by Randy F. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Marina itself is an excellent location but 100% unprotected gets very choppy worse than being underway in choppy water. Lesson learned for me I should have looked more closely. People were nice amenities were top notch.
by David P. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
Needs dedicated restrooms.
Dock master was helpful.
Needs some wave abatement!!!
by Steven W. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
It was not good. The docs were very rough. There was no wake protection. Boats were pitching around no showers no bathroom the dock boy didn’t know what he was doing. It was expensive and I would not recommend it to anyone.
by Scott A. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
Great as always! Staff super helpful. Thx guys.
by David M. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
The location is what sells the marina, but they would do far better if they installed floating docks. The staff is friendly and are there to answer all your questions, but as I said, the floating docks make all the difference. Love it either way though. Did NOT find it too rough when we were there, but we are 102’ Smaller vessels may find the rocking a bit much.
by Clayton P. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Much safer and calm than expected. Helpful staff.
by Todd K. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
Great location thank you
by Jurij G. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2023
Great experience! Top marina in NYC!
by Pedro A. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2023
Excellent service as usual.
by Robert F. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Location is great. Right in the heart of the city, but not protected. Was a bumpy night. Dock hands were great.
by Richard B. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Ease of use, friendly staff.
by Colin A. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
We've stayed in a lot of places, and I don't like to give a negative review. But I wouldn't come back here again. Really expensive (which is to be expected -- afterall it is Manahattan), but horrible protection. The ferry traffic in the Hudson is constant ... out boat got rocked in this place 24/7. They need a breakwall desperately. We slept in a hotel. I could never imagine trying to sleep on the boat in this place. The movement is like I've never seen before.
by James S. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Very rough trying to sleep They need bathrooms and showers for $320 per night Will try Brooklyn next time
by John E. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2023
Fabulous location, nice crew, clean and efficient. The Hudson gets a little busy so its a bit of a bouncy stay but a good stay.
by Elliot S. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
The dock handlers were great.
The facilities were nice.
The marina is unprotected from a very strong current and lots of rocking & rolling which made it uncomfortable to spend time on the boat.
Good location but the marina needs a strong breakwater.
We have stayed at other marinas on the Hudson that have breakwaters.
by David H. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Great location. Water calmed down after the ferries stopped.
by Gilbert W. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
But of movement from the wash of other boats during the day but lovely at night
by John M. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Chelsea Piers excels in 2 areas: (1) location! It’s the best location for a boater to stay on Manhattan. (2) Service: the dockhands are exceptional, knowledgeable and very responsive. The only negatives are well-known. It’s very rocky during the day. The marina doesn’t have any protection from the wakes of boats flying up and down the Hudson, so be prepared to hold on if you’re aboard between 7 AM and 9 PM. The second negative is that there really aren’t any shower facilities; you can use the restroom at the adjacent Golf Club. As log. As you understand and can handle these two negatives, it’s a fantastic marina.
by Kathy R. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
It’s a great location. The staff was helpful. There is no break wall and the water was rough all day. Not sure if we had access to bathrooms at Chelsea Piers.
by Sandrine D. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Very good emplacement but far too hectic because of boat traffic.
by Isabelle M. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Very bad experience! We are boating for more than 15 years and this is so far the worst marina we have been. Great service at start but no answer when I mentioned an electricity problem. We had to use our generator to start our air conditioning day and night. Not to mention the huge waves making it mostly impossible to stay inside of the boat. We left very soon in the morning to get a quieter place.
by Andy W. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
Staff was great. Dockmaster and Lupita in the office 5 star. 3 star due to lack of power. Ran gen entire time. First night we understood there was no power. Moved the next day to a dock that supposedly had power but it was not sufficient so ran gen the second night. We're 90' so if your taking larger boats then there should be proper power available. It's New York so get ready for surge from boat wakes throughout the day. If you want to be in the city it's here or North Cove Marina and good luck getting them to answer the phone or email.
by Richard S. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Staff are friendly, docks are good, easy access to the city
by Thomas K. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Chris, Jacob and the whole crew at Chelsea Piers are the best. Great stay. Thank you guys.
by Salvatore P. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Dock staff was helpful however the location and esthetics were sub standard. There currently is a giant construction barge in the marina.
