Portaferry Lifeboat Station photographed by Andrew Johnstone

Portaferry Lifeboat Station

Portaferry is one of seven RNLI lifeboat stations operating a lifeboat funded by viewers of the BBC television programme Blue Peter. The station was established due to the increase in pleasure boating activity in the Strangford Lough area and when Cloughey Lifeboat Station closed.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

11.06pm 15 March 2023
8.30pm 15 February 2023
2.03pm 26 December 2022
12.40pm 22 November 2022
2.10pm 7 November 2022
1.04am 3 November 2022
12.39pm 21 October 2022
12.37pm 21 October 2022
4.53pm 12 October 2022
4.53pm 12 October 2022
6.13pm 1 October 2022
12.29pm 13 September 2022
12.23pm 13 September 2022
8.23pm 8 September 2022
9.40am 5 September 2022
2.42pm 4 September 2022
2.41pm 4 September 2022
11.14am 28 August 2022
4.05pm 23 August 2022
4.05pm 23 August 2022

Today's weather

7°C Rain
Min: 3°C Max: 7°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portaferry Lifeboat Station
RNLI Lifeboat House
The Strand
Co Down
Northern Ireland
BT22 1PF

Station phone number

02842 728710

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment.

Visitor contact

Ian Harrison

News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

Article People
RNLI calls on new volunteers to join its fundraising crew in Co Down
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Article Lifeboats
Portaferry RNLI comes to the aid of two kayakers who get into difficulty
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Article Sea safety
Portaferry RNLI rescue male from the water
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