Welcome to John Henry's Marina & Resort

In the summer of 2015 two Garden Bay businesses, Fisherman's Resort & Marina and John Henry's Marinas, were combined and renamed "John Henry's", to signify the longevity of this Garden Bay institution. John Henry's is indeed the centre of the Garden Bay area of Pender Harbour.

***Please see below for detailed inforamtion about the events scheduled at John Henry's for the weekend of September 15 to 17, traditionally the weekend when the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival occurs. Due to the lack of an Executive Director various Pender Harbour locations will still be hosting musical events this particular weekend, in the hope that the Festival will formally recommence in 2018.***

John Henry's is a full service marina & resort. We have:

  • A unique country General Store (open 7 days a week year round) that includes a liquor store, fresh produce & groceries, an ATM, propane, bait, ice (party and block, made on-site), gifts and fishing & boating supplies - and our famous ice cream. If you need store or fuel dock information, please call 604-883-2336, Ext. #2. Current store hours (beginning Sept. 4 2017) are: 8am to 8pm. The fuel dock closes 30 minutes before sundown.

  • Four comfortable, cozy oceanfront cottages, which are now available year round. We also offer a fully-furnished 3-bedroom oceanfront vacation rental house, plus a 1-bedroom self-contained garden suite and 1-bedroom studio loft, all located on the property above the marina. For more information about our accommodation options, please call 604-883-2336, Ext. #1.

  • 2,300 lineal feet of docks for transient, seasonal and long-term moorage in a deep water, sheltered harbour. On-site facilities for mariners, including washrooms with showers, laundry, fresh water, garbage & recycling. To book space in our marina, please call 604-883-2336, Ext. #1. Please note: Moorage reservations are strongly recommended in July and August to avoid disappointment. You can also email: info@johnhenrysresortmarina.com.

  • The Cafe at John Henry's. Our licensed 40 seat oceanfront Cafe has indoor & outdoor seating. The Cafe currently serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 5 days a week. Currently open from 8am to 8pm, the Cafe operates Thursday through Monday, with last call at 7:45pm. Join us Friday and Saturday evenings for our Prime Rib Roast Beef Dinner. We strong suggest reservations. Please call 604-883-2336, Ext #3.

We’re excited to share our John Henry’s video. It provides a great overview of our property and will as well give you a great sense of the beauty of our location in Pender Harbour. Enjoy!


You are now able to book accommodation through our website. If you would like more information about our accommodation options, including moorage in the marina, or would like to make a phone reservation for our accommodations, please call: 604-883-2336, Ext. 1. Our office hours are generally 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Please note that if we are assisting moorage clients arriving at the marina or are cleaning cottages or the house, we may not be able to answer the phone, but we will get back to you.

We look forward to welcoming you to John Henry's. We're located in one of the most beautiful harbours in British Columbia.

Allyson Nelson
Tel. 604-883-2336
Ext 1: Marina & Resort office
Ext 2: John Henry's General Store
Ext 3: Cafe at John Henry's

Here is detailed information about the events occurring at John Henry's the weekend of Sept 15 to 17, 2017:

"Rock the Dock" Musical Group

A group of musical enthusiasts who for many years have travelled primarily by boat to various music festivals on the BC Coast and throughout the Gulf Islands. Members of the group have been regular attenders at both the Pender Harbour Blues Festival (June) and the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival (September) over the years.

In addition to attending the festivals and listening to the professional musicians who perform, the group has always had jam sessions on the docks where they stay at the various events. During these spontaneous jam sessions they are often joined by those same professional musicians performing at the festivals and these musicians have now become friends.

The group is fluid in membership depending on personal schedules but numbers anywhere from about 5 to 9 performers at any given event. The glue that binds them together is their love of music, boats and airplanes. The group includes a number of current and retired airline pilots, a medical simulator instructor, a massage therapist/musician, business owners, bus drivers, lifeguards, etc.

At the 2017 Pender Harbour Blues Festival their dock jam at John Henry's attracted considerable attention, as it often does. Many of the other moorage guests and locals have followed their jams over the years.

"Rock the Dock" has agreed to perform three times at John Henry's because they are also keen to keep the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival spirit alive for the future.

Friday, September 15
One or two of the "Rock the Dock" musicians will play for the Cafe at John Henry's very popular Roast Beef Dinner. Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (last call at 7:45pm). Music will be provided between 5:30pm and 8:00pm.
Dinner reservations are strongly recommended by calling: 604-883-2336, Ext. #3.
No cover charge:

Saturday, September 16
The entire "Rock the Dock" group will play on the lawn in front of John Henry's General Store from 12:00 Noon to 4:00pm.
This event is free and is designed to be come and go, as you please.
For those interested in lunch in the Cafe at John Henry's, reservations again are strongly encouraged. Please call: 604-883-2336, Ext #3.

Sunday, September 17
One or two of the "Rock the Dock" group will play for the Cafe at John Henry's popular Sunday brunch. This Sunday only brunch will be extended to 12:30pm. Live music will be provided between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Brunch reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 604-883-2336 Ext. #3.
No cover charge.