Welcome to the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club!
Since its founding in 1953, the mission of the AHYC has been to attract and bring together dedicated individuals who share a mutual respect for the sea, and to encourage and advance all aspects of boating, yacht racing, and on-water activities, including offering a welcome and safe haven to yachtsmen and yachtswomen who visit the harbor.
Located within the protected Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, AHYC maintains the reputation of being a convenient and popular stopover for boaters - cruising or in transit - as we are close to Sandy Hook and New York Harbor. We offer secure moorings and launch service to transiting sailboats, up to 50' in length, from mid-May to early November.
Our facilities include the moorings and launch service and a second story club house with spectacular views of Sandy Hook Bay and the New York City skyline. All our mooring guests are invited to visit our club, meet our members, enjoy a meal and cocktail, and partake in the friendship that is the AHYC. The inviting bar is well stocked, and the galley offers varied food menus.
Shower and bathroom facilities are provided by the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, not the AHYC. Access keys are available from the Launch Drivers during normal operating hours. Check our website, www.ahyc.net, for the daily launch schedule.
Visitors should be aware that we can not accommodate power vessels of any length or sailboats greater than 50' in length on our moorings due to Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor policy; dock slips for these vessels may be obtained by contacting the harbor office on Ch 09. Dockwa reservations are for transient moorings only.
On our way south to the Carib we made a stop here for weather. It was the last day of the season for AHYC and we managed to arrive the minute the launch stopped for the season. Still, they allowed us to stay for multiple nights while waiting for weather. We are familiar with the quality of the mooring field here and felt super comfortable. Thank you AHYC for helping sailors in true maritime tradition. SV ATARAXIA
Moored for the night. Team was extremely helpful and super responsive at all times (radio and phone). Definitely recommend the location. Bathrooms need upgrading.
Mooring field was excellent, very well laid out. Held well too: had a storm go through with 32+ kt winds. Excellent anchorage also available at the east end of the basin. Water taxi extremely convenient. Staff is very kind and friendly! Had to extend our stay an extra day; dockmaster was accommodating and quick to respond. Washroom/shower facilities were ok. Surrounding area is very nice with lots of areas to walk the dog, lovely walking and bike path, very short walk to town and lots of dine out options.
Great harbor, protected, quiet. Very nice amenities, wonderful launch system that is efficient and friendly. The area is beautiful with a wonderful walking/biking path right next to the marina, and the town is walkable and friendly.
Great marina. We took a ball here for one night. Great facility, location and people. The free launch service made it very convenient. They were flexible when we came one day early and let us check out a bit late. Highly recommend!
Friendly staff and very responsive and knowledgeable launch drivers.
We love staying at Atlantic highlands. Everyone is so nice and helpful. The launch service is great and the town is fun to walk around.
Launch. Capt Ron & Capt Joel are the best! My family & friends were well-treated! I will be back soon. The harbor is well protected behind the breakwater.
Launch service is excellent. Atlantic Highlands is visitor friendly.
Launch boat pilot was Great!
The launch drivers were all great. They made sure we were all safely back on our boats before the night was done.
It’s always safe with easy access to and from the harbor and with the water taxi it’s easy to go ashore. The morring balls are easy to spot and pickup with the attached stick. Great for amateurs like us.
Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club was a great place to grab a mooring ball while waiting out a storm on the east coast. Well protected, easy access, and the tender was very friendly and accommodating. Shops and food within walking distance.
A perfect stay for the Fourth of July.
Lovely mooring. Took dinghy around the point to a beach. Prompt, polite launch service. Fuel dock attendants were efficient and courteous.
Great stay as always.
Excellent spot for a stop before or after the Sandy Hook -Cape May ocean stretch. We found good moorings, VERY welcoming members, clean showers, a great bar and restaurant, close to grocery, hardware store, and a ferry to NYC. The no wake signs should be moved to the start of the mooring field to make it absolutely perfect.
Very responsive staff! Great town.
Very strong moorings. Very friendly attendants. Perfect!
Stayed at the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club for four days of strong winds. Everyone we met there was friendly and accommodating.
Very friendly and welcoming club. The members and staff are great! They made us feel like we are members. The food from Chef Thomas was very good. A great place to stay.
