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01-28-2012 08:27 PM
hanleyclifford The anchorage most directly on the line of march is Gravesend Bay behind Coney I. If things get snotty you can easily get into Coney Island Creek, but don't leave your boat unattended.
01-23-2012 09:30 PM
gershel Great Kills is our first choice. Good for overnite or to visit NYC. 79th St Boat Basin is kind of rough, but has moorings, and your right in the city.
01-23-2012 07:50 PM
HPLou Great Kills Harbor is a well protected harbor. The Richmond County Yacht Club does run a launch for members and reciprocal yacht clubs. There are also marinas with trancient slips. Definitely hail the launch operator for an available mooring or where to best anchor.
01-22-2012 05:45 PM
Blissopia +1 for Great Kills Harbor. I am relocating my boat there this year from Long Island. I'm not sure about anchoring but there are a lot of mooring balls. The Richmond County Yacht Club runs a launch service and will be able to answer your questions on mooring balls and anchoring.
01-21-2012 01:39 PM
smurphny +1 On being able to get supplies in the town of Atlantic Highlands before setting out. There is also a great Pizzeria on the walk up the hill to the supermarket. After eating boat gruel for a while and a lot of PBJ sandwiches, a good slice of pizza is the cat's meow!
01-21-2012 01:03 PM
chef2sail We have stayed at Liberty Marina at least 5 times during our annual trip from the Chesapeake to the LI Sound and points north. It is fairly expensive, but has a great view of Manahattan at night, a better than average restaurant, and in the summer sometimes has music with the NY skyline as a backdrop. In addition the high speed shuttle ferry docks right in the marina for a 15 minute trip to the southern Manahhatan stop on the Hudson which is a short walk to the financial district as well as the new World Trade Center. Its a great jumping off place for a ride up the East River to the LI Sound.

We have also stayed and anchored behind Sandy Hook at the CG station, nice place, and also frequent the Atlantic Hihghlands anchorage and moorings as they offer good protection behind the breakwater. We have also seen some 6 ft spots as S/V Auspicious has. They have accepted reciprocity of our memebership in the Chesapeake Bay Yachting Association so the moorings cost us $20 but I think the going rate is $50. We have stayed before at Horsehoe Cove, but as was mentioned not protected from the N or NW and the fish traps are numerous and hard to see, especially if you are coming in or leaving in the dark to catch the tides.

Atlantic Highlands for a jumping off point for the East River, If you catch the incoming tide it is about 11/2 hours at 6 knots to the Battery and is a good place to set up for the ride north.

01-21-2012 12:49 PM
hellosailor "we were kind of surprised that there weren't any marina's or moorings available along NYC! "
If you mean Manhattan? North Cove, the marina at the World Trade Center, should still be taking guests. Try not to flinch at the prices. On the East River side, the South Street Seaport Museum also used to take guests with a discount for members. Further up the next stops would be the 34th Street marinas, never asked about transient slips but I'd still expect the prices to be steep. Further up the East River you can anchor for free in the coves northeast of Roosevelt Island, although your anchor might not come up again afterwards. Hallets Cove and Pots Cove both were marked anchorages last time I checked. Not Kodak Picture Spots but...if you need to wait out the current at Hell Gate northbound, at least they are there.

The waterside real estate is just a bit expensive for casual boaters. Slim pickings if your boat isn't 100' OAL with a helipad on the stern.
01-21-2012 12:48 PM
DoubleEnder Does Great Kills have anchoring room or do you have to rent a mooring?

Looking to come thru mid to late June. 36 footer


nevermind .... I just read RichH's post....answered.
01-21-2012 12:22 PM
S/V Utopia We ended up staying at a marina in Jersey City for the night--we were kind of surprised that there weren't any marina's or moorings available along NYC!
01-21-2012 12:09 PM
SVAuspicious Whoever answered the radio when we took a mooring at Atlantic Highlands didn't accurately report the depths we could expect. We were told to expect 8 - 10 feet everywhere. We found several spots with 5ish feet at mid tide.

That said it was a decent stop.

Since then we have anchored off the CG Station with good experiences.
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