The Nelson Marina has a public boat ramp at Akersten Street. This ramp is designed for the launching of small recreational craft.
Council is currently running a survey to gather more information about how the boat ramp is used. If you use the ramp, we'd really appreciate your feedback on it. You can complete the online survey here.
Boat ramp fees
Valid 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 (includes GST)
|Dates covered by fee||Fees (incl GST)|
|1 July - 30 June||
|1 October - 30 June||
|1 January - 30 June||
|1 April - 30 June||
$5 per launch
Annual boat ramp launching permits can be purchased from the Marina Office on Cross Quay and Nelson City Council customer service counter at Civic House on Trafalgar Street. There are two wash down facilities in the Akersten Street ramp car park. Fresh water washing only; no detergents, degreasers or sandblasting.
Other Nelson boat ramps
Monaco boat ramp
This concrete boat launching ramp is located adjacent to a timber jetty (may need to be aware of very low tides).
Rescue Centre launching ramp. Non-trailered craft only.
Personal water craft (jet ski) launch ramp
By the Trafalgar Centre end of Paru Paru Rd (by the bridge).