Details for Port Jefferson Moorings and Launch Service

Port Jefferson Moorings and Launch Service

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 37 reviews

Address West Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Moorings and Launch Service.


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Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Go to port at G9.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 32
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 6

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

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: 45
Total: Unknown
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Other price info: Moorings are $45 per night for boats 45 feet and under. Price is $50 for boats 46-55 feet and $60 for 56 feet and over. Includes the launch service.

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

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Cable TV (and pricing)

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Dinghy access

Yes - $10 per day fee.

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Pets welcomeYes

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Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Included with mooring.

Pump out

Yes - Friday-Sunday in season.















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Reviews for Port Jefferson Moorings and Launch Service
As expected, 2016-10-08
Captain: , Salem Ma (430)

$40 mooring with a launch service. No too bad wakes from the ferries. Town has small grocery and lots of resturants

Quick mooring for the night, 2016-08-30
Captain: , East Greenwich, RI (212)

We recently traveld through Long Island Sound from Narragansett Bay and for the first time we experienced a perfectly calm day. On our previous voyages through the sound we got beat up pretty bad so getting a flat calm day was welcome. We had expected to leave East Greenwich and reach Duck Island for the night but wanting to take advantage of the seal conditions we pressed on to Port Jefferson. We made arrangements on the fly for a mooring for one night with Dockwa which went smoothly. Upon reaching Port Jefferson we hailed them on the VHF and were assigned a mooring and directed to use any of there yellow colored mooring balls. Slept safe and sound that night.
Dockwa and Port Jefferson made it Easy...Peasy!

Nice, Easy moorings, 2016-07-18
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Very nice moorings that are easy to pick up. Launch service was excellent.

GREAT SERVICE., 2016-06-05
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1523)

5/26/16 We got here at 5PM the Thurs. before Memorial Day and were dissappointed toleanr that the launch service stopped at 6pm. When I asked about pre season rates I was told there were none, so I was not happy to pay $45 for a mooring with no launch service. I think there should have been some price consession offered.
The following is my 5 star rating for my stay in June of 2014:
Martha, the person in charge when we arrived was very friendly and most helpful. When we called for the launch she responded immediately. She has a great attitude and could not do enough to help. She even offered free parking for our guests. The town is nice, but charges for everything. Parking is not free at the public lots and they do not do anything to encourage transients.

Bite the bullet and pay for a mooring, 2016-06-01
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2464)

UPDATE Jun 2016: still the same price and nothing has changed for the worse or better that we could tell.]

We have heard too many sad stories of frustration when trying to anchor out andcome ashore by dinghy. We elected to pay the $45 per night (expensive like most other things in this area) mooring fee and got great launch service and used the pretty nice shoreside showers.

The town is pretty neat to explore by foot or even bicycle, but on crowded days the bikes won't work. Happy Hour at Tommy's Place was great (try the nachos).

Great Service in a noisy harbor., 2015-08-30
Captain: , Norwalk Yacht Club (102)

Launch service was great. The captain was friendly, knowledgable, and took care matching our boat to a properly sized mooring. Launch service runs from 7:00 am to midnight. We came in Friday late afternoon without a reservation and they had a mooring for us for the night. Saturday was fully booked, so it's a good idea to call ahead (631) 796-4462 weekends.

The last ferry comes in around 10:00pm and starts again at 6:30 am. Danford's also had live music playing. Additionally, tugs supplying the power plant can come in at any time. Three things are certain in life; death, taxes, and meeting the Port Jeff/Bridgeport Ferry as you enter or exit the harbor.

Great town but nowhere to provision, 2015-08-19
Captain: , Jersey City, NJ (70)

Regularly stop over to rest before making a jump further to East. Great launch service and courteous staff. Quaint town and good restaurants. But if you are looking for any kind of grocery store or supermarket, you are out of luck.

Last call before Plum Gut, 2015-07-20
Captain: , Liberty landing marina (60)

Yes, you could anchor or grap a slip in Mattituck but this has room. The launch service is reliable and the driver all very cool. I could do without the ferry whistles early and late but so be it, it is a working port. Port Jefferson itself if a bustling touristy place in the summer. That has its charm but subtlety not high on the agenda.

