The City of Olympia offers public boat moorage at Percival Landing, adjacent to our scenic waterfront park and boardwalk. Percival Landing is located at the southernmost end of Budd Inlet's West Bay. When coming from the north, you will head right when the channel splits and then stay to the left until you reach our two docks at the very end. See map for visuals.
The Landing includes a 0.9-mile boardwalk extending along the eastern shoreline of West Bay and is within walking distance to Downtown Olympia and it's many restaurants, theaters, shops, and the Olympia Farmers Market.
Registration information: Moorage is on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to City events or approved reservations. Maximum Stay 7 Days in a 30 Day Period. Fee chart provided at registration location. No charge for daytime stays of 4 hours or less. Upon arrival, please register for moorage at The Olympia Center, or by phone at 360.753.8380 (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) Olympia Center Hours: Monday- Friday: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays and holidays: Closed. After hours arrivals please register the following day. Sunday and Holiday Moorage: Register at the "Welcome Boaters" sign between the north and south gangways on "E" Dock. Group reservations are available October 1 - March 31.
Fees: "D" Dock $10.00 (20 ft. & under) 40 cents each additional foot No power or water hookup available "E" Dock $16.00 (20 ft. & under) 80 cents each additional foot 30 & 50 amp power hookup available all year. Water hookup available mid-March-October only.
This is quite a charming and convenient spot in Olympia, I can’t give it more than three stars, but it’s certainly worth a visit. There are two docks, as described by the city website, E dock and F dock. The city should provide a simple map, that would be helpful. I found a map on the S/V Adventuress website which showed that these are side-tie linear docks. Upon arrival, if you’re there during normal business hours, you can register in the Olympia building, a short walk away. The person there was very helpful and nice. He provided the shower code and took our payment. I should add, the Marina is extremely inexpensive. The best part of the marina is its proximity to downtown, it’s right there! You have access to the farmer’s market, the many restaurants and shops, the state capitol and many great walks and sites without a long walk from the other major marina in Olympia. Among the other amenities, there’s 30 amp power and fresh potable water and the marina is very protected. The bathrooms are, challenging. The showers are very clean, well appointed with a changing area, the water was warm and I had a great shower. The men’s room, unfortunately, has obvious challenges, there are no doors on the men’s room stalls and there’s a convenient needle box right next to the stall for those that use the bathroom for other than its intended purpose. The women’s room stalls do have doors, it’s worth mentioning. So, it’s a mixed bag. If you’re willing to put up with a little bit of inconvenience, just use the facilities on your own boat, and you’re okay with being literally downtown, with all that brings (positive and negative) then you won’t be surprised. We had a good time, I’m not sure if I’d be back though. I hope the city can provide secured bathrooms for mooring visitors and maybe just a little more security at the docks, and it would definitely be a four star destination.