Kelvin Harbour offers launching and berthing in Glasgow's West End. 

Rules and Advice for Clyde Navigation

All users of the Clyde are required to abide by the Rules of Clyde Port Authority (Peelports Clydeport Pages).  Below are given a number of useful links.

The Rules for the use of Kelvin Harbour can be found here (Kelvin Harbour Rules)


The Slipway at Kelvin Harbour is available to the public for launching.  If you require to bring your vehicle to the slipway to launch your craft the charge is £15. Please contact The Tall Ship Offices to arrange access or complete the form below.  Access is available 0900 to 1700.  Access outside these times may trigger an excess charge for overtime.

For those who carry their craft to the slipway from the public carparks, we would be grateful if you would consider making a donation to help cover the cost of keeping the slipway in a safe condition.

Donations may be made here


The following are the restrictions on berthing:
      Length: up to 15 metres / 50 feet.  Draft: 1 metre / 3.28 feet.

All vessels using Kelvin Harbour are required to abide by the Kelvin Harbour Rules and the Rules of Clyde Port Authority (Peel Ports)


The following are the charges in use for Kelvin Harbour:


Use of the public slip way is free for those launching without vehicles.  the slipway is maintained by the staff of the Tall Ship and any donation made will go towards the maintainance of Glenlee.  You can donate on-line or at the Tall Ship Entry pavilion (during opening hours).

Service Charge
Launching on foot Free (but a donation much appreciated)
Launching with vehicles £15


Service Charge
Short Stay (up to 5 hours) £10 Fixed price
Overnight £2.50 per metre
Weekly £15 per metre
Monthly £55 per metre
Annual on application


  1. Launching with vehicles charge includes vessel recovery if on the same day.
  2. Visitors will be asked to confirm they have read and will abide by Kelvin Harbour Rules
  3. On payment Visitors will be provided with the gate code to enter the harbour


You can now pay for launching, short stays, and overnight berthing by phoning the ship during our opening hours on 0141 357 3699