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.

Ipswich Outboard Club
Out of the love of boating and shared passions the IOC was founded on April 17, 1956, The Ipswich Outboard Club was formed as a non-profit organization under the provisions of Massachusetts Chapter 180. The IOC is a private boating organization for members who enjoy trailer boating and use of the IOC ramp on water street.

Ipswich Bay Yacht Club
(978) 356-2502
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.

Ipswich Junior Sailing
(978) 412-4412
Ipswich Junior Sailing is the Educational Foundation of the Ipswich Yacht Club that offers sailing lessons to the area youths between the ages of 8 and 16. Sailing in Optimst and 420 Class Dinghy’s. Open to Ipswich and surrounding communities

boat-rampTOWN RAMP ETIQUETTE – Click here for more information
Backing a trailer, launching a boat and trailering it are perhaps the most intimidating aspects of boating to many newcomers. Done properly, it can become quite easy. New boat owners often need instruction in proper launching and loading methods.

All boaters need to practice common courtesy at the ramp! Poor ramp etiquette is a common problem. Officers spend much time at the ramp directing traffic and cooling tempers. Proper ramp etiquette can be the start or finish of a pleasant boat outing.