2024/25 Season runs from April 1st to March 31st.

Gwynedd & Anglesey Councils and Caernarfon Harbour Trust (CHT) operate a strict registration scheme for all PWC’s. If you wish to launch from ANY of the County’s locations, you MUST register your craft and pay a daily launch fee or purchase an annual Launch Permit, which includes unlimited launching. You must also have your craft adequately insured (to include public liability cover at a minimum £3m)


With a lot of work having been done between Gwynedd Council, Anglesey Council , Conwy Council, Caernarfon Harbour Trust & PWCGwynedd, we are happy to let you know that the reciprocal agreement is back in place between all of the above.  Although their registration & day launch fees differ slightly, this agreement means that you can register with any of the councils and use the registration in all others. DAY LAUNCH FEES will still apply though

Gwynedd Registration: £70 (The previously discounted rate for renewal of “small” year sticker only is no longer offered)

Anglesey Registration: £70  ( if just renewal of “small” year sticker only, a reduced fee is payable)

Caernarfon Registration: £35 (if just renewal of small year sticker only, £30 payable)

you need to pay a Daily Launch Fee (£22 Gwynedd/ £22 Anglesey) every time you wish to launch your craft.

Alternatively you can opt for a Seasonal Launch Permit, which combines the registration fee and daily launches at any beach / slipway for the whole season, without the need to pay further launch fees.

*Seasonal Launch Permits are County specific. If you launch “out of county” you will need to pay a day launch fee. This is due to the Council’s having different budget and accounting systems* 

Seasonal Permit Prices

Gwynedd:£180 online application.

Anglesey: £180 via postal application,  in person at Council Maritime Office (Llangefni) or at an authorised Launch Venue. You can also pay over the phone. Hopefully there will be an online registration option for the 2025 season.


Unfortunately, for the 2024/25 season the RYA Discount on Seasonal Launch Permit for RYA certified craft owners has been DISCONTINUED.  This is a disappointing move & we will continue our work to try to reinforce the benefits of the scheme.

Click the links below to download the registration forms, and details of fees payable. Please ensure you also read the “Rules & Regulations link below

*NEW for 2024. There is now an option for Residents of Rhosneigr (proof of permanent residence required) to buy a SINGLE LOCATION unlimited launch permit for £70. This permit is valid for Rhosneigr ONLY. If you wish to launch elsewhere in addition to here, you will need to pay for a separate Registration or Seasonal Permit that covers the other locations on the island. 

Gwynedd County Council Registration

Gwynedd County Council Fees

Anglesey County Council Seasonal Permit

Anglesey County Council Annual Registration (If Seasonal Permit not required)

Anglesey County Council PWC information

Marine Code for Gwynedd and Anglesey  *Please read and ride to the Marine Code & help reinforce the positive impact of Jetskiing*

Once your application has been received and processed, your official registration stickers will be posted to your home address (Anglesey Only). Once you have received the stickers they must then be placed in a prominent position (above water level so as to be visible when the craft is on the water). Please bear in mind that postal registrations can take up to 14 days to complete during peak season.


Register Online (Gwynedd only) or with one of the maritime wardens / officers present at the launch site. Your registration stickers will be given to you on the day (You will need to have your Insurance Certificate and proof of Identity with you for Anglesey). Payment can be made by card, but as the wifi in some locations is unreliable, it’s always advisable to have cash with you.

If you have changed your craft over the winter, you will need to transfer your registration over to your new one. You can do this via Postal Route only.

Caernarfon Contact Points 

Harbour office

Ty Seiont. St Helens Road. Caernarfon

LL55 2YD

Tel: 01286875355

email: hm@caernarfonharbour.org.uk

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