Vessels entering Canada from foreign waters must report to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) before stepping foot or dropping anchor on Canadian soil.
Most commonly, boats will clear Customs by using the dedicated phone on the Raymur Point CBSA Boat Dock. This 160’ (49m) dock is located between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Coast Harbourside Hotel marina. As you pass the float homes at the east end of Fisherman’s Wharf (Shoal Point), look for a single long dock with yellow capped pilings, marked “Customs”—that is the Raymur Point CBSA Boat Dock. There is a phone located on the float that will connect you with CBSA. Make sure to reference “Raymur Point CBSA Boat Dock” as your reporting site.
If your vessel is over 160′ or 49m, contact CBSA at 1-888-226-7277 to make alternate arrangements with CBSA since you will not be able to tie up to the dock.
Once you have cleared Customs, please hail Greater Victoria Harbour Authority on VHF 66A for moorage in our marinas.
Washrooms & Laundry
Washrooms, fee-per-use showers, and a self-serve laundromat are available in the Inner Harbour at the Wharf Street marina and at Shoal Point, Fisherman’s Wharf for monthly customers only. Floating public washrooms are open March to October at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Garbage, Recycling & Compost
Garbage and recycling receptacles are located at each GVHA marina facility. Compost collection is available at Wharf Street, Ship Point and Causeway marinas.
The GVHA crane is available for use by appointment for loads up to 2 tons. Please contact the Wharfinger at 250-883-2156 or Victoria Marine Fuels at 250-381-5221 for scheduling and conditions of use.
GVHA’s marinas are certified 4 anchors under the Clean Marine BC program. Clean Marine BC is a voluntary environmental assessment program for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs and boatyards. Our marinas were comprehensively evaluated on best practices for fuel and energy use, drainage, water quality, condition of the grounds, water conservation and waste management methods.Read more about environmental initiatives at GVHA facilities.
Both gas and diesel fuel are available from the Victoria Marine Fuels dock located at the Fisherman’s Wharf marina.Call 250-381-5221 for hours of operation, or visit their website.
Pump Out Services
Our pumpout station is conveniently located on Finger B at Fisherman’s Wharf. Purchases are available by credit card. GVHA also offers a mobile pumpout service for long term liveaboard moorage customers at our marinas.