Entrance to Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort: 47 39.894 N 122 54.584 W
We are 17 miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge.
From Oak Head a 240 degree compass heading will take you to the harbor entrance. Pleasant Harbor Marina is the second, larger marina when entering the harbor. You’ll see our transient docks, covered moorage, then the fuel dock. We monitor channel 16 & 9 on the VHF radio.
Hood Canal Bridge Clearance
From Department of Transportation:
Vertical clearance is 31.4 feet at the west end and 50.7 feet at the east end (both are calculated at a MHHW of 7.0).
From USCG Notice to Mariners (week 44/09):
“Construction work on the Hood Canal Floating Bridge East Span has reduced the vertical clearance limits for that span of the bridge. The east transition span is sloped so that the landward side has the highest vertical clearance. The new vertical clearances are 50.7 FT for the bridge side and 52.9 FT for the landward side. This is a reduction of approximately 4.3 FT. All vertical measurements are taken from Mean High Water.”
Request an opening: Call the bridge crew at 360-779-3233 or on VHF CH #13 at least one hour before the intended opening. Average opening time: 30 minutes, traffic delays may be longer
Look HERE for more information on bridge openings.
The Sisters, two substantial rocks about 200 yards apart, lie 0.4 mile south of the Hood Canal bridge on the west side. The rocks dry at half-tide. The southern rock is marked by a large lighted beacon, yet from time to time an unwary boat manages to go up on these rocks. Watch your navigation if you pass under the west end of the bridge.