Biddeford Pool Yacht Club

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$45 - $55

Day Trip
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17 Yates Street
Biddeford Pool, ME 04006
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 68

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81 Reviews

by Glenn K. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Always a pleasure to visit BPYC. Been going there 30 + years.

by Curtis b. on Sep 06, 2023
Nice place, convenient friendly. Yes, the outer moorings are a bit rolly.

by Jennifer L. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
It's so beautiful at BP. You can take the launch ashore and walk through the Audubon's amazing

by Bradford D. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Great place, excellent response on Channel 71, a restaurant and a nice walking loop around the point.

by David B. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Great staff, very confident about the quality of the mooring.

by Steven / Yoram S. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
The location was ideal and the staff were friendly and helpful. We loved it so much we extended our stay !

by J W. on Aug 23, 2023
Good place - moorings well located for easy access, nice staff. Club accommodations fine, not stellar. Goldwaite's Store nearby - a gem. Lovely area to have a walkabout. Will definitely use again. Brud Weger - J/35 Mad Benwyc - 7' draft- Kittery Point Yacht Club

by David L. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
I enjoy my stays at Biddeford Pool. I like the scenery, the BPYC staff are always helpful and friendly, and Goldthwaite’s market and restaurant is super convenient.

by Mary S. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Very accommodating - responded to mooring request quickly on VHF and directed us to it. Launch was available to take you to town, really nice launch captain, very personable and certainly aimed to provide reliable and quick service. Operated until 7:45pm. One gift shop and one grocery/deli in town. Beautiful homes and really nice people, very inviting. Will go back.

by David R. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Very friendly people, beautiful place, fun to watch the Optis sail

by Naomi R. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Lovely protected spot inside the Pool. Very friendly staff

by Barry S. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
BBYC is a true gem. Down to earth friendly club with nice facilities and responsive launches. The store has changed but that is independent of the club. Bring what you need, as $5.00 for a Blue Bunny ice cream sandwich is way to much. We stayed in the inner harbor. No problem with swing room or 5 ft draw. Thank you Thank you courtesy.

by Carl D. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Great launch service. Calm anchorage.

by Warner H. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Great stop on our way back from our Maine cruise. The launch drivers were very courteous! Had lobster dinner at Goldthwaite's and enjoyed the beautiful sunset!

by Butch J. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Nice and accommodating

by Robert D. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Great service, beautiful place.

by Brooke T. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Wonderful as always.

by Peter T. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Wonderful! The staff, club facilities and harbor are among the finest in Maine. Thank you.

by John T. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
we had trouble with the mooring as the line was to short to get into chalk and have the loop cleated. we were assigned to a different mooring. People should be prepared to bridle the mooring loop.

by Alison O. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
What a unique place! Loved the scenery. Staff was helpful. Wifi was nonexistent, even inside the building. Facilities were clean.

by Ernest G. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Calm, peaceful night. Nice people. Friendly club with launch service and a shower. Fuel available at slack tide.

by Robert G. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Nice yacht club, friendly people, great location. Small grocery store/restaurant//deli, within walking distance. We biked around the area, the tidal pools on the gulf side were beautiful, and nice to swim in.

by Scott C. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Beautiful place with very nice people. Fast current and large tidal swings limit available services.

by Judith M. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Great location,, super friendly members and staff

by Craig M. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Very friendly ans responsive.

by james m. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
Very nice to get on a mooring between Portsmouth and Portland - the mooring field is in wood island harbor- it’s gets a lot of swell from the ocean- but very welcome to pull over and take a break for a night. The staff of the yaght club is very professional and helpful

by Laura R. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
During our stay we had mostly calm conditions. One evening we had a bit of a swell, but it was manageable. We loved the launch service!

by Sean O. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
We spend the week of the 4th every year here. Great location and a terrific staff! O’K Livin’

by Ellen L. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Great stopover location with launch. Easy in and out.

by Caroline H. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2023
Excellent mooring, really friendly knowledgeable club officials. Nothing was too much trouble .

by Suzanne C. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2023
Nice people! Beautiful stay

by John. F. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
John is just a good classic Mainer. Nice, no frills classic Maine, highly recommend!

by Jim B. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2022
Nice stay on the mooring ball. Launch operates 8:15 to 4:30. Small village.

by Cam B. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2022
Gem of a spot! Beautiful area, charming club and great local food.

by Brenda M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Very good launch service.

by Edward W. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Nice harbor, not great mooring. In channel to much current, mooring Ball rubbed against topside causing damage. I should have been warned/i formed about this location. Mooring Ball 83.

