About the Port of Port Townsend

The Mission of the Port of Port Townsend is to serve the citizens of Jefferson County by responsibly maintaining and developing property and facilities to promote sustainable economic growth, to provide community access to Port facilities and services, and to protect and maintain our environment, community resources, and maritime heritage.

The Port of Port Townsend is located on the northeast corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, one of the nation’s best maritime destinations. Whether you are visiting our classic Victorian seaport for the first time as a tourist, are here for business, or have lived here for years, we are here to provide the services you need.

From our offices at the Boat Haven Marina in Port Townsend, we own and operate a diverse group of facilities, including:

  • Three marinas (Boat Haven Marina & Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend, and the Herb Beck Marina in Quilcene)
  • A marine trades industrial area at the Boat Haven boat yard
  • Jefferson County International Airport
  • An RV park at Point Hudson
  • Boat launches at several sites around eastern Jefferson County
  • Union Wharf and City Dock in downtown Port Townsend
  • Short’s Family Farm in Chimacum

Whether you’re here as part of a tall ship crew, bringing a vessel in for a haul-out and complete refit, flying in for a special weekend, looking for a place to hook up your RV with a salt water and mountain view, motoring in for a meal at one of our city’s many fine restaurants, or bringing your boat into town for the annual Wooden Boat Festival, we and our tenant businesses are here to support you.

Home to many of the best boat building and maintaining craftsmen and women in the world, the festival-filled Victorian seaport of Port Townsend and our facilities combine to make us the very best recreation and boat maintenance choice in the Puget Sound region. Many of the marine trades businesses located within our facilities specialize in working with wooden boats of all eras. Others do much of their work with more modern materials and leading edge technologies. Whatever your maritime needs, you’ll have them met here.

In addition to our maritime and aviation business centers, we are responsible for economic development at our locations in Jefferson County. If you are seeking a location for your new or expanding business, please get in touch to learn how we can assist you in making the move to our wonderful area.


The Port of Port Townsend was established under the Washington State laws of 1911 by election on November 4, 1924. The port district includes all of Jefferson County and continues to operate as a municipal corporation under Title 53 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). This step, formalizing the port district, was a long time in the making.