General Information on Arriving at yarmouth Harbour
Why not take a look at our Slide Guide to Arriving at Yarmouth.
We have created a fabulous quick slide guide to assist all our visitors on what to do when arriving at Yarmouth Harbour… it includes what to do on approaching the harbour entrance, information on speed limits, about fuelling, berthing options and much much more. We are sure you’ll find it of great interest and trust it will enhance your visit to our beautiful harbour. You can view it via our website by clicking on the ENTRY GUIDE button on our home page or click the image below.
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The leading lights (187ºT) are both bright green LED lights. Leading marks (187ºT) are white diamonds with black bands.
Give way to the Wightlink Ferry (IRPCS Rule 9)
Keep well clear of the pier head to clear fishing lines
What to do on Arrival at the Harbour Entrance
Contact Yarmouth Harbour on VHF Channel 68.
Berthing Masters patrol the harbour entrance and will direct vessels for overnight and short stay berths, fuel and loading/unloading.
All vessels should be ready to moor both port and starboard side to.
Great caution is to be taken when entering or leaving the harbour
Speed Limits:- Inner Harbour 4kn, Outer Harbour 6kn
Signs warning of ‘limited space’ may at times be displayed at the harbour entrance. Please call Yarmouth Harbour VHF Ch 68 for directions.
When the Harbour is full, by day a red flag is flown from the Wightlink jetty.
Proceed only to the berth allocated by the berthing staff and be mindful of the following:
- Many berths in Yarmouth involve rafting.
- Tidal flows in the harbour and entrance can be strong and cross berths at odd angles.
- Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat can leave quickly at any time and without warning.
- Short stays may be directed to buoys outside or other non-walkashore moorings after 1300 when busy.
- Short stay visitors on walk-ashore pontoons must vacate by 1500.
- Overnight stays must vacate moorings by 1200 on day of departure.
- Mooring fees are applicable to all craft mooring at Yarmouth Harbour.
- Mooring fees are colected by Berthing/Taxi/Night staff or paid at Harbour Reception.
- Berthing Masters can often offer assistance when manoeuring in difficult berths - call us on VHF channel 68.
- Always proceed at dead low speed and be prepared to queue.