8 days – Sept 15 to Sept 22, 2018
Feeling comfortable at docks in Puget Sound and ready to discover new anchorages in the San Juan Islands at the start of summer? Learn to plan around currents, tides, & navigational hazards to visit parks, towns, and places of beauty & historical interest.
You are comfortable with basic operation of your boat including docking & anchoring (help will be available), & can travel on the water for up to 8 hours on a long day. Your boat has food storage space, and water & fuel capacity for 3 days without resupplying. Your equipment includes ground tackle capable of proper anchoring in up to 80 feet of water and a dinghy to comfortably & easily get you from anchorage to anywhere you’d like to explore.
Seattle, Port Townsend, Friday Harbor, Sucia Island, Stuart Island, Roche Harbor/Garrison Bay, Fisherman Bay, Seattle
We will meet, leave from, and return to Seattle transiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca and tidal currents of Cattle Pass. Anchoring & rafting will be the focus of this trip, but docks are available for those who desire.
Food, water, & fuel are available in Seattle, Port Townsend, Friday Harbor (San Juan Island), Roche Harbor (San Juan Island), and Fisherman Bay (Lopez Island).
Possible activities include hiking, perusing shops & galleries, dinner out at restaurants and aboard (1 provided by us!), visiting the sculpture park, and kayaking in the bays.