St John's

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St John's
47°34.013'N, 052°41.515'W Chart icon.png
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St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the oldest city in North America and is located on the Avalon Peninsula. It has just above 200,000 citizens, the metropolitan area is the second largest in Atlantic Canada, behind Halifax. The city spans 446.04 square kilometres (172.22 sq mi) and is North America's easternmost city.


See Newfoundland and Labrador..


Give local weather conditions or refer to another page (a region or island group) that covers these conditions.

Sources for Weather forecasts:


See Newfoundland and Labrador.


When you are about 12 nM from the approach channel to St. John's Harbour, call St. John's Traffic on VHF channel 11.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


The approaches to St John's via The Narrows (91 m) wide) are straightforward. Keep the with green leading lights passing over a depth of 11.8 m, reduced to the lowest normal tide.


St John's is a port of entry/exit for Canada. For details see Entrance: Canada.


The large port of St. John's

St John's Harbour

St John's Harbour/wiki/St_John%27s#St_John.27s_Harbour
Harbour icon St John's Harbour [[St John's#St John's Harbour|St John's Harbour]] 47°33.766'N, 052°42.146'W
Port of Entry

Cruisers can use the port. There are no facilities.

[email protected]; Tel: +1 (709) 738 4782; Fax: +1 (709) 738 4784; VHF channels 11 & 16
Address: St. John's Port Authority , P.O. Box 6178 , St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada A1C 5X8

You dock right downtown, against a wall surrounding this commercial harbour. Large tires line the wall. There are no floating docks, and no gates controlling access. Yachts are typically berthed in the SW part of the harbour.

You will have the opportunity to talk to whoever is walking the docks. Traffic comes and goes at all times.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Anchoring is prohibited in. most the harbour area.


Water Water is available from the Port, but there is a $250 connection fee. A Tourboat operator has a private hose of fresh water from the city running to the dock, and has been generous with letting cruisers use the hose to fill their tanks during tourboat season. Across the harbor, in the Fort Amherst Basin, where many fishing boats dock, there may be fresh water available.
Electricity Available for an extra $20/day plus connection fees
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry Mighty Whites Commercial Ship Laundry and Laundromat, 152 Duckworth Street, 709 753-7947
Garbage Oriented towards ships. Private companies will rent dumpsters to vessels for a price, but for a yacht with a few small bags of garbage, there are no facilities
Fuel Several companies will send a fuel truck to the dock to fuel vessels, but they can only sell to businesses with a tax identification number.
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers There are several. Commercial boats and fishing boats are what the chandlers mostly sell to.

Blue Water Marine (16 Allston Street, Mount Pearl, about 10km away) is a Mercers Marine dealer, and can quickly get anything from the Mercers Marine catalog.

North Atlantic Supplies (500 Water Street) is walking distance from the harbour.

Newfoundland Distributors (8 Mullaly Street) has a large selection of stainless steel fasteners.

Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Many rental companies. If you rent a car, you can park it beside your boat, in the area clearly marked Vessel Operating Area.


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

There are many restaurants in the town.


  • St. John's International Airport (YYT IATA) is located 10 km (6.2 mi) from downtown
  • From mid-June through September, you can take a 14-17 hour ferry ride from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Argentia, Newfoundland, which is 131 km from St. John’s
  • St John's is the easternmost point on Trans-Canada Highway 1, the main road across Newfoundland



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Canada.


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