by 8179913139 on Sep 24, 2020
Simple mooring pickup with a nice pennant. The launch was coming to direct us but we got lucky and drove right to it.
The launch was great and responsive.
The town is small, cute and very walkable.
Great place to stay.
by jslukows on Sep 13, 2020
Launch service was very prompt. Nice folks. Walk to the city was a welcome way to stretch our legs. They helped us navigate to our mooring and we found it easily even though we hadn’t been there before. Thanks!
by tdsmyers on Sep 09, 2020
Sailing Catamaran - 44' X 25' X 4'
Stopped here while heading west on LIS, hoping to visit the Teddy Roosevelt Home and pick up some provisions.
Some earlier comments indicated OBMC would allow you to tie up your dinghy here while visiting town. This is either gone or depends on who's on duty. I called to ask and they told me they don't allow it, but I could do a "short stay" on one of their moorings and get picked up by the launch. When I asked what a "short stay" would cost, the rep told me "$1.00 or $1.50, I don't know". I also tried Sagamore Yacht Club, which I heard was more friendly to transient boats at anchor, but nobody ever answered the phone (9:30 am on a Wednesday). Nobody picked up at the Teddy Roosevelt Marina either. All of these places were open according to their websites.
I thought about tying up my 11' dinghy to an OBMC mooring ball and taking the launch in, but decided to just move on. It just seemed like such silly lengths to go to just to go ashore. Oyster Bay, like other Long Island harbors, caters to dock and mooring clients pretty exclusively. That business model may make sense here, but for my purposes, I didn't find it a welcome or compelling place to take my modest business.
by bmelancon on Sep 07, 2020
Beautiful spot. Favorite
by tranquilitysabre38 on Aug 24, 2020
We were very impressed with the staff we encountered. From radio communications to obtain our mooring ball assignment, launch operators, fuel/water dock line handlers, and office staff - everyone was professional, knowledgeable, capable, and friendly/greeted guests. Throughout everyone was consistent. The marina managers should be very proud.
by phildunne on Aug 09, 2020
Great place and great service
by wardar on Jul 27, 2020
Great location in oyster bay
by paulhendel on Jun 21, 2020
Great staff and the food/drinks were excellent.
by jammebelle on May 31, 2020
Quick and easy launch service, friendly staff.
by yenhwqzdz4uus7xloipt on Oct 20, 2019
Great ... gracious ... bonus gift card 👍👍👍
by heroncap on Oct 12, 2019
Very pretty location, well protected from bad weather. Fuel dock, ships store, modest shower facilities. New restaurant in marina, stores, other restaurants 1/4 mile walk.
by cgklinck892 on Sep 21, 2019
Helpful staff and reliable launch. Love stopping at this place. Fun and secure.
by marktdickinson on Sep 07, 2019
Great location and the staff is great. We were on a mooring so only services needed/utilized was the tender. Brendon was our Operator and he was great. Also, using the Dockwa app makes things so simple in booking, confirming, paying, etc. We also stopped in the new waterfront bar (Cooper Bluff) and it was fun. Was a bit "buggy" last night so they will need to address this (they had cans of bug spray available but I hope that is a short term fix only!). All in all a great stay in Oyster Bay.
by brucejohnson102 on Sep 04, 2019
We checked in good morning were there for 4 hours on The Mooring we went out for 45 minutes and came back and someone else is on her Mooring he called Oyster Bay they go oh we thought you left I didn't tell him that we were leaving we weren't leaving and then we'll have to find you someplace else in the Mooring field what's up with that they confirmed they give me more involved I'm there for 4 hours I go out for 45 minutes sale off the morning and come back and then give him my morning to someone else that is really upsetting I have no faith in these guys when they give you a mooring it's real
by jds on Sep 02, 2019
Dock was inundated with drunk patrons from Marina’s Bar at the head of the dock. You cannot get a good night sleep with crowds moving up and down the docks cheering and having push cart races.
by obmd1 on Sep 01, 2019
Easy mooring field. Walk to town. Helpful friendly staff, and a pretty cool bar scene right ashore.
by denisemannoccp on Aug 26, 2019
Guys at gas station very helpful docking on a quite windy day. They called the pump out boat for us, who pumped out while we were gassing up.
by alexnason on Aug 16, 2019
Great protected moorings. Wild Honey in town has great food. There’s also a food truck with outdoor seating and live music right at the dock. Oyster Bay Marina Launch Service on channel 71 was fast helpful and easy. Great choice for an overnight stay.
by hdelany on Aug 12, 2019
Good stay! A $25 credit at the bar.
by sailingjerry on Aug 12, 2019
Launch drivers and dock staff are great. Very easy finding our mooring. But the new dockside bar is a nightmare. Bathrooms and showers are almost unusable in the morning. A ton of young drinkers (are they really 21?!) add nothing to the boating experience.
by ironman3169 on Aug 11, 2019
Friendly people. Fast launch service.
by svakula on Aug 06, 2019
Great launch service!
