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December 10, 2022 5 pm

Join the boaters on Bainbridge Island for a Lighted Boat parade around Eagle Harbor. All are welcome. The highly informal, and fun, holiday boat parade will begin between the City dock and WSF repair yard for three laps around the harbor. VHF 68 (SV Everdash) For more information, click on the following link to the 2022 Lighted Boat Parade Route

BI PD Marine 8 Lighted Boat Parade 2021

Dock and Launch Availability

The City dock is currently open. Moorage is first-come, first-served. Rafting is required. Showers and sewage pump-out station are both open and available for guests.

The boat launch and boat trailer parking at Waterfront Park are open.

Blakely Harbor Speed and Wake Restriction

In 2021, boaters will see new speed and wake buoys at the entrance to Blakely Harbor. Boaters must reduce speed to 5 knots and no wake at longitude -122 degrees 30.033W. This is roughly a line between the Country Club Estates on the south and the Brainard Land Trust property on the north. 

About Bainbridge Island’s Harbors  City Dock

Bainbridge Island offers four harbors for gunkholing, numerous public road ends for approaching by dinghy, and ample transient moorage at the City dock in Eagle Harbor. 

City Dock payments can be made by credit and debit card. For the special-use, non-refundable $100 dock reservation, download the Eagle Harbor Dock Use Permit (PDF).

Transient moorage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The time limit is 48 hours per 7 days. Overnight guests have access to hot showers in the restroom facility. 

For more information, view the No Anchor Zone (PDF) and Marina Map for anchoring and vessel traffic.

About the Harbormaster 

The harbormaster organizes, coordinates and directs activities related to the use, operation, security, maintenance and improvement of Bainbridge Island harbors. This includes facilitating services for commercial and recreational boaters, 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 to address 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 and city docks, and maintains records of visiting and residential boaters.