Located between Monterey Harbor and Pillar Point Harbor of Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz Harbor offers premiere guest berthing to visiting boaters. While staying on one of the harbor’s end-ties, you can enjoy convenient access to numerous beaches and restaurants, downtown Santa Cruz, Capitola, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Guest berthing is 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. Prior to entering the harbor, visitors are encouraged to radio the harbor office on radio channel 9 for an end-tie assignment.
Visitors must come to the harbor office for initial registration. Vessel registration (CF number or documentation number) is required when registering.
Visitors are charged on a nightly basis. Guest berthing is permitted for up to two weeks, though extensions may be granted with harbormaster approval.
|Commercial||$0.75 / FOOT, Minimum = $30.00|
|Recreational||$1.50 / FOOT, Minimum = $42.00|
|Multihull||$1.75 / FOOT, Minimum = $52.00|
|14+ DAYS *||$2.25 / FOOT, Minimum = $63.00|
*Requires Harbormaster Approval
More About Visitor Berthing
- Checkout – Checkout time is at 12 noon on the day of departure. There is a two week maximum stay.
- Rafting Policy – Boaters must agree to allow other vessels to raft alongside on docks. Rafting is kept to a minimum, if possible.
- Keys – Gate/restroom/shower keys can be obtained for a $20. Keys are non-refundable but can be reactivated for future use.
- Dockside Electricity & Water – Electricity (110 volts, 20 / 30 amps, and fresh water are available at each slip assignment.
- Sewage Disposal – Pump-a-head facilities are available at the fuel pier.
- Parking – Visitor berthers are offered one parking pass for their vehicle and one parking pass for their trailer, if needed, during the time of their stay.
- Insurance – Vessel insurance is requested, but not required, for short-term berthing privileges. Owners of visiting vessels requesting berthing beyond a two-week maximum may be required to provide proof of insurance as a condition of the extension, which requires Harbormaster approval.