Woodley Island Marina

Woodley Island Marina is the largest marina on Humboldt Bay. It is a full-service marina with 237 slips for commercial, recreational, research and safety vessels, guest docking facilities, hoists, work area, café and bar, laundry facilities, ships chandlery and boat sales, rentals and lessons. For more information on rentals and activities, visit our Woodley Island page.

Latitude 40.80982
Longitude -124.15908
Draught max 21.00 meters, 68 feet
Length max 35.00 meters, 114 feet 

Guest Vessels - Transient Moorage

Please contact the marina offices prior to docking on VHF radio channel 14
or by calling 707-443-0801.

Reservations for Transient Moorage are strongly encouraged.

  • Marina operates on radio VHF channel 14.
  • Slip "D-23" is the guest dock where there is a TWO hour courtesy tie-up.
  • Please check in at Marina Office or with security by radio or phone for slip assignment ahead of your stay or immediately upon arrival.
  • Most vessels longer than 75 feet can be accommodated; call at least a week in advance.
  • Dockside power and water are available.
Other amenities include:
  • Dock master
  • Cafe and bar
  • Coin-operated laundry and showers
  • Both a 2-ton heavy lift hoist and a 1-ton heavy lift hoist are available for use
  • Work dock at the Marina and work area on the Island, near docks
  • Sewage holding tank pump-out
  • Ships chandlery (Ship Shop)
  • Kayak rentals, storage, canoe and kayak launching
Fuel, groceries, and restaurants are all available across the channel in downtown Eureka. A boat ramp, boat yard, RV park, and airport are nearby.

Permanent Moorage

Moorage for 30 days or more requires completing a lease application, having a seaworthy vessel, current registration, insurance, an initial deposit of one month’s rent plus one month’s rent as a security deposit and a valid credit card on file for charges. Monthly rent is due on the first of each month and payable at the District Office or charged to credit card. Please contact the Marina Office for more information.

For insurance information, please click here.

For a printable copy of Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Ordinance No. 9., please click here.

For a Slip Map of Woodley Island, please click here

Wait List Application

We currently have a waiting list for Permanent Moorage at Woodley Island Marina.

For questions or information about applying to the Wait List, please contact the Marina Office.

Resolution 2015-04: Formal Process for the Woodley Island Marina Moorage Wait List

Purchasing a Vessel Currently Moored at Woodley Island Marina

Any sale or transfer of legal title in and to the Vessel moored at Woodley Island Marina shall serve as an automatic termination of the Berthing/Slip Rental Agreement. The new owner of the vessel has no rights to the previous owner’s Berthing/Slip Rental Agreement and must apply for Moorage and be approved by the District before taking possession of a slip.

Live Aboard Vessel Requirements

Live aboard vessels must be at least 30 feet in length and seaworthy, in good repair and appearance, have a fully operational engine, a cabin with 6 feet of standing headroom, and must be equipped with all required US Coast Guard approved equipment (flares, extinguishers, etc.). Live aboard vessels must follow all local, federal, and state of California laws, rules and regulations including those pertaining to navigational, marine sanitation devices, and safety equipment.

You may be required to demonstrate vessel maneuverability. Only the registered owner of the vessel, the registered owner’s family, owner’s crewmembers, and employees shall be allowed to live on permitted vessels. Subletting of vessels is prohibited.

Absolutely no pets are allowed on live aboard vessels. No live aboard permit will be granted to houseboats, barges, floating homes, or other vessels not designed for or safely capable of navigating open waters.
Living aboard or overnight occupancy of any vessel in the Harbor for more than 3 consecutive nights in any 7-day period by any person or persons at any time is strictly prohibited, except for the holder of a Live Aboard Permit issued by the District.

For questions or information on submitting a Live Aboard Application, please contact the Marina Office.

Woodley Island Marina Offices
601 Startare Drive
Eureka, CA 95501-0765

(707) 443-0801
(707) 443-0800 FAX
VHF Radio Channel 14 

General Inquiries: clerk@humboldtbay.org

Marina Manager: Cory Mooers  cmooers@humboldtbay.org

Slip Rates - Transient Tenants  
            Weekly $4.56/foot/week (7 days)
Slip Rates - Permanent Tenants  
Total Monthly (inc. dredge and float replacement fees*) $7.60/foot/month*
Total Yearly (inc. dredge and float replacement fees*) $7.10/foot/month/year in advance*
             Yearly $4.64/foot/month/year in advance
*Maintenance Dredge Surcharge
*Float Replacement Fee
             Boat Insurance Monthly Penalty $100/month if you do not have proof of insurance
Restroom Key Deposit $20 each
Electrical Plug Deposit $100 each
Forklift Fee $70/hour, 1-hour minimum per month; 1/2-hour increments thereafter
Storage Areas  
North Lot
$0.30/sf/month, $50 minimum
$0.27/sf/month/year in advance
Work Yard
$1.25 per marked square/day
Parking Lot Space for trailers/vehicles
$200.00/space/per year in advance
Work Dock/Hoist Use $40/hour, 1-hour minimum; tenants free
Pump Outs by District Personnel  
Bilge - 50-gallon maximum
$20 per pump out of less than 50 gals (tenants and government free)
Kayak Rack Rentals $15/month or $150/year in advance
Sewage Free
Washers $2.50/load
Dryers $0.25/7 minutes
Soap Dispenser $1.00/box