EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST, ALL BOATERS MUST SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION STATUS Access to the facilities is limited to hours of operation Monday- Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday- Sunday 9-9. Dockhands are available on weekends only. Masks must be worn at all times in the building with the exception of when seated and dining.
The charming historic village of Stonington is a popular destination, especially for boaters. The Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, located at the mouth of Stonington Harbor offers an idyllic seaside setting with quick and easy access to Fishers and Long Island Sounds. From our docks, take a stroll to many historical sites dating back to the 18th century as well as a variety of restaurants and boutique shops. Dubois Beach, where you can experience the unique view of three different states from one spot while relaxing on the beach, is only a few steps away.
Out transient dockage is located on the western face of the marina boasting beautiful sunset views and easy tie-ups. Boats up to 15’ draft and 175’ LOA can be accommodated. Fuel and marine services are available within the harbor at Dodson’s Boat Yard.
As a guest of the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, you have access to our shower facilities from 9am-5pm daily. WIFI is available in the clubhouse and on the terrace. You are welcomed to enjoy our restaurant and bar where lunch and dinner are served in both our beautiful dining room or outside on the terrace. The restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays although the Clubhouse remains open from 8:30am-5:00pm.
Our location is ideal for taking in the local sites, visiting nearby attractions such as Mystic Seaport and the Watch Hill seaside community. It is also a convenient waypoint for those traveling to Block Island or Long Island.
Arrival directions were provided with reservation. We were assigned to the outer doc on any spot between or behind the existing boats. The power pedestal is too close for this set up...when incoming boats ignore the no wake rule. Walking to some beautiful areas, homes, beaches. Not much as far as dining (just the one at the facility) or provisioning. Not sure where the showers / restrooms were as we never saw any staff during our stay.
Beautiful night with no wind, bouy noise only impediment to good night sleep! Facilities open at 8:30, to bad not earlier but very clean.
SHYC is simply the best. Great facilities, restaurant, people are very helpful. The town is terrific too!
One of our favorite marinas! Chris is a great help with docking! Will be sure to return.
Great location, short walk to town. Nice dinner at Water Street Cafe. Tricia was very helpful.
Excellent helpful staff. Beautiful views form the dock and the town is wonderful. Limited access for facilities from only 9 to 5. Otherwise nice stay.
We enjoyed staying here. It is a linear that handles only a few boats, there was a nice restaurant by the docks and the club had showers and its own restaurant a short walk away. Friendly dock hand and really a short walk to a quaint town top off the experience.
Stayed for one night on a day the Club was closed, so all we saw was the dock, which was quite adequate. Aside from high price, all was good.
Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet and pretty location. This was our second visit.
Great service and very attentive staff.
Great experience. All the staff was sincerely friendly. Chris, the dockmaster, was particularly helpful. I sail single-handed and he was very helpful getting me tied up. Even though the wide-open dock is easy to approach, with a gusty north wind it was nice to have help. And, he went out of his way to move boats around so I could stay an extra night.
It's a good stop over when heading East or West along the CT coast. Easy walk to town with many restaurants. There was a mixup on the shower/ice codes the next morning that was cleared up when staff arrived at 8:30. They gave us a discount for our troubles. This was nice of them. We would use this YC again.
Staff is always great
The dock available is very accessible and with good service for electric, water and everything needed. However, the bathrooms and showers are located a ten minute walk away. I was not given a map or tour, but in the morning when I needed the facilities, I followed a fellow boater across the green and into the garage of the club. I had been given the code when I first docked. (without any assistance as the number I had for the dock master went to the "restaurant") The other boater went into one of the shower/bathrooms, but the second one was locked even though its sign said "available". The door handles have a button lock and the prior occupant must have shut the door with the button depressed. This was very inconvenient as the other bathroom did not open for ten minutes. There was no-one around to ask for help, the phone number for the club went to the "restaurant" and all floors of the building were deserted with locked doors. So, in my experience, not a lot of staff assistance is available.
Another wonderful docking experience at the SHYC! And we were able to enjoy the dining room this year - highly recommend the bruschetta.
Very nice yacht club. Facilities are very good. Only negative was lack of dedicated dock staff.
There was no dockhand at the dock when we arrived. They called me at 10AM the morning of my arrival. They asked and I told them we would arrive at 3. We arrived at 3:07. Called 3 times, no response. Then there was a group of young teenagers swimming of the breakwater. They were in front of the dock when I was trying to dock. y came up the ladder on the dock and dove off the other end. After doing it at least 3 more times, I pointed out the NO SWIMMING sign. They stopped but started to swear at us from the breakwater until they left at 5:30. It was very disturbing in a beautiful setting!
There was a dock hand to help, wonderful folks at the yacht club, a nice shower. A great, picturesque town to walk through. We would go back.
Great dinner on the patio at SHYC, and Stonington is a lovely little village for walking around.
