Sailing in Anacortes

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  • Orcas Island Eclipse Charters
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Orcas Island Eclipse Charters facet_type_id: 682f1990-5f37-1032-b6ef-db521af3e303 html_text: |- When the producers of Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home were casting for the roles of coastal marine patrollers, they didn't look to the scores of hopeful actors in Hollywood, opting instead to find boating professionals with real experience. Their search led them to Orcas Island Eclipse Charters founders Dan and Denise Wilk, whose extensive knowledge of aquatic wildlife made them a serendipitous choice for sharing the camera with Hollywood's most famous orca. Aboard their 56-foot vessel, Dan and Denise continue to share the passion that led them to the big screen in the first place. Their enthusiasm shines through to passengers while they guide tours into the habitats of killer whales and harbor seals. Occasionally, expert guides direct passengers to look up from the water to spot deer on nearby land or bald eagles soaring through the sky above. When asked how they happen upon so many natural specimens on their trips, Dan and Denise would tell you they don't leave their tours up to chance, coordinating excursions with a whale-watching service that pinpoints where the underwater mammals are feeding.
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    8368 Orcas Rd
    Orcas, WA US
  • Mystic Sea Charters
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Mystic Sea Charters facet_type_id: ef635fc0-5f37-1032-96fb-f58c786c5c06 html_text: If there’s a whale breaching on the protected waters of the San Juan Islands, there’s a good chance a passenger on Mystic Sea Charters’ 100-foot vessel will see the splashy spectacle. The company’s five- to six-hour tours have an impressive track record when it comes to spotting the gargantuan mammals, introducing tour-goers to different species of whale up to 99% of the time. Onboard the ship, a naturalist divulges facts about ocean life as passengers watch for whales from the heated cabin or from the deck, which has 4-foot railings so guests can hold on if whales start singing and dancing to the hit song “Rock the Boat.” The company promises that voyagers will see at least one gray, orca, humpback, or minke whale, depending on the season. If not, they’ll receive a follow-up whale-watching tour for free.
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    710 Seafarers Way
    Anacortes, WA US
  • Anacortes Marina Enterprises
    Float away on the waters of Anacortes as you take a relaxing cruise with Anacortes Marina Enterprises. No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this center promises the perfect dish for you. Bring the whole clan to this center — kids and parents will love the ambience here. Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
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    2415 T Ave
    Anacortes, WA US
  • Northwest Classic Daysailing
    Aboard Aura—a 33-foot wooden sloop constructed by master shipbuilders in 1948—groups glide across the waters of Deer Harbor to the San Juan Islands. Search for wildlife such as seals and porpoises as you float through the channel, pass Jones and Crane Islands, and cut through Pole Pass. Sit back and relax while the skipper navigates the boat, or for a more hands-on approach, get to the helm to steer the boat and handle the ropes. Passengers are encouraged to bring along their own snacks and drinks and can even participate in one of the races that occur throughout the summer.
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    5164 Deer Harbor Road
    Eastsound, WA US
  • Spencer Spit State Park
    Lopez Island is home to some natural beauty as well, and Spencer Spit State Park is a lovely outdoor perk. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the park. This park is great for families with kids. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    521 Bakerview Road
    Lopez Island, WA US
  • Cap Sante Marine
    Whether you're a sailor, fisher, or just a pleasure-cruiser, Cap Sante Marine in Anacortes has many vessels for rent that are sure to float your boat. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    2915 W Avenue
    Anacortes, WA US

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