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

8.25pm 20 July 2018
1.34am 3 July 2018
1.31am 3 July 2018
1.24am 3 July 2018
10.54am 4 June 2018
7.25am 30 May 2018
3.28pm 28 May 2018
2.27pm 11 April 2018
2.21pm 11 April 2018
12.53am 31 March 2018
3.49pm 12 March 2018
12.29pm 9 March 2018
8.10pm 7 March 2018
3.06pm 6 March 2018
8.26pm 30 January 2018
5.32pm 23 January 2018
11.42pm 16 December 2017
2.59pm 5 December 2017
11.54am 22 September 2017
4.11pm 10 September 2017

Today's weather

21°C Rain
Min: 17°C
Max: 21°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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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