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Fowey Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Cannis Rock Buoy 50:18'.38N 04:39'.95W


Admiralty 31, SC5602 SC5904 SC5912

Rules & Regulations

Give way to commercial traffic, 6 Knts speed limit, minimal wash


Udder Rock 3 miles East, Lit, Punch's Cross unlit, Cannis Rock lit. BUSY COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover -0555 MHWS 5.4m MHWN 4.3m MLWN 2.0m MLWS 0.6m   (links)

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General Description

Fowey Harbour Office  tel  01726 832471 or 832472, VHF#12,
Fowey Harbour Taxi     tel  07774 906730 or VHF #06  www.foweywatertaxi.co.uk
Tom,s Yard Polruan      tel 01726 870232  www.ctomsandson.co.uk
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The harbour and river are under the control of the Fowey harbourmaster and ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

River Taxi
Written by Mayfair | 25th Mar 2023
2023 Price starts from £4 for a single or £6 return. Check on their website for further charges. Ch6 Fowey Water Taxi Callsign
Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 20th Apr 2022
I updated these notes in April 2022. Not much to change, there's fuel (including petrol) at the Mixtow boatyard. The layout has settled down for a while now. Short term moorings have been reduced to one hour as a trial.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes in April 2021. Fowey has not yet printed a harbour guide for 2021 but, apart from prices the 2020 guide is still fairly good. I've updated prices and added Tidal Tim's info re the refuelling point. Tyro's info on the river on up to Lostwithiel below is interesting too.
Further up the river...
Written by Tyro Sailor | 15th Mar 2021
...is a tributary, the Lerryn, in whose mouth it's possible to anchor and dry out on clean, hard sand. I suspect this may be beyond the Harbourmaster's jurisdiction, as no-one came for his pound of flesh. I heartily do not recommend scrubbing off here though, as it would be sacrilege to pollute this lovely spot with antifoul.

A little further up is the tiny village of St Winnow where there were a couple of buoys in 2018. One at least barely dries, and both are within a few yards of a little pontoon suitable for dinghy landing. Tiny boatyard, ice cream/burger trailer and free 'farm museum'. Nice old church with pleasantly overgrown and bird-rich grounds.

A couple of miles further up still, Lostwithiel is worth a visit by dinghy on the tide. Mediaeval bridge (I beached my dinghy just beyond), Co-op, good butcher, pleasant village green etc. Don't even think of taking the yacht up there - there's nowhere to park, and an overhead wire just before the town guarantees trouble.
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fuel facility
Written by Tidal Tim | 16th Jun 2018
There is now a serve-yourself diesel facility established by the harbour north of Bodinnick Ferry on the west bank. Not too expensive and easy to use with a debit card.
Written by Don Thomson | 30th Apr 2018
Our thanks to Mark hind for his additional info in the "Have your say" section below. Just to clarify Russel Walkers comment below it's £3.00 single or £5.00 return - "Pirates they be Zur" Prices charged by the Harbour have also increased again this year.
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Water taxi service
Written by Russell Walker | 18th Aug 2017
The owner of the water taxi service has increased charges for 2017 to a whopping £5 per return trip. That's £20 for a boatload of 4 just for one trip.
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 4th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. They have simplified there tariff system and are trialing overnight stops on the Berril's Yard pontoon. There is a new Chandler y & Workshop at Mixtow this year as well as the new one at Tom's Yard at Polruan
Fowey facilities,update
Written by Mitchellsbouy | 26th Feb 2016
As of August 2015 the harbour commissioners have established a great chandlers and engineering facility for repairs and engine replacements at Mixtow.
The highly trained and kind natured staff are a treat with vast knowledge of local facilities and all were,born and grew up around the Fowey River.
The visitors Pontoon is on the south side of the landing pontoon , and a small but reasonably priced cafe serves drinks and simple meals after walking up the walkway between the pontoon and land at Mixtow.
Additionally, as,of this month the MMO through Natural England have placed the ban on sport fishing of sea bass , Dicentrarchus labrax , and with the conservation area covered by the MCZ as a SSSi in Fowey harbour extended from Boddinick to Pont as a nursery ground being a natural,deep,water port.
A map of the moorings should be available in GIS format from the Harbour office, where you'll be greeted by helpful staff with an excellent local knowledge of the workings of the port.
Anchorages are non existent so ensure that you contact the harbour office in time to be allocated a swing mooring or pontoon berth for,your stay , and most of all , enjoy beautiful surroundings in a beautiful port .
Naturally I'm biased having worked for the sailmaker here until,my retirement in 2009 , but as such I have personally experienced the interaction between the various local marine businesses and wouldn't have a home port anywhere else myself.
The choice of chandlers having expanded to three this year , Mixtow Marine the newest, Toms' at Polruan established in 2014 , and of course the long standing and excellent Outriggers at the Albert Quay entrance where again, staff with local knowledge can supply you,with more,than just excellent ranges of chandlery .
The yacht clubs of the Gallants Sailing Club and the Royal Fowey Yacht Club will give you a handsome welcome , and the facilities include shower rooms and wonderful,restaurants .
Best wishes and fair winds to you all,
Mark Hind
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 18th Mar 2014
These notes were reviewed in March 2014. There have been several changes. The pontoon charted opposite Albert quay has been moved a cable North; the pontoon opposite No 4 pier has been enlarged; visitors buoys are now blue; Tom's boatyard at Polruan has improved its facilities; they have introduced an extra charge band which has made it cheaper for a 10m boat than hitherto and there are now showers available at the Mixtow pontoon.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 31st Jan 2013
Fowey Harbour notes were updated by Don T on the 31st January 2013. There are no major changes; some internet hyperlinks have changed and a couple of new ones added. Prices have been brought up to date for the 2013 season.
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