Details for North Island Marina

North Island Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.6 stars from 13 reviews

Address 4-1488 Beach
Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Steve Jackman



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 280
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
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Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Daily:
May 1st - September 30th is $1.30 per foot (power not included).
October 1st - April 30th is $0.75 per foot (power not included).


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Potable water.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Aviation fuel available also.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Price discount depending on volume. Cash discount as well. $1.099 per liter for 1000 liter discount.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Thier friendly pooch, Stewart, will happily greet your sweet furry boating buddies.

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - See the staff as they can make recommendations for water taxis in the area.

Pump out

Yes - Nearby on the other side of the munucipal floats.




Yes - Recycling and trash containers are located at the top of the dock.


Yes - Available in the Municipal Harbour Office building.



Yes - Laundry is located at the top of the dock.


Yes - A well-stocked IGA is 2 blocks away. IGA will deliver groceries to the dock. Or just take the cart to the dock - IGA has cart pickup at the dockhead.

SuperValu store closed after Fall of 2015. IGA is now the only store in town.


Yes - Several, 2-3 blocks away.


Yes - There are several in easy walking distance. If you require assistance, speak with the staff as they can make recommendations and even reservations for you.


Yes - See marina staff as they will recommend local bars.

Hotels or motels

Yes - See the marina staff as they will be able to provide a list of preferred accommodations in the area.

Repair capabilities

Yes - See the marina staff as they will be able to recommend a list of repair mechanics in the area.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - CAB Auto Parts and marina supplies is located at the top of the dock. Shoprite and Timberland Sports are only a short walking distance from the marina.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - See staff for a list of preferred charter companies.

Internet access

Yes - High speed internet is available.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Courtesy vehicles available for our guests to get around or drive to the Port Hardy airport.

Ferry transportation a very short walking distance away. Float planes land at the marina. Helicopter tours available. Water taxis are available. The bus depot is a short walking distance from the marina. Walking trails are very close to the marina.

Other services

They offer long term boat stays and will provide transportation to and from the Port Hardy airport or to a car rental company. They also offer boat checks every day the boater is away, at no additional charge.


Museum, World's Largest Burl, Ferry to nearby Alert Bay and to Sointula - well worth the trip to explore each.

Reviews for North Island Marina
The Area's Best Place, 2016-09-03
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

This is by far the best place to stop for moorage, fuel, and provisioning. Port McNeill is a far better place to stop than neighboring Port Hardy. Port McNeill is closer, more convenient and provides far nicer marinas and North Island is the better of the two options. North Island is well-staffed, friendly, and full service.

April 2015 - Early in the season we stayed 2 nights going north with plenty of space. Still the better option in the area.

May 2016 & Sept 2016 - stopped here both on the way north to Alaska and again on the return. This remains by far the best stop before going north and returning southbound. Facility is the best and staff are very helpful. The dockside refueling is very welcome and saves a boat re-positioning to take on fuel. Available space at the marina continues to get tighter each year and it would be nice to see North Island Marina add new dock space.

Best stop before rounding the island, 2016-07-02
Captain: , Bozeman, MT (740)

North Island Marina is the best provisioning stop before heading around Cape Scott or further north. Marina is well run with easy access to groceries, fuel on the dock and good water. Port Hardy is a little further north but is not as well set up for cruising boats.

Awesome stop and service, 2016-06-11
Captain: , Whittier Alaska Longview WA (609)

Steve and his wife are running a top notch marina. they are friendly willing to go the extra mile to make sure your stay is every thing you want. The dock is in great shape and the "bring the fuel hose" to your spot on the dock is an idea I hope never goes away. WIFI is good too. Don't forget to have treats for the dogs when you dock! The dogs do remember who gave them treats and who did not. Thanks for a great stay!!!

Excellent Stop, 2016-05-25
Captain: , Seatte, WA (30)

We stayed here on our way North. Steve, his wife and all the staff were fantastic. We left our boat to return home for a couple of weeks and they did daily checks and drove us to and from the airport in Port Hardy. The town has a few dining options, full service grocery store and marine store, so everything you need to reprovision.

fantastic place and service, 2016-03-04
Captain: , Olalla WA (412)

iIn July 2015 we had a horrible medical emergency 80 miles north of Port McNeill, were rescued by the Coast Guard and returned home to hospital in Seattle. Hired a Captain to take our boat south to North Island Marina in Port McNeill to stay until we could bring her home. Steve had helped us with extensive advice for traveling round Cape Caution earlier in the summer. Our boat stayed here a full month and was cared for by Steve and Jessica until we could bring her home. They boarded her and checked on her daily, called us regularly to see how we were doing and report on our boat's safety and condition, removed all the perishables from our refrigerator, and lots more. the Marina and town are fantastic by any measure, but the lengths Steve and Jessica went to in ensuring we and our boat were well cared for were beyond any reasonable expectation. They are the hardest working, kindest, most generous marina owners we've ever met. We will always stop at North Island on our way north or south, because it's a great spot to stop no matter what.

Friendly early stop, 2015-05-07
Captain: , Long Beach (973)

Stopped the late part of April. Staff very friendly and very helpful with only two transit boats in the marina. Stores, laundry, restaurants all fairly close by. Interesting auto parts store at the head of the pier has boat hardward. Great way to see Alert Bay via the ferry.

Great location - great town, 2015-02-15
Captain: , Cowichan Bay, BC (838)

Years ago we were advised to pick Port McNeill over Port Hardy. We agree.

Easy access to the docks and good security on the docks. Not overrun with fishing boats like in Port Hardy. The town is all an easy walk from the docks and there are good services available. Two great grocery stores, a well stocked Rona hardware store, a marine supply and many smaller shop. Large laundromat at the head of the dock.

The best Marina next to the Broughtons or on your way in the Inside Passage., 2014-09-25
Captain: , Mercer Island, WA (612)

This is the best marina to use if you are cruising the Broughtons or if you are cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska. Steve and Jessica who own and manage the place are most friendly and competent. The docks are very convenient with spaces on dock C where you can even get fuel at your slip. Their fuel price is the most competitive in the area. Water is clean and good pressure and the power is excellent in 30, 50 or 100 Amps, which is not the case in most marinas in the Broughtons. They accomodate boats of any length. There are some excellent shops in town walking distance from the Marina: supermarket, fishing shops, marine hardware, and even some good wines at the liquor store. Remember to resupply there if you are going north because you will not find any more supplies until Prince Rupert.

Service Attitude, 2014-05-16
Captain: , Austin (421)

From the moment they answered our phone call the folks here provided us great service. Met us at the dock. Made sure all of our questions were answered. Able to fuel you at your place on the dock. They treat you the way they would want to be treated.

Very helpful, 2013-08-25
Captain: , Cruising (3259)

They go out of their way to be helpful and nice, the fuel is fresh and priced reasonably, and the town is a great stop to reprovision and "recharge" - everything is very convenient.

Friendly, helpful, convenient, 2013-05-14
Captain: , seattle (10)

Steve and his crew provide great service for the visiting boater. They go out of their way to make this a pleasant stopover on the way North or South. One of the best on the coast. Nat Collier

Better than Marina for moorage, 2010-12-24
Captain: , Sequim, WA (676)

Steve Jackman has a great moorage in addition to his fuel dock. He also has a fenced, locked yard for tow vehicles and trailers.

Shell Marina, 2008-06-12
Captain: , Vancouver, WA (1)

New docks being added with lot's of space. New 50 AMP & 30AMP service available on the new docks. Fuel dock is being remodeled.

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