EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020,
SANTA CRUZ HARBOR LAUNCH RAMP
WILL REOPEN TO GENERAL RECREATIONAL USE
All launch activity must comply with shelter-in-place orders issued by the Santa Cruz
County Health Officer and all measures put in place to ensure social distancing,
- No congregating. Launchers must maintain 6' distance from others
- Wear a mask at all times during launch and retrieval and while in the parking lot
- No non-essential travel. Launchers must be Santa Cruz County residents
Services are limited to meet shelter-in-place requirements:
- Vessel wash down is closed
- Fish cleaning table is closed
- No shuttle service to/from remote parking. Launchers parking at 7th and Brommer must walk or arrange their own transportation to and from the ramp
- Utilize self-pay options to pay day launch fees including: self-pay stations in launch parking area; pay by check with launch tag (drop in the harbor office mail slot or mail in within 10 days of launch)
- Note: Street parking requires a Live Oak parking permit on weekends and holidays. Passes are available at the County of Santa Cruz pay station located at the end of 5th Avenue near the beach.
How do I purchase an annual launch ramp permit while the harbor
office customer service counter is closed?
On Mondays and Tuesdays, between 10 am and 2 pm, a customer service
representative will be available outside of the harbor office to sell annual launch ramp
Do I have to purchase an annual launch ramp pass?
No, day launch is available. Utilize self-pay options outlined above.
Do I have to provide identification to utilize the launch ramp?
The harbor patrol will be monitoring launch activity and reserve the right to request
identification from launchers. Launch ramps in Moss Landing and Monterey have also
reopened. Users are encouraged to utilize facilities in their place of residence.
Santa Cruz Port District
(831) 475-6161, ext. 21