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.
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.