Cow Bay Marina Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert.  As you approach Prince Rupert, it’s a good idea to monitor Prince Rupert Traffic VHF 11 in case a large ship decides to depart while you’re coming in.  The fairway gets narrow in places.  This is especially important in poor visibility.

Prince Rupert is the last major city in BC before transiting Dixon Entrance on the way to Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska.  While there is good shopping and a liquor store in Prince Rupert, vessels bound for Alaska may want to wait to provision until Ketchikan to avoid customs issues with liquor, produce, and meat.  On the way south from Alaska, Prince Rupert is the best place to stock up on produce, meat and liquor.

Cow Bay Marina

Cow Bay Marina

Cow Bay Marina.  Cow Bay Marina monitors VHF 66A.   It is open all year with moorage for boats up to 80 feet and can accommodate larger yachts up to 120 feet on the breakwater docks, 30 50 & 100 amp power, washrooms, showers, laundry, water, garbage drop, recycling, and WiFi.   Reservations are accepted.   This is a 51 slip marina located in Cow Bay in front of the Atlin Terminal building, which opened in 2016.   Be sure to fender well as wakes from passing boats find their way into the marina despite the posted “no wake” sign.  A pub and microbrewery is nearby and the marina is close to the center of town.  Cow Bay Marina is a welcome addition to the previously tight moorage options at Prince Rupert and offers clean, modern shower and laundry facilities for vising boats.

Cow Bay Chart 3958; 1.8 miles East of ferry docks
Entrance: 54°19.23’N, 130°19.13’W

For 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 superyacht marina we accept 65′ to 180′ vessels.  Phone or book online to reserve your slip or book the ultimate yacht Rendezvous.