Point Independence Yacht Club



Day Trip
Not Offered
15-17 Independence Lane
Onset, MA 02571
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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79 Reviews

by jntrawler on Jun 27, 2022
Warm greeting by staff. Made you feel at home. Gave you all pertinent info up front without asking (head/shower codes, dumpster, clubhouse, etc). Told us to moor the dinghy at the gas dock instead of way around on the dinghy dock as had dock was closing for the evening. Too bad it wasn’t Friday or we could have gone to their fish fry.

by desi on Jun 26, 2022
Great experience this year. Very friendly, accommodating staff with very good facilities: showers, etc. Everything clean and neat. A small beach adjoins the club, easy walk to downtown Onset which has several restaurants. In an appreciated change from previous years, the wi-fi connection was very good.

by cshawtoh on Jun 22, 2022
Awesome,, great people, helpful, friendly, beautiful place, stayed extra night. Easy access to dock, thank you

by persistence46 on Oct 28, 2021
Spent one night on a mooring ball then filled up with diesel in the morning. Great facility, great service by the deckhands. We will be back!

by johncrispin on Oct 04, 2021
Nice facility. Bathrooms are new and cleaned regularly. Dock staff are friendly and helpful. Moorings are spaced appropriately. Pretty beach surrounding the facility. Entrance from Cape Cod Canal is well marked, but deserves respect because of current

by bobsea on Sep 09, 2021
Perfectly good spot. It was not apparent that PIYC was unattended by VHF and that one must grab any available mooring that is labeled PIYC.

by tunatom on Aug 29, 2021
Members are very very helpful and friendly!! Eddie, Steve, Chuck and Mike treated us like good friends even though we were transients. Mike resolved an electrical problem we had. Kids had a great fishing tournament. Great family community. Thank you to all!!

by marysherrill on Aug 25, 2021
Only stayed one night, club offered dinghy dick and nice laundry. Pump out boat was available, but we weren't there in time to request it for that day and we left early the next morning. Easy in and out.

by fhmorrisbvp on Aug 20, 2021
Very helpful staff at fuel/water dock, easy mooring assignment, we’ll protected mooring field.

by shelleywparsons on Aug 18, 2021
Helpful staff at yacht club.

by cathyklim on Aug 13, 2021
Great spot to moor on way to or from the Canal. Fun town.

by castro on Aug 10, 2021
The dock is always accommodating and flexible.

by yolotug19 on Aug 04, 2021
Best stop on the Cape. Dockmaster Steve and his crew are fantastic. They will do anything to make your stay a pleasant one. Great facilities. In walking distance to great restaurants. Whenever we are here, we feel more like a club member than a transient boater.

by misterjefferson on Aug 01, 2021
Great little stopover, excellent and clean facilities, friendly people, interesting and scenic town. Altogether an excellent stay!

by stiffpeaks on Aug 01, 2021
Three great nights. Nice mooring balls, great bathrooms/showers and the best marina laundry we’ve seen. Fuel was inexpensive snd the employees couldn’t be more helpful. The town has an inexpensive launch that runs until 9:45 PM. $3 round trip, $4 if there are 2 of you. The negative is there is no room at the dinghy dock. Everyone tied up tight and half raise their engines. It would be great if they added space.

by stevepi on Aug 01, 2021
Great!!! Very friendly!!! Very good fuel prices TOO.

by bobhaze101 on Jul 29, 2021
Helpful, courteous dock staff, easy dinghy dock...even great diesel price! We will be back.

by lmgallinaro on Jul 26, 2021
Great place to stop. Everything you need right near by. Dock staff is super friendly and helpful.

by jabbo on Jul 26, 2021
Docks are in great shape and the harbor is quite well protected. We pulled in and there was lots of help including club members to get us tied up in windy conditions. Heads and laundry clean and modern. Lots of green space for dog walking. Recommend!

by rdaziel on Jul 26, 2021
Great area and very protected mooring field with convenient gas dock.

by ebudelmann on Jul 19, 2021
Nice people. Awesome location, clean shower & laundry and superior location. Low fuel prices; Dockmaster with a sense of humor. Walk to town.

