Details for Ballantyne's Cove Harbour Authority
Name

Ballantyne's Cove Harbour Authority
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.4 stars from 8 reviews

Address RR #4 Antigonish
Ballantyne's Cove, NS B2G 2L2

Phone902-863-8162 Fax- 902-867-1082

After hours contact

Kim Novak, 902-867-1846

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

Notes

Area fishermen are very friendly and their advice on whether or not to venture out of port that day is well-heeded.

VHF channel

16/68

Web site

Email contact



Owner, manager

Kim Novak

Harbormaster

None

Dockmaster

None

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa and MasterCard accepted. $1.50 service charge for credit cards.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info: May to October

Approach

No hazards exist on approach. Round the end of the breakwater and tie up to one of the finger piers. You may wish to come inside the first set of piers as wave action from the south can be a bit boisterous at times!

Tide

4

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 25
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info: Care must be taken if going to the fuel dock during LWS tides as deep-draft vessels may get stuck in mud until tide returns.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: All floating docks and finger piers.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Large vessels (60'+) may wish to tie alongside the main wharf if not occupied by fishing vessels.

Slips

Transient: 10
Total: 35
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: All prices $CDN, tax included.

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 15A. Pigtail adapter and up to 150' of extension is required as AC is not dockside.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - Pay phone outside office.

Water (and pricing)

No - No dockside water.

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Gas is $1.32 if paying by cash.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane

No

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes

Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes - Pump out inoperative July 2013.

Ice

No

Trash

Yes - There is a bin for recyclables to benefit the local volunteer Fire Department in the SW corner of the boatyard.

Showers

Yes - $2 CAN gets you 5 minutes, August 2012.

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes

Grocery

No

Hardware

No

Restaurants

Yes - Fish and chip shack on-site (Very good!)

Bars

No

Hotels or motels

No

Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Unsecured WiFi available most of the time from the cockpit. Down below, not so much. Good cellular phone service.

Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation

No

Other services



Attractions

Ballantyne's Cove Tuna Interpretive Centre on-site.

Reviews for Ballantyne's Cove Harbour Authority
Good location and protection, 2016-07-22
Captain: , York, ME (1880)

My reviews along this coast have been somewhat elevated; I'm comparing to other options in the area, and there's not much choice. This is a good example of a place that's certainly a good option if you need to stop, but it's not a destination in its own right.

There was no room at the floating docks in mid July. Most seemed to be taken by seasonal renters and the one or two spots on the face docks were spoken for. We were directed first to a wall barely longer than our boat, then to the far end of the inner wall.

The young staff didn't seem to understand that when tying to a wall in a tidal area, you need LONG bow and stern lines. Tying to a cleat (or in this case, a ring) next to the boat just doesn't work. Putting a boat on the end of a pier, or on a pier no longer than the boat, likewise.

The inner wall is rented to the local mackrel buyer. The boats leave very early, and return late to unload the catch. Our presence was tolerated, but it didn't make for good sleeping.

Power was a few 15A outlets, and two odd-ball 30A or 50A that none of our adapters fit. There was no potable water.



Good stop to or from Bras DOr Lakes, 2015-08-12
Captain: , Moncton (198)

Was one of our favorite stopping places in the Northumberland Strait on the way to or back from Bras DOr Lakes in the past. Last time here we were told by dockmaster that sailboats are no longer permitted to fuel - jerry cans only? They said it is now too shallow even for our 4'8" draft. They had fishing vessels all tied up in front of fuel station. They said no pumpout available either even though we saw the pumpout unit (looked to be in great condition) on the wharf. Wifi has just been set up this year and were able to get weak signal from dock. Good beach for swimming, clean showers and ice cream at snack bar on wharf.

Aug 2015 - pumpout still listed as service but has been unoperational for years. Friendly staff. Docks are starting to show age but looks like there were supplies around to start repairs.



Juillet 2015, 2015-07-20
Captain: , Havre Aubert (10)

Quais désuets, manque de taquets pour les gardes montantes et descendantes. Peignes très courts (env. 25 pieds). Ne faites pas confiance au personnel sur place pour vous aider à amarrer. Prix : 1$/pied, 2$ pour la douche. Possibilité d'avoir l'électricité avec un très long fil et une prise de 30 ampères. Pas d'eau sur les quais.



ballantynes marina, 2012-08-12
Captain: , toronto (499)

a great place to stop and rest and wait for favorable winds. Protection from weather first rate. And first rate should be applied to the chesseburger at the cantene, fantastic, but if you are hungry order two. Long extension cords, we ran about 150 worth and used
130 of it. You will need to time tides for fuel.



Calm, quiet with food, 2012-07-28
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1279)

This is a place that has great protection and docks, but no water or power unless you have LOOONG cords. Cheap diesel at $1.27/liter, plenty of depth and great hiking trails. The Tuna Interpretive Center isn't worth coming here for, though.



Interesting stop, 2011-10-21
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

You'd never know it unless you are there in bluefin tuna season but this is a hot spot for Japanese merchants buying high quality tuna. The Interpretive Center gives you the low down. Otherwise it is a quiet, well protected spot to stop over night.



Ballantyne's Cove Harbour Authority, 2009-03-17
Captain: , Barrachois Harbour NS, Canada (2472)

Excellent location, floating docks and finger piers. No supplies available on-site. Fish and chip stand ("Fish 'n' Ships", is quite good.) Gasoline and diesel available. No dockside water, 15A electricity. Showers ($2) and laundry facilities. Interesting tuna interpretive centre on-site. If your heart and lungs are up to it, a hike up to Cape George Lighthouse commands a breathtaking view of St. George's Bay!



Nice marina, good fish & chips, 2008-08-23
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

I reserve 5-stars for outstanding marinas and this doesn't measure up to that. It's nice and the scenery is good. The interperative center provides a nice overview of the area and tuna fishing. The Fish & Chips restaraus is quite good. Not much else around here.

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