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Public Boat Launch

A newly renovated eight-lane launch ramp, open year round sunrise to sunset is located next to the Vashon Ferry Terminal at Point Defiance Park. 
 
Launch fees:

  • $13 for peak season, May 1 thru Sept. 30
  • $11 during off season, Oct. 1 thru April 30
  • An annual pass, valid April 1- March 31 each year, is available for $250.
  • $6.50 Non-Trailered Human Powered Craft

Prices subject to change.

Commercial use of the launch facility is available with a permit only and must not interfere with recreational boating. Contact the Marina office at the tackle shop for more information. Commercial use is defined as but not limited to loading and unloading shell fish harvest and/or building materials from vessels tied to or beached in our launch facility.

Look for a self pay station to open in the middle of April to help expedite payment at the Boat Launch. The self pay station will take exact cash or VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card.

Annual passes and punch cards will still be available.