Wilson Yacht Club would love to have you as a visitor!

Reciprocity Policy (click here)

List of Wilson Yacht Club Reciprocal Clubs (click here)

Club Facilities

The facilities of the Club are extended to visiting yacht owners and their guests. Please present a valid membership card identifying yourself as a member of a reciprocating yacht club.

We regret that we can not offer reservations, as we are a small club that operates on a space-available basis. If you are in the process of coordinating a club cruise with other clubs such as TYC or IYC in Wilson, your members are welcome to use any available visitor or reciprocal slips on a first-come, first served basis.

Thank you very much in advance for your interest in visiting the Wilson Yacht Club.

These Facilities Include

  • Clubhouse
  • Bar
  • Picnic and barbecue areas
  • Washroom facilities

Arrival and Registration
Upon arrival visiting yacht owners are requested to locate and speak to a club member and register your boat in the visitors sign-in book.

Wilson Harbor Information
Visitors who are unfamiliar with Wilson Harbor should be aware of a mud flat on the starboard when first entering the harbor and also of a sandbar on the westend of Treasure Island.

Reciprocal Privileges
We offer the same reciprocal privileges as the club the boating member is visiting from. Normally there is no charge. Slips for visitors in boats 34′ and smaller are usually available, but only on a “first come first serve” basis, two night limit (weather permitting), no reservations. Boats over 34′ will be much more difficult to accommodate, but we’ll see what we can do!


Wilson Yacht Club Visitor Map

1. Wilson Yacht Club
2. TYC Pump Out
3. Customs Video Phone
4. Pump Out, Diesel
5. IYC- Marine Store- Gas
6. Sunset Grill
7. Wilson Boat House
8. Downtown, Wilson House Pub, Groceries, Beer, Pizza, Breakfast Diner, Pharmacy, Gas, Diesel, Convenience Store, Churches.
9. Ice Cream Stand, Hot Dogs, etc.


Visitor Information — 10 Comments

  1. We are members of EYC and we are planning a visit to Wilson on Tuesday Aug 2 and staying 2 nights leaving Thursday Aug 4th. We have a recent 2016 US Decal attached to our boat and we will bring our passports is there anything else we might need?
    our boat is a 31′ Beneteau Platinum Edition.
    Please let me know if you can accomadate us for those 2 days??
    Thank you in advance.
    best regards,
    Larry Wolstat
    Etobicoke yacht Club
    Take A Chance

  2. Really no comment just going to remove the post?

    8/23 – We were returning from Toronto to Rochester and were making way to Wilson for fuel. 3 Miles out we blew an exhaust hose, CO alarm going off, 6 on board and water dumping into the bilge. We safely navigated to the state boat launch and began to call the local marinas for help. Most were closed as it was later in the day on Sunday and the one marina that answered had no room for our boat.

    I called the Wilson Yacht Club to see if they could accommodate us as we are members of a reciprocating club. The gentleman on the phone said his name was Nick and was working the club that day. I explained my problem and asked if there was a slip available just until the early morning when I could get my boat to an open marina. Nick said that the visitors dock was open and that we could dock there for the night if it was still open.

    We made our way to the dock on one engine and as we pulled up along side the vacant visitors dock a man/member came running and we were yelled at that we could not dock there. Slowing down we tried to explain that we were on one engine with boat problems and had spoken to Nick who said that we could make use of the dock for the night. The reply was “we don’t take reservations”! We tried again to explain but again the member(s) around couldn’t have cared less. They didn’t even take the time out to see if we really needed help.

    Thanks to Nick for trying but to the rest of you there that day thanks for nothing!
    The Friendliest Club On Lake Ontario – NOT, Time to take that slogan down.

    • Hi Jim,

      I was just made aware of your post.

      I am very sorry you received the reception you did from our club and I can understand your frustration and anger. First of all, we don’t have any members named Nick. I spoke with members who were at the club that day and the guy you interacted with at the dock and they all said no-one at the club that they know of, ever received your call. So could you possibly have called TYC or IYC and assumed it was us? They told me that when your boat, which is much larger than our docks are capable of handling especially in the conditions that day, pulled up to dock, they were unaware of your predicament and shocked that you would try to dock such a large vessel at our club. The member was just trying to protect our club’s dock from being ripped apart and may have been a little overzealous. It sounds like things got testy and I think if calmer heads would have prevailed, we could have come to some kind of compromise to help you out. Again, I apologize for your experience, but please realize we are a small club with docks that were built to handle 30’ boats.

      Chip Kunecki
      Wilson Yacht Club

  3. Hey WYC,

    Thanks so much for all your help and hospitality in our “hour of need”! Nick and I made it safely back to BPYC with our “new rudder”, without drama, and with only one Coast Guard boarding.

    Special shout out to the half-dozen of you who assisted and advised (so many names – sorry, don’t remember them all) and to Don for the drive into town for supplies and especially Dale for allowing us access to the “wonder-garage”.

    You all did a great job defending your title “The Friendliest Club on the Lake”.

    See you again!

    s/v Salsa

  4. Please advise what email address I should use to send out HYC’s reciprocal policy.
    Thanks Bev Woods, on behalf of Highland Yacht Club, Scarborough, Ontario

  5. Hi,
    I am trying to organize a cruise to Wilson from our location, Scarborough Bluffs Yacht Club to your club, sometime this coming Summer. We are a small boat club of Trailer-Sailors, many Macgregor 26’s of various vintages, who have never attempted the lake crossing. As a member of Highland Yacht Club, I have enjoyed your hospitality for many years.
    Could you indicate when we might enjoy your hospitality?

  6. Hi Wilson Yacht Club,
    Will you accept sail boats who are not members of a yacht club? If so, what do you charge?

  7. We are cruise directors for Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga, ON and would like to know if you can make some slips available to us (both power and sail) for a mid-week cruise, July 26 to 28, 2011 for a club cruise to Wilson, NY. Please advise.

    Helmut & Carol

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