It was a pleasant overnight stop overall. Club is located just inside breakwater in Stonington Harbor. Somewhat less protected from prevailing SW winds than locations further into the harbor, but spacious outside transient slips quite easy to negotiate. Staff friendly & helpful.Clubhouse restaurant, normally open to overnight guests, was regrettably closed to us due to Covid policy, but they allowed me to use the bathrooms. Short walk to everything in Stonington Borough.
no staff present at all, dock and cast off with help of members on the dock, on the contrary of other locations that are COVID compliant and allow access to bathrooms/facilities , we had no access to anything beyond the dock!
Always a pleasure. Take-out dinner was great.
Dockhand friendly and helpful. Unable to use facilities due to COVID. Nice restaurant next door (Breakwaters) where we got takeout.
Great location and view. Very relaxing. We weren't allowed to utilize the SHYC club due to Covid. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It did look like a very nice facility and bar/restaurant. We will be BACK!
Beautiful place! Very clean and staff very friendly. Will stay again.
Friendly staff from manager to front desk to dinning room to dock. Highly recommend a stay!
The staff is amazing one of the friendliest destinations on our voyage. The facilities are very clean and beautiful. Can’t say enough about the staff though!
Beautiful spot in a gorgeous harbor. Love it.
We stayed at SHYC twice on our way to and from Martha’s Vineyard. The dock was easy to access and well maintained. It was a perfect place for us from a convenience perspective. The clubhouse was a short walk from the dock, which was fine with us. The clubhouse is very new and the shower facilities were top notch. Really great. The restaurant and bar were welcoming, and the food was good. The service was a little slow, but that was ok with us. The dock is a few block walk to Stonington, which was a terrific little town. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Update for 2020: the staff helping on the dock were courteous but were not really dock staff. It was ok as we could handle the docking ourselves, but do not expect a pro dock staff this year. Seems like they are doing their best in the tough COVID-19 summer
Very nice and quite
Nice, helpful people. Very good stay and excellent location. Thanks!
Stayed once before a couple years ago. Had power issues then. Had power issues again during this stay, as did other boats we were traveling with. Have stayed at over 50 marinas with our current boat in the past couple years and only had issue at one other marina where they had a known electrical issue. Also, got shocked when turning off the breaker when we were departing. It was very humid so don't know if that played a role but wish the power issues would be fixed on the dock... the 50 amp connection looked rusty so corrosion inside the shore power pedestal may have played a role but switched to a completely different pedestal with twin 30 amps to 50 amp via an adapter. The breaker itself is what shocked me when I went to turn it off to disconnect.
Great stop off at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club. People were so friendly and helpful. Nice facilities and Stonington is such a quaint town with so much history. We highly recommend it.
Nice spot with easy access
The club's hospitality and facility was wonderful. We enjoyed three days visiting with friends and walking this friendly village. The club has limited transient dockage available but we highly recommend this location - plan ahead.
Could not access toilet/shower facilities after hours. Pass code did not work.
A wonderful place. Lovely facility. Great showers, laundry. perfect walk to fun places and the quiet village of Stonington. We will be back
Beautiful views, nice staff Clean bathrooms
Great location, easy in and out with nice facilities.
Excellent! Been here before as its always on out list.
The location is nice. Had trouble communicating with dock staff on the VHF prior to docking. There is power and water on the docks. Everyone is friendly Restaurant looked nice but could not get in due to private event.
Excellent staff and YC. However I think their Dockwa overview should mention that the YC is closed on Mondays. Other than that - a great spot, walk to town. Easy in and out from the Sound
Dockhands and associated employees great.... Yacht Club facilities are second to none...Great stay. View from dock great. Restaurants near by and great as well
Great staff, very accommodating
We were able to stay on the T Dock. Attendant was terrific and super helpful. The club is beautiful. We were given a tour by Diane (I think), a wonderful woman who works in the office. Showers were Great. Easy walk to beach, adorable town and great restaurants. Highly recommend.
Nice floating docks. Easy in and out. Warm welcome. Nice shower & laundry. Yacht Club has a great restaurant and bar. Highly recommend.
Very nice quiet club. Great bathroom and shower a short walk away.
Great time. Club was closed but you can request a passcode to enter to use bathroom and laundry. Beautiful town. Local restaurant are great
Yacht club was very accommodating and also prepared an excellent dinner for our yacht club
A very convenient along-side berth in Stonington. Just a bit bumpy during the night with a fresh SW wind. Showers clean but a good walk, not very large. Dock stgaff ran us by their car to get propane. VERY nice!
Very organized and great accommodation for showers and decking. Beautiful building with restaurant and bar and it’s location there serene Main Street.
Lovely location, nice facilities, friendly helpful staff!
Beautiful location and facilities - professional and friendly staff - an absolutely lovely destination!
Katie was very helpful taking the initiative to call me and offer recommendations for dinner. Had a great dinner at Water St cafe thanks to Katie! However, it was offseason and 3.50ft is too expensive. Could not even plug into the dock since all pedestals are 30amp and we need 50amp. So $3.50ft without electricity!