Pleasure Vessel Reporting Requirement

Pleasure vessels may only anchor south of a line drawn west of Datum Rock and in the vicinity of Fleet Point.  Every pleasure vessel anchored in Nanoose Harbour shall be moored in the manner directed by a harbour official.  Rafting of pleasure vessels, at anchor, is not permitted.  A harbour official must first approve anchoring in any other area of the harbour.

The Nanoose Harbour Management Authority monitors vessels to ensure they are maintained in a seamanlike manner, with prudent anchoring arrangements, and stowage of equipment.

All pleasure vessels must call in to Winchelsea Control (VHF Channel 10 or 16), when south of Maude Island, to inform of their visit to Nanoose Harbour.  Prior to anchoring, pleasure vessels are required to register their arrival, intended duration of stay, and departure from the harbour, by contacting the Queen’s Harbour Master (Nanoose Bay) at 250-213-3325, or a harbour official at 250-363-7584.  The following information is to be provided on arrival:


a.         Arrival Date;

b.         Intended Duration of Stay;

c.         Vessel Name;

d.         Make;

e.         Type (Power / Sail);

f.          Length (Overall);

g.         Hull Colour;

h.         Cabin Colour;

i.          Licence or Registration number;

j.          Functioning Holding Tank On-Board  (Yes / No);

k.         Functioning Engine  (Yes / No);

l.          Full Name of Legal Owner;

m.        Address;

n.         Telephone Number;

o.         Cell Phone / Pager Number;

p.         E-mail Address;

q.         Insurance  (Yes / No); and

r.          Emergency Contact Information (must be displayed in a conspicuous place on the vessel and updated as required).