the tide on the River Suir, runs very strong in this section, it is
advisable to plan a passage taking advantage of the tides. From the
Barrow Bridge / Cheekpoint; follow the deep and well-marked commercial
channel up the River Suir passed Bellview Port on the north bank.
(For more on Cheekpoint, see Section 29c.)
Little Island, where a second channel appears, keep to starboard and
pass on the north side in the Queens Channel.
The eastern end of the island is clearly marked with a lighted beacon
(a sand spit extends east a distance from the island), and usual
passage is to the north of the island following the commercial channel
King’s Channel, which runs south of the Island, is the original river
course and is silted up. The ferry to Waterford Castle runs from the
south side of the Island and there are private pontoons and moorings
in this section. On approach to the city, take note of available
berths in Facilities below.
draught 2.5 metres (8.2 feet).
Danish founders named Waterford City - Vadrefjord (Windy fjord) in the
9th century. Features of the city include: the Viking
Triangle, Reginald’s Tower, City Hall, the Bishop's Palace, St.
Patrick's Church, Christ Church Cathedral, Cathedral of the Most Holy
Trinity, Black Friars, St. Olave's Church, Greyfriars, Waterford
Treasures Museum and the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre. Events and
exhibitions run frequently in the Theatre Royal, Garter Lane Arts
Centre, City Hall and the Forum. The Tourist Office is on the Quay.
are a number of pontoons on approach to the city.
The first is
the privately owned Grannagh
is the Waterford Boat Club pontoon at St Johns River, then the marina
pontoons on the Adelphi Quay, which stretch for 360 metre and are
first half of the Plaza pontoons are also designated but the latter
half of the plaza and the clock tower section of the marina are
available to visitors. Be aware of the strong tides when coming
alongside and moor securely.
marina has water, electricity and is central to all amenities in the
city including a chandlery.
more berthing information contact:
Waterford Marina (John Codd): Mob: +353
87 2384944, e-mail:
is connected to other major centres via the N9 to Dublin, the N25 to
Cork (west) and Rosslare (east) and the N24 to Limerick. The Bus
Station is located on the quay and Plunkett railway station is over
the bridge on the north side of the Suir with daily connections to
Dublin and Limerick Junction.
Waterford Airport is within 8km with flights to the UK and mainland
estimates are based on High Water Cobh +0057
River Suir’s upper reaches are navigable for a further 19 miles making
Carrick-on-Suir accessible from Waterford.
Distance from Waterford City to: Carrick On Suir – 20 miles; Dunmore
East – 8.1 miles; Cheekpoint - 4.2 miles and New Ross – 9.6 miles.
Admiralty Charts 2046: details of Waterford Port - scale of 1:7,500