COVID-19 Status:
The Port Elgin and Southampton harbours are now open for the season along with the boat launches. Washroom and showering facilities are open however shared common spaces and public access into the harbour office remain closed at this time. To stay up to date with changes in our community, visit

The Port Elgin Harbour is a gateway to Saugeen Shores for visiting boaters and a home-away-from-home for seasonal occupants. Learn more about the harbour by expanding the sections below.

Hours of operation

Port Elgin Harbour Office

  • Open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm

Service Dock (fuel and pumping station)

  • Open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm

Accessing the harbour by boat

The Port Elgin Harbour is located four miles south of Southampton and 10 miles north of Bruce Power (a large complex visible from miles offshore).

The harbour supports the following vessel limits:

  • Max draft: 10 ft
  • Max length: 150 ft

When entering the harbour, you can use Logie's Rock as a reference point. It is marked by a light buoy and lies two miles west-northwest of Port Elgin. You should travel within the buoyed channel. Range markers with green lights lead boaters in on a course of 109. The channel depth is 10-14 ft from chart datum, but outside of the channel it quickly shallows to as little as 2 ft.

If you need assistance, you can reach harbour staff on VHF channel 68.

View the Port Elgin Harbour on Google Maps.


The harbour is located next to the Port Elgin Main Beach and the beautiful North Shore Park. The beach offers fun activities, including volleyball courts, aquatic equipment rentals, restaurants and picnic shelters.

Visiting boaters can also take advantage of vouchers for complimentary taxi services, or jump on the trolley for a beautiful ride along the waterfront into both of our downtowns – Port Elgin and Southampton.

Amenities and harbour map

Harbour map

View our map of the Port Elgin Harbour.


  • Electricity (110V, 220V, max amps: 50)
  • Fuel (gas and diesel)
  • Pump-out station
  • Fresh water
  • Wireless internet
  • Slips and moorings (268 slips)
  • Accessible washrooms - temporarily closed due to COVID-19
  • Accessible showers - temporarily closed due to COVID-19
  • Refuse bin
  • Boat ramp
  • Complimentary taxi vouchers
  • Ice
  • Charts
  • Launch passes

The following marine services are available locally (offsite):

  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Engine
  • Sail
  • Fiberglass
  • Hull

Visitor rates and reservations

2020 fees

  • Daily rate (including hydro): $2.06 per foot
  • Weekly rate (plus hydro): $11.65 per foot
  • Monthly rate – May, June, Sept. (plus hydro): $28.09 per foot
  • Monthly rate – July, Aug. (plus hydro): $32.19 per foot


  • Pump-out: $16.62
  • Weekly hydro rate (30 amp): $14.49
  • Monthly hydro rate (30 amp): $58.07

The rates above do not include HST.


To book your slip, please contact the Harbour Office. Harbour staff monitor VHF channel 68.

Rules and regulations

View our harbour rules and regulations.

Seasonal rates and booking

Mooring rates are based on whichever is longer, the length of the boat or the length of the slip. The following rates do not include HST.

2020 fees

The 2020 seasonal and visitor mooring rates will be published following approval of the 2020 operating budget.

2019 fees (May to Oct.)

  • Serviced (30-40 ft): $65.97 per foot
  • Unserviced (20-28 ft): $63.77 per foot
  • Sea-doo: $352.78


  • Pump-out: $102.38
  • Hydro: $204.27


To book a seasonal slip, please contact the Facilities and Programs Booking Coordinator.

The location of your slip will depend on a number of factors, including the type and length of boat, hydro requirements, current demand and your preferences.

Rules and regulations

View our harbour rules and regulations.

Payment portal

Pay your fees online via the payment portal. You need a user name to activate your payment portal. If you have not received your user name, please contact us.

Pay online

Marine history

Learn more about Saugeen Shores' long marine history.

Port Elgin Yacht Club

The Port Elgin Yacht Club coordinates the annual lift in and lift out of vessels, as well as special sailing and social events. Learn more about the yacht club.