Things to know before you come to Belle Haven

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Park anywhere in the marina or the adjacent picnic area parking lot. Parking is always crowded on weekends, so plan to arrive early. Do not park on the entrance road reserved for trailer parking.


Plan to arrive twenty minutes prior to the start of your class. The office staff will help you get oriented, collect any outstanding balances, and have you sign a boat rental agreement (required). Save time and click below.

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There are two National Park Service comfort stations located in the Park. One is a short walk from the office near the ramp, and the other is located near the picnic area parking lot.


The marina sells sodas, water and juices in machines, so you are advised to pack your lunch each day. This allows a relaxing break in the picnic area between lessons, and you also avoid the pleasure of finding a parking space again. However, if you forget, there are several restaurants and grocery stores close by.


No attempt is made to sail in dangerous or miserable conditions and lessons will be rescheduled. We recommend calling the office if threatening weather is forecasted. We have sophisticated radar access and will make every attempt to call you before you leave home. We will sail, however, when conditions permit instructive sailing, including light showers and light winds.


Dress for the weather conditions. In Spring and Fall, a light windbreaker is desirable as it is always cooler on the water. In the summer, wear light color clothes and a hat or visor. Good sunglasses with straps and sunscreen are also important.


While nonskid boat shoes are best, any rubber soled shoe (tennis shoes) will provide safe footing. Sandals and flip flops do not provide foot protection.


The Flying Scots are large comfortable boats. Feel free to bring a jug of water or juice out on your class, you'll be happy you did on a summer day. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the boats.

Free Practice

This is offered Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays) between 9:30am and 8pm, the week following the completion of your course.

1/2 Price Weekday Rentals

After your week of free time, take your friends and family out any day Mon.-Fri. between 9:30am and 8pm at half price (excluding holidays). We will have the boats rigged and ready to sail.

*If you have additional concerns not addressed, please feel free to check with the office.