Boater Services

PARKING
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 Valid1/1 - 12/31/187/1 - 12/31/189/1 - 12/31/18
Good Every Day $350$250$165
Monday - Friday* $250$180$100
Car Top$250$180$120
Disabled Person (trailer vessel)$200$140$90
Monday - Friday Disabled Person (trailer vessel)$140$90$65

* Not valid weekends or federal holidays.

FUEL
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.

VISITOR BERTHING
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.

KEYS
Slip renters can obtain a gate/restroom key for a $40 refundable deposit. Visitors renting a guest berth can purchase a shower fob for $10.00. Slip renters can purchase a shower fob for $25.00. Shower fobs 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).