Towable Water Sports
Portland Harbour offers a large area of open water where many types of water sports take place including watersking.
To water ski, aquaplane or undertake similar towing activities a water sports permit is required.
To download a permit application form and information chart, see the download section on this page.
PLEASE NOTE: Small Vessel Harbour Dues are not included in the Towable Watersports Permit
WATER SKIING, AQUAPLANING & SIMILAR ACTIVITY
No person shall engage or take part in water skiing, aquaplaning or similar activity within the Harbour limits without adhering to the following terms and conditions:
- Not within 150 metres of the breakwaters or the designated 6 knots areas
- Not without written permission in the form of a permit or receipt, and the payment of the relevant fees
- At least two persons must be onboard the vessel when towing
- Not without the following safety equipment onboard the vessel:
For each person onboard or being towed a life jacket or personal buoyancy aid
Two hand-held flares and a fire extinguisher, rescue line and quoit or similar hand-held rescue device.
Mark RowlesAssistant Harbourmaster