Details for Gananoque Town Dock

Gananoque Town Dock

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Average rating 3.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address Gananoque, ON


After hours contact

Facility type

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


Free three hour stay allowed on the dock.

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Located on the east side of the Gananoque Municipal Marina the narrow entrance has ~8' of water but shoals to ~3' at the end. With boats tied on both sides there is insufficient room to turn around in the channel. You may consider backing in to facilitate your exit.

Please note that the Gananoque tour boats dock overnite just north of the town docks, coming in late in the evening and leaving early in the morning.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 12
Total: 12
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Room to side tie 10-12 boats. used for visits to town for supplies/meals by locals and transients. Free for short stays.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

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:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Near the north end of the marina by the office. The west end of the pump out dock has deeper draft if you draw over 5 feet (juts out slightly).


Yes - By the office.








Yes - In town.


Yes - Metro grocery store is a 15 minute walk away.





Yes - Several within walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Within a 10 minute walk.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Gananoque boats tours are within a 5 minute walk.

Reviews for Gananoque Town Dock
Handy free public dock, 2014-12-01
Captain: , Howe Island, SLS, Ontario, Canada (385)

This is a short term municipal dock. Unlike some misplaced reviews might suggest, this dock is free, short term up to 3 hours only, and no overnight stay without municipal marina permission. Close to the town's center with shopping and services.

Very Handy, 2013-08-20
Captain: , Ottawa (1173)

The free town dock is a good size, with room for quite a few boats. It's hit or miss if there will be room when you get in, but your stay is limited to 3 hours, so if it's full just wait around or come back in a little bit.

The dock is very handy for reprovisioning. Groceries, hardware, banking etc is a short walk away in town. There's an LCBO about a block away from the free dock if that is what you need.

At the Center of the 1000 Islands, 2012-09-22
Captain: , Midland Ontario (660)

We kept the boat here for two weeks 'between' holidays. The 40 foot finger docks were a bit tight for our 60 footer. The finger docks in the SW corner are best (on the left as you enter) and have about 7-8 feet of water. Another option for larger boats is to side tie at the main dock but the depth is not constant. I would pick the west end of the pump out dock which has 7 feet+
Services are basic and tired. Office hours are erratic (they can close as early as 3pm.) Staff are helpful.
The parking in the lot is metered but you can by a 24 hour pass from the office for $5. Call 613-382-3399 for a taxi to the grocery store or the huge hardware store by hwy 401.
There is no security at the docks but it's a quiet spot and we had no hesitation about leaving the boat there.

Overnite is possible, 2011-02-02
Captain: , Bay Port (314)

Managed to get a spot for our 34 ft boat by consolidation of the smaller boats already there, aided by people on the dock.
Took a walk in town, returned to the boat and sat out a late afternoon thunderstorm. Checked for an overnite slip in the adjacent Marina - none available. But got permission to stay at the town dock. This was good - but what was disappointing was the need to pay for a marina slip with no services available!

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