Details for Mahone Bay Civic Marina

Mahone Bay Civic Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 4 reviews

Address 683 S Main St
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0


After hours contact

902-624-0348 (leave message)

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Debit, VISA, and MasterCard.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 75
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Maximum LOA for moorings is 50 feet but special arrangements can be made for larger boats staying in Mahone Bay for an extended period.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Side tie to either of the two floats.
< 25 feet is $30.00 per day.
< 30 feet is $35.00 per day.
< 35 feet is $40.00 per day.
< 40 feet is $45.00 per day.
> 40 feet, see the Marina Attendant.
HST included.


Transient: 15
Total: 50
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings are $30.00 per night tax included, not per foot. Mooring fee includes tender service to town dock, shower access, internet, and dinghy dock. Marina tender service.

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

Additional info: Wired to current standard with full GFI protection on outlets.

Pricing info: Included in berthing fees.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Town water is available on the wharf, main wharf or on the large float on the south side of the wharf or on either of the two floats next to the wharf.

Dinghy access

Yes - Roomy dinghy dock at the public wharf, where you pay the mooring fee.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboard is not available during the off season, mid-October thru mid-May.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: In town. Dinghy to the town wharf.

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - $2 per person outbound. If you rent a mooring, tender service is included.

Pump out





Yes - Requires separating types of trash.







Yes - Atlantic Sav-Easy grocery strore is a couple of blocks from the dinghy float. Has President's Choice brand. Arguably the best place to provision south of Halifax.


Yes - Hardware store is 2 km from the wharf. Marine supply/maintenance is 3km. Full service yacht shop is 12 km distant.


Yes - The public wharf is right on the edge of the small town - there are a number of restaurants and cafes in easy walking distance.



Hotels or motels

Yes - Numerous small inns, rental cottages, and B&B's.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Launch-haul ramp for trailered boats.
Crane in/out done mid-October and mid-May to facilitate winter storage.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Municipal marina has protected hotspot for mooring rentals. Other open hot spots available in the harbor.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Ramp is available for launch/haul at $5.00 per day.


Yes - Taxi service is available and can be scheduled by contacting the marina office.

Other services


Lots of very interesting artsy shops in town. Very friendly.

Reviews for Mahone Bay Civic Marina
Small but Friendly 3-1/2 star, 2016-07-13
Captain: , Freeport, ME (608)

Very small facility - room for 2, maybe 3, smallish boats (35') on the floating docks, which need redecking. Power was a little weak (105-110V with a 20A load), but worked. Water pressure was good. Plenty of moorings, launch service, and a big dinghy dock in good shape. Heads and shower open 0900 to 2100, and were very clean, though dated. The town owns the buildings, and the marina is trying to get permission to repaint. Wifi was solid. Protection is good, though I suspect a strong easterly would raise quite a chop.

The marina is right next to town, a couple of minutes walk away. The town is full of little shops, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and several restaurants. Rebecca's seemed to be a local favorite.

Would stop here again, especially if we had some time to explore some of the many islands in the bay.

Awesome Town, 2014-07-24
Captain: , Halifax N.S. (40)

What's not to like about the town of Mahone Bay. All kinds of great little shops. Good restaurants, and a nice pub. The people are friendly and the Mahone Bay Civic Marina will meets all of youe needs.

Nice visit, 2013-07-20
Captain: , Cape Elizabeth (492)

Stayed two nights on a mooring with our 44' sailboat. Valentino's is an outstanding Italian restaurant on Main St. Bike rental shop with old rail bed trails to Chester, Lunenburg and Bridgewater. Two bakeries, a good supermarket and many restaurants.

Interesting town and the famous three churches, 2011-09-05
Captain: , Cruising (3259)

It's unfortunate that more moorings were added to the existing footprint in 2011 - the swing room is no longer big enough for a 50' boat. The dockmaster was very apologetic and gracious about it - typical of the incredibly nice people we've encountered everywhere up here. The town is lovely - a tourist spot, but pretty and friendly. Lots of crafts and some very artsy shops and restaurants, and the famous three churches at the very head of the harbor.

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