Harbour Commission FAQs
Q. What are the Harbour Office opening hours?
Cowes Harbour Office is open: Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700. The Duty Harbour Master can be contacted out-of-hours in an emergency via Solent Coastguard, telephone 02392 552100 or VHF Channel 16/67.
Q. Can I use a jet ski or personal watercraft in the harbour?
Visitors on jet skis or personal watercraft are welcome and Cowes offers convenient moorings at Town Quay, with trailer ramps on The Parade and in East Cowes.
You must observe the speed limits, remain within the main navigable fairways or channels, keep clear of all areas where vessels are moored and be additionally aware of your size and visibility in relation to other vessels, especially the regular Red Funnel vehicle ferry and Red Jet services.
More information is contained in our Watersports and Activities section.