Become a Subscriber
At the suggestion of some of our users, we've added the option to support the website through direct financial contributions in the form of yearly subscriptions. We're offering registered members the choice of paying £2.50, £5.00 or £10.00 per year.
This means the subscriptions double as a survey to give us an idea of what people are willing to pay - please choose whichever amount you think is appropriate based on your use of the site.
So, why should you subscribe?
6-Week Tide Predictions
From January 2016, subscribers get to look farther ahead with our 6-week tide predictions. Currently these are limited to 3000 views per month beyond the free 7-day predictions, but we hope to open this up further based on subscriber numbers and behaviour. You can check your remaining views at any time in the member account area.
The first subscriber-only feature was the complete removal of on-site advertising. This is done at the server level so your browser will not download any ad code or even the boxes that the ads sit in, saving bandwidth and reducing the number of cookies on your computer.
Initially we discovered that over a thousand people a day were using some kind of content filtering software. We were able to bring that number down, but have decided that now's the time to look at alternatives.
7-Day Weather Forecast
Another subscriber-only feature that complements the tide times is the weather forecast.
This is still very much in testing so don't be surprised if something appears broken, either straight away or at some point in the future.
The forecast is supplied by a third party and gives us a seven day forecast covering a number of variables. The system has been in use over the past year on another website and has proven quite reliable, so we've thrown the switch and made it live.
OK, what do I need to do?
These extras are only visible while you are logged in to the website and have an active subscription. To subscribe, join or log in to your account and click on the new 'Subscription' tab.
We hope to add more features for subscribers in the coming months. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
All the best,