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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


58°26.2N 003°03.27W


AC 0115 Moray Firth; AC1462-1 Wick and Approaches; C23 Imray Fife Ness to the Moray Firth (with harbour plan of Wick)

Rules & Regulations

The River Harbour requires prior permission (and anyway is not suitable for yachts). Port Closed Signal previously Black Ball hoisted is now replaced with high intensity Port Closed Lights. See approach section text.


Proudfoot Rocks out to a cable off the North Head. Ruined breakwater on South side of approach marked by an unlit NCM

Tidal Data Times & Range

Wick is a Standard Port MHWS 3.5m MHWN 2.8M MLWN 1.4m MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

HM (Ian Cormack) 01955 602030  VHF 14 
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If the wind is forecast for over force four from ENE to SE don’t bother trying, ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Most almanacs and pilot books give an alongside mooring in the outer harbour as an option but... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by De Verleiding | 1st Apr 2024
Beautiful and well-organized harbour, lots of winfarm traffic and sometimes quite a bit of noise from the maneuvering ships, even at night.
But a very kindly and helpfull harbourmaster..
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Jul 2022
I reviewed these notes in July and have updated them to include the new arrangements for the windfarm support vessels. The HM is now Ian Cormack.
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Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 9th Jun 2021
I reviewed these notes in June 2021. Prices have been held and very little else has been changed; Malcolm is still the HM.
Friendly place
Written by Fosdyke Wash | 8th Dec 2020
The marina facilities are among the best. The harbour team and local berth holders are exceptionally friendly. HM Malcolm will take as long as necessary to advise about onward passages.
MUT chandlery across the road from the harbour office.
The Heritage Centre is near the harbour and the Pulteney Distillery does tours.
Lidl 20 mins walk on the South Rd, petrol station on the way back.
There are 5 pontoon berths for windfarm service vessels on the north side of the marina basin - they broadcast intention to exit/enter on VHF 14.
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Written by dononshytalk | 9th May 2016
Many thanks for that. I've corrected it. Well spotted
Wrong waypoint
Written by Aldman | 9th May 2016
The Waypoint is 2 degrees South of Wick
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 7th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. Little has changed here; they took battering in pre-Christmas storms but that damage has been repaired now. They are expecting a price review at the end of April.
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