Ships calling to Port of Waterford are typically met between Hook Head and Dunmore East by our Pilots, who assist with the job of navigating through Waterford Estuary to the Port.

The Pilot boards arriving ships at Dunmore East, ensuring that they are navigated safely to berthage. Passage to Belview Port takes approximately 1.5 hours, taking in the picturesque estuary communities of Duncannon, Arthurstown, Ballyhack, Passage East and Cheekpoint.  Ships going to New Ross Port take a Pilot from Dunmore East to Cheekpoint, and then there is a change of pilot, whereby a New Ross pilot takes the vessel safely up the river Barrow to the one of three berths at New Ross.

A pilot boat is kept at both Dunmore East and Passage East.