Apr 12, 2018

Richibucto Marina 2Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town of Richibucto offers a safe and picturesque harbour for yachts cruising the area. The town is reached through an opening in the barrier islands and along a winding, but well marked, 6.5-mile-long channel. Vessels are reported to be able to carry 6-foot draft as far as the town docks.

Aerial View Of Richibucto

 

 

 

 

 

The Richibucto Marina is in the protected artificial harbour which also accommodates the area’s considerable fishing fleet. During lobster season this is a busy and interesting place to visit, with about 100 boats and 300 fishermen. This is also the location for most of the Scallop Festival activities which take place July 18 to 23.

South Beach EntranceThe Richibucto Marina with its 60 berths is located within the public wharf compound in downtown Richibucto. There are several berths available for visiting boaters. Water and electrical hook-ups are available at all berths. The marina has washroom with shower facilities. Ice is also available. Restaurants, fish market, pharmacy, bank/ATM, library and post office are within 100 meters from the marina. Laundromat, grocery, and liquor tore are located within 1 km.

Richibucto MarinaThe Richibucto River is navigable for 18 miles past the town as far as Brown’s Landing, however thanks to the presence of several low bridges only small powerboats can make the trip. From the marina you have access to the beautiful barrier islands along the Northumberland Strait, with their beaches that stretch for miles. Just to the north is Kouchibouguac National Park with 92 square miles of forest, marshes, lagoons and islands.

Gas/diesel-available at Public Wharf
Launch Ramp-available at Public Wharf
Way Points- 46 61’N – 64 52’W
For more information contact Brian Thompson
506-523-2690/506-524-7037
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Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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