The following directions are intended as a helpful description of your journey up river. They do not relieve masters and skippers of vessels of their obligation to conduct their own navigation and safe pilotage plans within harbour limits.
Entry to the Harbour from Sea
The Daymark Beacon is a 24m high stone tower. This marks the eastern side of the entrance to the River Dart. It is maintained by Dart Harbour.
South Harbour Area
Royal Dart Yacht Club
On the eastern bank just south of the Lower Ferry is the RDYC. Visitors should berth on the pontoon outside the club to
Central Harbour Area
Mainstream Buoys and Anchorage
Viewed from the main channel heading North, the yellow ships’ mooring buoys can be seen on the right hand side in
North Harbour Area
Visitors’ moorings are available mid-stream, on the yellow mooring buoys downstream of the fuel barge subject to availability.
Higher Ferry and Noss
Dart Marina & Higher Ferry
The Higher Ferry runs on cables and it is advisable to give it a wide berth. Dart Marina is situated on the Dartmouth
Towards the Anchor Stone
Continue to favour the starboard side of the river as Maypool is reached. There is a disused grid marked by two unlit
There are some visitors’ moorings in this area. Contact ‘DART NAV’ on VHF Ch. 11 for directions. Visitors’ short stay dinghy
Mouth of Dittisham Mill Creek
Within 100 metres of Sandridge Boathouse turn left towards the centre of Dittisham Mill Creek until abeam of Higher
Bow Creek Area
Beyond Stoke Gabriel
To get beyond Stoke Gabriel from the entrance to Stoke Gabriel Creek, keep close to the Stoke Gabriel side of the river until
To proceed up river steer towards Duncannon, leaving the moorings to starboard and No. 4 buoy (Duncannon) to port. After passing No. 4 buoy keep
Sharpham Boat House
Alter course into Sharpham Reach and keep over to starboard. Leave the port hand buoys, Nos. 9, 10 and 11 both unlit, to port.
Fleet Reach and Home Reach
Entering Fleet Mill Reach
Passing the wreck on the right hand bank, head diagonally across the river so as to make the outside of the next bend and
Totnes and Baltic Wharf
There are berths on both sides of the river here. Baltic Wharf boatyard to port is private, but enquire at the office for visitor berth