Where to stay in NYC

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Tommyroot, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Tommyroot

    Tommyroot New Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    Brigantine NJ
    2008 350 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc V Drive 496
    My first trip this season is to see the Statue of Liberty, coming for the AC area, if the weather is good i should be up in the Harbor by 1-2pm, i want to find a nice marina on the City side that has a nice bar-restaurant on site or close by.
  2. Gary B

    Gary B Member

    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Chelsea Piers in Manhattan is nice Marina. There is a brewery, golf driving range, bowling, indoor rock climbing and more right there.
    The biggest problem will be significant boat wakes and rocking from the all the boat traffic on the Hudson river. Liberty landing Marina which is not far away but on the N.J. side of the Hudson is much more protected and has a great restaurant/bar.
    They each have their advantages
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  3. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    There is also Newport marina on the Jersey side @ jersey city. I have not been there but hear the views are better from the Jersey side and it's close to the path train to get into the city.

  4. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2016
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    I would say stay at the Liberty landing Marina as (Gary B) was saying the boat wakes at Chelsea piers could get a little rocky..... Theres anther spot about 30 mins from the city Atlantic Highlands area....Which has a lot of great spots to eat and few to chose from... And some great views of the city.... Sandy hook bay marina is nice...with great food.... Thats where i am... You also have 7 other Dock and Dine places up the river...If your not gonna stay on the boat and you want a hotel theres hotels up there too with Marinas..... Molly Pitcher Inn is one of them.... Which also has great food. But just one thing about the river is theres no wake all the way up.... Feel free to Message me and ill help you out anyway i can.
  5. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    What about 79th st boat basin. West side Manhatten.
  6. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    From my experience you have two choices:
    1. NYC side: you pay top $ for location, minimum amenities and get rocked by the boating traffic from early AM until PM hours. 79th street and 23rd street marinas are the worst. North Cove is rocky but a little better.

    2. NJ side: you pay reasonable price for decent marina, calm and peaceful stay, but you'll have to deal with transportation (taking path and then uber/cab works fine, water taxi last run to NJ 730-745pm or so).

    I stayed once on NY side and said never again. Always chose to stay at LLM. Others from the area might have different opinion.
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  7. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Liberty Landing Marina. Protected, picturesque, great restaurant on premises and a short ferry ride (which leaves right from the marina) across to NYC. Also you can walk to get the boat that takes you Ellis Island and Lady Liberty.

    Everyone who has ever stayed at the NYC marinas seems to complain about getting bounced around.
  8. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Not a local to NYC, but been there a few times by boat. We stayed at and liked Liberty Landing Marina for all the reasons listed above, and if you've not been there before by boat, seeing the yachts, being close to the restaurants on the water, the ferry and the night time views from there are worth the $5/ft or whatever their price is up to now, and I recommend them.
    However, the last time we were in NYC, we tried to work a deal for ten days with them and not only will they not deal, they wanted $2/ft more for the 2 or 3 days surrounding the 4th of July. Also, they charge for OAL, and the rumor is if you lie and they measure, they charge double for the difference so we would be paying for 44'. Not sure if that is true. Anyway, we decided to go to Great Kills on Staten Island. There are 2 or 3 choices there for marinas and the x-1 express bus runs every 10 or 15 minutes 24/7 ? to Manhattan. The bus ride is about 45 minutes and the stop is a 10 minute walk from the marina. We went back and forth every day of the 10 days we were there except maybe 1 or 2 and it was no big deal and we felt it was very safe late at night (we did ride the Staten Island ferry one day just to see what that was all about). The locals at the marina were great and super friendly and we saved about $1000 for the duration over LLM.
    Just another option if being "right there on top of it all" is a been there done that.
    Have fun in the big apple.
  9. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Another vote for Liberty Landing. It’s well protected and wakes won’t be a problem. Views of lower Manhattan skyline are beautiful and place is really nice. Short water taxi ride across to Manhattan.
    Make sure you have an Uber app and account it will come in handy. Plenty of nice bars and restaurants in Hoboken and usually less than $10 each way by Uber.
    There’s a newer Marina in Brooklyn that’s supposed to be nice for about the same price as LLM but the rumor is that you’re going to be bounced around in there.
    NYC is increasing ferry service too and from lower Manhattan on the East River so that will only get worse.
    Since you’re going to be there anyway, make sure to circle Manhattan by boat. You can cruise up the East and Harlem Rivers then out Spuyten Dyvel and back down the Hudson. Once you get back on the Hudson you can head across and a little north and fill up with gas at Alpine NJ before finishing the loop. Cheapest gas on the river from a state run marina.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2018
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  10. Robski97

    Robski97 Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Liberty landing ... You wont be disappointed. Only a water taxi away from NYC . I would never again stay on the city side

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  11. Tommyroot

    Tommyroot New Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    Brigantine NJ
    2008 350 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc V Drive 496
    hat sounds like a nice ride
  12. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    If your boat doesn’t have a separate shower stall and you don’t want to get the whole head wet, LLM has a nice clubhouse with great showers too.

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