Trent Port Marina is a first-class municipal marina unlike any of its kind. It's uniquely positioned close to thriving downtown Trenton, which features fine dining, entertainment, shopping, banking, historic sightseeing and a variety of tourist attractions for all ages and interests. It provides easy access to renowned waterways such as the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Rideau Canal, the beautiful Bay of Quinte and the Murray Canal which leads to Lake Ontario. Trent Port Marina features 375 fully-serviced slips available for both seasonal and transient boaters at very competitive rates.
The prestigious 'Blue Flag' eco-certification was awarded to Trent Port Marina in May of 2018 as one of only nine Canadian marinas with this honour. Trent Port Marina was very excited to subsequently be advised by Blue Flag on October 5, 2018 that it was recognized as fully compliant with all the Blue Flag criteria in the 2018 season. The Marina was again awarded the Blue Flag in May 2019 and May 2020 as one of only nine marinas in Canada and six in Ontario. In the fall of 2020, Swim Drink Fish, administrator of the Blue Flag program in Canada, said in its Control Report: "Trent Port Marina sets the bar for Blue Flag marinas in Canada". The award represents a gold-standard for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and amenities. When you see the Blue Flag flying, you know the Marina is environmentally conscious, clean and accessible.
Marina staff are excited to announce that the Trent Port Marina has achieved a 5 Anchor Clean Marine rating through the Boating Ontario Clean Marine Program.
Each of the Clean Marine Program marinas must pass a comprehensive environmental audit to ensure compliance with the program standards set out in the Clean Marine Operations Handbook. This handbook, developed through the cooperation of Boating Ontario, Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment sets out more than 200 environmental practices that cover all aspects of marine operations from fueling to waste oil, shrinkwrap and paper recycling, to money-saving initiatives such as energy conservation.
Each marina is audited by Greenleaf, a third party firm who provides the marina with a detailed report on their compliance with the standards of the Clean Marine Program. Results of this audit are converted to a five point Eco-Rating system, with a low of one, and a high of five green leaf anchors.
In August 2020, Trent Port joined the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, with cleanup and capture devices installed thanks to the support of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
CATCH OF THE DAY
The average size of the catch at Trent Port: this is how many individual pieces of litter were collected in a 24-hour-period by the devices at the marina!
THE BITS & PIECES
Litter comes in many shapes, sizes and varieties. Here's what we found at Trent Port this season: