C17 NORTH PUGET SOUND - USA
A. Blaine Harbor has permanent moorage available as well as more than 210 m (700 ft) of visitor moorage. The marina includes turn-of-the-century style lampposts, hanging flower baskets, beautiful landscaping and waterfront trails leading into historic downtown Blaine.
Squalicum Harbor midway between Vancouver and Seattle offers guest moorage along with all services. Fairhaven is the historic district of Bellingham and home to Fairhaven Village Inn blending the charm and personality of yesterday with the amenities and technology of today.
La Conner is a full service marina located on the historic Swinomish Channel offering a 700 m (2300 ft) guest dock plus slips. La Conner, founded in the 1880’s, listed on the National Register of Historic Places is home to many unique shops and art galleries; fine dining, and award-winning accommodations such as the La Conner Channel Lodge. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the sculpture walk through town.
Annacortes - Cap Sante Boat Haven Marina, a 1050 slip public marina with guest moorage and US Customs is also home to the Cap Sante Inn. U-save Auto Rentals can get you started on touring the area. Great accommodation is also available at both the Anaco Bay Inn. You can find First Mate Marine and Northwest Yachts here to look after all of your boating needs.
F. Lovric’s Sea Craft offers marine ways, complete repair and maintenance.
G. Skyline Marina
H. Lieber Haven Resort offers marina, cottages, store, kayak and boat rentals in a peaceful and scenic setting.
I. Port of Friday Harbor is an all weather full service 500 slip marina with guest moorage and customs port-of-entry at the foot of the Town of Friday Harbor where one can find complete services for boaters. Great accommodations and fine galleries are popular with visitors.
J. Fisherman Bay - Island Marine Center features a 100slip, full-service marina, repair center and boat sales.
K. Oak Harbor Marina
L. Port of Port Townsend located in historic Port Townsend on a main route to and from the San Juan Islands, this full service customs port-of-entry has guest moorage available. Within easy walking distance are lodging facilities, groceries, and restaurants.
M. Point Hudson Marina is home to the annual Wooden Boat Festival and offers 45 slips, 240 m (800 ft) of linear docks, an RV park, and several marine trades such as Sea Marine ready to serve you. This former Coast Guard station is within easy walking distance of the many fine dining and shopping opportunities that Port Townsend has to offer. The Commander’s Beach House offers onsite accommodation to take advantage of some shore time.
Point Roberts - A 13 sq km (5 sq mi) peninsula off the Canadian border is a favourite destination for visitors. The perfect gateway to the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands.
Blaine - Located at the north end of Puget Sound, where I-5 meets the Canadian border. It’s about a two hour drive north on I-5 from Seattle, and thirty minutes south of Vancouver, B.C.
Patos Island - The state park has campsites, toilets, moorage buoys and a 2.4 km (1.5 mi) loop hiking trail. No drinking water, and please take your garbage. Sucia Island - park has 2 docks with mooring floats, mooring buoys, toilets, campsites, picnic sites, 10 km (6.2 mi) of trails, and an underwater scuba park. Matia Island is accessible only by boat. The 58 ha (145 ac) State Park has 6.1 km (3.8 mi) of shoreline and includes a 1.6 km (1 mi) loop trail, campsites, picnic site and toilet. There is no drinking water in the park and you must pack out your garbage. Clark Island is a 22 ha (55 ac) State Park with 3.3 km (2 mi) of shoreline and offers boaters some moorage buoys, campsites, picnic sites with fire rings, and toilets. SCUBA diving and clam digging are a favourite. Boat accessible only.
Bellingham Bay is a complex estuary system. There are 5 fresh water sources that contribute to the overall structure and function of the estuary. Lummi peninsula forms the northern boundary, while Portage Island, Lummi Island and Eliza Island form the western boundary. The bay is approximately 180 sq km (70 sq mi) in area. Fairhaven Village is the historic district of Bellingham and popular with visitors.
Stuart Island - The State Park is 34 ha (86 ac) with 1200 m (4000 ft) of shoreline with mooring buoys, hiking trails, primitive campsites, picnicking, fishing, clamming and crabbing. Access to this marine park is by boat only. Henry Island is shaped like an “H” - this small island provides good shelter but watch for surfacing rocks around the island. Spieden Island - Boat access only. It is mostly private property and offers few amenities to travelers. Taldron Island is mostly private with few full time residents.
