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Jet Ski

Jet Skis (Personal Water Craft)

Tor Bay is a popular location in the UK for Personal Watercraft enthusiasts with it's 22 mile coastline to explore and easy launching from Torquay, Paignton and Brixham harbours.

Jet Ski Registration

Before using any Personal Water Craft or Jet Ski within Tor Bay Harbour you must first register it with the Harbour Authority, completing a straightforward form and signing acceptance of the Harbour Masters directions with a declaration of adequate third party insurance.  Please complete and return to the Harbour Offices where you intend to launch.  In return you will receive free safety advice and a safety pack, telling you where you can ski in Tor Bay.  You will also receive a TOR BAY HARBOUR AUTHORITY REGISTRATION STICKER to display on your PWC.
Please note: Without a valid registration sticker you will not be able to launch your PWC or use your PWC within Tor Bay waters
Please note that within the confines of Tor Bay harbour (that’s all 16 square miles) under 18’s are strictly prohibited from ‘driving’ a personal watercraft, irrespective of qualifications.

Harbour Masters Directions - All Personal Watercraft


To register a personal watercraft, please print and fill in the registration form below.  This must then be handed personally to the relevant Harbour Office with proof of your RYA qualification if you intend to register for reduced PWC fees.  All Personal Water Craft must be fully insured – you must sign a declaration to confirm this.

Register - Personal Watercraft (Printable)

For further information on jet skis and personal watercraft please contact your nearest harbour office.
Please be aware that the Harbour Authority will take action against Jet Skiers who act dangerously and break the Tor Bay Harbour Byelaws.

Slipway Charges

Pass TypeQualified *Non Qualified
* RYA Recognised Competency for Personal Watercraft opens in a new window must be shown to obtain discount.
All PWC’s MUST be registered for use within Tor Bay waters at a cost of £15 (one off charge).
Please note that Harbour Authority PWC ‘Pods’ are only available in Torquay Harbour.
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