Details for Gore Bay Marina

Gore Bay Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 34 reviews

Address 15 Water Street P.O. Box 590
Gore Bay, ON ,P0P 1H0


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Open 8 am to 8 pm.

Summer phone: 705-282-2906
Winter phone: 705-282-2420


There are two large red roofed buildings at the entry to the harbor.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: No padding on dock, no 6x6 inch posts. Power post readily available, as well as water.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 120
Total: 169
Transient price: $1.90/ft (2017-08-22)

Other price info: Dockage subject to 13% tax (HST)


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No mooring buoys.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Power post has a cable plug.

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas price$1.38/gal (2017-08-22)

Other price info: Premium - no ethanol

Diesel price$1.20/gal (2017-08-22)

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $11


Yes - $2.50 CAD for cubes or block, 2013.


Yes - No trash cans on the dock. Two large dumpsters by the parking lot, as well as a bottle, soda can recycling box.


Yes - Separate shower rooms with water, toilet, and sink. Also rooms with just toilet and sink. Both sexes use these facilities.




Yes - 2 sets of stacked washer/dryer that take CA quarters. $2.50 for washer, a quarter for 6 minutes dryer.


Yes - On Main Street there is a fairly large, well stocked store. They allow you to use their carts to go back to the marina. About a block from marina is the Island Pantry with bulk foods, vitamins, and other supplements. Also an LLBO (Government run liquior store).

Dean's Valu-Mart
40 Meredith St
Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0
Reported to be a full grocery store with a friendly staff and delivery.


Yes - Hardware store to the left of the grocery. Lots of stuff.


Yes - Several are walking distance. Cafe by the Bay is next to the marina, very good food for supper. J and B's is on Main Street. Buoys is a short walk from the marina, outside dining and decent food. Twin Bluffs is also downtown. There's a coffee shop on Main Street.


Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby. The Queen B and B is across the road from the marina.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Available in the hardware store.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - CA Yacht Charters (CYC) on the dock with the marina office and marine store.

Internet access

Yes - As of August 2015, WiFi access points have been added to the docks for improved service. The marine store has 2 computers at $2 per half hour, or your own computer for $2 per hour. Lots of restaurants have WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - $5


Yes - Taxi

Other services

In town there are several small clothing shops, a hair salon, 2 pharmacies, one which has a good size hoursehold goods store in the back. Convenience store with ice cream. Electronics store. Car parts store. Bank of Montreal. Post Office.


There is a local museum near downtown that was the old jail, small fee. Swim beach not far from the marina.

Reviews for Gore Bay Marina
Modern and Clean, 2017-07-28
Captain: , Boulder, Colorado (10)

Excellent WiFi, clean facilites and well marked facilities. The radio staff and dock hands are knowledgable at their jobs. 7/27/17

Beautiful - Full Service, 2017-07-27
Captain: , Portland, ME (240)

and a great local resturant with a near by brewery, all within walking distance.

The marina is full service, pumpout, fuel, etc, and a well stocked marine store (excellent prices). Try the fudge, skip the sof serve ice cream, but definately check out the resturant with out door deck.

Marina heads and showers clean, easy access, as well as the laundry.

Town has a small but well stocked grocery that allows cruisers to take the cart back to the marina. Town is five minute walk away and consists of two blocks, but has just about anything one might need.

Beautiful bay, 2017-07-26
Captain: , Honolulu (712)

Clean modern facility with a good marine store onsite, good place to offload excess canadian currence prior to entering USA (fudge). Convenient fuel and pumpout, help with lines, etc. "Buoys" is a good restaurant just a short walk away.

very nice marina, helpful staff, new washrooms , 2017-07-14
Captain: , Hilton Head, SC (420)

stayed 2 nights due to weather. very helpful staff, Lee the harbor master takes good care of you. WiFi is slow but good signal once u get the correct code!

Surprised!, 2017-07-11
Captain: , Montague, MI (200)

We just stayed here and we were pleasantly surprised by this marina! The staff was great, all very helpful and the docks were great too! Only negative is that their internet was not great but the Canadian Yacht Charters has an Internet cafe on site which worked just fine, just needed to walk over there. Town has everything you need, groceries, hardware store, coffee shop, pharmacy and bakery. Nice basketball courts my son and I played some ball at too, just south of the marina.

Gore Bay Marina, 2017-05-08
Captain: , Transient - Plymouth, Mi (811)

Harbor Master was accomodating, since it was early in season he would allow me to stay 2 nights for the price of one, even though we plan on heading out. When I fuelded up at their facility it literally took me twice the Litres to fill up as what my guage read. I have notified them, but have not yet heard back.

