Welcome to the Eglin Yacht Club - Proudly serving members since 1962We are located at: 30o 27' 01.72" N 86o 32' 19.44" W
The Eglin Yacht Club is located in Building 2816 on the water at Ben's Lake at the north side of Choctawhatchee Bay. The approximate GPS coordinates for the outer channel markers are 30o 27' 01.72" N 86o 32' 19.44" W. The base had the channel dredged a couple of years ago, but tropical storms filled it back in somewhat and knocked down one of the mid-channel markers (east side). The depth heading in is generally between four and seven feet, but becomes even less during the winter tides.
inside the entrance, the depth in most of the lake is
between four to six feet with a soft bottom. About 300
yards from the entrance is Ben's Lake Marina. The marina
is operated by the 96th Services Squadron and offers
fuel sales (gas only), boat storage and a small bait and
tackle shop. The marina has one or two slips set aside
for qualified transient boaters on a first-come,
first-served basis. A military ID is required. The cost
is $5.00/night and water and electricity are available
on the dock. Average depth at the dock is about four
feet. The marina (bait shop) hours are from 6 AM - 8 PM
in the summer and 7 AM - 5 PM in the winter. Their phone
number is (850) 882-7730 and they tell me they monitor
The EYC is located about 300 yards beyond the marina on the west side of the lake. The club is manned only during meetings and special occasions, so transient visits by qualified boaters, i.e., military affiliated, are handled on a case-by-case basis by the club manager who coordinates the activity with the Commodore. We have eight deep-water slips (4-6 feet) with 30 amp power, water and cable at the dock. However, these slips are often full during club events, most of which occur on Friday evenings and sometimes over the weekend. For transient needs, please call the number below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. to check out availability and make arrangements as required.
Good luck and give me a call (731) 460-1275 if you need more info. My email is email@example.com.
Cynthia C. Smith (Cindy)
Commodore, Eglin Yacht Club
Eglin’s Yacht & Dive Club is a membership organization providing a social outlet for members of the Eglin community who share a common interest in boating and/or scuba diving. Owning a boat or having your own scuba gear is not a condition of membership. Functions such as sailing, power boating, weekend club cruises, scuba diving and training, dive trips to local and worldwide locations, and many social events/outings are on the regular agenda at the Yacht Club. Membership is offered to all active duty and retired military personnel, personnel TDY to Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field or the surrounding area, civilian personnel, and employees of organizations working under valid base contracts. The club is located on Ben’s Lake off Boatner Road near the Bayview Club.
The Eglin Dive Flight, part of the Eglin Yacht Club, is dedicated to the support and promotion of safe scuba diving activities here at Eglin. The Dive Flight is located in Bldg. 2804, on the south side of the Eglin Yacht Club on Boatner Road, and is open for equipment rental and return on Mondays and Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Open Fridays only, Nov-March.) The Dive Flight holds its monthly meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7 p.m. (No meetings are held in Nov. or Dec.) Topics of discussion include Fish Identification, Upcoming Dive Trips and Events, Scuba Instruction, and Diving Safety. All scuba divers and those interested in learning to dive are welcome to attend. You do not have to be a member to attend. For more information, call Mike Guidry at 850-217-6064, or visit Dive Flight.