Details for Camden Yacht Club

Camden Yacht Club

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 10 reviews

Address Bayview Street, PO Box 204
Camden, ME 04843


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

No credit cards accepted.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Mid May to Mid October.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Inner harbor floats are $45 per night per boat. Outer harbor moorings are $35 per night per boat. Launch service included with both until 8 pm.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Included with mooring rental.

Pump out

Yes - Town has a pump out boat that will come to your boat. No charge.












Yes - Short walk.


Yes - 1 mile walk.


Yes - Short walk.


Yes - Numerous close by.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Numerous close by.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Near a charming town.

Reviews for Camden Yacht Club
Outstanding club and members, 2016-08-25
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (61)

Spent a night on a finger float in the harbor. Launch captain was the most professional and knowledgeable I've ever met. They do advise two things - they don't have showers, and they observe colors at 8am with a cannon. They also don't take credit cards. Cash or check only. Easy walk to town, beautiful clubhouse and location. We visited on a night with a seminar entitled "reliving the dream" about cruising south down the US coast. Very welcoming and open atmosphere. Lighthearted and happy people seem to gravitate here. Definitely an upscale harbor and shops.

Our funny highlight was the skipper of a 85+ powerboat leaned over on his departure from the harbor and asked "Pardon me, do you have any grey poupon." We'll be talking about that one for years!

Convenient, 2014-07-22
Captain: , Chebeague Island (420)

We used a CYC float ($45) for two nights. The staff was extremely accommodating, though we didn't really use any of the club's amenities. It is just the right distance from the public landing to be quiet, but close enough to get into town quickly. Dog friendly.

Friendly people, rolly mooring spot, 2012-07-31
Captain: , Annapolis (451)

This is a place that many others have written about and I'd agree with almost all the very positive reviews given so far. We had good launch service from the yacht club to lead us to a mooring ball. Unfortunately it left us hanging out well into the channel, so we requested to move. Although the second mooring ball (in a cove to port facing out of the harbor) was safer, it was very rolly given the wind direction that couple of days. Better luck next time...

Scenic New England stop 7/12/11, 2011-07-12
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

Grabbed a mooring ball for $30 including launch. Great service and friendly staff. Didn't really us CYC facilities, but looks very nice. Great town to walk around with beautiful homes and lovely garden and amphitheater near the library. Lots of schooner going in and out for day tours. Had dinner at Cappy's....very reasonable lobster dinner and good. Plenty of shops and plenty of restaurants.

Great location, 2010-11-26
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

We absolutely loved Camden -- and the folks at the Yacht Club were overall very nice. The Club was set on a beautful spot with lots of activity while we were there. The downside was that the launch service ends really early (a surprise we learned after dinner!) and no showers. That said -- the town is fantastic and we had perhaps one of our best ever meals at Francine Bistro. if you want to go there -- make sure you make a reservation early. The town is beautiful to walk around with lots of fun stores and isn't overly touristy.

Our favourite yacht club away, 2009-06-07
Captain: , Fredericton, NB, CAN (477)

This club and these people have been so good to us. They are accomodating, friendly and a pleasure to visit.

We stay at teh club for a few days every crusing season for the past nine years!

Anchoring in Camden, 2009-05-04
Captain: , Castine, Maine (325)

On either mooring or anchor, this is a "roll hole".

Very nice YC!, 2008-08-25
Captain: , Charleston, SC (215)

Camden was a highlight of our 2008 Maine tour. The YC is friendly, launch service excellent. Leave your dinghy on their floats, walk to town to shop or dine. Small market within walking distance in town (little pricey, limited selection). Water available at the club floats. Try to spend a night or two on their floats which are right in the inner harbor if you want the hustle and bustle of schooners, nice yachts, and tourist attractions. Definately take a walk ashore. Park area at NW end of harbor a must see.

Friendly staff, 2008-07-29
Captain: , placida,fl (330)

We had the pleasure of staying at CYC in 2007 and 2008. They were very accomodating and we spent a total of 11 nights at one of their floats. Very comfortable and great view of all the wonderful yachts and schooners that come in. The harbormaster and staff go out of their way to be sure you are taken care of. They serve a wonderful lunch on their deck and lawn. They also have a mooring field for boats that cannot have a float due to length or room.

A cruiser's yacht club, 2007-01-25
Captain: , Camden, Maine (741)

I don't know if it's the fact that Camden Yacht Club property actually belongs to the Town (with a perpetual lease), or what, but it does seem like this Yacht Club is less snooty than many when it comes to visiting cruisers, even those without any club affiliation. It does not have overnight dockage or showers, but is reasonable about renting moorings and inner harbor floats (preferable), and its launch service.

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