by Stephen T. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2022
Always a great time at the pool. The staff is very helpful and attentive to whatever you need. Our favorite stop along the coast of Maine.

by Brian S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2022
Launch driver Pat very friendly.

by Frederic M. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2022
Helpful staff; great mooring

by Joe G. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2022
We stayed at Bidderford going east and again on our return. It's a great little club, excellent launch service etc. It gets busy on weekends. The first mooring we tried had a pendant too short and couldn't reach the bow. The launch operator found us a members mooring and it all worked out good.
Marina Response:
Thanks so much for visiting Biddeford Pool. We appreciate the great review and look forward to seeing you again!

by Peter J. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2022
Great staff, friendly and helpful.

by Laurie O. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2022
We really enjoyed our stay in Biddeford Pool! Nice place to enjoy for a couple of days. All of the crew at the Yacht Club were very friendly and accommodating! Plan to stop again

by Brice K. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Perfect in every way!

by William M. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2022
A gorgeous location with an exceptionally welcoming staff. We will definitely be back.

by Peter M. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2022
We met Mike on our arrival, very welcoming and helpful. Because we had been here before, we knew the “lay of the land” but after chatting, he was good enough to get us a great mooring and a launch ride to and from the market for dinner. Always a relaxing peaceful night here! (Also met John who was equally friendly)

by Alan L. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2021
I forgot my cellphone at the restaurant and the launch driver volunteered to go to the restaurant, retrieve the phone and deliver it to the boat Now that's service above and beyond the call!

by Richard H. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2021
Thank you for the mooring and good service. You have a great location on the way down east.

by Henry G. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2021
Quick Stop Friendly place with good moorings

by Craig C. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2021
Staff and location were excellent. Loved the walk through town and the preserve. Rivaled the Cliff Walk in Newport.

by Jim R. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2021
Fantastic stay. BPYC employees welcomed us with open arms and gave us the lay of the land and where to explore

by Donald R. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Updated 8/17/2021 This was the third time we’ve stayed at Biddeford Pool. We got good directions to our mooring and the launch service stopped by to see if we needed anything. E didn’t go ashore and planned to just leave early the next morning. The stay was quiet and restful. Couldn’t ask for more. 2019 original review: We got good, simple directions to find our mooring when I called by VHF on approach. Launch service was always quick and efficient. The whole stay went smoothly Took a nice walk in town. Being in season, there were lots of people around patronizing the gift shop and general store.

by Peter V. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2021
Biddeford Pool just became one of my favorite's ! Beautiful Spot

by Donald P. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
Very helpful! They came out to meet us and directed us to our mooring ball. The tender service was very prompt. They also monitored the vhf constantly.

by Richard P. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2021
Friendly staff and quiet harbor. Thank you!

by Dennis E. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Great staff and very picturesque… watch the current

by Gary M. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2021
Convenient location for a stopover between Casco Bay and Portsmouth. I had the outermost mooring and it was quite rolly all night, even though seas offshore were only 2-3'. Any weather from the north will likely be very uncomfortable. Didnt get to shore though they do offer a launch.

by John B. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2021
Staff were friendly and helpful!

by David S. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2021
Nice people, beautiful setting.

by Ian G. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2021
This is a great spot and BPYC has always been very helpful. As a others have mentioned, the weather can negatively impact the mooring field if winds are NE. We experienced exactly that during the 4th of July weekend of 2021 when winds from the NE started increasing at around 0200 with eventual gusts to 30-which was higher than forecast. Conditions in the mooring field were very bad. Not respecting the forecast was our error, but if you avoid a NE wind pattern, we can highly recommend a stop.

by David L. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2021
It’s a rolly spot, otherwise it would be a 5. The BPYC staff are super nice and accommodating, and the store is great. I’ll be back I’m sure.

by Tony M. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2021
Great spot. Very accommodating staff.

by drew p. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2020
nice anchorage, mooring was in good shape and easy dinghy ride in to shore. It is a very quiet area, especially after labor day when the general is closed for the season. That said, the yacht club was super responsive. The facilities were closed due to covid so i cant speak to that.

by Henry B. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Safe harbor to take refuge from some rough weather.

