The Falmouth Pilotage area covers Falmouth and Gerrans Bay, the Carrick Roads, the rivers Fal and Helford and the quarries on the east side of the Lizard peninsula. Within this area are a number of Harbour Authorities: Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, Port of Truro and A & P Falmouth Docks. Falmouth Pilots work closely with the Harbour Master and all local operators and are happy to assist with any commercial enquiries.

Requesting a Pilot

We can supply pilots with as little as one hour’s notice but, for efficiency, would prefer prior movement notification and ETA updates by email. We are able to take pilot booking via local agents or directly from the vessel.

Reporting Requirements

Vessels headed for Falmouth

Pilot Boats

Falmouth Pilots operate two coded pilot vessels. Both are extremely well maintained and capable of working across the full weather range experienced within semi-exposed pilotage areas such as Falmouth Bay and approaches.

Pilotage Directions & Zones

Safety & Ladder Requirements

Safety is the priority when boarding and landing pilots in Falmouth. The ship’s master is asked to work closely with our experienced pilots and pilot boat coxswains to ensure that risks are minimised.

Dangerous or Polluting Goods

Pilotage Information