Annisquam Yacht Club

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Day Trip
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17 River Road
Gloucester, MA 01930
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
VHF 68

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45 Reviews

by Karen B. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Fantastic the food was delicious to

by Bob P. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Amazing stay at a fantastic location. Great launch service.

by Traci H. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Wonderful location and launch service!

by Alexander O. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Beautiful place to spend the weekend!

by Hardshell P. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Great stay. Staff very helpful. Will be back often!

by Shelly S. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
Always accommodating, great stay!

by Bill e. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Always a great experience. Friendly staff, beautiful location, access to one of the prettiest beaches in Massachusetts. Thanks to Nate for help on the dock and flexible scheduling.

by Bob S. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
Nice harbor. Friendly service

by Bruce B. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Nick was awesome at the dock; helpful, engaged, friendly. Really excellent. Will definitely come back! One note: The mooring ball had its pendant all tied up with the chain and pickup buoy. Made for a challenge.

by Al F. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2022
Excellent location, friendly staff.

by Cam B. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
Beautiful historic club at the perfect location to participate in the fun of the Annisquam on an August weekend.

by Julian O. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
Beautiful location, friendly staff.

by Doug G. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Fantastic We had a great time

by Dennis G. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2022
Awesome Yacht Club. Been visiting for several years now. Very welcoming. Karen in office is great. Tony could not be nicer. Very professional run club. Nate and his marina and launch staff are professional, courteous and helpful with any of your needs. Look forward to my next stay.

by Martin D. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2022
Very cute club, with friendly people—the Commodore and VC guessed I might be a visiting yachtsman and came to introduce themselves—nice private shower, easy mooring close to the clubhouse, and a launch running 0800-2000 that comes right away. Possible to Uber into Gloucester for provisions but that can be iffy. No stores in easy walking distance.

by Mike C. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2021
The guys on the radio were very attentive and helpful.

by Craig C. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2021
We were entertained all afternoon, while on a mooring, watching all the small boat activity on the beach. Enjoyed the buffet Wednesday evening at the club. Launch service was prompt. Good stop.

by Peter P. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Great mooring, friendly launch service, delicious dinner

by Rick F. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
COVID shutdowns put a damper on the stay. Maybe next year we can finally dine at the club. Thanks

by Robert D. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2021
Great place to grab a mooring with helpful staff!

by Warner H. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2021
Great stop as we headed home from our Maine Cruise. The launch drivers and staff were very friendly and courteous. Had a nice dinner overlooking an enjoyable sunset and, of course, the evening colors and the cannon blast.

by Bill b. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
Beautiful Spot. Beautiful clubhouse. Beautiful beach right across the river. Didnt eat there, but did have drinks Pricey, but actually worth it

by Chis B. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2021
Superb experience. Wonderful location, excellent staff, solid moorings and beautiful village. Enjoyed a wonderful meal. Highly recommend

by Robert S. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2021
An excellent Club to visit. The GM, Dean was very helpful. We hope we can reciprocate if Members visit Camden Yacht Club.

by John R. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2020
Lovely, if crowded, spot

by Jeffrey H. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2020
Great location with substantial moorings right off the beach. Tide is strong so be careful if you swim off your boat.

by Sean C. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2020
Helpful staff, easy to find moorings. Enjoyed my stay!

by Neil O. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2020
Excellent place to stay beachside!

by Nathalie G. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2020
Very nice setting. Beautiful 360 around. A lot of current with tides. Friendly staff.

by Jack R. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2020
They charged $75 for a mooring and did not offer launch service (reserved only for members!). Also directly across the Annisquam River from the beaches - a very dangerous place. I saw three women (drunk) drive their boat right into a channel marker (red nun). At 5 am, many boats started screaming down the river out to sea. One of them was going at least 30 mph and many others at 15 to 20. Visibility was very poor. No sign of a harbormaster.

by Paul M. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2020
Great location and Always excellent hospitality by yacht club staff.

by Linda M. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2019
Very friendly, responsive and helpful Yacht Club and good mooring site. We stayed beachside -- lots of current and some swell from the oceanside. And the Annisquam River is lovely!

