Details for Berkeley Yacht Club

Berkeley Yacht Club

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.5 stars from 2 reviews

Address One Seawall Drive
Berkeley, CA 94710


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - YES
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Johnathan Douglas, Manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Contact Port Captain -

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Available at Berkeley Marine Center directly across the entrance channel.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - In the Marina.












Yes - Skates, Hana Japan, and His Lordship, all within walking distance.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Berkeley Marine Center in the Marina.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - At Berkeley Marine Center in the Marina.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability

Yes - In the Marina.


Other services


Reviews for Berkeley Yacht Club
Berkeley Yacht Club, 2014-09-04
Captain: , Seattle (365)

We stopped in here with almost no notice. Called the YC number and were asked to communicate with someone via email at We did so 30 minutes out, and were responded to within five minutes. Although not having a telephone number with which we could effectively communicate was a bit awkward, it worked out fine. We were welcomed for three reciprocal days for free, including no extra charge for electricity. The club is locked, but the staff will let you in to use the bathrooms and shower if you ring the bell (and wear a nametag). We were issued a key fob for the marina's bathrooms for a $20 deposit. The club was also amenable to accepting packages for us. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

Berkeley Yacht Club, 2011-03-02
Captain: , Berkeley Marina, CA (178)

My wife and I have been members of this club for around 5 years and highly recommend it. BYC offers a very strong range of programs for racing, cruising and social interests framed around the local boating scene. Judging by the number of events that are put on during the year, there is probably no other yacht club quite as active as BYC - at least in Northern California.

Our particular areas of interest are in the cruising and social side of the club. For many years the club has had a very strong cruising program with overnight group cruises scheduled most every month of the year. Starting in 2011 we have also added regularly scheduled daysail group cruises every month of the year.

The club's calendar is packed with all sorts of social events throughout the year. Not a single week goes by without something fun happening at BYC. We particularly enjoy the outstanding live music program at the club. Certainly there is no other club around that competes in this regard.

While my wife and I are not particularly focused on racing, I would be remiss not to mention the club's racing program. They offer fun beer can style racing every week of the year. This takes place on Friday evenings in the Spring/Summer and on Sunday afternoons in the Fall/Winter. These races are very open to all interested sailors. They are also unusual in being open to multihulls and have even recently added a human powered (paddling) division in the Winter (lighter wind) months. All of these races finish up with a meal in the club. In addition the club hosts three major regattas each year.

The club's facility includes a very comfortable bar with what must be one of the very best views in all of San Francisco Bay. The club also has a large Dining Room which can handle fairly large events, along with an adjoining professional quality kitchen. They have a large deck which wraps all the way around the waters edge. A guest dock is available for visiting boats and use by members.

The atmosphere of the club is very down to earth and comfortable. It would be a very rare day that any sign of a blue blazer could be found. The first Sunday afternoon of each month is a particularly fun time to visit when our long running jazz jam takes place.

Cost of membership is very reasonable. As of February 2011 the dues are $160/quarter for regular membership.

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