Guests & Reciprocity

We welcome visiting yachts and boaters to Gibson Island, where you will find a wonderful yachting experience. Over the years we have entertained many yacht clubs including the Virginia Yacht Club, West River Sailing Club, New York Yacht Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake, the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia. The draw to Gibson Island is our beautiful harbor and excellent facilities.

The Gibson Island Yacht Squadron staff will greet you with eagerness and a smile. They are familiar with all types of vessels, sail and power, and have even been known to scamper aboard arriving vessels to assist captains to berth safely in challenging weather conditions.

The Boathouse is a distinctive feature of our harbor, and is the social hub of GIYS. Sited halfway down the Causeway connecting Gibson Island to the mainland, it includes a quiet sitting room with fireplace, showers and changing facilities for ladies and gentlemen, grills ready for cooking, ice and water, and loads of fun people. The building and harbor are wireless “hot spots”.

Moorings are available in the Harbor and berthage with power and water is available at the Boathouse. Call “Gibson Island Harbormaster Office” on VHF channel 78A as you approach to communicate with our Harbormaster, Captain Denver Sanner, who will advise you of rates, assist you with berthing arrangements and help make your stay most pleasant.
  • Reciprocity with GIYS
      • Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, MD — dining and dockage only
      • Chester River Yacht & Country Club, Chestertown, MD - all services included
      • Corinthian Yacht Club, Essington, PA — dining and dockage only
      • Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis, MD - dining and dockage only
      • Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville, VA — dining and dockage only
      • Hampton Yacht Club, Hampton, VA — dining and dockage only
      • Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, Kilmarnock, VA — all services included, boat arrivals only
      • Miles River Yacht Club, St. Michaels, MD - dining and dockage only
      • Tred Avon Yacht Club, Oxford, MD — dining and dockage only
      • Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA - dining, dockage, overnight*

        Yacht owners wishing to visit Gibson Island under reciprocity arrangements should first contact their home club personnel for details of the arrangement their particular club enjoys with Gibson Island. Prior to arrival, please call the Gibson Island Harbormaster's Office at 410-255-7632 ext. 1 or radio in on VHF 78A.  

        Gibson Island Yacht Squadron members who plan to voyage to the above clubs and wish to enjoy reciprocal arrangements there should contact the Harbormaster to confirm details in place at the time of your visit.

      *overnight applies only to GIYS and GIC members who wish to stay overnight at the Union League's facility in Philadelphia.​

534 Broadwater Way, Gibson Island, Maryland 21056410-255-1414
21.6º F
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