Items of Interest

MARAD Vessel Layberth FAQ


The Port of Olympia is considering entering into a 5-year layberth lease for two Maritime Administration (MARAD) vessels tied side-by-side at the Marine Terminal's Berth 1.  Read the Layberth FAQ for more information.

Explore the Working Waterfront on a Marine Terminal Tour


The Marine Terminal Tour program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
The Port of Olympia offers free educational and fun Marine Terminal tours. These tours are an opportunity to watch the workings of an international shipping terminal in Thurston County. During the tours, see various stages of the log cargo operations. Learn how Thurston County is connected with the global trade network, and how various modes of transportation move goods to their final destination. See operational equipment, which is impressive by size alone. You will leave with basic knowledge about global trade, the operations of a working waterfront and the economic value that ports provide the community. To schedule your tour, visit the Port Tours page on this site.  For other questions about our tour program, contact the Port via email .

Photo Gallery

There's a lot to see at the Port of Olympia's seaport. Get an up close look at our operations, machinery, vessels and more by viewing our Photo gallery.


Tide Activity

Plan your next boating outing or simply find out more about the daily tides by clicking on our Tide chart. Printed tide charts are free and are available at the Seaport, main administrative, Swantown Marina and Boatworks offices.

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