Details for Liscombe Lodge Marina

Liscombe Lodge Marina

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 12 reviews

Address Route 7
Liscomb Mills, NS 2A0 B0J


After hours contact

Facility type

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


Limited space, call ahead to reserve! Room for 2 boats on the dock, small boats on the inside. Anchorage is available but tight- exceptionally protected hurricane hole.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Buoyed channel up the river to the lodge. Channel is narrow but plenty of depth, carries 15-20 ft. most of the distance.





Tide & current additional info

Weak current from the river.


Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 2
Total: 4
Transient price: $1.25/ft (2016-08-06)

Other price info: One 60 foot floating dock. Also a shorter slip. $20 per night + tax if rafted.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: $35.00 (0000-00-00)

Other price info: Reported August 2015 that the moorings were destroyed in the severe winter and not replaced.

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

Additional info: Most plugs are 15 amp.

Pricing info: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - A boater reported that it seems to be good quality; same as they use in the lodge and restaurant.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Per liter.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Ask at the bar, $2 for a big bag of cubes.




Yes - In the marina office. Also at the pool.










Yes - On site.

Hotels or motels

Yes - On site.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available on site, and at the pier. No Bell cell on the water or at the lodge.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Docking fee includes use of pool, bikes, hiking trails, tennis, etc.

Reviews for Liscombe Lodge Marina
Secure Hideaway, 2016-08-06
Captain: , Halifax, Canada (352)

Place offers good food, friendly service and a bolt hole from almost any weather. As others mentioned - badly in need of some TLC and updating. Can't review without saluting Chester for his excellent service.

Best stop yet!, 2016-07-25
Captain: , York, ME (1971)

Compared to anything else in the area, this place gets five stars.

Chester, the marina manager, puts it over the top. For about the same money ($40) as tying up on the fish unloading wall at some municipal pier with no services, you get a floating dock, reliable 50A and 30A power (one each), lots of 15A outlets, solid Wi-Fi at the dock, potable water (and yes, it was clear and tasted fine during our stay) and all the amenities of a full-service resort.

Granted, there's only room for two boats, more if you can raft up. You can also anchor and dinghy in to use the facilities for $20. The one head/shower room could use an update, and it's used by others borrowing bicicles or kayaks, so they tend to track in dirt. The one washer and dryer worked, although the dryer consistently took two cycles to dry even a moderate sized load. There's no cell service anywhere near the resort, so call while you're still in the outer harbor to see if there's room for you.

The resort has a great restaurant. The planked salmon was the best I'd had. There was a Sunday buffet with prime rib, planked salmon, all the usual sides and homemade desserts. There's also a lounge where you can get pub food like burgers and potato skins. You can borrow kayaks, canoes or bicycles. There are hiking and walking trails. Chester will loan you his car to go in to Sturbridge for provisions, or just to check out Sturbridge Village. There's an indoor pool and exercise room, as well as tennis courts and other outdoor activities.

We couldn't have wished for a better place to wait out a blow for four nights.

Showing its age, but still a great stop for us, 2015-08-22
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2870)

The marina is nothing much at all, and if it weren't for the great protection from wind and wave, I wouldn't trust the docks or cleats.

Chester, the dockmaster, is a real treasure and very helpful if he likes you. For the price of $40 per night (plus tax), you get wi-fi, electric, water, heated inddor pool, sauna, and 2 hot tubs, plus other amenities we didn't even inquire about. The only negative is that you need to have low expectations as to the condition of the resort; there is a lot of maintenance which is not being done anymore, apparently.

We dined in the restaurant one night and both had wonderful meals - the signature salmon dish was fabulous.

One of my all time Top-5 places to see, 2013-10-23
Captain: , Vancouver (510)

Plenty of water for my 6ft draft right up to floating docks. People are extraordinarily nice and helpful. Great restaurant at the resort with large indoor pool and super shower facilities and other sports available. You will not believe the non-greedy rate for a one night stay at this beautiful spot. Diesel/Gas at a great price and water available on dock. Large screen TV's everywhere and a large patio overlooking the river, your boat and trees and flowers everywhere. The food has to be sampled to be believed (resort chefs on site). A MUST SEE AND DO !

It is a resort, BUT....., 2013-08-06
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (3112)

Don't misunderstand, it's pretty nice to have a pool, hot tub, and sauna, but the place is in need of an update...the desperately leaky showers, moldy grout, and broke down bicycles that they have simply don't come up to what I would expect from a first class resort. The channel in is well marked, but the moorings are only secured by 3/8 or 5/16 line, so I woud struggle to trust them in a real blow, when combined with a strong ebb tide. The river is almost completely fresh water at the resort, so that was nice for the boat (to get the
bottom out of salt water for a day or two).

Pamper yourself, 2013-07-16
Captain: , Toronto, ON (1749)

A first-class resort... we pulled in, showered, swam, hot-tubbed, drank great local beer, ate out in the restauraant.
Spectacular setting and dockage fee includes access to all the resort amenities.

Worth a special trip..., 2011-10-30
Captain: , Portland, Maine (66)

Lovely setting...great food. One of the reasons to push past Cape Sable & Halifax.

We stayed an extra night just to enjoy the setting. Call ahead: We were able to share the face dock.

Storm Hideout, 2011-08-29
Captain: , Sodus Point, NY (718)

Great spot to ride out an impending storm. Long way up a river. NE Circle Loop book said they have moorings, but they have not for the past 5 years. Ice took them away. Only room for two, so we let another raft off of us. During the height of the storm, the dock broke and we hade to move everyone back. Chester was going to get a larger diameter pin for the floater. Very reasonable and helpful staff. Found their "potable" water to have a light brown tint. Similar to their river water. Not sure if it was tinted or if their well water has the same color.

Great Spot to Take a Break, 2011-03-20
Captain: , Halifax, Nova Scotia (253)

It takes a while to get up to Liscombe Lodge if you are cruising outside but plan on stopping here. Beautiful scenery. Easy navigation and well marked channel. You can really hide from the weather here. The dock is small but last time I was here Chester let us raft six boats (3x3) off the dock. Top off your fuel and water and then go eat in the lodge. This is a tourist destination so prices run a bit high. The food is great and you are bound to meet some interesting people. Spend the night on board or rent a room in the lodge. Be sure to break out the dinghy or rent a kayak and do some exploring. Ask them about the crows!

Best Service EVer, 2010-10-16
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

What a fun place to stay. Only room for two boats unless you are willing to raft. Can enter from "back door" coming from the east to save time. Just be very careful with bouys. Definitely want recommendations

Friendly folks, beautiful spot, 2010-08-28
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1318)

A delightful spot, exceptionally protected, calm and quiet. The planked salmon lives up to its reputation, excellent! Chester, the dockmaster is the best, very willing to help. We took on fuel, they have plenty, will stock up if you have need for over 1,000 gal. Beautiful spot. Marina patrons have full use of the facilities- bikes, kayaks, pool- included with the $40 per night flat fee. Doc k space is limited, highly recommend to call ahead, all the staff is very accommodating.

Accommodating folks and a lovely stop, 2010-03-03
Captain: , Sarasota (1427)

Very small marina - we shared the t-head with a sailboat (we each had half). Very protected - at the end of a channel. The lodge and marina are actually being run by Parks Canada. The dockmaster loaned us his car to run to the grocery, bank, & liquor store (about a 30 min drive) - talk about friendly! It truly is a very nice resort. Be sure to order the planked salmon at the restaurant.

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