I am seeing a lot of reviews about friendly staff, but not the staff we met today. We made a reservation online this morning and it was not acknowledged and we tried to call 3 times without a response (it was declined 5 hours later online on our way back to where we came from...). We thought we would be able to confirm upon arrival , did not think it would be an issue to have a mooring. We were met by very rude staff at the launch asking us in an aggressive manner if we had received a confirmation and that there were no moorings available. I don't think we deserved such a treatment especially based on the lack of acknowledgment...
Nice spot with a great view. The launch service was excellent.
Absolutely love this place!
Nice place, friendly people. Convenient to restaurants, hardware store, grocery store, laundromat etc.
Great place to stop and take the Ferry to New York. Close to laundromat, grocery store, restaurants, and more. Staff was very accommodating.
Beautiful well-protected mooring field and anchorage. Great launch service.
Really transient friendly- fast launch service, attractive and easy to negotiate floating landing, small but pleasant club facility and very friendly people. We met the Commodore Sat evening and chatted for a while about the work he’s spearheading to update the indoor facilities - the bar already looks handsome. These are nice people charging a very reasonable amount and delivering super service. Would highly recommend!
Great condition of mooring ball and pendant. Launch was quick and ran until 10 allowing us to dine ashore after getting in 6.
What a great stop. Came in to hide from Hurricane Henri, stayed a few extra nights to enjoy the Thai restaurant, laundry, and NAPA nearby. Will definitely stop in again on our way south!
Great mooring field! Launch (taxi) captains were awesome! Great town, easy access to laundry, restaurants, grocery and liquor stores!
Great launch service, always available.
This is a great stop. Dockwa gives you your mooring assignment and good to go. This mooring field is very organized but all are not. Wished Dockwa published layouts for moorings.
Our stay was very pleasant. Launch drivers were friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations. They evan gave my dog a treat. Looking forward to a return visit.
Super friendly staff ! And the mooring was perfect .
Great stopping place … very friendly and helpful launch drivers.
AHYC Launch drivers are the best. Friendly and careful. Mooring held through strong squall, another boat at anchor dragged onto the beach. We were glad to be safe on the mooring.
Wonderful support town. The heat lightning was better than Fourth of July fireworks!
The yacht club mooring was very secure, the launch operators prompt and efficient. The shower and bath facilities, while clean and new, were quite a distance. There was no laundry facility at the club or the municipal marina. The nearest one was on First Street and is the pits!
We had a great stay @ Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club. Excellent tender service and staff. Club has a great view of the harbor and NYC. Plenty of restaurants and shops near by and supermarket a 15 minute walk away on route 36. Rich
Really great launch drivers run the moorings very professionally. Mooring gear and docks are excellent, sadly thanks to Sandy. We will make this a regular stop for sure.
The staff went beyond any expectations. We arrived at Thursday 4:30 pm after a day of battling prevailing winds of 25 KT winds with 30 KT gusts. We left early that morning and conquered Plum Gut, East River, Hell Gate and Battery Point and NY's shipping channel. Needless to day we were pretty tired upon arrival. Joel went out of his way to get us a mooring to include and pendant and stick and located us close to the dock as we had to use the dinghy in get ashore. The club was closing down that Saturday for the season. We needed to stay until Wednesday morning for a safe weather window. Joel and Dennis worked together to provide the mooring to us until we were able to leave. We can't explain how much their concern for our safety meant to us. If we could give them more stars we would!
We stayed at Atlantic Highlands yacht club for 2 nights. We stayed there before in July 2020. The yacht club staff was again very responsive on Dockwa during the reservation process. The mooring field is very nice - logically laid out and very protected. The dockmaster was very helpful as we approached, telling us our mooring assignment and how to approach - super easy. We went to the fuel dock / pump out first and after seeing the size of our boat (50'), the dockmaster decided to move us to a different ball that was better for us - this was great. The launch service was great. There is a nice running / biking trail that goes right by the yacht club - great views of Sandy Hook Bay and NYC in the background.
Great spot with convenient restaurants. Launch staff excellent. Great spot for East River passage!
We didn’t get to stay because our plans changed. But they issued a refund even though we didn’t expect it. Very friendly and very efficient!
Pleasant staff. Launch service was great. Third time there. Bruce Mulford
Always a pleasure. Had a storm front come through with 40kt winds - mooring was a snug and comfy. Dennis is one of the most courteous and helpful hosts we have encountered. Super hospitality - highly recommended
Should have had an email/ text package of where to pick up shower cards, launch hours, laundry etc . . . If we had know the launch quit at 6 we would have anchored
The two best things going for the marina are proximity to Sandy Hook and that the moorings are behind a breakwater. We arrived at the end of the season and could get access to the washrooms so we have no idea what to say about them.
