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Visitor Moorings on the Exe Estuary

We have a number of visitor moorings available on a 24 hour or weekly rental basis.

Visitor moorings can be found on The Bight: in the vicinity of number 13 and 15 lateral markers approximately 1 nautical mile from the harbour entrance (50°36.73N – 03°26.09W). 

All visitor moorings are orange and clearly marked with a large V, with the maximum size of vessel in metres listed on the buoy. Moorings are assigned on a first come first served basis.

Visitor mooring charges

Charges for recreational visitor moorings on the Exe Estuary for the 2024 season:

  • £21.00 (inc VAT) per day or part day - vessels under 40 foot.
  • £26.00 (inc  VAT) per day or part day - vessels over 40 foot.
  • Discount on the above – stay for seven nights and only pay for six

Charges for commercial/qualifying vessel moorings on the Exe Estuary for the 2024 season:

  • £85.00 per day or part day.

Longer stays. Please note recreational and commercial vessels can only stay on a visitor mooring on the Bight for a maximum of two weeks. If a vessel wishes to stay longer this is only by prior arrangement with the Harbourmasters Office.

How to arrange payment

When you have picked up a visitor mooring, please call us on VHF Channel 12, using the call sign "Exeter Port Authority", or ring tel: 01395 223 265 when you have picked up a visitor mooring.

Please note: There are no formal visitors' landing points, visitors are encouraged to use the water taxi - call on VHF Channel: 37 or Tel: 07970 918418.


Approximate location of visitor moorings


+ = lateral marker positions

---- = Visitor mooring


When this content has been updated

Last updated 8 May 2024