San Juan and Gulf Islands, Pacific Northwest, USA hosted by San Juan Sailing
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The San Juan Islands of northwest Washington and the adjacent Gulf Islands of British Columbia are a cruising paradise. This string of unspoiled islands boasts sheltered waters, magnificent marine parks, quiet villages and an abundance of welcoming marinas. Wildlife abounds on the land and in the sea, with deer, bald eagles, seals, sea lions and orca whales commonplace. Our sailing route will include overnights at anchor or moorings often in marine parks, as well as docked in marinas at small villages or resorts.

Your Flotilla Leader – Captain Roger Philips

Captain Roger Philips - San Juan & Gulf Islands FlotillaCapt. Roger Phiilps is a USCG licensed captain and was twice named ASA Outstanding Instructor of the year. He is a former Boat US/Vessel Assist captain based in the San Juan Islands and has been leading flotillas in these waters every year since 2008.

Our likely destinations for 2016 include:

Bellingham WA
Beautiful, historic seaside town of Bellingham WA, just south of the Canadian border will be our port of departure and return. Major airline service or shuttle from SEATAC.

Sucia Island WA
The whole island is a state park, known as the “Crown Jewel of the San Juans”. Excellent hiking, kayaking, picnicking ashore and exploring. Visit Fossil Bay where a dinosaur fossil was recently discovered.

Poets Cove, South Pender Island BC

The Gulf Islands’ premier luxury resort. Tucked away in Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island, British Columbia, this spot offers elegance in the midst of incredible natural beauty of a provincial marine park.

Winter Cove, Saturna Island BC
A remote spot hidden away in the Gulf Islands. Raft up with your fellow boats. Hike the loop trail in the Gulf Islands National Park. Shoot the rapids in Boat Passage in your dinghy or kayak.

Spencer Spit, Lopez Island WA
This natural sand spit enclosing a salt lagoon, teeming with wildlife, will offer a stunning spot for a beach barbecue, drinks with new friends, and watching the sunset.

Ganges, Salt Spring Island BC
The village of Ganges BC is on Salt Spring Island, which is known as a center of artistic and crafts activities in the Gulf Islands. Ganges is a popular destination for boaters from all over the Pacific Northwest. Tour wineries, artist studios and more.

Roche Harbor, San Juan Island WA

Roche Harbor is one of the island’s most picturesque locations. Originally a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post, today Roche Harbor is a scenic yachtsman’s resort.

Looking for crew? Or a boat?

If you are a sailor (no experience required) looking to join a boat, or a skipper looking for crew, please contact Capt. Philips at He will help match crews with boats.

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