Winter Harbor Yacht Club

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32 Beach Street
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
44° 23' 0.27'', -68° 5' 28.77''
207-963-2346
VHF Ch. 9
$20 - $20/night
winterharboryachtclub.com
Winter Harbor
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club
Winter Harbor Yacht Club

Awards


Boaters' Choice 2020Boaters' Choice 2021Boaters' Choice 2022

About


Yachtsmen visiting the WHYC by boat are welcome. The nightly guest mooring fee includes use of the launch service, showers, water, garbage and use of the swimming pool. Lunch is available from noon to 2PM daily. Please call the kitchen (207) 963-2275 for further dining details. Mooring reservations for transient boaters can be made on the Winter Harbor Yacht Club web site www.winterharboryachtclub.com. Pre-season and post-season moorings are available at a reduced rate.

The Winter Harbor Yacht Club was founded in the 1890s along with the development of the Grindstone Neck summer community. The club is located in Downeast Maine across Frenchman Bay from Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor. The club is the center of social life on Grindstone Neck and offers members a wide variety of sailing and racing activities including Knockabout races, Bullseye races, and a Junior Sailing program. The WHYC member facilities include a snack bar, moorings, and a launch service. It is closely associated with the Grindstone Association where golf, tennis and swimming are available.

Berth Capacity


Moorings:75
Linear Docks:100 Feet

Approach


The approach to the WHYC (Winter Harbor Yacht Club) is very straight forward with shallow water only along the shorelines. Hail the WHYC on VHF 09 as you approach the mooring field the the club launch MAY I will escort you to your mooring.
Minimum Approach Depth:22.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:22.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:22.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2022

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Moorings:Yes
Anchorage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Nearby
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Campground:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:160.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
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Wonderful location great welcome and excellent lunch at the Yacht Club

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Gorgeous Harbor. Super easy to take the launch to the club with a great lunch spot and pool. Short walk or bike to town, and can take Acadia Shuttle to amazing trails. Bike rentals right in town also. A few little restaurants. Really old school, quaint club.

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Wonderful moorings. Lunch at snack bar was terrific and dock master very welcoming. Have stayed before and hope to make this a yearly destination

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Easy, beautiful harbor and town.

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Courteous responsive personnel and a wonderful facility

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Lovely facility, great lunch and very welcoming staff

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We were warmly welcomed — for our day trip to Winter harbor. They arranged lunch reservations for our party of 6 as well as scheduled the launch service to pick us up. The food was really good and had lots of variety. They were willing to customize any way that they could to meet our needs. The yacht club seemed to be a very friendly and offered lots of activities for the whole family. Not fancy, but definitely was welcoming and accommodating. Definitely met the needs of the community. Reubens, Lobster BLT and Blueberry pie as well as the delicious cookies were hits with our group.

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This is a very responsive and welcoming place. It’s a nice respite from the hustle of MDI. Jim was very thoughtful trying to accommodate us when they were full. Tender driver Sam came by and could not have been more polite and friendly. Thank you for running a great operation with labor in short supply.

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Nice setting and facility. Very friendly.

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Gorgeous views, always an eagle or two. Facilities are rustic and quite charming. Dock crew is always friendly and helpful. Had delicious sandwiches from the walk up window. Probably won't do that again though. We expected it to be a tad pricey, did not expect an automatic 20% gratuity for a take-out and that included the self-serve beer.

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It was a lovely stay, we were directed to our mooring by a courteous launch driver. We enjoyed a lovely lunch followed by a walk over the trail with great views. It is be of our favorite spots!!

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Very pleasant staff, nice moorings, great launch service.

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Ethan and Rob on the dock and with the launch were terrific. Polite, helpful, and available. And the food delivered was delicious.

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