Marine Ports of Entry

NEXUS Marine Ports of Entry

In order to use a marine port of entry with NEXUS, all passengers on the boat must possess NEXUS Cards.

Entering Canada by Boat with NEXUS

Ports are listed roughly west to east, as the river winds.

Entering BC by Boat

However, for BC, the ports are listed more northwest to southeast.

Entering Alberta by Boat

There is only one lake at which you can legally enter Alberta by boat, it is Upper Waterton Lake.


There are no marine entry points in Saskatchewan.


There is one legal port of entry in Manitoba where you can use your NEXUS Card, at Lake Metigoshe.


There are more marine ports of entry in Ontario than in any other province:


There are a number of places to enter Quebec by boat using your NEXUS card. An attempt has been made to present these locations as the river winds from west to east.

New Brunswick

There are a number of Marine ports of entry in New Brunswick. They do not generally follow a horizontal pattern but some effort has been made to present them east-west.

Prince Edward Island

There is one Marine port of entry available for NEXUS use, located in Charlottetown.

Nova Scotia

There are a number of marine ports of entry located in Nova Scotia. An attempt has to been made to put them in some kind of order, despite the shape of the province. [table id=24 /]

Newfoundland and Labrador

There are a few ports of entry in Newfoundland and Labrador which you can use your NEXUS Card at:

Entering the US by Boat

In the US, “face-to-face inspection” (i.e. speaking to a CBP agent in-person) at a port of entry is normally mandatory. However, the NEXUS Card entitles you to the possibility of forgoing this face-to-face inspection and reporting your entry by telephone, provided all passengers have NEXUS Cards. You must call the phone number for the region you are entering the US through. If the telephone reporting station listed below says “In person only,” you must travel to the reporting station by boat, and check-in in person. You may still be asked to report in person and holding a NEXUS Card does not let you get out of a face-to-face inspection if CBP decides you must proceed to the nearest port of entry. You need to have the following available when you phone in:

  • Name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number);
  • Name of the boat and/or boat registration number;
  • CBP user fee decal number (if 30 feet or longer);
  • Homeport and current location;
  • Return contact number;
  • Trusted Traveller document info readily available

Reporting Stations Ports of Entry Along the Canadian Border

These Reporting Stations are listed from west to east.

Reporting Stations on the Eastern Seaboard

These Reporting Stations listed roughly north to south.

Reporting Stations in the Gulf of Mexico

Listed roughly east to west.

Reporting Stations on the West Coast

There are far fewer reporting stations on the west coast of the United States. When in doubt about where to report, call the reporting station nearest to where you are docking. These Reporting Stations are listed roughly north to south.

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