Visiting Us

Two sailing boats cross the Royal Yacht Squadron finish line at Cowes Week while onlookers watch from the shore
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Whether you're bimbling around for a day, taking part in a regatta, or having a week afloat, you're very welcome at East Cowes.

Portland Berth holder benefits

  • Summer overnight visit £3.25 per metre
  • Winter overnight visit £2 per metre (2017-18)
  • Electricity, WiFi, showers all included
  • Book your berth for peace of mind
  • Cruise between our marinas
  • Stamp Album - collect six overnight visits and the seventh is free
  • Discounts for rally groups
  • Special rates for Cowes Week and RTIR

Visit for lunch in the Lifeboat pub overlooking the marina, rest overnight as you cruise around, or stay for a few days and explore the island.

We do get very busy in the school holidays, so please call us in advance.

Special visitors

If you have special requirements, please don't hesitate to ask our team for help or advice.

The marina is completely wheelchair accessible, and we are proud supporters of the Ellen Macarthur Cancer TrustCowes Sailability and Wet Wheels.

We welcome children and dogs, and there are play areas close-by to run-off cabin fever.

Rallies and groups

We welcome group bookings from clubs and class associations. Groups of 8 or more pre-booked boats get a 10% discount on overnight berthing.

We only book one or two rallies a week and not during peak season, so please call us to get your rally date booked!

In our marina garden we have a marquee with picnic-style bench seating for approximately 50 people. It's a great location for a rally barbecue or drinks party – close to the pontoons but private. We also have barbecues and can provide charcoal and cooking implements. Ask us for details.

Three friends bask in the sunlight on their yacht amongst the other vessels in East Cowes Marina

Cowes Week and Round the Island Race

Cowes Week and Round the Island Race are the two busiest periods at East Cowes Marina. Because it is so busy, we have a different pricing structure for these events and we get booked-out very quickly.

Round the Island Race

The 2018 race date is 7 July, with the berthing package available on 6 and 7 July.  Berths can be booked from 2 January 2018 onwards - we'll book-out quickly!

A two night package is £12 per metre including VAT, electricity, WiFi, showers...

Cowes Week

Cowes Week is a great event in the local calendar, with lots to see and do on the water and ashore. The race dates for 2018 are 4-11 August. Berths can be booked from 2 January 2018 onwards.

For nights 4-10 August the rate is £5/m per night, with a discounted rate for smaller competing boats of £4.40/m for boats up to 9.9m/32'.

Visitor and flexi berthing rates are available for boats wanting to stay longer.

“Perfect for a lunch time stop with the Lifeboat pub right on the doorstep. Excellent facilities and a sheltered marina whatever the weather.”

John Marsters, Wickaninnish

A wide-angle shot of the River Medina shows the Lifeboat pub overlooking East Cowes Marina and the boats moored there

The Marina

We have 380 berths for power and sail, the Lifeboat pub with sun terrace, free parking, water taxi and more.

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The River Medina as seen from a pontoon at East Cowes Marina: calm waters reflect the blue sky and powdery clouds


At the heart of the Solent on the sunny, sheltered river Medina, 500m from Cowes.

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Aboard their boat, tied up at East Cowes, the Jackaroo sailing team raise their beers

Annual Berthing

Locals and mainlanders love our friendly marina as a race base or holiday home-from-home.

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