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Harbour Office Opening Times

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Harbour Master, or staff on duty, will be present on the tide during peak season (beginning of June to end of August).  For the remainder of the year (September to end of May), a VHF listening watch will be maintained.


For emergencies in or around the harbour and coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.  At sea, call Humber Coastguard, VHF Ch.16.

Main Quay

Concrete blocked 200 metres in length runs east to west. From the eastern end to mid point is reserved for fishing vessels only.  Mid quay to west is the sailing vessel Albatros berth and also visiting vessels. At the eastern end is the fuel pontoon berth (no mooring).

Outer Harbour

165m of shore accessed pontoons with fresh water and electricity at pontoon bollards. 1.5m draft at low water. Vessels only allowed to berth with prior permission of the Harbour Master.

Harbour Office quay/pontoons

Concrete blocked quay 26 metres in length with access bridge to 206 metres of pontoons for visiting vessels or other vessels with the permission of the Harbour Master.

Tugboat Yard Quay

46m shore accessed pontoons. Angling charter boats and permanent berths only.

Harbour moorings for long term stay

The Harbour lets annually approximately 200 swinging/fore and aft moorings in various parts of the Harbour, the main four areas are:

  • Buxtons Bight
    Located at the northern end of the main run these moorings are swinging type. These moorings allow the maximum sea time during the tide.

  • The Run/Ben Taylor’s
    These swinging moorings are on flat sand midway down the main run of the channel, ideally suited for sailors who want more sea time.
  • Sluice Creek
    Ideally situated in a broad long creek north east of the quayside with good protection from winds in most directions, and close to the town and facilities. Fore/aft and swinging moorings.
  • East Quay
    These moorings are situated at the eastern end of the Harbour north of the boatstore in a very quiet area, not suited for deep drafted vessels.

East End Pontoon

11.5m pontoon with landing stage running east to west. No private moorings. Use by Harbour staff only for boatyard purposes.

Frank-T Pontoon

11.5m pontoon running east to west. For Frank-T use only.

Fuel Berth Pontoon

11.5m pontoon running east to west. For vessels bunkering fuel only. No moorings.

Running Moorings

These moorings are for small vessels normally under 16’ split between Beach Bank and the East End.


All commercial vessels working from the Outer Harbour should call VHF Channel 12 for clearance before entry or departure.  We would like to emphasise that all vessels should maintain a listening watch on channels 12 and 16 while inside the Port so that the Harbour can raise them if necessary.   A minority of visiting vessels fail to call Wells Harbour on channel 12 before entering, which can cause problems with berthing at the pontoons.

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