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Welcome To Freedom Boat Club



The Landing and Marina at Station Square



Welcome to Freedom Boat Club of Pittsburgh!


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We Take Care of It All...Including the Boats

We’ve taken care to select a variety of quality boats. And we always keep them clean and maintained. We also take care of the storage, insurance and repairs. So you can just focus on the fun!
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Pay a 1x Entry Fee and Monthly Dues

Just pay a 1x entry fee and choose one of our membership plans. Boat every day of the year. Or just weekdays. Some clubs may even have 3 and 6 month plans. And you can change your plan as the need arises.
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Get Unlimited Training from Licensed Captains

Your safety is our No. 1 concern. So we give all our members unlimited training with certified captains. And if you wish to boat in a new location, they’ll show you the waterways.

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Take Any Boat Out as Often as You Wish

Reserve a boat by phone or online. Then go fishing, tubing or head to a restaurant with friends. When you’re done, just bring the boat back and pay for the fuel. We take care of everything else!
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Freedom boat club has made my husband fall in love with the city of Pittsburgh (he's not a native) and boating! We joined last year shortly after the franchise opened and have never looked back. Just show up, take the boat out and have fun. Then bring it back and you're done, the dock masters do the rest! No cleaning, storage, or maintenance!! Prior to joining FBC, neither my husband nor I had operated a boat before. The dock masters host trainings and go out with you on the water to ensure your safety and that you feel comfortable learning the ins and outs of boating. Want more practice? They're willing to come out with you and work with you any day. The owner Michael and his staff have been wonderful, even putting together social events for members in the off season which have been a lot of fun! One of the best perks of FBC is having access to over 100 reciprocal locations (the Florida clubs are great during the Pittsburgh winters!!). We can't wait for boating season 2020.

Thank you Freedom Boat Club! Our first ride as members was fantastic! Looking forward to many more!

Boating seems like one of the safest things we could do because the boats are disinfected between uses, we are naturally distanced from people and everyone wears masks on the docks.

My boyfriend and I were one of the first members to join Pittsburgh’s Freedom Boat Club. And I can honestly say that, if you love boating, it is one of the best investments you will make. First, the boat club is an amazing concept- especially if you live in a northern city like Pittsburgh where the boating season is abbreviated by cold winters. There’s no hassle of dock fees, winter storage and spring commissioning. That is all taken care of by the club and your monthly dues. You just reserve a boat and enjoy! Second, Michael Hills (the owner) and his team of Captains and Dock Masters are wonderful people to work with and be around. They are accommodating and eager to help in any way they can- this comes in handy, especially if you’re a novice trying to break into boating. They will help you learn and make you feel comfortable handling a boat! There are so many perks of being a member of the boat club. The first of many is the reciprocal access! There are over 190 locations in the US and abroad and you have access to ALL of them! This means that you can reserve, go to any Club and take a boat out there (which is great for getting away to warmer places during the cold winter months in Pittsburgh). So far, we have been to Miami and Charleston and plan to go to San Francisco! If you’re worried about time off during the winters, Michael plans amazing Boat Club Socials just about every month! We have had a casino night on the Gateway Clipper, a party on the dock (with Crab legs!), and a food and wine pairing social! We’ve made a lot of friends through the Club. This has been such a great experience for us!

Attractions

The Baja Bar & Grill is the perfect destination any time of the year for dancing to live bands and taking in great entertainment every weekend.  In addition, there's good food along with  amazing views of the Allegheny River and the Fox Chapel Marina. You can find us on the banks of the Allegheny River in Fox Chapel at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club and Marina (that's Mile Marker 9 for all those arriving by boat).
See Dock Operations about LOCK CERTIFICATION NEEDED before boating to Baja Bar & Grill. You must go through the lock #2 (in between Sharpsburg and Aspinwall) to get to this spot.

