A very unsafe marina its open to the public its more like a park than a marina u have cars and people all over the place my boat was vandalized down their and many thefts and like two security cams on the hole propery
We stopped in here on our way south to Chinook Landing Marina and found the guest moorage very straight forward and easy to manuever (we have a 47' ketch). Guest moorage is parallel to the north most dock, across from the fuel dock. Des Moines is in the process of rebuilding and improving many aspects of the marina. From the work and drawings we saw it looks like it will be very nice when it is completed. However, if you are looking to moor long term here you will be on a waiting list several years long and the rates are some of the highest in the Sound. On a much brighter note, there is a restraurant here that is worth the stop. Barnacles is a locally owned and run Steak and Seafood place just two blocks east of the marina at the main entrance. The dinner we had was equal to some of the best restraurants in Seattle at a fraction of the price. Great food, fantastic service and warm friendly atmosphere.