The 36 mile long shipping channel is through the Kronstadt Passage and Morskoy Canal. St Petersburg Radio can be contacted on 2182 kHz or Port Control on VHF Channels 16 or 26.
According to regulations, when a vessel reaches buoy 19 in the approach channel, it should ask to be met by a pilot to be accompanied to the customs dock. At the moment, yachts clear at the passenger terminal, where there is a customs office. The terminal is located on the Korabelny Channel. After formalities are completed, yachts are directed to one of the yacht clubs.
A recent change in the rules now permit yachts to clear in at Fort Konstantine at Kronstadt instead of the cruise terminal.
Last updated September 2010.
The guest harbour of the St Petersburg River Yacht Club is situated in the mouth of the Bolshaia Nevka river off the Peter's Passage and it is best to call or email for details of how to reach them.
Other docking possibilities are at the Naval Yacht Club, close to the marine passenger terminal and the Baltic Shipping Company Yacht Club.