Details for Port aux Basque Town Pier

Port aux Basque Town Pier

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 5 reviews

Address Marine Drive
Port aux Basque, NF

Phone709-695-7975, harbormaster

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

Channel 11 is monitored by traffic control, call in at 5 mile, 2 mile approach and departure. Should notify when leaving as there are heavy ferrys coming and going.

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager


Richard Hardy


Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 3
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: There are floating docks for small boats to the left near the fish plant.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: There doesn't appear to be a size restriction. A large Coast Guard vessel ties up often. Tie up along the old fish plant will accommodate larger boats.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: None


Transient: Unknown
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Special adaptor required from the Harbormaster.

Pricing info: $5 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - The center dock has a long hose to reach most boats on the three fingers.

Dinghy access

Yes - By the floating docks, however, no anchoring is allowed.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: There are gas stations close by. Diesel can be delivered by truck. Must contend with the large nozzel of the truck. Cans can be shifted for both fuels from the service station.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Refills are available at the Home hardware. There are also exchange bottles at another vendor in town.

Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

No - Tieing to the wall can be diffucult for most non-handicapped at low tide.

Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Available at the local store.




Yes - $2 per shower.




Yes - $1 a load.


Yes - A pretty good store is walking distance (west) and a full grocery is 2 km to the east.


Yes - Home hardware is a 15 minute walk. Canadian tire is about a 30 minute walk.


Yes - It is reported that St Christofer Hotel is very good. The Harbor restaurant is good for pizza and a variety of dinners.


Yes - Available at the hotel. There is a club close by also.

Hotels or motels

Yes - 2 large hotels St Christofer close by, the other at the rotary junction a good walk outside town. There are B&Bs also.

Repair capabilities

Yes - There are limited things that can be done here. Check with the Harbor Manager or Land and Sea Outfitting.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - At Canadian Tire.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

No - St Christopher Hotel signal is free, the harbor resturant is also free. If you have a signal extender, you may pick it up at the dock. The dock has none.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxies, car rentals, and ferry service to Sydney.

Other services


There is a train museam nearby. The coast guard station hosts guests. The Mushrow Astrolabe are kept here (

Reviews for Port aux Basque Town Pier
Newfoundland Landfall, 2015-09-11
Captain: , Deer Isle, Maine (514)

In late June, the docks were mostly occupied by fishing boats, but there was plenty of room for my 34%u2019 sailboat and another cruiser. In late July, the docks were empty, except for ourselves and another cruising boat. Each visit, the harbormaster drove me up to a gas station to fill up my jerry cans. The toilet, shower and laundry facilities are, in common with a number of other public facilities in Newfoundland, open only during the day; the harbormaster locks and unlocks them when he leaves and arrives for the day. Remarkably for a major transportation hub, it is not possible to rent a car in Port aux Basques; the nearest rental outlet is in Stephenville more than 100km north by bus.

Waited out Arthur Storm, 2014-07-11
Captain: , Beverly, MA (1160)

Waited out 2014 storm Arthur here, was reasonably protected but high winds warranted extra ropes and concern. S/W & S/E winds were tough. waves from the ferry were anoying. Should have a good fender board setup. and/or large round fenders. Docks are handy to most things in town. There is a mall 45 Min- 1 hr walk away or a taxie ride $6-7.

Port aux Basque, 2014-01-09
Captain: , Coconut Grove, FL (589)

Concur with previous comments. At the pier Land and Sea Outfitting did a great job with supplying spare parts we needed.

Floating docks have plenty of water depth (9 foot minimum), 2013-07-18
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (3022)

I agree with everything the previous reviewer said, except that the ferry wakes aren't that bad. We used the floating dock at the far NW corner, and while they are less than perfectly square, there was plenty of water. Dobsy (dockmaster) drove me to get jugs of diesel, and everything else we were able to reach with out bikes.

Very well located in the harbour, 2012-03-05
Captain: , Olcott, NY (2536)

Easy approach
Commercial wharf style piers.
Large tidal range.
Power and water at the dock.
Reasonable rates.
Hot showers and laundry at the marina office.
One block into town.
Community bandstand short distance away.
We had the misfortune/fortune to spend 21 days at this facility while awaiting a new transmission and really got to know the place. A number of local businesses and fellow sea bums befriended us to no end. We could never thank them enough.
The harbourmaster is a prince of men. The town folk friendly, even though there are thousands of people passing through via the mainland ferry.
All the services you need are located within walking distance and the food in most of them is really good.
Only downside is the ferry, as it makes it's arrival and departure wake. Their inbound wake is the worst!

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