North Shore Restaurants

12+ Restaurants accessible by boat (tie up your boat in between Heinz Field & PNC Park): Jerome Bettis' Grille 36, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Burgatory, Shorty's Pins & Pints (Dockpin bowling, Beer Pong & Pinball), Southern Tier Brewery, Tequila Cowboy, Mc Faddens Irish Pub, Little Red Corvette, The Foundry Table & Tap (THEY WILL DELIVER TO YOUR BOAT when tied up at North Shore!)
NOTE: FBC Members CAN ONLY TIE UP at the North Shore DURING NO WAKE ZONE PERIODS (Friday 3:00PM – Sunday 1/2 horu before sunset)

Think there are no resort islands on the Pittsburgh rivers? Think again! Visit Paradise Island Beach Bar and Grill by boat during the Summer season for an outdoor beach atmosphere, great food, drinks, live bands or a DJ plus Bocce, sand court volleyball and more! SO FUN!
Plus there is 700 feet of courtesy docks for Freedom Boat Club boaters.  
See Dock Operations about LOCK CERTIFICATION NEEDED before boating to Paradise Island Beach Bar. You must go through the Emsworth Recreational Auxilary Lock (port / left side of Neville Island as you head down river from downtown Pittsburgh) to get to this spot.

Redfin Blues

Relax and enjoy the warm breeze as you sit on the deck overlooking the water on Pittsburgh’s only North Shore waterfront grill. Our menu is filled with many mouthwatering dishes. Just check out our menu!

South SIde Works

SouthSide Works is an open-air retail, office, entertainment, and residential complex located on the South Side of the city of Pittsburgh and just across the Monongahela River from the Pittsburgh Technology Center, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Station Square Dining

12 restaurants ACCESSABLE BY BOAT via The Landing and Marina at Station Square (Home of Freedom Boat Club Pittsburgh)! Variety restaurant choices for everyone's taste and budget:
Hard Rock Café, Joe's Crab Shack, Buca di Beppo, Buckhead Saloon, Texas de Brazil, The Melting Pot, Kiku Sushi/Japanese Restaurant, Crazy Mocha (coffee house), Grand Concourse, Gandy Dancer Saloon, Terrene & Homerun Harry’s.

Attractions

Baja Bar & Grill

The Baja Bar & Grill is the perfect destination any time of the year for dancing to live bands and taking in great entertainment every weekend.  In addition, there's good food along with  amazing views of the Allegheny River and the Fox Chapel Marina. You can find us on the banks of the Allegheny River in Fox Chapel at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club and Marina (that's Mile Marker 9 for all those arriving by boat).
See Dock Operations about LOCK CERTIFICATION NEEDED before boating to Baja Bar & Grill. You must go through the lock #2 (in between Sharpsburg and Aspinwall) to get to this spot.

North Shore Restaurants

12+ Restaurants accessible by boat (tie up your boat in between Heinz Field & PNC Park): Jerome Bettis' Grille 36, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Burgatory, Shorty's Pins & Pints (Dockpin bowling, Beer Pong & Pinball), Southern Tier Brewery, Tequila Cowboy, Mc Faddens Irish Pub, Little Red Corvette, The Foundry Table & Tap (THEY WILL DELIVER TO YOUR BOAT when tied up at North Shore!)
NOTE: FBC Members CAN ONLY TIE UP at the North Shore DURING NO WAKE ZONE PERIODS (Friday 3:00PM – Sunday 1/2 horu before sunset)

Paradise Island Beach Bar

Think there are no resort islands on the Pittsburgh rivers? Think again! Visit Paradise Island Beach Bar and Grill by boat during the Summer season for an outdoor beach atmosphere, great food, drinks, live bands or a DJ plus Bocce, sand court volleyball and more! SO FUN!
Plus there is 700 feet of courtesy docks for Freedom Boat Club boaters.  
See Dock Operations about LOCK CERTIFICATION NEEDED before boating to Paradise Island Beach Bar. You must go through the Emsworth Recreational Auxilary Lock (port / left side of Neville Island as you head down river from downtown Pittsburgh) to get to this spot.

Redfin Blues

Relax and enjoy the warm breeze as you sit on the deck overlooking the water on Pittsburgh’s only North Shore waterfront grill. Our menu is filled with many mouthwatering dishes. Just check out our menu!

South Side Works

SouthSide Works is an open-air retail, office, entertainment, and residential complex located on the South Side of the city of Pittsburgh and just across the Monongahela River from the Pittsburgh Technology Center, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Station Square Dining

12 restaurants ACCESSABLE BY BOAT via The Landing and Marina at Station Square (Home of Freedom Boat Club Pittsburgh)! Variety restaurant choices for everyone's taste and budget:
Hard Rock Café, Joe's Crab Shack, Buca di Beppo, Buckhead Saloon, Texas de Brazil, The Melting Pot, Kiku Sushi/Japanese Restaurant, Crazy Mocha (coffee house), Grand Concourse, Gandy Dancer Saloon, Terrene & Homerun Harry’s.

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