Details for Swantown Marina and Boatworks

Swantown Marina and Boatworks

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 15 reviews

Address 1022 Marine Dr NE
Olympia, WA 98501-6964


After hours contact

Security for info or assistance: 360-239-4271

Facility type

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


Guest docks renovated several years ago with partial funding by the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program administered by the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office.


VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

Port of Olympia


Bruce Marshall,


Nancy Jones, (Front Desk), Jay and Rick (Docks).

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Easy approach, well marked Marina entrance, lighted marks. Well charted.
Stay in the well marked channel!!!!! Mud flats abound.





Tide & current additional info

Little to no current at the marina.


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: 12 feet minimum throughout the Marina at low tide. No fuel dock.

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

Additional info: Clean and well maintained docks with good cleats.

Tacoma Yacht Club Outatation-110 feet on the inside of the breakwater (slips 6, 8, 10). One boat rafting is only allowed on the inside.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 700
Transient price: $0.80/ft (2016-03-26)

Other price info: Published rates as of 10\31\2015: Minimum rate of $16.00 per night for vessels twenty (20) feet and under; $0.80 per foot additional for vessels twenty-one (21) feet and over.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: None

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

Additional info: Most slips have single 30 amp. Included in guest slip.

Pricing info: Monthly:
Metered slips are $5.00 per month plus kWh usage.
Non-metered slips are $20.00 per month or $3.00 per day.
Leashold tax of 12.84% included in rate.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - But wait list is long. $55 per month, leashold tax of 12.84% included in rate.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after.

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Free functioning pumpout at Marina entrance. Features easy access.


Yes - Available at the marina. $1.75 per bag or block. Ask for the key at the office.


Yes - Free trash and used oil disposal facilities conveniently located in parking lots adjacent to Marina.


Yes - Good showers conveniently located. $0.25 for three minutes. Very hot water!


Yes - Good heads conveniently located. Must have key to access. Get the key at the marina office.

Guest dock heads are open to the public from 06:00 to 18:00 daily.


Yes - Two laundry rooms available at the Marina.


Yes - Bayview QFC walking distance.



Yes - Olympia area offers many excellent restaturants of all kinds. Nothing in close proximity to Marina. Good food available at the Farmer's Market a hefty walk from the Marina.


Yes - Several in downtown Olympia, walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Many good hotels and motels available in the Olympia area. Too far to walk to from Swantown Marina.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Port of Olympia Boatyard close by Marina. Swantown Boatworks operate a 77-ton Travelift for vessels up to 22’ wide with 24-hour emergency haulout services available. The haulout is enhanced by a concrete work dock with utilities and features a state-of-the-art washdown and water treatment facility.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Swantown Boatworks operate a 77-ton Travelift for vessels up to 22’ wide with 24-hour emergency haulout services available. The haulout is enhanced by a concrete work dock with utilities and features a state-of-the-art washdown and water treatment facility.

Storage facilities

Yes - Located by the office. Contact the office for more inforation.

Fishing supplies

Yes - West Marine in Olympia. Two Miles away. Tom's Outboard at the southern tip of the bay. Within easy walking distance.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi. Can be spotty at low tide or at the end of the guest docks. Not usable from end of guest dock without amplification, 2015.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Excellent boat launch ramp. $5.00 fee to launch.


Yes - Bus Thurston County Transit Station, a short walk from the marina.

Other services

No fuel at the Marina or in Budd Inlet. Six miles to nearest fuel at Boston Harbor Marina.


The Washington State Capital city, Olympia, is a great place to visit.

Reviews for Swantown Marina and Boatworks
Swantown Guest Docks, 2015-03-12
Captain: , Seattle (344)

Docked on the inside of the breakwater for two nights. Our first observation was the dirty docks, littered with shells and a few piles of dog poo. The shells were crunched up from being walked on so they have been here awhile. Not a good first impression for a first time visitor and the reason for only three stars. We found the walk to town welcome exercise. There are plenty of shore activities and attractions to keep you busy, including the free shuttle to the free capitol tour, seasonal farmer's market, coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. We will return, but next time will bring a stiff broom.

Pleasant 2 Day Stay, 2014-10-08
Captain: , Liberty Bay Washington (400)

Nice people, clean restrooms, clean laundry, nice docks (could be cleaner), quiet. No security gate but felt safe. Had dinner one night at Anthony's Hearth Grill, which was very good. Reason for only 4 stars is the distance to the groceries and other resturants. They need rental bikes or something for us older people

Excellent experience, 2014-09-20
Captain: , Portland (279)

We launched on Aug 26, 2014 and spent the night before cruising in Puget Sound. We spent the night in the marina Sep 15 and hauled out the next morning. The entire experience was excellent. Marina staff was helpful in planning our stay, courteous and efficient in checking us in on both visits. They even provided a two-person crew to help load the boat on the trailer.

