Fowey is accessible at all states of the tide by day or night. The entrance and lower harbour can become rough during ebb tides and strong southwesterly winds. Berths up river at Grid Irons, Penmarlam and Wiseman’s are sheltered from these conditions.
The harbour limit begins between St Catherine’s Castle and Punches Cross and extends 11km up to Lostwithiel. In this area, the speed limit is 6 knots.
Enter the harbour on a north-northeasterly course then head north-east to the swing ground area off Fowey Town Quay.
At night, keep in the white sector of the Whitehouse light until abeam of Polruan Castle (by day, you’ll see the ‘red rocket’ below the church tower).
The blue visitor moorings and pontoon facilities are mostly on the east side of the harbour. Arriving vessels should contact Fowey Harbour Patrol on VHF Ch12 to arrange a berth.