Port tariffs

Canterbury City Council, being the Harbour Authority of Whitstable Harbour, has determined, by virtue of the powers conferred upon them under Section 26 of the Harbours Act 1964, that the dues and fees payable at Whitstable Harbour in respect of ships, goods and services provided shall from 1 April 2017 be as follows:

2017/18 charges

Description Charge
Dues for ships when cargo is discharged £0.43 per tonne of cargo
Dues for ships not discharging cargo £0.43 per ship GT

Fishing vessels and commercial work boats

Description Charge
Annual dues – permanent berth £134 per metre LOA
Visiting craft per day £80
Visiting fishing vessels per month, or part of £49 per metre LOA
Visiting commercial work boats Price on application

Cargo wharfage

Description Charge
Stone £0.71 per tonne
Type 1 aggregrate £0.43 per tonne


Description Charge
Pilotage fee £200 per act
Pilot boat £150 per voyage
Ships navigating under PEC £30 per voyage

Vessel and plant hire

Description Charge
Harbour launch £150 per hour or part thereof
Fork lift £60 per hour or part thereof

Linesman services

Description Charge
Provision of linesman to secure ships lines £98 per linesman

Fuel sales

Description Charge
Fuel oil – permanent berth holder £0.04 per litre added to fuel purchase price
Fuel oil – visiting commercial craft £0.06 per litre added to fuel purchase price
Fuel fob £36


Description Charge
South Quay shed £25 per bay per week
Small boat storage – West Quay ramp £85 per year or part thereof
General storage – fishing gear, boats, trailers etc. £1.50 per square metre, per week


Description Charge
Business parking permits £98 per permit, per annum



Balmoral cancels visit to Whitstable Harbour

Published: Friday 09 June

A combination of the recent bad weather and the non-availability of her base in Gravesend has meant the much-loved Balmoral will not be visiting Whitstable Harbour this week and next.

Harbour Board Meeting

Published: Wednesday 12 April

If you would like to come along, the details are here.


Canterbury Society of Art Summer Exhibition

21 June - 04 July

Canterbury Society of Art A large and varied selection of works by local artists Something to interest everyone Come to our "Meet the artist" session on... at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Watercolour Exhibition

21 June - 27 June

Bob Male An exhibition of watercolour paintings, prints and notelets of local landscapes and seascapes Also paintings of animalsl and general subjects,... at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre