Details for Squalicum Harbor West

Squalicum Harbor West

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.6 stars from 8 reviews

Address 722 Coho Way
Bellingham, WA 98227


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
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 - YES
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Guest docks at Gate 3.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.75/ft (2009-08-01)

Other price info: Visitor dock is at the foot of the ramp. All side ties.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Shell
Fuel dock located at Marina Mark

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Diesel Cash Price. $0.05 more for credit cards.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Good pet support but they are not allowed in the office.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Free and works well.



Yes - Trash and recycle in the parking lot.


Yes - Clean - $1 for 6 mins.


Yes - Clean and well stocked.






Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - At the local well stocked chandlery - 2 blocks away.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - BBX

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Port of Bellingham has a free shuttle from 10:00 to 18:00.

Other services


Reviews for Squalicum Harbor West
I love bellingham, 2016-06-10
Captain: , Olympia (10)

My wife and I spent all last week at the Squalicum Harbor visitor dock. Absolutely beautiful location, with Mt. Baker in the background and the San Juan Islands within sight of the harbor. We usually spend about three months a year cruising all over Puget Sound and we consider Squalicum Harbor to be one of the top three harbors in Washington. Harbor staff was extremely kind to my wife and I, they even drove us to the local grocery store at no charge and gave us great tips about what to do in the area. We met the Harbormaster who spent about thirty minutes chatting with us, really nice guy. Some of the docks are older but are clearly well maintained, and the visitor rates are as low as I've seen anywhere in the Sound. I would highly recommend Squalicum Harbor to anyone looking for a relaxing harbor to spend some time in.

Worst Marina in the Country, 2016-06-09
Captain: , Bellingham (10)

I've been to marinas from coast to coast and in my opinion Squaicum Harbor is by far the Worst Marina in the Country. The harbormaster is extremely rude, and it's so delapidated--it seems more like a floating trailer park than a marina. Very poorly managed. Very polluted waters. Extremely outrageous prices for very poor services.

Excellent Marina & great access to the San Juan Islands, 2013-07-04
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (220)

The fuel dock people are exceedingly nice and accomodating. Their fuel prices were among the lowest in the entire area.

The free pump-out facility is next door to the fuel dock.

The access is easy and the channels are well marked.

Gateway to San Juans, 2011-09-18
Captain: , Edmonton (150)

Very good marina with continuous updating and refurbishment going on. Helpful staff and good fuel facilities. It is a ways from downtown and groceries but marina will run you to either and pick you up if you wish. Excellent boat repair facilities and 2 good chandleries within walking distance.

Great place to hang out whether short term or long, 2011-08-31
Captain: , Sequim Bay (378)

This is a big marina and there are many sections are areas to it. You will not be bored here waiting for the weather to clear. Plenty of help if you need work done on your boat. Food, diesel and marine supplies are all nearby. Bellingham is a fun town also with college students nearby to add to the lively mix. All major shopping is a short ride away.

Nice Location, 2009-08-20
Captain: , Olympia, WA (61)

Came here after stopping briefly at the morring area off FairHaven. The town of Fairhaven is nice but the mooring field is very tightly spaced and most of the boats look abandoned or are full time live aboards. We were worried about leaving our boat open during a short kayak in so decided to head over on short notice to Squalicum. Very nice staff. Found us a 50' space on the commercial side of the marina. Head over to the convyer belt style sushi next to the Bellweather Hotel for a cheap meal.

Squalicum West, 2009-08-04
Captain: , Brownsville, WA (558)

Great facility run by the Port of Bellingham. The stay is limied to 3 days but there is only 750' of guest dock & it filled up beor dinner. Staff will attempt to maximise the use of the dock space.

An adequate place to tie up, 2009-05-17
Captain: , Olympia, WA (10)

The guest moorage at this marina is aging but adequate and only 30A power is available. We find B'ham a convenient place to leave the boat if we have to make a trip back to the homeport in Olympia because it's a scenic, fun, relaxing and relatively inexpensive ($68 RT for two, advance purchase) 4 hour train trp. Unfortunately, the marina allows stays of 3 days maximum in guest moorage. This last time, we sort of made to feel like pariahs as we were forced to plead our need for 5 days. This was despite the fact that the guest docks were otherwise virtually empty. We feel the Port should re-evaluate this policy and relax it when they can see on their extensive CCTV system that there would be no problem with doing so. The marina's a bit of a walk from town and a $10 taxi ride to the Amtrak station, but these are manageble. We'd even think of moving the boat here permanently, but were told it's a 12 year wait for premanent moorage.

Ads by Google