Boating in the San Juan Islands
A world renown boating destination, the San Juan Islands have a multitude of boating services. From charters and day trips to long term moorage, fuel to haul-out and repairs, you will likely find what you are looking for.
Ever wondered what allows a sailboat to sail into the wind? Do you enjoy learning new and exciting activities? Orcas Island Sailing offers hands-on lessons where you sail the boat! No experience is required. We calmly offer encouragement while explaining the how and why of sailing.
Every charter is an affordable private lesson for you and yours only, no crowds. Bring your family (max. 6), your sweetheart or come alone for one-on-one instructor time. [more...]
Founded in 1964, the San Juan Island Yacht Club's membership has grown to over 300 active boaters. Our clubhouse is a full service facility with large meeting room, bar and kitchen facilities. The San Juan Island Yacht Club is a cruising club. Our members travel as far north as Glacier Bay and south to the Gulf of California. We sponsor 10 to 12 local cruises each year along with major racing events, including the Shaw Island Classic. Additionally, sailors are invited to participate in the One Design race series. [more...]
Experience the scenic wonders of the San Juan Islands with NW Sailing Adventures. Our fully crewed yacht charters allow you to enjoy the ever changing panorama while your crew caters to your every need. [more...]
Step aboard a famous ex-ocean racer for a fantastic sail in the San Juan Islands. Kruger Escapes is ready to create the right sailing experience for you! We offer 3 hour day and sunset sails, multi-day trips, or adventure sails combining sailing with skiing or surfing. We also love sailing with you for surprise engagements, weddings, elopements and photo shoots.
Our sailboat Tomahawk hails out of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, but we can arrange for pick up from and transport to other islands as well, We’re real people and we know you are too. Call us, we’ll talk. [more...]
Outer Island Expeditions offers a wide variety of boat charters and rentals from Orcas, San Juan, Lopez and the Bellingham Area. We offer scheduled whale watching tours, private whale watching tours, fishing and crabbing charters, combination whale watching and fishing charters, lighthouse tours, outer island tours, water taxi services, kayak tours and kayak transportation, and kayak and boat rentals. We specialize in personalized excursions. We can develop a dream trip for your family or group.
Excursions start at under $50 per person. [more...]
Set sail for adventure on a beautiful 55-foot custom Jeanneau sailing yacht in the idyllic San Juan Islands. A naturalist-guided six-day cruise explores 200 islands in the habitats of orca, eagles and porpoise! Help trim the sails or just relax while you enjoy gourmet cuisine, great hiking, and kayaking through protected bays and inlets. Small groups of no more than 6 guests keep the atmosphere intimate and relaxed for these unique trips. Sail the San Juans has been offering low impact, world-class sailing charters in the San Juan Islands and Inside Passage since 1986. [more...]
Experience the islands with a cruise on the “Bee”! A proper little yacht, the Bee is a Grand Banks 32 and is one of the most comfortable boats in the harbor. A sunny flying bridge or a heated cabin offer all weather comfort as we see wildlife in one of the most beautiful places in the world. [more...]
Located on B Dock at Roche Harbor, our 21ft welded aluminum “Thunder Jet” boats will seat up to 6 passengers. They are equipped with a 90 hp Yamaha 4 stroke engine and a 9.9 hp Yamaha 4 stroke trolling motor. They are PERFECT for salmon fishing, crabbing, island exploring and whale-watching. All of our boats are equipped with touch screen color GPS navigation systems as well as all the safety equipment required by the USCG. For salmon fishing, downriggers are available on request. [more...]
Half & Full Day Sails, Whale Watching & Nature Sails, Sunset Sails, Private Charters and Schooner Adventures on the Salish Sea and beyond! Step aboard with San Juan Classic Day Sailing and take your opportunity to let go of the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and and connect with the the natural rhythm of the sea, traditional maritime heritage and our pristine marine environment. [more...]
Schooners North offers sailing adventures in the San Juan Islands aboard our traditionally rigged vessel. Spike Africa is the last West Coast working top-mast schooner. Come set sail with us for the experience of a lifetime. [more...]
Orcas Boat Rentals and Charters is located in sunny Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, and in downtown Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. We also service Lopez Island. We offer power and sailboat rentals and custom-skippered charters.Great for fishing, sailing, exploring outer islands and wildlife sightseeing. Let us get you on the water. [more...]
Unique small ship cruises in the San Juan Islands, up the southern inside passage of British Columbia, and in SE Alaska aboard the 1932 historic wooden vessel, MV Catalyst. Hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing. Historic 1924 historic motor yacht, MV Westward, available for day trips, special events, custom cruises, weddings, in the San Juan Islands and British Columbia.
Of things to do in Friday Harbor All Aboard Sailing offers unique experience to charter a traditional wood boat and day sail with whales. Opportunities include to sail to remote San Juan Islands where we can go ashore exploring the wildflowers, forests and geology. Close to nature encounters can include whale watching and listening to the sounds of Orca whales, Humpback whales, Minke whales, Sealions, Seals, Eagles and Diving Seabirds. [more...]
Relaxed. Rejuvenated. Awed by nature.
Our unique eco-sailing charters will leave you transformed…
Discover the hidden side of the San Juan's away from the crowds. Experience the serenity of wildlife under sail! Gorgeous 54-foot sailboat with heated pilothouse-the only pilothouse charter sailboat in the San Juans. This boat is perfect for staying warm and comfortable if the weather is chilly, while still enjoying the panoramic view. [more...]
Sail aboard the classic 1948 Northwest-designed and built sloop "Aura" in the scenic heart of the San Juans. Steer and work lines to your heart's content as we glide around the Wasp Islands, Jones Island and elsewhere in search of whatever nature has to show us that day. Offering three- to four-hour, afternoon and evening excursions from Deer Harbor Marina. Picnics welcome. [more...]