Pleasure Craft Reporting Requirement

All pleasure craft entering the harbour must be licenced or registered.  All pleasure craft are required to register their arrival, intended duration of stay, and departure from the harbour, by contacting the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) Operations, on VHF Channel 10, or a harbour official at 250-363-7584.  Upon arrival, the following information must be provided to a harbour official:


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 information;

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).


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

Pleasure craft may only anchor north of a line drawn between the south end of Richards Island and the north end of Smart Island.  Every pleasure craft anchored in Esquimalt Harbour shall be moored with two anchors and 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.  Vessel owners must comply with the Esquimalt Harbour Practices and Procedures at