Details for St Peter's Marina

St Peter's Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.6 stars from 17 reviews

Address 35 Lions Ave. Box 297
St Peter's, NS BOE 3B0


After hours contact

Gerry Gibson, Manager. 902-623-0220

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Gerry Gibson - Manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, MC

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Year round info: Open May through October, 8 am - 8 pm.


After leaving St. Peter's Lock, turn to port. Marina is 1/2 mile on your port side.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 20
Transient dockage: 20
Fuel dock: 20

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: The fuel dock is fixed, all others are floating.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 150
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 20
Total: 64
Transient price: $1.30/ft (2016-07-21)

Other price info:


Transient: 9
Total: 9
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 50 amp power available on the fuel dock.

If you have a combiner, you can sometimes combine two 30 amp outlets and get the equivalent of 50 amp power.

Pricing info: Electricity is included in dockage prices.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Available in the village.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Blocks and cubes.


Yes - Must use the clear trash bags (available at the office), and you must sort your trash. Nova Scotia is great about recycling and separating trash from compostables.


Yes - There are five individual washrooms/showers. The only one with an electrical outlet (for drying your hair) is the handicapped accessible washroom.




Yes - Six washers/dryers in excellent condition, 2013.


Yes - St. Peter's Foodland is 1/2 mile away in the village. Everything you need when provisioning for a few weeks on the lakes, including a very good selection of deli, meats, fresh produce, as well as grocery items. Very helpful, friendly staff.

Exceptionally friendly and helpful management and staff, they will deliver you and your groceries back to the marina.

The NLSC is right next door with a good selection of local beer and wine as well as the usual fare.




Yes - MacBouch's
Louie's Cozy Corner.
MacDonald's Hotel and Lounge.
Bras d'Or Lakes Inn
Chubbys Lunch



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - Contact Gerry for more information

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Home Hardware, St. Peter's.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Contact Gerry.

Internet access

Yes - There is a computer in the clubhouse. Free WiFi available throughout the marina.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Transportation available.

Other services

Small kitchen and dining room in Clubhouse. Kitchen parties are not unheard of! TV and internet available in clubhouse as well. 27'' TV with satellite reception in clubhouse/lounge.


Village with all amenities nearby.

Reviews for St Peter's Marina
Small, friendly marina with everything a cruising skipper needs, 2017-08-31
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (1344)

Fancy it's not, but the St. Peters Marina has everything a cruising skipper needs, and the attitude can't be beat.

Gerry Gibson, the man in charge of the marina for the past 25 years, has a ready smile, answers to all all questions, and he even loaned another yachtie his car to pick up crew 60 miles away in Sydney . . . how's that for hospitality?

We've stayed twice at St. Peters Marina and we'll definitely return! This time we arrived with seven other Nordhavns--including a 76-footer--and Gerry and his team worked hardt and squeezed us all in. He is a class acat!

From prompt responses on the phone and radio, well-trained, friendly and energetic dockhands who know how to handle lines, and the thoroughly welcoming attitude that seems to be pervasive in Nova Scotia to a spic-n-span marina with all the basics, you'll feel right at home here. The marina wi-fi is still among the fastest we've found, and both wi-fi and electric service are included in the dockage charge. The electric is all 30 amp service except for a couple of 50 amp outlts at the fuel dock, but you if you have a smart Y you can use two 30s for 50 amps @ 220V, though we needed our onboard transformer to boost the voltage.

If you're headed into or out of the Bras d'Or Lakes, make it a point to stop here. You'll like the marina, the well-stocked grocery store a short walk away, and the wonderful welcome from Gerry and his team.

St. Peter's Marina, 2017-08-15
Captain: , Annapolis (40)

Came in with 5 other boats and Gerry handled everything perfectly. Staff is very accommodating. Restaurants within walking distance as well as a grocery store that will deliver your groceries to the boat. Just ask Gerry for details. Also a very nice hardware store and drug store.

St. Peter's Lions Club Marina, 2017-08-05
Captain: , Barrachois Harbour NS, Canada (2555)

Manager Gerry Gibson and a friendly and helpful staff! (2017-Renee (<- She's bilingual!) , Mckayla and Noah.)

Deep water, can accommodate vessels to 150'
Dockside gasoline and diesel available.
SEVEN washrooms/showers.
WiFi is available throughout the marina.
Boaters lounge in the clubhouse, (kitchen party Friday nights!) Satellite TV and Computer.
Hardware, Grocery, Drug Store and Liquor store 1/2 mile. Foodland WILL deliver you and your supplies back to the marina, a very nice touch!

