VHF 68 Harbour - 15 Water Taxi

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Yarmouth Harbour is shared by yachtsmen, fishermen and ferry operators, and the harbour entrance can become extremely busy so extra vigilance is required when navigating in this area.

Visiting vessels arriving at Yarmouth Harbour are particularly requested to give the Wightlink vehicle ferry a wide berth as it enters and leaves the harbour.

The harbour is accessible at all states of the tide with the approaches maintained at 2.5m below CD. On approaching Yarmouth all vessels must call and continue listening on VHF Ch68 until made fast.

VHF Radio and Water Taxi

Yarmouth Harbour operates on VHF Ch68, Call Sign ‘Yarmouth Harbour’ and the harbour water taxi on VHF Ch15, Call Sign ‘Harbour Taxi’.


Approaching Yarmouth

Find here all the navigation information you need for making a safe approach to Yarmouth by boat.


Speed Limits

Speed limits are 4 knots in the river and harbour to the Dolphin at the entrance, and 6 knots from the harbour entrance to the Pier head and through all the outer moorings to Black Rock buoy.


Harbour Rules

See our at-a-glance guide to Yarmouth Harbour’s rules.


Harbour Safety

Here’s all the essential information and safety tips for using the harbour safely.


Tidal Flow Chart

Strong tides flow through Yarmouth Harbour, particularly on the last of the ebb. See our tidal flow chart for reference.


Notices To Mariners

All current safety and navigational notices for mariners are published here.

RIB pontoon - Yarmouth Harbour - Photo by Destination Yarmouth


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Photo by Destination Yarmouth