Good mooring with a great view of Center Island.
by pwatsonjr on Aug 06, 2019
Lovely harbor, peaceful stay on the mooring, excellent launch service, nice and professional staff. Only negative is the bathrooms/showers which could use an upgrade. We'll be back!
by caddellinc on Aug 06, 2019
Dock hands very accommodating and the floating dock was first rate. Will want to return!
John Caddell, Owner YOREL
by jberger714 on Aug 06, 2019
Great staff. New Restaurant was fun!
by rgtc081885 on Jul 28, 2019
Clean facilities. The bar and food truck (Cooper Bluff) is very popular.
by leslieg on Jul 22, 2019
Dropped by for an evening's stay. The mooring was easily found and retrieved, the launch service was pretty fast, and the launch boys quite knowledgeable about local eateries and the LIRR times. Downside - the bar/restaurant patrons of Cooper Bluff. The bathrooms (showers, too) were a mess by 9:30p and qualified as disaster areas in the morning. Hence the missing star. I think whatever the Marina could control was pretty good, but it is not clear to me that they actually own and operate Cooper Bluff.
by doksfella on Jul 15, 2019
Well done all around, as always. Prompt, efficient, courteous service.
by towen on Jul 13, 2019
Friendly staff and capable dockhands. However, no breaker at pedestal so had to handle hot cords in the rain for shore power hookup. Showers small and not air conditioned, one stall out of order, dilapidated appearence, open to bar patrons so shower dirty by morning. Overall, too expensive for the amenities provided. On a positive note, good shuttle service for boats moored.
by blockisland98 on Jul 06, 2019
It took over 90 minutes getting a mooring assignment and getting picked up by the launch. Booking in advance didn’t seem to matter, it was my first time trying to use Dockwa. It was a bit painful. I should probably be refunded Since half my stay was waiting. First world problems for sure.. had to wait on my yacht for a bit before I could make it interesting the bar.. lol.
by srk1252 on Jul 05, 2019
Great location great service good people
by tomust on Jun 30, 2019
Super friendly staff!
Short walk to town, great for dogs.
by lloydneckschaefers on Jun 23, 2019
Another spectacular night in Oyster Bay. Cocktails on the mooring, lobster rolls and live music at Cooper Bluff and a mind blowing drone and fireworks display put on by the Dolan family! Keeps getting better!
by clcouture47 on Jun 10, 2019
I was impressed by the overall organization of OBMC. Launch: Operators were skilled, friendly and QUICK! The launches themselves were in excellent appearance and running order. The dock facilities were good to excellent.
The "shore heads" could use updating and 'spiffing' up.
by aymanbaki on Jun 09, 2019
Very responsive staff. Enjoyed our stay
by drraskin on Jun 09, 2019
Friendly staff. They now have a bar on the grounds
by chrisbprice26 on Jun 02, 2019
Very nice facility, with nice new docks, great service and a very helpful staff. While we were gone they called the local pump out boat to pump out our holding tank. I look forward to going back. The bar looked like fun too, but we did not have time to check it out
by psikes79 on May 19, 2019
Very friendly and convenient.
by bill179 on Dec 14, 2018
We required repairs to our 41 foot Hunter sailboat by the team at Oyster Bay Marine Center this past summer. They exceeded our expectations by not only doing a fantastic job but also keeping us well informed throughout the process. Anton, Dylan, Mac and the team made sure everything was done correctly the first time and we highly recommend them for any service your boat requires.
by doublejd on Oct 14, 2018
Great location for oyster fest
by daalejeffr on Sep 02, 2018
Great floating docks beautiful town
by leila on Aug 30, 2018
Lovely place! Enjoyed! The moorings are very close together and with the current and wind sometimes opposed, there were times when we got so close to the boats on either side that we began to worry. All was ok, but we recommend keeping fenders out. Very nice launch drivers, although sometimes a long wait.
by dastrau on Aug 25, 2018
Friendly service at a beautiful spot.
by fxboyle on Aug 04, 2018
Nice people. Clean facilities. Billy Joel stopped by and had a drink aboard.
by toddpatane on Jul 26, 2018
They were totally unprepared. We had reservations for dockge, thinking a slip. Instead when we showed up we were put on the outside next to the gas docks. We were traveling with another boat and were tied up just a stern of their boat. The launches and drivers have absolutely no regard for the no wake zone. They were speeding around all day and night throwing wake and the boat was constantly slamming into the docks. We all decided to take a tour around on our friends boat. Telling them that we would be back and to keep our spot open to return, figured we didn't have to tell them since we were staying for 2 nights. When we returned there was a 100 foot yacht tied up right to my bow. It was a chartered yacht, just like the show on tv. Guess where they hang out and party, yeah at the stern on top of me. As well, their generators were blaring into the night with fumes. Did i forget to mention we had a toddler on board trying to sleep! We complained and they moved us more on the inside right next to the aluminum ramp to come down the dock so at 7am when you are trying to rest all you hear is the carts being rolled and banged up and down with people coming and going loud as can be. One dock hand, Colin?, was rude as he'll and lucky he didn't get leveled by me. My wife asked for them to please keep the noise down, she turned her back and he flipped her the bird. I saw it. We asked for ice and the cube bags came half melted and refrozen to half a block and smelt like fish. Apparently they keep the frozen bait fish in the ice box with ice. Something there doesn't sound too sanitary. All in all it was overpriced for shitty service and accommodations. Will never go again.
