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
Entering BC by Boat
Entering Alberta by Boat
There is only one lake at which you can legally enter Alberta by boat, it is Upper Waterton Lake.
There is one legal port of entry in Manitoba where you can use your NEXUS Card, at Lake Metigoshe.
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.
Prince Edward Island
There is one Marine port of entry available for NEXUS use, located in Charlottetown.
Newfoundland and Labrador
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.