by outcast2 on Jul 18, 2021
Reservations were easy and confirmed quickly. We were met at the dock and assisted with tie up upon arrival and departure. Will go back!

by avante on Jul 17, 2021
This is a hidden gem! The Marina is pristine, including the beautiful upgraded facilities. We were welcomed with open arms by the local boaters and included in Yacht Club events. The Staff provides excellent information about the area and places to see. We will return every year to this protected, spacious, quiet, welcoming Yacht Center! PT Independence has become our favorite destination in Buzzards Bay. I can’t say enough about the spectacular Staff and Residents!

by sailorfred03 on Jul 10, 2021
I picked up a mooring in Onset Bay for hurricane/TS Elsa with predicted 40-50K winds. There were several other boats that also did the same. There were no issues with moored boats. There were a couple of anchored boats that dragged, but no casualties. It was just a bit more comforting for a single handed sailor on a mooring for this storm. Thank you sooooo much PIYC for accommodating me and several other sailors!

by sabres2014 on Jul 10, 2021
Excellent staff and service. Waited out Elsa on a mooring ball, and there were no issues. Three anchored vessels dragged during the storm, but we were safe and sound. Onset is a beautiful town to explore. We'll be back!

by markgill1 on Jul 09, 2021
Staff was great. WiFi was an issue.

by kdrozdek on Jul 04, 2021
Nice people. Good mooring balls, good laundry.

by lbkrra on Jul 02, 2021
Excellent service! They are rebuilding their internet today!

by wtbarber on Jun 28, 2021
PIYC folks are extremely helpful. I needed a mooring for a 2 day trailer project that turned into a 3 day project. Thanks again.

by b5czdq2cjk2tdoriimik on Jun 27, 2021
Very convenient location when transmitting the Cape Cod Canal. Very quiet and well maintained mooring field. The club house house has new, beautiful showers and rest rooms. The staff is friendly and helpful. A few good restaurants are nearby. A great place to stay in a beautiful, well-protected harbor.

by mvmarisat on Sep 11, 2020
Second to none in service, hospitality, knowledge, and courtesy

by lindabunce on Aug 19, 2020
My husband and I had the pleasure of being a guest at Point Independence Yacht Club for 5 night. From the reservation to the day we left, The Steward Steve and his staff were fantastic. The boat owners are very nice and they keep their boat in fantastic shape. We look forward to docking here again. Thank you PIYC.. :-)

by hoonerfish on Aug 09, 2020
Helpful staff, friendly environment

by adow on Aug 08, 2020
Our first stay years ago was out of necessity. Rough seas, a stuck bridge, and lack of daylight altered our plans. A member of the yacht club overheard myself and a friend on the VHF talking about where we could stay. They guided us into a slip. We have been back every year since. Everyone has always been warm and welcoming. Dog friendly, A short walk to town, Good fuel prices. The way a yacht club should be. Thank u for another great stay.

by smcgauvran on Jul 31, 2020
The staff on the fuel dock were very friendly and helpful. We picked up a mooring for one night, and did laundry. They have three brand new showers that will be approved for use this Monday. (The only thing is it takes 3 full minutes for the water to get warm!) The harbor was very quiet.

by paulwilliamsen on Jul 30, 2020
It was our first time in the harbor and we draw 7’ so we were very cautious. When we called the club they were very non-chalet and gave us vague directions to our mooring. Due to high winds we never got into our dinghy to head to shore, so I don’t know how the facilities were.

by tributesails on Jul 27, 2020
Friendly staff and slip holders. Everything is as advertised. Great place to stop going either way through the canal.

by maryanntrask on Jul 19, 2020
Gorgeous view from a beautiful marina. We had a wonderful time ! Can’t wait to come back.

by xt988438jgrfsctyvwhf on Jul 08, 2020
Excellent experience! Everyone was friendly and helpful, beautiful property. Could not be better! Highly recommended!!!

by cindylaba on Jul 06, 2020
Steve and everyone at Point Independence were absolutely fantastic - ready, willing, and able to help and so friendly and kind. We had a great spot on the outside dock with a few other guests. Top-notch place.

