Located at the entrance of the Canal on the east side of the channel, is the Balboa Yacht Club in Balboa Harbor. They monitor VHF channel 6. Care must be taken to enter and turn right at buoy 14.5. Turning sooner will run you aground. The office phone is 507-228-5794. While there is no clubhouse, the Balboa Yacht Club is cruiser friendly. It can be rolly, but is a good place to transition when arranging for an advisor to board your boat for the transit of the Canal. It is also a safe place to leave your boat if you travel. They have railway haul out facilities, showers, and 24-hour water taxi service. Adjacent to the BYC is a hotel, The Country Inn, and a TGIF Friday’s restaurant.
Mooring ball is $0.65/ft/day
This marina does not require a credit card to hold the slip or any type of deposit. As a courtesy please notify the marina if you need to cancel your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.