Customs and immigration
Immediately upon arrival, before any crew member goes ashore, Masters of all vessels arriving in Guernsey must complete the Guernsey Border Agency declaration given to them by the Marina Attendant staff. Completed forms must be placed in one of the yellow Customs boxes or returned to a duty Guernsey Border Agency official afloat. In addition, vessels arriving from any port outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey should display a yellow Q flag instead of the courtesy ensign until the yacht is properly cleared by the GBA, after which the Q flag is replaced by the courtesy flag. All persons on board vessels arriving from places other than the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey or the other islands of the Bailiwick must be in possession of a valid passport and/or required visa.
Arrival in St Peter Port
All visiting yachtsmen are met on arrival by a member of the marina staff who will provide assistance and a suitable berth for your vessel. All visiting vessels must clear inwards at the main harbour of St Peter Port, regardless of which marina they moor in. Mooring in the QEII Marina is by prior arrangement only.
Moorings for visiting yachts
A marina attendant in a dory will guide you to your berth or the holding pontoon just outside the entrance, which provides plenty of space for vessels awaiting the tide.
Mooring alongside pontoons are available in the Victoria Marina however there are size & draught restrictions so please check with our Marina Staff (VHF 80) if you are able to berth inside the Marina. The sill height is 4.2m above chart datum, with access approximately 2.5 hours either side of high water. Entry is controlled by the marina attendants. Control lights are positioned on both pier heads at the entrance to the marina.
In addition to the Victoria Marina, Guernsey Ports offer non tidally restricted 'Swan' Pontoons just outside of the Victoria Marina which offer walk ashore access straight into town. Unfortunately there is no electricity available on these pontoons however fresh water is available and you are not restricted by the tide in anyway.
Your mooring is designated for your vessel only; prior permission of Guernsey Ports must be obtained to lay alongside piers, jetties, or ships. Please do not leave your vessel unattended for more than 24 hours except by prior arrangement with the Marina Office. Visiting yachts intending to stay longer than 14 days should also obtain prior permission from the Marina Manager (01481 220609)
The marina staff are there to ensure the safety of all our customers and they will recommend a berth suitable for your boat. Please advise staff of how long you intend to stay when you arrive. We can take payment alongside and accept cash, debit and credit cards.
Victoria Marina: depth over sill in metres (sill dries 4m 20cm).
Marina mooring charges
Port entry and exit
Commercial vessels are severely constrained whilst manoeuvring within the harbour and therefore smaller craft are requested to keep well clear. Guernsey Ports operate with IALA lights in our St Peter Port Harbour which applies to ALL vessels. The relevant LNTM notice governing their use can be found in the link below.
LNTM No. 011/2022 - Subject IALA Port Traffic Signals
Vessels should follow instructions from Guernsey VTS (VHF CH 12) and if a vessel is 20 metres or longer you must take part in the Guernsey VTS scheme for entry into local waters, port and marina approaches. More information on Guernsey VTS can be found by using this link.
Need to know
All vessels arriving in the harbour with animals on board will be subject to controlled mooring.
The landing of animals from vessels arriving in Guernsey directly or indirectly from places other than the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey or the other islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey is strictly prohibited. Any animal on board any such vessel in the harbour in the Bailiwick or at anchor or moored in the territorial waters adjacent thereto must remain securely confined within an enclosed part of the vessel from which it cannot escape. Any such animal found ashore or not confined on the vessel will be detained and may be subject to six months' quarantine or destroyed and the master of the vessel prosecuted.
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Speed limits from four to six knots are in force in St Peter Port Harbour. A speed limit of six knots is in force in most of the bays around the coast of Guernsey and in the approaches to Herm and Jethou. There is also a speed limit of six knots off most of the bathing beaches in Herm and at Rosaire anchorage.
Please do not leave tenders on any steps, gangways or pontoons as they may seriously impede other users or emergency access points. In the interest of safety, tenders should not be used in the marinas unnecessarily.
Swimming and diving is not permitted in any area of the harbour's, including the marinas.
Holding tanks should not be emptied in the marinas or harbour, where possible please avoid using on-board toilets when moored in the marinas or pool area.
It is strictly forbidden to refuel in the marinas or anywhere else in the harbour without the permission of the Harbourmaster. Marine fuel (diesel and petrol) is available from the Boatworks+ berth at the Castle Emplacement (accessible approximately half tide up to half tide down dependent upon draught) and in the QEII Marina. Wholesale diesel (minimum order 300 litres) is available from Rubis on the Commercial Berths in St Peter Port for vessels on skippered-delivery and at the Leisure Fuel Pontoon in St Sampson's Harbour for all vessels. All fuels need to be stored in approved containers, with adequate fire-fighting equipment in position to deal with engine and cooking appliance fires. Using barbecues is strictly forbidden in the marinas and in the pool area.
All vessels must hold a minimum third-party insurance indemnity of £2,000,000. Medical insurance is strongly recommended in Guernsey. Please click here for more information.
Showers and laundry
Marina facilities include shower blocks and toilets on both sides of Victoria Marina. The laundry block with coin operated washing machines and tumble dryer is located within the Albert Pier facilities.
Electricity is available on all Victoria Marina pontoons for an additional daily charge. Electricity is not available on the walk-ashore pontoons outside the marina.
Water is available on all visitors pontoons. Visiting vessels are required to use their own hoses.
Waste bins and recycling points are provided near all marina gangways. DO NOT throw rubbish into the harbour or leave it on the pontoons: as well as being unpleasant, it is also an offence.
Port Waste Plan Waste Plan v.1 Sept.2019 [1Mb]
This is a free service for visiting yachts, please contact marina staff for log-in details.
Useful telephone numbers
Harbour Office: 00 44 1481 220229 (Monday - Friday, 0900 to 1700)
Marina Office: 00 44 1481 725987 (daily, 0600 to 2200)
Guernsey Border Agency: 00 44 1481 221417
Guernsey Coastguard: 00 44 1481 720672
Guernsey VTS: 00 44 1481 220481 (24 hours)
Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance, and Coastguard): 999 or 112.