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The Boating Experience at The Jersey Shore

Want to go sailing in one of the best spots along the shore in New Jersey?

Starting from Ocean Gate Yacht Basin in Bayville, NJ you can get on board one of our boats to sail Toms River, Barnegat Bay and well beyond!

The marina is located where the Toms River travels to meet the bay, providing a natural safe haven for sailing. You’ll be able to sail in a seashore atmosphere, anchor in a quiet harbor or even do a bit of crabbing to take a chance at catching your dinner for the evening. There are great “gunkholing” areas throughout the bay and rivers which are just perfect for an afternoon stop or great for overnight anchoring. When you’re done sailing, you can fish or even take a swim off the back of the boat. Going ashore for family fun on the boardwalk is even available in Seaside Heights. What a great way to create lifelong memories, have fun and get some relaxation!

If you’re looking for a dock and dine opportunity, you can head south to find a couple of options on the Forked River at the Captain’s Inn tiki bar or Lattitudes the restaurant at the Southwinds Marina. Just around the corner from the marina you can grab a mooring ball and catch the water taxi for a stop at Martell’s Water’s Edge. Or head all the way to the beginning of the Toms River to grab a transient slip for a walk into town.

With steady wind all season long, our area is great for a sail at anytime. Drop anchor at Tice’s Shoal for a day time treat then make your way o land to walk across the beach to spend afteroon at the beach. Or spend a night in High Bar Harbor Yacht Club, watching “Old Barney” blink its nightly signal to mariners trying to navigate the inlet. These are just a couple of the special destinations to be found within a few hours sail.

From the marina there’s a sailing area of about 17 nautical miles north to Bay Head, NJ and sailable water stretching 12 nautical miles south to the entrance of the Inter-Coastal Waterway (ICW) channel that connects Barnegat Bay and Little Egg Harbor. Access to the Atlantic Ocean is about 10 nautical miles south when making your way through the Oyster Creek Channel towards Barnegat Inlet. From there, a sail to Atlantic City or even Cape May is possible. Making your way through the Manasquan Inlet gets you closer to the ocean so heading north takes you to Raritan Bay  then in to the ultra-exciting New York Harbor.

Why SailTime?

We’ve been around for some time, listening to what customers say so that we could find out what they want from a membership boating company, so that is why we’re able to offer the following:

  • Guaranteed regular access that’s affordable, hassle-free and easy to schedule – 24/7
  • Top quality boats, always prepped and ready for you
  • Several flexible short-term membership options
  • An intelligent and generous ownership program option
  • Personal on-the-water training on your membership boat
  • Unique world-wide access through the SailTime Plus program


And if that’s not enough, we look after the boats so you don’t have to! We also cover the cost of insurance, annual maintenance and slip fees.

We have a long list of events planned with everything from dock parties to “skill building” programs to flotillas in beautiful locations around the world! Like Tahiti, Australia, Greece and of course the British Virgin Islands!

So we know what we’ll be doing next season! Do you? Want to join us? We invite you to find out more about how you can get on board for 2017.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The SailTime Jersey Shore Team

Our goal is to expand in other locations along the coast. We are targeting Atlantic City and also have had inquiries about sailing from the inlet near Cape May.

We are actively looking for Owner Members so that we can place boats, both sail and  power, in these areas. Contact us at [email protected] or 866-SAIL101 (866-724-5101) for more information.