Jerisich Dock

jerisich dock


  • restrooms (open 5am-10pm)
  • showers (available with paid moorage)
  • street parking only
  • dock landing
  • transient moorage for boats 
  • water| power | no reservations 
  • seasonal water and pump-out 
  • life jacket loaner station

Located at 3211 Harborview Drive, Jerisich Dock is a 0.56 acre waterfront mini-park in the heart of downtown.  The dock provides transient moorage for boaters and features a seasonal pump-out station, water and power.  Jerisich Dock is located adjacent to Skansie Brother's Park.

Jerisich Dock is named for Samuel Jerisich, an early settler of Gig Harbor.  A County-managed "fishermans wharf" was once located in the footprint of Jerisich Dock.  The drive aboard pier was used by the local fishermen for loading and unloading of fishing nets and gear.


Boats are required to pay a moorage fee when any one of the following conditions exist:

  • The boat is moored overnight (any time after 8pm and before 8am), including rafted boats; or
  • The boat is connected to a power outlet at the dock; or
  • The boat is connected to a water outlet at the dock

Moorage Fees:

  • Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day: $1.00 per foot, with a minimum charge of $20/night
  • All other days: $0.50 per foot, with a minimum charge of $10/night

Payment of moorage fees can be made using a credit or debit card at the payment kiosk located on the shoreline adjacent to the dock.

All dock areas are first come, first served. Moorage areas are not reservable unless

otherwise granted written permission from the city.

Seasonal water and pump-out available April 1 thru Nov 1.

Except for city-owned or boats receiving prior authorization from the city, a boat shall not be moored at the dock and/or a mooring buoy in excess of three overnight periods, whether continuous or not, within any 10-day period.

For more information, please refer to GHMC Chapter 8.28 PUBLIC DOCKS - JERISICH

Mobile Pump Out

a NEW MAP now being tested shows the location of mobile pump outs in real time. Through a partnership with Pierce County, GPS trackers have been placed on three vessels operated by NW Mobile Pump out and Marine Environmental Services that serve Commencement Bay, Liberty Bay, Gig Harbor and other locations in South Puget Sound. Working with the Port of Lopez and Port of Friday Harbor, two additional trackers have been placed on mobile pump out vessels in the San Juan Islands 

Life Jacket Loaner Program

Life Jacket Loaner Stations

The City of Gig Harbor is the benefactor of a program that provides the public with free use of life jackets to citizens of  all ages who are recreating near the harbor. This successful program came about through the efforts of some very industrious Harbor Heights Elementary School students, Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One, SafeKids USA, and the city.


The inspiration and driving force for this program came from Harbor Heights Elementary teachers Marion Ekberg and Mary Mancuso. Nanette Tatom, Prevention Specialist with Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One was approached by Mrs. Ekberg and Mrs. Mancuso with the idea after they returned from a trip to the San Juan Islands and saw a life jacket loaner station.

Ms. Tatom knew this program was in place in other jurisdictions and had proposed it to the city. At that time, liability concerns prevented the program from garnering the necessary support to move forward. When Nanette explained the liability concerns voiced by the city, Marion approached both the Gig Harbor Parks Commission and City Council to ask them to take another look. The idea began to take shape. A group of MAP Students from Harbor Heights Elementary took on the  project with the support of teachers Marion Ekberg, Mary Mancuso, and Terry McClelland. Ms. Tatom worked with the students and staff to write a grant application submitted to “SafeKids USA” who agreed to underwrite the insurance for the program.