Visitor Information

Visitor Information

We welcome visitors to participate in our programs, attend Regattas and special events as well as enjoy our clubhouse and facilities when accompanied by a current member.

To learn more about RYC and the surrounding area, please check out the tabs listed below. For additional information or to inquire about membership, please call our Club Office during business hours at (585) 342-5511.

Visitor Information Accordion

Basin Map

US Customs & Border Protection - CBP ROAM™ is a free mobile application that provides an option for pleasure boaters to report their U.S. entry to CBP via their personal smart device or a tablet located at local businesses to satisfy reporting requirements.  Visitors should download and check in when visiting our Club or returning to US land.

The Rochester Yacht Club Dock Master can be hailed on VHF CH 16 during hours of operation, May through September, by phone at 342-5511 x 142.

High-speed, wireless Internet access is available in the RYC basin.

Visiting Boater Slip Reservation Request

Office Phone:  585-342-5511 x142
Email:  [email protected]
Hail on VHF Channel #16

Travel Information

Getting To Rochester
If you are arriving by plane to Rochester, New York, you will fly into the Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code ROC) which is located 4 miles southwest of the city. Most major airlines fly into Rochester. For Mapquest directions from the airport to the yacht club, click here.

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (airport code BUF) is a larger facility and is about a one-hour drive from Rochester. The next closest and even larger airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport (airport code YYZ) and is about a three-hour drive from Rochester, but there are frequent delays at the Canada-United States border crossing. If driving from Toronto, make sure that your car rental company allows travel into the US.

Rochester also has train service by Amtrak as does Buffalo and Toronto. Be advised that the train stations are not co-located at the airports in any of the three cities.

Local Travel in Rochester
From the Rochester airport, there are buses, taxis and shuttle services to local hotels available. All major car rental companies are represented at the airport. Rochester Transit Service buses provide public transportation and schedules. For best results, rent a car.

Nearby Conveniences


For many regattas and special events, members provide housing to visiting sailors and judges. However, there are several hotels near RYC. For more detailed information, use the Travelocity Hotel Search to list nearby hotels and their amenities.


Our address for searching is:
Rochester Yacht Club
5555 St. Paul Boulevard
Rochester NY 14617

Click On The Hotel Names Below For More Lodging Information

East Avenue Inn & Suites
384 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Just 8 Miles from the Club
Phone: (585) 325-5010
RYC Code: ROCYC (to received rates)
King/Double-double $99/night
Standard King Suite with Sofa bed & Kitchenette - $129
Oversize King Suite with Sofa bed & kitchenette - $139

Extended Stay America
Visiting Sailors*Receive a 10% Discount*Fantastic Rates
(Town of Greece)
600 Center Place Drive
Rochester NY 14615
Just 6 miles West of RYC.
Phone: (585) 663-5558

Hampton Inn
Preferred Rate Available
1323 Ridge Road, East
Rochester, NY 14621
Just 4 miles from the club
RYC rate $99.00 per night plus tax
Phone: (585) 339-3500

Hampton Inn
Visiting Sailors*Receive Deep Discounts* $104.00 Per Night
Shuttle Service Available
(Town of Webster)
878 Hard Road
Webster NY 14580
Just 13 miles East of RYC.
Phone: (585) 671-2050

Hampton Inn Greece
500 Center Place Drive
Rochester NY 14615
Phone: (585) 663-6070

Rochester Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
(City of Rochester)
70 State Street
Rochester NY 14614 Just 7 miles South of RYC in downtown Rochester.
Phone: (585) 546-3450
Toll Free: (866) 826-2831

Hyatt Regency Rochester
(City of Rochester)
125 East Main Street
Rochester NY 14604 Just 7 miles South of RYC in downtown Rochester.
Phone: (585) 546-1234

Holiday Inn Express
(Town of Greece)
1635 West Ridge Road
Rochester NY 14615
Just 6 miles West of RYC.
Phone: (585) 663-8400