by leonardlunt on Oct 28, 2019
Barry, dockmaster, was terrific. Cold rainy Sunday, he was quick to come out and help us dock, made sure we understood everything, showed us the clubhouse and big screen tv, advised us on dining/drinking spots, gave us his cell phone number and told us to call him at any time. Also, engaging and friendly. The facility was fine, well appointed, and in good repair. Great protected place to wait out a storm.

by boboneill on Sep 19, 2019
PIYC has become our favorite marina in this area. Great location and the staff is the best. Dockmaster Barry goes the extra mile making staying there a great time.

by llkm143 on Aug 31, 2019
Friendly folks with first class accommodations. Great restaurants within walking distance.

by ptriporo on Aug 31, 2019
What an absolute pleasure to spend a week here. We own a 76ft and our crew needed a car so the dockmaster Barry was so kind to lend it to us. The facility is immaculate and the docks are well kept and look new! Highly recommend this marina!

by zlaxref on Aug 27, 2019
Mooring was perfect Steward was very helpful in the morning getting ice and bringing it to my boat. Very helpful

by anotheririshwake on Aug 16, 2019
We love PIYC! The staff is super friendly and Barry, the dockmaster, went out of his way to be welcoming and accommodating. Great facilities and access to the beach. Short walk to restaurants and shops.

by ericonsantosha on Aug 15, 2019
As on our trip north in June Barry knocked it out of the park with friendly, attentive service. IPYC will always be a regular stop on our trips through the CCC!

by skipperpeter on Aug 10, 2019
Beautiful Harbor, nice facility. Fun stay.

by bwasileski on Aug 09, 2019
Totally great guys, club marina and harbor. They voluntarily came out with their pump boat after they heard on the radio that the harbor master had shut down his pump boat early for the day. Great service.

by crburnham on Aug 07, 2019
quick and easy and great price

by lawdedaw on Aug 06, 2019
Dockmaster and crew were very helpful. Onset Village quaint.

by rhrubin on Jul 29, 2019
Easy access, quick response to mooring assignment. IPYC is always friendly and accomodating

by robertt on Jul 29, 2019
Great place and location Extremely helpful and friendly dock staff. Good facilities with new restrooms, although shower could use a redo. Short walk to quant Onset Village. Will be back.

by lambcfp on Jul 28, 2019
Great location, friendly staff I am reluctant to give them a good review for fear of no future availability. This place is a hidden gem, walk to a quaint village with great restaurants, Friday night fish fry that's to die for. Now comes the unique part : PIYC has a dock master by the name of Barry who treats guests as if they where members. Barry will do everything he can to accommodate your needs (the best that I have come across in 40 years of boating) and his entire staff have the same values. I have to attribute this to the Commodore because it is not just the Marina, everybody from the restaurant to specifically the House chairman were just fantastic. Richard G Lamb Weymouth MA Sarasota FL

by joblunt on Jul 19, 2019
The people here could not have been more accommodating and friendly! Close walk to town too!

by hmsindy on Jul 13, 2019
Stayed 4 nights. Yacht Club was very accommodating. We even attended their Friday night fish fry. Town has a bus that will take you to Stop and Shop for a buck. Transiting the canal is a nightmare so time slack if you can.

by bandh on Jul 09, 2019
Awesome stay at Point Independence Yacht Club. We stayed July 5-7, 2019. Our second time there and will definitely go back again. The members were friendly and they were having their 4th of July gathering the Saturday we were there and invited us to join. The beach is right at the end of the dock so it is awesome for small kids.The marina is clean and has restrooms, showers and laundry. There is also a fuel dock and a pump out boat available. Barry the marina manager and his staff were wonderful and very accommodating.There is a nice clean grill area that is overhead protected. A short walk uptown will bring you to several restaurants. My favorite is Mark Anthony's for pizza. They have lots of other menu items as well including seafood but I discovered they have the best chicken salad I've ever had! Made in house and not loaded with mayo. It was yum. This is a protected place to stay if you are boating through the Cape Cod canal in your travels. We will definitely be back again.

by arubabryan on Jul 07, 2019
Great accommodations and staff. Location is fantastic. And the members are very welcoming!

by rapiti on Jun 23, 2019
Great people, nice spot.

by kimk on Jun 10, 2019
Great marina. Clean , friendly staff was so helpful !!! Great spot to walk to dinner and they have nice tables and chairs in the dock for morning coffee. Or evening cocktail. We will def be back. !!!!

