Harbour

The Inner Harbour is an iconic part of Victoria’s landscape and a hub of activity for tourism, commerce, and recreation.

The Harbour is alive with activity including cruise ships, sea planes, ferries, water taxis, commercial tugboats and barges, fishing vessels, wildlife tour boats, and non-motorized recreational crafts.

Transport Canada identifies Victoria’s Harbour as a Federal Public Harbour. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is a non-profit organization that manages deep water ports, marinas, and several waterfront amenities throughout Victoria’s Harbour. Fisherman’s Wharf, the Breakwater, four Inner Harbour marinas and the Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal are all managed by the GVHA. For more information, visit the GVHA’s website.

Harbour Traffic

The Harbour is very busy with many users sharing the water. Following the rules on where and how to travel through the harbour will help avoid collisions and improve safety on the water.

See Transport Canada’s Public Port of Victoria’s Traffic Scheme.

Moorage in Victoria

Visiting Victoria by boat? Moorage options in the Harbour include:

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

  • Causeway Marina
  • Ship Point Marina
  • Wharf Street Marina
  • Johnson Street Marina (monthly moorage only)

Coast Hotel and Marina

Victoria International Marina

Water Taxi

 

Visit popular waterfront destinations around the Harbour by boat with Victoria’s water taxi service.

The taxi service offers pick-up and drop-off at 14 popular destinations around the Harbour. For more information on harbour ferry service including taxi stop locations visit the Victoria Harbour Ferry website.