Comprehensive Sailing Directions for UK Harbours with free Nautical Charts

Awarded a Gold Site Maritime Web AwardThis site is an online pilotage guide, here to provide timely and detailed information about the various ports and harbours, estuaries, rivers and inlets around the coasts of the UK and Ireland.

 
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Free harbour coverage, with charts, photos, local info and pricesHarbours: Each harbour (NOT JUST marinas) has full sailing directions, free charts, and photo galleries. All mooring options are covered, including: prices, local facilities, provisioning, launching places, pubs and dining. Plus 7 day weather and tide times.   Interactivity   Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.

Access from the menu on the left, Click here to browse through all harbours



 

 

See charts in 3D overlaid onto satellite imagery with variable transparency. Online VisiCharts for members only Online Charts: Enjoy what you see on this website ?  Join us !  A one off payment of £25 gets you permanent membership.  Access 1667 "Full Screen" charts online, on PC, Mac or iPad.  Use for planning and research.  UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, W.Med, Atlantic, Caribbean, Brazil etc. 

Lay UK/Irish charts over Google earth satellite imagery with variable transparency, 3D, "head up" view. Really see how things are !   Look at what you get in the "Members Only" area...Click HERE

 

 


Chart-plotting software and charts for Windows and Android, use on multiple machines/devices"Charts for SeaClear" at £29.50 is without a doubt the cheapest way for you to get 800+charts plus tried and tested  chart plotter software  (AIS and GPS compatible) ...all in one easy to use package that will turn multiple PCs/ laptops (and also Android tablets) into a real time chartplotters. Jan 2014 edition now available with charts dated 20th Dec 2013 and 2014 tide tables built in. International areas inc. Netherlands and Belgium    Spain and Portugal,

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Proper monthly tide tables, not just the next few days..NEW & FREE
Tide Times: 
HW & LW.  For the first time ever on the web... Proper 2014 monthly tide tables,
NOT just the next 7 days predictionsDaily tide times, month by month Jan to Dec, 400 UK & Ireland locations. Useful for any coastal or waterborne activity, and prepared using official data.  Yachtsmen and Boaters no more working out secondary port times... just look them up here. Browse your area for long range tide tables: South of England   East England   Scotland   West of England, Wales and IoM    Ireland    Channel Isles



 

 


Android only chartsAndroid chart plotter: Android tablets with the RIGHT app can make a great stand alone chart plotting system..  self contained with GPS, quick starting, full navigation facilities.  We've worked with Ronald Koenig, the developer of the cracking "Marine Navigator" Android app.  Now Android charts are bundled with our best selling "Charts for SeaClear" DVDs for free. Up to 4 Android activations allowed.  App costs about £5.50 from Play Store.  NEW 2014 edition available as Android only download £7.99 members/£14.99 non members

 

 






Marine business directory, UKMarine Business Directory: Our Directory lists almost 4000 marine businesses, search by area, harbour, category, or any mixture of these.  Access from the individual harbour pages or browse all  The Business Directory

See if we've got your marine business listed already, use the search box at the top.  Put yourself in or enhance your own page for free, check:   Directory guidelines








Interesting VideosVideos ..."gems" in here inclucing a very Non PC video of nautical mishaps, amateurs and professionals making catastrophic mistakes.   Click for Videos

Articles: A good selection of articles covering subjects ranging from anchoring to the weather. Long range tide tables, information about this site, products, plus lots more.  Click for Articles

Watch Dylan Winters atmospheric videos, a viewfest of boats, birds and mud..
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
All charts used online and in products are derived from Official British raster charts and licensed by the UKHO. We recommend always using Admiralty paper charts in conjunction with any electronic navigation systems.
 

For basic data on harbours we do not cover, we recommend trying ports-and-harbours  (www.ports.org.uk) which gives contact details and photos covering 700 UK locations.

 

Finally, we are very approachable and easy to get hold of.  We answer you emails and phone calls promptly...( 01983 567866 OR adminATvisitmyharbour.com) here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully..  You SAID.. we SAID

Featured Harbour show all

Largs, Yacht Haven and Surrounding Areas

West Scotland and North of Ireland

Largs yacht haven is fortunate in being in a very sheltered position. It is situated on the east side of the Largs channel which separates Great Cumbrae Island from the mainland.

This island provides good shelter for yachtsmen or motorboaters when the wind is in the West, and thus it is possible to enter Largs Yacht Haven even when strong onshore winds and big seas are making other harbours further south marginal in terms of safety.


The Marina itself is not exactly in the middle of the town of Largs, which lays a bit to the North. All normal Marina facilities will be found here, while the reasonable sized town itself has good transport connections and shopping. ... read more

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