Yachtsmen visiting the WHYC by boat are welcome. The nightly guest mooring fee includes use of the launch service, showers, and the swimming pool. Lunch is available from noon to 2PM daily as well as our "Launch Lunch" service from 10AM to 2PM. 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 from May 21st through June 27th and August 8th through September 15th 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. For the 2021 season the WHYC is open from June 28th through Labor Day. 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.
Easy, beautiful harbor and town.
Courteous responsive personnel and a wonderful facility
Lovely facility, great lunch and very welcoming staff
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.
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.
Nice setting and facility. Very friendly.
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.
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!!
Very pleasant staff, nice moorings, great launch service.
Ethan and Rob on the dock and with the launch were terrific. Polite, helpful, and available. And the food delivered was delicious.