Details for Port of Ilwaco

Port of Ilwaco

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 4 reviews

Address 165 Howerton Avenue, PO Box 307
Ilwaco, WA 98624


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Jim Neva



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: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: M-row guest slips fingers are low so put your fenders in the water. Fingers are 40 feet long. 30 amp power and water. Fairway is narrow so be mindful when the wind is blowing. Depth in slips is about 5-6 feet at low tide.

Perpendicular to the M-row is the East Main Guest Moorage. Fingers are low so put your fenders in the water. Fingers are 30 feet long. 30 amp power and water.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.00/ft (2011-06-06)

Other price info: Daily: 0'-20' - $12.00; 21'-40' - $15.00; 41'-50' - $20.00; 50' and up - $25.00.

Monthly: $6 per foot, per month, the length of the slip or boat, whichever is longest.

Commercial - C Float: 50' slips $17.75 per foot.
Commercial - C Float: 65' slips $19.00 per foot.
D Float $17.75 per foot.
H and K Floats $17.75 per foot.
E, F, G, J, P Floats and West Side of N Float $17.75 per foot.
East Side of N Float $265.00 per year.
P Float - Side Ties 20' $245.00 per year.
Plus12.84% leasehold tax.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Electricity to power slips is $192.00 per year.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Accepts Wilcox/Flegel Fleet Cards, cash, and credit cards.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Below the marina office on E-row. Marina office is about in the middle of the buildings to the north with a flag pole out front. Good suction. Pumps fast. Also has a porti-potti dump.



Yes - At the tops of the ramps.


Yes - Located in the picnic pavilion to the east of where the East Main Guest Moorage ramp touches the shore.


Yes - Located in the picnic pavilion to the east of where the East Main Guest Moorage ramp touches the shore.


Yes - In town. Less than 1/3 of a mile from the guest moorage.


Yes - Less than a half mile walk from the guest moorage.

Ilwaco Food Market and Deli
108 Spruce Street
West Ilwaco, WA 98624
Your basics. Nothing fancy. A bus ride to Long Beach will get you to a larger market.


Yes - Englund Marine is located near the fish processing plant.

Englund Marine
123 Howerton Way
Ilwaco, WA 98624


Yes - Pelicano is awesome. Tascany very good. Several others are good breakfast or lunch stops.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Boatyard

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travel Lift. UP to 50 ton.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Live Bait (in season).

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Home to a large charter fishing fleet.

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi on the docks with very good signal strength. Speed best early in the morning. Speed degrades as more users come online.

Verizon has no 3G coverage for Ilwaco or Long Beach. Voice works, but no data.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Bus to Long Beach. Bus stop is at the covered structured on Howerton Avenue. $0.35 ride to Long Beach (7/2012).

Other services


The annual Oregon Tuna Classic (OTC) will hold a tuna charity tournament on July 31, 2010. The tuna will go to feed the hungry through the Oregon Food Bank. Web site is:

Nice Saturday market at the marina with lots of diversity in the stalls.

Reviews for Port of Ilwaco
Was an okay stop, but not really set up for cruisers, 2014-08-04
Captain: , Tracys Landing, Maryland (350)

There are two E docks, so be sure you know where you are going ahead of time. This is a working fishing marina, so lots of action. Some docks are dirty from wildlife (birds) and some of the docks are older wooden docks, but it's a decent stop after a long haul down the coast. Showers were locked, and with only a single roving dockhand around on the weekend, we never figured out how to access them.

Always worth the visit, 2012-07-28
Captain: , Vancouver (772)

Quiet marina. Nice restaurants. Finger are low so set your fenders in the water. Tie up using dock rings. M-row guest dock has forty foot fingers. Fairway to M-row is narrow especially when the wind is blowing. M-row has 30A power and water. East Main Guest Moorage also has low fingers (fingers are 30 ft.). Bus picks up at marina and runs to Long Beach. Great bike riding. Easy bike ride from marina to Long Beach (road has bike path). Discovery Trail from Ilwaco to ocean is worth it. Englund Marine Supply is located at the marina. Pay attention to Columbia River Bar conditions as the approach to the channel that leads to Ilwaco crosses part of the bar. Although the channel is noted for its shallow water, if you stay in the marked channel you should find plenty of water. At low tide some of the slips on M-row can only 5-6 ft deep. Main fairways seem to be 8+ feet at low tide.

First marina inside, 2011-09-18
Captain: , Edmonton (150)

Put in here after rough night, slow going up Columbia for a sail boat. Quite a ways off the beaten path but safe, be careful on the trip up to the port as creek is quite narrow. Not a lot of bright lights but decent restaurant on quayside. Mostly small fishing boats, fueling dock is good and marina staff are very helpful.

Live Bait Available - Summer only, 2010-01-28
Captain: , Scappoose, Oregon (53)

There is a live bait dock available for most of the summer when the recreational tuna fleet is fishing for albacore. Check the prior day for opening times, they will accomodate an early departure.

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