Details for Hurst Marina

Hurst Marina

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 24 reviews

Address 2726 River Road
Manotick, ON K4M 1B4


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Peter Hurst


Barbara Gour


Matt Gour

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Debit.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Office and fuel dock are right on the river. There's a marked channel into the harbor.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 1.5
Transient dockage: 1.5
Fuel dock: 1.5

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 19
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 100
Transient price: $6.00/ft (2015-06-23)

Other price info: Discounts for stays over 7 days.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Hydro included with the slip fee.

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

Yes - Ramps are very bumpy and the grounds and walkways are uneven, but it is negotiable.

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Price depends on your boat size. It was reported June 2014 that a 34 foot boat was $20.

In June 2015 a 45 foot boat paid CN$30.












Yes - Several: Osgoode, Manotick.


Yes - True Value, Main St, Osgoode.


Yes - Onsite


Yes - Onsite

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Master Mercruiser mechanics on site. Full fiberglass and canvas repair shops. Travel lift and hydraulic trailers. Sea Ray, Meridian, Malibu Dealer, and Master Brunswick Dealer.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travel lift and an hydraulic trailer.

Storage facilities

Yes - Outdoor shrinkwrapped storage.

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability

Yes - The boat ramp is for marina use only. There is another decent public ramp about 1 mile south.


Other services

Pool and hot tub.


Boater's club house, BBQ's, pool, and hot tub.

Reviews for Hurst Marina
just stopped for gas/water, 2017-07-21
Captain: , Marthasville (573)

Just stopped for gas and to top off water tank. 2 dock hands helped land us then used two pumps and filled my water tank very efficiently.
$1.22/L ($3.56/gal) for premium no ethanol.

Well run marina, 2016-08-24
Captain: , Catawba Island Ohio (530)

Answered radio promptly, 2 dockhands were at gas dock to pump us out and gas us up, give us a dock assignment and then meet us at our dock. nice bathrooms, showers and laundry. Good wi-fi allowing me to catch up on my reviews tonight. Nice rest/pub right outside the gate with outside patio. If you needed service or to get your boat lifted for some reason, this looks as if this could be a good choice.

Best facility in Ottawa, 2016-07-26
Captain: , Ottawa (663)

Very helpful staff. Excellent service department. The harbour is weedy but well protected. The facilities are kept very clean. Dock staff is friendly and know how to handle boats.

Nice facility, 2016-07-21
Captain: , Rochester, New York (213)

May 2016 visit- facility was clean and nice. Staff was friendly. Outside dock was a bit choppy but they had offered an inside one so we cannot complain.

Great WiFi, 2016-07-02
Captain: , Sandusky, OH (11)

I agree with the comments below, but want to add that the marina has the fastest WiFi so far on the trip

Good place to replenish ship's stores and misc. after Ottawa, 2015-08-19
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (532)

(6-17-15) Although the grocery store is a good (3 miles) bike ride, everything else can be had at the marina. Nice friendly folks, including the marina full timers. The admiral was impressed that they even had a full kitchen with oven for marina use. Crew enjoyed her fresh rhubarb pie as a result.

Good stop...., 2015-08-11
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (1521)

We pulled in for just one night, needing water, a pumpout and laundry done after four days on the wall in Ottawa. Helpful dockhands got us into the slip (inside, no wakes!). Just a single washer and dryer, but they did the job. Very clean laundry room and bathrooms. Had a pool and hot tub, both looked great but we were occupied catching up on work using the wifi. Nice quiet night. Great stop for us, provided all the services we needed.

Excellent service!, 2015-08-10
Captain: , Ocala FL (515)

We had our mail and suppoly packages forwarded here. They paid a COD fee we had not expected and did so without question.
One of my packages did not contain the parts I needed and with their assistance, on a late Friday afternoon, they came up with the needed part and fabricated it for me without charging me for their labor! That is GREAT SERVICE! I'd not expect that for something major though ...
Everyone was very helpful.
The Pub next door has excellent food and good pricing.

NOT CHEAP, BUT GOOD, 2015-07-13
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1643)

Pump out $30. But, they not only do it for you, they flush your holding tank. I would not normally pay so much, but this is the last stop before the wall in Ottawa. The dock help here was great, especially Jake.

Gas & Pumpout price , Hurst Marina, 06/22/2015, 2015-07-12
Captain: , Houston, Texas (970)

gas $1.40/L, pumpout $20 under 40ft, $30 over 40ft, dockage $2.00/ft.

Nice amenities and good value, 2015-07-07
Captain: , Toronto Ontario (110)

Pretty much the best facility on the Rideau system because of washrooms, shower, laundry, pumpout, fuel, marine supplies, service, parts, pool, restaurant nearby.

