by 4en7y on Nov 02, 2020
The staff went beyond any expectations. We arrived at Thursday 4:30 pm after a day of battling prevailing winds of 25 KT winds with 30 KT gusts. We left early that morning and conquered Plum Gut, East River, Hell Gate and Battery Point and NY's shipping channel. Needless to day we were pretty tired upon arrival. Joel went out of his way to get us a mooring to include and pendant and stick and located us close to the dock as we had to use the dinghy in get ashore. The club was closing down that Saturday for the season. We needed to stay until Wednesday morning for a safe weather window. Joel and Dennis worked together to provide the mooring to us until we were able to leave. We can't explain how much their concern for our safety meant to us. If we could give them more stars we would!
by cheryl2hilk on Oct 05, 2020
We stayed at Atlantic Highlands yacht club for 2 nights. We stayed there before in July 2020. The yacht club staff was again very responsive on Dockwa during the reservation process. The mooring field is very nice - logically laid out and very protected. The dockmaster was very helpful as we approached, telling us our mooring assignment and how to approach - super easy. We went to the fuel dock / pump out first and after seeing the size of our boat (50'), the dockmaster decided to move us to a different ball that was better for us - this was great. The launch service was great. There is a nice running / biking trail that goes right by the yacht club - great views of Sandy Hook Bay and NYC in the background.
by seafalcon on Aug 22, 2020
Great spot with convenient restaurants. Launch staff excellent. Great spot for East River passage!
by ceasar_choppy on Jul 26, 2020
We didn’t get to stay because our plans changed. But they issued a refund even though we didn’t expect it. Very friendly and very efficient!
by jgreagori on Jul 23, 2020
It’s always safe with easy access to and from the harbor and with the water taxi it’s easy to go ashore. The morring balls are easy to spot and pickup with the attached stick. Great for amateurs like us.
by mulf on Jun 07, 2020
Pleasant staff. Launch service was great. Third time there. Bruce Mulford
by cdahl303 on Jun 04, 2020
Always a pleasure. Had a storm front come through with 40kt winds - mooring was a snug and comfy. Dennis is one of the most courteous and helpful hosts we have encountered. Super hospitality - highly recommended
by pbraschi on Oct 26, 2019
Should have had an email/ text package of where to pick up shower cards, launch hours, laundry etc . . . If we had know the launch quit at 6 we would have anchored
pbraschi.... Sorry for the inconvenience. We have our launch schedule on our AHYC club website for all to check and reduce hours of operation as we go into the fall season and have greatly reduced demand for service. The simplest way however is simply to ask the launch operators for the hours of operation. If they are not satisfactory for your visit when you check in, you can always cancel your reservation.
Concerning your other issues, as we've responded to others in the past, the AHYC does not own, operate or maintain the shower facilities in the harbor... they belong to the harbor... the AHYC launch drivers only provide keys to the showers during operating hours as a convenience, otherwise visitors need to contact the harbor or harbor security. Neither the AHYC or the harbor have laundry facilities; there is a commercial laundry just outside the harbor, about a 5 minute walk from the docks.
AHYC Launch Committee
by nelleke on Oct 21, 2019
The two best things going for the marina are proximity to Sandy Hook and that the moorings are behind a breakwater. We arrived at the end of the season and could get access to the washrooms so we have no idea what to say about them.
by rslatin on Oct 12, 2019
Very convenient and efficient launch service. Good restaurant s close by. AH Yacht Club was delightful. Secure mooring inside the breakwater
by packman on Oct 08, 2019
I never give bad reviews but I in this case I must. I made a reservation on Docwa before heading out from Manhattan on my way south but when I arrived the the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club radioed me a mooring location but then radioed over VHS to let someone they knew who was 100 yards behind me take my mooring, and then retracted my reservation and mooring. It was clear from the radio exchange that it was a favor to a friend of the club. Then they just cancelled out my three day reservation, washed their hands of me. Some guy motored out on the launch to shout that they had some confusion and I should just anchor. Wouldn’t have been a problem because I like the anchor area nearby but I wasn’t anchoring there because I have to leave my boat for a couple days. I had a three day reservation and they just tossed me off for some relationship with the club. I am on a fixed income so that hurts as I now have to pay for an expensive slip nearby with the unrelated marina. My advice is to hammer call multiple times as you approach and badger them to make sure they don’t drop your reservation.
packman... sorry for this unfortunate incident, however, we investigated your complaint. We record all VHF transmissions between our launches and other vessels should there ever be a need for a Coast Guard investigation and could not find any communication with another vessel suggesting your mooring was given away, though obviously there was a communication / mooring issue. Th recent bad weather has result in mooring availability issues with boats not being hauled on schedule (thus not providing open moorings for transients) and transients overstaying their reservation dates. Again, all we can do is apologize. AHYC Launch Committee
by smg on Oct 07, 2019
We're a trawler so were anchored rather than on a mooring ball but used their great launch service. Easy, responsive and very professional! We'll be back as it's a good stop.
by cgklinck892 on Sep 24, 2019
Nice folks. Good launch service.
by bnewport on Sep 15, 2019
Grest mooring, no rolling, taxi service was awesome and goes till 11:30pm. Mooring had pick up sticks so very easy to moor
by jorgel8375 on Sep 12, 2019
People are friendly and helpful, good restaurant at the marina. Everything you need is a short distance from the marina. Is very easy to get in and out. The marina a mooring fields are protected from waves and wins.
