Sailing and boating enthusiasts can find everything they need at the municipal Port Franks Marina, Grand Bend Harbour and Bayfield Marina, which are open from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend. Boaters can take the “Safe Boater Get Certified Test” at either the Grand Bend or Port Franks marina office. There are also a number of private marinas in the area.
Since 2009, Grand Bend, Port Franks and Bayfield marinas have boasted Blue Flag status. Blue Flag marinas adhere to a code of conduct concerning environmental responsibility, clean water and established and well-practiced marina management.
Southwest Marine & PowersportsSouthwest Marine & PowersportsContact: Glenn Metcalf
We’re revamping! Southwest Marine and Powersports is excited to bring our customers a new home for all their marine and powersports needs. Our 2022 expansion will include a new facility and additional product lines including Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, ATV’s, side by sides, and power products from your favorite manufactures! The new store will house a state-of-the-art service facility, heated storage building, elevator, and second-floor mezzanine to shop apparel, wakeboards, skis, and much more! Here’s a sneak peek of the new building, make sure to follow us on Instagram for behind-the-scenes footage of the new building reno! @southwestmarine21
Looking for a new boat, ATV, Motorcycle, or another type of Powersports vehicle?
Look no further and contact Southwest Marine & Powersports today for all your Marine and Powersports needs in the South Huron, Bluewater, London, and Kitchener areas of Ontario. Southwest Marine & Powersports offer New and Used ATV, Motorcycle, Dirt Bike, Side x Side, Snowmobile, and Electric Bicycles as well as new and used Boat sales. We do not stop there – Our team consists of experienced technicians to help fix any issues that may occur on your machines, and a place to store them in the off season. Southwest Marine & Powersports provides 100% satisfaction, high quality products and professional customer service. When it comes marine and powersport services in South Huron, Bluewater, London, and Kitchener areas of Ontario, we are your right choice!
We currently have two locations located at Highway 21 in Grand Bend for marine services and 94 London Road, Hensall for your powersports needs.
70672 Bluewater Hwy. Grand Bend Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada
We are currently open.
|Monday||8:00 am||–||5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am||–||5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am||–||5:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am||–||5:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am||–||5:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am||–||2:00 pm|
Local outfitters offer boat cruises on the lake including Blue Line Fishing Charters (519-318-1102), Copper Blues Fishing Charters (519-331-4144), Grand Bend Fishing Charters (519-852-3410), Maitland Valley Fishing Charters (519-319-3931), Port Franks Charters (519-521-8785), Sail Huron (519-878-4141), and Xtreme Water Sports (519-238-5816 / 519-319-4864). Pricing varies by the amount of time out on the lake, the size of your group, and the boat.
Rent single and tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards by the hour or up to two days from 360 Bikes ‘N Boards (519-524-7171) in Goderich. River Adventures Grand Bend (519-868-RAGB) rents electric and gas-powered inflatable dinghies, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and tandem kayaks by the hour. They also offer multiple, week-long, half-day camps for kids to learn about open water safety, navigating waterways using a variety of self-powered vessels (kayaks, canoes, paddleboards), and how to tie marine knots. Adult lessons include kayaking and paddleboarding. They even host a glow-in-the-dark group kayak along Parkhill Creek in Grand Bend. Westcoast Beach Store (416-836-8706) in Grand Bend offers daily standup paddleboard rentals and lessons. In Bayfield, head to the Marina Office (519-565-2233) beside the public washrooms, to rent a canoe or kayak. You can rent canoes, corcls (double-hulled, extremely buoyant, polyethylene boat), stand-up paddleboards, and single and double kayaks for use in Pinery Provincial Park (519-243-2220).
Grand Bend & Port Franks Fees
- One-day launch pass: $25 per launch
- Seasonal launch pass: $375
- Seasonal Dockage (serviced; greater than or equal to 25 ft.): $79 per foot
- Seasonal Dockage (serviced; less than 25 ft.): $1,896
- Seasonal Dockage (unserviced): $1200
- Transient Dockage (serviced): $2.30 per foot/day
- Transient Dockage (unserviced): $1.90 per foot/day
Additional Dockage at Grand Bend Harbour
- “Love Docks” Seasonal Dockage (serviced; greater than or equal to 25 ft.): $66 per foot
- “Love Docks” Seasonal Dockage (serviced; less than 25 ft.): $1,680
- Seasonal Dockage for Personal Water Craft: $600
|Municipal Marinas||Grand Bend|
91 River Rd.,
May to Oct: 519-238-2000,
Oct to May: 519-243-1400 press 3,
7574 Biddulph St.,
May to Oct: 519-243-2354,
Oct to May: 519-243-1400 press 3,
|Operational||April - October|
|April - October|
|April - October|
|Channel Depth||6ft||4 - 10ft||8 - 10ft|
|Dock Depth||6ft||3 - 4ft||9ft|
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|Electrical||30 & 50 amp||20, 30 & 50 amp|
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|Amenities||Picnic area, Oil, Marine toilet paper, AquaKem||Pavilion, Picnic area, Volleyball Court||Public phone, Shuttle, Picnic area, Canoe & Kayak rentals|
|Visa, M/C, Debit, Cash||?||?|
Bayfield River Cottage Colony & Marina: 19 Fisherman's Rd. Wharf, Bayfield, 519-565-2632
Harbour Lights Marina: 27 Chart House Hill, Bayfield, 519-565-5150
R & R Marina: 9346 Lake Rd., Kettle Point, 519-786-5604
Seven Winds Marina: 10009 Superior St., Port Franks, 1-888-770-1009
Bayfield Yacht Club: bayfieldyachtclub.com, 647-667-9056
Grand Bend Yacht Club: gbyc.ca, 519-238-6676
Port Franks Yacht Club: portfranksyachtclub.ca, 519-333-8673