Ipswich Bay Yacht Club

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Day Trip
Not Offered
Quay Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 11

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16 Reviews

by dcammett on Jul 05, 2022
Outstanding, the entire IBYC crew made us feel welcome. The facilities are first rate. New mooring, barrel style that keep the mooring line clean and dry. Timely launch service, member pricing for fuel and a full service bar and restaurant

by bayviewdreams on Sep 12, 2021
This is my second stay with Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. Tom is exceptional at his job of managing the dock! Alway helpful and pleasant.

by edbachelder on Sep 01, 2021
Tom and the dock team were terrific. We look forward to our next visit.

by wjrok on Aug 08, 2021
A very interesting gem of a club. Club house up on highground. Good reasonable food. Very attentive servers. Somewhat interesting approach -few shallow spots. Hug Cranes beach side on way in and out OR planfor high tide! Launchavailable. Very reasonable. Only 70 miles to Harpswell and Down East Maine. Oh forgot true Ipswich clams! Superb! Plus a great sunset.! available.

by frances315 on Jul 25, 2021
Great stay at IBYC. Great staff and good dining at the club. Beautiful area in Plum Island sound.

by barrycrommett on Jun 23, 2021
Great hosts and reasonably priced. Quick launch service and management aims to please!

by sksmetana on Jun 21, 2021
Absolutely perfect! Beautiful club and professional staff!

by vladimirts on Sep 08, 2020
Spacious mooring area, convenient launch service, professional and friendly staff, all utilities are in good shape. Thank you.

by msbodwell on Jul 09, 2020
Great Group of launch boat operators and dock hands. I would highly recommend this to my fellow boaters.

by billjr on Jun 22, 2020
The staff was very welcoming to us and we couldn't have asked for anything more! I highly recommend the IBYC.

by ddegrappo on Sep 03, 2018
Very well run. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. Launch wait is always short even on busy days.

by mad560 on Jun 14, 2018
Dock people and launch driver were very courteous but busy. No real information for transient cruisers (shower location, whether you are nor are not welcome for club meals, dinghy dock, etc.). Something in the email confirming the reservations describing these kinds of things would be appreciated and would allow you to leave the staff alone. Also, no one said anything about how to get back to dock in the evening (card lock I later discovered) so I had to hunt down someone in the dining room who called down to the dock house for me. I was then told I could have obtained an electronic card for a $40 deposit but that is not very helpful either unless you are leaving when they are around and you don't mind another trip to the dock just to swap cards for deposit. I think they could come up with a better system there. The bathroom and shower are separate and pretty dated but clean and in good working order. The shower room was a bit claustrophobic - definitely one at a time! Overall, a very beautiful and pleasant stay. If sailing, you HAVE TO come in only at high tide -- some very shallow spots even at full high -- another hour either side and a 5 foot draft would be skidding or worse.

by thecraft56 on Aug 27, 2017
The crew managing the dock and launch we're friendly and professional.

by joybarbas on Aug 21, 2017
had a great time staff was awesome

by rcorder on Aug 06, 2017
Albeit a qucik stay with less than stellar conditions - once again we were made to feel welcome and a part of the IBYC family. Thanks Tom!

by Birch on Jun 11, 2017
Friendly and great launch service.

About Ipswich Bay Yacht Club

Ipswich Bay Yacht Club is a private club founded in 1940 and located in Ipswich, MA on Plum Island Sound. Transient moorings are available to guests. The facilities consist of the club house with a dining area and a waterfront area with a large floating dock. These facilities are for the exclusive use of members and guests, however we have guest moorings for cruisers desiring to visit the area. Launch service is available every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Fuel, both gas and diesel are available to the public.

Booking Info

The Max LOA on our Moorings is 41 feet


  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Captains Lounge
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Launch Service
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Ship Store
  • Showers



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