Details for Shelter Island Yacht Club

Shelter Island Yacht Club

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 12 reviews

Address 12 Chequit Avenue PO Box 546
Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - YES
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:


Privately marked channel along the west shore. Be careful, there is a shoal along that shore. Mooring field and NE shore has more depth. Charted disposal area no longer used.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 14
Transient dockage: 14
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: The entire bay is filled with moorings, 2016.

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

Additional info: Transients can only get a mooring. Must be sponsored or belong to a listed Yacht Club. The dock has water available, however no pump out.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: 243

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: 60
Total: 60
Transient price: $65.00 (2016-07-07)

Other price info: $65 per day, includes the launch service. They do not always rent to transients, especially on weekends. You must call ahead.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Available at the club house wall dock.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pet are not allowed in the club house.

Disability access


Launch service

Yes - Included in mooring price.

Pump out













No - There is a small IGA, you need a car


No - There is a small hardware store but you need a car.


Yes - In club house, there is a dress code.


Yes - In the club house.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Optonline and Time Warner Hot Spot accessible from moorings.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Take the ferry to Greenport, $2/person each way. About 1/2 mile from YC to the ferry terminal.

Other services


Reviews for Shelter Island Yacht Club
Unscrupulous Staff, 2017-07-11
Captain: , Connecticut (10)

Before departing for Shelter Island, we referenced our copy of the 2017 Register of American Yacht Clubs Reciprocity Guide, confirming that both our club and the Shelter Island Yacht Club were listed and that SIYC offered reciprocity.

Upon arriving at SIYC, we inquired with the staff at the desk, one of whom we believe was the manager. This 'gentleman' representing SIYC proceeded to lie - yes... *lie* - to us, stating that our club was not listed in the book, and that we could not be granted access to his club.

My husband sits on our yacht club's board of directors. He was puzzled as to how this situation could arise since he personally wrote the 2017 membership check to the Yachting Club of America. He was sure that our club was listed in the membership guide.

When we returned from our trip, we again verified that Shelter Island Yacht Club indeed was listed as a reciprocal club, along with our club, in the 2017 Register.

It is outrageous that our yacht club paid a $500 membership fee so that its members could enjoy reciprocal privileges, yet my husband and I were blatantly lied to and turned away. We are a couple in our 50s, highly educated, polite, and well-dressed. The manager's unscrupulous actions were unwarranted.

We quietly walked away from SIYC, disappointed and offended by the deplorable behavior of its management and representatives.

Great Yacht Club, 2016-09-08
Captain: , Huntington (465)

Shelter Island Yacht Club is a classic jewel and great jumping off point. Mooring only and you need club reciprocity. It is a very welcoming place and the dock master is top notch (he called prior to Hurrican Irene to make sure we were deferring our visit...first time anyone has called). We usually divide our time exploring Shelter Island and Greenport since the ferry is a short walk from the club.

We spent Saturday night on a mooring but for the first time did not dine at the yacht club. Sweet Tomatoes was highly recommended by a friend and did not disappoint (my best meal of the trip...8 hour braised short rib was outstanding).

Very gracious hosts, 2016-07-26
Captain: , Bristol, Rhode Island (2761)

Our yacht club's annual cruise brought 17 boatloads of sailors here for two nights, and the members here, as well as the staff, welcomed us with open arms. Went out of their way to accommodate our group's needs.

Exclusive Historical Club on Shelter Island, 2016-07-07
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

We stopped i to visit friends who are members and who sponsored us and we also belonged to a Yacht Club so had no problem getting a open mooring. This is a very exclusive club in an exclusive area. Other than the on site restauarunt not much is within walking range. they have the largest Herrshoff 12.5 fleet that exists anywhere very beautiful sail boat. Also, several classic sailboats on their mooringsThey also have a very large opimist fleet and sail boat training program. Members were very friendly and the mooring launch service prompt and curtious.

