Marina Centre

Welcome to the heart of the Maple Bay Marina community!

Our Marina Centre is the first point of contact for most land-based visitors and where you can get answers to all your marina questions.

From here, you can grab a coffee, take your dog for a walk (on a leash) or enjoy a picnic along the water. Our green space and gardens offer a quiet place to unwind, with marine artifacts providing glimpses in our maritime history.

Man with Stacked Canoes Two men at a bar Girl with Ice Cream

Amenities

Whether you want to spend the day on your boat relaxing, or explore the area, we’re here to help. Our amenities will make your time at the marina comfortable and stress free.

Mariners Market & Espresso Bar

Open year-round, this is a great spot to grab breakfast, enjoy a drink from our espresso bar or treat yourself to ice cream. Our menu includes an array of sandwiches, wraps, bagels, bites, BLTs, sausage rolls, house-baked goodies, assorted soft drinks, cool treats, confections, snacks … and of course – plenty of ice (cube and block).
Open daily from 8am to 5pm.

Local Art Gallery and Marine Artifacts

Our region is a hotbed of creativity and we are pleased to feature a selection of local art in our Mariners Market. Bring a little piece of Cowichan home with you. We’ve got everything from Raku pottery to hand-spun textiles.
Open daily from 8am to 5pm.

Tourist Information

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, there’s no shortage of things to do – at the marina and in our surrounding community. Our active visitors enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding in our bay or exploring the valley’s world-class hiking and biking trails. Visitors looking to unwind can enjoy a meal at our ocean-side restaurant or rent a car and explore all the Cowichan Valley has to offer. Cowichan is also famous for an amazing array of artisanal producers of food and drink, so come with an appetite. Some of our more unique attractions include the Pacific Northwest Raptors, the Hand of Man Museum.

For more information about tourist information, visit:
tourismcowichan.com
Things to do/Activities

Responsible Disposal

We believe you should always leave a place a little better then when you arrive. With this in mind, our recycling programs are well established. We will take your waste and recycling and will dispose of it responsibly.

Currently we accept, from our marina customers, garbage and recycling from your boating activities. Please do not bring waste from home.

  • At no charge: mixed recycling, loose garbage, glass, bottles.
  • For a fee (paid to The Boatyard); Used oils, dirty fuel, glycol, dirty bilge water, used bilge pads, paint and expired marine batteries.

We cannot accept; waste construction materials, old upholstery or bedding, old appliances, used sails, rigging or fiberglass. These materials must be taken to Bings Creek Recycling centre at 3900 Drinkwater Road, Duncan BC.

Propane Filling Service

We are licensed to sell quality superior propane and are happy to fill your regular BBQ cylinders and other approved portable cylinders. Please make sure they are not expired. Requests for fill can be made at the Mariners Market & Espresso Bar.

Outdoor Multi Use Areas
  • The centre concourse area is great for socializing and planning your next trips. It’s informal and is set up seasonally with picnic tables and umbrellas. It’s equipped with good customer accessed WIFI.
  • Our large garden area is suitable for picnics, napping, cloud watching, otter chasing or lawn games.
  • The Picnic Pavilion is covered and can seat 60 people at the picnic tables. There is also lighting at night and BBQ’s available. Booking for this area can be made the Marina Centre.

All areas welcome dogs provide they are on a leach and their waste is disposed of in the designated areas.

Washrooms, Showers, and Laundromat

Everything you need

Open 7 AM to 11 PM
Showers: $1.00 per 3 minutes | Washer: $2.00 • Dryer: $2.00 per 40 minutes
Change available at the Mariners Market & Espresso Bar.

Storage

There are storage lockers are on site and subject to availability can be rented on a monthly basis.

Provisions

Provisioning is often one of the last jobs on the list which often results in missed items or things you run short of. But, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Chandlery

Our on-site chandlery is a handy place to get a wide variety of boating supplies. We stock many standard marine supplies, such as radios, fenders, emergence and safety supplies but can order in most products stocked by Paynes Marina Group. Their catalog is on the web at https://www.paynesmarine.com/. Delivery is usually one day.

Boat parts can be ordered from the Boatyard directly.

Groceries

The Mariners Market & Espresso Bar stocks groceries, ice, frozen foods, pop, water, and general pharmacy items. More extensive provisioning can be ordered from Thrifty Foods. They will deliver to us for pick up. https://www.thriftyfoods.com

Open daily from 8 AM to 5 PM

Beer, Wine and Liquor

Off-sales available at The Shipyard Restaurant & Pub and delivery available from the Beverly Corners Liquor Store. A wide selection is also available for next day delivery from, www.bcmpliquorstore.com, 250 715 2025.

Min. $100.00, and delivery charges apply.

The Mariners Market and Espresso Bar

Open year-round, this is great spot to grab breakfast, enjoy a drink from our espresso bar or treat yourself to ice cream.

Our menu includes an array of sandwiches, wraps, bagels, bites, BLTs, sausage rolls, house-baked goodies, assorted soft drinks, cool treats, confections, snacks … and
of course plenty of ice (cube and block).

Couple eating ice cream

The perfect boat for you

Our brokage partners will help you sell or buy a boat that fits your lifestyle.

Passage Yacht Sales has been serving the Island’s West Coast boating community since 1993.

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Calibre Yacht Sales are BC’s exclusive brokers of Neptunus Yachts and Helmsman Trawlers

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