Nice spot for a overnight!&, 2015-06-16
Captain: , Branford ,CT (180)

Well marked mooring balls and clean pennants.Its right what other reviews said about the good launch service.Plenty of choices for restaurants,we ate at Pasta Pasta the food was above average as well as the wait staff! We will be back.

Stopped for the night with out notice, 2015-06-02
Captain: , NYC - Liberty Landing (182)

We were sailing around the sound up from NYC an decided to stop in Port Jeff for dinner. They did not have any moorings that could accomdeate us, so we dropped the hook North of the mooring field. Stayed in 16-20' of water with excellent holding power. Be aware not to anchor near the Tug boat mooring as it apparently may show up in the middle of the night for you to move.

$25 got us and the dog round trip on the launch...would have paid the $50 for a mooring if they had one that could fit us. Very friendly and prompt, but the anchorage is a LONG way from town on the launch.

Great Mid-Sound Stop over/destination, 2014-08-29
Captain: , NYAC Pelham NY (171)

Very protected harbor minutes from the sound. Nice town with some good bars/restaurants. Extremely well run and accomodating moooring and launch service. Only downsides are busy and lound ferry service and an extremely ugly power plant sitting righ in front of downtown...recently ducked in at 10pm to dodge a storm...launch driver was extremely accomodating...took us right to a mooring and gave us a great deal as we were only staying 4-5 hours....two thumbs up.

Great Place to ride out a storm, 2014-08-13
Captain: , Oriental, N.C. (352)

Friendly launch staff. Well-maintained mooring balls and lines. Balls adequately spaced and sized for larger vessels. Our 46 foot trawler had plenty of swing room. Good foood available in the downtown.

Returned this year...added to my review, 2014-07-21
Captain: , Black Rock Harbor, CT (41)

2014: Came back this year, new operators on the launch service. One of the things you notice, how nice they are. There is another mooring area next to Port Jeff Launch, and if you notice, the difference between the two launch services is vast. PJL tries to "walk" you onto your mooring, waits until you are settled, and if you cannot moor on your first run, they will tell you to just come up to the ball and will hand you the bridle. Everything about them is wonderful. Inexpensive for what you get. If you anchor close by, you have to pay for the water taxi, $25.00, round trip to town for two! Moor for a much better deal, great view of the town, and very, very courteous service. 2013: Very affordable, you can swim next to your boat, clean water, lots to watch, ferry every 1 hour, super helpful. If you need help mooring, just ask. They will walk you in and hand you the lines and never expect a tip (but be nice and give them one). Water taxi is fast. All over, really nice place to moor. Right off the town dock. You cannot use your own dinghy, but you just tip for taxi.

Good Mooring and People, 2014-07-15
Captain: , Newport, RI (60)

A good stop with a nice little town. Friendly helpful launch service. Ait outside at Danfords. It was well worth the 90 minute wait.

Top Notch, 2014-06-23
Captain: , Boston (30)

Great Harbor, great launch service that runs until midnight, and great restaurants and bars in town. I will definitely be back!

Great Place to Overnight, 2014-05-30
Captain: , Hampton NH (252)

Port Jefferson Moorings and Launch Service is just in the right spot--about halfway down LI Sound. The launch service is what you want--very helpful and run until 10pm, at least in the summer months, so you can enjoy the town and still get back to your boat. The launch operators, Tom and Martha are eager to please and can give you loads of information about the town. Showers are in the Harbormaster's building and are clean. The town itself is lots of fun with plenty to do if you like to shop and eat. There is a small local grocery store a couple of blocks away for light provisioning. A couple of cautions: There is no place to take on water. Thankfully we had a couple of jerry cans and carted them via the launch service. And ice can be a big problem. The park department sells ice in the tall brown building in the parking lot. However, I have never paid such a high price--$3.00 for a 5 lb bag. This is twice as high as I have paid anywhere on the east coast, from Maine to the Keys. I later found out that MacDonald's, just across the street, will fill one of their plastic takeout bags for the price of their large fries ($2.92). The bag holds about ten pounds, a much better buy. All in all, very boater friendly place--accept for ice and water, a constant need. It seems this would be so easy to fix!!

