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Boat Ramps

The Nelson Marina has a public boat ramp at Akersten Street. This ramp is designed for the launching of small recreational craft.

Boat ramp fees

Public boat ramp fees 2020/21
Dates covered by fee Fees (incl GST)
1 July - 30 June
1 October - 30 June
1 January - 30 June
1 April - 30 June
Casual use
$5.30 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. To pay for a casual use fee ($5), ramp users can use the marina’s pay-by-plate meter. 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).

Wakefield Quay

Rescue Centre launching ramp. Non-trailered craft only.

Vickerman Street

Restricted access.

Personal water craft (jet ski) launch ramp

By the Trafalgar Centre end of Paru Paru Rd (by the bridge).