Arrive by boat or ride the water shuttle provided by Cape Ann Harbor Tours. The Rudder maintains a boat dock on Smith Cove at GPS coordinates N 42° 36.435 W 070° 39.352
Docking is free and on a first come basis. Boaters must know that they use our dock at their own risk. Our dock has less than 2 feet of water at low tide. This requires that boaters know how much water their boat requires and must be aware of the tides.
The Rudder is an old red building on the right side of the street (same side as the water) as you head down Rocky Neck Ave. from East Main St.
There is a parking lot on the right when you first turn onto Rocky Neck Ave. There is another parking lot past the restaurant at the end of the raod. Please pay attention to the NO PARKING signs posted along the streets of the neck. Also, please note that the RED line painted on the sidewalk denotes the Maritime Trail. It does not mean no parking.