New Bedford Yacht Club

Not Offered

$60-$90 Launch Service Included

Day Trip
Not Offered
208 Elm Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Check-in after 12:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 68

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50 Reviews

by Eric P. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2024
They are very friendly, very helpful people at the New Bedford Yacht Club. It’s always a great place to visit, and Padanaram is a picturesque New England harbor. It’s also convenient positioned between here and there, or there and here, if one of those places is the west end of the cape cod canal.

by David K. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2024
One night stay turned into six nights when a non-life threatening medical emergency put a stop to our extended summer cruising plans. NBYC jumped into action calling for emergency medical services to meet me at the fuel dock and grab lines as I brought our boat in singlehanded. The local EMTs performed a textbook extraction of my wife with dislocated hip from a difficult to access bunk. NBYC worked with us to extend our stay while we coordinated with a friend to join me for the overnight transit to Maine. This gave us time to enjoy a first rate dinner at the clubhouse; great food and service in a storied facility amongst very friendly club members. Six stars for NBYC. We will return in the Fall.

by Richard S. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2024
Great launch boat and great gas dock and facilities. Very clean club house and very cordial crew

by Mark B. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2024
Great accommodations but $90 seems like a lot for a mooring

by Isobel S. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2023
We arrived in terrible weather: pouring rain making nonexistent visibility, high winds over 25 kts, and whitecaps. The easiest dock was ready for us, and two people helped secure us to the dock. Electricity worked as soon as we plugged in. In a lull in the downpours, we put on our foul weather gear and trudged to a shop that sold milk and fresh food we hadn’t been able to put on board for our delivery. There was a restaurant nearby as well. The restrooms were clean and empty. The club was closed on Mondays, the day we were there. Convenient, easy to reach, helpful dockage.

by Lawrence B. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2023
Great stay! Great hospitality and facilities. Sarah and Russ were terrific launch drivers.

by natalie W. on Sep 06, 2023
It's a fantastic Harbor and a great club. Professional staff on the launch and Fuel Dock. We enjoyed our stay and will visit again

by william H. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Great staff and dining room. Visit every year we can

by David M. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Very nice stay. The launch service is great.

by Steven / Yoram S. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Very helpful staff and nice location

by Beth l. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Great place to visit and friendly and helpful staff!

by Angela S. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great stay. Friendly and helpful staff.

by Rick B. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, easy to navigate to the marina and into the slip. A short walk to the quaint Padanaram Village capped off the day. The dock staff was excellent and the fellow yachtsmen in the marina were welcoming and friendly. The marina is first class - clean and well cared for. A special thanks to the waterfront director, Mark Dorman.

by Philip A. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Very good mooring field, excellent launch service and charming club house with good club food

by james m. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
While it is very welcoming that the yaght club opens its mooring up to boats passing though. The launch has to bring you to your mooring at the time we came in the conditions were 14 kts and I was asked to drive to nun 8 and stand by . It was difficult as I have a blue water sailboat. The launch came out after 40 minutes and brought us to our mooring which was an odd thing kind of like a bumper with a pendant on it. But I would rádio and call well before I was in the breakwater

by Steven C. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Beautiful place and we had a wonderful time, good weather

by Monique P. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
The New Bedford Yacht Club was a pleasurable stay in an efficiently run and historic yacht club. So. Dartmouth is lovely. We arrived late and left very early due to weather changes and appreciated the safe harbor availability for the night.

by Ernest G. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
Very friendly and helpful launches, office and restaurant. Nice showers.

by Bob S. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2023
Nice harbor, nice club. A little pricey

by Jan T. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Efficient & Friendly Staff! Guided to mooring! Great Launch Service! Welcoming Dining Room and great showers!

by Carter Y. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2023
Beautiful spot, top notch service. Launch met me and directed me to my mooring. This an A+ facility. The fuel dock dockhand, Grace, is truly professional and has such a great attitude!

by Laurie D. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
Wonderful location, facility and staff. Generous launch hours 7am-10pm Showers are very very clean and roomy. Early in the season so kitchen closed today but great restaurant & market nearby. Highly recommend

by David L. - Verified user on May 11, 2023
Very nice friendly place. Pretty little town.

by S J. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2022
Sept 21, 2022 we stayed in a slip this time and enjoyed that. It’s nice to easily walk to the club and town. Excellent showers and helpful, friendly staff. Thank you. 2020 Each year for at least 5 years, we visit NBYC. Always pleasant. Lovely facility, excellent launch drivers as we typically are on a mooring. Also great home made ice cream near the bridge. See you next year.

by Matthew S. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2022
There was a north swell which is rare for buzzards bay. The NBYC assigned us a mooring out by the breakwater so it was rolls. We asked for a mooring closer in and we’re told nothing was available. We asked for a slip and we’re told none available. So we waited for the bridge to open and went up into the pond. The hbr master told us no anchoring but had three moorings available at no charge. We wasted $70 on a NBYC mooring. Not going back
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About New Bedford Yacht Club

Founded in 1877, the New Bedford Yacht Club’s Padanaram station is situated in the protected waters of Padanaram Harbor, which offers access to the outstanding cruising grounds of the Elizabeth Islands, Buzzard’s Bay, Vineyard Sound, and Rhode Island Sound.

While the Club is Private, it is pleased to welcome guests of NBYC Members and other racing and cruising yachtsmen and women to use of the Club's facilities.

This courtesy is available for a maximum of three days per year and only for those who cruise into Padanaram on board their yachts.

New Bedford Yacht Club amenities offered to guests include complimentary launch service, Fuel Dock, showering facilities, bar, and dining depending on availability. Yachts entering the harbor should proceed to Nun #12 and hail the NBYC Launch on Channel 68.

Booking Info The New Bedford Yacht Club follows Town of Dartmouth mooring rules in the case of mooring assignments and New Bedford Yacht Club rules in the case of dock and slip space assignments. Requests may be made on Dockwa; however, potential transient guests should be aware that mooring and dockage assignment is contingent on the availability and suitability of accommodations at the time of the proposed visit. If no moorings are available, anchoring is permitted in the southwest corner of the harbor, across from the breakwater, with permission from the Dartmouth Harbormaster. No rafting is allowed unless approved by the Harbormaster.

Booking Info

One of the jewels of Buzzards Bay located in historic Padanaram Harbor in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the New Bedford Yacht Club offers its members, guests and cruising yachtsmen a respite from home and sea with good cheer, fellowship, friendship and camaraderie for yachting and boating enthusiasts of all ages.


  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 07/05/2024 at 9:40AM

  • Super Gas: $4.94

  • Diesel: $4.59


  • Ice
  • Wireless Internet
  • Launch Service
  • Launch Ramp
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Restaurant



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