Your Ratings & Comments
UPDATE SPRING 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th May 2021
I reviewed these notes in May 2021. I continue to get good reports on this facility; they have increased their tariff but, apart from the building of an ALDI conveniently close by there's nothing new. Oh, and I did pay the new pub a visit last time I was there - standard fare, clean and warm.
A jewel of an harbourmaster
Written by [email protected]
| 6th Aug 2019
Ean, the name of the harbourmaster is really a fantastic man.
We had problems with the alternator and he conducted me to a repair shop back and forth which i never had found of my own because situated in the Industrial area.
When I wanted to pay him for his services and fuel consumption he refused and said he was pleased to help people.
I will always remember you,
UPDATE SPRING 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 13th Apr 2018
This Marina is well established and there are no changes to make apart from uploading new charts. Their prices remain the same as they have been for a couple of years. I've noted the comment below re the new pub out by the roundabout and will be there myself this summer so will be able to expand on that. It's called the Harbour Springs and is between MacDonalds and the B&Q Store
A Friendly Bar
Written by OceanSprint | 10th Feb 2018
Try the Caley Bar near the centre. Live music. Small and quirky. They have a web site.
There is a new chain pub and eatery the other way, turn south on main road . 20 mins walk. Next to a McDonald's. Good food.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 6th Apr 2016
these notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. Prices have increased a little.
Safe harbour when the weather is thick or foul.
Written by Barbados Billy | 25th Jun 2014
It was dark and the front of the boat getting hard to see, I've never see fog so thick. Even the supply vessels were getting edgy. Ok port control had me stand off to the south for an hour to wait my turn to be talked in. I didn't see the pier-heads until 50 metres off and then it cleared to 100 metres. Thank goodness for a chartplotter and AIS. I don't think it would have been possible without at least a plotter. The harbour master was brilliant and acted like air traffic control, managing a tough situation for twenty or so of rig vessels, fishing boats and the odd yacht too. The marina across the bay is a bit shallow at low water and it is best to stay towards the port side when you enter with anything other than shoal draft. Entering in an onshore breeze can be exciting until the pier-heads are traversed. There can be a fair popple on springs off the north head and plenty of backwash from the walls but the port, although busy, gives you plenty of time to sort yourself out but be prepared to be patient as commercial traffic takes priority.