For everything Fishermen’s Terminal means to the fishing industry, it’s more than just a place to moor, repair and maintain boats. The terminal gives the community a sense of its authentic identity. It’s a place where people work with their hands in one of the industries that defines the region.
It’s also a rarity among industrial facilities because it’s open to the public. Restaurants, a tavern, a seafood market, mailing center, barber shop, mini mart and offices make it a place where locals work and conduct business. It is a neighborhood unto itself, yet firmly rooted in the communities that surround it—a place to experience enduring, iconic Seattle.
What to Do at the Terminal
- Fishermen's Green Market and Deli
- Wild Salmon Seafood Market
- Loki Fish Co. (docked at the West Wall every weekend)
Complete a walking tour at your own pace using this handy guide. You'll visit several areas within the Terminal to take in a bit of history and learn about the working waterfront.
- By car: View driving directions. Free parking is available at Fishermen's Terminal. Check parking lot signage for parking time limits.
- By bike: Fishermen's Terminal is conveniently located along two popular bike trails. Use this tool to map your bike route.
- By bus: Use the King County Metro Trip Planner to map your route. Bus stops closest to Fishermen's Terminal are located at 15th Avenue NW and W Nickerson Street (D Line Ballard Bridge stop), and at W Emerson Place and 21st Avenue W (Route 31 Fishermen's Terminal stop).
By boat: Free temporary moorage is available for up to four hours against the seawall between Docks 8 and 9. Time limits are strictly enforced. Need more time? Call ahead for overnight guest moorage.