Orcas Island - Shaped like a horseshoe. The 20 sq km ( 7.8 sq mi) Moran State Park is on the south east part of the island. Visit the main village of Eastsound, an 1800s town that is the hub of the Island. Be sure to call the Chamber of Commerce for all the latest information and events happening on the Island.
Jones Island - The 76 ha (188 ac) State Park offers campsites with boat access only. A favourite spot for kayakers and SCUBA divers. Some moorage and anchorages around the island. Shaw Island is 20 sq km (8 sq mi) and mostly private with 165 residents. It has 2 small parks.
Decatur Island is about 13 sq km (5 sq mi). Mostly a private island with 60 residents that grows by ten times over in the summer. Blakely Island is about 19 sq km (7 sq mi) It offers 2 fresh water lakes with conservation easements that limit future development. Many ameni-
ties for locals. The 730 m (2400 ft) runway is private. Cypress Island is mostly government owned, so it’s preserved in its natural state. You will find mooring buoys around the island. Sinclair Island has daily ferry service in the summer. To visit the island, you have to know someone or own some property. Guemes Island is about 20 sq km (8 sq mi). The island is known for it’s farmlands, beachfront cottages and 500 residents - during the summer, population rises to around 1,200. Families have lived or come here in the summer for generations.
San Juan Island is the second largest island of the San Juan Islands and is also known as the “Pig War Island.” Conflicts between 2 great nations, British and Americans, came to a head in the so-called Pig War of 1859, resulting in a joint military occupation that lasted 12 years. A settler, Lyman Cutler, had killed a hog because it persisted in invading his garden. San Juan Island was the last American soil occupied by Great Britain. The town of Friday Harbor is sometimes referred to as “The Big City”.
Lopez Island - 19 km (12 mi) long and the flattest of the San Juan Islands. At the north end is the 32 ha (80 ac) Odlin Park, and Spencer Spit State Park rests to the southwest. It receives only 56 cm (22 in) of rain a year. Often hailed as the friendly isle, Lopez is among the smallest of the major San Juan Islands known for easy biking and walking. The evergreen dotted beaches are popular for both their exquisite beauty and beachcombing, while Lopez’s surrounding waters are a favourite among sport fishermen and cruisers. Fidalgo Island - State Parks at Deception Pass, Rosario Beach and Bowman’s Bay, and also the famous Deception Pass Bridge. Clam digging is enjoyed by all ages on some beaches. Anacortes offers great stores, accommodations, restaurants and virtually every conceivable service a boater could ever want.
Port Angeles - This deep-water harbour has the ability to accommodate vessels from barges to supertankers. Boathaven on the south side of the Port Angeles Harbor has moorage for over 520 boats. In 1890 it was called the “Second National City,” Washington DC being the first. Olympic National Park was established in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge - The world’s longest natural sand spit. These calm waters and tideflats are rich in marine life and wildlife - protection from winds and pounding surf. From May 15 to September 30, boating (no wake zone) is allowed up to the 100 m (100 yd) buffer. Jetskiing and windsurfing are not allowed on Refuge waters. Pets, bicycles, kite flying, fires, camping, and firearms are not allowed on the Refuge.
14. Sequim Bay - Sequim is a First Nations American word for “quiet waters.” The State Park provides kitchen shelters, picnic tables with a year-round marine camping park and 1.5 km (.93 mi) of shoreline including 129 m (424 ft of moorage). Sequim’s average annual rainfall is 43 cm (17 in). The John Wayne Marina is located on the western shore at Pitship Point. At present it provides 22 transient slips. Port Townsend - Excellent stop for boat services. The city has an impressive collection of Victorian-era architecture. Streets lining the bay are full with wonderful restaurants, galleries and specialty shops.
Port Ludlow - Community of 2,500 on the shores of Ludlow Bay. It offers a marina, boat launches for sailing, power boating, fishing, windsurfing and kayaking. Digging for clams and oysters along the beaches is a local favourite.
Thidbey Island - stretches 72 km (45 mi) with extensive farmland and parks. Its numerous bays and coves are popular with boaters and fishermen.
Camano Island - Offers visitors a few restaurants, grocery stores, bed and breakfasts, and art galleries. The island grows in population every summer.
La Conner, founded in the 1880’s, is a community listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many unique shops and art galleries, quilt museums, fine dining, and award-winning accommodations. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the sculpture walk through town.
Everett - Deepwater port with full-service marina providing services and moorage space for approximately 2050 vessels. Home of Boeing facility where they build the 747, 767 and 777 aircraft. Interesting waterfront shopping in an 1890s village style.