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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.

Semi­ah­moo Ma­rina.

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.

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