Comprehensive Sailing Directions for UK Harbours with free Nautical Charts

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This 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. For those arriving by boat.


"research and plan here ...then navigate using one of our electronic chart packages"
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Impartial and original information...  free to use


300 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 2020 tide tables.   Interactivity   Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.

Access via the Regions menu on the left,

Or  Click here to browse through all harbours
 

Or: Access them via  VMH lite  Harbours will appear as clickable markers








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"For Nav" NEW  2020 buy and keep products:

 

Beautiful offline "For Nav" raster chart packages for some great 3rd party programs and apps from just £8.99 !   All made in the UK by us, backed up by phone support if needed. Buy and keep, download or physical products, including turn key Android chartplotters.  CLICK HERE  for overview

 

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All charts used online and in products are derived from Official British or SHOM raster charts and licensed by the UKHO/SHOM. We recommend always using Admiralty paper charts in conjunction with any electronic navigation systems.
 
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Rye Harbour (River Rother)

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