City Island Yacht Club

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63 Pilot Street
City Island, NY 10464
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 72

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64 Reviews

by Gene K. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
Prompt launch service. Close to restaurants, laundry and groceries.

by Ken K. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2023
It's been a great stay. Good protection from bad nor'easter. Nice town and all the launch drivers are terrific. We've extended our stay several times.

by Donald L. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Everyone has been friendly and helpful at the club. It is a really nice clubhouse with a bar and restaurant. Highly recommend. Launch monitors channel 72.

by mark p. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Great stopping place when running the east river

by Gilbert W. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Lovely place. Friendly helpful staff. Beautiful views at night

by John S. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Beautiful Sunday evening on mooring, free beer, and fish & chips on the porch. Great stop

by Tom M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
The facility location and the people are all wonderful.

by Brian S. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
First class all the way. Will be back.

by Jay P. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
I wish I had known that their moorings are totally unprotected. I spent a horrible sleepless night being violently tossed around. I would have gone elsewhere if I had known. I also would have left but I got there as it got dark and it was too late. I would avoid this place if the wind is coming from any southerly or westerly direction.

by Tod M. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Easy access. Convenient to stores and restaurants.

by Michael R. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Great place, wonderful people, great yacht club & launch service. A must visit place.

by Cindy C. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
It was a good place to stop to prepared for New York. It was a bumpy night but otherwise great! Spelling of my last name is Crowson. I see there is a place to enter for do I get those?

by Peter E. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Great spot. Staff is accommodating and helpful

by Scott P. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
Mooring was great. Club not open on Tuesday.

by Adam C. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
Excellent as always, a beautiful slice of yachting history. City Island Yacht Club and City Island are both very accommodating and a pleasure to visit going East or West through NYC.

by Scott P. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Had last minute change, nice fast response to our request. Easy in, easy out.

by Eric W. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2023
Great location, great people!

by Michael S. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Friendly, helpful….perfect surroundings. Easy access to Manhattan. Next time again!

by George G. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2023
Great facility Staff was very accommodating, friendly and professional. Very reasonable transient mooring rate. Exceptional clean head and shower facilities.

by Jeff R. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
Nice club. We were not able to go to the bar as the smoke from Canada pretty much shut down activitiesvthe nights we were there. The launch service was great with Capt Peter. The bathrooms and showers were updated. A shirt walk to City Islands assorted restaurants. A good grocery was about 3/4 Mike up the road.

by Lisa S. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
We love this destination. Quiet harbor, NYC skyline views, clean showers and friendly staff.

by Mary Z. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
Great place! Beautiful yacht club and very friendly! Love the launch showers and bar!

by Robert L. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
Great Commodore and staff. Location, condition of mooring, access to great food just minutes away. Highly recommend!

by Chris B. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
Great little club within walking distance of many restaurants, groceries and fuel. And excellent launch service.

by Anthony M. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Friendly, helpful staff. Clean facilities.

by Andreas S. - Verified user on May 23, 2023
We had a wonderful stay. Very friendly staff!

by Jonathan F. - Verified user on May 22, 2023
Greeted by Peter. Launch service was excellent. Johnny's Reef restaurant never fails!

by Dave W. - Verified user on May 13, 2023
Wonderful staff, awesome showers, supplies within walking distance what more could you ask for! Top notch in my book

by Peter B. - Verified user on May 06, 2023
Nobody was there. No responses to email, phone calls or hailing on 72. I think it would be fair to refund the fee I paid.

by Richard D. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2022
Very accommodating, great launch service. Helpful members

by Daniel S. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2022
All were the nicest people I have ever met at any marina. We went off season and we’re the only boat that needed launch service. Brett the commodore took us to an urgent clinic after we insisted we could take an Uber. Why anchor out when you can have launch service, go ashore and meet great people for $40? Great place to hold over for the ride though NY

by Simon P. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2022
Friendly and convenient. Definitely recommend!

by Sam S. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2022
Great stop for an overnight. Easy access tenders run till 10 pm nice little town short walk to get provisions or go out to dinner

by Ken B. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2022
All were very helpful during our stay. We will be back. Thank you!

by Jonathan S. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2022
I loved this place. I only stayed one night, but would have liked to stay longer. Both launch drivers were great. One even let me tag along on a trip to the chandlery. I will be back. Oh yeah, west winds are difficult here.

by Amy B. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2022
The service at the club was really good. The amenities are minimal but Dave, the harbor master is very helpful. He guided us in and helped us with any needs. The problem is not the Yacht Club but rather the location. Be warned. It can be very noisy at night (Dave warned us and he was right). Motor boats buzz around the harbor blasting music, even on weeknights. I can't imagine what it would be like on the weekend. Once the music stopped (around 11), we enjoyed the night.

by Giovanni S. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2022
Excellent service, decent bathrooms.

by Clifford A. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2022
Our cruising club thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were headed to New York City, via Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City. We had 13 boats in our fleet at that time. Some of us took a tour of the City Island Maritime Museum which was very special. We ate at the "Johney's Reef which was a short walk from CIYC. We happened to meet the Commodore who was very informative and recommended how to traverse the East River and Hell's Gate that were very helpful. We would love to visit this yacht club again!

by Dave S. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Good moorings and excellent launch service

by Herbert J. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2022
Great people with super launch hours. Easy access to the city.

