The Port of Port Angeles is a busy seaport and recreation center. There are seven marine terminals, two marinas, and a public boat yard in The Port of Port Angeles that create jobs and contribute revenues to the city. Port Angeles is the first full-service port for ships entering the Strait of Juan de Fuca bound for Puget Sound and Seattle. The Port of Port Angeles' three deep-water terminals support a wide range of commercial vessels carrying containers, forest products, and heavy-lift cargoes. The Port of Port Angeles also owns facilities for ferry service and marine activities.
For many years, The Port of Port Angeles has been an important port for the export of logs to Asia. Vessels carrying millions of board feet of logs leave Port Angeles bound for Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and India as well as to markets in the western United States. The Port of Port Angeles also handles a range of containerized, bulk, and breakbulk imports and exports.
Currently, the Port of Port Angeles has three operating deep-water terminals that can handle five vessels. Since 1967, these terminals have handled outbound cargoes of logs, lumber, pulp, paper, and wood chips and inbound cargoes of pulp, chemicals, petroleum products, and wood chips.
There are three deep-water berths in The Port of Port Angeles that can accommodate vessels to 365.8 meters (1200 feet) long with drafts to 10.7 meters (35 feet). Four deep-water terminals serve bulk cargo vessels and can accommodate everything from supertankers to barges. Port Angeles' Terminal 1 is a natural deep-water berth for cargo operations and topside repairs. Terminal 2 in The Port of Port Angeles is used for vehicle and passenger ferries. Terminal 3 is the main cargo-handling terminal in Port Angeles and is used primarily for forest products. Leased to High Tides Seafoods, Terminal 4 is a small cargo pier. Allen Logging leases Terminal 5 to load/unload cargo. Lakeside Industries leases the Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 6 pier. Located adjacent to the log yard, The Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 7 has a deep-water berth. Other facilities include the Port Angeles Boat Haven marina and the Port Angeles Boat Yard.
The Port of Port Angeles Terminal (Terminal 1) is used to load/unload general cargo and for emergency repairs. Critical Area Inspection Program inspectors also operate at the Port of Port Angeles Terminal. The Port of Port Angeles operates Terminal 1 which has berthing distance of 289.6 meters (950 feet) with remote dolphins and alongside depth of 5.2 meters (17 feet). Services at Terminal 1 in Port Angeles include potable water, electric power, fuel, garbage, lights, phones as well as lubes, bunkering, stores, and environmental services. The Port of Port Angeles Terminal is equipped with three log stackers and three 16 thousand ton forklifts.
Terminal 3 is The Port of Port Angeles' main cargo-loading terminal, emphasizing forest products bound for Pacific Rim countries and ocean barges carrying logs to domestic markets. Terminal 3 ship-loading operations include load-handling from wharf and water at the heavy-lift pier. Cargoes handled at Terminal 3 in The Port of Port Angeles include, but is not limited to, general cargo, lumber, logs, and wood pulp. Terminal 3 has berthing distance of 135.6 meters (445 feet) with alongside depth of 11.1 meters (36.5 feet). Terminal 3 in Port Angeles has a five-acre back-up log yard with limited warehouse storage. Services at The Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 3 include potable water, electric power, fuel, garbage, lights, phones as well as lubes, bunkering, stores, and environmental services. Terminal 3 in Port Angeles is equipped with three log stackers and three 16 thousand ton forklifts.
Terminal 7 in The Port of Port Angeles is a deep-water lay berth for vessels to 228 meters (750 feet) long and 50 thousand DWT. Terminal 7 is closest to Far East shipping routes and the West Coast, located at the foot of Ediz Hook. In the past, the Terminal 7 facility in The Port of Port Angeles was used as for exporting wood chips, but it is not leased at present. The pier is 125 meters (410 feet) long, with remote dolphins 189 meters (620 feet) long, and has alongside depth of 10.7 meters (35 feet). There are as many as four acres of storage space available. The Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 7 offers water, power, lights, garbage, and phone services. It is equipped with three 16 thousand tons forklifts.
