Dartmouth Town Quay Pontoon 

3.9 (2 ratings)
  • 50° 21' 3" N, 3° 34' 37" W / See on the map

About Dartmouth Town Quay Pontoon

  • 9
    Berths
  • 9 m
    Length
  • 1.5 m
    Draft
  • 11
    VHF channel
  • +44 7795 459429
    Phone

Services and equipments

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Fuel
  • WIFI

User reviews (2 ratings)

Hospitality
| 3.5/5
Cleanliness
| 2.5/5
Services
| 3.5/5
Proximity of shops
| 5/5
Tourism
| 5/5
  • Nick ~ 11/07/2021
    OnBlue | Sailboat ~ 11.5 m

    Inside of Town Quay (TQ) berthing is overnight or longer. Outside is only from 1700 and you have to leave by 0845 (no exceptions). The TQ is high on your freeboard - fenders high is the order or you'll suffer. On the inside you are totally overlooked by all the tourists etc sitting on the benches on the harbour wall but they are 4m or so away, so not really an issue and it's kind of great to people watch back, so to speak. You will be rafted "max 2 deep" (what a HM sign says) on the inside, with a minimal 20cm between bows and sterns aft/ahead!....so you are packed into the alcove and will need the help of others to extracate yourself, more than likely. Water and electricity - plenty of points and water pressure is very high. During the day, the tourist boats come and go on the outside of TQ, so there is constant traffic and noise ( but it's not awful or anything). You are right in town, so for shops, food etc this is totally optimal. Only negative is it is too expensive and unfair for modest beam multihulls. Base fee is £2.45/m plus harbour dues £0.90/m (which everyone forgets about), PLUS a multihull surcharge. So for 5 nights in a 38' cat it cost us nearly £220. This is way too expensive to be fair, moreso - if you can believe it - as showers are EXTRA (tokens from HM Office for use at nearby Sailing Club). A 5 star marina is better value. It's also a badly formulated policy as we were rafted exactly like fellow monohull boaters in exactly the same space. So, a 5m-something beam motorboat will pay noticeably less than a 5m-something beam catamaran of similar LOA (because it has two hulls?!?). Not right; nor was the HMs and harbour financial officers' attitude customer care / focus - didn't even have the nounce or customer relation skills to offer a few shower tokens to offset the unfairness of the policy that every one else could see happening. WiFi was only working on 5GHz at time of our visit (but was was ok) - plus it covers 4 devices (get codes when you pay), which is good. My advice is - for a boat with two hulls or more - anchor in the main fairway and tender across if you don't need electricity or water but need to be at the centre of town. Second, maybe some customer centric training might not go amiss for a few (irrespective of what they think is the local or historical 'norm') . July 2021.

    Inside of Town Quay (TQ) berthing is overnight or longer. Outside is only from 1700 and you have to leave by 0845 (no exceptions). The TQ is high on your freeboard - fenders high is the order or you'll suffer. On the inside you are totally overlooked by all the tourists etc sitting on the benches on the harbour wall but they are 4m or so away, so not really an issue and it's kind of great to people watch back, so to speak. You will be rafted "max 2 deep" (what a HM sign says) on the inside, with a minimal 20cm between bows and sterns aft/ahead!....so you are packed into the alcove and will need the help of others to extracate yourself, more than likely. Water and electricity - plenty of points and water pressure is very high. During the day, the tourist boats come and go on the outside of TQ, so there is constant traffic and noise ( but it's not awful or anything). You are right in town, so for shops, food etc this is totally optimal. Only negative is it is too expensive and unfair for modest beam multihulls. Base fee is £2.45/m plus harbour dues £0.90/m (which everyone forgets about), PLUS a multihull surcharge. So for 5 nights in a 38' cat it cost us nearly £220. This is way too expensive to be fair, moreso - if you can believe it - as showers are EXTRA (tokens from HM Office for use at nearby Sailing Club). A 5 star marina is better value. It's also a badly formulated policy as we were rafted exactly like fellow monohull boaters in exactly the same space. So, a 5m-something beam motorboat will pay noticeably less than a 5m-something beam catamaran of similar LOA (because it has two hulls?!?). Not right; nor was the HMs and harbour financial officers' attitude customer care / focus - didn't even have the nounce or customer relation skills to offer a few shower tokens to offset the unfairness of the policy that every one else could see happening. WiFi was only working on 5GHz at time of our visit (but was was ok) - plus it covers 4 devices (get codes when you pay), which is good. My advice is - for a boat with two hulls or more - anchor in the main fairway and tender across if you don't need electricity or water but need to be at the centre of town. Second, maybe some customer centric training might not go amiss for a few (irrespective of what they think is the local or historical 'norm') . July 2021.

  • Tom
    Tom ~ 06/07/2021
    Serenity | Sailboat ~ 10.1 m

    Great option for one night in Dartmouth if you want a walk ashore berth right in the middle of town! (Approx 3.30 per metre - June 2021). They do raft in high season. Wash from the paddle steamer does come under the dock so do rig spring lines appropriately and maybe add an extra one. Ferries stop around 5pm and you get a great view for an evening drink in the cockpit. Yacht club showers were under refurb when we visited - alternatives were the public toilets and shower block that we didn’t sample. Great place for provisioning - and lots of independent deli / butcher/ bakeries etc to get fresh and local produce. Great walks up to the castle and coves of the River Dart entrance, or up and around through the town with views over to Kingswear.

    Great option for one night in Dartmouth if you want a walk ashore berth right in the middle of town! (Approx 3.30 per metre - June 2021). They do raft in high season. Wash from the paddle steamer does come under the dock so do rig spring lines appropriately and maybe add an extra one. Ferries stop around 5pm and you get a great view for an evening drink in the cockpit. Yacht club showers were under refurb when we visited - alternatives were the public toilets and shower block that we didn’t sample. Great place for provisioning - and lots of independent deli / butcher/ bakeries etc to get fresh and local produce. Great walks up to the castle and coves of the River Dart entrance, or up and around through the town with views over to Kingswear.