The Marina at Epping-Forest

Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club members delight
in their protected yacht basin on the scenic St. Johns River.

This sheltered marina is located on one of the largest expanses of the river (nearly 2.5 miles across) and faces due west, making for incredible sunsets. Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club is convenient to many Jacksonville landmarks, and boasts the finest sailing waters on the St. Johns River.

Today EFYCC is hailing port for some of the finest and most traveled yachts in northeast Florida. All Members are invited to participate in regular cruises to Jekyll Island, Georgia, Fernandina, St. Augustine, The Florida Keys, South West Florida via Lake Okeechobee, the Bahamas and beyond.

Members can relax on the Mariner's Deck, sipping a cocktail, or they can accompany their guests to dinner after a day out on the water. Don't forget the array of activities for the Fleet including cruises, small boat sailing and paddle sports instruction and the area's finest regattas that fill the calendar year-round. Marina access and transients slips are available for members, their guests and reciprocal club members. Reciprocal club visitors must be announced by contacting the Harbormaster and then the Administration Office.

Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club can be found on all St. John's River charts at N30 degrees 14.87', W 81 degrees 38.52' Contact Keith Keller, Harbormaster with any questions about our Marina at 904-739-7150 or

  • Slip Details
    • The protected state-of-the-art  floating slips are within our horseshoe-shaped basin and feature electricity, water, wireless Internet and cable TV hook-ups. Food and beverage catering to your boat for those special day or evening events is also available through our Fine Dining Services with ample notification.

      (73) Floating  Wet Slips

      • (8) 50-foot slips

      • (33) 40-foot slips

      • (12) 30-foot slips

      • (15) Lift Slips

      • (5) Drive on Jet Ski Floats


      • (1) 100-foot slip

      • (1) 65-foot slip

      • (1) 75-foot temporary slip

      Electricity & Water complimentary with slip. Mixed 30-amp and 50-amp throughout the marina and a 100-amp service for extra large non-floating outside slip.

      The controlling depth is 6'.


      Channel 16 is continually monitored to assist members and their guests.
      Marina Office Phone- 904-739-7150.

      Daily, weekly and monthly rentals are available to members and their guests. Members also receive two free days per month at the Marina. Transient slips are available to reciprocal members with advanced reservations. Contact the Marina at (904) 739-7150 for more information.


      Several locations are available within a five-mile radius of our Marina. River City Brewing Company Marina, Goodby's Creek and several in the Ortega River North and West of EFYCC.

  • The Fleet

      Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club boasts the finest sailors in Northeast Florida. Our talented Member-sailors not only lay claim to local trophies, but also place in both national and international regatta championships. Our tradition stems from Alfred I. duPont's love of yachting and annual events include the prestigious duPont Cup Regatta each spring, the Jessie Ball Regatta for women sailors each summer and the Kings Day Regatta each fall, all hosted by Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club.


      Sailboat regattas at Epping Forest have won the reputation for the area's best hospitality. Both interclub and intraclub events are scheduled throughout the year in which Members compete in this sport of tradition. Classes include both PHRF and one-design class competition. For a full schedule of First Coast Sailing Association sailing regattas including the St. Johns River and Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club, visit


      • February: Fleet Kick off Party

      • Change of Command Celebration

      • Spring and Fall Deck Parties

      • Local Cruises

      • Instructional Presentations

      • Regional and Local Interests


      Cruises, organized by volunteer cruise masters ensure memorable weekends for the 10-12 boats that usually cruise. Beyond the regularly scheduled cruises there are impromptu cruises, social gatherings and longer distance cruises planned by portions of the Fleet.

  • Boating Instruction
    • Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club believes that all members should have the opportunity to learn boating from professional, personable instructors on state of the art equipment. The learning experience offered at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club is infinitely more user-friendly than courses offered to the public. Instructional time can be tailored to meet any schedule and skill level. 


      Youth Camps
      Private Lessons
      Group Lessons
      Boaters Safety Courses
      Spring and Fall after School Youth Sailing Programs 
      Summer Aquatics Camps
      Fishing Programs

      Learn to Sail Beginners
      Learn Sail Racing Advanced

      Sailboats - Youth and Adult
      Kayaks - Youth and Adult
      Paddle Boards 

      Monthly Fleet Meeting
      Wednesday Night Beer Can Race (Seasonal)
      Deck Parties
      Mariner's Deck Sunsets
      Regatta Viewing
      Marina Fishing Outside Seawall Only
      Boat Shows

      Weather for Boaters
      Tides and Currents
      How to Read a Nautical Chart
      Learn the Proper Way to Anchor Your Boat
      Where to Go and What to Do With Your Boat

      Slip Rentals
      Free Slip Days - 2/ overnight per month
      Wednesday Night Sail Racing - Free

      For more information, call Harbormaster, Keith Keller at 904-739-7150 or at

  • Youth Sailing

      Youth sailing activities focus on teaching children and teens to sail and enjoy wholesome physical activity on the wide St. Johns River. More advanced programs for accomplished sailors and competitive racing are also conducted and private instruction may be arranged. The club maintains a fleet of International Optimist Prams, Lasers, and Club 420 high performance boats in the youth programs.  

      Supervised youth sailing programs are offered year round. After-School and Summer Aquatics Camp programs are offered during the school year and Summer Break. During the summer, week long Aquatics Camps are offered in June and July. Programs are offered for specific age groups and/or skill levels so children of similar size and maturity can enjoy both the physical and social aspects of Sailing, Paddle Sports, Boating and Fishing.

      Participation in each session is limited to a number that allows all children significant time on the water. The child’s parent or guardian must verify the child is capable of swimming unassisted and a signed Waiver of Liability must also be on file for each child for each session.

      Contact Keith at (904) 739-7150 or for more information.

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