Located adjacent to the Port Angeles Boat Yard, Port Angeles Boat Haven offers permanent and guest moorage. There are several businesses in the Port Angeles Boat Yard that offer marine services. The Port Angeles Marine store is located in the Boat Yard and offers marine supplies and fuel. Located nearby, Platypus Marine handles haul-out services. Playtpus Marine has a 300-ton rated capacity, and it offers refit services for boats to 61 meters (200 feet) long. Independent boat builder Eric Bert runs Modern Yacht Joinery offering design and construction, marine carpentry, yacht joinery, and repair of fishing vessels. Modern Yacht Joinery is located within the Port Angeles Boat Yard. The Port Angeles Boat Yard offers a range of services that include fiberglass and wood repair, painting, welding, hydraulic services, and mechanical work. Also available at the Port Angeles Boat Yard are service that include waste oil and trash disposal, sewage pump-out, tami-lift, hydro-wash, and dry storage.
The Port of Port Angeles is a center for log handling, storage, and export. The full-service The Port of Port Angeles log yard handles over 60 million board feet of logs each year. Located at the west end of the Port Angeles Boat Haven, the Port Angeles Log Yard offers a wide range of services for timber products including storing and loading cargo, roll-out, sorting, and transport. Specific services in the Port Angeles Log Yard are banding, decking, round-booming, rafting, roll-out scaling and sorting, re-loading, de-watering for inbound cargo, and loading of containers. The Port Angeles Log Yard has a variety of modern well-maintained equipment used to handle timber products including five log stackers, three boom boats, three forklifts, two shovels, and two hydraulic wheel loaders.
Commercial and sports fishers find abundant salmon, crab, halibut, shrimp, and many other marine species in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Recreational boaters enjoy its scenic natural beauty. Supporting these pursuits, the Port of Port Angeles offers two marinas. The John Wayne Marina in the Port of Port Angeles was recognized as the "Best of the West" in the June 2003 SEA Magazine. Wayne visited Sequim Bay on his Wild Goose often, and he pictured a marina on these shores. The John Wayne family donated 22 acres of land that where the marina was built in 1985. This Port of Port Angeles marina offers guest and permanent moorage, marine services, showers, a laundry, banquet facilities, and a restaurant to its guests. The marina also has boat launch ramps, picnic areas, and access to a public beach. The Port of Port Angeles' John Wayne Marina is located about 29 kilometers (18 miles) east of the Port of Port Angeles at Pitship Point in Sequim Bay. Boaters using this Port of Port Angeles marina will also find the Dockside Grill, Sequim Bay Yacht Club, and the Water Limousine at the John Wayne Marina.
The Port of Port Angeles Boat Haven was built in 1946. Expanded in 1955, the Port Angeles Boat Haven was renovated in 2008. Services in the Port of Port Angeles Boat Haven include moorage, electricity, haul-out, and refueling. With a depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet), the Port Angeles Boat Haven can accommodate 410 vessels at moorages ranging from seven to 15 meters (24 to 50 feet).
The Port of Port Angeles Boat Haven is a short walk from downtown, local boat stores and restaurants, and several great restaurants. Patrons of the Port of Port Angeles Boat Haven will find nearby amenities that include a fuel dock, a two-lane boat launch, pump-out stations, restrooms and showers, picnic areas, a work dock, and waste recycling centers. Charter boat services are also available at the Port of Port Angeles Boat Haven. Located near the Port Angeles Boat Haven are the Castaway Restaurant, the Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant, the Port Angeles Yacht Club, and the Port Angeles Boat Yard.
The Port of Port Angeles Boat Haven has access to the 40-kilometer (25-mile) Olympic Discovery Trail that passes by the Boat Haven and old the Rayonier Mill and beyond. A spur off the trail guest to the US Coast Guard Station at the end of Ediz Hook. The trail is open to pedestrians, bikers, skaters, wheelchairs, and leashed pets. In addition to wonderful views of Port Angeles and the Olympic Mountains, picnic sites and restrooms are available the trail's end at Ediz Hook. Located east of the Port of Port Angeles Boat Haven is the City Pier where visitors will find picnic areas and the Feiro Marine Life Center with exhibits covering the Olympic Coast and ocean science and exploration.
The Port of Port Angeles has ten public boat launch ramps, and there are many private ramps in Clallam County. The Port of Port Angeles owns two launches at the Port Angeles Boat Haven in the harbor and the John Wayne Marina on Sequim Bay about 30 kilometers (17 miles) to the east. Frequent users of the launches can get annual use permits.
The Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho between the Port of Port Angeles and Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia. The passenger/vehicle ferry offers the 90-minute trip throughout the year on a daily basis. Fares range from $16 for adult passengers ($8 for children from five to 11) to $58.50 for a 5.5-meter (18-foot) or less vehicle and driver. Motorcycle and driver fare is $32.50, and the fare for a bicycle is $6.50.