Shilshole Bay Marina is a premier stop on any boaters visit list. Whether it’s part of your extended voyage or your main destination, you can count on full services and nearby fun in a relaxing marina community. Called home to over 1,400 monthly and live aboard moorage customers, the marina inhabits a nearly one mile stretch of protected harbor, far below the city bluffs.
For the young at heart, this is your easy access to Seattle’s north-end Maritime District of Ballard. Flanked by the Hiram Chittenden Locks, Fishermen’s Terminal and the Maritime industrial complex, Ballard is full of coffee shops, breweries, restaurants, history and an award-winning Sunday Farmer’s Market – voted a top 10 Best Farmer’s Markets by USA Today Readers’ Choice 2021.
- Easy - Simply navigated, full breakwater protection, wide fairways, fuel dock and power
- Fun - Local parks, walking paths, and access to Ballard, Seattle’s casual maritime district
- Beautiful - Famous Olympic mountain sunsets, and new restrooms (they really are beautiful!)
- Safe - 24-hour staff and/or security on-site
- Ecofriendly – Clean Marina & Green Marine Certified, Maritime Recycling and Protect the Orca Program
Right from your slip at Shilshole Bay Marina
There are a ton of things to do right onsite at Shilshole's mile-long property:
- Walk along the marina boardwalk for a morning stroll or sunset walk (1-mile)
- Play beach volleyball or have a bonfire at Golden Gardens beach (just north of the marina)
- Bike along the Burke Gilman Trail
- Check out the maritime shops and boating clubs in the marina office complex
Connect with nearby food and takeout options
No time to go into town? No worries -- Shilshole has you covered if you are looking to eat something on the go or need a quick grab at the fuel dock shop:
- Jibe Café
- Little Coneys
- Miri's at Golden Gardens
- Ray's Boathouse Café
- Un Bien Shilshole
- Shilshole Fuel Dock
Discover Ballard from your guest slip at Shilshole.
Ballard is downtown Seattle's casual cousin with a Sunday Farmers Market, 100s of eateries, breweries, summer festivals, coffee shops, and museums.