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.
You will also have to have paid Port & Harbour Dues for your vessel
Please refer to the Towable water sports Handout for the allowable areas of operation.
You can not waterski within 150m of the breakwaters or within the designated 6 knot areas.
You must hold the relevant permit or receipt on your vessel
There must be two persons on the towing boat at all times, both with the ability to control the vessel.
Each person must have a lifejacket or personal buoyancy aid
Two handheld flares, a fire extinguisher and a rescue line and quoit or similar device must be carried on board.