Vessels entering Canada from foreign waters must report to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) before dropping anchor on Canadian soil.
Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) Phone: 1-888- 226-7277
Most commonly, boats will clear customs by using the dedicated phone on the Raymur Point CBSA Boat Dock. This 160’ (49m) dock is located between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Coast Harbourside Hotel marina. As you pass the float homes at the east end of Fisherman’s Wharf (Shoal Point), look for a single long dock with yellow capped pilings, marked “Customs”—that is the Raymur Point CBSA Boat Dock. There is a phone located on the float which will connect you with CBSA. Make sure to reference Raymur Point CBSA Boat Dock as your reporting site. Note only the boat master may leave the vessel until authorization is given by the CBSA.
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If your vessel is over 160′ or 49m, contact our marina office directly (1 778 432 0477), a member of our team would be pleased to assist in making alternate arrangements to clear customs with CBSA.
Once you have cleared customs, please hail the Victoria International Marina on VHF 68 for pilotage assistance and details on moorage at our marina. Vessels are subject to re-inspection while in Canadian waters, usually by RCMP officers when their patrol boat reaches a marina.
The Victoria International Marina is located only minutes away from many local and international transportation options, including:
Commercial Jet – three major airports in close vicinity host numerous national and international air carriers.
Private Jet – options for hangarage or charter.
Commercial Helicopter – daily non-stop direct flights to Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver, as well as private charters and sightseeing tours.
Private Helicoptor – to land at any helipad, just call or radio ahead according to the your CFS landing fees depend on location.
Seaplanes – the marina is just across the harbour from the seaplane terminal.
Ferry Service – the marina is located across the harbour from local and international ferries.