Beautiful friendly yacht club, 2015-08-18
Captain: , Wilmington DE (131)

Spent a night on their mooring and dinner in the restaurant. All the reviews about dress code almost put us off, but dress code is collared shirt for men, except jackets required on Saturdays. It was light fare night but the lobster avocado salad was wonderful. And sitting on the porch on a beautiful summer evening was just delightful.

Great YC, will definitely return , 2014-06-27
Captain: , Hampton, Va (270)

Spent a few nights on a mooring. Staff very friendly and competent. Members treated us very well. Food was excellent. Well done SIYC! !
S/V Merlin

Great Yacht Club, 2014-03-03
Captain: , Coecles Harbor (301)

The Shelter Island Yacht Club is an awesome place to stop. The launch service responds very quickly and is operated with people who conduct themselves as true professionals. The yacht club is also known to have some great food, for both lunch and dinner. There is a dress code for dinner, but the attire is a little more relaxed during the day. If you have them, Shelter Island is an awesome place to ride your bike. To reach the yacht club when you%u2019re on the water hail them on Channel 74 or call (631) 749-0888.

What A Good Yacht Club Should Be, 2012-09-14
Captain: , Bridgeport, CT (559)

The launch came out to guide us to our mooring and promptly came to pick us up. Checking in as a member of another Yacht Club was both efficient and professional. The Dining Room has a dress code; both food and service were excellent.

One of the Best Stops , 2012-08-26
Captain: , Macatawa Michigan (1144)

We did the Loop, then keep on going. After a trip to Maine, we decided to check out "the fishtail". Stayed at Shelter Island YC for 3 nights. One of our best stops ever!! Stayed on a mooring ball. Launch was prompt and the launch operators wonderful. Even helped us get our bikes down from our high trawler bow. The island is great for biking. Had lunch everyday on the porch at the Yacht Club, the food was excellent. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Quiet, peaceful nights. Long launch hours 8am - 10pm. Dress code in dining room.

SIYC was great, 2011-02-19
Captain: , Westport, CT (12)

We were holed up @ SIYC for 4 days during a nor'easter last August. The club was a home away from home. Our dinghy outboard wouldn't start, and they were great at coming out in all weather, early and late to let us take our dog ashore. They also found an outboard mechanic who went above and beyond to fix our O/B, inlcuding driving to Riverhead looking for the carb rebuild kit.

They define what reciprocity is all about!

Beautiful harbor and club, pricey moorings, short walk to town, 2011-01-29
Captain: , Stratford, CT (250)

You must be a member of a recognized yacht club to rent a mooring here, at an expensive $60 a night. That being said, it is a wonderful club with a great restaurant and a responsive launch service. This is a very quiet developed harbor with very few houses.The club is nice, but you really should check out the little town of Dering Harbor, about a 1.5 mile walk from the club along mostly level ground. You could dinghy across to the town much quicker, but there's no place to land the dinghy without paying an outrageous docking fee at Picozzi's Marine. The waterfront village of Dering Harbor is tiny but quaint with a drugstore, five and dime, hardware store, ice cream parlor, gas station, and a wondeful, the Dory. Just follow the waterfront road to get to the village. For more shops, restaurants and a post office, you can walk uphill but it is hardly worth it. The town is cute and fun. Don't miss the Dory- it has wonderful, reasonably priced food and has a waterfront view of an inlet. The five and dime and hardware store sell fishing outfits (both for kids and adults), bait, souvenirs and the like. There is a gourmet grocery store in the village, and a vest pocket park at the edge of the harbor where you can relax. You can explore the whole vilage in one day, but we feel that the anchorage itself is the real prize- we would see ospreys hunting each mrning and evening, and the sunsets were breathtaking. Fuel and water is available at the (unfriendly) Picozzi's Marine at the head of the harbor. Don't even THINK about a quick visit to the adjacent grocery store (about 200' away) while you fuel or water at Picozzi's!

Great service, great yacht club restaurant, 2010-08-05
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (6077)

If you can get in, it's a great destination. They have everything you need and launch service is included in the mooring price of $60/day. Be sure to dine at the yacht club restaurant. Good food with a view of the boats in the harbor and the sunset, can't be beat.

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