Approaching Dragør Harbour

Important information about sailing in Dragør Harbour

    Important information about sailing in Dragør Harbour

    Be aware of mooring lines system laid out perpendicular to the east end of the "Landgangen” quay in the marina “Ny Havn”. (See the overview map at the bottom of the page).

    Please keep a close eye on mooring lines while berthing. The mooring lines are anchored to a chain in the middle of the basin, and thus it is possible to pass safely in the middle of the basin and towards the mooring poles to the north.


    In the entrance channel to The Old Port (“Gammel Havn”) is 3.5 meters and up to 3.5 meters in the harbour. The depth in the channel to the marina (“Ny Havn”) is 2.5 meters.


    As a result of sanding etc. the sea mark is moved in the approach to the marina “Ny Havn” when the depth conditions in the area change. Pay attention to local markings.

    Largest ships that can enter Dragør Harbour

    Dragør Old Port “Gammel Havn”: Pleasure crafts up to length 23 meters in length, width 7 meters and draft 3 meters.

    The Marina "Ny Havn": Pleasure crafts up to 12 meters in length, width 4 meters and draft 2 meters.

    The Old Ferry Harbor “Gamle Færgehavn”: Commercial and naval vessels up to 45 meters in length, width 10 meters and draft 3.5 meters.

    Water levels

    The difference between Mean High Tide and Mean Low Tide is approximately 0.3 meters. North-Easterly and Eastern storms can produce high tide up to 1.4 meters high water and South-easterly storms can lead to low tides of up to 1.0 meter low water.

    see current water level (dmi.dk, in Danish)

    Approaching Dragør Harbour

    The maximum speed is 3 knots in the harbour.

    A moderate speed must be had while approaching Dragør Harbour.

    Pilots are available at the port.


    The markings at the entrance to the marina (“Ny Havn”) is on station in the period 1 April 1st to November 15th. Please note that at the local buoys to the west at the guest quay in front of Café Espersen is only 1.0 to 1.5 meters’ depth.

    Lighthouse Marking

    The lighthouse marking at the entrance to the marina “Ny Havn” is on from April 1st to November 15th.


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