Serving the local community since 1996. Our licensed captains along with fully insured and drug tested crews guarantee your safety and comfort. All of our well maintained passenger vessels are United States Coast Guard inspected. We will pick up at your boat or bring people to your boat. We will drop off at our transient dock. We will deliver ice, food, drinks or anything you want to your boat. Better than taking your dinghy in to town. You don’t have to worry about navigating at night in your 10′ dinghy. Enjoy cocktails and dinner and we will drive you back to the boat. Passengers can dress for the evening and not have to worry about getting wet.
The only issue difficulty finding a place to park the dinghy.
Great place... great food & music
Good moorings with good tackle. Launch was clean and prompt. The launch captain was pleasant and courteous.
Bought the boat in PJ 7 years ago, nice to return to an area we are familiar with and to meet old friends.
These mooring balls have plenty of swing room for our 54’ boat - not sure how many they have for our size boat. The ball has 2 mooring eyes which make the process of hooking up to it simpler than just the 1 eye set-ups. The fee includes the water taxi so we like to take that into the cute town. The ferry boats run often, but we did not experience any wake from them. Winds were light when we were there so we had a very calm night.
Excellent service. Launchpad was there at the time we needed. Crew was friendly.
Great prices for a mooring. But no dinghy dock. The launch service can take 10 minutes to arrive. We use our dinghy. But there isn’t a dock to tie up.
Friendly & prompt service.
We love using Port Launch. They do a great job!
Nice operation. Flexible cancellation policy is a big plus. Launch was prompt and included in price. The field is close to the pier which is convenient but as a result a lot of wakes from inconsiderate boats and the ferry.
Great place to visit.
Accommodated is with a late evening request and directed us to mooring in the dark. Thanks!
Great mooring, lovely harbor. Gorgeous sunset
Great launch service. Laundry good. No hot water in showers
Quiet and calm. Very nice down.
Pretty harbor. No buoy on short mooring pennant. Mooring ball completely underwater at high tide. Danfords Hotel and Marina apparently manage moorings, but they act like they don’t and discourage use of marina itself (e.g. dingy dock, bathrooms, showers, etc.) Prompt free town launch service. Town super crowded on Saturday night with huge ferry crowds from Bridgeport, CT.
Calm, quiet night’s rest
Nice place to visit. The outer harbor is scenic, and the inner harbor more industrial. The folks running the launch and moorings were easy to work with and the price was reasonable. The town has lots of sights and restaurants convenient to walking.
Exactly as advertised, well-maintained moorings. Helpful prompt directions via VHF 68 once I was in the harbor. Bridles were too short for my vessel so I just used my own mooring lines as extensions. This is a working port so don't expect a scenic retreat; the ferry to Bridgeport announces its departure with a long blast and three shorter ones to indicate astern propulsion. If this doesn't wake you from your afternoon nap, nothing will. But it's a practical stop, particularly in a southerly blow or if you need to get the LIRR train to NYC.
Quick confirmation and great launch services.
Very convenient. Launch service is terrific. Friendly. The harbor can be a little loud but not related to the mooring service.
The launch operators are friendly and helpful. Only 4 stars because the mooring field is super noisy, which is beyond the launch drivers’ control.
Pt. Jeff. Launch service is first rate, quick, attentive and very professional. Recommend Pt. Jeff launch service to anyone thinking of spending a few days at Pt. Jeff.
The harbormaster accommodated my request for a mooring on short notice.
Great launch service and time of operation. Nice the cost was included in the mooring fee which was reasonable considering.
Awesome Crew - We've been members for many years & have always had GREAT Service!
Stayed here as Port Jefferson Yacht Club was full it was flawless and launch service is good. A great alternative.
Great stay. Launch operator was fantastic and friendly
Great stop and excellent launch
Launch staff is great! If you go into town, check out Barito Tacos!
Every summer we stop at PJ Launch Mooring field on our way north. Love the service there. Launch guys are super friendly, mooring are close to town and very well kept and you get lots of privacy.
Easy to negotiate mooribg field. Quick service.
A nice mooring as moorings go. The pickup and tack;le were clean and appear to be well maintained. That being said, $65 is a lot of money for one night..
Prompt and courteous!
Outstanding in all respects, most notably the politeness and professionalism of staff.
Convenient location to town. Launch never took more than 3 minutes to show up. Very professional staff. The spot is a bit industrial so expect noises from the ferry and commercial areas.
