Falmouth Pilot Notes & Charts

Pilot notes are meant as a general guide, or for use in conjunction with a Pilot book or chart.
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The approach is straightforward with Black Rock the main hazard situated in the middle of the entrance to the Estuary well marked by a lit beacon and a lit East Cardinal Buoy. Vessels inbound for Falmouth Harbour should round the Docks Wharves and may use the old observatory tower as a conspicuous skyline mark for the Yacht Haven approach.
The approach to the Visitors Yacht Haven is dredged to 1.5m below Chart Datum and is very well marked using large orange triangular leading marks.
The approach to the marina is very straightforward but you should take extra care at low water spring tides.
Travel upstream, leaving Greenbank Quay to port.You will see the marina as you pass Boyers Cellars - a deepwater commercial jetty. Steer close to the marina's outer pontoons, keeping between them and the E cardinal beacon.This shows the edge of the dredged area.Moor at the visitors' hammerhead pontoon.
Tell the marina you have arrived and get your berthing instructions by using VHF Channel 80 or the telephone on the pontoon. The reception number is 01326 316620. Once you are berthed, go to reception where you will be given the marina security code number for the pontoon walkways and toilet and shower blocks.
Arriving at night Use a torch to pick up the reflective panel on the port hand Penryn River buoys. Steer due west, keeping the flashing yellow mark between the flashing white one and two fixed red ones.Moor at the visitors'hammerhead pontoon and tell the marina you have arrived. Reception is manned 24-hours a day.
Marina Inner Basin The marina is divided in two by a cill which is marked at each end by a tide gauge.The ATG dries to 1.8m above Chart Datum. Please ensure that there is adequate depth for your vessel before crossing the tidal gate.Visitors should only enter the inner basin after being given the go-ahead by marina staff.
Using an appropriate local chart, follow the deep-water channel through Carrick Roads until the red (R.Fl.5s) and green (Gn.Fl.6s) buoys at the entrance to Mylor Fairway bear between West and North-west. Pass between the buoys and then steer West along the fairway through the swinging moorings until the Marina Entrance bears South.
Visiting yachts are usually accommodated on Pontoon E, the Eastern Breakwater. Prior contact with Mylor Yacht Harbour Moorings Office on Channel M (37) is advised. Mylor water taxi also operates on Channel M, and the yacht harbour office monitors Channels M and M2 (80).
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