Details for Foss Harbor Marina

Foss Harbor Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.4 stars from 5 reviews

Address 821 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Foss Harbor Marine LLC


Ian Wilkinson


Melynda Carroll

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Payment discounts

$0.10 cents per gallon discount for BoatUS members, $0.07 cents per gallon discount for permanent, seasonal and transient boaters. Quantity discounts offered.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


No problems





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 50
Total: 416
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2017-09-20)

Other price info: Covered moorage up to 36 feet, open slips up to 50 feet, end-tie moorings up to 96 feet.

Reciprocal moorage with Totem and Fircrest Yacht Club.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: $1.00 (0000-00-00)

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: ValvTect Premium Diesel with BioGuard microbiocide. Non-ethanol unleaded. High-speed diesel pumps on fuel dock. Fuel discounts offered.

Gas price$3.64/gal (2017-09-20)

Other price info: $0.10 cents per gallon discount for BoatUS members.
$0.07 cents per gallon discount to permanent, seasonal and transient moorage guests.
$0.07 cent per gallon quantity discounts also offered on purchases of over 100 gallons.
Call office at 253-272-4404 for discounts available on purchases of over 1,000 gallons.
Commercial fuel charge accounts also available; inquire with office.

Diesel price$2.90/gal (2017-09-20)

Other price info: $0.10 cents per gallon discount for BoatUS members.
$0.07 cents per gallon discount to permanent, seasonal and transient moorage guests.
$0.07 cent per gallon quantity discounts also offered on purchases of over 100 gallons.
Call office at 253-272-4404 for discounts available on purchases of over 1,000 gallons.
Commercial fuel charge accounts also available; inquire with office.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Doggy bag stations on site, grassy park areas nearby. Bring your pooch into the office for a yummy treat.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - 7 lb bags and 10 lb blocks of ice are available in the marine store.


Yes - Trash, recycling, and oil/lubricant disposal services provided.


Yes - Hot showers and clean restrooms.


Yes - Reported to be nice and clean, June 2014.




Yes - Full-service ship store with fresh deli sandwiches, breakfast items, frozen pizzas, burritos and dinners, snacks and candy, great beer and wine selection, soda and juice, ice, sunglass and apparel and marine supplies.


Yes - Basic marine hardware and accessories, marine TP and holding tank deodorant, cleaning and maintenance supplies, oil and fuel additives, marine charts and navigation publications, fishing tackle and frozen herring.


Yes - Several restaurants are within walking distance, including Rock the Dock, the Social Bar and Grill, Starbucks, Puget Sound Pizza, Pacific Grill, Indochine Asian Cuisine and more.

Sam's Cafe 602 E 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98421, 253-573-0800 has amazing and cheap breakfast and lunch Monday thru Friday less than half mile walking distance. Reported June 2014.


Yes - Several restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Piano bars, live music and clubs within a couple of blocks.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Marriott Courtyard is 3 blocks away. Best Western Tacoma Dome is minutes away via the free downtown trolley.

Repair capabilities

No - Several marine repair and service centers are close by. Boatyards and haul-out facilities are nearby as well.

Haul out capabilities

No - No on-site haul-out, but there is a hoist across the waterway.

Storage facilities

Yes - 11 x 22 foot storage lockers available with 110V power.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Fishing tackle and frozen herring is available in the marine store.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available throughout the marina. WiFi is free in the tenant lounge and outdoor lounge area. WiFi is available slip-side to transient boaters for $5 per night or $20 per week.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Several cab services close by and can be procured by the marina office staff when needed. Public transportation is also available.

Other services


Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Lemay Auto Museum, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma Dome, Point Defiance Park, and Vashon Island.

Reviews for Foss Harbor Marina
Long-term tenants, 2015-01-21
Captain: , Maple Valley (50)

We have moored 4 different vessels at Foss Harbor Marina over the past 13 years or so, and we have no interest in changing.

During our time I have witnessed multiple welcome upgrades to the facilities. There are multiple bathrooms for both men and women, decent laundry facilities, and a convenient store for ice, drinks, snacks, fishing gear, and small supplies.

The docks are all relatively new, solid, clean, and wide. There is power and cable available to every slip, and a portable pump-out service is included in slip fees.

The location is very convenient with easy access off the freeways. It's a short, easy walk to the Tacoma museum district.

Parking can be an issue however, especially during summer holidays, festivals, and large events. They no longer offer temporary passes, which can be an issue on long weekend trips with family or friends.

The staff is great, and really do an excellent job getting the marina together for things like movies and BBQs throughout the year.

Foss Harbor Marina, 2014-11-23
Captain: , Tacoma (90)

Foss Harbor Marina has about 70 live aboard, but you would never know it. It can be loud at times with the trains, freeway and refinery close by. It is conveniently located on Dock Street with restaurants close by and a short walk to down town Tacoma. Staff is friendly and the Marina store is well stocked including a good selection of beer and wine.

Foss Harbor Marina, 2014-10-08
Captain: , Liberty Bay, WA (430)

Spent 2 nights here. Close to town with a free rail car to take you to some interesting places Marina people were freindly. Docks could be kept a little cleaner. Fairly noisy during the day with all the city noise and the train does run right my the marina day and nite, but never heard a whistle. We were one of the closest slips to the marina office and they were doing construcion work diggin up some lines which was pretty noisy during the day. Marina did offer to move us but beings it was day time only we stayed where we were.

Excellent liveaboard, 2014-03-05
Captain: , Seattle (40)

We're living there currently and the staff have been very helpful. Wi-fi is only available in the lounge or possibly if your boat is berthed very close to the facility. Laundry facilities are small, but functional. Ship store has all the basics. Downtown is VERY convenient - just climb the stairs on the bridge and you're in downtown Tacoma.

Wonderful, friendly place, 2012-08-03
Captain: , Seattle (402)

We often come here for a few days. Even spent winter '10-'11 here. Staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. Every time we show up there is an additional amenity. Last spring was a completely refurbished lounge with large screen tv and great kitchen facilities. Also Sat night themed wine-tasting parties (bring a bottle for admission). Heading back in a few days - wonder what they'll have new.
Current runs through there - best to dock at slack tide.

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