Washington State is famous for its inland waterways that skirt the San Juan Islands.  If boating is on your mind during your visit to Orcas Island, stop by Deer Harbor Marina and explore the options!  From kayaking to sail boat rentals and open water kayak tours, Deer Harbor is the right place from which to embark!  Looking for a spot of Whale watching?  Check out Deer Harbor Charters, sailing from Deer Harbor almost daily in Season.  Get a great introduction to the San Juan Islands!  Get on the water today.

If boating is your transportation around the San Juan Islands, fuel is available at Orcas (by the ferry landing) and Deer Harbor.  Scroll down for boating options that are specific to Deer Harbor.

Boat, Kayak, Whalewatch from Deer Harbor, San Juan Islands

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Orcas Island

Orcas Boat Rentals & Charters

Sailboat, rigid-hull inflatable, and powerboat charters.
Call 360-376-7616 - Orcas Island

Deer Harbor Charters

Whale watching and wildlife cruises with naturalist guide.
Call 360-376-5989 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

Deer Harbor Marina

A longtime destination and waypoint for boaters & travelers in the San Juan Islands.  Modern dock facilities, side ties up to 120’, Guest overnight docking, Electricity and potable water, High speed internet access, Fuel Dock, Laundry & showers, Beach and Pool access. Visit the  Dock store for groceries, espresso, ice cream, burgers, fish and chips, beer & wine, soft drinks, ice, bait, boat stove fuel, daily newspaper, t-shirts and some produce.  FREE shuttle access to ferry & shopping.
Call 360-376-3037 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

Shearwater Kayak Tours

Since 1982 we have introduced thousands of people to the joys of sea kayaking on Orcas Island with our sea kayak tours, and kayak & gear sales. We use the best kayaks and equipment available, have a dedicated staff of qualified guides, and know the islands better than anyone. Orcas Island kayaking is a great activity during your visit to the islands. Join one of our 3-hour, outer island, sunset or moonlight tours for a fantastic time on the water!
Call 360-376-4699

Cayou Quay Marina

Protected and convenient location in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Permanent Moorage in the San Juan Islands.
Call 360-376-4560 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

Northwest Classic Daysails

Reserve a Day Charter, Sailing the San Juan Islands, on the Classic Wooden Sloop, ‘Aura’, a Northwest treasure. Her classic beauty, roomy cockpit, and steady speed make her ideal for day sails in the San Juan Islands. The Aura sails from Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Steer and pull lines as much as you want. Instruction and longer trips are also available.
Call 360-376-5581

Kruger Escapes

An adventure on the water awaits you! We look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you aboard the sailing vessel Tomahawk. We are family and kid friendly, or can cater to a romantic evening for two. Crabbing, fishing, and hiking are available for the adventurous. Three hour Day and Sunset Sails offered daily. Departures from Deer Harbor, Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor available.
Call 360-298-1023 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

Amante Sail Tours

Morning and afternoon guided sailing tours.
Call 360-376-4231 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

A Trophy Fishing Charters

Salmon, Halibut, Longcod, and other bottom fish for a great San Juans fishing experience with all the latest fishing and safety gear.
Call 360-378-2110 - Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

North Shore Charters

Custom cruises through Canadian waters as well as whale watching and fishing available.
Call 360-376-4855 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island