It was Great. Everything went well
Easy in, easy out, great launch service, friendly people!
Good launch service. Shower available till 4pm
They new we were coming and directed me to the ball.
WONDERFUL!!! Great Launch service & staff! Especially fun small town parade honoring local Fire Departments!!!
Was great water taxi was very convenient
No showers! Building locked with a deadbolt. No help from PJL.
Friendly and relaxed staff. Easy to work with, both on line and in person. A one night refund was easy when I departed earlier than expected. The town is a bustling harbor village packed with friendly people and great seafood. It's a super destination or a quick stopover. Lou
Great launch service but we arrived at the showers at 6.00 pm and it was locked and no one was around despite the board outside saying it would be open until 8.00 pm . A bit disappointing. Otherwise no complaints.
First time in Long Island Sound. Great experience. Shuttle personnel were great. Will likely stop again.
Fantastic! The water taxi crew were wonderful! We went back and forth to town with ease.
Excellent time. Great Launch service. Mooring balls have two lines to go onto your cleats, no need for your lines. 5 mph speed limit near Mooring fields and marinas. Nice shower and laundry (quarters only).
So easy. Love this stop.
Only negative: mooring lines were beyond filthy. Location is great. Launch is very responsive!
Port Jefferson was a nice surprised to us! The launch service runs very efficiently and drivers are very kind. It was nice to enjoy a great dinner and not have to hurry back to boat before dark in a tender.
Good moorings and professional launch drivers.
Always awesome, launch operator deserves all the credit. He was so helpful & attentive. Cudo's. S/V Patriot
Good people. Good service. Always a bargain. Everything as expected. Well done as usual.
Stayed 2 times going and coming from Sag Harbor and CT River. Good location to town and good pickup
Very responsive personnel. Good heavy moorings. Convenient to town.
Great service by staff and launch crews. Helped me to get to water source to refill tank after water fitting failure enroute. Always available when calling for pick-up. Pointed out pick-up point near grocery store so no long walk back to drop-off point.
It was a great day, the reservation through Dockwa was perfect. We’ll be back!
Always great. One of our favorites.
Cost of mooring very high for what you get in the town. Won’t come back here. Power plant and ferries noisy. Toss a barge in for a busy, narrow harbor. Appreciated the water taxi service into town.
Launch was prompt. Good operation.
Perfect mooring location right by the town docks!
Mooring was convenient and launch service was great
We stayed just one night and used the launch service to bring the dog to the dog beach. Launch driver was very friendly and nice. The. Beach for dog walking was just what my dog needed. After the walk we went to the dog friendly Steam ? For dinner. Fun stay.
Really sheltered on buoy. Water taxi services excellent for provisioning
There were no showers. The launch driver was kind enough to check on this for us. But, apparently, the Harbormaster shut them down. Both launch drivers were very courteous and helpful.
Mooring was close to town and Launch drivers were super nice. Service was great.
Convenient, easy and Zach is the best!!!
Easy mooring a little tight but they can hold big boats without a problem. Quick launch into cute town. Will be back.
We were assigned to a 500 pound mooring in a very close quarters mooring field. Based on the weight of our boat, we did not consider it a safe situation, so we decided not to use the mooring and continued further down Long Island Sound.
Great town, great launch service
Clearly marked buoy and friendly staff, perfect. Alex / Serenity
Nice mooring field, great launch service. No complaints about us running our diesel generator ( we don’t have 12v refrigerator or freezer)
We were disappointed to find the showers locked after being assured that the are open by the launch operator. We also called the town & mooring provider who also confirmed that they were open prior to making our reservation. He gave us the access code that indeed did work, but the door was also locked with a deadbolt. The launch operator does not have the key, & was not able to find someone to open the building for us. It was discouraging to see a sign on the building that states it is open 8-8 during the season. We were there at six. The launch operator was very polite, & apologized for the inconvenience.
The launch was quick and easy.
There is no bathroom or shower facility. It closed for Covid and hasn’t really-opened. Ferry traffic and a loud power plant. Launch service does run till midnight
Efficient launch. Nice stay on a mooring ball.
Nice moorings, nice launch and drivers, great town. Only negative is that they have not yet opened the showers and laundry. Cruisers like showers and laundry services.
Great launch service. Zac was super nice. Music was a little annoying.