by Joseph L. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2022
Great spot, very friendly people.

by Beth S. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Lovely place to stay. Great launch driver and the Commodore was very welcoming and shared some good information with us. Nice bar, clean bathrooms and showers.

by Donald B. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2022
Nice club with friendly staff. Very convenient for East River passage. Dockmaster Joe very helpful.

by Mariah D. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Great location to stop before entering or after exiting the East River. We enjoyed the launch service and welcoming staff. The clubhouse is cute, but a little outdated. The men's bathroom is in the basement, which has a very low ceiling. The women's bathroom requires walking up 2 flights of stairs. We loved walking around City Island and had an incredible dinner at the Black Whale. If we ever come back through NYC, we will definitely moor here again.

by Mary W. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2022
It was GREAT! We were on a mooring, and enjoyed the friendly treatment of Dave, the launch captain. He went out of his way to help us. Welcomed us to The Bronx! And made great recommendations for dinner! We had lovely views at night too!

by Richard O. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Great location, easy access to New York City and the airports. Cute little town with lots of options for dining and sightseeing. Marina staff and members were great. Only downside was no access to Wi-Fi in the Mooring field.

by James D. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2022
Very pleasant visit and nice people

by Daren A. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2022
Wet friendly, low key club with moorings and free tender service. Perfect location to stage a trip to NYC. City island was surprisingly quaint and pleasant.

by Barry B. - Verified user on May 28, 2022
Left our 45’ Jeanneau and tender for 10 days on a mooring ball while we travelled back home in prep for our next leg. Staff suggested tender be stored at small dock which is under security cameras. No problems at all. Uber access was quick and easy to airport and rental cars. Dock staff and everyone we met were friendly and professional. Highly recommended if you need a stop before timing currents at Hells gate or just sailing the area.

by David S. on Nov 19, 2021
I keep my boat at a CIYC every summer. The club is fantastic, and the people are great. It is perfect mooring spot -- protected and convenient. It's the gateway to the Long Island Sound, and in the other direction a good place to wait for the right current through Hell Gate. Highly recommended!!!!

by Blake D. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2021
Always a pleasure to stay at CIYC

by Kurt A. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
The Bathrooms/showers are old but kept clean. The staff is excellent as well as the resteraunt. City Island is a very quaint, friendly town with lots of ship building history.

by Jamie S. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Great launch service, delicious dinner on the patio overlooking the Harbor at the club. Nice bar.

by Tim M. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2021
This truly is a hidden jewel. Excellent launch service and very accommodating to some special request we had during our stay. Great view of Manhattan skyline in the distance and beautiful sunsets. Looking forward to our return in the fall!

by Richard R. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2021
Great location and great people! Enjoyed it very much. Nice walk in town with laundry, great coffee shop and fun restaurants. Who new that The Bronx had great marinas!

by Skip P. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Mooring field directly in front of the Yacht Club. Launch service available. Club is very quaint with excellent food.

by Amy F. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2021
They sent a launch out to help us to find our mooring. The water taxi was quick and friendly. Dinner in the restaurant was very good. We asked for advice on transitting Hell Gate and they found a cruising group we could join for the transit. Outstanding!

by Babek - Verified user on Aug 30, 2020
Very warm and inviting. Members treated us like we were home. Highly Recommend this place.

by Roy G. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2020
A bit bumpy with a strong SW breeze but nice people. Would stay again. Great location if you are planning a run through Hell Gate the next day.

by Courtney B. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2020
Not good, unprotected and a few mooring balls did not have lines to hook too!

by David E. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2020
good value, funky facility, great staff. By the way, they have a restaurant! Unfortunately we didn't find out until after standing in an extremely long line with extremely mediocre food, but we will try the YC next time. Yes, there will be a next time.

by Judy M. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2020
Easy in and out if you’re waiting to go through HellsGate

by Mike R. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2019
Gave us a mooring in close, away from “the edge”. Convenient to main road in City Island, bus stops, shops and restaurants.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
Launch 7x24, plenty of restaurants, Arties, Sammy's etc....All within walking distance.

About City Island Yacht Club

Situated at the gateway of the Long Island Sound and East River, City Island Yacht Club is a continual destination of choice for sailors. Whether for an extended stay or a convenient stopover to points east or west, guests enjoy our launch service, deep-water mooring field, Wi-Fi service to the fleet, the club’s fine dining room, lively pub, and comfortable amenities.

The club is within walking distance of supermarkets and delis, pharmacy, laundromat, chandleries for your boating needs, antiques and collectibles dealers, City Island’s famed eateries, and the historic City Island Nautical Museum. A 20-minute cab ride will put you in the heart of Manhattan and its unparalleled offerings.

Whether you’re out for a day sail or a week vacation, CIYC is the ultimate in starting points. Just a short sail away are some wonderful destinations, including Little Neck Bay, Manhasset Bay, and New Rochelle. Just a little farther are day trips to the beaches of Captain’s Island and the July 4th fireworks in Hempstead Harbor. Overnight destinations include Oyster Bay, Northport Harbor, Southern Connecticut, Sandy Hook, and picturesque Port Jefferson.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 65'

Max Beam: 25'

Max Draft: 12'


  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Winter Storage
  • Captains Lounge
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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