I'll definitely stop there if in that area again.
by msnelgrove on Sep 12, 2019
Great mooring. Loved the launch service and the captains were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will stay again. Will not disappoint.
by godspederoberts on Sep 08, 2019
We were very pleased with our stay at your marina. Very convenient launch to get back and forth.
by sailingjerry on Aug 30, 2019
Well protected harbor, friendly, efficient launch service.
by sloopjohndee on Aug 29, 2019
This is a great place to stop. We fueled at the Municipal Marina (with unfortunately a rather unhelpful young man), then picked up a mooring ball at Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club.
This is a huge mooring field, but we were very comfortable on U2 during strong NW winds. The Launch service is stellar, and this is a rare instance where we did not need to put our dinghy in the water.
We were able to stay on the mooring ball a little longer than checkout time as long as we kept our radio on 9 and monitored for the next guest.
The mooring fee is now $55 (Active Captain still shows $50), but well worth it with the shower facilities and the launch service.
by hjrecla on Aug 14, 2019
Great yacht club to visit. Very accommodating! Highly advised!
by charles9871 on Aug 12, 2019
Great spot, very accommodating crew, nice place to stay before the grind down the coast. Thanks!
by dptconst on Jul 29, 2019
Curtious and efficient staff, good bar and food. Members were friendly, commodore was very helpful.
by sailj on Jul 11, 2019
Excellent launch service. Friendly club. Bathrooms (run by the town) are barely OK.
by schicho on Jun 07, 2019
Excellent launch service, gas dock, easy in/out. We will be back!
by rrdawg on Oct 31, 2018
Great staff secure moorings and a simple launching point for heading south
by svrocinante on Oct 21, 2018
This is a tough one - we really like it here and while we normally anchor out, we’ll usually take a mooring for at least a few nights whenever we pass through.
Good supermarket, liquor stores, hardware store (propane), Library, post office & restaurants all under a mile away!
Great dinghy dock, great launch service and exceptional launch captains - friendly, courteous & professional!
So why 3 stars?
The showers are abysmal!
Now, I normally shower aboard Rocinante, but decided to check them out.
This is a yacht club, not a public park... Please upgrade your facilities to match the rest of your exceptional service!
Thanks for the positive comments but, as far as the showers/rest rooms, as pointed out in our summary page, those facilities are the property of the town harbor marina, not the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club. Our total involvement with the facilities is handing out keys to transients in the mooring field so they wont have to go to the harbor office.
AHYC Launch Committee
by billonmarinas on Oct 13, 2018
Facilities available by key only while launch operates and are poorly laid out. Showers on the hallway to the commodes, rediculous!
Yacht Club has extended a single row string of moorings 200 yards into what used to be anchorage. Message received, $50 per night mooring makes this an as needed stop only. Otherwise a great place for dinner and a few brews. Why do towns have to ruin it for travelers.
by sowwanin on Oct 03, 2018
Great mooring with excellent bridle set-up and chafe protection. Launch service was quick and courteous. Easy walk to great supermarket to provision and lots
of restaurant choices.
by madea42 on Sep 20, 2018
Good mooring field, solid tackle and well protected. Launch folks are excellent. Shower facilities are clean. No WiFi. We stay again If passing through.
by mw1gehehhcglftd8j3se on Sep 03, 2018
Rhonda the bartender was awesome. The club also had complimentary sandwiches and snacks since they couldn’t serve dinner. We always enjoy AHYC!
by jdmilnes2 on Aug 27, 2018
Everything was fine. Very nice marina.
by lvskipper on Jul 23, 2018
Were giving moorings quickly and have a great launch service that runs late. Didn't use the bathroom this trip but have in the past and they are adequate and air conditioned.
by eas4 on Jul 22, 2018
Our stay was awesome and the launch driver/check in person was very friendly. One important note: If searching for Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club on Dockwa, it does not appear, under that name, initials, or a search of the area. Strangely after the launch driver told us that they used Dockwa, I searched under "Highlands" and by chance found it??
by aderobertis on Jul 16, 2018
Great marina for mooring a sailboat, fast Launch service, and friendly.
Beautiful stone sea wall to keep your boat well protected.
by rnuzzolo on Jul 09, 2018
We had a great stay @ Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club. Excellent tender service and staff. Club has a great view of the harbor and NYC.
Plenty of restaurants and shops near by and supermarket a 15 minute walk away on route 36.