Your Ratings & Comments
UPDATE SUMMER 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 2nd Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in August 2021. All the information, including the harbours buoyage, has been updated. The only doubt is the provision and prices of buoys where you can tie up to await the Victoria dock flap gate. Landerne Pier (up river from the dock) is available but can be awkward to tie up to.
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 9th Jul 2019
We have uploaded the Caernarfon Bar chart. Note that the buoy positions differ from the latest charts produced by the Harbour Master
Written by Pardela | 27th May 2019
Caernarfon is a town that seems to enjoy tourists and you’ll find a warm welcome and lots of places to spend your evenings/money. There are two sailing clubs in the town, the Caernarfon Sailing club is right beside the marina, but if you venture a little further along the town wall you’ll find the Royal Welsh Yacht Club, which is not as pretentious as it sounds. There is no food apart from pork scratchings and the usual snacks, but the bar prices are good, the range of drinks is good too, and whenever I’ve been there have been interesting people to chat to. If the weather is good, the view of the setting sun from the terrace is itself worth the passage from Eire.
Caernarfon C9 to C11 shallow warning
Written by Macboatmaster | 26th May 2019
There is a large build up of sand between the C9 and C11 buoys. Depths are 0.5mtrs or more, less than datum.
Reference may be made to the Local NtoM 14/19
OR the main Harbour Trust site link
I know it reports 0.5mtrs but I believe it to be far more in some places. I have heard reports that it may be as much as 1.5mtrs
UPDATE SPRING 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 3rd May 2018
First things, first; this years admiralty chart shows the C10 and C7 buoys in their rightful positions and is the one uploaded here. There is a link to the Caernarfon Bar chart on their website; I've down loaded the chart from our images because you can't really see it properly. Visiting charges have gone up - especially the charge for shore power in the marina.
C7 and C10 Menai Strait Caernarvon
Written by Macboatmaster | 18th Jul 2017
As previous post from Pezza - Mariners navigating this area should exercise caution if familiar with the previous position of C10 close in to the mainland shore. It has moved some considerable distance away from the Caernarvon shoreline. Confusingly there is a red mooring buoy in more or less the previous position of C10 and from a distance it is easy to confuse it has the C10 port hand mark.
The Caernarvon Harbour Trust Bar Chart does not of course show C10 and C7 and although the Harbour Trust NM lists the new positions the Chart BA1464 on the Harbour Trust site still shows the old positions.
The significant change can be seen easily when comparing BA1464 on the Harbour Trust Site or the one above with the latest online ones
I very nearly got it wrong today. Had checked bar buoy positions but those move regularly, C10 has never moved for years.
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Main channel Buoy positions C10 Red C7 Green
Written by Pezza | 17th Jul 2017
The charts shown 17/07/17 with positions of the cans shown for a passage over the Caernarfon Bar is out of date - also positions of cans C10 and C7 in the mid channel have changed - refer to the Caernarfon harbour website / notices to mariners / for updated positions www.caernarfonharbour.org.uk/notices-to-mariners/. These are important when approaching from over the bar travelling Eastwards towards Caernarfon.
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UPDATE APRIL 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 19th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. The prices in the Victoria Dock marina have gone up a little. The showers and toilets block has been in use for a while now and seems to be OK.
Facilities at Victoria dock.
Written by toughbook | 20th Apr 2015
Having recently visited Victoria dock I would like to update the comments re the new toilets and shower block. I have found them to be very clean, tidy and a credit to the staff! However they are unisex so please be considerate guys.
The dock master and staff are friendly helpful and knowlegable and I find berthing rates are less than at both Conwy and Holyhead marinas.
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The council Who Don't Care
Written by The Invisable Skipper | 22nd Oct 2013
I have to agree and support Captain Cook's comments about the facilities in Victoria Dock. the new toilet block (if it ever happens) will be Unisex and smaller than the present failities. The sad thing is that they could double the size of the proposed Toilet/shower block and make them male/ female, as the buildng they intend to use ( the old Mortuary) is twice the size of the proposal. We are told that they can't afford the extra work, but as anyone with any vision will know it would be cheaper to do it now than later. As they have now doubled the berths in the dock they should have sufficient funds to carry out the extra work. Unfortunately Gwynedd council don't seem to realise the extra money that is generated for the town by the berth holders and visitors. We are still awaiting the dredging which is years overdue. The river Seiont is like an open sewer and at low water the mud is now sometimes above water level and smells dreadfull. Come on Gwynedd pull your finger out!