Details for Great Kills Yacht Club

Great Kills Yacht Club

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.6 stars from 30 reviews

Address 37 Mansion Ave.
Staten Island , NY 10308

Phone718-948-9615, John Calascibetta NY Harbor Host 917-887-9446

After hours contact

Email John Calsscibetta at

Facility type

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


For transient reservations, contact John Calascibetta NY Harbor Host 917-887-9446.
Do not contact the club directly

VHF channel

They do not monitor the VHF.

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


As you come in the harbor, keep to the port channel. GKYC is the last two fingers on the port side. Last finger side tie is the usual, but not always, transient tie up.





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 - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Facedock of 70 feet.


Transient: 0
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2015-08-30)

Other price info: Slips and facilities are available only to registered yacht club members.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings available from other marinas in Great Kills Harbor.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $10 per day.

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

Pump out







Yes - Showers available only when the clubhouse is open. Hours vary.






Yes - About a mile away. There are a couple of grocery stores - Top Tomato is has everything you need, especially some Italian foods you won't find in a regular grocery and a Pathmark which is a full grocery.



Yes - The club does not have a restaurant, but there are 4 within walking distance



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - GKYC has a secured WiFi. Verizon signal was 1X 2 bars, providing good voice and slow data.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Local bus on Hylan Blvd. An express bus (X1) runs to Manhattan with a frequent schedule. The train station is about 3/4 mile distant, which will take you to St. George, where you can board the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan.

Other services


Reviews for Great Kills Yacht Club
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1543)

Stayed here again on 09/16 and still a great stop
5/26/16. As a former New Yorker I can say that. I did have a clue from reading the other AC ratings so I wanted to stop and see for myself. John was great in guiding us in, helping us to tie up, and making us feel "at home." The rest of the people we met, mostly locals, were all just as friendly and welcoming. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer as we had to get home.

If there were 6 stars they'd rate it, 2016-09-17
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

Stayed again 09/09-10/16. Same as below. What a great wonderful club. What a great welcoming club in a strategic location. Close to train to the Staten Island Ferry to the Battery. This is the best way(certainly least expensive) place to stay and see NY City. The 911 Memorial and Freedom tower is a tearfull must. We must never forget. The club menmbers were great and overwelmingly friendly and gracious. Just make sure you call ahead to make sre they have room for you as dockage is limited. The dock master John(AGLCA Harbor Host) is a treasure.

What a Place, 2016-06-30
Captain: , Charleston, SC (200)

Cannot say enough about the hospitality of this club and its members. John C. is more than a harbor host, he is an ambassador. Met many new friends, not just dock mates, all the John's (inside joke....many of the members are named John), Mike, Tony, etc. We were met by 4 people upon arrival. they tied the entire boat. better yet, they invited us to their club house and made us feel at home. Stayed 4 nights. Don't miss this great club.

The Club You'd Like to Belong To..., 2016-06-16
Captain: , Hobe Sound, Florida (450)

We've been the guests of the Great Kills Yacht Club twice, once southbound on just our own boat in September, 2015 and recently northbound in June, 2016 with three other Looper boats. On both occasions we were warmly welcomed by everyone we encountered and treated like the friends and family you like to spend time with. John Calascibetta made sure we were all secured and welll-oriented to the facility, spent time with us on the docks and in the club introducing us to everyone, and even drove us to the train to catch the Staten Island Ferry to NYC to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Get fuel and pumped out before or after you arrive, but otherwise you'll want for nothing.

The best of what it is, 2016-06-01
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1520)

Very friendly welcome, even accomodated another boat traveling with us. As they say "this is a working mans yacht club". Everyone very friendly, facilities in well maintained condition and an excellent value. Several good places nearby to eat and a good place to stage the next run be it north or south.

Update 5/28/2016
Such a welcome stop after an offshore run up from Cape May. John and all the club members make sure you feel welcome here. Treat you like family and always willing to help with whatever you might need.

Excellent place to stop., 2015-10-10
Captain: , Erie, PA (587)

All the other reviews are correct. John invited us up to their closing day picnic, fed us and introduced us to quite a few other club members. This is a very friendly place indeed.

