Boating

The relatively sheltered Jervis Bay offers safe boating in a range of weather conditions.

  • Sailing is popular and four local clubs cater for all sailing vessel categories.
  • Coastal cruisers are regular visitors.
  • Visitors can hire a boat, canoe or kayak, or join a guided tour of the park.
  • For more information on boating in NSW, visit the Roads and Maritime Services

Things you need to know

Anchoring is generally permitted in the Marine Park with the following exceptions:

  • Huskisson sanctuary zone, other than in the 'designated anchoring area' within 200m of Shark Net Beach
  • Hare Bay sanctuary zone, other than in the 'designated anchoring areas' within 200m of Red Point, or south of Chinamans Beach and east of Green Island
  • Sanctuary zones at Currambene Creek mudflats, upper Currambene Creek, Moona Moona Creek, Wowly Gully and Blacks Cave Creek.

During November to April there is a seasonal prohibition on anchoring extending 300m seaward of the Outer Tubes, south of the Docks sanctuary zone. This is to alleviate conflict between land based game anglers, and boat based anglers and divers.

NOTE: In emergency situations anchoring is permitted in all areas of the Marine Park where necessary to preserve life or property.

Personal watercraft (jet skis) are not permitted within sanctuary zones unless transiting the sanctuary zone directly to or from the point from which the craft was launched, and speed must not exceed 10 knots.

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