Precautions / Regulations / Facilities.
Maintain Listening Watch for Harbour Office Launch on Ch. 74.
Navigation: Tide races and wind over tide are the most important considerations when navigating Alderney / Braye Harbour.
Depths: The Harbour provides access at all states of tide taking into account safe times to approach harbour. See: “Tidal Streams”.
Tidal Streams: Always navigate the “Swinge” at slack water, which is +21⁄2 hrs HW or LW Alderney. Tide runs at up to 9 knots in the “Swinge” and 11 knots in the “Race”.
Winds: Good shelter in Braye Harbour, except in strong N-NE winds and occasionally in a heavy SW swell.
Harbour entrance: Keep well clear of submerged breakwater. Also see note above on tidal streams.
Speed Limits: 4 knots within Braye Harbour.
Arrival procedures: On arrival call Harbour Office. See: “VHF communications” & “Useful Telephone Contacts”.
Mooring / Anchoring: Braye Harbour has 70 visitor mooring (Yellow) buoys available within the shelter of the breakwater.
With some additional areas designated for anchoring.
Fuel: Fuel is available from “Mainbrayce Limited” but is not particularly practical. Contact Harbour Office for advice if fuel is required.
Harbour Taxi: Mainbrayce Taxi. See: “VHF Communications” & “Useful Telephone Contacts”.
Incident reporting: Alderney Coastguard: or Alderney Harbour Office. See: “VHF Communications” & “Useful Telephone Contacts”.
Alderney Coastguard: Working frequency Ch. 67 & 74. A listening watch is kept on Ch. 16 Call sign “Alderney Coastguard”.
Alderney Harbour Office: Ch. 12 Call sign “Alderney HarbourOffice”. Open June to August 07:00 – 20:00 hrs.
Otherwise 08:00 – 17:00 hrs Monday to Friday.
Harbour Office Launch: Ch. 74 Call sign “Harbour Launch”.
Water Taxi: Ch. 37 Call sign “Mainbrayce Taxi”.
Useful Telephone Contacts.
Alderney Harbour Office / Coastguard: 01481 822620.
Guernsey Coastguard: 01481 720672.
Harbour Taxi: See Mainbrayce Limited.
Mainbrayce Limited: 01481 822 772.
Click here for Alderney Port Authority Website.