Details for Port of Port Townsend Point Hudson Marina

Port of Port Townsend Point Hudson Marina

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 23 reviews

Address 103 Hudson Street, PO Box 1180
Port Townsend, WA 98368-5630


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


It is not unusual to have enough wind to make the landing a bit tricky.

The entrance blends into the seawall so it is very hard to see on approach. Line up on the square white tower until you see the green day marker. Be aware the red buoy is about 50 yards north of the actual entrance.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00 (2012-01-11)

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $3.00 USD

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Available at the slip.

Dinghy access

Yes - On the slips and at the base of the marina, north side.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out

Yes - At the side tie dock as you exit the marina.


Yes - Ice available at Shanghai restaurant.


Yes - Available - recycle too.


Yes - They are shared with the camp ground. Coin operated. Very clean and roomy. 1.5 minutes for $0.25.


Yes - Great shower and restroom facilities. Get code from office.


Yes - Shared with the camp ground.


No - No grocery stores in the waterfront area of town. Some limited convenience store-type provisions.



Yes - Several restaurants front the basin. Many more in a short walking distance in town. Three ice cream shops in town with two of them home made.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Several riggers nearby including Brion Toss. Fleet Marine does most repairs.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Launch ramp at north end of basin. Get permission from Fleet Marine.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - As of August 2014, the marina charges for WiFi. Free WiFi is available at a nearby cafe.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Port of Port Townsend Point Hudson Marina
One of our favorite places, 2016-08-24
Captain: , everett, wa (355)

This is an urban marina. It's right in the old part of this historic town. Plan on walking a bit. Take some time to see the museum, check out some of the local eateries, and historic buildings. THis is the location of the annual Wooden Boat Festival in September which draws people from far and wide. Here is a link: expect huge crowds during the festival. Here is a link for other events: If you can't get in here you may want to try the other marina (Boat Haven) to the southwest because it's much larger. Updated 8/2016 because it's one of our favorites. The showers are roomy and spotless and the people are great.

Interesting Spot, 2016-08-10
Captain: , Pender Harbour, BC (421)

Good and bad here, but "goods" win out in the end! Best location in Port Townsend, good floats with permanent fender strips, clean 50 amp power, lots of water, and friendly staff. Very good restaurant and cafe right in the marina .... sounds perfect! OK ... the wi-fi is non-existant (not slow, just not there, despite strong router signal). We went to the Legion, and their signal was great!
I have no idea what the source is, but the sewage smell is unbearable at times (usually very early morning). This is a major "dislike factor" however may have been an exception or one time issue, but it was BAD. Having said all that, we would take a chance and try it again based on the location and amenities. We had a great three day stay.

Convenient and Clean, 2016-07-31
Captain: , Seattle (505)

This is a convenient marina to stop before crossing the strait. It is clean and an easy walk to town. I usually make a reservation and have little contact with marina staff, other than to pay up. Never a problem.

Great Marina, 2016-06-05
Captain: , Ferndale, WA (32)

Staff is excellent. Location is very close to old town with many shops. Three restaurants on site.

We have modified our return trip to stay here on the way back!

A Fun Provisioning Stop, 2015-02-16
Captain: , Kirkland (125)

We enjoy this marina because the surrounding town of Port Townsend is the perfect mix of small and quaint with interesting historical buildings, with enough shopping and services to provision before heading to the San Juans for the week.

Insider tip: Reservations here are important if you want to get in the marina, rather than having to anchor outside. Sometimes the marina's voicemail says they're booked solid, when really they don't have the staff to get through all the voicemails. Call Boat Haven, which is also owned by the Port and is well staffed, to see if they can book you at Point Hudson. If not, Boat Haven offers transient moorage on a fist come, first served basis, although it's a bit longer of a walk into town.

Services: Showers and laundry; 30/50 power; water; haul-out; adjacent yard, mechanics, and sail loft.

I'll start with the family activities, since we're always in desperate search of those. The beach on the other side of the point offers great play, and usually great kite-flying grounds. There's a small playground at the near edge of town just past the chandlery. Bigger kids may like a stroll into town, but for the toddlers, come prepared with a stroller or backpack.

For the adults, the beach provides great photo ops and barge-watching. There are a number of restaurants at the marina itself, and several more in town. The town also provides an almost limitless selection of fine art and jewelry.

The drawbacks of this marina are that, although it's well protected and calm, a number of private passenger ferries use it as their port, so the diesel fumes and blocked entrance while they're heading in and out are not awful, but they are less than ideal. Otherwise, a good place to stop when crossing the straits.

Great Little Marina, 2014-04-16
Captain: , Seattle, WA (30)

This is a great place to stop over for a layover day on the way to the San Juans. It's close enough to town to walk with lots of good restaurants around. We've only stayed in the slightly off season (spring) when the marina wasn't full - I've heard summer time can be busy. in our case, it was very peaceful and quiet,

A very good marina, 2013-12-23
Captain: , Seattle (20)

The facilities are very nice, including clean bathrooms, showers, etc.

It is a very quick walk to downtown Port Townsend with all it's charm, restaurants and local characters. There are also several excellent chandleries, rigging specialists, sailmakers, etc.

A great place for a visit and/or stopover.

Great marina, 2013-07-24
Captain: , PORT LUDLOW (67)

Nice facilities and close eating places. I appreciate that they keep the restrooms/showers so clean. Thanks

Very nice marina, 2013-07-01
Captain: , SV Kairos, Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Is. WA (233)

This marina is in the perfect location near town center. Good quality marina although slightly understaffed IMHO. Don't expect help dockside. We came in while the tide was at -2ft and the depth at enterence was around 9ft. A little tight but OK. Once inside the marina there is plenty of space to move your boat around to position it for docking. Shoreside there is a marine shop next to the marina. Overall a very pleasant stay and I am sure we will be back for more.

