by karlam on Dec 07, 2021
Half Moon Bay Marina is a hidden gem on the Hudson River. Hands down the only marina with deep water, and a management team that you can trust implicitly. Steve, the manager, is such a cut above the rest of any marina managers we've ever met, and really goes the extra mile for you on every level. The surrounding town is terrific with the best in convenience when it comes to great and inexpensive restaurants of all types and varieties, and there are endless ones well within an easy, short walk. We enjoyed our two week stay here so much this summer that we decided to purchase one of the docks to use as well as rent out while we are out cruising the sound. Highly recommended.
by helenfarrell on Nov 15, 2021
I have had the pleasure to own a boat slip here since 2011 and have loved every minute of it. With the ever increasing demand on slips this year, due to four large, local marinas closing, we decided to purchase another slip to solely use as a rental property. The ROI has been outstanding. Half Moon Bay is the nicest marina on the Hudson, with deep water, wide full length finger slips and a very quiet, family atmosphere. The marina, which is situated inside a large horseshoe shaped cove, is well protected by an incredibly effective attenuation sea wall, making it the ultimate safe harbor from hurricanes. Nights are always calm and peaceful. Have to also add that there are extraordinary and inexpensive divers and mechanics here at least 6 days a week. We can't thank Steve and his dedicated staff enough!
by marcogocek on Nov 04, 2021
Half Moon Bay Marina has been the best marina we have stayed at in our 20 years of boating. We originally planned on staying for the month of May, and ended up staying for the entire season. The marina is like being at a first class resort without any pretentiousness, and no yacht club presence. Cost is a bargain as well. My expectations were high when we first arrived at Half Moon due to several past guests of the marina raving about all there is to do in the local area, the restaurants there, and the overall relaxing and laid back vibe. Steve and his knowledgeable staff have far exceeded any expectation. With more than 28 years of experience in marina management, Steve makes sure his staff always stays a major cut above the rest. Thank you and highly recommend you visit Half Moon Bay!
by coopsells on Oct 19, 2021
Steve was wonderful helping us. Nice protected marina close to town. Will be back !
by rob.l on Oct 17, 2021
We ended up staying 11 nights here after only thinking of we'd stay one or two tops. Only two miles from the marina is the breathtaking Croton Dam and Croton Dam Park is absolutely surreal. This is a must do/ see. Picnic in the that park and walk the trails or visit one of the three beautiful parks that surround the marina. There are fabulous yet very inexpensive restaurants all around the marina that are easily within walking distance. Quarter mile to half mile flat walk. We also visited the very cool and impressive Blaze Jack O Lantern Festival ( Get ticket on StubHub) Also, this a great marina to use a centralized location to do day trips south towards Manhattan or going up past Bear Mountain Bridge area and West Point and head up to the historic Bannermans island and Castle ruins near Newburgh. All of these are gorgeous sites. Highly recommend Half Moon Bay Marina. Wish we give Steve and his highly trained staff 6 stars. Staff was always available to help tie our lines. Thank you!
by jodyespina66 on Oct 13, 2021
Excellence is the first word that comes to mind. We have had our 38 foot boat at Half Moon Bay for 11 years and we have just purchased our dock slip. Steve who is the managing partner here, is the most trustworthy, knowledgeable, and upbeat gentleman in the marina business we have ever encountered. The entire vibe at the marina is amazing and the views and beauty of the Hudson Valley from the marina is simply outstanding. A very short easy walk to the Ocean House for world class seafood or steak or food at the Tavern on Croton Landing there is not to be missed.
by debnj on Oct 05, 2021
This marina is a darling find...quaint, peaceful, within walking distance to delicious restaurants and Croton Park. Dockmaster Steve makes you feel like a welcomed house-guest and is an enthusiastic ambassador for the area. He is proud of his marina and can't do enough for you. This will not be the fanciest marina you will ever stay at, but absolutely the friendliest and memorable. Looking forward to many happy returns here.
by sfastook on Oct 03, 2021
Excellent destination. Everything was fantastic and we will visit again. Steve went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The facilities are really nice and local restaurants are excellent and in walking distance. Only wish we could have stayed another day!!
by pweqgwbh8ymosqwy2yay on Oct 03, 2021
Every marina deserves a Steve! From our first correspondence on Dockwa until our departure, Steve was so welcoming and attentive.
We will definitely be back soon.
by markdahle on Sep 30, 2021
Great accessibility to Manhattan with such an easy walk to the Croton Harmon , Metro North station. Half Moon Bay is in a wonderful town and provides a sheltered harbor with outstanding views. Walk from your boat to the Ocean House for seafood or many more restaurants all within a very short walk.
by azimut on Sep 30, 2021
Always a relaxing time. Steve is very helpful!
by joshmh on Sep 29, 2021
Best centralized location to go anywhere. Was so easy to take the Metro North train to Manhattan for sightseeing as well as take it north to visit the Culinary Institute as well as some great local sights. Very nice mechanic on staff - Junior, who is extremely skilled and has very fair pricing. We've never experienced this high level of customer service in our 26 years of boating. Kudos to Steve and his wonderful and attentive staff. Steve provided us with a stellar information packet containing 35 restaurants to walk to as well as great excursion sights such as the Croton Dam and Gorge. Highly recommend lingering and taking in the sights at Half Moon Bay!
by charliebruntz on Sep 27, 2021
Half Moon Bay is a cut above all the rest of the Hudson River marinas. We took advantage of the Westchester County Airport (20 mins away) and left our boat for 2 weeks to fly home. Steve and his staff have top notch customer service and took such good care of us and let us know how well watched over our boat was. We also were able to take the Metro North train (easy 1 mile walk) to visit NYC. Will return next trip on the Hudson for sure.
by painkiller380 on Sep 22, 2021
Steve was a pleasure while we kept our boat at Half Moon Bay as we had to travel back home. Would stay there again!!!
by djrobertson on Sep 09, 2021
This was my fourth stop at Half Moon Bay. Everything from my previous reviews still holds.
