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

7.20pm 18 June 2017
2.45pm 18 May 2017
2.40pm 18 May 2017
11.42am 14 May 2017
10.42am 7 May 2017
10.41am 7 May 2017
10.37am 7 May 2017
8.41pm 4 May 2017
11.00am 3 May 2017
11.56am 4 March 2017
5.48pm 2 February 2017
2.13pm 14 January 2017
2.53pm 27 December 2016
2.47pm 27 December 2016
10.29am 18 December 2016
10.22am 6 November 2016
1.34pm 24 September 2016
1.33pm 24 September 2016
1.29pm 24 September 2016
6.32pm 11 September 2016

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 11°C
Max: 18°C
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Next tide

Tue 27 Jun
High: 1:53am 3.7m
Low: 8:05am 0.3m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portaferry Lifeboat Station
RNLI Lifeboat House
The Strand
Portaferry
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

Brian Bailie

Visitor contact phone number

07768 555851

Connect with us

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News and media from Portaferry Lifeboat Station

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