Details for Club de Yacht de Matane

Club de Yacht de Matane

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 11 reviews

Address 175, rue du Barachois
Matane, PQ G4W0B2


After hours contact

Facility type

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


July 2011 - Does not accept reservations but a call ahead will indicate whether or not dockage is available.

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Bank cards accepted.

Payment discounts

For longer stays.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Closed in winter.


Entrance to the basin is silted, at dead low tide, 5 feet draft is a no-go.

Enter through the breakwater towards the bridge. Yacht club basin is on the port side just before the bridge.

July 2011 - A boat entered that drew 4 feet 10 inches and reported that the channel water was 5.5 feet above MLLW. They entered just after mid-tide on a falling tide with no problems.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 9
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Outer breakwater depth is 12 ft, entrance to yacht club basin is silted, had only 5 ft at low tide.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Transients use face dock, so you can probably fit a larger boat.


Transient: 25
Total: 55
Transient price: $1.51/ft (2015-07-28)

Other price info: A 44 foot boat reported that the slip was shorter than the bow. Went in bow first.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: A smart "Y" splitter works fine with two 30 amp outlets. Docks near #20 are only 15A.

Pricing info: Free

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Available in town. The dock master will drive to it as it was about 2 miles away.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out





Yes - Also recuperation.


Yes - You need a key to have acces. Free.






Yes - Within walking distance of the town.


Yes - Canadian Tire adjacent to grocery.


Yes - On site and other nearby.


Yes - On site.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

Yes - Minor repair workshop.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Dismasting or mobile crane on call.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi good signal.

Boat ramp availability



Other services

Marina has bicycles available to use.


There is salmon fishing in the Matane River and a salmon observation center upstream. Fascinating and worth a stop.

Reviews for Club de Yacht de Matane
Very safe and welcoming stop, 2015-07-28
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2422)

The marina could be considered tight maneuvering for some, but usually not a problem at all. The staff were very welcoming. Sophie is truly bilingual, and others speak some degree of English, but don't count on it.

It is a reasonable walk to a large grocery store. This is a pretty large town if you had the means to see it all. For us it was a great night's stop on the way out the St. Lawrence.

A reasonable and secure marina, 2015-07-01
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (552)

We need 4' 9" and arrived at 1/3 tide and had no problem. The water is barely 5' in the slips at low tide. The slips are a bit rickerty and only 40' long. The marina is very well protected. The town is pleasant and a great place to reprovision. The marina staff were terriffic.

Good Shelter, 2013-08-10
Captain: , Wrightsville beach nc (180)

Good haven, stayed in #20 with just over 4feet at low tide. Big Metro Supermarket just over the bridge. Well sheltered. Docks a bit rickerty, but worked!

Good for Victuals; Very Shallow, 2013-07-07
Captain: , Whitby (370)

Stopped here for one night on 2013-06-22.
Saorsa II draws a little less than six feet and Her keel was touching bottom at the dock at low tide. Entered and left a bit before high tide to be sure of getting in and out. Wouldn't consider entering at low tide.
Grocery store and SAQ (liquor store) were a ten minute walk away. So a good place to reprovision.
Dock fee was $1.45 per foot plus taxes. Shower facility very clean and well done. Sea wall surrounding the dock basin appeared to be ready to collapse.
Would not stop here again.

A decent stopover, 2013-06-18
Captain: , Toronto, ON (1729)

The guide-books and websites all contained dire warnings of depth issues, we entererd at mid-tide and never had lass than 10 feet (we draw 6). Quiet night, good protection, pretty town with great provisioning within a short walk.

Provisioning pitstop, 2013-04-17
Captain: , Oka, Quebec (260)

Matane is probably the last place before Gaspé to provision. Large and well supplied grocery stores and shopping center are at walking distance (but not very near). Use your bikes or a taxi. There's a lot of things to see and do in town.
Only drawback is the road wich can be very noisy when it's raining.

Surpassed our expectations, 2011-10-20
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Marina staff are helpful and friendly. The town offers a fair number of services close to town. A "boardwalk" parallels the Matane River. From the boat, we listened to a country western concert, in English (this is still the province of Quebec where French is spoken).

Convenient to Everything, 2011-08-01
Captain: , Sodus Point, NY (678)

Stopped for 2 nights. When we asked about a fish market, a person overheard and offered to drive us to the best one. Lobster dinner that night. Walked across the bbridge to the mall and full grocery store (Metro). Tide and depth is a factor here. We saw someone come in at low tide and ended up spending half the night stuck on the sandbar in the entrance. Swing wide of their their little green mooring buoy. Deeper close to the bridge and then hug the docks once in. High tide, there is no problem. You get an additional 6-8 ft of water. Immaculate facilities. Long docks.

I love that place!, 2010-11-07
Captain: , Baie-Comeau (170)

Small, cozy marina. Bar services and breakfast on weekends. Someone offered me his car to go shopping.
There is the Salmon Observation Center that is interesting. 3$/pers 12+. Free under 12 years old.

Silting and low tide may be problem, 2010-07-22
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1038)

We headed into the breakwater at low tide, the dockmaster advised us that we wouldn't be able to get our 5 ft draft into the basin, due to silting. We tied up to the short floating dock in the basin across the channel from the yacht club basin, ended up staying the night at that "holding" dock. We loved it. 8 ft at low tide, quiet, protected, adjacent to a park and a stone's throw from the large grocery store who left us take the cart from the store to the dock. Canadian Tire far side of grocery store, liquor store, mall all within 200 yds. That convenience was well worth not having power or water which we really didn't require. Friendly folks, anxious to help out. Plus we stayed gratis. Excellent place to provision.

Small marina, friendly, helpful staff., 2008-08-12
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

Dockmaster speaks passable English and is very helpful. He drove me to the propane store in his car. Two good sized grocery stores in area. Docks in good shape. 1 washer/drier @ $2/ea, but laundry right up the street. Several restaurants in walking distance.

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