One addition this trip was that we needed to pump out. The pump out is at a separate dock outside the marina’s wave tempering wall. It is also very close to shallow water, which is a concern in a big boat coming or leaving in a strong wind. All went well with my experience this year, but the pump out location can be challenging.
As always, the marina manager was helpful both in communicating before my arrival and in handling lines as we docked. Good service is his priority.
Half Moon Bay will always be my choice when transiting the Hudson.
This is the third time I’ve stayed at Half Moon Bay and I’m sure I’ll be back on my next trip on the Hudson. The head and showers are always clean and in good condition. For the most part, the piers are in good shape as well. On both of the last two times I’ve visited, the manager and I conversed before hand to discuss which slip we’d tie up in and to ensure there was assistance available when docking.
One real benefit of this marina is the proximity to a good grocery store as well as the MetroNorth station for trips into New York City. Plus - there’s ice cream within walking distance.
As I said, I’ll be back.
by cherylkaltz on Aug 25, 2021
This is a nice marina in a beautiful bay. Steve went out of his way to be helpful to us and make sure we had a great time.
by lizbruning on Aug 20, 2021
Steve, the harbor master is very responsive and helpful. Clean bathrooms. Short walk to nice grocery store, CVS, restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.
by jpierce71 on Aug 18, 2021
Steve was very helpful and friendly. Good facilities.
by txperkins on Aug 10, 2021
We spent two nights at Half Moon Bay. Dockmaster Steve was very accommodating and helpful. We had guests visiting and he was there to answer all our questions and help us on and off the dock. We will surely stop back by on our way south. Croton is a lovely town with some good restaurants and things to do. We really enjoyed our stay here.
by brianhill on Aug 10, 2021
Steve and his team are fantastic. First off, TRUST Steve when he tells you that the charts are wrong and there is plenty of depth. I was skeptical about this but his local knowledge was spot on and we had no issues. Additionally, Steve’s communication was prompt, informative and useful. His team met us on the dock to assist and the facility is in good shape. Great area for dog walking and Steve’s recommendation to visit the Croton Dam was awesome. You can’t miss the dam!
by tack01 on Aug 09, 2021
Short quarter mile walk to restaurants and and beautiful walkways to the swimming beach adjacent to the marina. Best time we've had at any marina in our 9 years of boating. Water approach and marinas depth is deep. Great sea wall protection. You won't find a better background view at any other marina in NY, not even in Fire Island.
Check out the Ocean House for seafood and the Piato Greek restaurant. Marina provides you with a digital welcome packet that contains great maps and lots of info. Don't miss the Croton Dam and it's waterfalls next door.
by dchambless on Aug 08, 2021
Enjoyed very much.
Wish there was a courtesy car, somewhat inconvenient to have to always call Uber or a taxi.
by amybclough on Jul 31, 2021
Steve and his crew were terrific. Helpful, friendly, organized and very communicative. It did get very windy in the afternoon so we bumped around a lot but it calmed down in the night and was very peaceful after that. Good meal at a tavern about a miles walk away.
by anniegirl50 on Jul 26, 2021
Great Marina on the Hudson in Croton, NY. Upon arrival we were met by the dockmaster Steve Plotkin who guided us in and tied us up. Ice was delivered and a welcoming email was sent to us with all the area info (transportation, dining etc.) Steve went above and beyond. Thank you Vinny & Ann Marie
by jimreed43348 on Jul 18, 2021
Lovely spot. Docks are older but well maintained. Steve, the dockmaster will do everything he can to help make your stay enjoyable. Don't miss going to Croton dam and falls! Easy visit and we'll worth it, even up your stay is a short one.
by mckennaca on Jul 17, 2021
It was awesome. Dockmaster Steve was so incredibly helpful. Wish we could have stayed a few days, very pretty place. We will be back
by campbellgroupllc on Jul 12, 2021
Great spot. The dock master Steve and his staff were very helpful and personable. A short trip up to Croton Dam built circa 1890 to supply water ti NYC should not be missed. We will be back
by dannyb on Jul 11, 2021
Marina is not only in a beautiful area but it is extremely well kept. Steve is the best dockmaster I have come across. Incredibly helpful and just an all around good guy.
by rohrley on Jul 07, 2021
Wonderful stopover on the way north. We enjoyed our stay and felt very welcome. Nice docks and great dockhands. Short walk into town for provisions and great restaurants. Shower/bathroom in great shape. Overall nice stay and would certainly stop again. Thanks Steve and all the dock hands.
by captainjeff4090 on Jul 05, 2021
Outstanding experience. Steve was great and provided information on the marina as well as things to do in the area.
A very tranquil setting and enjoyed our time at half moon bay
by qykg7uherzoby_6prmcr on Jul 05, 2021
Such a beautiful spot to stop and take time for long walks on the trail that runs along the water’s edge, great restaurants nearby (.7 miles) and compliments to the very friendly and accommodating dockmaster, Steve! He truly went above and beyond to assure our stay was enjoyable. We took the train to Poughkeepsie from here to visit the Culinary Institute of America - a can’t miss stop as well!! Thank you for everything Steve!
by roncenicola on Jul 02, 2021
Dockmaster Steve was very helpful. Came back to us several times to feed us more info and answer questions about the surrounding area and things to do.
