Local Information

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Local Charts

Local chart provided by Navionics.
Although set to come up with our local waters this software can produce charts for anywhere in the world!.

Map of the Deben Entrance

Latest details of the River Deben entrance.

Map of the waters around Stone Point

Also available from the Titchmarch Marina website.

Orwell and Stour Entrance and rivers navigation.

More information on the rivers Orwell and Stour on the "Visit my Harbour" website.

Tidal Stream Atlas 

Tidal Stream Atlas for the entrance to the rivers Orwell and Stour. Also available from the Harwich Haven Authority website.

Current weather

Felixstowe Weather




Tide Mill Yacht Harbour. On the river Deben in Woodbridge with 214 berths.


Fox’s Marina & Boatyard. On the river Orwell near Ipswich with 100 pontoon berths and secure storage ashore for 300 vessels.

Ipswich Haven Marina. In Ipswich docks with 320 berths and 30 dedicated visitor berths.
Neptune Marina.In Ipswich docks with 98 berths.
Woolverstone Marina. On the river Orwell half way between Ipswich and Felixstowe with 235 berths and 110 swinging moorings.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour. On the river Orwell just up river from Felixstowe docks with 550 berths


Shotley Marina. At the confluence of the rivers Orwell and Stour with 350 berths. Click here to see a video showing an aerial view of Shotley Marina.

Walton Backwaters

Titchmarsh Marina. The marina is situated in the unique Walton Backwaters, an area of outstanding natural beauty and special scientific interest, and has 420 sheltered berths.


Deben Rowing Club An open club and membership is open to all regardless of age, sex or ability.
Ipswich Rowing Club A new Rowing Club on the tidal Orwell just outside the wet dock which re-establishes the sport of rowing in Ipswich after a gap of some 70 years.
Sailing Clubs

Deben Yacht Club The Woodbridge club was founded in 1838 when boats on the river Deben estuary were mainly used for trade and transport but some owners started using them for fun. Today it is a thriving club operating mainly with modern dinghies on the upper part of the estuary, close to Woodbridge town centre and its railway station car parking
Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club On the mouth of the river Deben the club supports both dinghy sailing and cruising.

East Suffolk Wakeboard and Water Ski Club Based on the river Deben north of the moorings at Felixstowe Ferry.

Waldringfield Sailing Club A friendly, family-oriented club situated on the banks of the river Deben. .
Woodbridge Cruising Club The Club was founded in 1965 to encourage local sailors to explore the numerous estuaries on the East Coast and beyond: to the Thames, the South Coast, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.


Suffolk Stand Up Paddleboarding Club
The main venue and base for the club is Alton Water near Ipswich. They also paddle down the River Stour (Cattawade, Flatford, Dedham) and other waterways around Suffolk such as the River Orwell, paddling from near the Orwell Bridge to Pin Mill and in the sea at various locations along the coast, including Felixstowe.

Fox's Marina Yacht Club Located at Fox's Marina on the river Orwell.

Haven Ports Yacht Club The club operates independently within Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the river Orwell. A private members' club (i.e. not open to the general public) but visiting yachtsmen are always made welcome.

Orwell Yacht Club The club, originally founded in 1918, is located in Ostrich Creek that it shares with Fox's marina at the head of the River Orwell. Ostrich creek is dredged giving deep water access to the river from the Clubhouse and making it easily accessible at all states of the tide.

Pin Mill Sailing Club The club is situated on the south bank of the river Orwell just 6 miles down river from the port of Ipswich with easy access to both international destinations and the extensive sailing potential in the local rivers. The club stages the highly regarded annual PMSC Barge Match, and the annual PMSC Smacks and Working Boats Race. Membership is around 400.

Royal Harwich Yacht Club The club, on the river Orwell next to Woolverstone Marina, offers a wide range of activities ranging from serious racing, through to social sailing and onto training over a wide range of disciplines.


Felixstowe Sea Angling Society Founded in 1909 the Felixstowe Sea Angling Society is based by the beach at the end of Manor Terrace. The Society has beach and boat anglers.

Swimming (Outdoor) Clubs

Felixstowe Swimscapes A friendly open water group, swimming off Felixstowe beach. We sometimes see groups of their swimmers swimming past our lookout!


Harwich Town Sailing Club A warm friendly sailing club, on the river Stour, committed to promoting sailing as an all round family activity in all its forms, from championship racing to pottering about in and around the harbour area. 

Shotley Point Sailing Club Based at Shotley Marina at the confluence of the Rivers Stour and Orwell,
Shotley Point Yacht Club welcomes all boaters to join its friendly club where you will find like-minded people with an interest in sailing the East Coast and beyond.

Shotley Sailing Club The club, situated on the Shotley peninsula, is a warm friendly sailing club committed to promoting sailing as an all round family activity in all its forms, from racing to pottering about in and around the River Stour area.

Stour Sailing Club Located at
Manningtree on the river Stour and has nearly 300 members. Interests include cruiser and dinghy racing, sail training and cruising. Members also row skiffs, paddle canoes and fish in the estuary. 

Felixstowe Coas tguard Rescue Team

Their Facebook provides details of their work

Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Team.

The Coastguard Rescue Teams are on call 24 hours a day-365 days a year. In a coastal, beach or mud incident call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. 
Facebook page

Harwich Lifeboat Station

Harwich Lifeboat station is one of the busiest in Britain and is just one of the 230 RNLI stations based about Britain's coast. It is positioned opposite the Port of Felixstowe


RNLI website


The Port of Felixstowe is Britain's biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe. The port handles more than 3.7 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes over 3,000 ships each year including the largest container vessels afloat today. The port provides some of the deepest water close to the open sea of any European port.

Felixstowe traffic

Click here to see the Arrivals and Departures page on the Port of Felixstowe website.


The Port of Ipswich is the UK's biggest grain export port handling around 500,000 tonnes of grain every year. It also handles 3 million tonnes of cargo and 200,000 cubic metres of wood per annum. All ships leaving Ipswich sail down the river Orwell and come out to sea between Felixstowe and Harwich

Ipswich Traffic

Click here to see the Port of Ipswich Arrivals and Departures

Yachting guide 
Full details for entering and leaving the rivers Orwell and Stour. Also available from the Harwich Haven Authority website..


Radio Channels
Coastwatch - 65 (Call us for a radio check and local conditions)
Felixstowe Ferry Boat Yard - 08
Felixstowe Ferry Pilot - 08
Fox's Marina - 80/M
Harwich Harbour Patrol Launch - 11
Harwich Harbour Radar - 20
Harwich Port - 13
Harwich Vessel Traffic Service (Harwich VTS) - 71/11/20
Ipswich Haven Marina - M/80
Ipswich Lock Control - 68
Ipswich Port Radio - 68
Neptune Marina - M/80
Parkeston Quay - 16/18
River Deben Pilotage (Callsign Odd Times) - 08
Royal Harwich Yacht Club - 77
Shotley Marina - 80
Suffolk Yacht Harbour - 80/M
Sunk Pilots Harwich - 09
Sunk Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Harwich - 14
Tidemill Yacht Harbour Berthing - M
Tidemill Yacht Harbour Woodbridge - 80
Titchmarsh Marina Walton Backwaters - 80
Walton Yacht Haven - 80
Woolverstone Marina - 80/M

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