An average spend for passengers disembarking for on-shore adventures is $80 each per day. This means that a ship of this size could contribute as much as $48,000 in a 12-hour period to the local economy.


Tourism Nanaimo and Ambassadors from the Nanaimo Hospitality Association will be at the terminal and throughout downtown to greet and advise passengers on what to do during their stay.

The Port of Nanaimo has built an outstanding dock facility and welcome centre for cruise ships. We are pleased to be Silversea’s choice, and as the community continues to expand the variety of on-shore attractions it can offer passengers, the number of cruise ships that stop in Nanaimo will continue to increase

Port CEO Ian Marr stated.

In addition, thousands of pounds of shopping carts, crab traps, tires, vessel equipment, coffee cups, nets and more were extracted during a World Oceans Day harbour cleanup and awareness program coordinated by the Port of Nanaimo on June 8.  Eight buckets of debris were also collected by volunteers from the shores between the Nanaimo Yacht Club and Maffeo-Sutton Park.