Pleasure Vessel Reporting Requirement

The Esquimalt Harbour Management Authority monitors vessels 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

All pleasure vessels are required to register their arrival, intended duration of stay, and departure from the harbour, by contacting the Queen’s Harbour Master, on VHF Channel 10, 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).