Details for Harbour Lights Marina

Harbour Lights Marina

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Average rating 3.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address 27 Charthouse Hill PO Box 38
Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0


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 - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: These depths were on the river basin. No info on the other basins.

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

Additional info: Very short or non-existant finger piers. You have to 4-way tie to the pilings and dock wall.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 40
Beam max: 15

Other info: Captain Geoff reported August 2010: 'We're 40' and were one of the largest boats in there. The pilings that you tie to are 30' from the wall and are set 15' apart.'


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2012-07-02)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings available

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

Additional info: Comes with dockage

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Potable water at each slip.

Dinghy access

Yes - Dinghy docks thru the marina. Can tie up to mother ship if space allows.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Transient East Basin has a ramp to dock.

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Pump out located at fuel dock.


Yes - Ice (block and bag) at fuel dock.


Yes - Lots of dumpsters and recycling bins thru marina. N/C


Yes - Four showers each side (M/F)...somewhat rustic, but clean.


Yes - Four heads in each side (M/F) of bath house. The facilities are part of change rooms etc. for the connected outdoor swimming pool.


Yes - Two coin operated washers and dryers in a separate building. Lots of flat space for folding clothing.


Yes - One small...but VERY good grocery store/butcher located at top of hill from marina. It's in a short line with a liquor store, restaurant, varietystore/movie rental, and pizza shop! The whole town of Bayfield treats boaters very well.
The marina drives you any where you want to go in a vintage red fire truck. You just go and stand by the truck and the driver comes over. They pick you up too! Free!


Yes - Nice 'old fashioned' store in town. Also an RV/ trailer store with lots of 12V stuff.


Yes - Lots of restaurants! Prices for every taste. There's even a great middle of the road, full service one you could hit with a rock from your boat! A couple of times a week you can dance on the patio that over looks the East Basin of the Marina. Bayfield is a tourist mecca. You can spend big bucks in some five star restaurants...or eat/drink alfresco at some very good pubs and bars.


Yes - Everywhere!

Hotels or motels

Yes - Oh yeah! People come by car (and boat) from far and wide to sample the hospitality here. You can have chocolates and roses on your pillow...or stay in a great B and B.

Repair capabilities

Yes - There's a shop on site that does pretty much everything you'd need (diesel and gas). They been aroung for twenty years now. Find them here:

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Two travel lifts on site.

Storage facilities

Yes - Winter Storage.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Whatever you can imagine you need, you can find. There's a store on site and in the hardware store in the village. There's a really good shop that sells the boats catch, on the marina property.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Four to six Great Lakes fishing boats run out of Bayfield.

Internet access

No - No Internet at the marina, but Internet is available at the restaurant near the road.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - One launch ramp at Marina. Have seen a 28' boat launched there.


Other services

Swimming Pool
Tennis Courts
Private Beach


Reviews for Harbour Lights Marina
This is our home port., 2014-07-16
Captain: , Bayfield, ON, CA (15)

It's the largest and best maintained marina in town. Generally peaceful and quiet, with friendly, helpful residents. Room for 40 transients with a maximum length of 50' and maximum draft of 7' in the river basins. We're in River Front basin, and the max length there is about 29'. Fuel, pump-out serivces; clean washrooms and showers. And it has the best website of all of Bayfield marinas (though it could be updated once in a while). Also, the staff are a little hard to contact. But otherwise, a terrific, affordable, and beautiful little place.

Bayfield Marina, 2012-02-07
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (506)

Bayfield is a pretty town and a popular destination for many sailors in the Great Lakes.
The docks are very short and narrow. nice restaurant by the marina if you don't want to trek all the way into town.
Service for pump outs and fueling can be an issue especially in May or September or October.
Internet is only available by paying cash to Bayfield Marina. Finding someone to take your cash is a problem in May, Sept. or October.
Nice pool, but freezing cold as it is not heated.
Very nice overnight stop in June, July or August only.

Relatively expensive and difficult docks, 2010-08-03
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

Bayfield is one of the most unique marinas that we've been to. Basically it felt like a camp ground where the campers and tents have been replaced by boats. We happened to be there on the Sunday of a 3 day holiday named "Civic Day", but no one can tell us what the holiday is about. Despite the vagueness of the holiday, the campground...oops, marina...was packed with people having picnics, fishing and playing on the water. The marina staff offered to bring us a grill and/or wood for a camp fire. They also have a fire truck that they use to take you to town, which is about a mile away. The town is a very nice collection of shops, galleries and restaurants.

The only issue that we had was that BlueJacket was a very large boat to bring in there. The finger piers are only 15' long, which makes getting off of the boat a challenge and you have to tie 4 ways to the dock and pilings. The pilings are 30' from the dock, which is very short for a 40' boat and they're only 15' apart, which is once again very tight for a boat with a 13.5' beam. But we squeezed in.

Love this town!, 2009-07-02
Captain: , Catawba Island, Ohio (610)

I really fell in love with Bayfield. I think it is a wonderful town to visit! The Harbour Lights Marina staff was very freindly and helpful. The docks were European style, where there is no dock. You stern up to a pier and tie off to pilings on either side of you. I liked docking this way. There is lots of grass in the marina, and the people were very freindly and helpful. The bath house was kept very tidy. The marina took an old fire truck and installed bench seats for people to ride in the back. That is how they take people into and out of town. Much fun. The town is too far too walk. But once you get there, there are neat little shops and very nice restaurants. I can't wait to go back!

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