All vehicles, including boat trailers, must display a valid parking permit to park within designated areas of the harbor. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional information about parking, please click here.
DAILY LAUNCH PERMIT
The day use launch ramp fee is $17.00, when paid on the same day as launching. If you arrive between 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m., please pay your fee
at the harbor office before launching. A $20.00 fee is due when paid after launching, within 7 days. If no payment is received within 7 days, a citation will be issued.
An annual launch permit can be purchased at the harbor office.
DAILY CAR TOP LAUNCH PERMIT
A launch fee of $13.00 is assessed to all non-motorized, non-trailer vessels, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) using one of the following hand launch areas in the harbor:
- East side K-Dock (located inside of the fuel dock extension)
- West side F-Dock Ramp
- West side A-Dock Ramp
Car top launch fees may be paid at the pay stations located near F-Dock and A-Dock or at the harbor office. An annual car top launch permit can be purchased at the harbor office.
The $13.00 car top launch fee includes daily parking for a single vehicle. Please note that if you do not require parking for a vehicle, you may purchase a hand launch pass for $6.00 from the harbor office or a harbor attendant present in launching areas.
ANNUAL LAUNCH PERMIT
An annual launch permit can be purchased for at the harbor office.
|Dates Valid||1/1 - 12/31/20||7/1 - 12/31/20||9/1 - 12/31/20|
|Good Every Day||$350||$250||$165|
|Monday - Friday*||$250||$180||$100|
|Disabled Person (trailer vessel)||$200||$140||$90|
|Monday - Friday Disabled Person (trailer vessel)||$140||$90||$65|
* Not valid weekends or federal holidays.
Santa Cruz Port District operates a full service fuel dock 7 days a week. Please radio the fuel attendant on VHF Channel 9 for assistance. Click here for more information and current pricing.
Santa Cruz Harbor offers guest berthing on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. The harbor office will assign all end-ties and other designated dock spaces to visiting boaters. Please click here for more information.
Slip renters can obtain gate/restroom/shower keys for $20 (non-refundable for first 3) / $80 (non-refundable for 4+) . Visitors renting a guest berth can obtain gate/restroom/shower keys for $20. Keys are non-refundable but can be reactivated for future use.
DOCKSIDE ELECTRICITY / WATER
Electricity (110 volts, 20 / 30 amps) is available for visitors. The harbor office has several styles of “pigtails” to adapt your shore power cord to our service. A $50 to $75 refundable deposit is required. Please do not unplug anyone else’s shore power cord to obtain power.
Fresh water is also available.
MARINE PUMPOUT FACILITY
A marine pumpout system is available at the harbor’s fuel dock (free, self-service 24-hour access).