Details for Charlottetown Yacht Club

Charlottetown Yacht Club

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 15 reviews

Address 2 Pownal St.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M4


After hours contact

Facility type

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


CYC is back in business after repairs following post-tropical Storm Arthur, July 2014.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Lisa MacKinnon



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Open May - October.


Direct approach from well-marked channel.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 40
Transient dockage: 20
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Docks in good repair.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 280
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 10
Total: 114
Transient price: $1.92/ft (2017-06-07)

Other price info: 40-49 feet is $2.20 per foot.
50-79 feet+ is $3.25 per foot.
80 and up $5.10 per foot.
Plus HST


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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)

Yes - Water available. No charge.

A boater reported in 2015 that the water here tasted badly of plastic. It is recommended that you taste the water before filling your tanks.

Dinghy access

Yes - Dinghy docking area available. No charge.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


No - Propane refill (of own tank) at Irving station, quite a hike, buy a portable hand cart at Canadian Tire. Better to get a ride to Irving.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out

No - Pump out can be arranged.


Yes - Available at the clubhouse. You could also freeze your own ice in jugs here.


Yes - Trash disposal available.


Yes - Women's and men's showers.


Yes - Women's and men's heads on site.


Yes - Laundry facilities on site.


Yes - 10 minute cab ride away.


Yes - In town.


Yes - Xanadu is on the second floor of the Clubhouse. Many others are within a 5 minute walk.


Yes - Within a 5 minute walk from the club.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Within a 5 minute walk from the club.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Call Club for details.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Yes - Winter storage available.

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Yes - 36 foot sailboat for charter with a Captain. Contact club manager.

Internet access

Yes - Secured, obtain the passcode from the office, free for transients.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi

Other services


Confederation Center of the Arts is a 5 minute walk from the yacht club. Excellent live theatre.

Founder's Hall, take the 45 minute self guided tour of how the Early Canadian Politicians git together to form Canada, 1860's, well worth it and only a couple minute walk from YC

COWS Creamery is worth a trip. Retail store is in town. Need a car to get to the Creamery which offers a tour for a small price.

Reviews for Charlottetown Yacht Club
Great destination! The city, not the marina., 2017-08-18
Captain: , Ottawa (51)

We have 47ft sailboat so the yacht club was our only choice here. Very rough ride on the outer wall, power didn't work breaker kept popping off, and wifi is impossible to keep connected. I didn't buy fuel but noted diesel price is 1.30/litre which is high compared to mainland stops. The people were great though, and did everything they could to make our stay pleasant. It would be great to see the services improved as the city is an awesome place to visit and very walkable.

Great Service, 2016-10-22
Captain: , Catawba Island, Ohio (447)

We stopped by 10/19 after they were closed, and they graciously openend up the pumps for us so we could refuel. Thank you for thour PEI hospitaility!

Not so bad, 2016-10-05
Captain: , Chaumont, NY (257)

September. We had a decent spot on the inner docks and the staff were pleasant - perhaps they read the reviews. We needed a new bilge pump and it turned out that the local marine supplier Marine Source employee Adam was a club member; he took our order over the phone and delivered it to us the next day. We also needed Sailing Directions, we called the local book store Bookmark who held a copy of 108 for us, he also printed out a list of dealers for us so that we could locate the other two books. We called ahead enroute to the dealer at Pictou who referred us to Stright-Mackay who in turn referred us to Binnacle Yachting in Halifax and indicated that if Binnacle couriered the books to him, he would personally deliver them to us at Pictou. All this actually happened - exceptional service; typical of the generosity we experienced in Canada from Tadoussac eastwards.

very noisy place, 2016-06-18
Captain: , Valleyfield (103)

Anchoring somewhere in the bay is better than coming here.

