Details for Iroquois Marine Services

Iroquois Marine Services

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 6 reviews

Address 10586 County Road
Iroquois, ON K0E1K0


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Robert Houze



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Debit cards.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Specializing in Winter Storage.


You approach this marina via a manmade cut in the old Galop Canal wall. Entrance to this cut is above the Iroquois Seaway lock just downstream of R112. Private aids mark the entrance and channel in the old canal cut. Keep to the port side of the channel heading in (buoys are reversed in accordance with the flow of the river). Big trouble if you wander out of the channel to the starboard. Draft is normally suitable for large sailboats with 7' being normal. You will come across another cut in the old canal wall on the port side, turn into the cut and ensure you remain in the center of the cut as the banks shallow quickly.





Tide & current additional info

Flow through the approach cut is generally less than 0.5kts.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Docks all rebuilt in 2010-2012. Excellent condition. All have power poles with lights and water.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 70
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 30
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2017-08-09)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 15/30 amp is also on the floating docks. 50 amp at the shoreside power boxes only.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Fresh Water on the dock.

Dinghy access

Yes - You can tie your dinghy in the shallow water at the land end of the masting dock. This is on the east side of the marina, past the finger docks and the masting crane.

Liveaboard info

Yes - During summer and, for some hardy types, the winter too.


Fuel brand:

Gas price$1.45/gal (2017-08-09)

Other price info:

Diesel price$1.20/gal (2017-08-09)

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: This is an off-leash doggie paradise, with rabbits.

Disability access

Yes - New docks are reasonable for disabled access, although the ramp to the main dock is a tight turn. Better approach for a wheelchair is along the masting dock. Bathrooms are not very accessible.

Launch service

Pump out





Yes - No trash bins, you must carry your garbage up the hill to the dumpster in the East Yard. Used oil, used anti-freeze and used battery repository in the East Yard inside the gates near the buildings. Ask the staff to open the locks for you.






Yes - In town laundromat less than 2 km. North side of County road #2, at the gas station, next to the carwash.


Yes - There's a candy and soda pop in the office. Coffee during office hours. For everything else you need to go to town, less than 2km. There is a small but good grocery store, a pharmacy, and a liquor/beer store.

The marina can help with lifts and sometimes bicycles. Resident boaters are helpful.


Yes - Some boating repair supplies (engine parts, fluids, solvents, paintbrushes etc.) in the marina office.

The boatyard will order parts or supplies for you on short notice.

For other hardware there is an Ace Hardware franchise in town with lumber yard and a feed mill with a farmer's store.


Yes - There's a pizza parlour in the town mall. They will deliver but make sure they go to IMS (there's another marina on the other side of the lock).

Reasonable Greek restaurant.

The local golf course has a good Sunday brunch, is inexpensive with decent food and a good view of the dam.


Yes - Bar in town mall that is reported to be inexpensive and cheerful.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Motel, not recommended.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Call ahead. DIY is allowed.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travel Lift and Ramp.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Includes new WiFi system installed by the Thousand Island Yacht Club, for public use. Ask for the code at the marina.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Staff and other patrons are very welcoming and will drive you to town, or lend you a vehicle for errands. In the fall haulout season, ferrying runs to the Thousand Islands and Kingston have been arranged.

Other services

There's a payphone for customs check-in at the office. Camping.


Reviews for Iroquois Marine Services
Great spot for a layover, 2016-10-04
Captain: , Chaumont, NY (257)

Agree with the tricky entrance but we called ahead and Josh came out in a skiff (unrequested) to guide us in. Another boater took me to the store. Excellent protection, facilities basic but functional. nice folks. Late July.

Great spot, watch your sounder., 2015-12-16
Captain: , Toronto (482)

IMS has a super freindly staff and good quality facilities. From what I've seen so far, this is an excellent facility. Access can be a little tricky due to water levels.

Robust winter storage and DIY yard, 2014-05-10
Captain: , Iroquois (1230)

IMS is a yard that is coming back from a long period of neglect. The newly installed docks are top of the line and the bathroom facilities are now being completely renovated.

This is the best place in the region to haul out. Good travel lift. Resonably secure facilities (rural Ontario is physically very safe). Covered storage, some heated workshops. Boat painting on-site.

The staff are helpful, really friendly, but you need to make sure that they will remember to do what you want. They are busy in the season and don't always keep track that well.

Local boaters (including me) are helpful and can fix/supply almost anything, including transport to local stores, which are a 20 min walk away in the village of Iroquois. Good general communications to large cities (main 401 highway is close by). Internet wi-fi and payphone. Picnic shelter with stove, fridge/freezers, BBQs.

Some liveaboards in the May to October season, some boat builders always around in the yard. There's always someone to chat to.

Approach to marina is a narrow channel from the St. Lawrence on the north bank immediately upstream (west side) of the Iroquois Seaway lock. The entrance is marked with a sign and the channel is buoyed by the Thousand Island Y.C. Usually 6+ feet (2 metres) in the entrance channel.
Nearby anchorages in the old canal are very protected.

Excellent service, 2012-07-01
Captain: , Montreal (10)

Excellent service, friendly staff, although not always when under stress! ;-) The quality of work for moving boats, storage and helping with mast up and down is excellent. There are not many other services available. This is a DIY yard and what they provide is minimal but well done. Rates are ok for the facilties, everything is very basic. Indoor storage is adequate for DIY major boat work.

A Good Stop Over, 2011-04-20
Captain: , Kingston, ON (455)

IMS is primarily a boat yard for winter storage. The docks are new and well serviced. You couldn't ask for a friendlier bunch of staff.
The marina itself is fairly isolated, so there really isn't much to see. It's a great spot to stop on your way to someplace else.

IMS A DIY'er Friendly Marina, 2007-10-17
Captain: , Iroquois, ON (99)

Iroquois Marine Services managed by Robert Houze is one of the most Do-It-Yourselfer friendly marina's I've ever visited. The facilities are a little dated but improvements are always underway. Specializing in winter storage this marina is a great place to layover prior to heading in either direction along the St. Lawrence River.

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