Visitors Guide

MBYC welcomes visitors from clubs that are also accepting reciprocal visitors. If you are on our reciprocal list and your club is accepting visitors, then you are welcome to visit us! Note that our clubhouse and patio bar is currently only open Thursdays to Sundays (subject to change).   Washroom and shower facilities are available for visitors.

Interested in visiting MBYC? Note, we have made changes for 2022, read the details below.

As a reciprocal visitor of Macassa Bay Yacht Club and as a member of Lake Ontario Cruising Club Association (LOCCA), you will be welcome to one free night with additional nights at $25.00  per night plus hst permitting availability of slips. Visitor slips are limited to the number of our members away cruising. Please send an email in advance of your visit to visiting@mbyc-hamilton.org. Deep-water slips (5+ foot draft) are at a great premium so visitors with larger boats should confirm space before heading our way. As you near MBYC, please try to contact our clubhouse at (905) 529-9205 or on VHF channel 68 – although do not be discouraged if no one answers as our clubhouse may be closed, just speak to a member or officer of the day when you arrive. Guests intending to make use of reciprocals should fly their Club Burgee and will be required to produce a current membership card.

Please note that only Regular (full) members of MBYC (blue/white card holders) can take part in this program with reciprocating clubs with whom we are affiliated. Social or associate members of MBYC are not eligible for reciprocal benefits. All reciprocating clubs from previous years are listed below and will remain on the list until withdrawn by that Club in writing or by email. Below is a list of reciprocal clubs. Reciprocal policy information is updated on an ongoing basis as changes occur.

While COVID is still a thing, all visitors to MBYC are required to complete a MBYC Visitor Registration Form & Waiver Form including Covid safety check. You can complete this form in advance by downloading the form or at the Club when you arrive.  

Download the Visitor Registration Form (fillable word doc)

Download the Visitor Registration Form (downloadable PDF)

Read more about MBYC’s COVID policy

MBYC Reciprocal List (as of May 10, 2022)

You can download our visitors guide here (note that some changes have been made since this was published)

MBYC Perpetual Reciprocal Information

If you have not been assigned a specific slip, pull into the pump out dock and head to the bar.

Enter the harbour between the buoys, it is rocky on the left of the green and shallow to the right of the red.