Minneford Marina is the best in New York City with excellent service, new machinery, new barbeque deck, new restrooms w/hot showers and paved parking. Transients welcomed! Minneford Marina is located on the east side of City Island which is located in the Bronx, one of the five New York City boroughs.
Barely over a mile long, City Island is deeply entrenched in nautical lore and history. Several of the America's Cup yachts were built here at Minneford Marina and tested on Long Island Sound.
The distance from City Island to Manhattan is less than 10 miles. The marina is also located minutes from southern Westchester county. Northern New Jersey and Western Connecticut are within close driving range of less than an hour. The MARINA COMPLEX includes over 500 docking spaces.
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and tied up outside of the sea wall while we waited a while for any dock hand to greet us. When they eventually arrived, there was no clear plan as to where we would eventually go for the night and we wound up bouncing around for two hours before we were ultimately settled in a decent spot. Dock hands were friendly but with very little English on the go communication was a little challenging. The Marina itself is home to lots of party boat action so be prepared for a certain level of noise. Bathrooms were clean and relatively modern so that was a nice surprise. Definitely a spot to stop for convenience as opposed to atmosphere.
Marina is easy access but unfortunately has been overtaken by gorda of loud jet skiers, lots of alcohol in plain sight, no one observes the no wake zone and noise rules. No one answers the phone or dockwa over the weekend. All electric sockets on our dock were broken and we needed help to retrieve our cable Although the Owner and staff are quite helpful the Marina has sold out to the jet skier demands. A big shout out to Mr Nereo, great assistance from him
Friendly staff, convenient to good restaurants and shopping. Would stay there again.
They were not ready to receive us, lost our reservation.... the 3 poeple on the dock that was supposed to help us doesn’t speak English, just spanish and look not having axperience at all. They put us on the outside of the break water at wind of more than 20 knts. Wiil not recomand at all.
Good facility with easy entry. Very long walk to head and showers. Good power. Friendly and helpful staff. reasonable fee for NY. Would stay again.
Stayed for a night around July 4th. Marina has a bit of a party feel, but not too noisy and very well kept. Josephine and the rest of the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Would definitely recommend.
cons: Not impressed. power hookups in poor condition. seasonal slip holders seem to think that others around them enjoy listening to their loud music selection. pros: dockhands were very helpful. artie's italian restaurant had excellent food.
Friendly staff, but they don’t open until 9am. We were put on a relatively outer slip which could rock and roll a bit. Lots of loud stereos blasting and people partying in the marina until at least 10:30pm when we fell asleep. Luckily we were super tired from a 10 hour trip that day.
Incredibly friendly staff, Dock hands there to help and new what they where doing. Office staff helpful Very informed About the area. Bathrooms clean. Ice available at the dock.
A mixed bag at Minneford. PROS: Close to lots of restaurants on City Island, well maintained floating docks, immaculate restrooms. CONS: Did not respond to phone calls the day of our arrival. Contacted via radio at mouth of marina and got confused instructions on our slip assignment. No dockhands to assist. The harbormaster left for the night without giving us a keycard to get back on the docks after dinner. Noisy with lots of people partying on Friday, Saturday nights.