Marina, Docks & Boat Launch

Richards landing marina overhead photo

Welcome to the Richards Landing Municipal Marina 

Closed for Winter - Reopening May 20, 2024

1140 Richards Street
PO Box 187
Richards Landing, ON P0R 1J0
Marina Manager - Dave Pearse
[email protected]

Phone (summer only): (705) 246-0254      Phone (off season): (705) 246-2625

Off Season November-April email: [email protected] 

What's going on when?: Community Events Calendar

Planning a tour of the North Channel? Here's a handy guide of marinas and ammenities Ontario Waterways - North Channel

Come and Enjoy The Waterfront

As St. Joseph Island’s main business centre, Richards Landing offers everything you need to make your stay a pleasant one… shopping, parks, fuel, restaurants, events and friendly folks.  The Richards Landing Municipal Marina is located at the end of the main street, just a few steps from the town centre. This is a full service marina, open seven days a week during boating season with gas, shower and laundry facilities.  Seasonal and transient slips in the West Basin have 30 and 50 amp power and water at dockside, shoreline boardwalk and adjoining grassy area with picnic tables which makes a great place to set up the BBQ. The East Basin offers day use slips for quick access to downtown services or for diners attending one of the  local restaurants.

Boaters will find fuel, clean washrooms and private showers for their exclusive use, pump-out, launch ramp and friendly staff waiting to assist you.  Looking for a shady area? Cenotaph Park with its large shade trees and paved walkways is only a few steps away.  There is also a bike maintenance station available for cycling enthusiasts.

 Get your refreshments and lunch and dinner Thurs.-Sun., May through September, in the restaruant or on the deck provided by Whiskey Rocks.Visit the Maker's Market on Saturday afternoons all summer long.  The view of the St. Joseph Channel, marina and the bridge to the mainland make it one of the Island’s most popular refreshment stops.

Join the Boat Parade of lights on the last Friday of July at dusk as part of our Community Night celebrations. This is fundraiser for the Matthews Memorial Hospital Association. 

The Marina has plenty of free parking. Our season is open from the May long weekend and runs through to the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.


Seasonal RATES: $35.64/ ft for serviced slips, $31.55/ft for unserviced slips

Monthly RATES: $19.50/ ft for serviced slips, $17.85/ft for unserviced slips 

Weekly RATES: $7.55/ ft for serviced slips, $6.80/ft for unserviced slips 

Overnight RATES: $2.10/ ft for serviced slips, $1.60/ft for unserviced slips 

Weekend RATES: $4.20/ ft for serviced slips, $3.20/ft for unserviced slips 



The North Channel Marine  Tourism Council

Nautical Information

Canadian Chart 2250
FG light on wharf 6.7m
Lat. 46.14.42 Long. 84.02.11
VHF Channel 68
Bridge to mainland clearance 11m (36ft)


Larger sailboats may find their way impeded by the bridge connecting St. Joseph Island to the mainland. Clearance is 11m or 36 feet.  Such vessels should consider using the western route up the shipping channel to the St. Joseph Channel, then proceed downstream to Richards Landing.


  • Daily:  $6.50 per launch including HST
  • Seasonal:  $60.00 plus HST

PARKING– no charge for vehicles or trailers, regardless of length of time.  However, all vehicles must be registered with the Marina Office. Overnight camping is not permitted in the parking area.

Seasonal parking is only permitted with the purchase of a boat slip.

PUMP OUTS:  $10.00 per pump out.  


See the Municipal Marina Efficiency Audit Report here:

 2020-12-02 MMP Township of St Joseph Final Report

Docks & Boat Launches

There are also public boat launches at:

Sailors Encampment MAP

Dont miss the chance to see a large ship up close! Our interpretive panels tell you the story of early shipping through modern shipping as well as local history. Check out the real-time boatnerd site to find out when the next big ship is rolling through.  Pack a picnic, or get take out from one of the Island's many great restaruants and enjoy the picnic tables and the view!


Stribling Marine Park MAP

And Gawas Bay MAP