I anchored in Menemsha last summer about this time. It was really pretty, and I'd love to do it again. I anchored my catamaran in a shallow area and was not able to get out of the pond at low tide. But I didn't really want to anyway. There were all kinds of life on the sandy pond bottom, including clams and a few varieties of crabs. Had a blast walking around in the pond at low tide. There is a deep enough channel and places to anchor for you, but the channel is not well marked, as I recall.
I don't think there are any moorings in there either. Especially since a kid claiming to be the Menemsha harbormaster approached me in Vineyard Haven a few days later, asked if I was the catamaran anchored in the pond a few days earlier, and told me that anchoring was not permitted in Menemsha pond.
As I recall, there were boats anchored or moored in the harbor itself. But the harbor was tiny and busy. You can also anchor outside Menemsha if the winds are right.
Gemini Catamaran Split Decision
Last edited by NautiG; 07-09-2009 at 11:38 AM.