UK/EU Entry and Exit Formalities

Following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, owners of recreational pleasure craft (non-commercial) who sail their craft to and from the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands) must notify the UK border authorities upon their first arrival into a UK port.

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Costs for Visiting Vessels

Harbour Dues

Harbour dues are payable in respect of all vessels entering, using or leaving the 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 sixty hours nor land nor embark passengers). Vessel owners are reminded of their statutory obligation to report their arrival within twenty four hours and pay such dues at the Harbour Office at Itchenor or Emsworth.

Please see our Harbour Dues and Charges page for the harbour dues applicable to your vessel.

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.

Please see our handy Guide for Using a Swinging Mooring. With the exception of the pontoons, where contact details must be left with the Harbour Office, vessels may not be left unmanned overnight on the visitors moorings.

Information for Mariners

This annual publication contains tide times, navigation guidance, information about our facilities and more. As well as the online version, you can find printed copies in locations all around the harbour. Contact the Harbour Office on 01243 512301 for further information.


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 2022 to 31 March 2023)

Itchenor Ferry

The Itchenor Ferry is now running throughout the year, please see the below schedule. You can contact the ferry on VHF 08 or by calling 07970 378350. Please click here for further information.


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. This service is free for all Conservancy maintaing 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.

See the schedule below for the operating times, and 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. Please click here for full details of charges.


For full details including anchorages, fueling, weather and tides, showers and more please see our Facilities page. If you are planning on doing some sight seeing then please take a look at our Exploring page to find plenty of things to see and do around Chichester Harbour.

Visiting vessels can also be accommodated at Sparkes Marina, Northney Marina, Chichester Marina, Emsworth Yacht Harbour and Hayling Yacht Company. For visitor berthing in Bosham please telephone the Quaymaster on 01243 573336.