Members of clubs with reciprocal privileges may visit the Watch Hill Yacht Club on a limited basis, in accordance with Club policies. Reciprocal dining requires a letter of introduction from the reciprocal club and a reservation that is approved in advance by the General Manager. Those seeking a reciprocal dining reservation should contact their local club to arrange an introduction.  The Club Office will provide a guest card for service once approved.

Basic Rules for Visitors and Guests 

  • All guests and visitors must register at the club office to use the facilities.
  • Visitors and guests must observe the Club dress code.
  • Cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted on the third floor.
  • Use of the Club and its facilities is a revocable privilege.
  • The Club is not responsible for personal property.
  • Use of the Chart Room without permission is not permitted.
  • Pets are not permitted at the Clubhouse.
  • Children are not permitted on the third floor, except as allowed below.
We allow reciprocal guest reservations on a limited basis and do not allow walk-ins. Reservations may only be requested 24 hours in advance. Please see our reciprocal policies below.


Per season: Three (3) visits from a member of a reciprocal Club are allowed for dinner, unlimited visits for Lunch and Bar (drinks).
  • Reciprocal Guests must obtain a guest card from the Club Office prior to service.
  • Reciprocal Guests are responsible for payment via credit card at the time of service.
  • Lunch is available June 15th to August 31st : Tuesday – Saturday  from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Reservations are required for parties over six.
  • Dinner reservations for June 15th – September 2nd: Sunday through Thursday, based on availability.  Dining privileges are not available on Friday or Saturday evenings.  This includes bar or high-top seating.  Reservations are available for parties of 4 or less.  Larger parties may be accommodated at the discretion of the Manager.
  • Walk-ins for dining are not permitted.
  • Well-behaved children ages 8 and older may dine for dinner on Sundays and Thursdays or for any lunch service. 
  • No show reservations will be charged $50 per person no show fee.
  • Parking in the member parking lot is not permitted.


  • Jackets are required for Gentlemen in the evening on Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays in the dining room (ties are not required); Ladies-appropriate smart/casual. 
  • Smart casual attire is appropriate for Sunday and Thursday evenings, at the bar, and during lunch hours. 
  • Smart casual is defined as: Gentlemen’s shirts must have a collar; knee-length shorts are acceptable or slacks. Ladies must have appropriate length dresses.  No denim shorts or flip flops.

Visiting by Boat

All boats must hail the launch office on channel 10 for approval prior to docking or using a mooring.
  • Moorings are available for boats up to 50 feet on a first-come, first-serve basis for Reciprocal Clubs or by prior reservation for Club Cruises for $100 per day.  Payment must be made at time of arrival.
  • Launch service is provided for rented moorings and is not available for anchored boats.
  • Docking at the Club on the floating dock is available on a space available basis only. Clubs must fly their burgee during their visit.
  • Boats larger than 50' should reserve dockage at the Town Dock and may be reached at (401) 596-7807.
  • A restroom with a shower is available for use on the second-floor deck.
  • Moorings are first come first served only.  Reservations are not accepted.

Reciprocal Clubs by State

Huntington Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club
Santa Barbara Yacht Club
St. Francis Yacht Club

Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
Essex Yacht Club
Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Mason's Island Yacht Club
Ram Island Yacht Club
Riverside Yacht Club
Stamford Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Wadawanuk Club

Key Biscayne Yacht Club
Key West Yacht Club
Marco Island Yacht Club
Miami Yacht Club
Ocean Reef Yacht Club
Palm Beach Yacht Club
Sarasota Yacht Club
Waikiki Yacht Club
Chicago Yacht Club
Annisquam Yacht Club
Beverly Yacht Club
Boston Yacht Club
Corinthian Yacht Club
Eastern Yacht Club
Edgartown Yacht Club
Falmouth Yacht Club
Hyannis Yacht Club
New Bedford Yacht Club
Annapolis Yacht Club
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club
Camden Yacht Club
American Yacht Club
Fishers Island Yacht Club
Huguenot Yacht Club
Larchmont Yacht Club
Sag Harbor Yacht Club
Seawanhaka Yacht Club
Shelter Island Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club 
Conanicut Yacht Club
East Greenwich Yacht Club
Ida Lewis Yacht Club
Newport Yacht Club
Wickford Yacht Club
Carolina Yacht Club
South Carolina Yacht Club
Seattle Yacht Club