Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival (YOGAFF) 2014

Registration is now LIVE. If you wish to attend YOGAFF 2014 and you have a gaff rig boat or are a member of the OGA  then don't delay.  Make use of the 'early bird deal' which ends on 1 May.  After 1 May the registration fee will go up from £5 to £10 for members and £20 for non-members.

We will quickly reach capacity due to the high demand so act fast and secure your berth and entertainment tickets.

Register NOW!

£5 off berthing fees for return visits ...

We have another great offer for you when you next visit Yarmouth Harbour for an overnight stay.  Having paid for your berth you will get a £5 discount voucher for your next visit to Yarmouth, plus another voucher for when you visit Poole Quay.  If you booked and paid for your berth online then just call into the Harbour Office for your vouchers.  This offer is applicable for overnight stays from 1 April to 31 October this year.

Book online and receive a 10% discount on your overnight berthing fees

If you visit Yarmouth Harbour for an overnight stay between 1 April and 31 October 2014 AND book your visit online via our website you will receive a 10% discount on your moorings fees for the duration of your stay!  

Navitus Bay formalises commitment to working with Yarmouth

Wind park developer and ports sign ‘memoranda of understanding’ 

On 31 March 2014 Navitus Bay Development Ltd (NBDL) officially entered into ‘memoranda of understanding’ (MOU) with Yarmouth, and two other mainland ports, Poole and Portland.

These formal agreements commit the developer to undertaking studies with the ports that will explore how their facilities could be best used in both the construction and operation & maintenance (O&M) phases of the wind park. 

Further information is given in the press release by Navitus Bay which can be downloaded here.

Yarmouth Harbour launches its new Webcam

Yarmouth now has its own brand new live view webcam, which can be accessed by clicking on the button on the right of this page or via the left hand side navigation menu.  It gives a great view of the harbour.  Why not try it for yourself now.

Yarmouth Harbour is now a Tourist Information Point (TIP)

THE latest of the new-style Isle of Wight tourist information points (TIPs) opened for business at the harbour recently. We now have a comprehensive display of booklets and leaflets not only for visitors to Yarmouth but those visiting the Island as a whole. The Deputy Mayor of Yarmouth, Alan Ingram, was on hand to officially open the TIP. We are absolutely delighted to host this new facility.

Introducing 'Dippy' the Isle of Wight's celebrity Penguin ...

We have a new visitor to the harbour!  I would like to introduce you to ‘Dippy’ the Isle of Wight’s celebrity Penguin. 

Dippy aims to promote Island Tourism with a creative theme that captures the imagination of everyone who loves Penguins. Dippy ordinarily lives at Seaview Wildlife Encounter and his adventures see him travel through time and space to different locations on the Isle of Wight.

The creative project involves models of Dippy and photos of the real Dippy superimposed into a variety of Isle of Wight locations. The pictures are then accompanied by short narrative about his adventures and posted on his website www.dippytheisleofwightpenguin.com  and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Dippyseaview


Dippy keeping watch at the harbour entrance.


Dippy’s Adventures will be developed into a series of children’s books which are planned to be published towards the end of the year. 

Lorraine Adams, Director at Seaview Wildlife explains, “Dippy’s adventures will be educational and fun.  Dippy aims to promote outside activities, Island heritage and the environment.  Dippy’s mission is to show children how exciting and diverse the Island can be." 

The creative theme to Dippy’s Adventures on the Isle of Wight is based upon the idea that the new scale model Needles lighthouse installation at Seaview Wildlife Encounter will contain a magic door that is just big enough for a penguin to squeeze through…

Mary Cracknell, Marketing Manager at the Needles Park, commented “We are very excited about the new developments at Dippy’s Penguin Pool and look forward to Dippy’s magic door transporting him across the Island to the real Needles, where we will see him start off on his adventures around the Isle of Wight to a variety of destinations.



Next time you are at Yarmouth Harbour for a short stay, pick up a ‘Loyalty Card’ from one of our staff or at the Harbour Office Reception, and get it stamped.  Pay for four short stay visits and get the fifth visit FREE.

Short stays are 0-4 hours, not overnight, generally lunchtime visits.

Terms and Conditions are printed on the cards.



Facilities & Reception Opening Times

Friday 28 March 2014 Thursday 24 April 2014 Office

Friday 25 April 2014 Monday 1 September 2014 Office

Tuesday 2 September 2014 Saturday 27 September 2014 Office

Sunday 28 September 2014 Sunday 26 October 2014 Office

Monday 27 October 2014 End March 2015 Office &
0700 1700

On Fridays/Saturdays during November and December the Harbour Office Reception and Showers will be open to 2200.

Normal opening hours will continue throughout the festive season other than Christmas Day 25th December when the Harbour Office will be closed.



Energise Island Business


Please use Channel 68

Monitored by the Harbour Office and Berthing Masters on the water.