Charlottetown: Plenty of choices for visiting boaters


Mar 21, 2017

Charlottetown makes for an attractive cruising destination. The historic downtown area is compact, interesting and walkable. Boaters visiting Charlottetown have three great options for dockage: The Charlottetown Yacht Club, Quartermaster Marina and Charlottetown Marina.

Charlottetown marinaCharlottetown Yacht Club

Starting from the west side of downtown, the CYC’s marina has easy, deep water, bridge free access to the Northumberland Strait. The docks can accommodate boats up to 130 feet overall and 20-foot draft. The marina has metered electrical pedestals, dock lighting, cable TV and telephone capability, and fuel is available.

Rates for visiting yachts are $1.92 per foot under 40 feet, $2.20 for 40 to 50 feet, $3.25 for 50 to 79 feet and $5.10 for vessels over 80 feet.

CYC was established in 1922 and has roots that go back to the late 19th century. For the last 30-years the club has hosted Charlottetown Race Week which runs July 13th to 15th. This popular event draws boats from a wide area and we’ll have more information in upcoming OnBoards.

We should also mention Captain Jack’s Bar & Grill which is located upstairs in the CYC clubhouse and is by all accounts a great post race watering hole.


Quartermaster MarinaQuartermaster Marina

Located at Peake’s Wharf in the heart the Charlottetown waterfront, this marina has dockage for up to 175 vessels, up to a maximum of 56-feet, and provides a complete boating shop, stocked with all boating necessities including ice, water, snacks, and more.

The Marina is owned by Quartermaster Marine, one of the largest boat dealers in Atlantic Canada which means visiting yachts have quick access to a full range marine services.

Steamers Boat HouseCharlottetown Marina

The newest of facility on the harbourfront is Charlottetown Marina. Established 6 years ago and located by Confederation Landing and near the cruise ship dock, the marina is well sheltered from wind and wave. The marina has all the usual services including water, electricity, showers and free WiFi. Steamers Boat House is a floating restaurant located on site. Basic daily rate is $2 per foot up to 50’.

Check out this drone video: https://youtu.be/-QALUwCkaf0


For details on these marinas check out Atlantic Boating at www.maritimeboating.com


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