Westport Harbour is located on the West Coast of the South Island and provides pilotage, towage, berthage and full marine services.
Westport bar sounding
8 November 2023
The latest bar sounding of 8 November shows depths of around 2.6 metres on the East Limit and Broad East lead lines at 2 ½ cables off the tip heads
Mariners are reminded that the ideal time to cross the bar is 1 hour either side of high-water Westport. All ships call to be made.
Crossing the Westport bar
The most important requirement for crossing the bar and entering Westport Harbour is to obtain qualified advice first, from either the harbour master or the port information line.
The bar can extend up to half a nautical mile off the entrance. Mariners are advised to keep at least one mile off the entrance until making their approach to cross the bar.