Bristol Yacht Club

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Day Trip
101 Poppasquash Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 68

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65 Reviews

by Karen P. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2024
First time out for 2024 season - excellent visit to Bristol Yacht Club. Their staff is always great - remembered us from last year and welcomed us back! Looking forward to many more visits this season.

by Joe J. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Town of Bristol is famous for running America’s Oldest Fourth of July festivities. So if you’re looking to come for that weekend, reserve months in advance. The club is across the harbor from downtown, and runs two launches so transients can easily get to Independence Park, short blocks to all restaurants and shops. Club is sail-oriented…one member who grew up in the club skippered the winning boat in the 2023 round-the-world ‘The Ocean Race.’ In-season the club hosts cruises from other clubs all over New England. Sailboat races four weekday nights plus local regattas on weekends.

by David L. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Wonderful. Excellent launch service. Beautiful Yacht Club.

by Andrew v. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Very nice place to visit. People very friendly and helpful. Lots of great restaurants and things to do Be aware of the rough high wind mooring area. Wide open to the south and the wind really picks up Common knowledge to regulars into the harbor but a surprise to me.

by John R. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
This is a great town to visits and yacht club launch will Bantu g you to town. Great town. The only reason this does not get five stars is because Bristol Harbor isn’t well protected from any southerly wind.

by Michael N. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
What a pleasurable stay at BYC! Even with less than desirable weather, the dock staff made our stay very enjoyable—-they are very attentive to the VHF, the two lunches were always responsive and the drivers are experienced. The mooring had a nice tall pickup stick, plenty of ice in the boxes at the dock office, the showers were hot and the beer was cold. We will be back!

by Ann H. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
We had a wonderful stay. Staff, facilities, location were all first rate!

by Bob B. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Stay was great… launch crew was extremely helpful getting us to dock, town and back to boat… the club house has been completely renovated and now fully open after the 2018 fire… will definitely come back!

by Jeffrey C. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Always a great stay! Showers, launch service that runs late enough to realistically get a nice dinner in town.

by Julia G. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Wonderful club, lovely people. We can’t wait to come back!

by Edward S. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Bristol YC is a great facility with a great staff in a great harbor. I had a problem to solve with my sailboat gear and the chief steward went beyond expectations to help me solve it. BYC is highly recommended for cruising sailors.

by Joe F. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
The mooring was excellent -- two sturdy, clean mooring pennants. Bristol Yacht Club's launch service was outstanding -- prompt, accommodating, and gracious.

by William H. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Nice friendly facility.

by Peter D. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
We were with the Smith Cove Yacht Club and felt very welcome attended to. Staff were great and accommodating, great facilities. Peter and Cindy DeRosa Sea Rose

by Valerie F. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Beautiful club w/ lovely amenities. Friendly staff & members. Highly recommend!

by Bill k. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
Friendly staff and great facilities

by Will R. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
BYC are always the most gracious hosts. Great sailing club!

by Bob T. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
Nice harbor. Town on one side, yacht club on the other.

by Louis M. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Awesome place and service!

by Ron D. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2022
Arrived about 4pm, they were expecting us, launch brought us right to our assigned mooring.

by Christopher H. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2022
Launch driver has great hospitality and personality. Could not have been a more pleasant stay.

by Jonathan G. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2022
Great place and launch drivers.

by Edward A. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2022
Bristol Yacht Club is one of the friendliest venues we have ever visited using DockWa. From the launch operators to the shore staff we were welcomed and accommodated as if we were members - they made us feel special. The accommodations are among the best we have used: clean and convenient heads w showers - even coffee and fresh pastry in the morning!

by Nicholas O. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2022
Easy access to town, welcoming club and good launch service.

by Greg R. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Great new clubhouse. Gorgeous view of harbor. Friendly members. Attentive staff. Prompt and free launch service to Club and across harbor to town.
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About Bristol Yacht Club

Welcome to Bristol Yacht Club, where our outstanding amenities combine with the historic and picturesque charm of Bristol, Rhode Island, to make a perfect landing spot for visiting boaters. At BYC, we welcome both visiting cruising clubs and individual cruisers. All are welcome to enjoy our easily accessible moorings and Club facilities.

A rental at BYC includes free launch service to our docks, grounds and newly renovated Clubhouse … and to the Independence Park dock for access to downtown Bristol with its many restaurants, shops and historic treasures.

We welcome you to tie up dockside to take on water and purchase ice – and to chat with our friendly staff about all Bristol has to offer. We invite you to use our launch or dinghy dock to access our bathrooms and showers (open 24/7), and our playground, gas BBQ and picnic areas.

Our Clubhouse, completely updated in 2019, offers a relaxing bar, lounge and a porch overlooking the harbor – a perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail while chatting with new and old friends. Or pull up an Adirondack chair dockside, steps from our outdoor bar and play area.

It is a short “country” walk from our property to enjoy the beauty of Colt State Park and the family-favorite Coggeshall Farm. Just steps away you can rent paddle boards, kayaks and bicycles – a perfect way to have fun on Bristol harbor waters or the East Bay Bike Path.

For extended cruisers, we’ll direct you to area supermarkets, hardware stores, laundry, sailmaker, and marine supplies and repairs.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bristol Yacht Club – a proud recipient of the 2022 Boater’s Choice Award! Visit our website for more details and directions to our Club.


  • Water Hookup


    • Launch Service
    • Wireless Internet
    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Ice
    • Groceries
    • Floating Docks
    • Captains Lounge
    • Pet Friendly
    • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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