Fuel dock handy right on river but docking on river subject to wake action by boats late and early so try to get spot inside basin if available. Very accommodating to transients and dock staff very helpful. Emergency service for transients exceptional.

Not sure about quality of water, being in a remote location. Would expect docks to be better, depth and weed conditions to be better, shelter from boat traffic, for a 5-star. High priced but better value than some.

Great Full Service Marina, 2015-06-23
Captain: , Fort Monroe, VA (949)

We stopped 6/23/16 on our way to Kingston. Good early stop after being on canal wall in Ottawa. Staff went out of their way to assist in pumpout (CN$30), fuel (diesel CN$1.36/liter), and getting us into a slip (CN$2/ft). I had 5' in theirr channel and on the inside dock. I did not use their maaintenance facilities, but it appears extensive. Professional staff, good facilities, reasonalbe prices equals 5 star.

1st rate marina, close to Ottawa, 2014-06-16
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7374)

We stayed at Hurst 8/2013, used their pump out, filled water tanks, bought ice 6/2014. Very easy to pull up to fuel docks, very helpful and friendly staff. Good restaurant nearby. Good place to stop on the way to Ottawa, or 1st stop after leaving Ottawa to take advantage of their pump out and water.

nice full service marina, 2013-08-27
Captain: , Knapps Narrows Md (450)

We needed a marina after multiple days on lock walls. Very helpful staff. Easy docking. They have a pool which was welcome after a hot day. We needed to fill water tanks, do laundry and pump out all of which Hurst had available. Food at teh Swan was OK but not great. Easy to walk the dog.

Well run and extensive facility, 2013-08-16
Captain: , Louisville, KY (347)

I agree with the previous comments. Very competent mechanics; they have a couple of vans that will come to wherever you are broken, even a tow boat. The Swan on the Rideau restaurant/pub has old English atmosphere and good pub grub. The down side is the cost of a slip in an isolated location....nothing around other than the pub.

Great stop after stay in Ottawa, 2013-08-13
Captain: , Venice, Fl. (949)

Clean restrooms and laundry area. Only 1 washer and dryer though. Pump out was $25.00. The Swan on the Rideau Restaurant was fantastic. Full service marina with great mechanics. Would have rated it a 5 star if it had more washers and dryers

great looking marina, 2013-08-11
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3103)

We did pumpout only but this appears to be a first class place.

Perfect stop before Ottawa, 2013-08-07
Captain: , Rochester NY (310)

The dock hands met us at the fuel dock and helped us tie up on a windy day. A quick pump out for $15 and then they showed us our dock and stood by as we moved to it. Well run marina and I was told they "never turn away a transient".

There is a pub nearby but we didn't go. Maybe on the return trip.

Good place to stop for a night, 2013-07-18
Captain: , Everett WA (424)

I agree with previous reviews. After several wonderful days on the wall in Ottawa and eight locks, it was time for a night in a real marina. Staff did a good job. Pump out works well. Don't miss the Irish Pub next door! Only one washer/dryer but worked good, showers were clean with plenty of hot water.

First Class, 2013-07-16
Captain: , Freeport, ME (608)

Knowledgable and helpful staff. Mechanics on site. Docks, power, and water in good condition. Clean facilities, including laundry, pool. Picnic areas with grills. Pumpout works well. Pub next door. Don't know what more your could ask for.

Unexpected but very nice, 2013-07-06
Captain: , Austin, Texas (1774)

After several days on the free wall in Ottawa it was time to move on. We wanted only a 20-25 mile day, but we needed to fill our water tank. So we made a reservation at Hurst Marina and were surprised at how nice it was. The dockhands were very helpful in getting us tied in. There is free we-fi. The bathroom/shower was very clean, as well as the laundry room. Plus there is a very nice pool. What more do you need to recharge your boat and yourself.

This is a very nice marina.

Service-minded dockhands, 2012-08-15
Captain: , Naples, FL (1096)

Stopped for pump-out and water. Pump out was $15 plus tax. Water was free. Dockhands could not have been more accommodating and friendly.

Expensive and a bit elitist, 2011-08-04
Captain: , ottawa (20)

Prices seem manageable at first but hidden extras add up quickly. Not the friendliest people to deal with. Seem to target the more affluent crowd and not interested in the average Joe.

Excellent Mechanics Here, 2011-08-03
Captain: , Calgary, Alberta, Canada (854)

Hurst offers a full service marina with knowledgable mechanics and electronic technicians who can get a boat out of the water and fixed in a hurry. Large travel lift can accommodate boats to 60 ft.
Transient slips often available.
Other amenities include boaters lounge with BBQ, swimming pool, and a nearby pub.

Canvas shop on site.

25 minutes to Ottawa International airport.

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