Whether you are looking for breathtaking scenery, adventure tourism, relaxation and wellness, indulging in food and wine, or learning about rich history and culture, Canada’s East Coast has it all!

Canada’s East Coast offers a wide range of geography and culture that you can explore at your own pace along 43,000 km’s of pristine coastline between the four Atlantic Provinces – Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Nova Scotia

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Newfoundland & Labrador

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New Brunswick

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Prince Edward Island

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Practical Information

Here is practical information to arrange your yacht’s visit to Canada’s East Coast – everything from customs, marina, pilotage and immigration.

Effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water.


The Canadian Hydrographic Service, a division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is your guide for charting the waters of Canada’s East Coast.


Merchant ships not registered in Canada and pleasure craft over 500 gross tonnes,
regardless of registry, require a pilot when entering certain areas of Canada’s East Coast. For a list of compulsory pilotage areas click here

To order a pilot contact the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Dispatch Centre

Customs & Immigration

Canadian Border Services Authority (CBSA) services a multitude of marine facilities as ports of entry, where visiting vessels can have their first port of call in Canada and perform the necessary customers and border clearances. To find a port of entry that best suits your itinerary click here

ArriveCAN: All travellers to Canada, with limited exceptions, must use ArriveCAN, a free mobile app where you must enter of all your travel information before entering Canada. Ideally, submit your information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada; however, if you’re travelling by marine vessel, you can use ArriveCAN before or upon entering Canada; this is to accommodate for Wi-Fi issues on the water.

Charter Yachts

Telephone reporting process does not apply to charter yachts which must submit a standard arrival notification 96 hours prior to entering Canadian waters with advance  passenger information and have the crew list correctly documented. For more information click here

Coastal Trade License

Subject to limited exceptions, any foreign-flagged vessel wishing to carry on commercial activities in Canada must obtain a coasting trade licence under the Coasting Trade Act. A coasting trade licence will only be issued if the applicant can demonstrate that no suitable Canadian vessel is available to carry out the specified activity. Superyacht East Coast’s network includes specialized maritime legal firms who can effectively navigate the Coasting Trade License on your behalf. For more information click here

Contact Superyacht East Coast for a customized yacht itinerary.