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Getting ready to go to the san Juans!! SO EXCITED!
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Good for you. Don't forget to visit Sucia Island and the Treasure Chest. Also a spot ignored by many is just across from Friday harbor, Fisherman's Bay. If you haven't been there stop in. It's far more quaint than Friday Harbor.


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We're also excited to be sailing the San Juans, We've a charter the first week of Aug out of Bellingham and are planning on visiting Sucia , Friday Harbour et al.
Any other recommendations would be appreciated.
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other San Juan recommendations

Spencer Spit, be sure to anchor on the south side so the wake from the boats going thru including large ones don't affect you.
Sucia Island, it gets very crowded in the high season.
Roche Harbor, big boats and people with attitudes most of the time.
Friday Harbor ice cream and watching the ferry load and unload.

Have a good time!


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Thanks for the tips, we'll report back after the trip.
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We're also excited to be sailing the San Juans, We've a charter the first week of Aug out of Bellingham and are planning on visiting Sucia , Friday Harbour et al.
Any other recommendations would be appreciated.
Mike & Linda Sterling
There are some very nice places around Stuart Island as well you may want to check out. It would be worth it to get a local cruising guide book if one isn't on the charter boat. Sucia is a great place to go and spend some time. Echo bay can get crowded, but it always seems to be pretty quiet. There are some nice linear moorage setups on the SW edge of Echo bay that are nice and quiet.

Sucia is worth getting off the boat and doing some exploring. You'll be able to see where the old growth was logged off and get some great views of the surrounding mountains. There are some shallow caves that can be explored as well.

Here are a couple of shots taken Echo Bay on Sucia.



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Have a blast... we've been to Sucia a few times and Friday Harbor once. We stopped at Jones Island on the way, and I'd recommend it; there's good anchorage on both the north and south sides, and the wind will likely come from one of those two directions.

As for Sucia, the best bay is Shallow Bay, but it's often crowded. Fox Cove is right around the corner to the south and we've always found space there to anchor with plenty of scope (though once we did foul a mooring buoy that had gotten pulled underwater somehow).

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