Washington State is famous for its inland waterways that run through and around the San Juan Islands.  If boating is on your mind during your visit to Orcas Island, then be sure to stop by the Deer Harbor Marina and explore the options!  Deer Harbor has been a favorite shelter and rendezvous for boaters since the first settlements appeared on Orcas.  The canneries and loading docks are gone, but inlet and marina services are still one of the best marine respites in the county.

Local businesses offer numerous touring and excursion options, from kayaking to sail boat rentals and open water kayak tours.  Whale watching is offered by several charter businesses with sailings almost daily in Season.  You can relax on a catered, casual sailing; enjoying family friendly tours through the San Juan Islands with professional and experienced guides.  Deer Harbor is the right place from which to embark; get on the water for a great introduction to the San Juan Islands today!

If boating is your transportation around the San Juans, then fuel is available to you at Orcas (by the ferry landing) and Deer Harbor.  The Deer Harbor Marina can also furnish you with provisions, fishing supplies, and other necessities for your boating expedition through the islands.


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Orcas Island

Orcas Boat Rentals & Charters

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

Cruising Concepts

Spice up your sailboat or yacht with custom built, made to order teak wood furnishings from Cruising Concepts. We've built companionway doors, tables, boarding ladders, even interior entertainment suite furnishings. Our specially crafted teak products include custom design options and accessory kits. Call Cruising Concepts today at 360-376-2975 and see what options are available for your pleasure craft.
Call 360-376-2975 - 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

North Shore Charters

Custom cruises and fishing tours throughout the San Juans
Call 360-376-4855

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 Charters

Whale watching and wildlife cruises with naturalist guide.
Call 360-376-5989

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

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 and shopping.
Call 360-376-3037