Whether the San Juan Islands are your destination or a stop-off on the way to the Canadian Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, and beyond, you'll find their beauty and hospitality irresistible. Count on plenty of fine moorage opportunities throughout the San Juans, at a full-service marina dock or on the hook in a secluded cove. If you choose to anchor out, our local conservation groups have some recommendations to help us preserve sensitive near-shore habitats.
The shorelines of the San Juan Islands are studded with resorts and marinas for the enjoyment of boaters and those who love to be near the water. From cozy cabins to luxury accommodations, fishing boats to yachts, there is a place for you. Check out our boating page to find out where you can rent boats or take a sunset sail.
There are also 14 county docks in San Juan County: Roche Harbor and Smallpox Bay on San Juan Island; Deer Harbor, Madrona Point, Obstruction Pass and West Sound on Orcas Island; Odlin Park, Hunter Bay and Mackaye Harbor on Lopez Island; Cowlitz Bay on Waldron Island; Prevost and Reid Harbors on Stuart Island; Indian Cove on Shaw Island; and Decatur Head on Decatur Island.
The San Juans are home to a variety of marine wildlife, including the Southern Resident orcas. Please Be Whale Wise while boating and give these magnificent animals their space!