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What's Ahead for Shilshole Bay Marina?

Port of Seattle staff is working on plans and timelines for new restroom/laundry facilities a potential new restaurant. Read all about it on the new What's Ahead for Shilshole Bay Marina webpage.

Donate your old Sails to Help Those in Need

The ReSail Project keeps old sails out of landfills by providing sails for developing countries in the south Pacific and for shelter for homeless people here and in Mexico. Learn how to donate your old sail at Shilshole Bay Marina in August. 

Announcing the New Summer Sublease Buy Back Program

Going cruising this summer for an extended period of time? Consider taking advantage of the Shilshole Bay Marina Summer Sublease Buy Back Program!

Shilshole Bay Marina has become a popular spot for guest and monthly moorage boaters alike. Even with 2,500 feet of guest or transient moorage, in the summer months the slips fill up quickly and some guest boaters are turned away. We also utilize vacant or unassigned monthly moorage slips. 

This summer, in an effort to provide additional guest moorage, Shilshole Bay Marina is looking to “buy back” slips that are 60’ and over, including end-ties, from now until September 30. Moorage customers who would otherwise sublease or vacate their slips during the summer months would be relieved of the effort to find a sublease, and relieved of needing to pay for the slip they are not using. It could be for one month, or all of these months. In exchange, the marina would then use these slips for guest moorage.

If you are interested in this program, please send us an email at stating your name, slip number, and the month(s) you are proposing we buy back your slip. We will then contact you buy phone or email to confirm your slip will be in the program.


Q: What if I return earlier than planned? A: In an emergency situation, we will work to get you into your slip as soon as possible or another suitable slip temporarily.

Q: Do I need to empty my dock box? A: No, you do not need to empty your dock box, but it is a good idea to ensure it is locked to protect your stored equipment.

Q: What if I find damage done to my slip when I return? A: Immediately report any damage you may discover upon your return and we will get it repaired as soon as we can without cost to you.

Q: Will this offer be available again? A: We will evaluate the success of the program this year, and if guest moorage is still in high demand next year, we will likely do this again, but only during the peak-season.

Thank you for considering this program, and we hope you all have a wonderful boating season!

2016 Port to Port - Receive a Signature Marina Burgee & Goody Bag

Stay a minimum of one night guest moorage at both Bell Harbor Marina and Shilshole Bay Marina and receive a Signature Marina Burgee and a goody bag! Download the Port to Port flier for details.
2016 Port to Port Signature Marina Burgee

Complimentary Loaner Bikes and Shuttle Service

Overnight guest moorage customers are welcome to complimentary loaner bikes and downtown Ballard shuttle service. Contact the marina office for details at 206-787-3006 or

Life Jacket Loaner Program

Shilshole Bay Marina is proud to participate in the BoatUS Life Jacket Loaner Program for kids. Visit the marina office, or read this document for details.



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