Corio Bay and Westernport are popular waterways for recreational boating. VRCA as the waterway manager for the port waters of Geelong and Hastings works to ensure that all vessels remain safe. Being a commercial port the interaction between recreational and commercial vessels is a particular focus.

If you participate in recreational boating in Victoria, you and the vessel(s) you operate are required to comply with the relevant marine safety laws. Maritime Safety Victoria regulates recreational vessels in Victoria.

Recreational vessel operators need to be aware of the specific conditions within port waters detailed within the Harbour Master Directions.

VRCA makes available tide and wind information to the public to assist in the planning of on-water activities.