The docks are nearly new and very well maintained. Pump out station is easy to get to and works well. Water and power easily available. Rest rooms and showers are clean. Ask for a pass key (deposit required) when checking in, as the heads are locked in the early evening. Truck/trailer parking is available. Security is excellent.

Lots of Things to Do and See, 2014-08-15
Captain: , Bremerton (10)

Twenty-minute walking distance to downtown Olympia. Thirty-minute walk to State Capitol. Eclectic, historic downtown is well-endowed with good restaurants and coffee shops. We ate twice at the Spar Cafe. Breakfast was quick service and yummy scramble. Fresh squeezed orange juice too! Clean restrooms and showers at the marina. Free wifi at our transient moorage slip. Easily-accessible transient moorage with large slips and sturdy piers.

Our favorite access to Sounth Sound, 2013-11-12
Captain: , Richland WA (50)

We trailer our cruiser and this place is a great location to launch and stay. Good launch and easy trailer storage. Plenty of slips available at a good rate. Clean showers and laundy. A bit of a walk to town, but easy walking.

Nice marina in South Puget Sound, 2013-04-11
Captain: , Port Angeles, WA (130)

We have stayed here twice over the last few years and have been happy both times. It has always been calm and quiet. It is a long walk to shopping and activities (hence the 4* rating).

Very nice marina, 2012-07-29
Captain: , Gig Harbor, WA (469)

This is a very nice marina. The guest dock had a security guy come by and check on us. The Marina staff came by a couple of times to see if we needed anything. Over all, it was a very pleasant stay.

The 200 dock is 40' with a nice wide fairway for the entry. Pay attention to the channel when approaching this marina and the no wake signs. We saw the police stop two boats for speeding!

Nice facilities too bad about the management, 2012-06-12
Captain: , Portland (10)

This marina has nice docks, ramps and such but I found the management so inept that I moved my boat after 3 months. They also have no fuel and it is a major pain to motor all the way out the narrow channel to the end of the no wake zone. This is not the place to moo a sail boat.

First Class Marina, 2012-03-14
Captain: , Seattle (402)

This marina is first class, probably one of the best in Puget Sound. Docks are wide and extremely stable; cleats are large and easy to hook coming in. Rest rooms/showers/laundry are warm and comfortable - and extremely clean. Personnel are friendly and helpful. When the snow/ice storms hit we stayed with friends but could monitor our dock and boat through their webcam. Needn't have worried. This marina is secure and well protected in storms.

Long walk..., 2011-08-10
Captain: , Gig Harbor, WA (225)

We stayed here overnight so we could go eat dinner at Anthony's Homeport Restaurant. The guest docks are in good shape, the bathrooms fine, and the pump-out was great. However to get over to where the shops and Restaurants are, is a longish walk. That is the only reason it isn't a 5 star in my mind.

Good choice for Olympia/Budd Inlet, 2011-07-30
Captain: , Seattle (250)

Spacious guest dock and ample fairways. Bathrooms, showers and laundry all well maintained. Farmers Market and a few restaurants about 1/2 mile walk. From there you can catch a free shuttle downtown.

NOTE: as of this writing (7/29/11) there is no fuel available. Apparently going through environmental impact study and permitting. Closest fuel is at Boston Harbor at the head of Budd Inlet..

Four & a half stars because of no fuel, 2011-03-17
Captain: , olympia, wa (183)

I believe this is one of the nicest marinas in the South Sound area. It is clean with just about anything a boater could want and those not available are within a short walk. The only real drawback to Swantown is there is no fuel available; however there is only one way out from Swantown and that is north. Boston Harbor is 10 miles north of Swantown (by boat) and they have fuel.

Great Haulout Service, 2009-07-17
Captain: , Olympia, WA (61)

Have pull our 43' sailboat here three times over 6 year. Helpful staff and competitive pricing. Great yard for working on your boat yourself or getting support from several local providers. Good rental support for sanders, tool,s etc. Area resturants and farmers market within walking distance. Restrooms,WiFi. Olympia Hardware near by for some supplies and West Marine up the hill. Local suppliers in the yard can order most everyting else you need.

A+, 2008-02-02
Captain: , Harstine Island Wa. (5)

a full service facility with haulout capability. Laundry, showers, wifi, and restaurants nearby

Swantown Marina, 2007-01-20
Captain: , Paradise Valley, AZ (572)

Excellent facility, good docks, free wi-fi, 30 amp service, great Farmer's Market close by as well as restaruants and supermarket, nice restrooms and laundromats.

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