Guest Information

As a private club, Seattle Yacht Club welcomes guests to our Portage Bay Mainstation for a variety of occasions.

SYC Member's Guests

Guests are always welcome when accompanied by an SYC member.  

Public Event Guests

For public events such as Opening Day, sailing classes, and the SeaFair Holiday Cruise, the public is invited to join in the fun (see Member and Guest Events below for more information).

Private Event Guests

Guests attending private catered events, such as weddings, reunions, and business meetings, are invited to our Mainstation and Elliott Bay Outstation within the parameters of the private event.  For details about private event bookings, visit our Private Events page.

Reciprocal Guests
Reciprocal guests of select yacht clubs are also invited to use our restaurants, bar, retail and guest moorage (see Reciprocal Guests below for more information). 

To pre-register for reciprocity access, click on the Reciprocal Guests item in the table below. 

Page last updated Thursday, June 07, 2018

  • Directions
  • Member and Event Guests
    • Event Guests

      Whether you're a guest at Seattle Yacht Club for a public event like Opening Day, or a private catered event like a friend's wedding, we want to make sure that you enjoy the hospitality of the Club .

      Guest boaters planning to arrive by boat at Seattle Yacht Club for special events such as Opening Day or the Special People’s Cruise should make arrangements with the event coordinator ahead of time so that we may accommodate your vessel. Guests arriving by land should check with the event coordinator or their sponsoring host for arrival times or other details about the event. If you're arriving by car, you're welcome to use the club's parking lot.

      Guests are always welcome at the club when accompanied by an SYC member.

      While at the club, guests may pay for their purchases with Visa or Mastercard, cash and checks are not accepted. Guests are required to comply with all club rules and regulations, which include no use of cell phones inside the clubhouse, on the decks or the front porch area. Tipping is not allowed. Smoking is prohibited both inside the club and on the docks.

      Seattle Yacht Club offers a range of dining options for members and guests. The Ward Room, SYC’s fine dining room, serves lunch and dinner. Informal jacket and tie are traditional, but not required. The Marine Room, located upstairs on the third floor, is casual and serves lunch, dinner and full service bar with hors d’oeuvres. Dining on the outside deck is available during the summer. A service charge is added to all food and beverage purchases, additional tipping is not allowed.

      Opening Day

      For Opening Day week, each boater planning to moor on Dock 0 must complete the Dock 0 Boat Registration Form prior to arrival. This registration form enables the Dock 0 coordinator and Seattle Yacht Club to have an accurate count of boats and persons attending the event. For more information, see the Opening Day web page or contact the Opening Day Moorage Director.

      Other Events

      For boaters planning to arrive at SYC for other events, please check with the event coordinator about the policies for the event.

      Updated Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Reciprocal Guests
    • Reciprocal Guests


      Seattle Yacht Club (SYC) is pleased to welcome members of approved reciprocal clubs to visit and enjoy the facilities of the SYC Portage Bay Mainstation.

      For information on visiting the club, please review the following documents:

      Guest/Visitor Pre-Registration Form

      The process for Reciprocal Clubs entering Seattle Yacht Club is as follows:

      1. Pre-register on line by clicking HERE and filling in all of the required fields and submitting the form.
      2. You will receive an email the following business day confirming your registration with important information.
      3. Upon arrival at Seattle Yacht Club, please proceed to the Front Desk located on the main level.
      4. At that time, you will be asked for a Current Yacht Club Membership Card or Letter of Good Standing, Credit Card information and Vessel Insurance (moorage guests only).
      5. A Guest Courtesy Card and Guest Moorage document will be issued to you. Please treat the Guest Courtesy Card as you would a credit card.
      6. Instructions and questions regarding your visit will be answered at that time.

      Enjoy your visit!

      Last updated Monday, February 13, 2017

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