Very convenient and efficient launch service. Good restaurant s close by. AH Yacht Club was delightful. Secure mooring inside the breakwater
I never give bad reviews but I in this case I must. I made a reservation on Docwa before heading out from Manhattan on my way south but when I arrived the the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club radioed me a mooring location but then radioed over VHS to let someone they knew who was 100 yards behind me take my mooring, and then retracted my reservation and mooring. It was clear from the radio exchange that it was a favor to a friend of the club. Then they just cancelled out my three day reservation, washed their hands of me. Some guy motored out on the launch to shout that they had some confusion and I should just anchor. Wouldn’t have been a problem because I like the anchor area nearby but I wasn’t anchoring there because I have to leave my boat for a couple days. I had a three day reservation and they just tossed me off for some relationship with the club. I am on a fixed income so that hurts as I now have to pay for an expensive slip nearby with the unrelated marina. My advice is to hammer call multiple times as you approach and badger them to make sure they don’t drop your reservation.
We're a trawler so were anchored rather than on a mooring ball but used their great launch service. Easy, responsive and very professional! We'll be back as it's a good stop.
Nice folks. Good launch service.
Grest mooring, no rolling, taxi service was awesome and goes till 11:30pm. Mooring had pick up sticks so very easy to moor
People are friendly and helpful, good restaurant at the marina. Everything you need is a short distance from the marina. Is very easy to get in and out. The marina a mooring fields are protected from waves and wins. I'll definitely stop there if in that area again.
Great mooring. Loved the launch service and the captains were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will stay again. Will not disappoint.
We were very pleased with our stay at your marina. Very convenient launch to get back and forth.
Well protected harbor, friendly, efficient launch service.
This is a great place to stop. We fueled at the Municipal Marina (with unfortunately a rather unhelpful young man), then picked up a mooring ball at Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club. This is a huge mooring field, but we were very comfortable on U2 during strong NW winds. The Launch service is stellar, and this is a rare instance where we did not need to put our dinghy in the water. We were able to stay on the mooring ball a little longer than checkout time as long as we kept our radio on 9 and monitored for the next guest. The mooring fee is now $55 (Active Captain still shows $50), but well worth it with the shower facilities and the launch service.
Great yacht club to visit. Very accommodating! Highly advised!
Great spot, very accommodating crew, nice place to stay before the grind down the coast. Thanks!
Curtious and efficient staff, good bar and food. Members were friendly, commodore was very helpful.
Excellent launch service. Friendly club. Bathrooms (run by the town) are barely OK.
Excellent launch service, gas dock, easy in/out. We will be back!
Great staff secure moorings and a simple launching point for heading south
This is a tough one - we really like it here and while we normally anchor out, we’ll usually take a mooring for at least a few nights whenever we pass through. Good supermarket, liquor stores, hardware store (propane), Library, post office & restaurants all under a mile away! Great dinghy dock, great launch service and exceptional launch captains - friendly, courteous & professional! So why 3 stars? The showers are abysmal! Now, I normally shower aboard Rocinante, but decided to check them out. Again, Abysmal! This is a yacht club, not a public park... Please upgrade your facilities to match the rest of your exceptional service!
Facilities available by key only while launch operates and are poorly laid out. Showers on the hallway to the commodes, rediculous! Yacht Club has extended a single row string of moorings 200 yards into what used to be anchorage. Message received, $50 per night mooring makes this an as needed stop only. Otherwise a great place for dinner and a few brews. Why do towns have to ruin it for travelers.
Great mooring with excellent bridle set-up and chafe protection. Launch service was quick and courteous. Easy walk to great supermarket to provision and lots of restaurant choices.
Good mooring field, solid tackle and well protected. Launch folks are excellent. Shower facilities are clean. No WiFi. We stay again If passing through.
Rhonda the bartender was awesome. The club also had complimentary sandwiches and snacks since they couldn’t serve dinner. We always enjoy AHYC!
Everything was fine. Very nice marina.
Were giving moorings quickly and have a great launch service that runs late. Didn't use the bathroom this trip but have in the past and they are adequate and air conditioned.
Our stay was awesome and the launch driver/check in person was very friendly. One important note: If searching for Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club on Dockwa, it does not appear, under that name, initials, or a search of the area. Strangely after the launch driver told us that they used Dockwa, I searched under "Highlands" and by chance found it??