27/06/2017 at 1:25 am #2248nimianeParticipant
My biggest concern about boating in this area is predicting the tides. The W.A. tide tables that I have only has 3 references = Derby, Koolan and Cape Voltaire for the area I am visiting. I wonder if there is some more detailed references published. ?
27/06/2017 at 8:21 am #2250
Your Navionics, CMap etc. chart plotter should have tides in most of the Kimberley tide stations. Although, they are not always accurate.
The best and most accurate I have found is a CD produced by official Australian Hydrographic Service. Austides 2017. Is available from The Chart Shop in Fremantle, or Boatbooks.
27/06/2017 at 10:58 am #2251nimianeParticipant
I was aware of that publication in booklet and CD.
Would rather have the paper version
Do you have the CD. Is the CD any better?
I wonder how many tide stations are listed in that CD between Derby and Prince Regent.
08/08/2017 at 7:17 am #2270KaitoroParticipant
Short of purchasing the CD this late in the season you can download the tides tables (as .pdfs) for the primary and secondary stations at <http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/tides/#!/wa-kimberley>
Another great service from BoM!
Limitation is a chart showing those stations. Does the CD have such a chart?
09/08/2017 at 10:09 am #2286
Austides CD has a chart with all the tides stations. The software also has the advantage of being able to change time zones when you cross borders, for example from NT to WA.
It gives tides for the next 7 days from the current date, or you can set the date you want to see, plus 7 days. Also shows moon cycles and a tide graph for the 7 day date range. Very handy in the Kimberley for seeing the neaps and springs in a graphical format.
Heaps better than paper.
07/04/2023 at 11:26 am #3964DemiseParticipant
G’day. Could anyone please suggest which tide chart is used for York sound
07/04/2023 at 12:16 pm #3965carrboydParticipant
Maret and White Islands,go to BOM>marine and ocean>tide preditions>WA,downloadable as pdf’s
07/04/2023 at 12:33 pm #3966
If you are using Austides app, you have a choice. Prince Fredrick Harbour around the Hunter River area, Cape Pond around the Rogers Straight area, or North Maret Island around the north of Bigge Island.
If you are using your chart plotter tides such as Navionics, North Maret Island may be your only choice.
I suggest you download the Austides app onto a laptop if you don’t already have it. It shows all tide stations for Australian waters with a map and in graphical format, along with moon phases, which is handy for predicting springs and neaps in the Kimberley. https://www.hydro.gov.au/prodserv/publications/ausTides/tides.htm
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