Wheatley Harbour is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in the Province of Ontario at the western basin about 55 miles east of Windsor, On and Detroit, Mich. Wheatley Harbour is near the eastern base of Point Pelee. The harbour is home to the largest freshwater commercial fishing fleet in the world with approximately 45 fishing tugs.
Wheatley Harbour is a non-profit corporation. The executive for 2013 are President - Jack Liddle, Vice-President - Claudio Adragna, Directors - Paul Adragna, Frank Baptista, Jorge Barbosa, Rich Collard, Vito Figliomeni and Todd Loop. Al Matthews is the Harbour Manager.
The harbour has a launch ramp for pleasure craft that is well protected from the open lake. From May 5 to Labour Day these waters provide ample opportunities for World Class Recreational Fishing. Starting with the mouth watering yellow perch in May and then continuing on at the end of June the Steelhead (Rainbow Trout) arrive and provide about 7 weeks of great fishing. During this time you can also catch loads of Walleye (Yellow Pickerel) to satisfy your appetite. Bass are also available.
The daily ramp fee is $12 in and out or a seasonal pass can be purchased for $140. The harbour also has a large parking lot for vehicles and boat trailers. Recreational berthage is available on a first come basis. Rates are as follow: Daily: $1.25/ft. +HST, Monthly: $12/ft. +HST, and Seasonal: $33/ft. + HST. Hyrdo hookup is an additional cost per usage.
Contact our Harbour office for more details at 519-825-9276, cell phone: 519-890-7221 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: When approaching the harbour entrance use caution because sand building occurs. Contact local fishers or a Commercial Fishing vessel via VHF on channel 6 or 19 for more information.