Reciprocal members interested in visiting SCYC are encouraged to come by boat if possible. (Lat. 40-55.812N, Long. 73-30.812W).  If visiting by car, please enter 314 Seawanhaka Yacht Club Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 into your GPS system.

Identification Requirements: One form of identification is required by reciprocal members wishing to visit the Club;
  • A letter of introduction, which must be emailed ( on their behalf from their primary yacht club confirming that they are a member in good standing and are eligible to be granted guest privileges. A new letter of introduction is required for every visit to the club.
  • A valid 2022 membership card, must be displayed upon check in. 

Club Usage and Restrictions:
  • Reciprocal guests may utilize the Club for up to six (6) days per calendar year, not counting those days where the individual utilizes the Club as a bona fide guest of an SCYC member.
  • Reciprocal guests are not permitted to attend certain member special events, as may be designated from time to time in the discretion of the House Committee, General Manager and/or Board of Trustees.

Overnight Guest Moorings/Launch Service:
  • Reciprocal guests are welcome to utilize SCYC's mooring and dockage privileges. All mooring/service dock charges must be paid by credit card only at the Service Dock. We will not charge reciprocal club accounts for any mooring/service dock charges. 
  • Please contact the service dock for mooring rates and reservations at 516-922-6200 ext 126.
  • Our launch/service dock can be contacted on VHF Channel 10.

Overnight Guest Rooms:
The Club offers seven (7) guest room accommodations to both it's members and reciprocal guests. Please check with our front desk for availability and rates.

Reservations are required of all visitors. Please contact the front desk for further information (516) 922-6200.

Payment Method
Reciprocal guests may pay by credit card or interclub member charge account (if properly noted by your club in the 'letter of introduction"). Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk to secure your temporary guest card.

Club Rules: 
  • Cell phone use is restricted to the parking areas, lawn and private guest rooms. 
  • Photographs or recordings in the Clubhouse are prohibited.
  • Gentlemen are requested to remove their hats in the Clubhouse.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the clubhouse or in any food and dining areas.
  • All children 12 years of age and under are required to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket at all times while on docks and launch.
  • Alcohol consumption is not permitted by anyone under the age of 21. The bar is reserved for guests 18 and older.
  • Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult while on club property. 

Dress Code: 
  • Club Casual Attire (appropriate for Lunch, Salty Dog or Dinner in the Model Room or Outdoors)
Men are required to wear a collared shirt. Slacks and shorts may be worn as long as they are an appropriate length. Jackets and ties are not needed. Blue jeans may not be worn. 
  • Jackets & Ties (appropriate for Dinner on Saturdays, Ties are optional Wednesday - Friday)
Men are required to wear a collared shirt, jacket and tie. Slacks or shorts can be worn as long as they are an appropriate length. Blue jeans may not be worn. 

Evening Colors
While a guest of Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, and while outdoors on the lawn, porch, Linburn terrace, west terrace or inside an outdoor tent, we invite you to participate in one of our longest standing traditions, Evening Colors. Adopted from the naval tradition, each day at sunset the ceremony commences with the striking of a ships bell immediately before the firing of the cannon, signaling the lowering of the American Flag. At this time, all in attendance are asked to face the American flag, standing at attention (in silence).

Though we can appreciate your possible excitement, it is not appropriate to applaud, cheer or talk until the flag is completely lowered and released from the halyard (line from which the flag is hoisted/lowered). If club members are present, Seawanhaka tradition is that a flag officer or senior member in attendance will signal the end of the ceremony by issuing the order to “Carry on!” to the spectators after the American Flag has been removed. (Note that guests inside the main clubhouse need not observe the foregoing formalities).

Seawanhaka Members 

Below is a list of club with which Seawanhaka has had long standing relationships with in the past. Feel free to contact each club to inquire about their specific reciprocal requirements. If you need assistance with information regarding reciprocal club privileges or need a letter of good standing sent, please contact the Director of Member Services.

Click here to view YRA Clubs and International Clubs

***If you don't see a club that you'd like to visit on the below list, feel free to contact the club to inquire about their reciprocal privileges***