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News - 16/12/19

Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 opening times

Festive opening and operation times for Cowes Harbour Commission, Shepards Marina and Cowes Harbour Services are shown below. 

Harbour Office: 
Cowes Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1700 on Monday, 24th December 2019 and re-open at 0900 on Thursday, 2nd January 2020. 

The Duty Harbour Master can always be contacted out-of-hours in an emergency by calling Solent Coastguard on 02392 552100 or VHF Channel 16/67. 

Harbour Patrols: 
Daily river patrols will be carried out over Christmas and the New Year and our Berthing Masters will check all vessels, moorings and navigation marks in the harbour. 

Shepards Marina: 
Phone calls will be redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Marina who can be contacted directly on 01983 297821 for visitor bookings, general enquiries, and payment of annual mooring licences. 

From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day inclusive, CHC staff will be either in the Shepards Marina reception or out on the water during the following times:

Christmas Eve: 0800 – 1800
Christmas Day: 1000 – 1200
Boxing Day: 1000 – 1200
27th – 31st December 2019: 1000 – 1400
New Year’s Day: 1000 – 1200
2nd January 2020: 0800 – 1800 (normal office hours)

Cowes Harbour Services: 
The Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard reception will close at 1700 on Monday, 23rd December 2019 and re-open on Thursday, 2nd January 2020 from 0900-1700 (normal office hours).

Fuel Berth: 
The Cowes Harbour Services Fuel Berth will remain open for business but with reduced hours as shown on the CHC website.

Water taxis: 
Operation times for Cowes Harbour Taxi have been amended for the Christmas and New Year period and can be viewed in the “Water Taxis” section of our website.