Great mooring and tackle for heavy boat. We enjoyed breakfast at Toast. Chris the launch driver was courteous and prompt. Bring you VHF with you to call the launch to pick you up at the dock. Others have written about ferry and bar noise, but know that it was quiet at night.
Great town. Launch service very prompt and courteous.
Great spot for a relaxing weekend.
Great place and nice mooring operation. Launch was quick and Becky was professional and friendly. Only objection was moorings too close together. It was early in the season so field was fairly empty, but if this was a crowded summer weekend, we would have been close! As it were, we were swinging into other mooring balls. Thanks for a nice stay-we will be back (on week days!).
Wind much exceeding the forecast made us seek harbor in Port Jeff. Grabbed a mooring (red = up to 500lbs). The moorings are close to town but in very close proximity to each other. The north wind had kicked up to 20+ and blew all night creating a good chop in the harbor, plus the ferry wakes all night tossing us around in the bunk. Cast off early the following morning and shadowed the ferry to Bridgeport in 4-6ft seas. The ferry created a good lee and smoothed out the seas. She runs around 16kts so you have to be quick.
The launch driver was very helpful getting us securely on our mooring,
La Vie Dansante is a Sailing Catamaran - 44' X 25' X 4' Port Jeff is a different place than we've ever stayed. Transient moorings are in a nice location, right near the town landings. There is no dinghy dock, so the way you get to shore and back is on the launch. You give them a call on VHF 68 and they get there within 10 or 15 minutes. If you take the launch, here are some tips. 1) Take your handheld VHF to town with you. The nice and funny guys who operate the launch don't answer the phone much, but they're responsive on channel 68. 2) If you come in after the launch stops servicing for the night, they told us it's OK to tie up your dinghy on their dock, to the right of the coal barges on the west side of the harbor. It'll be the dock with the green water taxi on it. Port Jeff is a pretty cool little town that services the surrounding high end residential community. Get up early one day (the launch starts service at 7:00 am) and get to Toast for breakfast. You're welcome.
The guidebook said there were showers. If there were, the launch driver could not tell us where. Also, the mooring was near a power plant where oil tankers were pumping fuel into the facility all night. Loudly. Busy location some like that. Not me.
PJL always does a great job. Waits for pickups are short, the launches are well maintained, and the crew are competent and friendly. We had dinner at Danforths, outside on the deck, and it was very nice and the wait to get a table was reasonable.
I had to call on vhf to confirm my Dockwa reservation was accepted (only made it 1 hour earlier). Otherwise no issues and the shuttle was fast, efficient, and friendly.
They knew my reservation, launched us to the dock and brought us back to our boat. Perfect
Excellent communication for late night arrival
Easy launch service, very friendly staff. Thank you!
Excellent mooring. Prompt and courteous launch service. Very adequate shower room at Harbormaster building. Get combo from launch operator. Expect noise and wake from ferries, but gets quiet late in the evening. Enjoyed a great dinner at The Fifth Season restaurant. Only complaints are that launch service ended at 2000 (in October) and there is no town dinghy dock. Surreptitiously docked at a marina hoping that my dink wouldn’t get impounded. Mitch Gilbert, s/v Pleiades, Westbrook, CT
Zach the launch driver was great, I forgot my phone so he agreeed to pick me up at a given time, and also helped me get ice. Very prompt on his pick ups. On the other hand the fuel dock at Danforths left much to be desired. The dock hand was awesome however the price you pay for fuel you would expect that there would be no nails sticking out of piling sand that their fenders would have been deployed right to keep you from banging into dock.
We had a wonderful time and all of your staff were great. We will be back.
Very able and accommodating launch service - a very nice stay
Great service on the taxi and the mooring field is well laid out with easy in and out access to the canal. Only drawback and it isn't their fault is the ferry horns and the plant noises but you can't do anything about it so soon it becomes background noise and not so bothersome.
Facilities are far from the drop-off dock which is right next to the ferry dock. The launch service only runs until 10pm on weekdays even on July 3rd before the holiday.
I believe having two facilities in one location with the same name is very confusing. I thought I was making a reservation at the Port Jeff yacht club but found out I made it at the Port Jeff launch and water taxi facility. I believe this should be better explained since I was not the only boat in my group that did not wind up at the facility they intended to be at.
Great service, very reasonably priced. Very quick launch service. We love Port Jeff.
Easy booking and Jim came out on the launch to help find the right mooring. Lots of easy walking in the town and the launch is readily available until 6pm to help you get back and forth.