Cruising to Tacoma made easy

Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier towering off to the east make the city feel close to nature. (Photo by Anthony Koopman)

One of nicest ways to visit the charming city of Tacoma has always been to arrive by sea, crossing Commencement Bay and entering the urban glow, the bridges humming, the glass and steel flashing in the sun as you motor down the Thea Foss Waterway.

Along the way in there are several marinas and docks with transient moorage, with the urban fix of downtown Tacoma, the art galleries, shopping and sports facilities, just a few steps away.

The first option for boaters seeking overnight moorage is the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum, with 1,200 feet of side-tie moorage that is easy to access for even heavy, less maneuverable vessels. The museum, housed in an old wheat warehouse, offers a fascinating window on the past.

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