Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

600-1019 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y9
gvha@gvha.ca | 250-383-8300

After Hours: 1-800-883-7079

Media Enquiries: Ivan Watson
iwatson@gvha.ca | 250-882-7360

Marina and Moorage: tholt@gvha.ca
250-383-8326 | 1-877-783-8300

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Port Information

Port Specs

  • Four deep sea berths: two at 1,040 ft, one at 1,100 ft, and one at 800 ft—all between 31 to 35 feet at zero tide
  • Commodities: Cruise ships, cable ships, project cargo vessels, and warehousing
  • Warehouse storage: 100,000 ft2
  • Maintenance: Western Stevedoring offers 24-hour service seven days per week, including supervisory personnel services, dock security, and ILWU labour
  • Equipment: A fibre optic cable depot, Customs Services areas and gift shops. Tug services, bunker services, fresh water and cruise ship provisioning capabilities.
  • Transportation: Shuttle bus, charter bus and helicopter services available on site

Geography

Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island (Lat: 48 25.17 N; Lon: 123 22.13 W).

Subtly influenced by warm Japanese currents, Victoria’s climate is temperate. The South Island region is protected from North Pacific rains and winds by the rugged mountain ranges of the Olympics, Cascades, Coast Mountains and the Island Ridge.

Berthing At Ogden Point

Ogden Point has four deep-sea berths, all with excellent approaches, depths, decks and mooring. Pier A offers two berths (1,100 ft and 800 ft) and is home to a 100,000 ft2 warehouse. The two berths at Pier B have been extended to 1,040 ft with the installation of a mooring dolphin. All berths are between 31 to 35 feet of water alongside at zero tide. All berths are fitted with large hornhook bollards and have cylindrical rubber bumpers spaced along the dock face.

Notice for Ogden Point rate change: for information on berthage rates and other fees at Ogden Point, read the 2015 Ogden Point Tariff.

Ogden Point Bathymetry

Harbour:Open 24 hours, year round
No. of Berths:4 (2 at Pier A; 2 at Pier B)
Length of Berths:

1,000 ft at Pier South A;
800 ft at Pier North A;
1,040 ft at Pier South B, North B

Anchorage:Available: yes
Compulsory: no
Shuttle Service: yes
Tugs Available: yes
Accommodation:Minimum Ship Stay: none
Maximum Ship Stay: none
Passenger Terminal: 2 (Pier A and Pier B)
Services:Bunkering: yes
Garbage Disposal: yes
Fresh Water: yes
Pier/Pier Area:Customs/Immigration: yes
Tourist Information: yes
Banking/Currency Exchange: yes
Public Telephones: yes
Shops: yes
Restaurants: yes
Taxis: yes
Public Toilets: yes
Post Office/Post Box: no
Special Features:Esquimalt Graving Dock, located 5.6 km (3.48 miles) from downtown Victoria, is one of the largest ship repair facilities on the west coast of North America, accommodating ships up to Panamax size.
Distances:

City Centre: 2.4 km (1.49 miles)
Airport: 29.5 km (18.33 miles) to Victoria International

Shore Excursions:Yes, extensive and varied. For detailed information, visit Tourism Victoria

 

Other Services at Ogden Point

All facilities are modern, with paved parking, passenger transport and cargo storage areas and currently accommodate cruise ships during the Alaska season. Vessel services available include line handlers, passenger gangways, fresh water, baggage handling, garbage disposal, telephones and provisioning.

Services available for passengers at dockside include gift shops, foreign currency exchange, and pay telephones. Tour and shuttle buses, taxis and other forms of transportation are readily available for passenger excursions to the city centre and major tour attractions.

Security and access is restricted to the berths with controlled access gates and Canada Customs and Immigration inspection areas are available at each pier for cruise ship passenger clearance.

Port Specs

  • Four deep sea berths: two at 1,040 ft, one at 1,100 ft, and one at 800 ft—all between 31 to 35 feet at zero tide
  • Commodities: Cruise ships, cable ships, project cargo vessels, and warehousing
  • Warehouse storage: 100,000 ft2
  • Maintenance: Western Stevedoring offers 24-hour service seven days per week, including supervisory personnel services, dock security, and ILWU labour
  • Equipment: A fibre optic cable depot, Customs Services areas and gift shops. Tug services, bunker services, fresh water and cruise ship provisioning capabilities.
  • Transportation: Shuttle bus, charter bus and helicopter services available on site