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Lough Foyle and Port of Londonderry inc. Foyle Marina

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


North Channel Approach 55° 13.8’ N 006° 54.25’ W


AC 2510 Moville to Londonderry AC2511 Lough Foyle AC 2798 Lough Foyle to Sanda Island AC 2723 Western Approaches to the North Channel.SC 5612 Imray C64

Rules & Regulations

The buoyed channel in Lough Foyle is a “narrow channel” within the meaning of Rule 9 of the Collision Regs, so keep right and don’t get in the way of large ships. NW part of the Lough is in the Republic of Ireland, Donegal. SE part in the UK, inc. Londonderry.


The ebb tide spills out beyond Inishowen Head and in NE winds can cause very turbulent seas.
The Tuns Bank extends out from Magilligan Point at the extreme NE end of which there is a lit PHM In rough weather the seas break over this bank and the NW side has been known to dry in some years.

Tidal Data Times & Range

WARREN LIGHTHOUSE -0430 Dover MHWS 2.3 MHWN 1.9 MLWN & MLWS no data MOVILLE -0350 Dover MHWS 2.3 MHWN 1.9 MLWN 1.0 MLWS 0.4 LONDONDERRY -0255 Dover MHWS 2.7 MHWN 2.1 MLWN 1.2 MLWS 0.6 See Approach and Entry for more information.   (links)

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General Description

H M Foyle Port (at Lisahally)  Bill McCann.  VHF Channels 16,12 & 14 with Traffic & Nav info on Channel 14. Tel:   028 7186 0555.&
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Tidal Information:
The Standard Port here is “River Foyle (Lisahally)” and....
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

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Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 11th Aug 2022
No changes
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 7th Jul 2021
I reviewed these notes in July 2021. The marina is still unmanned and all bookings, fees etc can be paid on line. If you require shore power you will have to drop in at Lisahally to obtain electricity cards(s)
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 24th May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. Prices have increased and we've uploaded the 2019 charts.
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Written by Don Thomson | 7th Sep 2018
I have updated the text reference the payment of dues and the coffee shop. The internal links to Moville have also been repaired.
Written by Don Thomson | 4th May 2018
We have had conversations with Foyle Port re the payment of harbour dues and electricity cards. Harbour dues can be paid on line on their website but if you need to get shore power you must call in at the Harbour Office at Lisahally on the way in.
Electricity/water cards no longer available from the coffee shop
Written by MW | 21st May 2017
May 2017
We arrived at Londonderry to discover that electricity/water cards are no longer available to purchase from the coffee shop just outside the marina. We were saved by the lovely local boat who had a spare card! When entering the Lough it is best to check with the harbourmaster about current situation as you might be able to stop at the pontoon in the actual commercial port to get this sorted before arriving in the Londonderry. Apart from that showers are good, and the town is lovely!
Written by Don Thomson | 12th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Apart from a £1 increase in the berthing fee at the marina there is little to change.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 2nd Apr 2015
These notes were updated by Don in April 2015. We have emphasized the fact that, although it is listed as a requirement in both the Port Authority website and the Reeds Almanac one does not have to stop at the waiting pontoon at Lisahally to pay dues etc; that can all be done on arrival at the pontoon. You should still call the Port radio for instructions as to which pontoon to tie up at.
Update November 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 22nd Nov 2013
Updated November 2013 by Don Thomson
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