Introducing Scan and Pay

New signage at launch points around the harbour make it easy to Scan and Pay harbour dues before launching your vessel.

You can now simply scan the QR code from your phone to check harbour dues fees and to pay online. Payments can be made for casual dues for all vessels and for annual dues for paddleboards. You can still contact the harbour office to pay casual or annual dues for all vessel types.

Wildlife Aware Watersports

Scan the wildlife aware QR code on the new signs for information and advice on how avoid disturbing wildlife whilst on the water.

Chichester Harbour is one of the most important sites for wildlife in the UK.  We are internationally important as a home for over-wintering birds, as well as breeding seabirds.  A population of seals use the harbour at low tides to rest on the mudflats.

As harbour-users, sharing space with such special wildlife is a privilege.  Follow these tips to avoid disturbing birds and seals:

  • Keep your Distance – avoid getting within 100m of seals and feeding or roosting birds.
  • Shhhhhh – keep quiet around wildlife- avoid revving engines or shouting.
  • Always allow seals an escape route – avoid boxing them in or blocking narrow channels.
  • If you see a seal in the water slow down (no-wake) and keep a steady course – no sudden movements and don’t steer towards it.

For more information visit Wildlife Aware Watersports

For information about harbour dues visit On the Water