Marina access by boat was easy and the slip was wide. Bathrooms were clean.
by prkeyes on Jul 01, 2021
Dockmaster Steve and Asst. Dockmaster Aly are terrific hosts. Top notch!!
by 2021kathleen on Jun 28, 2021
Steve was an absolutely delight. Met us at the slip to help get tied up. Close enough to was to store and shop for a bit. 5 star all the way
by jungblom on Jun 28, 2021
We stayed at the marina for a day and had a Great Time! The Dockmaster, Steve was excellent, very friendly and helpful. We toured the town visited the Dam, took a train ride and ate some excellent food. Highly recommend stopping.
by willing on Jun 27, 2021
We stayed at Half Moon Bay for 10 days in May on our Great Loop trip. Dockmaster Steve is a legend of hospitality and he did everything he could possibly do to make our stay comfortable. The folks who keep their boats there all season were also very friendly and helpful. We spent three days in New York City. The train ride into the city was efficient and beautiful, re-tracing our route up the Hudson along the shore. We stayed in a hotel in the city and explored until late on the third day when we caught a late train back. We then rented a car and visited West Point and hiked up to the top of Bear Mountain. From the top of Bear Mountain (also accessible by car) you can see NYC on a clear day. There are also numerous stores and restaurants a short walk away in Croton. Apple Barn looks like a small store from the outside but they had most of the provisions we needed. This stop and Steve’s hospitality were highlights of our Great Loop adventure.
by bdeakin on Jun 27, 2021
Wonderful marina! The harbor manager is extremely helpful.
by rjnilsen on Jun 26, 2021
Great stay!! Steve is Great!! Will stop by again when in the area.
by sailingwoods on Jun 23, 2021
This views from this marina are breathtaking! The harbor master Steve is very helpful and a wealth of information for things to eat, see and do in the area. An overall great customer service experience! I would highly recommend this place to anyone that needs a place to dock.
by dundeewiggin on Jun 23, 2021
Very accommodating and friendly. We love staying at half moon.
by calypso123 on Jun 19, 2021
Great stop over for going north to Rondout or south to Statue of Liberty. Best to ride the ride and current if possible.
Steve does a great job assisting docking and taking care of things.
by mbrogers81 on Jun 17, 2021
Half Moon Bay is a Great marina on the Hudson. Stayed 19 days and Steve is an awesome dock master. Anything we needed, he was always very helpful. Beautiful views from the boat and places to walk around very safely.
by larryr. on Jun 13, 2021
We loved Half Moon Bay! Croton Beach and it's clear waters exceeded our expectations as did the marina.
The marina staff of Steve, Sebastion, and Ally are terrific. Everything in town is an easy, quarter to half mile walk ( flat roads) from the marina and the amount of great restaurants were part of the reason we extended our stay an extra three nights. Took the Metro North train from the marina, north for 40 mins to the Poughkeepsie station and took a 3 mile Uber to the Culinary Institute for a delicious dinner, and loved the stellar campus. Don't miss the Piatro Greek restaurant or the Ocean House seafood restaurant next door to the marina.
by jeanscoleman on Jun 11, 2021
Marina is a great stop made more difficult by rental car scarcity. If you are good taking the train, you have a lot of mobility here to go to NYC or other places.
by bjhammar on Jun 09, 2021
Good docks. Good help docking. Nice place to stay. I’d stay again.
by jeffmoll on Jun 07, 2021
Nice calm setting in a condominium community. Dockmaster Steve is beyond helpful and accommodating. The marina is a little short on amenities…. No laundry, no fuel, no easy access to restaurants, laundromats & groceries without a hike although Steve offers assistance in all those instances. Don’t be fooled by the pictures showing a pool. It is not owned by the marina & you will not be swimming in it!
I appreciate the feedback. There is very easy access ( with short walks) to over 40 really incredible, yet inexpensive restaurants of all types and varieties in the town of Croton on Hudson. Most of the restaurants are well within an easy quarter mile to half mile walk. The hugely popular and highly Zagat rated Ocean House ( seafood, steak) restaurant can be walked to by walking right along the very beautiful boardwalk that starts from our marina. There is a local laundromat that's 1/2 mile away and a FREE inexpensive laundry service that comes here 4x a day to pickup/ redeliver laundry.
some of the a flat and beautiful walk along the river. Apologize for the pool access. The beach at Croton Point is the most popular swimming beach with very clean water at the gorgeous and super clean Croton Pt Park. I truly enjoyed meeting you and your wife and feel terrible that I was so busy that I didn't have time to explain all these things. I do hope you can make it back here in the future and even get to visit the amazing Croton Dam that's 2 miles from us. Have a wonderful and safe summer! As for the pool, the reason the pool pics are up, is that when boaters have a seasonal boat slip rental, or multiple month rental at the marina, the condo management company sells seasonal passes to those boaters. I am truly very sorry that it wasn't what you were excepting and I can see the expectation based on the pics. I hope you have a wonderful and safe summer guys. Hope to see you again soon
by fosterkane on Jun 07, 2021
Steve works very hard to make everyone feel welcome. He has great local tips. The marina is in a great location next to a popular beach. Easy walk to Croton on Hudson.
by ssmith3744 on Jun 05, 2021
Enjoyed our visit at Half Moon Bay Marina. The marina is located near quite a few amenities. CVS, Chelsea Nail Salon, Liquor Store, Tobacco Store, Apples Grocery, USPS just to name a few. There is an Enterprise car rental a very short walking distance from the marina, Edward was great to work with. He picked us up and took us back to the marina. There are many sights to see in this area of the Hudson River so plan on staying a few days to soak it all in. Steve Captain M/Y Double Down
by onaboatsailing on Jun 03, 2021
Clean, secure place and a great location for visiting NYC, just a twenty minute walk to the train station through a park. Easy stop on our way up the Hudson and plenty of water getting in. Nice town with great restaurants. Steve was very accommodating and helped us out in any way he could.
by melaniec on Jun 03, 2021
We reserved at the last minute and Steve was very accommodating of our slip requests. Marina is in nice condition and the area was lovely. Better access to town would merit an extra star.
by belliswood2 on Jun 01, 2021
Good docks no issues with power or water. Bathrooms and shower were adequite. If there were laundry or loaner car would be 5 stars. Steve the dock master was awesome.
by hgsparky on May 28, 2021
What a great place to wait out bad weather. After a hard trip up the NJ coast and an early morning departure from Sandy Hook anchorage, it’s wonderful to have a welcoming greeting from Steve the Dockmaster at Half Moon Bay Marina. It’s like coming home. The facilities are clean, the conveniences- restaurants, etc are nearby and plentiful,and the Marina is well protected. I don’t think you can find a better place on the Hudson.
