Guest Dockage | Vital visitor info (fees, how to sign in, who to contact) | Information for Canadians | Nearby attractions, a map and getting around
Please be careful in our basin - go slow! The chart below is for Lake Erie - we pattern lower than the lake. We are working on the existing markers as I write this on 5-15-13.
Click below to get larger image - current level trend is in blue on the chart. The link pops a window:
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664 W BAYFRONT PKWY (between Poplar and Cherry
Erie, PA 16507-2318 (814) 454-9106
Set your waypoint after entering the Erie Channel to: N
42.07.782 W 080.06.165
Your kids will LOVE our club! We have a heated, in-ground pool, playground and there's lots of things to do within walking distance.
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SORRY - no reservations can be taken at any time by anyone.
Guest Dockage is $1.50 per foot per night (5/2013) -- check out time is 12:00 noon.
We accept US CASH ONLY - no checks. There is an ATM next door at the Sloppy Duck restaurant.
2013 Reciprocal Clubs
Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) members are reciprocal but standard fees apply. Click HERE to visit the ILYA web site.
"One night free per week" except as noted (current in 2012 only). You MUST have a current, valid membership card to receive this benefit. If you cannot produce a card you will have to pay.
- Port Dover YC (Not Cliffside)
- Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island
- Ashtabula YC
- Kanagio YC
- Fairport Harbor YC
- Mentor YC (2nd night free)
Our visitors have full use of all the facilities including City water and electrical hookup for your boat, Pool,
Picnic shelters including gas grills, clubhouse including showers, restrooms, laundry, public telephone and ice for sale.
Gasoline for sale (BUMMER for we sail boaters! No diesel but it's just across the bay and two marinas west of CPYC.)
What to do when you get here
- We have a DOCK CAPTAIN system. Seek out a DOCK CAPTAIN when you arrive. S(he) will help you get settled.
- Complete the Visitor's Docking Permit. Answer all the questions, place $1.50 per foot in the envelope and deposit it in the mail slot on the wall near the soda machine downstairs in the clubhouse. Where - inside the clubhouse just past the pool on the first floor.
- The second copy is for your boat. Place it in a window so it can be seen from the dock.
This is what the permit looks like. It has two parts. Click here to download this form to see it more clearly but you will still need to fill out a form when you arrive)
Guest Dockage Registration form requires the following: Name, address, city, state zip, boat name, state registration, number, length, yacht club and number of persons on board.
Traveling To/From Canada
As of September 15, 2009, some boaters visiting Canada must have "proof of compentency" (boater education). It's only for motorized boats. If you bring your own boat and stay for fewer than 45 days, you are exempt. If you rent or operate a motorized boat from Canada, you must comply. Visit Canada's Office of Boating Safety for more information.
As of June 1, 2009, all boaters who cross the U.S. border into Canada and touch Canadian soil must carry a passport or NEXUS card.
U.S. Citizens traveling to Canada by boat...
... must contact Canadian Customs at 1-888-226-7277 for instructions on where to report for a customs inspection. A U.S. passport or NEXUS are required for each passenger on board the boat. Birth certificates are sufficient for children under 16.
All private boats entering the U.S. that have passengers who were on Canadian soil...
...must report to U.S. Customs (The Erie, PA station is linked here).. This legal obligation may be met by telephone at 1-888-523-BOAT. You can call en route with a cellular phone or immediately upon arrival to the U.S. Have the following information ready when calling to avoid delays:
- Boat registration number and length (and Customs decal if over 30 feet; see below)
- Captain's name and date of birth
- Total number of persons on board and value of all purchases in Canada
- The name of the marina where you first arrived on the U.S. side
Boats 30 feet or more in length must purchase an annual decal ($25) from U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to voyage to Canada.
This decal is only available online (www.cbp.gov > Travel > Pleasure Boats > User Fee Decals >