Vancouver Island Boat Launch Locations
Important note, some of these launches are only accessible by certain tides or size of boats. So be sure to double check the information on these launches before heading out. Lastly, this list is not inclusive of all boat launches across Vancouver Island.
Map Instructions – for full details on how to use the map below, see the help diagrams / screenshots below the map.
Port Hardy - Bear Cove Boat Launch
Port Hardy - Harbour Authority / Quarterdeck Inn
More info, see website: https://www.quarterdeckresort.net/marina.html
Port McNeill - Harbour Office
- 7 days a week 09:00 to 17:00
- Winter Hours (October 01 to April 30):
- Monday – Saturday 09:30 to 16:30
- *during winter the office is closed from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for lunch and on statutory holidays.
Tel: (250) 956-3881 | Email: [email protected]
Alder Bay - RV Park & Marina
Telegraph Cove - Marina & RV Park
Naka Creek Recreational Site
Sayward Kelsey Bay Marina
Rock Bay Marina Provincial Park
Brown's Bay Marina
Campbell River Freshwater Marina
This boat launch is located on the north side of the Campbell River. It’s near the mouth of the river beside the Campbell River Estuary.
MONDAY to FRIDAY: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: CLOSED
CLOSED ALL STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
Campbell River Discover Harbour Authority
Discovery Harbour Marina is a full service marina near the Discovery Harbour shopping mall.
Campbell River Ken Forde Boat Ramp Park
Black Creek Salmon Point RV Resort & Marina
Black Creek Pacific Playgrounds Resort & Marina
Strathcona Park Karst Creek Boat Ramp (Butte Lake)
Cumberland Comox Lake Boat Launch
The boat launch is open 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Boat launch passes must be purchased at the office before launching and be displayed as requested. Overnight or day dock moorage is prohibited.
Comox Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
Comox Point Holmes
Comox Valley Marina
Courtney Airpark Marina Park
Union Bay boat launch
Great Central Lake RV Resort and Marina (including Public Boat Launch)
The red marker on google map page points to the public boat launch.
Sproat Lake Marina
Port Alberni Clutesi Haven Marina
Port Alberni Harbour Quay Marina
Port Alberni China Creek
French Creek Harbour Authority
Nanoose Bay Sunshine Beach Marina (formerly Beachcomber Marina)
Nanoose Bay Fairwinds Marina
Nanaimo Charlaine Boat Launch
This is a very small boat launch that is located in northern section of Nanaimo off Hammond Bay Road. This launch does not have a dock and has a very small parking lot.
For video of the boat launch see: Charlaine Boat Ramp Video.
Nanaimo Brechin Boat Ramp
YouTube view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKCxUmzIrBg
This is a public boat launch near the Departure Bay Ferry terminal.
Gabriola Island El Verano Boat Launch
Gabriola Island Gray Road (Degnen Bay)
This tiny launch is within Degnen Bay and across the bay from Degnen Bay Government Wharf.
Cedar Boat Ramp
This ramp is launches out next to Round Island (below Mudge Island and Dodd Narrows).
Ladysmith Fisherman's Wharf (Fisherman's Wharf Boat Launch)
Chemainus Kinsmen Beach Park
Lake Cowichan Lake Marina
Lake Cowichan North Shore Rd Public Boat Launch
Public Boat Launch that has parking and a dock. There is no marina or fuel available at this public launch.
Chemainus Wharf Office
Phone: 250-715-8186 | Email: [email protected]
Maple Bay Dimview Street Boat Ramp
Genoa Bay Marina
Cowichan Bay Boat Launch
Mill Bay Boat Launch
Sidney Van Isle Marina
Sidney Tulista Park boat ramp
Brentwood Bay Tsartlip Band Boat Ramp
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – noon; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Saanich Island View Beach
Saanich Inlet Goldstream Boathouse Marina
Esquimalt Anglers Association
James Bay Anglers Association
Oak Bay Cattle Point Boat Ramp
East Sooke Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina
East Sooke Cheanuh Marina
Sooke Public Boat Ramp
Port Renfrew Pacific Gateway Marina
Port Renfrew Marina & RV Park
Bamfield Centennial Park Launch & Moorage
Sarita Poett Nook Marina & Campground
Ucluelet Island West Resort
Ucluelet Pat Leslie Boat Launch
Public boat launch in Ucluelet BC.
Tofino Grice Bay Boat Launch
Tofino Harbour Authority
Gold River Boat Launch
Cougar Creek Recreation Site
Tahsis Public Boat Launch
Zeballos Boat Launch
Fair Harbour Marina & Campground
Kyuquot Boat Launch (Public)
Port Alice Municipal Marina
Coal Harbour Eilertsen's Wharf
Winter Harbour Marina & RV
Here are a few visuals on how to best use the map to view the boat launches, marinas and other useful information.
Other Vancouver Island Fishing Tips and Areas
If you want more information on Vancouver Island fishing check out our other tip pages and click the images below. If you are aware of other boat launches that I have not included, feel free to reach out to me at: [email protected].
Thanks for checking out BC Fishing Journal. Cheers! Jesse