OYC is located at the extreme south end of Puget Sound at 47° 02.75’ N, 122° 54.31’ W. Use NOAA Chart 18456 - Olympia Harbor and Budd Inlet. Aerial photos of the harbor are available for viewing at Marinas.com.
OYC has 160 ft. at the end of the 100 dock for reciprocal moorage. This is the most inshore (southerly) dock as you pass OYC on the east. Minimum water depth is 6 ft. at low tide.
The maximum boat length is 80 ft. Moorage for OYC reciprocal clubs is two (2) days free with a limit of 5 days total in any one-year period. Additional moorage cost 30¢ per foot (LOA) per day. Check out time is 11:00am.
Reciprocal Moorage Procedures
Tie up to the guest dock and fill out the registration form in the kiosk. Place the envelope stub in your window on the dock side. You do not need to pay until you are ready to leave. Please have your yacht club membership card available and fly your club burgee at the dock. No rafting is allowed. Additional contact numbers, emergency numbers and other instructions are posted at the gate and at the caretaker’s house.
Amenities at OYC
Power: 30A/110V - $3 per day
Water: On Dock
Ice: YES. $1.00 per bag
Shower: YES. $1.00
Pumpout: Across from OYC at Percival Landing
Garbage: In southeast corner of OYC parking lot.
Parking: Limited parking is available in the main OYC parking lot but is limited to one vehicle per boat. Additional paid parking is available adjacent to OYC.
Gate Key: $10 refundable deposit
Boater Services near OYC
There is no fuel in Olympia. The nearest fuel is at Boston Harbor Marina (Tel: 360-357-5670) at Dofflemeyer Point as you enter Budd Inlet (47° 08.5’ N, 122° 54.3’ W) or Zittle’s Marina (Tel: 360-459-1950) at 47° 09.9’ N, 122° 48.5’ W.
Additional short-term moorage is available at the Olympia City Parks Percival Landing (Tel: 360-753-8380) just across across from and south of OYC or at the Port of Olympia’s Swantown Marina in East Bay (Tel: 360-528-8049) Swantown is a full service marina in East Bay with adjacent boat yard. The Port of Olympia also has 500 ft. of moorage just south of commercial docks in front of Anthony’s Homeport at the Port Plaza.
The Port of Olympia’s Swantown has haulout facilities to 77 tons and several marine repair businesses. West Marine is about 2 miles from OYC, and Olympia Supply with a large hardware inventory is within walking distance.
Bayview Thriftway is a full-service supermarket next door to OYC and includes Dancing Goats Espresso.
There are many restaurants within walking distance of OYC. Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill just north of the port docks on entering Olympia Harbor’s West Bay and Anthony’s Homeport, just south of the port docks, have moorage available. The Olympia Oyster House is immediately east of OYC.
Other sights/points of interest:
“There’s much more than politics happening in Washington’s capitol city. Tours of the renovated capitol and surrounding grounds are quite popular, but this south-Puget Sound town yields unexpected arts and festivals, a robust farmer’s market, plus several distinguished museums and memorials. From the marble halls of Washington State's capitol building to panoramic views of lower Puget Sound, Olympia has it all. Dip your toes in Heritage Park Fountain, take a stroll along Percival Landing--a mile long waterfront boardwalk and park--and see our working port in action. Step back in time at the Washington State Capital Museum, feast on the visual delights in one of the country's best small cities for art...specialty shops and galleries...intimate restaurants... independent films...a bustling Farmer's market...coffee roasters...an award winning hands on museum just for children...and, of course legislators at work.” For more ideas and listings of restaurants, places to go and things to see, lookup Olympia under Explore Cities at www.experiencewashington.com.
There are many events held annually in Olympia, especially during the summer. The harbor can be very congested and moorage hard to find so plan ahead on these weekends. The major events are the Wooden Boat Fair (second weekend in May), Lakefair (the 3rd Wednesday in July through that Sunday) and Harbor Days over the Labor Day weekend (first Monday in September)