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Peel Cruising Guide

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Peel sits on the west coast of the Isle of Man and is considered to be the most 'Manx' of the island's towns.  It is officially a city but one with narrow streets full of character just made for exploring.  On a clear day you can see Ireland's Mountains of Mourne from here and Peel is well known for spectacular sunsets.  The harbour is sheltered by Peel Castle which sits on St Patrick's Isle and there is now a 120 berth marina in the inner harbour. 

Peel has been a major strategic port since Viking times and was once the island's main fishing port.  Fishing is still a major activity to this day and herrings are cured here to make the famous Manx kippers.  From mid May to late August, this is also one of the best places in the world to see Basking Sharks as they often come within metres of the cliffs and shore.

Peel Berthing

Marinas

Peel Marina, VHF Ch 12 (Peel Harbour)
www.gov.im/transport/harbours
Harbour Office, East Quay, Peel IM5 1AR - +44(0)1624 842338
Access through a tidal gate and swing bridge approximately 2½ hours either side of High Water
Water, electricity, toilets, showers

Other Berthing

Breakwater
Deepwater berths, often busy in the summer months

Visitor Mooring Buoys
Available in the bay in summer, can be uncomfortable in north to north west winds

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