Details for Castleton Boat Club

Castleton Boat Club

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 21 reviews

Address 92 S. Main Street PO Box 145
Castleton, NY 12033


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 10
Total: 50
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2014-05-06)

Other price info: 200 foot of transient face dock. $1.00 per foot per night with a paid mast step, or with paid purchase of 50 or more gallons of gasoline or diesel. Discount good for up to two night stay, then standard rate of $1.50 per foot applies.


Transient: 9
Total: 9
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $25.00 per day, flat rate for the moorings. Includes use of all club facilites.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: 89 Octane

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Lead substitute for marine use is premixed into the gasoline.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - $2.50 block or cube, 2014.










Yes - Nearby



Yes - Hot lunch served on weekends all summer.


Yes - Full bar available to transients and guests.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free wireless internet. Excellent reception, even on the moorings.

Boat ramp availability


Other services

DIY mast removal with well built crane/pole, $50 for one mast, $75 for two. August 2014

For cruising sailboats headed to or returning from the south, Castleton Boat Club has an excellent mast stepping capability. For a very reasonable rate ($50USD August 2014), the mast crane is a bargain. It operates extremely slowly - a huge safety factor when stepping a mast - and makes it a safe, practical operation for the cruising couple.


Reviews for Castleton Boat Club
DIY mast stepping, 2016-06-22
Captain: , Delaware City, DE (204)

Just to be clear this is a DYI location. My Wife and I just finished unstepping
the mast. Went OK

The wakes were not bad but it was early on a weekday. I would not try it on a nice weekend, far to many power boat wakes.

The club is open weekends and some weekdays (9-5?) and sometimes when members are around. Felt a little funny one day where we were the only folks around all day.

There are no services or supplies (outside laundry), coffee shop within walking distance. But the club has pump out, fuel, ice. I'm an Enterprise emerald member and got a car for a day at a very reasonable rate with pic up/drop off.

The Village Inn is a small pub next to laundrmat with more than adequate food. Not fancy but good. Open Tues to Sunday.

All in all a VERY positive stay.

Affordable and handy, 2016-06-02
Captain: , North East, MD (385)

They have a package deal of $1/foot overnight docking if you buy at least 50 gallons of fuel. The transient docks are along a bulwark on the river. They don't always answer their phone so call well ahead. They are sometimes staffed by members, not professionals. If you are newbies, they might not provide all the help you need.

Unstepped the mast, 2015-10-04
Captain: , Melbourne (70)

This is a cheap alternative to have your mast unstepped. We have a heavy 50' mast that required four people to manage. First we lifted onto dock, tidied it up then laid it on the supports. We did this back in June 2015 and at that time there was plenty of wood behind the shed to make your own supports. For US$50 it was a bargain! Would do it again.

Best bet for mast work, 2015-08-07
Captain: , Olcott, NY (2536)

05/16/15 - stopped this year to say hi to the guys in the club and have a quick beer. Club hasn't changed and it was great to see old friends, even if we didn't step the mast here this year.
I've been stopping here for twenty years and love it.
Can't remember how many masts we've stepped and unstepped here.
You do need three people to do a safe job. Club members usually don't help due to the liability issue.
The key is to select a calm day and watch the river traffic.
Commercial vessels usually slow down but not the power boaters.
We've seen five foot wakes come rolling in, tends to wreck masts if they are caught at the wrong moment.
The members could not be more helpful.
Provisions are a bit far but the money you save makes up for it.
Trains do roll by close to the docks, especially at night.

Great people - great service, 2015-07-25
Captain: , Naples Florida (246)

$1.50/ft + $8? electric. Friendly place - walk across the tracks to the Main Street and turn right - 50 yards on right is a little bar with great food - the owner is the chef.

2014 Great Dockage Deal, 2014-04-17
Captain: , Castleton On Hudson (10)

DOCKAGE SPECIAL $1per ft dockage If you step your mast or buy 50 gals of gas or diesel. Best deal on the river.
Best time to Step a Mast is, Monday - Friday. little or no boat traffic. Weekends youll need to stay alert. Winch is electric( no more hand cranking)

Can't beat price on mooring balls, 2013-10-17
Captain: , Ottawa (1173)

Stopped for the night on one of the mooring balls. We were lucky and the river was very quiet when we were there. I could see this being a rocky spot if the river were busy. Overall we were happy with it though. The only downside we experienced was train after train, but welcome to the Hudson I guess...

