San Juan Islands Cruising Guide


Fossil Bay

One Week Sample Itinerary

San Juan Island cruise map
  • Day 1 - Sucia Island. A brisk sail across Bellingham Bay to Lummi Island, up scenic Hale Passage, to the most popular of the marine parks. ( 18 NM)
  • Day 2 - Stuart Island. Cruise through Dahl's Porpoise territory southwest along Orcas Island to Prevost or Reid Harbors. Both are state parks, with fascinating trails. (14 NM)
  • Day 3 - Victoria, BC. Sail south via Haro Strait through Killer Whale waters. Clear customs and moor in front of the Empress Hotel and Parliament. (23NM)
  • Day 4 - Roche Harbor. Catch the flood tide up Haro Strait to this tranquil old money resort on San Juan Island. (22 NM)
  • Day 5 - Friday Harbor. Head east to Jones Island, where deer eat apples from your hand. Sample Deer Harbor, meander carefully to this A island center. (20 NM)
  • Day 6 - Inati Bay. Via stately Rosario Resort in East Sound (Orcas Island), then sail east through Obstruction Pass, drop anchor 1~R here on Lummi Island. (21 NM)
  • Day 7 - Bellingham. A morning sail across Bellingham Bay completes your circuit, though truthfully you have tasted but a tiny sample of the delights of the San Juans. Itinerary subject to change upon impulse with only delightful consequences. (7 NM)

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Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast & Princess Louisa Inlet Spring Guided Flotilla: 14-day Broughton Islands One-Way Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Victoria Late Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day Victoria, Vancouver & the Islands of the Salish Sea Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
May 3 - 12, 2017
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