FAQs

Q. Harbour Office Opening Hours

The Harbour Office is open:

Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700h

Saturday 0900 – 1300h (summer time only)

Fowey Harbour Patrol work until dusk in the summertime and operate on VHF Channel 12.

Out of Hours Emergency calls should be made to the Fowey Harbour Office 01726 832471 and will be transferred to the duty officer.

Q. Is there WiFi coverage in the harbour?

The harbour area is covered by Wi-Fi. Detect and connect to the Fowey Harbour Club Wi Fi wireless network and select an option from the pricing plan (e.g. per hour/day/week).

Club Wi Fi 01626 270140

Q. What is the speed limit in the estuary?

The speed limit in the estuary in 6 knots over the ground, which is approximately walking pace.

Q. When is Fowey Regatta Week?

Fowey Regatta Week is held in mid-August each year.

See the Events section for further information and other local events

Q. Which Cruise Ships are due to visit the port?

The schedule of Cruise liner visits can be downloaded from the cruise liner section.

Q. Can I swim in the harbour?

Readymoney Cove at the entrance of the harbour is a designated bathing area, in the summer period it is closed to boats to ensure safety for swimmers.

Swimming is not permitted from pontoons or within the harbour area.

Q. Can I use a Jet ski in the harbour?

Jet skis and PWC are permitted within the estuary as long as they adhere to the 6 knot speed limit and other port safety requirements.

Readymoney Cove is closed to all motorised craft during the summer bathing season.

Q. What facilities are provided for yachtsmen?

Further information about facilities available can be found on the Port Information page

Q. Does Fowey Harbour have a water taxi?

Fowey Water Taxi operates a daily service from Easter to the end of September

Contact on VHF Channel 6 or 07774 906730

Fowey Water Taxi website

Q. How to apply for a Permanent Mooring

Complete a mooring licence application form, available from the Harbour Office. Include as much information about the intended boat as possible. There is an application fee which is detailed on the form.

Please note that the Deep Water Waiting List is currently closed to new applicants therefore we are currently only accepting applications for drying moorings in the upper estuary.

Don't forget to let us know if your details or requirements change whilst you are on the waiting list as this may affect our allocation process.

Q. How to apply for a temporary mooring

A temporary mooring is a permanent resident’s mooring which is not being used for the forthcoming season and is available for FHC to sublet for the season. The mooring remains in the permanent licensee’s name and on the conclusion of the season, the mooring reverts back to them.

Anyone on the waiting list for a permanent mooring is eligible for a temporary mooring allocation provided their boat is suitable for the mooring in question.

Temporary mooring application forms are available from the harbour office and an administration fee is payable. As this is an annual system, temporary licensees need to re-apply on an annual basis.

Q. What are the Boat storage options in the harbour?

Fowey Harbour Commissioners offer summer and winter storage at various sites around the estuary and can accommodate kayaks and dinghies right to up craneage for boats up to 8 tonnes displacement.

Storage sites:

Contact the harbour office for availability. For charges see Leisure charges brochure

Q. Visitor moorings

Swinging and fore and aft visitor moorings are available in the lower harbour they are BLUE in colour.

There are also visitor pontoons in the mouth of Pont Pill and Underhills opposite the Fowey town. A shore-linked visitor pontoon area is available upriver at Mixtow.

We do not pre-book visitor moorings unless part of a planned rally and they are on a first-come first-served basis. In busy periods, please expect to be rafted with other vessels.

Visitor mooring charges are outlined in our leisure charges brochure

If you require assistance with your mooring, please contact Harbour Patrol on VHF Channel 12.

Fowey Harbour
Tel: +44 (0)1726 832471   Email: fhc@foweyharbour.co.uk