Details for Blake Island Marina

Blake Island Marina

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 18 reviews

Address Seattle, WA


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Facility upgraded electrical capacity to the moorages in approximately 2005. These upgrades were funded in part by the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program administered by the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Checks or cash accepted via envelopes within 30 minutes of docking.

Payment discounts

Free moorage for boats with current state parks sticker.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


The entrance channel is well marked. Stay in the channel!





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.70/ft (2017-05-09)

Other price info: Power available for $6 per night.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 21
Transient price: $0.50 (2007-05-10)

Other price info: Depending on the size and type of boats a good Volunteer Host can fit over 30 boats in the marina provided boaters are willing to raft and moor stern to the bottom of the 'U' at piers 'A' and 'B'.

Seven day limit.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Available.

Pricing info: $6 per night.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - There is water available for tanks only. No washing of boats.

Dinghy access

Yes - Dinghy dock available.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Doggie bags are provided to clean up after your pet. All pets must be on a leash and under the physical control of a person.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Marine pump out station provided by state park on isolated float.


Yes - Available from Tillicum Village when they are open.


No - No disposal of trash available.


Yes - There are two showers in each restroom on shore. Cost is 50 cents for 3 minutes. Park tokens are the only coins accepted in the showers. $1 and $5 bills can be converted to tokens at a machine outside the park office. The exchange rate is 2 tokens per $1.


Yes - Mens and womens heads on shore.








Yes - Tilicum Village is open during the summer months. A snack bar is available too but only when the cruise ships are at the village show.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Full Verizon 3G/4G/LTE.

Boat ramp availability



No - Island, state park property.

Other services

Volunteer host is usually on the dock to identify open berths and assist with docking.


Tillicum Village ( - closes in the fall and doesn't open until 1 May.
15.5 mi. Hiking Trails.

Reviews for Blake Island Marina
A Marine State Park, 2017-06-16
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (941)

Close to Seattle so it fills up quickly on weekends. Very quiet during the week. Hot showers - uses tokens available at the Ranger's office. Clean restrooms. Great hiking and biking trails. Some are wet and muddy. Power available on the docks. Lots of wildlife and most not afraid of you. Many mooring buoys located around the island along with beach campsites. A great place to spend a few days enjoying quiet.

One of our favorites too, 2016-08-19
Captain: , everett, wa (355)

When you arrive at Blake Island you will be greeted by a marine camp host who does a very nice job of helping you find a slip and help you get tied up. this close to Seattle this is an amazing place for scenery and it appears that you're out in the middle of the woods. it's also surprising to find a state park with electricity on the dark and nice hot showers. people are friendly and A nice time was had by all. just watch out for the raccoons who will get into your boat if you give them a chance. update 8/2016 less racoon's but still saw some. Also saw plenty of deer and weasel.

Nice But Crowded, 2015-03-06
Captain: , Liberty Bay, WA (430)

Spent a Thursday night in March in a slip at Blake Island. By late afternoon was nearly full. Very nice place to spend some time. Nice hiking trails, lots of deer, geese and racoons. Can get a little rocky from the ferry traffice wake comming in on the northeast corner of the marina but not bad.

Mooring ball changes, 2014-08-10
Captain: , Swantown Marina, Olympia, Wa (180)

8-10-14 one of our favorite stops when headed north or south on Puget Sound..this last stop we discovered some of the mooring balls on the west side of Blake island had been removed leaving only five.
This side is the most popular side of the island !
The mooring balls shown on charts for the southwest and south east side have also been removed! New mooring balls have been added on the east and north sides of the island BUT WATCHOUT, the wake from passing commercial vessels, power boats particularly when combined with a north wind can have you rolling rail to rail, even at 1:00 am in the morning. These two sides of Blake island are known to be uncomfortable so if overnight stays are your plan try to stay on the west side of the island on a mooring ball or anchor south of this mooring field all the way to the southwest side. Study and pay attention to the short shelves as you may find your anchor dragging off during the stay!
I hope more balls will be placed on the west side soon!

Our Favorite!, 2013-12-04
Captain: , Seattle (313)

We have spent more time on and around Blake Island in the past few years than any other Puget Sound boating destination. It's a great escape for a night or two and the park / restaurant staff are great. You are only a few miles from West Seattle, but you feel far away due the quite remote atmosphere. If you don't want to be around people, try a mooring ball on the NW side of the island. Don't forget to pay for moorage!

Fun Exploration, 2013-11-12
Captain: , Richland WA (50)

This state park is a fun place to stay and go hiking to explore the island. Lots of wildlife and views. There is a volunteer host who does a great job keeping this marina enjoyable. Note, it is often full during good weather.

