Totem Yacht Club, located in the Ruston section of Tacoma, is an active and affordable club for sail or power boating enthusiasts or those without boats who just enjoy social activities. With over fifty years of cruising and friendship, we remain a down-to-earth, family friendly club that enjoys members of all age groups. The club welcomes new members and has currently reduced its initiation fee.
Totem enjoys reciprocal moorage privileges with nearly one hundred boating clubs in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and Canadian destinations, providing convenient and affordable cruising to popular destinations. We participate in annual regattas, such as Opening Day, Daffodil Weekend, etc. In addition to weekend cruises year-round and an annual summer cruise, there are non-boating social activities at the clubhouse overlooking Commencement Bay. When not in use by the club, the clubhouse is available for rental by the public.
Totem Yacht Club and its members support boating practices that contribute to keeping waters of the Pacific Northwest safe and clean for all to enjoy. Our club and individual member support of national and statewide boating-oriented advocacy groups helps assure there is a watchful eye for needed or pending regulations.
There are plenty of opportunities to participate in club leadership, pitch in on cruises and social events, or prepare some favorite recipe for a potluck gathering. Feel free to drop in to one of our meetings (first Tuesday, except July and August) or one of our cruises. We would be glad to have you.
Totem Yacht Club brings you together with others who share your interest in boating through cruising events on the water and social activities on shore.
We emphasize safe boating and friendship over protocol and ceremony. While we do have monthly social events in our clubhouse in Ruston overlooking Commencement Bay, Totem YC is primarily a cruising club. In addition to over 12 weekend cruises annually we have a two-week summer cruise, a children's cruise and support several boating activities in the South Sound. Read more about membership in Totem Yacht Club...
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Our clubhouse is available for rent to private parties on a limited basis.
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Totem Yacht Club enjoys reciprocal moorage privileges with approximately 100 northwest and Canadian yacht clubs.
Click on the link below for yacht club links and information on reciprocals.
Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW)
National Boating Federation (NBF)