Skip to content

ADMIRALTY Small Craft Charts

Paper chart coverage to support leisure mariners in coastal navigation around the UK

ADMIRALTY Small Craft Chart Service

​​​​​​​​​ADMIRALTY Small Craft Charts contain A2 charts to support coastal navigation around the UK. Quality assured by maritime experts at the UKHO, charts in the Small Craft Chart series contain appropriate chart coverage and scales to help leisure yachtsmen, motor boat cruisers, ocean racing skippers and other leisure mariners maintain safety of life at sea.​

Other key features of Small Craft ​Charts include:

  • Weekly Notices to Mariners (NMs) to ensure you have the latest safety-critical information

  • Information clearly highlighting coastal areas, slipways and racing marks to aid navigation, as well as harbours, marinas and pubs

  •  Tidal information, abbreviations, radio services and symbols

  • Convenient and durable, with each chart printed on A2 standard chart paper

Small Craft Chart coverage and availability


You can view coverage of UK and Irish waters, as well as chart limits by clicking on the titles of each area in the below table.​

​​​Charts starting with number
​Title, notes and tidal information
The Solent and Approaches 
​East Devon and Dorset Coast, Exmouth to Christchurch
The West Country, Falmouth to Teignmouth
​5603​Falmouth to Hartland Point, including the Isles of Scilly
​​5604The Channel Islands

​5605Chichester to Ramsgate
​5606Thames Estuary, Ramsgate to Canvey Island
​5607Thames Estuary, Essex and Suffolk Coast
​5608Bristol Channel
​5609North West Wales including Menai Strait
​5610The Firth of Clyde

​5611West Coast of Scotland
​5612Northern Ireland, Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle
​5613​Irish Sea - Eastern Part including Isle of Man
​5614England - East Coast - Orford Ness to Whitby
​5615England - East Coast - Whitby to Edinburgh
​5616​Scotland - West Coast and Outer Hebrides
​5617​​Scotland - East Coast
​5620​South West Wales
​Ireland - East Coast, Carlingford Lough to Waterford
​5622​Ireland - South Coast, Waterford to Kinsale
​5623​Ireland - South West Coast, Bantry Bay to Kinsale

You may also be interested in NP109A - North West Europe Leisure catalogue, which contains a full list of ADMIRALTY Small Craft Charts.


We provide regular ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) to help you ensure your ADMIRALTY charts are maintained and up-to-date with the latest safety critical information.

These weekly NMs can be downloaded for free from our website, or the paper bulletin can be bought from your ADMIRALTY Distributor.

View and download weekly NMs here >​

We are continuing to support Leisure Notice to Mariners until December 2022 for those still using ADMIRALTY Leisure Folios. 

Users must update their folios to the latest Small Craft Charts which contain the latest information. 

The latest Small Craft Charts must then be kept up to date using Leisure NMs until Small Craft Chart NMs are published in the weekly NM updates. This is expected to be shortly after publication of the Small Craft Chart series.

View and download the latest Leisure NMs here >​

For guidance on how to apply Notice to Mariners (NMs) and Leisure Notice to Mariners (LNMs) you can download our Guide to Keeping your Small Craft Chart up to date.


Each ADMIRALTY Small Craft Chart has a recommended retail price of £15. A volume discount for multiple charts purchased in a single transaction is available as outlined below:

5-9 charts receive 35% discount

10-14 charts receive 65% discount

15+ charts receive 75% discount   

Please note that all prices do not include VAT and other local taxes.

To find out more information or to organise purchase, please contact your ADMIRALTY Distributor. If you don’t have a preferred distributor, you can search a list of worldwide, experienced and trusted distributors on our find an ADMIRALTY Distributor page.

Find an ADMIRALTY Distributor >

Available through Print on Demand (POD)

POD allows our ADMIRALTY Distributors to print ADMIRALTY Small Craft Charts on site and fulfil your ship's urgent orders in the quickest time possible.

You can find out which ADMIRALTY Distributors offer POD on our How to buy  page.