In years gone by, the thought of spending the night up the Humber in ports like Hull and Grimsby wasn’t exactly a thrilling proposition, but times are changing. The Hull Marina, or the Humber Dock as its sometimes called, is a thriving modern marina run by the British Waterway Marinas and Hull itself has a lot more going for it than some might think. 20 visitors berths are available in this marina which is located right in the heart of the city whose maritime heritage is steeped in history. Unfortunately the visitors berths are positioned immediately next the A63 - a busy road, thus making it not the most peaceful of berths. On the positive side, a convenient range of shops and attractions are close by. These include the Street life Museum depicting life in the old historic town, a multi screen cinema, and the latest addition - The Deep, an aquarium of the future with the worlds only ‘submarium’. Hull is also a perfect base for all year-round cruising on sheltered estuarial waters and for exploring the Rivers Trent, Ouse and the spectacular Yorkshire Coast.
The to the Humber Dock Basis, happens to lie in the path of the entrance to the Albert Dock which is a commercial shipping dock, so be mindful of this traffic. The tidal lock of the marina opens ±3hrsHW, and its recommended to announce you arrival 15 minutes in advance on VHF ch 80.
Hull Marina requires 24 hours’ notice for lock operations between the hours of 20:00 – 06:00.
Lock operations during these hours can be booked by calling Hull Marina on:
or alternatively calling the duty Lock Keeper on: 07789 178501