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Olcott, NY

Lat: 43°, 20.426   Long: 078° 43.138

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Village
  • Monitors VHF: 16
  • Charts: NOS 14806
  • Customs: Videophone
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code716
Emergency911
Police(716) 438-3393
Hospital(716) 778-5111
Pharmacy(716) 778-7422

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Youngstown, NY 19 W Port Credit, ON 44 NW
Wilson, NY 7 W Toronto, ON 42 NW
Point Breeze, NY 13 E Whitby, ON 33 N
Rochester, NY 53 E Cobourg, ON 47 NE

DESCRIPTION


Olcott NY is the largest port between Youngstown on the Niagara River and Rochester. Situated at the mouth of 18 Mile Creek, it is also a very popular destination for sailors in Canadian harbors from Burlington to Whitby. Tourism is an important element of Olcott's economy. Blessed by terrific fishing, Olcott attracts fishermen from all over eastern North America as well as overseas. This year an estimated 40-50,000 anglers will try their luck at catching some trophy-size salmon and trout. In 2012, Olcott NY was named the "Ultimate Fishing Town" by the World Fishing Network. Major festivals occur throughout the summer.

APPROACHES


The approaches to Olcott NY are clear from all directions. When the winds are out of the north, there can be a heavy swell which can make entry between the two long breakwaters quite challenging.

The entrance to Olcott NY is marked by a Fl RED light visible approximately 6.3 nm offshore. Olcott Yacht Club is immediately inside the entrance on the west side. Once inside the river, Hedley Boat Company has slips on both sides of the river. The Town of Newfane has a marina immediately north of the bridge on the west side. Boats with a mast height of less than 49.2 ft/15 m can continue past the fixed bridge and find a quiet anchorage.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Olcott Yacht Club   (716) 778-5915   VHF 16
OYC is located immediately inside the channel breakwater on the west wall. They have some slips available for transient sailors. If necessary, they have an arrangement with the Town of Newfane Marina, located on the west side of the creek, by the bridge. There is no fuel dock. There is a pumpout station. Water and power hookups are available at each slip. The clubhouse has restrooms and showers. There is a restaurant and bar with great views from the 2nd floor deck. Note: Only credit cards are accepted - no cash. There is a haulout facility.

Hedley Boat Company   (716) 778-7771   
Located south of the Olcott Yacht Club, Hedley Boat Company has slips on both sides of the creek. There are approximately 20 slips for transient sailors. There is no fuel dock but there is a pumpout station. Water and power are available dockside. There are restrooms and showers. There is also a travel lift for haulouts.

Town of Newfane Marina   (716) 778-5462   VHF
This municipal marina is located on the west side of 18 Mile Creek., just north of the fixed highway bridge. There are a number of slips available for transient sailors. There is no fuel dock but there is a pumpout station. Water and power are available at the slips. Restrooms and showers are also available. There are picnic areas and BBQ grills.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


Boat Doctors is located in Olcott NY. They can carry out a range of engine, mechanical and electrical repairs.

Budway Supermarket is located 4 mi/ 6.5 km south in the town of Newfane.

Key Bank, 1 mi/1.6 km west of the marina, has counter and ATM service.

MEDICAL SERVICES


Inter Community Memorial Hospital (716) 778-5111 is located 4 mi/6.5 km south in Newfane.

Peterson Drug Co (716) 778-7422 is located 4 mi/6.5 km south in Newfane.

PLACES TO EAT


OYC has a restaurant on the 2nd floor of the club house with great views of Lake Ontario. In the village, check out the Lighthouse Grill and Spirit. The Mariner's Landing has a great 2nd floor balcony with tables that look out over the lake and Krull Park.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


Olcott NY is a fishing enthousiast's dream. Thousands come here every year from all over eastern North America and points beyond, to enjoy the bounty of the waters around the village.

In July, the jolly roger flies over Olcott during the annual Pirate Days. Later in the month, Old Olcott Days celebrate the history of the community.

In August, Olcott Yacht Club hosts the Jazz Sea Sunset This popular fund-raiser for a childrens' park and often sells out. Mid-August is August Fest, a day-long community festival in nearby Newfane. End of August sees the annual and long-running Classic Car Show. The Olcott information site will give you more ideas on how you can enjoy your time here.


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