in the San juan islands

san juan islands yacht charter

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A San Juan Islands yacht charter offers a uniquely blended experience including natural parks, towering mountains, plunging waterfalls, and protected bays, alongside welcoming communities, artistic culture, and charming local flair.

Whether you decide to hike, bike, fish kayak, paddle, or cruise, the choice is yours on how to further explore this spectacular region. Enjoy the pure beauty of this northwest paradise, where every destination you encounter boasts a superior experience from the last.

As you wind through the islands flaunting robust rolling hills covered in kelly green trees, enjoy the glistening waters that create a green oasis rightly nicknamed ‘the Emerald Isle’. Here is a calm, magical mix of arts and culture, captivating forests, pristine lakes, and endless outdoor possibilities.

Charter Itinerary

san juan islands Charter Destination

We have curated a list of ‘must-see’ destinations, experiences, and events to add to your San Juan Islands yacht charter itinerary.


Meet your yacht, SUMMERTIME II, at Cap Sante Marina, located in the heart of Anacortes this bustling marina provides an excellent location to begin your vacation given its proximity to the islands. The San Juan Islands date back to 1791 when Francisco de Eliza, a Spanish naval commander, originally navigated through the waters. As you travel the same routes enjoy a refreshing cocktail and hearty canapes while watching for Orca whales to breach the water beside you.

Begin your adventure with a two-hour long cruise North to Lummi Island. Located at the western end of the island is Willows Inn. The restaurant as Willows Inn was voted #1 in North America from 2016-2018 by OAD. After an impeccable dinner head back to the boat for a sunset cruise to Sucia Island, a perfect destination to anchor.

San Juan Islands Yacht Charter Lighthouse

Sucia Island

Wake up to the sound of birds chirping in the distance, their melodic tunes gently waking you from a deep slumber. Sucia Island is one of the largest archipelagos and provides 77,700 feet of shoreline and an 814-acre marine park. Look for bald eagles, blue herons, otters, and seals as you gaze upon the raw scenery surrounding you. The calm waters will entice you to grab a kayak for a relaxing morning paddle around the bay.

Return to the yacht in time for breakfast served al fresco on the aft deck. After a short hour-long cruise you’ll arrive in Roche Harbor. The historical resort and marina provide a wealth of activities and restaurants that will leave you amazed.

San Juan Islands Yacht Charter Roche Harbor

roche harbor resort

Once the sight of a large-scale lime quarry, play bocce ball under the massive lime kilns that once dominated this destination. Whether it’s one or a dozen, be sure to pick up the renowned donuts from the Lime Kiln Café before walking through the resort. Hike to the mausoleum or walk through the nearby sculpture garden before returning to the docks where you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles by everyone you pass. Lose track of time shopping in the boutique shopped filled with island inspired and local goods. Don’t forget to grab a copy of Chef Shaw’s famous cookbook, the pages are filled with his tasty creations, so you can take a piece of your stay home with you.

End the evening at McMillin’s Dining Room, the premier restaurant at the resort. As the sun sets of the marina casting its orange glow over the glassy water, listen for the color’s ceremony. A daily occurrence during the summer season, the colors ceremony is a favorite among guests and pays homage to the humble beginnings of the resort.

San Juan Islands Yacht Charter Orca

Friday Harbor & Deer Harbor

After a short cruise to Friday Harbor, also located on San Juan Island, you’ll arrive in a bustling town full of activities, shops, and restaurants that will leave you impressed. Known as an illustrious fishing destination, spend your afternoon as an angler chasing the abundant salmon, halibut, and rockfish that inhabit these waters. The unique underwater landscapes forged by the rocky islands and underwater reefs provides an excellent habitat.

If you’re lucky enough to be vacationing in the late summer through early fall, throw out some crab pots to catch fresh Dungeness crab. Give your catch of the day to the chef, to prepare while you cruise to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Complete your action-packed day at anchor enjoying the sublime scenery and eating your freshly prepared dinner.

San Juan Islands Yacht Charter Marina View

ROSario resort

Located in the East Sound and home to the Rosario Resort and Spa on Orcas Island, experience the splendor of this quaint northwest wonderland hidden in the woods. Listed on the National Historic Register, walk through the Moran Mansion originally built in 1906 by Seattle shipbuilder and Mayor Robert Moran. After learning about the local history make your way to the spa for a treatment that is sure to provide maximum relaxation.

After soaking up the majestic scenery of Rosario Resort and Spa, set off for Mackaye Harbor on Lopez Island. The longest cruise of your journey, you’ll pass by Obstruction Island before meandering around Blakely Island and Decatur Island. Keep your eyes open for the iconic white and green Washington State ferries that regularly pass these waters.

San Juan Islands Yacht Charter Dock

mackaye harbor

Originally named Chauncy Island and renamed Lopez Island in 1847, you’ll anchor in Mackaye Harbor at the southernmost point of the island overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. As your epic adventure concludes, take time to appreciate your peaceful surroundings. Listen to the subtle waves roll onto the sandy beach, watch as the birds soar overhead, and breathe the fresh air deep into your lungs. Take a leisurely hike to the Iceberg Point monument overlooking the vast ocean beyond. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars for a chance to see Cattle Point Lighthouse on San Juan Island. Return to a perfectly prepared beach picnic and celebrate your last night onboard SUMMERTIME II.

San Juan Islands Yacht Charter Wildlife


Indulge in your last breakfast aboard SUMMERTIME II while underway. Your friendly and attentive crew will ensure you arrive safely back at Cap Sante Marina. We hope you have enjoyed experiencing this unique destination onboard an extraordinary yacht, SUMMERTIME II!


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Let your worries melt away as you savor the simplicity of life cruising through the Emerald Isle onboard SUMMERTIME II during a San Juan Islands yacht charter.