|Position:||Lat 54 13.6 N||Lon 04 41.7 W|
Traditionally a major fishing port which used to host a huge fishing fleet, Peel remains the most active fishing port on the Isle of Man. It is also a major port for the importation of fuel oils and does host the occasional cruise ship visit. Situated on the west coast, Peel also has a comprehensive fish and shellfish processing industry and is home to the traditional art of kipper curing with guided tours organised for visitors throughout the curing season (May to September).
Peel’s striking feature is its ancient castle overlooking the entrance to the Inner Harbour, which also features the award-winning House of Manannan heritage centre, open all year round to visitors.
Purt ny Hinshey - the Manx Gaelic name of Peel is translated as 'Port of the island’ (inis), i.e. the port near St. Patrick’s Isle or inis Patrick.
The swingbridge will normally be swung half hourly on the hour and half hour by request. The bridge will also be swung immediately the flap gate has lowered on a rising tide, and will be swung just before the flap gate is due to raise on a falling tide to ensure early exit and late entry if requested. The bridge will also be swung in cases of emergency, or,exceptionally, on special request for a specified reason. Weather conditions will also be taken into account when granting a special request for a bridge swing.
Once the bridge has been swung open and in order to give priority to vessels it may, if there is sufficient demand, remain open for up to 20 minutes.
During working hours, 0800 to 1630, the bridge will normally be operated locally by the Harbour Keepers. Outside of these hours or for operational reasons the bridge will be operated remotely by the Marine Operations Centre, Douglas. Visiting boat owners arriving or in Peel should contact “Peel Harbour” on VHF 12 to arrange a berth and to request the timing of the next bridge swing.
Peel Harbour is manned seven days a week, normally 08.00 to 16.30, and requests for a berth and bridge swing may be made to “Peel Harbour” on VHF 12 or by telephone on 01624 842338/07624 495036. Out of hours, VHF 12 calls will be answered by the Marine Operations Centre in Douglas, which may also be directly contacted by telephone on 01624 686627.
Mariners are advised to comply with the traffic signals shown at the bridge and proceed only on the green signal. Exiting vessels will normally be given priority, and entering vessels are requested to ensure that they do not block the channel for exiting vessels.
There are a small number of 12m and 10m marina berths available for visiting yachts and these will be allocated upon arrival. The berth will normally be communicated by VHF 12. The marina has power and water, and a facility block with showers and toilets. Access cards for the marina gates and facilities are available from the Harbour Office.
- An application form for Pontoon contract can be found attached at the foot of this page. Visitor enquiries by phone please
- Approximate monthly operating times for the flapgate can be found attached at the foot of this page.
- Emergency Telephone (available 24 hours)
- Fresh water
- 220-250V AC
- Showers available in the marina and at Peel Sailing and Cruising Club
- Diesel available from fuelling berth at East Quay. Fuel cards may be purchased from the MFPO Offices near House of Manannan close to marina gate.
- Petrol available in cans from local garages
- Waste - bins are available on quay and Harbour Yard – contact Harbour Office for other waste
Town:Town: Banks, post office, shops, bars, chemist, (Early closing Thursday)