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Biddeford Pool Yacht Club

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17 Yates Street
Biddeford Pool, ME 04006
43° 26' 46.9'', -70° 21' 21.99''
207-282-0485
VHF Ch. 68
biddefordpoolyachtclub.org
Saco River at Camp Ellis
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Biddeford Pool Yacht Club
Rain (with a chance of 1–2 in. of snow) until tonight.
41℉ENE at 12 knots
High02:00AM8.187ft
Low08:00AM1.564ft
High02:06PM9.365ft
Low08:43PM0.295ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Diesel$4.10
Gas Regular$4.24
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COVID-19 Alert
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Status: Open

COVID 19 UPDATE There will be no launch service for visiting yachts. Visiting yachts from ME, NH, or VT as well as crews who have tested negative for the virus within 72 hours PRIOR to arriving in Maine, are allowed to use our dingy dock. The Club House is closed. All guests are encouraged to wear face coverings while on our property and are REQUIRED to wear face covering whenever 6’ social distancing is not possible.

The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is adhering to the current Sate of Maine and CDC guidelines. We expect our visitors do do the same. Please help us keep our community safe during these unusual times.

This policy will be reviewed and MAY be changed as State and Federal guidelines are updated.

Last Updated: 2020-06-13 22:35:12 UTC

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COVID 19 UPDATE There will be no launch service for visiting yachts. Visiting yachts from ME, NH, or VT as well as crews who have tested negative for the virus within 72 hours PRIOR to arriving in Maine, are allowed to use our dingy dock. The Club House is closed. All guests are encouraged to wear face coverings while on our property and are REQUIRED to wear face covering whenever 6’ social distancing is not possible.

The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is adhering to the current Sate of Maine and CDC guidelines. We expect our visitors do do the same. Please help us keep our community safe during these unusual times.

This policy will be reviewed and MAY be changed as State and Federal guidelines are updated.

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 75 years, members have gathered every summer 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 is within walking distance of the club for those that need provisions.

Berth Capacity


Moorings:5

Approach


The moorings are just past can #7 as you enter Wood Island Harbor. Please hail BPYC on channel 68 and we will direct you to your mooring.
Minimum Approach Depth:8.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:10.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jun 04, 2020

Moorings:Yes
Anchorage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:PWM - Portland, Maine (35 minute drive)
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
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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.

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Safe harbor to take refuge from some rough weather.

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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.

Marina Response:
The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is a private Yacht Club who allows transients, guest privileges for a nominal fee. During these trying times we have made changes to our guest policies in an attempt to keep our community safe and secure. These policies are clearly posted on our Dockwa profile and our web site. If you called the club and were not told of the policy changes for this season, that was a mistake and we apologize. However we will not apologize for being cautious and taking the necessary steps to protect our members, staff, transient guests and our community.
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Verified

Good sheltered area.

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Great spot for an overnight with helpful staff.

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As always a nice harbor to relax in. Some of the best sunsets and sunrises on the east coast

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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.

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Thank you for the mooring . Hopefully next year without COVID we can visit your yacht club and enjoy the sunset from your lawn.

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Nice mooring and good stop off point going Downeast

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Even though COVID has curtailed much activities BBYC was still hospital and courteous. Making sure we has all our needs met. Thank you

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Very helpful staff even though they are limited by COVID-19 restrictions.

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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.

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The staff is terrific! The views are spectacular!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Great stop. Quiet little town with one restaurant general store, Goldthwaites. Nice provisions and Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moorings and anchorage available.

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Absolutely gorgeous! A great place to stay on way to Maine. Bittleford Yacht Club very accommodating and courteous.

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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.

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Great stay, friendly staff, facilities were nice and clean. Highly recommended. I’ll more than likely stop again next year.

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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.

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Great grocery and restaurant Pool Lobster F. O. Goldthwaites. Restock the wine racks with a great retail selection.

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All good, great launch people. Will be back for sure.

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Great spot. Will come back.

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They couldn't find our reservation and had it for the following night. They called the manager and straightened it out.

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Excellent. Launch drivers very helpful. Harbor beautiful

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