Details for Escuminac Harbour

Escuminac Harbour

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 9 reviews

Address PO Box 347 Baie Ste Anne
Escuminac, NB E9A 1W1


After hours contact


Facility type

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

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager


Robert Martin


Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info: Ir has been reported that the basins do not have 6 feet at low tide. If you need that much water it is suggest that you stick to the right side coming into the first basin and then take the first available space on the wall immediately on your right.

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

Additional info: Limited floating docks. Tall wharf docking. Great protection.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Pricing is by the day or week. $10.50 a day +$1.60 hst = $12.10 15 amp "Hydro" (Electric) is $8.05 including tax. Power is only at the top of the brow for floating docks.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 15 amp.

Pricing info: Extra $8.05 (including tax) in 2016.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

No - No potable water available in the harbor.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas price$1.06/gal (2016-09-22)

Other price info: Fuel is less expensive here than at the marinas.

Diesel price$1.06/gal (2016-09-22)

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There is plenty of room to walk dogs.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out












Yes - Fish/lobster market on the premises.



No - On premises restaurant is out of business and for sale.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Check with the harbour.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available in the port authority office. Decent signal on the floats. Password required, ask at the office or ask the security officer who comes in the evening to collect the fee.

Boat ramp availability



Other services

Waste oil recycling facility on site.


Reviews for Escuminac Harbour
Escuminac Fishing Harbor, 2016-10-05
Captain: , Chaumont, NY (257)

The harbormaster Robert Martin was the best! He drove us into town for provisions and was a mine of information as well as just being a super nice guy. We tied to a floating dock; power was at the top of the ramp but robert supplied an extension cord to plug into. A fishing boat tied up behind us, we got chatting and they (Dale McIntyre) gave us a chunk of bluefin tuna - delicious!

Good people, good location, 2016-07-14
Captain: , York, ME (1880)

My four-star rating is based on the people, and the location as a good overnight stop. And decent Wi-Fi. Other services are limited.

I'm not a huge fan of tying to walls, but there's a lot of clean, new wall space here with no protrusions, recessed ladders conveniently located, easy tie-up at the top rail, and 15A electric at every light post. The rail tie-up system is also used on the floating docks. Run your lines through and back to the boat or tie an anchor bend anywhere along the rail, couldn't be easier (except maybe with proper cleats.) You might even find lengths of lobster pot warp already tied on the floats, just grab one with a boathook to secure until you can get your own lines ready. Or just use those alone like the lobstermen do.

Spots on the floats and walls are apparently first-come-first-serve, but the normal practice of rafting is understood and expected if nothing else is available. Just pick one, or ask anyone to suggest a good spot. They're virtually all bi-lingual, and they'll go out of their way to help you out.

We came in needing some work done, and within 15 minutes of tying up had the names of two local diesel mechanics, and had met a third. We'd also had two offers for rides to anything else we might need.

Understand that this is a fishing port. There's a fish store and you can buy fuel on the days the office is staffed. You can walk the beach, make a driftwood fire, or just walk around the pier area, part of which is a small park with memorials to the fishermen lost in a hurricane in 1959. But that's about it. Except for a porta-potty behind the office, we didn't even find a head. There's no potable water available.

Bell Mobility signal was weak but usable on our flybridge or on the pier, not below.

There's WiFi to the docks, ask in the office or ask the night watchman when he/she comes to collect the fee. (around $12 for dockage, $8 for electric in 2016.)

Great port of refuge, 2015-08-08
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2486)

We needed to stop for the night before headiing south inthe Northumberland Strait and found a space on the big E wall. It was surprisingly full. There are no cleats on the wall, so you tied to a massive horizontal metal beam on top of the wall. Allow for the tide, of course.

Everyone we met was very friendly and could speak English. The security guard comes by mid-evening to collect the fee ($10 per boat plus tax = $11.75) in cash only, of course.

The canteen was closed before 5pm, but the seafood market was closing at 5pm and we scored some wonderful cooked lobster for supper.

Snug harbor, 2014-10-22
Captain: , Reading, MA, USA (50)

A very protected basin with walls all around. A commercial harbor but in the off-season (late July) there was plenty of room for pleasure boats. Tied up to a wall with a fenderboard. Not much to do beyond the top of the ladder. We had already eaten dinner so we did not go into the canteen. Interesting huge house down the road towards the point that has a large patio enclosed in a greenhouse.

Make sure you go to the canteen!, 2013-07-16
Captain: , Toronto, ON (1729)

Wonderful place, great folks.
Make sure you go to La Coin de Pecheurs, the canteen at the end of the pier past the fisn plant, the fried clams are incredible, the beer is cheap and they have ice cream.....

Port of refuge, 2012-08-07
Captain: , Quebec (393)

Escuminac Harbor is managed by a cooperative of fishermens. Ask to the first one you see, where you should dock. Hard to beat the cost !

Great protection, food, price, 2012-07-24
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1259)

Friendly locals come by frequently to chat you up and check your status. Great restaurant by the road has ice cream and fried clams to die for. A long ways to anything else, though.

Great fishing harbor, friendly people, 2011-10-20
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

We stayed here 3 nights waiting for the wind to fall off. We draw 4'10" and although we proceeded cautiously in the basin we never touched bottom at low tide. We tied up on the east side. Port authority manager helped us with our lines. Local folks and RV-er (RV park next door) cruise in/out to see who's tied up. All very friendly. We bought lobster and shrimp at the lobster processing facility and tried breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant on the premises. We opted for this location instead of the long run to Mirimachi.

A most unusual "marina, 2010-03-03
Captain: , Sarasota (1427)

Escuminac is a harbor that is actually a co-op owned by the fisherman. Transients are welcome. There are no ground services. There is water, 15 amp here and there. Rafting to fishing boats is the norm, although we did find an empty spot on the floating dock.
There is no one there when you come in, unless some fisherman happen to be around. We ran from Chandler to here (long run), but we thought it was the best option on the way to PEI.
As a harbor of refuge, it is hard to beat the cost - the dockage fee was $9.38 - total. The night security staff collects the fee. While the amenities here are few, it is a fine place to tie up for a night (no current, no swell, very protected).

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