Shilshole Marina is a wonderful place to live - ask any boater at the marina in the livaboard community and they can tell you all about the wonderful environment, amenities, and friendly staff available to help you there. Why, its practically like a resort in Mexico like El Cid or Marina Mazatlan.
Trains only run by the marina once every 45 minutes, 24 hours a day - they provide a wonderful diversion for small children as they peek out from behind the trees. Since the trains are never farther than 1/4 mile from the marina docks, childen have a great view. Since there is so much dust in the air from the construction, the diesel exhaust from the trains is not a problem any more.
Marina dock entrances were constructed of the finest materials 45 years ago, and have been well maintained by the Port Authority.
The Port of Seattle posts some helpful information about the marina on their website:
Shilshole Bay Marina
The premier sailing center of the Northwest, Shilshole Bay Marina provides
§ Monthly moorage for 1476 boats, sail and power
§ Guest moorage for more than 100 boats
§ Dry moorage for 92 vessels up to 40 feet (12.2 meters)
§ Kayak and canoe storage
Shilshole Bay Marina's exceptional accommodations include protected berths, wide fairways and 24-hour staffing. Also available are complete marine services, including a boatyard and Shilshole Bay Fuel Dock with gas, bio-diesel, diesel #1 & #2, groceries and ice.