This research aims to be implemented in Torosiaje village, Popayato District, Kabupa ten Pohuwato Gorontalo Province. The research method used is qualitative method with descriptive design. Primary data collection is done through questionnaires and in-depth interviews and documentation. While the secondary data collection is done through literature tracking or interviews with related institutions such as village heads, heads of hamlets, and community leaders and society Torosiaje. The results showed that the contribution of Torosiaje community in the management and development of marine tourism has three aspects, namely the involvement in the emotional aspect of decision making, social involvement that is maintaining the water resources as well as the member of service and comfort, supervise or monitor marine tourism and economic involvement ie manage and utilize existing marine resources.
Keywords : community participation, maritime tourism.