The Port of Ilwaco is governed by a three-member board of Commissioners that meet twice monthly.
The Port of Ilwaco is a working fishing village with an 800-slip marina used by recreational boaters and commercial fishers. Throughout the year, the Port of Ilwaco marina has guest moorage. The Port of Ilwaco also has a back-in launch, two small boat hoists, two fuel docks, a 50-ton Travelift, dry boat storage facilities, and a self- and full-service work yard. The marina has restrooms with showers available to tenants.
The Port of Ilwaco offers daily, monthly, and annual moorage for boats up to 22.9 meters (75 feet) and beyond. The Port of Ilwaco also moors tour boats. Annual moorage is available at the commercial C Float for 15.2- and 19.8-meter (50- and 65-foot). Electricity is available at a charge beyond berth rental.
The Port of Ilwaco sponsors special events throughout the year. Some of these include the Saturday Market, the Blessings of the Fleet, the annual fireworks spectacular, and the Loyalty Day Children's Parade.
The Port of Ilwaco Pavilion has been providing a seaside facility for events for over three years. The covered Port of Ilwaco Pavilion can support groups of 100. The Pavilion has electricity, a sink, and a counter for use at barbecues, family reunions, company picnics, and parties.
The Port of Ilwaco Boatyard is the only self-service boat yard on the lower Columbia River. Servicing pleasure craft and commercial vessels up to 50 tons, space is available at this Port of Ilwaco facility on daily, weekly, and monthly bases. Covered work yard space is available.
The Port of Ilwaco's Vertical Boat Lift Piers are used for mooring vessels for repair. The Port of Ilwaco Boatyard is located at the rear of the Piers, and Pro Marine Inc. operates a marine repair facility next door to the boatyard. The Port of Ilwaco's Vertical Boat Lift Piers have berthing distance of 36.6 meters (120 feet) with alongside depth of 2.4 meters (8 feet).
The US Coast Guard's Cape Disappointment Station is located in the Port of Ilwaco to moor Coast Guard lifeboats. The two timber decked piers are complemented by a fueling float and a boathouse that can accommodate four additional vessels. The Cape Disappointment Station in the Port of Ilwaco has three berths with alongside depth of 3.0 meters (10 feet). One berth berthing distance of 33.5 meters (110 feet), and two have berthing distance of 30.5 meters (100 feet).