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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48 Reviews

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 Karen P. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2022
Perfect two-night stay at Bristol Yacht Club. Two other boats from our marina joined us. A great time was had by all!

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.

by Gary B. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2022
Great location and staff were friendly and accommodating. Will be back.

by Jill E. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2022
We stayed on a transient mooring. Very friendly staff. Beautiful yacht club building and grounds. Easy dinghy ride into free town dock or launch service is available. We look forward to returning and staying here again.

by John G. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2022
Great service, great view too

by mohamad f. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Excellent facility with very friendly people

by Thomas L. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2022
Thank God for BYC. was blowing lousy wind and freezing..the launch guys and girls got us to a mooring in ridiculous conditions.. Bristol is the best sailing harbor anywhere

by Bill H. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2021
Great place to moor for a few days. We went to the club and were greeted warmly by the staff and members. Pickup at the town dock makes enjoying Bristol’s restaurants a breeze!

by Joshua M. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2021
Stayed here for a week during hurricane Henri. Everyone one was amazing. They took care of our boat and communicated well. I can’t recommend more highly.

by Joost W. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Great and friendly staff. We love it!

by Brad D. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Beautiful harbor, lovely facilities. Clean, private showers, and the friendliest launch staff. Convenient launch drop off and pick up at the town pier for an easy walk to restaurants and stores. Mooring lines are sturdy and clean, easy to pick up. Highly recommend the Bristol YC for cruisers.

by James D. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2021
Very beautiful spot and club staff very accommodating

by Bob G. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Excellent as always. Great service.

by Mary J. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Gorgeous facility and very nice and helpful staff.

by Lisa C. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Tenders were very nice and prompt

by Donna C. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2021
Staff and members are very welcoming. Launch drivers are awesome. We enjoyed!

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 17, 2021
We met a friend at Bristol for Wednesday night racing at BYC, and won line honors in our class on his boat. Great racing, good meal, friendly staff, nice harbor - excellent stay.

by Gary M. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2021
Great place. Friendly and helpful staff at the dock and bar, and I got an escort to my mooring. Wifi was down, but they were still getting some of the early season bugs out of the system.

by Lisa - Verified user on Oct 13, 2020
Always friendly and helpful. Nice that they still had the launch running.

by Arden B. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2020
Nice location and launch service was great!

by S J. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2020
Always a delight to stay here. The club is lovely and the launch provides access to Bristol. Well kept moorings. Friendly, nice experience. Thank you.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Great harbor, very helpful people at the Yacht CLub, we will be back!

by Ward W. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2020
The staff were courteous and helpful.

by Richard H. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2020
We loved this club. Had a nice cookout on the lawn, loved the service of the launch drivers. Happily got water. Only wish they had fuel in Bristol!

by Barry D. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2020
Chris and his team did a great job. Thanks!

by Gregg C. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2020
Great friendly service in a great location. Thanks BYC!

by Gabriel M. - Verified user on May 31, 2020
The launch service was prompt and friendly.

by Tina & Alan L. - Verified user on May 23, 2020
Excellent launch service! Thank you for your help in finding our mooring while the winds were howling 🌊

by John D. on Sep 23, 2019
The launch will take you to the club, where there are bathrooms and showers, and you can take a really nice walk in the country (head left, take the path to Coggeshall Farm museum) or the launch can also take you to a dock across the harbor and you can walk to downtown Bristol and bars and restaurants in 5 minutes. A lot to do, great service.

by Norman K. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2019
Was unable to get there due to weather.

by Frank K. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2019
Convenient location in the mooring field to access the club and town.

by Barry B. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2019
Very friendly with clean showers and a nice Tiki Bar while they are rebuilding their clubhouse. Go for the special we had 3 rum punches for less than $12

by Glenn S. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2019
Launch staff very accommodating. Beach bar is fantastic. Restrooms and showers are dated.

by Vasilios E. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2019
Excellent launch service, the Club Steward Chris was exceptional and went out of his way to accommodate our Cruising Club's needs.

by Eugene W. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2019
Staff was great, coming out to direct us right to out mooring. Launch drivers who took us to and from town we excellent, handling the launches is some very challenging conditions.

by Brian G. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2019
Outstanding staff. Always very friendly and helpful!

by Jim H. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2018
Wonderful service !

by Jeff W. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2018
Awesome club, great service (especially the launch driver Peter), and beautiful town. I'm glad we stopped there even if it was just one night!!

by Phyllis S. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2018
BYC is lovley, very accommodating. It was beautiful stay with the exception of the 3.5 inches of rain on Saturday ! We will come back again 👍🏻😎

by Mark F. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2018
This would usually be an excellent place to pick up a mooring at relatively little expense, and with an excellent ferry service to take you ashore and back; but with the wind due South quite a sea can pile up. We also have had endless hassles with Dockwa claiming payment has been refused while my bank insists no request for payment by Dockwa has been made.

by Timothy F. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2017
Great location and hospitality.

by Richard M. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2017
Dan the launch driver is great !

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


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



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