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Thames 1, from Holehaven to the Thames Barrier.

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


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Admiralty 2484, SC5606

Rules & Regulations

Small Craft to keep away from oil terminals, see text.


LOTS of shipping, unrestricted speed up to London.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover + 0250 at London Bridge approx, MHWS 7.0m, MHWN 5.9m, MLWN 1.3m, MLWS 0.5m at London Bridge. We give a link to the Tide tables for Tilbury.   (links)

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General Description

The River Thames from Hole Haven onwards..... ... read more


If planning to navigate through the area described.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The passage up the River to the Thames Barrier has already been described, ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update May 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 16th May 2022
I reviewed these notes in mid May 2022. The various clubs and Marina have been updated where necessary but I have been unable to get any information about the Gallions point Marina. I fear they may have lost their battle with the GLA but that is by no means certain. I've added a video of the LPA's video on the Thames Barrier.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 24th Mar 2021
I reviewed these notes in March 2021. Some of the links have been changed - especially the PLA links. We have not been able to contact some of the yacht clubs to get their prices for 2021 but hope to remedy this if the season gets off to a start later on in the spring. The Gallions Point Marina is in a fight with the GLA which is trying to gain control of their facility and it is not open as I write.
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 5th Apr 2019
The London Gateway terminal is now very much operational and I have included the latest chart. Expect large vessels and tugs to be manoeuvring in this area. It is a requirement that the Thames VTS be aware of your boat on #68 and may instruct you to maintain the South side of the Thames until past Lower Hope Point.
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Written by Don Thomson | 4th Apr 2018
Note the doubts about depths in the Embankment Marina. Also the Galleons Point Marina was un-co-operative about prices. There are new charts but basically everything is much the same; the Thames is busy
Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 17th Apr 2014
These notes were reviewed in April 2014. It is almost impossible to keep up with the regeneration along the banks of the Thames but where we have been able to, modifications have been made. The area around the Royal Albert Docks is changing almost daily and it is much more "habitable" than hitherto though the City Airport is much busier now. The prices here have gone up a little. We have added a link to the page on the Gravesend Sailing Club's website which has a download showing the river and the entrance to the Embankment Marina. There is also a link to the PLA's Google map of the entire Thames showing every facility along its banks.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 26th Mar 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 26th March 2013. The PLA have moved the recommended Small Craft Crossing Point in the vicinity of the Mucking Buoys a mile up river. The new Erith Yacht Club clubhouse now gets a mention and we have added a tide table link to the Tilbury Tides.
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Erith Yacht Club
Written by Orion1231 | 15th Mar 2011
The old ferry used as a club house has now been replaced by a new, modern Club House. There is a pontoon that can be used at high water.
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