Find answers to our most commonly asked questions.

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For further information on our visitor moorings, and to book using our online payment system, please click here. (Please book prior to your passage to Plymouth, to ensure availability).

Yes, although the harbour authorities in Plymouth ask users to register their personal watercraft with the Port of Plymouth Personal Watercraft Registration Scheme. You can find the online form here.

As described in the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020, the following speed limits are in force:

  • North of Plymouth Breakwater – 10kts (vessels <15m can exceed this when >400m from shore)
  • Cattewater – 8kts, No Wash.
  • Sutton Channel – 4kts

Speed limits within the Cattewater are proactively enforced by the Harbour Office, in accordance with our enforcement policy.

Before any diving activity takes place, written permission must be obtained from the Harbour Master beforehand. To find out more, and view our diving permit form, please click here.

Swimming in the harbour is dangerous and is only allowed with written permission and a risk assessment from the Harbour Master.

Take a look at our harbour guide, for things to do in and around the harbour.

You can phone us on +44(0)1752 665934. The Harbour office is open from 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday. We are closed on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. You can also email us at info@plymouthport.org.uk.


If you are afloat and in need of assistance, contact the coastguard VHF 16 or by dialling 999.

Boats: Oreston Slip, Moutbatten Slip.

Canoes: Oreston slip, Mountbatten slip, Hooe Lake, Elphinstone Slip and Commercial Quay

Paddleboards: only launch and recover at public locations.

If you would prefer not to use our online payment system, please phone +44(0)1752 665934 to book your mooring (prior to your passage to Plymouth, to ensure availability).

Ch 14 – Long Room Port Control.

To report an incident, please fill in the online form here.


During working hours, you can phone +44(0)1752 665934 or email info@plymouthport.org.uk.

Outside working hours, please phone Longroom Port Control on +44(0)1752 836935.