Fowey Estuary has plenty to offer those who enjoy time on the water. Situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Plymouth and Falmouth, it offers a haven to visiting yachtsmen and river users.
Below you will find information on facilities for all kinds of boating, including useful local contacts.
You may also like to visit our leisure activities page for organised trips and hire.
Fowey Harbour Office, Albert Quay, Fowey, PL23 1AJ .
Information on the Port of Fowey, including full details for visiting yachtsmen.
Tel: +44(0)1726 832471 or www.foweyharbour.co.uk
Moorings: The harbour contains both swing moorings and floating pontoons, when entering the port contact Fowey Harbour Patrol on VHF Channel 12.
Landing: There are two short stay landing pontoons in Fowey situated at Albert Quay and Berrils Yard, there are also landing pontoons at Polruan and at Mixtow for Penmarlam.
Launching: Slipways for launching are located within Caffa Mill car park in Fowey and at Penmarlam Boat Park, Mixtow, both chargeable. For more details on Penmarlam contact Fowey Harbour Office on +44(0)1726 832471 or www.foweyharbour.co.uk.
Water Taxi: Operates a ship to shore service between Easter and November, use VHF Channel 6 to contact them or telephone +44(0)7774 906703.
Yacht Clubs: Both the Fowey Gallants Sailing Club (+44(0)1726 832335) and the Royal Fowey Yacht Club (+44(0)1726 832245) welcome visiting yachtsmen to make use of their facilities.
Showers: Both yacht clubs have shower facilities open 0800 to 2200 hrs, there are further shower facilities at Penmarlam, Mixtow.
Waste: A floating rubbish skip and recycling station is situated at the entrance to Pont Pill, there is also a sewage pump out station at Berrils Yard. Ashore there are smaller refuse facilities at Penmarlam, Brazen Island, and on Albert Quay.
Fuel: Marine diesel is available from Toms Boat Yard in Polruan, 0830 - 1215hrs and 1300 - 1615hrs Monday - Friday only. Contact them on +44(0)1726 870232. Petrol is available from Four Turnings Garage situated outside Fowey on the A3082 and approximately one mile from the town centre.
Laundrette: The nearest laundrette is situated in St Blazey four miles away. The Harbour Office also provides a drop off and collection point for laundry, more details are available from Harbour Office staff on arrival.
Fowey River Boat Hire, Mill Pool Yard, Passage Lane, Fowey, PL23 1JS.
Tel: +44(0)1726 832874. For wooden rowing & fibreglass motor boats, weekly hire.
Fowey Boatyard, 10 Passage Street, Fowey, PL23 1DF. Tel: +44(0)1726 832194. Boat hire hourly, half day & daily rates, boat repairs.
Town Quay Boat Hire. Steve Langmaid, based on Town Quay, Fowey.
Tel: 07989 991115. Self drive boats, hourly hire with tuition & lifejackets.
La Caniche. Tel: +44(0)7718291667 48ft Gentleman's classic motor yacht moored in Fowey. Available to charter for up to 14 people. Half Day - £250
Sunbeam - The Picnic Boat. Tel +44(0)1726 832350. Beautiful 1930's classic wooden motor launch. Picnic in style on the river Fowey. Licenced for up to 5 people.
Dingy Sailing Tuition:
Fowey River Sailing - Sail in a newly built traditional boat or book a lesson (RYA dingy instructor) contact +44(0)1208 873721 for more information or visit www.foweyriversailing.com
Fowey Gallants Sailing Tuition - sailing lessons for juniors and flexible adults - small dinghies. Contact +44(0)1726 832881 for more information.
Yacht Sailing Tuition:
Fowey Maritime Centre - Providing RYA sailing and Powerboat training, RIB and Yacht Charter, Day Sailing, Coastal Tours, Day Trips and Experience Days
Telephone +44(0)1726 833924 or visit www.foweymaritimecentre.com
Fowey Sailing School - Yacht charter, practical training courses and theory and ancillary courses. RYA approved. Telephone +44 (0)1840 770990.
Sailmakers: Sail Shape is situated in North Street. Telephone +44(0)1726 833731.
Engineers: Fowey Harbour Marine Engineers can be contacted on +44(0)1726 832806 or +44(0)7770 600083 or VHF Channel 74.
Electronics: Marine Electronics is situated in Station Road by Caffa Mill and can be contacted on +44(0)1726 833101.
Weather: Polruan National Coastwatch Institution weather station shows the present conditions for the immediate area. www.polruan-nci.org.uk. A daily weather forecast is also posted outside the Harbour Office on Albert Quay.
Other Information: Harbour Guides - a guide to other Harbours, Marinas and Ports.