Love Charlottetown but not this yacht club, 2015-08-12
Captain: , Moncton (228)

Yacht Club is an ok place to stay when in town. Exposed to South winds - above 20kts you are really going to start rocking! Situated right downtown. Mens washrooms and showers were not clean during our stay although they had been upgraded recently. Yacht Club seems to focus mainly on its members (racers) and not to visiting cruisers. At $1.52/ft per night (very pricey for Northumberland Strait), might consider anchoring outside mooring field. Could not get Wifi signal at dock or clubhouse. Enjoyed speaking to some of the other friendly members and exploring the city.

Update - last time we stayed here we were about to pull into slip with attendant waiting dockside. Within one boat length turing into slip, another member approached from behind and took the slip almost causing us to collide with dock! Attendant's reponse was he was a member and could do what he wants. We will never stay there again. Will anchor if conditions permit or stay away from Charlottetown all together.

Disorganized, shabby and overpriced, 2015-07-22
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (552)

Did not respond to VHF. We had made a reservation, but were not expected. Their rate had increased from $1.50 in 2014 to $2.10 July 2015 %u2013 more than Montreal and Quebec City! The docks and general facilities are substandard. We were eventually assigned space on the outside floating dock which turned out to be unstable and dangerously vulnerable to wakes and any adverse weather. We had planned to stay four nights but stayed two. Close to downtown, which is very nice. Close to supermarket, but there are no dock cards to carry your purchases to your boat. Better to visit and spend your money in Summerside.

Friendly locals & good location, 2014-11-05
Captain: , Montreal (254)

A bit noisy (busy club) and would definitely be exposed to SW winds, but otherwise a good place to dock. Short walk into town, and I would highly recommend a stopover in Charlottetown. Local club members are more than happy to chat and offer advice.

Town Interesting, Facility Has Room for Improvement, 2014-07-26
Captain: , Corpus Christi, TX (732)

Admittedly facility is recovering from Hurricane Arthur a month ago, but still no power on docks, no water on docks, and from appearances, those may have been marginal previously. Wi-fi marginal. Charges are high: 3 tiers (under 50, 50-79, over 80) by LOA...not design length. For their prices, facility should be much better. Lots of rolling on outside dock; partying on local boats late and loud. Town is very interesting, however.

Best pace in Charlottetown, 2013-07-16
Captain: , Toronto, ON (1763)

Right downtown, close to all the sites.....
Unfortunately the restaurant and bar on the second floor is not operating anymore, however there are lots of great pubs close by. Make sure you hit Gahan House.

Nice quiet spot, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1400)

Nice floating docks, but a little far between the power posts. Friendly help at the docks and good facilities inside. Close to town, a great park and major shopping, although the real grocery stores are are a hike.

Very convenient to town but exposed to winds with an S component, 2011-10-20
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Marina is very full in the season. We were put on the outside of the face dock; we're 44'. With anything other than light winds, it can get a little rough on the face dock. Great proximity to town. There is a great marine store in the area; Mermaid Marine ( Need a car to get there. Several smaller ones in the area as well. Lots of good restaurants.

Captain: , Oriental, NC (1148)

The full-service Charlottetown Yacht Club is the first marina facility situated West of the Coast Guard base and offers cruising yachts dockage or moorings. The club is conviniently located in the heart of historic Charlottetown. It has a fuel dock and in addition to the small floats there is a long floating dock that can accommodate vessels to 120 feet. This long floating dock is located outside the protection of the inner marina. It is locatedin a very pleasant surrounding and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Great Town, 2011-08-16
Captain: , Sodus Point, NY (718)

Marina staff is very friendly and helpful. WiFi is weak, but there. We docked inside the basin for two nights and everything was very quiet and calm. Nice to find a natural harbor after spending 3 weeks going into small, man made harbors. Great town with big city ammenities but small town feel. About a mile walk to a well stocked and large grocery store.

Good Location, 2010-10-16
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Had issues with dockage and was forced to move my boat twice. you get waked by rude boaters. However, it is a good place to stay, convient to town and the staff and facilities were ok.

Friendly, helpful staff., 2010-08-12
Captain: , Charlottetown, PEI, Canada (247)

very friendly staff, and members. clean washrooms, grounds. right downtown with in wlaking distance of all amenities.

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