Pleasure Craft Reporting Requirement

All pleasure craft entering the harbour must be licenced or registered.  All pleasure craft 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 craft 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 250-327-4142, or a harbour official at 250-363-7584.  Upon arrival, the following information must be provided to a harbour official:

  1. Arrival Date
  2. Intended Duration of Stay
  3. Vessel Name
  4. Make
  5. Type (Power / Sail)
  6. Length (Overall)
  7. Hull Colour
  8. Cabin Colour
  9. Licence or Registration information
  10. Functioning Holding Tank On-Board  (Yes / No)
  11. Functioning Engine  (Yes / No)
  12. Full Name of Legal Owner
  13. Address
  14. Telephone Number
  15. Cell Phone / Pager Number
  16. E-mail Address
  17. Insurance  (Yes / No)
  18. Emergency Contact Information (must be displayed in a conspicuous place on the vessel and updated as required)

The completed form can be e-mailed to the Nanoose Harbour Management Authority at

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

Pleasure craft are monitored, to ensure they are maintained in a seamanlike manner, with prudent anchoring arrangements, and stowage of equipment.