Moorage Rates

The Port of Bellingham is pleased to offer quality moorage at a competitive rate.  Please keep in mind that your vessel’s total overall length, including bow pulpit or sprit, swim step, dinghy davits, and tipped-up outboards, is taken into consideration when assigning moorage. For customers choosing to pay moorage for the entire year in advance, we offer an annual rate.

Visitor Moorage Rates

April 1 - October 31              $0.75/ft per night
November 1 - March 31       $0.50/ft per night     

Monthly Moorage Rates Per Foot

The following rates are effective April 1, 2019, and do not include the Washington State Leasehold Tax of 12.84 percent.

Recreational                       Active Commercial Fishing
 Billing length  Rate  Billing length  Rate
 26 feet and less  $8.42   Less than 80 feet  $6.39
 27-30 feet  $8.59  80 feet and greater  $7.20
 31-36 feet  $8.67    
 37-44 feet  $9.20    
 45-56 feet  $9.57    
 57-70 feet  $11.14    
 >70 feet  $12.46    

Recreational rates are charged based on slip length or vessel's overall length, whichever is greater.
Active Commercial Fishing rates are based on vessel's overall length. Subject to program eligibility.

Moorage Rate Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a link to frequently asked questions about our moorage rate.

Additional Fees

  • Meter maintenance fee - $35
  • Power hook-up - $5
  • Bi-monthly meter base fee:
    • Blaine Harbor - $8
    • Squalicum Harbor - $4
  • Telephone hook-up - $50

Boat Launch Rates

  • Launch fee - $7 per launch
  • Yearly launch permit, good from January through December - $85
  • Boat launch rates apply to all craft using the facility