by Paolo S. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2019
Nice mooring. Shore boat service ended 5pm, and club closed (Thursday.) Maybe reduce $75 fee on days such as this? -Cap’n stingy

by Tyler A. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2019
The marina instructions were clear, the location is good as far as beach access and access from the water. They have tender service to and from their clubhouse. They were not able to give local information about the river/canal. They were not able to help me find food. Beware: the restaurant on premises is often closed. We were told it would open at five, and since there was no other food within walking distance (or dinghy distance on a river with current), we waited. When 5pm rolled around, we were given new information: the restaurant was closed for a private event that evening. (Note: there is a rather nice restaurant nearby, but it's not open 7 days a week, and AYC staff gave conflicting information on whether they were open. Fortunately, I had checked and the restaurant was closed, so I didn't walk/dinghy over there)

by Edward D. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2019
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by Colleen D. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2019
The launch driver Pete was very professional, pleasant and accommodating. We dined at the restaurant on the casual side. The service was very slow, food was mediocre. Our waitress and the manager made us feel like we didn’t belong there. We will never go back to the restaurant!!!

by Judy B. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2018
We were not able to get to Gloucester because of inclement weather. I am disappointed with my inability to contact the person managing this reservation at the Annisquam Yacht Club despite the multiple modes I employed to do so. Because of this issue, I’m not sure I will use Dockwa again to make an advance reservation. Knowing that there were open moorings yesterday that they able to rent made my $75 investment even more painful.

by Gary C. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2018
Very nice staff, great location

by Richard H. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2018
Nice restaurant and launch was helpful.

by Julee C. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2017
The yacht club was lovely and the staff couldn't have been nicer

by Robert V. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2017
We always enjoy going to the Annisquam Yacht Club moorings. The beach is beautiful, the sunsets and the view of the ocean is amazing. The things that keep this from being a 5 star review are: 1. The fishing boats that run out to the river in the early morning throw a mean wake at you while you sleep. 2. The crazy weekend boaters partying and consuming the entire beach with their boats anchored on the beach is a bit annoying. I recommend going during the week if possible and avoiding the weekend. We totally enjoy the evenings and mornings best before the weekend boats show up. 3. I wish the Yacht club would upgrade it's menu. They have a very limited menu not really designed for dinner.

by James F. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2017
The yacht club was very nice. The people,location and moorings were great along with the restaurant . I will be going back.

by John S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2017
Short stay-nice club and beautiful mooring field area. Even he early AM lobster boats were at polite speed

by Tony R. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2017
Nice quite mid week overnight

by Jonathan S. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2017
Nice facilities, great location and wonderful hospitality.

About Annisquam Yacht Club


The Club maintains five transient moorings: two that can accommodate yachts up to 42' and three that accommodate yachts up to 50’. Members wishing to moor their own yacht for a limited period of time may do so at no charge for no more than seven days per season. Guests of members and visiting yachtsmen with vessels will be assessed $100 per night Monday through Wednesday and $125 per night Thursday through Sunday for launch service and use of Club facilities (excluding the tennis courts, which are not available to visiting yachtsman). A non-refundable $4.40 credit card fee is also applied to every reservation. No more than 7 consecutive days on a mooring per reservation.

General Rules on Mooring Reservations:

1) A credit card is required to secure the reservation through or the Dockwa app.

2) Reservations for a specific area or mooring are not accepted since placement depends on vessel length and draft (yours as well as others').

3) The club reserves the right to cancel any reservation in the case of inclement weather forecasts (e.g. hurricane warnings) or club racing events.

4) AYC Waterfront Staff will respond to your reservation requests through Dockwa based on availability. If confirmed, the first night’s reservation will be charged immediately and any additional nights will be charged upon arrival.

5) Reservations will not be taken until after May 24th, 2023 at 10 a.m. The Club reserves the right to manage availability.

6) Rafting multiple boats on AYC Moorings is not permitted under any circumstances per Club Policy. One boat per mooring only.

7) Mooring reservations are for a 24 hour period with check-in after 12 noon and check-out before 12 noon the following day.

8) Customers cancelling 48 hours in advance of their arrival date will receive a full refund less a non-refundable $4.40 credit card fee. Any cancellation made within 48 hours of the arrival date will not be refunded or credited for future visits.

9) The AYC does NOT provide transportation to or from any area beaches under any circumstance.

2023 Launch Schedule:

May 31st-June 11th Mon-Tues: CLOSED Wed-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fri-Sun: 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.

June 12th-June 18th Mon-Thur: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sun: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

June 19th-September 4th Mon-Thur: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri-Sat: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

September 5th-October 9th Mon-Tues: CLOSED Wed-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fri-Sun: 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Booking Info

How to use for boaters (please note Dockwa will confirm or deny availability via email). From Under the Waterfront Tab choose Guest Moorings. Click on the Dockwa Badge - It will direct you to the reservation page for Dockwa and you can proceed from there to make your requested reservation.

Or: 1.Log on to or Download the Dockwa App for your Android or apple device. 2. In “Request Reservation” enter dates, length and draft of vessel. 3. Dockwa will have you set up an account if you are not already a user. 4. Enter all vessel and payment information.


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