Area Info

Anacortes is a beautiful, enjoyable place to visit. We are pleased to host guests that return year after year. You can enjoy sailing, power boating, whale watching, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, golf, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, scuba diving, beach combing and much more. Anacortes is homeport for numerous sailing and power yacht charters. There are four full-service marinas and three public boat launches. Our many fine restaurants in Anacortes will satisfy every pallet and budget.

To help you plan your stay we invite you to visit the following links.

Washington State Ferries

Not only a great way to travel to nearby shores in the Puget Sound, but a lot of fun. When visiting Washington, be sure to schedule in at least one ride on a ferry.

Anacortes Kayak Tours

Anacortes Tours prides themselves as being one of the most experienced and dedicated kayaking companies in the northwest. Taking a sea kayaking tour of the San Juan Islands from Anacortes enables visitors to experience the quiet side of the San Juans.

Anacortes Chamber of Commerce

A great collection of information on Anacortes, its businesses and the area. Be sure to see the "Things To Do" section for a wide variety of businesses and activites.

Whale Watching Tours

Island Adventures was one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour.

Come aboard the 100′ Mystic Sea for our guaranteed whale watch and wildlife cruise.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Held April 1st to 30th, the festival is full of many diverse events guaranteed to satisfy everyone's interest. Skagit Valley is a beautiful area between the mountains, the river, the farmlands and the salt water. And of course, there are beautiful tulips!

San Juan Islands Sea Kayaking

Kayak with Crystal Seas and experience the thrill of a life time! A kayakers' paradise, San Juan Island is nestled between the snow capped Olympic Mountain Range and the Cascade Mountain Range. Witness unbelievable wildlife May through September.

San Juan Islands Whale Watching

Whale watch/wildlife cruises you'll never forget! Daily May through September from Friday Harbor in the "sunny San Juan Islands" aboard a comfortable and safe 65′ vessel with 2 local naturalist guides. 10% AAA and other discounts. Whales guaranteed or your next trip is free! 35 years experience.

San Juan Island Hotel -- The Orca Inn

The Orca Inn hotel is located in Friday Harbor, Washington on beautiful San Juan Island. Ideal for business travel and inexpensive getaways alike, The Orca Inn features accommodations to fit the budget conscious traveller. Just seven blocks from downtown Friday Harbor, we offer rooms with a variety of bed choices, microwaves and refrigerators.

San Juan Islands Fine Home Construction -- Askew Paulson Construction

We have a portfolio of examples that demonstrate the design capabilities, the attention to detail and the first-hand knowledge that proves Askew Paulson Construction is the right choice for your project.

Anacortes is also the gateway to the San Juan Islands. There are hundreds of islands but only four of them are served by the Washington State Ferry. Lopez Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island are the islands most visited by tourists seeking to explore the parks, villages, and beaches. Learn more about the San Juan Islands.