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Anacortes

The historic seaport town of Anacortes is a pleasant one and a half hour drive north of Seattle. Surrounded by water and dotted with several marinas, Anacortes has rightly earned its title as "Gateway to the San Juan Islands." All the beauty and intrigue of the San Juans and Gulf Islands are within cruising destination of the town.
For this reason, Anacortes, once a major port of departure for the many fishing fleets of the North Pacific, has become a marine recreation hub.

With a variety of excellent tourist facilities, fine restaurants, specialty shops, and proximity to such natural beauty, the town has become a tourist destination in its own right. Many local craftsmen and artisans exhibit their work at various festivals held throughout the year. The nearby Skagit Valley is the site of the world renown
Tulip Festival held every spring when the valley is ablaze with color. For the charterer, the town offers excellent provisioning services helping to insure an unforgettable vacation.The rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains gives Anacortes mild weather year round and a rainfall averaging 21 inches. The town draws many visitors and is a natural port of departure and return for your yacht charter vacation.