San Juan Islands

For a List of the CURRENT Closed or Open status of MARINAS, MARINE PARKS, AND BORDERS

James Island Marine Park

A larger guest dock and pilings replaced the old smaller facility and a new walkway and ramp were added. The strong current that passes through remains the same, use caution when approaching during both ebb and flood cycles. 

Customs Check-in Friday Harbor

Boaters will find a new, larger Customs check-in station at Friday Harbor.

Deer Harbor

It has been reported that there is an uncharted derelict vessel submerged in 45 feet of water at N 48° 37´.136´´ and W 123° 00´.401´´ in Deer Harbor; anchors have been caught on this submerged derelict vessel.

Friday Harbor - San Juan Island

Jensen Boatyard and Marine has been purchased by the Port of Friday Harbor; same services offered: haulout (35-ton travel lift), maintenance, and permanent moorage with some transient space during summers (360-378-4343).

Brandt’s Landing Marina - Orcas Island

Brandt’s Landing Marina on the north end of Orcas Island offers limited transient moorage for boats up to 50 feet.


Rosario Resort mooring buoys remain first-come, first-served and there is an anchoring landing fee for use of the Resort’s marina pool, shower and restrooms; spa facilities are extra. Day use up to 2 hours is free on a space available basis, at the discretion of the Harbormaster, while shopping and dining at the resort.

Doe Island Marine State Park

Doe Island Marine State Park

A 32-foot float was recently installed (2019) at Doe Island. Moorage rates are payable from 1 pm through 8 am; use the self-registration payment station located upland. Five campsites on the island and a hiking trail around the perimeter of this 7-acre park. Buoys next to the island are private.