Visiting Vessels

Itchenor | Emsworth | Bosham | Facilities | Useful Guides

Visitor moorings in Chichester Harbour are available at Itchenor, Emswoth and Bosham. Except for the pontoons, where contact details must be left with the Harbour Office, vessels may not be left unmanned overnight on visitor moorings.

We do not allow the reservation of spaces for visiting vessels, all moorings and berths are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact ‘Chichester Harbour Patrol’ or ‘Chichester Harbour Radio’ on VHF channel 14 for further information.

If you arriving from outside of the the UK, please also see the UK/EU Entry and Exit Formalities.

Harbour Dues

Harbour dues are payable in respect of all vessels entering, using or leaving Chichester Harbour, marinas or waters adjacent to the Harbour, from which the vessel can be navigated into, according to the scales set out (except vessels which, in the opinion of the Harbour Master, have been compelled by stress of weather to seek shelter in the Harbour and which do not remain in the Harbour for longer than 60 hours nor land nor embark passengers). Vessel owners are reminded of their statutory obligation to report their arrival within 24 hours and pay dues at the Harbour Office at Itchenor or Emsworth.

To pay harbour dues, please contact ‘Chichester Harbour Patrol’ or ‘Chichester Harbour Radio’ on VHF channel 14, call the Harbour Office on 01243 512301 or visit the Harbour Offices in Itchenor or Emsworth.


There are six visitors’ moorings off Itchenor jetty which can take up to six vessels each depending on size. In addition there are visitors’ pontoon moorings above Itchenor Sailing Club. Visitors should restrict themselves to the first two lengths of the western end of the pontoon only, as the remaining pontoon is allocated as permanent berths.

Conservancy Visitor Mooring and Pontoon Fees (01 April 2023 to 31 March 2024)

Vessel LOAOvernight Charge*
(inc VAT £)
Up to 9m12.00
9.01m to 11m14.00
11.01m to 14m17.00
14.01m to 18m20.00

A maximum of a two week (14 night) visit only. Applicable between 01 June and 01 October. Any period thereafter will be charged at twice the nightly rate. Any vessel returning to a visitor berth within 7 days, with a cumulative stay greater than two weeks, will be liable for the twice nightly rate. Any stay in excess of two weeks is at the absolute discretion of the Harbour Master. * Plus harbour dues at the appropriate rate.

Itchenor Ferry

The Itchenor Ferry runs throughout the year, and the schedule is available on their dedicated website. You can contact the ferry on VHF 08 or by calling 07970 378350.


A visitors’ pontoon with alongside berthing is available at Emsworth situated between three piles near Fowley Island and the Fishermans port hand navigation mark.

Emsworth Water Taxi

During the sailing season, a Water Taxi operates in Emsworth, running from the T-head jetty on the millpond wall, out to the Emsworth area moorings and the visitor pontoon. Sailings operate on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 01 April to 31 October and run +/- 2 hours either side of high water between 08:30 and 17:00.

This service is free for all Conservancy maintained moorings holders that hire a mooring in the Emsworth area. For private mooring holders and visitors, a fee of £2 per person per trip is payable. Contact ‘Emsworth Water Taxi’ on VHF 14, or by calling 07864 915247.


There is visitor berthing in the Bosham Channel either on a mooring or alongside the drying quayside. Contact ‘Bosham Quay Master’ on VHF channel 14 or call 01243 573336 to be allocated a mooring or to come alongside the quay.


For full details including anchorages, fueling, weather and tides, showers and more please explore our Facilities.

Visiting vessels can also be accommodated at Sparkes Marina, Northney Marina, Chichester Marina, Emsworth Yacht Harbour and Hayling Yacht Company.


Useful information about enjoying Chichester Harbour during your visit can be found in the following Guides.