Traditionally a fishing port which used to annually host a huge herring fleet, Peel remains the most active fishing port on the Isle of Man but is also important commercially for the importation of various fuel oils. Situated on the west coast, Peel also has a comprehensive fish and shellfish processing industry and is home to the traditional art of kipper curing with guided tours organised for visitors throughout the curing season (May to September).
Peel's striking feature is its ancient castle overlooking the entrance to the inner harbour which also features the award-winning House of Manannan heritage centre, open all year round to visitors.
VHF Channels 16 and 12 (Douglas 24 hours other ports during office hours)
Pilot book: No 37; West Coasts of England and Wales
Admiralty Chart: No 2696
Mooring: Two buoys available for visitors in the bay offer good protection except in strong west winds, all year round Raglan Pier: can accommodate craft up to 3M draft Jetty: can accommodate small craft up to 1.4M draft
Address: Breakwater Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man, IM9 6JA
Swingbridge: Available 0700 - 1600 hours daily or by prior arrangement (24 hours notice required) contact Harbour Master Harbour Office: Emergency Telephone (24 hours) East Quay: Fresh water Town Quay: Fresh water; 220-250V AC West Quay: Fresh water; 220-250V AC; slip (Grid) North Quay: Fresh water; 220-250V AC Shipyard Quay: Slip Old Harbour: Slip moorings Seasonal mooring buoys close NW of Queen's Pier head Note: Landing on Queen's Pier is prohibited
Berths are varied with both tidal and deep water facilities. Port St Mary has attracted a lot of visiting vessels over the years and is the proposed site for a new marina Moorings: Visitors buoys (seasonal) NW of the Alfred Pier Head. Good protection except in strong S and SE winds. Depth of at least 4M. The use of a chain preventor is strongly advised. Anchorage: Chapel Bay with depths between 3M and 6M. Alfred Pier: Craft up to 11M and less than 2.5M draft moor in the inner end at ladders 1 to 4. There may be a need for craft to tie up alongside other craft and the use of fendering and shore lines is essential. Craft in excess of these dimensions, or craft not suitable to raft alongside other craft should moor at the visitor mooring buoys or anchor. The Quay: The inner harbour with ladders 8 to 12 are those normally used by visiting craft. Slipway: There are two full tide and one half tide slipways
Address: Alfred Pier, Port St Mary, Isle of Man, IM9 5EF
Berthing is limited because of the size of the harbour, but leisure craft can use the channel berths in favourable conditions. No deep water berths are available as the whole harbour dries at each low water. Seasonal mooring buoys are placed in Garwick Bay (1 mile south) over the summer period for visiting vessels.
Moorings: Two yellow can type mooring buoys situated 3 cables SE of the Breakwater Head (water depth at least 4M) (seasonal). Anchorage: SE of the Lheeah Rio bell buoy between 13M and 18M of water Slipway: There are three, half tide slipways
Address: The Quay, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM9 1LD