Great spot so close to the big city, 2013-11-05
Captain: , Cruising (3535)

Blake Island is a lovely park, with a very helpful host, nice hiking, and pretty scenery. It's nice to have such a peaceful park so close to downtown Seattle. Crowded on the weekends, but very quiet during the week, especially in the off-season.

Extensive camping facilities, 2013-06-28
Captain: , Tacoma, WA (205)

Bring the kids and send them up on shore to the camp grounds - one at the marina itself and the other along the beach near the spit at the west end of the island. There are adequate mooring buoys and anchorage along the southwest shore near this camping area. There are two dining pavillions with large pit fireplaces available for group use (mostly by reservation)

Come early in the week, 2012-03-23
Captain: , Port Orchard WA (261)

Love this park, nice having power on the docks, gets full quicky and is tight in the marina

One of the better Sound parks, 2011-08-05
Captain: , Port Orchard, WA (322)

Get here during the week to get a first come first serve tie in the marina. Weekends get full quick.
Lots of trails and Photo ops, View of Seattle is great.
Showers and toilets are available.

Hard to get on the dock, but worth it, 2011-04-15
Captain: , Seattle (373)

A great marine park, with small store and onsite rangers. Trails all over the island. If you hike and have a smartphone or camera, take a picture of the trail map at the head of the dock. The trails can get confusing, and it will help a lot. Nice views of the city. If you can't get on the dock, take a buoy or anchor on the west end of the island and skiff to the beach.

Blake Island State Park, 2011-03-31
Captain: , Manhattan, NY (171)

This is a great weekend boating destination, power or sail! If there's no room at the marina, there are mooring balls on the NW and S sides as well as plenty of places to set the hook. There are nice trails to hike and a gift/coffee shop. There are also nightly traditional Native American salmon dinners with an interpretive show.

A great getaway, 2011-03-23
Captain: , San Diego, CA (1239)

Blake Island is a busy place. Ferries come in bringing people from Seattle to see the show at Tillicum Village and to hike the trails. Access to the marina is straightforward. Just stay inside the marks and you'll be OK. Watch out for the ferry. Seattle weather leaves the hiking trails muddy so bring boots. Showers are not the newest or the cleanest.

A favorite for us, 2011-02-12
Captain: , Olalla, WA (342)

Awesome seclusion and many well marked trails to investigate. The ranger has volley ball nets and volley balls to borrow. They also have horse shoes and some other sports stuff to keep teens busy. No fires on the beach and please do not feed the deer. They are friendly but you will be fined a lot of money if caught feeding them. Tillicum Villiage has a good show and salmon feed. If you get in line early, you can get seconds by going back to the food tables. They have a small coffee and ice cream stand that is open when the Argosy comes in for the show and dinner. It is also open in the AM for the boaters on most days. They have the largest soft serve ice cream cones around and they are not too expensive. Take your own trash off the island and keep all pets on a lead... There is no water on the docks but if really needed, ask the volunteer marina boat to borrow the marina hose. (Only one). You can also use the kiosks and BBQ's first ocme first served and you can camp in tents as well. Great opportunity for teens to have fun and enjoy nature but still be connected to the outside world.

Sweet island getaway just miles from downtown Seattle, 2009-07-15
Captain: , Seattle (250)

The marina is cozy, and you can't make reservations, but it's always worth peeking in to see if you can grab a spot. Mooring bouys are also available around much of the island. Once you're in, the whole island is available for recreation. Facilities are clean and well maintained, and limited food and beverages are available at the Tillicum Village, operated by Argosy Cruises. Power is now available on the dock.

There are great hiking trails around and across the island. Expansive beaches are accessible around much of the shoreline. Cool, quiet forest, lush with ferns, provide a pleasant respite from hot days and low tides inside the breakwater.

A special shout out to the volunteer dock hosts for the outstanding job the perform, and to the Ranger for his friendly but dutiful presence.

Oh, plan on hauling out your trash.

Tillicum Village, 2009-04-11
Captain: , Paradise Valley, AZ (572)

Have baked salmon lunch and attend the show at Tillicum Village. Pricey but well worth it. Our 14 year old grandkids really enjoyed it. Arrive an hour before the tour boat and get at the head of the buffet line for steamed clams and open fire baked salmon. Call Argosy Cruises to reserve their private side-tie dock.

Too crowded, 2007-09-23
Captain: , Olympia (1435)

Not too bad of a place but it can get very crowded during the summer or on holiday weekends. We enjoy the hikes all through the island.

We love Blake Island, 2007-05-10
Captain: , Seattle, Wa. (312)

This is one of our favorite places to go, and it's close to home, but you'll feel like your a hundred miles way. Even though you can see the Seattle skyline 8 miles way to the east.

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