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Old 23-04-2015, 15:55   #1
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In a few weeks we are about to bring do part of the Great Loop - traveling from Rhode Island to Michigan. We have people that would like to join us in NYC for the Hudson River leg of our journey. Anyone have any knowledge or experience of trying to get to a marina from the airport? We were looking at the 79th St Boat Basin. Are there better/closer?? We would love some good suggestions
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We lived onboard for a year at Liberty Landing marina in Jersey City. It is very nice with two three star restaurants and, while we were there, the staff was excellent. Always there to take your lines or bring the pump-out boat over. It has all the facilities, fuel, haul out, service, propane, ships store,etc. AND IT IS NOT, REPEAT NOT ROLLY!! We tried another marina and could not even sit on the bunk when any traffic moved along the river; literally was knocked over by the roll from the traffic. It is VERY close to Newark airport, straight shot down the toll road almost directly into the parking lot. Good security, walk to the grocery store and a ferry across the Hudson to The Battery or financial district every half hour. If you stay there, say hello to Liz and Greg for us.

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What airport?
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Old 29-04-2015, 17:09   #4
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Newark airport is about 15 minutes away, toll was about $2.50 I think. Best to get a taxi, they all charge about $50 but works well for several people. The transient docks are between fuel dock and ships store and Liberty Park is across the street. I highly recommend this marina.


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Re: NYC moorings??

The NYC airports all have excellent public transportation, so it's really a question of which marina you want to be in. The 79th St boat basin is a bit rolly - my friends' two kids got seasick while on the mooring, and that was after sailing all the way from Minnesota - but it's only a couple blocks to the subway and the mid-town location can't be beat. It's also safe and affordable. I found a yacht club up at City Island that took me as a transient. I can't remember the name, but as I recall I had several choices. The transit there wasn't as convenient at 79th St, but if you are willing to walk a bit it still works. I'm sure there are lots of other options too.

Sailing through NYC is a blast. I'm sure your friends will love it. Make sure you understand the timing of tides and currents.
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In a few weeks we are about to bring do part of the Great Loop - traveling from Rhode Island to Michigan. We have people that would like to join us in NYC for the Hudson River leg of our journey. Anyone have any knowledge or experience of trying to get to a marina from the airport? We were looking at the 79th St Boat Basin. Are there better/closer?? We would love some good suggestions

I guesss u mean JFK?

I spent 3 months at 79th St Boat basin on a mooring and it was sensational! In fact I am going back there in a few weeks for another few months... Lets hope for some nice weather cos its 1,400nms and I dont want an early hurricane.

Anyway, train to JFK is fine and fairly quick, but its not perfectly easy as the two lines don't intersect neatly. I think I had to jump the train from 79th St heading downtown and then transfer and go the other way, and it was a long walk between the two platforms as they were differnt lines in the same station.
The JFK station is called Jamaica and u get off there, walk upstairs to a train shuttle thing... Its as cool as a Disney ride

Anyway, look up the New York train map on the net, or maybe a local can tell you a simple way.

The price is ridiculously cheap so don't dare think of a taxi.

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If flying into JFK (or even LGA), there are some places in Brooklyn that you could look in to. Gateway Marina is one.

I am at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club which is also right by JFK. I could poke around to see if you could hook into a club mooring for a while. New here at the club so I don't know how these things work, but they do like it when people are members of other yachting clubs. These are all private moorings so no marina to call up to rent one.


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Thanks for the helpful info. Our son, DIL, and grandchildren are flying into Laguardia late on a Friday night early June. They have come on many sailing adventures with us but never to NYC and Hudson River. Maybe 79th would be best in this case. Hope we can get a mooring as they don't take reservations.
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There was always an available yellow mooring the whole summer I was there.
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Mark, what do you expect to pay for a mooring there (79th St Boat basin) for a month?

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Re: NYC moorings??

IIRC, LGA has lousy public transportation from it, you'd need a taxi to get to a subway station.

Liberty Landing sounds great, so if they could fly into Newark instead it'd be a boon.

Midwest flights don't go to JFK, only longer haul ones do.

City Island has been mentioned often, but that's more for Long Island Sound boating, not a good start to go up the Hudson.

Check Active Captain, too.

Here's another old NYC thread: Anchoring in New York area

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Stu, you sail out of NYC?

I'd agree with giving 79th Street a try if you are making this into a visit.

(Better would be North Cove, but you're talking $50k a month!)


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No, but I lived there from 1945 to 1975, less 5 years in college at Penn State.

As far as I know, they haven't built a subway to LGA!!! I do peruse the NYC subway historical website, a lot. It is very good. I used to go to HS by subway from Queens to Brooklyn Tech, and found eight different ways to get home! I know the NYC subway system pretty well, even now. Moved to SF in 1978. Been sailing here ever since.

Didn't sail in NY, but learned to sail at summer camp in Massachusetts. Had a friend of a friend with a powerboat who kept it in Flushing. Once had a bunch of us over to help with spring cleaning. The bastard never did take us out on his stinkpot.
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Mark, what do you expect to pay for a mooring there (79th St Boat basin) for a month?

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It's $26 per day when u pay by the week. Theres no monthly discount.

Shower and laundry & dryer are free

BTW theres one big difference between 79th St Boat Basin and Liberty Landing: One is in New York.

There is nothing better for a tourist that to be right there, humming Franks song.
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Bull. Its $7 per foot per day. Same as Atlantis in Nassau. Same as IGY St Martin.
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