The Kherson seaport is situated on the right bank of the Dnieper River and is connected to the Black Sea by an approach canal, which runs along the Dnieper River (28 km) and the Kherson Sea Canal and the Bug-Dnieper-estuary Canal (70 km).
The port is navigable year-round.
Northerly and northeasterly winds prevail. Wind speeds over 15 m/s occur in 10 % of the year, usually between November and March. Fogs are observed 19-60 days a year on average.
The Dnieper delta has been declared a nature reserve. Navigation is allowed only its navigable arms. In winter, in the event of an ice campaign, the vessels are led into the port by icebreakers.