Lazy staff. They don't care, 2016-08-29
Captain: , Greenport, NY (437)

Endish if the season. Not the A team. We called ahead to ask about fuel and dockage. No return call. When we arrived, they had trouble tying our boat at the fuel dock. We bought $1200 of fuel. They spilled fuel on or teak deck. No apology. No help with what is available in the community.

In moving to a slip, no help tying up.

They may have low fuel prices Canadian but they have terrible service.

Docks have gull poop all over them. Some nut fired a flare to clear the gulls and the burning flare landed by our boat.

The only reason they are not a one is that the wifi is pretty good.

Great place to stop, 2016-08-27
Captain: , Bedford, NH (775)

Stayed one night, Aug 14. Very nice marina. Great docks. Nice little town but we were there on a Sunday and most restaurants were closed. Had a good meal at the only one open, a short walk from marina. Didn't use the facilities so can't comment and didn't purchase fuel. Beautiful area with scenic views and very protected. We are a 50' vessel with 15' beam and 3 1/2' draft. Plenty of water and very easy access.

A very nice stop and marina, 2016-07-19
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2870)

The Harbour Master, Lee, was quite helpful. We were happily anchored but a nasty squall on its way scared us into the marina. We enjoyed the little town, especially the Harbour Centre and the art galleries. The washrooms/showers are very nice. Yes, the office can be a pretty far walk. Fuel was some of the cheapest around the North Channel.

Gore bay marina, 2015-09-07
Captain: , Catawba Island Ohio (530)

Very nice docks and staff. Showerhouse have very nice clean individual shower/restrooms in a newer building with a nice looking laundry. They are extending the breakwall which will make the marina smoother in a north wind.

Stop here .. first rate, 2015-08-23
Captain: , Wicomico Church (610)

I liked Gore Bay.. and its friendly help and stores

Huge marina First Class, 2015-08-17
Captain: , Fort Worth, TX (450)

Ourtstanding marina in all aspects excluding the very long distance to walk to land. It's truly a haul to get to the marina office so plan ahead so you don't have to go back to office twice. Wifi worked mediocre.

Nice docks, clean restrooms, close to town, 2014-08-11
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

Dock staff answered on VHF right away, met us at our slip to ehlp with the lines. Clean restrooms, large ship's store nearby at Canadian Yacht Charters. Good provisioning town with fully stocked grocery store. Several restaurants in town. Expect a visit from Canadian Customs.

Super Stop, 2014-08-09
Captain: , Green Cove Springs FL (1394)

This has had to be one of the nicest stops we have had in the North Channel. The place is all spanking brand new condition. Docks are Very wide. Rest Room & Showers on the hill not far. Very Clean and immaculatley Kept and big individual rooms.. Dock Master Lee was very helpful. Nice ships store and although town was small it was interesting and we had a good lunch. Helen walked to the Light house 7 miles round trip for her exercise. We highly recommend Gore Bay Marina. You could also anchor out in the bay. Five boats were in anchorage. Capt Helen & Chief Engr Bob onboard ALLEZ!

Nice protected stop., 2014-07-30
Captain: , Venice, Fl. (949)

Newer docks, nice showers although a hike. Ships store on site. Grocery, hardware and LCBO just a short walk away. Several restaurants in town also.

Good Reprovisioning Port in Western North Channel, 2014-07-28
Captain: , Harrison Township - MacRay Harbor (35)

This was our first trip to Gore Bay Marina and due to weather decided to stay the night. Both the Marina and the boat supply store Canadian Yacht Charters were very freindly and helpful.
There is a large and well stocked Grocery store with-in easy walking distance to the marina with fresh produce, meats and staples.
There are three resturants in town, we choose to eat at Buoys Eatery. They have good Pizza.
Bathroom and shower facilites are similar to most North Channel Marinas, and we found them to be clean and open which was nice.

If you need a Marina for shelter, or a port to reprovision in, this is a good location.

NOTE - do not anchor in bay if there is a northly wind, this is the direction that is exposed and not protected.

Gore Bay Marina, 2014-07-02
Captain: , Port Franks (176)

Very nice stop. Docks are quality and huge. Great chandlery. I enjoyed walking around the boat yard and exploring the collection of "once and future" passagemakers.

Larger Marina, 2013-10-15
Captain: , Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH (400)

Good services, great location, but you really should be anchoring in this beautiful area.

