The Institution will install, open and monitor its public docks this summer. Regular fees apply. Slips are assigned through the Central Dock Office at or 716-357-6245. Gas will be sold at Central Dock. However, there will be no parking at the docks and no access to the grounds from the docks, except for slip lessees. 


Chautauqua Institution offers rental slip, ramp and buoy mooring in an assigned space. Patrons who moor vessels at an Institution or private dock are required to purchase and display a current registration sticker.

Slip or ramp assignments for Institution-owned docks are subject to a registration fee and a mooring fee and are billed separately on receipt.

    • Mooring Renewals: Must have been purchased before March 16 to have reserved the prior season assignment.
    • Mooring Reassignment: Requests made by March 16 will be notified of reassignment in late May.
    • New Mooring: Assigned only through the Central Dock Office. Starting June 1, contact the office at or 716-357-6245.

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