One of the great things about being a real estate agent and living on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State is that you’re surrounded by water and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Pacific Northwest
If you were familiar with the Puget Sound area you would know that it is one of the premier locations around the country for pleasure motor boating. From the Washington state capitol of Olympia, all the way up through the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia, boating enthusiasts are offered some of the finest waters and harbors in the world.
Here on the Kitsap Peninsula we have several excellent marinas:
Poulsbo – Poulsbo has three marinas: the first is Liberty Bay Marina, with no guest moorage; the second is Poulsbo Yacht Club with reciprocal privileges; and the third is the Port of Poulsbo Marina, right in downtown Poulsbo. You can moor at the Port Marina where there’s moorage for about 130 guest boats. A park and picnic area are right at the marina, which also has clean restrooms, hot showers and laundry, fuel float with gas and diesel, and a pump-out station.
Brownsville Marina – the Brownsville marina is about 3 miles farther south down from Poulsbo on the west side. There’s a great marina here with guest moorage for about 60 boats, restrooms, showers, laundry and a fuel float with gas, diesel and propane. There’s a deli with groceries, wines and marine supplies.
Port Orchard Marina – The Port Orchard Marina is one of Puget Sound’s most popular destinations. The Port Orchard Marina offers excellent facilities and services. Within walking distance are restaurants, antique malls, library, post office, banking services and marine supplies.
Bremerton - Located in downtown Bremerton, you are a short walk from the Puget Sound Navy Shipyard, the Naval Museum, and the historic Navy destroyer, U.S.S. Turner Joy. Bookstores, restaurants, marine supplies and gift shops are all within walking distance. Washington State Ferries offer service between Bremerton and Seattle.
Silverdale – Since 1920 the Port of Silverdale has been working hard to create a quality facility for Mariners. Our boaters will enjoy transient moorage complete with power, fresh water, vehicle/trailer parking, and deep water boat launch.
Kingston - The Port of Kingston currently has 262 permanent mooring stalls ranging between 24 and 60 feet in length. Water, phone service, electronic access and 30 amp power are available. Area shops, restaurants, and services are within walking distance. The Washington State Ferries also use this harbor for service across the Sound to Edmonds.
Driftwood Keys (Hansville) – This secured marina provides 20, 30 and 40 foot slips which may be leased as well as open moorage available for 2 to 3 days at a time. With a locked gate and ample tow parking, the paved boat ramp and auxiliary docks are available to launch your boat into the protected bay waters.
Two future marinas worth mentioning are Olympic View Marina in Seabeck WA, located on the eastern shore of Hood Canal, and Port Gamble Marina, just north of the Hood Canal Bridge. Olympic View Marina is a complete reconstruction project of the prior Seabeck Marina.
In addition, there are many state and county boat ramps and docks located throughout the peninsula. Check the following websites for more information:
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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing empowerment and relentless representation of clients throughout all of Kitsap County, and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him on KitsapLife.com and his fun hobby blog, Crabbing in the Hood.