Holly and Glenn
Osprey ‘79 Mainship Mk 1
by shaffers on May 27, 2021
We had a wonderful stay at Half Moon Bay Marina. Steve the dock master was so helpful and made us feel welcome. The docks and facilities were so clean and it was good to stay there again.
Ranger Tug 25’ C.A.L.M.
by 1958donald on May 27, 2021
Steve was very accommodating on getting us a slip on short notice. Extremely friendly and outgoing. Provided great information about the area. Beautiful scenic views. 👍Awesome experience. Will return for sure.
by rc2463 on May 23, 2021
Steve (dockmaster) was great, very helpful, lots of suggestions on where to go, what to do.
Nice area, easy bike ride to store, train station etc.
by ewooley on Dec 29, 2020
Great experience and great location. Dockmaster Steve was a pleasure. From helping with the landing to giving great info for places to get good food a short walk away we could not have asked for more. This is a great place to spend the night or the season. Looking forward to spending more time here. Eric
by jenbeck2007 on Nov 09, 2020
Amazing location - adorable little town and some great restaurants nearby. Check out Flame, Tavern at Croton and TapHouse at Croton. The dam / waterfall is worth a visit as it’s a nice hike and very scenic. Amenities at the marina were on point. We had a great stay.
by sailmon on Nov 04, 2020
Great marina. Well protected, comfortable floating docks. Restrooms clean & in good repair. Nice facilities - pool, sauna, exercise room (closed due to covid & change of season). Walked to town (about 15 minutes). Found Duncan Doughnuts (good coffee) and some nice restaurants. Steve, dock master was amazing. We called for transient dock reservation about half hour out while coming down Hudson. He texted marina map with our slip highlighted in yellow, photos of our dock & surrounding landmarks. We would definitely stay again.
Thank you! My staff and I hope to give our customers the best boating experience possible and we appreciate your time and your review very much. Hope to see you again next season. Stay safe!
by cjbeck61 on Oct 25, 2020
Had a lovely two night stay at half Moon Bay Marina. Slips, docs, and facilities are well-maintained. Steve was very welcoming and responsive. He immediately provided his cell phone if we needed any additional information and helped with local knowledge. He Even recommended an excellent Greek restaurant within walking distance. Many dining options within walking distance of Marina which is a big bonus. Keep up the good work Steve.
by justinayers on Oct 20, 2020
Helpful and friendly staff, beautiful surroundings on the Hudson River. We visited to see the Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Croton on Hudson - highly recommended if you're here around Halloween.
by radaron on Oct 19, 2020
Great marina. Steve and team there are extremely helpful and really went out of their way to accommodate our 3 boat group.
by marialo8 on Oct 19, 2020
Great location!!! Easy trip from NYC. Convenient to transportation, provisions, and many of Hudson Valleys’ treasures (Bear Mt, Sleepy Hollow, numerous parks. We stayed a week to soak it all in. Marina is well protected from wakes, safe, and quiet. Steve and Margaret were welcoming and quite helpful. We’ll be back
by bgokey1 on Oct 10, 2020
Stayed for 3 nights and loved the Marina and location. Steve was the best and looking forward to visiting again.
by yachtz on Oct 10, 2020
Stayed here for a week in September 2020. Great place to stop when traveling the Hudson River. Easy access to rental car, groceries and restaurants. Train station is 1.5 miles. Pretty walk or you can call local taxi for around $7 one way. Steve was so helpful and accommodating. He checked in regularly with us. We needed a part delivered for the boat that he accepted for us. Highly recommend staying here.
by kora on Oct 04, 2020
We loved this marina so much we decided to stay twice in 1 trip. Steve was helpful and welcoming as was his assistant upon our 2nd night. The marina is quiet and protected . There is a lovely waterfront path for a little exercise . We ate at a Greek place and an Italian place walking distance from the marina. I have no hesitation recommending this marina
by maxd2 on Sep 27, 2020
This is a great place. The services and amenities are first-rate, they really treated me well here.
by rklenard on Sep 27, 2020
Great harbor master who was very helpful, extremely friendly and went out of his way to make sure we knew the area. Located next to great restaurants, grocery store, pharmacy, rental car and train station. Super location!
by finxtr on Sep 22, 2020
Steve is fantastic, and he works very hard to ensure that you receive excellent service. Professional and conscientious, he goes the extra mile to make your stay perfect. (He even offered to drive us to see the Croton Dam!) Good stores nearby for provisioning, and a number of restaurants. We really liked Piato Greek Kitchen- service and food were great. This will definitely be our stopover point on the Hudson in the future.
by marcg on Sep 15, 2020
Great stop on our way South aboard our 34 foot sailboat. Steve the manager went above and beyond to help us with arrival and during our stay. We were assigned an easy access slip. This modern facility is well kept and well positioned for visiting the village nearby. We will stop in again.
by larryk on Sep 12, 2020
Nice clean facility, Steve couldn’t do enough to try and please us. Had a great time. We will be back
by drd1053 on Sep 08, 2020
Steve is the best
All is convenient
Perfect stopover up the hudson
by tejpreet on Sep 08, 2020
To be honest, this was one of the best marinas we have been to. It’s very quiet and scenic. We went biking to Croton Point Park and barbecued off the deck of our boat at night. Also, we took a scenic boat ride up the Hudson River past West Point Academy, etc. It was great!! Steve, the dock master, was so very helpful too. He was always available for any questions we had. It’s our first time from Long Island up this far, and we will definitely be coming again!!
