Details for Roberta Bondar Marina

Roberta Bondar Marina

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 18 reviews

Address 99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste Marina, ON P6A5N1


After hours contact

Facility type

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


Nautical charts.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: June through Labour Day.

10 am - 8 pm weekends
10 am - 7 pm weekdays


Strong current from West to East. Minimum dept is 12'. Enter from downstream.





Tide & current additional info

No current in marina, but watch out at the entrance as there's a strong current which sweeps down river from the powerplant on the Canadian side.


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 16

Other depth info: Transient dock depths vary from 8' to16'.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 120
Beam max: 25

Other info:


Transient: 38
Total: 38
Transient price: $1.35/ft (2017-08-21)

Other price info: Weekly rate is $7.10 CAD per foot and Monthly rate is $20.00 CAD per foot.
38 slips and 450 feet of dock space.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings available.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: No charge.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - City drinking water.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas price$1.20/gal (2017-08-21)

Other price info:

Diesel price$1.06/gal (2017-08-21)

Other price info:


Yes - Available in town, a taxi ride away.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There is a large park nearby along with walking and biking trails suitable for dog walks.

Disability access

Yes - Washrooms are disabled ready.

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - $10.00 CAD.


Yes - Block and Cube $2.50 CAD per.




Yes - Very clean and well policed.




Yes - $2.00 CAD per wash and $2.00 CAD per dry. 2 new washers and 2 new dryers


Yes - Walmart, in the far end of the nearby Station Mall, has a small grocery section.


Yes - Available in town. Canadian tire and Sears


Yes - Many good ones in town.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Marina will call service personnel as needed

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Available in town.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available at no charge. It is reported that it is slow and is blocked, if sitting on the wall behind the museum ship.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - City bus, taxi.

Other services


Museums and wonderful 228 mile round trip train ride and Roberta Bondar Park with farmers market, and Bushplane Muiseum.

Reviews for Roberta Bondar Marina
great stepping off and returning marina, 2017-08-09
Captain: , Greenport, NY (427)

The staff is great but the docks are run down and seriously need an update The location is close to great shopping for supply stock-up.

As of this date the wifi is terrible; slow speed. If you need data, go across to Kemp.

The docks that we were assigned only has 30 amp service.

Great Town, Marginal Marina, 2017-07-22
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4247)

The only reason the rating is as high as 3 stars is the access to the neat town that the marina provides - the only marina in town. Roberta Bondar Park is green and spacious with many events, the very nice biking/hiking trail provides an interesting way to visit many places, and the Station Mall is close by for any needs one might have.

The marina is for smaller boats - the finger piers on A dock are 32' and the finger piers on B dock are 24'. The T docks at the end of each and the face dock at the bottom of the basin are the only spots for cruising sized boats. One, larger cruising boat was docked on the outside of the breakwater, in the river subject to the wakes of the many commercial ships.

The restrooms were never cleaned during our stay. The public restrooms in the park next door were cleaner. Canada Geese droppings covered some of the docks and walkways. The staff sits in the office playing with their phones, leaving only when a boat is arriving. They had little knowledge of facilities in town and were not interested in helping cruisers learn about the city.

Bondar 2017, 2017-07-19
Captain: , Penetang, ON, Canada (52)

A great location, excellent services, and all the amenities. Highly recommended. Also, visit the Bushplane Museum down the road.

Nice marina, 2017-06-10
Captain: , Bayfield, WI (340)

We cleared customs here on our way from Superior to the North Channel. The marina was nice, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The river walk is extremely nice, with lots of places to sit and watch the river and boat traffic. The Canadian Locks are a ways upriver, but were fun to watch as people went through. A big mall is right across the street with a Sears, Walmart, and every other kind of shopping typically found in malls. Plenty of food choices nearby, and a couple of Tim Hortons for doughnuts, muffins, and coffee. We only stayed one night, but it was a really nice welcome to Canada.

a nice stop, 2016-08-02
Captain: , Penetang (114)

close to station mall and casino 15 min waik. plenty of restuarants
nearby. a $15 cab ride to Giovanni,s restaurant is will worth the

Last stop North., 2015-12-23
Captain: , Toronto (482)

Ifyou're heading north along the Canadian shore, this will be the last decent supply and fuel stop for a very long time.