Beautiful location, 2013-07-20
Captain: , Cheboygan (426)

This is my 2nd trip here, because I really liked it last year. The marina has nice wide docks, lots of big boats here, but the dock office and showers are quite far from most of the docks. Not the fault of the facility, but on a hot, breezeless day it's a very "long" walk. Lots of dock staff and easy to identify in their red shirts.

Gore Bay Marina, 2013-01-10
Captain: , Leamington, Ontario (710)

Great docks! Small, quaint town, great marina facility.

Very pretty! Good restaurants.

Very nice marina, 2012-08-12
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1850)

Stayed here nine nights while waiting for favorable weather pattern to be able to make multiple hops back to US. The docks are superb...very new, sturdy, wide docks, VERY wide slips, wide thoroughfares. Shore side amenities are excellent...showers, bathrooms, chandlery, stores, restaurants. All within very easy walking distance.
The period we were here it was very windy and we were on one of their outside slips. With strong north winds we got rocked. So if foul weather is coming from the north go to an inside slip.
They have a very favorable weekly rate. Not a whole heck of a lot to do in the village itself unless you have a car or bikes. Gore Bay town has grocery, pharmacy, LCBO, hardware, sundries, etc.

This is an excellent marina with very good amenities.

Gore Bay Marina, 2012-01-28
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (201)

Wonderful facilities, good ship's store, helpful staff. Town is a short walk with good provisioning available.

Well kept marina recently refurbished, 2011-10-15
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1926)

Facilities were as described in other reviews. We were boarded by Canadian Customs/Immigration while tied up for a spot check. We did fine, but our neighbors were fined $1000 for some unspecified offense.

Pleasant stop with neaby shopping & restaurants, 2011-08-17
Captain: , Bay City, MI (730)

New docks with a chandlery nearby. Canada Yacht Charters base is at Gore Bay Marina. Grocery store and LCBO and a few restaurants. Good travel stop.

Great place to stop, 2011-07-31
Captain: , Jeffersonville, IN (594)

This is a great place to spend a night or two. The docks are some of the finest (wide and strong) I have ever used. The harbor has a very nice ship's store with supplies, repair parts, accessories and even souvenier items. There are nice showers, beach, overlook and multiple restaurants. You can't go wrong here.

Nice marina, 2011-07-20
Captain: , Red Wing, MN (384)

Nice wide newer docks. Nice facilities and seems new as well. Dockhands everywhere sprucing things up. Internet has a fee but is fast.

Nice docks, competent dock master, 2011-07-20
Captain: , Mesa AZ (1609)

Info on town is lacking at docks. Restaurant/ice cream at round pavilion. Board walk is very nice, it breaks in several places, continues after apartment building through swamp. Great hardware store.

Gore Bay Marina, 2011-04-10
Captain: , Hammond Bay (1841)

Excellent docks. Normally there are transient docks available. There is a ship's store nearby with mechanical help available. Walking distance to town with good provisioning and restaurants.

Gore Bay Marina, 2011-02-20
Captain: , Destin, FL (514)

New docks with decent shower facilities. Staff at CYC are fantastic. Good local grocery store 1/2 mi away with fresh produce for provisioning (they will let you take the cart). Free internet access at the Library (donations appreciated). Loco Beans for great coffee (also in Little Current).

Gore Bay Marina, 2010-12-12
Captain: , World (1151)

Easy to get to, service is friendly. Harbour Master keeps track of everyone waiting for fuel or needing a slip. Everything was clean with nothing to trip over.

Very well protected. Easy walk to town to get supplies (10 mins each way).

This is a good stop, 2010-09-04
Captain: , Collierville TN (977)

New docks, friendly, small town close by with a coule of small restaurants.

Great marina with a view, 2010-07-30
Captain: , Tellico Marina (290)

New docks, great staff, fuel, pump out, dog friendly
Town close,but little hike. Stores ok..
Come here to rest, it is wonderful. Great Wi-Fi, but must pay. Fastest Wi-Fi in a very long time!!!
Water crystal clear

Nice new docks in beautiful setting, 2010-07-21
Captain: , Palm Coast (792)

The docks are new and spacious. 30 and 50 amp. No wi-fi. The washroom has not yet been updated. The marina office is a longer walk than the town. Staff is very helpful. Town offers all needs but limited dining. Marina store is part of Canadian Yacht Charters and well stocked.

VIEW is spectacular, 2009-12-19
Captain: , Bay Point, Marblehead, Ohio (198)

Walk to town

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