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AC 0223 Inner Moray Firth from Dunrobin Point to Buckie AC1077 Approaches to the Cromarty Firth & Inverness Firth AC 1078-0 Inverness Firth AC1078-1

Rules & Regulations

Call Inverness Harbour on VHF 12; give way to commercial shipping at all times


Long sandbank on West side of the entrance which is now marked by a new NCM (See below). Sandbank on East side marked with a lit perch PHM. Strong currents in Kessock Roads (and we mean strong!!)

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Inverness is HW Aberdeen -0120 or HW Invergordon +0010 MHWS 4.6m MHWN 3.6m MLWN 1.7m MLWS 0.8m. Chanonry Narrows Inbound stream starts at HW Aberdeen +0600 (Dover – 0400) Outbound stream starts at HW Aberdeen - 0105 (Dover +0115); There is a slack for about half an hour before the inbound stream at Chanonry Point Kessock Narrows Inbound stream starts at HW Aberdeen + 0535 (Dover - 0430) Outbound stream starts at HW Aberdeen – 0150 (Dover + 0130) .   (links)

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General Description

Inverness Marina 01463 220501 VHF 12
Inverness Port Control 01463 715715 VHF # 12
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Firstly you must call Inverness Port Control on #12 before entering and leaving the Port
The approach will have you scratching your head and pounding the calculator!!
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The visitor’s berths are on the hammer head right opposite the entrance to the marina.... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Missing NCM
Written by rossalex | 28th Jun 2024
NCM at Carnac Point on the West side of the entrance to the port. It's position is 57° 29.886’N 004°14.200W is missing as of 24/06/2024
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 30th Jun 2022
I reviewed these notes in July 2022. Prices have changed but that's about all for the moment. We are watching developments at Ardersier and will endeavour to keep you informed.
Marker buoy replaced
Written by Dolphin Spirit | 21st Apr 2021
The North Cardinal marker buoy has been replaced and is ready to guide the way.
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North cardinal buoy on the spit is missing
Written by paul_m | 18th Jun 2019
Craft should be aware of the shallow underwater shoal which extends 280m northwards from Carnarc Point Light (Fl.G.2s4M), on the west side of entrance to the River Ness.

The North Cardinal buoy marking end of shoal has FAILED.

We endeavour to rectify this as soon as possible.

All craft should be aware that strong currents exist in the area of the Kessock Bridge and the Kessock roads.
Written by Don Thomson | 10th Apr 2018
They've pretty well got eveything in place here now so nothing to add. Prices have gone up.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 5th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. Apart from the new NCM which will not be shown on your old chart and probably not yet on Navionics there are absolutely no changes, not even the prices!
Great Yacht Charter company at Inverness - most helpful!
Written by nessmorayyachtcharters | 18th Aug 2014
Ness and Moray Yacht Charters based at Seaport Marina, Inverness
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