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Waterfront Construction & Getting Around

You may have heard 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 2014. What you may not have heard is the seawall construction stops south of Bell Harbor Marina, the marina will be open for business, and there will still be plenty to see and do for boaters!

The seawall construction is taking place from south of the Washington State Ferries terminal to Piers 62/63 – stopping short of Bell Harbor Marina at Pier 66. Argosy Cruises, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Great Wheel, and the Washington State Ferries terminal will remain open while the other businesses on the west side of Alaskan way will temporarily close until next June.

Boaters will also still have access to other nearby areas such as Seattle Center and all its events and attractions; arts, shopping, and dining in downtown and Belltown, historic Pioneer Square, and the Chinatown-International District; Pike Place Market; and sports and events at CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field.

You will still be able to walk north and south from the marina on Alaskan Way, with well-marked pedestrian detours when heading south. The same options for accessing other parts of downtown via foot will still be available as well:
  • Bell Street Pedestrian Bridge
  • Lenora Street Walk elevator
  • Pike Place Market garage elevator and hillclimb

For more information about what to do and how to get around, visit the Bell Harbor Marina Eat-Shop-Play page. To view a map of the construction area and to read detailed construction updates, visit the Waterfront Seattle website.

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.