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Waterfront Construction & Getting Around

Don’t let the construction keep you from cruising to downtown Seattle!

You may have heard that the Elliott Bay Seawall is being replaced. You may have also heard downtown Seattle waterfront businesses will be closed due to the construction from October 2014 until June 2015. What you may NOT have heard is that Bell Harbor Marina will be open for business! The seawall construction stops south of the marina, so there will still be plenty to see and do!

The seawall construction is underway from south of the Washington State Ferries terminal at Pier 52 to Pier 62/63, however, Argosy Cruises, the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Great Wheel, and the Washington State Ferries terminal will remain open.

Boaters will continue to have access to nearby Seattle Center; downtown arts, shopping, and dining; plus the Belltown neighborhood. Just minutes away, boaters can explore Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square, the Chinatown-International District; and sports and events at CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field.

Look for the pedestrian detours as you walk north and south from the marina. To make getting around even easier, consider using these short-cuts.
  • Bell Street Pedestrian Bridge
  • Lenora Street Walk elevator
  • Pike Place Market garage elevator and hillclimb
  • Union Street hillclimb

Click here for Waterfront Seattle's map for access points near Waterfront Park, about a 5-10 minute walk south from the marina.

The Bell Harbor Marina website has a new Eat, Shop & Play webpage devoted to what to do and how to get around near the marina, and the marina staff is knowledgeable and available for questions too.

Alki Kayak Tours at Bell Harbor Marina

Bell Harbor Marina was delighted to provide a home for Alki Kayak Tours, who provided kayak tours and bike rentals over the summer season. They even provided a 15%-off discount for guest moorage customers! Alki Kayak Tours is planning on returning for the 2015 season, so be sure to look for them when you visit the marina. For more information visit the Alki Kayak Tours website or call 206-953-0237.