Coal Harbour Yacht Moorage
Vancouver Harbour South is entered under the Lions Gate Bridge through First Narrows, in the north east corner of Burrard Inlet. Because of heavy commercial traffic, strong currents and narrow channels, sailing craft must be under power from westward of First Narrows unit well into Vancouver Harbour. No sailing is permitted through Second Narrows, either. In First Narrows, a strong ebb current meeting a fresh onshore breeze can create high, steep seas. Current predictions are shown in Tide and Current Tables, and Ports and Passes. Monitor VHF 12 for vessel traffic service information.
Watch for drifting logs, float plane traffic, and Vancouver Rowing Club rowers in Vancouver Harbour. Approaching Coal Harbour, leave Burnaby Shoal and the Chevron fuel barge to starboard. Observe a 5-knot speed limit.
Once into Vancouver Harbour, your best bet for moorage is along the southern shoreline in Coal Harbour area. Vancouver Rowing Club, located adjacent to Stanley Park, has moorage for members of reciprocal yacht clubs. The Coal Harbour area, from the Vancouver Rowing Club to Coal Harbour Marina, is covered by Wi-Fi . Stanley Park is nearby. Bayshore West Marina, next to the Habour Ferries docks, has all new facilities.
Coal Harbour Marina, just east of the Bayshore Hotel, makes a visit to Vancouver a real pleasure. It is a first class in every way, and is an excellent base for a few days in town. These marinas are close to downtown Vancouver, a pleasant walk or short cab ride away. Wright Mariner Supply, occupying a floating structure in the Coal Harbour Marina, sells a complete range of marine supplies, clothing, charts, and books. Robson Street’s shops, galleries and wide range of restaurants are just a few blocks away.
Coal Harbour Chevron. (604) 681-7725. Fuel barge in Coal Harbour open 7 days a week 7am – 11pm, gasoline & diesel, washrooms and showers. They do oil changes and have waste oil disposal.
Coal Harbour Marina. 1525 Coal Harbour Quay phone: (604) 681-2628 Monitors VHF 66A. Open all year, guest moorage for boats to 330′, reservations recommended. Facilities include 30, 50 & 100 amp single/ 3-phase power. Wi-Fi, pumpout, washrooms, showers, laundry.
Bayshore West Marina. 450 Denman St. Phone: (604) 689-5331 is also open all year with limited guest moorage to 80′, 30, 50 & 100 amp power, garbage, recycling Wi-Fi, washrooms and pumpout. Located in Coal Harbour between Stanley Park and the Westin Bayshore Resort. Also, check out our post on Vancouver Yacht Moorage
More information visit our partner site Waggoner Cruising Guide. For all your yacht provisioning call our concierge desk at 778-432-0477. If you’re looking for a super yacht marina we accept 65′ to 180′ vessels. Phone or book online to reserve your slip.