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Liverpool (Approaches, Docks and Marina)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Approaches to the Queens Channel 53:31' N 003:20' W


Admiralty 3490, 1951, 1978

Rules & Regulations



Training Banks, Fierce Tides

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW= Dover+ 0015 Gladstone Dock: MHWS 9.2m, MHWN 7.3m, MLWN 2.9m, MLWS 0.8m   (links)

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General Description

Liverpool VTS  0151 9496134/5  VHF #12
Liverpool Marina 0151 7076777 VHF#37(M)
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Approaches to Liverpool by motorboat or yacht are made down the Queen's Channel, ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Once within Liverpool Marina, as described above, ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 15th Sep 2022
I reviewed these notes in September 2022. I believe they have sorted the amenities and the prices have increased.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 9th Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in August 2021. Firstly, the charge of £2.50 per metre per night includes the locking fee but only if you are tying up at the Marina. It would appear that our member below appeared out of the blue and called on an unpublished frequency (The Port is on #12 and the Marina /lock on #37 - I can find no reference to #14 anywhere in the books) The shower block is in the process of being upgraded. You must book in advance.
Liverpool marina: lock fees and no response on 14 channel
Written by Marion.c | 30th Apr 2019
I spent a few nights in Liverpool Marina in april 2019. The showers are not super well maintained (but there is hot water). They charge a fee for the lock which is between 20-25pound each way in addition to the berthing fee of 2.5pound per meter which we weren't advised when we contacted the lock operator and their general conditions couldn't be found on their website. This made our stay quite expensive.Upon arrival the marina didn't answered our VHF calls on channel 14 and 16. We got in touch with the lock operator through channel 37 and we were told to berth our boat anywhere and come to the office to find a spot... Otherwise the staff is nice, but we are a bit wondering if this marina is familiar with visitors with these high locking fees and absent VHF usage.
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Written by Don Thomson | 18th Apr 2018
There is good advice below if you want to go past the Marina, further upriver. Nothing to add, even the prices have remained the same.
Tidal Streams
Written by Bryant | 8th Mar 2017
Streams in the lower part of the estuary can run at up to 5 knots on big springs, not maximum 4 knots as stated.

Higher up the estuary, I very strongly suspect (and I am a local sailing man of many decades standing) that the streams are at least as strong in the Garston Channel, but there is little charted data.

Between Garston and Hale Head the streams can sometimes run at up to 6 knots, but are heavily dependent on the bathymetry of the bottom, which changes frequently.

Between Hale Head and Widnes the tidal waveform is a pronounced sawtooth, leading to very strong streams (and sometimes even a bore) on the flood. At Widnes itself there is on springs a 10 hour ebb, and the entire flood comes in during a period of only about 2 hours.

Wind against tide conditions can produce almost vertical walls of water in stronger winds, both in the main channels and (for different reasons) over the banks; but in light winds the water can be utterly benign.

Info from Mr O.Shaw
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 13th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. No changes were made. Please note that as far as we can ascertain if you bus into Liverpool and want to spend the evening there you will need a cab back.
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 22nd Feb 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 22nd February 2013. Much has changed since we first wrote about this place; the environment has changed and the facilities improved inside and outside the marina. Local bus services have also improved. The prices have been updated for the 2013 season.
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Update on facilities
Written by MissMack | 2nd Dec 2011
"Hi guys can I offer some corrections relating to information provided on the site.

Red diesel is available at Liverpool Marina from a refuelling pontoon.

There is a new garage/supermarket on Sefton Street where basic
provisioning could be undertaken (about a 15 minute stroll from the

Hope this helps.



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