A current copy of the Reeds Nautical Almanac is available in the harbour office for reference.
Local Area Charts
Navigation for the local area can be found in the
Admiralty Charts numbers 883 and 34.
Various tide books can be found in the shops around the islands and tidal graphs and figures are available in different almanacs. In certain places around the islands the currents can be quite strong causing choppy conditions when the wind and tide are against each other. It’s worth having a look at the directions and speeds, normally found on the admiralty charts and almanacs, before your visit.
High water Dover -0630 Devonport -00.55
Maximum rise, Springs 6.2 metres
Mean rise Springs 5.7 metres
Neaps 4.3 metres
A weather forecast is displayed on the notice board outside the harbour office and copies are usually available in the office during busy periods. The inshore waters forecast is given by Falmouth coastguard at 0710 LT and every three hours afterwards. These forecasts are currently announced on VHF channel 16 and broadcast on VHF channel 86.