Originally Posted by lonnywinn
Thanks for the info everyone. So Port Ludlow seems about 4 hours or so away as well?
Just about -if you motor and hit it during slack tide yes...word of caution. Don't enter Port Ludlow at night if you are not used to sailing at night or do not have a GPS unit or chartplotter. Can be a bit daunting trying to get in as your focus will also be in avoiding all the boats anchored in the harbor there. Also, be aware there are seaplanes that fly in and take off there. Daytime - easy.
However, wonderful place - secluded if you want peace and quiet. They have a mom / pops type restaurant on the premises next to the marina office. Breakfast is a favorite there. For a first cruise if you are looking for more activities you may want to take David's suggestion.
Port Madison is one of my favorite places to just drop hook (again night time navigation can be a hairy experience). If you have a dingy - there is a a bar / resteraunt at the little marina that is always hopping. Port Madison is not as secluded as Port Ludlow but you'll find yourself in a very friendly area with like minded sailors and does offer some evening entertainment.