Details for North Cove Marina

North Cove Marina

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Average rating 4.7 stars from 10 reviews

Address 385 South End Ave
New York, NY 10280-1038


After hours contact

VHF 69

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
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: May 1 - October 31


The Battery, Hudson River, New York City.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 25
Transient dockage: 18
Fuel dock: 0

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Slips N2 and S4 are Mediterranean Moor without floating docks so your yacht would need a stern gangway. Some surge from ferries but not too bad. Med moor are only for two of the slips, otherwise, tie side to the heavy duty floating docks.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 180
Beam max: 60

Other info:


Transient: 8
Total: 12
Transient price: $6.00/ft (2015-03-19)

Other price info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 3 phase and single phase

Pricing info: 0.30/KWH

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Free

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There is a dog run directly to the south of the marina.

Disability access

Yes - Wheelchair access.

Launch service


Pump out


Yes - Delivery


Yes - Free to dispose.





Yes - Pick Up service.





Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for North Cove Marina
Under New Management; New Phone Number, 2015-08-05
Captain: , Croton on Hudson, NY (93)

I love this place and have stayed here a few times over the years. Currently under new management and has a new phone number (646-841-4845). Because of the construction they had very few available berths in late July 2015, but Josh, the dockmaster, was very friendly and helpful in finding us an alternative.

Unbeatable location, 2014-09-19
Captain: , Kent Island (50)

As other posters have said the reviews are spot on. You WILL be rolled and rocked constantly from about 5 am till 9 pm without question. If you want calm waters you have to go across the Hudson and stay at Liberty Landing (very nice by the way). But for the wow factor of lying nearly underneath the new Freedom Tower and walking access to the Memorial and the new Museum it can't be beat. Entering and docking in this marina is not for the faint of heart either, rolling and rocking on your entrance is standard but it calms down a bit in the back of the basin. We were on the South side right next to the small daysailing fleet and while docking was challenging we managed just fine with the help of the dockhands. Highly recommended but I think I'm crossing this one off the been there list...and use Liberty Landing next trip

Rub elbows with the 0.001%!!!, 2013-09-23
Captain: , NYAC Pelham NY (171)

Good: Location location location!!! Unbelievable views and setting. Great sailing in the harbor. Marina hands are very helpful with lines and getting you tucked in. Walk right off you boat into NYC. The tribeca area has had major upgrades in the last 10 years....tons to see and do. Steps from 911 memorial.

Bad: Place is very rolly....and most docks are just plain wood with only YOUR fenders for protection....was sure I was going to pop a fender with all the wake rolling, which got better after about 8pm.
Some of the smalller slips in the corners can be tight and a little hairy to get in and out of if the current and wind are against you.
Expensive, but like everyone says...what did you expect. You will intstantly feel like an aristocrat when you arrive until you look around and notice that your pride and joy could easily be confused as a megayachts launch.

Way Cool - WTC, 2013-04-21
Captain: , Newport RI (247)

Stayed overnight 4.20.13. What an amazing way to visit the city with the WTC as your back drop! The marina still has no elec on the docks as result of Huricane Sandy however they are saying it will be repaired in two more weeks.

The other reviews are spot on on all accounts. I would add that before entering the small entrance take your time to gage the current and wind (both are severe).

The docks are more of floating rafts with wood rub rails that are splintering. With the severe wakes you should remove your fender covers or they will get destroyed.

Pre season rate is only $3. This marina is a spring or fall must!

What a Stay, 2012-08-27
Captain: , Sarnia (60)

Unbelievable currents and wake right in the Marina from Ferry's coming and going. I had not experienced this type of turbulence on a dock before, and tried to tie the boat tight to the dock to minimize the ebb and flow of the wakes during the daytime traffic. Did not work, blew a fender, and the boat and dock were slamming into each other. A veteran of this dock told to me to let the lines out and let the boat and dock and wake find their own ryhthm. He was right, our boat rocked and rolled with her motion, but did not slam the dock. What a spectacular place to be, steps from Ground Zero and Manhattan. Truly worth the 'rock and roll' adventure.

Awesome location, great staff!, 2012-08-08
Captain: , Jersey City (10)

We stayed overnight in August 2012. Dock hands were very helpful. Met us at the dock, tied us, and took payment right on the spot. The only problem was the electric supply line to the dock chafed overnight during spring high tide (no fault of the marina) and we lost A/C. Marina Commodore was very responsive in helping alleviate the problem afterwards. Would definitely stay there again. You can't beat beaing able to walk off your boat and into Manhattan with all the great downtown attractions within walking distance.

Not just a marina it's a Destination, 2012-06-01
Captain: , Midland Ontario (660)

You need to experience this wonderful place at least once. All the short comings outlined in the other reviews are true but irrellevant if you like New York city and being minutes from it all. We had a fantastic 4 day stopover because it put us a 10 minute cab ride from all of our favorite NYC spots. We have already booked a return visit when we head home in the fall.

Beautiful setting, 2011-12-24
Captain: , Huntington (455)

North Cove is set in Battery Park and there is a great walkway on the water. There is plenty near by and the staff is very helpful. You need to be paying attention to the current when entering as it can be really flowing. Rolling begins around 7 am and begins to calm down around 9 pm due to ferry traffick. Thank goodness they have the wall otherwise you probably could not deal with the ferry wakes.

Location Location Location, 2008-10-24
Captain: , Miami, fl (3544)

did i say location?

while construction at the WTC site is jsut a couple of blocks away, it's a minor inconvenience. Not a cheap stop but you can walk to so many places that's it's worth it for a night or two. Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Broadway, etc.... all within walking distance, and a good place for a walk along the shoreline at the park.

decent protection from wakes, very wide slips (tie alongside the heavy duty floating docks). Most slips seem to have only 100amp service but they have adapters ($10 or $15 extra...)

stopped there again in the fall (oct 08). Found a Whole Food Market within walking distance, just 4 block N. No problem getting 50amp service this time, although they almost had to shut down power at high tide... Pump out was barely able to reach our bow, wakes a little bit of a pain but still a great location for a night or two

Center of everything in downtown NYC, 2007-02-18
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3048)

We stayed there for 2 days. Not as convenient to NYC as you might think. Because of Ground Zero construction and closed stations, it is a long 6-8 block walk to any subway lines. Bus does stop nearby but buses are not as good as subway in NYC. Wonderful walk along the riverfront.
Security is not good since docks cannot be locked off from public since it is a public park and bolder folks just walk by your boat. NJ marinas are just as convenient for NYC access at half the price. Staying here is still an expensive thrill for a few days.

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