Halifax Marina

Step off your vessel and arrive in the heart of downtown Halifax. The city’s vibrant waterfront development is brimming with rich maritime history, lively traditional culture and superb dining experiences. Stroll along the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, visit museums, taste our fresh-from-the-sea shellfish, and don’t be surprised if you hear the strains of a fiddle or bagpipe.

Our sailing season generally runs from May to October. The Halifax waterfront offers eight berthing locations over more than 1 kilometre (.6 mile) of public berth space providing more than 457 metres (1500 feet) of floating docks.

Day berths along the waterfront are free of charge with your registered berthing pass.


Power Service

Please inquire with our Marina Office for available berths with power and applicable rates. 30, 50, 100 and 200amp services are available for overnight berths in select locations.


General security is provided 24/7 along the Halifax waterfront. Please contact the security office at 902.471.5070 or email security@developns.ca for assistance or after-hours arrival.

Waste Disposal

Waste and recycling locations are available for visiting vessels.

Water Service

Water is available for overnight visiting vessels at select locations. Please inquire with our Marina Office.


Pay & Display parking is located at various locations along Lower Water Street and close to the boardwalk. Rates: $3/hour;  $16/day (8am to 6pm); $6/night (6pm to 8am).

Wireless Internet

The Halifax waterfront offers free wireless service provided by Halifax Regional Municipality in key public areas.


Cunard Seawall

200 ft. (60.9 m) seawall

Maritime Museum Wharf

340 ft (103.6 m)

McNabs Island

150 ft (45m) floating dock

Purdy’s Wharf

390 ft. (27.4 m) floating dock

Salter Boardwalk

426 ft. (130 m) seawall

South Battery Pier (near Bishop’s Landing)

520 ft. (158.5 m) floating dock

Tall Ship Quay

350 ft. (106.6 m) seawall


Public Berthing

Daytime berthing is FREE with your registered Berthing Pass (call 902-229-2628 to obtain a pass).

Overnight Berthing

Vessel Categories & Rates:

< 50 ft  $2.00/ft + HST

50-80 ft $2.50/ft + HST

> 80 ft   $3.75/ft + HST

Booking and Cancellation Policy

(Note: Cable Wharf South Side, and Queen’s Wharf North are not available for berthing during the 2019 season, due to ongoing construction on the Queen’s Marque project).

More About Halifax Marina

Welcome to our Visitors by Water

Berths at the Halifax waterfront can accommodate all sizes of watercraft, from under 50 ft. to the super yachts. In fact, we are a proud member of the US Superyacht Association.

A Waterfront with High Environmental Standards

The Halifax waterfront is recognized for meeting high environmental standards and has earned the respected Blue Flag designation.

Visiting Ship Program

Ships and crew from Canada and around the world visit our waterfront. We invite visitors to learn more about the vessels and take advantage of free public boardings. Past visits have included Tall Ships Gloria from Colombia and Cuauhtemoc from Mexico, the Canadian schooner Katie Belle and the USCGC Eagle. Contact our Marina Office at marina@developns.ca for more information on scheduled visits.


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