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.

Click here to buy a towable water sports permit online

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.