The marina is nice but maneuvering can be tight for larger vessels.

after closing at Labour Day, 2015-09-19
Captain: , Cape Coral (221)

Go to this marina, if you can. They charge you after closing only 50 % of the normal rates! Water and electricity is still working and Brand is a very nice guy. He drove us around with his car. The marina is well protected, no waves. On the other side of the river you pay twice as much and the boats are always moving.
Rene Gubler, Bliue Rosy V

good stop in the soo, 2015-09-18
Captain: , Catawba Island Ohio (530)

Have stayed here in the past and again this year after Labor Day. If you call ahead of time and make arrangements and they will meet you to collect money and give you keys and wi-fi codes. They have good weekly and off season rates. Virginia, the staff member who came down was super friendly. The docks are not the newest but more than adeqate as are the restrooms. The waterfront is very nice with a boardwalk and bike path. An enclosed mall is a short walk with sears,wallmart movie theatre, food court and many other stores. In the past we have done the train ride and the bushplane museum, which we both enjoyed. We have been in and out of the marina a few times with no problems with the current, just be aware.

Not so much, 2015-08-11
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

Incredibly difficult marina to enter. The current coming out of the power plant is vicious. If combined with wind makes this almost impossible to safely enter and leave. Be wary -- the dockstaff with encourage you to stay close to the metal wall on entering. However, if there is a strong current it back fills and pushes you into that wall. Docks are ok. Showers and restrooms not up to scratch and the town didn't catch our fancy. However, the Bush Plane Museum was worth the trip on its own. The museum is a don't miss place.

good place to get ready for Superior, 2014-08-10
Captain: , Naples, FL (1096)

Staff are great. Did not have to use laundry or pump out as we did that across the river at Kemp so cannot comment. Nice walking paths at waterfront. Take a walk to whitefish island. City Meats is within walking distance. Excellent meats, bread, Italian deli items. Marina staff may provide transport to Pinos for full shopping - go! Shopping center nearby has marginal Walmart. Joe's, within walking distance, is an outfitter and can sell you cold weather clothing which you will need it going to Lake Superior. Farmers market on Wed afternoon and Sat morning at waterfront.

Worth the stop, 2014-07-10
Captain: , Montague, MI (200)

We stayed for 2 nights and did the Agawa Train tour, it was very good! Overall nice marina, older and the showers not the greatest as the set up gets the floor wet. Close to the mall but not gift shops, very good pizza from Aurora's and they deliver to the marina!

After Labor Day, 2013-09-03
Captain: , Big Torch Key, FL (1978)

After the marina closes at Labor Day, docking is still possible. The hydro and water will stay on for a few more weeks. If docking in September, walk to City Hall to pay for dockage and to obtain a key to the rest rooms. The fuel docks and pump out are closed.

Bondar Marina, 2013-08-24
Captain: , Britt, Ontario (711)

Great stop in the Soo, close to shopping, restaurants, etc. Friendly, helpful staff and clean facilities.

myboatfruiton, 2011-04-01
Captain: , Hammond Bay (1841)

Excellent, friendly and helpfull staff. Close to town and all advantages. Near groceries and restaurants. In 2010 the Canadian Locks were closed for repairs. If they are open they are easier for recreational boat to lock through. This marina is close to the Canadian locks. The marina slips and fuels are more expensive than the Kemph Marina on the U. S. side.

Nice marina and town, 2010-08-22
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

Be sure to spend a day walking around the area and exploring it. The Canadian Locks Historic Site is quite interesting and the natural area is very nice. We really enjoyed the Bush Plane museum. Tomorrow we're headed on the Agawa Canyon train ride, which I'm really looking forward to.

The interesting restaurants on Queen Street (E of the post office) are quite pricy with entrees running $25-35. We ate at the Docks restaurant, which is next to the marina. It was very average and I wished that I would have spent the $s for the good restaurants on Queen street instead of having a so-so meal.

Dock Downtown!, 2008-10-14
Captain: , St. Joseph Island, ON (137)

Great place to dock your boat and enjoy downtown Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Next door to Docks River Front Grill for great food and drink.

Great Location, 2008-04-18
Captain: , Sault Ste. Marie (6)

Great Location, can't beat the view of the shipping lanes . Lots of entertainment and fantastic restaraunts nearby. Very friendly service and well maintained facility. Would definitely recommend visiting.

Roberta Bondar Marina, 2007-07-06
Captain: , Clearwater (617)

This is a very friendly marina and located nicely near the locks and the city

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