Port Description

Port of Poulsbo operates a first-class destination marina, the Poulsbo Marina, for both recreational and commercial vessels. Its popular mountain views are surrounded by numerous recreational opportunities; and natural, historic, scenic, cultural and dining pleasures. Separated from the main body of Puget Sound through a narrow passage, it is indeed a safe harbor in a storm and is protected from the gales associated with this area.

The Port of Poulsbo includes an active waterfront area located in the center of Poulsbo’s commercial zone with fine restaurants, unique shopping areas, antique stores, the Marine Science Center, historic walking tours and waterfront trails. You can walk along the boardwalk on Liberty Bay and listen to the sound of seagulls, breathe in the fresh marine air, catch a glimpse of the Olympic Mountains, and watch the abundance of wildlife in and around beautiful Liberty Bay. The boardwalk leads to an undisturbed park conservation area with native flora and fauna, a bird sanctuary, walking paths and picnic areas with room for all to enjoy.

Mission and Values


The mission of the Port of Poulsbo is to responsibly pursue economic and community development, promote public access and improve the district for its citizens and the greater community. 


The following have been identified as values key to the mission of the Port District

  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Maintenance of the historical character of Poulsbo
  • Recognition of the importance of the relationship between an active working port and the City of Poulsbo
  • Commitment to open and honest public disclosure and community involvement