Details for Village Dock, Cape Vincent

Village Dock, Cape Vincent

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 18 reviews

Address Esselstyne St
Cape Vincent, NY 13618


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Directly east of large red covered boat house (Cape Vincent Marina).





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 7.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: 200' on each side. West side shares the fairway with covered slips.

Deepest water is on the north end of the docks. You can count on 5' for the first 100'. After that it gets shallower.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Dockage is free.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: None

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There is a park across from the village dock.

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Across the street at the grocery store.


Yes - At the end of the dock. Recycle bin also available.


Yes - Down at the Fisheries facility.


Yes - Not at the village dock - available at the Fisheries facility.


Yes - Laundromat in town. 2 blocks from grocery. $1.75/wash. $0.25 for 8 minutes to dry. Facility not as clean as some.


Yes - Pretty good beer selection, nice meat market.



Yes - Captain Jack's has a bar and a restaurant. Nice view of the St Lawrence and the ferry dock. Food is good.


Yes - Captain Jack's.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Verizon tower signal strength 65. Free WiFi at the library, about four blocks west of the dock.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Ferry to Wolfe Island (Canada).

Other services

Post Office right in town.


Tibbetts Point lighthouse - 5 miles (approx).
Small acquarium at Fisheries facility.

Reviews for Village Dock, Cape Vincent
Good Easy Dock, 2016-08-16
Captain: , Southport Queensland (300)

Stayed here three times in August. Not a bad little village and the main street is 100 yards away withe a reasonable market but desperately needs a good restaurant. If checking in from Canada you will find the CBP people oustanding and the best we have found on the east coast of the US. About 12' of water at the end of the dock but down to about 4' foot 3/4 of the way in but still room for three 45' trawlers.

Respite from the weather, 2016-06-13
Captain: , N. Myrtle Beach (343)

We took a short weather window across the lake and pulled in at the Village Dock as winds were picking up over the next few days. the dock is very substantial but not very big with approximately 150 feet on each side. The water shallows as you approach the wall but is plenty deep at over 10 feet just 40 feet from shore.

Only narrow beam boats (less than 14 feet) are allowed on the side with the boat house to allow boats access on that side. Rafting is allowed on the open side.

Winds from the northwest do push rollers between the shore and the breakwall making for steady rocking while we were there. It was a great free dock to wait the three days for a break to move on down river

Excellent stop over, 2015-08-06
Captain: , Olcott, NY (2536)

The town is looking more beautiful each time we call. Volunteers have planted some wonderful stuff in the park across from the dock. The grocery store is well stocked and affordable. of course who cold miss the liquor store! Great place.
We've been stopping at this little dock for years and always appreciate the village and its folk.
Having a free tie up to boot makes it even nicer.

Free dockage for 48 hours, no power, 2015-06-03
Captain: , Bayou Bonfouca, LA- Great Loop Cruiser (708)

This was a great stop over point from Oswego. We stayed the night and headedup to Boldts Catle and Clayton from here.
Try Aubrey's Restaurant across the street from the dock. Great food and service

Cape Vincent town dock, 2014-08-09
Captain: , Gananoque ,Ontario Canada (288)

Great free dockage for 48 hrs. Lots of traffic and wakes. Close to all ammenities grocery, restaurants and entertainment. Good depth at the docks for the first 100 ft. Check out store Bob at the liqour great service and prices.

Nice and Easy Place to Dock, 2014-06-29
Captain: , Little River, SC (476)

Good overnight dock. Grocery and resturants a short walk away. An art gallary has opened right at the old marina next door.

Great Little Town, 2014-02-18
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (333)

The town dock is free for 48 hours. Deep draft sailboats can be accomodated, but spaces are limited. Town showers are available a short walk at the park. Grocery, library, and all basic amenities. Nice Irish pub and hotel in town. Excellent breakfast spots! A little of everything.

great stop when you want to go out on Ontario at first light, 2014-01-05
Captain: , Clayton, NY (645)

When we are crossing Ontario we like to start early. Any large body of water can be unpredictable. We have had one bad crossing and prefer to make that our last. We stay here so we can leave early when the lake is usually quiet. Dock is right in town. They have a fun Ocktoberfest and a French fair in July. WE rode our bikes 2.5 miles to Tibeets Point Lighthouse.

Another quiet stop on the river, 2013-09-01
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3048)

These small towns make it very comfortable to stop and visit. Good free docking right in town. Grocery, restaurants. Darling little historical museum. Perfect.

Great Little Town, 2012-07-27
Captain: , San Francisco (151)

Nice dock, shallow close in. All services within walking distance

Complimentary dockage in a quaint town, 2012-07-10
Captain: , LeClaire, Iowa (449)

This stop was just what we were looking for - small town with provisioning just across the street - medium sized grocery, liquor store, laundry, and post office. Free dockage with a shower and toilet at the small aquarium. A portable toilet at the end of the dock. Picnic tables and lovely planters right on the dock.

Very Nice Little Village, 2012-06-06
Captain: , Guntersville, AL (451)

Town dock has no services but it is a good solid dock with about 7 feet of water at the north end. Convenient to shopping, laundry and restaurants. Quite village without a stop light. People are very friendly.

Anchoring out., 2012-01-12
Captain: , Toronto (135)

When the docks are full it is possible to anchor in the harbour. Good holding, grreat swimming in cool clear water. It is also possible to pick up one of the moorings. It is a little quieter than being on a dock but not as convienient.

Nice stop as you exit Lake Ontario or before leaving the St Lawrence, 2011-07-04
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Free dockage - who can argue with that. Very popular with the Canadians given the proximity. Nicely stocked grocery store. Water is very clear.

Quaint Town, 2011-02-22
Captain: , Kingston, ON (455)

The village dock has no facilities other that a porta pottie. Showers and restrooms are near the fisheries facility, about a 5 minute walk east of the dock.
The inside dock is a little tight, but that is the place you want to be if you get hit by a nor' easter. Even though there is a breakwater, NE winds can kick up some decent waves within the harbour and you're boat will get bounced around pretty hard on the outside dock.
All your provisioning needs can be handled in town.

Nice free dock, 2009-06-25
Captain: , fairland (2653)

150 foot dock with lots of small cleats. West side is probably only useable by small boats as it is very close to marina dock. Well protected from lake.

Cape Vincent, 2009-03-02
Captain: , Whitby (1653)

A pretty and pleasant little town, with the most laid back customs officers in the US. Great breakfast restaurants, and ice cream. You have to walk a fair ways to washroom facilities

free, and worth every penny, 2007-07-08
Captain: , Belhaven, NC (363)

Cape Vincent is the last stop before Lake Ontario, or the first good landing after a crossing. Many sailors come in here after a rough day. No power or facilities. Porta-pottie. Watch out for the shoal near shore on port side of dock. Entire waterfron protected by huge breakwall.

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