by seadreamer on Sep 01, 2020
absolutely AWESOME!!! Highly recommend this Marina, whether it’s a first/last stop, or a week(end) long stay while on the Hudson. Marina is well maintained and includes all the amenities you could want with wifi and an amazing dog walking trail right along the river. The marina staff and Steve are simply the best, and go beyond out of their way to ensure everything you could need was attended to, and more. In short we were making plans to come back before we left the slip. HIGHLY recommend this marina to anyone (sail or power) looking for a great place to stay! Steve, we can’t say enough good things about Half Moon Bay!!
by djo1109 on Aug 21, 2020
Whether you are purchasing a dockominium for your forever boat home, spending the season, or just coming in for a few days. Half Moon Bay Marina is the place to be in the Hudson. Great location, great docks, amazing staff. My new boat home 👍🏼
by nub787 on Aug 16, 2020
This marinas is beautiful for just sitting on your boat while you watch the sunset. Steve who over sees the marinas is truly a remarkable person, always available nd ready to help at any time. During the storm Steve made sure all boats were tightly roped up. This boat master truly knows his craft.
by tadsargent on Aug 10, 2020
We enjoyed our stay @ Half Moon Bay recently. Steve the Harbor Master was there to catch our lines when we arrived.
Steve attentiveness was above and beyond what you see @ most marinas! Steve was able to help us secure a rental car during our stay. The pumpout was handy. Power & water were great.
The Marina was situated in a beautiful spot on the Hudson. Very convenient to parks, shopping & restaurants.
Our visit coincided with tropical storm Isaias.
Another reviewer wrote there were waves inside the marina...this is not true! We understand that reviewer has been asked to leave several marinas In the area and he was VERY rude to me personally. We fared just fine with Steve checking in on us from time to time through out the storm.
Love this marina and will definitely return!
Thank you very much for that amazingly thoughtful review. I really appreciate it. As you know, my staff and I, are very focused on making sure that everyone here enjoys the best boating experience possible.
It would be great to see you both again in the future. All my best, Steve
by jtreinhar71 on Aug 10, 2020
Beautiful marina, good location and very friendly and welcoming dock master
by jeffpupera on Aug 09, 2020
Saved our boat during Hurricane Isaias. Great marina with very Deep water (9 feet at Low Tide), with superb floating docks and amazing sea wall protection. We stayed for a week to shelter from Hurricane Isaias and it was the best decision. The marina never lost power the entire time and the water within the marina remained calm.
Steve, the dock master provides excellent service for dock tenants, and visiting yachtsmen. The docks are extremely well maintained and the wifi is at a very fast speed to allow for streaming. Great variety of local restaurants in the nice town, within a very short walk. We will be back in the fall!
by 12metersailor on Aug 09, 2020
I am perplexed by an earlier review. Until this year, I’ve kept my boat in Newport, RI, so I can be a harsh critic. But I’m very happy at HMB where I have experienced nothing but friendliness, fairness, and high functioning services.
I thank the earlier reviewer for reminding me that high winds create waves. I’ll have to ask Steve to fix that. Maybe he can build a dome.
Friends’ boats kept elsewhere snapped dock lines and sustained lots of canvas damage. As far as I can see, nobody at Half Moon Bay sustained any serious damage. I’ll credit their location and giant sea wall.
My WiFi works well, especially considering that it’s shared by many. My pricing is exactly what I was quoted when I called.
If you want no waves and perfect WiFi, it sounds like a backyard pool might be a better option than a boat.
The power to review directly to a business’ audience is one of the few great characteristics of the internet. Let’s all try to be fair and realistic.
by danielstahlie on Aug 08, 2020
Best marina on the Hudson River.
Great marina experience. Very clean.
Excellent WiFi and restaurants deliver quickly to boat slips.
Thank you Daniel. On behalf of my staff, we truly appreciate your kind words. We are constantly striving to make sure everyone has a top notch experience here. We're very happy to see everyone able to stream movies on their boats too. Stay well!
by popeye111 on Aug 08, 2020
PROTECTION FROM WAVES: It was Tropical Storm time. When wind rotated they were 2-3 feet waves INSIDE the marina. If you seek refuge AVOID this place. Better protection in the 2 marinas in Osining, near by.
DEPTH: At a regular low tide is 7 feet in docks D, 6 feet or less in A,B,C. Not as advertised.
SLIP finger was full of dove poop and feathers. Imposible to step on. Also is full of green and black mold. They cleaned some and I finished cleaning. Mold still there.
WIFI: At 07.00 AM their high speed wifi showed (google test) 0.56 Mbps upload. Disconected after that. Bad or non existent.
PRICING:They tried to charge $2.85/ft plus electricity. Active Captain said $2.40. I was told the add was old (2 weeks!) and the right price was in dockwa. It was, but not 2.85 but $2.40 after discounts offered by the marina. Felt that Marina tried to cheat me. No discounts offered for Active Captain or repeat customer.Left a bad taste.
by belindagroppi on Aug 07, 2020
Steve was so helpful and friendly! Emmitt didn't even work there, yet he rushed to help us tie up. This marina has one of the most scenic views ever.
by katt on Aug 01, 2020
Best spot in the area. Excellent communication from Steve who provided marina maps and a video to make the arrival very easy. Quick cab ride or walk to restaurants. Will definitely stay again.
by crothers99 on Jul 25, 2020
Beautiful spot. No current. Easy in and out of the slip. Dockmaster Steve was very helpful. We rode our bikes into town, had an excellent lunch, and found beautiful produce at Apple Farm. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Half Moon Marina
by endeavortug on Jul 03, 2020
Steve sent us a marina map marked with our slip so we were completely prepared to dock when we arrived. Fenders on the proper side and all dock lines ready. He recommended places of interest and places to eat. Had a great time ; he was a great host. Loved it and wished all marinas would text a map showing slip assignment.
by larrybuchman2 on Jun 30, 2020
We originally planned to anchor just North of Crompton point on Saturday night June 27th. However a generator breakdown the night before prompted us to contact the Marina in transit to ask if they had a mechanic who could help us. Steve Plotkin, the marina dock master, was SUPER HELPFUL in putting us in touch with a mechanic read to work on the generator Sunday morning; Steve also offered us and directed us to a perfect transient slip ($2.40/foot), helped us with our docking lines, short power, etc.
