Launch Ramps

harbor with lots of small boats


The Port of Port Angeles has two boat launch ramps; one located at the west Port Angeles Boat Haven and the other located at the John Wayne Marina in Sequim.  An annual permit can be purchased for use at both of the launch ramps listed above.  Single day launch permits are also available for purchase at the respective launch ramp/marina.

Annual Permits

Annual launch ramp permits may be purchased for at Port Angeles Boat Haven Harbormaster's office, the John Wayne Marina Harbormaster's office and the Port of Port Angeles' Administration Building. You may choose to purchase a permanent decal if they have a single towing vehicle or a mirror hanger permit for up to three towing vehicles. Proof of ownership of all towing vehicles is required at the time of purchase of permit.

Permanent Vehicle Decal

The permanent decal is affixed to the lower inside corner of the windshield on the driver's side. The original decal is replaced free of charge in the event the windshield or vehicle is replaced during the year, provided that the purchaser returns the decal or a notarized statement from an appropriate agency in case of the loss to the Port or authorized selling agent of the Port for replacement.

Mirror Hanger

The mirror hanger permit may contain up to three vehicle license numbers of towing vehicles owned by and registered to the original purchaser. If more than three towing vehicles are used by the purchaser, additional license numbers are recorded on a second permit. Both permit numbers and the total number of vehicle numbers are recorded on the sales receipt. The permit is displayed in the front windshield of the towing vehicle suspended from the rear view mirror.

Notice: It is the responsibility of the purchaser to transfer the permit between towing vehicles, properly display the permit and protect against theft. If the permit becomes damaged, it will be replaced free of charge during the year if returned to the Port or an authorized selling agent of the Port. Additional permits or replacement of the original permit without turn-in of the original will cost the same as a new permit.

Payment of Launch Ramp / Parking Fees & Notices of Fees Paid Issued by Harbormaster

Upon payment of the initial launch ramp fee and transient moorage fee, moorage customers at either of the Port's marinas may be issued a notice of fees paid by the harbormaster in lieu of additional daily launch / parking fees. The harbormaster, upon issuing such notice, shall direct the customer to park in the designated extended parking area and display the notice. The customer shall be responsible for parking in the proper area, display of the permit and protection against loss. The notice shall be valid only on the dates shown on the notice.

Seasonal Launch Ramp Float Removal

To maintain safety and the condition of the floats at the west Port Angeles Boat Haven launch ramp, the floats are removed during the fall and reinstalled in the spring due to harsh weather. An advertisement will be placed in the local newspapers to alert the community when the removal and reinstalling occur.

Annual launch ramp permits can be purchased at any of the locations listed below:

Port of Port Angeles Administration Building
338 W. First Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

John Wayne Marina
2577 W. Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, WA 98382

Port Angeles Boat Haven
832 Boat Haven Drive
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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