Join the Festivities for National Marina Day
As part of a nationwide observance, the City of Bainbridge Island will celebrate Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day on June 8, 2013 at Waterfront Park in Winslow.
“Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day is a celebration of boating,” said Harbormaster Tami Allen. “As families search for fun outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy, we want to encourage them to give boating a try. Existing boaters are always ready to celebrate with a day on the water, but on this day we ask them to bring a non-boater out to share the experience. We hope you will visit Waterfront Park, learn about boating and enjoy the events we have planned.”
Waterfront Park’s Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day activities include:
Anchoring with a Local
- 10 am – 12 pm
- Participants bring their own boat or partner with a local boater to anchor in 30 feet of water in the open water marina.
- These individualized workshops are by appointment only. Please contact the Harbormaster at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 786-7627.
Small Boat Mess-About with Canoe and Kayak Rodeo
- Sponsored by Back of Beyond Outfitters
- 10 am – 4 pm
- Free kayak and canoe lessons and demonstrations are offered, along with a free canoe tour on a 36-foot canoe that carries 18 passengers. 206.842.9229.
Free vessel examinations
- Sponsored by Flotilla 48 US Coast Guard Auxiliary 206.669.9196
- 10 am – 4 pm
Marine flare demonstration
Free Sail on the Solings
Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Hull and Vessel Safety Inspection
- Sponsored by Bainbridge Island Police Department
- 2-4 pm
- These individualized safety inspections are by appointment only. Please contact the Harbormaster at email@example.com or (206) 786-7627.
Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day is produced by the Association of Marina Industries, and Discover Boating. For more information, visit http://www.nationalmarinaday.org/.
Would you be interested in being a volunteer park and dock host? sign up here
. You would be in the new volunteer kiosk welcoming and helping boaters, park users, visitors and folk launching their boats.
Waterfront Park is one of the most popular civic and social gathering places for island residents and visitors alike. It welcomes annual festivals, summer performances, special events, picnics, music performances and more. It provides sunny lawn areas for play and relaxation and easy access to the water's edge for boating and tranquil views of Eagle Harbor.
The 5.5-acre park also supports a tennis court, sports court and children's play area. Waterfront Park is bordered by the downtown area featuring a wide range of restaurants, businesses and retail stores within walking distance.
Waterfront Park is open for day use only and is located on Eagle Harbor off of Brien Drive (across from the Bainbridge Commons).
For park reservations, please complete a Special Event Permit
application. Contact the Public Works Operations & Maintenance Department
with any questions at (206) 842-1212.
The 200' City Dock is directly south of Waterfront Park. It is open year round first come, first served. The City dock offers guest moorage for vessels for up to 70'. The City also offers 400' of offshore guest moorage in Eagle Harbor and ample transient anchorage in Eagle Harbor and around the island.
due upon arrival:
Day use dinghy dock, launch, pump-out - FREE
0-3 Hours Dock Moorage - 10 cents/ft.
24 Hours Buoy and dinghy dock - 25 cents/ft.
3–24 Hours Dock Moorage - 50 cents/ft.
Car-top Boater Parking - $5/day/car
Boat-trailer Combo Parking - $8/day, $80/year.
Group Launch - $20/day
Reminders for boaters:
Moorage is first-come, first served. There is 150 linear feet of moorage at the dock and 300 linear feet of moorage offshore.
Transient (48 hours) anchoring is allowed in the Open Water Anchoring and Mooring Area.
Rafting is encouraged.
The southeast section of the public dock is for pumping out only.
Eagle Harbor is a 5-knot, no-wake zone beginning at the USCG GREEN #5 CAN. Float planes must land and take off outside the #5.
Public anchoring is permitted west of the WSF repair facility, 200' south of marinas and west of the private tidelands at entrance to the inner harbor, and so as not to hazard other vessels.
Motoring is not allowed in the Aquatic Conservancy at the far west end of the inner harbor.
We prohibit discharge of any kind. Free showers upland are included in your moorage. Contact the Harbormaster or
volunteer dock host
for access to the showers.
How to Purchase a Boat-trailer Annual Placard
If you use the boat-trailer parking often at the daily rate of $8, you may want to consider an annual parking placard. They cost $80 and can be used daily for parking your boat-trailer combo while your boat is in the water. These placards are valid JANUARY 1, 2013 - DECEMBER 31, 2013. Boat-trailer stalls are reserved for you daily near the ramp as well as weekends and holidays at the indicated areas of Bjune Ave. Your placard will eliminate the need to complete a fee envelope each time you park. You can also use this placard for launching and parking at Bainbridge Island Park District's Fort Ward Park.
- Option 1: Complete a fee envelope at the dock and submit $80. Circle “annual” on the envelope and write your full mailing address. Tear off the receipt and write “annual” for the dates. Use this paper receipt on your windshield until your placard arrives in the mail.
- Option 2: Pay $80 directly to the Cashier at City Hall, 280 Madison Ave North weekdays between the hours of 0800 and 1600. We will issue you a placard over the counter.
- Option 3: Mail a check for $80 to the Cashier at City Hall, 280 Madison Ave North, Bainbridge Island WA 98110. We will mail you your placard. If you need to park before the placard arrives, please leave a note on your windshield for parking enforcement.
Tami Allen, Harbormaster 206.786.7627