New Bedford Yacht Club

$2.50/ft - $3.50/ft

$60 - $70

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

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22 Reviews

by rgjesteby on Jul 01, 2022
Wonderful mooring location. Felt safe and very welcomed on launch and ashore

by skurose on Jun 26, 2022
Great harbor, NBYC very attentive with excellent launch service.

by bdesirey on Oct 18, 2021
Outstanding club, world class accommodations, great and courteous staff, Mark goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is top notch! Throughly enjoyed my stay and will definitely be back and most certainly time to explore membership. Great work NBYC!

by timstone406 on Oct 11, 2021
Good stay and great launch service. Only complaint is the mooring we are on was way in the outer harbor and being open to the East it was a tad rough.

by neezo61 on Oct 05, 2021
Pleasant, for sure. Over.

by lawmann on Sep 29, 2021
Nice historic facility, great village.

by z4esss4fm4e4oigdpyjg on Sep 06, 2021
Nice little harbor. I don’t think I’ll be back for an overnight. Extremely bouncy night. Really not much to do except pursue some basket shops. No beach. NBYC closed for Labor Day Sunday?

by desi on Sep 06, 2021
The staff was very helpful and welcoming. It turned out we had chosen to stop in the harbor when not only was the Club's restaurant closed but most restaurants in town were as well. Our bad luck, no one's fault. However, we were placed on a very distant mooring at the harbor's entrance and when the swells started rolling in, we decided to drop the mooring and head to a more comfortable stay elsewhere.

by lacharrette on Aug 31, 2021
We arrived just after sunset and were thrilled that the launch greeted us and escorted us to our mooring. There was not a pick-up stick, but no problem threading the bow line through the eye on top of the mooring ball. We also filled our diesel tanks at their fuel dock in the morning. Plenty of room, great protection on the pilings and pleasant staff.

by capdon on Aug 16, 2021
Beautiful harbor and club. Friendly and helpful staff!

by whertel on Aug 15, 2021
Great staff and dining room. Visit every year we can

by waldo on Aug 05, 2021
Great launch boat and great gas dock and facilities

by ruthmessinger on Aug 04, 2021
Great help in securing mooring both on line and when we arrived. Hugely efficient and friendly gas dock. We will be back

by chowland0413 on Jul 23, 2021
Greeted by a very knowledgeable launch driver with 21 years experience at NBYC. He informed us of all the amenities (numerous) and recommended several places for dinner but the yacht club was our choice and happily so. Padanaram is a lovely stop for an overnight and to stretch the legs around the village.

by crburnham on Jul 18, 2021
Good service with a smile

by edacosta on Apr 30, 2021
Stopped for the night en route to Mass from RI with our new to us 42 foot boat. Mark was amazing. He changed our mooring the day of to offer us better protection and came out on his motor boat to help us with the actual hookup. Highly recommendable location and very easy approach.

by lynneandsteve on Sep 06, 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 daysailj on Aug 21, 2020
The New Bedford YC provided a great visit to our yacht club cruising group. Safe, outdoor dining, and even meals delivered to your boat via launch, if preferred. A favorite harbor, as always

by doctormaster1982 on Jul 27, 2020
Dining room and staff isn’t being aware and following the governments laws for covid protocol. Staff isn’t washing hands, bartenders using phones, computers, etc and serving drinks food to patrons. Not taking countability in guests safety for out of state travelers. Kitchen staff not masked while prepping/cooking.

by jaamess on Jul 20, 2020
Everyone was great, nice protected harbor. Stores and sailing shops close - 1 or 2 restaurants still open Tender comes out and shows you location

by grossb on Jul 14, 2020
Very friendly and helpful staff. Facilities were clean and well stocked. Quaint New England surroundings. Authentic bells and cannon fire at sunset and flag raising. Would definitely stay there again but careful of the swell with strong SE winds.

by jarvisiii on May 21, 2020
Showed us to our mooring. Launch service was quick and reliable.

About New Bedford Yacht Club

Founded in 1877, the New Bedford Yacht Club was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on January 25, 1878 “for the purpose of encouraging athletic exercises, yachting and especially by maintaining a Club house”.

New Bedford Yacht Club is located in beautiful Padanaram Harbor, We're a very short walk to the vibrant and welcoming village of Padanaram, with renowned restaurants, a well-stocked village market, farmers market bazaars, and quaint shopping. Come see why sailors love to hide out here! :-) Voted best harbor in the United States 2019, runner up 2020 and 2021

Our club amenities include complimentary launch service from the hours of 8 am to 10 pm, Fuel Dock 8 am to 6 pm, showering facilities, dining room, and bar/deck activities.

NBYC is now offering take out dining delivery to your vessel

The goal at New Bedford Yacht Club is to keep members and visiting mariners safe and healthy through these uncertain times. Our staff has been trained to take extra measures including increased vigilance and frequency in sanitizing and cleaning.

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.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 07/02/2022 5:54PM

  • Super Gas: $6.59

  • Diesel: $6.42


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



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