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.
The marina is very large and appears to have good facilities including fuelling. The harbour office is well staffed and they speak excellent English. They are also very good at responding to e-mail messages and questions, an example other marinas would do well to follow.
Cherbourg has a Condor ferry from Guernsey and Poole in 2022 and also border control for your Brexit passport stamping.
The town is about 10mins away and the shopping centre, approx 20mins.
There are a couple of good restaurants available by the marina office.
Official Website – www.portchantereyne.fr/
See the following page for the entry procedure for third-country nationals boaters (and in particular for British boaters) – www.portchantereyne.fr/port-ch…
All visitors pontoons are located in Port Chantereyne, large capacity vessels (up to 25 m long and 3 m draft) can be accommodated.
Please click on the following link for an up to date and more informative pdf CherbourgChantereyne 122012
The J, P, Q pontoons, the waiting pontoon, the north side of the H pontoon, as well as the west side of the K pontoon are reserved for visitors.
- K west: ship over 12m
- P: ship up to 12 m
- Q west: ship up to 14 m
- Q is along the pontoon: ship over 14 m
- H north along the pontoon: ship over 14 m
- J along the pontoon: ship up to 25m – Please contact the port office for the use of pontoon J
- Waiting pontoon without connection to the land: ships up to 25m
Official brochure – 2018 version – port_chantereyne_cherbourg_64p_guide_escale_2018_BD 3
Speed limits 14 knots in the wider harbour, 8 knots in the inner harbour and 3 knots in the marina.
Office of Port Chantereyne
Tel: 02 33 87 65 70
VHF Channel 9
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 credit/debit card directly at the fuel pump 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. The submarine, in particular, is amazing and well worth seeing. See www.citedelamer.com/en/ for further information.
You have to walk back towards the town, cross the road bridge and go up the other side of the harbour to get to the Cite de la Mare and so is a good 30mins walk and yet it is so close when you are in the marina – as the crow flies.
Yacht Club – yc-cherbourg.com/
Market day – Market days in the town centre of Cherbourg are Thursdays and Saturdays
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.
Web Cam – www.portchantereyne.fr/