Nice Boat Club, 2013-08-17
Captain: , Fairfield Harbour, NC (50)

Stopped here on both our northbound and southbound trip through NY. Small town with not much to do but a local bar and laundry at just in front of the marina. The club has cookouts on the weekend and you can get a good lunch for $7.00.

great place to stop, 2013-07-21
Captain: , West shore Marlboro NY (825)

great place to stop, good docks with easy approach from north or south good bar, clean heads and very accomodating members
stewarts within walking distance , village inn is close by

Step/unstep your mast in DIY fashion, 2013-05-01
Captain: , wichita falls (260)

If you know what you are doing this is the best place. We came around noon and by 4 pm we had stepped two masts on our boat and the boat of our fellow sailor who travelled with us. The price was fair. Crane is extremely easy to handle. Our mast is 42ft long and we had no trouble. They have a decent mooring field across the river.

Bad place to step a mast, 2012-11-16
Captain: , Roseville MN (398)

Very rough %u2013 the dock is right on the Hudson River, with continuous wakes from passing boats. We elected to step our mast ourselves here %u2013 big mistake! It was so rough with the passing boats that we had real trouble doing it, what with the boat rocking and all. Broke some mastfoot wires in the process, and it took us 3 people to get the deck-stepped mast aligned at all. Next time we will go on to Catskill and have the professionals do it.

Must have stopped on an off day, 2012-10-19
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

Clunky marina where the docks need work as do the water and electricity hook ups. We tied up on the main dock that was rocky most of the night. I'm afraid there are better alternatives near by.

great marina, 2012-06-27
Captain: , Marlboro Yacht Club, Marlboro NY (515)

we love to stay here, these people are very nice and accomidating. They know how to have a good time also.

Rolling on the River, 2012-06-19
Captain: , Williamstown, MA (335)

We loved the fact that guest moorings are only $5 a night. The first night we stayed was great. When the winds howling down the Hudson valley @ 20kts. opposed the South flowing tides the next day we found ourselves beam to 3 foot waves. Not so great.

friendly club, 2012-05-23
Captain: , Castleton, NY (40)

served lunch on weekends, guest showers , pump out and fuel-everyone was friendly

Very friendly and great DIY crane for mast stpping/unstepping, 2011-09-19
Captain: , Mallets Bay, VT (96)

But this is a truly DIYer, so don't try this if you haven't done it before. Minimum 2 people required, 3 is really more like it, and four is preferred to make this go well.

Great Stop - 42' trawler, 2011-05-09
Captain: , Cleveland (30)

Stopped and kept my boat here while waiting for the Canal to open in May, 2011. Great club, very friendly and concientious members - felt secure leaving boat in their hands. Docks are fine with well maintained electrical and water. No-frills club, but prices are great, everything works, people are friendly and boat is safe. They have a lift for stepping mast. There are mooring balls available across the river. Not much to town - a couple of bars to eat / drink casually nearby along with a mini-mart. I would absolutely stop here again due to price, location and character of members.

Friendly, rustic, can-do attitude, 2011-03-12
Captain: , Iroquois (1230)

This was a pleasant place to stop for dismasting. The place isn't fancy being a co-op type boat club, but they are very friendly.
The docks are exposed to river wakes so put out good fenders and fenderboards if you have them. You can moor/anchor across the river while waiting for masting if you like.
I think there was a pot-luck/inexpensive supper on the weekend. Proceeds going to keep the boat club going.
Apart from a rather cavalier attitude to smoking at the fuel docks (apparently diesel isn't flammable :-) the staff are pleasant and helpful.

A good stop, 2010-06-05
Captain: , Foley, AL (985)

I agree with the last two reviews, still the same a year or two later. Price of beer has gone up though but still a bargain. We had some good pizza and wings from Hadleys Pizza just a few blocks away.

Wonderful Stop, 2009-06-20
Captain: , Mashpee, MA (541)

The club members here are great. Flashback to the 50's with 75 cent drafts (2006), fair fuel prices. Can bounce a bit at night with some minimal boat traffic on the river and gotta love those trains. The town is a short walk away, can't remember the name of the restaurant (aren't many) with tasty on site cooking for very reasonable prices. Small convenience store for supplies. Five stars for the experience and welcoming members.

Simple but good, 2008-07-19
Captain: , Grindstone Island, NY (32)

Not fancy but they get the basics right (helpful staff, good docks, fuel at fair rate, pump out). For overnight stop it is very good.

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