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PASSAGE: Rosario Strait - Guemes Channel

Navigating to Anacortes / Fidalgo Bay from West to East via Guemes Channel?  Enjoy a quick virtual trip from Rosario Strait through Guemes Channel with our newest Interactive Harbor Guide!

Broughtons Aerial Samples

During the summer of 2016, the crew of Pacific NW Boater joined a Waggoner Guide flotilla to the Broughton archipelago in British Columbia (see the Cruising Outpost magazine article "Broughtons and Back" in our Features Channel). The entire trip is...

Reid Harbor - WA State Parks

A Pacific NW Boater video cruising guide to Reid Harbor on Stuart Island State Park. In addition to having a dock available year 'round, Reid Harbor has offshore floats, plenty of mooring buoys, great hiking, picnic and camping areas. Water is...

Sucia Island

A Pacific NW Boater video cruising guide to Sucia Island State Park. Long considered the "Crown Jewel of the WA State Marine Park System", 564-acre Sucia offers six distinctly different bays and coves: Echo Bay, Ewing Cove, Fossil Bay, Snoring Bay, Fox...

Patos Island - WA State Parks

Patos Island State Park is located northwest of Sucia Island. This Washington State Park is accessible only by boat. Remote Patos Island offers outstanding views, just two mooring buoys, a gravel beach for landing dinghys, campsites and restrooms....

Olga Public Dock

The quaint Olga Public Dock is on the shores of Buck Bay about 20 minutes south of Eastsound. Part of the hamlet of Olga, named for the wife of the first postmaster and home to Café Olga, which shares a historic strawberry-packing plant with Orcas...

Ewing Cove - WA State Parks

Ewing Cove is part of Sucia Island State Park. Located north of Orcas Island, this Washington State Park is accessible only by boat. Remote Ewing Cove offers outstanding views, four mooring buoys, a gravel beach for landing dinghys, and a restroom....

Turn Island - WA State Parks

Turn Island State Park is located about a mile from the Town of Friday Harbor off the northeast corner of San Juan Island. Accessible only by boat, this Washington State Park offers three mooring buoys, picnic tables and restrooms. A fairly easy hiking...

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