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 yachtswoman 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 save and 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 sky line. 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 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.
Great staff secure moorings and a simple launching point for heading south
Easy in and out -good strong mooring. we didn’t have much interaction with anyone except t get a mooring ball assignment - staff was very helpful in that regard. Was not easy to figure out where to tie up our dinghy
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!
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??
Great marina for mooring a sailboat, fast Launch service, and friendly. Beautiful stone sea wall to keep your boat well protected.