Rochester Airport Marriott
(Town of Greece)
1890 West Ridge Road
Rochester NY 14615 Just 6 miles West of RYC.
Phone: (585) 225-6880

Marriott Residence Inn Rochester West
(Town of Greece)
500 Paddy Creek Circle
Rochester NY 14615
Just under 6 miles west of RYC.
Phone: (585) 865-2090

Marriott Courtyard Rochester West
(Town of Greece)
400 Paddy Creek Circle
Rochester NY 14615
Just 9 miles West of RYC.
Phone: (585) 621-6050

Comfort Inn West
(Town of Greece)
1501 West Ridge Road
Rochester NY 14615
Just 6 miles West of RYC.
Phone: (585) 621-5700

Wellesley Inn
(Town of Greece)
1635 West Ridge Road
Rochester NY 14615
Just 6 miles West of RYC.
Phone: (585) 621-2060

Holiday Inn Express
(Town of Webster)
860 Holt Road
Webster NY 14580 Just 13 miles East of RYC.
Phone: (585) 872-0900

Super 8 Motel
(Town of Webster)
2450 Empire Boulevard
Webster NY 14580
Just 11 miles East of RYC.
Phone: (585) 671-6990

Holiday Inn Express
(Town of Irondequoit)
$99.00 per night, plus tax.
2200 Goodman Street North
Rochester NY 14609
Just 5 miles South of RYC in downtown Rochester.
Phone: (585) 342-0430

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1795 Ridge Road East 
Rochester, NY 14622-2438
Phone: (585) 467-7700
Please reference Account #SB00003

Staybridge Suites Rochester University Hotel
Located on the banks of the Genesee River
1000 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
Just 16 miles South of RYC
(585) 527-9110

Avalon Suites
One and two bedroom fully furnished suites
"Why stay in a hotel room when you can enjoy a
fully furnished spacious suite at a lower cost?"
1553 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580
1-800-934-9763  or (585) 671-4421
Contact:  Debbie Alaimo
9.6 miles from Club
99.00/One bedroom Suite

Tourist Information

Rochester is the 79th Largest City in the United States and the Third Largest Urban Area in New York State. In 1998 we were one of ten cities in the country to receive the All-American-City Award as a great place to live. The greater Rochester, Monore County, New York region is inhabited by approximately 750,000 residents and a land area of 663.21 square miles. Rochester was made culturally rich by many men and women of our past but one man stands out above all others, the ingenious American Inventor and Philanthropist, George Eastman; the Founder of Eastman Kodak Company. He donated to our community his home, the world renowned George Eastman House, which is now a photographic museum. Notable among his contributions were endowments for the establishment of the Eastman School of Music in 1918 and a School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1921 at the University of Rochester. We are privileged to have in our community one of the great American Orchestras; The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra which was also founded by Mr. Eastman in 1922.

There is a host of regional theater companies offering variety to Rochester's very attractive Theatre Scene. The Geva Theatre Center features live performances of classic plays, comedies, musicals and debuts of original works and The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre also offers a host of professional live performances. We are proud to have the newly remodeled Auditorium Theatre which is owned and managed by The Rochester Broadway Theatre League and the new Blue Cross Arena which brings well known artists and a wide variety of sporting events to our area. We have an abundance of places to go, things to do and people to see in Rochester, New York. For information on the Rochester Night Life or a look at all that Rochester has to offer click here for a more in depth view.

Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Just over 7 miles south of the club.
Phone number (585) 473-7720
Driving Directions

Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Museum
70 Lighthouse St.
Rochester, NY 14612
Just under 1 mile south of the club.
Phone number (585) 621-6179
Driving Directions

Strong National Museum of Play
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607
Just 5 miles south of the club.
Phone number (585) 263-2700

The Seneca Park Zoo
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621
Just 2 miles south of the club.
Phone number (585) 336-7200