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John Wayne Marina, featured in the June 2003 issue of SEA Magazine as “Best of the West” for small marinas, was constructed in 1985 on 22 acres of land donated by the John Wayne family. John Wayne frequented Sequim Bay waters aboard the family yacht (the “Wild Goose”) and envisioned a marina in the scenic bay prior to his death. Eventually, this vision became reality under the ownership and auspices of the Port of Port Angeles.

Today, the marina features permanent and guest moorage, excellent marine services, a restaurant, showers, laundry and banquet facilities, and provides boat launch ramps, fuel facilities, public beach access, and picnic areas. 

Transient moorage is usually available for those who wish to boat up to Sequim Bay and enjoy the weekend. Its location, plus its top-notch amenities, has made it a destination for boaters and non-boaters alike.  

Sequim's John Wayne Marina

Sequim's Marine Sciences Laboratory

The Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL), headquartered at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Sequim Marine Research Operations on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, is the Department of Energy's only marine research laboratory. 

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Port Angeles Harbor - Today

Port Angeles Harbor - Then .

  • Port Angeles Marine provides fuel.
  • Arrow Marine Services provides services at Port Angeles Boat Yard.
  • Platypus Marine offers haul-out services, with a 300-ton rated capacity, and refit services for boats up to 200 feet
  • Modern Yacht Joinery independent boat builder Eric Bert is based in the Port Angeles Boat Yard and offers design/build marine carpentry, yacht joinery and fishing vessel repair.
  • Other services available at the Boat Yard include:

         Welding |  Mechanics | Hydraulic services

         Fiberglass and wood repair | Painting

From yachts to fish boats, the variety of private companies located on the Port Angeles waterfront offer the experience to handle most any marine project.

The Port of Port Angeles  fuels the North Olympic Peninsula’s economy by supporting job creation in industry and commerce through building critical infrastructure. The Port’s strategic position on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, its location on a deep-water harbor, the industrial facilities that support marine and air transportation, and access to natural resources all contribute to a unique and robust economic engine. With two marinas, seven marine terminals, and one of the last public boat yards in the northwest, the Port creates jobs and provides boating recreation.

Port Angeles Boat HavenCloser to the Pacific Ocean than any other port on the Puget Sound, this is the best option for no-hassle access to all points northwest.  The Boat Haven offers moorage, electricity, refueling, haul-out facilities and on-site US Customs services.  

The Port of Port Angeles has its roots in the sea. On October 2, 1895, six of Admiral Beardslee´s Pacific Fleet steamed into the harbor at Port Angeles. The ships saluted the townfolk with cannon fire and music. The naval crews slept on shore in tents erected throughout the city. During the day, they would provide exhibitions on military drills and hold band concerts in the evenings. Naval ball teams played against local teams. (More...)