Five star members, 2015-08-30
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6694)

Would have rated a five stars if shopping more convenient. August 2015 was our 4th stopover at GKYC. Docks all replaced after Sandy n 2012. Also improved from previous years is access to clubhouse restrooms & showers. Code lock added to doors to allow late entry. Docks and yard are also secured with code lock. Great location, easy tie up on T-Head (slips not usually available. Very nice clubhouse bar, members very socialable as were both bartenders we met. Many good restaurants within walking distance. Several Russian Deli Markets within short bike ride.

not enough stars to rate, 2015-08-28
Captain: , cruising (631)

Need more stars for GKYC! John C and Tony took care of our group of MTOA boats for 5 days. Rides to train station and sharing everything they had to make us feel right to home. We took the train to the Staton Island ferry everyday to do the sights in New York. Great restaurants near by and no reason to go anywhere else to have a drink when the GKYC bar is open. I don't think there are any drinks over $4 and beers are $2. Me met a lot of members and understand why there is a 30 year waiting list to join. We were on a T head and the basin is well protected.

Excellent, Excellent Stop, 2015-06-27
Captain: , Eau Gallie, Florida (140)

What a great club this is. The people here overwhelmed us with kindness and generosity. We were tied to the dock by a group of 4 members that gave us information about the facilities and the surrounding area.
Manhattan is an hour bus ride or a train and Statin Island Ferry ride away. We did both with the train and ferry ride giving a view of waters we would be navigating as we continue up the Hudson.

I went up to the club to pay for our stay and was welcomed with an offer for a libation from Steve. Being very tired and needing a nap I declined but with a bit of encouragement my mind was changed. The humor and laughter along with the scotch made for the most memorable landing I have had in my life. The kindness and generosity continued during our entire stay.

They had a Fathers Day breakfast during our stay and John invited all the loopers up to join in. It was a fantastic family event.

We were told stories about the recovery of the facilities after Sandy and went through an album of the pictures. It was evident that this talented group of boaters worked together and made the facility even better. We live in Florida and we know how hard it is to recover after a storm but this club amazed me with the speed they recovered.

We will forever hold the Great Kills Yacht Club dear to our hearts. They have enriched our experience of doing the loop beyond any expectation.

Excellent stop, 2015-06-18
Captain: , Newcastle upon Tyne (463)

A great welcome from AGLCA harbor host John C made our stay here easy and very enjoyable. A good place to stop after a run up the coast. The marina is sheltered, quiet and has nice floating docks with power and water. Several restaurants close by, and also a bus into Manhattan. John lent us his pass for this, otherwise you need a lot of quarters for the $6.75 fare. No groceries within walking distance and no laundry, but still a very enjoyable stop. Oh, and no pumpouts in Gt Kills.

GKYC - great place, 2015-06-10
Captain: , Atlanta (770)

Stayed here the nights of 5/29/15 - 6/2/15. Host John Calascibetta could not have done a better job. When we were there there were 5-6 Loopers at the club; John personally met and helped tie up every boat that came in; took people in his car to the laundry/grocery stores; arranged a table for 8 at the local restaurant; took two carloads of people to the train station for trips into the City. Besides John, the other club members were welcoming and fun to talk with, and the prices both at the marina and the YC bar could not be beat.

Enjoyable, friendly place to visit, 2014-09-17
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale (1134)

Great Kills YC is a great place to stage for your tansit down the Jersey Coast. Well protected harbor, very good floating docks and solid power. Be sure to have a smart Y or 30 to 50 amp converter as most of the slips are only 30 amp.

The club is member run by folks who care and welcome visitors. There had been miscommunication, so the space promised was not available. John fit us into another slip with a smile and professional competence. Several restaurants with in walking distance.

Good Marina to Stay at While Visiting New York City, 2014-07-10
Captain: , Chicago, IL (40)

We stayed here two nights so that we could visit New York City and see the 4th of July fireworks. John Calascibetta was a wonderful harbor host and even drove us to the Staten Island train so we could take the Staten Island ferry to NYC. The members of the yacht club were also very friendly. There are a couple of nice restaurants a short walk from the marina. The heads and showers were fine and we had no prblem connecting to the WIFI from our boat.

All First Choices get compared to GKYC., 2014-06-23
Captain: , Houston, Texas (970)

What a welcoming place. Fleet Captain John Ferretti and ALGCA Harbor Host John Calascibetta were especially helpful. The members were very friendly. Their hospitality beats the 'southern hospitality' we know. We were invited to their Father's Day breakfast buffet and it was good.

The heads and showers were clean and nice. The floating docks are in great shape and well lit at night. The cash bar in the clubhouse is very reasonable. The harbor is very protected and relatively wake free. Up by the clubhouse the wifi was good and they are working on the problem with the wifi repeater on the dock.

