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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.
Online Charts: Enjoy what you see on this website ? Join us ! A one off payment of £25 gets you ongoing membership. No more to pay. 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
"Charts for SeaClear UK/IRL" 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 are available on USB dongle ONLY, see HERE
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Tide Times: HW & LW. For the first time ever on the web... Proper monthly tide tables, NOT just the next 7 days predictions. Daily tide times, month by month July 2014- to June 2015, 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
Caledonian Canal 01463 725500
Clachnaharry Sealock 01463 713896 or mob 07920237331 VHF 74
Corpach Sea Lock 01397 772249 or mob 07917 348025 VHF 74
If you are entering the canal from Inverness you are coming into the beginnings of what the Western Scots believe is God’s own Country so prepare to be slowly amazed for the next week or so (until you become used to it!) If you are entering from Fort William you will already have become accustomed to the beauty of this part of the world but you will be leaving it at Inverness so make the most of your temporary licence and travel slowly.
If you have come from England you may have found difficulty in pronouncing the “ch” in the word “Loch” which is an Anglicised version of the Gaelic (and written “Lough” in Anglo-Irish). Add to that its combination in such bodies of water as Loch Lochy and Loch Oich and you will have been having fun. Then you arrive here at the sea locks at either end Clachnaharry Sea Lock and Corpach Sea Lock; here the “ch” is the soft-back-of- the- throat Scottish sound and the “ck” is the hard English sound; all we can say is best of luck, we manage it, but then again we were born to it!!
The Caledonian Canal was built by Thomas Telford, finished in 1822 and much of what was built then is still in place today. One lock was added later in the century at the Laggan locks but all the rest of the structure and design is as it was two hundred years ago. The only real change has been the mechanical operation of the lock gates themselves which are now controlled electrically.
The “Canal” spans a distance of nearly 60 miles but is, in fact a series of canals joining three large inland fresh water lochs and one small one: Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy. The topography was formed in the ice ages when the ice cap scoured out the weakness caused by the Great Glen Fault (which still occasionally causes minor quakes); the highest point is Loc Oich which is 106 feet above sea level so from Inverness to there you lock up and from there on you are locking down. From the point of view of buoyage the stream is deemed to flood North for the whole canal (although there is little, if no, stream at all) so the red buoys are on the North side and the greens, the South side of any buoyed channel. ... read more