The Marina itself is decent sized (170+ slips) And docking behind its protective wave wall was very easy. It restrooms were very clean, but contained only one shower; I'd hate to wait for the only shower during the busy season. Sadly, the Marina does not give transient boaters access to its swimming pool; that was disappointing, for sure. Steve was very friendly add very eager to serve but was busier than a one armed paperhanger from the moment we arrived through the moment we left. Hopefully the Marina would be more appropriately staffed during the busy season.
All in all we had a very pleasant stay and can recommend this Marina to anyone.
by coelingj on Jun 23, 2020
It was a great stay. Steve the dockmaster was extremely helpful and accommodating. Would definitely return to this marina in a heartbeat!
by happytrailswiththenews on Jun 06, 2020
Thumbs up to Dock master Steve, who was impressively attentive. He gave us allot of tips with Restaurants and surrounding attractions!
We travelled 14 hrs. (97 miles) in order to get to this well protected Marina along the Hudson River. Nice bike ride to provision, and really enjoyed the surrenady of the beautiful Croxton Point Park!
by tyler993 on Apr 28, 2020
Steve who runs the marina is very attentive and helpful. We were just looking for a quick one night trip to start off the year. This is a great spot for a scenic trip to a quiet town on the Hudson. Plenty of take out restaurants nearby (walking distance). We didn’t get the opportunity to check out facilities. Hoping to gather some friends with boats to join us on a return trip when weather warms a bit. Next time we’ll cab it to Croton Dam and take the long walk to Croton Point Park.
by mvlewis70 on Jan 30, 2020
This was our first trip up the Hudson River. Our original plan was to travel to Albany and back but we decided to cut the second half of our trip up the Hudson short and instead spend five days at Half Moon Bay Maine. It was the absolute best decision we made as it is beautiful here! Staff is excellent, area is perfect for walks with our three dogs and lots of places to explore and provision. The marina is super quiet and the views are stellar. We highly recommend staying here to simply decompress and relax. We will be back!
by gbashkoff on Oct 21, 2019
Very clean marina with beautiful views. Steve, the dockmaster, was so helpful and courteous. We will definitely come back again!
by tomust on Oct 13, 2019
Steve is great and the place is beautiful!
We will be back for sure.
by thezacs on Oct 01, 2019
Great location. Secure dockage and welcoming staff
by jzaro1 on Sep 16, 2019
Steve called to make sure he would meet me at the dock. We had an awesome stay here. No rocking, No Noise! Great restaurant nearby completed our Hudson journey. Thanks again Steve for everything......
by eastcoaster on Aug 29, 2019
We called ahead to let Steve know we were going to be early. He was very apologetic because he wasn't going to be there to assist us. We didn't have long to wait and he arrived and directed us to our slip. There is a breakwater to reduce the wave action. The marina is quiet except for the geese that our dog ran off. Steve was very helpful, giving us the lay of the land. The facilities were very nice.
We walked to the local shopping plaza for ice cream and water. There is no grocery store there, but we had sufficient supplies. I would definitely stay there again and take advantage of the car rental or train into NYC.
Thanks for the flattering review. There are two great grocery stores within walking distance. Apple Farm grocery store is brand new and is a short 2 block walk. Shop Rite is the other produce store in town. Very sorry we somehow didn't relay that. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future.
by john.meridian on Aug 29, 2019
Our stay at Half Moon Bay Marina this past weekend was fabulous. We didn't notice any movement on our boat despite a fairly strong northwest wind. Many new finger piers and unlike most marinas on our two week trip, Half moon marina is very clean and well taken care of. Had a fantastic dinner at the seafood restaurant, Ocean House and the Tavern next door is awesome too. Steve got us a luxury car from Enterprise dealer next door, for $35. Great place to linger and explore the Hudson Valley. Thanks steve and crew!
by steadfast1997 on Aug 26, 2019
If you want to visit Croton-on-Hudson but don't anchor, there's no choice but HMBM. Steve does what he can as dock master but facilities are limited: one shower each in men's and women's rooms; same mildewed curtain as 3 months ago. Condo association does not allow boaters to use pool. Piers not well maintained; some areas covered in guano. Reasonable shelter from east and south winds but if there's any 'west' in the wind, it's not comfortable.
by mvlatitude on Aug 26, 2019
We stopped at Half Moon both on our way up to Lake Chaplain and on our return voyage down the Hudson. The nearby train station and rental car office made it a convenient location to visit nearby friends and NYC.
The marina is located in a bay with a wave wall that limits wind and wave action from the river. This is an important feature not enjoyed by many marinas along the river.
Shoreside facilities are shared with the private workout room but the heads and showers are limited but clean. The walking and biking trail along the shore provides an opportunity to get some exercise.
We found Steve, the manager, to be very helpful and made he very effort to make certain we had a nice stay at this marina.
by capt.lee on Aug 13, 2019
Very resort-like marina, and lots of choices in restaurants to walk to. All are a block or two away so easy walk for sure. Ocean House for seafood or the Tavern bar and pub next door are our favorite so far. Love the the new produce market place that opened next door called Apple Farm. WiFi is very strong here. Clean restrooms and nice, wide, full finger docks. Half Moon Bay Marina also got us a half off Enterprise Rental Car to tour West Point and the Culinary Institute. Thank you Steve & staff!
by summersal on Aug 12, 2019
when cruising north or south on the Hudson River this is our preferred stopover. Steve, the Dockmaster could not be more helpful . Only thing preventing a five star is the lack of amenities. Good job Steve.
by gpconbeer on Jun 25, 2019
Good stop. Dockmaster Steve is helpful with docking and recommendations. Docks are being re-decked. Shower (only one in men's room) is clean.
by ggreen1095 on Jun 25, 2019
We enjoyed our stay at Half Moon Bay Marina. We took a train into the city and spent some time there before returning to Half Moon Bay. Steve was very accommodating and we were confident our boat was secure and safe while we were away.