by sparetime on Sep 02, 2018
Great steff very helpful and friendly

by dndonwogs on Sep 01, 2018
This is our third stop at the Point Independence Yacht Club, and there is a reason: Friendly, competent folks that work there along with better fuels prices than their neighbor. Easy dock to get in and out of. Two washers and two dryers with a folding table make doing laundry go faster. A perfect place to catch your breathe before going through the Cape Cod Canal or right after you have come through.

by sheilasteele on Sep 01, 2018
Lovely and friendly well maintained marina. Close to town and restaurants. Will return!

by egraebert on Aug 29, 2018
Best Kept Secret in New England.

by cdahl303 on Aug 25, 2018
A wonderful stop for the night before making passage through the canal. Excellent and friendly service, really nice facilities. Harbor launch to downtown for dining etc. we will be back.

by wwilsonkbgmailcom on Aug 23, 2018
Beautiful anchorage but we were unable to contact Port Independence YC to determine which mooring....we arrived @ 7:15pm & had tried both calling & hailing on VHF to no avail when we were 1/2 hour out

by ricknan on Aug 22, 2018
Friendly people and nice facility.

by rsontario on Aug 20, 2018
Great Place, Friendly People

by spbreton on Aug 13, 2018
Great place for either a stopover or vacation.

by mattm on Aug 08, 2018
A really nice well kept facility. And Barry and his staff were excellent to deal with and very helpful to us. They service and help was above and beyond.

by scottkoolik on Jul 18, 2018
Great place and very helpful staff. We stay again when in Onset. Thanks

by edward on Jul 17, 2018
Dock master sent me to mooring that put my 46’ vessel around... hiess they over booked their mooring field. Dockmaster then leaves immediately cause its time to get off work and never bothered to leave code for bathroom or showers! Yep... real nice

by steadfast1997 on Jul 10, 2018
All we did was grab a mooring. The only interaction with staff was via VHF to report the mooring number. We were directed to pay via Dockwa. PIYC no longer offers launch service so we did not go ashore, did not use any PIYC facilities. It turns out that there is an Onset Town launch that would have provided service but PIYC did not tell us. No pick-up stick, single pennant, pennant messy. The best we can say is that the mooring held.

by bacpac87 on Jul 02, 2018
Great spot - very friendly, Barry was very accommodating.

by hloring.cfrary on Aug 22, 2017
Great help at the fuel dock. The person there led me to our slip even thougb, at 4 pm, there was noone around in the office. We got the gate code from our slip neighbor just before he left for the day, otherise we woukd have been stuck without a way onto our dock when we left to YC to go to dinner. But we love PIYC and Onset and have been coming every year for more than 25 years.

by johnrie on Jul 27, 2017
Very helpful staff, great facilities

by bryan0403 on Jul 06, 2017
The location just off the Cape Cod canal is a perfect for trips to Provincetown, the Elizabethan Islands or the Vineyard. The area provides top self fishing. The harbor is very well protected. And there are numerous dock and dine options within a 15-20 minute boat ride. There are also launch services that will pick you up at the club and bring you to area restaurants.

by boatgirl480 on Jul 03, 2017
Very nice place. Safe Harbor and heavy moorings. The only thing I would recommend is that they check the pennants on their moorings. Lines appeared old and frayed. We used a dock line for extra protection while the winds were up.

by mzimet73 on Jun 22, 2017
We had a great visit. Plenty of moorings. Well protected and 10 to 12 foot depths. Shep at the dock was very helpful and a big SHOUT OUT to Ryan who ran us back and forth from our boat to the dock as it was to o windy to drop our tender. Thanks Ryan!!

About Point Independence Yacht Club

Since its inception, the Club like a great ship, has been able to survive wars, storms and financial problems because its members have always responded to the call for help.

Members, both past and present, should truly be proud to say that they have been a part of Point Independence Yacht Club and have helped mold its great history.

In closing, I want to say that it is not only a privilege but an honor to be your Commodore and to be part of this great family.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
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Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 06/27/2022 6:39PM

  • Super Gas: $4.75

  • Diesel: $5.75


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • Showers
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