Commodore Perry Yacht Club is CLOSED to any and all transient boaters for the 2020 boating season and until further notice.

This includes every vessel from anywhere with no exceptions.

Satellite View of CPYC

Mail and Physical Address:
664 West Bayfront Highway, Erie, PA 16507-2318

Need to get hold of someone immediately or an emergency? Email  The clubhouse phone number that is not staffed is (814) 454-9106 - Please do not call this and expect a response.

By Water:
Set your way point after entering the Erie Channel to: N 42.07.782 W 080.06.165

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Your kids will LOVE our club! We have a heated, in-ground pool, playground and there's lots of things to do within walking distance.

Vital Information

2018 Visitor Brochure- please read this when you arrive

SORRY - no reservations can be taken at any time by anyone.

Guest Dockage is $2.00 per foot per night (4/15/19) -- check out time is 12:00 noon.

Transient slips are at the end of most of the docks. Transient Slips as on 7/22/13 (useful even after 2013) - there are generally more as members move around the club month to month.

Visitors that arrive with you and stay on board with you have full use of all the facilities including city water and electrical hookup for your boat, Pool, Picnic shelters including gas grills, clubhouse including showers, restrooms, laundry, public telephone and ice (for sale).

Gasoline for sale (No diesel but it's two marinas west of CPYC.)

What to do when you get here

Seek out a DOCK CAPTAIN when you arrive. S(he) will help you get settled - can't find a dock captain?  Most members know what to do, too.

  1. Dock Captains (2014) - find a dock captain to help you get situated
  2. Complete the Visitor's Docking Permit.  Answer all the questions, place the current rate per foot in the envelope (US currency only) and deposit it in the mail slot on the wall near the soda machine downstairs in the clubhouse. Where - inside the clubhouse just past the pool on the first floor.
  3. The second copy is for your boat.  Place it in a window so it can be seen from the dock.

The docking permit has two parts if you obtain one at the club. You can download one here: Visitor Docking Permit Download but we'd prefer you use the official form because it's two parts - one for your window and one for the mail slot.

The permit looks like this:

Traveling To/From Canada
(Verify this information first - things change quickly!  It's totally your responsibility - CPYC Secretary Chris)

Update 2019 - we have an arrival system (computer tablet) from US Border Patrol installed at our club downstairs in the hallway near the restrooms.  Use this to register when arriving if you can.  If it fails.....

Failing the tablet, CALL US Border Patrol in Erie to confirm the closest resource.

7851 Traut Drive
Fairview, PA 16415
Phone: (814) 474-4700
Fax: (814) 474-4540

Dobbins Landing is close to our club but not as close as Perry’s Landing Yacht Club – you might need to approach them from the water, however – they have a gas dock there (with diesel):

The following five Erie County sites have videophone technology:
• Presque Isle Marina
• Dobbins Landing
• North East Marina
Perry´s Landing Marina
• Lampe Marina

Helpful links that may or may not be active or correct:

As of September 15, 2009, some boaters visiting Canada must have "proof of competency" (boater education). It's only for motorized boats. If you bring your own boat and stay for fewer than 45 days, you are exempt. If you rent or operate a motorized boat from Canada, you must comply. Visit Canada's Office of Boating Safety for more information.

As of June 1, 2009, all boaters who cross the U.S. border into Canada and touch Canadian soil must carry a passport or NEXUS card.

U.S. Citizens traveling to Canada by boat...

... must contact Canadian Customs at 1-888-226-7277 for instructions on where to report for a customs inspection. A U.S. passport or NEXUS are required for each passenger on board the boat. Birth certificates are sufficient for children under 16.

All private boats entering the U.S. that have passengers who were on Canadian soil...

...must report to U.S. Customs (The Erie, PA station is linked here).. This legal obligation may be met by telephone at 1-888-523-BOAT. You can call en route with a cellular phone or immediately upon arrival to the U.S. Have the following information ready when calling to avoid delays:

  • Boat registration number and length (and Customs decal if over 30 feet; see below)
  • Captain's name and date of birth
  • Total number of persons on board and value of all purchases in Canada
  • The name of the marina where you first arrived on the U.S. side

Boats 30 feet or more in length must purchase an annual decal ($25) from U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to voyage to Canada.

This decal is only available online ( > Travel > Pleasure Boats > User Fee Decals >

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