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 djrobertson on Sep 29, 2018
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 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 halfmoonbay on Aug 08, 2017
Our marina's WiFi system has been upgraded and we're proud to announce that the WiFi is now working better than ever. We strive to exceed your expectations in every dimension.
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
2016 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of Marinas.com
by marinabuzz on Sep 15, 2015
2015 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by the Members and Visitors of Marinas.com
by jeff- on Jul 24, 2010
Great marina - lots of amenities -Beautiful Swimming Pool
- We rented a car from Enterprise (just outside of their driveway) and were able to tour the sites from West Pt. to the Culinary Institute. They also were able to rent us bicycles from a great cycle shop nearby. -- Definitely a very clean, well run place. We found the docks to be very stable, and were glad to finally find a very Deep Water marina. Great that the high speed Wi-Fi and Cable TV were included in price. There is a staggering array of restaurants to check out on the way. Steve, the dockmaster as well as their dockhands were all extremely helpful. Will definitely return on a future trip visiting the Hudson. Next time we'll take advantage of the huge train station a mile away. There's a free jitney service or taxis that can take you to the train station- Friends have told us that it's a quick 40 minute express train into midtown Manhattan or you can also try going north for 15 minutes to check out Coldspring.