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Weather & Tides
Today - Light Rain Showers
Maximum: 9C, Minimum: 5C
Wind: 19mph South Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:32 GMT, Sunset: 15:55 GMT
Monday - Light Rain Showers
Maximum: 11C, Minimum: 11C
Wind: 28mph Southerly, Visibility: Moderate, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:33 GMT, Sunset: 15:55 GMT
Tuesday - Heavy Rain
Maximum: 12C, Minimum: 7C
Wind: 36mph Southerly, Visibility: Very Poor, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:34 GMT, Sunset: 15:55 GMT
Sun 16 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec
Thu 20 Dec
Fri 21 Dec
Sat 22 Dec
The tidal information is for Douglas.
There is a tremendous variety of sailing from the Isle of Man - suitable for both experienced sailors and the novice, from the comparative calm of Douglas and Ramsey bays, to the rugged coastlines of the north and south of the Island. Whether its leisurely cruising or exhilarating racing, the Island is an ideal location. In addition, dinghy racing is becoming extremely popular, with regular races held on Sundays during the winter at Baldwin reservoir. The Round the Island Yacht Race is a major event in the Island's sailing calendar, but throughout the year there is a wide variety of races and trials to test sailing skills.

Besides the four main harbours mentioned below, there are good anchorages at Castletown and Derbyhaven in the south east, Laxey Bay in the east, and Port Erin in the south west. Most of the harbours are on the east coast, although, a visit to the west coast with its contrasting scenery is worthwhile.


Shelter: good expect in the NE to S'ly winds. Heavy seas run in during NE gales. Beware of commercial traffic.


Shelter: good expect in NE winds. Harbour dries. Beware commercial traffic movements.


Shelter: good except in strong NW to NE winds when entry should not be attempted. Inner harbour dries.

Port St Mary

Shelter: good except in strong E/SE winds. Inner harbour dries.
Acknowledgement: DOTL

Isle of Man Yacht Club 01624 832088
Douglas Bay Yacht Club 01624 621823
Manx Yachting Association 01624 621823
Manx Sailing and Cruising Club 01624 813494
Peel Sailing and Cruising Club 01624 842390

Tourist Information +44 (0)1624 686766
Airport 01624 821600
Castletown 01624 825005
Port St Mary 01624 832101
Port Erin 01624 832298 / 835858
Peel 01624 842341
Ramsey 01624 817025
Onchan 01624 621228
Ballasalla 01624 822531

Island Laws
Similar seatbelt laws to those in the United Kingdom and elsewhere apply and visiting drivers should negotiate our narrow roads and lanes with care. It is an offence on the Island to use a mobile phone whilst driving. In some of the larger towns and villages Parking Discs are required (obtainable from Isle of Man Steam Packet vessels, the Sea Terminal, airport, car hire companies and local Commissioners Offices).

The Island has a strong anti-drugs policy and illegal possession of banned substances can lead to a jail sentence if found guilty.

Trailer caravans are not permitted on the Isle of Man, without a permit. However, self-propelled motor caravans are welcome, as are tenting campers.

Licensing Laws
Liberal new Isle of Man legislation has introduced 24-hour opening for pubs, bars and off-licences. This means that all licensed premises, including nightclubs, restaurants and the Douglas casino now have the option to serve alcohol 24 hours a day.

