Details for Dock Street Marina

Dock Street Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.8 stars from 12 reviews

Address 1817 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager


Craig Perry


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


No Problems





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 25
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 30
Total: 86
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2015-04-10)

Other price info: Call for reservations. Most slips are 50 and 60feet with 120 foot end ties.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 125/250V 50 amp and 30 amp service located on G dock. 125V 50 amp and 30 amp service on H dock.

Pricing info: $3.00 per day for 30 amp.
$5.00 per day for 50 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

No - Liveaboards are not allowed per the DNR lease.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out












No - Small corner store with limited supplies only.




Yes - Johny's Dock across water way, good food and nice setting. Plenty of restaurants a short walking distance over foot bridge across freeway and rail tracks to Pacific Avenue and the UW Tacoma Campus area. Bars, restaurants, upscale and fast food and Starbucks.



Hotels or motels

Yes - Short walking distance or lght rail ride to upscale Murano Hotel.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

No - Haul out available nearby.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Good cellular signal for voice and data here. Fairly good signal from free WiFi at MOG-Public (Museum of Glass).

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Near light rail line and bus routes.

Other services

New Marina 2005


Very near Glass Museum, other Tacoma museums.

Reviews for Dock Street Marina
Great Location, 2017-06-10
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (941)

Within walking distance to Lemay Auto Collection. Steps away from the Glass Museum, which is a "must see". Clean restrooms and showers. Great staff. They cleaned the docks daily. Kayak rental at the dock. Fish Peddler and Pacific Seafood market is a short walk away. They do not have wifi. It is obvious that Tacoma is working hard to restore their waterfront and make it attractive for tourists. One area that needs improvement is their transit system. It is impossible to figure out and the best route to Point Defiance ran on a very limited schedule. Many of the sites are closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Museum Visit Stop, 2016-09-14
Captain: , Summerlin, NV (350)

Two combined unisex restroom/shower rooms. Clean, wide docks were most easy to walk on, trains not an issue (no horns). Only drawback was no Wifi signal, but being near the museums and town was our focus so lack of access wasn't a big issue. Great staff and happy to assist with docking if requested.

easy access to down town, 2015-06-26
Captain: , Ellensburg, WA (72)

New clean and easy access to down town.

Nice place to visit, 2015-03-16
Captain: , Seattle (505)

A quick overnite stop here on a Sunday night; wide open guest moorage. The staff told me that this marina is now owned by Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle, another top notch facility. Be aware of unpredictable currents when docking.

Top notch marina, 2014-07-26
Captain: , Coconut Grove, FL (589)

Craig Perry and his crew do a great job.
Trains not blowing horns while we stopped there on several occasions.
Walk to Washington History Museum and Museum of Glass. Hop the free trolley to Lemay Auto Museum.
Great restaurants within a walk.

Great place to stop, hard to sleep, 2014-03-29
Captain: , everett, wa (355)

Thsi could easily have been our favorite marina with exception of the train whistle all night. It's right near the tracks and the trains announce their approach all night long. If you aren't a light sleeper, I'd recommend it highly. Friendly staff, absolutly clean showers, restrooms and laundry.

Top notch!, 2013-11-05
Captain: , Cruising (3535)

This is a beautiful facility with an excellent staff. Very helpful and friendly, and they even delivered a Sunday newspaper! You can't beat the location - so convenient to the museums and restaurants across the Bridge of Glass. Big slips and good 50A power.

Great Marina, 2013-06-08
Captain: , Orting, WA (150)

We were moored here for a couple years. Great folks. On a busy weekend, call ahead and they keep a list of vacant slips they will rent out, full power, water, cable.

Dock Street Marina - Tacoma, Wa, 2012-08-26
Captain: , Swantown Marina, Olympia, Wa (180)

Clean and professionaly operated. Reasonable rates. Steps away from Tacoma exibits

Exceeded expectations, 2011-04-01
Captain: , Seattle (690)

We spent a great weekend here, docked right in front of the Museum of Glass. Friendly marina staff. We had a nice dinner on the terrace of one of the waterfront restaraunts... sorry, but the name escapes me. We'll be back.

Great docks and fine location, 2009-10-12
Captain: , Seattle (250)

Nestled in the southern end of Thea Foss Waterway, Dock Street Marina is an outstanding facility. Spacious slips, wide docks, water, power, and cable, clean facilities, and reasonable pumpouts at your slip.

The staff is pleasant and proactive, even delivered a Sunday paper to the cockpit. Location is great, with the Museum of Glass right at the top of the ramp. Great food and happy hour at Woody's. Fresh seafood a short walk up to Johnny's, and plenty of choices for food, coffee, books right across the Bridge of Glass on Pacific Avenue (not to mention the Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Art Museum.

And, for those who can use it, there's a great ramp just 5 miles north at Pt. Defiance ferry dock.

Great Docks, 2009-04-11
Captain: , Paradise Valley, AZ (572)

the docks are new, easily accessed and excellent. Adjacent to the Museum of Glass. Don't miss the museum hot shop where glass blowing exhibitions take place. We spent 4 hours watching glass blowing. Eat across the Bridge of Glass to 1938 Pacific Avenue at Harmon's Pub. This local pub and brewery features seafood and Northwest cuisine. Good food, good beer.

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