Nanaimo Port Authority - Deep Sea Anchorages
Launch Service Tariff & Charlets

Launch Tariff to Support Anchorage Transfers

The launch tariff is a standardized rate for both the NPA Eagle and NPA Osprey and or any relief/supplemental launches, and applies to all anchorages located within the NPA Harbour limits.
The designated pick up/drop off point is on “F” Float at the Commercial Inlet Basin located at 10 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2X3. Other points by prior arrangement.


Effective January 1, 2016

NPA Launch Service Tariff

$725 for a two hour call (24/7) $215 standby rate for each additional hour there after
Stand down rate of $250 per tasking applies if notice is not provided within four hours of “Tasking Time”, (BCAS is exempt from this provision)
Rates available upon request for locations outside of the NPA’s jurisdiction
Rates for maintenance or support of special projects such as setting and maintaining of exclusion zones, and first responder standby are available upon request


This rate is inclusive of labour, vessel time, and maintenance of all certification to Transport Canada requirements.

Note “Standby” is when a launch is required to standby a vessel to provide emergency transportation of surveyor/inspectors.

Special rates can be developed by request through the Harbour Masters Office. First point of contact for Launch tasking or information requests is as follows:

Rodney Grounds
Harbour Master
Nanaimo Port Authority
250-753-4146 - Ext. 244
250-729-1198 Cell
250-753-4899 Fax

The chartlets are not intended for navigation purposes.

In the event mariners or concerned citizens have concerns or require additional information, please contact the Harbour Master at the coordinates listed below in the signature block.


Harbour Master
Nanaimo Port Authority
100 Port Drive
Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9R 0C7
Office 250-753-4146 Ext. 244
Cell 250-729-1475