Swantown Marina & Boatworks FAQs

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What are the Marina's hours of operations?
Summer hours - Monday-Sunday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Winter hours - Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
How many slips does Swantown Marina have?
The Marina has 656 permanent and 70+ guest moorage slips
How many people live on their boats at Swantown?
70 families call Swantown Marina home
Is there a fueling dock at the Marina?
Not at this time. The closest fuel dock is at Boston Harbor Marina.
Is Swantown a Certified Clean Marina?
Swantown Marina has been inspected and certified by Clean Marina Washington, a partnership of state agencies and private organizations. Swantown has also been awarded the prestigious Leadership Award for innovative programs and an outstanding compliance record. This award is given to less than 3% of the marinas in the state
Who can use the pocket parks at Swantown Marina?
Boaters, as well as members of the general public are welcome to use the pocket parks throughout Swantown. Additional facilities throughout the Port property are available for special events with prior arrangements. Contact the Harbor Office for details. 360.528.8049
What special events are held at the Marina?
The Port of Olympia’s annual BoatSwap & Chowder Challenge and the Marina’s annual Safety Day. Olympia Area Rowers Association sponsors several human powered events. For date and time on these events, as well as others, contact the Harbor Office. 360.528.8049
Does the Swantown Marina sponsor any boating programs for kids?
The Port sponsors a Kids Don’t Float life jacket loaner program and provides tours of Port facilities. Kids boating programs are available at Swantown through both the Olympia Area Rowers Association and the City of Olympia.
Will Swantown ever get covered moorage or floating boathouses?
The Marina’s development permit does not allow covered moorage or boathouses.
Does the Port have a self-help, dry-launch facility for sail boats?
Not at this time. The Marina has set aside an area at NorthPoint that could be used for a small sailboat center. The Port remains interested in receiving proposals on operating and funding such a facility.
Does the Marina have a restaurant?
There are three restaurants available on Port property within a five minute walk of the Marina. As part of the Marina expansion, a site will be available for a restaurant at Swantown.
When will the Marina expansion take place and Marina Village be built? What kind of businesses will be there?
Permits have just been received for the in-water construction of three new permanent moorage docks. Final planning will begin when market conditions warrant. It is envisioned businesses in the 4.2 acre multi-use district, called Marina Village, would be a mixture of retail, service and restaurants. The Port is currently accepting proposals from qualified firms for development of this district.
Are private marinas at a competitive disadvantage because Swantown Marina is publicly supported through taxes?
All operating costs for Swantown Marina & Boatworks are covered by profits from their operations, with no tax money used. The Marina annually analyzes local and regional rates for marine services and sets fees to place them in the middle to high end of the local market.