Shipping Information

Harbour Plans



LAT 58 D 26.5min N
LONG 003 Deg 04min W (chart No. 1462)

Approaches – Chart No 1462

IMRAY Chart C23

Wick Harbour Approaches

Outer Harbour

South Pier Leading Sector Light

  1. W/R/G 3 seconds

Leading lights into Outer Harbour are two fixed Red lights in line,

20 metres apart, near root end of South Pier, not visible until entrance is opened.

F.R 5m F.R 8m

River Harbour

Harbour Bridge Sector Light

Dir.Iso.WRG 4 seconds 

Entrance between North and South River Piers marked by double Red and Green vertical fixed lights.


Port Closed Signal

A black ball is hoisted by day, or a fixed Green light shown by night, on a prominent mast at South Head.

Harbour Radio

VHF Ch16, or working channel Ch 14

(during office hours and as required.)

If no contact, telephone 01955 602030. (24 hours)

Port Data

The Harbour consists of three basins:-

The Inner Harbour is the main fishing and leisure berthing area and gives access to the 80 berth Marina.

The Lifeboat berth is adjacent to the RNLI Station.

Outer Harbour

used for temporary berthing, fuelling,  and summer berthing.
Depth alongside -Inner/Outer = -1.71m. CD

River Harbour

Main commercial quay, in regular use, larger vessels wishing to use this area should consult the Harbourmaster about shipping movements.

Total quayage = 1366 metres.
River Basin = -4.20m. CD

Max. length of Vessels = up to 89m (contact harbourmaster if vessel over 85m)

Sandbar outside the River Basin is now – 2.60m CD (March 2018)

Commencement of dredging expected May 2018 .

Check with Harbour Office for further information and advice.


Bulk water on most quays – River Basin, 50T/Hr.

Toilet and shower facilities are available for visitors at a nominal charge, situated on the Telford Jetty

Contact the Harbour Office to arrange access during your stay.