Shopping, deli, hardware, plumbing supplies, bakery, auto supply, restaurants, & atm are in reasonable walking distance. If you need a supermarket or a large liquor selection, the bus stop for the local bus is 2 blocks from the club. One of the club members operates a marine supply store that is reachable by local bus.

Also two blocks away is the stop for the express bus straight into Manhattan. The local or special bus will take you to the Staten Island ferry terminal. It's a bit longer walk to the train station to the ferry terminal.

This is a no frills yacht club, but all the necessities are there and the price is very reasonable for the NYC area.

AWESOME!!!, 2014-06-08
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach, FL (361)

I can not say enough good about John Calascibetta the AGLCA harbor host. He is willing to do anything he can to help out fellow loopers. He has even loaned his personal transit card to boaters on the honor system. He gives a briefing explaining how to get to New York City both by public transportation and by water. He made three trips to the train station to transport all of our group.
The yacht club has very reasonable prices in their bar. John calls it a no frills marina but it had everything we needed and expected. We reserved for five boats and John accommodated a total of ten boats without a problem.

Glad we stopped, 2013-09-23
Captain: , Wicomico Church (610)

Wonderful people; clean facilities; and they have about 90% recovered from Sandy

A great, friendly, welcoming yacht club right outside New York City, 2013-09-14
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (1332)

Friends have stayed here several times and recommended it to us, and what a great, friendly, welcoming yacht club it is. Great Kills Harbor is snug and well protected--and beautiful, just eight miles from Sandy Hook. This Staten Island yacht club is a workingman's club whose members are N.Y. cops, firemen, small business owners, and we met one who is a retired Staten Island ferry captain. These guys all welcomed us like family.There's more water on the approach and inside than shown on the latest NOAA chart. On advice from our friends, we favored the green side of the channel in from the bug light and found no water less than 11 feet MLW. Be mindful of the obstruction, marked by a white "danger" buoy, about 50 yards E of the face dock.

You can catch a bus into Manhatten. Friends used a private car service and reported the trip iwas about 90 minutes one-way.

The commodore told us the club has 170 members and a 15-year waiting list. It's clearly a club of the members, by the members and for the members, and virtually every boat we saw on the docks appeared neat, clean and well-maintained. These are boats that are used, not marina queens.Our Nordhavn 47 and our friends' Nordhavn 50 fit snugly along the 100-foot face dock. While the cleats may be a mite undersized for yachts of our displacement, and the piers offer only 30-amp power, with our Smart-Y pigtail we had solid 50-amp power and we were 100% comfortable in settled weather with winds up to about 20 knots. The commodore told us he believes the face dock can accommodate yachts up to 76 feet, perhaps more. I agree.Thanks to the storm surge from Super Storm Sandy, the floating docks lifed right off their pilings and were deposited ashore and the 100+-year old clubhouse was flooded. Yet the members brought it all back quickly with their own resources and skills--while other facilities here at Great Kills are still struggling to come back. These are hands-on guys, as shown by the way they keep their club and their boats.The clubhouse has a friendly, welcoming bar--very good prices too! Check out the before and after pictures (in the bar) of the damage done by Sandy! Then walk up the hill, turn left, and continue about four blocks to the terrific Frank & Sal's Italian Market. With fresh fruits and veggies, italian sausages, cheeses, a mile of real Italian pastas of all sizes, shapes and descriptions, and wonderfully prepared to-go food such as roasted veggies, this is a market well worth the walk. Restaurants are within walking distance, though we didn't try any.For you Nordhavn owners, Commodore Mike Katsoris is a Nordhavn Dreamer and he rolls out the welcome mat for Nordhavns. He walks the walk and talks the talk and hopes to own a Nordhavn someday. You can reach him on his cell at: 917-951-6525. Fleet Captain John Ferretti was also most helpful. Both were here to welcome us and help us tie up.

Price for our stay (cash or check only): $2.00/foot per day plus $10.00 electric per day, no charge for water. Excellent water with great water pressure.A great and memorable stop . . . we'll definitely be back!

Open for business, 2013-07-01
Captain: , Ft Hunt, VA (16)

John, is very responsive to making your stay comfortable. All new dock with electric and water. No fuel or pump outs yet... Close to bus to NYC and plenty of grocery, pharmacy and restaurants. .

Great place to stay?, 2013-06-29
Captain: , North Carolina (344)

This Marina was destroyed by Sandy and the members put it back together again.

