Falmouth Harbour is a haven for superyachts. The harbour’s relatively quiet waters mean that large yachts can access the area with ease and convenience.
For crews and guests alike, Cornwall is an incredible place to spend time with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
The Harbour Area contains a number of specialist businesses offering:
Falmouth Harbour has been providing a comforting welcome to seafarers for centuries. Built around the packet ship trade, Falmouth was the first landfall for many sailing ships returning to Britain from distant shores.
In modern times Falmouth continues to be an important stopover for many large yachts departing for or returning from the Caribbean or the Mediterranean.
The sight of St Anthony’s Lighthouse and the castles of St Mawes and Pendennis have been welcoming sailors home for generations, where Falmouth Harbour’s safe waters and a well earned drink at the world famous Chainlocker await.
Falmouth Harbour has a number of moorings suitable for Superyachts.
Falmouth Harbour provides the following services for yachts at anchor or on the moorings.
Falmouth Pilots can provide expert advice on anchoring positions, tailored to meet the specific needs of individual yachts.
Falmouth can act as a perfect base for UK cruising or a must see destination for large yachts passing through Cornwall and the Southwest of England.
The ports of Fowey, Dartmouth and the Isles of Scilly all sit within easy cruising distance via some of the most pristine sailing waters in the UK framed by rugged coastline.
The region is unmissable for those wanting to experience the natural beauty and picturesque seaside towns of the UK.
Vessel movement reporting details are laid out in Admiralty List of Radio Signals, Volume 6.
All large vessel movements in excess of 20m LOA should be reported to ‘Falmouth Pilot Radio’ on VHF ch 09 with at least 15 minutes notice prior to the movement commencing.
This is vital to ensure that movement information can be recorded and promulgated for Port Safety.
Large yachts are expected to comply with all relevant reporting requirements.
We always recommend appointing a local agent to handle pre arrival and immigration formalities.