There is also a big event taking place in Cherbourg and we have been told they are not welcoming visitors between the dates of 10th and 17th July 2022

Covid and Brexit information

The information regarding the clearance of British citizens when arriving in France is still current on the Port Chantereyne website.

British citizens must complete the following form and send it to the address shown on the form. The boat captain must also contact the Police aux Frontières  (+33 (0)2 33 88 72 20) to get the crew passports stamped. The Customs and Immigration may decide to come to the boat or ask the crewmember to go to their office located 27 rue Dom Pedro (a 15mn walk from the marina).

John reported, that when the marina is busy, the police/border force comes down to the Chantereyne Marina Office to stamp passports, every day at 09:00 and 18:00 hrs.

Click on this link for the form which needs to be completed Formulaire PAF plaisanciers britanniques Cherbourg

The Douane are located here

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-chantereyne/…

All visitors’ pontoons are located in Port Chantereyne, large capacity vessels (up to 25 m long and 3 m draft) can be accommodated.

Pontoons visitors

Visitors pontoons courtesy of David Harland 2022

Red – visitors pontoons, orange – waiting pontoon

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

Visitors pontoons closest to the harbour office, photo by David Harland 2022

Pontoons from by the marina office

Pontoons from by the marina office – showing pontoon J


Some of the larger pontoons


Toilets on the pontoons, very convenient. They need a code to get in.

Official Website –

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.

Contact information

Office of Port Chantereyne
50100 Cherbourg
Tel: 02 33 87 65 70
E-mail: portchantereyne@cherbourg.fr

VHF Channel 9

Marina office in the distance, Yacht Club in the foreground

Marina office in the distance, Yacht Club in the foreground

Inside the marina office

Inside the marina office

Tides – tide.frbateaux.net/33

Fuel – Diesel and petrol pumps are located close to the marina reception near J pontoon. Contact the 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 on 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 on 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.


Cite de la Mar site. le Redoutable is off the photo to the left

Restaurant Guide


Yacht Clubyc-cherbourg.com/

Market day – Market days in the town centre of Cherbourg are Thursdays and Saturdays

Weather –  cherbourg.moustic.biz/ www.metcheck.com/EUROPE/europe_forecast_…

Car Rental / Hire cars

We rented through www.francecars.fr/ who was very helpful and efficient. Where it says “Modifier l’agence” on the website, 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/