Nice location, 2013-09-07
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1100)

Very nice harbor. We picked up a town mooring ball. The folks operating the field made it very easy. Launch service is free, prompt and courteous. Nice bath house/toilets. The harbor can get a little rolly from boat traffic but otherwise is fine. Nice long beach to land the dinghy and walk the dog. Town offers numerous places to eat plus shopping. Ate at Shaffers but would not go back again. While my wife's meal was good (short ribs) the stuffed flounder was just ok. The Blue Point oysters were small and not very tasty. Wait staff was young and disorganized. We expected more for the price. On the brighter side breakfast at Toast was excellent! Highly recommend the place.

Helpful crew, Thanks Martha!, 2013-09-04
Captain: , Perth Amboy, NJ (220)

Really helpful staff ( martha and paul were on duty for our two nights)
Easy access to LIRR for those desperate holiday weekend parts runs to NJ.

2013 Labor Day, 2013-09-03
Captain: , Ampere Fishing and Yacht Cl (10)

Friendly, helpful and informative at launch service. Launch service was quick and convenient. (Martha is cute as a button). main st. in town is only a few steps away from the launch dock. The Annex buildningis adequate, could be better maintained, bit untidy and restrooms were not well stocked.

Town of Pt. Jeff is a must stop and see for all boaters. Great restaurants and shops. Easy to restock and just stretch your legs for the day.

Great Stop, 2013-08-30
Captain: , Port Aransas, Texas (998)

Not much to add to the previous except the town is dog friendly and there are many places to eat. The launch staff is very professional and they run until midnight on at least Friday. The harbor is way less crowded than in June. The mariner's facilities are very nice. The town remembers it's heroes and it's history.

nice and easy mooring pickup service, 2013-08-22
Captain: , brooklyn,ny (53)

ch 68 request a mooring. We also met Martha, she was very helpful! and b.t.w. she is moving out to Upstate NY. For $45 over night unlimited launch service to 9:45 pm , showers and laundry.Good bakery across main road. No supermarket around, the closest one is about 10 mins of car driving away someshere uphill. No hard liquer store in this town either !! Watch for ferries

Mooring pick-up service, 2013-08-20
Captain: , Washington, DC (447)

In addition to all the previous comments: We have a 10 ft. high bow and picking up moorings is rather difficult. Sometimes the painter is not long enough to reach. We asked for help and launch pilot (Martha) gladly handed us the painter. That was just the beginning of a great two-day stay.

Cute and Active Town, 2013-06-11
Captain: , Naples, FL (1096)

We were on a mooring for two nights June 9-11. Launch was prompt. It was a pain though to have to use them for a quick dog relief. A complimentary dinghy tie-up would be nice.

Great cheese shop/cafe and a wonderful boulangerie with the best baguettes we tasted in a long time.

Never used the restrooms or laundry facilities. Somehow having to think about ordering the launch service to use the facilities was more planning than we wanted to do.

We had a dental emergency and no one we spoke with at the Harbor or visitors center could recommend a dentist. A google search led us to Port Jefferson Dental, an easy walk. Great and accommodating service.

Good mooring service, 2012-09-06
Captain: , Annapolis (264)

Call Port Jefferson Launch on 68 to request a mooring. We met the infamous Martha and she was very helpful! Very nice showers and laundry. Good bakery on the main road into town. Awesome appetizers and drinks at Tequila Jacks.

Great Service and a fun town, 2012-07-09
Captain: , Edgewater, MD (101)

We were very happy with the launch service to and from town. The small town was very cruiser friendly and we were able to provision and eat out with relative ease.

Though the launch service was handy (within hours of operation) it was a bit of a pain that we couldn't use our own dink.

Limited Launch Service in Oct, 2011-11-25
Captain: , Portsmouth RI (275)

Mooring included launch but we arrived at dusk and the launch hours were curtailed. We had just enough time to get the dog ashore. Even more surprizing was the launch only started at 11am and there is NOWHERE to get ashore with the dinghy. The marina's fuel dock was meant to open at 8am so we dinghyed over and climbed a ladder on their fixed dock with a can. Noone showed up but it was a great free way to get the dog ashore.