(EDIT-- 2017)
The best marina we've ever been to... bar none!
Bravo Zulu

Superb marina with an exceptional manager , 2017-04-25
Captain: , Fowey UK (319)

St Peter's Lions Club Marina is a superb place to stop, rest, restock and enjoy. It has an excellent fuel dock and is close to the town shops. What makes it exceptional is the manager, Gerry Gibson and his team. Gerry really looked after us and made us very welcome. There is some very nice walking to be had near the town. In my opinion St Peter's is a much better choice than Baddeck to reprovision and the anchorage has far better protection

Convenient Stop on Way to Baddeck, 2015-09-11
Captain: , Deer Isle, Maine (514)

Clean facility with lots of room. Nice showers. Walking distance to the Lake Bras D%u2019Or Inn where the restaurant reportedly has a new chef and was not as good as its reputation led us to believe.

Spotless facilities, great staff, nice clubhouse and deck, 2014-08-19
Captain: , New Orleans (651)

We stopped here for 2 nights after passing the St Peter's canal locks on 6/28/2014. We found the facilities super clean with a large cruiser's room, a fully stocked kitchen, a large book-trade library, nice laundry and ample deck with lounge chairs and BBQs. There is a grocery store and several restaurants a short walk in town, including the cozy Bras D'Or Lake Inn dining room. Nice floating docks with plenty of depth.

St Peters Marina, 2013-09-15
Captain: , Wrightsville beach nc (220)

Good solid place to stay. Helpful staff. Good Internet close in, not so hot on the outside dock. Uphill walk to town but not far.

One of the best, 2013-07-16
Captain: , Toronto, ON (1763)

Great staff, great village, everything you could need and friendly people to boot. The staff are fantastic. This place could teach other marinas how to do it.

Great place, 2012-09-24
Captain: , Marion, Mas (326)

Moorings and dockage available. Also showers, laundrey, fuel, water, and internet. Manager is most friendly.

st peters lions club marina, 2012-08-22
Captain: , toronto (499)

A perfect marina. Close to the lock if your comming or going, room to dock, which are a low, hang fenders with the tips just hitting the water, all the basics including a laundry room with lots of machines and top it all off, town is a easy walk and a nice place to tour.

Friendly Marina and Town, 2012-07-09
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (578)

We highly recommend the Lion's Club Marina. The staff and regular customers are all very friendly and helpful. The town is a quick walk away where you'll find a very nice supermarket and several nice restaurants.

Outstanding marina in a beautiful location, 2011-10-21
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

The staff here cannot do enough for you. The WIFI signal was the strongest I've seen anywhere and worked very well consistently. We (44' Defever) were on one of the T-heads both times we stopped in Aug 2011. Clean facility, multiple washers/dryers. Close to town. A local "speciality" is donair meat and donair sauce on your pizza.

St. Peters Lions Club Marina, 2011-08-22
Captain: , Grindstone Island, NY (32)

As good as it gets here. Very helpful and friendly staff, very fair with fuel prices. Grocery, drug store, liquor stroe fairly easy walk. If you are in a heavier power boat, try to be on side of the fuel dock, it is very solid and secure, unlike many of the smaller floaters built for lighter sailboats or small power boats. Bras d'Or Lakes Inn has excellent food, also try Chubbies, an old school bus that does great fish & chips.

Friendly and clean, 2011-08-13
Captain: , Cruising (3535)

St. Peters is a great little marina, just as nice and helpful and friendly now as it was 3 years ago when we were last up here. The lounge area is very large and nice, everything is kept very clean, and the people couldn't be more friendly. It's a short walk to town and the well-stocked grocery store and large hardware stores are immediately to the left and right as you get to the main street.

Make This Your First Stop, 2011-03-18
Captain: , Halifax, Nova Scotia (253)

This should be your first stop as you come through the St. Peter's Canal. Plan to spend a day or so here. Fuel up, get groceries, do the laundry and have a hot shower before you head off into the Bras d'Or Lakes. Be sure to walk down to the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn for a most enjoyable meal and maybe a ceildh in the basement.

Fantastic service!, 2010-08-13
Captain: , Charlottetown, PEI, Canada (247)

Gerry, the manager is the most helpful, friendly person that you could meet. The facilities are excellent and the town is 5 min walk. A great place to stop.

A flawless stopover, 2010-03-02
Captain: , Sarasota (1427)

Previous reviewer summed up the marina nicely. The owners and staff care very much about the look of the facility and in pleasing visiting cruisers. We had a very nice time.

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