Depending on the weather, boating the Strait of Juan de Fuca can be flat-calm or extremely rough. Crossing the 12-mile-wide strait is something every Northwest boater will invariably encounter, and the secret to an easy crossing lies in picking your times and not being foolhardy. Don’t look at the strait purely as an obstacle to be overcome. Sequim Bay, Port Angeles, Clallum Bay and the Makah Tribe’s Neah Bay offer worthy stops on the south side. The crown jewel shining on the Canadian side is Victoria. Beyond is your doorway to the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands, or you could take the road less traveled and head up the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Sequim Bay • Port Angeles • Clallam Bay • Neah Bay
Plan Out Your Trip
The Strait of Juan de Fuca is fully covered in the latest Waggoner Cruising Guide. It provides all you need about marinas, anchorages, passages, and attractions. Plan your day’s route with the guide’s detailed planning maps. Get your copy of the Waggoner Cruising Guide book!
Plus, there’s more to help you plan a great cruise through the area. Read on…
A major attraction for cruisers along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, hidden in the forests of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, is the 130-mile-long Olympic Discovery Trail. This extensive trail system runs between Port Townsend to La Push and includes original railroad...