Harbor Patrol

Providing safety education, search & rescue and harbor security for the Port of Olympia.
In the event of an emergency:
CALL 911

Serving Olympia Harbor & Budd Inlet

Formed in 1970, the Olympia Harbor Patrol now operates under Swantown Marina as a service of the Port of Olympia. OHP personnel are community volunteers who serve without compensation. Harbor Patrol Officers and Crew-members annually account for more than 800 hours of on-the-water patrol and 750 hours of training.

Harbor Patrol volunteers help protect the security and safety of the Marine Terminal, Swantown Marina & Boatworks, Port customers and citizens who are enjoying the waterfront. They also promote safety with boater education, special event patrols and ship escorts.

Along with Port staff, the volunteers provide emergency response including search and rescue assists, aid to distressed vessels, emergency medical services and fire responses.

The Port of Olympia is proud to have the Olympia Harbor Patrol on our team!


Business Hours

Monday – Sunday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Office: 360-528-8049

Olympia Police Dispatch Non-Emergency: Call 360-704-2740

Emergency: Call 911

Emergency Services

From time to time, boaters may find they need assistance with issues that arise while they are dockside or underway. The Harbor Patrol stands ready to assist boaters with emergency services in Thurston County with Active Patrols every weekend all year round.

Our volunteer Harbor Patrol team is equipped to assist with most boater emergencies including:

  • Emergency Response
  • Towing 
  • Jump Starts
  • Fuel Deliveries
  • Ungroundings
  • Fire Pump
  • High Capacity Emergency Bilge Pumping
  • Emergency Transportation
  • Salvage
  • Emergency Haul-Out Services
In addition, we have access to a group of local dedicated service providers who can provide emergency diving, advance salvage and mechanical repairs.

Towing Service Providers

You can call directly or also call insurance companies to have them send out tows if you are in need of a tow. 

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Boatworks Yard Operational Hours

The Boatyard office is open to the public via the walk-up service window.  Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with a lunch closure from noon to 1:00 PM.

Please call 360-528-8059, email Boatworks@portolympia.com or stop by the office with inquiries or to schedule an appointment.