Visit Penny’s

To visit like a local, there’s some things you need to know before your next visit to Penny’s Palapa in the Nanaimo Marina.


#10 Wharf Street. Penny’s Palapa is located down on the Dock of Float H, in Nanaimo’s marina, down the ramp closest to the Wharfinger’s Office. Customer restrooms are located in the building next to the Wharfinger’s Office.


The Nanaimo Marina area offers plenty of parking options:

Pioneer Waterfront Plaza parkade on Front Street is closest to the marina.

The Port Theatre has a parkade located at the corner of Wharf and Front streets.

Port Place Mall has parking  on Front Street across from the marina.

Maffeo Sutton Park located where Front Street meets Terminal Avenue. A great starting point for a stroll, or if your taking in one of Nanaimo’s waterfront festivals.

Looking for more parking options?  For more info about parkades and on-street parking visit the City of Nanaimo.


The tide in Nanaimo marina can be dramatic and awe-striking. Most summer evenings the tide is high, enhancing the view over Nanaimo’s harbour. Daytime summer tides are lower, and a great chance to spot the wide variety of marine life, that inhabits the intertidal zone.

Wheelchair accessibility is best at higher tides. Check today’s tide 


Nanaimo Marina is a working harbour run by the Nanaimo Port Authority.

NEW – 3 hour courtesy moorage!

Contact the Wharfinger’s Office:

VHF Channel 67

Phone: 250-754-5053

Fax: 250-754-4186

Email: [email protected]