Port Specifications - Pictou

  • Vessel Agents

    The partners in the Atlantic Canada Cruise Association are ready to welcome your ships to our harbours. These vessel agents can help you secure the berths you need. For more information please contact:

    Peter MacKay

    Pictou Marine Terminals
    37A Water Street, Pictou,
    Nova Scotia, CANADA
    B0K 1H0
    Phone: 902-485-9280
    Fax: 902-485-3434
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: www.pictoumarineterminals.com

    Available Services

    • Fresh water
    • Supplies, bunker and diesel fuel, gas and lubricants by truck
    • Provisioning
    • Minor repairs
    • Hospital (emergency: 20 minutes)
    • International Airport: 150 km
    • Port operations personnel/security
    • Stevedoring
    • Canada Customs
    • International garbage disposal
    • Gray/black water/sludge removal
    • Pilotage Services (not compulsory but recommended)

    Pictou Port Statistics

    Berthage 1
    183 metres (600 feet)
    Berthage 2
    183 metres (600 feet)
    44°41' N
    62°43' W
    Vessel length
    maximum of 150 metres (500 feet)
    Deck elevation
    2.5 metres ( 8 feet)
    Depth alongside
    7.6 metres (25 feet)
    Turning basin
    Diameter of 400 metres (1300 feet)
    Tidal range
    0.4 metres to 2.1 metres
    Maximum draft
    Harbour channel 8 metres, harbour anchor 10 metres
    Pleasure craft dock
    50 metres available at tendering-in dock location
    60 feet by 120 feet shed and the administration offices
    Ships watering
    available year round
    available upon request
    meets Department of Transportation security requirements
    Harbour pilot pickup
    45°42’30 N, 62°34’ W
    Sanitary service
    available upon request
    Garbage removal
    available upon request
    Tug service
    available upon request - 24 hours notice
    Airline & Airport Information
    By Air

    Halifax International Airport is just 136 km (85 miles) from Pictou, approximately 1 ½ hour drive by car. There are daily flights from Boston, Toronto and Montreal with connections to any major airport in North America and Europe. For more information please visit the Halifax International Airport Authority website at www.flyhalifax.com.

Mission Statement

Atlantic Canada Cruise Association is a regional partnership leading growth and development of the cruise industry to enhance Atlantic Canada's market position.

Growth of the cruise industry in Atlantic Canada provides broad economic benefit to the Atlantic Canada region through the growth of port infrastructure to meet the needs of the cruise industry and through strategic marketing partnerships.

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Atlantic Canada Cruise Association
PO Box 1
Chester Basin, NS B0J 1K0

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