The only down side was the wakes from the boat traffic kept us rocking and rolling until late in the evening. The night traffic was far less so no rocking and rolling through the night.
by nickgalambos on Jun 21, 2019
by kissedsomefrogs on Jun 13, 2019
Overall we were pleased with Half Moon Bay. We were there for 10 days as we left our boat to go home for a few days. Steve the dock master is very good. Attentive, friendly, always willing to lend a hand. The docks are currently under repair and some are a bit rough, but that's being addressed. The seawall works pretty well except in very strong winds. We experienced 20 knot North Winds, that really rocked the docks.
One note, the advertised 1/2 mile to town, is closer to a mile. However the new Apple Market is very good. Enterprise car rental was great, will pick you up, and gave us a great deal on a car.
The only other comment is that even with staying 10 days, we didn't get a weekly rate, just the discounted AGLCA daily rate. (See Update below!)
A good alternative to NYC rates, and does have good access. (Note that the train station is about 1.5 mile walk or a quick Uber ride. ) We would stay at Half Moon Bay again.
UPDATE: The dockmaster reached out and adjusted the billing to a weekly rate, it was an oversight, and he was very gracious! I am changing the rating to 5 stars due to the excellent customer service!
Thanks for the nice review. I just edited the amount to reflect the discount now applied. Very sorry for oversight!! *Although the Apple Farm store does seem farther walk than a half mile, it’s truly just a half mile in total from the flagpole up top in upper parking lot. Thanks again and was a pleasure meeting you guys!!. Steve
by thejourney on Jun 10, 2019
Great location and very convenient to rental car, groceries and restaurants. Steve does a great job to assist in any way possible. Not the calmest waters sometimes - not sure why.
Thanks very much for the compliments! ... Our last four southern slips can be more unprotected than the inner most ones... it was definitely an extremely rough wind storm we experienced on one of the nights you were here.
by jgutten on Jun 10, 2019
Stopped here on our way up the Hudson. Steve directed us to the dock and gave us a lot of help getting in. The docks are wooden floating docks, bathrooms and showers are also nice. It's protected from the East, North and West. If there's a south wind, you may rock a bit but not bad. I would definitely stay here again.
by mgglover on Jun 07, 2019
Nice stay. Steve was great and helpful.
by nauthome on Oct 15, 2018
Clean, well maintained marina. Dockmaster Steve was very helpful even after hours- sending me txt picture of layout and slip for my nighttime arrival
by jaymit8506 on Sep 19, 2018
Great stop close to good restaurant Memphis Maes. Steve Dockmaster was most helpful even with a after hours arrival.
by jhines on Sep 11, 2018
Great stop as it is central to Croton Gorge, BEAR mountain State PARK AND AN EASY TRAIN RIDE TO THE CITY. well kept marina, friendly boaters.
by gphospodar on Sep 05, 2018
My wife, Pat, and I have been to Half Moon Bay Marina on several occasions on our 48’ motor yacht, Reflection, and our most recent visit was in July of 2018. We have always found the marina to be an excellent place to stop and the marina manager, Steve Plotkin, to be extremely helpful in any way he can.
Half Moon Bay is a very safe and well - protected marina with floating docks and an excellent view of the Hudson River. It lies on the eastern shore of the River in Haverstraw Bay over 3 miles away from the main ship channel, thus eliminating the rolling from wakes that can be experienced at many of the marinas in the New York City area. Some of its other features are:
It is in close proximity of the Croton-Harmon Metro North train station where you can take a very scenic 45-minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
Car rentals are in walking distance of the marina for those boaters who may want to visit West Point, the Culinary Institute of America, or other historical homes on the Hudson. Those boaters who enjoy hiking can also visit the nearby Croton Gorge Park at the base of the New Croton Dam, Falls, and Fountain.
There are many restaurants also within walking distance of the marina.
It has well-maintained wide floating docks with long finger piers.
The manager has a list of independent mechanics that are available, in case your boat requires repairs.
We highly recommend Half Moon Bay Marina as a wonderful stop on the Hudson River.
by johngs on Aug 01, 2018
I rented a slip for a weekend. Very nice marina! Perfectly situated on the Hudson. Beautiful view. Right next to the Croton Point Beach. Very calm water especially for the Hudson. Plenty of places to eat nearby. The manager/dockmaster, Steve, couldn't have been more helpful and attentive when needed. I'll surely return next year.
by sherry.e on Jul 28, 2018
Lots of amenities at Half Moon Bay Marina! WiFi was very fast.
This is an excellent marina with great views, direct access to walking paths and parks on either side of this award winning marina. Walking distance from the train station.
Half Moon Bay is very safe, secure and protected with deep water.
Received a 50% Off Rental Car at Enterprise. All of these criteria have become next to impossible to find on the Hudson.
The management as well as staff at Half Moon Bay Marina, (led by Dockmaster Steve Plotkin ) is exceptional !
by scottwp209 on Jul 26, 2018
Friendly and helpful dockmaster.