Comments (28)
21/03/2018 @ 12:25 pm
Richard Marcinko
A must visit on the Isle of Man is the Isle of Man Rest for Old Horses. Its a great place to visit with family and friends. Jill the owner does everything for these beautiful old horses and donkeys. You can even sponsor one for £10. Its a great way to fill some time and you will come away feeling great.
25/02/2018 @ 6:47 pm
Helen & Len Yacht
Our Friends wintered in Douglas a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I dont have any information on wintering in Peel, although I do know that its great in the summer.
Good luck
25/02/2018 @ 4:56 pm
Freddy and Jane,Yacht Shine on
Has anyone on here stayed in Peel Harbour marina during the winter months? Thinking of wintering there later this year. Any advice would be greatful.
24/02/2018 @ 11:15 pm
Heidi (Middernachts zeil)
Great to find you guide. We have been to plan a visit to Ireland and Isle of Man for long time and now we finally come. good to see you are now update guide and we look forward to visit in June.
24/02/2018 @ 10:02 am
Lenny &June
Visiting the island May this year.we are coming over from Cananda. We have been googling information on the island and stumbled accross you. We are very much into our sailing, but obviously not bringing our boat with us. Are there many boat hire or boat charters on the Isle of Man? We prefer sailing, but also enjoy motor boating. Can you give us some advice on prices and availability.
20/02/2018 @ 3:13 pm
Harbourguides Crew
Hi Sarah & Bill
we are now updating the Isle of Man Harbour Guide, so it will be all up to date for your visit later this year.
Have a great trip
Harbourguides Crew
19/02/2018 @ 12:22 pm
Sarah & Bill Forsythe
Sailing over in April 2018. How often do you update this guide?
17/12/2013 @ 8:04 am
If we decide to include Isle of Man on our adventures in Jan, is it Worth renting a car? and is there a lot to see?
Never been before.
14/11/2013 @ 9:12 am
Bottom Line are a really efficient outfit, and are just outside of Douglas .
29/09/2013 @ 7:32 am
Wilf, Anne, and Tony ll
Have had a pleasant 2 night stay at Wellbeck Hotel very down to earth people and family run, and is in a nice quite area just off the prom,
25/08/2013 @ 10:27 am
Portofino is fairly new to harbour, but is a lovely fine dining restaurant at decent prices.
05/07/2013 @ 8:08 am
Just tried Just for You [ massage ] for injured neck muscles, very good.
05/06/2013 @ 7:38 am
Elizabeth and crew
Tip of the week:-) If first time sailing into Douglas, hire a car and drive round the .TT course ( providing no one on it at time sailing ) we chose Smarthire , cheap and good on fuel.
27/02/2013 @ 8:21 am
HG Crew
Here are a few Yacht charters Alexander:
Just copy the URL of the above to visit the sites.
Hope this helps
HG Crew
26/02/2013 @ 5:01 pm
Can you give me the list of Sailing Yacht charter companies in the Isle of Man. Thanks
03/10/2012 @ 7:25 am
Pizza King is one of the best takeaways I have ever been to,Ace.
21/05/2012 @ 9:03 pm
Vic P
I tried Port Jack Chippy at the north end of the Douglas Prom, toward Onchan, and it's excellent. It was a dine-in room as well as a take-away counter so either you can have their excellent Fish 'n Chips there or get them for take-away and just walk across the street and sit on the grass knoll overlooking Douglas, the Prom, and the Tower of Refuge. Neat!
20/04/2012 @ 8:46 am
Harbourguides Crew
Hi Greg. Paul Smith is arriving on the island this weekend and is going to be there for the next three weeks updating our guide, so rest assured that when you next visit all will be updated with some great new services.
Make sure you mention Harbourguides when using them
20/04/2012 @ 8:39 am
Greg and crew
Glad to hear you are updating, we use your guides quite a lot on our travels and we did notice that this Island needs renewed information.Look forward to seeing whats on when we visit in September..
16/04/2012 @ 5:12 am
Paul H.Guides
Looking forward to updating Isle Of Man at some point this week,keep an eye out for me(see meet the crew)on home page.
11/04/2012 @ 1:04 am
Sue and friends
If looking for permanent berths,try Castletown .Good rates and changing very fast.Keep up the good work.Have been using site for 5 years now and especially like the new maps.Au revoir.
11/04/2012 @ 12:39 am
Just to let you know,Chapters restaurant no longer there (on your side banner) tried the Thai restaurant which is linked to Chapters banner,excellent.In fact quite a lot of changes over last 2 years.
08/04/2012 @ 5:11 pm
Hi Francis And crew
Look under our "Accommodation" section at the top of this page if you need somewhere to stay.
We are updating the Isle of Man soon and will be adding a wider choice of businesses including places to stay.
07/04/2012 @ 7:21 am
Frańcis and crew
Stopping overnight with crew in Douglas next month. Anybody have info on reasonable rates?
13/06/2011 @ 1:23 pm
Try Douglas Harbour 01624 626403
13/06/2011 @ 9:26 am
Anyone know where I can get hold of old metal/aluminum trawl net floats?
16/03/2011 @ 11:45 pm
Edward W. Clucas
where would one store a 12meter boat for the winter ?
many thanks
13/02/2011 @ 5:29 pm
Just had the best fish n chips ever at the Chartroom!!!! very nautical too....try it.
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Business Reviews (11)
28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
21/03/2018 @ 12:19 pm
Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses by Steve HG CREW
21/03/2018 @ 10:50 am
On the Rocks by Steve Harbourguides Crew
I definitely had the best meal on my trio to the Isle of Man at this restaurant. I had a Rib-eye steak on the hot stone with vegetables as a side order and a bottle of wine. All was delicious served by lovely waitresses that were very attentive and good fun.
Omer the restaurant owner was also very helpful and a great host. Looking forward to returning.
21/03/2018 @ 10:38 am
The Welbeck Hotel Restaurant by Steve Mally HG Crew
I ate here regularly as I was staying at the hotel for over a week. Every meal I had was delicious and well presented. Certainly not over priced with a good varied menu.
21/03/2018 @ 10:35 am
The Welbeck Hotel by Steve Mally HG Crew
Really enjoyed staying at the Wellbeck. Michael, his wife and staff really looked after us. The room was lovely, clean and bright with all the modern fixtures and fittings you would expect from a hotel of this calibre. I would have no hesitation in recommending any body to stay here. The food is also excellent.
23/02/2018 @ 7:38 pm
Bottom Line Ltd by Bob Douglas (Stormy Rival)
Monday 6th August we motored into Douglas and moored up at the pontoon. The problem we had was that when we had the engine on the bilges kept filling with water. We thought we needed a new exhaust pipe so we contacted Bottomline marine. When Dean came out he quickly found that an overflow pipe had come loose and sorted the problem within minutes. He was very polite, very professional and he didn't charge us for his time. I would recommend his services to any skipper with a problem. Someone to keep note of.
30/06/2017 @ 6:59 am
Douglas Harbour by visiting douglas marina TT /17
30/06/2017 @ 6:59 am
Douglas Harbour by visiting douglas marina TT /17
22/06/2014 @ 6:46 am
Rossborough Insurance Limited by Douglonian
News to me that this bunch had an office here, and I live here!!
07/01/2013 @ 1:02 am
Manx Marine by Stephen
Good stocks, friendly advice and super service.
20/05/2012 @ 10:33 am
The Marine Hotel by John
Massive portions,and lovely with it.
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