by ysatis2000 on Jul 06, 2018
On Monday July 2nd, the rudder of our Jeanneau Fantasia broke while we were sailing close to Oyster Bay. Fortunately, we were able to motor to Oyster Bay Marine Center and dock there. I was able to remove the rudder to confirm it was cracked midway. Dylan and Anton from Oyster Bay Marine Center were quickly able to diagnose the issue (water had gotten in and weakened the structure) and to propose a repair strategy, which we agreed to. At the end of day Tuesday July 3rd, we got the rudder back. I installed it on Wednesday morning and we sailed out to our next destination. The service we received from the marina was excellent , the staff was very courteous and always ready to help. Special kudos to Dylan for helping us until the last minute and Anton for doing an excellent job on the eve of July 4th.
Delphine et Bruno
by bbreslow on May 27, 2018
Although tender service was efficient, the last launch on Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend was 9 PM instead of the usual 11pm. If we hadn’t asked, we would not have been able to get back to boat. Had to rush through dinner in OB.
by skylark54 on Apr 06, 2018
I recently had the pleasure of working with Oyster Bay Marine. I purchase a boat they had in winter storage. Mac Hyney and his staff did a great job working with the surveyor, the Captain, and prepping the boat for the trip to FL. This was all done in March 2018 while 4 nor'easters were pounding the Marina. The staff went out of their way to meet my needs and to protect the boat until the weather improved. It is hard to find honest people with integrity, but Mac Hyney is one of those people. Great service at a fair price. Thank you
by gmatthesen on Apr 05, 2018
I have been a customer of OBMC for 38 years now, have seen two different owners and 5 different managers. One thing has remain consistent, the customer comes first.
A new manager and staff have taken over the reigns of control and need to prove themselves to me. This occurred the beginning of the season in 2018. With my winter storage being in water, I needed to leave the dock by 4/1. With nasty weather preventing the placement of moorings, Dylan worked with me and assured my mooring would be in place and launch service available. The trip over was wet and cold, but much to my relief there was my mooring as promised.
I am so glad OBMC is maintaining the standards of excellent service, as I have seen for years. Come see the new renovations being done to improve customer comfort as well!
by jcough on Nov 20, 2017
I'm from Maine and traveled to Oyster Bay a couple of times while purchasing a local boat.
The staff at Oyster Bay treated me very well, and the customer service I received was world class!
Thank you Mac and Dylan!
by storkdoc47 on Aug 29, 2017
Came here to fuel up, good price for diesel. Then decided to go in to town for dinner. We requested and were directed to a seasonal owner's slip that was open for the day. Upon our return 2 hours later we found that the charge for our boat was $105 (3/ftx35ft)!! The next day I called the office thinking this was a mistake (the Sagamore Yacht Club on the next dock I later found out was $25/day for a mooring), but was told "sorry, that's our charge, nothing we can do about it". Next time to Oyster Bay we go next door!
by laurabfriedman on Aug 22, 2017
Beautiful location. Lovely staff. Moorings far away from marina and marina a short walk but hot walk to town
by jdrinane on Aug 13, 2017
Very nice visit, great service
by marinacomments on Jul 29, 2017
Outstanding marina operations. Launch service is excellent. Excellent mooring field with stick pick up for mooring lines. Mooring balls are clearly labeled. Very friendly and helpful Marina management. Short walk into town, wide chose of good restaurants. WIld Honey (in Victorian house used by Roosevelt) was our choice for lunch. Good wine and beer selection. Handy grocery Verrellis market-small but it has all of the essentials with a nice deli. Evening races are fun to watch.
by dabix on Jul 19, 2017
Well run place. Prompt launch service. No complaints at all.
by sailorsteve on Jul 10, 2017
Our stay in Oyster Bay was as pleasant as always. The staff at OMBC are always helpful and courteous. The town is a short 10-minute walk from the marina with Carvel ice cream cold and waiting for you.
Since last time I was there, less than a month ago, they raised their mooring rates by 50 cents per foot. There might be some good reason for a mid-season 25% price increase but compared with nearby yacht club fees, Oyster Bay just went down on our list of regular destinations.
by navswack on Jul 05, 2017
Marina accomodations were great and staff was fantastic. Will definitely go back!!
by nanbonan11 on Jul 03, 2017
Great place. Clean guest moorings and friendly staff.
by davidwebber on Jul 02, 2017
Very nice mooring field. Well marked and easy to navigate.