These people were WONDERFUL. We arrived after a long day of travel on the rough Hudson in incredibly strong, gusty winds in a 36' boat. They helped us wrestle her safely to the dock and managed other arriving boats similarly well. Nash, on the dock, pointed out to us that our dinghy, mounted on the on the stern of the boat, was not supported properly (a support had broken enroute in the rough waters) and immediately helped us get it fixed. The owner, Nick, took my husband to the local Home Depot to get a part needed for the repair and wouldn't accept payment for the ride. Others who keep their boats regularly at the marina stopped by to offer needed muscle or guidance or encouragement. What a wonderful experience! I highly recommend this marina to transients or to anyone else!
The location of this marina is great for visiting in the Kingston area. We rented a car and spent two delightful days visiting the FDR Home and Museum as well as Eleanor Roosevelt’s home at Valkill. The highlight of our trip was having lunch on both days at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park.
Rondout Yacht Basin itself is beginning to show its age. The heads and showers were clean but out of date. The piers are in decent shape. Perhaps all the rain we had while here took some shine off the facility. The marina’s web site boasts a dockside cafe but it’s only a small snack stand with an awning covered eating area. To be fair, it was closed the whole time we were there so I can’t comment on the quality or extent of the menu.
The most frustrating part of this stay was contacting the marina upon arrival. The DockWa listing and my reservation confirmation both said to contact them on VHF Channel 9. I tried several times but got no response. When I called by phone all I got was an answering machine - but no response to the message I left. When I asked the person who finally met the boat after my second phone call, I was told that they don’t monitor Channel 9, but only Channel 16. I had tried that twice with no response as well. It’s very frustrating to bring a boat into a new port and new marina and not be able to contact anyone ashore until you’re already in sight of the fuel dock.
Great party and great weekend!
Great Marina with excellent Staff, and facilities. The pool is great!
Nice location, just a short dingy ride to downtown Kingston. Very accommodating crew except they do not carry radios at the dock so it 's extremely hard to communicate especially if multiple boats arrive at once.
Love the staff .. great breakfast. We Will come again.
Had a great time! Docking was perfect and clean. All facilities were well maintained. Pool was very enjoyable, again great shape and clean. Staff couldn't be nicer and more accommodating. Always a smile and willing to please. Loved everything. Will definitely return.
Owner met us on the dock. Docks are floating and look to be fairly new. Diesel fuel is a lot lower than advertised on Marinas.com. It was $2.30 with Boat US discount. A nice swimming pool, an area for horse shoes, volleyball, etc. a small bar & grill right on the dock. Dock hands were very helpful and friendly. Only thing is no store within walking distance and I didn't see any laundry facilities.
Our 16-acre sheltered location offers an unlimited variety of summertime activities. Swim or relax poolside, enjoy great food at our dockside eatery or barbecue in our park-like picnic area. Reconnoiter the Rondout Creek in your inflatable (just like the British fleet searching for the revolutionaries’ Lady Washington galley in 1777), or visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum. It’s all here in one great location.
Dock at one of our full-service slips, and enjoy the swimming pool, dockside café, picnic grounds, and horseshoes… Our facility has everything in one protected location. We offer competitive rates for seasonal or transient dockage and other services. Come enjoy quality boating in a great setting and historic area. Whether you’re with us for one night or for the season, stay, relax and play, or branch out from home to explore other attractions. Dining, shopping, entertainment, history and so much more are just minutes from the marina. Our staff will go out of their way to make your stay the perfect marina get-away. Come visit us and experience the best in service, the friendliest people and the finest accommodations on the Hudson River. Also ask about our water side RV hook-ups and rentals.