by SCOTT E. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
We enjoyed every moment of our stay here. Went to the theater Friday night Saturday walked the highline, lunch at Pier 59, Chelsea market, WTC memorial. Easy access to a very vibrant part of NYC.
by Sam C. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
On the positive side, the location at 18th Street in Manhattan is great for accessing the High Line, Whole Foods, amazing architecture, bike paths, etc. in addition, the dock staff was friendly, responsive and professional. But the location on the water was very tough. Waves from wakes and wind coming in from all directions-our 30’ Tartan was bucking like a bronco for 3 days, to the right, then jerked by the lines to the left, thrown back and jerked forward. A brand new heavy duty dock line busted and two others suffered bad west, but it was more my sleep that suffered. I felt like I was in a washing machine. The oddness of being next to a golf driving range which never shuts off its bright halogen lights and the silliness of having to pay $20 for a shower when I’m already paying $240/ night for poorly sheltered dockage added to my dismay. I am grateful Chelsea Piers took me in a day early when a squall blew up at 9 pm such that my anchorage was no longer viable. But next time I will go to the calm waters of Liberty Marina and sleep.
by Jeff L. - Verified user on Nov 18, 2022
It was horrible. They advertise 24 hour security, and it is a lie. Their security calls themselves guest services, and stood on the dock watching us struggle with 2 intruders who broke into our boat at 1:15am as we were sleeping. Go anywhere else.
by Jay N. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2022
Not only is the facility first read, but the staff makes all of the difference. There is always somebody to help with a friendly face. One of my best boating decisions was to spend the season at Chelsea marina.
by Audrey P. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2022
Most money we ever spent for least number of amenities. No bathrooms/showers, no security (‘locked’ gate was just rolling barrier), no protection for floating docks which are constantly battered about by waves/wake. Immediately adjacent to golf driving range, unattractive view/sounds.
by Tamir B. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2022
Easy entrance. Helpful dock hands. Nearby restrooms.
Had some trouble with their shore-power adaptors, but eventually worked out.
by Michael M. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2022
Convenient location and excellent and helpful crew. The dockage situation in the marina for our tender was great, The Piers are great for vehicle access, but quite difficult to set up good boarding access for a 145 footer. In my opinion the best option for docking in Manhattan.
by Ian P. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
No shore power , weak water pressure , constant rolling on the dock. Not some where I would come back in a hurry with charter guests.
by Brian B. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Marina is perfectly located in the heart of Chelsea but has limited to no services. Tour boat wakes are bothersome but end shortly after sunset. This marina is very expensive for what you get but gives you access to the city.
by Jill K. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2022
Location is Fantastic. So easy to walk or bike, great shops and restaurants, the LIttle Island etc. However during the day the swell is crazy. It calms at night but starts again pretty early in the morning.
by erin b. on Jun 07, 2022
Very easy access to the West side of Manhattan. Crazy high prices and a little rolly from all the water ferries and boat traffic constantly but the view is outstanding .
by Ken W. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2021
Great location, friendly & helpful staff. Very bumpy due to ferries wake...but it does calm down overnight for the most part
by Timothy J. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
Quick and easy. Make sure you tie up with lots of lines and fenders, calm at night but very rough during the day from boat traffic.
by Darren B. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
Great staff, friendly quick. Did have a small issue with power that we were reimbursed for.
by Wean - Verified user on Jun 30, 2021
Great Location with everything close by ,very helpful team
by Alan h. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2021
Excellent in every way. Superb staff.
by James L. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2021
Easy to dock and staff to handle lines. Electric hookup was not compatible for my not old refrigerator for some reason.
by James B. - Verified user on May 30, 2021
Not a secure stay. We were woken @ 12:30am by loud sounds to find that a group of 10+ on our dock & 2 individuals ABOARD our vessel! The two individuals unzipped one of our covers to enter. We had our two children on board. Very frightening experience. Our slip was located outside of the bowling alley which closed at midnight & intoxicated patrons were exiting.
The location of the marina was a positive.
by Peter S. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2020
Great staff support, excellent location, limited surge from passing traffic on the Hudson. Nice marina in Manhattan