Details for Wharf Street Marina

Wharf Street Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 6 reviews

Address 1106 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
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: Some liveaboards, mainly transient boats in the summer.


There are five yellow buoys just outside the entrance to the inner harbor. Treat them like a double yellow line on a highway keeping them just off your port side. They are there to reduce boat traffic in the middle of the channel which is primarily used by float planes to land and take off. If your vessel is over 65 feet in length you may use the entire channel.





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 - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Use outside docks for larger boats and 50 amp service.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 375
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info: Also 20 amp service

Pricing info: $27/month for 20amp service.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - For a monthly fee.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - Allowed


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out




Yes - And recycling.









Yes - Many within easy walking distance.


Yes - Right across the street.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi was reported to be weak, 2016.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Downtown Victoria dock within walking distance to main tourist areas.

Reviews for Wharf Street Marina
Urban Marina = Urban Problems, 2014-09-07
Captain: , Seattle (60)

Tying up in a busy city can come at a price. Our family reserved a slip in Victoria's Wharf Street Marina for our last night on an extended cruise through the Canadian Gulf Islands. Though we were greeted promptly by the harbormaster via radio upon our arrival at this busy port, we were then plagued by irritations. The first being that the shore power receptables were inconveniently located along the dock and necessitated our moving to another position after we'd maneuvered into our assigned spot. Next irritation: The harbormaster's office is across a parking lot and street, and up in the sixth floor of a high-rise. Once there, the office staff seemed flustered and inefficient, even though we had a reservation and had confirmed our slip with the harbormaster upon entering the marina. The shower and bathrooms were technically in another marina (a good 5 minute walk away) and featured shower/toilet combo rooms -- no freestanding toilets. (Good luck finding one open in the mornings.) Finally, and most egregiously, the late-night partying atmosphere which pervaded the entire city spilled into the marina, precluding any attempt at a peaceful night's sleep. Music and drunken revelry spewed late into the night, followed by the inevitable police sirens and orders to disperse shouted through megaphones. We locked all our cabin doors and windows for the first time on the trip; despite its keypad entry, the marina felt unsafe. Victoria itself was an incongruous and unfortunate mix of beautiful architecture, public parks, wonderful museums and (in the summer) loads of gorgeous flowers -- but it came at the price of a large homeless population, street filth and drunken visitors. Skipping it next summer.

Avoid C Dock if you need water, 2014-07-24
Captain: , Seattle (31)

C dock boarders a number of liveaboards who have tied up several of the water spickets. Disrupt the flow even for a moment and you will feel their wrath which is anything but polite. They simply don't view water as a shared resource so plan to bring several hoses to hook together to reach distant water spickets.

2013 In-season rate was $1.75/ft,
2014 In-season rate was $1.85/ft. - expect at least one liveabord on C dock to discharge black water in the bay and possibly ask you to relocate if you rinse the salt off your boat.

Higher Moorage Rates, 2012-06-20
Captain: , Seattle (385)

We have been visiting Victoria Harbour for many years, and really enjoy this highly active harbor. There is a lot of entertainment, lots of float plane activity, numerous boating events, and many shops and restaurants here. They are currently improving the docks, and electrical system. This has previously been a low cost place transient moorage, but it is currently one of the very highest. The current rates are here:

Close to shopping and dining, 2010-12-29
Captain: , Sequim, WA (676)

A nice, busy and somewhat noisy dock. But it's close to all the fine dining and shopping that the first mates love so much.

One of my favorite urban marinas, 2009-08-15
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (147)

This is an extremely busy marina, which accommodates all boats up to and including 150' megayachts (the150' Boeing corporate yacht Daedalus is moored on the next float as I write this). I prefer this marina to the one in front of the Empress because it is closer to the shower/laundry (2 bathrooms, 1 set of washer/dryers). There is a lot of noise from the several seaplane terminals as well as the frequent waterfront festivals, but this IS an urban marina, after all!

Make sure you stay close to the yellow floats on the south side when entering and exiting the harbor. I missed the sign to do so when leaving last time, and started to depart on the north side, which immediately brought a very nice harbor patrol boat to lead me to the correct side.

Good Spot, 2008-08-21
Captain: , Vancouver BC (500)

Part of the Harbour Authority facility but a walk to the Empress, lots of space for large Yachts, 150 ft no problem, good water and power, secure and close to everything, enjoy.

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