Ipswich Bay Yacht Club


Dock
Not Offered

Mooring
$68

Day Trip
Not Offered
Quay Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 11

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27 Reviews

by Bob C. - Verified user on May 25, 2024
Great Marina very friendly.

by Jonathan K. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2023
Good price. Nice area for a night on a mooring

by Sean K. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Great location with a helpful and friendly staff, I cannot wait to go back!

by Jonathan P. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Great facility and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

by Troy W. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
The best! Friendly staff! Food was amazing!

by Jeff T. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
It is always a pleasure spending my weekend at IBYC. Restaurant never disappoints either.

by Ed B. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Tom and the dock team were terrific. We look forward to our next visit.

by Victoria D. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Fantastic as always!

by Suzanne S. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Absolutely perfect! Beautiful club and professional staff!

by Barry C. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2022
Great dock workers and a fabulous restaurant! Launch boat drivers were pros and fast! Amelia at the dock was very nice and helped us with docking, trash, diesel and ice! Will be back next year (for our 4th year).

by Matthew O. on Sep 02, 2022
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at IBYC this July. Tom and his team were very responsive to all of our questions leading up to our arrival and during our stay. The location is amazing and very welcoming. Will be back again next summer!

by Christopher J. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2022
I was favorably impressed by the IBYC facility and commend the waterfront staff which is friendly and accommodating. Transient moorings are along the channel on the north side of the mooring field, and be advised that the tidal current is quite strong. The moorings themselves are the big "drum" type in which the pennants can be nested. Despite the size of the mooring field, launch service to and from the mooring is prompt (and free - which is a nice touch). Once at the dock house, guests are issued a key card that provides access to the gangway and bathroom facilities. I recommend the effective bug repellent that is available for purchase at the dock house, since blood-seeking flies are fierce between the full moons of July and August! On Friday morning, I asked the Club if I could lie along the dock for an hour or two to complete some varnish work on my boat's "eyebrows" and the staff was very accommodating. Tie-ups at the dock are normally limited to fifteen minutes.

by David T. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2022
Friendly staff, great use of restaurant and bathrooms. We will definitely stay here again!

by Steven L. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2022
Wonderful scenic location with prompt and attentive launch service to/from shore. The Yacht club includes a wonderful club house with food and a spectacular view.

by Gordon S. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Great stay at IBYC. Great staff and good dining at the club. Beautiful area in Plum Island sound. Would come back just for the Caesar salad!

by Dick C. - Verified user 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 Robert N. - Verified user 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 Walt R. - Verified user 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 Vladimir T. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Spacious mooring area, convenient launch service, professional and friendly staff, all utilities are in good shape. Thank you.

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

by Bill H. - Verified user 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 David D. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2018
Very well run. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. Launch wait is always short even on busy days.

by Mark D. - Verified user 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 Stephen C. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2017
The crew managing the dock and launch we're friendly and professional.

by Joyce B. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2017
had a great time staff was awesome
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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. The facilities consist of the club house with a dining room and a waterfront with a large floating dock. These facilities are for the exclusive use of members and their guests. However, we offer guest moorings for cruisers desiring to visit the area - up to 10 evenings per summer. Launch service is available every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Gasoline and diesel are available to the public.

Your Mooring Rental includes:

~Unlimited Launch service during posted hours.

~Use of our world renowned dining room overlooking Plum Island and Ipswich Bay.

~Use of Restrooms & Showers.

Transient boating guests may request an access card (one only) that unlocks the pier gate, unlocks the restrooms/showers, and is required upon entering the restaurant. A $50 refundable deposit is required for card. The card deposit (and refund) is posted to your Dockwa account on the card you used to book the reservation.

Mooring rental does NOT allow for dockage at floats.You may not bring boat or dinghy to dock, except to refuel. Mooring rental does NOT include use of our club dinghies.

You are allowed ONE parking spot in our parking lot. Obtain parking pass at dock house upon check in. Your party's use of the dining room is restricted to you and your vessel passengers only. Our restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday, dinner only. Enjoy your stay!


Booking Info

The Max LOA on our Moorings is 45 feet

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

Your Mooring Rental includes:

~Unlimited Launch service during posted hours

~Use of our world-renowned dining room overlooking Plum Island and Ipswich Bay

~Use of Restrooms & Showers

Transient boating guests may request an access card (one only) that unlocks the pier gate, unlocks the restrooms/showers, and is required upon entering the restaurant. A $50 refundable deposit is required for card.

Mooring rental does Not allow for dockage at floats. You may not bring boat or dinghy to dock, except to refuel. Mooring rental does not include use of our club dinghies

Guest mooring visitors are allowed ONE parking spot in our parking lot. Obtain parking pass at dock house upon check-in. Our restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday, for dinner only. Enjoy your stay!


Services

  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup

Amenities

  • Ship Store
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Floating Docks
  • Captains Lounge

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