Winter Harbor Yacht Club

Not Offered

$25 - $65

Day Trip
32 Beach Street
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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22 Reviews

by Carrie K. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Second stay this week and it was great! Staff is super helpful and the facilities are perfect. Welcoming to visitors and a spectacular location. We’ll be back again and again 😃⛵️

by Carl P. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
So nice. Great folks.

by Paula H. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Great place! Nice people, quiet mooring, convenient to town. And a bonus swimming pool! We will return!

by Catherine N. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Our family had such a great day at the Winter Harbor Yacht Club! We received excellent service at the dock unloading our small children and all of their stuff for a day at the pool, including a stroller for a walk to downtown Winter Harbor. Rob was super helpful showing me how to tie up to the mooring. Jim picked us up in a tender and took us back to the mooring at the end of the day. The ride over and back from MDI was gorgeous. It couldn’t have been more perfect! We hope to make this trip every summer and maybe stay overnight next time!

by Galen T. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Club facilities, staff, small town and Bean bus access wonderful. Can be a little rolling at slack tides

by Jeffrey E. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Courteous responsive personnel and a wonderful facility

by Peter H. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Great, thanks very much

by Jonathan C. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Beautiful club, launch, docks, and setting. Everyone we interacted with was very friendly and professional. Hope to visit again.

by Paul G. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Beautiful spot. Short 1mi walk to town and the Island Explorer bus.

by Francois R. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
Wonderful location great welcome and excellent lunch at the Yacht Club

by Jill K. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2022
Gorgeous Harbor. Super easy to take the launch to the club with a great lunch spot and pool. Short walk or bike to town, and can take Acadia Shuttle to amazing trails. Bike rentals right in town also. A few little restaurants. Really old school, quaint club.

by Susan P. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2022
Wonderful moorings. Lunch at snack bar was terrific and dock master very welcoming. Have stayed before and hope to make this a yearly destination

by Grant C. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2021
Easy, beautiful harbor and town.

by Art D. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Lovely facility, great lunch and very welcoming staff

by Mary S. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2021
We were warmly welcomed — for our day trip to Winter harbor. They arranged lunch reservations for our party of 6 as well as scheduled the launch service to pick us up. The food was really good and had lots of variety. They were willing to customize any way that they could to meet our needs. The yacht club seemed to be a very friendly and offered lots of activities for the whole family. Not fancy, but definitely was welcoming and accommodating. Definitely met the needs of the community. Reubens, Lobster BLT and Blueberry pie as well as the delicious cookies were hits with our group.

by Mike C. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2021
This is a very responsive and welcoming place. It’s a nice respite from the hustle of MDI. Jim was very thoughtful trying to accommodate us when they were full. Tender driver Sam came by and could not have been more polite and friendly. Thank you for running a great operation with labor in short supply.

by Gwen M. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Nice setting and facility. Very friendly.

by Dorothy D. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2021
Gorgeous views, always an eagle or two. Facilities are rustic and quite charming. Dock crew is always friendly and helpful. Had delicious sandwiches from the walk up window. Probably won't do that again though. We expected it to be a tad pricey, did not expect an automatic 20% gratuity for a take-out and that included the self-serve beer.

by Meg C. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2021
It was a lovely stay, we were directed to our mooring by a courteous launch driver. We enjoyed a lovely lunch followed by a walk over the trail with great views. It is be of our favorite spots!!

by David T. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2020
Very pleasant staff, nice moorings, great launch service.

by Peter G. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2020
Ethan and Rob on the dock and with the launch were terrific. Polite, helpful, and available. And the food delivered was delicious.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 27, 2019
WHYC is an absolutely beautiful old club. The staff is friendly and attentive and the members are welcoming. We’ll be back next year.

About Winter Harbor Yacht Club

Yachtsmen visiting the WHYC by boat are welcome. The nightly guest mooring fee includes use of the launch service, showers, water, garbage and use of the swimming pool. Lunch is available from noon to 2PM daily. Please call the kitchen (207) 963-2275 for further dining details. Mooring reservations for transient boaters can be made on the Winter Harbor Yacht Club web site Pre-season and post-season moorings are available at a reduced rate.

The Winter Harbor Yacht Club was founded in the 1890s along with the development of the Grindstone Neck summer community. The club is located in Downeast Maine across Frenchman Bay from Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor. The club is the center of social life on Grindstone Neck and offers members a wide variety of sailing and racing activities including Knockabout races, Bullseye races, and a Junior Sailing program. The WHYC member facilities include a snack bar, moorings, and a launch service. It is closely associated with the Grindstone Association where golf, tennis and swimming are available.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 160'

Max Beam: unlimited

Max Draft: 20'

If you are coming in for a day trip and getting lunch at the Yacht Club, you will receive a discount for the full moorage amount. Please use the special request field to indicate if you are coming in for lunch.


  • Water Hookup


    • Launch Service
    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Ice
    • Swimming Pool
    • Groceries
    • Floating Docks



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