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Harbour masters Office and Team

Harbour control

About the Exeter Port Authority

Covering the Exe Estuary and approaches, our role is to help ensure marine operations and activities within the Harbour are undertaken in a safe and reasonable manner.

Our main duties include:

  • Building strong relationships with user groups and other stakeholders by providing a reassuring presence on the water

  • To enforce bye-laws, with a particular focus on speeding vessels

  • To record details of accidents or near miss incidents for Harbour Master to investigate

  • To monitor and report on the provision and maintenance of aids to navigation

  • To understand and practice counter pollution (and similar emergency) plans and procedures

  • To assist in ensuring the Council meets all relevant environmental obligations.

Exeter Canal and Quay team are responsible for the Exeter Canal and Quay.


Contact the Harbour Patrol Office

Online: Contact us

Address: Trinity Buoy Store, Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth, EX8 1EQ

Tel : 01395 223 265   

VHF: Channel 12 call sign "Exeter Port Authority"


Contact the Exeter Canal Office

Telephone enquiries are available Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9am to 2:30pm (please leave a message if not answered).

Walk in by appointment are available Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9am to 2:30pm.

Online: Contact us

Address: Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD

Tel: 01392 265791

Out of Hours Emergency:  01392 265147

Our River Exe, Canal and Quay Facebook page.





The team

When this content has been updated

Last updated 13 May 2024