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Isle of Man-Douglas

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54° 09.01N 004° 27.67W


AC 2094 Kirkcudbright to the Mull of Galloway & Isle of Man, AC 1826 Irish Sea Eastern Part, AC 2696 Douglas Harbour, SC 5613.20. Isle of Man West Coast incl. Calf Sound, SC 5613.22 Isle of Man Harbours, Douglas, Imray C62 Irish Sea, Imray Y70 Isle of Man (Harbour Plan of Douglas)

Rules & Regulations

ITPS (Port Signals) numbers 2,3 & 5 shown from mast on Victoria pier (see photo gallery for reminder!) basically stop, go or proceed when VHF permission has been given. See https://covid19.gov.im/travel/travel-to-the-isle-of-man/ for covid restrictions


Conister St Mary’s Rock and Refuge Tower (Lit). Dolphin off the end of Battery Pier. Overfalls off the end of Battery Pier where two tides meet.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW is Dover +0009 MHWS 6.9m MHWN 5.4m MLWN 2.4m MLWS 0.8m.   (links)

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General Description

Marine Operations Centre    VHF 12        tel no  01624 686628       
Inner Harbour Office                                 tel no  01624 687543    
Douglas Bay Yacht Club                           tel no  01624 673965   
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The tidal streams close in around the IOM do not follow those depicted in the UKHO tidal Atlas; there are often counter currents. For close-in information you can access the IOM's own tidal streams info at
tidal_streams.pdf (gov.im)
tidal_streams_2.pdf (gov.im) ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The main berths are in the inner harbour but, ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 13th Sep 2022
I reviewed these notes in September 2022. Telephone numbers have changed and be advised that my experience is that if you call any of the listed numbers, the likelihood is that it's been diverted to the Marine Ops centre!!
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Fuel problems/ chandlery closure
Written by Jaypea | 15th Jun 2022
Visited 14th June.
The chandler Manx Marine has ceased trading, as a result fuel cards cannot be purchased in Douglas.
I gather from the HM that they can still be obtained from Peel harbour but that’s a 30min bus ride away, otherwise it’s Jerry cans to the local fuel station. In our case however the Inner HM drove us out of town to a commercial red diesel supplier to fill up our cans….bless him! As super-helpful as they are, it would be unwise to rely on this extra mile service being available.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 4th Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in August 2021. No changes apart from prices. I've added a website address in the Rules and Regs section for the IOM Covid restrictions for visitors.
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Written by Don Thomson | 18th Apr 2018
We have had long conversations with the IOM Ports about the silting in the inner harbour and they assure us that the problem is sorted. We have also added links to the flap gate programme for this year. Prices have been adjusted for this season
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Written by Don Thomson | 19th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. I have raised the issue of the flap gate and bridge timing restrictions on entry.
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Reduced depth within the inner harbour
Written by chris-hall | 16th Aug 2016
Please be aware, we boat owners in Douglas marina are having serious problems with the reduced depth of water within the inner harbour, many pontoon berths have less than 1m of water when the flap gate rises. My own boat draws 1.4m and sits over 8" in the silt once the flap is raised. We have had issues of visiting yachts taking on serious lists.
Peel marina suffers similar problems, but not to the extent of Douglas as Peel was dredged in 2015. But the problems are reoccurring.
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Douglas harbour and marina
Written by MBR ROBERTS | 4th Aug 2016
I feel you should expand on the problems of entry to the marina which depend upon not only the times when the tidal flap gate is open, but also the times when the road bridge will not be opened on request, ie during rush hour periods.
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. The prices have increased since we last updated but otherwise little change
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