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Harbours: 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 New: Access them via Google Earth if you have it installed.
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Tide Times: HW & LW. For the first time ever on the web... Proper 2014 monthly tide tables, NOT just the next 7 days predictions. Daily tide times, month by month Jan to Dec, 400 UK & Ireland locations. Useful for any coastal or waterborne activity, and prepared using licensed 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 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: 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
Videos ..."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
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 your emails and phone calls promptly...( 01983 293757 OR adminATvisitmyharbour.com) here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully.. You SAID.. we SAID
Laxey Harbour Keeper tel no 01624 861663
Ramsey Harbour Keeper VHF 12 tel no 01624 812245
Manx Sailing & Cruising Club tel no 01624 813494
Both Laxey and Ramsey harbours dry at Low Water and are only suitable for yachts that can take the ground; Laxey in particular is small and really only viable for small cruisers. Both harbours lay out a couple of visitors’ buoys during the sailing season but in both cases these are a fair way (over half a mile) from the harbour mouth so you would need an outboard for your tender. Both harbours are difficult to enter in Easterly conditions and, obviously, their visitors’ moorings should not be considered in these conditions either.
Laxey harbour was originally built to service the mines inland (with the famous wheel) but nowadays is only used by small local boats and some inshore fishing boats. The small inner harbour is usually full of these local boats but you can generally find an alongside, drying berth at the South Pier. The entrance faces South and has small light towers on the end of each pier (banded green and red appropriately); inside the entrance, on the north side there is a training wall down the side of the channel marked by green unlit perches (see photograph gallery). The main attraction here is the large water wheel but to be honest if your reason for coming here is to visit this famous relic of the nineteenth century you should be warned that it is a long way inland and you’d probably be better off going to Douglas and taking the scenic electric railway trip from there! The area around the harbour is mainly residential though you’ll be relieved to hear that there is a pub! Laxey does have a small sailing club and, when it is open, welcomes visitors.
On the other hand Ramsey harbour is a popular port for the yachting fraternity and is home to a fishing fleet also running commercial operations from its East Quay. You should contact the Harbour Keeper for berthing instructions; if he doesn’t reply on VHF 16/12, address your call to Douglas who will alert him. Obviously it would be more convenient for every one if you give him a ring during office hours and warn him that you are coming. ... read more