Boating

Boating

Boat Ramps

Scotts Landing offers three boat ramp options depending on the kind of boat you are launching, the tide and wind direction.

Scott Point East Ramp

The main boat ramp for Scott Point. East facing and good for most boats 2 hours each side of high tide. Gets very congested during the weekend summer and on public holidays. Toilet facilities.

Scott Point West Ramp

Alternative boat ramp for Scott Point. West facing and good for most boats 1 hour each side of high tide. Note this ramp is used by commercial boats who have priority use. The ramp is not in very good repair. Toilet facilities

Ngaio Bay Ramp

Steep west facing ramp a the south end of Ngaio Bay. Good for smaller boats that do not require deep water 1 hour each side of high tide. Reasonable car parking.

Boat Ramp Etiquette

  • Boats leaving the water have right of way over boats being launched
  • At Scott Point there is no parking on the left hand side of the road. Signposts show the no parking areas
  • Back trailers over the curb onto the grass areas to allow more room for vehicles in the car park area
  • Please clear boat ramps as soon as possible during busy times and show others the courtesy you expect

Helpful Boating Links

You’ll find this adjacent to the commercial boat ramp. It may be used for minor repairs and cleaning. Please attempt to collect all debris and rubbish (using tarps). Do not leave your boat unattended. The grid is available on a first served basis and can be booked by contacting the Honorary Harbourmaster via our contact page.

The Coastguard services have a rescue vessel at Sandspit. It covers the outer Gulf from the Whangaparaoa Peninsula (including Great Barrier) to the Mokohinau Islands. The emergency channel is 16.

All boaties are encouraged to attend a basic Day Skippers’ course. A half day V.H.F. course will enable you to legally use a marine radio and have a call sign – you just never know when you may need it!

 

All moorings must be registered including those between low and high tides.

See the Auckland Council website for all the information and to apply for a mooring by clicking HERE.

A mooring is available for boats experiencing difficulties or for short term use. use the Contact Us page to make a booking.

Click HERE for the current tidal information for the Mahurangi Harbour.

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