Details for Coupeville Wharf

Coupeville Wharf

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Average rating 2.3 stars from 9 reviews

Address 26 Front St
Coupeville, WA 98239


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 4
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info: Depth ranges from 4 feet at the ramp to 7 feet 10 inches at the end.

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

Additional info: Depths range from ~ 4.5 to 7.5 feet at 0 foot tide.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: $0.50/ft (2016-05-24)

Other price info: 400 feet of transient moorage. $0.50 per foot October thru March.


Transient: 12
Total: 12
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Mooring buoys are $10 per night.
Mooring floats are $1.00 per foot.
Winter Rates are in effect October 1 - April 30 and are 1/2 the rate for mooring floats.

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

Additional info: Available

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: No discounts.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Small discount for over 100 gallons.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Walking the dock with a dog is permitted.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $4.00











Yes - Walking distance. Toby's for Penn Cove Mussels.

It is reported that Tobey's has good mussels but very poor service. There is a good restaurant Kimo's on the pier itself with a very nice outdoor dining area for when the weather is nice. There is a good, slightly dressier restaurant, Christopher's, one block straight up from the foot of the town dock and another very nice but pricey restaurant, Front Street Grill, one block to the left from the pier and a good family casual restaurant Mosquito Fleet Chili a little further down the street.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Cellular, strength good.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Coupeville Wharf
Nice spot, tricky dock space, 2016-07-20
Captain: , Leschi (30)

This is a nice place to stop for the night or for fuel but be prepared to anchor as the dock space is limited and they don't seem to have moorings any longer. Plus the dock is free and open until 5pm and then it is $5 between 5pm and 8pm (for dinner traffic) so the dock tends to be full most of the day through 8pm. it ends up being easier to just drop a hook unless the wind is whipping (and even then the dock isn't much of a relief). the folks at the dock are helpful though and the town is nice for a break (good mussels to be had)

No Power or Water, 2014-09-20
Captain: , Liberty Bay, WA (410)

Nice little gift shop and coffee shop on the warf. Docks are in pretty good shape and the town has a lot to offer. Howerver, for $1.00 per foot all you get is the morage (which can be shallow at low tide), no power or water. The do have three or so moruring buoys for $10 bucks if you are under 37'.

Suprised at the low ratings, 2014-02-02
Captain: , Oak Harbor (153)

I must admit I am surprised at the low ratings. True the inside of the dock up towards the ramp is shallow, my 51' 7' draft vessel had no problem on outside right across the dock from this shallow spot.

The Warf and Dock is part of a historic site of Coupeville; which is said to be one of the oldest towns in Washington; and the town is the draw to boaters. The small community has several events all including the August event which is an arts and crafts fair that often has Lady Washington or other large sailing vessel.

As to services there are several restaurants, book store, shops, bakery, ice cream parlor and thrift store. The grocery store is about one mile away up Main Street. There is free bus service on Whidbey Island.

There is an effort to stop birds from roosting on the building, using fishing line to keep the birds from the railings. This is a county support facility and as a service to boaters I will send a copy of these reviews to the commissioners to indicate the monies spent on the port is not being managed well. I think, that there is a subcontractor, perhaps a little oversight is needed here.

Coupeville at low tides, 2013-05-11
Captain: , Mercer Island, WA (693)

At minus tides I would recommend to avoid this wharf for boats drawing 5 feet or more. There is a little more depth at the very east end of the dock.

The public dock is not so hot, 2012-07-05
Captain: , Bainbridge Island, WA (268)

The dock is ok, but they do not maintain it. It is covered with bird droppings, and bird's meal leftovers. They don't clean it, sweap it, or pressure wash it, probably since they don't have water on the docks. This could be a very nice stopping place if they an just clean it up.

Poor protection from east winds, 2011-10-14
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1659)

This dock is ready to fall apart. Definitely not worth $1/foot. Bathrooms were dirty and the staff didn't seem to care. We were awakened when the wind came up out of the southeast during the night and the boat was slapping against the dock. Nice town, but next time I'll bring my dinghy and use a mooring ball or anchor.

Watch your depth, 2011-09-18
Captain: , Edmonton (150)

Ok to stop here but no facilities, watch your depth as there is limited water at low tide. Town is worth a visit, be sure to try the Penn Cove mussels, excellent!

It's a dock, what more could you ask for?, 2011-03-22
Captain: , San Diego, CA (1239)

It's a dock. I recommend saving a few bucks and just anchoring unless you need to use the dock because you don't have a dinghy.

Nice stop on way north, 2007-05-21
Captain: , Seattle, WA (437)

We like to stop here on our way North, then hit Deception Pass or Swinomish the next morning. Pretty bare-bones dock--no power or water. But nice walk up the pier to dinner and stores.

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