Great marina with very friendly members. Harbor host, John Calascibetta, along with other club members, met us at the dock and helped us to tie up.

John is an awesome Harbor Host. Besides making us feel welcome, he took us to the train station the next day so that we could go into NYC. He gave us schedules and advice on how to get around.

This is a great stop but there's not a lot of transient space so be sure to call ahead.

Good Docks, Great People, 2013-06-10
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4015)

The club members have done an excellent job rebuilding the marina after Hurricane Sandy, which totally destroyed the docks. The T-head, where transients are normally placed, is a new dock with new power/water stands.

A reasonable walk or bike ride will get you to grocery stores, a bakery, pharmacy,and restaurants. We took both the train/ferry and the express bus to get to Manhattan.

The club members are outgoing, friendly, and helpful. We had long conversations in the boat yard, shared drinks at the bar, and were invited to members boats for cocktails. Everyone makes you feel comfortable and welcome.

This was our second stay at GKYC. We will visit again anytime we are in the NYC area.

Great Place to Stop, 2012-05-28
Captain: , punta gorda, fl (1328)

Stayed here 5/23-5/26/12. Club accepts members from other yacht clubs and also AGLCA members. $2/ft. John Calascibette is a member of the club and can arrange for AGLCA members to stay there if space is available. He was very helpful to us with information about local restaurants and how to get into NY City. Club has a great bar and members were very friendly. Easy entrance into great Kills harbor. Well protected land locked basin. We took the bus into NY City. Bus stop is only a couple of blocks from the club and it took us all the way to the theatre district in a little over an hour. Bus fare was $5.50 per person each way. Buy your bus fare card at the delli about five or six blocks from the club.

Great Place - Well Protected, 2011-11-25
Captain: , Portsmouth RI (275)

Great place, friendly, great launch service but limited in october. Nice lounge and the town is friendly with a variety of stores. Access to NYC via the Staten Island ferry.

Roe's resturant, out the marina and to the left has great food. The basin is very well protected and the entrance is well marked. A great alternative to Sandy Hook

Wonderful people, 2011-08-21
Captain: , Marco Island, FL (1135)

This has been one of the best stops we have made. The members here are amazing. There was a bad storm coming in and one of the members, Lucille, drove me to the grocery store so I would get caught in the rain on my bike. Now I can't say that will happen to everyone but wow - what great people. If you have an affiliate club, this is a great stop very protected wonderful people!

Friendly Marina at a great price, 2011-06-11
Captain: , Bay City, MI (730)

If you have a connection to the Great Kills Yacht Club, it is a great stop. AGLCA members can call their harbor host and he can help set it up. End of a Tdock and well protected harbor.

Loopers Pricing, 2010-10-16
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

We stayed here and they were great to us. Easy walk to good resturants.

Great Kills YC in the Harbor, 2010-09-26
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (745)

We've stayed here several times. It's a great stop coming up the coast of New Jersey to the Hudson River. We stayed here in June for a day or two to rest from the 10-12 drive from Atlantic City. We rode out bad weather in August for 5 days here. A great bad weather stop. We managed to arrive for their late summer picnic three years in a row. They welcomed us as friends each time. Good restaurants in short walking distance. Ships store down the street. A longer walk or short cab ride to any shopping you may need. A member may also offer a ride. Bus and/or train station nearby to NYC. The harbor is well protected from most storms.

Friendly NY stop, 2010-09-19
Captain: , Boca Raton FL (274)

Locals will tell you 2 way to get into the city. Easy. Andrews deli will deliver to the YC. YC has bar with plenty of stories told.
Less expensive stop than LL.

Great Kills Yacht Club July 1-3, 2010-07-07
Captain: , Austin, Tx (1257)

We had a great time here. The Yacht Club members couldn't have been friendlier. Grocery and CVS due north about a mile. Had lots of offers to drive us. Call ahead to make sure their 2 slips on the T-head will be free. Now $2.00/ft
Letitia - Gulfstar 44 MC

A good stay, 2009-09-22
Captain: , Collierville TN (977)

Few transient slips. Need to be a member of another yacht club. in Sept-09 fee was $1.00 per foot. no 50 amp power.

Great Kills Yacht , 2009-08-03
Captain: , Absarokee Mt (1228)

Great Kills Yacht Club offered transit slips to AGLCA members on the great loop. Please reference AGLCA archives under Great Kills yacht Club for contact info. They do not man the radio. Two transit slips are available.
Great location, good price. Mass transit close

Ads by Google