Call 01983 293952 or email

Anchorage and Passenger Landing Points at Cowes Harbour - Isle of Wight

Anchorage and Passenger Landing Points

Cowes Harbour Commission provides pilotage for cruise vessels using the Cowes anchorage “C1”, suitable for cruise vessels up to 150m dependent on weather conditions.

ABP Southampton provides pilotage for cruise vessels over 150m using the “ABP Anchorage”.

Tender landing point
Tenders disembark their passengers at the Trinity Landing pontoons. The landing is rigged with a marquee and a welcoming party will be on station to assist passengers. Coach parking facilities are located at the head of the gangway ramp.

Shore security
Cowes is fully ISPS compliant and will provide licensed security staff for the ship to shore connection.

Customs and immigration
This will be arranged via the cruise line’s appointed agent; however, if this is the vessel’s first UK port-of-call, Customs and immigration will attend the vessel on arrival for efficient clearance.

Cruise to Cowes anchorage diagram
C1 anchorage for vessels under 150m, and ABP anchorage for vessels over 150m. View PDF of diagram.

Contact the Cowes Harbour Master

• Harbour Office, Town Quay, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AS
Tel: +44 (0)1983 293952 or Email: 

Denholm Wilhelmsen South, Southampton: +44 (0)2380 713134

Inchcape Shipping Services, Southampton: +44 (0)2380 930 600 /

GAC Shipping (UK) Ltd, Southampton: +44 (0)191 431 8976

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services, Southampton: +44 (0)2380 682 680

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