Details for Douglas Marina, Isle of Man

Douglas Marina, Isle of Man

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Average rating 2.5 stars from 2 reviews

Address Sea Terminal Buildings, Isle of Man
Douglas IM1 2RF

Phone+44 (0) 1624 686628

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel

Douglas Harbour Control VHF Channel 12


Email contact

Owner, manager


Chris Clark


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Straightforward, harbour has an open approach with leading lights and beacons. There can be a fair amount of ferry traffic, call Harbour Master on Ch 12 before entering or leaving to avoid impeding commercial traffic.





Tide & current additional info

Once inside the harbour, there is no current.


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 4
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: The marina water level is maintained by a flap gate at about 2m. The flap gate will be opened at about 2 hours either side of high water. A lift bridge also has to be opened to allow access, call Harbour Master on Ch 12 to arrange for the bridge to be lifted. During traffic rush hours, you may need to wait awhile, but they will get you in.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: In the inner marina there are about 100 pontoons. Can be very crowded in the summer, and its very tight. No reservations. In the outer tidal harbour, about 18 boats can raft up to a pontoon, which is only in position during the summer months.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 130
Transient price: $2.29/ft (2013-06-17)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Only in the inner harbour.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Available on some berths.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Gas, only available in cans from the garage. Diesel, can be arranged through private contractors, or cans from local service stations.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out


Yes - Can be bought at the supermarket.




Yes - At the yacht club next to the marina.


Yes - At the yacht club next to the marina.



Yes - The marina is very close to the town centre.

Tesco Supermarket
Lake Road
Isle Of Man
+44 845 677 9210







Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - 12 tonnes.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Roaming charges in the Isle of Man are very high, switch off your mobile.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Bus, taxi's, ferry's to Liverpool and Heysham, airport at Ronaldsway.

Other services


For the bikers is the annual TT race which uses a road track around the island, attracts many hundreds of bikers, both professional and joe public. The island itself is very scenic, great views, and many historical buildings.

Reviews for Douglas Marina, Isle of Man
Douglas Marina and Town, 2013-09-01
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14508)

We returned to Douglas recently and had a lot of trouble with access in and out of the upper harbour on foot. We arrived out of working hours (7 pm) on a Saturday and wanted to get into the shower block and then town for dinner. We were unable to get out of the secured boat park, which is where you end up once buzzing yourself out of the marina. One of the more nimble crew had to climb over the gate, leaving the rest stranded inside. The harbour office was closed so they went into the yacht club and got the marine operations centre telephone number. They, in turn, remotely opened the gates to let us out, but there was no access to the showers or toilet until the following morning. Returning to the boat park after dinner, we had to call the marine ops centre again to let us back in (and frankly their attitude on the phone left a lot to be desired!).

This is ridiculous. If the yacht club had been closed we would have had real trouble. If you have an electronic gate system, you must provide access to crews that have arrived at night. Or at least let them know the situation on VHF when calling to discuss and arrange the bridge opening - earlier on, we were on the visitors pontoon for three hours in the afternoon waiting for the tide, and during several radio calls someone could have simply mentioned that we needed to walk around and check in then to get a card. Please bear in mind that there's no VHF when you're trapped inside a locked boat park at night! Not being able to have a shower when you get in just adds insult to injury.

The showers themselves are pay per use (card operated, buy at the harbour office), and you only get 3 minutes! I'm not a fan of paid showers as it's basically a tax on smaller boat owners that don't have on board showers.

Douglas town itself is a great place to visit. The marina is right next to the centre of town, and you really feel like your boat is nestling in the middle of things. The town has a beautifully preserved Victorian waterfront, horse-drawn trams along the waterfront and an original Victorian electric railway that connects Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey. There are some really good restaurants and bars in Douglas as well as a wide range of shopping. If you're only making one stop in the Isle of Man, Douglas is central so it's easy to explore the rest of the island from here.

Douglas Marina, 2011-05-14
Captain: , Liverpool, UK (928)

The marina itself is not that great, with little in the way of facilities, but as its virtually in the town centre, that does not matter to much.
The Island is a greast place to visit, but can be very crowed in summer, especially diring the two weeks of the TT Race

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