Details for Union Steamship Co. Marina

Union Steamship Co. Marina

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 14 reviews

Address 431 Trunk Rd.,PO Box 250
Bowen island, BC V0N 1G0


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Rondy & Dorothy Dike



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Cash, Interact (Canadian debit)

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Watch for BC Ferry operations in Snug Cove.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Reservations suggested

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 50
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.70/ft (2017-06-25)

Other price info: 200 foot side-tie.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - $80 1st person, $40 extra additional people.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













Yes - Nearby


Yes - Marine hardware.




Hotels or motels

Yes - They also have rental units.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Marine mechanic nearby.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Yes - BC Ferries to West Vancouver.

Other services

Nearby facilities: Restaurants, grocery store, liquor store, playground, medical services, hiking trails, post office, golf, ATM


Reviews for Union Steamship Co. Marina
Great facilities and service, 2017-07-25
Captain: , Vancouver (20)

Great facilities and service.
A bit pricey though, I paid $1.7 per foot for overnight weekend in June 2017

Don't Miss This One!, 2017-06-04
Captain: , Seattle, WA (30)

It's quaint, and it's close to Vancouver, so it gets a lot of tourist traffic, but (at the beginning of the season), most of the guest boats were here for the day only. The staff are superb-- friendly and helpful. The "boaters lounge" makes one wish that one had a blow to wait out here: TV, couches, Internet, washer/dryer, showers and washrooms. The nearby restaurants have a range of cost and quality, and the high end eating is truly good.

Probably the best in BC, 2016-08-06
Captain: , Charlestown (946)

Great spot and wonderful facilities. Very accomodating staff. Local village has restaurants, bakery, small grocery, mail box etc. Plenty of hikink trails around the lake as well. We came for one night and stayed 2 and if in the area will come back again.

Very pretty place!, 2015-06-22
Captain: , Pender Harbour, BC (421)

Great facilities, extremely nice people, and restaurants, shops and pubs within walking distance!
This is a fair sized permanent moorage marina with guest spots, and is busy with the arrival and departure of the car ferry connecting to Horeshoe Bay, plus the local boats.
We will come back again

No Steamships - but a great marina, 2015-04-17
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

A marina stop with true character that offers the boater most everything you might want. Very helpful staff and warm and friendly people all around. Great hiking trails.

a favorite stop, 2015-01-28
Captain: , Swalwell (228)

This is an excellent get away in the winter. It is a 2 to 3 hours sail from Vancouver. The facilities are excellent the people are nice. winter rates are a bargain.

Great marina experience, 2013-10-01
Captain: , Bozeman, MT (740)

Union steamship has great facilities, interesting restored buildings and access to great restaurants, coffee shops and trails. We were here for 3 nights waiting out a storm. Winds did eventually get in and the docks were rocking, but the wind was blowing 70 kts in the gulf, so Snug Cove did ok. Deep bay around the corner was filled with whitecaps, so it seems that in a se storm, Snug is a definitely a better pick.

Great place..., 2013-09-18
Captain: , North Vancouver, BC (568)

We get to his marina at least once/year for several nights. Reservations are a must. Fantastic peple, fantastic place and they work hard for you.

But trying to stop for a lunch stop can be a different stoty -= they do not take reservations, tell you there's room and when you get there - nope, sorry. There's room for improvment with this aspect of the business.

Excellent marina experience, 2013-07-18
Captain: , Vancouver (282)

What a nice quick getaway from Vancouver. Tie up at the marina and enjoy excellent pub dinner, or walk into Bowen Isalnd for other restaurant choices or island hiking. Watch for ferry when exiting or entering -- if you hug the south side of the bay (deep water) you'll be fine.

Nice stop over place, 2012-07-02
Captain: , Portland, OR (250)

Great friendly marina. Very good BBX coverage. Restrooms were new and very clean as well as the showers. Marina office also had a little of all the boating and fishing essentials. Location was convenient to stores, liquor store, ATM, Post, trails, parks and restaurants. Docks had good water, power and were clean.

Union Steamship Company Marina, 2011-09-14
Captain: , Seattle, WA (81)

Marina has a great new floating office/lounge/shop. Washers and Dryers are clean and work perfectly. Could get great internet speed at the end of the dock.

Great overall place to stop in..., 2011-08-17
Captain: , Vancouver (22)

Ended up here when heavy weather would not allow further passage up the coast. They fit us in on short notice on a weekend in Aug without too much fuss.

Facilties are all that is needed. Didn't use the shower but heard it was okay. A few stores, some great restraunants and was made to feel like one of the locals at the pub. What more can you ask - well I guess better weather, but with that we wouldn't have found this gem.

Provincial Dock, 2009-03-23
Captain: , Mercer Island, WA (120)

I waited out some nasty weather on the public dock that is between the Union Steamship Marina and the ferry terminal. If you are on this dock be prepared for nasty ferry wakes all day. Also don't expect to use the shower facilities at the Union Steamship marina.

Great Daysail location, 2007-02-22
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2311)

I enjoyed sailing here from Centre Island, Vancouver. Some of my guests only came this far, to take a ferry back, as my brother and I continued to Howe Sound.

The marina provided everything we need, and a short walk away was a very good Seafood restauraunt

Highly recommend for Daysail's out of Vancouver

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