Ogden Point has four deep-sea berths. All of them have excellent approaches, depths, decks and mooring. Pier A offers two berths, 1,000 feet and 800 feet, with a 100,000 square foot warehouse. Two berths at Pier B have been extended to 1,040 feet with the installation of a mooring dolphin.
All berths have 31 to 35 feet of water alongside at zero tide. Berths are fitted with large hornhook bollards and have cylindrical rubber bumpers spaced along the dock face.
GVHA’s agent Western Stevedoring offers professionally trained and dedicated staff. The Ogden Point facility is bolstered by a productive and flexible stevedoring and long shore labour force.
The Esquimalt Graving Dock nearby is one of the largest ship repair facilities on the west coast of North America. The Esquimalt dock is only 5.6 km from downtown Victoria, and can accommodate ships up to Panamax size.
All facilities are modern, with paved parking, passenger transport and cargo storage areas. Vessel services available include line handlers, passenger gangways, fresh water, baggage handling, garbage disposal, telephones and provisioning. Anchorage, tugs and fuel bunkering are all available at Ogden Point.
Services available for passengers at dockside include gift shops, foreign currency exchange and pay telephones. Tour and shuttle buses, taxis and other forms of transportation are readily available for passenger excursions to the city centre and major tour attractions. More information on the extensive and varied selection of shore excursions can be found at Tourism Victoria.
Security and access to the berths is restricted with controlled access gates. Canada Customs and Immigration inspection areas are available at each pier for the clearance of cruise ship passengers.
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