Rates and Fees

Berthage Rates

Location Rate Position
Sidney Smith Wharf $1.50/metre/day Dockside
$1.00/metre/day 2nd or 3rd vessel out
Government Dock $1.75/metre/day Dockside
$1.00/metre/day 2nd or 3rd vessel out
East Dock $1.25/metre/day Dockside (small vessels)
North Slip $1.50/metre/day Dockside
$1.00/metre/day 2nd or 3rd vessel out


Storage Fee

$1.00/square metre/day

Harbour Usage Fee

$1,250.00/vessel/each entry (working cargo, more than 24 hours)

$350.00/vessel/each entry (less than 24 hours)

Note: special rates may apply to small vessels, contact Harbour Master

Contractor License Fees

General Contractors (eg Algoma Central Corporation, Canada Steamship Lines, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd)

Note: licensed general contractors include sub contractors

Fees: $7,000/year OR $1,000/month OR $500/week

Other Individual Contractors

Fees: $1,000/year OR $250/week


Rate to be determined based on commodity


Cost Recovery plus mark-up (25%)

All of the above fees and charges will be subject to HST.

harbour photo harbour photo

Ship repair and maintenance activities carried out at the Sarnia Harbour are an important component of the local Sarnia-Lambton economy. More than 125 local and provincial companies regularly supply services and materials to meet the repair and maintenance requirements of vessels berthed at the harbour, either for emergency repair or over the winter for planned maintenance and repair. These activities support the employment of a large number of local skilled trades that are well qualified to support the operation of the marine industry.

Central Machine and Marine Inc.

City of Sarnia