Moorings

We have 38 large visitor mooring buoys, 10 of which are suitable for vessels from 40ft to 60ft and are GREEN in colour. The remaining YELLOW buoys are suitable for vessels up to 40ft in length.  Vessels may raft up on any of our moorings.

Vessels Alongside Quay Wall

Vessels are invited to berth alongside the quay wall at the inner berths only, ahead of the white line painted at the top of the inner steps. While here you may collect water, top up the electric or stay for overnight berthing. Skippers should be aware that the inner berths are approximately 1 metre above Chart Datum. Please note that tying to the handrails, or using these berths for hull cleaning, is strictly prohibited. It may be possible for larger vessels to lay alongside the Quay’s outer berth on certain nights; however this must be arranged with the Harbour Master.

Small Visiting Craft

In the Harbour we can provide a number of moorings for people wishing to bring small craft (R.I.B’s, day boats, etc.) to the islands normally for use while staying on the islands. These moorings should be booked with the Harbour Master in advance and rafting may be necessary in the high season.

Rafting

The visitor’s moorings within the Harbour are suitable for rafting and this is a well recognised procedure, particularly in fine weather. However, we would like to remind our customers that consent should be sought from the vessel already occupying the buoy and that both skippers should be happy with the arrangements before making fast.