by Jill R. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2020
They wouldn’t take transients in launch or let us use showers. Zero amenities but full price which is more than any other moorings around here. When we called to ask for a mooring they never mentioned that they weren’t fully operational. They said it was stated on Dockwa but it was nowhere on registration form, which is all I saw. Not impressed with BPYC or Dockwa. Also the moorings are so far out it was extremely rolling. Not a good night. I understand the need for Covid restrictions and why showers might not be open but a launch with masks and hand sanitizer seems doable. But the biggest thing is to tell people before they book. Anchorage there is actually better than mooring if you get nothing with it. You can get closer to land to take dog ashore without a motor.
Marina Response:
The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is a private Yacht Club who allows transients, guest privileges for a nominal fee. During these trying times we have made changes to our guest policies in an attempt to keep our community safe and secure. These policies are clearly posted on our Dockwa profile and our web site. If you called the club and were not told of the policy changes for this season, that was a mistake and we apologize. However we will not apologize for being cautious and taking the necessary steps to protect our members, staff, transient guests and our community.

by Kevin F. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2020
Good sheltered area.

by Robert H. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2020
As always a nice harbor to relax in. Some of the best sunsets and sunrises on the east coast

by ALAN R. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2020
I assumed that my mooring would be in “The Pool”. In fact, I was placed in the outer harbor, totally exposed and very uncomfortable. The advertising in Dockwa was misleading. No where was this even suggested as a possibility.

by Philip L. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2020
Nice mooring and good stop off point going Downeast

by Karen W. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2020
Josh was very helpful on the phone. The mooring was easy to find. Understandably no services are available at this time due to COVID but transients are allowed to come ashore. Masks are required per governors orders.

by Shelley P. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2019
Very peaceful night on the mooring ball. We draw 6ft and had no problems with depth. We dingied to yacht club and bought a nice steak at the town store. Cooked out and were able to get a quick start the next am. Recommend

by David C. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2019
Even though the mooring field is on the outside, the field is quiet and comfortable. Great launch service, friendly and professional staff. The local store has everything, including a superb fish market. Sorry I forgot the Hingham YC burgee for exchange.

by John G. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Great stop. Quiet little town with one restaurant general store, Goldthwaites. Nice provisions and Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moorings and anchorage available.

by Henry R. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2019
Absolutely gorgeous! A great place to stay on way to Maine. Bittleford Yacht Club very accommodating and courteous.

by David M. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2019
We had a wonderful stay. The yacht club is small but amenities are clean. A really good general store and restaurant is walking distance from the club. Not much else in the way of shopping out there and it is a good drive into town (10 miles). Tender was very responsive and they run two tenders on busy afternoons.

by Larry W. - Verified user on Sep 15, 2018
Great stay, friendly staff, facilities were nice and clean. Highly recommended. I’ll more than likely stop again next year.

by Jonathan C. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2018
Arrived at 7:20 pm with mooring reservation. Tried to hail the club multiple times on arrival (7:20pm), with no response. Club was empty and no idea where our mooring was, plus getting dark. Narrow inlet, rocky harbor and strong currents. Instead of an apology, got a tongue-lashing for being on their dock. I received a subsequent apology, which was much appreciated. I agree with all the other reviews-- hope to go back sometimes. Fabulous location.

by Jerry G. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2018
Great grocery and restaurant Pool Lobster F. O. Goldthwaites. Restock the wine racks with a great retail selection.

by James L. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2018
All good, great launch people. Will be back for sure.

by Edward M. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2018
Great spot. Will come back.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 03, 2017
They couldn't find our reservation and had it for the following night. They called the manager and straightened it out.

by Philip S. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2017
Excellent. Launch drivers very helpful. Harbor beautiful

About Biddeford Pool Yacht Club

The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is not a marina. We are a private Yacht Club that welcomes transient boaters to use our facilities for a nominal fee. We do not have slip space available. Our guest moorings are located in Wood Island Harbor, outside of the Pool. When it blows hard from the North or East the anchorage can become quite uncomfortable.

Moorings are $45 per weeknight and $55 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday up to 4 nights. If you'd like to stay longer than 4 nights, the rate doubles for each night you book thereafter. Maximum stay is 7 nights.

For over 80 years, members have gathered at the club for sailing, racing and our annual Chowder Luncheon. We offer sailing lessons to members and non-members alike. BPYC also works with the Fisherman's Association to share our waterfront and keep the local fishing tradition alive. We're open to new members and encourage boaters with a connection to the Biddeford community to apply. Additionally, there is a small local grocery store within walking distance of the club for those that need provisions.

Booking Info

$45 per night Monday - Thursday

$55 per night Friday - Sunday


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 12/05/2023 at 2:18PM

  • Regular Gas: $6.50

  • Diesel: $7.00


  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Launch Ramp
  • Groceries
  • Captains Lounge



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