Known as Port Chantereyne, this is a great 24 hour a day marina to visit and a refuge port. Especially popular with the English who can pop across from the mainland and have a few great days in this interesting town.
We visited by land in October 2016. The marina is very large and appears to have good facilities including fuelling. The harbour office is well staffed and they speak excellent English.
All visitors pontoons are located in Port Chantereyne, large capacity vessels (up to 25 m long and 3 m draft) can be accommodated.
- K West: vessels under 9 m
- N and P: 9m to 12 m
- Q west: 12m to 14 m
- Q east: larger than 14 m
- H north: up to 25m
- J along the pier: vessels up to 25m – please enquire at the marina office to use this pontoon
- Waiting pontoon without connection to the land: vessels up 25m
Official brochure – 2016 version – en.calameo.com/read/004730308a…
Speed limits 14 knots in the wider harbour, 8 knots in the inner harbour and 3 knots in the marina.
Tides – tide.frbateaux.net/33
Fuel – Diesel and petrol pumps are located close to the marina reception near J pontoon. Contact marina office or payment can be made 24h / 24h by creadit / debit card directly at the fuel pumps up to a maximum of Euro120.
Things to do – La Cite de la Mer is the other side of the marina and you can walk across to this amazing site. Le Redoutable nuclear submarine and a Titanic exhibition are included in the site where I am told you can easily spend a day. See http://www.citedelamer.com/en/ for further information.
Yacht Club – yc-cherbourg.com/
Market day – Tuesday, Thursday
Car Rental / Hire cars
We rented through http://www.francecars.fr/ who were very helpful and efficient. Where it says “Modifier l’agence” on the web site, type in Cherbourg and then a drop down list should show Dielette, Carteret Yacht Club, Saint Vaast and of course Cherbourg. They delivered the car on a truck to Dielette.
Web Cam – http://www.portchantereyne.fr/