In 2008, our founder Troy Alstead started dreaming about creating a space in his community where people had enough elbow room to hang out and connect with each other through meaningful social experiences. Having grown up on the Puget Sound, he also has a passion for the oceans and seas. As he learned more and more about the risks to our waters, he was driven to bring his dream and purpose together full circle.
Today his dream is now reality. We're thrilled to be a destination that is a social gathering spot where people can have fun, while inspiring people to take action that improve the health of our oceans.
Ocean5 is named after the five great oceans. Just like they're all connected, so are we - to each other and to our planet. That's the big idea behind Ocean5. We know that even the simplest efforts can add up to make a big impact, and together we can make a difference.
We're proud of where we are starting but know there is always more we can do. We love to learn, grow, be inspired. Ocean5 is on a journey and invite you to join us. Here we go!
A piece of art and an artist using recycled materials to beautiful effect.
Built and operated as one of the most environmentally responsible businesses in the region, Ocean5 shows that you can have fun and have a positive impact on the environment.
The building is applying for LEED certification and is expected to save enough energy that could run 36 traditional-sized homes. 80% of the energy saved is due to the geothermal system of 3.6 miles of wells under the parking lot that will heat and cool the whole building. The geothermal heating and cooling system alone will save 175 - 200 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, the equivalent to taking 30 cars off the street.
15% of the expected energy savings is based on lighting design that utilizes LED lighting.
The building was designed to maximize natural light with expansive windows and solar tubes, minimizing the amount of electricity used on lighting during daylight hours.
Recycled and reclaimed materials were used throughout construction, including carpet tiles made of recycled commercial fishing nets. Our restaurant dining tables and decor are made of reclaimed wood, and all interior alder wood was sourced within 100 miles of the site.
This facility is designed for your enjoyment. We welcome children of all ages.
Please keep in mind that an adult must be present at Ocean5 with children younger than 16 and must accompany children younger than 8 at all times.
The management reserves the right to refuse service, ask you to leave and/or prohibit you from the property for uncooperative, unruly or inappropriate behavior.
No outside food or drink permitted, except special occasion cakes, cupcakes, and wines. Service fees apply. Ask a team member for details.
Proper attire and shoes must be worn at all times.
No smoking or vaping. Please secure weapons in your vehicle.