WDFW Seeks Public Input on Rules for Vessels Operating Near Southern Resident Killer Whales

Washington Department of of Fish and Wildlife invites public participation in an online survey about rules for vessels operating near Southern Resident killer whales. The survey, available through Sept. 30, 2022, will…

Point Hudson Jetty Rebuild Begins, Marina Closed Until Spring 2023

The popular Point Hudson Marina operated by the Port of Port Townsend is closed for the next five months. The two jetties that protect the entrance to Point Hudson in Port Townsend were built in 1934, when the U.S.…

Northwest Marine Trade Association Announces Grow Boating Grants

NMTA's Grow Boating grants provide funds for organizations and businesses promoting boating in the Northwest; deadline to apply October 31, 2022. The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is pleased to announce the 2022…

Fisheries Supply’s Fall Swap Meet is September 24

Fall is here and so is the bi-annual Fisheries Supply Swap Meet. Join hundreds of other fellow boaters, bargain hunters, and deal makers to celebrate what has become a Pacific NW tradition. The ever-popular Fisheries Swap…

Port of Lopez Launches a New Free Pumpout Boat in Fisherman Bay

Good news, cruisers! Free mobile pumpout options in the San Juan Islands continue to expand — Port of Lopez is now operating a seasonal mobile pumpout service. A new sewage pumpout boat is providing free service to…

Wooden Boat Festival Weekend is Here!

One of our favorite boating events of the year kicks off today in Port Townsend and runs through Sunday — the Wooden Boat Festival! The Wooden Boat Festival is the largest wooden boat festival in North America — a place…

Update: USCG Response Continues After Vessel Sinks Near San Juan Island

USCG and partner agencies are working on containment and cleanup of diesel after a fishing vessel sank near San Juan Island on Saturday, August 13. From the USCG Newsroom: The Unified Command continues its response following…

Olympia Harbor Days Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

Only at Olympia Harbor Days can Puget Sound vintage tugboats be found for a climb aboard show and races. The free South Sound Maritime Heritage Association family-friendly festival along the boardwalk is set for September 2…

Boats Afloat Show Coming to South Lake Union Sept. 15-18

Boats Afloat Show brining sailboat, powerboats and shoreside activities to South Lake Union Sept. 15-18. The Boats Afloat Show returns to  Seattle’s South Lake Union on September 15-18, to spotlight a world-class fleet of…

USCG Establishing Safety and Security Zones for Fleet Week and Seafair

The Coast Guard will enforce multiple safety and security zones on Elliott Bay and Lake Washington during the upcoming Parade of Ships, Fleet Week, and Seafair festival Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. During Monday’s parade of ships, the…