Washington lies on the Pacific coast on the USA adjoining the state of Oregon to the South and Canada to the North.
Washington is considered as popular sailing center for yacht charter cruise in the West pacific and the most popular yacht starting points are from Seattle, La Conner and Tacoma. While yacht chartering in the region of Washington, you will discover the beauty and mystic atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. The San Juan Islands which is composed of the Orcas Island, Lopez Island, San Juan Island and Shaw Island, are a very popular yacht cruising area too.The San Juan archipelago of Washington State offers the yacht charterers nature in its entire splendor with its clear deep waters, unspoiled evergreen forests, secluded beaches, and charming little ports with excellent anchorages. The area is a great convenient to the yacht charter sailors , as the pristine islands are just a short sailing distance from Seattle and a charter can combine the San Juan islands, with Puget Sound, Lake Washington and a stop in Seattle for all that this unique city has to offer. You will discover the “/launching pad’’ of the western pacific coast, Seattle, with its cosmopolitan cafés, culture and its handy proximity to the outdoor delights of Mt Rainier and the Olympic National Park. And if you if you overlook the sophisticated Olympia with its laidback collegiate charm, the pastoral San Juan Islands and their resident army of back-to-the-Landers, or Johnny-come-lately Walla Walla. The next big thing to discover in Seattle is its international wine world if the rumors are to be believed! Yacht charterers can also relax in the pristine waters of Canada’s Gulf islands and experience the thrill you share the waters with the numerous Orca whales or watch the Eagles soar through the clear sea air.
There are a large number of ports and marinas along the coast of Washington, all the regions in Washington are dotted with a minimum of 2 ports or marinas. To name the busiest of them, there is the port of Seattle, which is located on the Elliott bay on Puget Sound, and is surrounded by the Olympic Mountains to the West and the Lake Washington and the Cascades to the East. As it is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, the port of Seattle is considered as the seat of Kin County. It is located about 72 nautical miles southeast of the Port of Victoria on Vancouver Island in the British Columbia. The Port of Tacoma located on the West of Washington and is also the seat if the Pierce county. It lies on the shores of Puget Sound’s bay at about 25 nautical miles in the South-southwest of the Port of Seattle and also about 35 nautical miles in the Northeast of the Port of Olympia. The Port of Tacoma is primarily a lumber-based economy, but its waterfront is lined by docks and wharves. Tacoma derives its name from the indigenous Mount Rainier and is the third largest city in the state of Washington. It is also called the city of Destiny by its residents and offers a rich diversity of culture, history, and numerous outdoor natural attractions. La Conner is also a famous yacht charter destination for yachts in the region of Washington. La Conner marina is located on the historic Swinomish channel and offers a straight route to join the San Juan Islands. The marina has 2 basins; one is located on the East shore of the Swinomish channel, it offers 360 covered berths, 100 open berths and 140 dry boat berths for yachts. The marina offers a wide range of services and also a guest moorage.