Kelsey Bay Marina Johnstone Strait
Kelsey Bay. Kelsey Bay, on the north side of Vancouver Island, has a breakwater southeast of the harbour, made of old ship hulks. The Union Steamship Cardena and three WWII frigates: HMCS Runnymede, HMCS Lasalle, and HMCS Longueil. Enter leaving the light green breakwater to starboard and the old ships to port. Watch for current entering the breakwater. Transient moorage is on A, B, and C docks, maximum length 60 feet. Water, 20 and 30 amp power, garbage drop, recycling, oil disposal. Most of the moorage is occupied by commercial fish boats. Rafting may be required. Moorage is paid at the honour box at the top of the ramp, an attendant is on-site during the summer months. We found the docks to be clean and well maintained. The Straits View Cafe, located behind the breakwater, welcomes boaters at their 100-ft dock while enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner; the cafe is closed Tuesdays. Overnight stays are permitted on the Cafe dock, moorage charged, 20-amp power, reservations accepted.
A small gift shop that doubles as a tourist office is located on the wharf at the north end of the marina. The small village of Sayward is approximately one mile south, with some services but the grocery store is no longer open.
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.