How to Apply

To apply for a DCV operating permit, download the application form, complete and return with the permit fee to the Marine Administration team.

For information on refunds please click here

Admission Fees
DCV permit holders’ admission fees are applied in accordance with the number of passengers and activity of the commercial vessel. Permit holders will be invoiced each month based on the number of passengers you take within the limits of the Island. Permit holders are also offered a reduced rate for water-based activities and these fees are outlined in the current DCV application form each season.

If DCV vessels do not to apply for an operating permit then full admission fees will apply for each passenger for each visit and these must be paid online before arrival at the Island Visitor Centre. Water-based admission fee rates only apply to permit holders, and are outlined here