No amenities on site-easy 1/2 mile walk to restaurants
Would be nice if pool was open to transients
by krisfau18 on Jun 04, 2018
Coming up the Hudson, we were looking for a anchorage or marina that would allow us a close connection with the Trains to NY. Calling Half Moon Bay, Steve made it clear his marina would be a better choice than any anchorage! We took his word and stayed there 3 days. This allowed us a short visit via train to our children in PA. The marina was just the right size for our needs and everything was clean and easy. Steve was great and I think he would have been our personal tour guide if he wasn't the only one working when we were at the marina. Steve was always on the go in the marina helping all the boaters and residence there with their needs and requests. Great guy! Thanks Steve!
by karplus on Jun 04, 2018
Had a great experience. Steve was very accommodating .The location makes for easy travels to NYC.
by boatergal on Jun 03, 2018
Steve went WAY beyond great service during our stay. HIghly recommend and will stay there again. Thumbs up - way up!
by ecjackson14 on May 27, 2018
Dockmaster, Steve Plotkin, is terrific. He has bent over backwards to make our trip to Half Moon Bay Marina very enjoyable. He is quick to respond to any questions. (my favorite amenity so far is we had our laundry picked up at boat, cost $1/lb. and was delivered back to boat in less than 2 hours!)
Try Half Moon Bay!
by fitzsailing on Nov 19, 2017
Came in after hours. The marina manager Steve was very helpful in getting us tied up. We've come to Half Moon Bay several times before and were always pleased with the facility and the service. Short walk to BBQ, fresh donut, pizza, and a diner.
NB - strong wind from the west results in a lot of rocking and rolling in the marina despite the sea wall - pay special attention to lines and fenders under these conditions.
Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately we experienced a severe 45+ mph wind storm that started early in the morning during your stay. That strong a wind is very rare in mid November. We always love having you both here, and we have already begun adding a lot more attenuation to our sea wall. Many improvements to our seawall will be continuing over the winter and into the early spring of 2018.
by eric.p on Oct 11, 2017
Very protected from a major wind storm. Nicest staff with incredible customer service. Outstanding Shop Rite supermarket is a close by walk and has absolutely anything and everything you could want in the way of food, provisions, and even had quite an extensive wine answer section. Nice and inexpensive restaurants abound all over the town which is a block or two walk from the marina.
by sam2015 on Sep 02, 2017
Half Moon Bay Marina is not to be missed! Plenty of deep water all over the approach as well as inside the marina.
Steve Plotkin, their manager, couldn't have been more pleasant or friendlier. Very funny gentleman as well. We enjoyed many excursions from the marina as a starting base. Enterprise Rent a Car is next door and gave us 50% off on our rental. We checked out the awesome sights at the Croton Dam, which is only 2.7 miles from the marina. Don't miss going to West Point and the Culinary Insitute also. Both have outstanding campuses to tour. Endless presidential estates around the marina too, such as the Rockefeller and FDR estates. TeaTown has really gorgeous nature preserve trails, but since we stayed for 9 days, we were able to check out the phenonenal walking trails that started at Half Moon Bay Marina , and went straight into the adjacent Croton Point Park. Be sure to check out the Ocean House for seafood, and also the A&S deli for all sorts of delicious and fresh Italian and Mediterranean foods. (1/4 mile from marina). The Shop Rite supermarket is Huge and has everything - including a giant wine and beer section.
by mintjulep on Aug 26, 2017
Very relaxed and very convenient to amenities. If only the dock master could have staged a jazz set. 👍. Lol
by aaron67 on Aug 22, 2017
Outstanding views. Super clean facility with almost all brand new docks for transient boaters. Docks were all immaculately clean during the entire week we were at Half Moon Bay.
Marina is in an ideal location-- an easy and short train ride to and from NYC. Croton Harmon Metro North train station is next door to marina, although you can't hear any of the trains from the marina. And, it's only a quick walk.
We also visited West Point military Academy's gorgeous grounds, with a 50% off car from the Enterprise rent-a-car agency, that's located next door to marina. Highly recommend Half moon bay marina to anyone traveling the Hudson!
by catrinapdq on Aug 21, 2017
Good Location. They need to work more at staying ahead of the geese poop.
by misslily on Jul 06, 2017
Steve will be your best friend and is very helpful and working very hard at making this a wonderful Marina. We were tied up along the sea wall and it was bouncy, but no complaints. Beautiful dog friendly walking areas and a great pizza shop just down from the marina.
by truenorth on Jul 03, 2017
What a great place ! Clean , Friendly peaceful.Steve does nothing but go out of his way to make sure your stay is nothing but perfect Make a point of staying there
by david. on Jul 01, 2017
Half Moon Bay Marina is by far the best marina we've been to on the Hudson, by a long shot! Stayed a week there, and we're still not sure what the agenda of the prior reviewer was! Very short walk to the A&S deli for groceries, and Shop Rite supermarket isn't a bad walk.
We found Steve and his assistant Ricky to be so helpful and offered outstanding customer service.
Our Boat US discount was applied. Many laundry options are there. There is a great self serve laundramat next door, and at least 4 or 5 great, and very inexpensive dry cleaners who offer free pickup & delivery of your clothes.
The top Zagat rated Ocean House Seafood restaurant is only a very quick stroll along an amazingly scenic riverwalk from the marina. So many other great restaurants within a half mile such as EATalia, Raga ( Indian restaurant), or Cappriccios II. Even the Croton Diner has terrific food. One of our favs though is the Tavern, which is an enjoyable 1/4 mile walk from the marina along the new bicycle/ dog walking greenway pathway.
by dhutton1 on Jun 23, 2017
Dockmaster is very nice but strung me along until I actually docked before he would tell me what the rate would be for a weeks' stay. No discounts for Boat US, etc. Didn't believe it fair to others who wouldn't qualify. In the end, we paid for 6 days and got 1 free. Last day he really discounted the dockage to entice us to stay 8 nights. Very far to walk for groceries. No loaner bikes. Convenient to the train if you have a car. No laundry. Pool not available to the Marina, which was a disappointment.
by sschoener on Jun 20, 2017
Marina is secure and clean. Not much in the way of amenities. Steve is extremely accommodating so he gets an extra star.
by marinabuzz on Sep 09, 2016
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