We are open to visitors 7 days a week all year round and have space for at least 40 visiting vessels.
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2 Grey visitor Buoys – maximum 6 boats on each
2 Yellow visitor buoys – maximum 4 boats on each
Concrete Lighter – this is moored in the river and boats may tie up either side. Rafting out is only permitted on the West face. The number of boats depends on the overall length, usually a maximum of 12.
ATL (all tide landing) – The wooden pontoon has one berth (yellow section) and 2 vessels may raft together. Note that the Red section is for stays up to 20 minutes only, for filling water tanks and taking on crew. This red section is free to use though there is a heavy penalty if a vessel stays longer than 20 minutes. The skipper must remain with the vessel.
Pontoon – This large pontoon can take approximately 15 vessels, rafting is permitted up to 4 deep. Only the channel side (West face) is open to visitors.
Empty mooring buoys – mooring holder buoys will be available from time to time when mooring holders are on holiday, please ask a member of staff for availability.
On arrival at the harbour please call “Sheppey 1” VHF 08 or mobile: 07456 459754 and provide us with your vessel length, type of vessel and preferred mooring requirements. Our staff will then allocate the most suitable mooring.
The ATL & Pontoon have direct access to shore. All other moorings are in the Swale and you will either need a tender or use our FREE trot boat service.
If you arrive after office hours please take the most suitable visitor mooring for your vessel. If you plan to depart before 10am please use our “Honesty Box” located at our harbour office. We are a not-for-profit community interest company and value the goodwill of the boating public to maintain our operations.
We can only take bookings for club trips with 6 boats or more and this is only for the Concrete Lighter. All other visitors are served on a first-come first-served basis. In 2016 there was only one day when we had to turn visitors away and our aim for 2017 is to accommodate every visitor.
|Swinging Mooring & Concrete Lighter||Pontoon/ATL Hammerhead|
|Boat Length||Short Stay
(3 hours before 3pm)
(3 hours before 3pm)
|Up to 10m||£7||£14||£10||£20|
|Above 10m||Add £1 per meter||Add £2 per meter||Add £1 per meter||Add £2 per meter|