Information for Mariners

 Welcome to Portland

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Trader 42If you are planning to transit Portland Bill, the NCI Portland Bill station will be available on watch between 07:00 and 19:00 hrs BST, 7 days a week to help you, if you need assistance. Our highly trained watchkeepers monitor all vessels passing the lighthouse at Portland Bill and in addition vessel details, speed and course are recorded. These details are not available for public viewing.

Sloop - Nauticat 39We are also available by telephone on +44 (0)1305 860178

To help us to help you, we would ask you to have your AIS switched on, if available, and if you have a radar reflector that it is sited correctly. Our major problem is with correct vessel identification, reading the vessel name from a distance and contact by radio or AIS will be of great assistance to us.


We are currently unable to display the weather conditions from our weather station due to technical problems however if you contact our lookout by telephone or radio our duty watchkeepers will be pleased to advise you of the current weather and tidal conditions.
Alternatively for the latest Portland Bill weather forecast please use the Weather – Portland Bill link in the list of links on the right hand side of this web page.


For up to date information regarding Marina Berths, Visitor Berths, Entering & Leaving the Harbour, Outer Harbour Berthing, Harbour Facilities and Harbour Dues please use the Weymouth Harbour link in the list of links on the right hand side of this page.


Dean & Reddyhoff – Weymouth Marina, full marina service and will accommodate visiting boats.

Weymouth & Portland Council. Contact the harbourmaster’s office. Berths available short term in the outer harbour (seaward of town bridge), also berths available (probably for longer periods) in the inner harbour.

Dean & Reddyhoff – Portland Marina, full marina service and visitor berths.

Yacht Clubs

Royal Dorset Yacht Club – 11 Custom House Quay, Weymouth, DT4 8BG – +44(0)1305 786258

Castle Cove Sailing Club – Old Castle Road, Weymouth – +44(0)1305 783708

Weymouth Sailing Club – Nothe Parade, Weymouth, DT4 8TX – +44(0)1305 785481

Weymouth and Portland Cruising Association (WPCA) – For details contact Michael Gregory – +44(0)1305 889165

Weymouth Harbour 2014For further information on moorings and facilities we suggest visiting mariners view the Weymouth harbour guide available from the harbourmaster’s office for details of all the above.