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.
  1. Squalicum Harbor
  2. Blaine Harbor

Monthly Moorage Rates

The following rates are effective April 1, 2023 and do not include the Washington State Leasehold Tax of 12.84 percent.

Recreational rates are charged 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.


Active Commercial Fishing (ACF)

Billing LengthRateBilling LengthRate
26 feet and under$9.29Less than 80 feet$6.39
27-30 feet$9.4880 feet and greater$7.20
31-36 feet$9.94
37-44 feet$10.75
45-56 feet$11.18
57-70 feet$12.52
>70 feet$14.02

Moorage Rate Frequently Asked Questions

Visitor and Transient Moorage Rates

Visitor Moorage Rates Effective February 7, 2023
Visitor Moorage: $1.25/ft per day.

Explore the Visiting Boater page for more information on short-term moorage.

Additional Fees 

  • Waiting List Set-up - $100
  • Waiting List Renewal - $35
  • New Customer fee - $50
  • Bi-monthly Standard Utility Fee:
    • Blaine Harbor - $4 + KWH
    • Squalicum Harbor - $4 +KWH
  • Telephone Hook-up - $90
  • Reserved Dinghy Rack - $10/month

Boat Launch Rates 

  • Launch fee - $9 per launch
  • Yearly launch permit, good from January through December - $100
  • Boat launch rates apply to all craft using the facility
  • Visit the boat launch page for more information.