Boats

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

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.

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SHEARWATER SEA KAYAK TOURS
Explore the San Juan Islands by sea kayak on our 3-hour guided tours from Deer Harbor Marina on Orcas Island. No experience required. We use 2-person kayaks and provide all necessary paddling gear and instruction. Small groups–up to 8 maximum. $59/person. Tours meet at 9am, 1pm & 5pm (summer months). Day Tours also available. Reservations recommended. Custom times & larger groups can often be accommodated. Call for custom arrangements. and visit our store in Eastsound on Orcas Island.
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DEER HARBOR MARINA
Located in the hamlet of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Deer Harbor Marina has new docks, showers, rest rooms, laundry, fuel system with gas, diesel and pump-out.  Visit the Deer Harbor Marina Dock store by boat or car and enjoy espresso, ice cream, groceries, ice and all boater’s amenities. Open all year on Orcas Island.  • 360-376-3037

ORCAS BOAT RENTALS
Get out on the water! For Orcas Island boat rentals, visit Orcas Boat Rentals located at sunny Deer Harbor Marina. We have power & sail boat rentals for half day and full day rentals. Great for fishing, wild life sightseeing, or just exploring the San Juan Islands. Call for reservations. • 360-376-7616

DEER HARBOR CHARTERS
A Deer Harbor original! Whale watching/wild life cruises Established 1989 now with Two locations on Orcas Island. Deer Harbor Marina and Rosario Resort. The first eco tour company in the Northwest using biodiesel. A cleaner fuel for a cleaner environment.  Let’s explore the San Juan Islands together! • 360-376-5989 • 1-800-544-5758

CLASSIC DAYSAILING
Sail aboard the beautiful classic wooden sloop \”Aura\” in one of the finest areas for sailing in the San Juan Islands. The 3-hour skippered sailings leave Deer Harbor on Orcas Island at l and 5:30 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Personalized trips and sailing instruction are also available. Prices for the 3-hour sailings are $70/person, with a maximum of six people. For reservations, call 360-376-5581 not less than 1 hour before sailing time. Picnics and children are welcome.
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CAYOU QUAY MARINA
Protected and convenient location in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island.  Permanent Moorage in the San Juan Islands
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ISLAND HOPPERS
Enjoy the San Juan Islands from the water, or check out the whale watch action on our Skippered Day Cruises sailing from Deer Harbor on Orcas Island
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