Yacht Club is a private club located in Ipswich Massachusetts on Plum Island Sound. There are approximately 200 Boating Members and a Social Membership for those desiring the club atmosphere, but perhaps retired from active boating. The facilities consist of the club house with a dining area and a waterfront area with a large floating dock. These facilities are for the exclusive use of members and guests, however we have guest moorings for cruisers desiring to visit the area. Launch service is available every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Fuel, both gas and diesel are available to the public.
We also have a separate Educational Foundation that offers sailing lessons to the area youths between the ages of 8 and 16.