Details for Van Isle Marina

Van Isle Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.5 stars from 11 reviews

Address 2320 Harbour Rd.
Sidney, BC V8L 2P6


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

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 - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.35/ft (2016-03-18)

Other price info: $1.25 per foot per night November to March.
$1.50 per foot per night April to October.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: 15 Amp 120V – $ 5.00 per night.
30 Amp 120V – $ 6.00 per night.
50 Amp 120V – $ 9.00 per night.
50 Amp 208V – $10.00 per night.
100 Amp 208V – $30.00 per night.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - $12.00 every two months.

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - $205.00 per month.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Prices are the cheapest in the Vancouver Island area by $0.06 to $0.18 per ltr.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Winter Hours are variable. Phone 1-250-656-1138 to confirm.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There are lots of pets in the marina.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out






Yes - Coin operated.






Yes - Small convenience store 1/2 block away.


Yes - Nearby, 1/2 block.


Yes - Two restuarants at the base of the marina. Both serve alcohol.


Yes - At the base of the marina.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Phone info at the gas docks.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Most any size haul out is available.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Some crab bait and fishing supplies at the gas docks.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Broadband Express. Excellant signal strength.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - $10.00. No charge for Van Isle moorage customers.


Yes - Bus routes 72 or 73 will get you into downtown Victoria via fairly direct route. Same buses go through Sidney if that's as far as you are going. Bus routes are about a 1/2 mile walk from the marina office.

Other services

Canada Customs Port of Entry.


Reviews for Van Isle Marina
Yippee Great, 2016-06-05
Captain: , Seattle (40)

Fuel Dock is located right at entrance and manned by very helpful staff. There is lot moorage here so it can be a long walkk toi the shore. Facilities all work and are clean. Laundry open 24/7 with combination. Best WI FI reception ever experienced at a marina. Walk to Sydney about 2 miles (all flat and easy). BC transit stop less than 1/4 mile and an all day pass $5.00 will take you all over Victoria, Sooke. Swartz Bay (Walk down hill to Stonehouse pub worth the walk) Bus runs Regular schedule even weekends and holidays.

Really nice overnight, 2015-03-21
Captain: , Portsmouth RI (32)

The restaurant is excellent too. One of the best brunches we have ever had.

Van Isle Marina, 2015-01-23
Captain: , Incline Village, NV (10)

Well run, relatively sheltered, easy access to cruising destinations.

Gemini-2011, 2013-08-09
Captain: , Blaine, WA (75)

We have had the opportunity to stay @ Van Isle Marina a couple of times for some minor repairs. I would recommend this marina as a good fueling or repair location if needed. As mentioned in another review the staff is excellent, nothing but professionalism and extremely helpful. I would stay here again if needed.

A nice Marina North of Sidney B.C., 2013-04-11
Captain: , Sequim, WA (130)

We have stayed here two different times, and plan to stay here in the future. Very comfortable, can almost feel like home!

Best Marina around, 2012-08-21
Captain: , Sidney BC (20)

Great location, excellent amenities and constant and regular shore power supply. Clean, excellent staff and all services (restaurant now closed, they need to open one soon).

Great Fuel Stop, 2011-03-19
Captain: , Sidney BC (582)

Never tied up here although it is a great looking marina. Great place to fuel up. Even when its busy never have to wait very long and there is more space on the south side of the dock. Some of the best service I have seen anywhere in terms of helping you tie up and get fueled. Very clean washrooms and environmentally conscious operation.

Friendly staff and good quality restuarants, 2011-01-30
Captain: , Olalla, WA (342)

We stayed near the base of the marina for the day as one of our friends engines was getting repaired. We ate at the two restuarants and they were very good with excellent service.

Great place to leave your boat, 2011-01-06
Captain: , Friday Harbor, WA (490)

2011 This is a TOP marina with both boat houses as well as slips
A great staff and provides detailing if you need it.

Great restruant on site, but a good walk to Sidney

Great Canadian Hospitality, 2008-03-04
Captain: , Campbell River, BC. Canada (7)

Top notch marina with friendly staff. The "bull rails" are some of the best!

Friendly place, 2007-05-21
Captain: , Seattle, WA (437)

We first went to the fuel dock for a pump-out and gas for the dinghy. Staff in khaki shorts, blue shirts and PFD helped us tie up. Then pointed us to our slip as the marina arrangement is a little funny. Only complaint in the slip is bull rails instead of cleats (it is Canada). Lots of nice boats here. We feel small.

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