Good Stop Over Before Heading to San Juan's, 2013-06-22
Captain: , Liberty Bay, WA (430)

Very nice accommodattion. Shopping and browsing close by. Many good eating locations. Had nice dinner at Doc's Marina Grill right at the marina. They do take reservations where the Port Townsend Marina said they were first come first served. $65.50 for 50' slip, which I thought was a bit high but we got last large slip available at 12:00 noon.

Great Overnight Location, 2013-06-11
Captain: , Port Townsend, WA (70)

If you come to Port Townsend or you are heading North to the San Juans, Pt Hudson is a great spot to moor. You are right in the downtown area with lots of shops and great walking. There is the Rose Theater if you want to catch a movie. Breakfast at Hudson's Point is great and if you feel energetic walk to Uptown to Lanz's Restorante for dinner.

There is excellent marine services here also. Only bummer is the lack of a fuel dock - you'll need to go to Boat Haven for fuel.

Great spot for visiting Port Townsend, 2012-04-19
Captain: , Seattle (690)

We spent a couple of nights here. A bit tight getting into the docks at the east end after swinging through the breakwater, but the protection is worth it. Staff very friendly. Great breakfast at the Cafe just up from the docks. Sea Marine is right there, with a good selection of parts and very friendly staff. They are the yard that built the Salish Sea 48, a beautiful boat. Had a chance to talk to Matt, the owner of the yard for a few minutes. Very nice guy. Also got a chance to visit the Northwest Maritime Center, just on the other side of the marina. There were a variety of beautiful boats in various stages of construction and restoration. It was fun to watch wooden sailboats working their way in and out of the marina without relying on engines.

Point Hudson Marina, 2012-04-18
Captain: , Port Townsend, WA (303)

Located in the heart of Downtown Port Townsend, this is the traditional location of the annual Wooden Boat Festival. Accordingly, don't plan on being able to tie up here the first couple weeks of Sept.

Port Hudson Marina and RV Park, 2012-03-15
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (127)

Yes, it costs a little bit more than similar marinas in this area, but it is SO convenient to the downtown area where there is everything from a maritime museum, wooden boat museum, food and dessert places, shops of all kinds, etc. The docks are well-kept and the restrooms/showers are the finest ANYWHERE in Puget Sound. Plus Port Townsend Sails (Carol Hasse) and Brion Toss Rigging are right there in front of your boat.

Great Stop Over Before Crossing the Straits, 2011-11-03
Captain: , Chinook Landing Marina, Tacoma (315)

Though the marina staff can be a bit gruff, this is a great spot to stop for the evening, get a good meal and check out a pretty cool waterfront/main street. Multiple marine services from riggers to sailmakers to wooden boat shipwrights.

Closest marina to Port Townsend Water front, 2011-10-15
Captain: , Port Orchard, WA (322)

Great spot to stop for either a visit to Port Townsend or to get your boat looked at at Sea Marine

Marina is full due to Boat Haven slip repairs, 2011-01-30
Captain: , Olalla, WA (342)

Boat Haven 1 mile south of Point Hudson is undergoing a large dock and slip replacement fall, winter, through spring of 2011. So reservations are a must. $5 reservation fee is not part of moorage. If you don't come in, you lose the fee. The marina and staff are great. the showers are open to boaters AND the RV park so plan around that. No way of staff knowing if you are a non-boater or a RV camper.

Point Hudson Marina, 2011-01-14
Captain: , Fort Myers, Florida, USA (584)

This place charges an arm and a leg to stay. If you are a well heeled boater you may like it but I did not feel welcome there. Management decided it would not sell hot showers to anyone not renting a slip. There was no place to tie up while visiting the office which I needed to do because they were not monitoring the VHF as their sign indicated.

This marina is convenient to shopping and restaurants, 2010-02-24
Captain: , John Wayne Marina (33)

Reservations recommended on weekeds and summer.

Great to visit, 2009-06-12
Captain: , London (709)

Called in for several days in March 08 and again in July 08 on our way south to Mexico.
Marina staff helpful and all slips are new. If you need a canoe or row boat PMGY boats build them here
1950 diner just at the start of the shops on the seaward side of the street does the best cream soda I have had since the 1960's.

Hudson Point, 2007-07-25
Captain: , Seattle, WA (13)

The docks are nicely done, very wide with wide fairway. Very easy docking.

A bit pricey and there is a $7.00 additional fee for making a reservation that does not apply to moorage rates.

Great location for going into town.

Rich and Laura Werner
Poco A Poco

Rebuilt marina now my favorite PT destination, 2007-07-10
Captain: , Edmonds, WA (27)

This is a great little marina, in a wonderful location. But wait, here's the real selling point: the new bathroom.shower facility is REALLY NICE. Showers are $.25 for 90 seconds of shower.

Tim Flanagan
Managing Editor,

I love this place, 2007-03-13
Captain: , Seattle, WA (17)

My wife and I have enjoyed staying at Pt. Hudson many times. The breakfast at the Otter Creek Crossing Cafe is not to be missed. In September of each year there is a great festival in Port Townsend and participating from a boat is wonderful.

NOTE: This facility is undergoing a major construction effort from Nov 06 to June 07, check back for reviews after the construction is complete! Scott Bulger

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