Irondequoit Bay Boating & Recreation

Boating Regulations

Currently, surface use regulations in place on the Bay are the speed limit/no-wake zones created by an amendment to the New York State Navigation Law in 1987. This establishes a 25-mph speed limit on the Bay and a no-wake/ 5-mph limit within 300 feet of the shoreline, a dock, pier, raft or float, or an anchored or moored vessel. These speed limits are enforced by the Marine Patrol of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the State Park Police who patrol the Bay. In addition, the bordering towns are authorized to regulate boating speed within 1,500 feet of the Town’s shorelines under various laws.


Bayview Marina
98 Bay Village Dr. Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 465-1331

Mayer’s Marina
7 Lake Road, Webster, NY 14580, US
Phone: (585) 323-1010
Facilities/Services: Docks for trailerable power and sailboats; Launching ramp; Ship store; Non-ethanol gasoline; Ice, snacks, and drinks

McMillan Marine
1070 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 288-2180
Services: Maintain, prepare, and water test boats; Launch ramp; Travel lift; Hydraulic trailer; Storage

Newport Marina
500 Newport Rd, Irondequoit, NY 14622
Phone: (585) 544-4950

The RSM Newport Marina is a private marina




South Bay Marina
1350 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 482-3474
Facilities/Services: Boat rentals available; Full-service repair shop; Boat storage and winterizations; Boat detailing

Southpoint Marina
1384 Empire Boulevard, Penfield NY 14609
Phone: (585) 288-0720 
Facilities/Services: Free Wi-Fi; Access to the Southpoint Marina Pool Club; Bathrooms and showers; Snack shack with food, refreshments, and ice; Waterfront restaurant dining; Free vehicle parking; Walking trails; Bbq grilling and picnic area   

Sutter’s Marina
512 Bay Front S Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 482-4112
Facilities/Services: Winter storage; Cleaning services; Shrink wrapping, Bottom washes; Spring & Fall services; Ice, snacks, vending machine, drinks; Remodeled bathrooms; Full-service gas and pump outstation

Picture of boats on Irondequoit Bay

Launch Locations

Irondequoit Bay State Marine Park
Bay Front S, Irondequoit, NY 14609 (Located in Irondequoit Bay Marine Park); Entrance possible from either Culver Road or Route 590 North
Coordinates: Latitude 43.234234 Longitude -77.537300
Phone: (585) 336-6070
Facilities: Launch site for small and power boats; Fishing access to Lake Ontario; Small toilet facility; Boat clean out station

Rentals & Purchasing

Bay Creek Paddling Center
1099 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609 
Phone: (585) 288-2830
Services: Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard rentals and instruction; Ellison Park Canoe and Kayak shuttle; Secret wilderness guided tours

McMillan Marine
1070 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 288-2180
Services: Maintain, prepare, and water test boats; Launch ramp; Travel lift; Hydraulic trailer; Storage

Private Clubs

Surrounding Parks


Fish Species: Bowfin, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Walleye, Yellow Perch.

Popular fishing locations in Irondequoit Bay include the Northeast corner of the Bay along Lake Rd. in Webster, areas adjacent to Irondequoit Bay Marine Park and Irondequoit Bay Park West, Big and Little Massaug Cove, Devil’s/Helds Cove, Stony Point, Snider Island, and along Empire Blvd. at the south end of the Bay. Fishing is also popular in Irondequoit Creek from the Bay to Linear Park in Penfield.

Most people fishing in New York need a New York State Fishing License. There are three ways to get a fishing license in New York. You can visit an official License Issuing Agent, order over the phone, or order online through the link below.

            Fishing Guide (NYS DEC - PDF)