2021 COVID 19 UPDATE
The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club will be adhering to current Sate of Maine and CDC guidelines. We will be posting updated policies and operational guidelines the first week of June, before we open for the 2021 season. Please help us keep our community safe during these unusual times.
The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is not a marina. We are a private Yacht Club that welcomes transient boaters to use our facilities for a nominal fee. We do not have slip space available. Our guest moorings are located in Wood Island Harbor, outside of the Pool. When it blows hard from the North or East the anchorage can become quite uncomfortable.
Moorings are $40 per night, up to 4 nights. If you'd like to stay longer than 4 nights, the rate doubles to $80/night for each night you book thereafter. Maximum stay is 7 nights.
For over 80 years, members have gathered at the club for sailing, racing and our annual Chowder Luncheon. We offer sailing lessons to members and non-members alike. BPYC also works with the Fisherman's Association to share our waterfront and keep the local fishing tradition alive. We're open to new members and encourage boaters with a connection to the Biddeford community to apply. Additionally, there is a small local grocery store within walking distance of the club for those that need provisions.
nice anchorage, mooring was in good shape and easy dinghy ride in to shore. It is a very quiet area, especially after labor day when the general is closed for the season. That said, the yacht club was super responsive. The facilities were closed due to covid so i cant speak to that.
Safe harbor to take refuge from some rough weather.
They wouldn’t take transients in launch or let us use showers. Zero amenities but full price which is more than any other moorings around here. When we called to ask for a mooring they never mentioned that they weren’t fully operational. They said it was stated on Dockwa but it was nowhere on registration form, which is all I saw. Not impressed with BPYC or Dockwa. Also the moorings are so far out it was extremely rolling. Not a good night. I understand the need for Covid restrictions and why showers might not be open but a launch with masks and hand sanitizer seems doable. But the biggest thing is to tell people before they book. Anchorage there is actually better than mooring if you get nothing with it. You can get closer to land to take dog ashore without a motor.
Good sheltered area.
Great spot for an overnight with helpful staff.
As always a nice harbor to relax in. Some of the best sunsets and sunrises on the east coast
I assumed that my mooring would be in “The Pool”. In fact, I was placed in the outer harbor, totally exposed and very uncomfortable. The advertising in Dockwa was misleading. No where was this even suggested as a possibility.
Thank you for the mooring . Hopefully next year without COVID we can visit your yacht club and enjoy the sunset from your lawn.
Nice mooring and good stop off point going Downeast
Even though COVID has curtailed much activities BBYC was still hospital and courteous. Making sure we has all our needs met. Thank you
Very helpful staff even though they are limited by COVID-19 restrictions.
Took a mooring in the outer harbor. The BPYC were super helpful and courteous. And I loved the general store and especially the carillon. I’ll be going back.
The staff is terrific! The views are spectacular!
Josh was very helpful on the phone. The mooring was easy to find. Understandably no services are available at this time due to COVID but transients are allowed to come ashore. Masks are required per governors orders.
Very peaceful night on the mooring ball. We draw 6ft and had no problems with depth. We dingied to yacht club and bought a nice steak at the town store. Cooked out and were able to get a quick start the next am. Recommend
We got good, simple directions to find our mooring when I called by VHF on approach. Launch service was always quick and efficient. The whole stay went smoothly Took a nice walk in town. Being in season, there were lots of people around patronizing the gift shop and general store.
Even though the mooring field is on the outside, the field is quiet and comfortable. Great launch service, friendly and professional staff. The local store has everything, including a superb fish market. Sorry I forgot the Hingham YC burgee for exchange.
Great stop. Quiet little town with one restaurant general store, Goldthwaites. Nice provisions and Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moorings and anchorage available.
Absolutely gorgeous! A great place to stay on way to Maine. Bittleford Yacht Club very accommodating and courteous.
We had a wonderful stay. The yacht club is small but amenities are clean. A really good general store and restaurant is walking distance from the club. Not much else in the way of shopping out there and it is a good drive into town (10 miles). Tender was very responsive and they run two tenders on busy afternoons.
Great stay, friendly staff, facilities were nice and clean. Highly recommended. I’ll more than likely stop again next year.
Arrived at 7:20 pm with mooring reservation. Tried to hail the club multiple times on arrival (7:20pm), with no response. Club was empty and no idea where our mooring was, plus getting dark. Narrow inlet, rocky harbor and strong currents. Instead of an apology, got a tongue-lashing for being on their dock. I received a subsequent apology, which was much appreciated. I agree with all the other reviews-- hope to go back sometimes. Fabulous location.
Great grocery and restaurant Pool Lobster F. O. Goldthwaites. Restock the wine racks with a great retail selection.
All good, great launch people. Will be back for sure.
Great spot. Will come back.
They couldn't find our reservation and had it for the following night. They called the manager and straightened it out.