Aerial view of Central River Yacht Club, photo from their group VK
Central River Yacht Club in St. Petersburg
At the moment, the Krestovski Yacht Club and Sea Yacht clubs are closed for visitors because of land disputes and renovation works.
Therefore, if you sail to St. Petersburg, you have no other option than staying in the only yacht club available for guest vessels at the moment – the Central River Yacht Club. It is situated around 15 NM to the south east from Kronstadt. For the approach instructions see The Baltic Sea and Approaches
pilot book or contact the yacht club directly.
Beware of hydrofoils (fast speed boats travelling between St. Petesburg and Peterhof) and other motor vehicles on the way to and from St. Petersburg! The sea lane that they use will intersect with your lane marked with buoys as you approach St. Petersburg. They may travel fast, often violating the speed regulations, so it is better to keep track of them. The Central River Yacht Club is situated on the bank of Malaya Nevka River, where the counter current is quite strong, so keep that in mind when mooring.
The yacht club's website at the moment is only in Russian, but you can get in touch with them via the contact form on their website (currently under construction, here is the link to their website
) or by phone to find out the rates and book a berth (we recommend to do that in advance as they are very slow in replying).
Among the available facilities are water, showers, electricity. The water should be boiled before drinking or, alternatively, you can buy bottled water. The city centre is very close but the nearest metro station is around 40 min walk through the bridge to the Krestovsky Island on the opposite side of the river bank. Alternatively, you can take a trolleybus that goes straight to Nevsky Avenue (main street of the city) or call a taxi.
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