Noisy power station and ferries. Next time will anchor at the entrance.

Martha is the best, 2011-10-12
Captain: , Southport, ME, USA (1158)

Martha, the Port Jefferson Mooring & Launch Service launch person, is most helpful & friendly. Would not hesitate to stop here again. The town is nice, but limited for groceries & boating supplies.

Great town, great service, 2011-09-26
Captain: , Cruising (3259)

This is a lovely town to visit - very warm and welcoming. The launch gal could not be nicer or more helpful, and townfolk were extremely friendly.
The shoreside heads are brand new and very clean and nice. The only down-side to the town is that it's not easy to find a place to tie a dinghy. Launch hours in the fall are cut back a bit - running until 1800 on weekdays. Fabulous bakery across the street from the harbormaster office.

Pluses and Minuses, 2011-08-15
Captain: , Chelsea, NY12512 (481)

Moorings convenient to town bath house which is very modern, clean, and has a laundry room.
Launch included with mooring fee
Bath hous is a short walk from ferry building which has free high speed WiFi.
Launch wait time can be very long.
Lots of ferry trafic and noise.
Ugly, noisey, smelly power plant is close by.

Interesting Stop, 2011-08-07
Captain: , Denton, TX (435)

Great town to visit. Agree with lots of the other comments. Local theatre was great. Several churches within walking distance. No grocery store , only a small market. Harbor very bouncy and the noise from the nearby power plant is pretty loud depending on the wind direction. Launch service was great. We will go back.

Greet place to stop, 2011-07-25
Captain: , San Antonio, TX (310)

The red mooring balls accommodate all size vessels and the launch service is great. To dinghy would cost $10 a day and everywhere charges. Minimal wakes from ferries and accessible walk to everything in town including bakery Starbucks,small grocery and CVS . Local live theater has plays on weekends. Dog friendly. Go to Visitors Center for bathroom/shower code. If on yellow balls ( another company) drop off is at Yacht Club far from everything launch ran anytime between 7 and 10 weekdays and 7 and midnight weekends just had to call 68 Martha and Brent were great!!!

OUtstanding service, 2011-07-13
Captain: , Dorset, VT (357)

When we returned this year Martha remembered our names! They now have a free parking lot if you are meeting anyone from the area which is great. The Launch will take you to any dock in town.

Great Stop, 2011-06-19
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

Great place,$40 for mooring, great bakery, pizza. Nice town to walk around, beautiful hanging baskets and landscape. Launch service was great...Martha and Brent. Exceptionally clean shower/RR. Would definetly come back.

Great Service, 2011-06-13
Captain: , Boston (60)

Not sure why this location is not rated higher. Came in on a weekday in early June and could not have been treated better. The launch service is excellent and staff extremely friendly and helpful. Try out the local bakery for breakfast.

Great service, town policies disappointing, 2011-06-06
Captain: , Atlantic Highlands, NJ (63)

The launch and mooring service, at $40/night with access to the town showers, was a good value for the region. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

However, the town policy of being escorted to the showers by a marina staff member was odd. Although, the self service, no charge ice machine was quite nice.

Port Jefferson revisited., 2010-06-20
Captain: , Morristown, NJ (383)

Cme into Port Jeffrson Harbor and radioed on channel 68. The launch "girl" told us to com all the way down to the feery and she would meet us. When we got there her launch was waiting foir us and directed us to a mooring. She actually ook the pennants from the water and handed them up to Elle to attach to our cleats. She then greeted us and told us to take out time and just call her for a ride in which was free and [art of the price.
$40 for the night is not bad for the NY area. Wew would recommend this service to anyone and the town is great to sholp and jut walk around.

Deception, 2008-09-12
Captain: , Apponaug R.I. (768)

I contracted the use of a mooring for 6 weeks. The agreement included launch service. The launch "service" requires a phone call between 8 & 9am each morning to schedule an operator to take me to the boat. I was told the operating hours were 8 am to 9 pm. I expected a launch operater to be at the launch during the posted hours, not by appointment!

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