Harbormaster

In association with the Marine Water Access Committee (MAC), the Harbormaster organizes, coordinates and directs activities related to the use, operation, security, maintenance and improvement of Bainbridge Island harbors. This includes facilitating marine and general services for commercial and recreational boaters and the public, working closely with volunteer harbor stewards to orchestrate harbor activity, collecting fees for water-related uses, providing status reports for consideration and action, and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws regulating harbor activity. The harbormaster also works with the U.S Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources regarding vessels that are lost, found, adrift, sinking, derelict and abandoned, works with the executive and finance departments of the city to manage transient and long term use of harbor buoys, city docks and maintains records of visiting and residential boaters.

Cormorant on Buoy

Harbormaster Bulletin Board


Public Boat Auction February 9th, 2019. Bids close at Noon. Photos of vessels.

The City of Bainbridge Island will auction the following vessels:

  1. 28’ Fiberglass 1972 sailboat “Tekoa”,  Sailcrafter Yacht with sails and 8HP outboard. (Minimum bid $500).  Public Boat Auction- sailboat
  2. Livingston rowboat with oars. (minimum bid $100)
  3. SEA EAGLE SE370 Inflatable kayak with seat and paddle. (minimum bid $100)
  4. Homebuilt kayak without paddle.

Viewing by arrangement and at Waterfront Park at 10 am on February 9th, 2019. Sealed bids must be received by noon on Saturday February 9th, 2019. Bids can be brought to the auction, delivered to the Police Department 625 Winslow Way E. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, or emailed to tallen@bainbridgewa.gov. The winning bidder must show proof authorized moorage to purchase the sailing vessel. For additional information, please call Tami Allen, Harbormaster. Bainbridge Island Police Department. 206.786-7627. 

Welcome to Bainbridge Island.

  • Get your boater safety card (PDF). If you were born after January 1,1955, operating a vessel of 15 horsepower or greater, you'll need a boater education card. To register, call Parks 206-842-2306.
  • We offer four harbors for gunk holing, numerous public road ends for approaching by dinghy, and ample transient moorage at the City dock, linear moorage system, day use buoys and Open Water Marina in Eagle Harbor.
  • We welcome you to the city dock and open water marina. Transient moorage is available on a first come, first served basis at both the city dock and the buoys offshore. Overnight guest have access to hot showers in the restroom facility. For the current shower door code, contact Tami Allen via email or by phone at her desk, 206-780-3733, or cell, 206-786-7627.
  • View the current moorage and parking rates (PDF)
  • View the No Anchor Zone (PDF)
  • For the $100 non-refundable dock reservation (special use), download the Eagle Harbor Dock Use Permit (PDF)
  • Resident Boaters!  Volunteer for our Island's Emergency Flotilla.
  • Our island hosts the State's only full time, 100% live aboard, offshore Open Water Marina (PDF).
  • For Harbor Notices, be sure to select "Notify Me" from the City's home page and let me know. View past activities: Harbormaster Reports