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Marina Office Closed

Shilshole Bay Marina Office remains closed to general traffic. Customers can connect with the marina staff by phone at (206) 787-3006 or email

Marina Operations Adjust for COVID-19

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Like many businesses impacted by COVID-19, the Port’s recreational marinas have adjusted marina operations to meet new policies and recommendations, enhanced cleaning protocols, and continue to prioritize the safety of our boaters, customers, community members, and employees.

We are committed to being stewards of our maritime assets and remain open for our local boating community. When you’re ready to explore the pristine waters of the Puget Sound, we are ready and able to accommodate your moorage needs.

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Supporting our Community and Seeking Social Change

People of color built the Port of Seattle into the organization we are today, and we rely on a diverse and inclusive workforce to accomplish our work and to make us better in the future.   

Respect for one another is a Port core value. We ask that we all be kind to each other and recognize each other’s contributions. You are all essential to achieving our vision for the Port as the model of a diverse, respectful, and inclusive place where we can work together.

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Many of us are experiencing deep sadness, anger, and pain over the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Their deaths are the most recent in a long history of unjust killings of African Americans in our country.
Confronted by such deep, historical racism, we tend to feel overwhelmed and helpless. What can any of us do to interrupt such acts of hatred? How can we put an end to this injustice?

Here are a few resources that can help us all understand how we can work together to fight racism.

Anti-Racism Resources

New Customer Service Buildings Nearly Complete

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June 2020 Update

We appreciate everyone’s continued patience during construction and look forward to providing comfortable and convenient facilities very soon. Recently, the Port Commission reviewed all construction projects and decided to continue work on the $15 million Shilshole Customer Service buildings and paving.  The project is part of a broader effort to boost local COVID-19 economic recovery through project spending and hiring.  To ensure everyone’s safety, all construction activities have followed public health protocols developed with guidance from state and federal agencies.

Construction on Shilshole’s three new buildings is on target for opening this summer.  The North building is scheduled to open in mid-July while the larger Central and South buildings should open the first week of August.

Crews are busy installing solar panels on the Central and South buildings while interior work continues at all three sites. The parking lot paving project will also wrap up mid-August.

We’re in the home stretch and thank everyone for shaping these new facilities.

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New Key Fob Policy at Shilshole

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Access control and security is a key component of any modern marina. The intention of this policy is to give all Shilshole Bay Marina customers and guests as much freedom as possible to utilize all facilities available to our customers while maintaining an adequate level of security to protect the Port of Seattle’s property and businesses.

We are seeking stakeholder input on this policy and would welcome your feedback within the next 30 days. Please email your suggestions to 

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