Details for Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club

Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 12 reviews

Address 121 Georges Hills Way
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A3

Phone250 624-4317

After hours contact

Facility type

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


Pleasure craft can clear Canadian Customs here.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager


Kendal - Caretaker


Kathleen - Assitant Caretaker

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, MC, and Debit.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Winter rates September 16th to April 30th.


Use Chart 3955. Approach is straightforward from Prince Rupert Harbour. Marina is located in Cow Bay between Atlin Terminal and Northwest Fuels.





Tide & current additional info

7.3 meter tide is at maximum spring tides.


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info: Depth is no problem for up to 100 ft Yacht.

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

Additional info: Two major floats available at right angles. Lots of length. 100 ft no problem. Outside of floats subject to surge and wash - use big fenders!

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $3.75/ft (2016-06-10)

Other price info: Summer Rates:
25 - 69 feet is $1.25 per foot per day CAD.
70 - 129 feet is $1.75 per foot per day CAD.
130 feet and over is $2.00 per foot per day CAD.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $6.00 Cdn per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Good

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Fuel is available next door at Northwest Fuels.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Please keep dogs on leashes.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out


Yes - Available at office.


Yes - Recycling


Yes - Hot showers are available in the office; $1.00 for 2:30 minutes.


Yes - 2 heads, 1 24 hour single head and 1 in the shower room.


Yes - Nearby in town.



Yes - Prince Rupert is a major container port and hardware is available at multiple locations in town.


Yes - Many to choose from in town. Cowpucinno's is nearby and has fresh baked goods and excellent coffee.


Yes - Many to choose from in town.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Many in town.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Easily arranged.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Nearby

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Easily arranged.

Internet access

Yes - High-speed WiFi access is available from your vessel and has been upgraded. (2012). The fee is included with your stay. Inquire with the staff for the password.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Taxi service is easily arranged.

Other services

PRRYC is located at Cow Bay. All services are within a short walk, except for groceries. Good groceries are downtown, 15 - 20 minutes away on foot. Grocery stores offer free cab rides to the marina.


45 km NE of Prince Rupert is the Khutzeymateen Sanctuary. Locals refer to it as the Valley of the Grizzly. It contains one of the largest populations of grizzly bears, approximately 50, in British Columbia. If you have the time it is highly recommended.

Museum of Northern British Columbia.

The North Pacific Cannery is the oldest and most completely preserved cannery remaining on the British Columbia Coast.

Reviews for Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club
The place to stay in Prince Rupert, 2015-07-27
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

PRRYC is the place to stay when in Prince Rupert. The facility is the best in town and conveniently located. The docks are well-used but do their job. PRRYC is a busy place in-season, which can start as early as late April or May and while they don't take reservations, you can phone ahead when you are nearing Prince Rupert. Many of the boats approaching the neighboring fuel dock have no wake consideration and this is a rolly place late afternoon to early evening. Fender well.

Wonderful staff, average location, but really no other choice, 2014-09-24
Captain: , Mercer Island, WA (693)

We stopped there both ways in summer 2014. The staff is very helpful, and the location is great next to two great restaurants: Cows bay Cafe and the Japanese restaurant across the street (same ownership). But as described by otehr captains there is no breakwater so you are exposed to winds, currents and wake. Try if you can to get a slot inside. There are no other good choices in Prince Rupert so this is the place I would recommend if you want to dock.

Very helpful, 2014-08-14
Captain: , Juneau, AK (81)

Spent a couple days here waiting for Dixon Entrance to calm down. Good location, helpful staff.

Can Do Attitude, 2014-07-04
Captain: , Austin (450)

When we arrived the docks had been damaged the night before in a gale and there was no room for us. The staff found us space next door at the Atlin Terminal and made sure we had access to the PRR&YC facilities. We were able to move over to theri docks the next day after they made repairs. We enjoyed the Cow Bay Cafe and the Museum. We were also lucky to be there during the Salmon Festival hosted by the First Nations tribes. The facility itself suffers from no breakwater and as such is somewhat exposed to both wind, wake and current. The staff is what holds the place together.

Attitude is everything (almost), 2014-05-23
Captain: , Cruising (3259)

We love the attitude and helpfulness of the crew, even though there are a lot of new kids here for the summer. The welcome is very warm, and that means a lot. The docks are fairly rolly, but not too bad. Just watch the current since the boats can get packed in fairly tight when they're busy.

Excellent attitude, 2014-05-06
Captain: , Cowichan Bay, BC (838)

The kids that run this place have the right can do attitude. The club is a little proud of its moorage though but I guess they charge what they can get away with. We were tied on the inside of the breakwater and it was pretty lumpy from passing wakes - further in might be better.

Wobbly docks and warm hearts, 2014-01-06
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1659)

The staff were great and were happy to give us directions and make us dinner reservations. This is a good place to clear customs at the dock and then provision and fuel up for a trip southbound. Groceries and fuel are cheaper in Ketchikan, so northbounders should wait to the extent practicable.

Much maligned, and underrated., 2013-08-15
Captain: , Seattle (21031)

It easy to be grumpy in Prince Rupert or as the locals call it: Rainy Rupert. If you just arrived from Alaska you have possibly experienced the triple crown of anxiety creating boating: Crossing Dixon Entrance, transiting Venn Passage, and clearing Customs. The usually dreary weather and overcrowded harbour doesn't ease the pain.

PRRYC is by no means a luxury marina. The slips are very narrow and sometimes unavailable, strong currents can flow within, and if the commercial salmon fishing fleet is in the midst of an opening the boats will come and go all night, and moorage at the outermost docks can be pretty bouncy.

What makes this location a good one, however, is the freindliness and dedication of the staff to aid your comfort. They may be overwhelmed and busy, but they are always extremely helpful. Some of the docks may be old, but the showers and washrooms are very clean.

Cow Bay is a delightful area of shops, eateries, and galleries to relax at.

Three stars for the marina and 4 plus stars for the personnel.

Lots of local knowledge, 2013-08-11
Captain: , Yucaipa, CA (146)

This YC is an equity club that welcomes guests. Shore facilities are very simple but the staff is friendly and helpful. In August 2013, it was open from 8am to 8pm. Wifi didn't reach to the outer slips. Water and power available.

Good port in a storm, 2012-05-30
Captain: , Seattle, WA (10)

Friendly staff and ok facilities. We are here waiting waiting for the Storm Warnings to subside. Crystal was very nice and helpful, she is a good ambassador for PR.

The best locally, 2011-07-25
Captain: , PooleUK (933)

Friendly staff, good location, poor shore power.
WIFI available as is reasonable water.
10 minute walk to the supermarket.
Be sure to call ahead if you want to secure here.

The best in Prince Rupert, 2010-10-12
Captain: , Bellingham, WA (364)

Call ahead for reservations, as the facility is often full. Slips are on skinny, somewhat wobbly fingers, but secure; power and water are available. Showers, ice and fishing cleaning table. No fuel.

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