September 2020. Closed. Dilapidated retaining walls. Silting. Not safe. The Town of Port Hope has abandoned all hope of this ever being resurrected. Shameful.
Visited in Late August of 2020 once the Marina opened to transients under COVID restrictions. Docks are in disrepair and you need to keep your wits about you when walking on them if you want to stay dry. The City of Kingston is not spending here and should be a little embarrassed. Gas docks are at the sister Marina in Portsmouth miles away. Staff are relatively inexperienced but kind and try hard. They meet you and help with dockage which is a big help in the constant 20 knot wind that blows here. You can not beat the location relative to the downtown core of Kingston but for the rates charged and the density of the Marina they could invest some CapEx in reinvigorating this marina. Good breakwaters make this a safe dockage even in the most blustery day. Proximity to provisions is excellent. Advice to Kingston: stop relying on the Marina location and look at the infrastructure and service being delivered in the municipal Trent Port Marina in the Quinte West. They put you to shame. See https://www.quintewest.ca/en/marina/Trent-Port-Marina.asp
September 2020 stopped here for fuel. State of the art facility with a very well trained and friendly staff and newish docks in good repair. This is one of the best Marina facilities in the Thousand Islands and includes strong mechanical service performance. Congrats to ownership and management for showing the rest of the Thousand island Marinas what it takes to be top of the heap on the customer service front. They should run training courses. Regrettably no transients but annual boaters must be happy.
July 2020: Took over vessel here that was in transit from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto. Stayed two days while provisioning. Accommodated our 73’ LOA and 18’ beam at wall dock. People are friendly. Docks are well maintained. Staff is well trained and local boaters kind and friendly. It was a Great place to start a 1400 nm journey. It is a long way to grocery stores and other supplies as this is outside the city core.
Right next door to these docks (to the east 500 feet) but not listed on this website is the excellent facility operated by SilverFox. Great food. Great Docks. Great People.
July 2020. Docked overnight. Docks are floating so good for tidal zones. Can accommodate fairly large vessels (over 70’ LOA). Power is reliable 50 amp. It is a very long walk to restaurants. Food and hardware stores are closer. Friendly people but not crowded at all.
Commercial but in a pinch when you have mechanical difficulties the young harbour master was VERY HELPFUL. Fuel is delivered here by truck and the fuel truck and Dockmaster know the routine... very efficient.
Not for pleasure craft unless you like rust, proprietary fishing vessels and a ferry captain who has hit boats in 2020.
July 2020: Under Construction and not permitted so not open at the time. It looks like it will be very nice but being closed makes it impossible to rank.
July 2020 in transit from Halifax to Toronto. Wow. This is a world class facility with very helpful staff located close to the old port area of Quebec City. Running through the short tidal lock is fun and a memorable experience. It’s a must stop destination and a great marina facility.
July 2020. You can not beat the location proximate to the Old Port of Montreal. The marina is excellently appointed with good dockage and reliable power and water. Fuel is a different story. We ordered a fuel truck to the dock (no proximate facilities). We had to move the vessel to the Western Concrete wall to meet the truck. It is a “rough” wall. Thankfully after the mystery of how to get the truck into the marina was solved (marina staff had no idea) we took on 3000 litres of fuel and headed off up river to Cornwall. It is a great facility and Montreal is a great city!
July 2020 in Transit from Halifax to Toronto and stopped here for the night. Cornwall Marina is municipal. The facilities are clean and well maintained. At 73’ LOA we arrived late in the evening (9 pm) and they let us stay at the dock immediately adjacent to the fuel dock (we were leaving early in the morning). Marina residents, staff and management were all very friendly and helpful. A cab ride into town for us dinner in a COVID restricted patio. It’s a bit of a drive but the taxi service was very friendly and had helpful suggestions. This is a nice stop if for no other reason then the people are very nice!
In transit from Nova Scotia to Toronto and was looking for a marina that could accommodate 75 feet. They shoe horned us onto the end of the first west pointing tee dock as you enter the channel toward the fuel dock. Tight fit. Just enough water. A safe and well serviced dock. Pay attention to your charts and sounder on the approach. Facility is nice and rests solidly in the mid-market of Thousand Island marinas. Management and staff were very accommodating. Two thumbs up!
September 2020 brief visit. Private Marina for members only and their guests. Restaurant is nice and higher end. Docks are not very sheltered from the passing boat traffic so even a large vessel gets bumped around. Docks are well maintained but NO dock staff to provide assistance. In fact, didn’t see a dock hand at all which is odd for this caliber of facility. Land facilities are beautiful. This place needs a customer service crash course and with that it would be a first class facility. It is world class physical facilities being staffed by people with little or no front line customer service for the affluent users of this facility. It’s very odd that way. Almost inexplicable. The stars are for the architects and investors who funded it.
Very Limited transient capacity and nothing over 65 feet. Great town. Looks like a nice Marina but slips are very scarce.
Stopped briefly for fuel. Took on 2000 litres, emptying their tank in the process. Staff were friendly and helpful. In South South Westerly wind the Marina Channel is choppy with some backwash off the break wall so take care in a chop. The fuel dock is large and solid. This Marina is run down like its sister municipal marina, Confederation Basin. Clearly Kingston is having some financial stress or does not prioritize servicing the boating community. That’s pretty short sighted. We spend a $$$. Trenton port Marina is a shining example of how a municipality can service the community. Kingston could learn from them. A City as regionally important as Kingston can do a far better job. This decline has been happening for years. they need a management reset.
Rustic marina that has seen better days but you can’t beat the surrounding area. Charles, the marina manager, is helpful. Power supply is “challenged” if you draw heavy. Potable water is at the fuel dock. Great sunsets. friendly boating community other than one dive operator running out of the marina who is less then hospitable and leaves one with the impression she has exclusive rights to the marina and its waters. She goes away when ignored.
Now Crate’s Marina Belleville. A work in progress the new management is very helpful. The facility has limited space for a 70 ft LOA vessel but if they can make the space they will and that is much appreciated. We tucked in here for a night on a transit from Nova Scotia to Toronto while avoiding a series of violent thunder storms. The dock staff were very friendly and helpful and Ryan Crate is a friend to boaters.
Excellent docks and facilities kept to the highest standard of repair and cleanliness. Possibly the most modern and well designed facility on Lake Ontario. The only negative is the closest fuel dock facility is outside the marina and up river and in an awkward location for a larger (70 ft plus and beamy) vessel. In summer 2020 the fuel dock was largely blocked with water level booms making it virtually inaccessible.